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.

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

John on January 12th, 2008

Searching scholarships online – a complete guide to finding awards and other financial aid information on the internet for free.

John on January 4th, 2008

Even small scholarships can help pay off big college tuition costs, even if its just to reduce the amount the student has to borrow.

John on December 13th, 2007

Top ten reasons you or someone you know needs money for college. Write a list and you could win too.

John on December 3rd, 2007

Think you’ve seen it all? Check out this Harry Potter scholarship quiz for fiction fans.

Scholarship applications tend to be due between November and March. Some programs go through other parts of the year, but this is the busiest time.

John on November 5th, 2007

Find scholarships for free online – and make sure you’re finding ones that you are individually eligible for.