Making private scholarship policies, more transparent.
Did you know that universities can penalize students for winning private scholarships?
DisScholared is an educational platform powered by YesSheCanCampaign, that helps students and families understand universities' private scholarship policies and the practice of scholarship award displacement. Our goal is to ensure students and families will be able to make informed college and financial decisions.
What is scholarship award displacement?
"Scholarship displacement, sometimes called “over-award” by colleges, can impact need-based financial aid awards in the package from their school, even if the scholarship (or scholarships) don’t cover all of their expenses."
- The Scholarship System
Note: Scholarship award displacement impacts need-based recipients.
How do universities displace
Some schools reduce institutional aid first. While others replace loans and work-study before reducing any institutional aid.
Are there any states that have outlawed scholarship award displacement?
Maryland is currently the only state in the nation that has outlawed scholarship award displacement at all public universities in Maryland. New Jersey has a state bill on the Governor's desk, if signed New Jersey will become the second state in the nation to outlaw this brutal practice..