12 of the BestWebsites forFinding a 



SOURCE: 12 Best Ways to Find College Scholarships, Clark.com Staff |October 11th, 2019  https://clark.com/education/best-websites-resources-to-find-college/


Flint Promise?

Flint Promise is a commitment to offer scholarships and support services to students who both reside in the City of Flint and graduate from a high school or GED program located in the City of Flint.

What high schools and GED programs are eligible in the city of Flint?


  • Accelerated Learning Academy

  • Flint Northwestern High School (2018 graduates)

  • Flint Southwestern Classical Academy

  • Flint/Genesee Job Corps

  • Gateway to College – Mott Community College

  • Genesee Early College

  • International Academy of Flint

  • Michigan School for the Deaf

  • Mott Middle College

  • Mott Workforce Development

  • Powers Catholic High School

  • WAY Academy



The U-M Go Blue Guarantee makes an education on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus more affordable for residents of Michigan. If you qualify, your financial aid will include scholarships and grants totaling at least the cost of tuition and mandatory university fees assessed each semester. Your financial aid may contain a variety of awards (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant, State of Michigan Competitive Scholarship, institutional scholarships and grants and non-UM tuition scholarships and grants). These, together, make up the Go Blue Guarantee.



Eastern Michigan University, The 4WARD Graduation Scholarship offers a four-year graduation commitment. When you successfully complete 2 years at Eastern Michigan University, we will fund your full tuition for your remaining two years. To initially qualify, you need to have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and 20 ACT or 1030 SAT (on 1600 scale).

You pay for your first two consecutive years of tuition at a locked-in tuition rate of approximately $13,000 per year (30 credits). Then EMU will pay for 100% of your next two consecutive years of tuition (30 credits a year).

For more information regarding available scholarships, please contact:

Fred Jackson

Student Advocate

Flint Community Schools

(NC) 810.767.8374

(SC) 810.767.8582

Christine Roger

MCAC College Advisor


1. Fastweb.com


Fastweb hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships that provide more than $3.4 billion in funding. Once you create a profile, the site’s search feature will help you find the matches that best fit your needs. Your personal profile is how the site helps you find pretty much exactly what you’re looking for.

You can then also see all the scholarships you’ve applied for and those you may want to apply for in the future. They also have “contests” that you can enter monthly or weekly to win money!

2. CollegeBoard.org


While the College Board is known for its college-readiness tests, it also has an arm that focuses on scholarships. Big Future hosts scholarships, as well as other financial aid and internship information from more than 2,200 programs — totaling nearly $6 billion. In order to get the most accurate search results, it’s critical to fill out as many details as you can in the profile that’s used for searching.

3. Niche.com


Formerly known as College Prowler, Niche is a great tool that can help you find colleges AND money. It’s organized into categories that make it pretty easy to find what you’re looking for — allowing users to search by interest, career, major and other areas. 

Niche also has some occasional contests to enter.

4. Scholarships.com


Scholarships.com hosts one of the largest scholarship databases out there and it’s updated on a daily basis. According to the site, “With more than 3.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth more than $19 billion, just about everyone is bound to find something.”

It’s easy to browse by category, but the best way to take advantage of what the site has to offer is to create a personal profile, which will allow you to find the most exhaustive lists of opportunities available to you.

5. Moolahspot.com


Moolahspot isn’t as robust as some of the other scholarship databases but in the search for a college scholarship, it’s another option to help you find extra money.

The simple search engine contains more than 3.2 million scholarship and grant opportunities for students of all ages. It includes both need-based and merit-based opportunities, which means nearly anyone can find some extra help here.

6. SallieMae


SallieMae is a well-known education and student loan provider. The site’s College Planning page has a scholarship portal where you can search based on your field of study, hobbies and other parameters. Create a personal profile in order to get the most accurate matches that fit your needs.

7. Scholarship Monkey


Scholarship Monkey allows you to search for scholarships and grants a few different ways. You can search by keyword, browse scholarship lists (various categories/topics) and see lists of the latest and featured scholarships. This site also allows you to create a personal profile for more accurate results.

8. Cappex


Cappex hosts a database of more than $11 billion in scholarship opportunities. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for opportunities that directly match your strengths and skills. Plus, Cappex has a tool that will calculate your odds of getting into a certain college before you even apply.

9. Chegg


Chegg is widely known for its online textbook store that allows students to either rent or buy textbooks for cheap. But Chegg is also a great resource for finding scholarships — more than 25,000 of them.

To search for available scholarships, click on the menu stack at the top right of the homepage and select the “scholarships” in the drop-down menu. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for available opportunities that match your criteria. Chegg also has a “top scholarship picks this week” category that highlights some options you may have missed.

10. Unigo


Unigo hosts millions of available scholarships and makes it easy to search by type, including athletic scholarships, college-specific scholarships, company-based scholarships, minority scholarships, major-specific scholarships, state-specific scholarships and more. You can search by category or create a personal profile to get more specific results that match your needs. Unigo also offers scholarship contests and sweepstakes.

11. Peterson’s


Peterson’s hosts $10 billion in scholarship opportunities and provides information to help you in your search. Once you fill out a short survey, you can filter your search results so they’re tailored to your specific needs.

The site also allows users to search by a variety of different topics, college types and personal details — in order to give you the best results.


12. U.S. Labor Department’s Free Search Tool

According to the official Student Aid website, this free tool is a great resource for students to search more than 8,000 scholarships, grants and other various types of financial aid award opportunities.

The CareerOneStop tool allows you to:

  • Look through the site’s entire inventory of scholarships, arranged in order of closest deadline

  • Narrow your list with a “search by keyword” option: Just enter a keyword about the type of award you’re looking for

  • Use the filters to see opportunities for only certain types of awards, locations, level of study, and more.

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