What is the difference
between a fellowship and a scholarship?
fellowship typically refers to financial support for graduate study, travel or
other opportunities that occurs after you have completed your
bachelor’s degree. Scholarship is a term that frequently
describes funding sources used for both college and post-graduate
funding. The terms are relatively interchangeable, but you should
remember to verify whether or not the funding is for undergraduate or
it worth applying
for several fellowships in one year?
but you will need ample time and energy to produce strong
applications for each program. Key to your success in submitting
multiple applications is time management. In other words, PLAN
AHEAD! If you do not have the time to submit multiple applications,
carefully select the best program for your future endeavors and make
every effort to create the strongest application possible.
you plan on working toward a bachelor’s degree, you might want
to consider starting out at a two-year community college and then
transferring to a four-year school. Community colleges are partially
funded by local and state taxes and are therefore usually less
expensive than four-year schools. You’ll want to make sure the
courses you take during your first two years will transfer to the
four-year school you want to attend and that they will count toward
your bachelor’s degree. (Some
four-year schools are also
partially funded by local and state taxes and can also be less
expensive.) You can also save money by living at home and
to your local community college.
Ten Tips for Winning Scholarships
and Fellowships List (updated frequently)