The Difference between Scholarships and Grants

Have you thought about the scholarship and grant process? Have you wondered if you (or your son/daughter) have the right grades, talents, skills, etc. to win a scholarship or be awarded a grant? First, you need to know the difference. The linked article provides some basic insight. You may also ask when is the best time to start the scholarship and grant process? That may be better left to another post, but it’s not too early to be thinking about the process when a student is in the 7th or 8th grade. Yes, that seems early, but it’s not. If you’re in 11th or 12th grade, it could be too late. 
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But your journey starts with a basic understanding! 

While both scholarships and grants allow students to pay for their tuition without having to pay the money back, there are a number of key differences between the two. Knowing the difference between grants and scholarship will make it much easier for students to fund their education. To best define the differences, I want to define both grants and scholarships separately.

A grant is money that is given by a non-profit organization that will generally be…

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