additional information about Federal Grant programs
and Federal Financial Aid programs, please visit the
U.S. Dept. of Education at http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/2004_2005/english/glance.htm
Federal Pell Grant
a loan, a Federal Pell grant doesn't require you to
repay it. Most of the time, Pell Grants are only awarded
to undergraduate students. In some limited cases,
however, you might receive a Pell Grant if you're
enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certificate program.
Pell Grants are usually a foundation
of federal student aid, to which aid from other federal
and nonfederal sources might be added. Like all financial
aid, the school you are attending plays a role in
whether or not you will qualify. You can apply for
a Pell grant through your school's financial aid office
maximum Pell Grant for the 2004-2005 award year
(July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005) is $4,050.
The amount awarded to students is based on financial
need, on your cost of attendance,
whether you're a full-time or part-time student, and
whether you attend school for a full academic year
or less. Only one Pell Grant can be awarded to you
each year, and you may not receive Pell Grant funds
from more than one school at a time.
you are awarded a Pell Grant, your school can write
you a check for the entire amount, credit your school account, or any combination.
you search at you current school or the school you
plan to attend, as many scholarships are school-specific.
Check with you local librarian and local civic organizations.
You may also want to consider the effect a scholarship
can have on your financial aid options.
you are awarded a Pell Grant, you may also be eligible
for an FSEOG, if you have an exceptional financial
need. Like a Pell Grant, you do not have to pay back
an FSEOG. Your school is allocated a certain set amount
to distribute as FSEOGs and will make awards based on availability.
amount can be from $100 to $4,000
can be achieved a variety of ways and you may be surprised
how many are available. They are granted based on
achievement in sports, academics, community involvement,
hobbies, ties to organizations, demonstrated talents,
and more. They can be offered by the military, governments,
businesses, non-profit organizations, ?/span>even private family
be awarded a scholarship, you will have to submit
an application that will most likely include an essay,
maybe a written exam or profile, or possibly a project.
Scholarships have different criteria for award and
for the amount of the award. Most often, the award
is paid directly to the recipient's college or university.
Examples of Scholarships
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Listing of scholarships
sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation.
Microsoft College Scholarships
is committed to building the pipeline of future computer
HSF Scholarship: College Scholarship Program
Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to community
four-year college, and
graduate students of Hispanic heritage
Air Force ROTC - Scholarships
Force ROTC can help you to overcome the financial
hardships associated with college,
and when you complete your degree you've got a guaranteed career
after school debt free.