Scholarships are an award, financial assistance, or other support for students to further their education. Scholarships are available in many countries for domestic-based students or for international students. The financial support provided through a scholarship may cover partial or all living expenses and/or tuition fees, college accommodation fees, or other impediments, depending on the criteria of the award. Scholarship grants are one instrument in a wide array of policy instruments that can be used to subsidize tertiary-level study at universities and colleges. Other financial aid for students includes subsidized loans, low public tuition, and tax incentives. Scholarships are awarded based on various criteria, which generally reflect the purposes and values of the donor or the founder of the award. A clear point of difference between ...

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