A scholarship is a monetary award given to a student who meets certain criteria. These criteria vary by scholarship. Scholarship money does not need to be repaid.

Scholarship Research

A great place to start looking for scholarships is the Financial Aid Office at each college/university. Typically, the Financial Aid Office page on the University’s website will list student scholarship opportunities. Many institutions require students to be admitted before being considered for scholarships. Please make sure to submit all supplemental financial aid/scholarship applications required by each college.

Scholarships are offered by many other sources as well. Check your Naviance account for Niwot High School’s list of local scholarships, which are harder to find on other search websites.
Click here to visit Naviance.

The following sites may also be used to search for scholarships:
FinAid, FastWeb, CollegeBoard,, CU Boulder’s Scholarship List,, CollegeNet, Peterson’s Scholarship Search Engine

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