Federal Grants for College

Everyone knows that an educated society is an empowered society, and an empowered society solves problems and keeps moving forward. Government officials and taxpayers alike are united in wanting more people to stop being immobilized by our country’s problems, so that they can start learning how to be part of the solutions. Various federal college grants are therefore available to many motivated students who are willing to look for them and apply.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is for students who already have Pell grants, but are finding that even with this grant, plus the maximum in student loans and work-study placements, they still don’t have enough money to fund their educations.

Merit-Based and Need Grants exist to help students who are already receiving Pell grants, and additionally are majoring in subjects that are classed as critical-need such as math, science, technology, engineering, and foreign languages. Freshmen and sophomores interested in this help would apply for Academic Competitiveness Grants; juniors and seniors would apply for SMART (Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent) grants.

Federal Study Abroad Grants are available to many students who have an interest in travel for the purpose of deepening their understanding of other languages and cultures. The David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad program, which is part of the U.S. National Security Education Program, is specially-focused on students whose study-interests are seen as beneficial to U.S. National Security.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships program, which is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is for Pell grant recipients who are interested in foreign study.

Through the TEACH (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Grant, students willing to commit to teaching for four years in an elementary or secondary school that serves low income students may receive up to $4000 per year. The four years of teaching must be full time, with 51% of the teacher’s time devoted to high need subjects, and must be completed within eight years of completion of the program for which the student received the TEACH Grant.

Federal Grants in 2012

Because of affirmative action, these various grants are highly available to people from the populations most likely to be lower-income due to racial, sexual, or disability-related discrimination. Wonderful opportunities are opening up for women, especially for single mothers, who are more likely to be eligible due to economic challenges, and also due to sexist societal attitudes that have tended to push girls and women out of fields like math, science, and engineering.

Federal college grants are one of the best existing examples of people taking the lemons life has given them, and making lemonade — only in this case the lemon tree is right next to the lemonade stand, and those receiving refreshment are rolling up their sleeves and giving refreshment right back to their neighbors next door, as well as those in the surrounding towns and all over the world.

For those looking to return to school without incurring a lot of student loan debt, there are a number of Federal student grants available. The first step to getting Federal student aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is an application to all forms of student aid from the Federal government, including these grants:

Pell Grant

The Pell Grant is money from the U.S. government doesn’t have to be repaid. It is income-contingent, based on various criteria:

1. The student’s expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA
2. Cost of attendance, information provided by the institutions the student is applying to listed on the FAFSA
3. Enrollment status, whether part-time or full-time
4. Whether or not the student attends for a full academic year or not

The student’s EFC is determined by several factors, including the family’s income and assets, or the students’ if he/she is independent. Other factors include the household size and how many family members are attending post-secondary institutions at the time, parents or heads of household excluded.

A percentage of the family’s net income and net assets, determined by subtracting expenses from gross income and assets, is the expected family contribution. Different rates will apply to different student situations, which are measured by household size and the student’s dependency status.

Students are eligible to get Pell Grants only if they meet the income requirements and are getting their first Bachelor’s degree or a post-baccalaureate degree that will lead to teacher certification. How a student receives the money is dependent on his/her institution’s policies, but typically it is credited to the student’s school account to pay for tuition. Some schools may send the money by check to the student or combine these two methods.

The maximum Pell Grant is $5,550 for one academic year, and students may receive them each year as an undergraduate if they continue to meet the requirements, for up to 9 years. Any student who is income-eligible for the Pell Grant and has a parent or guardian who died in military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2011 is immediately given the maximum grant allowance.

Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grants

The Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to students who qualify for the Pell Grant and have the largest amount of unmet need. Awards may be offered in amounts from $100 to $4,000 and must be dispersed at least twice per year. These funds do not need to be paid back. If you turn in for a FAFSA and are eligible for a Pell Grant, you are automatically considered for the FSEOG, though it is not guaranteed.

However, to receive an FSEOG, the school the student attends must participate in the program, as institutions contribute funds. To determine if the schools you are applying to participate in the Federal Supplementary Education Opportunity Grant program, you should contact the school’s financial aid department directly.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant is a program established through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007. It awards up to $4,000 in aid per year to students who plan to teach in low-income public or private elementary and secondary schools.

If students teach full-time in low-income schools for at least four full academic years after graduation, the loan does not need to be repaid. If the student does not fulfill this obligation, he/she will have to pay back any money they received through the TEACH program to the U.S. Department of Education. At that time, it will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan and recipients will be given a 6-month grace period before repayment must begin.

There are some eligibility requirements to receive a TEACH grant:

1. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid each academic year.
2. The student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
3. Students must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student on track to receive teacher certification.
4. The student’s institution must participate in the TEACH program.
5. The student must meet certain achievement requirements; generally, this involves maintaining an overall 3.25 GPA.
6. Recipients must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.

Students can find information about high-need academic areas of study that will qualify them to receive the TEACH grant by accessing the Department of Education’s Annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing at www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.doc.

A listing of low-income or high-need schools that students in the TEACH program can work for may be found by accessing the Department of Education’s Annual Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools for Teacher Cancellation Benefits.

A listing of institutions of higher education in the U.S. that participate in the TEACH grant program may be found through the “TEACH Grant Eligible Institutions List”.

More information on the TEACH program may be found on their website.

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant

The SMART Grant is a program for Pell Grant-eligible students who are interested in pursuing education and careers in high-demand science and mathematics fields. These include:
• Physical and life sciences such as chemistry and biology
• Engineering
• Mathematics
• Computer science
• Technology
• Critical foreign languages
Only students in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate program, or fifth of a five-year program, are eligible for the SMART Grant. They must have filled out the FAFSA and qualified for a Pell Grant, as well as having maintained a 3.0 GPA and taken at least one class per year in a qualified subject area.
The student’s institution will notify him/her of SMART Grant eligibility. Students may be given up to $4,000 a year for the grant, which must not exceed the student’s cost of attendance when combined with Pell Grant funds.

Academic Competitiveness Grant

The Academic Competitiveness Grant is part of the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 and is available to Pell Grant recipients who demonstrate academic merit. To qualify for this grant, some eligibility requirements must be met:

1. Students must apply for Federal aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
2. The student must be eligible to receive the Pell Grant.
3. Students must have completed a rigorous academic program in high school, as defined by the Secretary of Education and including
a. Honors, IB, or Advanced Program classes
b. Four years of English
c. Three years of science
d. One year of foreign language
4. Students must also maintain a 3.0 GPA if they are found eligible in their sophomore year.
In the first year, students can receive up to $750 in grant money. For the second year of study, students can receive up to $1,300. The amount of the award given must not exceed the student’s cost of attendance when combined with the Pell Grant.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is for students with a parent or guardian who died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.
There are some other eligibility requirements, however:
1. The student must have filled out the FAFSA but be ineligible for the Pell Grant due to a lack of financial need.
2. The student must be under 24 or be enrolled at least part-time in a post-secondary institution at the time of his/her parent or guardian’s death.
The grant award given will be equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant, so long as the award does not exceed the student’s cost of attendance.
In addition to these grants, there are other sources of college funding from the government that does not have to be repaid. These may include state grants and scholarships, many of which students may be eligible for based on information provided by their FAFSA forms. Students should check with each individual program, however, to determine whether or not there are extra application requirements.
Some of these grants are need-based, while others may be given for students on the basis of academic achievement, minority status, or willingness to pursue a high-need field. Women and minority students entering the science, technology, and mathematics fields can apply for these types of grants. Others may be based on parent affiliations, military service, and other professional programs.

Grant Programs by State


  • Alabama Student Grant Program – ASGP
  • Alabama Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Survivor’s Educational Assistance Grant
  • Alabama National Guard Educational Assistance Program
  • Alabama Student Assistance
  • Alabama Media Professional Awards
  • Alabama Dependent’s Educational Benefit Program
  • American Legion Auxiliary Grant Program


  • AlaskaAdvantage Grant
  • Alaska Space Grant
  • The Alaska Career Upgrade Grant
  • CIRI Foundation Grants
  • The OURS Discovery Grant Program
  • Vocational Training Grants
  • Alaska Bible College Option
  • Koniag Education Foundation Awards and Grants
  • Undergraduate Research Grants in Alaska


