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  • National Scholarship Month

    Scholarship Month

    Who likes free money? Everyone! November is National Scholarship Month sponsored by The National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA).

    The national month was created to raise awareness about the need for scholarships and educate students on their financial options.

    Scholarships are a form of student financial aid that does not need to be repaid. There are a variety of different scholarships to apply for. Some scholarships are academic based, some are awarded for excelling at sports or other extracurricular activities, and some are based on essay responses.

    Did you know that Dean College awards more than $20 million in scholarships and grants annually to assist students in funding their education? Students are reviewed for most of our scholarships as part of the college application process, so there is no need to complete an additional application!

    A few of our scholarship offerings include:

    • The Oliver Dean Honors Scholarship: recognizes students with outstanding academic accomplishments in high school.
    • Trustee’s Scholarship: recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary academic achievement during their high school careers.
    • Presidential Scholarship: recognizes students who demonstrate academic potential but perhaps did not reach that potential while in high school.
    • Performing Arts Scholarship: recognizes outstanding achievement in either Dance or Theatre.
    • Dean Transfer Scholarship: recognizes transfer students with a minimum of 12 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

    Students can also apply for scholarships through outside businesses, agencies and organizations. There are many scholarships out there that are offered and remain unclaimed. Don’t let free money go to waste, check out these websites that list thousands of scholarships!

    Dean College encourages students to apply for as many scholarships as possible. Join FastWeb's challenge and apply for 10 scholarships before December 1st! Visit to learn more!

     Dean College believes in making a private college education as affordable as possible. To learn more about our scholarship options visit the Dean College Scholarship webpage. For more financial aid options, visit our Financial Aid webpage. 

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