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Like grants, scholarships are financial aid you don’t pay back. Scholarships can come from many places including your state government, private organizations like churches or local clubs, and colleges. Sometimes scholarships are based on academic or athletic talent. Other times scholarships may be based on your interest in a specific subject or career. It’s important to remember that scholarships include a separate application process outside both the regular application process to college and the financial aid application process.

Things to be aware of with scholarships

  • You should never have to pay to apply for a reputable scholarship, nor should you have to pay for a scholarship search.
  • Since scholarship searches are very popular, there are many websites and services that try to scam students. It’s important to be aware of these scams. Please visit http://www.finaid.org for more information.
  • Be sure to ask your college’s financial aid office about its scholarship process. This is crucial since some colleges and universities will reduce other financial aid they’ve given you if you are awarded an outside scholarship. You must always report any outside scholarships to your college.
  • Remember, some scholarships are taxable, and if you are awarded a scholarship, it is up to you to read all the fine print!
  • Many scholarships are not renewable. For scholarships that are renewable for multiple years, you’ll often have to meet certain requirements like keeping good grades. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of any scholarship offer before you sign on the dotted line.

Scholarship Lists & Search Engines

Start creating your scholarship list by using a scholarship search engine. Scholarship search engines help you find scholarships you may qualify for by having you enter your demographic information. The search engine takes that information and sifts through thousands of scholarships and only shows you the ones you might be qualified to receive. Some search engines will even send you emails when a new scholarship match is found. 

10,000 Degrees 

Cappex

Center for Cyber Saftey & Education

Chegg

College Greenlight

East Bay College Fund Scholarships

Educators for Fair Consideration Scholarship List

Fastweb

Fastweb: Crazy-Weird Scholarships

Geneseo Migrant Center (for students who have had to move often due to agricultural work)

GoodCall

JLV Counseling Scholarship Lists

MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide 2016-2017

My Scholly

Niche

Nursing Scholarship Database

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Scholarship Academy

Scholarships Dot Com

Scholarships360

The Scholarship Workshop

UNCF

Unigo