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Scholarships Demystified

„SCHOLARSHIPS DEMYSTIFIED- Where they come from, and who is getting them MMMMM 2,654,501 first-time students 82.3% 24 In the 2010/2011 school year, there were 2,654,501 first-time students enrolled in of students in full-time programs at degree granting the USA received some form of institutions, and $49 billion in scholarships financial aid for $49 billion in scholarships were awarded to the eligible students. their education. HOW WAS THIS MONEY DIVIDED AMONG THE STUDENTS? 48% • federal · 36% • private · 31% - state and/or local - 48% received money from federal scholarships. 36% received money from scholarships provided by private companies, foundations and civic groups. 31% received money from state and/or local scholarships. AVERAGE AMOUNT AWARDED $4,755 $8,366 $2,844 П1 federal · private· • state and/or local · DISTRIBUTION BY RACE DISTRIBUTION BY SEX 38% of the recipients were minority students. 59% 41% of the of the recipients recipients were female. were male. 62% of the recipients were white. WHERE DID THIS MONEY COME FROM? HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO.... $3 billion No money Enough money More money came from private companies, foundations and civic groups. Hungary Ireland The Netherlands 0% 86% 68% $46 billion H came from the federal, of students received of students of students received total: $49 billion scholarships and grant money!" received just enough money. more money than they needed. state and local governmental sources. - SCHOLARSHIPS YOU DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED - A portion of that $49 billion is awarded every year to students who meet some rather unusual criteria: $5,000 If you Know What a Mongo-foot or Heelflip are, the Patrick Kerr $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 If You Draw Pictures of Ducks all Day, Applying to the Junior Duck Stamp Scholarship Should Not be Missed Did Java Help you Cram for Your Freakishly Tall? Men and Women who are Vertically-inclined can Apply to the Tall Clubs International Scholarship Future Food Leaders Should Consider the Asparagus Club Scholarship for some Cash for School Midterms? The Scholarship Wants to Hear from You! Skateboard Scholarship is Probably For You FROM THE FAST FOOD & SOFT DRINK INDUSTRY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS 177,559 $1 billion athletic scholarships available in total what these 4 companies $5.5 million combined give to students in the USA every year worth annually 47% designated to 22 sports (such a baseball, softballI, wrestling, golf.). AA Pepper KFC Coca-Cola 53% $500K $1M $IM $3M designated to only 4 sports: football, basketball, soccer and track & field Men vs. Women: Approaching Equality BUT... women can apply for 48% that's only 0.3% of their profits Men are eligible to apply for 52% $15 billion dollars Combined profits $5.5 million dollars Total given in scholarships Cha-Ching! Large Private Scholarships A few private companies have set up some impressively large scholarship awards. Buick Achievers Scholarship Program $100,000 If a student could win all 5 of these scholarships, they would be awarded $288,000. That would be enough to... pay for an undergraduate degree at America's 4 most expensive schools Siemens Math, Science and Technology Award Scholarship $100,000 $288k Davidson Fellows Scholarship $50,000 Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity and still have enough money left over for a brand new BMW 335i sedan. $20,000 American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest |$18,000 UNCLAIMED SCHOLARSHIPS: DO THEY EXIST? Yes! Millions of dollars in scholarships go unawarded each year $100,000,000 would cover the cost of tuition for $100M $15M 14,000 more students Canada United States DON'T GET SCAMMED! - 4,486 FRAUD Cases reported 332 482 667 The number of cases of Never pay for a list of 'unclaimed scholarships'; use free scholarship search engines and apply for as Every year, 256,000 people Coincidentally, 350,000 in the United States search on Google for easy to obtain or guaranteed scholarships. people are cheated out of $5 million due to scholarship scams each year. scholarship fraud that are reported to the FTC have been on the rise since 2001... many as you can. Sources available at This infographic was brought to you by FluidReview, a leading scholarship management solution. With FluidReview, your organization can optimize its entire scholarship workflow to save significant administrative time & effort, reduce costs and make better, faster decisions. Learn more at Fluid Review

Scholarships Demystified

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This infographic depicts various facts and statistics about scholarships in America. Billions of dollars are distributed every year to students in the USA: learn where it comes from, to whom it is ...




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