The Three Most Common Institutional Scholarships


Paying for college can feel like an Easter egg hunt with no end in sight — elusive funds hidden in places it seems you'll never be able to find in the time allotted. Sometimes it can even feel like scholarships are given at random or to people who can prove their ancestors traveled on the Mayflower or are direct blood descendants of a World War I veteran. But while some scholarships might have the strangest requirements for eligibility, there are a few standard categories that colleges have been routinely filling with capable students for decades. Here's a breakdown with a few helpful tips on how to snag some extra cash for college.

Academically Gifted

Keep reading Show less
Find Your Best Fit
Find your best fit college and track your favorite colleges.
Connect with your future classmates
Offer not stacking up? These articles may help
Expert advice and answers to common SAT and ACT questions