What you need to know about scholarships

Scholarships are "free money," so you should never have to pay money to get them. Watch out for scholarship scams or companies that require a credit card number just to perform a search. Scholarships are provided in recognition of academic excellence, research potential and some scholarships are provided to assist students in need. Last year 68 of these scholarships were awarded to University o

f Canberra students. Scholarships are available for the spring, summer and fall sessions. Candidates should note in their scholarship application that they are applying for the "Gill Fellowship".

Applicants for the Churchill Scholarship are urged to study the University’s Web site thoroughly. The fields of study and the departmental structures do not exactly match those of American colleges and universities, so it is essential that applicants explore the many possibilities open to them. Applicants must be Native Americans and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Scholarships are offered to approximately 90 candidates every year. Scholarships are only awarded for one year. All former scholarship applicants and recipients are invited to reapply in order to be considered for the next year’s competition. Scholarships are renewable for four years if the student maintains certain academic requirements and funding is available.

Scholarships are offered based on the grade-point average attained in previous college-level work and on the number of semester hours of college credit earned at the time of application. To be considered for a scholarship, transfer students should complete an application for admission by March 15. Scholarships are awarded at an expected full-time enrollment per semester. If you are awarded and registered for less than 12 credit hours per semester, your scholarship funding from the institution will be pro-rated. Scholarships are available annually, based on financial need. Academic performance, community service, and leadership qualities are also taken into account.

Financial aid offices are usually well-aware of the top programs and may recommend a few to you, but most people do the research themselves. With dozens of online sites today offering free scholarship databases, there's really no excuse anymore for not doing a bit of research yourself. Financial need is a selection criterion for many FRA and LA FRA scholarships.

Scholars from developing Commonwealth countries are funded by NZAID, and scholars from Canada or the United Kingdom are funded by their New Zealand host university. Scholars funded by NZAID must be studying topics of developmental relevance to their home country. Scholars from out of the state who demonstrate financial need by filing a FAFSA may also receive loans and work-study to help cover the non-resident tuition portion of their budget. Regents Scholarships are renewable for 4 years for first year students and for 2 years for junior transfers. Scholarship seats are limited. The mentioned percentages are only the eligibility to apply for scholarship.

Scholarships may pay up to full tuition and fees as well as a textbook allowance. All members receive a monthly subsistence allowance per month in their final two academic years. Scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young professionals to study in and become familiar with the UK, gaining skills, which will benefit their countries. The Chevening programme currently provides around 2,300 new scholarships each year for postgraduate studies or research at UK Institutions of Higher Education. Scholarships were awarded to four clinicians in 2005. Bristol-Myers Squibb Scholarships are awarded to junior grade applicants under the age of 35 at the BHIVA Annual Conference for the best abstract presentations as judged by an expert scientific panel.

Applicants should check their eligibility prior to submitting an application. NZAID reserves the right to decline any application before it has been fully processed, in the event of eligibility changes. Applicants should contact the Army ROTC scholarship and enrollment officer for more information. Applicants with greater financial needs are more prioritized. On the other hand, scholarships are not awarded based on need alone.