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National Scholarship Search

A variety of free national scholarship search programs and websites can assist students in locating additional scholarship sources.  This list is a sampling of some of those sites that provide scholarship information. Boise State University does not endorse any specific website and is not responsible for the content on the various websites.

Please keep in mind that there are also many scholarship searches that will charge students a fee. Some of these services may be scams. If the guarantee or offer is too good to be true, it probably is. We strongly encourage students to review the Smart Guide to Financial Aid before they start their search.

Careers and Colleges

With over 200,000 scholarship awards in their database, students are sure to come up a winner! Absolutely Scholarships allows students to search across two of the most comprehensive scholarship databases available.


The College Board’s guidance software, ExPAN, can help students find the money they need by matching their goals, hobbies, interests, and background with scholarship opportunities.


Find money for college. This scholarship service matches students’ personal data with college scholarships — for free! search engine matches student profiles with our database of over 600,000 scholarships, from about 8,000 sources, worth over $1.4 billion- finding the most relevant and obtainable scholarship awards. Search results include an award summary and a custom application request letter.

Student Scholarship Search provides students and parents with a FREE searchable database of college scholarships and grants. No registration is required. Scholarships are updated daily.

International Education Financial Aid

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) scholarship search is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad. On this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

Quick Reference Guide on Winning a Scholarship

Here is some practical advice for students on how to win a scholarship. It includes a list of the top twelve tips on winning a scholarship, a list of common scholarship application mistakes, a warning about scholarship scams, and a list of key scholarship resources. It also includes lists of the top ten most unusual scholarships, top ten most prestigious scholarships, top ten most generous scholarships, top ten scholarships for children under age 13, top ten scholarships for community service, and top ten scholarships that don’t need an A.