Scholarships and financial aids
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- Scholarships for Women: It wasn’t always easy to find scholarships for women, but today there are many sources for free financial aid for women who want to pursue higher education. In fact, currently there are more women than men attending college and opportunities abound for women across many schools and majors. Most noteably, there are some fields where women are considered to be underrepresented – such as in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. If you happen to be a woman who excels at and is interested in a scientific major or concentration, this could be a great opportunity for you as technical schools work to get more female students on campus and in their labs. Additionally, there are many philanthropic organizations who are specifically targeting this demographic and offer scholarships for women aspiring to careers in engineering, computer science and many other similar fields.
Many scholarships are created with a specific purpose – whether it is placing females in science programs, leadership positions or advanced degree programs. Many scholarships are intended to encourage female students to not only attend college, but to succeed thereafter. A number of them award students who demonstrate leadership abilities or entrepreneurial spirit prior to attending college. Others reward women who have been out of school and are now planning to return. Similarly, scholarship opportunities encourage women excelling as undergraduate students to consider graduate work, professorships, and other highly-skilled positions. Many scholarships encourage women to try their hand at what might be considered “counter-culture” 50 or 60 years ago when many women didn’t even pursue higher education, much less become doctors and engineers.
- First in Family Scholarships: The road to a college degree is paved with countless detours for the average student, but if you are the first in your family to choose that path, you can anticipate more obstacles in your academic endeavors. Rest assured, there is ample financial support for those who qualify.
As a first-generation student, you are likely to be challenged with navigating the college process without the learning curve that comes from having a college graduate family member to lean on. Parents who do not have much first-hand experience or insight on how to maximize your financial aid package or the importance of internship opportunities, and networking can be difficult. While figuring out how to balance a full course load, a part-time job, and social life are skills you will develop along the way, most colleges and quite a few organizations offer scholarships specifically for first-generation students to help them thrive in higher education.
- Academic Scholarships and Merit Scholarships: Merit scholarships are often related to academic performance, but can also be given to a candidate displaying exceptional artistic or athletic success and skill, or even a combination of both.
- Community Service Scholarships: Participating in community service activities as a high school student can be highly beneficial, and not just in acing a college interview. Students who get involved can expect to reap many benefits from their extracurricular work, than those who don’t.
- Legacy Scholarships: There are endless factors to consider when deciding what college is the right fit. So while your parents may have strong opinions on why their alma mater may be “the one,” you may have another incentive for considering it – legacy scholarships.
- Military Scholarships: Whether you are a member of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy, there are a number of college scholarships and grants available for service members, veterans and their families.
- Prestigious Scholarships: Prestigious scholarships are known on a national, and often, on an international level. Winning prestigious scholarships not only cover college expenses, but are phenomenal for resumes and future references.
- Scholarships for Average Students: Not every student is fated to find wild success in the world of academia; however, there are plenty of scholarships for students who will succeed in the real world.
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