Top 5 Places to Find a College Scholarship


Would you like to find a college scholarship? There are several good sources of information for you to begin your college scholarship search.

1. FastWeb - Use FastWeb's free scholarship search to find information on more than 600,000 scholarships! - Free online scholarship search to find information on more than 600,000 scholarships



2. Local Agencies - Many civic organizations give away college scholarships but they are not advertised very well. Many groups only receive a few applications per year, so your chances of getting an award are much greater than scholarships listed in guides.

Search online and/or use your telephone book to find college scholarships offered by groups in your city or county, both the city where you go to college and your hometown:
  1. Chamber of Commerce
  2. Kiwanis
  3. Lions Club
  4. Optimist
  5. Business & Professional Women
  6. Junior Leauge
  7. Girls & Boys Club
  8. Retail Stores


3. College Scholarship Office - Visit your school's scholarship or financial office to get information about school sponsored scholarships. Many colleges also post this information online, but the office may know of unadvertised opportunities.

4. Scholarship Experts - Is another great scholarship database that you can search. It was rated by Forbes.com as the best scholarship search engine in their "Best of the Web" Review.



5. Scholarship Guide Books - Printed guide books are the traditional way to find college scholarships. You can find guide books at your local library, college scholarship office, high school counselor, or online.
Scholarship Handbook 2009 Official handbook from The College Board.