A student scholarship can be essential in reducing higher education fees. It can also help those who cannot afford higher education. However, not all scholarships are the same: we review the main types of scholarships that exist.
It is important to note that this list includes the most common scholarships. This does not mean that they are the only ones. In fact, there are very specific private scholarships or grants that focus on specific periods of time and then close. However, these are the most common.
Scholarships for academic results
This is a scholarship for excellence. It supports exceptional students and rewards effort and dedication to study. It is one of the most widespread and popular scholarships.
The main requirement is to be an excellent student with good grades. Not all performance scholarships are the same. Some are more demanding than others in terms of grades, personal interviews, etc.
Athletic, artistic or research achievements scholarships
Achievement-based scholarships for higher education are also very present in the U.S. educational system. While they were initially very much oriented towards athletic achievement, over the years research and artistic achievement have also been progressively incorporated.
This makes it possible, for example, for someone with great scientific, technological, artistic, or athletic abilities to obtain the corresponding scholarships for higher education.
The main condition, in addition to the grades certainly required, is to excel in one of the areas specified in the conditions of the corresponding scholarship. Again, the requirements differ from scholarship to scholarship.
Grants for people without financial resources
Actually, this type of study grant has a diffuse relation with scholarships and in some cases can be called one or the other way, depending on who is offering it.
These grants are intended to promote access to higher education for low-income people who cannot afford the cost of tuition living expenses while studying.
In this case, the requirements have to do with financial resources, although, as with any type of financial benefit for higher education, qualifications and other elements of value (studies to be carried out, etc.) may be decisive for approval.
Grants for higher education studies in collectives
This is the last major group of scholarships available in the United States. These are grants and scholarships aimed at underrepresented groups in the field of higher education.
Some of these groups may include students in developing countries, women, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Hispanics. In general, those are scholarships that can be combined with the three mentioned above and can replace one or the other.
The requirements, apart from the usual ones, will be very similar to those of any other scholarship and will depend on qualifications, study projections, etc.