Please note: this resource list is not an endorsement of any organization. It is an effort to assist you in finding scholarship opportunities that may be helpful to you.
Each year thousands of dollars in scholarship money goes unclaimed. Monies are available based on your academic performance (merit-based scholarships), where you live, your family’s income, your extracurricular interests/talents, and/or your ethnicity/family background. As a high-achieving, low-income student, you are likely to qualify for many scholarships about which you are currently unaware. It’s free money. Go out and find it.
Scholarship Search Tools
College Fish allows you to search for scholarships specifically available for transfer students. CollegeFish.org connects your preferences about size, location, majors, cost, and other details that matter most with colleges & universities most like you. Review the recommended matches, search for specific colleges or universities, and open the door to a world of opportunity!
Big Future by The College Board allows you to search for scholarships, financial aid, and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. With the ability to customize your search based on personal information, academic information, type of award and affiliation information, you are able to optimize your results and really find what you are looking for.
College Greenlight is a free college and scholarship search site that has been built for students just like you! With thousands of up-to-date and honest college profiles, the largest database of scholarships online, and the ability to keep track of your favorite colleges and scholarships, College Greenlight takes the stress out of searching for college and financial aid.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. (CHCI) was established by a small group of Hispanic members of Congress to develop the next generation of Latino leaders with a clear vision of a strong America made possible with the many contributions of educated and civic-minded Latino leaders engaged in and contributing to all aspects of US society. The organization partnered with State Farm to create a list of scholarships, internships and fellowships aimed at supporting Hispanic college students. There are many scholarship opportunities on this site for Hispanic as well as non-Hispanic students.
FastWeb is a free college and scholarship site that works by matching your completed profile information to scholarships from a database of over 1.5 million scholarships. There are scholarships and information to help you find your dream school and a way to pay for it.
SallieMae Scholarship Search combines superior search technology with up-to-date scholarship information to provide you and your parents with a customized list of scholarship leads. There are hundreds of scholarships available that consider all types of criteria: debate, art, music, sports, and even baking.
Scholarships.com is a free website that can help you find money for school, even as colleges discover and recruit you! You can find college scholarships and get recruited based on your college selections and the data you provide in your profile.
International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information if you are a US and international student wishing to study abroad.
U.S. News & World Report has partnered with Scholarship America to provide The Scholarship Coach, a blog written by scholarship recipients. Topics often target specific types of scholarships (based on fields such as arts, engineering or graphic design) or types of schools (private colleges, graduate school, public flagships).
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund manages a Latino College Dollars search tool providing free access to scholarships that match your profile. The database lists 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.
National Scholarship Providers
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.
As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic-American higher education, HSF has awarded over $400 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for candidates, scholars, and their families.
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society offers more than $37 million in scholarship fundsfor members who are finishing an associate degree and plan to enroll in a bachelor's degree program the following fall. These scholarship funds are available at more than 700 affiliated four-year colleges and universities nationwide.