Trying to uncover all of the different scholarship sources can be overwhelming, but we’ve assembled helpful hints to make the process easier.

Types of Scholarships
There are hundreds—if not thousands—of different types of scholarships. Here are some of the most common:
• Athletic
• Academic
• Military
• Career-specific
• Gender- or ethnicity-based
• Religious

Many scholarships are given based on merit—academic scholarships for proven scholastic aptitude or athletic scholarships for gifted athletes. These often come with stipulations such as maintaining a high grade point average or the ongoing ability to perform on the athletic field. If you fail to meet these requirements, your scholarship may be revoked.

Some scholarships are given to students to attract them to or reward them for choosing a specific major or career. These, too, may be dependent on achieving a particular grade point average or continuing within the designated course of s