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What kind of scholarships go unawarded?

Topic: Financial Aid | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 06/17/2010

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Many smaller scholarships go unrewarded. These should not be overlooked, because every sum helps. Scholarships that have many requirements to fill out discourage applicants, such as a requirement to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Scholarships with early deadlines will have fewer applicants. Specialized scholarships (like for a particular degree) will have fewer applicants. Finally, remember that even if a scholarship is eventually awarded, sometimes it is based on only a handful of applicants. Apply to as many as you can.

Answered by: Criterion Y. | about 4 years ago
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The ones that never get fully funded by whoever created them. Or maybe those who decided to cancel them due to faculty budget concerns. It's very rare that scholarships go unrewarded; the creator of them usually goes through some effort to ensure that students know of its existence. Your best bet is to check with all the official resources available as well as looking outside your school for any scholarships that you might be eligible for. Keep looking and you'll find something! If you're an international student, consider checking out your local embassy and / or consulate for more info on any country-specific scholarships or aid programs!

Answered by: Darthcaboose B. | about 4 years ago
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One of the more commonly known scholarships are those awarded on athletic merit. According to Scholarshiphelp.org, nearly $1 billion is awarded for these types of scholarships per year, and over a 100,000 students are awarded with either a partial or full scholarship. The field for this type of scholarship is very competitive, however, so an early start is crucial to understanding what is needed to obtain one. Start first with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or the university financial aid office to begin the application process.

Answered by: Exiled Connections F. | about 4 years ago
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Many scholarships go unrewarded because they simply aren___t applied for. In these current economic times you will find less and less money and scholarships going unrewarded. It is worth looking into every possible scholarship you are eligible for and apply for it. Websites like Fastweb.com are a great resource. You should also try your high school guidance counselor. There might be little known local scholarships available in your town or city only that your high school counselor might know about.

Answered by: Jessica Al22 D. | about 4 years ago
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Every year, there are tons of scholorships that go unrewarded. This is because no one knows about these scholorships. The types that go unrewarded are the type that no one applies for. The easiest way to access scholorships like these is to look online. Here, you can find records of scholorships rewarded and unrewarded.

Answered by: Lmukeeper O. | about 4 years ago
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Most of the time when you hear about scholarships going unawarded, it is because the student might not have been aware of it. Not all scholarships are outright advertised and most you have to ask about. Some of the scholarships with lower amounts, for example, are one type that might not be advertised. A lot of times you will hear about scholarship scams as well. If anyone ever asks you to pay for a service to get a scholarship, it is a scam. You will never have to pay for a grant of any kind.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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Wow, this question made me remember back to a program that was started in the public schools I attended when I was in the first grade. It was called Scholarship In Escrow. The program rewarded students for their good grades. Each A would earn a student $40 that was to be "put away" as "scholarship" money to be awarded when the student graduated high school. B's were worth $20 and C's were worth $10. Well, I went through school making majority A's. I found that the program was canceled during my sophomore year in high school. I had earned a lot in this program, but I would never see a dime of it for my education. The school system mismanaged money and left me as well as thousands of other students working hard to get that much needed money high and dry! Research the organizations and stipulations giving scholarships to make sure you're not left in a sticky situation.

Answered by: Upallnight I. | about 4 years ago
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All kinds of scholarships go unawarded. Some are based at certain ethnic groups and they simply lack a qualified applicant. Some smaller awards go unawarded because the past recipient didn't actually acknowledge receipt of the award. Department awards can be withheld if the faculty feels as though there is not a qualified applicant. The moral of the story: ask and ye shall be considered.

Answered by: Grad12 I. | about 4 years ago
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Most of the time when you hear about scholarships going unawarded, it is because the student might not have been aware of it. Not all scholarships are outright adverstised and most you have to ask about. Some of the scholarships with lower amounts, for example, are one type that might not be advertised. A lot of times you will hear about scholarship scams as well. If anyone ever asks you to pay for a service to get a scholarship, it is a scam. You will never have to pay for a grant of any kind.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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Talk with your financial aid advisor for specific scholarships for which you may be eligible. Generally, colleges have a "master application" that you can fill out and the school will use that to apply for a wide variety of application at the same time. There are also other scholarships that are based on personal history, ethnicity, gender, and career field. Talk to your financial aid office. Keep in mind that scholarships exist for almost every interest and activity. Local businesses may also offer scholarships for local students only, so if you are planning on moving to another area to go to school, check with local scholarships first and see if they can be taken with you to your school of choice.

Answered by: Ker239 C. | about 4 years ago
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Scholarships for very specific areas of study are often unawarded, due to a lack of awareness about the scholarship's existence. Additionally, small scholarships that other students deem unworthy of an application may not find a recipient. Scholarships that are only available to students who graduated from a particular school may also go unawarded, assuming no students apply for the awards.

