Scholarships are forms of aid that help students pay for their education. Unlike student loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid. Hundreds of thousands of scholarships and fellowships from several thousand sources are awarded each year.
Scholarships are often reserved for students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent. Awards are also available for students who are interested in particular fields of study, who are members of underrepresented groups, who live in certain areas of the country or who demonstrate financial need.
With the rising cost of a college education, it behooves students and parents to seek out as much financial assistance as possible. Many scholarships go unclaimed each year, so there is no excuse for not pursuing available scholarships. See your guidance counselor for more information and check our bulletins for helpful suggestions.