Niche College Scholarship

Success Stories

Gabriella C.
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Scholarships Awarded:

"As a student at Princeton University, the #1 school in America, was truly a game changer in terms of making education financially accessible. It can be super overwhelming to search for scholarships on your own, so I was glad to stumble across a tool that helped me filter through scholarships to find the best ones for me. It's crucial to save as much time and energy as possible while applying for scholarships because you're doing so alongside school, recruiting, and extracurricular activities."

" brought me peace of mind because I knew I could count on this resource to keep me up to date with relevant funding opportunities on a daily basis!"

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Marc D.
Gap, PA
James Madison University

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"I am so thankful to for simplifying the search for financial awards. It can be very overwhelming knowing where to start and the thought of accumulating so much debt for my degree was very stressful. The search feature allows me to easily find matches specifically for me. It is a huge time saver and allows your energy to go towards scholarships that are the best fit for your credentials. I am committed to finding as many scholarships as possible and makes the process easy and allows me to direct my energies to my studies."

"I was thrilled to be selected as the recipient of the SAE Tau Beta Pi Engineering Scholarship. There is a professional organization to support my future career endeavors as well. I am dedicated to graduating debt free and this scholarship provides the financial support that I need. My engineering curriculum is challenging and requires a significant amount of my time and effort. I am so appreciative of this scholarship to support my education."


Gianna T.
Middletown, CT
Yale University

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" has been instrumental in helping me to attain thousands of dollars in funding that I can put towards my undergraduate education. Especially during a busy college application season, a streamlined process on where to find scholarships based on location, major, and demographics allowed me to win scholarships that were specific to me. Before discovering this platform, searching for scholarships was quite overwhelming as I did not know where to begin or look. Without, I would not have access to and win as many scholarships as I did."

"As a first-generation college student coming from a blue collar background, college was a very daunting prospect that I believed needed hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings to attend. Since winning the Coca-Cola Scholarship, affording my education has been more than secured as the idea of my finances determining my access to college is no longer applicable to me. Winning this scholarship has further impacted my education by providing me access to the Scholar Alumni Network that connects me with other Coke Scholars to find internships, peers around me anywhere in the world, and other opportunities related to my future career endeavors."

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Shreeja K.
Chantilly, VA
Harvard University

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" has been a valuable resource for finding and applying for scholarships, grants, and other financial aid opportunities throughout my experience as both a high school and college student. provides an interface that is both easy to use and navigate, enabling me to search for scholarships that align with my individual needs and interests. Furthermore, provides a range of tools and resources designed to support students in improving their scholarship applications, including guidance on crafting strong essays and advice on how to submit a competitive application which was extremely unique and helpful when I was drafting various scholarship applications! I highly recommend that more students utilize, especially if they are struggling to find scholarships that align with their personal interests and goals."

"The VIP Women in Technology Scholarship offers numerous benefits to young women, like myself, pursuing a degree in a technology-related field. The WITS scholarship offers financial assistance to students to help them with the expenses associated with pursuing a degree, primarily covering the cost of tuition. This aid can be highly beneficial in reducing the financial burden that often comes with pursuing higher education. In addition to the financial assistance, the scholarship has also introduced me to a supportive community of intelligent individuals, which has provided valuable opportunities for networking and mentorship. Being part of this community has helped me build connections and gain significant skills and experience in the technology industry."

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Dean T.
Bronx, NY
Clemson University

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"I had the account in high school; however, when applying for the master's program, I revised my bio. The description was super easy and helped me understand with the scholarships that matches with my background. The questionnaire aims to align my background to scholarships, which will help me feel confident when applying. I'm pursuing my master's degree in Automotive Engineering at Clemson University."

"SAE scholarships assist in developing the future engineering workforce by helping students achieve their dreams of becoming an engineer. The SAE scholarship provided me with unlimited resources, and it helped fund my dream of pursuing my Master’s degree in Automotive engineering. With the scholarship, I received an SAE membership which I find beneficial. The reason is that I could go to some events, such as the other day I was able to take the tour of Hendrix Motorsport in North Carolina, and also be able to network with other SAE members as well. With SAE, I attended the career fair, and spoke with recruiters, and gained industry knowledge."

Joann J.
Cleveland, OH
Case Western Reserve University

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" opened my eyes to how many scholarships are out there. I was able to quickly find and apply for all kinds of different scholarships. As a first-generation college student, I was completely lost when applying to schools and for scholarships. made this whole process easier and less stressful."

"The ATSSA Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship has strongly impacted my life as I attend university. The scholarship has allowed me to buy my books, live on campus, and focus more on my schoolwork by not being as concerned about money. I am incredibly grateful to have received this scholarship."

Layla W.
Hammond, LA
Southeastern Louisiana University

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"When using, I knew that I would be able to find scholarships with ease. The direct links to the organization’s website made the research process easier. Overall, the website is very user friendly and up-to-date with open applications. I am grateful for this accessible platform and proud of it’s impact on many students’ scholarship search."

"The 431 Exchange’s commitment to providing opportunities for as many students as possible truly inspired me. This scholarship was open to students from universities, vocational or trade schools, and even relatives of graduates from the Adult Education Center of New Orleans, Louisiana. Scholarships can have tedious requirements at times, so it was refreshing to see that their door was open to multiple types of students. This has inspired me to make my mark on campus and serve wherever I can."

Kaiser L.
Lakeland, FL
Florida Southern College

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" was very easy to use and was very helpful for finding scholarships that were relevant to me."

"The Arts for Life Schiolarship was a blessing. It helped me pay for books and other school supplies that I otherwise wouldn’t have been abler to afford. It was encpruraging to receive a scholarship award for my work."

Stephanie R.
Mississippi State, MS
Mississippi State University

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" was very helpful in my search to fund my education. Not only am I able to search for hundreds of scholarships through their site, but matches me with aid opportunities that are specific to me and my passions including manufacturing, engineering, and community involvement."

"The Nuts, Bolts, and Thingmajigs generous scholarship allowed me to accelerate my education by covering the cost of my entire Winter semester at Mississippi State. Through this opportunity, I’m taking classes specialized in my major during my Freshman year to reach my degree sooner!"

Alisia A.
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Pace University

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"I stumbled across one day during my scholarship search and it has completely changed my life! has made it easy to discover scholarships and makes applying to them even easier! Applying to scholarships can be stressful enough and they make their platform stress-free so you can focus on the application to each individual one you are applying for. I am very honored to be receiving this scholarship and I would 100% recommend making an account and applying to as many scholarships as possible on here because you can be just like me and receive scholarships to help pay for your education!"

Aundrea V.
Algonquin, IL
Northwestern University

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" has helped me get off to a great start in my higher education. The site has made it incredibly easy to find and apply for scholarships. was able to help me find many scholarship options that I was eligible for as a 16 year-old dual credit student starting off my education at Elgin Community College. This was my very first scholarship that I applied for, and the process was unbelievably easy. I will definitely keep using the website throughout the remainder of my education journey. Thank you!"

Alesha S.
Roanoke, VA
Virginia Western Community College

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"My experience at was a very informative and helpful one. After many nights of staying up crying looking for scholarships popped up one night and made everything easy. I love the site layout that makes it so much easier to keep up with all the available scholarships and ones you've already applied for. Lastly, I love how is always reaching out whether it be via email or on your account with other material to help college students. has a great team that is ready to help when needed and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a scholarship."

Ashlyn N.
Hughesville, MD
New York University

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" has genuinely made it incredibly easy to find scholarships that give some insane opportunities for success in the future. Throughout finding this organization, I’ve been able to see the hope of actually going to college by making the financial issue seem something smaller. Using this website has been a huge game-changer in the sense that it makes it incredibly easy to see my eligibility for scholarships while being easy to use! My last year of high school as a senior is met with incredible possibilities because of!"

Amelia V. A.
Toddville, IA
Saint Ambrose University

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"I am so thankful for I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember, but I didn't know if I would be able to accomplish my dream of going to college for a teaching degree. has provided me with much-needed financial help, with a very easy-to-use platform. Any student worrying about how to pay for college should use this platform to help sort through scholarships you are eligible for, and can easily apply. Thank you for such an amazing opportunity!"

Brooke B.
Columbus, OH
Capital College

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"I am extremely thankful for It has provided me with easy access to many eligible scholarships. It is very well organized, making it simple for students to navigate. This scholarship is a huge help for my tuition and I appreciate it greatly. I definitely recommend this scholarship tool to any student who is looking for an easy way to navigate scholarships that they are eligible for. Thank you again!"

Mark O.
Katy, TX
Blinn College

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"I am very thankful to for allowing me to have the opportunity to help pay for my college. made it easy and quick to find scholarships that I am eligible to apply for and the application process was simple as well. I would recommend this website to everyone looking to receive scholarships to pay for any expenses you may have in college. If you haven’t already, make an account and apply for any scholarships you can."

Christie D.
Whitmore Lake, MI
University of Michigan

Scholarships Awarded:

"Thank you for your service. Thanks to all of the scholarship opportunities you showed me, I was able to pay for my entire first year of college at the University of Michigan! One scholarship in particular that I earned was through the American Legion. Not only did they grant me money for my college education, they offered me the opportunity to join them at their national conference in Salt Lake City and give a speech to all of the Veterans of the American Legion."

"Thank you. Your scholarship finder has really helped me to pay my own way in college so I am on my way to achieving my dreams in the engineering profession."

- Christie D.

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Brennan K.
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Scholarships Awarded:

" helped me in so many ways it's unbelievable. They made it so easy for me to find what I was looking for and consolidate in one easy to find web site. They even, by asking me a few questions during registration, weeded out all of the scholarships that I wasn't eligible for. This made it extremely convenient for me because I didn't have to look at this huge clutter of random scholarships, I only was presented with the scholarships that I was eligible for."

"In the end I had to turn down some of the money just because I had over and above what I needed to go to college. I could have taken it all but I wanted to give another person in my shoes the same chance that I had. I want them to get a scholarship and continue the dream that I so honorably get to live."

- Brennan K.

Shelby F.
Lees Summit, MO

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"Scholarships can seem intimidating for me, with all the essays that you have to write and all the information that goes along with them. They can be really hectic, but makes it very easy to apply for scholarships. I’ve registered for many accounts like this one, and always went in with the mentality that I wasn’t going to win anything, but hearing that I won $500 just from registering is so amazing to me! I’m very very thankful for this scholarship!"

-Shelby F.

Cuc N.
Huntsville, AL
University of Louisville

Scholarships Awarded:

"I was the recipient of several scholarships. Among them, three were found here at Of course, just because I'm a Sophomore in college doesn't mean I've quit the scholarship search here at! I'm still searching and don't count me out.

"I began searching for scholarships when I was a Junior in High School. My first stop was I began my scholarship search at the local Elks Club and was so thankful to receive the community level scholarship. This was totally unexpected but thanks to I was made aware of this. My school counselor did not even make my class aware of this scholarship. I have to thank for assisting me and my family on my search for scholarships."

- Cuc N..

Nalleli R.
Fort Valley, GA

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"I am honored to receive this scholarship and be able to help pay college! has many opportunities for many students! I recommend to make an account and find your perfect scholarship and apply ! I am so thrilled to be joined in such an amazing organization!"

-Nalleli R.

Victoria M.
Springfield, MO

Scholarship Awarded:

"The scholarship process can be very stressful and intimidating, and so I am thankful for making that process easier and relieving some of my stress. After making my account I was instantly given scholarships that fit me personally and fit my interests. I’m grateful for the opportunity has provided me with can’t wait to see what comes next. Thank you!"

-Victoria M.

Ellen H.
New Haven, CT
Yale Divinity School
Yale University

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Ellen is a graduate student at Yale University.

"Through searching and using the resources of I was awarded an Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship, a Zeta Phi Beta Scholarship, an Acton Institute Fellowship, approximately ten books from the Institute for Humane Studies, and an Honorable Mention from during the 2005-06 school year. The website does a great job in disseminating information about scholarships that I am actually eligible for as a graduate student at Yale University. I will continue to use the website to apply for additional grants this March and throughout the 2006-2007 school year. Thank you for your assistance."

- Ellen H.

Andrew K.
Ararat, NC

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"Finances often play a crucial role when planning for college. Many students, including myself, have to work while in school to support themselves. provides a fast and easy way to search for scholarships which ease the financial burden of college. This takes some financial stress off of students who are already under extremely stressful circumstances."

-Shelby F.

Elliette D.
Mesa, AZ

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"Most students, including myself, are eager to find scholarships that match their interests, experiences, etc. However, applying for scholarships may seem overwhelming, especially when you do not know where to start. is an amazing, helpful forum that offers scholarships tailored to you. Thank you for making this process seamless and giving me the support to pursue my college dreams!"

-Elliette D.

Diane M.
Miami, FL
Tulane University

Scholarships Awarded:

"After years of winning scholarships through, I thought it was about time that I express my gratitude. I started applying for scholarships around my 12th grade year in high school because only then did I realize how expensive college was. Out of all the search engines for scholarships, is definitely the best. Everything is perfectly organized and right at my fingertips. I have classwork and clubs to focus on, I don't have the time to search through a confusing website to find a scholarship and hope that it pertains to me. simplifies the process and just gives me the scholarships that matter."

"Thanks to, I haven't had to pay a cent for my entire college education. I've collected a wealth of scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000. I am currently a Junior at Tulane University studying premed and so far my college education has been completely paid for! I don't know what I would have done if it wasn't for I just thought I'd say thank you for providing such an amazing service to college students. Keep up the good work!"

- Diane M.

Ivy H.
Fredericksburg, TX
Art Institute of Austin

Scholarship Awarded:

"I joined a few months ago and checked for new scholarships every couple weeks. I came across the Passion for Fashion Scholarship and it really was perfect for the career I wanted to pursue. I think is a wonderful way to find those 'hidden' specialty scholarships that are directly linked to your plans for the future."

- Ivy H.

