There are many types of grants but here we discuss two types we know apply to students in our area, but there might be more for you to explore!
The two types of grants most students receive are Pell Grants and community grants.
Pell Grants are grants students qualify for when they fill out the FAFSA and are need-based (based on the students family's estimated financial contribution) and do NOT need to be paid back. For more specific information about the Pell Grant follow the link embedded in the photo above to go to the federal website for student aid.
Community grants are those granted by a community organization related with a students family, membership or personal achievement and do NOT need to be paid back. To learn more about these opportunities ask the organizations you are involved with if they support members or the families or members in this way. Some examples of organizations that may provide educational grants and/or scholarships are FFA, 4H and the Rotary Club.