12 of the best websites for finding a college scholarship

1. Fastweb.com

Fastweb hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships that provide more than $3.4 billion in funding. Once you create a profile, the site’s search feature will help you find the most accurate matches that fit your needs. Your personal profile is how the site helps you find pretty much exactly what you’re looking for.

You can then also see all the scholarships you applied for, or may want to apply to in the future. They also have “contests” that you can enter monthly or weekly to win money.

2. CollegeBoard.org

While the College Board is known for its college-readiness tests, it also has an arm that focuses on scholarships. Big Future hosts scholarships, as well as other financial aid and internship information from more than 2,200 programs — totaling nearly $6 billion. In order to get the most accurate search results, it’s critical to fill out as many details as you can in the profile that’s used for searching.

3. Niche.com

Formerly known as College Prowler, Niche is a great tool that can help you find colleges AND money. It’s organized into categories that make it pretty easy to find what you’re looking for — allowing users to search by interest, career, major and other areas. Niche also has some contests to enter.

4. Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com hosts one of the largest scholarship databases out there and it’s updated on a daily basis. According to the site, “With more than 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth more than $19 billion, just about everyone is bound to find something.”  It’s easy to browse by category, but the best way to take advantage of what the site has to offer is to make a personal profile, which will allow you to find the most exhaustive lists of opportunities available to you.

5. Moolahspot.com

Moolahspot isn’t as robust as some other scholarship databases, but in the search for a college scholarship, it’s another option to help you find extra m

6. SallieMae

SallieMae is a well-known education and student loan provider. The site’s College Planning page has a scholarship portal where you can search based on your field of study, hobbies and other parameters. Create a personal profile in order to get the most accurate matches that fit your needs.

7. Scholarship Monkey

Scholarship Monkey allows you to search for scholarships a few different ways. You can search by keyword, browse scholarship lists (various categories/topics) and also see lists of the latest and featured scholarships. The site also allows you to create a personal profile for more accurate results.

8. Cappex

Cappex hosts a database of more than $11 billion in scholarship opportunities. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for opportunities that directly match your strengths and skills. Plus, Cappex has a tool that will calculate your odds of getting into a certain college before you even apply.

9. Chegg

Chegg is widely known for its online textbook store that allows students to either rent or buy textbooks for cheap. But Chegg is also a great resource for finding scholarships — more than $1 billion worth of them.  To search for available scholarships, click on the menu stack at the top right of the homepage and select the “scholarships” in the drop-down menu. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for available opportunities that match your criteria. Chegg also has a “top scholarship picks this week” category that highlights some options you may have missed.

10. Unigo

Unigo hosts millions of available scholarships and makes it easy to search by type, including athletic scholarships, college-specific scholarships, company-based scholarships, minority scholarships, major-specific scholarships, state-specific scholarships and more. You can search by category or create a personal profile to get more specific results that match your needs. Unigo also offers scholarship contests and sweepstakes.

11. Peterson’s

Peterson’s hosts $10 billion in scholarship opportunities and provides information to help you in your search. Once you fill out a short survey, you can filter your search results, so they’re tailored to your specific needs.  The site also allows users to search by a variety of different topics, college types and personal details — in order to give you the best results.

12. U.S. Labor Department’s Free Search Tool

According to the official Student Aid website, this free tool is a great resource for students to search more than 7,500 scholarships, grants and other various types of financial aid award opportunities. 

 

The CareerOneStop tool allows you to:

  • Look through the site’s entire inventory of scholarships, arranged in order of the closest deadline.
  • Narrow your list with a “search by keyword” option: Just enter a keyword about the type of award you’re looking for.
  • Use the filters to see opportunities for only certain types of awards, locations, level of study, and more.
  • More tips for finding a college scholarship

 

The Department of Education recommends using the following free resources to find more information about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities:

  • The financial aid office at a college or career school
  • A high school or TRIO counselor
  • Federal agencies
  • Your state grant agency
  • Your library’s reference section
  • Foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups
  • Organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
  • Ethnicity-based organizations
  • Your employer or your parents’ employers

 

**NOTE:Also, never pay for a scholarship search.  Everything that they can find you are able to find.  Please see Mrs. Martin in the Counseling Department if you need assistance completing scholarship applications, if you have any questions or concerns, or if you need information to attach to your scholarship applications.  

LELA Scholarships

Please click here to visit LELA's website of scholarship information.

Scholarships for Student Caregivers

Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, and Forbes, as well as referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the Internet.

To help support these students, we have made available scholarships that can provide financial assistance. You can read more about our work here:

https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers

https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers#the-caring-com-scholarship

Please see Mrs. Carey for help with this.

BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIPS

Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KINGâ„  Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America.

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

The application period for the 2020-2021 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2019 and closes Dec. 15, 2019. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund

The JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by Andre’ Clemons in loving memory of his 10 year old son JonCade Thomas Clemons. The intent of the fund is to continue to spread the positive attitude about life and the true concern for an individual’s happiness that JonCade showed to everyone he met. His unselfish spirit will be carried on in his memory through the scholarship fund.

The JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to students in the Acadiana area with financial needs who display academic excellence, strong citizenship and character, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society.

This year, The JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund will award Two (2) scholarships valued at $3000.00, and Eight (8) scholarships valued at $750.00 per semester for a maximum of eight semesters to include fall and spring to qualified graduating high school students who will be attending college, community college, or technical college in the State of Louisiana.” The 10 students chosen each year will receive 2 semester payments per a year for 4 years. Our goal is to have 40 students per a year receiving payments.

Eligibility requirements and application procedures are the same for all awards. Recipients are chosen by the board’s selection committee, which consists of current and retired educators from the Acadiana area. Students are chosen based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in extracurricular activities and community programs which demonstrate leadership and strong citizenship characteristics. We consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, gender, age, color, or national origin.

Applications, including all required data, must be postmarked by January 31st, 2019. 

Click on the picture below to access the website or visit your school counselor for more information.

 

Marine Corps League Scholarship

Overview:

The Marine Corps League, St. Mary Detachment will offer four (4) two hundred dollar ($200.00) one time scholarships to the graduating seniors of St. Mary Parish.  The applications will be voted on by the St. Mary Det. The scholarships will be used for the purpose of furthering the education of the recipient.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in, or accepted for, a full-time undergraduate (12 or more credit hours) program during the semesters for which the scholarship is to be awarded.
  • All eligible seniors must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • The student must reside in St. Mary Parish

Submission Deadline:

The applicant's application with all supporting documents must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2019. Applications postmarked after December 15th will not be considered.

Please see your school counselor for a copy of the scholarship application or click here for a PDF version of the application.

 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and Scholarship Program

 

This program is opened to all students in Grades 5 through 12.  The deadline to apply is November 5, 2019.  Please click on the graphic below for more information.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and Scholarship Program

St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

 

Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.

Please click on the graphic below to access the application.  Save the application to your Google drive as a PDF, then you will be able to open the application to fill it in.  A typed scholarship application is quite appealing to the judges' eyes.  

 

St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce

AXA Achievement Scholarship

 

Deadline to apply is December 15, 2019

The AXA Achievement Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Awards recipients are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Equitable Foundation.

The 2020 program will be accepting applications from September 1, 2019 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2019, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 completed and submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

AXA Achievement Scholarship
AXA Achievement Scholarship