Fellowships are paid or unpaid practical work experiences whose duration lasts longer than a semester.

First Generation is a term used to describe a student whose parents did not attend or graduate from college.

Internships are short-term, paid or unpaid practical work experiences.

Merit-Based opportunities are given to applicants based on achievements.

Need-Based opportunities are given to applicants based on financial need, or if students must come from a low-income household.

Non-Traditional Students are, for the purposes of this directory, students who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Delays enrollment (does not enter postsecondary education in the same calendar year that he or she finished high school);
  • Attends part time for at least part of the academic year;
  • Has dependents other than a spouse (usually children, but sometimes others);
  • Is a single parent (either not married or married but separated and has dependents); or
  • Does not have a high school diploma (completed high school with a GED or other high school completion certificate or did not finish high school). 

Renewable scholarships are scholarships that are able to be renewed each year. Once you are awarded a renewable scholarship, you are usually required to provide information to the providing organization each year in order to receive your scholarship funds.

Scholarships are financial awards provided to students who are entering or currently enrolled in a community college, university, or a graduate degree program.

Pre-College Programs are no-cost or fee-based leadership or academic opportunities exclusively for high school students.