Scholarship Information

Updated  11-8-2018


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12 Best Ways to Find  A College Scholarship

12 of the best websites to find a college scholarship


Fastweb hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships that provide more than $3.4 billion. Once you create a profile, the site’s search feature will help you find the most accurate matches that fit your needs. Your personal profile is how the site helps you find pretty much exactly what you’re looking for.

You can then also see all the scholarships you applied for, or may want to apply to in the future. They also have ‘contests’ that you can enter monthly or weekly to win money.


While the College Board is known for its college planning tools, it also has an arm that focuses on scholarships. Big Future hosts scholarships, as well as other financial aid and internship information from more than 2,200 programs — totaling nearly $6 billion. In order to get the most accurate search results, it’s critical to fill out as many details as you can in the profile that’s used for searching.


Formerly known as College Prowler, Niche is a great tool that can  help you find colleges AND money. It’s organized into categories that make it pretty easy to find what you’re looking for — allowing users to search by interest, career, major and other areas. 

Niche also has some contests to enter.

4. hosts one of the largest scholarship databases out there and it’s updated on a daily basis. According to the site, “With more than 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth more than $19 billion, just about everyone is bound to find something.”

It’s easy to browse by category, but the best way to take advantage of what the site has to offer is to make a personal profile, which will allow you to find the most exhaustive lists of opportunities available to you.


Moolahspot isn’t as robust as some of the other scholarship databases, but in the search for a college scholarship, it’s another option to help you find extra money. 


When you go to the site’s homepage, go to the top right corner to search college scholarships. From there you can either search by specific keywords or create a personal profile in order to get the most accurate matches that fit your needs. Once you make a profile, you create and save lists of opportunities you’re interested in.

7. Scholarship Monkey

Scholarship Monkey allows you to search for scholarships a few different ways. You can search by keyword, browse scholarship lists (various categories/topics) and also see lists of the latest and featured scholarships. The site also allows you to create a personal profile for more accurate results.

8. Cappex

Cappex hosts a database of more than $11 billion in scholarship opportunities. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for opportunities that directly match your strengths and skills. Plus, Cappex has a tool that will calculate your odds of getting into a certain college before you even apply.

9. Chegg

Chegg is widely known for its online textbook store that allows students to either rent or buy textbooks for cheap. But Chegg is also a great resource for finding scholarships — more than $1 billion worth of them.

To search for available scholarships, go to ‘colleges’ at the top of the homepage and then click ‘scholarships’ in the drop-down menu. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for available opportunities that match your criteria. Chegg also has a ‘top scholarship picks this week’ category that highlights some options you may have missed.

10. Unigo

Unigo hosts millions of available scholarships and makes it easy to search by type, including: athletic scholarships, college-specific scholarships, company-based scholarships, minority scholarships, major-specific scholarships, state-specific scholarships and more. You can search by category or create a personal profile to get more specific results that match your needs. Unigo also offers scholarship contests and sweepstakes.

11. Peterson’s

Peterson’s hosts $10 billion in scholarship opportunities and also provides information to help you in your search. Once you fill out a short survey, you can filter your search results so they’re tailored to your specific needs.

The site also allows users to search by a variety of different topics, college types and personal details — in order to give you the best results for you.

12. The U.S. Labor Department’s Free Search Tool

According to the official Student Aid website, this free tool is a great resource for students to search more than 7,500 scholarships, grants and other various types of financial aid award opportunities.

The CareerOneStop tool allows you to:

  • Look through the site’s entire inventory of scholarships, arranged in order of closest deadline.
  • Narrow your list with a “search by keyword” option: Just enter a keyword about the type of award you’re looking for.
  • Use the filters to see opportunities for only certain types of awards, locations, level of study, and more.

More tips for finding scholarships

The Department of Education recommends using the following free resources to find more information about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities:

  • the financial aid office at a college or career school
  • a high school or TRIO counselor
  • the U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool
  • federal agencies
  • your state grant agency
  • your library’s reference section
  • foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups
  • organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
  • ethnicity-based organizations
  • your employer or your parents’ employers

Top 5 Mobile Apps to Help Students Find the Best Scholarships


There is no questioning that college can be expensive. For the 2015-2016 school year, out-of-state tuition averaged $23,893 for public universities. That number gets even higher for private institutions. That price tag is well worth the education, as college graduates often make up to 4 times as much money over the course of their lifetime than their non-college educated peers. But the promise of a higher salary later might not seem that appealing when you have to pay for college now.

A great way to make college more affordable is to apply for scholarships. Scholarships are awarded by colleges for excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Often external companies, foundations, or community organizations will also offer scholarships for membership, legacy, or service. Think about what you are good at; more than likely, there is a scholarship out there for that.

But finding the right scholarship can be hard. That is why we have put together a list of the best mobile friendly apps and websites to help you find the financial assistance you need.


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5. Scholarship Advisor

Scholarship Advisor Logo.pngScholarship Advisor is one tool in the larger toolkit of StudentAdvisor. The app allows you to search a database of thousands of scholarships by type and by school. You can see which scholarships are highly competitive and which are more easily attainable. Scholarship Advisor keeps track of your scholarships for you so you can easily see which ones you have already applied for and when applications are due. Available on iOS devices and at


4. College Raptor

collegeraptor-logo.pngCollege Raptor is a college search directory, but their real power comes in the form of their College Scholarship Calculator app. This app allows you to see a colleges true cost when financial aid and scholarships are factored in. You can compare colleges average financial aid packages and get estimates on how much you can expect to get in scholarships based on your GPA and SAT/ACT test scores. Available on iOS and Android devices and at



Scholarships com gives you access to over 3.7 million local, state, and national college scholarships and grants. After filling out a questionnaire on your academic strengths, interest, activities, and skills, their platform will show you a list of scholarships matched to your profile. Available on iOS and Android devices and at


2. Scholly

Scholly Logo.jpgScholly contains a searchable directory of scholarships along with a matching feature to find you the perfect scholarship to fit your needs. The app also helps you through the process by tracking your progress and deadlines and offers access to winning scholarship essays that can serve as inspiration. Available on iOS and Android devices and at


1. Scholarship Owl

Scholarship Owl Logo_hires_vertical.pngSimilar to the Common App for college applications, Scholarship Owl allows you to submit for hundreds of scholarships with a single application. The site uses your information to find all of the scholarships in its database that you might qualify for and you are able to easily apply for one or all of them at once. Available at


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