A scholarship is defined as a financial grant awarded to a student so the student can attend an educational program. This entry focuses on the wide variety of scholarships available across educational levels and across international, national, state, regional, and local geographical locations. Public and private scholarships are open to students across K–12, undergraduate, graduate, dissertation, postdoctoral, early scholar, and grant awards. Awards are tailored to academic, athletic, the arts, and specific-talent domain areas.

A variety of scholarships from small to large financial awards are options to which students can apply or be nominated. Savvy scholarship seekers are aware of opportunities on the local, state, and national arenas and actively stay abreast of changes by scanning the print and online environment.

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