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Off Campus Scholarships


Types of Scholarships

There are many different types of scholarships that are available. Some scholarships are based upon merit, while others are based upon financial need. There are also scholarship programs that give special consideration to minority students or for students entering a particular degree program or field of study.

When to Begin Searching for Scholarships

You should begin searching for scholarships as soon as possible. Many scholarship opportunities have application requirements and deadlines that must be met. If you begin searching too late, you may miss out on valuable opportunities. It is never too early to begin searching for scholarships for college.

Finding Scholarships

Begin your scholarship search locally. Your community may provide the best (and least advertised) opportunity. Local clubs, businesses, organizations, and churches are all potential sources.

Scholarship Requirements

The requirements are different for every scholarship program. Before applying, make sure you fully understand all of the application procedures and the eligibility criteria. Some scholarship applications require an essay, or another demonstration of your potential. Others require a minimum GPA or standardized test score.

The list below includes links to a wide variety of  free scholarship searches. Many more can be found on the internet as well as at your local library.  Beware of scholarship sites or agencies that charge a fee. Most scholarship information is free of charge.

Scholarship Resources

  • Dept of Labor

    Search more than 7,500 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial award opportunities.

  • College Board

    Find Scholarships, other financial aid, and internships from more than 2.200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.

  • Grayson College Foundation Scholarships

    Scholarships available to all kinds of students attending Grayson College.

  • Fin Aid

    Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. It can cover a range of educational expenses, like tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation.

  • Degree Specific Scholarships

    Find some of the best degree-specific scholarships available.

  • Texoma Educators Memorial Scholarships  

    Each scholarship is $2,000 and applicants must be a member of Texoma Educators Federal Credit Union (membership is open to all).