Scholarship Search Engines

Most scholarship search engines access a national database. Your best odds of winning are for local scholarships or those with very narrowly defined criteria. If using search engines that ask for your email address, you may want to set up a new email account to receive the many notifications that will be coming. Non-seniors can save time by using search engines that ask for your year in school or graduation year, or by reviewing local scholarships.

College Board                                                                                                                                                                 
This search engine has 2,300 sources of college funding.
  It allows you to do a keyword search as well as a detailed profile search. Most colleges are members of College Board, which sponsors the SAT.

Fastweb                                                                                                                                                                    
Students enter profile information and receive emails about scholarships for which he/she may be eligible.
 If you do not want to receive unsolicited emails from colleges and loan companies, do not check the box at the bottom of the registration page.

40 Page Money Maze Workbook (formerly Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide
This free search engine, serving Pacific Northwest students, requires no personal profile information for use and provides access to all of the scholarship data. It is maintained by the non-profit College Planning Network.

Scholarship Experts                                                                                                                                                 
Students enter profile information and receive emails about scholarships for which he/she may be eligible. If you do not want to receive unsolicited emails from colleges and loan companies, do not check the box at the bottom of the registration page.  

Scholarship Resource Center                                                                                                                                     
About 40 free scholarship search engines compiled by UCLA's Scholarship Resource Center.                                                     


                                                                                                                                                  



Updated 1/22/12.