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Like grants, scholarships are a type of financial aid that you won't have to pay back.

How do you get started?

1. Apply to IUP—and You'll Be Automatically Considered for Academic Scholarships

Just by applying to IUP, you are  automatically considered for academic scholarships through the admissions office. You will be notified if you are selected within just a few weeks after your admission.

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 hometowns. These include community groups, garden clubs, music clubs, and other organizations. High school guidance counselors are a great resource and often maintain a list of local scholarship opportunities—be sure to ask!

4. Explore Scholarship Search Sites

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

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