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What is a partial academic scholarship?

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What is a partial academic scholarship?

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A partial academic scholarship is a monetary award covering some, or part, of the tuition, room and board, books, or other associated fees for a student enrolled in a college or university. A partial academic scholarship can be typically awarded to a student as part of their initial financial aid package, which is typically issued once the student accepts an offer of admission from a school. Partial scholarships may cover a percentage of tuition and fees rather than the full amount. Some schools offer these scholarships at varying percentages such as 75%, 50%, and 25%. Students may be able to earn a full scholarship based on their academic performance, or they may receive a further reduced amount if they fail to meet the scholarship's eligibility criteria. This will vary from school to school, so it is important that you keep abreast of any and all requirements of your specific scholarship.

Some outside programs, such as government organizations, religious or social groups, or fundraising groups, may offer partial scholarships to qualified applicants. These are separate from scholarships offered by your school or university and will have their own set of requirements. You may be required to submit additional documentation beyond your academic, athletic, or performing arts records in order to qualify for these.

For more information about scholarships, check out this article: Comprehensive Scholarship Guide

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