Scholarship Search Services
These scholarship search databases list scholarship programs that offer portable scholarships - those that can be taken to any college. Other databases list awards but most require attendance at a particular college or university.
- Affordable Colleges Online (Scholarships for Women) - http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/womens-guide-paying-for-college/
- Cappex - https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/
- College Board - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
- College Scholarships - http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
- Fast Web - http://www.fastweb.com/
- Good Call - http://www.goodcall.com/
- Money Geek - http://www.moneygeek.com/education/scholarship-search/
- ScholarSwag - http://www.communityforce.com/swag-specific-provider/
The NRCC Financial Aid Office has compiled the following financial resources from outside sources and will continue to add to the list as received. NRCC does not endorse any of these organizations.
Smart Spender Scholarship -http://www.promocodewatch.com/scholarship - Each year one student in the United States will receive the Promo Code Watch $1,000 Smart Spender Scholarship to help pay for tuition and school expenses. (Posted 04/28/2016)
WSW Customer Service Scholarship - http://sashwindows.london/scholarships - The winner of best video entry will receive $500 which can be used to further improve their education. Click on the link for more information. (Posted 04/28/2016)
MoneyGeek – is offering information on how to fill the FAFSA out, Alternative ways to pay for college and different types of college saving plans. (Posted 04/28/2016)
- Guide to FAFSA - http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/fafsa-guide/
- Graduating Without Debt - http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/debt-free-college-education-guide/
- College Savings Plans - http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/college-savings-plans-guide/
Vi-Tae Scholarship Program - http://www.vi-tae.com/pages/scholarship-available-at-vi-tae-com Students studying in the field of botany, biology, chemistry and marketing are encouraged to apply. A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded. (Posted 04/28/2016)
CIC-Wealth for Financial Excellence Scholarship - http://cic-wealth.com/cic-wealth-for-financial-excellence-scholarship-2016/ - a scholarship in the amount of $500.00 will awarded to one selected student. (Posted 04/28/2016)
Lending Tree Scholarship - https://www.lendingtree.com/about/scholarship - An eligible student will be awarded a $2,500.00 scholarship. (Posted 04/28/16)
Valley Proteins Fellows Program - www.vccs.edu/giving/scholarships/ - looking for stellar students for our 6th class! Open to rising 2nd year students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential. In addition to receiving up to $5,000 for tuition and books, Fellows participate in a unique leadership curriculum. (Posted 4/28/2016)
Dr. Robin Unger Medical Impact Scholarship - http://drrobinunger.com/dr-robin-unger-medical-impact-scholarship-2016/ - The winning applicant will receive a $500 scholarship to the educational program of their choice at any U.S. college or university. (Posted 04/28/2016)
Point 101 Scholarship - http://www.point101.com/scholarship - A Student pursuing a career in design could be eligible for a $500 scholarship. (Posted 4/28/2016)
Music to Our Ears Scholarship - www.furnacemfg.com/scholarship/ - An eligible student will be awarded a $500 scholarship. (Posted 04/28/2016)
Best Carpet Corporate Scholarship - https://www.bestcarpetvalue.com/scholarship-content.aspx - Awarded to a student preferably, but not limited to, studying architecture, design, construction, industrial studies, and carpentry. A student will be awarded a check for $500 in July 2016 to be applied to tuition or books during the fall 2016 semester. (Posted 04/28/2016)
Annual Van Sant Law Veterans’ Scholarship - http://www.davidvansant.com/2016-04/veterans-educational-scholarship/ - If you are a veteran of the US Armed Forces with an Honorable Discharge you may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. (Posted 04/28/2016)
AWeber email Marketing Scholarship - http://www.aweber.com/email-marketing-scholarship.htm - An eligible student will be awarded $1,000 towards completing their secondary education goals. (Posted 04/28/2016)
Tungsten Rings Scholarship - http://www.tungstenrings.com/scholarship/ - An eligible student will be awarded a $500 scholarship. (Posted 04/28/2016)
Sleepopolis Scholarship - http://sleepopolis.com/scholarships/ - An eligible student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. (Posted 04/28/2016)
Quick Formations Scholarship - https://www.quickformations.com/scholarship-program/ - If you are an entrepreneurial you may be eligible to receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000. (Posted 04/28/2016)
