Are awards based on academic merit, financial need, or other criteria?


Adult Inclusion in State Financial Aid Policies

Are awards based on academic merit, financial need, or other criteria?

August 2017



Program Name Are awards based on academic merit, financial need or other criteria?
Alabama
Alabama Student Assistance Program Merit; Need

Alabama Student Grant Program Merit; Other
Alaska
Alaska Performance Scholarship Merit

AlaskAdvantage Education Grant Need
Arizona
Arizona Financial Aid Trust (AFAT) Need

Arizona LEAP/SLEAP Program Need
Arkansas
Academic Challenge Scholarship Merit

Governor's Distinguished Scholars Program Merit
California
Cal Grant A Merit; Need

Cal Grant B Merit; Need
Colorado
Colorado Graduate Grant Need

Colorado Student Grant Need
Connecticut
Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program (Merit/Need) Need

Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program (Need) Need
Delaware
Delaware SEED (Student Excellence Equals Degree) Program Merit

University of Delaware Other State Funded Scholarships Need
District of Columbia
DC Tuition Assistance Grant Other

Mayors Scholars Undergraduate Program Need
Florida
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program-FMS Awards (Florida Medallion Scholars) Merit

Florida Student Assistance Grant- Public Need
Georgia
HOPE Scholarship Merit

Zell Miller Scholarship Merit
Hawaii
Hawaii B Plus Scholarship Merit; Need

Hawaii State Student Incentive Program Need
Idaho
Idaho Promise Category A Scholarship Merit; Need

Opportunity Scholarship Merit; Need
Illinois
Minority Teacher Scholarship MTI Merit

Monetary Award Program Need
Indiana
Indiana Higher Education Award & Freedom of Choice Grants (Frank O'Bannon Grant) Need

Twenty-First Century Scholars Program Merit; Need
Iowa
Iowa Tuition Grant Program Need

Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant Need
Kansas
Kansas Comprehensive Grant Need

National Guard Tuition Assistance Program Other
Kentucky
College Access Program (CAP) Grant Need

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Merit
Louisiana
Louisiana Go Grants Need

Taylor Opportunity Program for Students Merit
Maine
Doctors for Maine's Future Other

Maine State Grant Program Need
Maryland
Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant Need

Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant Merit; Need
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Access (Cash) Grant Need

MASSGrant Need
Michigan
Michigan Tuition Grant Need

Tuition Incentive Program Need
Minnesota
Minnesota State Grant Need

Post-Secondary Child Care Grant Need; Other
Mississippi
Mississippi Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP) Merit; Need

Mississippi Resident Tuition Grant (MTAG) Merit
Missouri
A+ Schools Program Merit

Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program Need
Montana
Governor's Postsecondary Scholarship - Merit Merit

Montana Tuition Assistance Program Need
Nebraska
Access College Early Scholarship Program Need

Nebraska Opportunity Grant Need
Nevada
Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program Merit

Nevada Student Access Grants/Scholarships Need
New Jersey
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Article III Undergraduate Need

Tuition Aid Grant Need
New Mexico
Legislative Lottery Scholarship Merit

New Mexico Competitive Scholarship Merit
New York
New York State World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship Other

Tuition Assistance Program Need
North Carolina
Need Based Scholarship Need

UNC Need Based Grant Need
North Dakota
North Dakota Academic Scholarship Merit; Other

North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant Program Need
Ohio
Ohio College Opportunity Grant Program Need

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program Other
Oklahoma
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Need

Oklahoma's Promise (Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program) Merit; Need; Other
Oregon
Oregon Opportunity Grant Need

Student Child Care Grant Need; Other
Pennsylvania
Institutional Assistance Grants Need

Pennsylvania State Grant Program Need
Rhode Island
Rhode Island State Grant Program Need
South Carolina
Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship Merit

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Merit
South Dakota
South Dakota Need Based Grant Program Need

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship Merit
Tennessee
HOPE Scholarship Merit

Tennessee Student Assistance Award Need
Texas
Designated Tuition- Grants Need

Toward Excellence, Access, and Success (TEXAS) Grant Program Merit; Need
Utah
Regents' Scholarship Merit; Other

Utah Higher Education Success Stipend Program (HESSP) Need
Vermont
Non-Degree Grant Need; Other

Vermont Incentive Grant Need
Virginia
Tuition and Fee Revenue used for Financial Aid- Undergraduate Merit; Need

VSFAP - Virginia Commonwealth Award Need
Washington
College Bound Scholarship Need

Washington State Need Grant Program Need
West Virginia
PROMISE Scholarship Merit

West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program Merit; Need
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Grant- Private Nonprofit Need

Wisconsin Higher Education Grant - University of Wisconsin Need
Wyoming
Hathaway Scholarship Merit; Need

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