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Fast Web!
LARGEST Scholarship Database. Search for scholarships with our free scholarship matching service, get student financial aid and find money to pay for college at FastWeb.

College Board Scholarship Search
We created this online tool to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. Complete the brief questionnaire and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from our database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 BILLION in available aid

Princeton Review Scholarships
Information about scholarships and FAFSA

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Fill out this form to receive financial aid from your University and the Government. Required at universities every year.

National Scholarships at All Levels
Highly competitive and prestigious college scholarships and grants, graduate school fellowships and research internships. Free financial aid, student loans, prizes, stipends.

Scholarships by State
Search for scholarships by state or view all the scholarships listed by name.

Tuition, Loan, Scholarship Help
At, we're here to help you find the money you need from all available funding sources. From one of the largest scholarship search engines on the web to our student loan options, is the place to get the money you need for your education.

Fin Aid - Smart Guide to financial aid
The best way to search for scholarships and fellowships is to use a personalized search, like the FastWeb scholarship search, that compares your background with a database of awards. Only those awards that fit your profile are identified as matches.

Scholarships by Category
Lists major scholarships by major

Guaranteed Scholarships
Just meet the criteria listed, adhere to the application deadlines set by the individual colleges and universities, gain admission, enroll, and receive your scholarship or scholarships.

Gateway to 10 Free Scholarship Searches
You will find links to more than 40 free, online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards worth billions of dollars. Just visit the sites which seem most appropriate for you and find the scholarships for which you are a good match.

Master List of Scholarships
There is a list of reputable, recognized FREE resources to help you find a scholarship, grant or loan for college. Just click on the name to follow the link to their website. Whereever possible the links take you to the specific organization responsible. In some cases, the scholarship program uses an intermediary or administrator website.

Federal Direct Loan Website
Students and parents can explore the site for information about the Direct Loan Program, including helpful publications and tools to help manage their Direct Loans.

Minority Scholarship Database

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarship
The Program Services Department administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents. In order to apply for a UNCF Program Services Scholarship, you must apply through the online application process. The below is the list of all programs currently accepting applications.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund
This free scholarship search, geared for African-American students, contains more than 300 scholarships searchable by GPA requirement, academic and career interest, and application deadline.

NAACP Scholarship Search
The overall goal of the NAACP National Education Department is to ensure that all students have access to an equal and high-quality public education by eliminating all education related racial and ethnic disparities. Through advocacy training, policy development and guidance, building collaborative networks, and direct action, the National Education Department works to accomplish this goal with assistance from NAACP regional directors, state and local education committee chairs as well as our Partners in Education.

A Better Chance Scholarship
General Information & Great Places to Start for minority students

Native American Scholarships
These scholarships are available specifically for Native American students. Students should be encouraged to apply to ALL sources of financial aid for which they are eligible. Other scholarships may be available once students are enrolled in a college, students should contact their college financial aid counselor or check with the American Indian Graduate Center

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards run annually from March through January and honor young Latino leaders with grants for their college education or to fund a community service effort the student will plan, oversee and sustain.

Minority Student Scholarships (55 Listed)
Check out these 55 scholarships specifically for minority students. They are offered annually and can be just what you need to help you out with your academic finances.

Minority List of Scholarships
We came upon this list of scholarships via an officer from the Amercian Association of Medical Colleges, via an officer of the Environmental Protection Agency. Share and share alike!

African American Scholarships (various areas)
List of Scholarships for African Americans

Scholarships For Hispanics
List of Scholarships for Hispanics

Asian American Scholarships
List of Scholarships for Asian students

International Student Scholarships
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

Women Scholarship Database

Scholarships for Women
Women who are pursuing a wide variety of careers and who come from very different backgrounds will be eligible for scholarships. Some are based on the major students choose, while others determine recipients on their financial need. Most will require women to submit FAFSA information, grades, or an essay written on a topic chosen by the donors.

Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Scholarship
This annual Guardian's initiative is designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18 -. Guardian awards prizes to 15 girls who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship; are taking the first steps toward financial independence; and make a difference in their schools and communities. Every year, prizes totaling $30,000 are granted to three top winners and 12 finalists each year, to further their entrepreneurialpursuits or save for college

Scholarships for Single Mothers
Raising a child on her own is one of the biggest challenges a woman may face in her life. This becomes even more challenging for women who want to improve their career prospects and earning potential by going back to school to earn their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Balancing work, children and school isn’t easy but scholarships for single mothers can at least help relieve some of the financial burden associated with study.

Disability Scholarship Database

Minorities & Disabilities Scholarships
These scholarship opportunities are listed in chronological order, based on their application deadlines. The list includes scholarships that are specifically aimed at Latinos and students with disabilities. The scholarships listed here include scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies. Most of them are available nationwide. If the deadline for a scholarship has already passed, but the scholarship is a good fit for you, follow the link to its website and get more information about it. These scholarships are awarded annually, and you may be able to apply for it next year.

Students With Autism Scholarships
Each year, the Autism Society presents a number of awards and scholarships to individuals and organizations in recognition of their commitment to the autism community. Awards and scholarship winners are announced each year at the Autism Society's National Conference and Exposition on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Students With Epilepsy Scholarships
Rather than being one disorder, epilepsy in a term used to describe several types of seizure disorders (almost two dozen). What we call seizures are changes in the functioning of the electrical system of the human brain. These changes are brief and temporary. During the seizures, an overload of electrical activity between brain cells occurs. About 1% of the population has epilepsy.

