Helpful Scholarship Information
FAFSA on the Web
Determine your eligibility for federal funding, check deadlines, find your school code, and apply for federal financial aid on-line.
Student Gateway to the US Government
U.S. government services include information on career development, planning your education, paying for college, community service, and more.
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Education and the Alaska Student Loan Corporation administer six different loan programs and two student exchange programs providing access to postsecondary education which otherwise might not be available to Alaskans.
Alaska Career Information System
AKCIS is a comprehensive career information and planning software program designed to help you explore career and educational opportunities in Alaska and throughout the U.S. AKCIS also provides advice and information on financial aid, including sources for more than 1,200 scholarships.
This particular database uses a matching system to help you locate appropriate scholarships. Filling out the required questionnaire takes about 20-25 minutes.
In the paying for college section you can complete the questionnaire and their Scholarship Search tool will find potential opportunities from a database of more than 2,000 undergraduate scholarships, internships, and loan programs.
Petersons Scholarship Search
Need money to pay for college? Tell us a little about yourself and we'll match you to over 1.6 million scholarships, grants and prizes worth nearly $5.35 billion.
View detailed information on education savings plans, school costs, ways to pay for college, scholarships, and the student financial aid process (from estimating your EFC to completing the FAFSA and receiving the SAR) as well as a search engine with over 2.4 million awards.
This web site offers essay editing at a fee but also has many free samples of essays they have edited.
FastWeb is one of the better known scholarship websites and therefore, it is continually updated with newly created scholarships. The questionnaire used for scholarship matching takes about 20 minutes to complete.
FreSch is another smaller database that does include some awards you might not find elsewhere.
Scholarship Resource Network Express
The advantage of this database is that is provides detailed and complete listings on each scholarship match.
The strength of this database is the sheer number of listings as it is one of the Web’s largest scholarship databases.
Your college of choice
Make sure to visit the web site for all schools you are considering. You should be able to find out more about school-based awards there. In addition, schools often list national scholarships on their web sites that you could receive whether you attend that school or not.
Other Useful Sites:
This web site from Ben Kaplan, author of "How to go to College Almost for Free", will help you find and win college cash. Find links to scholarship web sites, sample essay critiques, and strategies for success.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
A nationally recognized source of career information, this site is designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. The handbook also lists professional organizations related to each field. Professional organizations often offer scholarships to people studying in their field.