How are scholarships the same as grants? Both are "gift" aid which does not require repayment.
How are scholarships different from grants? Scholarships require separate applications. They are funded by different sources –foundations, community organizations, businesses and associations, local clubs and groups. Scholarships are granted according to a donor's requirements. Awarding criteria may include academic achievement and promise, career goals, community service and volunteer work, and/or special skills and talents. Unlike grants, which are determined on a "need" basis, scholarships are "merit-based," although some may stipulate "need."
|TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS|
BUTTE COLLEGE FOUNDATION
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:
-Student must have BC student ID
Butte College offers scholarships through the Butte College Foundation.
For more information or questions regarding scholarships, please contact:
Butte College Foundation
Phone: (530) 895-2359
EXTERNAL (PRIVATE) SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship Search Hints
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- Remember that no one finds a scholarship for you. As a student, you have to do the research.
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Some Recommended Scholarship Search Links
Butte College Foundation. To research college and community scholarships
College Board. Scholarship search using "bigfuture" scholarship finder
Fastweb. Free scholarship search
FinAid. The "SmartStudent" guide to financial aid and free scholarship search
ScholarshipExperts.com. Free scholarship search
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Schoolsoup. Free scholarship search
SuperCollege.com. Free scholarship search