Free College Scholarships

College scholarships are available from a variety of sources and can be based on any of hundreds of possible student qualifications. Basically, scholarships are free money for college costs. Some must be used specifically for tuition, but some can be used for any expense the student encounters from travel, to computers, to food.

The newest resource for searching scholarships is a free search like this modified Google engine. Search for any topic or special characteristics of the student, and add the word "scholarship" "grant" or "financial aid" to your search to find relevant sources of college tuition funding.


A scholarship might be a contest or a reward for students with great grades. It might be limited to members of a certain club or association, or only offered to children of employees at a particular company or union. Some require financial need, but some won't even ask about the students money situation.

Good places to look include high school and college financial aid offices, local business organizations like the chamber of commerce, or online search engines that will match your profile to eligible awards for free. Lots of free college scholarships information is available, so save your money for tuition and avoid any scammers who promise a "guaranteed" result.

The Bright Futures Scholarship Program is a great program for graduating Florida high school students. Here are the technical requirements and procedures…

John on April 16th, 2011

Moms who are interested in furthering their education often need financial assistance to deal with the high costs of attending college at the same time as raising a family! Luckily, there are some scholarship programs out there designed to help out mothers who are in that exact situation. Learn more about these awards and how you can find other scholarship programs you’re eligible for.

The odds of winning a scholarship might not seem good, but you won’t win unless you at least try to apply!

John on February 22nd, 2011

Fathers who are headed back to school might need some help paying for college – and luckily there are several programs out there to help them with just that.

John on January 5th, 2011

Learn how to apply for a big scholarship just for working adults.

John on September 1st, 2010

A short sample of college scholarships and grants that have application deadlines coming up in October of 2010.

John on August 20th, 2010

A short sample of college scholarship programs with deadlines coming up in September 2010. Find awards to apply for and learn how to search for even more scholarships and awards that match your individual eligibility criteria.

John on July 17th, 2010

Be sure to apply for these scholarships with upcoming August 2010 deadline dates. The more awards you’re eligible for and apply to, the more money you’re likely to earn for college!

The Upromise scholarship is back for summer of 2010 – and this could be your chance to win $10,000 while also building up a savings plan to fund tuition or old student loans.

John on June 27th, 2010

Here are a few of the national scholarship programs with deadline dates coming up in July 2010. Remember to check your scholarship lists regularly, you never know when a new award will be offered!

John on May 30th, 2010

While summer isn’t the time you’re usually thinking about how to find money for college, there are some national scholarships with deadlines coming up in June 2010.

With a 100,000 teaching jobs on the line, president Obama is looking for Congressional support for the latest bailout of the public school system.

And by completing a short essay about the benefits and drawbacks of using technology in the classroom, seven students will receive scholarships of $1,000 to help with their initial college costs.

Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship is being targeted for spending cuts again, but the current proposals are a long way from being put in to effect.

John on March 8th, 2010

Some large scholarships available for American students studying abroad have deadline dates coming in April 2010. Learn more here about some of the large scholarship awards with upcoming application deadlines – or how to find even more programs you’re eligible for.

John on February 22nd, 2010

Here are some of the notable national scholarships with deadlines coming up in March 2010. Click here to learn more about these free college funding opportunities and information about where you can find even more awards and scholarship programs.

Walmart and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund are teaming up for another scholarship with an approaching deadline. Act fast, because applications will only be accepted for a few more days!

The Hispanic College Fund is providing a series of scholarship programs for Hispanic students studying various academic fields. Learn more about the scholarships with deadlines in February of 2010.

John on January 22nd, 2010

Here are some college scholarship programs with upcoming deadlines. Read on for some popular scholarships with application due dates in February of 2010.

John on September 24th, 2009

Here are a few nationally known scholarship programs with deadline dates coming up in October of 2009.

John on August 21st, 2009

Some popular college scholarship awards with deadlines in September. Be sure to get those applications started so you can be considered for financial assistance.

John on July 30th, 2009

An explanation of the vocabulary and jargon of scholarships. Learn about the different terms used to describe financial awards for college expenses.

