Year after year, the government reserves billions of dollars for students as education grants. You do not require any specific qualification to obtain these grants. When you apply for education grants, you have to utilize the money only for educational purposes.
Info on how to apply for the education grants is available on various internet sites. The Education Department of the US government provides all information on the internet sites and can be accessed through post, phone or the email. The application along with budget for the required amount of money has to be sent to the Program Office. The Education Department would review the applications as per the specified norms and then award and administer the grant once every year. The Department also offers information on the internet site for other grants available.
Several teams of the Education Department process applications with different needs. The applications are ranked and numbered and grant money is awarded to the highest rank scored. A four to six months time is taken to process the applications; once the process is complete the sum is granted to the selected candidate. A progress and a performance report has to be presented to the education grants team at the completion of one year.
Students qualified for post secondary education are entitled for this grant. The grant money would come through the department of education, bureaus allotted by the government or through charitable organizations. The grant money would cover the students, tuition fee, books, hostel fees, and for any of the instruments or equipment essential for their course of study. The grant money is not a loan thus repayment is not required it is also non-transferable and cannot be utilized for non-education purpose.
There are specified foundations and organizations providing special scholarships and education grants to women. Women who do not have the money to continue their further education or have discontinued education because of family and economic reasons could avail of this grant. Women applying for underrepresented courses or economically limited could get special education grants. Women who have given up their studies to care for their families or work to support their family financially could now apply and avail of the education grants and complete their studies.
Apply only for the education grants that are relevant to you of all the hundreds of grants that the institutions and organizations provide.