Scholarship Awards

There’s a commonly held belief among students that most scholarship awards listed on scholarship websites are going to be paltry sums of $50 to $200 that might not even cover the cost of a Biology 101 textbook. Other students believe that the only substantial scholarships out there are scholarships for minorities or other unusual scholarships that will leave average students with no way to pay for school.

However, as our many success stories show, this is simply not the case. There are tons of scholarship awards available to all types of students in a wide variety of dollar amounts. Our scholarship database has information on millions of scholarship awards, with many totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars. Overall, Scholarships.com offers $19 billion in grant and scholarship awards, making it easy for the dedicated student to quickly earn a substantial amount of scholarship money.

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Finally, at Scholarships.com, we are proud to offer our own scholarship awards. Scholarships.com offers the Resolve to Evolve Scholarship each year, along with several others, providing funding to students from a wide variety of backgrounds and financial situations. Again, you can find out more about these and other exciting scholarship awards by conducting a free college scholarship search. Regardless of your grade level, test scores or background, winning scholarship awards is possible and well worth your time. So fill out a profile and start to apply for scholarships today!

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by Susan Dutca

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