  • Postsecondary Education Grant – PEG
  • Arizona Private Postseconday Education Student Financial Assistance Program – PFAP
  • Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership – SLEAP
  • Arizona College Access Aid Program – ACAAP
  • Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership – LEAP
  • Early Graduation Scholarship Grant – EGSG


  • Arkansas Health Education Grant
  • SREB Contracts
  • Non-SREB Contracts
  • Go! Opportunities Grant
  • State Teacher Education Program – STEP
  • Teacher Opportunity Program – TOP


  • Cal Grants
  • California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
  • Child Development Grant Program
  • Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program
  • California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program


  • Colorad Need-Based Awards
  • Colorad Work-Study
  • Dependent Tuition Assistance Program
  • Colorad National Guard Tuition Assistance Program

For more information please visit the state’s website.


  • Robert C. Byrd Scholarships
  • Capitol Scholarships
  • GEAR Up! Scholarships
  • CT Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
  • CT Tuition Waiver for Veterans
  • Minority Teacher Incentive Program


  • Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)
  • Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others
  • Governor’s Education Grant for Working Adults
  • Governor’s Education Grant for Unemployed Adults

For more information please visit the website.


  • First Generation Matching Grant Program
  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Program
  • Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant Program
  • Florida Resident Access Grant Program
  • Florida Student Assistance Grant Program
  • Florida Work Experience Program
  • José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund
  • Access t Better Learning and Education Grant
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Program

For more information please visit the website.


  • HOPE Program
  • ROTC Grant for Future Officers
  • Public Safety Memorial Grant
  • Tuition Equalization Grant

For more information please visit the website.


  • Hawaii State Incentive Program
  • State of Hawaii B Plus Scholarship



  • General Assembly Scholarships
  • Illinois Dollars for Scholars
  • Golden Apple Scholars


  • Frank O’Bannon Grant (formerly the Indiana Higher Education Grant) Program
  • Higher Education Award
  • Freedom of Choice Award
  • Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
  • Twenty-first Century Scholars GEAR UP Scholarship
  • Nursing Scholarship
  • Minority Teacher/Special Education Services Scholarship
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
  • Summer State Work Study Program
  • Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant
  • Part-Time Grant Program
  • Child of Certain Veterans and Public Safety Officers Supplemental Grant Program
  • The Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship

For more information please visit their website.


  • Iowa Foster Child Grants
  • Iowa Grants
  • Iowa Tuition Grant Program
  • Iowa Vocational-Technical Grant Program


  • Kansas Comprehensive Grants
  • State Scholars Program
  • Kansas Ethnic Minority Program
  • Vocational Scholarship
  • Distinguished Scholarship Program
  • Teacher Service Scholarship
  • Nursing Service Scholarship
  • James B. Pearson Fellowship


  • College Access Program
  • Kentucky Tuition Grant
  • G Higher Grant
  • Native American Education Grant


  • G Grant Program
  • Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership – LEAP
  • Safer Tuition Reimbursement Grant


  • Maine College Access Challenge Grant
  • Challenge ME Grants

For more information click here.


  • Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award
  • Maryland Chiefs of Police Program
  • Need-Based Senatorial Scholarship
  • Guaranteed Access Grant
  • Jack and Jill of America, Inc. of Prince George’s


  • Performance Bonus Grant
  • MASSGrant
  • Part-Time Grant Program
  • Need-Based Tuition Waivers
  • Public Service Grant Program
  • Foster Child Grant Program
  • CommonWealth Futures Grant Program
  • Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant
  • Tomorrow’s Teachers Scholarship Program
  • Early Childhood Educator’s Scholarship Program


  • Tuition Incentive Program
  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship
  • Michigan Tuition Grant
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
  • GEAR UP Michigan! Scholarship
  • Children of Veterans Tuition Grant Program
  • Police Officers and Fire Fighters Survivor Tuition Act
  • Teacher Loan Cancellation Listing

For more information visit the website.


  • Minnesota State Grant

For more information please visit them online.


  • Critical Needs Teacher Loan/Scholarship Program
  • Critical Needs Alternative Route Teacher Loan/Scholarship Program (CNAR)
  • Family Protection Specialist Social Worker Loan/Scholarship (SWOR)
  • Freshmen Achievement Grant
  • Higher Education Legislative Plan – HELP
  • Mississippi State Promise Program
  • Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant
  • Ole Miss Opportunity Program
  • Sumners Grant
  • Summer Developmental Program Grant


  • A+ Scholarship Program
  • Access Missouri Program
  • Advanced Placement Incentive Grant
  • Bright Flight Program
  • Kids’ Chance Program
  • Marguerite Ross Barnett Program
  • Minority Teaching Scholarship
  • Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program
  • Public Service Officer Survivor Grant
  • Vietnam Veteran Survivor Grant
  • Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant

For more information click here.


  • Baker Grant
  • Montana Higher Education Grant

For more information click here.


  • Nebraska State Grant
  • American Legion Grants
  • Nebraska Loan Repayment Grant for Medical Students
  • Nursing Student Grant Program
  • Norman and Ruth Good Educational Endowment
  • Nebraska National Guard Tuition Credit
  • Raise the Nation Foundation Grant
  • Association of American-Indian Affairs Grant
  • Loan Forgiveness for Teaching in Shortage Areas or Low-Income Schools
  • EMU National Scholars Grant
  • AQHF Christopher Junker Memorial Nebraska Grant
  • Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Grant
  • Childhood Cancer Survivor Grant


  • Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship
  • Nevada State Access Grant
  • Nevada Grant-In-Aid
  • Out-of-State Grant-In-Aid
  • Regents Award Program
  • Professional Student Exchange Program
  • Health Care Access Program

New Hampshire

  • Medical Education Program
  • Leveraged Incentive Grant Program
  • NH Incentive Program
  • Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans
  • Veterinary Education Program
  • Workforce Incentive Program

New Jersey

  • C. Clyde Ferguson Law Scholarship
  • Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism
  • Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
  • Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars (DS)
  • Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship (LEOM)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Physician and Dentist Scholarship
  • Minority Academic Career Program
  • Minority Faculty Advancement Program
  • NJ Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS)
  • NJ Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship II (NJ STARS II)
  • NJ World Trade Center Scholarship
  • NJCLASS Loans
  • Part-Time Tuition Aid Grant (County Colleges – TAG)
  • Part-Time Tuition Assistance Grant/Educational Opportunity Fund (TAG/EOF)
  • POW-MIA Tuition Benefit Program
  • Survivor Tuition Benefits
  • Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)
  • Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) – Saint Peter’s College
  • Urban Scholars Award (US)
  • Veterans Tuition Credit Program
  • Veterinarian Medical Program
  • War Orphans Tuition Assistance

New Mexico

  • Allied Health Loan-For-Service
  • Competitive Scholarship
  • Health Professional Loan for Repayment Program
  • Legislative Endowment Scholarship
  • Legislative Lottery Scholarship
  • Medical Loan-For-Service
  • Minority Doctoral Assistance Loan for Service Program
  • New Mexic Scholars
  • New Mexic Student Incentive Grant
  • New Mexic Vietnam Veterans Scholarship
  • New Mexic Work Study Program
  • Nurse Educator Loan-For-Service
  • Nursing Loan-For-Service
  • Student Choice Grant
  • Teacher Loan-For-Service

New York

  • Aid for Part Time Study (APTS)
  • District Attorney Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Flight 587 Memorial Scholarship
  • Military Service Recognition Scholarship
  • New York Lottery Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
  • New York State Indian Aid Program
  • Nursing Faculty Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program
  • NYS Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness Program
  • NYS Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship
  • NYS Memorial Scholarship
  • NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans
  • NYS Regents Health Care Scholarships in Medicine & Dentistry
  • NYS Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship
  • NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • NYS Volunteer Recruitment Service Scholarship
  • NYS World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship
  • Part-Time Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program
  • Regents Physician Loan Forgiveness Award Program
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Veterans Tuition Award

