- Note: The term "scholarship" can mean either the methods employed by scholars (see scholarly method) or an award of access to an institution and/or money for an individual for the purposes of furthering their education. This article is about the latter meaning.
A scholarship is an award of access to an institution and/or a financial aid award for an individual for the purposes of furthering their education. A scholarship is generally awarded based on any number of arbitrary criteria, including:
- financial need
- academic achievement
- athletic achievement
- public service
- nationality or ethnicity
Scholarships are generally funded by education institutions and/or non-profit foundations. In the United States of America, scholarship foundations are classified as 501(c)(3) organizations to which donations made are tax-deductible.
Scholarship awards can range from just a few dollars to full tuition. Locating scholarships can be arduous work. However, in recent years, locating scholarships has become easier due to the Internet.
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- Rhodes Scholarship
- Marshall Scholarship
- Fulbright Commission
- Canada Merit Scholarship Foundation
- Canadian Millennium Scholarship
- Miss America
- The Florida Lottery Bright Futures Scholarship
- Robertson Scholarship
- The George Walford International Essay Prize (£3,500 annually)
- The New Zealand University Entrance Scholarship (website) and the New Zealand Scholarship (website) (usually NZ$5,000 annually). These are school qualifications which also are undergraduate awards, along with the New Zealand University Bursary.
- London Business School MBA Scholarships (website)
- FastWeb.com free scholarship search
- Scholarships directory for international students
- Scholarship search service