Why Do Grants Exist and How Varied are They?

August 29th, 2013

Have you ever wondered why some institution or organization is willing to give you money to study? You might believe it or not, but most organizations do it out of the desire to help students with financial problems to get a college degree and make something of their life. For many organizations doing this is important and it also looks good in the public eye.

However many organizations offer them because they want to create a brand name and increase customer loyalty. Every company wants to be associated with social work and doing something good and useful. They advertise by doing good. Organization also give grants to some of their employees helping them grow and some give grants to insure that in the future there will be enough people specialized in a certain domain they might need. Government organizations especially want to push certain fields toward a better development. Money for grants also comes from people who are passionate about a certain field or from people who earned a lot of money and donated part of it to foundations that return it to the society in this helpful way. Many who get a grant and then become wealthy will also offer grants in their time.

There are many types of different grants. You have those for ethnic minorities, for religious minorities or those for sports players. Physically disabled students also have access to grants that are aimed at them and even working single mothers or people who work in teaching or nursing might get a grant in order to get more education if they wish so. Some grants are aimed at those who are not traditional students and don`t have college education, so you will probably stumble upon grants for people who attend evening schools or soldiers. Most grants are aimed at people who have a social, family or financial problem of some sort, something that impedes them from getting the college education that they want. If you are one of those people you will definitely find a grant, you just have to look for it.

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2 Responses to Why Do Grants Exist and How Varied are They?

  1. Dear Sirs,
    I want to further my education, at Singapore Management University to undertake a Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration, (MBA) course. I have a first Degree in Anthropology, 2nd Upper Class Hon ours from the University of Nairobi.

    Even, though, my first degree was as a result of well wishers without whom I could not had achieved this feet.

    The full course fee is in the tune of about US dollars 57,200 and being a family man, would want to have my wife and the two children under my care while undergoing studies, thus a reasonable amount that will keep the family financially capable during the two years Course Study.
    I look forward to your earliest response.
    Kind regards.

    James M O Omolo

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