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Sunday, July 30, 2006

What types of scholarships are available?

§ Full or partial scholarships– depending on the nature and extent of the award, scholarships might just cover classes and/or booksa href=>boarding and more more.

§ Merit-based – where financial need is not used as the main or any criteria for the award of the grant or scholarship. The recipient may be determined by students’ athletic, academic, artistic or other abilities, achievements or accomplishments. a href=>This is mostly given for recognition and motivation, with the monetary award being either small or substantial, depending on the nature and purpose of the scholarship.

§ Need-based - financial aid for which the student and family’s financial situation is a primary factor in determining the recipient. Usually such scholarship will cover all or part of the tuition and may even cover living-costs.

§ Some scholarships have a "bond" requirement, recipients may be required for a specified time to work for particular employer, to work in rural or remote areas, and otherwise they may be liable to repay the cash value of the support they received during the scholarship
§ Scholarships are also referred to as ‘financial aid’ packages that are intended to assist scholars or students with tuition and related costsa href=>But they can also be loans, so clarify all the details and read the fine- print on all award documentation prior to signing or committing to anything.