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Types of Scholarships Directory

By Will Geiger

Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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Updated: April 11th, 2024
Types of Scholarships Directory

Below you’ll find a directory of the many scholarships and grants that we have profiled over the years. There are many different types of scholarships for all sorts of students!

Students who are in high school, college, graduate school or transfer students can browse these various types of scholarships in the directory below.

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Scholarships by academic year

Find scholarships based on your academic year. Whether you are a high school senior, incoming graduate student, or even a high school freshman, we have scholarships that you can apply for!

Scholarships by deadline

Maybe you are looking for scholarships according a specific deadline or month? The following scholarship guides help students find the best scholarships due in any month of the year!

Scholarships by demographic and background

There are scholarships to support a diverse array of students. The following guides will help students of various backgrounds, races, and other demographics find great scholarships.

Scholarships by interest & major

Scholarships by state

Students who have residency in a specific state may qualify for some lucrative scholarships. We are constantly adding new state-specific scholarship guides so check back if you don’t see your state listed here:

Scholarships by type

These following scholarships are all according to a specific requirement or type of college. This includes Ivy League schools, merit scholarships, and specific application requirements (or lack there of).

Scholarships by university

Some of the best scholarships for students are college or university-specific scholarships. Below, we have compiled all of our merit scholarships opportunities!

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