There are billions of dollars available in scholarships! Don't let lack of time or dread of writing an essay keep you from missing out on needed financial aid. A couple of hours of work can pay off in a big way. The more money students can win from scholarships and grants, the less student loan debt the student will have to pay back after graduation.
A scholarship is generally an amount awarded to a student to enable him or her to attend an educational institution.
A grant is a sum of money awarded to students by an organization, often from a government or university. Many grants are need based and require you to apply through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Note: You may have to repay a grant if you withdraw early from the program, your enrollment status changes in a way that reduces your eligibility, or you received outside scholarships that reduce your need for federal student aid.