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Undergraduate Grants

Posted on January 24, 2017 in Scholarships

An undergraduate grant is allocated by a public or private agency to help individual students pay for their college education. A grant is based on financial need, but it doesn’t need to be paid back like a loan.

A scholarship is also a type of grant. Many scholarships are merit-based and require that applicants have an excellent academic record, a high score on the ACT or SAT, or a high grade point average, usually 3.0 or above, [...]

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Doctoral Grants

Posted on January 25, 2017 in Scholarships

Maneuvering through the labyrinth of applications for undergraduate grants and scholarships is the hard part for college students. Once you continue your education and pursue a doctoral degree, you'll know how to approach financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships with more confidence.

Financial aid and merit-based scholarships and fellowships for doctoral students are often funded by corporations and professional associations who [...]

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Graduate School Grants

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Scholarships

Graduate Grants

Once you've completed undergraduate studies and received you bachelor's degree, you may want to pursue a master's or doctorate.

A grant is based on financial need, and may not require the applicant show a high grade point average, exemplary test scores or research ability. Scholarships are more likely to be based, on financial need plus high academic achievement, community service or another qualifier. Thus, scho [...]

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Environmental Grants

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Career Grants

Grants for study in the environmental sciences are available to students interested in soil science, geology, chemistry, physics, biology, the marine sciences, meteorology and related fields. Environmental grants may extend to graduate or undergraduate students.

The terms scholarship and grants share the same underlying meaning. All scholarships (for undergraduates) and fellowships (for students pursuing a master's or doctorate) are [...]

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Chemistry Grants

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Career Grants

Science is in demand as a field of study, with colleges, universities and research institutes vying for top talent in natural and applied science. Chemistry, along with biology, geology, genetics, physics, astronomy and several other sciences, fit into this category.

If you have skills and the desire to obtain a chemistry grant, many educational institutions are willing to pay for all or part of your education.

Chemistry gr [...]

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Military Grants

Posted on January 23, 2017 in Career Grants

If you're a member of the U.S. military, you and members of your immediate family may be eligible for grants and scholarships in many fields, particularly those essential to military service. Active, retired and reservist members of the military in all branches are eligible for grants and benefits, many of which can be used for vocational, as well as academic, education. Military grants help Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marine and ROTC [...]

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College Scholarships by Degree or Major

Posted on September 17, 2016 in Scholarships

College Scholarships by Degree or Major

Are you certain about what you plan to study in college and the field in which you will work in the future? If so, then you should look into a degree-specific scholarship that could help pay for tuition and fees.

Degree-specific scholarships are those that are awarded to students who will be, or are already, studying a specific subject in college. These financial awards are available to high [...]

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Search for Scholarships

Posted on September 17, 2016 in Scholarships

How to Find Scholarships Online

Whether you are in your freshman year of high school, or already enrolled in your freshman year of college, there could be a college scholarship with your name on it. Finding a scholarship to help pay for college is the dream of many students (and their parents). So where do you start?

Scholarship search websites have been around since the mid 1990s and continually add to their databases of scholars [...]

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Grants for Social Work

Posted on September 17, 2016 in Career Grants

Social Work Grants Help You Succeed

If you are considering a career in social work, you know you need to have an advanced degree in order to get the career you really want. With 4 or more years of college ahead of you, the financial strain to make ends meet while completing school can be a real challenge. This is where social work grants come in. You can use grants to help make going to college easier. Find out what social work grants are an [...]

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Law Grants

Posted on September 14, 2016 in Career Grants

Education is expensive, and when you are going into an educational program that requires years of schooling, you can feel at a loss as to how you are going to pay for everything. This is especially true for law students. If you want a great career in law, you will want to entertain classes in political science, history, or other beneficial classes in addition to law school training. If you are worried about being able to pay your tuition for l [...]

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FAFSA - Federal Student Aid

Posted on September 14, 2016 in Scholarships

Even if you're new to the topic of financial aid for college, you've probably heard the term 'FAFSA'. This is the common acronym used to abbreviate the name for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The information that students and parents provide on the FAFSA is used to determine the student's eligibility for receiving federal grants, work-study benefits, and federal student loans. If a student wants to be considered for rec [...]

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Differences Between Scholarships, Grants and Student Loans

Posted on September 14, 2016 in Scholarships

What Are the Differences Between Scholarships, Grants, and Student Loans?

