There are all types of scholarships available ranging from partial scholarships (which cover some tuition and fees) to full-ride scholarships (which cover the duration of your studies). The majority of scholarships are designed to cover tuition, books, and fees.
Example Scholarship Types:
Merit-based – based on grades, cumulative GPA, and test scores
Degree specific – based on the college degree you are seeking and enrollment status
Demographic-based – based on race, gender, age, etc.
Regional – based on where you live or grew up
Needs-based – determined by your financial needs (usually FAFSA information)
Achievements – determined from participation in clubs, sports, and academic competitions, etc.
Non-traditional – either based on your gender and degree selection or age
First-generation – based off immediate family member’s college completion
Others – single-parent, marital status, left-handed, red hair, vegetarian, location