Scholarships

Free Money Available for College

Searching for scholarships can be a daunting task, but there are millions of dollars of free money out there to help you pay for your college education...you just have to know where to look!

General Scholarships

The Scholarship Quick Search allows you to easily search the database of more than 15,000 scholarships. Simply enter one or more keywords into the search bar, click the "Search" button, and a list of scholarships related to your keyword(s) will appear.

Find the scholarship programs that are looking for students like you — with your academic qualifications, interests and other personal characteristics. To learn more about the scholarships in your results, view the CollegeData Scholarship Profiles. Find a scholarship you want to apply for? Save it to your Data Locker.

This online tool was created to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants and loans that match your education level, talents and background. Complete the brief questionnaire, and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from a database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 billion in available aid.

A leading internet scholarship search service that helps students choose a college, pay for it and find jobs during and after college. FastWeb can help you find the money you need by matching your goals, hobbies, interests and background with scholarship opportunities. Only those awards that fit your profile are identified as matches. There are more than 1.5 million scholarships posted worth more than $3.4 billion. If you supply an email address, they will notify you when new awards that match your profile are added to the database.

This compendium contains a list of colleges and universities in the State of Texas, admission requirements, total expenses for an academic year, financial aid data and related information, helpful hints to the college bound, together with a calendar of various scholarship deadlines arranged by months.

The UNCF has much to offer African-American undergraduate and graduate students. Their website has sections for: scholarships – 37 types in all; research fellowships; internships – worth up to $15,000 each; and three other financial assistance programs. These last three programs consist of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, which funds minority students through graduation at any college they choose; the UNCF Merck Science Initiative, which has scholarships, internships and fellowships of its own in biochemical engineering; and the Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program, which offers students in teaching professions paid leadership internships. Students can also work through UNCF to find colleges nationwide seeking out qualified African-Americans to enroll.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford. As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. In addition to scholarship opportunities for deserving Latino students, HSF offers a broad range of outreach and educational programming to help students and their families navigate through the rigors of college life.

Get free access to one of the largest undergraduate scholarship databases available! Peterson's Scholarship Search connects you with more than 1.6 million scholarships, grants and awards worth over $6 billion. In addition to the scholarships that they award, Cappex, a site partner with Peterson, also has a scholarship database with more than $1 billion in independent scholarships and another database with more than $11 billion in merit scholarships offered directly from colleges nationwide.

A free college scholarship internet search engine and financial aid resource, connecting students and parents with financial aid opportunities. Get recruited for scholarship offers based on your college selections and the data you provide in your profile.

Explore more than $14 billion worth of scholarships, awards and grants, including ones from Unigo, schools, privately-owned companies, and a host of other public, private, and other sources. To make your search easy from the start, Unigo divides its list of scholarships into comprehensive categories. This can help you pick a starting point and eliminate browsing through categories you know are not a fit.

Scholarship search engine to find scholarships for students like you.

Lists of scholarships by state, major and type. Search college scholarships by deadline and difficulty.

Raise.Me is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first-generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices, Raise.Me enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as ninth grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.

Athlete's Guide

Between early morning practice sessions and late-night study times, student athletes have a lot to juggle on a regular basis. Knowing where to get the latest information shouldn't be one of those things. From what it takes to play, to finding the right school, here you will find beneficial resources, tips and tools that will aid in student athletes’ success.

The NCAA Clearinghouse is an essential step in becoming eligible to play college sports. More than 180,000 potential college athletes register with the NCAA every year. If you want to play NCAA college sports and receive a scholarship at the DI or DII level, you will need to register and be cleared by the NCAA. The Eligibility Center is the organization within the NCAA that determines the academic eligibility and amateur status for all NCAA DI and DII athletes.

The NCAA will not review your information unless it has been requested by a university. If you have registered with the NCAA and not had your eligibility status completed, chances are it has not been requested by a coach.

Registration

Check out the Website Registration Checklist before getting started to make sure you have everything you need.

Create your account on on the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Check your email and log in to finish the registration process.

Submit transcripts, test scores and answer your amateur status questionnaire
Note: You cannot send transcripts or test scores on your own. They need to be sent by your high school and testing center.

Academic Eligibility

To be eligible to compete in NCAA sports during your first year in college or university, you must graduate high school and meet all requirements.

Division I Requirements
Division II Requirements

Student-Athlete Tips

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Coaches are a great resource to give you guidance and introduce you to recruiters.

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Make sure to speak to every college that you're interested in.

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Search athletic scholarships specific to your sport.

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Create a student-athlete resume to show your skillset.

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More than 60% of athletes who are registered with the NCAA are never recruited by a college coach.

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Start registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center during your sophomore year.

Getting a Degree After the Military

There are many different types of government and state assistance for honorably discharged veterans to continue their education once their years of service are completed.

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