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What are scholarship search engines?

If you wonder about scholarship search engines on the internet, you will find overwhelming data on different websites. Scholarship engines and databases, also known as scholarship finders, fuel these websites.

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With so much available information, here are 13 of the most credible sites and book recommendations:

  1. – more than 3.7 Million in college scholarships & grants worth $19 billion.
  2. Scholly – the #1 Scholarship app based on over 3,000 five-star customer reviews.
  3. Unigo – more than 3.6 million scholarships and college grants worth over $23 billion.
  4. U.S. Department of Labor’s Scholarship Search Tool
  5. Niche – find college scholarships, college searches, and rankings.
  6. – apply for scholarships, grants, and fellowships.
  7. JLV College Consulting – scholarships are segmented by month and various demographics.
  8. United Negro College Fund (UNCF) – the largest scholarship site for African-American students attending private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  9. Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) – the largest scholarship site for African-American students attending public HBCUs.
  10. Hello Alice – provides grants for non-traditional college students and entrepreneurs.
  11. PACE Academy Scholarship Books – Middle School & High School and College Scholars
  12. The Black Family’s Guide to College Admissions Book: A Conversation About Education, Parenting & Race
  13. Get Educated! The Man Behind the Common Black College – Robert Mason’s book

Spam or Scholarships (S.O.S)? That is the question.

College students using scholarship search engines
Photo: Marvin

The benefits of scholarship search engines are they save time by helping students narrow their scholarship options. Scholarships can help lower the total cost of college, including tuition, housing, food, books, and other related expenses. Scholarships are available for several reasons, including financial need, major, volunteerism, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and marital status.

The drawbacks of scholarship search engines are that they can send irrelevant information to students, which can clog up students’ email boxes for relevant scholarships.

Pro Tip: Create a separate Yahoo or Gmail account specifically for emails from scholarship sites to avoid potential spam. Also, avoid using high school or college email addresses, as these will be closed upon graduation. Read testimonials from students who have earned scholarships from CBV resources.

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