Daniel M.
Muskego, WI

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" helps make the stressful process of applying for scholarships super easy. I'm so thankful for this scholarship! Not only will it help me financially, but it will also help reduce the stress that college adds to my life. I am currently a physics major and plan on going to grad school for medical physics. Thank you to for making this dream seem more like reality."

-Daniel M.

Joshua C.
University Heights, OH

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"I registered with in hope of winning a scholarship in order to contribute to my education fund. My education is something that is very important to me and vital to the success of my future. Winning this scholarship only confirms that college was the best idea for my future. This scholarship will allow me to open up new doors to learn and continue pursuing my degree in hopes of graduating. I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity."

-Joshua C.

Bryan C.
Houston, TX

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" is one of the best places to have access to variety of scholarships. I am a high school senior and I have not decided where I want to attend to college yet, but the scholarship I have received will make my college experience less stressful. Thank you!"

-Bryan C.

Kenya G.
Fort Worth, TX

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"I joined this website less than three weeks ago and never thought I'd win anything! Especially within the first month! I really enjoy this website as it is very easy to use. I made an account and instantly got matched with many scholarships perfect for myself. I recommend this to all of my friends on our last year of high school before college. Won one, and hopefully more to come!"

-Kenya G.

Raul P.
Modesto, CA

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" is a fantastic website for students seeking scholarships, or any other source of financial aid to aid them in school. The system is simple to use and shows you the best available scholarships according to the information that the user provides. has personally helped me and introduced me to a wide amount of scholarships that I had no idea existed. Being just another hard working student who could always use the extra income, will help you find what you need. I recommend to all students and wonder why more people don't apply for scholarships to help assist them through one of the most financial stressful moments of one's life."

-Raul P.

Allison M.
Sarasota, FL

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"Before the completion of my senior year of high school, our senior advisors made it imperative that we register with before we graduated in order to ensure that we were proactively searching for all of the countless scholarships out there. Here I am nearly four years later and beyond thankful for those high school advisors who made us take the time and become apart of a free scholarship database. If I had not been a member of, I would have missed the alert for the InstaScholarship. Now, I am a huge Instagrammer myself with a side passion in photography (when I'm not busy studying for my nursing exams of course) and when I saw's summer photo contest on Instagram, I just knew I had to at least try. And I am so glad I did! Four years later and it was long worth the wait! College is expensive, but there are always ways tp help pay, even creative photography opportunities like this that help students reach their dreams in school. I cannot thank you enough for what this scholarship means to me. My tuition for this term can now be paid with a major sigh of relief and allow me more time to focus on the most important thing at hand, my school work. Thank you, for the coolest scholarship opportunity out there! And to my fellow scholastic peers, best of luck and don't ever give up!"

- Allison M.

Cain D.
Smyrna, TN

Scholarship Awarded:

"I was contacted after being chosen as the winner for the Register and Win Contest. I am a college freshman enrolled at Motlow State Community. I am a non-traditional student in so far as I am 33 years old and this is my first time attending college. is very easy to navigate and use, and the funds from the scholarship will greatly reduce the financial stress of attending school. Thank you for this opportunity - I am very appreciative!"

- Cain D.

Jason H.
Seymour, TN

Scholarship Awarded:

" has made finding scholarships a one-stop-shop. Anything helps when you are doing everything you can to better yourself and your future. Apply for everything that applies to you, because you never know how many scholarships you could end up with. I am in an RN program at Lincoln Memorial University and hope to get my CRNA within the next 5 years. This is my first scholarship I have received from and I am so thankful! Thank you!"

- Jason H.

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McCallah O.
Spring, MD

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am incredibly grateful to have been chosen as a winner of the contest. As I high school senior, finding college information and scholarship opportunities can be overwhelming. makes this challenge easy and efficient. All pertinent information is easily accessible on their website. In addition to thousands of scholarship opportunities, the website is a great resource for finding all information and advice any college bound student may need. I am looking forward to attending Towson University this fall and feel has prepared me to embark on this journey!"

- McCallah O.

Bethany C.
Holly Hill, FL

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"The scholarship process is, to say the least, intimidating. All of the sudden you find yourself knee deep in scholarships stress. For me was a Godsend. It is truly an aid for any student, and one of the few things in this season of life that isn't confusing. Thanks to I am one step closer to getting my dream education!"

- Bethany C.

Darian B.
Acworth, GA

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am so thankful for simplifying the scholarship search by allowing me to keep all of my scholarship information in one place. Currently, I am a high school junior, participating in the dual-enrollment program at Kennesaw State University, and after graduation I intend on being a pre-med major at Mercer University. This is the first scholarship I've received, but hopefully not the last. Thanks!"

- Darian B.

Laura L.
Mandan, ND

Scholarship Awarded:

"I was really stressed with school and my piling loan debt that I needed an easy way to find scholarships to help me out. There are so many scholarships out there and the thought of looking for ones that I could qualify for added to my existing stress. made it simple and easy without having to look anywhere else for scholarship information."

- Laura L.

Kathleen L.
Dorr, MI

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am so grateful for being awarded first place in the "You Like Me...You Really Like Me" Facebook Scholarship! I am currently a sophomore Kalamazoo Valley Community College and will be receiving my Associate in Communication in August. I am transferring next fall to the University of Illinois at Chicago and with out-of-state tuition, I can really use the money along with the wonderful advice from I will be majoring in communication and have two minors in music and English. Thank you so much for helping fund my education and future!"

- Kathleen L.

Kiersten S.
Philadelphia, PA

Scholarship Awarded:

" has been the most successful scholarship search engine I have used. It is extremely straightforward and easily narrows down what scholarships apply to me. Because of this site, I have won my first scholarship and I couldn't be more excited as I prepare to attend Albright College! Thanks to, I have more confidence that winning a scholarship isn't hard or impossible!"

- Kiersten S.

Zach B.
Aiea, HI

Scholarship Awarded:

"As a senior attending the beautiful Aiea High School, getting scholarships is one of the many crucial steps towards a future in a higher education. For me, finding the right scholarship that best fit my achievements and accolades was always a long and lengthy process – one could even say that it was half the battle toward receiving one! But thanks to, the process of finding and applying to the scholarships that were best fit for me was made easy and simple. I am so thankful to have had such a wonderful resource to use in my scholarship search and am even more grateful to have won a Kindle Fire in a contest that was sponsored by the site. I will be attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the upcoming fall semester and will definitely be using this site for future scholarship applications. Mahalo Nui Loa!"

- Zach B.

Billy R.
Lubbock, TX

Scholarship Awarded:

"Thank you,! With its easy to use interface, I had no problem navigating the site to find exactly what I needed. I've already told many of my friends to head over to if they're thinking about going back to school! Thank you again for all your help and for picking me as a winner. "

- Billy R.

Deonna L.
Palm Bay, FL

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am SO thankful for winning this scholarship drawing. I am currently going to school to become a registered nurse and working full time so every little bit helps! is a great website that makes it easy to navigate available scholarships that I can apply for. Thank you,, for helping me pay for my education!"

- Deonna L.

Jawaun B.
Capitol Heights, MD

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am excited to have won the Short & Tweet Scholarship! For one, I love tweeting, so this wasn't the hardest thing in the world. I am thankful that I am registered with and its affiliates because I have been getting consistent information about financial and academic opportunities for the last three years. has been a pretty useful resource in my life and I'm humbled to see that I was recognized as a winner."

- Jawaun B.

Tierra M.
Omaha, NE

Scholarship Awarded:

" is unlike any other scholarship resource and is one that I would highly recommend to every student wishing to further his or her education. There is a scholarship for everyone on and many of the contests are even fun! Like me, you can be rewarded for everyday actions that are as simple as tweeting! The opportunity seemed too good to be true but has proven to be incredibly helpful and rewarding."

- Tierra M.

Maria R.
Killeen, TX

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am so grateful for being awarded third place in's Short & Tweet competition! College has always been a goal for me and through, I am able to find scholarships. With my new Kindle Fire, I will be able to improve my vocabulary and reading level, which will make me more successful on standardized tests. After high school, I plan on majoring in music education and taking part in youth ministry programs. Thank you,, for helping students like me reach their academic goals!"

- Maria R.

Gabrielle S.
Hammonton, NJ

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am so excited to be a scholarship recipient from Starting early to finance my college endeavors has been one of my goals and made it so easy for me to navigate through the available scholarships.....and it paid off! I will use this scholarship to help pay for my Medical Degree. I plan on attending the University of Massachusetts and this scholarship will help make my dream a reality. Thanks!"

- Gabrielle S.

Johnny M.
Roxie, MS

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am honored to win this scholarship! I plan to attend Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to study nursing and I will use this money to pay for my books when I enroll in college. introduced me to so many scholarships that I didn’t even know existed. When I registered, it brought up scholarships that related to me and that helped make looking for scholarships easier. Thank you for this award!"

- Johnny M.

Alix K.
Gainesville, FL

Scholarship Awarded:

"I was so excited to win the AXA Achievement $10,000 scholarship through I am now attending the University of Florida as a Sustainability major. The scholarship helped tremendously with my first year tuition expenses! Thanks!!"

- Alix K.

Bhavin G.
Portland, OR

Scholarship Awarded:

"I'm most interested in studying economics and international relations. I'm aiming to go to the University of Pennsylvania for college. I enjoy amateur photography, playing some tennis in my free time, and reading. Economics is definitely one of my favorite subjects and I'd like to pursue a career in that field in the future. Thanks so much,!"

- Bhavin G.

Megan G.
Escondido, CA

Scholarship Awarded:

"As just another senior in high school preparing to go to college I was pleasantly surprised to be announced the senior winner of the Resolve to Evolve Essay contest! Because of I have now received my first scholarship award and I am much more confident that I can find a way to pay for college. I am so grateful for the opportunity to pursue my dreams and interests in architecture/interior design. Because of this wonderful website I know that I can accomplish anything!"

- Megan G.

Mohammed R.
Auburn, WA

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am greatly honored for being awarded as the junior winner of's Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Essay Contest. I have been using this comprehensive resource to look for scholarships and essay contests for quite some time, and I have found it really helpful. I am a first-year IB diploma candidate. My favorite subjects include biology, literature, and math. I enjoy being involved both inside and outside of school. I am really passionate about pursuing a career in the medical field, and so I plan to study something "sciency" in college. Again, thank you, and I plan to continue using to help pay for my higher education and ultimately help me achieve my academic and career goals."

- Mohammed R.

Lin Z.
Pinole, CA

Scholarship Awarded:

"Life. What is life? That's a deep question that I've chosen to dedicate the rest of my educational career to through a scientific standpoint. The complex way each cell interacts with another at the molecular level continues to amaze me every day. In college, I plan to major in Biology and pursue medical school later on. I also love running track. The satisfaction of crossing the finish line first motivates me to work harder and harder to obtain my goals. Whether I'm struggling through a late study session or out sprinting a 400, I'll always remind myself, "a lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain" (Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand).

I would also like to express my gratitude of as this foundation supports me through my educational journey. There are a plethora of scholarship opportunities on this website. As long as one puts in effort, one day, the results will be fruitful."

- Lin Z.

Katelyn R.
Phoenix, AZ

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"I joined shortly before starting my freshman year. With the sudden realization that college was becoming incredibly close, really helped me contribute to my future and gave me some peace of mind. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities the website gives me. In my free time, I really love reading and baking. I have also been playing the bass for over a year. In school I am a part of the Speech and Debate team, science club, and Key Club, which connects me with some great community service projects. While it is a bit early to decide what I will want to major in, I do have an interest in robotics and engineering. club and orchestra. In my free time, I enjoy studying and playing the cello."

- Katelyn R.

Jingyan X.
Westfield, NJ

Scholarship Awarded:

"After living in China, Japan and Canada, I moved to New Jersey at the age of seven, and have played the violin for twelve years and enjoy playing badminton, reading, and playing the piano. In school, my favorite classes include physics, chemistry and calculus. I hope to major in engineering and minor in computer science in college. I first started using in the second half of junior year, and have found it to be extremely helpful in matching me to a plethora of relevant scholarships. It has made the college application process seem a lot less insurmountable, knowing that would help me in trying to reduce the cost of my education. I would like to thank for all of the resources it has given me access to and for giving me the help I need to achieve my dreams."

- Jingyan X.

Daniel S.
Billerica, MA

Scholarship Awarded:

"My name is Daniel Spencer and I have a wide range of interests. I love most subjects in school, especially Spanish, history, calculus and chemistry. My goal is to speak fluent Spanish in the near future, along with a number of other languages, including Russian and French. Obviously, I also love foreign languages. I find it incredibly interesting to study and learn about an entirely new way of looking at and describing the world, looking at things from the perspective of another culture. When I am not pursuing academic interests, I like to play video games and hang out with my friends, watch a little bit of baseball (I'm a Red Sox fan, of course) and read. My favorite book series is the great Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.
When I head off to college, I plan on studying both biochemistry and Spanish, with a special focus in pre-medical studies. has already helped the first step of my goal to become a doctor with this scholarship. I found and completed this scholarship and a number of other scholarships through their quick, easy-to-use service and I plan on using the website in the coming months."

- Daniel S.

Lindsay W.
Camas, WA

Scholarship Awarded:

"I attend Camas High School as a part of the Math-Science-Technology Magnet Program. I’m the president of Key Club, assistant director of the middle school's musicals, and Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper. I’m very thankful to have stumbled upon because of the opportunities it has provided. Thank you very much, what an honor!"

- Lindsay W.

Megan T.
San Diego, CA

Scholarship Awarded:

"Apart from schoolwork, I enjoy reading, baking cupcakes, and watching sports on the weekends with my dad. When I’m not busy, I like to apply for scholarships to further my education. While my parents have worked very hard in order to give me a college fund, I feel like it’s my future, and it is my responsibility to help pay for it. At first, searching for scholarships was frustrating, and numerous times, I nearly gave up on the idea all together. I would get halfway through reading through the guidelines of a scholarship and realize that it was only for high school seniors or children of disabled veterans or residents of Illinois. While this may seem kind of corny, helped change my entire perspective on how to apply for scholarships. The website made it easy to find what I was qualified for, and I will always be grateful for the opportunities it has presented to me that I would not have known about otherwise"

- Megan T.

