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Scholarship Search

Resources for finding external scholarships and being aware of scams.

Scholarship Search Resources

Take advantage of free online scholarship searches:

Scam Warning

Beware of scholarship scams. Legitimate scholarship information and applications should be free of charge. If you encounter a scholarship you think could be fraudulent, report the information to:

Be cautious of statements such as:

  • "The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
  • "You can't get this information anywhere else."
  • "Credit card or bank account number is needed to hold this scholarship."
  • "We'll do all the work."
  • "You're a finalist!" in a contest you never entered.

Other Ways to Find Scholarships

Talk to department faculty, achievement coaches, and your academic advisor. Professors and academic advisors may know about grant opportunities specific to your area of study. Ask them about private and corporate sponsorships for which you might qualify.

You may also benefit from connecting with your community to find organizations that offer scholarships. Some examples include:

  • Businesses or organizations in your neighborhood.
  • Your employer or your parents' employers.
  • Organizations that provide awards based on specific characteristics (age, heritage, gender, orientation, culture, ethnicity, etc).