North Carolina

  • Board of Governors’ Dental Scholarship-Loan Program (BGDSL)
  • Board of Governors’ Medical Scholarship-Loan Program (BGMSL)
  • Certain Private Education Institutions Grant (CPEI)
  • Future Teachers of North Carolina Scholarship Loan Fund (FTNC)
  • NC Community College Grant & Loan Program
  • NC Legislative Tuition Grant Program (NCLTG)
  • NC Principal Fellows Program
  • NC Student Loan Program for Health Science and Mathematics
  • NC Teaching Fellows Program
  • North Carolina Millennium Teacher Scholarship Loan Program
  • North Carolina Optometry Scholarship Loan Program (OSL)
  • North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics Tuition Grant
  • North Carolina Student Incentive Grant (NCSIG)
  • North Carolina Veterans Scholarship
  • North Carolina Veterans Scholarship
  • Nurse Education Scholarship Loan Program (NESLP)
  • Nurse Educators of Tomorrow Program (NET)
  • Nurse Scholars Program
  • Physical Education-Coaching Scholarship Loan Fund (PEC)
  • Project Helping Employers and Labor Transition t Healthcare (HEALTH)
  • Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan (PTSL)
  • State Contractual Scholarship Fund Program (SCSF)
  • Teacher Assistant Scholarship Fund (TASF)
  • UNC Campus Scholarship
  • University of North Carolina Need Based Grant
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Program

North Dakota

  • ND State Student Incentive Grant Program
  • North Dakota Scholars Program
  • Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Technology Occupations Student Loan Forgiveness Program


  • Ohi Instructional Grant
  • Ohi Student Choice Grant Program


  • Academic Scholars
  • Chiropractic Education Assistance Scholarship
  • Future Teachers Scholarship Program
  • Heartland Scholarship Fund
  • Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program (OTAG)
  • Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant Program
  • Oklahoma Tuition Waiver
  • Oklahoma’s Promise – Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP)
  • Regional University Baccalaureate Scholarship
  • William P. Willis Scholarship


  • Agriculture Education Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Armed Forces Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Cheyney University Keystone Scholarship
  • Children Of Soldiers Declared POW/MIA
  • Educational Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs Scholarship (GEAR UP)
  • Grove City College – NEED/Path Grant Program
  • Horace Mann Bond – Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship
  • NEED/Path Grant Program
  • Nursing Loan Forgiveness
  • Off-Campus Community Service
  • Partnership for Access t Higher Education (PATH)
  • Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program (ETG)
  • Pennsylvania State Grant Program
  • PHEAA Academic Excellence Scholarship Award Program
  • PHEAA-Administered Work-Study Program
  • Postsecondary Education Gratuity Program (PEGP)
  • Primary Care Practice Opportunities Loan Repayment Program
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
  • SciTech Scholarship (NETS)
  • Technology Scholarship (NETS)
  • Technology Work Experience Internship Program

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island State Grant Program

For more information please visit their website.

South Carolina

  • Academic Common Market
  • Access & Equity Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Graduate Incentive Scholarship
  • Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence Scholarship Program (LIFE)
  • Lottery Tuition Assistance Program
  • Palmett Fellows Scholarship Program
  • S.C. National Guard Student Loan Repayment Program
  • S.C. Need-based Grant Program
  • SC HOPE Scholarship Program
  • SC Tuition Grants Program
  • Southern Regional Education Board Regional Contract Program (SREB)

South Dakota

  • South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship
  • Veterinary Student Tuition Assistance Grant


  • ASPIRE Award
  • Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program
  • Dependent Children Scholarship Program
  • Dual Enrollment Grant
  • General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS)
  • Helping Heroes Grant Program
  • Minority Teaching Fellows Program
  • Ned McWherter Scholars Program
  • Tennessee HOPE Access Grant
  • Tennessee HOPE Foster Child Tuition Grant
  • Tennessee HOPE Scholarship
  • Tennessee Student Assistance Award
  • Tennessee Student Assistance Awards – Restoration (TSAA)
  • Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program
  • Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant


  • Border County Doctoral Faculty Education Loan Repayment Program
  • Dental Education Loan Repayment Program
  • Doctoral Incentive Loan Repayment Program
  • Early High School Graduation Scholarship (EHS)
  • Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging out of Foster Care (ETV)
  • Educational Aide Exemption
  • Engineering Scholarship Program (ESP)
  • Exemptions for Texas Veterans (Hazlewood Exemption – Hazlewood Act)
  • Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship
  • Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan Program – College Access Loan Program (CAL) and Health Education Loan Program (HELP)
  • Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program
  • Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP)
  • License Plate Insignia Scholarship (LPI)
  • Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP)
  • Physician Education Loan Repayment Program
  • Professional Nursing Scholarship (PNRS)
  • Robert C. Byrd Scholarship (BYRD)
  • Student Deposit Scholarship
  • Teach for Texas Alternative Certification Conditional Grant Program
  • Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program
  • Temporary Assistance t Needy Families Exemption Program (TANF)
  • Texas College Work-Study Program (TCWSP)
  • Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG)
  • Texas Health Service Corps Program: Stipends for Resident Physicians (THSC)
  • Texas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (TXNG-TAP)
  • Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
  • Towards EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant
  • Tuition Equalization Grant Program (TEG)
  • Vocational Nursing Scholarship (VNRS)


  • Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP)
  • New Century Scholarship Program
  • T.H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan Program (TILP)
  • Tuition Waiver
  • UHEAA Grant
  • Utah Centennial Opportunity Program for Education Grant (UCOPE)
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Student Exchange Student Incentive Loan Program (WICHE)


  • Emily Lester Vermont Opportunity Scholarship
  • National Guard Educational Assistance Program
  • Summer Employment Program
  • Vermont Endowment Scholarship
  • Vermont Honor Scholarship
  • Vermont Incentive Grant
  • Vermont Non-Degree Grant
  • Vermont Part-Time Grant
  • Vermont State Dental Hygienist Incentive Scholarship
  • Vermont State Nursing Incentive Scholarship


  • Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Award
  • College Scholarship Assistance Program
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Nursing Scholarship Program
  • Doctoral Scholars Program
  • Educational Scholarship Program
  • Engineering Scholarship Program
  • GEAR UP Virginia Scholarship
  • Granville P. Meade Scholarship
  • Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program
  • Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program
  • Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Scholarship Program
  • Rural Dental Scholarship Program
  • Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
  • Southern Regional Education Board Regional Contract Program (SREB)
  • Southside Virginia Tobacc Scholarship/Loan Program
  • Southwest Burley Tobacc Scholarship Program
  • Tuition Assistance Grant Program
  • Virginia Commonwealth Award Program (Graduate – Based on Need)
  • Virginia Commonwealth Award Program (Graduate – Non-need based)
  • Virginia Commonwealth Award Program (Undergraduate)
  • Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program
  • Virginia Military Survivors and Dependent Education Program – Graduate
  • Virginia Military Survivors and Dependent Education Program – Undergraduate
  • Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC
  • Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program
  • Virginia Women’s Institute of Leadership


  • Alternative Routes t Teacher Conditional Loan Scholarship
  • American Indian Endowed Scholarship
  • Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Future Teachers Conditional Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program
  • Health Professional Loan Repayment
  • Health Professional Scholarship
  • Opportunity Grant
  • State Need Grant Program
  • State Work Study
  • Washington Award for Vocational Excellence
  • Washington Scholar
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Student Exchange (WICHE)
  • Worker Retraining

Washington, DC

  • DC Adoption Scholarship
  • DC Adult Scholarship Program (DCASP)
  • DC Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (DCLEAP)
  • DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG)

West Virginia

  • Attorney General Trust Fund
  • Education Program
  • Health Sciences Scholarship Program
  • Higher Education Adult Part-Time Grant Program (HEAPS)
  • Institutional Tuition & Fee Waiver
  • Medical Student Loan Program
  • PROMISE Scholarship Program
  • Tuition Contract Program
  • Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program
  • Veterans Re-Education Act Fund
  • WV Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program
  • WV Higher Education Grant Program
  • WV National Guard Tuition Assistance


  • Hathaway Honors Scholarship
  • Hathaway Opportunity Scholarship
  • Hathaway Performance Scholarship
  • Hathaway Provisional Scholarship
  • Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP)


  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Contract for Dental Education
  • Hearing & Visually Handicapped Student Grant
  • Indian Student Assistance Grant
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Family & Community Medicine (MCOW)
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Tuition Capitation (MCOW)
  • Minority Teacher Loan
  • Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant – Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant – Wisconsin Technical Colleges
  • Nursing Student Loan
  • Talent Incentive Program Grant
  • Teacher Education Loan
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired Loan
  • Wisconsin Higher Education Grant – Tribal Colleges (WHEG)
  • Wisconsin Higher Education Grant – University of Wisconsin System (WHEG)
  • Wisconsin Higher Education Grant – Wisconsin Technical Colleges (WHEG)
  • Wisconsin Tuition Grant (WTG)

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