Are scholarships given in cash
Scholarships are usually given from non-government organizations and don’t have to be paid back. They can be merit-based or competition-based.
Grants are usually given from government or educational organizations and don’t have to be paid back. You can get grants through colleges and universities as well as the government.
Generally speaking, scholarships, in most instances, are merit based and grants are need based.
Merit based scholarships can include a variety of assessment criteria including grade point average.
Grants usually exclude grade point average and focus on the financial need, as defined by the grant authority, of the applicant.