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.

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

  • 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.