Students and parents who are new to to the college financial aid game can be overwhelmed by forms, deadlines, and terminology. Knowing the difference between common terms and phrases can prove quite beneficial for anyone hoping to receive financial assistance to pay for tuition and other college expenses.

Three common forms of student financial aid are schol [...]

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Scholarship Scams

Posted on September 14, 2016 in Scholarships

How To Avoid Getting Burned

Scammers always seem to target people who are vulnerable and looking to improve their financial circumstances. No surprise, they've begun targeting students and parents seeking help to pay for the hefty price of college.

High school and college students searching for scholarships are at risk of being scammed, and it's not just a problem online. Scammers are reaching students via phone, email, and traditio [...]

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Minority Scholarships

Posted on August 28, 2016 in Scholarships

For students looking to score “free money” to pay for college, landing a scholarship is as good as it gets. But what happens when you apply to a scholarship that is open to just about everybody?

National scholarship programs, which are open to students with an average grade point average (GPA), and having few other criteria, are highly competitive and, thus, harder to win. It is usually the best and brightest students from top high [...]

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Athletic Scholarships

Posted on August 27, 2016 in Scholarships

Are you a student, or parent of a student, who is hoping that an athletic scholarship will help cover future tuition bills? Are you hoping to be recruited by a top NCAA school, and to play in front of a jam-packed stadium?

For many high school students, the dream does come true: they are recruited to play sports for their dream university, and they receive an athletic scholarship to pay for their education. Many more high school athlet [...]

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Student Loans

Posted on July 28, 2016 in Scholarships

Of the many ways to pay for college, student loans are often the most cringe-worthy. No one wants to take on debt, but sometimes personal savings and scholarships aren’t enough to cover all of your college expenses.

Understanding some basic facts about student loans can help you determine if applying for a loan is right for you, and what type of loan you should consider.

Private vs. Federal Student Loans

Federal student [...]

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The National Merit Scholarship

Posted on July 28, 2016 in Scholarships

Getting to Know The National Merit Scholarship

Winning a National Merit Scholarship is a prestigious distinction for high school students in the United States. The winners of these scholarships often receive national attention in the press when they are announced each spring. So who are these “scholars”, what did they do to win such an award, and what do they actually get? We’ve answered some of the most common questions for you below [...]

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Religious Grants

Posted on July 29, 2015 in Minority Grants

Religious Grants Get You Started On Your Journey

If you are going to school to become a pastor or religion teacher, then you know that you will be spending a lot of time studying to prepare you for your ultimate career. Paying for your religion studies can be difficult, and you may feel that there are not a lot of programs available to help you with the funds you need. Luckily help does exist to help you with your schooling in the form of rel [...]

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LGBT Grants

Posted on July 29, 2015 in Minority Grants

Minority grants to attend college are offered to many different classes of citizens who are either outnumbered or have been marginalized in some way compared to other groups of society. We typically think of minority groups as African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and more. Women could even be called a minority group when it come to education.

In terms of minority grants, the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender g [...]

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Medical Grants

Posted on July 29, 2015 in Career Grants

Medical Grants Help You Pay for Medical School

Getting into medical school is only half the battle. Paying for your schooling is a challenge all on its own. Since it can take you several years to achieve your dreams of becoming a doctor or medical specialist, you shouldn’t have to worry about finances getting in the way of your educational goals. Luckily there are programs available that can assist you in paying for your advanced education. [...]

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Teaching Grants

Posted on July 23, 2015 in Career Grants

Working in the educational sector is your dream, and you need additional schooling to get there. You may need to put 4 years of college under your belt before you attempt to get certified in specialized education, such as sports or developmental education. If this sounds daunting enough, consider how much money is going to go into your education over time. You probably don’t have the funds you need to pay for school and take care of your oth [...]

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Journalism Grants

Posted on July 23, 2015 in Career Grants

Paying for college is a difficult task, and one that you likely can’t accomplish all on your own. As you undergo pursuing your journalism degree, grants may be available to assist you with the financial needs you will have. You can use your grants to help you pay for tuition, books, and more. Discover just what a journalism grant is and how you can acquire one to help you finish your education.

What Journalism Grants Are

Journali [...]

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Engineering Grants

Posted on July 19, 2015 in Career Grants

Engineering grants are some of the easiest grants to find for most students because it is one of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Because minorities and women are typically under-represented in these fields of study, the federal government has created grant and scholarship funds to help correct the imbalance. In addition, because these fields are vital to society's continued growth and existence, there are [...]

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Cosmetology Grants

Posted on July 19, 2015 in Career Grants

If you've always been good at cutting and styling hair, then you've probably considered cosmetology school at some point. However, like any other school, it can be expensive to pay for, and that may have deterred you in the past. The good news is that there are cosmetology grants available to motivated individuals who want to join the world of cosmetology and eventually start their own business.

How Cosmetology Grants Work

First, le [...]

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Art Grants

Posted on July 19, 2015 in Career Grants

By definition, grants are a sum of money given by an organization for a particular purpose, and the upside to that money is that it doesn't have to be repaid. When you need a little money to help fund your art career, an art grant may be just what you need.

How Art Grants Work

There are many organizations willing to donate money to the arts because it is important. Art is the language that all people speak, and it cuts across racial [...]

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Hispanic & Latino Grants

Posted on July 19, 2015 in Minority Grants

Hispanics now outnumber other minorities in the United States, but that advantage does not translate to college – the percentage of Hispanics who actually attend college is lower their population would suggest. Colleges and universities are actively engaged in increasing their diversity with recruiting and marketing efforts aimed at Hispanics. Scholarships and grants designated for Hispanic students are one way to help these minorities ont [...]

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Business Grants

Posted on July 19, 2015 in Career Grants

Entrepreneurs usually have great ideas and powerful ways of implementing them, but what they sometimes lack is the money. Borrowing the money is always an option, but it has to be paid back with interest. It can also be challenging to get a loan depending on the type of business the entrepreneur wants to open.

Things You Should Know About Business Loans

Getting a small business loan isn't an easy, overnight thing. There is a lot of [...]

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Black & African American Grants

Posted on July 19, 2015 in Minority Grants

Going to college is an expensive prospect. Thankfully for African American students who are looking for funding for college, many specific African American grants are available that target African American students. While affirmative action has caused some confusion and disruption, many grants are still available for these students. African Americans form one of the largest minority groups in America, so many minority grants are available to h [...]

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Physical Therapy Grants

Posted on July 19, 2015 in Career Grants

Physical Therapy Grants Make Paying for School Easier

Getting a career in physical therapy sounds exciting, but paying for the educational program does not. There are many careers you can get into with a degree in physical therapy, including sports therapy and working with children, and you are excited to move forward with your education. If money is holding you back, consider physical therapy grants to help you get the schooling you deserve. [...]

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Pell Grants

Posted on July 19, 2015 in Government Grants

The United States Federal Government awards several types of grants to students who need help funding their college education. Probably the most common and most well-known of these federal government grants is the Federal Pell Grant program. This program is designed especially to help financially disadvantaged young people be able to attend college. Federal Pell Grants are thought of as the foundation of your financial aid program, and other g [...]

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State Grants

Posted on July 19, 2015 in Government Grants

In the world of government grants for college, students looking for funding options should start with federal government grants because these grants cast the widest nets and have the most money available. As you start to look for other funding options as well, think about other categories to which you belong. The next answer is usually state grants available only to residents of each individual state.

Every state offers its own indiv [...]

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Nursing Grants to Help You Pay for School

Posted on July 18, 2015 in Career Grants

Applying for nursing school is a joyful experience, and getting accepted is even better. As you prepare to undergo the intense training that nursing school puts you through, you may be worried about how you are going to afford the whole program on your own. If you need financial assistance to help you pay for school, you may want to consider nursing grants to help ease your financial stress. Discover what nursing grants are and how they can he [...]

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Native American Grants

Posted on July 18, 2015 in Minority Grants

Native Americans, one of the larger minority groups in the United States, have traditionally not had as many college graduates as other groups. Many college and university minority grant programs are now aimed at Native Americans in an effort to increase diversity and serve this minority group. Many resources are available, but first, students who want to take advantage of Native American grants must prove that they are at least one-quarter Na [...]

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Federal Grants

Posted on July 18, 2015 in Government Grants

The federal government of the United States of America is the largest funder of college dreams in the country, giving out $150 billion each year to students attending four-year colleges and universities, community colleges and career schools. To be considered for these government grants, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Federal grants are awarded based on need, so without the information a [...]

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