Scholarship Search Engines

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  • Alaska Career Information System aims to teach students the steps in the financial aid process and creates a personalized list of scholarships, grants, and loans for each student.

  • Cappex is a free online college and scholarship resource for high school and college students. They maintain an extensive scholarship database to help students cover the costs of their tuition.

  • CASHE Scholarship Search is a free financial aid service containing thousands of private scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships, fellowships and loans.

  • College Board locates scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources that match your education level, talents, and background.

  • College Connections posts new scholarships monthly. This free, quality information includes all of the details you need to apply; including eligibility requirements, deadline, amount, contact name, address, phone number, and website of the scholarship sponsor.

  • College Net helps you search for information regarding colleges and scholarships.

  • Education corner provides information on scholarships, grants and fellowships including current articles

  • FASTWEB provides access to over 1.5 million scholarships. This free service allows you to scholarship match by targeted goals, like: strengths, skills, interests, religion, gender, etc. You can also search by "Scholarship Deadline" which is especially handy when you're looking for last minute scholarships.

  • Finaid Scholarships provides information regarding the Federal Financial Aid programs available on this site.

  • NursingExplorer is a searchable scholarship database specifically for nursing students.

  • Sallie Mae's Scholarship Search Tool provides access to an award database that contains more than 3 million scholarships worth over $16 billion, and is expanded and updated daily.

  • this is a free and trusted scholarship resource that allows students to search for updated and accurate scholarship information. Since 2003, this website has been rated as "the best scholarship search engine" by in their "Best of the Web" review.

  • offers a portal for International scholarships/financial aid along with newsletter subscription.