LendEDU, an online resource for information on student loans, recently ranked Delta State University among the Top 150 universities in the nation for providing private scholarships.
Utilizing data licensed from Peterson’s (https://www.petersons.com), LendEDU calculated the average amount of non-need based private scholarship funding per student at 1,000 colleges and universities. Delta State came in at No. 131 on the list.
“Clearly, the top ranked schools are doing a great job encouraging their students to seek additional sources of scholarship funding,” said LendEDU, in a press release. “We think the results of our study are interesting, relevant and eye opening. Before you apply for a student loan, you should look for scholarships and grants to help cover your cost of attendance. Scholarships are a great way to finance your education. Unlike student loans, scholarships do not need to be paid back. And, according to College Board, there is $122 billion in scholarship funding awarded to students each year.”
LendEDU’s study found that on average, the students winning the most private scholarships are coming from small to mid-sized schools.
Founded in 2014, LendEDU was created to help student loan borrowers find transparency without damaging their credit.
For more information on the survey, visit https://lendedu.com/blog/june-private-scholarships-study.