Like scholarships, grants are divided into different categories, thus allowing the students to fit in at getting such an economical grant. College scholarship grants are divided by different categories to help as many students as possible. Student-specific grant is similar to the student specific scholarship by granting students that are from a different gender, race, religion or nationality with an amount of money to help them through their study years. The other categories are subject-specific, degree level and minority.
The granters can be federal states and governments, colleges and universities and public or/and private organization.
The federal and governments grant finances to students ever since 1972. These programs are: the Pell Grant, The Academic Competitiveness Grant and The National Since and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant.
But some very important companies from the market world of business also offer special grants to students that are the first in their family to go to college and that have a bad financial background.
In studies that allow students to get a job at a most needed area field, the grants awarded are not only bigger amounts of money, but the government actually tries to make students come to these types of colleges in order to substitute the needed personnel. These areas are health care and nursing and also the educational area of teaching schools.
This is actually a sub-part of the subject specific grants. The subject-specific grants also try to attract students into the major companies that need high educated personnel, thus they are willing to invest in students that can become a part of their company. Beside internships, fellowships and scholarships, these companies try to attract students into their area of study by grants given to thousands of students every year.
These types of grants can also be awarded to students that are interested in a military career, but still want to attend college. These are special designed programs for them as well.