Finding Other Scholarships

There are many scholarship resources available to you to find available scholarships. These other sites may be helpful. Before using any of these search engines, please be aware of scams and read "How to Avoid Scholarship Scams".

Adventures in Education

Adventures in Education (AIE) is a nonprofit, public service program developed by the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation that helps students plan and complete their journey through higher education which also includes a scholarship search database.

Army Scholarship Foundation

The Army Scholarship Foundation awards one-year financial scholarships (not grants or loans) on an annual basis to qualified and deserving students who are children of current or former Army service members or spouses of current Army service members. The amount of award ranges from $500 to $2000 for undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions. Scholarship recipients may apply to renew their scholarships annually for a total of four years of higher education. Renewal is not automatic, but depends on academic performance and continued academic eligibility. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record and participation in school and community activities.

College Board Scholarship Search

An online tool to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. Complete the brief questionnaire and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from a database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 billion in available aid.

Cornell University Graduate School Fellowships Database

Large database of fellowships for graduate students across the country by discipline, demographic citizenship and degree.

The Dream. US Scholarship

Multiple scholarships from this program are available to immigrants who have DACA or TPS status and are either high school seniors or high school graduates. Applicants must be first-time college students or have completed a community college degree and wish to finish a bachelor's degree, significant financial need, academic promise and determination and perseverance. Additional details regarding requirements, a list of participating colleges, and the application process can be found at the website. Applications for the upcoming scholarship cycle will be accepted from September 14, 2015 through February 15, 2016.

Educators for Fair Consideration (Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarship Lists)

These guides provide access to lists of scholarships and fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students who lack proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency. They also provide advice for DACA recipients who are applying for scholarships.

FastWeb
FastWeb's enhanced college search is the only place where one can research and compare colleges based on the relevant scholarship matches at each school. The jobs & internships service lists part-time job opportunities close to home, along with career-launching internships around the country. Contains over 1.3 million scholarships worth over $3 billion.

¡Gradúate! A Financial Aid Guide to Success

A comprehensive step-by-step guide on the financial aid and college enrollment process for Hispanic high school students and their families produced by the White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. In 2010, President Obama reestablished the Initiative to increase educational opportunities, improve educational outcomes, and deliver a complete and competitive education for all Hispanics.

Greater Texas Foundation Scholars

A scholarship program for graduates of Texas Early College High Schools wishing to continue their education at a four-year institution. Participating college institutions include Texas A&M University, The University of Houston, The University of North Texas and The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Scholarship resources for students of Hispanic heritage who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited not-for-profit 4 year-university or graduate school in Fall semesters. This organization also provides a free external scholarship search through their Latino College Dollars Search Tool.

The Horatio Alger Association

The Horatio Alger Association offers four scholarships for students who are residents of Texas.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

UNCF manages various scholarships, programs, internships and fellowships for students attending UNCF member schools. The site has an easy search-engine that allows you to provide information about yourself and matches you to available opportunities.

Peterson's Scholarship Search

Large database with both undergraduate and graduate scholarships for full-time and part-time students with a variety of filters to help you find the perfect scholarship for you.

Scholarship Experts

Provides a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match student's hobbies, interests and academic backgrounds from a database of over 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.

Sallie Mae's Scholarship Search

Sallie Mae's free Scholarship Search offers access to an award database that contains more than 3 million scholarships worth over 16 billion dollars, and it is expanded and updated daily.

 

Additional Student Resources

College for Texans

Site offering information about financial aid programs available to Texas residents, especially the new Texas Grant program. A project of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

College Navigator

An online resource created by the United States Department of Education to help students find, organize and keep track of schools of interest using the following tools: cost calculator, financial aid, graduation rates, student loan default and comparisons between programs and schools.

College Scorecard

An online resource created by the United States Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Center to assist students in determining affordability and value of schools. Scorecards for colleges are based on factors such as programs or majors offered, location and enrollment size.

U.S. Department of Education

The Student Guide to Financial Aid is a comprehensive source of information to explain the financial aid and how to apply for it.

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a form that provides the data on which financial aid decisions are based. Students may complete the FAFSA starting on January 1 prior to the fall when they will enroll.

The College Board

Good overall site for information about financial aid. Also provides free scholarship search service.

FastWeb

FastWeb is the nation's recognized leader in helping students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs during and after college.

College Data

Information about colleges, including location, size, cost, entrance difficulty, demographics, sports and majors, as well as assistance with preparation, application and funding options.

Princeton Review

Preparation programs for college entrance exams, inclucing online and in-person classes.

Immigration Law Center

The National Immigration Law Center provides an Access to Postsecondary Education Toolkit, which provides a wealth of information regarding resources on financial aid, scholarships and the college application process for students regardless of immigration status, as well as links to advocacy groups and programs focused on immigrant needs.

Turbo Tax College Guides 
Turbo Tax offers tutorials helping students navigate the financial aspects of attending college, including understanding the College Tax Credit, reporting your student loan interest on your taxes and other tax tips for recent graduates.

Open Education Database 
College planning experts at Open Education Database developed a list of scholarships and grants specifically for African American students. They also provide context for how students can best take advantage of available resources.

Katie KuehlKatie Kuehl
Donor Services Associate

kkuehl@cftexas.org

Contact me about applying for a scholarship

Our Key Programs:

 North Texas Giving DayEducate Texas - a public policy initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas Entrepeneurs for North Texas - a program of Communities Foundation of Texas W.W Caruth, Jr. Foundation - at Communities Foundation of Texas

5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225  |  214-750-4222  |  Deep in the Heart of Giving ™ | © 2016 Communities Foundation of Texas.
All Rights Reserved.