Scholarship Programs
Are you interested in finding information about scholarships to help pay college expenses? GovBenefits.gov may be able to help. The GovBenefits.gov site contains information about a variety of financial aid programs, including scholarships such as Byrd Honors Scholarships and the Harry S Truman Scholarship Program. The rising cost of attending college makes scholarships appealing to students, because unlike most other types of financial aid, scholarship money does not have to be repaid. Scholarships are available through a wide range of public and private organizations. They can be awarded to students based on numerous criteria, such as academic performance, minority status, organizational affiliations, achievements, hobbies, financial need and career goals. To help you learn more about scholarship opportunities, GovBenefits.gov is highlighting some of the benefit programs available for students. For information about Federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education, visit www.studentaid.ed.gov. To learn more about scholarships and other financial aid options visit www.finaid.org.

Barry M Goldwater Scholarship Program
The Barry M Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to college juniors and seniors preparing for a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her college or university using the official nomination materials provided to each institution. For more information, visit the Barry M Goldwater Scholarship Foundation.

Byrd Honors Scholarships
The Byrd Honors Scholarships program provides scholarships to support postsecondary education to outstanding high school seniors who show promise of continued academic achievement in an effort to recognize and promote student excellence and achievement. For more information, visit the Byrd Honors Scholarships.

Harry S Truman Scholarship Program
The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals from Pacific Islands who wish to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the Federal government. For more information, visit the Harry S Truman Scholarship Program.

Morris K Udall Scholarship Program
The Udall Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based award offered to sophomores and juniors enrolled in an accredited college or university. Each year, the Foundation awards 80 undergraduate scholarships of up to 50,000 to students studying fields related to the environment, and to Native American and Alaska Native students studying fields related to health care or tribal public policy. For more information, visit the Morris K Udall Scholarship Program.