Be sure to check with your chosen school (Bevill, UA, Lawson, UNA, Samford, etc) for SPECIFIC scholarship information, instructions, and deadlines. Each post-secondary school has their own criteria for meeting scholarship eligibility.

Other scholarship opportunities can be found on numerous websites. Links to some of those are listed below.

One of the most common questions I get from both parents and students isWhere do I look for scholarships?”  This is a list of scholarship search engines.  I would recommend that if you are a college bound senior that you sign up for an account in each one of these.  Also, I would recommend creating a separate email address that you use strictly for college/scholarships. This helps ensure that you don’t miss out on important information by overlooking it.

Searching and applying for scholarships requires lots of hard work and effort.  But it’s well worth it in the end. These are in no particular order of my preference.

  • College websitesThis is the source of the most scholarship money.  Each college has their own section for scholarships and it can be found on their website.  Search also for departmental scholarships. For example, nursing, music, English etc.
  • Achieve Alabama This is a search engine that was created by the State of Alabama Department of Education  to ensure that the local scholarships are in one place.
  • -  The free scholarship search is one of the most established and robust, tracking a reported $19 billion in scholarships.
  • Scholly – This is an app that matches students with scholarships based on the criteria that you enter about yourself.  Cost is 2.99 a month, one of the more expensive ones, but well worth it in my opinion.
  • College Green Light – this is a free scholarship search engine for first generation and underrepresented college bound students.
  • GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine – GoodCall integrates data and technology to make finding scholarships easier for students and their families.  And, unlike other scholarship search sites, they are totally free and open. You can view thousands of scholarships, filter results by specific requirements, and even search by competition level and entry difficulty.
  • Your school website – Scholarship opportunities that we become aware of are posted on this website, directly below.
  • Local scholarships – These scholarships will post when they become available.  You should also check the following places: your parents’ employer, banks or credit unions that they have memberships at, your church, and organizations that you or your parents may be involved in the community.
  • – this company is owned by, it claims to have more than 1.5 million scholarships in its database.  Expect a flood of emails, which is why I suggested creating a separate email address for college.
  • - Cappex allows students to search both schools and scholarships, with a database of more than $11 billion in scholarships.
  • TFS Scholarships- Free access to over 7 million scholarships! Of the 7 million scholarships in this database, most come not from the competitive national scholarship pool but directly from colleges and universities themselves. That's the secret to TFS success: it carves a direct pathway from each student to the school of their choice, all while securing the financial fuel needed to power their journey
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