You automatically qualify for most grants and scholarships when you apply to SMC.
What you should know about grants and scholarships:
- Unlike loans, they do not have to be repaid.
- Some are awarded based on financial need. Others are awarded for good grades (merit-based)
- To qualify for grants and scholarships, you must submit a FAFSA by June 30 in the year you plan to attend.
- When you submit a FAFSA, we’ll automatically apply any grants/scholarships for which you qualify to your cost to attend SMC.
If you qualify for these federal grants, they will be automatically applied to your Financial Aid award when you complete a FAFSA.
FEDERAL PELL GRANT
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (FSEOG)
State Grants and Scholarships
If you qualify for federal grants, they will be automatically applied to your Financial Aid award when you complete a FAFSA.
SMC Merit Scholarships
If you qualify for SMC Merit Scholarships, they are automatically applied to your Financial Aid award when you complete a FAFSA.
United Methodist Church Scholarships
United Methodist Church Scholarships ARE NOT automatically applied to your Financial Aid award.
You must apply for these scholarships separately following the instructions below.
There are lots of other scholarships available. Here are just a few, plus some ideas for how to discover others. Note: Outside scholarships must be applied for separately and ARE NOT automatically awarded at SMC.