Scholarships Are Free Money for College
November 19, 2020
By Tammy Bramley
Iowa Student Loan board
If your family will have a new college freshman next year, this is a great time to look for scholarships that will help offset the cost of an education. Scholarships are considered “gift aid,” meaning that they do not need to be repaid later. Some are one-time awards that can be used while a family’s college savings continues to grow; others are renewable as long as the student remains eligible.
While we hear a lot about athletic scholarships or awards for high academic achievement, no student should overlook the possibility of earni...