GIRLS and the Letters We Write Project is a proud supporter of higher education. One way that students are able to finance their education is through the use of scholarships. A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid. Grants are non re-payable funds that students could also use to finance their education. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) offers a variety of federal grants to students attending four-year colleges or universities, community colleges, and career schools. We've done our best to include resources for applying for scholarships and included the links to many scholarships available.
Grants refer to funds given for a specific purpose
Scholarships refer to financial aid awarded to a student, for the purpose of education
Based on need
Based on merit, need or other factors
Consider the financial situation of the student and his/her family
Usually consider the achievements, talents, and abilities of the student
Awarded to both graduate and undergraduate students
Usually awarded to undergraduate students
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