October 10th, 2005
The promises for Christian students to fund their education are endless. With a little bit of leg work, you can find a scholarship or possibly even a mix of several scholarships and/or grants that could help reduce your financial strain. While there are hundreds of scholarship websites out there to support you on your quest, we have compiled a list of the top 45 sites for Christian students to search for money to further their education :
These websites are specifically for Christian students searching for scholarships from a Christian college or university.
1. Christian Connector.com - This site allows you to search through various categories of grants and scholarships suited to your interests. All of these scholarships from this newer search are offered from accredited Christian colleges.
2. Christian College Guide – If you are trying to weigh out the options between colleges, this is a great guide for you. Scholarship and grant info is distinctly separated to keep you focused. There is also a total cost search option providing a list of Christian colleges within your budget.
3. Christian College Mentor – A conventional scholarship search but with specific matching qualities. The two options allow you to search by a keyword or by contributing some personal information.
You can also find various Christian scholarship options by searching these sites by keyword or category.
4. Collegetoolkit.com – An all in one scholarship authority for Christian students. They have been featured on such sites as CNN.com and the Christian Science Monitor.
5. FinAid.org – While some may just be looking for scholarships, FinAid.org also helps students find loans and military aid. Look into a number of ways to find money for college.
6. Scholarships.com – Scholarships.com has scholarships from over 3,000 sources. The site helps match scholarships to you based on grade average, hobbies, and more.
7. CollegeNET – Provides a database of scholarships and grants available, including scholarships that focus on religious affiliation. The discussion boards give students a place to communicate with one another about school, faith, and other important issues.
8. ScholarshipExperts.com – College and grad school scholarships are updated frequently on this site since 2001. Their goal is to always supply true prompt scholarship materials.
9. Free -4U.com – A nationally acclaimed free scholarship collection. Search through a wide selection of Christian scholarships as well as many others.
10. Scholarship Central – Get free access to a huge undergraduate scholarship database. Peterson’s Scholarship Search connects you with more than 1 1/2 million scholarships, grants, and awards worth almost $8 billion.
11. MyFreeDegree – In as little as a couple minutes this search will have you matched up to unique scholarships. Responses are listed with tailored information based on your answers to a couple of questions.
12. StudentScholarshipSearch.com – Started in 2003, this website seeks to aid students with free scholarship info with a large differentiation of requirements. Find scholarships nationally, by state, and level of education.
13. Studentawards.com Find the money for school without the hassle. This site is devoted to helping high school seniors and college students find much needed info on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other financial assistance from the private sector and nonprofit organizations.
14. SchoolSoup – Insert Said to have one of the largest scholarship database in the world. Our search engine will find scholarships that match your interests and profile by searching through $32 Billion worth of scholarships. Scholarships with the best matches are listed first. Many scholarships can be used at any school you wish to attend.
15. Nextstudent.com – One of the biggest scholarship databases available today. It’s even updated daily with no cost to you. This site is free of advertisements and completely confidential.
16. BrokeScholar – Use this free service to apply for billions of scholarship and grant dollars. Tell them a little about yourself and receive matches detailed directly towards you.
17. College Answer – Get access to a scholarship database containing an abundance of scholarships worth over 16 billion dollars. Sponsored by Sallie Mae, this search combines technology with highly accurate scholarship information.
18. College Board Online – A fair database of around 3000 supporters. The only bad thing is there is no memory for personal information. Every time you search for scholarships, you must reenter your data.
19. SuperCollege.com – Besides just searching for grants and scholarships, learn everything there is to know. Experts and leaders in scholarships and financial aid offer helpful tips on applying for scholarships.
20. ScholarshipMonkey – This site declares a data base of one million scholarships that total over 3.5 billion. There are plenty of Christian scholarships and advice to help you make the right decision.
21. Guaranteed Scholarships – Find a number of unique scholarships by searching through this site. All of these grants are unlimited in number and require no additional requirements such as an interview, essay, or portfolio.
