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Ch 4: College Scholarships & Grants

About This Chapter

This collection of video lessons teaches you everything you need to know about college scholarships and grants. The information and advice provided in this chapter walk you through the steps for successfully researching, choosing and applying to a scholarship or grant.

College Scholarships & Grants: Chapter Summary

Applying to a scholarship or grant can be a confusing and difficult process, but with the right information, it doesn't have to be. Using straightforward and easy-to-understand video lessons this chapter demystifies the application process, helping you understand the differences between scholarships and grants, the different types of scholarships and grants available, and how to choose and apply for the one(s) that are right for you. This chapter includes lessons covering:

Learning about scholarships and grants

To help you research, you'll first learn the differences between grants and scholarships. You'll then learn what kind of scholarships are available, such as scholarships by grade level, achievement, major, state, non-institutional scholarships, private scholarships, etc. You'll also learn about the types of grants available, such as Stafford Loans, Pell Grants and Federal Perkins Loans.

Finding scholarships and grants

Learn where you can find scholarships and grants, such as through online scholarship sites or professional associations.

Applying for scholarships and grants

Lessons here will cover the process for applying to different types of scholarships and grants. This includes understanding eligibility and the basics of the FAFSA. In addition to learning how to apply, you'll also learn several strategies and tips for crafting winning applications.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: College Scholarships & Grants
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Types of Scholarships for College Students

1. Types of Scholarships for College Students

In this lesson we explore the wide world of scholarships. We discover the differences between scholarships and grants before exploring some general categories of scholarships.

How to Find Scholarships for College

2. How to Find Scholarships for College

In this lesson we explore some of the places we can find college scholarships and some of the resources we should use. Scholarships are virtually everywhere, and knowing where to get started can be a tremendous help.

Applying for Scholarships at Your College

3. Applying for Scholarships at Your College

Scholarships award the recipient with financial aid that does not have to be repaid. This lesson covers ways to find individual school-sponsored scholarships and tips for increasing your odds of winning scholarships.

Applying for Private Scholarships

4. Applying for Private Scholarships

Private scholarships award the recipient with financial aid that does not have to be repaid. This lesson covers some of the ways to find private scholarships as well as tips for increasing your odds of winning private scholarships.

Scholarship Application Tips

5. Scholarship Application Tips

In this lesson, we will explore a few helpful tips and hints to help students fill out college scholarship applications. We will discuss specifically how and where to apply as well as tips for the ubiquitous scholarship essay.

Federal Grants & Loans for College Students

6. Federal Grants & Loans for College Students

Many federal loans and grants are available to college students to help pay for their education. This lesson will examine federal loans and grants and will end with a quiz to test what you have learned.

Types of Grants for College

7. Types of Grants for College

In this lesson, we explore grants for post-secondary education and explain the different requirements for different types of grants - from federal grants to college-based grants and everything in between.

How to Apply for College Grants

8. How to Apply for College Grants

In this lesson, we explore the college grants available to students in the United States and the steps one should take to discover the grant money available to them.

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