List of Internet Scholarship/Financial Aid Databases

  • - Get matched to colleges and scholarships that really fit you – offers students, parents, and educators useful tools, tips and information about the college admissions process, including a searchable database of thousands of colleges and universities – information on applying for financial aid, managing money, and repaying student loans - learn the difference between grants, federal and private loans and scholarships – AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community

  - this site from student loan lender Sallie Mae covers the entire “going to college” process – from early

    planning, selecting a school and estimating costs to understanding financial aid and applying for student loans (most sections

    available in Spanish) – College Board Online provides a wealth of information, such as a glossary of financial aid terms;

    bibliography of financial aid books; financial planning and borrowing tips and tools for students and parents; financial aid

    interactive calculators; and FUND FINDER (the College Board’s database of more than 3,000 sources of scholarships,

    internships, contests, and loans) - - CollegeQuest is a free career college match service designed to quickly start you on the path to higher education. - the Student Financial Assistance Information, Department of Education page takes you to some of the major

    publications on student aid, including the latest edition of the Student Guide. – Direct Loans (Hope Scholarship & Lifetime Learning Credit information) – Resources by State - learn how to save for college and what to do if your savings won’t cover tuition – an interactive overview of the college financing process; parents and students can use this

    free site to create your family’s personal college funding strategy – free access to pages and pages of admissions tips, free access to over 100 sample successful college

    application essays, and first look at the upcoming free, interactive application essay online course – Free Application for Federal Student Aid – federal aid projection tool – a highly popular, customized financial and college admissions search – the world’s largest and oldest private sector free college scholarship database - the best overall resource for student financial aid information; sponsored by the National Association of Student

    Financial Aid Administrators, it includes a comprehensive alphabetical index of all financial aid resources on the Web. – Project Scholarship Scam – information on scholarships, contests, “ask Karen” Q&A, special help for parents; plus expert

    tips and advice on: admissions, athletic recruitment, choosing a college, academics, financial aid, selecting a major, SAT/ACT

    and Exams, scholarships, and college life – Hope/Lifetime Learning Credit - Lendedu’s Guide to college scholarships – provides materials to help improve scores on standardized tests, such as SAT, ACT, state exit

    exams, and ASVAB - search tool to find the website addresses of community colleges – matches students with merit-based scholarships that reflect their accomplishments and interests - preparation materials for taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) (links to college home pages) – financial aid tips for students, parents, and counselors - register here to win a $5,000 scholarship online and a monthly prize giveaway - free online test prep for ACT, SAT, and GRE – Pell Grants – scholarship search and other resources - you’ll find 65,000 scholarship award listings, including the official scholarships of

    The Princeton Review - Sallie Mae’s Online Scholarship Service offers free access to the College Aid Sources for Higher

    Education (CASHE) database. Contains listing of numerous private sector awards from more than 36,000 sponsors. CASHE is

    a free financial aid service on the Internet containing thousands of private scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships,

    fellowships, and loans. Any student, undergraduate through post-doctorate, can use CASHE. Student information is kept

    confidential and never sold or rented to others. - a comprehensive source of local and national scholarships; students receive scholarship search results

    that match their specific needs and interests; tools and tips to help you pay for college; and free scholarship search, FAFSA

    online, education loan information and online applications-all in one place. – SRN Express, a free web version of the Scholarship Resource Network (SRN) database.

    Focuses on portable, private-sector, non-need-based aid. The award listing here contains more detailed information than most

    scholarship databases and scholarship listing books - the federal student aid site has detailed college-planning timelines, access to online version of the

    FAFSA, and all kinds of tips for borrowing money (and paying it back) - online scholarship database; useful and helpful information to help you get into and pay for college - online guide to the private college of Texas – provides information on the Texas prepaid higher education tuition program - Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation –information on educational and training opportunities offered by the Texas Workforce Commission - get money for college when you buy specific brands - US News and & World Report has several helpful features for students involved in the college search

    process; click on “Colleges” to access topics and articles that can help. – the on-line version of the Compendium of Texas Colleges and Financial Aid

    Calendar for High School Seniors presented through courtesy of The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation of San Antonio; this site

    contains a list of colleges and universities in the state of Texas, admission requirements, total expenses for an academic year,

    financial aid data and related information, helpful hints to the college bound, together with a calendar of various scholarship

    deadlines arranged by months. A printed version is available for checkout from the counselor’s office.