22. Fresch – This site will provide Christian students with answers to many of the questions they face regarding paying for college. Search through various scholarships and grants to find just what you are looking for.
23. Scholar Site.com – Rapidly search for scholastic aid with many having a Christian emphasis. Another good thing is that you don’t have to enter any personal info to start your search.
24. Fair Scholarships – On this site, you can search for scholarships and apply for them all at one time. There are many possibilities for Christian students to fund their education.
25. FindTuition.com – Get fast membership to an awesome collaboration of scholarship money and resources. This is a great way for Christian students to find money for college.
26. Scholarships 101 – A listing of over 800,000 individual scholarship awards valued at more than $2.8 billion.
Check out these government sponsored sites to find information on grants and scholarships.
27. CareerOneStop.net – Organized by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site has a searchable data base with over 5,000 fellowships, loans, scholarships , and other financial aid opportunities.
28. Student Aid on the Web – A U.S. Department of Education sponsored free online scholarship search. There are many Christian opportunities that are posted.
29. U.S. Department of Energy -Scholarships & Internships – Find out about scholarships, internships, and competitions from the U.S. Dept of Energy, plus information on careers and educational resources, including the latest scientific research.
30. Aviation Education Scholarships & Grants – Christian students headed for a career in aviation won’t want to miss this page from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that lists a variety of government and private scholarships for aviation students.
31. Scholarships – National Health Service Corps (U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services) – Learn more about NHSC scholarships, which help finance education for future primary care providers. In return, graduates serve those communities where the need for primary health care is greatest.
32. Financial Aid Resources – A site from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) that provides information and links to help you find scholarships, grants, and other resources available to military dependents.
33. FedMoney.org – FedMoney.org is a free online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs. Here you will find current info about who can apply, how to apply, and full contact information for more than 130 government grants and scholarships related to education.
State and Local Searches
See what your state or local community might be offering by way of scholarships on these sites.
34. Arkansas Scholarship Connection – The Arkansas Scholarship Connection is a statewide project of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. Their data base contains scholarships for which Arkansas students are eligible.
35. California Governor’s Scholarship Programs – California Christian students who demonstrate high academic achievement in math and sciences can earn scholarships for college from the state. Get more information on how to qualify on this site.
36. Finance Authority of Maine – State of Maine sponsors this online scholarship search. Start your scholarship search with FAME’s online scholarship search. This search allows you to look for Maine-based scholarships that match your selected criteria.
37. Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide – A free online scholarship match program maintained by the nonprofit College Planning Network, serving students of the Pacific Northwest.
38. GoHigherKY.org – The State of Kentucky sponsors this free scholarship search
39. Maryland Higher Education Commission – Although sponsored by the State of Maryland, this search may be helpful to Christian students as well as others.
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40. International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search – The ultimate guide for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad. You can find detailed college scholarship searches, grant listings, and more.
41. Study Abroad funding – A beneficial e funding source allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. Their comprehensive database offers study abroad scholarships, Christian fellowships, and grants.
Specific Fields of Interest
If you are interested in studying a specific field or industry, then do some scholarship and grant research on these sites.
42. Theology Degree Scholarships – This site delivers scholarship information for theology students. Students can access scholarship information for free.
43. Military.com – Find millions of dollars in scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community. Select your search criteria below. You and your dependents have great military education benefits. Learn about great schools and programs that can help you reach your goals.
44. The Engineering Scholarship Page – Started by a Harvard student in 1997, this site primarily features engineering related scholarships, but has grown to include some others like Christian scholarships as well.
45. Masters in Teaching Scholarships – Focusing specifically on masters in teaching students, you can find specific scholarships only offered to teaching students. You can limit results to narrow in on the criteria tailored to you.
Searching through the above sites hopefully will help you find great value in the resources you come upon. Just keep in mind that there is no fault in applying for as many different scholarships as possible. Even if you’re unsure about qualifying, the worst thing that can happen is they can say no.