The MDHE administers the grant and scholarship programs listed in the sidebar on the right.


Grant awards are usually based on financial need, do not need to be repaid, and are available from the state or federal government, or the college you plan to attend.

To apply for most grants, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by April 1 prior to the upcoming academic year.


Scholarships reward students for academic or athletic achievements, service to a local community, unique skills, special talents, or even a specific career interest. Scholarships do not typically need to be repaid, but make sure you understand the scholarship requirements before you accept any money.

Other Scholarships

Other scholarships may be available through the school you are planning to attend, community groups, charitable foundations, religious organizations, and other agencies. If you search the Internet for scholarships, here are some important scholarship search tips.