State and More Website Resources
These are websites that link to other scholarships. These are not search websites-they’re just lists of scholarships.
- My Kid’s College Choice Full Scholarship List Listing of full-ride and full-tuition scholarships offered by colleges.
- 50 Top College Scholarships for 2017 Listing of the most valuable scholarships.
- UCLA Scholarship Search Databases Long list of resources. Claims list is always changing so might be a good place to find newer resources.
- 100 Unique and Weird Scholarships Worth Applying For What it says, and you can download it as a PDF.
- List of Military Scholarships for Service Members, Spouses and Dependents Extensive listing of scholarship sources, doesn’t always include links.
- International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search For international students looking to study in the United States.
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Scholarship Website Reviews
If you’re looking to find out the accuracy of the websites, the following are various reviews of the major scholarship websites. There aren’t many and some are very dated. Ultimately, you’re going to have to find out for yourself.
- Best Scholarship Websites for 2018
- The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2018
- Best Scholarship Websites Reviews 2017
- 10 Sites to Kick Off Your Scholarship Search
- The Best Scholarship Websites to Fund Your Education
- 12 best ways to find a college scholarship
- The 10 best sites to search for scholarships
- The 8 Best Scholarship Websites and Search Tools
- 2014 Scholarship Search Reviews
The following are links to templates that you can use to organize and keep track of your scholarships applications. They don’t require any registration or providing email addresses.
- Scholarship Application Organizer-Google Docs
- LHS AVID Scholarship Tracker-Google Docs
- Go2Tutors Combined Application and Scholarship Tracker-Google Docs, very detailed.
- University of Phoenix-Excel, very detailed
- MyKidsCollegeChoice Scholarship Tracker-Excel
- Syracuse University-PDF
- Scholarship Worksheet Organizer-PDF
- How to Apply for a Scholarship: From the College Board. Good list to keep handy as you go through the process.
- Finding and Applying for Scholarships: Another overview of how to apply for scholarships from the US Department of Education.
- Outside Scholarship Policies: Explains how scholarships may simply be used to substitute for financial aid awarded by the college instead of adding to it.
- The Truth About Scholarships: This explains why spending more time researching colleges than scholarships is likely to have a bigger payoff. Most students (NOT ALL) will get more money from the college they attend then from private scholarships.
- 4 Easy Steps to Find 254 Colleges for Potential Merit Scholarships: Explains how to target colleges for merit scholarships.
- 4 Do’s and 1 Don’t for Finding Scholarships: Concise overview of where to look for scholarships.
State Scholarship Resources
Don’t overlook possible state scholarship resources. The reality is that some states do a better job offering web resources than others. But it’s possible that your state actually provides residents access to one of the scholarship databases. If so, you should definitely start your search there.
The following table lists the scholarship websites for each state. They aren’t always state government websites but rather a non-profit that has stepped in to provide the service.
If it is a state sponsored website, be sure to explore any other resources it offers. One thing to look out for is academic exchange programs. These programs allow students to attend colleges in other member states for reduced tuition. There are four major organizations and you need to check with each one for the specific requirements.
Many states will have separate financial aid programs that also have their own financial aid deadlines. You can look up your state’s deadline on the Federal Student Aid website.
State Scholarship Search Websites
Red-has a unique listing open to users without registration
Purple-part of a licensed college planning application. Requires registration, usually limited to state residents. However, users can often search without registering by using keywords.
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