Titanium Kay Scholarship - http://www.titaniumkay.com/#scholarship – An eligible student will be awarded a $500 scholarship to go towards tuition. (Posted 04/28/2016)
Rug & Homes Scholarship - http://www.rugandhome.com/pages/rug-home-scholarship - The Rug & Home Scholars Program offers two $1,000 annual scholarships to two eligible candidates decided upon by committee. The first scholarship is designed specifically for a student interested in pursuing a college degree in interior design. The second scholarship will be awarded to a humanitarian student who gives back to their community and has demonstrated exceptional character. (Posted 04/28/2016)
All-In-One Dental Innovations Winning Smile Scholarship - http://allin1dental.com/winning-smile-scholarship-2016/ - A $500 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student. (Posted 04/19/2016)
Formsbirds Scholarship - http://www.formsbirds.com/scholarship - A student will be awarded a onetime $500.00 scholarship, if requirements have been met. (Posted 04/04/2016)
Toptal Stem Scholarship for women - https://www.toptal.com/scholarships - This scholarship program will award 12 scholarships over the next 12 months to help women pursue their technical career aspirations. A $5,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student. (Posted 04/04/2016)
Application Careers Scholarship - http://www.application.careers/scholarship - A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student. (Posted 04/04/2016)
Elliptical Cardio Scholarship - http://www.ellipticalcardio.com/scholarship-program/ - A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student. (Posted 04/04/2016)
Coupon Chief Scholarship - https://www.couponchief.com/pages/scholarship - A student that is eligible could be awarded $1,000.00. (Posted 3/28/2016)
Chameleon John Scholarship - http://www.chameleonjohn.com/scholarship - A $3,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student. (Posted 3/28/2016)
2016 ZHL Auto Accident Scholarship - http://www.zanerhardenlaw.com/denver-auto-accident-lawyer#accident-scholarship - Applicant must have been affected by a car accident, either personally or through a blood-relative. Special consideration will be given to students pursuing a law-related area of study, though it is not a requirement. A $2,000.00 award. (Posted 03/17/2016).
Goedeker’s Appliances scholarship - http://www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship - The grand prize is a $500 scholarship for textbooks. Two $100 scholarships will also be awarded to honorable mention entries. This scholarship applies toward the fall 2016 semester. It is not meant to cover the expenses of summer classes. (Posted 03/10/2016)
Latino Scholarship - https://www.ezdinero.com/english/latino-scholarships/ - In order to be eligible for this program, students must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, be pursuing or plan to pursue their first undergraduate or graduate degree, be of Latino or Hispanic origin, and plan to enroll as a part-time or full-time student at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year. A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student. (Posted 03/09/2016)
Flosum Scholarship - http://www.flosum.com/2016-salesforce-developers-scholarship/ Eligible fields for the scholarship include computer science, computer engineering or any other discipline that is technical such as electrical engineering. A student could be awarded a $750.00 scholarship. (Posted 3/2/2016)
Psychology Scholarships - http://www.learnpsychology.org/resources/scholarships-and-financial-aid/ - Students pursuing a career in Psychology may be eligible for scholarships ranging from $250.00 to $20,000.00. (Posted 02/18/2016)
Nordson Builds Scholarship Program - http://www.ofic.org/smr/nordson - must use password BUILDS2016 - Students pursuing careers in the manufacturing industry and corporate America may be eligible for scholarships ranging from $2,000.00 to $10,000.00. (Posted 02/05/2016)
Shankara Scholarship Program - http://www.shankara.com/pages/visit-shankara - A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student for higher education. (02/09/2016)
Candere Scholarship - http://www.candere.com/#scholarship - We are offering an academic scholarship to anyone who believes they have what it takes. If you believe that you can draw like Di Caprio or write like Stephen King, this is the competition for you! So you have Amazing Writing or drawing skills? And you are seeking scholarship to aid your university education? Show your talent & win a scholarship of $350 from Candere.(Posted 01/29/2016)
Liaise Divorce Solutions Scholarship Program - http://www.liaisesolutions.com/scholarship-program/ - If you are a dynamic, hard-working student in high school, college, university, or trade school, you might just be the lucky winner to receive a $500 scholarship grant. (Posted 01/28/2016)
Accredited Schools Online - http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/financial-aid-scholarships/ - A student pursuing a vocational degree could be awarded a scholarships up to $18,000.00. (Posted 01/27/2016)
