Paying for College
Financial Aid: Money that is given borrowed or earned for educational purposes. Sources for financial aid include federal and state governments as well as the college or university. Need for financial aid is determined through Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Grants: Money from the federal government or college/university. Grants are need based and do not need to be repaid.
Scholarships: Money is won or given for a variety of reasons including academic excellence, athletics and personal attributes. Some are needs based and others are not. They do not need to be repaid.
20/21 Student Resources for Scholarships
The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors:
In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply now through March 8 at www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream
The Completing the Dream Scholarship
: In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (260) gap scholarships worth up to $2,500 to minority students and those from underserved communities who are on track to graduate but are at-risk of not completing due to financial emergency or unpaid school bill. Students can apply for the Completing the Dream Scholarship, at www.salliemae.com/landing/completing-the-dream