With The Sims 2: University, players can send teen Sims to college, where they continue their lives as young adults. Playable teens may go to college at any time by using a telephone or computer, or the player may send them by using the "Send Sims to College" button on the neighborhood screen. Before that, the Sim should apply for scholarships, which is also done via a phone or computer. Scholarships are handed out based on different criteria, such as good grades or a high level in a skill. Working on any skill will help in college and the workforce anyway, and getting a particular scholarship, or any scholarship, is often a want. All teenagers going to college start with 500 simoleons, and scholarships add to that. However, graduated Sims cannot retain the Simoleons they have earned during their college years, except by converting it to items in their inventory.
|Hogan Award for Athletics||8 or more Body points||§750|
|Bain-Gordon Communication Fellowship||8 or more Charisma points||§750|
|Kim Metro Prize for Hygienics||8 or more Cleaning points||§750|
|London Culinary Arts Scholarship||8 or more Cooking points||§750|
|Will Wright Genius Grant||8 or more Logic points||§750|
|Bui Engineering Award||8 or more Mechanical points||§750|
|Quigley Visual Arts Grant||8 or more Creativity points||§750|
|Young Entrepreneurs Award||Teen job level 3||§750|
|SimCity Scholar's Grant||A- or better at School||§1000|
|Phelps-Wilsonoff Billiards Prize||High pool skill||§1000|
|Tsang Footwork Award||High dancing skill||§1000|
|Undead Educational Scholarship||Teen is a Zombie or a Vampire.||§1500|
|Orphaned Sims Assistance Fund||Teen has no living parents||§1500|
|Extraterrestrial Reparation Grant||Teen has been abducted by Aliens||§1500|
There are some scholarships which are hard to get, such as the Billiard Prize and the Footwork Award.
A Sim can get the Footwork Award by standing in front of the stereo and dancing until the "Bust A Move" option becomes available. If this option is available, the Sim either qualifies for the award or is close to qualifying. If The Sims 2: Freetime is installed, the Sim can also work toward the Footwork Award by practicing on the ballet barre.
However, the Billiard Prize is not that easy. A Sim will have to play pool many times before qualifying for the award.