235 Grants and Non-Merit Scholarships

Grants and Non-Merit Scholarships

As you may already know grants are different from scholarships. When scholarships are usually merit-based or competition-based, grants are usually given to those who has a financial need or grants are directed for a particular area of study or group of people. One type of grants, like an enormous variety of federal grants from highly prestigious organizations like the NIH, the DOE, the NSF, the EPA, and NASA, are given for the schientific researches to groups of scientists working on a particular problem. Other type of grants like the Federal Pell Grant or the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), are awarded based on the student’s demonstrated financial need. These grants typically come from the federal government, state governments and colleges and universities, but may also come from corporations, institutions and foundations.

There are actually just four main types of grant funding. We give descriptions and examples of competitive, formula, continuation, and pass-through grants to give you a basic understanding of funding structures as you do your search for possible sources of financial aid.

Competitive Funding - also known as discretionary funding, competitive funding is a process of proposal selection based on the evaluation of a reviewer or team of reviewers. Funding is based on the merits of the application, and recipients are not pre-determined.

Formula Funding. In contrast to competitive funding, formula grants are given to pre-determined recipients. Non-competitive awards are usually allocated to eligible entities according to population and/or other census criteria, and all applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the application process are entitled to receive money. In many instances, formula funds are distributed from the federal level to states. States then determine the process to be used to award funds to local jurisdictions.

Continuation funding grant programs offer current award recipients the option of renewing grants for the following year. Some programs are restricted to existing grantees only, while others invite applications from current grantees and new applicants. Often, current grantees are awarded extra points during the review process for being a current grant recipient. Since priority is often given to continuing applicants, if you are a new applicant, you should consider entering into a partnership with a currently funded entity.

Pass-Through grants are funds given by the federal government to the states for further distribution to local governments. Under this funding structure, states may disburse federal funds to eligible local jurisdictions through formula allocations or open competitions.

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NTU Financial Assistance Grants for International Students in Taiwan

National Taiwan University provides scholarship divided into two parts: Tuition waiver Tuition waiver + monthly stipend of TWD 6,000 (USD 200) ... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  25-Feb-2021
  •  Taiwan
  • $$  Varies

OeAD Scholarships and Grants For International Students, Austria

Target groups: Varies. Undergraduate and graduate students from non-European countries (conducting a degree on Bachelor or master level) can apply for the Ernst Mach Grant for Studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences, which allows... more details

  •  Bachelor, Master, PhD, Fellowship
  •  1 Feb, 1-31 Mar
  •  Austria
  • $$  Supplementary grants, more

Eric J. Dalius Foundation Grants in USA

Eric J. Dalius Foundation will provide the award amount of USD1000/- to one deserving student in the USA.... more details

  •  Diploma
  •  01-Apr-2021
  •  United States
  • $$  USD1000/-

Leiden University Erasmus+ Study Grants for International Students in Netherlands

Students will receive all the following study expenses. The amount granted is calculated based on the exact number of days spent abroad and the destination country. Erasmus+ countries are divided into three groups in terms of the number of funds awa... more details

  •  Bachelor, Master
  •  01-Apr-2021
  •  Netherlands
  • $$  Between €900 and €2000

UQ Cerebral Palsy Alliance PhD Research International Grants in Australia, 2020

Eligible students will receive up to $35,000 per annum for a PhD degree programme at the University of Queensland in Australia. ... more details

  •  PhD
  •  Open
  •  Australia
  • $$  Up to $35,000 per annum

Relocation Grant

Up to the value of AUD $2,000 to cover the cost of an economy class airfare on a one way ticket from the student’s current location (onshore or offshore) to the EIT campus location. EIT will organise the airfare on your behalf and will include a min... more details

  •  Master
  •  01-Jul-2021
  •  Australia
  • $$  Up to $2,000

Oklahoma City Community College International Student tuition grants in USA

The Oklahoma City Community College will cover an award amount of $1,500 to the successful candidates.  This tuition waiver is limited in number and will be awarded on a competitive basis.... more details

  •  Diploma, Bachelor
  •  February 1st
  •  United States
  • $$  Up to a $1,500

New Zealand International Student Grant at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Would you like to study in New Zealand? Apply for the New Zealand International Student Grant at the Victoria University of Wellington. The purpose of the grant is to support new international students currently onshore in New Zealand to study at Vi... more details

  •  Master
  •  20-Jan-2021
  •  New Zealand
  • $$  $5,000 or $10,000 for fees

Gary Saitowitz Grant

The student must be currently enrolled at one of the recognized American colleges or universities. The candidate should be a sophomore, a junior, or a freshman, as a currently enrolled graduate is sought-after. All students must pen an interesting, ... more details

  •  Master, Bachelor, Phd, Course
  •  01-May-2021
  •  Cyprus, United States
  • $$  $1,000

University of Heidelberg Grants and Scholarships

"Deutschlandstipendium" National Scholarship Programmefor gifted beginning students of all nationalities (Ger) Katharina Eleonore Wallot Foundation Scholarshipsfor gifted german female students in need of financial support (contact) Partial scholar... more details

  •  Bachelor, Master, PhD, Fellowship
  •  varies
  •  Germany
  • $$  Varies

FindDataLab Research Grant Programme in USA and EU, 2021

Students will get up to 1000 US dollars grant that can be used for web scraping services to collect data for academic purposes. ... more details

  •  Fellowship
  •  10th day of every month
  •  All Locations
  • $$  1000$

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Future Scholarship Grant at CIIT College of Arts and Technology, Philippines

Candidates who fulfil the university’s requirements successfully will get to win the fee reduction of up to 20% of tuition and miscellaneous fees on any approved course. ... more details

  •  Diploma, Bachelor
  •  Open
  •  Philippines
  • $$  20% of tuition fees

Need-Based Grants for International Students in the United States

California Baptist University will provide up to $10,000 per year to the winning students. ... more details

  •  Bachelor
  •  Open
  •  United States
  • $$  up to $10,000 per year

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