Many "outside" organizations offer financial support for undergraduate
and graduate study. Some of these organizations include businesses, churches,
clubs, and more. Be creative and start your outside scholarship search today!
Caution About Outside Scholarship Search Offers
You may be solicited by a scholarship search company offering to help you find
awards. We strongly urge you to check any company with the Better Business
Bureau, and we advise against using any company that requires a payment from you
to do a search. Georgetown University does not sell or provide names to any
company for this purpose. We urge you to be cautious about sending personal
financial information to any organization sending unsolicited direct mail
marketing materials to you. Be cautious of scholarship search firms that include
any of these elements:
For more information about evaluating scholarship search companies, visit the
Federal Trade Commissionís website.
- a fee is required
- money back guarantee
- credit card or bank account information is required
- offer exclusive information
- promise cash if you pay a registration fee
- pay a fee and they guarantee you will win awards
- pay a fee and receive a low interest rate education loan
- promise to replace loans with a grant if you pay a processing fee
Scholarship Search Secrets E-Book
The StudentLoanNetwork, a student loan company, created a resource for
scholarship search tips. The OSFS recommends this free publication to Georgetown
students searching for outside scholarships online.
Scholarship Online Search Engines
The following sampling of websites offer free scholarship search assistance.
This site is hosted by Sallie Mae, Inc. the student loan and education
financing company. The database is expanded and updated daily. Every time
you logon or update your profile a new search matches you with the latest
The College Board Scholarship Search
This site's online tool helps you locate scholarships,
internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and
This site lets you search their database by keyword, e.g. enter "soccer" to
see awards related to that sport.
- College Toolkit
This site is a resource for life after high school that helps you find and
apply for scholarships, search a database of colleges, and explore careers,
all in one location.
(Financial Aid Search Through the WEB)
This site invites students to create a personalized profile
that is matched against a database of scholarships. Registrants with the
site receive emails when new scholarships are added to the database that
match their profile, and reminders when application deadlines are
This site allows for students to search for scholarships by location, academic field, academic level, and more.
This site allows for students to search for scholarships that match hobbies, interests, and academic background.