Scholarships= FREE MONEY TO GO TO COLLEGE!!!!
This page will frequently be updated with scholarship opportunities, so check here or in the counselors office often!
The number one question I hear from students and parents is "How can we get scholarships?" There isn't one answer. Scholarships are a form of financial aid that does NOT have to be repaid, kind of like free money! They can come from a variety of sources including, colleges, businesses, and community organizations. It's your job to get out there and find them. Your search may turn up local, regional, and national scholarships with eligibility based on GPA, test scores, interests, community involvement, race, religion... basically anything under the sun. Some are awarded automatically, while others require an essay or project. You may find a scholarship that is paid out in one lump sum, while another is divided by semester. There is something out there for every student.
A good place to start your search is college websites. Many schools offer automatic scholarships to incoming freshmen based on academic performance or financial need. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA! Check with your college to see if there is a separate application for scholarships. Scholarship deadline may be months before the actual application deadline. Keep in mind, there may be tons of other students competing for the same scholarships as you, so it is super important to meet deadlines! Most applications will not even be considered after the deadline has passed.
There are also plenty of FREE online scholarship search engines. Try sites like FastWeb, College Board, FinAid, and Scholarships.com. There is a more extensive list on the resources page. Scholarships are FREE money; you should NEVER have to pay to apply for them! Avoid scholarship sites that ask for credit card information, have a 100% guarantee, or offer "professional" financial aid services for a fee
Scholarship and Financial Literacy Websites
ACS Scholarship, grant, fellowship, and internship information specifically for members of underrepresented groups who pursue professions in chemistry-related sciences.
AIE The Adventures in Education website links to scholarship information as well as career planning advice.
aidscholar.com Aidscholar.com provides a simple, easy to use interface without having to create an account or profile
Armenian Students Association Resources for undergraduate and graduate scholarships for students of Armenian descent.
Black College Dollars Sallie Mae's free scholarship search, focused on African-American students
BlackExcel.org's 100 Minority Scholarships Scholarship, grant, fellowship, and internship information specifically for members of underrepresented groups who pursue professions in chemistry-related sciences.
BrokeScholar.com To use BrokeScholar, you must register. The site purports to offer members access to a vast, searchable database of over 900,000 scholarships totaling over $3 billion. BrokeScholar also advertises services such as: regular scholarship updates in a monthly email; tools and advice; online pre-written application request letters; and a deadline calendar and alert service.
College AnswerScholarship Search A scholarship search service from Sallie Mae. College Answer scholarship search service allows students to search the free database for funding information from a variety of resources, including scholarships, fellowships, grants, work study, loan programs, tuition waivers, internships, competitions, and work co-operative programs.
College Board Online A database of approximately 3,300 sponsors. The College Board Online Database does not retain personal information; you must reenter your personal data each time you search for scholarships.
collegeinsight.org This website allows you to compare financial and demographic data for colleges across the country (cost of attendance, average student debt load, how many students apply for financial aid, diversity, etc.). You can print out anything you want in either table or graph form.
Collegetoolkit.com Collegetoolkit.com is a one-stop scholarship and college resource for students, which has been featured on CNN.com, the Christian Science Monitor, and Attache Magazine! Collegetoolkit.com's One-Stop College & Scholarship Resource allows students to find and apply for scholarships, search through a database of more than 4,000 colleges, and explore 900 careers all in one location. It is one of the most comprehensive sites for life after high school... and everything on the site is free for students to use!
diversityabroad.com This website focuses on helping students find financial resources to travel and study abroad. Users can search according to various criteria entered by keyword.
FastAID Dan Cassidy's FastAID, another comprehensive scholarship resource, advertises the site as the "World's largest and oldest private sector scholarship database. 20 years of Scholarship Research, Constantly updated."
fastWEB A free, searchable database that contains more than 600,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans totalling over 1 billion dollars. Plan to spend 30 minutes creating your profile the first time that you use fastWEB.
Finaid FinAid provides an excellent site with great funding resources, tips, and general college information.
findtuition.com A free scholarship search site.
Go College Scholarship Search This search service lists more than 8,000 funding sources comprised of more than 600,000 individual awards, and selects
those matching the student's profile. You must choose a user ID and password to use this service. The main Go College web page provides college-related resources and information.
Hellenic Communication Services Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens of Greek descent, for Greek and Cypriot citizens studying in the United States, and for Canadian citizens of Greek descent.
Human Rights Campaign The HRC website offers a large list of undergraduate and graduate student scholarships for LGBT students and students who are LGBT allies.
International Education Financial Aid The IEFA Website lets you search for undergraduate and graduate scholarships that do not require U.S. citizenship. It also offers up-to-date information for international students studying in the United States.
IIE Study Abroad Database A comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants searchable by country or subject .
Latino College Dollars Latino College Dollars is a free online scholarship directory for Latinos sponsored by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI). Students may download a printable directory of scholarship listings or search the online database according to personal criteria. This site also offers general guidelines and tips to aid students in the scholarship process.
Military.com Military.com specializes in funding for the armed services.
Military Officers' Association of America Scholarship Database Scholarships, grants, and loans available to the military community.
ScholarshipExperts Scholarship Experts helps students and parents to quickly and accurately identify sources of college scholarships. They help both US and international students find scholarships to attend college in the USA.
ScholarshipHunter.com ScholarshipHunter.com provides a browseable list of scholarships classified by criteria such as academic major or state. The lists include captions about each scholarship and links to a detailed page of information on the scholarship including how to apply. The site does not appear to require any registration.
Scholarships.com Enter your personalized profile to match your specific skills, talents, interests, and abilities to Scholarships.com's database of over 600,000 college scholarship awards. Your results will be delivered to you immediately on-line. Scholarships.com also offers information on loans and grants.
SchoolSoup A large scholarship database and search engine containing $32 Billion worth of scholarships.
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Study Abroad Funding Search for study abroad funding sources by country, subject of study, or applicant demographic.
UNCF A large listing of scholarships available for African-American graduate and undergraduate students who attend or attended UNCF member institutions.