Is this Scholarship free or not?
To answer your question, it depends on some factors. If the scholarship offered is fully funded, then yes you can say it’s for free, because fully funded means all the expenses are covered by the University that is offering the scholarship, so it means no expenses on your side. So, practically, you get the money of the Scholarship for free, in exchange for your academic level that must be high, unless the University will not grant you the Fully Funded Scholarship.
In the other case, if the scholarship is not fully funded, then it’s not for free, because it means also some expenses on your side, like tuition fees, travel costs, etc.
So, i hope that would answer your question clearly.