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Scholarship Resources and Searchable Databases

An amazing variety of scholarships exist. Some require a high GPA or financial need, but many don't. It can take a little effort to find the scholarships that are the best fit for you, but the reward — money for college that you don’t have to pay back — is worth it!

Visit these websites for information on scholarships offered by outside organizations, or contact the Financial Aid Office at your college (or the college you plan to attend).

Please note: Links to the following websites are provided for your information and convenience and do not constitute official endorsement by the colleges of DCCCD. Some of the information featured may not apply to students of the colleges.


U.S. Department of Education
The Federal Student Aid programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing over $60 billion a year in grants, loans and work-study assistance. Here you’ll find help for every stage of the financial aid process, whether you're in or out of school.

College for All Texans
Provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, this site offers up-to-date, easy-to-follow information on preparing for college, selecting a college, paying for college, making your way through college and choosing a career.

Texas Guaranteed
Texas Guaranteed (TG) provides Adventures In Education (AIE) to help parents and students prepare for higher education. AIE also provides a section for high school and college counselors.

The Financial Aid Information Page
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This site has grown into one of the most comprehensive annotated collections of information about student financial aid on the Web.

Careers and Colleges
Search the scholarship database for 1.7-plus million scholarships and college grants worth more than $7 billion.

FastWeb Scholarship Search
FastWeb lets you create a personalized profile that can be matched against its expansive database of colleges and scholarships. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, the database has more than 1.3 million scholarships totaling more than $3 billion. FastWeb also notifies you when new scholarships are added and application deadlines are approaching.

College Board Scholarship Search
Find scholarships, loans, internships and other financial aid programs from noncollege sources to match your education level, talents and background. Free Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from a database of more than 2,000 undergraduate scholarships, internships and loan programs.

Peterson's
Peterson's partner Cappex.com offers a database where you can search for more than $12 billion of scholarships and grants.

Sallie Mae/College Answer
Register on this site to take advantage of a free scholarship search. Searching provides access to an awards database featuring more than 3 million scholarships.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the largest Hispanic scholarship-granting organization in the nation. HSF recognizes and rewards outstanding Hispanic students in higher education throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded nearly 54,000 scholarships totaling more than $89 million.

United Negro College Fund
The United Negro College Fund awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Information on these scholarships and faculty fellowship grants are provided on this site for review. You can search for UNCF scholarships alphabetically, geographically and by discipline or major.

FreeScholarshipSearch
FreeScholarshipSearch (FreSch!) has a database of more than 5,000 organizations and foundations that offer scholarships, representing approximately 450,000 awards.

CareerOneStop
CareerOneStop is a collection of electronic tools, operating as a federal-state partnership and funded by grants to states. Each tool offers a unique solution to the overwhelming demands of today’s labor market from the perspective of the job seeker, the employer and the public workforce community.

College Scholarships
This site offers information about the criteria to qualify for hundreds of college scholarships. It also lets you download the financial aid form necessary to determine your eligibility for need-based college scholarships and financial aid; has links to free college scholarship searches; and features information about athletic scholarships and grants.

Scholarships for Online Degrees
Visit this site for information about scholarships and financial aid, student loans, student loan consolidation, accreditation and other subjects of interest to students who want to learn more about online degrees, distance learning and online education.

Pathways to Science
Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Use its website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions and resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention and mentoring.

DFW International Community Alliance
Visit this site for links to scholarship information, especially scholarships for minority and first- or second-generation Americans.

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
Learn more about a wide variety of scholarships here, including scholarships just for Texans.

StudentScholarships.org
This site features a scholarship database. Register for a free account and get information about new scholarships sent to you as they become available.