Scholarships for abroad can be of various types. These can range from college specific scholarship, government based scholarships and private institution scholarships. College specific scholarships are those which are offered by your existing institutions based on merit. This merit can be athletic as well as academic. Under the category of private organizations, you can apply for scholarship at various business corporations that offer scholarships to retain and encourage employees. You can apply at religious organizations that offer scholarships basically to the students of their religious community to encourage the meritorious students. Apart from these major categories, a number of other private organizations offer scholarships to help the financially weak students who are otherwise meritorious. The government of the country or the state also offers scholarships to the meritorious students.