What kinds of scholarships are available?
There are many types of scholarships to help you fund your education. You can apply for scholarships each year of your education so don’t miss out! A scholarship might cover the entire cost of your tuition, or it might be a one-time award of a few hundred dollars.
- Merit scholarships might be awarded based on academic achievement or on a combination of academics and a special talent, trait, or interest. Other scholarships are based on financial need.
- Many scholarships are geared toward particular groups of people, such as scholarships for women, veterans, ethic origin, or graduate students.
- Check with your parents work site as many companies offer scholarships for employees children.
- Many corporations offer scholarships such as Google, Coco-Cola, Dell, McDonald’s and more.
How do I find scholarships?
You can learn about scholarships in several ways, including contacting the NAU Office or Scholarships & Financial Aid, The University Network, and checking information in a public library or online. Make sure scholarship information and offers you receive are legitimate; and remember that you don’t have to pay to find scholarships or other financial aid. Check information on this link on how to avoid scams.
Try these free sources of information about scholarships, and check the “Career Resources” section of this page for more:
- The financial aid office at a college or career school
- A high school or TRIO counselor
- The U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool
- Federal agencies
- Your state grant agency
- Foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups
- Organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
- Ethnicity-based organizations
- Your employer or your parents’ employers
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