Sydney B.
Waunakee, WI

Scholarship Awarded:

"I found the summer before my freshmen year of high school and I truly believe that it is never too early to start thinking about the future. The Resolve to Evolve Essay was the first scholarship that I decided to enter and I'm so grateful that I did. I can't thank enough for this opportunity.In college, I hope to major in business and I am eager for the future. Some of my interests are soccer, FBLA, student council, Spanish club and orchestra. In my free time, I enjoy studying and playing the cello."

- Sydney B.

Isaac A.
Avondale, AZ

Scholarship Awarded:

"I'm so grateful that I won first place in the Short and Tweet scholarship that offered. This scholarship will allow me to continue my education as I begin college in the fall and has also helped me acknowledge what really matters in life: an education. I am at a loss for words right now. Thank you so much for choosing me to be the winner and for helping me in my pursuit to college by making it that much more possible. "

- Isaac A.

Courteney R.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am honored to be awarded second place for the Short and Tweet scholarship! Not everyone is excellent at writing essays and understands that. They provide a ton of ways for students to apply for scholarships and earn money. One being the Short and Tweet scholarship. Who would have ever thought you could win money for school by doing something as simple as tweeting?! As a graduate of Fort Lauderdale High School and soon to be freshmen this August at Florida A&M University, I recommend that should definitely be the number one website students go to to apply for scholarships!"

- Courteney R.

Patrick D.
St. Spring Lake, NC

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am beyond grateful and extremely humbled by the fact that I was chosen by to be one of the winners in the Short & Tweet competition. In my opinion, the team at did an amazing job coming up with this idea as a way to get students and future college students more involved in the funding of their higher education. I frequently visit for vital information concerning my education and other opportunities to better my educational experience. I am currently a Junior at North Carolina Central University and plan to utilize this website more often in assisting me in my educational journey towards graduation. I want to thank the awesome team at for doing their part in assisting students nationwide to accomplish their academic goals."

- Patrick D.

Taylor A.
St. Petersburg, FL

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am very thankful to have found! There are a ton of scholarship search engines out there but with you can find scholarships that are tailored to your unique interests. Plus, there’s such a wide variety to choose from, it seems silly almost to not sit and try to win them all! I advise everyone to spend 30 minutes on, I did and it was paid off! "

- Taylor A.

Dhanusha S.
Johns Creek, GA

Scholarship Awarded:

"I don't know what I would do without! It's opened so many doors for me and allowed me to see and seize all the opportunities offered to me. It's shown me that scholarships can come in all shapes and sizes. As college education tuition and fees increase exponentially each year, it's nice to have options to help my family so we're not swamped with financial debt. I'm also super shocked that I won something via a Twitter contest! Who knew tweeting could be so useful?!"

- Dhanusha S.

Meaghan M.
Hackettstown, NJ

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am so grateful to have won a scholarship through I always thought it was a one in a million chance I would win, but I'm glad I kept applying for more scholarships because it lead me to this one! I'm a senior in high school and definitely need all the help I can get when it comes to paying for college. Through, I am now a step ahead with my finances. Thank you so much for choosing me to be a finalist in the Short & Tweet scholarship. I definitely intend on bringing my new Kindle Fire to school with me."

- Meaghan M.

Hattie H.
Phoenix, AZ

Scholarship Awarded:

"I discovered during my junior year of high school, when I was on the hunt not only for a school that fit my interests, but also for a way to finance my education! Luckily, has plenty of accessible and achievable scholarships – who knew I'd be paying for college via haiku? – as well as information on universities all across the nation. It's a website that simplifies the ever-stressful post-secondary education search and even helps you de-stress in college, too, with organization and study tips that I'm already implementing just a few weeks into my freshman year. Education doesn't have to be unrealistically expensive: If you're willing to search for it, money is out there and is the perfect place to start!"

- Hattie H.

Jade G.
Eatonville, WA

Scholarship Awarded:

" has exposed me to a wide array of scholarships and resources that have broadened my awareness of the types of funding available for students like me. I often recommend the site to freshmen and friends seeking funding for their studies. The personalization of the scholarship search ensures that there are opportunities available to everyone!"

- Jade G.

Banita S.
Newark, CA

Scholarship Awarded:

"In college, it is important to have support – both emotionally and financially – and aims to give students both. Their insightful blogs and unique scholarship opportunities are tailored to help undergraduate students like me make the most of our college experiences. I feel honored to have been chosen as the third-place winner for the Haiku Ninja Facebook Scholarship contest...17 syllables were all it took! I will continue to use this website’s resources while I work toward a degree in biology from UC San Diego and pursue a career in the health field. Thank you for your generosity,!"

- Banita S.

Adrian B.
Chicago, IL

Scholarship Awarded:

"When I first discovered, I decided to sign up and give it a try without expecting much. This scholarship was the first one I decided to apply to and after a few weeks passed, I received an email that I had been chosen to receive this scholarship! At that moment I was thinking, "This is too good to be true" but I talked to my college advisor and she said that it is real. I was very glad to hear that I was actually receiving a scholarship because this will help me and my family towards my college expenses. I am very grateful for this award and if anyone is skeptical about applying for scholarships, they would be surprised if they take the time to apply!"

- Adrian B.

Kaleigh O.
Traverse City, MI

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am so honored to receive this scholarship and I never would have found it without the matching assistance of I was at a point where I didn't know where the money was going to come from for my next semester and this scholarship has helped tremendously! Thank you, HP and!"

- Kaleigh O.

Timothy M.
Atlanta, GA
Emory University

Scholarship Awarded:

"Setting up a profile at should be mandatory for any student applying to school. With the click of a button, I found HUNDREDS of scholarships that fit my background and interest. I have spread the gospel to my friends and family and thanks to the Short & Tweet Scholarship, the entire Twitterverse will know the go-to place for scholarship search –!"

- Timothy M.

Tami B.
Tracy, CA
San Francisco State University

Scholarship Awarded:

" is different than other scholarship websites. They actually show and prove that you can win their scholarships and that's amazing! Being a triplet can be rough when it comes to finances but has helped me afford college. Thank you,!"

- Tami B.

Heidi G.
Houston, TX
Texas Woman’s University

Scholarship Awarded:

"One of the primary challenges of earning a doctorate is finding the funding to support your studies. I had used in the past for my bachelor's degree so I knew it was a site that I could trust to provide information about funding; because it is so simple to use, you can check in frequently to find new information. is a valuable tool for students at all levels!"

- Heidi G.

Elizabeth M.
Malone, NY

Scholarship Awarded:

"I honestly thought was too good to be true. It was relatively fast and easy: All I had to do was answer some questions and I was matched up with multiple scholarships. I would recommend to anyone looking for scholarship opportunities!"

- Elizabeth M.

Amy M.
Auburn, NE

Scholarship Awarded:

"Being the third of five children to attend college, I knew I'd have to find a way to pay for my college expenses. has been a great help to me, as I have applied for several scholarships in my first year of college. I plan on using in my future years because it narrows down the scholarships and awards I can apply for. So far I have won a new laptop and hope to earn more, as the need for money is ever present in my future years. Thank you,, for making the scholarship searching process much easier!"

- Amy M.

Jamarri R.
Rocky Point, NC

Scholarship Awarded:

" has changed my scholarship experience. Since finding the site, I have been able to complete multiple scholarships that I am eligible for. With by my side, I am more encouraged than ever to go to a university. Before finding the site, I wasn't sure if a full four years would be an option for me as I wouldn't receive much help from my parents, but thank you,, for allowing me this opportunity as well as future ones."

- Jamarri R.

Willie X.
Corona, NY

Scholarship Awarded:

" has been a godsend for me. In addition to helping me win its “You Like Me…You Really Like Me” Facebook Scholarship, it has also provided me with countless ways to pay for college. By connecting me to numerous scholarships that were matched to my goals and achievements, I now have hope that I can actually afford the tuition at Cornell University. Before I discovered this amazing resource, I had to rely on the meager amount of opportunities that were posted on my school bulletin, and information I received from my teachers and friends. Since many scholarships are geared towards specific categories of students, several of the ones I found were unavailable to me. My scholarship search process was tedious and frustratingly long; however, changed everything and made searching simple. All I had to do was make a new account and answer questions about myself – the site did everything else! has been the best thing that has happened to me this year and I recommend it to anyone who needs help paying for college."

- Willie X.

Celena S.
Muscle Shoals, AL

Scholarship Awarded:

" made looking and applying for scholarships so much less stressful. Initially, finding and applying for scholarships was a huge pain, but made the process much easier by combining all scholarships that I was eligible for into one, compact website. Without scholarships, college wouldn't be as easy for me to attend as well as pay for and I’m forever thankful to for giving me the opportunity to gain money for college. I will soon be attending Auburn University and without all of the chances presented to me through, attending Auburn would still be just a dream instead of a reality for me. Thanks!"

- Celena S.

Dovani D.
Stone Mountain, GA
Stone Mountain High School

Scholarship Awarded:

"I signed up for a few months ago to browse through available scholarships. This website was very helpful in my search: It was very easy to access and has a simple design that is easy to maneuver through. Paying for college was something that I constantly worried about, but takes some of the pressure off. It is a very helpful website indeed, and I do recommend it for everyone!"

- Dovani D.

Gabrielle S.
Chandler, AZ
Chandler High School

Scholarship Awarded:

" has been immensely helpful in the scholarship search process! The organized search has allowed me to find and apply for several scholarships while keeping track of deadlines. It has also introduced me to many easy-to-apply scholarships, such as the Short & Tweet Scholarship. After writing two tweets, I was selected as a second-place winner. I have never won anything using less than 280 characters but now I can claim a Kindle Fire!"

- Gabrielle S.

Lucas O.
Cincinnati, OH
Milford High School

Scholarship Awarded:

" has helped me gain the financial aid necessary to allow me to go the college I want. I found out about through a "Paying for College" seminar and registered right away. After browsing the site for a while, I found a TON of scholarships that I was eligible for. is the perfect collection of potential scholarships for any student."

- Lucas O.

Aida M.
Hamtramck, MI
University of Michigan

Scholarships Awarded:

" was a life saver. As a former immigrant and refugee from a low-income family, I did not initially have access to scholarship, ACT/SAT or college admissions information. I worried a lot about how I was going to find the money to pay for college until I stumbled upon your website. The clean design, simple explanations and quantity of scholarships offered to me was remarkable. By applying to many scholarships, I began to understand what colleges looked for in a student and what I needed to do to succeed. In addition, the effort and hard work that was required of me to achieve success was worth it. It takes drive and some hard work to win a scholarship (or anything for that matter) but it is definitely worth your time. Thanks!"

- Aida M.

Herby J.
Riviera Beach, FL
University of South Florida

Scholarships Awarded:

"I knew paying for college was not going to be easy so the summer after my junior year, I started looking for scholarships to apply for. The first placed I look for scholarships was There I was immediately matched with potential scholarships to apply for. Apparently, I could not apply for most of those scholarships until school starts over again in the fall. So I waited and when the scholarships where available I applied for them. Months later, the letters started pouring in and did not stop until now. Thank you for making the scholarship searching process a whole lot simpler and thanks for playing a role in funding my college expenses."

- Herby J.

Ashley D.
Coatesville, PA
Millersville University, PA

Scholarships Awarded:

"I graduated in 2009 at the top of my class. However, coming from a low-income family, I was on my own paying for college. My guidance counselor suggested as a resource for possible financial aid. I was astonished at the number and quality of scholarships, grants, and internships posted on I checked my home page almost daily, and there was always at least one new scholarship that I could apply for. Ultimately I applied for 17 scholarships! Of those 17, I was awarded 3. That may not sound like much but those 3 scholarships amounted to $14,000! And, with the skills I developed applying for those scholarships, I was able to complete specific school related scholarship applications with greater success securing an additional $12,000 plus full tuition to the university I am attending! I worked hard in high school to achieve success and worked hard helping me find the money to further my success!"

- Ashley D.

Rulla K.
Charlotte, NC

Scholarships Awarded:

"My plan in gaining scholarship money was simple. I worked hard and applied to every scholarship that I qualified for. Eventually, after all the hard work and time spent on writing essays, creating videos, and filling out applications, I started seeing results. Scholarship notifications went from saying 'You were NOT selected as an applicant' to 'Congratulations! we appreciate your interest and applaud your accomplishments.' I believe that it has been an overall great experience, throughout my senior year. I have applied to roughly thirty scholarships but was the recipient of only two! Which is okay considering my academic, leadership, and community service achievements. I am the recipient of the Foundation of North Carolina's E. R. and Lillian Demmitte Scholarship $3,000 renewable, as well as the people helping people scholarship $10,000. If I was to give advice to rising seniors I would stress the importance of applying to every scholarship that they fit the description for. Not only is it a great experience (I remember how fun I had recording my voice for the Voice of Democracy audio scholarship), it's even a great opportunity to strengthen their writing skills and they might hit the jackpot if enough effort is put in. Even though applying for scholarships was tough, annoying and most of the time disappointing when I come out (most of the time) empty handed, the most important thing that I taught myself was to never give up, and convinced myself that some committee is going to notice my hard work and effort and reward me the money I need to pursue my post secondary education. was a great tool to gather, organize and most importantly find the right scholarship for me! Thank you for the team for helping students like me and many others in making the scholarship hunt easier."

- Rulla K.

Alex T.
Chippewa Falls, WI

Scholarships Awarded:

"I would first like to extend a big thank you to everyone at With your help I was able to apply and receive several scholarships, totaling $2600! Thank you for everything you have done and I hope to use this source in the future as well. I will be attending college in the UW system. Thanks again."

- Alex T.

