As the price of tuition, room, and board continues to rise, many parents fear they won’t be able to send their children to their dream schools. Fortunately, there are many different ways to secure financial assistance. Aside from FAFSA and student loans, there are plenty of scholarships available for just about every type of student (from freshmen to transfer students). You just have to know where to look! Here are some of the best places to search for college scholarships.
Unigo offers college reviews, test preparation tips, a textbook store, and internship opportunities. The website as a whole is super easy to navigate, and their college scholarships search engine is very user friendly. You can browse from matches made based on your profile or by yourself by looking through the categories. You do have to make an account to look for college scholarships3, but the site values personal privacy and they will not spam you.
Peterson’s is another great resource for college scholarships4 and information other than scholarships. The scholarship search tool is easy to use, and by filling out a short survey before your search, the site allows you to adjust filters as you look. You can also just type in a keyword to search for specific scholarships.
Chegg is a popular resource for textbooks, but has also expanded to provide homework help, college search advice, internship opportunities, and a scholarship search tool. There is a mandatory sign up process, but it is quick and worth the effort. Chegg offers over $1 billion in scholarships and features a “top scholarship picks this week” category so you can see any scholarships you may have missed otherwise.
“We’ve Got More Than $11 Billion in Scholarships” can be seen all over the Cappex website. Their large scholarship database is definitely something to be proud of! Though you have to make a profile to use the site, you get matched to tons of personalized scholarship opportunities. There’s also a neat tool you can use to determine your chances of getting into your dream school.
Fastweb is a super organized and user-friendly website that makes scholarship searching a breeze. Once you create an account, you will have access to more than 1.5 million scholarships.
The College Board offers test prep and college search tools along with its scholarship database. Though you don’t have to make an account, the site does have you fill out some personal information so it can match you with scholarships that you qualify for. It’s very user-friendly and you can change your filters as you go in order to find more scholarships.
Scholly is an app designed to make the scholarship search easy. Featured on Shark Tank, Scholly is efficient and focuses on specific information that matches the scholarship to the student’s needs.