Step 5 - Other Scholarships and Grants

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After you've completed all your requirements and are waiting for us to complete your financial aid package, you can still make good use of your time by looking for some other resources.  Private scholarships, along with other state and federal grants, will help make college more affordable.  Here's how to get started:

  • How to find scholarships - This information will link you to web-based Free Scholarship Search Services and some pages with lists of other scholarships for which you might qualify.  Search Services can help you find private scholarships for which you qualify.  If you have not already done this, visit this page and set up one or more profiles to search for private scholarships.  Some of these scholarships may have deadlines that are quickly approaching, so we recommend that every student give this a try as soon as possible.
  • How to find grants - Our Grants page will give you more information about some of the major state and federal grant programs, and a few other programs from Messiah College.  For the most part, if you have completed your FAFSA, you have already applied for these and, if you are eligible, we will include them in your financial aid package.  But you should still review this page to get more information and identify any of these programs for which you might qualify.  In particular, if you live in one of the following states, see this page for more information about grants from these states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.