There is no need to repay private scholarships or grants, but they will carry certain requirements. Scholarships are typically based on merit, while grants are most often need-based. Private scholarships will rarely be a short-term solution, but it can be an important part of a long-term strategy for funding. We recommend starting with researching scholarships at volunteer organizations, personal employers, parents employers, your parish, or other local community organizations.
Searching for scholarships can be hard work, and a student may not receive all that he applies for. However, if a student is able to devote time to searching and writing essays, they may be able to reduce their loan burden coming out of school.
Prospective and current students can view a list of scholarships compiled by the Financial Aid Office below. This is not an inclusive list and JPCatholic does not determine a student's eligibility for these scholarships. Use common sense when applying for these opportunities. Although we do a basic review before adding them to our list, be wary if they require an application fee or require very sensitive information up front (such as a SSN for the initial application process).