Off Campus Scholarships
Types of Scholarships
There are many different types of scholarships that are available. Some scholarships are based upon merit, while others are based upon financial need. There are also scholarship programs that give special consideration to minority students or for students entering a particular degree program or field of study.
When to Begin Searching for Scholarships
You should begin searching for scholarships as soon as possible. Many scholarship opportunities have application requirements and deadlines that must be met. If you begin searching too late, you may miss out on valuable opportunities. It is never too early to begin searching for scholarships for college.
Begin your scholarship search locally. Your community may provide the best (and least advertised) opportunity. Local clubs, businesses, organizations, and churches are all potential sources.
The requirements are different for every scholarship program. Before applying, make sure you fully understand all of the application procedures and the eligibility criteria. Some scholarship applications require an essay, or another demonstration of your potential. Others require a minimum GPA or standardized test score.
The list below includes links to a wide variety of free scholarship searches. Many more can be found on the internet as well as at your local library. Beware of scholarship sites or agencies that charge a fee. Most scholarship information is free of charge.
Dept of Labor Search more than 7,500 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial award opportunities.
College Board Find Scholarships, other financial aid, and internships from more than 2.200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
College Scholarships Scholarships available to all kinds of students.
Fin Aid Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. It can cover a range of educational expenses, like tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation.
Degree Specific Scholarships Find some of the best degree-specific scholarships available.