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Things to keep in mind when using these scholarship search engines:

  • It shouldn't cost money to gain money - be wary of sites and scholarships that charge a fee.  Do not pay to apply for a scholarship!
  • Be wary of companies that charge you a fee to find grants and scholarships for you - everyone can apply for free on their own.
  • If you are told you received an award for which you never applied, be wary!  
  • If you join one of the scholarship search sites, such as, be aware that you may be signing yourself up for lots of junk mail/email. You will also be subject to ads, such as ads for-profit schools, within the site to keep the site free - just skip the ads to get to the list of scholarships.
  • You may come across 'contest' or 'raffle' type of scholarships through these search engines - consider the amount of time you will need to spend vs. the chance of winning, as these generally have a very low chance. It may be better to focus on ones that involve an essay that someone will actually read!

Note: If you are deciding between spending your time on a local scholarship vs national scholarship - you will have a better chance at earning a local scholarship.

Outside Resources:

Article on finding outside scholarships: Surviving the College Application Process

Scholarships for minority students: 4 Black Youth

Scholarships for undocumented students: e4fc

Scholarships for Native Americans: College Fund

East Bay Consortium Scholarship Directory: East Bay Consortium

Essay topics likely to win money: