Scholarships are free money, meaning that you do not have to repay, but there may be a few strings attached (e.g. good academic standing). In the end, the benefits of scholarships far outweigh any negatives you might attribute to the process in obtaining and/or maintaining the award. The application process depends on the benefactor. Pflugerville ISD maintains a list of local, state and national scholarships that is updated regularly as information becomes available.