And regularly update your profile!
Free online scholarship searches are a great way to get started on finding information about specific competitions and financial aid opportunities, but they are not all created equal.
- ScholarshipExperts.com – Highly accurate search results save a ton of time when it comes to determining which awards the student is eligible for. Scholarship Experts doesn’t return as many results as some of the other scholarship search sites, but each award result is specifically matched to the user’s profile. Their total database is huge, so when considering the number of awards each user is eligible for, they’re probably at the top.
- Fastweb.com – Need money for college? Use FastWeb’s free scholarship search to find information on more than 600,000 scholarships!
Fastweb is nationally known and drives a ton of online traffic. The website shows a lot of returns on my profile, but some of the awards are just obviously not for me. Fastweb’s scholarship search has been integrated with a lot of Monster’s employment tools and recently they’ve even added a listing of volunteer opportunities that can help students gain experience in their favorite field. Fastweb is definitely one of the resources you should use as soon as possible.
- Scholarships.com – Returns a lot of accurate results, ordered in an scale of “relevancy” that really helps sort out the scholarships in a useful way. I found a couple of awards I’m not eligible for, but they were automatically sent to the bottom of the list.