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There are innumerable scholarship search resources online. The best search services are free, so there is no need to spend any money to use one of these services. All you have to spend is your time.

Below is a list of some reputable services currently online. In comparing services, don't get too caught up in the claims about the number of scholarships or total amount of awards (e.g. $1.2 million scholarships and over $3 billion in totals awards) in a service's database. There is no industry standard for counting, so comparing these is like comparing apples to oranges. We suggest that you try out several of these engines, and then utilize the two or three that work best for you.

Scholarship Search Engines

  • FastWeb
    This is the most popular scholarship engine online. It is owned by, a for-profit company whose main line of business is an online job search service.
    FindTuition is a for-profit company founded by researchers experienced in locating and verifying scholarships.
  • Peterson's
    Peterson's has been a publisher of a broad range of education material since 1966. Peterson's is a for-profit company that publishes information both online and offline and provides admissions services to students.
  • Scholarship Experts
    Created in 2000, Scholarship Experts is owned by a for-profit organization and is focused on the security and privacy of personal information.
    In operation since 1998, this service is run by a for-profit company as their main business. They also provide information about financial aid.
  • The College Board
    Founded in 1900, the College Board is a non-profit organization and the publisher of the PSAT, SAT, and other standardized tests.
  • Zinch
    Personally connect directly with 6000 colleges, $2 billion in college scholarships, study abroad programs, graduate schools, and your peers.
  • CollegeNet
    Guide to colleges, universities, and graduate programs. Provides information on college admissions, links to academic resources, and online applications.
  • ScholarshipMonkey
    Provides student access to more than 1 million undergraduate, graduate, and professional scholarship awards worth over $3 billion from greater than 4,000 sources.
  • Scholarships360
    Scholarships360 profiles a single unique scholarship every day of the year. By profiling just one scholarship, readers can focus on what applies to and appeals to them.
  • Free Scholarship Searches
    This website is a compilation of different scholarship sites that will help you tailor your search.
  • The Ultimate Scholarship Guide
    A compilation of multiple scholarship resources.
  • Cappex
    Search for colleges, scholarships, and more. 


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