Scholarship Search Platforms
Collegescholarships.org also liked several other scholarship search platforms according to its (somewhat dated) article, "A Comprehensive Review of the Leading Scholarship Search Services." In addition to liking Fastweb, the article's author had positive comments about:
You can access Sallie Mae's scholarship search platform via your Naviance account by following these links: Colleges - Scholarships and Money - National Scholarship Search, or you can access the platform at: Sallie Mae
Regardless of the search platform you choose, the author of "A Comprehensive Review of the Leading Scholarship Search Services," shares a conclusion about the search platforms they reviewed that can be generalized to many of the scholarship searches available to students. They say that, "not any one of them is able to give a complete and concise scholarship list and results lists differ widely. There are anomalies, mismatched data, and their systems are human-driven, which means there could be outdated and inaccurate information. The scholarship data itself is categorized completely differently from one to the other, and in almost all of them, it’s clear that advertisers figure prominently. Users may maximize the scholarship data and subscribe to more than one. A new email account specifically for use during college and scholarship searches would effectively keep spam and junk out of a personal email account."
Other Financial Aid Opportunities
WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE)
WUE is a program that allows Oregon high-school students to request reduced tuition at participating two- and four-year public college programs outside of Oregon. Go to http://www.wiche.edu/wue to see a list of participating WUE schools, and learn how to apply for this tuition-reduction program. The reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded, and many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so apply early!
FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS:
- http://www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html (for native Americans, native Alaskans, native Hawaiians, indigenous Pacific Islanders)
FOR HISPANIC AND LATINO STUDENTS:
- Fastweb Hispanic/Latino Scholarships
- MALDEF: The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America (Scholarships open to undocumented students)
- DREAMers Scholarships (These scholarships are only available for attendance at a very limited number of colleges).
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