There are 3 basic types of scholarships:
- Merit Based Scholarships - Many colleges and universities provide merit scholarships. These are based on your merits, which are basically the GPA and SAT/ACT scores you have earned.
- To see what kinds of merit scholarships you may be eligible for, use the links to the universities to the right. There are only links to a few schools, this is to get you started. Think about the schools you are interested and explore their websites to find out what you may be eligible for at those specific schools (each school is different).
- College/University Scholarships - The colleges and universities also often offer other scholarships based on community service, leaderships, sports and other involvement.
- When you apply to these schools during your senior year, be sure you fill out their scholarship application as well. This will allow the college/university to determine which of their own scholarships you are eligible for.
- Private Scholarships - Students can also apply for scholarships from sources outside of the college/university they are attending.
- There are several links on the "Scholarship Links" page to get you started, but there are many, many more out there.