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Scholarships FAQ
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Reviews.com spent over 200 hours researching over 17 of the most popular scholarship search platforms that are currently available.  
Their finding is divided into seven sections.
1.  Introduction
2.  The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2017
3.  What Should You Know About Scholarships?
4.  How Do Scholarship Search Platforms Work?
5.  What Should Students Know Before They Search for a Scholarship?
6.  How Reviews.com conducted their research on the scholarship search platforms
7.  Guide to Applying for Scholarships
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Fifth- through ninth-graders whose families have an annual income of $100,000 or less can apply through Dec. 31 for Match the Promise scholarships to supplement their contributions to the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state's prepaid college tuition program. 


Approved recipients can receive matching scholarships of tuition units worth up to $1,000 at today's prices, and top-scoring recipients can also receive a one-time grant of tuition units worth $2,000 at today's prices. These scholarship tuition units can be used at Texas public colleges and universities.
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To be eligible for the Overcoming Injuries Scholarship, applicants must:

1) Be enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Applicants may still submit an application if awaiting admission or deciding on an institution, however, the selected individual must be enrolled for the Spring of 2019 semester before receiving the financial aid.

Application Requirements:

To apply for this scholarship, interested candidates should provide the following:

1) A current resume with contact and education information, 

2) An official or unofficial academic transcript, and 

3) An essay of 750-1,000 words discussing how you or a loved one has overcome a personal injury. Explain the challenges you or a loved one faced, and the personal growth that came from such an experience.

Eligible students must:

- be between the ages of 16-21 and plan on attending school in the Fall of 2019

 - Have a GPA of 3.0 or above

Deadline:  June 30, 2019
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To be eligible for the Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship:

1) U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident

2) Enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university and plan to continue enrollment

3) Consent to a talent release and be willing to provide a digital photograph and quote for display on Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS) websites if notified as the winner

4) Graduating high school seniors who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply

Deadline:  June 30, 2019
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In order to be eligible for the Hylan Family Scholarship, the applicant must be attending college in the fall 2019 semester or quarter.

Applicants can be high school seniors or current college students.

The winner must provide documentation verifying that they will be a student for fall 2019 and provide proof that they will be furthering their education at an accredited community college, online college, or university. 

Winners of this scholarship must be willing to provide a photo of them with the scholarship award to Dr. Brad Hylan's office for future promotion of the Hylan Family Scholarship.

Deadline:  June 30, 2019
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Digital Privacy Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand why you should be cautious about what you post on the Internet.

Who may apply:

You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply:

Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about digital privacy. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy.

Deadline: June 30, 2019

10 finalists will be selected based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.
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To be eligible for the ABC Humane Wildlife Scholarship you must:

A) Be a student currently enrolled at a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the United States.

B) Be studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences i.e. economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology.

If the applicant or the applicant's parent/legal guardian is employed by ABC Wildlife, Inc. at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.
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To be eligible for the Personal Achievement College Scholarship:

The Student Research Foundation Personal Achievement Scholarship is open to all high school students who are legal residents of the United States.

Applicants must:

(1) describe a personal achievement story

(2) determine and explain instances of struggle or adversity

(3) and display how they overcame adversity to reach their goals. 

All applicants under the age of eighteen (18) or minors at the time of application must have the permission of at least one (1) of their parents and/or legal guardians to apply.

Deadline:  July 26, 2019
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To be eligible for the Giving Back to the Community Scholarship:

The Giving Back to the Community scholarship is available for any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States.

Students who are currently incoming first-year college students and have graduated high school or possesses a GED may also apply. Any eligible candidates must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Deadline:  July 31, 2019
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Winning scholarships can be sweet – especially with this special a la mode award for scholarship seekers who love ice cream.

Are you simple and sweet like vanilla, classic yet unpredictable like chocolate chip, or a little nutty like pistachio? Whatever the flavor or reasons may be, we want to know what ice cream flavor best reflects your personality and why.

July is National Ice Cream Month, and we need a little help picking out a “Flavor of the Month” for our famous ice cream scholarship. Tell us all about your ice cream flavor, and you could scoop up a sweet $1,500 scholarship.

Applicants must be 13 year of age or older at the time of application

Deadline: July 31, 2019
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Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it’s a message for the world or just a quick “hi mom,” this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We’re listening!

Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up – and cash in. The “loudest” applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.

Deadline: September 30, 2019
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How to Be Frugal Scholarship 

Deadline:  December 1, 2019
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The 2019 Women in Business Scholarship is available for women who are current undergraduate students pursuing a career in business.

The application deadline is December 1, 2019.

Incoming, full-time and part-time students are eligible, but you need to be currently enrolled to apply. High School Seniors may apply but they must provide their acceptance letter or some way to verify they will be attending. Applicants enrollment will be verified prior to any funds being sent.

Requirements:
- Applicant must be a woman who is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a career in business.
- Upload most recent transcript to scholarship page or email it to scholarship@expomarketing.com.
Deadline:
- The application deadline is December 1, 2019.
- Winner will be announced on December 16, 2019.
Award Amount: $1000
Application must be submitted on our scholarship page
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LendEDU

Students can filter scholarship opportunities based on their grade level, GPA, the scholarship amount, and the requirements of the scholarship.

Here are some other points covered in the guide:
- Different Types of Scholarships Available
- Applying for Scholarships
- Essay Tips
- Letters of Recommendation Tips
- Spotting Scholarship Scams

There are also YouTube videos to help make the information a little more digestible and entertaining.
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Going Merry

Free Scholarship Service

Matching - Once you fill out your student profile, you are automatically matched with scholarships

Direct Applications - You can apply directly to multiple scholarships - you never leave the site

Auto Filled Applications - All of the information from your student profile is autofilled into each application

Estimated Application Times - Every scholarship has an estimated application time 
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Sources of Aid
Fastweb

AmeriCorps

City Year

CSS/Financial Aid Profile - non-federal aid


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