7 Best Websites to Start your Scholarship Search 

October 14, 2020

Did you know that you might be missing out on a college scholarship? 

Most students don’t realize that even if they aren’t at the top of their 

class, or athlete of the year, that they still might be eligible for a college 

scholarship. Believe it or not, there are billions of dollars available for 

motivated students. It’s all just a matter of matching those funds to your 

needs. But where do you begin? 


Most people stop looking far too soon. Chances are you’ve checked with 

your high school and college of choice. But there’s a whole lot of other 

options out there waiting for you – that are only a mouse click away. 

Below you’ll find the best 7 websites to start that scholarship search. 


  1. Scholarships.comhttps://www.scholarships.com/ This website is 

perhaps the most obvious. They’ve been around 20 years and have a huge 

database of scholarships with a combined total of nearly $20 million in 

available funds. 


  1. Fastweb.comhttps://www.fastweb.com/ With over 1.5 million 

scholarships to choose from there’s bound to be something here to help 

pay for college. Fastweb is owned by Monster.com, so expect a ton of 

emails, but the potential payout is certainly worth it. 


  1. Cappexhttps://www.cappex.com/ – More than just scholarships, 

Cappex will help you figure out what schools to apply to in the first 

place. The best feature on their website is the What Are My Chances® 

Calculator which helps you determine what colleges you might stand a chance of making it into before you go through all the trouble of 



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  1. Niche.comhttps://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/ – 

Niche.com offers the usual scholarship searches – with some nice extras 

such as ‘No Essay’ Scholarships, and student reviews of colleges. 


  1. The College Board – BigFuture – https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

With lots of information about financial aid and a search that enables you 

to look through more than $5 billion in scholarships, BigFuture offers a lot 

of direction about where to go next to pay for college. 


  1. JLV College Counselinghttps://jlvcollegecounseling.com/ Started 

by a school counselor, Jessica Velasco, JLV College Counseling contains a 

blog with lots of great information on upcoming scholarships. The real 

value in her site is the great tips and information about the application 



No matter what you want to study, there’s bound to be a scholarship out 

there somewhere for you. These websites will give you a great place to 

start the search for college money.

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