Brittany C.
Kentwood, MI

Scholarship Awarded:

"I won a $2,000 scholarship via information from The scholarship I won was from the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation one. Without this site, I'd be taking out one more loan. All the opportunities and information this site offers is such a blessing. Getting information about new ones and deadlines often helped me as well. Thanks"

- Brittany C.

Derrius Q.
Chicago, IL
Morehouse College, GA

Scholarships Awarded:

" was the most frequent tool I used in my scholarship search. It had the most interactive interface, it provided the most reliable links for the most prominent scholarships I applied for, and it also sent e-mail notifications for deadlines and for new scholarships that fit my profile."

- Derrius Q.

Molly L.
Fresno, CA
Brown University

Scholarships Awarded:

"I always knew I would be a great candidate for scholarships and grants, but I just needed to know where to look for them. As soon as I found, it was my one-stop shop for a review of so many scholarships. I have won over fifteen scholarships totaling over $50,000 in awards, including some titles like Dell and Coke Scholar, which is an amazing honor. I would not have found these opportunities without I can only hope for the same opportunities for many others who use and will use, because they really do provide the most scholarship opportunities, and the best detail of how to get a hold of the scholarship provider. Aside from my counselors who provided me with local scholarship opportunities, was my number one, reliable resource, and I am very grateful for the opportunities they opened for me, and for all the money I now have for college! It has been an amazing experience overall with"

- Molly L.

Ryan F.
Riverside, CA
Dartmouth College, NH

Scholarships Awarded:

" As a junior in High School I knew that I wanted to attend a prestigious college. I also knew that my mother could not afford any kind of college education. During the summer of my junior year in high school I went on a mission, and that mission was to apply for as many scholarships as possible.

My high school counselor advised me to check out and to search for scholarships there. I applied for every scholarship on website that I thought that I qualified for. Needless to say my summer was long and tedious because I quickly found out that applying for scholarships required extensive writing.

During the spring of my senior year, all of the writing and headaches finally paid off. I applied for over 20 scholarships, and of course I did not receive them all, but the ones that I did receive made my efforts worth the while.

I currently attend Dartmouth, and with the financial help of these scholarships plus others, my Ivy League education is fully paid for! It is worth it to log onto and apply."

- Ryan F.

Aaron F.
Columbia, SC

Scholarships Awarded:

" was the best tool that I have used. I have two other scholarships search accounts but this was the one that I used the most because it kept me organized."

- Aaron F.

Jasmine W.
Fort Pierce, FL

Scholarships Awarded:

"During the summer of my high school year as a freshman I started working toward my career goals and college funding, I began to take college classes as a dual-enrollment student, I knew my parents couldn’t afford to pay for a higher education because I have three other siblings that was faced with the same similar situation I would be faced with after the end of my senior year. I knew I needed a head start to obtain scholarship funding and was one of my engine searches. During my ninth grade year, I started volunteering in my community, involved on school flag team, held class positions from 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade as president and/or parliamentarian. I worked at a local bank on Friday as a bank greeter, and was involved in academy programs, such as Upward Bound, College Reach Out Program, Educational Talent Search, About Face Program, Youth Crime watch of America, and federal funding programs that was free of charge through my high school years. I was able to finish two years of college and high school in the same year. I received full paid tuition assistance for four years and Pell grant, along with many other scholarships for my entire years of a college education. I can truly say you can not go wrong if you register with and my plans are to obtain the highest education degree in Rosen College at the University of Central Florida, and one day become an entrepreneur of my own hotel exchange."

- Jasmine W.

Jacob Z.
Scottsbluff, NE
Chadron State College, NE

Scholarships Awarded:

"It is my honor to introduce to you a place where you can truly begin making your dreams become a reality! is a fantastic virtual site that truly lays down the base in helping students of all races, ages, and gender, begin becoming what they've always dared to dream.

It is a dream of mine to one day become an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and travel the world assisting underserved and underpopulated areas. As you can see, financially, helped me gain the necessary funding to begin my professional career. As a student, I want to sincerely thank and their affiliates for offering such a service. I am deeply humbled and I highly urge you to sign up today! It is well worth the minute!

I've now found myself double majoring in Human Biology and Business. Becoming an oral surgeon is just a step away! Just remember that has a lot to offer - in just a few years you will be looking back and may not believe your eyes! Heck, I never thought I'd end up becoming the Student Senate President at my college! Thank you for giving me various qualities that have allowed me to (1) never forget where I came from, and (2) dare to dream!"

- Jacob Z.

Nia H.
Thomasville, GA

Scholarship Awarded:

"As the oldest of six children in a single parent household, I understand the need to succeed with a shortage of money. I've always known that I would attend college, my mother made it clear that it wouldn't be an option! During my senior year, I applied to at least 3 scholarships a day, usually one with an essay and two with simple forms. I got denied on most of them, but finally, I received an email from, saying I had won $20,000 + a computer & printer! I was so happy! I was hesitant to apply, because the application took a whole week to fill out, but I am SO happy that I took the chance. I found The Dell Scholar's scholarship on"

- Nia H.

Gloria Z.
Castro Valley, CA
University of California, Berkeley

Scholarships Awarded:

"I received $6,500 in scholarships thanks to! As a high school senior going to the University of California, Berkeley next year, I had to find out how I was going to pay for it all. I needed information. I signed up for other scholarship websites but I found the most helpful because of the extensive list of scholarships targeted towards what I had done in my past four years. I can say truly bridged the gap between knowing what I have done in my life and finally filling out a scholarship form. This website helped me distinguish which scholarships I wanted to apply to in a clear, concise, and easy to use format. Thank you for helping me win the five scholarships I received! Now I can enjoy my first year in college even more!"

- Gloria Z.

Tara M.
Littleton, CO
University of Denver, CO

Scholarships Awarded:

"I have found to be an invaluable resource. As a full-time English as a Second Language (ESL) elementary school teacher and a full-time doctoral student at the University of Denver, finding time to hunt for scholarships that are appropriate for me can be difficult. The free scholarship search service at is a fantastic tool. By providing some basic information about myself, does the work for me by searching other sites and providing me with the information for funding sources that are appropriate for students in my field or at my level of study. In addition, the scholarship search results tab keeps me organized and helps to prioritize by deadlines or other pertinent award criteria. I am deeply grateful to both for helping me find scholarships to apply for as well as to the scholarship committees who have selected me as a recipient. I regularly recommend to friends and family who plan to study at all levels of higher education, but aren’t sure they can due to financial need. Thank you for helping me and so many others to achieve educational success!"

- Tara M.

Erica M.
Parma, OH

Scholarships Awarded:

"I have been a member of for a few years now. My parents were willing to pay for my college education, but they told me that if I got college paid for, they would buy me a car instead. I figured, they'll be paying the same amount of money either way, so why not get a car and a college education? At first it was tedious, filling out all the applications, writing essays, and doing whatever else each scholarship required, but when I got my first phone call that I had won a scholarship, it made it all worth while. I mean, winning $4,000 just for spending two hours writing an essay or letting people know about all the achievements I had in high school was definitely worth it. I would have worked hard in high school even if I was not going to get anything out of it. But helped me find organizations who were willing to reward those who worked as hard as I did. The biggest thing about students and scholarships, is people are not willing to even apply. There was one scholarship I won just because I was the only person to send in an application! People think, oh, I'll never win it, and don't bother to apply. It does not take that much time, and even if you don't win, the experience is still worth it. I applied to many scholarships, two of the ones I actually won were The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship and The Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship. Total, these two provided me with $9,000 over my four years of college! I am still actively trying to find scholarships I qualify for because spending a few hours out of my day applying is worth the reward in the end."

- Erica M.

Brittany M.
University of California - Los Angeles

" has helped me by both making known and available a number of scholarships. I have applied for many in which I would have known nothing about otherwise. I was born and raised in a military family with my dad overseas for many years. I never thought that this much financial aid would be available to families with members who have served in the armed forces. Basically does the scholarship finding task for me. All that's needed is a few questions on my background and then the website finds scholarships that matches my profile. Definitely convenient and easy. Not to mention the email updates are very helpful as sometimes I forget to stay on top of these types of things. However with their email updates, it keeps me focused and makes sure we as students don't miss opportunities."

- Brittany M.

Don H.
Ocoee, FL

Scholarship Awarded:

"Because of, I was able to expand my search for money for college. I ended up winning my first outside scholarship after applying to one of the several scholarships posted. I'm so happy that a great tool like this is available to students."

- Don H.

Kathy D.
University of California, Berkeley

Scholarships Awarded:

"I'm the oldest of five kids in my family so it was expected that my parents wouldn't be able to pay for my college education. However, I wasn't deterred. As a freshman in high school, I found out scholarships would hopefully, be my source of financial support. I signed up for countless scholarship websites, but proved to be the most comprehensive and updated website of them all.

The instant I began my senior year of high school, I applied to over twenty-six scholarships and was lucky to receive three. Each scholarship required a great deal of writing, but I didn't falter. The Gates Millennium Scholarship proved to be my golden ticket and because it covered all of my unmet financial need, I returned the two scholarship awards so other high school seniors would be able to afford an education; I also emailed other scholarship programs asking that my application be dismissed.

Never in this lifetime did I expect to receive a full-ride scholarship to the college of my choice. Everyday, I think of how blessed I am and am grateful websites like exist. Even if you're not the smartest or the most talented, as long as you're willing to display your best efforts, apply for scholarships."

- Kathy D.

Mara C.
McKinleyville, CA

Scholarship Awarded:

"I won a scholarship from the website. The scholarship is from the FFCCL Foundation for Christian College Leaders. $1,000.00 Thanks for all your help!! and thank you FFCCL!!"

- Mara C.

Gabriella H.
University of California, San Diego

Scholarship Awarded:

" has enabled me to find the best-fit scholarships with great ease. After my father heard about the website on the radio, he encouraged me to take a look. After filling out a profile, listing my interests, and searching through numerous scholarships, I can say that was the best tool in finding money for my freshman year in college. Through this web site, I was able to enter into the Elks National Foundation Scholarship and later win at the regional level. This and other scholarships I found will tremendously help me pay my way through college. With an immense database of scholarships to choose from, one can count on as the ultimate source for money to pay for a college education."

- Gabriella H.

Joel M.
University of California, Santa Barbara

Scholarships Awarded:

"Currently I'm a freshman student here at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am a first generation student. My father has an income of less than 30,000 thousand but he doesn't have to pay a single thing. Thanks to the site, I was able to find many scholarships that I was eligible for. I applied to over 15 scholarships and won 6. Three of the scholarships I won were referenced to me on Now I don't have to worry about paying a dime here at UCSB."

- Joel M.

Kayleigh V.
Irving, TX

Scholarship Awarded:

"My junior and senior years were very hectic, to say the least. I managed to keep NHS grades throughout school while playing softball and being involved in choir and art. I visited quite a few colleges and fell in love with University of Dallas, it was a perfect fit for me, a private university close to home in Irving Texas. Since the University of Dallas is a private college, it is not inexpensive. UD is also an NCAA DIII which does not provide any athletic scholarships which ruled out softball helping me to pay for college. I signed up for and began surfing. I kept seeing the Army ROTC scholarship pop up and began thinking, 'Could this be for me?' I was never in JROTC in high school, but my sister and boyfriend were and all of our family enjoyed the academics, activities, community service and patriotism that JROTC provided. I made my decision to apply and have been extremely grateful to have received a full tuition scholarship from the Army ROTC program. This has been a whirl wind dream come true for me! I am going to get to attend my first choice school without financial stress, get my degree, play softball and serve my country!

I don't know if it would have ever popped into my head to apply to Army ROTC without"

- Kayleigh V.

Sheri S.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, MA

"I am a non-traditional student of Psychology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and have applied for a few scholarships through this site. is wonderful because it is easy to use. I work for a Community College and have referred students to use this site too-hoping it helps keep the site and sponsors prosperous.

It is great to have the reminder emails at the scholarship deadline times. Especially for forgetful people like me :)

I am in my junior year of college and am paying for a great portion of my education myself. The fees are very high during the school year-not to mention the price of text books are through the roof lately. It is my hope to continue my education and obtain a Master's Degree in the future. Having a wonderful site like takes the stress out of finding potential scholarships available."

- Sheri S.

Anish D.
Carol Stream, IL

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am a high school senior, my jaw dropped when I found out how much I would have to pay for college. I immediately signed up for and started applying for scholarships. made a daunting process very easy. I'm glad to say that my senior year is nearing an end and with the help of, I have received $40,000 in scholarships. Thank you!"

- Anish D.

Hannah G.
University of Mississippi, MS

Scholarship Awarded:

"The summer before my senior year was a frantic start to an inevitable task of finding ways to pay for my schooling the upcoming fall. I registered with with the thought that I would never find any scholarships to help pay for my college. After searching through different scholarships on different search pages, I was not having any luck. I was feeling discouraged until I searched My search immediately brought me to a scholarship for The University of Mississippi – The Luckyday Scholarship – which was worth $28,000 at maximum. So, I applied and never thought anything of it. Then, a few months had passed and The University of Mississippi contacted me to let me know that I had been chosen as one of the Luckyday Scholars. My college – Ole Miss – is now being paid in full because this one scholarship that I found on allowed me to seek opportunities financially with the university. Without, I probably would not have found the Luckyday Scholarship or been handed a chance of a lifetime: to attend the university that fits me without having to pay a huge amount. Thanks,!"

- Hannah G.

Dakota N.
Bear, DE

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am so very thankful to have won the Register & Win Scholarship and will put the $500 award towards my college education. College is not cheap and I am glad that was there to help me along the way. Thank you,!"

- Dakota N.

Christy H.
SUNY College of Technology At Delhi, NY

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am 41 years old and a single mom of 2 teenagers. I have had a dream of being a Nurse for nearly 25 years. I was not able to go to college when I graduated from high school in 1985. I entered the work force right out of school and thought that I would never be able to go to college - hence - I would never fulfill my dream!

