Getting a college education is important when it comes to obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to find a job. However, over the years, the price of a gaining a college degree has increased substantially making it harder for access to equal education. Because of the growing price of school, making sure there are college scholarships available is crucial to ensure as many people have the option of college as possible.
A recent survey of high school students found that the likelihood of attending a four-year school sank nearly 20 percent in the last eight months, going down to 53 percent from 71 percent. In addition, the College Board notes that tuition and fees plus room and board for a four-year private college averaged $50,770 in the 2020-21 school year, while $22,180 for a public college.
Scholarships can help ease the stress of paying for college. However, many people hesitate to apply for scholarships, because they think there will be too much competition. Although, according to Education Data Initiative, there is enough public and private scholarships available for every full-time student to receive $9,744.
November is also National Scholarship Month. So, in honor of the month, GrantWatch is sharing five grants below that are available to students for college scholarships.
Five Grants to Help Students Pursue a College Degree
- Scholarships of up to $1,500 to U.S. college students and post-college young adults to study at a university or attend a long-term program in Israel.
- There are also scholarships to U.S. and territories students for college expenses. Scholarships are for students who have recently immigrated, or whose parents have recently immigrated. Funds is to cover expenses for college textbooks, outstanding tuition balances, living expenses, and other costs related to education.
- Fellowships of up to $18,000 to U.S. women to pursue master’s or professional degree studies. Eligible uses of funding include educational expenses, travel, child care, and living expenses. Fellowships in certain fields are restricted to applicants from minority groups historically underrepresented in the field.
- In addition, there are grants of up to $12,000 to U.S. women to pursue advanced degrees and courses of study. Funding is to benefit women who seek to rejoin the workforce, seek professional advancement, and change their field of employment. Eligible fields of study include social sciences, education, and health and medical sciences. Primary consideration is to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
- Finally, there are scholarships of $1,000 to U.S. high school seniors and college freshmen for full-time studies. Funding is to help students attain academic goals and to support their chosen fields of undergraduate study.