The following excerpt is from Winning Scholarships for College, Fifth Edition and 10 Steps for Using the Internet in Your Scholarship Search.

  • Use computerized scholarship search engines such as FastWeb, Unigo.com, and Scholarships.com.
  • Visit general websites for college and scholarship information, such as The Scholarship Workshop Online, FinAid.org, and the College Board.
  • Use general search engines such as Yahoo! and Google for less well- known scholarship websites. Enter, search terms like “college scholarships” and “college financial aid.”
  • Conduct an advanced Internet search to find local scholarship opportunities.
  • Use social media effectively. Some scholarship programs have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.
  • Search for magazine and news articles that may contain scholarship information.
  • Go directly to scholarship organizations and foundations such as the Elks National Foundation and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
  • Visit government websites such as the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Connect to college and university Web pages to prepare for college visits and interviews or get more information about costs and financial aid.
  • Use the Internet for required forms and testing information such as FAFSA and the SAT.