Scholarships and grants (AKA free money)

Scholarships and grants have an advantage over student loans. They don’t need to be repaid. Ever. When you receive them, you should be able to decrease the amount you need in student loans.

Some scholarships require more effort than others. However, many of them ask some of the same types of questions so you should save answers to review and modify slightly for different applications.

Most applications will ask a few questions about you and your high school career, and probably want you to write a short essay or two. Less than an hour of work could get you $1,000! Regardless of what career you pursue, this is probably the only time in your life that you’ll manage to make $1,000 per hour.

Scholarships and grants may be based on your financial need, your group affiliations, or on academic or extra-curricular ability. Look below for just some of the scholarships that are out there.

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7
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all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
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Sep 7 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
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5
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all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Oct 5 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
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all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Nov 9 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Dec
7
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Dec 7 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
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ND Dollars for Scholars scholars...
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4
Thu
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$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Jan 4 all-day
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