Best Sites for Scholarship Hunting

Need help finding the perfect scholarship? There are lots of websites out there to help you; but choosing the best ones can be a chore. Here are some of the top websites available for finding scholarships that fit your needs and academic goals.    

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The Best Sites for Scholarship Hunting

23 Jan 2018

Best Sites for Scholarship Hunting

Whether you need a little help or a lot, scholarships are a great way to cover college costs without going into debt.  

But where to do you find the perfect scholarship for you – among the thousands and thousands that are out there? The answer is: start online. But don’t overlook local corporations, non-profits and your dedicated high school counselor.

Apply online now for the Redstone Federal Credit Union scholarship. Redstone is awarding 14 scholarships to deserving members who are currently enrolled in or accepted to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program.  The deadline to apply for Redstone’s scholarships is Feb. 28, 2018.   

Here are some of the top websites available for finding scholarships that fit your needs and academic goals.

FastWeb is an extensive site with dozens of resources for college students, including financial aid, career planning and college advice. Join and create a free student profile, which FastWeb then matches to scholarships from its database of more than 1.5 million options.

Chegg began as a textbook rental company and has since expanded to include test prep courses, tutoring programs and scholarships. Scholarship postings are broken down into simple overviews, so you can browse quickly to find scholarships that fit your background and interests.

Niche is another easy-to-use site, with thousands of scholarships searchable by category. It also provides comprehensive data, rankings and reviews on colleges across the country, so you can make the best choice when deciding which college to attend.

Instead of applying for scholarships individually, ScholarshipOwl speeds up the application process by filling out your information for you when you’re ready to apply. It can also match your application to similar scholarships so you can apply for multiple awards at the same time.

If writing essays isn’t your thing, ScholarshipPoints offers a rewards program that lets you earn points by taking surveys, reading articles and more. Use your points to enter into scholarship drawings. The more points you earn and use, the more chances you have to win. is a great resource for college students because it finds both scholarships and  colleges that are perfect for you. The site allows you to pinpoint specific scholarships by your major, year in school and location, which increases your chances for receiving awards and saving you tons of time.


Information for this blog was taken from the current issue of Aspire! member newsletter.

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