There are sooo many resources online for obtaining scholarships, and the good thing about many of them is that they allow you to filter out various aspects that may or may not apply to you. This allows you to directly identify the perfect fit for you, your academic career thus far, and your academic plans in the future!
Some websites I suggest are:
- The U.S. Federal Government's scholarship search: https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx
- Sallie Mae's scholarship search engine: https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/tools/scholarship-search/
- Cappex/College Greenlight: https://www.cappex.com/scholarships
- Niche: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/
- Gates Millennium Scholars: www.gmsp.org
- Fast Web www.fastweb.com
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation www.jckf.org
- Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars www.jackierobinson.org
(The following are for highschoolers)
- Posse Foundation: www.possefoundation.org (Students must be nominated by school or community-based organization in 11th grade)
- Questbridge: www.questbridge.org (Applications for Questbridge’s College Prep Scholarship are due in 11th grade; applications for Questbridge’s National College Match are due in September of 12th grade)
Some great one time scholarships:
American Indian Graduate Center ($1,000-$10,000) www.aigc.com
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund ($2,500-$15,000) www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
AXA Achievement Scholarship ($10,000-$25,000) www.axa-scholarship.com
Coca-Cola Scholars ($10,000-$20,000) www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org
Davidson Fellows ($10,000, $25,000, or $50,000) www.davidsongifted.org/fellows
Dell Scholars ($20,000) www.dellscholars.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund ($1,000-$20,000) www.hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs
Horatio Alger (up to $21,000) www.horatioalger.com/scholarships
United Negro College Fund ($2,500-$10,000) www.scholarships.uncf.org
Last but not least - if you have a prospective school in mind, familiarize yourself with their financial aid office staff! They can inform you of internal scholarship opportunities that may be a perfect fit, for you. :-)
Remember - persistence is key! Try to create a daily practice of searching and applying for the best fits, as expansively as possible!
Best of luck to you!
Anthony Sharp - The Edutainer (HE He/Him/His)
I would suggest the following:
1) Speaking with your Financial Aid Office to see if they know of any.
2) Research organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
3) Your parents’ employers and see if they know of any
Check out these sites:
Hope that helps