Scholarships (or "free money") are an attractive way to pay for college because you don’t need to pay them back. Scholarship awards range from a few dollars to covering the full tuition bill. Scholarships are offered by many organizations, including federal and state governments and private sources, such as employers, individuals, companies, high schools and colleges, religious groups and professional associations. LMU encourages students to seek scholarships from any source.
Scholarship searches should be free; any service that requests money is probably a scam. For more information on scams please go to the Scam Alert web page.
To help you search, we recommend the following online scholarship search services:
Provides high school students and their parents, college students and recent college graduates with tools--free of charge--to locate and apply for college scholarships, internships, loan and savings opportunities, and to successfully transition from high school to college and from college to career.
Compares your background with a database of awards. Only those awards that fit your profile are identified as matches.
Chegg, formerly known as Zinch.com, is a newer scholarship website that has seen rapid growth due to the simplicity of their scholarship search tools. Visitors can compare different scholarships from all fields and industries.
Cappex has a large scholarship database and they’re not afraid to brag a bit: “We’ve Got More Than $11 Billion in Scholarships.” Registering can be annoying, but you’ll be glad you took the time to get personalized results.
ExPan is a free web version of the College Board's FUND FINDER scholarship database. The College Board's database contains listings of scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships, and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public and private sources. The database is updated annually.
MACH25 Breaking the Tuition Barrier is a free web version of the Wintergreen/Orchard House Scholarship Finder database, provided for free on the web by CollegeNET.
Scholarship Resource Network Express is a search engine and database of private scholarships designed to assist students to identify sources for undergraduate through postgraduate study. This database also includes student loan forgiveness programs for those who have graduated from college and need alternatives for repayment.
College Resource Network
A free scholarship search engine and college planning website.
Quickly and easily browse through scholarships by a variety of categories (Major, Athletics, Religion, Disability, State, College, etc.).
IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding
This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need.
Financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad.
International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search: financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.
One of the largest scholarship and resource databases for African American students.
Federal Student Aid
U.S. government-sponsored scholarships and grants.
Latino College Dollars
One of the largest scholarship and resource databases for Latino Students
Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
Sallie Mae's free Scholarship Search offers access to an award-winning database that contains information about more than 3 million scholarships worth over 16 billion dollars, and it is expanded and updated daily.