John on July 12th, 2009

Fastweb’s Scholarship Triathalon is getting started and you won’t want to miss out on another great reason to sign up for their free scholarship search and college planning services. Members will be eligible for a series of contests sponsored by Fastweb in addition to all the regularly great scholarship info. Learn more about the summer scholarship race here.

Summer is the least likely time for students to apply for scholarships – and that makes it a great time to break the broader trend and increase your application’s competitiveness.

DC Comics and some sponsoring design schools are providing a great contest opportunity for visual designers who are interested in comic books and/or marketing!

John on April 30th, 2009

Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship will survive for at least another year – but it will not be able to cover this year’s increase in tuition costs at in-state public universities.

John on April 15th, 2009

Summaries of some large scholarships with deadlines in April and May of 2009. Get money for college and enhance your resume as well with these well-known academic and service awards.

No one really wants to pay for college, so Cappex is providing a scholarship to help some students out with the costs. Check out this free scholarship program – its quick and easy to register, and you could win $1,000 to help pay for school.

John on March 3rd, 2009

College Scholarships – major, national programs with application deadlines in March 2009. Read about some of the most prestigious national scholarship awards due this month.

John on February 5th, 2009

National scholarships with deadlines in February: Information about some of the most lucrative and prestigious free college scholarships available to college students to be completed in February 2009. If you miss this month’s scholarships, there will be more coming up throughout the year!

John on January 25th, 2009

Who should apply for college scholarship programs? Every student and sometimes their parents too. Learn more about common scholarship myths and misconceptions here – and find out why you’re probably eligible for some sort of free money for college from scholarships.

The new Upromise promotion for early 2009 helps you save money for college as it always has, but it is also providing a lot more scholarships at $2,500 each to eligible members

John on January 13th, 2009

After you’ve set up an account with a scholarship search system, don’t just apply for a bunch of scholarships once and forget about it! To get the most out of these free scholarship searching resources, you need to regularly check out the results for your profile as new contests and awards are added to the […]

A few national college scholarships available with January 2009 deadlines – don’t miss these opportunities to earn free money for college and possibly even national recognition

College scholarships aren’t quite the same as financial aid – here are the differences between the types of awards that can provide you with money for college

John on November 10th, 2008

A scholarship for students using manual or electronic wheelchairs, sponsored by Ameriglide – a lift supply store. Click here to learn how to apply and if you’re eligible

John on September 1st, 2008

Six steps to finding, choosing, and applying for scholarships online. Never applied for a scholarship before or just looking for ways to improve the process? Check out this article first

John on May 12th, 2008

Scholarship, grant, and financial aid information is available for free, so don’t pay a penny when your goal is to find money for college. Here are some sure-fire signs of a scholarship scam.

John on April 1st, 2008

Search Scholarships for Free – No registration required

John on March 24th, 2008

Student athletes aren’t all pampered stars: The reality of collegiate sports involves a lot of sacrifice and hard work. The pay isn’t even that great.

John on March 16th, 2008

David Lynch has announced $1 million to fund transcendental meditation scholarships in the hopes of advancing world peace and physical health. Is it a scam or a visionary future? Tough to say, but the good news is the education could be free.

John on February 8th, 2008

Dental and Medical school tuition is the most expensive of all. Here are some ideas for funding your college education in dentistry

Scuba scholarships, marine scholarships, NASA & space scholarships, and military scholarships. Apply soon, deadlines are approaching fast!

John on January 19th, 2008

Classical and modern music scholarships for students in India or traveling abroad.

John on January 17th, 2008

Scholarships for students in China and traveling to China – including results for Olympic grants

John on January 16th, 2008

College grants and scholarships for students who are active in their community and charitable organizations

John on January 16th, 2008

Grants fund improvements in research facilities, student tuition, and hiring personnel for academic advancement

John on January 16th, 2008

Large donations to educational funds raises questions about wealth and class equality.

John on January 16th, 2008

Scholarships for students from India and students traveling abroad to study in India

John on January 13th, 2008

Scholarships for Pakistani students and college students traveling abroad to study in Pakistan