If there is one question that we hear the most out of our students after they’ve been accepted to their college of choice, it would be “How do I get scholarships”?  Unfortunatley, that isn’t an easy question to answer.  Scholarships are in short supply in today’s economy, meaning it’s getting increasingly more difficult to land one.  However, there is money out there if you qualify!  And contrary to popular belief, not all scholarships are reserved for the top students with the best grades and test scores.  In this section, we’ll talk about the different types of scholarships and how to go about finding and applying for them…

Academic or Merit

Academic or Merit Scholarships are basically the same thing: tuition money awarded to students with outstanding grades and acheivments. If you are at the top of your class, you stand a pretty good chance of receiving an academic scholarship, but it's not a guarantee! These days, academic or merit scholarships are getting much more difficult to earn. More and more students each year are deciding to attned collge. As a result, less scholarship opportunities are available to students.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who also are also gifted in their particular sport. But did you know that there are certain criteria you need to meet in order to be academically eligible for an athletic scholarship? The NCAA Clearinghouse has an approval process before any student-athlete can receive a scholarship from a college or university. The requirements are not difficult by any means, however you do have to have high enough grades, have taken the proper core classes while in high school, and also scored well enough on the ACT test to qualify.

Religious Scholarships

If you are an active, participating member of your church or religious group you may be eligible for a Religious Scholarship. Churches across the country often hold dinners, raffles, car washes, festivals etc. to raise money, not only for the church but also to help students realize their dreams of attending college...

Ethnicity Scholarships

Ethnicity scholarships are exactly what the name implies: Scholarships awarded based on that students ethnicity. Obviously there are many different ethnic backgrounds of students across the country, and these scholarships are designed to help those students achieve academic success by providing money for college...

Individual Endowments

Endowments are complex and often difficult to explain. However, if you earn yourself an individual endowment you should know where this money is coming from. Without getting into to much detail, endowment funds are provided largley by outside donors who are mostly alumni of that particular college or university... When a donor supplies an institution with a dollar amount in the form of endowment money, it is placed into that school's endowment fund where the money is pooled together and invested.