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Scholarship Searches

We highly encourage you to apply for external scholarships that are offered by outside donors and agencies.

A recommended systems for searching for external scholarships is ScholarshipUniverse.  This system will greatly reduce the amount of research you have to do to find external scholarships.  It is simply based on your answers to questions.  

  • It is safe to enter your information as these scholarships have been vetted.
  • The application process consists of answering a series of questions regarding yourself and your academic and career goals.  The more questions you answer the more opportunities you will be able to apply for.
  • Questions? Submit your feedback directly through the feedback button in the system or email

Now that you have applied for external scholarships through ScholarshipUniverse, its time to take your search further! First check out scholarships for specific student populations (again, there is less competition). 

African American/black students Cancer Scholarships
Asian American students First Generation Students
Disabled students Military Students
Hispanic students Military Students (another list)
Latino/Hispanic students Non-traditional Students
Native American students Average Students
Nursing Students Sports Students
Women students Video Scholarships
Women Students (another list) Weird Scholarships
Community service scholarships Unusual Scholarships


Another option is to do a Google search for the word "scholarship" together with a word that describes you or one of your interests. For example, search for "cooking scholarship," "skateboarding scholarship," or “Scholarships for average students.”

After you have exhausted those, look at national scholarship search engines. 

Some scholarship search engines will request your name and address in order to better serve you. However, your information may then be sold to companies marketing a wide array of services and products to college students.

Remember to email us if you are awarded any scholarships using these search engines! Good luck! 

Arizona Search Engines 

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National Search Engines

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  • College Board:  Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
  • CollegeData:  This free scholarship search allows students to save results in a “data locker”. 
  • CollegeNet/Mach 25:  Allows you to search through 600,000 awards for scholarship matches.  (No login needed under keyword search.)
  • Discover Nursing Scholarship Search:  If you are or will be studying nursing, give this free scholarship search a try. You will probably find more nursing scholarships here than in any other source. 
  • eCampusTours:  Check out their celebrity-sponsored scholarships, search engines, and scholarships beyond GPA and test scores. 
  • FinAid! Scholarships:  Provided scholarship listings and a search engine. 
  •  This site helps students find, “millions of dollars in scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community”. 
  • TG Adventures in Education:  Students can conduct a keyword search of a data base containing 15,000 scholarships. .
  • The Scholarship Page:  The Scholarship Page was started by a student in 1997, the site primarily featured engineering scholarships, but has since expanded to include others. 
  • United Negro College Fund Scholarship Search:  A free online scholarship search sponsored by the United Negro College Fund.

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  •  This page allows you to search for scholarships by geography, heritage, religion, extracurricular, family affiliation, high school, or scholarship name.   
  • CollegeXpress:  Using data provided by Wintergreen Orchard House, their data base includes 1.7 million scholarships worth a total of $7 billion.  
  • FastWeb:  This site has a large listing of searchable scholarships.     
  • Financial Aid Finder:  Check out Scholarships 101 and Find a Scholarship.
  • Sallie Mae:  Search engine and tips.
  • SALT Search Engine:  Search engine and tips and tools to help with your search.
  • Scholarship America:  Several different options including lists and search engines.
  •  Search over 3.7 Million scholarships and grants worth about 19 Billion to help you pay for college.  
  •  This site has a searchable database of over 2.2 million awards worth more than $15.
  • Unigo:  In addition to scholarships, you now have access to colleges, internships, careers, and a whole lot more — all with your same login.

International/Study Abroad Search Engines

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  • International Education Financial Aid:  This website was created to be a resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.



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