Last year, I made up my mind that I was going to leave my full time job and go to college to pursue my Nursing degree. The next step was to determine how I was going to financially survive and still provide for my children. I discovered and was led to a scholarship from the Jeannette Rankin Foundation. I applied to 27 different scholarships. I was shocked when I received the phone call at work informing me that I had been chosen for a scholarship for $2,000! Actually, I believe I screamed 'I can't believe it' and I was at work at the time I received the phone call. I am so proud to be considered worthy of this scholarship. I work hard daily on my school work to maintain my grades.

I know that this road is not an easy one, I found that out real fast! But I am keeping my eye on the final goal - the day that I can add RN to my name! Thank you!"

- Christy H.

Sherri A.
Oswego, NY

Scholarship Awarded:

"I applied for nine scholarships from your website. I received one but this one continues for up to five years. It was easy. The site would send emails and help to narrow the search for what you types that you may be eligible. It is definitely worth the effort to receive a scholarship."

- Sherri A.

Nick M.
Rochester, MN
University of Wisconsin

Scholarship Awarded:

" has helped me find all the different scholarships out there to make college affordable. The scholarship I won was the Mayo Foundation Scholarship for $12,000 and has helped me pursue a great education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire."

- Nick M.

Sara C.
Pewaukee, WI

Scholarships Awarded:

"I was not sure how I was going to pay for college for four years. Both of my parents urged me to look for scholarships to ease the burden of a private school education. Luckily I found many scholarships on and applied to as many as I could. I have only used the website for a couple of months, but I have already been successful in attaining three thousand extra dollars for school. A couple months ago I didn’t think I would find a way to help pay for my education, but now I know that with a little work and effort there is money waiting for students like me. Thank you!"

- Sara C.

Chasity M.
Jackson, MI

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am a senior in high school. My story started a couple months ago...I was looking for a scholarship and found one called: The Imagine America Scholarship. My admissions coordinator persuaded me to apply and so I did. This scholarship application only consisted of filling out one page of info and that was it! I had to wait for it to be approved by my school and college. I got an e-mail last month saying that I was chosen to get this scholarship! Thanks to I got $1,000 towards my tuition at The Art Institute of Michigan! Thank You. "

- Chasity M.

Sam M.
Evansville, IN

Scholarship Awarded:

"Last year I received a $500 scholarship from Sallie Mae just for writing a simple 3 paragraph story about why I would like to earn the scholarship. I was contacted 1 month later and was told that I would be receiving a $500 scholarship! It doesn't seem like much for a college scholarship, but $500 paid for a semester and all of my books. I will definitely try to earn another scholarship, just by filling out some information and writing a few things about myself! There's no reason not to try! "

- Sam M.

Mayria S.
Eunice, LA

Scholarship Awarded:

" helped me when I was in a bind looking for scholarships. It was the end of my senior year and I needed a scholarship, so I signed up and right when I signed up, they immediately introduced me to scholarships that I qualified for. I found the kappa delta scholarship and got $200"

- Mayria S.

Cory N.
Gulf Breeze, FL

"Thanks to I have received 2 engineering scholarships totaling $2500, and it greatly helped me fund 2 semesters."

- Cory N.



Maricela R.
Gridley, CA

"Throughout high school I was always encouraged to keep my grades up and apply to as many scholarships possible. I stumbled upon on the search engine, tried it, and within 6 months I was able to find a scholarship that was going to help for my 4 year attendance to a university. Yet still in college I continue to use this website to find scholarships for college students; there is plenty of money out there we just have to go and look for it. I was glad I found this website when I was in high school, because it allowed me to prepare myself for other great opportunities that lied ahead."

- Maricela R.

Mike K.
Sherwood, AR

"I have to say I am very thankful to have used I was able to apply for some scholarships, but also, it made me realize just how bad I needed scholarship money and that I was losing time. Without all the weekly reminders I would have been sidetracked and probably never got the scholarships that I so badly needed. Thanks so much for your constant emails!"

- Mike K.

Kacy B.
Fort Smith, AR

" helped me find a lot of scholarships I didn't even know existed! I never knew there were so many scholarships giving out FREE money! There's nothing better than having money given to you, and helped me find money for college."

- Kacy B.

Kayla G.
Valley Village, CA

"School is extremely difficult as is, especially when you are trying to find ways to fund it. Scholarships help fill the financial gap I need in my education. allows everyone no matter what major to apply, which makes it simpler and faster to find a scholarship you qualify for. Not having to work has allowed me to study so that I can achieve the best grades. Going to UCLA is tough enough and not having to worry about financial costs has made my stay at UCLA more convenient and enjoyable. With budget cuts and higher tuition fees, gives everyone the opportunity to avoid the stress that comes with financial costs of school."

- Kayla G.

Jeffery O.
Carrollton, TX

" has really helped me find inexpensive ways to get cash for school, something that is not easy to say in this era of economics. What I enjoy most especially is that the site has occasional drawings for awards, requiring no more than a few scraps of personal/contact info from participants. I am thankful for its services and am optimistic that many like myself will be given a second chance to pursue their scholastic dreams without uncertainty or insecurity. Thank you"

- Jeffery O.

Michelle C.
Tulare, CA

"Finding has helped me apply for numerous scholarships and allowed me to better understand the requirements needed to earn money for college and it reminds me of how diverse my background is. I have realized that I am capable of receiving many scholarships based on religious, ethnicity and family background."

- Michelle C.

Bri D.
Greene, ME

"Paying for college has become impossible without financial assistance beyond what is offered through FAFSA. has helped me find ways to make up the difference through alerting me of scholarships I am eligible for, thus making the search process much easier."

- Bri D.

Eric E.
Rossville, GA

"I started using a little before mid way though my senior year. I was referred to by a friend whose words were, 'you can find anything you’re looking for on there.' I went on and registered, filled out my profile and everything, and within a matter of minutes I had a huge list of scholarships that had been picked out for me based on the information I had entered. helped me to find a large number of different scholarships with different requirements and monetary value, but all related in some way to the information I had put in. Through, I was able to apply for several different scholarships, and I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll get a few."

- Eric E.

Jordan R.
Mission, TX

"After I graduated a semester early from High School, I knew I needed to start a plan for college. I had ideas of where I wanted to attend, but the thought of money left me feeling lost. I heard about searching on and gave it a try. The company had so many options for me to choose from, and even ones that matched my profile. I became estatic and went all out in signing up with different companies featuring scholarships. Without, I wouldn't have enough money to pay for college and would have gone through much difficulty. Thanks!"

- Jordan R.

Mike O.
Whittier, CA

"Well right when my senior year started it hit me.... next year I will be going to college, and I was excited but then a couple of days later it hit me, how was I going to pay for it? I knew my family would be able to pay for about $2,000-$3,000 of the cost and so I did some research. I found out college is expensive. It was about $23,000 per year right away, I knew I wasn't going to be able to come up with that kind of money myself. Therefore, I went to the college center at my school because I knew that's where I could go to find out more about scholarships. The counselor said, 'There are many scholarships you can apply for in paper, but online it would be easier and quicker.' Then he gave me a list of web sites that were scholarship engines and was one of them. I quickly was able to create my account and soon I was already filling out applications. It was so easy, fast, and convenient. It has probably been my number one source of scholarship help. Thank you very much =]"

- Mike O.

Camille J.
Hernando, MS

"So, I joined my 10th grade year to help with the rising costs of a college education, but I ended up learning a whole lot more! The helpful newletters that they send out to us weekly are so informative and always have a myriad of useful information in them to help future college students make important decisions! They've helped me narrow down my college choices and given me ideas for scholarships I'm eligible for also!"

- Camille J.

Hannah J.
Ramona, CA

"I really didn't know where to start with my scholarship search until my sister told me about this website and it turned out to be a big life-saver. Not only did it make finding local scholarships easy and fast, it let me choose if I wanted to keep it or not on my list. It also saved me a lot of time that other students would take in looking for scholarships. Thanks!"

- Hannah J.

Christina K.
Long Beach, CA

"I am a current senior in high school and since the beginning of my junior year, college has been on my mind. Especially the fact that the cost of college is going to leave a hole in my pocket. I knew financial aid wouldn't cover all my cost, so of course I talked to my counselors and teachers and they all told me to apply for scholarships. I knew exactly where to go for that, the one place where I could find thousands and thousands of scholarships all in one place, with information and links. I think you know where that place is! of course! Instead of looking up hundreds of scholarships separately on Google or Yahoo, I went to the site where I could find all scholarships in one perfect little website. has really made my last 2 years of high school less stressful than it would have been. Searching for scholarships isn't exactly the easiest thing to do, but with it made everything easy as pie!"

- Christina K.

Raquel W.
Ramona, CA

" has made it so much easier for me to apply for scholarships. While I am still waiting to hear that I have earned some scholarships, I am so glad that there is a 'one stop' place to go!!!!! Thank you SOOOOOOOO much!!!!"

- Raquel W.

Kyle P.
Boynton Beach, FL

"I have been very glad to find It not only allowed me to broaden my search for colleges, but it also gave me more options of scholarships to apply for. With so many selections, it has allowed me to apply to so many different and unique scholarships whenever I have wanted. I want to thank for being here and providing me a solid website to search for a better future."

- Kyle P.

Stephanie L.
Falls Church, VA

"Finding out about was from our school's meeting, explaining the basic steps towards our final year of high school. I took notes and the minute I got home, I looked up helped me find awards that match my criteria. There were SO MANY awards listed, you had to apply for at least more than one. offers different scholarships for any type of person, whether they have a special disability, or they were born 7 feet tall, there's an award out there, and it's not that difficult to apply for.

If it weren't for, both myself and others out there, wouldn't be able to have a chance to apply for FREE scholarships, like offers. It's a great benefit for both us and the website as well."

- Stephanie L.

Devin O.
Boynton Beach, FL

"Thanks for giving me a great opportunity and the tools needed to help fund my college experience. Your program is very appreciated. Thank you once again!"

- Devin O.

Lena O.
Monticello, FL

"Finding scholarships on has helped me tremendously. It wasn't easy but I learned a lot. I never knew that there could be so many scholarships out there in the world today. All you have to do is apply for them. was definitely a big help when it came to getting money. My favorite thing about, is that they inform you by sending someone an email when a scholarship deadline is approaching. The reason is because I tend to forget alot of things. So by sending me an email every now and then, it was very helpful. Thanks!!!"

- Lena O.

Alyssa O.
Belmont, WV

"As a senior graduating from a private high school not located in my home town, I found that I did not qualify for scholarships from the city that my high school is located in since I was not a resident. My home town had many scholarship offers, but since I was not graduating from a high school in my home town, I did not qualify. So I had to turn to alternative sources. I found that there were many offerings. Although I have not yet heard back from many that I have applied for. I feel certain that at least one will be made available for me. I plan to attend Seton Hill University I have been admitted into their Music Therapy program. Thank you for the valuable service you provide."

- Alyssa O.

Richard R.
Monticello, FL

"Finding my scholarship on has helped me to pay for my education at Central Connecticut State University. Furthermore, finding scholarships on will help me reach my goal which is to graduate with my Bachelors, Masters and Law degrees."

- Richard R.

Corey S.
Canistota, SD

" has helped me become more aware of all the scholarships available to people everywhere. I applied to many scholarships both on the website and sponsor sites also. I did not succeed in winning any Scholarships from any of the sites, but I do plan to continue trying throughout my college career. Without, I would not have known about many of the wonderful scholarship opportunities out there. Thank You"

- Corey S.

Dominique T
Longview, TX

" has been very helpful in locating scholarships on-line by doing all of the leg work for me, I didn't have to actually write letters to all of the schools and organizations to find out what scholarships they have available, and whether or not I actually qualify for them. has already researched the schools and the requirements, curriculums, etc. All I had to do is pick the one's that would be beneficial to me, apply my information, and sit back and wait for the opportunities to come rolling in. Thank you so much you're awesome!!!"

- Dominique T.

Aly S.
Coeur D'Alene, ID

" has helped me out far more than I believed it would. To be completely honest, I thought it was a fake or a 'gimmick'. I needed help financially to continue through to college and I heard about this website from my own searching... Because of this website and awesome opportunity, I received a $576 scholarship to my college!!! I get to use that for books, supplies, etc. So my story is short and sweet. Going into debt with a loan is much harder to live with than receiving FREE MONEY! So, thank you! Because of you I can continue my education debt-free!!!"

- Aly S.

Sameen N.
Walnut, CA

"I never thought that just by spending about ten minutes on might save my whole life! It actually made it easier for me to choose the right college for myself - the most difficult decision every high school graduate needs to make.

Having a hard time finding the right college for myself, I was totally frustrated looking up on the Internet for several hours. The main problem was not, as many people might face at this time, chosing a perfect major, but it was the matter of the bulk of fees they ask you for. Having been in the US for only about 2 months, I was still a non-resident in California. Hence I was supposed to pay non-resident tuition as well for the whole year, which seemed almost impossible. It was only then that one of my cousins was standing by my side watching me as I went on from web to web when she asked me what kind of college I was looking for. And it was only after then she told me the website for getting free money to college - - which gave me a new ray of hope. made it possible for me to go for higher education in one of the best universities of the country."

- Sameen N.

Lillian A.
Gurabo, PR

" helped me to find more options of masters degrees and colleges. It is very nice to have this tool to let know to all students how you can find a scholarship!"

- Lillian A.

Jesus T.
Anna Maria College, MA

"When I first looked for scholarships I had no idea where to look, but my guidance counselor told me about this wonderful site that brings you the information on possible scholarships you may be qualified for. Through I found a few scholarships that have completely changed my life. I applied to the school of my choice and helped me pay for my tuition and what's even better is that some of them are renewable so I am able to re-apply as long as I meet the criteria of each scholarship.

These scholarships have made my dream and my family's dream come true because out of seven brothers and sister including my twin sister, only my twin and myself are currently in college and will be the only ones to get a degree thanks to the help of and their resources. I came from a lower income family and a school that has more of a bad reputation than does credits. I overcame many obstacles including learning English since my native lingua franca is Spanish. The scholarships not only helped me financially but also showed my fellow schoolmates that everyone and any one can get financial help to go on to get a degree at an institution of higher learning. I cannot stress how much this site and the scholarships have changed my life for the best."

