Overview of Federal Grants and Scholarships

Overview of Federal Grants and ScholarshipsPell Grant

  • Available to: U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien enrolled as a college undergraduate
  • Amount: up to $5,550 a year
  • Requirement: Financial need
  • Application: Submit a FAFSA and contact college financial aid office.

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Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

  • Available to: U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien enrolled as a college undergraduate
  • Amount: up to $4,000 a year
  • Requirement: Financial need
  • Application: Submit a FAFSA and contact college financial aid office.

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Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

  • Available to:  students whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/01.  Must be ineligible for a federal Pell Grant due only to having less financial need than required to receive Pell funds.  Must be under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death.
  • Amount: Equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant for the award year, not to exceed the cost of attendance for that award year.
  • Requirement: Financial need
  • Application: Submit a FAFSA and contact college financial aid office.

TEACH Grant

  • Available to: U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student. Be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in course work necessary to begin a career in teaching. Students must score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.
  • Amount: Up to $4,000 a year. If a student does not follow through with all teaching requirements, the total amount of the grant converts to an unsubsidized Stafford Loan with interest due from the date of the first TEACH Grant.
  • Requirement: Intent to teach and academic merit
  • Application: Submit a FAFSA and contact college financial aid office.

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