Merit Based and Other Scholarships
What are Merit-Based and Other Scholarships?
- Merit-Based and Other Scholarships are not awarded based solely on
- Scholarships are typically awarded to students based on a special talent, achievement,
skill or other qualifying factor.
- Factors may include academic achievement, dramatic ability, athletic talent, leadership or
other outstanding achievements or capabilities.
- Different criteria such as where you live, your future plans, disability status or
military service (you or a family member) may also considered
Who provides Merit-Based and Other Scholarships?
- Colleges and Universities
- Private Organizations or Foundations
How to get Merit-Based and Other Scholarships:
- Start by filing your Free Application for Federal State Aid (FAFSA)!
This is the best way to ensure you will be considered for all available
- Merit-based and other scholarships often require separate applications, so it is never too early to start looking
for these funding opportunities. You can:
- Talk to your high school counselor to learn about possible scholarships from foundations
or other organizations in your community.
- Contact the college or university you are considering to see if you are eligible to apply
for their merit scholarships.
- Sign into the SEAA Student Portal and apply to programs administered by the North Carolina State
Education Assistance Authority.
Want to know more about or apply for Merit-Based and Other Scholarships? Check
out the Merit-Based,
and National Scholarship tools on CFNC!