Scholarships are a type of gift aid that usually do not need to be repaid. They are based on academic performance, leadership, achievement, and various other criteria. Scholarships can be offered by the institution (institutional), your academic department (departmental), an outside source (external), or for study abroad programs.

Institutional Scholarships:

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Departmental Scholarships:

Students seeking scholarships within their major should contact their academic department:

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External Scholarships:

These must be sought independently by the student. Students should check with local businesses, organizations, churches, libraries, and high school counselors for local private scholarships.

Scholarship search engines can be found at:

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Study Abroad Scholarship Information:

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Tips on Applying for Scholarships

  1. Apply early, often, and for everything!
  2. Search by major, hobbies, interests, location, heritage, enrollment level (i.e. freshman), etc.
  3. Beware of scholarship scams such as those requesting Social Security Numbers, those charging fees for their service, and “guarantees” to win.
  4. Don’t skip applying for smaller scholarships. Typically there is less competition for them.
  5. Be aware of deadlines.

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