In our last article we discussed How to Financially Prepare to Send Your Child Off to College, today we are going to look at one aspect of financing your child’s college education… Scholarships.
There are countless search resources online that can help you find and apply for a scholarship. The best services are free of charge, so keep that credit card in your wallet, there is no need to spend any money to use these services. The only thing that searching these sites online will cost you is a bit of your time.
Fastweb Scholarship Search
There are more than a few free scholarship databases available online. With over 1.5 million scholarships, valued at more than $3.4 billion, the Fastweb scholarship search is the largest, most accurate not to mention the most frequently updated scholarship database. By supplying an email address, they will notify you when new awards that match your profile are added to the database.
Scholarship Experts was created in 2000, Scholarship Experts is owned by a for-profit organization and is focused on the security and privacy of personal information. Scholarship Experts provide a time-saving customized list of scholarships that match your student’s academic background, interests and hobbies. You can get unlimited access to their scholarship database of 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 million.
ScholarshipMonkey allows your child to search for scholarships and grants three different ways… A personalized search, where a profile is created and email updates of scholarships that match your child’s specific circumstances… Search by keywords, where you can search just like you would on Google, but it’s just for scholarships… And a list of scholarships listed by major, scholarships for women, by religion, for minorities, and more. ScholarshipMonkey provides student access to more than 1 million undergraduate, graduate, and professional scholarship awards worth over $3 billion from greater than 4,000 sources.
FindTuition.com has over $1.7 million scholarships and grants in their database worth over $7 billion. You are able to search by major, eligibility, by college and many other search criteria.
Collegetoolkit.com is your one-stop scholarship and college resource. CollegeToolKit has been featured on CNN.com, the Christian Science Monitor, and Attache Magazine! Their One-Stop College & Scholarship Resource allows your student to find and apply for scholarships, search through the database of more than 4,000 colleges, and search 900 careers all in one location. It is one of the most all-inclusive sites for your child’s academic life after high school.
No matter which source you use, great scholarship information can be found online. With a little time and work, you will no doubt be able to find the help getting your child to college.