Scholarship Search Platforms


Reviews.com has created a guide to review the best scholarship search platforms and instruct students on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.

Best for most students

FastWeb

Hands down the most impressive search site we encountered.

 

Best Database

Cappex

Great for students who want to be able to apply for — and track the status of — a large number of scholarships.

Best search

Unigo

Strong search features put Unigo in third place and elevated it far above the remaining contenders we considered.

Best Resources

Big Future

Underwhelming for scholarship searches, but a treasure trove of other valuable features.

 

More resources

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:

  • Scholarships.com
    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
  • ScholarSnapp is a search platform that has partnered with the Common App to allow a student's Common App information to transfer to their Scholar Snapp profile. The goal of these two organizations is to make the scholarship process easier.

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 There are anomalies, mismatched data, and their systems are human-driven, which means there could be outdated and inaccurate information.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."

Paying for College

Watch a slideshow which covers basic information regarding financing a college education. It was created by the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC).

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!

AUTOMATIC FULL TUITION/RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY U.S. COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES WITHOUT REGARD TO NEED:

http://automaticfulltuition.yolasite.com/

COMPETITIVE FULL TUITION/RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY U.S. COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES WITHOUT REGARD TO NEED:

http://competitivefulltuition.yolasite.com/

FOR BLACK STUDENTS:

BlackStudents.com: The Online Guide to Scholarships, Financial Aid, and More for African American Students

FOR LGBTQ AND STRAIGHT ALLY STUDENTS:

Pride Foundation Scholarships

FOR NEW AMERICANS AND MINORITIES:

Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities

FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS:

FOR HISPANIC AND LATINO STUDENTS:

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