- Jesus T.

Denia L.
Corsicana, TX

"I signed up with to find more scholarships in a wider range other than what they had at my school. Now I have received three scholarships one for being a teacher and one full ride to Navarro and an extra $1,000 scholarship. I am going to major in clinical psychology and early childhood education."

- Denia L.

Allyson P.
Baylor University, TX

"Ever since I was a little girl, I always wanted to go to Baylor University in Waco, Texas but knew that it was just out of my reach due to financial reasons. It was a private school and my family had always gotten by and then some. We just couldn't afford tuition for such a prestigious college. However, as I grew older and was exposed to all of my options, my hope grew as well. I also knew that although my grades were great and I was proud of myself as an academic, I was not running with the top dogs, so to speak. I wasn't in the top ten percent and I didn't play sports. That put a lot of scholarships far from my grasp. My numbers were good though from test scores to GPA. So, I began searching every outlet for independent scholarships, which is what brought me to Also, this was the same time that I finally decided to apply at Baylor, and I got in! I'm telling the absolute truth when I say that the day my acceptance letter came in the mail, I literally jumped up and down, the paper worth its weight in gold to me. All I had to worry about now was the dark cloud hanging over my head, the money. It turns out, Baylor awarded me enough scholarship, financial aid, and work-study money and I would be able to attend class there in the fall! I couldn't be happier with the way things played out, even though I wasn't awarded any independent scholarships from the websites. Thanks, for giving me hope that there's always an alternative opportunity."

- Allyson P.

Samantha F.
Phoenix, NY

" has helped me so much. My junior year I worried about how I was going to pay for college and all the stress that comes along with it. Finally when my senior year came along, I was clueless. My guidance counselor told me about and I checked it out one night. I was on it for about 2 hours and kept coming back every half hour to see if there was more I could do. It was such a great help and I am graduating high school in about two weeks and I have $2,000 in scholarships. It may not sound like a lot but compared to 0 it is a lot more me. has helped me so much and I would recommend it to anyone!"

- Samantha F.

ShuCora W.
Clarksdale, MS

"During my sophomore year of community college, I started to search the Internet for a website that will help me find money to fund my education for an architecture program at Mississippi State University. After a few tries, one of my teachers told me about To my surprise, this website was worth the time checking out. was a great help to me. This website has given me access to information on a variety of scholarships. At first, I worried about finding the time to remember certain scholarships deadlines because of my job and my nineteen hour school schedule. Thanks to the special email alerts from, I stayed updated on the scholarships I was applying for. After applying for the scholarships, I won one from the Dale & Bea Stuart Foundation. I never knew that my access to scholarship money was just a click a way. Thanks,"

- ShuCora W.

Jamie L.
Spencer, OK

"Finding the scholarship on was the easy part. After signing up and filling out my profile, there was little left for me to do. So I started applying. I saw the Voice of Democracy Audio Essay competition and sent in my registration form. After writing and recording my audio essay, I found a VFW post to sponsor me. I sent in my submission and waited. After a few months, I sent an e-mail to the director asking if there was any news. I had not heard if I had advanced in the judging or not. She replied saying that I had not made it into the top three. I was very disappointed, but I kept trying. A month later I received a letter from the Voice of Democracy headquarters. It contained a check! There had been a slight mix up in names, but I had received second place with a cash award! I was very excited. Thank you"

- Jamie L.

Kellie W.
Racine, WI

" has made my scholarship search so much easier. A lot of scholarship websites have promotional scholarships/contests that pretty much anyone can apply to. includes those and many more, like one specific to my talents and interests. It is hard to win scholarships when there are so many people applying to them. This website has given me so many choices of scholarships which makes my chances a lot higher of getting something. I really appreciate all the hard work the people at put into running the website."

- Kellie W.

Hannah B.
Spencer, OK

" really encouraged me to apply for scholarships. At times, searching and applying for scholarships is discouraging. However, this website really helped me to stay focused on getting scholarships. It is very user-friendly and extremely beneficial."

- Hannah B.

Bryan G.
Racine, WI

"College is a tiring and expensive virtue. Through I have been able to fill out an endless list of scholarships and gain that so precious aid which is very useful to pay that scary debt list. My senior year was practically drenched with activities/college to-do-list but thanks to this so wonderful website my last year in high school was a bit easier to get through without worrying of how I was going to pay for school."

- Bryan G.

Karessa W.
Spencer, OK

"Finding my scholarships on has been one of the easiest and most successful things I have ever done. has allowed me to receive scholarship money from a variety of places, and now I am able to go to college and not have to worry about going into debt. I am definitely going to recommend this site to all of my friends!"

- Karessa W.

Mary K.
East Greenwich, RI

"I was really worried about getting financial aid for college since FAFSA was not going to cover the cost for school, and I didn't want to have to take out a bunch of loans. helped me find scholarships that applied to my major and interests, and I have received over $500 in aid--and I still have a couple of applications to finish! What's even better is that I get e-mails when new scholarships have been released so I don't have to constantly check back. I'm really glad I've used!"

- Mary K.

Erin M.
Fort Irwin, CA

"My name is Erin, I am a recent JR college grad wanting to pursue BA degree. With the exception of a grant that pays my tuition the past few years, I have had to pay every last dime of college costs. It hasn't been easy. I took me 10 years to get my AA. Right before graduation I started to stress out about how I was going to pay for a BA. They are much more expensive at a 4 year university. Then I found Although I haven't been awarded any scholarships, I know there is hope."

- Erin M.

Tyler H.
Blacklick, OH

"Although I never won any of the scholarships I applied for on; I was selected once as a semi-finalist for one certain scholarship. Nonetheless, through filling out the many scholarship forms, writing countless essays, and doing much research I have come to learn what colleges and scholarship programs are looking for and how to demonstrate that I am a perfect match for them. After just a few sets of scholarships it becomes apparent that the top four things scholarships seem to be concerned with are service, school participation, GPA and SAT/ACT, and determination. However it soon became apparent that there was no need to fret about finding a scholarship that suits my own personal achievement in these qualities. did all the work and accurately conducted a search and gave me a colorful list of scholarships that were appropriate for me. Even more, with senior year being so busy and senioritis at its worse, applying for scholarships seems to be the one thing that always gets pushed the furthest down the to-do list. However, no worries! sends you emails warning about upcoming scholarship deadlines and preventing you from missing your opportunity to apply for as many scholarships as possible. In all, my experience with has been wonderful! I never missed a scholarship deadline, I was able to excitingly make it into some semi-finalist scholarship competition, and now know what it takes for next year to win scholarships! Thank you!"

- Tyler H.

Jessica J.
Fairport, NY

Scholarship Awarded:

"First of all, I would just like to say thank you. Thank you for helping me find scholarships during my very stressful senior year of high school! Through I found and won a writing scholarship. I have won two writing scholarships; one writing scholarship in high school as well as one from the Society of Professional Journalists. I graduated from Charles Finney High School in June 2008. I am currently a 2012 student at Gordon College. Thank you for helping me achieve my goals and supplying some financial aid for my higher education. Thank you."

- Jessica J.

Heather B.
St. Louis, MO
Webster University

" has been a great resource for me and my friends. One scholarship in particular had requirements that I did not meet. But I recommended it to a friend and she won! I was very happy for her even though I was not able to enter that particular competition. All in all is very useful and has helped me find many scholarships I had no idea were out there."

- Heather B.

Chris B.
Murrysville, PA

"With it has opened my eyes and made me realize that I can afford my college education. I have found good scholarships that are going to allow me to make my dreams come true. I just want to say thank you for having such a great place for students in need to find the money to make there dreams come true."

- Chris B.

Elyse D.
Excelsior, MN

Scholarship Awarded:

"I found out about the 2006 Goldman Sachs and Asia Society Award from, and won the grand prize of $7,500! It was a wonderful experience!"

- Elyse D.

Cece C.
Carmine, TX

"This website has helped me to find other sources that have helped me to pay for my classes and books. I received a grant from school and I won a local scholarship offered by my town because of the helpful tips that were supplied to me from this website."

- Cece C.

Dhara S.
Excelsior, MN

Scholarship Awarded:

" has many scholarships that I never thought were out there. I got a Walmart scholarship last year through and it was awesome. I never thought I would get it because it seemed too hard to reach. Thank you"

- Dhara S.

Toni P.
Washington, MI

Scholarship Awarded:

" has so many amazing scholarships that everyone is qualified to enter and I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate in the "Award Back to School Photo Contest." Who knew that my awkwardness would actually come in handy some day? Thank you so much,!"

- Toni P.

Averi W.
Mobile, AL

Scholarship Awarded:

"The reason I applied for this scholarship was because it was quick and easy! When I did not see the word "essay" anywhere, it had me sold! The second I received the message that said I was in the final 24 for the contest, I started to share that sucker like crazy. My family and friends helped a lot, as well! Today, I received the news that I came in 2nd Place of the Awkward Back to School Photo Contest. I am ecstatic! Thank you!"

- Averi W.

Mikayla V.
Putnam, CT

Scholarship Awarded:

" is a great and fun way to apply for many different scholarships. Not only did I receive a scholarship because of a photo, I also found a refreshing number of people that were willing to help me receive the scholarship, and this was all through Facebook!. It was truly rewarding to be selected as a finalist and to get so many "likes". Thank you, keep being awesome!"

- Mikayla V.

Tiffany L.
Cerritos, CA

Scholarship Awarded:

"I'd like to thank for their service in providing students with opportunities to help pay for their school tuition. When I came upon this contest, I decided to enter one picture that really fit the theme and I really didn't think my one picture out of the vast amount entered would be chosen as a finalist. I pay for my own college textbooks and the money I make from working doesn't come close to covering all the expenses so thank you for helping me pay for my education and easing the financial burden on my family!"

- Tiffany L.

Crystal D.
San Juan, PR

Scholarship Awarded:

"My name is Crystal Denis and I start in Full Sail University in January 2013. I entered the Awkward Back-to-School Photo Contest, because it's hard to get scholarships and my tuition costs a lot of money. At least I had an opportunity to win the scholarship – just knowing that I did my best and I tried my hardest to win satisfies me. I've never won anything in my life, so I'm still happy that I came in second and won a Kindle Fire! has helped me with my college search and has given me chances to apply for as many scholarships as I can. Once again, I thank you guys for nominating me and for letting me participate in this contest. It meant a lot to me. If I didn't give up on trying to win a scholarship, I will never give up in life. I'll always persevere. Thank you very much!"

- Crystal D.

Jacob S.
Tigerville, SC

Scholarship Awarded:

"I would like to thank for granting me this opportunity to participate in a contest like this. I randomly began looking for scholarships when I happened to come across and was astounded at the number of scholarship offered! I would recommend this site to anyone and everyone: It's such a great resource to be able to go on a website and have so many opportunities to be awarded money for school. I know it doesn't seem like much but with so many books being available online for purchase, a Kindle Fire will save me so much money on books in the long run! I had a great time participating in such a fun scholarship opportunity and thank you once again for making it available."

- Jacob S.

Sheebah A.
El Cajon, CA

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am a current senior in high school. I really didn't know where to start with my scholarship search, so I went on Google and typed in “scholarships” and was so overwhelmed to find a website that has so many awards for students like me! I am really happy that is available to students because this site helped me win $1,000 for submitting a photo to the Awkward Back-to-School Photo Contest.Thank you for everything!"

- Sheebah A.

Tolulope O.
University of Rochester

Scholarship Awarded:

"As a junior at the University of Rochester, I know the heavy burden I put on my parents to fund my education. I discovered a couple of months ago and checked bi-weekly for new scholarships that I could apply to. Luckily, the Awkward Back-to-School Photo Contest came up and I immediately submitted my "awkward" photo. To come in second place is really gratifying. It may not have been the place I wanted but it has definitely continued to motivate me to apply for more scholarships. It's great knowing there are sites such as aimed at helping students fund their educations. Thank you!"

- Tolulope “Lupe” O.

Gina S.
Florida State University

Scholarship Awarded:

"I'm a sophomore theater major at FSU and this is my first time supporting myself financially and living off-campus, so money has been tight. When I heard about the Awkward Back-to-School Photo Contest, I couldn't believe earning money for college could be so easy. I jumped at the chance to enter and it paid off!"

- Gina S.

Camille H.

Scholarship Awarded:

"I'm an 18-year-old from Stone Mountain, GA and an incoming freshman to George Washington University, where I will most likely major in speech and hearing sciences. When I was informed I was the winner of the Haiku Ninja Facebook Scholarship, I couldn't believe I had won $1,000 for writing a haiku! That's why I love It gives you simple opportunities to win money for college. "

- Camille H.

Josh P.
Lakewood, CO
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am very happy that I found My financial situation has always been stressful and every little bit helps: I wasn't even able to afford my books this semester, despite my loans! was recommended to me by an adviser at my school so I figured it was worth a shot. I started out very skeptical that I would win anything but I am very happy to be proven wrong! Winning a scholarship really opened my eyes to alternate possibilities. Thank you for making my academic goals a little easier to reach!"

- Josh P.

Jenn S.
Carterville, IL
Carterville High School

Scholarship Awarded:

" has helped me so much. I've tried so many other sites to find scholarships that fit me but I could never seem to find any that matched! With, I was able to apply for loads of scholarships that worked for me and I couldn't be more thankful for that. Receiving any kind of help for college is amazing and I couldn't have done it without – it's fantastic!"

- Jenn S.

Lex E.
Cincinnati, OH
Centre College

Scholarship Awarded:

"I have been very pleased with! In addition to being a grateful scholarship winner of the Short & Tweet Scholarship, I have also been directed to other great scholarship opportunities by the website. It is a wonderful tool that can be utilized by anyone in high school or college. makes the process of finding scholarships so pain-free and easy, it is amazing! Thanks so much for providing me with so many great opportunities."