Answered by: Adamkendallz V. | about 4 years ago
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There are no scholarships that go unawarded. The purpose of scholarships is so you do not have to pay back the money. Same if you have received any grants.

Answered by: Choco Mint Y. | about 4 years ago
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This tends to be a common myth when people talk about those that applied but didn't get their award. As long as the scholarship you applied for was a legitimate one, you'll get it. Other than that, employer and region-specific scholarships may go unawarded simply from lack of student and family awareness. These scholarships are often for smaller amounts, but free money is free money, right? It all adds up.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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Scholarships that go unawarded are not as common as advertised. They are ones where the applications are extremely low. They are also normally not advertised online. It might be that the application process is so long as to outweigh the benefit.

Answered by: Zolty F. | about 4 years ago
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Corporations offer scholarships to attract and retain employees, support the communities where the business is located and encourage entrants into the business' field of work. These are often the scholarships that go unawarded for lack of applicants.Employer- and region-specific scholarships may go unawarded simply from lack of student and family awareness. These scholarships are often for smaller amounts but even though they may be small it's still money that can hel someone in need out.

Answered by: William A. | about 4 years ago
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Normally if there are scholarships that go unawarded it is due to the fact that parents and students were unaware of them. Other than that, it is a myth that real scholarships are applied for and never given out. You will hear about scammers as well, which you will know when you see them because they will ask for a fee. You never have to pay for a scholarship.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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The kinds of scholarships which go unawareded are those that require more work than they are worth. For example a $250 scholarship that requires a 10,000 word essay will most likely go unawarded due to the amount of work required to apply.

Answered by: Zolty F. | about 4 years ago
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There exists no scholarships which are unawarded. It should be awarded to you instantly and deducted from your total college costs. So are grants.

Answered by: Cheesycake D. | about 4 years ago
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The number of unawarded scholarships is less than some make it out to be. Most unawarded scholarships are designated for very specific populations. They are often looking for a child of an employee of a certain company who plans to major in finance, or someone who wants to teach a particular subject who grew up in a particular county, or the like. No one meets the criteria, so the scholarship is not given. It never hurts to see what you might qualify for, of course.

Answered by: Kissaguard S. | about 4 years ago
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Normally when you hear about scholarships going unawarded it is because the student might have not known about it. If you apply for a scholarship, and get accepted, you will most likely not have to worry. The scholarship will be applied to the school of your choice. There have been scammers out there before that have tried to get people to pay to use their services to receive a scholarship. If anyone asks you to pay, then its a scam. You will never have to pay for a scholarship or a grant.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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All scholarships are awarded. There are no scholarships that go unawarded. Usually if you get a scholarship, it will say how much money you get and for how long. It will be available to you immediately and should be awarded as soon as you accept the award. This is the same for any grants that you may have received.

Answered by: Sea Whale H. | about 4 years ago
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Most scholarships that are unawarded were not given away because no one applied. This occurs for small scholarships that other overlooked or because the small amount, in the $50 to $1,000 range, were not deemed bothering. Some scholarships are unawarded because no one qualified, such as requiring a specific and rare field of study at a specific school.

Answered by: Tbw R. | about 4 years ago
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Employer- and region-specific scholarships may go unawarded simply from lack of student and family awareness. These scholarships are often for smaller amounts, but free money is free money, right? It all adds up. If you can___t qualify for need-based scholarships appreciated! I you are willing to enter visual art scholarships and essay scholarships. Many of these scholarships go unawarded because no one steps forward who meets the criteria. The best way to find these ___easilly accessable scholarships___ is to sign up for a free data base service that alerts you to scholarships you match for.

Answered by: 123hit. B. | about 4 years ago
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At almost every college, there are usually privately funded scholarships that are never awarded. Many times these are small scholarships that have very specific eligibility requirements, and many times there aren't even applicants for them. Every college maintains a list of available scholarships detailing eligibility.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | about 4 years ago
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All scholarships are awarded money. If it's not awarded money, it is a loan. Grants are the same as scholarships because its money that you do not need to pay back.

Answered by: Ginger Tea K. | about 4 years ago
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The ones that don't have the proper paperwork completed. Don't let that happen to you! Know when the deadlines for scholarships are and make sure you get them in on time!

Answered by: Brittanycalla X. | about 4 years ago
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Corporations offer scholarships to attract and retain employees, support the communities where the business is located and encourage entrants into the business' field of work. These are often the scholarships that go unawarded for lack of applicants. You may have a much greater chance of receiving a private corporation award because geographic, employment and other restrictions narrow the number of candidates.

Answered by: Mi55i3 C. | about 4 years ago
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Employer- and region-specific scholarships may go unawarded simply from lack of student and family awareness. These scholarships are often for smaller amounts, but free money is free money, right? It all adds up. Most of the time though, if you hear about scholarships going unawarded, it could be a myth. Just make sure you never pay to get a scholarship. There are lots of scammers out there.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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In this economy there aren't likely to be many scholarships that don't get awarded. If there were one type it is bound to be scholarships awarded by corporations. These are generally harder to find information on and lack a high number of applicants because they are so specific.

Answered by: Jessica Al22 D. | about 4 years ago
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Some scholarships that get unawarded are those that require students to be nominated by someone else. People simply don't take the initiative to find someone to nominate them. Other scholarships that go unawarded are often those based on geography or race. If no one from that race or location applies, then the award does not go to anyone.

Answered by: Chaniel K. | about 4 years ago
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Most scholarships that are unawarded were not given away because no one applied. This occurs for small scholarships that other overlooked or because the small amount, in the $50 to $1,000 range, were not deemed bothering. Some scholarships are unawarded because no one qualified, such as requiring a specific and rare field of study at a specific school.

Answered by: Tbw R. | about 4 years ago
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Employer- and region-specific scholarships may go unawarded simply from lack of student and family awareness. These scholarships are often for smaller amounts, but free money is free money, right? It all adds up. If you can___t qualify for need-based scholarships appreciated! I you are willing to enter visual art scholarships and essay scholarships. Many of these scholarships go unawarded because no one steps forward who meets the criteria. The best way to find these ___easilly accessable scholarships___ is to sign up for a free data base service that alerts you to scholarships you match for.

Answered by: 123hit. B. | about 4 years ago
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At almost every college, there are usually privately funded scholarships that are never awarded. Many times these are small scholarships that have very specific eligibility requirements, and many times there aren't even applicants for them. Every college maintains a list of available scholarships detailing eligibility.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | about 4 years ago
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All scholarships are awarded money. If it's not awarded money, it is a loan. Grants are the same as scholarships because its money that you do not need to pay back.

Answered by: Ginger Tea K. | about 4 years ago
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The ones that don't have the proper paperwork completed. Don't let that happen to you! Know when the deadlines for scholarships are and make sure you get them in on time!

Answered by: Brittanycalla X. | about 4 years ago
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Corporations offer scholarships to attract and retain employees, support the communities where the business is located and encourage entrants into the business' field of work. These are often the scholarships that go unawarded for lack of applicants. You may have a much greater chance of receiving a private corporation award because geographic, employment and other restrictions narrow the number of candidates.

Answered by: Mi55i3 C. | about 4 years ago
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Employer- and region-specific scholarships may go unawarded simply from lack of student and family awareness. These scholarships are often for smaller amounts, but free money is free money, right? It all adds up. Most of the time though, if you hear about scholarships going unawarded, it could be a myth. Just make sure you never pay to get a scholarship. There are lots of scammers out there.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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In this economy there aren't likely to be many scholarships that don't get awarded. If there were one type it is bound to be scholarships awarded by corporations. These are generally harder to find information on and lack a high number of applicants because they are so specific.

Answered by: Jessica Al22 D. | about 4 years ago
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Some scholarships that get unawarded are those that require students to be nominated by someone else. People simply don't take the initiative to find someone to nominate them. Other scholarships that go unawarded are often those based on geography or race. If no one from that race or location applies, then the award does not go to anyone.

Answered by: Chaniel K. | about 4 years ago
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Corporations offer scholarships to attract and retain employees, support the communities where the business is located and encourage entrants into the business' field of work. These are often the scholarships that go unawarded for lack of applicants. Search for corporation scholarships by checking with your parents' employers for possible programs, researching businesses in your region and searching your newspaper's archives for award announcements. You may have a much greater chance of receiving a private corporation award because geographic, employment and other restrictions narrow the number of candidates.

Answered by: Hemjjd H. | about 4 years ago
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Scholarships that go unrewarded are usually the result of colleges offering the scholarships to students that choose a different college to attend. Because students often apply to several colleges, this can happen quite frequently. College will sometimes offer these scholarships to other students that semester, but more frequently, they will wait and offer them in the winter semester to incoming students.

Answered by: Morgo Q. | about 4 years ago
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It is difficult to say exactly which scholarships go unawarded. Some scholarships are unawarded because applicants have failed to meet the criteria for the scholarship, or there may have been a lack of applicants. Scholarships designed for small populations of ethnic minorities or specific language requirements or training are some examples of the types of scholarships that might go unawarded. In addition, some communities offer scholarships that may go unawarded due to their specific criteria. This may include scholarships designed for children, whose parents may work in a particular trade or industry. Generally, the applicant pool is much smaller for scholarships with specific or unusual criteria.

Answered by: Lou N. | about 4 years ago
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