Scholarship Resources

In the Library

Cassidy, Daniel J. The Scholarship Book: The Complete Guide to Private-Sector Scholarships, Grants, and Loans for Undergraduates. New York, NY: Prentice-Hall, 2004.
Describes scholarships awarded by foundations, associations, corporations, unions, and fraternal organizations. Includes indexes by major fields of study and scholarship name, and a Quick Find index for state of residence, ethnic background, physical handicaps, and state of intended study.

College Blue Book. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.
This six-volume set includes information on more than 4,100 institutions of higher education in both the United States and Canada, over 5,600 schools that offer occupational training, and nearly 900 institutions offering distance learning programs. Volume 5 provides an extensive listing of nearly 3,500 financial aid sources.

Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. The College Student's Guide to Merit and Other No-Need Funding. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press.
More than 1,200 non-need-based funding programs for currently enrolled or returning students, with subject, geographic, and calendar date indexes.

Vuturo, Christopher. The Scholarship Advisor: Hundreds of Thousands of Scholarships Worth More Than $1 Billion. New York, NY: Princeton Review.
Obtain a list of scholarships worth more than $1 billion. Learn to research and find scholarships; write quality inquiry letters, personal statements and essays; techniques for interviews with scholarship committees, and how to complete an application.

Internet Resources

College Answer
Formerly Wired Scholar, this site offers guidance on college preparation, evaluation, selection, application, and financing. Free registration is required in order to use the scholarship database.

 

College Board's Scholarship Search
Users can create a personal profile of educational level, talents, and background to search among 2,300 undergraduate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources.

 

CollegeData.com
Offers Scholarship Finder, which is searchable by inputting eligibility criteria including ethnicity/heritage, religion, and area of study. Approved by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Cornell Graduate Fellowship Notebook
The Fellowship Notebook, compiled by the Cornell University Graduate School, offers a large searchable database of graduate fellowships from a wide variety of organizations, including fellowships specifically for women and minorities.

Fastweb.com
A scholarship search engine that prompts users to enter information about themselves, including area of study, and responds with an appropriate list of available local, national, and college-specific scholarships. Also offers information about internship programs.

Federal Student Aid
The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs, described on this Web site, are the largest source of student aid in America. The information provided is designed to assist college planning. It provides access to and information about the products and services needed throughout the financial aid process, including a link to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
Links to funding sources such as scholarships, fellowships, and grants, some of which are focused toward those with particular needs or interests, such as the disabled, minorities, and international students.

The Foundation Center's Youth in Philanthropy-Scholarship Information
This page provides an introduction to the world of financial aid to attend U.S. schools, with special emphasis placed on scholarships and awards for youth philanthropy and community service.

Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid. Washington, DC: United States Department of Education.
A comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education, including grants, loans, and work-study programs. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department's Federal Student Aid office.

Info.Gradschools.com
Provides information on a variety of fellowships available to graduate students, as well as advice and tips related to financing graduate-level education.

Petersons.com: Financial Aid
Provides help, guidance, and answers to frequently-asked questions on financial aid, as well as information on organizations that offer private and federal loans. Petersons' Scholarship Search provides information on over 1.7 million scholarships, grants, and prizes worth nearly $8 billion. (Free registration is required in order to use the database.)

Princeton Review
Provides access to a database of scholarships (free registration required) that is searchable by factors such as home state, ethnicity, religion, and disabilities.

Scholarship Resource Network Express
This site contains a database of over 8,000 programs with a distribution level of over 150,000 awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students. This database also includes student loan forgiveness programs for those who have graduated from college and need alternatives for repayment.