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External Scholarship Search Sites

When researching sources of college funding, students are encouraged to seek out sources that provide free services and information, such as those you might find through the search engines and curated listings linked below. Eastern Oregon University does not endorse any for-profit scholarship search service.

While we have made a good faith effort to ensure that these websites appear to be legitimate, they are not our websites and we are not responsible for the content of their sites. Information on linked website pages may become dated or change without notice, and we do not represent or warrant that information contained on those linked pages is complete or accurate. We strongly suggest that you always verify information before you act upon it.

Many students are falling prey to scholarship and financial aid scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission, unscrupulous companies guarantee or promise scholarships, grants or financial aid packages. Many use high pressure sales pitches at seminars where you’re required to pay immediately or risk losing out. Some unscrupulous companies guarantee that they can get scholarships on behalf of students or award them “scholarships” in exchange for an advance fee.

The FTC cautions students to look and listen for these lines as signs of possible scams:

    “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
    “You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
    “I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.”
    “We’ll do all the work.”
    “The scholarship will cost some money.”
    “You’ve been selected” by a “national foundation” to receive a scholarship or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never entered.

The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. Visit ftc.gov or call toll-free at 1-877-382-4357.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool

Search more than 7,500 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities. You can:

  • Look through the whole list of scholarships, arranged in order of closest deadline
  • Narrow your list with “Search by keyword.” Enter a keyword about the type of award you’re looking for
  • Use the filters to see only awards for certain award types, locations, level of study, and more

Information available in this tool is provided under license by Gale Group, Inc., a part of Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. © Copyright 2019, Gale Group, Inc.

Some of the information is provided by CareerOneStop directly.

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SoFi Scholarship Search

   EOU does not endorse or prefer SoFi, or any other private lender. SoFi is a financial company that offers student loans. Before borrowing private loans, you should accept your federal loans. Please review federal and private student loan options before taking out a private loan. We will use any lender that you choose.
   This scholarship search engine is hosted and maintained by SoFi. We have provided the link here for you to assist you in finding scholarships that you may be eligible to apply for in the hopes that you will not need to take out a loan. It is not intended to promote SoFi as a preferred lender. EOU does not have a preferred lender list. Instead, we share FastChoice (©2019 Powered by Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. All rights reserved.) for convenient loan shopping, but will use any lender that you choose.

Search thousands of scholarships, grants, and other aid award opportunities.

  • Look through the entire list of scholarships, arranged in order of closest deadline
  • Narrow your list with “Search by keyword”
  • Use the filters to see only awards for certain award types, locations, level of study, and more
College Scholarships.org
  • “No login or registration required
  • “The scholarships you want are just a few clicks away
  • “Ad-free, no registration, open access scholarship search engine
  • “College grant and student loan information also available
  • “Search the Web using [College Scholarships.org’s] customized, spam-free Google search engine
  • “[College Scholarship.org’s] Financial Aid Blog is overseen by educational experts”

“… is the premier internet resource listing for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country. At this site you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs and other information to assist students in their quest to study abroad.”

College Scholarship Directory

“To make your search easy from the start, Unigo divides its list of scholarships into comprehensive categories. This can help you pick a starting point and eliminate pointless browsing through categories you know are not a fit.”


Student and travel scholarships

Explore student and travel scholarships, both aiming to support and inspire pursuing careers in technology.

Build your future with Google.

While many of the scholarship search websites listed do not work, NYSFAAA lists many national associations, publications, foundations, and other resources that may help you find scholarships.
Search for Relevant Scholarships
“Many students want to attend college, but their parents have been unable to save enough money to ensure they can attend the college of their choice. However, that doesn’t mean it’s an impossible dream to attend the college of your dreams. It does take more effort to find scholarships that can make up any shortfall in funds for school but it’s worth it in the end.”
College-Scholarships.com Searches Page

“… you will find links to more than 70 free, online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards worth billions of dollars. Just visit the sites which seem most appropriate for you and find the scholarships for which you are a good match.

“Most of the online scholarship search sites include scholarships that can be used by students enrolled in traditional college programs or by students earning online degrees.”

* You will need to report the outside/private scholarships that you are awarded to the Financial Aid Office. Outside/private scholarships come from outside donors and can affect your financial aid package. Please submit the Reporting Additional Sources of Assistance form located on the Financial Aid Forms webpage. You may review your scholarship payment status by logging into Mountie Hub as funds will be credited to your student billing account when received. Outside Scholarship checks should be mailed to Student Accounts at the following address: Student Accounts, Eastern Oregon University, One University Blvd, La Grande, OR 97850, USA.

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