Every week, I add scholarships to the weekly newsletter, which can be found on the Announcements Page here: Announcements Page
Finding scholarship money isn't as hard as we might think, but it takes time, effort, and resources. You will need to research and read the eligibility of a scholarship to see if you fit the criteria.
Scholarships through Universities:
Most universities offer a scholarship application or it may be part of the admission application. Check with the university you are applying to in order to find out the scholarship deadlines, what you may be eligible for, and how to apply for their scholarships. Do not wait to do this as scholarship deadlines for universities tend to be early fall.
Scholarships in Naviance:
STEM School Highlands Ranch posts all the scholarships we hear about in Naviance. Students have access to this list and should use it throughout the year. This is THE FIRST place students should check for their scholarships outside of university scholarships. Many of the scholarships posted in Naviance are local. Many scholarships from the community appear around January and close in the months between February and June. View this list frequently for new additions as scholarships are updated weekly.
Scholarship search engines:
The following search engines can be used to search for scholarships.
- ScholarshipOwl – Fill out one application for multiple scholarships, and the website will automatically submit your applications for you. While other scholarship websites simply match you to potential awards, ScholarshipOwl speeds up the application process so you can increase your chances for funding.
- FastWeb – A popular scholarship search engine that matches you with scholarships based on your interests, degree program, age, skills and more. FastWeb has over 1.5 million scholarships in its database.
- Chegg – While Chegg is primarily used to rent college textbooks, it has also become a leading resource for scholarship applications online. The website currently has 25,000 scholarships to choose from, and it continues to grow every year.
- College Board – If you’ve taken the SAT or any AP tests, chances are you’ve already interacted with the College Board. This organization now has 2,200 scholarships to choose from, totaling $6 billion in awards.
- Scholarships.com – This is a massive resource for college scholarship applications with over 3.7 million scholarships and grants in the database. You can select scholarships by category, or you can create a profile to get matched with scholarship opportunities.
- Scholly – Scholly is similar to other scholarship matching websites, but its integrated app makes it easy to search for scholarships on your phone. You can track your current scholarship applications and search for new ones no matter where you go.
There are many other scholarship search engines and apps. You should NEVER have to pay to search or apply for scholarships. I recommend using free resources only!