Financial Aid Research

The FIDM Library

At the FIDM Library, you'll find a number of books and other publications that provide financial aid information and scholarship search advice. Publications are continually being updated, so check regularly at the Library for up-to-the-minute resources.

Here are two of the reference books available:

1) The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2016: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes.
Information on 1.5 million scholarships, grants, and prizes that feature awards indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more. Each entry contains all the necessary information for students and parents to complete the application process, including eligibility requirements, how to obtain an application, how to get more information about each award, sponsor website listings, award amounts, key deadlines, and includes tips on how to conduct the most effective search, how to write a winning application, and how to avoid scams. Call number: REF 378.34 T161u 2016

2) Scholarships, Grants & Prizes 2016 (Peterson's).
Provides up-to-date information on millions of privately funded awards available to college students. Contains detailed profiles of awards based on academic fields and career goals, ethnic heritage, talent, employment experience, military service, and other categories. Call number: REF 378.34 P4859 2016

Online Research

Several Internet sites provide free scholarship search services, matching you with the grants and scholarships for which you qualify. You'll also find plenty of information and advice on financial aid.

http://collegeboard.org
Get help with the entire college process, including College Board tests, finding a college, applying to colleges, and searching for scholarships. There is also a financial aid calendar and a college price list. This free web version of the College Board's FUND FINDER scholarship database contains listings of scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships, and other types of financial aid.

http://scholarships.com
A popular free college scholarship search service, this site updates its database regularly, so visit often for the latest opportunities.

http://fastweb.com
The Internet's largest free scholarship search service, it includes a database of more than 180,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.

http://brokescholar.com
Browse thousands of awards worth over $2.5 billion dollars, utilize quick and easy search tools, and organize all your scholarship files in one place.

http://findtuition.com
Gain instant access to over 1.7 million scholarships worth over $7 billion.

http://internationalscholarships.com
Students who wish to study abroad will find a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information. With over 1,000 awards listed, the international database provides over $1 million in funding.

http://aie.org
AIE has college planning resources, financial aid information, career guidance, and money management tips to help families and students achieve their goals.

http://scholarshiphelp.org
Provides information about college scholarships and advice about how to succeed in winning scholarships. Explains how college funding works, the types of college scholarships available, how to find a scholarship, and how to apply for one.

http://iefa.org
The International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search provides information on financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. Features comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

http://internationalscholarships.com/search
An informational resource for students wishing to study abroad. Features a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.

http://internationalstudent.com
The International Student and Study Abroad Resource Center strives to best recognize and serve the needs of international students around the world. Provides resources to help students investigate and pursue an international education, including online tools and websites that offer products and services.

http://usa.gov/education
A U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. Promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited post secondary institutions in the United States. Also provides services to the U.S. higher education community to help institutional leaders meet their recruitment and campus internationalization goals.