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Importance of School Grants And Studies There cannot be any two opinions about the universal fact that education is the door for achieving excellence in your job, career and also in your personal lives. While almost all us agree to this universal fact the point of the matter is that many of us do not have the right kind of resources or money to enable us to educate our children in the best of schools and institutions. So quite often we have to make some compromises and adjust to the reality of giving our children access to only second grade education and other such attached facilities. Under the above circumstances it is quite obvious that such deprived children fall back in their race for success in their professional, job and personal lives and we as parents may be forced to look at the reality with a heavy heart not knowing what exactly to do. Under such circumstances it would be better to find out ways and means to help our children to fulfill their dreams and towards this objective school grants can indeed be a great boon. Today, there are many such organizations both in the public and private domain that are willing to help deserving and deprived children to pursue their studies in good schools and institutions with the help of such school grants. Hence it would indeed be a good idea to learn more about this over the next few lines. The biggest reason why many students are left to suffer is because of the lack of knowledge about the availability of such school grants in the first place. Hence as a first step it is very important to gather the right kind of knowledge about the various places, types and varieties of such grants for school students who are desirous and needy. There is a type of school grant known as FSEDG or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and the next type of grant is known as Pell Grants. The US Government is the one which funds the second type of grants which is quite widely known and popular especially those parents who are struggling to put their children into the right educational system for want of funds. The first the foremost thing that we should do is to be aware of the rules governing such school grants. It would be pertinent to point out here that as the first eligibility criteria, you should be an American Citizen to be eligible prima facie for these grants. Further these grants are usually given to those students who are undergraduates not in a position to complete their diploma or further studies due to paucity of funds. Further there are also provisions regarding the percentage of such grants. It usually is around 75% by FSEDG and the balance 25% is usually funded by the school. The form for availing such school grants are available online and is referred to as FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid Form). It is also available quite easily in government libraries, schools, institutions and other such places. This form basically checks on the financial status of the students’ parents who is seeking such school grants.