National Federation of The Blind Scholarships
Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Scholarships exist for many minority groups, and having a disability is no different. There are thousands, of different free disability scholarships for people with disabilities available to those who suffer from all types of mental and/or physical disabilities. There are even disability scholarships designed for families with a parent(s) on disability allowance. Additionally, many private organizations award scholarship money to ensure students with disabilities are able to achieve their college goals, despite learning issues, environmental challenges, or medical bills. These disability scholarships, loans, and grant programs help thousands of disabled people pay for school and college tuition every year.

Government Sponsored Database

Federal Scholarships and Aid is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more... for over 130 government grants and loans (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education!

Music Scholarship Database

Federation of Musicians Scholarships
List of scholarships for students interested in music. Also available for minority students only.

Nursing Scholarship Database

Nursing Scholarships
This list has been created by Black Excel. The gateway is followed by a sampling of college nursing programs, a nursing/career overview link, and a very interesting note on HBCUs and nursing (a must read). These scholarships are not race-specific.

Nursing Scholarships Opportunities
Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources for Nursing Students

Military Related Scholarship Database

AFROTC High School Scholarships
Available for students interested in the Air Force

Marine Corps Scholarships
Available for students interested in the Marines

Scholarships for Military Children
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.

September 11th Scholarship Funds
A number of companies, organizations, and postsecondary institutions have announced scholarship funds for the children of those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. While the primary purpose of this list is to provide financial aid professionals with the information they need to help students who may be eligible for these funds, it may also be used as a resource by families and others who were touched by the September 11 tragedies.

Study Abroad Scholarship Database

Scholarships for Study Abroad
IIE designs programs and conducts seminars and study tours for students, professionals and policymakers throughout the world, to prepare future leaders to address local and global challenges.

Scholarships with Unknown Dates -- Please Check the Website for Updates

The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1973, the League dedicates revenue from the annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. (WMY) Football Classic towards scholarship assistance for disadvantaged New York City students. The one-time scholarship payment of $3,500 for memorial awardees and $1,500 for incentive awardees.

Siemens Technology Program
The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. It is administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation.

Disabled War Veterans Scholarships
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the newly established Disabled War Veterans Scholarships of $2,500 each. The Scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from Microsoft employees with matching funds from Microsoft Corporation

Ayn Rand Scholarship
Essay Contest for Scholarship money

National Elks
The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. The application process and deadlines vary for each program. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. Contact your high school counselor for more information or your local Elks Lodge.

Burger King Scholars
BK Scholars Program has awarded more than $14 million to high school seniors and employees across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and the program continues to grow. This year alone we awarded $1.2 million in scholarships

American Chemical Society Scholarships
The American Chemical Society sponsors scholarship programs for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering, and students seeking a two-year degree in chemical technology. The programs are designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology.

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
To date, the foundation has awarded $2.8 million in scholarships to 259 deserving students.

ELA Foundation Scholarships (disabled)
ELA Scholarships are available only to women graduate students with physical disabilities who are enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. These scholarships are awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis.

Sammy Scholarships--Body by Milk
Each winner will receive a $7,500 college scholarship, appear in a special Milk Mustache ad in USA TODAY and attend a special awards weekend in Disney World in June where they’ll get to meet Milk Mustache celebs.

Martin Luther King Scholarships
Each year, a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events honor one of the nation's most revered civil rights leaders. The signature event, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March, is scheduled for Monday, January 18, 2010. The march will begin at 10 a.m. at the MLK Freedom Bridge located at 3500 MLK Drive and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa (click this link for march route and info). Once again, it is expected to draw more than 100,000 adults and children. San Antonio hosts the largest march in the United States.

New York Women in Communications Foundation (Other States)
Each year, the Foundation - in conjunction with New York Women in Communications - awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue or further a career in communications.

Art and Writing Awards
Scholarships for students pursuing degrees in art

Edison International Scholars Program
The Edison Scholars Program rewards public and private high school seniors who show potential for a successful college career and have a financial need. The scholarship is part of Edison's 48-year tradition of investing in the future by making the dream of a college education a reality for deserving students.

Asian American Journalist Association
Founded in 1981, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit professional and educational organization with more than 2,000 members today. AAJA serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging young people to consider journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage.

Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarships
The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for the 2010 NHA Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship the first week of January 2010. The $2,000 scholarship goes to promising young people who demonstrate the academic skills and commitment to help create the next generation of the hydropower industry.

Miss America Scholarships
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young women who become Miss America, but is available to the over 12,000 young women who compete in the state and local competitions as well.

The National Society of High School Scholars
NSHSS members have the opportunity to compete for $5,000 scholarships to be awarded annually. All high school members are eligible, with the exception of relatives of NSHSS staff members and relatives of scholarship reviewers.

Family Dollar Scholarship
Family Dollar Corporation sponsors scholarships for high school seniors.

SEIU Lottery Scholarship Program
Unions help working families fulfill their dreams in many different ways. At SEIU, this includes yearly college scholarship opportunities. Through five different scholarship programs, SEIU awards 52 scholarships that enable SEIU members and their children to pursue their educational goals at accredited colleges, universities, and technical schools.

Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarships
Every year, Kohl's recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) across the country for their amazing contributions to their communities. This year we are recognizing more than 2,100 kids with more than $410,000 in scholarships and prizes.