Scholarships are financial aid awards designed to help students pay for post-secondary costs. Sometimes a scholarship is a one-time check, while other scholarships are renewable and provide money for students each semester or school year. These awards differ from student loans in that they don’t have to be repaid.
Scholarships come from a variety of different sources, including clubs, organizations, charities, foundations, businesses, colleges and universities, the government, and individuals. Here are a few resources for looking for scholarships: