Scholarships can reward you for academic excellence, talent and achievement in a variety of areas, such as the arts or athletics. Best of all, they don't need to be repaid.
Criteria, amounts and application processes for scholarships vary depending on the scholarship. Each scholarship requires its own application separate from the FAFSA and may require an essay and/or letters of recommendation. You are encouraged to research and apply for all scholarships you may qualify for. We recommend you complete the FAFSA, as the individual donor determines if a scholarship is need-based.
Colleges must include all funding resources, including scholarships, as part of a student's financial aid package. If you receive funds that are not listed on your financial aid awards, you must notify Financial Assistance Services.