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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants
Scholarships, fellowships and grants are called gift aid because they do not have to be paid back. They may come from governments, colleges and private organizations. They may be awarded for academic or athletic ability, interest in a certain subject, or volunteer work, for example. Some scholarships are given based on membership in an ethnic or religious group. Companies may also give scholarships to children of employees.
Grants come from federal and state governments and from colleges. Most grants are need based, which means they are usually given based on your or your family’s financial circumstances.
Start With Your School
Start your search for scholarships, fellowships and grants by contacting your school's financial aid office. Among other options available to you, you may be eligible for the following scholarships, fellowships and grants: