A scholarship is financial support awarded to a student, based on academic achievement or other criteria that may include financial need, for schooling. There are various types of scholarships – the two most common being merit-based and need-based. The donor or department funding the scholarship sets the criteria for recipient selection, and the grantor defines explicitly how the money is to be applied. The funds are used to defray the costs of tuition, books, room, board, and other expenses directly tied to a student’s educational cost through the university.
Scholarships are typically awarded using a variety of factors, including - but not limited to, academic achievement, departmental and community involvement, employment experience, areas of study, and financial need.
Be a citizen of the United States Have graduated from high school within the last three years or be a full-time student who is a senior at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, Students who are applying as a full-time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Students who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3, Students who have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1220,Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and, Students who demonstrate substantial work experience.