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Scholarship and Financial Aid Websites Packet

Scholarship and financial aid Websites

Scholarship Websites

E-Scholarships Monthly: Has an extensive list of scholarships to apply for; includes requirements, contact info, and due date. The user name is keller and the password is keller.

Discover Student Loans: Has a scholarship search that you can personalize with your future career goals, interests, and other specific info to find scholarship relevant to you.

SkillsUSA: National career and technical scholarship program application for CTE students


Common Application Financial Aid Website: Tips of finding money from the federal government, state government, colleges, how to apply, and where to find scholarships.

Fastweb: Free scholarship, financial aid, and college search, along with career planning. Excellent website!

Sallie Mae College Answer: Has a scholarship search and information about Sallie Mae college loans.

Big Future: Collegeboard’s official scholarship search website.

Texas Student Housing Scholarship: Offers housing scholarships for students who will be attending UNT,

Texas A&M, or UT Austin.

Freshman Support Team: Lists scholarships specific to certain colleges. Scroll down the list to see if

your college is listed.

Scholarship Spotlight: Cappex’s scholarship database.

College NET: Has a scholarship keyword search and a student profile search; has a weekly open scholarship.

College Scholarships: Free scholarship searches, 101 college and scholarship websites, information on athletic scholarships; also has a free college admissions and scholarship newletter.

Cappex: Has a scholarship search with no essays required; includes scholarships in areas of study such as

business, nursing, psychology, and computers. Includes scholarship and college searches

Scholarship Experts: Provides a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match your hobbies, interests and academic background.

Scholly: A scholarship search website or cell phone app (whichever you prefer) where you can tailor the search to your specifics; one-time fee of $2.99.

Free Scholarship Searches: Database with a lot of scholarship search websites.

In-State Angels: A website that helps students find in-state tuition rates for out-of-state colleges

College Net: People sign up for forums based on topics they like, and people vote based on the online discussion, and scholarships are awarded based on the votes.

CollegeData: Includes a scholarship finder; college net cost to calculate the real cost of college, including out-of-pocket costs; and an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) estimator, which tells you what colleges expect you to pay based on your family income.

College Kickstart: Lists colleges with generous merit aid

Financial Aid Websites

Free Application for Federal Student Aid: Application for free government grant money. Be sure to check out the Texas Grant, Pell Grant, Academic Competetiveness Grant, and National SMART Grant.

Federal Student Aid ID: Get your FSAID, the new way to sign your FAFSA that replaces the PIN.

US Department of Education Blog: 11 common FAFSA mistakes to help you with filling out your application.

US Department of Education Blog: 7 things you need to know before you fill out the FAFSA to make it go smoother.

FAFSA Student Aid on the Web: The US Department of Education puts this site up for free information on preparing for and funding education beyond high school; get your FAFSA questions answered here.
Education Department’s Federal Student Aid Information Center


Discover Student Loans: All about loans and financial aid in great detail.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Information on preparing, applying, and paying for college, including Texas grant money, as well as adult ed and information for parents.

Texas Aid for College: Financial aid calculator for Texas colleges.
Texas Financial Aid Information Center


Texas B-On-Time Loan Program: provides eligible Texas students no-interest loans to attend colleges and universities in Texas. If the student meets specified goals, the entire loan amount can be forgiven upon graduation. Your institution's financial aid office will determine if you are eligible. If this loan is offered to you, the financial aid office will instruct you to complete an application and promissory note online.

FinAid: A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools; has info on filling out the FAFSA, finding other types of aid, and includes “Ask the Aid Advisor” for personalized help.

College is Possible: College Is Possible (CIP) is the American Council on Education's (ACE) K–16 youth development program; motivates middle and high school students from underserved communities to seek a college education; includes financial aid programs, college prices, and a financial aid glossary.

Minnie Stevens Piper: Has a tab on scholarships and aid, including federal and state of Texas aid, savings strategies, and Texas savings plans.

College View: Offers financial aid 101, calculate your college cost, myths on affording college, FAFSA facts, and a financial aid calendar.

School Soup: World’s largest scholarship database and student loan center;

has info on state, federal, and other financial aid resources.

Simple Tuition: Website will customize your financial aid to find a monthly payment you can afford when you graduate; determines which sources of college funding will be used, calculates the monthly loan payment for any college, compares the affordability for up to 3 schools side-by-side; adjusts parent/student debt obligation in real time; you can compare loans from different lenders for free.

National College Finance Center (NCFC): Creates a personalized college finance plan or repayment plan based on your individual information and situation — providing you with an action plan to take you in the right direction.

Government Grant Research: has information on grant websites that have been researched and ranks them from one to five stars.

Scholarships By Subject
African American

United Negro College Fund

The Rob Brown Scholar Program

National Assocation for the Advancement of Colored People

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Hispanic College Fund

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

National Society of Hispanic Professionals


Asian Scholarship Foundation

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)


Business & Professional Women’s Scholarship

American Association of University Women


Women’s Sports Foundation


Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Mass Awards/Minority

Gates Millenium

Ford Foundation


Lagrant Foundation


Native American

American Indian College Fund

National Indian Education Association

Gifted and Talented

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented

Mensa Education and Research Foundation

Miscellaneous Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

KnowHow2Go: Lists the four steps to college, including scholarship and financial aid information; has steps for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and mentors.

Volunteer Match: Find volunteer opportunities that will add merit to your college and scholarship applications.

Fast Web: A step-by-step guide to paying for college; includes interactive tools, calculators, and resources on paying for college

Go College: Information on scholarships for African Americans, Latinos, Native American, and women; information on college grants and student loans, education options, college survival, and building your credit score.

Adventures in Education: Planning for college, paying for college, finding a career, and managing your money; has FAQs such as “what are the eligibility criteria for obtaining federal financial aid?”

Conexus Scholarship Search

Below, wherever it says career, you want to type the career you are wanting to pursue (ie: veterinarian, teacher, mechanical engineer, etc.)

  1. Google Career, Scholarship

Take the first 5 companies you recognize, click on each one, and do the scholarship application.

  1. Google Career, Manufacturer

Take the first 5 companies you recognize, click on each one, and look for a scholarship application.

  1. Google Career, Trade Association

Take the first 5 companies you recognize, click on each one, and look for a scholarship application.

The benefit of doing this process is that since you’re looking under the topic of your career, you will find organizations who want to award college money to students who want to pursue that career. Also, since you’re looking all under one career, the scholarship topics will be similar and you can often use the same essays for each application, therefore saving a lot of time.

Also try using Google to search for scholarship of things that are unique to you or your family. Examples are to google “scholarships for children of firefighters,” “scholarships for students with ADHD,” “scholarships for students with red hair,” “scholarships for twins,” etc. Think outside the box.

Check any political, social, ethnic, or religious groups your family belongs to as well to see if they offer any scholarships.

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