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									                          SCHOLARSHIPS. Types and Searches
All college-bound high school (and college) students, regardless of grade level, should be familiar with the
types of scholarships available and how to locate them. Searches should be considered the student’s, not the
parents’, responsibility. Searches should be a part of any student’s college plan.

MERIT/TALENT SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY COLLEGES
* Roughly 60% of scholarship money awarded in the United States.
* “Merit” is defined by each college, and is usually based on your grades, test scores and/or your talent.
* Only require that you first be admitted to the college. Typically, do not require a separate application.
* Awards usually range from $500 to ‘full ride’ per year. Typically renewable.
* For further information:
        *“The A’s and B’s of Academic Scholarships”. Anna Leider. Octameron Associates. A vital resource!
        *College websites, catalogs, academic departments, admissions offices and financial aid offices.
        *Suggested website: www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3precol.htm Merit/Talent and Private Donor
                   Scholarships. Searches colleges, majors, levels of programs, types of students. Nationwide.

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY STATE, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL PRIVATE DONORS
* Roughly 5% of the scholarship money offered in the United States.
* Typically merit/talent based.
* Administered and awarded by statewide and regional private companies and individuals.
* Awards are sent directly by the donor to your college, in your name.
* Based on criteria determined by each donor, and often require an application, essay and recommendations.
* Awards usually range from $100 to $5000. Typically non-renewable.
* For further information:
        High School libraries and guidance offices.
        Suggested websites: www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
                                www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3precol.htm
                                www.fastweb.com

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY LOCAL PRIVATE DONORS
* Roughly 5% of scholarship money awarded in the United States.
* Typically merit/talent based.
* Awarded by community entities (companies, service groups, religious organizations, high schools, etc.).
  Frequently, high schools select scholarship recipients, then notify the donors.
* Based on criteria determined by each donor, and often require an application, essay and recommendations.
* Awards usually range from $50 to $1000. Typically non-renewable.
* For further information:
        High School Libraries and Guidance Offices.
        Local telephone book (yellow pages) and newspaper articles.
        Suggested website: www.haslett.k12.mi.us/education/club/club.php?sectionid=148 .
                        Click: Scholarships and Financial Aid. Scroll to: Scholarships.
                       -- Please do not contact Haslett HS for information.--

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS OFFERED BY STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS
* Roughly 30% of the scholarship money awarded in the United States.
* Typically need-based.
* Funded by state and federal governments and colleges. Administered by the colleges. Each college attempts
       to meet your need by awarding need-based scholarships, grants, work-study jobs and loans. Your need
       is determined each year by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) formula.
*Suggested websites: www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/
                      www.studentaid.ed.gov/ click: Funding        Used with permission (copyright, Dr. Frank Bernier, Ph.D)
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