Graduate Student Scholarship Search
Every year, thousands of scholarships either go unused or have a handful of applicants competing for them. Our graduate scholarship tools and resources will help you locate many of these scholarships and make the most of your scholarship search.
The Internet offers a wide array of research and database tools that can help you find and apply for millions of scholarships and grants, totaling over $20 billion each year. Use our resources to find and earn your share!
Resources for Graduate Student Scholarships:
- Student Scholarship Search Free Scholarships Site - over $9 billion in scholarships listed
- Free Scholarship Search Secrets eBook - learn how to use Google to find scholarships!
- The ScholarshipPoints program - You can win free scholarships
- Graduate School Scholarship Search - From Edvisors Online Education Directory
- International Education Financial Aid - For International Students
Hints, tips and advice for finding Graduate Scholarships:
- File your FAFSA early so you can apply for scholarships early. Some college and federal scholarships require you have completed the FAFSA before they can grant you the scholarship.
- Remember this golden rule for all scholarships: Money flows to the student, never the other way around. Any scholarship asking you for money, a bank account, credit card number, or other sensitive information is almost certainly a scam.
- There are many agencies and organizations that will conduct searches for a fee. Some even "guarantee" being able to procure the fee amount in awards. Nearly without exception, the information provided is available through one of the resources listed on this page. Further, some of these groups provide information about federal sources of aid that you can research on the U.S. Department of Education's site or are programs your school's financial aid office would award in the normal course of business.
- Be wary of any solicitation from an agency that offers to conduct a scholarship search for you. If you have a few hours and access to the Internet (or can get to your local library), you can probably obtain the same information for free. Alternatively, often the free scholarship search engines will collect your data and offer it for sale to the highest bidder. Student Scholarship Search from the Edvisors Online Education Directory offers a free search to students but you don't have to register or give them your personal information.
- The Department of Education has posted warnings about fraudulent or deceptive agencies and how to ensure you are not fooled by such organizations.
- Finally, follow all application instructions to a "T". Meet all deadlines and follow up to ensure all materials get to the appropriate party by in a timely manner.