Scholarships offered by Mansfield University
Scholarship Do's & Don'ts
- 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.
- 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.
- Examine all scholarship opportunities.
are not just available to the best and brightest students. All students should
attempt the scholarship process.
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.
- The word
'essay' is not a bad word...especially in the scholarship world.
- There are
numerous free scholarship resources available. You do not need to pay money for
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A simple thank-you
impresses the benefactor. A thank-you
can turn a one-year scholarship into a renewable one.