Top Ten Tips on How to Win Scholarships
Learn the most effective methods of increasing a student’s chances of winning a private scholarship.
Scholarship Matching Services
There are several high-quality free scholarship matching services. Students should sign up for at least two of the free scholarship databases to make sure they’ve found all eligible scholarships.
State Scholarship and Grant Programs
Many states offer scholarships and grants to help students pay for college. This state-by-state list provides links to state-administered programs.
Number of Scholarships
Based on government statistics, more than $7.5 billion in undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships are awarded to more than 2 million recipients each year.
Less-selective colleges use academic scholarships to recruit academically talented students. Check out this resource guide for academic scholarships.
More than $1 billion in athletic scholarships are awarded each year to less than 1% of undergraduate students. Learn more about these specialized awards.
Quirky and Unusual Scholarships
There are many scholarships that seem unusual, strange and even just plain weird. Learn more about these unexpected scholarships, including how to apply.
Scholarships for Students Under Age 13
Review this list to find out which scholarships are open to students who are under the age of 13, their age/grade ranges and the amounts of the awards.