Medical Assistant Degrees Healthcare Scholarship 2016 - https://www.medicalassistantdegrees.net/scholarship/ - Medical Assistant Degrees offer two $500 scholarships each year in June and December and they are currently accepting applicants for our June 2016 Scholarship. Scholarship not limited to students who are currently enrolled on a medical assistant program. (Posted 1/27/2016)
MilanoFree.it Scholarship - http://www.milanofree.it/milano/scholarship.html - If you are interested in Fashion and Design you may be eligible to receive a $350 scholarship. (Posted 01/21/2016)
Remote DBA Scholarship - http://www.remotedba.com/remote-dba-service-plans.html - Remote DBA, will award a scholarship of $2,000 to an outstanding student pursuing or intending to pursue studies at an accredited college, university or trade school. (Posted 01/19/2016)
Mattress Clarity Scholarship Program - https://www.mattressclarity.com/scholarship-program/ - This is a new $1000 scholarship award open to students who are currently enrolled in high school (seniors only), college, university, or trade school. (Posted 01/12/2016)
BrainBuxa Scholarship - https://www.brainbuxa.com/scholarships - This scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies in the fields of management or in another technical discipline such as physics or mathematics etc. with an interest in the field of management. A student will be awarded $1,000.00. (Posted 01/12/2016)
The Women’s Retail Network Scholarship - www.gmsac.com - WRN to provides scholarships up the $5,000.00 to female students interested in Automotive Retail Careers. (Posted 01/12/2016)
MyBioSource Scholarship - http://www.mybiosource.com/page.php?name=scholarship - a student who is a majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or a related science fields. 5 scholarships of $1000 USD each will be awarded. (Posted 12/22/2015)
Youth Noise Future Leader Scholarship - http://www.youthnoise.com/future-leaders-scholarship-program - create a 2-5 minute video explaining why you think education is the key to a brighter future, and how you can shape society. A $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student for 2016. (Posted 12/10/2015)
Typology Central Scholarship - http://www.typologycentral.com/forums/scholarship.php - All students who are taking at least 15 credits hours or more and have a GPA of 2.8 could be eligible to receive an award. 1st place $2,000.00 and 2nd place is $500.00. (Posted 12/14/2016)
School Quran Scholarship - http://www.schoolquran.com/scholarship.php - This scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies in any fields. A $350.00 will awarded to a student to use toward higher education. (Posted 12/10/2015)
Occupational Therapist Scholarship Program http://otschoolsguide.com/aspiring-occupational-therapist-scholarship-program/ - A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to someone whointends to pursue an OT/PT related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college. (Posted 12/03/2015)
Go Grad Scholarships - http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/mba/ - Prospective Master of Business Administration (MBA) students are eligible to apply for scholarships. Scholarships starting at $2000.00. (Posted 12/02/2015)
Aspiring Welding Professional Scholarship - http://weldingschoolsguide.org/aspiring-welding-professional-scholarship-program/ The winner of the scholarship will receive $1,000 to put towards higher education. (Posted 12/01/2015)
Peck Law Firm Scholarship - http://thepeckfirm.com/peck-law-firm-scholarship/ - Students who are seeking a law related degree may apply for a $2,000 scholarship. This scholarship is offered to any student, who has graduated from high school and has a 3.0 GPA. (Posted 11/25/2015)
Saveful Student Scholarship - https://www.saveful.com/scholarship-application - a $1,000 scholarship payable in Fall 2016 to a current student who exhibits "saveful" behavior - exhibits excellent personal finance habits. (Posted 11/24/2015)
Music To Your Home Scholarship Program - http://www.musictoyourhome.com/scholarship-program/ - Music students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college or university are encouraged to submit their video application. The winner of this contest will receive a $500.00. (Posted 11/23/2015)
Accredited Schools Online Scholarships - http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/ - Accredited Schools Online provides a guide to financial aid for minority students which also includes tips for finding and securing scholarships and other financial aid. Scholarships range from $1000 to $15,000. (Posted 11/04/2015)
Angel Scholarships - http://engagethecrowd.com/scholarship/ - The Angel Scholarship supports the young new leaders in the digital agency market and help people of influence who bring ideas and guidance into the industry. The winner of this scholarship will receive $1,000 to put towards higher education. Plus the opportunity to intern with this company. (Posted 11/02/2015)
