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Private Scholarships Search Engines
There are many web sites that include scholarship search engines and provide an easy to use mechanism to apply for less well known scholarships. Local libraries and bookstores have volumes of scholarship source books as well.
The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, a non-profit, charitable corporation, in conjunction with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts office and the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG), provides a comprehensive, alphabetical index of scholarships and other financial aid programs. In addition, TG and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts office provide a Scholarship Database, "...the Web's most comprehensive, up-to-date, no-fee, searchable database of student financial aid..." for students of the state of Texas.
This extensive, searchable database is available, free of charge, to prospective students and parents, as well as, currently enrolled students. FastWeb's free scholarship search includes more than 1.5 million scholarships worth more than $3.4 billion. It's "...the most comprehensive and accurate compilation of national, community, and college-specific scholarships available anywhere." FastWeb also offers expert advice and how-tos on admissions, financial aid, selecting a major, choosing a career and more.
The College Board, a not-for-profit membership association and a trusted name in academic testing, provides an extensive, free Scholarship Search option that finds "...scholarships, internships, grants, and loans from non-college sources that match educational levels, talents, and backgrounds."
NerdScholar is dedicated to helping students save money and make smarter decisions about higher education. Find money for college and search scholarships from over 10,000 financial aid programs by using NerdScholar's free scholarship tool.
This comprehensive, free scholarship search engine uses personal profiles to identify and match scholarships by relevancy. Users have the ability to search through more than "...2.7 million scholarship and grant awards worth up to $19 billion in aid." Scholarships.com is "...the largest independent online source for free college scholarship searches and financial aid information."
A free database where Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD/Doctorate and Post Doctorate students can get information about different scholarships, grants, and financial aid worldwide. At ScholarshipsTimes, students can stay updated with current scholarship announcements, applications, application deadlines and many other special features.
"The FREE and EASY scholarship source." A free scholarship listing that also provides information about essay contests, awards by major and state, and free financial aid information.
Students in search of scholarships to pay for college may find some of the links here useful. This information is provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion does not constitute endorsement. Neither the Office of Student Financial Services nor The University of Texas at Austin can guarantee the accuracy or the timeliness of information found at any of the links above. It is critical that students verify information, particularly where deadlines are concerned.
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