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Scholarships - What are They?
Scholarships are awards based on specific criteria. Scholarships and/or Grants can come from the federal government, your state government, the university, and/or a private or nonprofit organization. It is generally an amount paid to a student at an educational institution for the purpose of study. Scholarships are usually merit-based (based on your academic or athletic talent, or on your interest in a specific subject or career), or for financial need. Scholarships do not have to be paid back.
Please note that scholarships awarded outside of a financial aid package may reduce financial aid.
Learn more about scholarships from the Department of Education.
There are several places to get help with scholarships on campus.
1. Financial Aid - Talk to our financial advisors here on campus. They are here to help you get the aid you need. Their site also links to discipline-specific grants and scholarships.
2. Academic Advisors - Find out who your academic advisor is and talk to them. They may be aware of discipline-specific opportunities.
Where to Search
CareerOneStop Scholarship Finder
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site allows you to search through 8,000 scholarships, grants, and fellowships.
College Board Scholarship Search
Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
College Scholarship Fund
Unlike other sites, this one does not require you to fill out any personal information when looking for scholarship opportunities.
Search for scholarships and fellowships using a personalized search that compares your background with a database of awards.
GRAPES (Graduate & Postdoctoral Extramural Support)
Search for scholarships, grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral awards available to applicants of graduate programs. Designed for UCLA students, this is open for public use.
Scholarship opportunities broken down by background, major, and financial need.
The Academic Hustle by Thrive with this ultimate college bookReaders of Confessions of a Scholarship Winner and the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 will love The Academic Hustle ! An inspirational graduation gift: The Academic Hustle tells the story of Matthew Pigatt and his transformation from a juvenile delinquent with a 2.1 GPA in high school to a national award-winning researcher, graduating magna cum laude from Morehouse College. A college planner to help you get it together: Matthew uses his journey of entering college on academic probation and covering all tuition with loans - to securing over $100,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and awards - as a springboard for a detailed, step-by-step guide to academic and career achievement. Scholarships, Grants, Internships, and Jobs: The Academic Hustle gives a personal accounting of strategies uncovered while conducting research on high-achievers. Through experience and research, Pigatt has refined a system that has been replicated by hundreds of other students to secure millions in funding for their career development. In this book you'll learn how to: * Develop a plan for your career
Call Number: LB2343.32.P54 2018
Financial Aid for Military Personnel and Military Family Members by There are billions of dollars available to military service members and their families (from accounting to zoology). This money can be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, research projects, creative activities, and other educational expenses. How can you find out about these opportunities? In the past, it was next to impossible! Neither print directories nor online sources covered more than a small portion of the available funding. That¿s why this new edition of Financial Aid for Military Personnel & Military Family Members is so important. Here, in just one place, you¿ll be able to find completely updated information on hundreds of the biggest and best scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, awards, and other funding opportunities available specifically to support Military Personnel & Military Family Members interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree at a public, private or military college or university.
Call Number: UB403.S355 2017
The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2022 by Information on 1.5 million scholarships, grants, and prizes is easily accessible in this revised directory with more than 300 new listings that feature awards indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more. Each entry contains all the necessary information for students and parents to complete the application process, including eligibility requirements, how to obtain an application, how to get more information about each award, sponsor website listings, award amounts, and key deadlines. With scholarships for high school, college, graduate, and adult students, this guide also includes tips on how to conduct the most effective search, how to write a winning application, and how to avoid scams.
Call Number: LB2338.T36 2021