Scholarships offered by Mansfield University

Scholarship Do's & Don'ts

  1. Always explore all financial aid options and make sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form before May 1st each year.
  2. Based on the information provided on the FAFSA, you may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, Pennsylvania State Grant and/or a Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG). Grants, like scholarships, are free money.
  3. Examine all scholarship opportunities.
  4. Scholarships are not just available to the best and brightest students. All students should attempt the scholarship process.
  5. The successful scholarship candidate is not necessarily the best and brightest student but the student who is competing with the fewest number of students for an award.
  6. The word 'essay' is not a bad word...especially in the scholarship world.
  7. There are numerous free scholarship resources available. You do not need to pay money for scholarship opportunities.
  8. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Be very careful regarding scholarship resources that guarantee you a scholarship for a fee.
  9. In addition to regional and national resources, inquire about local scholarships as well. These scholarships may not be as large as others but there will be less competition.
  10. If a scholarship is renewable, make sure that you understand what the criterion for renewal is so that you can retain it for future semesters.
  11. Make sure you are aware of deadlines. Traditionally, many scholarship opportunities open around Thanksgiving and close around the beginning of April. Be sure to apply on time.
  12. A simple thank-you impresses the benefactor. A thank-you can turn a one-year scholarship into a renewable one.

Outside Scholarship Possibilities