Scholarships

A scholarship is a type of financial aid that does not have to be paid back. There are two major types of scholarships: merit-based and need-based.

MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS are given to students who have good grades, extracurricular activities or volunteer experience. Usually you need to fill-out a special application for this type of scholarship. Also, you may need to write an essay and/or have an interview. International students can also apply for merit-based scholarships.

NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS are given to students who have financial need. Often there is an application for this type of scholarship as well. Need-based scholarships are only for U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

Scholarships are often given by schools, governmental agencies and private organizations. Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships early. To look for scholarship opportunities, please click on Scholarship Search.