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How does this scholarship work

Will this be a random drawing or just a one person scholarship? school scholarship financial-aid college money

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Sheila’s Answer

Hello Devin: A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid. Keep in mind that there are several types of scholarships to name a few such as:

a) Academic

b) Athletic

c) Need-based (you must demonstrate financial need, which you will be required to complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

d) Minorities

Here's a link to Go College where you could find very useful information on the entire college process.

http://www.gocollege.com/financial-aid/scholarships/. Make sure you reach out to your Guidance Counselor for listings of scholarships that they may be aware of; and don't forget to do your homework by researching on the web.

One last thing. Here are some links to scholarship sites to get you started.

1) Fast Web: http://www.fastweb.com/

2) College Scholarships.org: http://www.gocollege.com/financial-aid/scholarships/CollegeScholarships.org

3) Peterson's College Search: http://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx

4) Comparative Review of Scholarships Sites: comparative review of scholarship sites

Good Luck to You!


@ Brandon Dang: Thank you for up-voting my response to Devin's question. Your acknowledgment of my response is greatly appreciated. 😉 Sheila Jordan

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sal’s Answer

Hi there! great question. Scholarship is money that is awarded based on outstanding characteristics such as academics, sports, and leadership. This is Free Money. Try to search for local and national scholarships using a Google Search. Some of these scholarships may require you to send in a personal statement, so be sure to list your accomplishments, and have clear career objectives. Hope this helps! Good Luck.
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