Searching for Scholarships on the Web

Below are a number of excellent free web resources that students may find very useful in their search for outside scholarships. This information is provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion does not constitute endorsement. Neither the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships nor UMBC can guarantee the accuracy or the timeliness of information found at any of these sites. It is critical that students verify information, particularly where deadlines are concerned.

UMBC also encourages students to be informed consumers when searching for scholarships on the web. Scholarship opportunities that require fees up front or seem "too good to be true" may be just that. Scrutiny is advised in these matters.

Best wishes in your search for outside scholarships that best fit your needs!

COLLEGE BOARD SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

Publisher: The College Board
Address: www.collegeboard.com/pay/scholarships_and_aid
Description: Free online scholarship search service includes aid programs from 3,300 sponsors and also features college and career search capabilities.

FASTWEB

Publisher: FastWEB
Address: www.fastweb.com
Description: There are thousands of private scholarships available. This website boasts one of the largest free scholarship databases with other 400,000 listings.

THE SALLIE MAE FUND

Publisher: Sallie Mae
Address: www.thesalliemaefund.org/financial-aid/scholarships/search/default.aspx
Description: This directory offers free, comprehensive listings of more than 300 scholarships designed specifically for African-American students.

SALLIE MAE'S ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP SERVICE

Publisher: Sallie Mae
Address: www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp
Description: One of the oldest scholarship databases, provides access to College Aid sources for Higher Education and numerous helpful articles (free registration required for scholarship search).

STUDENTS.GOV

Publisher: Students.GOV
Address: studentaid.ed.gov/
Description: Provides useful information for planning your college education including information on financial aid, scholarships, career development, campus life, etc.