Advocate Law Firm Scholarship - https://www.advocateslaw.com/resources/scholarship/ - This scholarship is open to both incoming freshmen and current students at colleges and universities in the U.S. Advocate Law Firm would like to help students in need. A $1,000 for spring semester and one award of $1,000 for the fall semester will be awarded to a student for the year 2016. (Posted 10/30/2015)
Drink Brain Juice Scholarship - http://www.drinkbrainjuice.com/scholarship-program - We encourage students who are currently enrolled in a trade school, university, college, or high school to submit their video application. A $500.00 University scholarship will be given to the winner of the contest. (Posted 10/29/2015)
Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship - http://grasshopper.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/ - We will award an actively enrolled college student $5,000 towards their tuition/books in 2016. There are no restrictions on major or year of study, even incoming freshmen are eligible. Students will be judged on an essay about entrepreneurship. (Posted 10/28/2015)
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship - http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/ - High achieving high school seniors with significant financial need can apply to receive an award of up to $40,000 per year. (Posted 9/30/15)
AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship - http://americanaddictioncenters.org/behavioral-health-academic-scholarship/ American Addiction Centers is offering $10,000 in scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues.
GM Women’s Retail Network Scholarship - www.gmsac.com This scholarship program is designed to encourage more women to consider and pursue a career in automotive retail. (posted 3/17/15)
Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program - www.ofic.org/smr/nordson
Scholarships range from $2,000- $10,000 and are targeted at students whose permanent residence, college, or university is located near a Nordson facility. NRCC was identified as being near one of those facilities. Eligible majors include Engineering, Information Technology, Machining, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Management, Information Technology, and STEM majors. (posted 3/11/15)
The Annual Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest - http://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/ A $500 Scholarship. (posted 3/16/15)
It is not recommended that you apply for scholarships that require the payment of a fee. Also, do not provide personal information, such as your Social Security number, to any organization unless you are certain that the information is being used for a legitimate purpose.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, unscrupulous companies guarantee or promise scholarships, grants or fantastic financial aid packages. Many use high pressure sales pitches at seminars where you're required to pay immediately or risk losing out on the "opportunity." Some unscrupulous companies guarantee that they can get scholarships on behalf of students or award them "scholarships" in exchange for an advance fee. Most offer a "money back guarantee"- but attach conditions that make it impossible to get the refund. Others provide nothing for the student's advance fee - not even a list of potential sources; still others tell students they've been selected as "finalists" for awards that require an up-front fee. Sometimes, these companies ask for a student's checking account to "confirm eligibility," then debit the account without the student's consent. Other companies quote only a relatively small "monthly" or "weekly" fee and then ask for authorization to debit your checking account - for an undetermined length of time. The FTC cautions students to look and listen for these tell-tale lines:
- "The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
- "You can't get this information anywhere else."
- "I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
- "We'll do all the work."
- "The scholarship will cost some money."
- "You've been selected" by a "national foundation" to receive a scholarship - or "You're a finalist" in a contest you never entered.
If you attend a seminar on financial aid or scholarships, follow these steps:
- Take your time. Don't be rushed into paying at the seminar. Avoid high-pressure sales pitches that require you to buy now or risk losing out on the opportunity. Solid opportunities are not sold through nerve-racking tactics.
- Investigate the organization you're considering paying for help. Talk to a guidance counselor or financial aid advisor before spending your money. You may be able to get the same help for free.
- Be wary of "success stories" or testimonials of extraordinary success.
For more information on scholarship scams, visit FinAid - the Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid.