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Absolutely Scholarships
This site was founded in 1998 by two college students to help others find money for college after experiencing first hand the arduous task of obtaining funds. What started out as a home-based project is now a nationally recognized service listing over 200,000 awards.

AORN Foundation – Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
On-line scholarship applications for students interested in nursing.

Aris Funding Reports
Scholarships listed are grouped in the following categories: creative arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, biomedical sciences, and general.

Armenian Student’s Association of America
Nonprofit organization provides scholarships for Armenian-Americans.

Broke Scholar
BrokeScholar is a free search engine that lets you search through a database of more than 900,000 college scholarships. After you complete the on-line questionnaire, BrokeScholar shows you each scholarship’s name, how much money is available, and the application deadline. Click on the name of any scholarship and BrokeScholar shows you more in-depth information about that scholarship including applicable majors and schools, contact information, and even a link to the scholarship provider’s Web site.

Cheerleading Scholarships
Alpha list by state of schools that offer cheerleading scholarships. Also gives information about tryouts.

Club Scholarship has over 500,000 awards in a searchable database that allows users to browse for the best matches. It also has a school search feature, EFC calculator, and Financial Aid Forum.

College Net
Fill out a questionnaire and receive information on scholarships that match your characteristics.

While this commercial site promises to build a personalized list of scholarships that fit a student, it also includes regularly updated scholarship information that is available to anyone who visits the site.

Common Knowledge
Common Knowledge Scholarships are designed to reward students with well rounded, practical knowledge, and not necessarily those with the highest academic standing. Students logon to web site once a week and take a multiple choice quiz. Questions are pulled at random from a database of information deemed to be “common knowledge”. Students accumulate points for correct answers. At the end of each scholarship competition, the student with the highest accumulated point total wins a scholarship.

Culinary Scholarships
There are several organizations that offer scholarships for culinary school. The James Beard Foundation makes dozens of scholarships available for study at institutions around the world, some for full-time study and some for cooking demonstration seminars. Awards are based on financial need and aptitude. Find out more by visiting Awards for hospitality including culinary arts are available through the American Culinary Federation at The ACF website also includes a useful directory of accredited institutions. Les Dames d’Escoffier International offers scholarships for women in culinary studies. For more information visit
Engineering Scholarships
Part of a comprehensive site on engineering career information.

Fast Web–http%3a%2f%2fwww%2efinaid%2eorg%2fscripts%
Very comprehensive site contains a database of over 600,000 scholarships and is growing all the time. Complete a questionnaire and Fast Web will give you a list of scholarships for which you are eligible. Some scholarship applications are available on line. Fast Web will also notify you if additional scholarships are added to its data base that are a match for you.

Free 4 U
Mega scholarship site with links to special interests and specific majors.

Free Scholarship Search
While this data base was created for students who attend UCLA, students attending any college would find useful leads at this site.

Weekly newsletter of scholarship and financial aid information. Also has list of contest students can enter to win money for college.

Free scholarship search site also has links to other financial aid information.

Go College
Scholarship search engine. site also has information on loans and government programs.

Guaranteed Scholarships
This comprehensive site lists scholarships that are unlimited in number, and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition competition of other “secondary” requirements. The scholarships are listed by college. This site would be especially useful to valedictorians and other students with outstanding qualifications.

Hispanic Fund
This site lists scholarships for Hispanic students and universities who participate in the Hispanic Fund scholarship program.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
This site lists scholarships for Hispanic students, including some for undocumented students.

Hispanic Fund
Links to scholarships for Hispanics.

Hope Scholarship

Information about this new (1997) scholarship provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Literary and Poetry Contest Scams
Before you take the time to write that poem in an effort to win a scholarship, see if the organization is listed as a scam at this site.

Local Scholarships
Scholarships solely for students at Carl Sandburg High School.

Nursing Scholarships
Extensive linked list of scholarships for the nursing profession.

Information for students interested in obtaining Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarships from the Army, Navy, or Air Force.

Science and Engineering Scholarships
Search database by state or course of study.

Scholarship Page
The creator of this site started by looking for electrical engineering scholarships for himself, but has expanded to many other majors. Also included are scholarships grouped by gender, heritage, state, and membership in organizations.

Scholarship News
Scholarships organized into the following categories: religion, athletics, college major, state of residence, minorities, and handicaps.

The Scholarship Page
Produced by a single person who mounts scholarship information as she finds it. Not a large database, but a good one organized by categories.

Scholarship Resources for Hispanics
List of links was compiled by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

Scholarship Scams
Site run by the Federal Trade Commission that helps students and parents avoid unethical scholarship data base providers.

Six Signs That your Scholarship is Sunk
Advice on how to avoid scams from the Federal Trade Commission.

Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers administers over 100 individual scholarship awards annually, varying in amount from $1000 to $5000 per year and totaling more than $200,000.

Venture Scholars
Program in order to increase the number of traditionally under-represented students entering science and math-based careers. The Ventures Scholars Program has identified high-achieving African-American, Black, Latino, Hispanic, and Native American students from their PSAT scores and has provided them with recognition and information to increase their chances of pursuing careers in medicine and the allied health professions, science, engineering and mathematics. This has been accomplished by partnering with a consortium of undergraduate and professional institutions nationwide and providing opportunities for these institutions to recruit, enroll, and prepare targeted students for these professions.

Wired Scholar
Fill out an on-line questionnaire and let Wired Scholar find scholarships from its database that match your characteristics.