Applying For Scholarships Is A Way To Pay For College & Other School Expenses!

Scholarships are grants or payments made to support a student's education awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement. Scholarships are awarded by various criteria, which usually reflect the values of the founder of the award. This unique and special award money is not required to be repaid.

There are different types of scholarships:
Academic Scholarships and Merit Scholarships:
In order to get an academic scholarship to pay for school, you are going to need to get exceedingly good grades and, most likely, graduate in the top five to ten percent of your class. Merit scholarships are often related to academic performance, but can also be given to a candidate displaying artistic or athletic excellence or sometimes a combination thereof.
Community Service Scholarships:
Participating in community service activities as a high school student can be very beneficial. Volunteering can also improve students’ skill sets and help prepare them for work experiences totally unrelated to their community service work. Scholarships providers can appreciate students who show an early interest helping people around them.

Student Entry Requirements:
1.Take the PSAT/NMSQT in the specified year of the high school programs and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12.
2. Be enrolled as a high school student (traditional or home schooled) progressing normally toward graduation or completion of high school , and planning to enroll full time in college no later than the fall following high school completion.
3. Be a citizen of the United States, or be a United States lawful permanent resident (or have applied for permanent residence, the application for which has not been denied) intend to become a U.S citizen at the earliest opportunity by the law. 

Scholarships are very difficult to earn but at the end it will be worth it when you apply to different colleges.  Colleges will be very impressed when you get awarded for a scholarship. 
Here are some scholarships that you can apply for:

Acting Scholarship

Agnostic/Atheist Scholarship
Scholarships for students who are agnostic or atheist aren't as common as traditional religious scholarships that award funding to students who are Catholic or Jewish, for example.

Aviation Scholarship
With job opportunities ranging from flying a helicopter to working in air traffic control, the field encompasses a wide range of interests and exciting challenges. A student’s prospects of landing a career in aviation are still uncertain, and any degree in the field comes with a fairly substantial tab to cover lab fees and flight costs. Many aviation students graduate with significant student loan debt.

Dance scholarships exist to provide financial aid for deserving artists and performers who are interested in dance.

Federal Scholarship 
Federal scholarships are awarded based on a variety of criteria, which can include anything from financial need to a student’s chosen major.

First In Family Scholarship

Essay Scholarship  
Essay scholarships are awarded in numerous fields to students of varied backgrounds. Some essay scholarships have requirements in addition to the essay, such as GPA or financial need, whereas others are judged solely on the merit of the writing submitted. 

International Study Scholarship

Full Tuition Scholarship
Tuition scholarships are the holy grail of college scholarships, one-off prizes that will cover the majority of your college costs over the course of four years. 

Local Scholarship 
Scholarship providers like to see people from their communities succeed, and to do that, they often offer local scholarships available only to residents of a specific city, county, or geographic area.

Technology Scholarship

Unusual Scholarship

Sports Scholarship
Traditional athletic scholarship are more competitive than other categories, and it isn't easy to be recruited as the first-string quarterback at the college you've been following all your life

The Common Scholarship Application
Established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.

Copyright Awareness Scholarship

The Music Publishers Association creCopyright Awareness Scholarshipated the Copyright Awareness Scholarship to engage students in copyright and intellectual property in 2010. Joining with other educational outreach organizations like the National Music Council and the National Association for Music Education, the MPA has awarded more than $50,000 in funds. 

This scholarship program is in conjunction with the Tall Clubs International (TCI) program that gives $1,000.00 scholarships via “The Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship Award”.

Common Knowledge Scholarship
The Common Knowledge Scholarship tests students’ knowledge of all facts random and seemingly useless. No essay or GPA required—you just have to answer questions! New quizzes are available each month so you can actually win more than once—up to $5,000!

Proton OnSite Scholarship
The Proton OnSite Scholarship is available to currently enrolled high school seniors. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be planning to major in a science or technology related field to qualify for this award. Selection will also be based on academic performance, leadership qualities, work ethic and financial need.

Tall Clubs International Scholarship
The Tall Clubs International Scholarship is available to freshmen students who are above average height (at least 5'10" for women and at least 6'2" for men). In order to apply, you must contact your local TCI Member Club to request sponsorship. You must be under the age of 21 and entering your first year of college in order to qualify for this award.

Collegiate Inventors Competition 
Each year, 12 graduate and undergraduate finalists receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to reveal their invention to a panel of judges. The top graduate winner receives a scholarship worth $15,000 while the top undergraduate inventor receives $10,000.