Scholarships are funds offered by institutions, companies, organizations, and foundations to support your education that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for tuition, housing, supplies, books, transportation, travel, study abroad, and more. Scholarships can be categorized into two initial groups: general and specific. General scholarships are those open to almost every college student, and specific majors are not required to apply. Specific scholarships are just that, specific to certain populations, fields of study, majors, experiences, and skills. We encourage students to focus more of their time applying for specific scholarships because your background, experiences, and interests will make you a better candidate.