Scholarships and Awards

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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.

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

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.

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

Gates Millenium Scholarship
Provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Students selected demonstrate high academic and leadership promise, and have significant financial need.

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.

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

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Empowering Latino Families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.

Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
Offers scholarships and internships to students from the Latino community and similarly disenfranchised groups. Most notably, the scholarship seeks to recognize Hispanics students who share Dr. Andrade's lifelong commitment to servant leadership.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Scholarship offering funding for Hispanic/Latino students in STEM fields.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund is the nation's largest non-profit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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.

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

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities who are entering college will find that there are selective scholarship opportunities for which they may apply that can help pay for school.
Scholarships for Students with Autism
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.

Scholarships for Students with Epilepsy
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

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

Scholarships for Music Majors
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.

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

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.

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

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.