Scholarships are free money, means that students do not have to pay it back. However, there may be certain requirements the student has to meet (e.g. keep grades up, stay on campus, be a member of a club). There are numerous types of scholarships, such as merit-based (e.g. awarded to those who have good grades) or need-based (e.g. awarded to those who have a financial need due to household income). Scholarships can also be divided by who funds the money; either the university or an outside source.
When a student applies to a university for admissions, he/she may also be applying to all available scholarships offered through the university. It is recommended that students contact the admissions office of each university to which he/she applies to ask for a list of available university-based scholarships and ask if a separate application is needed!
Although the majority of scholarship money awarded to a student comes from university-based scholarships, there are millions of dollars available for students from other funds. Some of these are local (typically available to students who live within the Austin Area).
AISD maintains an great scholarship list via twitter. It usually lists both local and non-local opportunities together, so students may have to carefully look through them.
The Texas Comptroller updates a list of Texas scholarships on their website. If you plan to attend a Texas public university check this list out!
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