Secrets About Scholarships | 10.21.09

Posted in Scholarships By Student Loan Network Staff

Secret2Secret2Secret3What do you know about scholarships?

Did you know that you do not have to pay scholarships back? Scholarships are free money and do not get repaid like loans.

Did you know that you do not have to have financial need to win scholarships? Scholarship winners are often chosen on the basis of merit, an essay project, or even a random drawing. Usually you do not even need to complete the FAFSA to win a scholarship.

Did you know that there might be local groups in your hometown that give out scholarships? Churches, Rotary clubs and business associations often give out scholarships to high school graduates for their town.

Did you know that there are websites that aggregate scholarships for you? There are probably over a hundred websites that will help you search for scholarships that you qualify for. For example, check out

Did you know that your college probably gives out scholarships? These scholarships are not just for freshmen. Many colleges have scholarships and awards based on merit, association participation and honor society involvement. Make sure you check with your financial aid office to see what you might be eligible for.

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4 Responses to “Secrets About Scholarships”

  1. julie d says on November 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm:


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  2. adel says on October 30, 2009 at 11:18 am:

    Yes it is!every body wish to get the full free tuition fee,i hope we can make it by the grace of God.Time is tough.

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  3. Shea says on October 29, 2009 at 6:05 pm:

    Getting scholarships takes a lot of work.

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  4. Tonisha King says on October 27, 2009 at 5:44 pm:

    Yes scholarships are basically the same as grants…people need to check up on the different meanings of financial aid.
    Scholarships are an award of access to an institution, or a financial aid award for a student to further education.
    A grant is money that is given to you perphaps as a gift
    A lone is money that you must repay back to the federal government

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