- Lex E.

Tina W.
Martinsburg, WV
Shepherd University

Scholarship Awarded:

"Thank you – you have given me one less thing to worry about! It is difficult to focus on success in school when I am confronted with the costs of tuition and books and fees and a whole host of other expenses each semester. The time involved in searching for assistance with these expenses is really intimidating but eased the pressure by directing me to opportunities and providing me with the tools and guidance I need for success. is an outstanding resource that I will definitely continue to use until I graduate!"

- Tina W.

Mark M.
Birmingham, AL

Scholarship Awarded:

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- Mark M.

Alex S.
Berthoud, CO
Berthoud High School

Scholarship Awarded:

"The Short & Tweet Scholarship was a fun and easy contest to participate in and was really pleasant to work with – they didn't just leave me hanging when communications weren't coming through like some other sites I could mention! Searching for scholarships and colleges is a truly daunting task and can become very disorganized very quickly but takes a lot of the pressure off and is an asset that really makes my search easier. The format is simple to understand and the matching is easy to use; they also host a lot of their own scholarship opportunities like the Short & Tweet scholarship contest. I highly recommend!"

- Alex S.

Drew J.
El Segundo, CA
El Camino College

Scholarship Awarded:

"I’ve had a great experience using It's organized very well and easy to track down scholarships that fit my criteria. While I was hoping for the Short & Tweet grand prize, I'm extremely thrilled about winning third prize!"

- Drew J.

Lindsey L.
Lawrenceburg, KY
Anderson County High School

Scholarship Awarded:

"Since joining, I have broadened my educational horizons with the help of the resources available on the site. Before signing up, I had no idea how to afford college when I am an independent student and would be receiving no financial assistance from my family; I also had no idea what scholarships I was eligible for – my method used to be “sign up for everything and maybe I’ll get lucky.” has been an immense help in selecting scholarships so that I don’t waste my time and I’m able to focus on graduation and exploring career interests rather than stressing about how I’m going to afford my education. In the few short weeks I have been a member, I’ve received more college planning help from than I have in four years from counselors, after-school programs and other sites. I am truly grateful for all of the resources I've been provided by!"

- Lindsey L.

Heather Y.
Townsend, DE
Delaware Technical and Community College

Scholarship Awarded:

"Being a junior at a great college is a huge accomplishment: You think your almost done school and ready to graduate but for me, I was unsure if I made the right decision so I decided to follow my heart and switch my major from teaching to nursing. Not only did I have to start all over again in my requirements but I also had to switch to another college. I knew I would lose my loan and my teaching scholarship I had received and since I obviously could not afford to pay my way through school out of pocket, I decided to check out I wanted something that seemed reachable yet was simple and wouldn't take too much time out of my already hectic schedule. Sure enough, I found the Short & Tweet, which was everything and more I was looking for and more!"

- Heather Y.

Felise E.
Sacramento, CA
California State University, Sacramento

Scholarship Awarded:

"I was determined to work my way through college, but increases in tuition and decreases in job opportunities make that difficult. Through, I’ve realized I don’t need to be a straight-A student to be eligible for help and applications for the many scholarships available double as excellent writing exercises. For example, entering the Short & Tweet Scholarship helped strengthen my summarizing skills and I now get nice comments about my concise conclusions. Thank you for the Kindle, – as a Latin professor once told me, “Spem successus alit” (success nourishes hope)!"

- Felise E.

Maria M.

Scholarship Awarded:

"Ever since I had my daughter, I realized how important it was to get as much schooling as possible to be able to set a good example for her. So I went back to school, and I have strived to be as successful as possible, but money is tight when trying to raise a family and go to school at the same time. I found out about after attending a seminar that covered scholarship opportunities, and I couldn’t be any happier! They gave me a thousand dollars after being selected as the winner of the Short and Tweet contest. The rules were easy, and it provided me with a wonderful opportunity to pay for my schooling which gave my family and me great joy! Thank you for going above and beyond in helping students like me achieve our dreams and goals to become better individuals"

- Maria M.

Lucille T.

Scholarship Awarded:

"I have tried several other scholarship search sites, and is by far the most helpful and easiest to use. It's everything you need to prepare for college in one, free site, and because of it, I have a chance at being able to afford my first choice college. This is a wonderful resource for anyone considering higher education, and I strongly encourage all you fellow students out there to use it! Thank you,! "

- Lucille T.

Andrew S.

Scholarship Awarded:

"Thank you! As a quadruplet I need all the money I can get to help me pay to go to The Ohio State University. I have three other brothers going to college at the same time, and every dollar we get tremendously helps my parents afford it! I'm very grateful for all the opportunities provides and you guys provide a great financial tool that anyone can use to get money for college! I also greatly appreciate how emails me about deadlines and such. Thanks again!"

- Andrew S.

Ashley M.

Scholarship Awarded:

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- Ashley M.

Chandler J.

Scholarship Awarded:

" has been a helpful resource since day one in my search involving money for school. They are very consistent with giving information on many scholarships that are easy, and resourceful. Every day in my email was something from the website, and it became my daily ritual of finding different scholarships that helped me pay for school. This website is something every student should know about in order to pay for school!!!!!!!"

- Chandler J.

Emily H.

Scholarship Awarded:

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- Emily H.

Faith L.

Scholarship Awarded:

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- Faith L.

Joseph B.

Scholarship Awarded:

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- Joseph B.

Lizbeth G.

Scholarship Awarded:

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- Lizbeth G.

Matthew T.

Scholarship Awarded:

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- Matthew T.

Teralyn D.

Scholarship Awarded:

"In my search to acquire money for college, I was glad I gave a try. It has provided me with plenty of information, as well as inspiration. The competitions for scholarships are often high, and to encounter success stories the site displays are quite motivating. Winning the Missing Link scholarship has given me great hope for my future, as well as greatly-needed financial aid. I am very fortunate to have acquired this scholarship, and thank you for the opportunity to do so!"

- Teralyn D.

Yossellyne H.

Scholarship Awarded:

"I am a high school senior and thanks to I have won a $1,000 scholarship that will help me a lot in college. We know that college it's really expensive, so at the beginning of this year my counselor told me about and it has helped me a lot on finding new scholarships. I have been applying to several of them and today I'm happy to know that I have won this scholarship that will help me to pay some of my things in college. Thank you!"

- Yossellyne H.

Katie M.
Wilmington, NC

Scholarship Awarded:

"How was I going to pay for college? That was the ultimate question I asked myself after I was admitted. There is so much 'free money' out there waiting, but it was hard to find scholarships that I would be able to relate to and apply for. made it much easier for my quest to finding the perfect match. All I did was make a profile that was true to myself and they did all the rest to pinpoint me to scholarships that were right for me. Who knows? They may even surprise you with a scholarship when you think your search is over!"

- Katie M.

Carlos V.
Dixon, CA

Scholarship Awarded:

"Thank you for helping me afford my education. The website was very easy to use and I am definitely going to recommend this website to my friends who are also going to college. I’m really glad I found this website and I appreciate you for helping not only me but all of these people on Thanks again!"

- Carlos V.

Peter M.
Ukiah, CA

Scholarship Awarded:

"I just graduated from high school and when it came down to paying bills, had my back. I now am able to pay for some school, books, and rent. Because of the extra money, I don't have to worry as much about the costs of going to school and now actually focus on school. I also don't have to work as much and that means more study and school time! Thank you!!!"

- Peter M.

Emily S.
Elko, MN

Scholarship Awarded:

"My senior year of high school my college adviser had suggested I go to for financial assistance. This was some of the best advice I had ever received. has aided me in finding many possible scholarships. Having the option to remove or add scholarships as favorites to my list helps me to stay organized and focused on the scholarships that would be best for me. Also, it is very helpful when emails me updates when there are new scholarships available."

- Emily S.

Samantha S.
Milford, OH

Scholarship Awarded:

"My experience at was simple but enjoyable. Ever since the 8th grade I knew I wanted to pursue my dreams of becoming a photographer, helped me with that! Although I didn't enter for a lot of scholarships, it was very helpful for me to help make my dream a reality. Thank you you are awesome!"

- Samantha S.

Steve M.
Lakewood, CO

Scholarship Awarded:

"I like to tell people I'm in my mid-life education crisis since I am an older student, but I just love learning. I'd probably stay in school forever if I could afford it. I only wish I had done it before, because a lot of my dreams and aspirations, like studying law, got put on hold for far too long. I am glad I decided to follow my dreams and go back to school. I was inspired by many people who did the same thing and it helped me realize it's never too late (or too early for that matter). I enjoy attending Metropolitan State College of Denver. The people here have been a great help in guiding me toward my goals. I am currently working on a double major in Economics and Finance, and am considering adding a minor in Accounting. The staff here is as committed as I've ever seen to giving every student a top-quality education. I have gotten so much help from my advisors, professors, and the staff here at Metro that I feel privileged to be able to volunteer my time and energy to give something back and help enrich the lives of other students. I am honored to be serving as a justice on the Student Court, and I am also the current President of the Financial Management Association here at Metro. I was recently notified I was selected for the Provost's Honor Roll. Without financial aid I wouldn't have been able to pursue my dreams and achieve any of this. is a great resource in navigating the world of financial aid. I was simply ecstatic to be selected for a scholarship and highly recommend this service to all my fellow students. We all need help sometimes, and really makes a difference!"

- Steve M.

Shaynah J.
New Brunswich, NJ

Scholarship Awarded:

" has definitely assisted me in a significant way. When it came to applying for scholarships, made my searches easier by just displaying rewards that matched my interests and intended majors. Unlike other sites, took away the hassle of searching through hundreds of scholarships and that in itself made my primary tool for searching for scholastic and monetary rewards."

- Shaynah J.

Lauren S.
New Brunswich, NJ

Scholarship Awarded:

"I sincerely thank for this wonderful award, as it will greatly help in funding my study at Miami. I have used for quite some time, just to browse and see what opportunities are out there. I have found it to be an excellent service, always easy to navigate and always providing a full and complete list of personalized choices! Thank you so much for this great website!"

- Lauren S.

Andrew M.
Lutz, FL

Scholarship Awarded:

"There are plenty of scholarship search websites on the internet, but I have had the most success with Your website has a clear and concise layout and is easy to use. When hunting for much needed college money, is my first choice!"

- Andrew M.

Briana G.
Fort Collins, CO

Scholarship Awarded:

"My gratitude goes to for helping me on the financial end so I can thrive in this wonderful place. It is marvelous to have some financial support while paying my own way through college. Their website has been very easy to use and the scholarship opportunities are almost overwhelming. Thank you for helping me get one step closer to my degree."

- Briana G.

Cassandra P.
Phoenix, AZ

Scholarship Awarded:

"Women are underrepresented in the gaming world, especially since there are more female gamers than adolescent male gamers. Ladies, do not give up on your dreams!! You can do whatever you want in life. Do not let money hold you back. The first scholarship I applied to at I received. If I was more on the ball, I would not have even had to take out student loans. Do not let anyone or anything limit your potential. Embrace the people who encourage you because they know how fantastic you really are. I got where I am today because of the undying support of my fiancé, my mother and myself. You can do it. Always rock it out!"

- Cassandra P.

Cheuk C.
Oakland, CA

Scholarship Awarded:

"I definitely feel excited that I have been chosen as the winner of the $1000 College Design Scholarship when I received the email from!

I found as a great site that enables to fulfill both my academic goals and other interests. While I am majoring in Architecture, I began to search for different opportunities in order to learn and experience in the design world. Eventually, one of my approaches is applying for various scholarships to improve my writing skills and introduce my major and its significant meaning in my life.

During my early years in college, scholarships appear to be a difficult process for me because it deals with a lot of writing and it is too competitive to win the award out of the other honor students. By receiving this award, I become confident in other things that I used to be afraid to do. It encourages me to take a step closer to try participating in other opportunities such as internships and community services. Since it had so much impact on me, I think is the first scholarship site that I relied on and I feel grateful to be given an opportunity for more confidence in myself. Thank you,!"

- Cheuk C.

Deisha P.
Molokai, HI

Scholarship Awarded:

"A friend recommended I was a bit hesitant at first thinking my chances of winning would be like one in a millon...To my surprise I actually won something. Who would have thought this would be possible, coming from a small town in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. All minorities like myself are encouraged to apply. This free service works."

- Deisha P.

Marilyn D.
Aurora, CO

Scholarship Awarded:

"I was interested in pursuing a career in writing after I graduated from high school, but I was concerned about the cost of getting an English degree. I attended community college for a few years in hopes that I could cut down on some of the expenses. After I received my Associate of Arts, I transferred to a university and began to explore my options for financial aid. I was thrilled to discover! It has been an invaluable resource for me. In addition to providing me with detailed information that recognizes my financial circumstances, it has unearthed a wealth of opportunities that are relevant to my interests and aspirations. Most importantly, the gift of possibility is a priceless motivator—one that offers that in profusion."

- Marilyn D.

Kriti G.
Fremont, CA

Scholarships Awarded:

"I'm glad to be given the opportunity to write about something I didn't see coming. I do see it clearly now: that science is my best subject, and it has become a class I look forward to every day. I know that when I attend college, that will not change. Paying for college, however, is not an easy task. I would like to thank for offering me such a wonderfully easy way to earn free college money, and for taking me one step closer to my goal!"

- Kriti G.

Robert D.
Omaha, NE

Scholarship Awarded:

"I loved because even though I was so busy my senior year with school activities, email notifications from helped me stay on track. I have to say it was the most useful tool in helping me pay for my college education because I did not have to undergo the laborious process of searching for scholarships: they were all connected to me via this excellent service."

- Robert D.

Samantha P.
Akwesasne, NY

Scholarship Awarded:

" has opened me up to numerous scholarship opportunities that I would never have found without their help. The personalized scholarship choices are amazing and they give you so many options to choose from. They also give you the chance to see other scholarship opportunities that you might have previously overlooked. really is an amazing website that has its users in mind."

- SamanthaP.

