Reputable Scholarship Sites
There are several websites that offer free scholarship searches. The organizations offering these awards are not affiliated with Fordham University.
The Fast Web Scholarship Search is the largest, most accurate, and most popular free scholarship search site - with more than 30 million registered users. It is also the most frequently updated and provides automatic email notifications of new scholarships that match the student's profile. The Fast Web Scholarship Search was the first scholarship database available for free on the web and is the most innovative and student-focused of all the scholarship search sites.
The College Board's Fund Finder scholarship database lists scholarships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public, and private sources. The database is updated annually.
Students currently enrolled in higher learning institutions such as colleges and universities, as well as vocational and trade schools can enter for a chance to win one of the scholarships. The award amounts vary and can be applied toward educational expenses.
Scholarships and faculty development grants administered by the UNCF are intended to facilitate access to UNCF member institutions and to strengthen the quality of education that these colleges and universities offer. You can use this site to search through hundreds of scholarship and grant programs administered by the United Negro College Fund.
(HACU) Over 160 scholarships worth $270,000
Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this program offers scholarships to students of diverse backgrounds.
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation's 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years - up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.
The Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities was established in 2004 to advance our understanding of the cultural, social, political, economic, and natural factors affecting the region. By promoting collaboration among its members, the Consortium works to provide ecosystem-based curricular and co-curricular programming aimed at improving the health of the regional ecosystem.
Phi Beta Kappa Society will award up to 20 Key into Public Service Scholars a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship and participation in a conference with training and mentoring opportunities on specific pathways from liberal arts and sciences education into active citizenship and public service.
The Society invites applications from students majoring in arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, or social sciences with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, who expect to graduate in between Fall/Winter of 2022 and Spring of 2024. Phi Beta Kappa membership is not required to apply. U.S. citizenship is also not required. This application will close at 11:59 PM EST on January 23, 2022.
Additional Scholarship Websites
BEWARE of SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS
There are several companies that guarantee or promise scholarships, grants, or improved financial aid packages. According to the Federal Trade Commission, most of these companies are in fact "SCAMS". Please be wary of such companies. Please see the websites below to learn more about these issues: