There are many different types of scholarships out there, so don’t worry if you are not the straight-A student or star athlete on your team.
Types of Scholarships
Merit Scholarships are probably what most people think of first when thinking about scholarships. Academic merit scholarships are based on grades and test scores while athletic merit scholarships are based on athletic performance.
Need-Based Scholarships are for students with financial need. Students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Minority Scholarships are for minorities, which may be based on race, gender or religion, to name a few.
Targeted Scholarships are for students pursuing an education in specific fields.
Community Service Scholarships are available for students who show a significant involvement in any type of community service.
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Miscellaneous Scholarships Here are some very interesting scholarships you may want to apply for, from duck-calling to puppetry.