Susannah E.
Columbus, OH

Scholarship Awarded:

" has definitely been the best scholarship website I’ve used. It is organized extremely well, making the daunting prospect of looking for scholarships much less intimidating. Also, this site seems to draw on a huge pool of resources for listing scholarships, which gives users plenty of opportunities to find the right scholarships for them."

- Susannah E.

Vivian N.
Austin, TX

Scholarship Awarded:

"My parents were afraid that pursuing a history major would be expensive and leave me jobless. I listened to them and struggled on choosing something else. For a few months, long after I had told everyone about my decision to become a nurse, I kept struggling to find something better. When I saw that I had won this scholarship, I realized that I never needed to find a new major afterall. No one becomes a history major for the money anyways. Thanks"

- Vivian N.

Zachary M.
St. Anthony, MN

Scholarships Awarded:

"I'm certainly glad I found The service is very easy to use, which means I had no problems finding scholarships that fit me and my interests and needs."

- Zachary M.

Samantha W.
Centerville, IA

Scholarship Awarded:

"I put off applying for scholarships for months because I didn’t know where to start. I was intimidated by the enormity of the task; I didn’t know where to look or how to sift through the thousands of scholarships available. But made the process simple by tailoring search results and e-mail notifications for scholarships to fit my qualifications. I’m excited to have won this scholarship, and I’ll definitely continue using this site as I attempt to pay for my college education."

- Samantha W.

Kristen S.
Chagrin Falls, OH

Scholarship Awarded:

" was a simple solution to the seemingly insurmountable problem of paying for college. The website was easy to use and understand. Scholarships that could be particularly applicable to a student were immediately apparent and could be accessed without difficulty."

- Kristen S.

Crystal J.
Whitewater, WI
University of Wisconsin

Scholarship Awarded:

"College has given me a wider lens from which I have learned to view the world. Unfortunately, it is a very expensive lens. makes paying for college a little easier by offering so many great opportunities to students who are willing to take them. Up until I stumbled upon the scholarship hunting process was daunting at best. This site made it both accessible and efficient to apply for scholarship opportunities; by taking into account your specific needs and interests and then mapping out a comprehensive list of the scholarship opportunities most suited for you. Thanks so much!"

- Crystal J.

Samantha F.
Elkton, MD
University of Maryland, College Park

Scholarship Awarded:

"I couldn't believe my eyes when I read your email. I have applied to so many scholarships in the past, but have never won any! Plus, this good news could not have come at a better time. It is a great honor to for me to have my essay chosen as the winner for the College Computer Science Scholarship. I sincerely thank you and everyone involved in the awarding process."

- Samantha F.

Darby T.
Sherman, TX
Savannah College of Art and Design

Scholarship Awarded:

"As a busy student, hunting scholarships was a task that was difficult to fit into my demanding schedule. made it easy by narrowing opportunities to fit my needs and interests. I could spend less time hunting for scholarships and more time creating quality entries. I would still be in the dark about so many scholarships if it weren’t for this great site."

- Darby T.

Aaron I.
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh

Scholarship Awarded:

"Since registering with I have found a number of scholarships and grants for which I am eligible including the Business Scholarship, the Seabee Memorial Scholarship, and the Union Plus Scholarship. utilizes an intuitive search that makes it easy to find scholarships that are appropriate to me. I will continue to use the service throughout my schooling with the goal of graduating loan free!"

- Aaron I.

April B.
Franktown, CO
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Scholarship Awarded:

" is without a doubt a valuable resource for students looking for scholarships and/or monetary assistance for higher education. It is easy to navigate through the site, and there is a wide range of scholarship opportunities available to almost anyone who takes the time to look. Many are simply overwhelmed by the potential costs of a college education, but resources such as may prove to be invaluable for aspiring college students and their families, and even more so in these challenging economic times."

-April B.

Jeffrey L.
Cerritos, CA
University of Pennsylvania

"I’d like to thank for helping me pay for my college tuition. Their service made me cognizant of the numerous scholarships out there, and I hope that other high school students will be able to take advantage of the opportunities that offers."

- Jeffrey L.

Christopher K.
Basking Ridge, NJ
Boston College

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- Christopher K.

Alexandra A.
Big Rapids, MI
Columbia University

"When I began my scholarship search, I was expecting tedious processes and impossible competition. Thanks to, I was able to win money for college for writing about issues I'm already passionate about. The site is a wonderful resource that has made it that much easier for me to pay for the college of my dreams."

- Alexandra A.

Sara Sh.
Buffalo, NY
State University of New York at Buffalo

Scholarships Awarded:

"I have used other sites but none had the ease of use offered. This site saved the work of going through tons of scholarships and found one that only applied to me. I applied to several scholarships through the website, ultimately I won two; a gift certificate to Dell from Suave and another local scholarship that directly helped pay for tuition and books. I have to say, without those scholarships there would not have been a way to get me to college. As a daughter of a single mother, it really does make a difference having someone there offering help. offers information about schools, loans, scholarships, and tons of other articles you might need to know about as you make this major change in your life. With my opportunities are endless I found I can avoid the scams and learn what I need to know. All for free!"

- Sarah S.

Maribel S.
Toledo, OH

"I was able to find more scholarships online than my high school provided me with thanks to and now they send me e-mails so I know of new scholarships that become available each day. Now I am taking the initative to apply to try to get those scholarships and use the information they provide to learn anything I can to prepare for college."

- Maribel S.

Yadira R.
Texas City, TX

"I believe that scholarships has been extremely helpful when dealing with financial issues. I love it how you enter all of your information, and it comes up with all of the scholarships you qualify for, and the list is even ranked from the most qualified to the least. It is really easy to use and understand. Thus far, has been a true life saver."

- Yadira R.

Anna A.
St. Louis, MO
University of Chicago

Scholarship Awarded:

Click Here to Read Anna's Essay

Anna will be attending the University of Chicago in the fall, with a prospective major in economics or public policy. She enjoys learning about other cultures, playing tennis, and playing the piano. She hopes to pursue community outreach and social justice activities, ultimately building up to a career in the non-profit sector.

Theresa G.
Itasca, IL
Michigan State University

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Theresa will be attending Michigan State University in the fall with a prospective double major in comparative cultures and politics and in journalism. She has a passion for traveling and recently traveled to Spain to participate in a cultural immersion program.

Alesa D.
Belleville, IL
University of Southern California

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Alesa will be starting her undergraduate career this fall at the University of Southern California. At present, she intends to study communications with a pre-law track.

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- Alesa D.

Johnathan R.
Longmont, CO
Colorado State University

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Johnathan has always been fascinated in studying how and why things work. He is currently following his dream of discovering why the cosmos operates the way it does and what makes systems work by pursuing a major in engineering science with an aerospace emphasis at Colorado State University.

Jessica Z.
Vassar, MI
Northwood University

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Jessica will begin her undergraduate studies at Northwood University where she intends to study business. She hopes to work as a financial advisor. She is a very active person and enjoys running, skiing, volleyball, hiking, and canoeing.

Melissa M.
Bel Air, MD
University of Maryland

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Melissa will be attending University of Maryland, College Park in the fall. She has not declared a major but has interests in government and politics and the sciences, and also hopes to pursue creative writing.

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Julie V.
Camp Hill, PA
Lebanon Valley College

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Leanna D.
Mays Landing, NJ

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Race W.
Orland Park, IL
University of Chicago

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Race is a recent homeschool graduate who will be attending the University of Chicago in the fall, with a prospective major in economics.

Cassidy W.
Redmond, WA
University of Washington at Seattle

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Cassidy is a student at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She plans on majoring in either bioengineering or international studies, with specific interests in stem cell research and Pacific Rim relations.

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Sara S.
Metairie, LA
Tulane University

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Sara will be starting her undergraduate career this fall at Tulane University in New Orleans. At present, she intends to major in political science and minor in English literature and Judaic studies. She hopes to one day pursue a career as a politician, but looks forward to dabbling in secondary English education and a variety of community service projects.

Kamal E.
New York, NY
Georgetown University

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Kamal was born in Brooklyn and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 2006. Kamal plans to study international relations and economics in college. In his free time, Kamal enjoys playing soccer and participating in Model United Nations.

Nicholas C.
Encinitas, CA
Georgetown University

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Nicholas lives outside of San Diego, California. In the fall, he will be attending Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he plans to major in chemistry.

Tori Y.
Overland Park, KS
Shawnee Mission North High School Short & Tweet 1st place Winner

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- Tori Y.

Faysal A.
Randallstown, MD
Morgan State University Short & Tweet 2nd place Winner

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Felicia W.
Ventura, CA
Ventura College Short & Tweet 3rd place Winner

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Zach G.
Alfred University Short & Tweet 1st place Winner

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Alicia A.
Lamar University Short & Tweet 2nd place Winner

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Paula E.
University of California Santa Barbara Short & Tweet 3rd place Winner

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Justice T.
Wilmington, NC "Tell A Friend" $500 Winner

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Wilmington, NC "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Winner

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Orlando, FL "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Winner

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Haig K.
Dallas, TX "Tell A Friend" $500 Referral Winner

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San Gabriel, CA "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Winner

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San Gabriel, CA "Tell A Friend" $500 Referral Winner

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Port Jefferson, NY "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Winner

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Middleburg, FL "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Winner

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North Las Vegas, NV "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Winner

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Grandville, MI "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Winner

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Barnegat, NJ "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Winner

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Salem, OR "Tell A Friend" $500 Referral Winner

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Salem, OR "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Ocala, FL "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Robstown, TX "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Corpus Christi, TX "Tell A Friend" $500 Referral Winner

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Mechanicsville, VA "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Miami, FL "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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- Dana S.

Sarah M.
Newport, ME "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Elmore, AL "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Buffalo, NY "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Sterling, VA "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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- Anastasia A.

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Elmira, NY "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Middletown, NY "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Matt D.
Newport, KY "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Manassas, VA "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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- Rebekah E.

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Howe, IN "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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- Chad Y.

Jonelle U.
Hagatna, GU "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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El Cajon, CA "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Miami, FL "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Lori M.
Portage, MI
University of Michigan "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Wichita, KS "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes Winner

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Lakeland, FL

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Port St. Lucie, FL

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Harvey, LA

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Carmine, TX

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Charles A.
Doylestown, PA

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- Charles A.

Theresa T.
Paeonian Springs, VA

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- Theresa T.

Terri Phillips
Scholarship Provider
Exhibition Industry Foundation

Scholarship Submitted: Helen Brett Scholarship

The Helen Brett scholarship was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP, and named for his grandmother, Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the tradeshow industry. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of exhibition management with the end goal of advancing their career in this field. The scholarship serves to promote the exhibitions and events industry by attracting college level students into the field of study and encouraging their pursuit with financial support.

"The Helen Brett Scholarship for the Exhibition Industry has been awarded to Michael McClatchy of the University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Although, Michael's application was not received though; of our top 20 candidates, I would say at least half of them were. Also, we believe helped increase our applicant pool 10 fold. We went from 3 applications last year to 31 this year...the biggest surprise was the number that were requested. I probably sent out an unprecedented 250+. So, thank you for connecting students with scholarship opportunities."

- Terri Phillips
IAEE - CEIR Admin Assistant

Carolyn Viles
Scholarship Provider
Tourism Cares Scholarship

Scholarship Submitted: Tourism Cares Scholarship

Tourism Cares benefits society by preserving the travel experience for future generations through awarding grants to natural, cultural and historic sites worldwide; by presenting academic and service-focused scholarships to hospitality and tourism students; and by organizing volunteer efforts to restore tourism-related sites in need of care and rejuvenation.

"I find your system to be very user friendly"

- Carolyn Viles
CTC, Program Director
Tourism Cares

Mr. Edward Tang
Scholarship Provider
The Tang Scholarship

Scholarship Submitted: The Tang Scholarship

Mr. Edward Cheng Ming Tang established this award in 2007 to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (l/g/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary education. This scholarship is to help LGBT youth proudly achieving educational pursuits and dreams without shame. This scholarship awards one outstanding student annually a scholarship up to $15,000.

"Thank you for your email for clarification and verification. I had two inquiries already since Friday. really works!!!"

- Edward Tang
The Tang Scholarship

Jessica Joram
Scholarship Administrator
Church Hill Classics

Scholarships Submitted: Frame My Future Scholarship

The Frame My Future Scholarship Contest is not your typical chance to win scholarship money for school...there are no long forms to fill out or an extensive list of requirements that you need to meet. It's meant to be a fun and creative way to earn scholarship money!

"I am the scholarship administrator for Church Hill Classics' 'Frame My Future' Scholarship Contest, and am writing to share the success of our first year running this program. Church Hill Classics created the 'Frame My Future' Scholarship Contest in an effort to give back during these challenging economic times. With our different approach in scholarship requirements, it has encouraged students across the nation to create visions for themselves for their own success and futures. After a seven-month entry period, asking students to frame their future on an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper, and expressing how they see themselves in their personal and professional lives after college, we received over 3,300 entries and visions! It was quite inspiring. I posted information about our scholarship on back in September, where they featured us on their blog, as a 'Scholarship of the Week.' This site communicated our scholarship to so many of its members, driving students to our scholarship’s entry page. We want to say thank you to for being a trustworthy communication channel to so many success-driven students."

- Jessica Joram
Church Hill Classics' "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest

Jessie Osborne
Scholarship Provider
AFA Teens, a branch of Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Scholarship Submitted: AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

In an effort to provide an outlet for teenagers to express their thoughts about Alzheimer’s disease and to engage the younger generation in this important cause, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) offers the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship.

"I am the public relations assistant and AFA Teens coordinator at the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and I would like to thank you for selecting us as the scholarship of the week. I believe that it was this effort on your part, which led us to have such a great response to our scholarship competition. We have received over 400 applications and are in the process of selecting a winner now. Thank you for putting us at the top of your list so that we can continue to reach out and make a difference in the lives of teens nationwide."

- Jessie Osborne
AFA Teens Coordinator

Last Reviewed: September 2023