Searching at least two of these free scholarship databases is recommended. The use of any scholarship search that charges a fee is not recommended.


FastWEB is the Internet’s first, largest and fastest free scholarship search service. You can even submit a preliminary application to some of the scholarships listed on FastWEB directly via the web through the FastWEB E-Scholarship Program.

Peterson'sPeterson’s Award Search makes it quick and easy to find the right scholarships for you. The database presents 800,000 awards from about 2,000 sources in 69 academic subject areas, with the same complete descriptions found in Peterson’s Scholarships, Grants and Prizes book Peterson’s is the most trusted name in education and careers publishing. Their dedication to providing the best possible information guided the design of their scholarship database.

College Board

College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Our mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.

FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.

Additional free scholarship searches

What other sources of financial aid should I check out?

  • If you or your parents are employed ask your company or labor union if it has a tuition reimbursement program.
  • Check to see if the church or community organization you or your parents belong to has an educational grant or scholarship program.
  • If you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or the child of a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans’ educational benefits. Learn about your eligibility for these benefits at the Veterans Administration GI bill website.
  • Vocational and Educational Services for individuals with Disabilities (VESID) is a NYS government office that provides a variety of educationally related services and some financial assistance for eligible students.