Updated: June 1, 2023

Scholarship Providers' Resources

In any point during the scholarship provider process, from setting up a scholarship to listing your scholarship on Scholarships.com, Scholarships.com is happy to assist providers. To that end, we’ve prepared the following scholarship provider resources with answers to the questions that providers may have about Scholarships.com, as well as college scholarships in general.

Set up a scholarship

For individuals and organizations offering college scholarship for the first time, there are three basic questions to consider in terms of outlining your scholarship opportunity , and those are: Who, what, and when. You can further shape your scholarship award criteria and refine the details to establish a scholarship contest that caters to the students.

There are many types of scholarships (see scholarships by type for a preview) that will call for specific applicant materials and criteria for judging purposes. You may want to consider whether or not you’d like to offer a needs-based scholarship, a merit-based scholarship, or some combination of the two. If you’re considering establishing a need-based scholarship, information about federal student financial aid may be useful to better understand definitions of “financial need,”, as well as the other federal grants and student loans students commonly receive to help them pay for college.

Also consider whether your scholarship will require a scholarship essay or any letters of recommendation. If you decide these materials should be required, contemplate how they will be utilized. Our student resources section has a wealth of scholarship information for students looking to win awards and write scholarship-worthy essays. Reading these resources will help you decide what materials are required from applicants and how to effectively judge the scholarship applications you receive.

List Your Scholarship on Scholarships.com

Once you’ve created your award and established your scholarship application process and application deadline, Scholarships.com can help you get the response you desire from your scholarship listing by filtering the demographics intended for the specific scholarship. Our scholarship search's search engine technology utilizes a sophisticated algorithm to present our users with the most relevant search results that match their user profile. As a result, students who meet your given application criteria based on the information they provide us, will see your award and - thanks to our search result ranking system - instantly see how closely they match your ideal applicant profile.

You can submit a scholarship to Scholarships.com by following a few simple steps. Start by providing basic information about the award, who qualifies, your contact information and a scholarship description. To ensure we list only the highest quality scholarship awards, our staff reviews and verifies all scholarship information before it is listed on the site. Once your award is posted, you’ll receive a scholarship ID and a security key, which lets you update your award on our site whenever you need to. Should any questions or problems arise, feel free to contact us for assistance.

Experience the Scholarships.com Difference

Scholarships.com is more than just a scholarship search service: We provide students with a variety of resources to help them find colleges, prepare for college, and successfully apply for scholarships. Our aim is to offer a variety of information on different topics that scholarship seekers should consider when completing applications. Scholarships.com offers one of the top scholarship searches on the web, as well as other free resources such as a college search, information and materials for educators, and scholarship and financial aid resources for high school and college students.

Our college search provides students with information on colleges and universities nationwide, allowing them to find schools that match personal criteria and evaluate their prospective schools based on data such as cost of attendance, graduation rates, and involvement in varsity athletics. Educators and students will also find other free informative resources- ranging from standardized test preparation to tips on how to create a successful scholarship application. Take time to explore these free features of our website and learn the benefits available for scholarship seekers.

Numerous scholarship seekers and scholarship providers have had positive experiences with Scholarships.com and have written testimonies. You can read what they have to say on our testimonials page. One theme that emerges consistently is that Scholarships.com is an effective tool for linking scholarship competitions for deserving students who meet their eligibility criteria.