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    Applying for scholarships can really pay off. Like grants, scholarships are a type of financial aid that you won’t have to pay back.

    Scholarships can be based on a variety of things—such as financial need, academic scores, a specific major, or activities and achievements. Put just a little time into applying for them, and the rewards can be great.

    How do you get started?

    1. Apply to IUP—and You’ll Be Automatically Considered for Admissions Scholarships

    At IUP, we make it easier for you to connect with scholarship opportunities. Just by applying to IUP, you are already considered for some scholarships through the admissions office. You will be notified if you are selected.

    2. Take Advantage of IUP’s List of Outside Scholarships

    See IUP’s list of Outside Scholarships to find more opportunities for scholarships. Don’t pass up your chance to apply!

    3. Check with Guidance Counselors, Local Clubs, and Outside Organizations

    There are lots of scholarships awarded each year in high schools and hometowns. From graduates of your high school who have provided scholarships, to community groups, garden clubs, music clubs, and other organizations. Sometimes, there are fewer applicants for local scholarships, which can increase your odds of being selected.

    4. Explore Scholarship Search Sites

    There are a number of reputable scholarship search websites—check them out for more leads.

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