Scholarships are important. Like grants, they don’t have to be paid back, so obviously you want a good chunk of your financial aid to be in scholarships. Scholarships come in different sizes and shapes. Of course, The Prospect is here for you in your time of financial need, so check out some great scholarship posting sites for high school seniors and college kids alike.
1. Scholarship Experts: Scholarship Experts really helps you to organize your scholarship search. You can tailor the site by answering questions to match you to scholarships they think you will enjoy. After you get your list you can favorite scholarships, discard them, and keep up with deadlines right from the scholarship page.
2. Zinch: While Zinch is mainly a college admissions helper, it also has a ton of great scholarships on the website too. Zinch offers a ton of their own scholarships and post other scholarships from across them web. Just enter a few matching questions and you will have a list of possible scholarships in no time. After you sift through your scholarships you can like, share, or remove them. You can also mark the scholarship as applied that way if you run across it again you will know.
3. Cappex: I love the Cappex platform! While it is another college admissions helper, it also has a wide array of scholarship options for you to chose from. Cappex provides its own scholarships and posts from other sites as well. Right from the scholarship page, you can see the scholarship, the deadline, the difficulty, and you can change your status for a particular scholarship. Also, each month and through everyday interactions with the site, you are earning virtual caps, and after visiting the site so much that you earn 25 virtual caps, they send you a real life Cappex cap, which I think is pretty awesome.
Amanda’s Swaggerific Tips for Finding Scholarships Online:
1. Use your extracurricular activities: It’s so much easier to apply for scholarships dedicated to a specific cause or activity. Being in a sorority, we have many scholarships that are just dedicated to sorority sisters. So if I apply for a scholarship the pool of candidates would be much smaller than if I applied for a national scholarship. If you are good at art, music, dance, or anything really search for scholarships about that online. Something will pop up!
2. Use Your School Website: Your school website is another great scholarship posting site. From privately funded scholarships to state scholarships that no one really knows about. Look to your colleges financial aid website for all the deets on scholarships.
3. Start Sharing: I know the feels, you found that pocket of sunshine scholarship that is tailor made to you, so when the share button pops up after you apply, you avoid it at risk of making the scholarship harder to get. In the end though, if you share scholarships you apply to, maybe your friends will be more likely to share some back with you. You can have an online scholarship sharing fiesta…if that is even a thing.