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Scholarship Resources

Sites With Scholarship Search Engines

Many of these sites also contain information about preparing for school and selecting a college, and detailed financial aid information.

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  • ACT: Test dates, test preparation, test registration. 
  • Adventures in Education: Planning for college 
  • American Indian College Fund: Assistance for Native American students to attend qualified tribal colleges and universities.
  • Bank of America: Bank of America
  • Calculate Aid: Site for calculating financial aid estimates
  • College Answer: Information on financial aid options, preparing and paying for college, scholarship search engines, links for financial aid calculators, and more.
  • College Board Online: Information about planning for college, picking the right school for you, filling out an application, paying for college, and SATs. Includes sample SAT questions.
  • College is Possible: college is possible
  • College Quest: Information on colleges, admissions, financial aid, and scholarship search engine.
  • CollegeNET: List of colleges and universities accepting electronic applications. 
  • CollegeNET: Scholarship research.
  • Scholarship search and online applications. 
  • CollegeView: Detailed information on a variety of college topics, including summaries of over 3,000 colleges, financial aid information, and a scholarship search. Also has a Career Center.
  • Comparison of student loans and offers financial aid information.
  • FAFSA: Detailed information about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), including how to fill it out and file online. Also see Federal Student Aid PIN: Please note:  This is the free government-sponsored site. It is not the same as, a for-profit website that charges a fee to fill out the free application.
  • Fast Aid: FastAid Scholarship information
  • FastWeb: Financial aid search.
  • FinAid: Coverage of all aspects of financial aid. Includes a number of calculators, including need calculators and college costs projectors.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Assistance for Hispanic students (scholarship applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage). Includes information about college and other programs.
  • Index of American Universities: List of homepages of colleges and universities. 
  • PHEAA: Information on PA State Grants, Stafford loands, etc.
  • Lunch Money: search for scholarships and apply on line
  • National Center for Education Statistics: Offers search by region, type of institution and course of study.
  • NCAA: Research issues related to eligibility to play collegiate athletics.
  • Nelnet: Brief descriptions that will help students and parents understand the financial aid process. 
  • Peterson’s Education Center: Research college and educational programs. Information on colleges, admissions, financial aid, scholarship search engine.
  • PIN: Applying for Personal Identification Number (PIN) to apply on line.
  • PNC: PNC Bank
  • Sallie Mae: Sallie Mae
  • Scholarship search. 
  • Information about study abroad opportunities with searches to find a fit for you, including by interest area.
  • Super College: Super College 
  • United Negro College Fund: The oldest and most successful African American education assistance organization. 
  • U.S. Department of Education: Financial aid primer from U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs; includes information about Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, Federal Work Study, etc.
  • U.S. Department of Education: Resources for students about to attend or already attending postsecondary schools.
  • U.S. Department of Education: Description of discretionary grant application packages.
  • Wachovia Bank: Education aid

More Suggestions

Visit the websites of colleges you are interested in attending. Many of the sites offer information about financial aid.

Talk with your high school guidance counselor to learn about resources available to you. If you are attending college, talk with a representative from the financial aid office to learn about resources and programs.

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