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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania has available to its students a wide variety of permanently endowed scholarships. Generally, there is one recepient per scholarship selected. Some scholarships on our website may not be available every academic year as funding levels change. These scholarships do not require a separate application. All students who complete the Edinboro University admissions application and meet the specific selection criteria are automatically considered as possible candidates. Should additional information be needed, the Financial Aid Office will email the student the required application at their Edinboro University address.
It should be noted that the selection criteria for the awards varies significantly. The majority of scholarships are for students attending Edinboro University on a full-time basis. Other factors which may impact upon a student's eligibility are: major course of study, quality point average, SAT scores, class rank, athletic prowess, recommendations of professors and teachers, and in some cases geographic area. All students are encouraged to first apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ . Unmet need based on FAFSA calculations may also be a factor.
Periodically, the Financial Aid Office is notified of external scholarship opportunities. Students are notified through Edinboro's SCOTS email system, outlining the criteria and method of application. These are also listed on our website by clicking the link listed above.
Internet searches are another great way to find free money, but caution is a must. While there are many reputable websites such as fastweb.com or finaid.org, there are just as many sites that will try to scam students and families out of money and even their identity. Here are some red flags:
- You must pay a fee (any fee) to apply for the scholarship
- You must provide a credit card number or your bank or savings account information to apply for the scholarship.
- You don’t need to do anything (or do very little) to apply.
- The offer “guarantees” that you will be given a scholarship.
- The offer includes no contact information, such as a valid email address, phone number and mailing address (a PO Box does not count)
- You never applied for the scholarship
- You must attend a free seminar to be considered for the scholarship
- The offer includes official-sounding words like “national”, “education”, or “federal” or has an official looking seal.
- The offer says there are millions in unclaimed scholarship money waiting for you.
- The offer is filled with typos and spelling errors. For example, “scholarship” is spelled “scholorship”
Other Online Scholarship Sources
Hispanic College Fund
Founded in 1993, the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) is a national non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., with a mission to develop the next generation of Hispanic professionals. For 19 years, the Hispanic College Fund has provided educational, scholarship, and mentoring programs to students throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Lists various scholarships and tips for applying
Information and advice on applying for various scholarships and avoiding scams.