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School Hacks: 10 of the Best College Scholarship Websites
Written by Christi Given | December 28, 2015
Here are some of the best college websites for scholarship and grant money. Ready, set…let’s learn and save!
1. The first, mentioned in USA Today, is Fastweb, which offers applications for internships, free money and more. They give advice on career, financial aid, specific or “targeted” scholarships and more. Click here to explore the site.
2. The second recommended website is Scholarship Points, where they give more than $750,000 in free college money. There are helpful resources for members, scholarship drawings, a points system and more! Click here to go to the website.
3. The third website for student aid is the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid site. You can find out about the different grants that are available to students who apply. There are Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and other service scholarships. Click here to find out more.
Also, if you have served in the military, or worked in Iraq or Afghanistan, you may be eligible for FREE college aid.
4. The fourth recommendation, mentioned in Forbes, is a career-specific scholarship found at Scholarship America, where there are multiple links that you can navigate to help you on your journey.
5. The fifth website for school grants and scholarships is Scholarships.com.
6. The next website that’s a great resource is Simple Tuition, which offers financial aid information, gives you insight on different schools and books that are needed, and more. They also give advice about student loans and repayments, and give assistance in selecting a college. Click here for more information.
7. The seventh site for financial help with your tuition is Cappex, which allows you to search for colleges, majors and scholarships.
8. According to U.S. News & World Report, The College Board is an excellent tool in finding helpful information on receiving assistance for higher education. “The College Board was founded in 1900 and currently helps 7 million students annually…[they] began publishing their book of scholarships in 1997 and since then [have] made the information available online. Their scholarship database contains more than 2,300 scholarship opportunities, totaling nearly $3 billion.”
9. Next, the Niche website for college rankings and reviews is popular. Click here to do your research and to find out how you can apply for aid.
10. The last website I want to recommend is called MoneySavingPro, which is a search engine to find the best places for grants, loans, scholarships and university information. Click here to start learning and saving.
[Sources: college.usatoday.com/2012/01/30/the-10-best-sites-to-look-for-scholarships; hercampus.com/career/money/10-best-sites-look-scholarships; forbes.com/sites/financialfinesse/2012/03/01/10-high-dollar-award-scholarships-for-college; forbes.com/sites/financialfinesse/2012/02/23/ten-scholarships-for-average-students-who-are-not-athletically-inclined; usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2011/01/20/compare-5-top-scholarship-search-engines]
PI Girls, do you have any scholarship websites or grant resources to share with the PI community?