Scholarships are gifts you do not have to pay them back. Scholarships can be based on need or merit or both. You may receive scholarships from colleges, organizations, or foundations.
Different scholarships are available for different types of students. Scholarships may be based on your grades, what you want to study in college, whether you are male or female, or your after-school activities.
You can improve your chances of getting a scholarship by:
Getting good grades
Doing well on the ACT or SAT tests
Submitting your college applications early
Meeting deadlines and eligibility criteria
Following directions carefully
When applying for scholarships, pay attention to the deadlines and the eligibility criteria. Follow the directions carefully.