Outside Scholarships and Other Educational Financing Resources

Outside Scholarships and Other Educational Financing Resources

Private scholarships and grants can be excellent sources of financial assistance, and each year GS students compete successfully for a wide range of scholarship opportunities.

In addition to the list below, you may also wish to consult the list of fellowships on the GS website—while many of the fellowships listed fund graduate study, some are open to undergraduates.

Below is a partial list of scholarship opportunities, as well as websites where you can begin your scholarship search. Read all requirements carefully, and beware of scholarship scams. If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of a scholarship, please consult the GS Office of Educational Financing.

Scholarship Search Services

Careers and Colleges

College Board Scholarship Search



Foundation Center – Database of close to 8,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. (Subscription required.)

International Scholarships – Scholarships for international students and for American students studying abroad

Scholarship Experts

Scholarship Hunter

Scholarships and Grants


Student Scholarship Search

General Guides

Ed.gov – Dept. of Education website

Studentaid.ed.gov – Federal government website offering information on planning and financing a college education, as well as tips on relocating for college, student tax benefits, etc.

EduPass – Guide to financial aid for international students.

Finaid.org – Comprehensive guide to financial aid; includes general advice for nontraditional students.

GoCollege – Guide to financial aid and scholarships.

USAJOBS - An extensive database of federal scholarships, grants, and employment opportunities.