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The 10 Best Scholarship Websites To Find Money For College

With a new semester upon us and our bank accounts sadly whittled down from holiday shopping and much-needed nights out with the girls, scholarships of all amounts can certainly come in handy. Below is a list of the 10 best sites for searching for scholarship cash.


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1. Salliemae.com

Sallie Mae is a collegiette’s™ one-stop-shop for scholarships that are creative, easy and fun to apply for. Here, you have free access to their Scholarship Search tool, which includes millions of scholarships worth up to $24 billion. Plus, if you’re considering graduate school, you’ll be able to browse 950,000 grad school-specific scholarships. Registration is simple. All you need to share is your email and graduation year, as well as special interests, organization involvement and gender identity. From there, Sallie Mae will find matches based on your survey answers. When you register, you’ll be entered to win an extra $1,000 scholarship. 

Visit SallieMae.com for more scholarships.

2. Fastweb.com

Fastweb is another terrific, free resource where you’ll find thousands of scholarships at your fingertips. Not only does Fastweb offer a massive database of monetary awards, but it also features helpful career planning services and learning tools for its registered users! 

Visit Fastweb.com for more scholarships.

3. ScholarshipPoints.com

You know how you always seem to receive a new, complimentary gift after so many purchases at that favorite beauty counter of yours? ScholarshipPoints works the same way! Well, kind of. The site’s users rack up points through a rewards system, making them eligible for different scholarships according to how many points they have earned. Members can earn points through fun, day-to-day activities like reading blogs, taking quizzes and playing online games. ScholarshipPoints offers a rolling, monthly $1,000 for its members and a quarterly $10,000 scholarship. Join today and start earning your points, collegiettes™!

Visit ScholarshipPoints.com for more scholarships.

4. Cappex.com

You may remember being advised by your high school guidance counselor to make a Cappex account to help narrow down your college search, but don’t delete that online profile just yet! The site is still helpful during our undergrad years, offering ample scholarship opportunities and financial advice. Once we’re undergrads, Cappex graciously bumps us up to “College Pro” status, where we’ll be eligible to apply for a $2,500 College Pro exclusive scholarship! Don’t wait, and check out all of the fine print of the Cappex College Pro scholarship today.

Visit Cappex.com for more scholarships.

5. Scholarships.com

A no-brainer of a URL, are we right? Scholarships.com is a wonderful resource for collegiettes™ who aspire to kill two birds with one stone—the site finds both scholarships and colleges that are perfect for you! If you’re looking to transfer to a school that is dying to recruit you and offer you scholarships, this is the site to visit. The site allows you to pinpoint specific scholarships by your major, year in school and location. This increases your chances for receiving awards and saves you tons of time.

Visit Scholarships.com for more scholarships.

6. College Board’s Scholarship Search

Offering 2,300 sources of financial aid and over $3 billion in scholarship awards, the College Board’s scholarship search resource could put you on the right track to financing your education—and fast! To start your search, be sure to fill out the detailed questionnaire on the site to narrow down specific awards that satisfy your financial needs. While you’re browsing the College Board’s scholarship selection, see if you’re eligible to apply for the Coca-Cola Community Colleges Academic Scholarship! If you’re at a small, local school this $1,000-$2,000 award could be right up your alley.

Visit the College Board for more scholarships.

7. Careeronestop.org

Operated by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop.org provides resources for all stages of your professional life including scholarships and grants for high school, college, grad school, vocational and more awards. There is no need to make an account. All you need to do is filter your search based on where you live, plan to study, level of education and beyond. You will then get a refined list of scholarships just for you.

Visit CareerOneStop.org for more scholarships.

8. StudentScholarships.org

StudentScholarships.org is serving as a powerful search engine for finding relevant scholarships for undergrads. This site is also helpful because it features career profiles for many fields of study, giving its users a good idea of expected salary and job opportunities after graduation. Check out the Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship, an $8,000 scholarship (with $2,000 paid annually through a four-year college career) if you’re a collegiette™ interested in American History and Government!

Visit StudentScholarships.org for more scholarships.

9. Unigo.com

This site boasts that it is “fast, easy and free” which is certainly true! ScholarshipExperts.com is yet another great resource for scouring the Internet for great monetary awards during your undergrad years. Check out the “Courage To Grow” scholarship on the site, which awards eligible undergrads one $500 scholarship every month.

Visit Unigo.com for more scholarships.

10. SuperCollege.com

Last, but not least, we have SuperCollege.com! This site is an online database of scholarships, grants and fun contests for undergrads to enter and (hopefully) win. On top of offering great scholarships, SuperCollege also offers no-nonsense guides for collegiettes™ like “How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay” and “More Easy Ways to Save Money in College.”

Visit SuperCollege.com for more scholarships.

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Lindsay Shoemake is a junior at Georgia College & State University, where she is majoring in Mass Communication with a double concentration in Print Journalism and Advertising. She is a staff writer for her university's award-winning student newspaper, The Colonnade, as well as a weekly fashion columnist and editorial intern for online publication emcBlue. When she is not up to her eyeballs in writing assignments (which she loves!), the Georgia native can be found in coffee shops immersed in a good book, reading her Bible, spending time with friends, savoring delicious sushi, or daydreaming about New York City. Upon graduating in 2013, Lindsay hopes to move to Manhattan to pursue a career in fashion journalism and get a taste of all that the Big Apple has to offer.