10 Sites to Search for College Scholarships
You should begin searching for college scholarships as soon as you decide to go to college. If you're not sure where to start, here's a list of 10 reputable sites to search for college scholarships. If you're a high school student, you also can talk to your guidance counselor or a financial aid representative at your prospective school for scholarship leads.
There are nearly 3 million scholarships in the Scholarships.com database as well as $19 billion worth of grants. The database, which is updated constantly, is one of the most accurate on the web.
Recommended by nearly 4,000 colleges, Fastweb updates scholarship information on a daily basis and claims to have 1.3 million scholarships worth over $3 billion in its scholarship database.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, this site allows you to search for scholarships and other awards, including grants and fellowships, using criteria such as level of study and state of preferred residence. Opportunities are further broken down by affiliations including ethnicity, religion and military record.
CollegeBoard is a great place to learn more about applying to college and getting accepted. The site also has a college scholarship search engine with thousands of sources and more than $3 billion in scholarships and grants.
This Forbes recommended site boasts a database of 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion. The ScholarshipExperts search engine allows users to customize their search to find scholarships and grants based on academic performance, study interests and hobbies.
Peterson's offers two scholarship search engines. The first engine searches a database of general scholarships. The second focuses on scholarships for overseas students who need money to study in the U.S.
This site focuses on scholarships for international and study abroad students. Users can search for scholarships by field of study, country or university. The International Student search engine also includes information about grants and fellowships for study abroad and international students.
This site offers a unique way to search for college scholarships. The CollegeScholarships.org search engine works a lot like Google (as it should; it's powered by Google.) The difference is that the search engine limits results to quality sources that were hand-picked by CollegeScholarships.org.
Military.com's Scholarship Finder is specifically designed for students who were in the military. There are more than 1,000 scholarships in this site's database. The search engine is fully customizable and easy to use.
Administered by iHelp, this site allows users to sort scholarship opportunities by award size, as well as their SAT score, grade point average and class ranking. Scholarship Explorer does not require uses to create a profile.