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Does anybody know of websites to look for scholarships?

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Hi, Martha! There are a wide variety of scholarship resources out there available for students. However, my personal favorites are Cappex.com and unigo.com. You have to create accounts with both, but they tailor the scholarships they send to you so that they best fit you. You could also speak with your university about what scholarships are available through them, some students are able to get scholarships based on situation, activities they are involved in (Greek Life) or family ties to the university. I hope this helps! Ashley H.

Hello Martha, fastweb.com, scholarships.com and the college board are all great websites to find scholarships. Here are a few links that will show you the best sites to go to search for additional scholarships. Hope this helps! http://college.usatoday.com/2016/01/06/best-scholarship-resources/ http://www.collegerank.net/best-scholarship-websites/ Devetra C.

You can check out Americorps - they offer an educational award of ranging from $333 to nearly $6000 after one works for them depending on the amount of time spent there. I am not certain about which universities are acceptable for the award, but you could look further into this option if it appeals to you! Sabina B.

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Great question Martha. I'm sorry no one's answered it yet! In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few links to other relevant Q&A on CareerVillage.org that should be super helpful for you to read through. I also wanted to chime in with my two cents:)


Take a look at the "next steps" section below for a list of sites you should create accounts on if you haven't already. Tips:


  1. Dedicate a minimum of 1 hour a day for a few weeks to applying for scholarships and it'll go a long way.
  2. Be thoughtful about your entries, just doing the bare minimum isn't going to land you any scholarships. It's better to spend more time on each entry to ensure it's well thought out than to rush through to try to enter a bunch. Quality over quantity!!
  3. I recommend writing one STELLAR essay. Chances are you'll use it for every scholarship application (potentially only having to make minor edits dependent on what the prompt is). Tell a story that clearly represents who you are and what's important to you. The goal of the essay should be to let the reader in to your life. If you can do that in a genuine and meaningful way you'll be considered, I promise! A couple of ideas: Write about the hardest thing you've had to go through in your life or what makes you so passionate about something. Be sure to include lessons you've learned and what you hope to do with that knowledge/experience later in life.
  4. Spend more time finding scholarships that directly pertain to YOU so it cuts down the competition. Look for scholarships in your local community, or that are just for young women, for example. Know what career path you want to pursue? There are probably dozens of scholarship opportunities that are only for students aspiring to follow a specific career path (e.g. STEM, entertainment, sports, design, etc. etc.)


Relevant Q&A on CareerVillage.org you should read:

What financial support can I find to help me pay for college?

How to stand out when applying for scholarships?

What are the chances of winning scholarships?

Lindsey recommends the following next steps:

Create an account on Cappex and Niche.com
Look for scholarships from bigger companies like Coca-Cola and Taco Bell. Oftentimes they won't list on bigger sites and therefore less youth apply.
Know what school you're attending? Talk to students who go there to see if they have any insights on how to pay for school/what grants or scholarships to apply for.
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Paul’s Answer

Try www.scholarships.com. It is a database that allows you to screen multiple scholarships after you complete a profile which includes your interests and potential major.

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