Scholarship Matching Services

There are several high-quality free scholarship matching services. In addition to Edvisors’ StudentScholarshipSearch.com, there are free scholarship search services offered by Fastweb LLC, The College Board, Nelnet Inc. (Peterson’s), Scholarships.com LLC, 1st Financial Bank USA (CollegeData), EDPlus Holdings LLC (ScholarshipExperts.com), Cappex.com and MyFreeDegree.com.

Generally, it is best for students to search at least two of the free scholarship databases, such as Edvisors’ StudentScholarshipSearch.com and one other. That way, students can be certain that they’ve found all of the scholarships for which they are eligible. There is a lot of overlap among the various scholarship databases.

Do not pay to search a scholarship database. As a general rule, the free scholarship matching sites are better than the fee-based scholarship search services. The free scholarship matching services update their scholarship databases more frequently and tend to have a tighter, more precise match.

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