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Scholarship Quick Facts

  • Scholarships are gift awards and do not need to be repaid.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on qualifying criteria such as financial need, academic or athletic merit, artistic ability, religious affiliation, ethnicity or group affiliation.
  • Scholarships do not usually need to be re-paid but you are usually required to maintain a certain grade point average in order to continue to qualify.
  • Each scholarship has unique application instructions, requirements and an application deadline.
  • There are scholarships for just about everyone.
  • It is important to search and apply for scholarships early as many scholarships are competitive.
  • You can apply for as many scholarships as you would like as long as you meet the minimum requirements.
Where Can I Find Scholarships?
There are several sources of scholarships for students ranging anywhere from $100-$20,000. Scholarships may be awarded by private donors and organizations, community organizations, corporations, small businesses or college and university foundations. Locating scholarships will take a bit of work but you can start with an online search. You can look up local community organizations, scholarship databases such as ours at College Resource Network.
We have created one of the largest scholarship databases on the internet. Whether you are looking for African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian, LGBT, Disabled, Women, Single Mom or Veteran Scholarships, we have thousands of hand-picked opportunities for you.  We are committed to updating and improving our website weekly. Search our scholarships by type, major or state.

In addition to our scholarship database, there are many other resources to help you find scholarships.

1. Local Library – Your local librarian can guide you to many great scholarship resources.
2. The Internet – Pinterest and Twitter are great places to find scholarships. In addition, doing relevant keyword searches in Google can be a great place to start.
3. Scholarship Directories –  Free scholarship compilations and search sites with lists of scholarships.
4. Your School Counselor – Talk with your school counselor and inquire about scholarships he or she may be familiar with.
5. Local Community Organizations – Often local community organizations have a number of scholarships available for students.