College Scholarships

Scholarships can be a great way to make some money towards your college education by doing whatever it is that you're good at, whether it's academics, sports, or something more esoteric, like having just the right name, or calling ducks better than anyone else. There are so many scholarship opportunities out there today, you'll want to make sure that you're as aware of them as you possibly can be, so that you can make the most out of each and every one of these opportunities. Read the articles below to find scholarship information for so many different kinds of scholarship that you're bound to find the right one for you.

Find college scholarships and grants with "Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes"

Looking for college scholarships and grants? Check out this guide to millions of privately-funded awards to help pay for college.

By Peterson's Staff updated on September 24, 2015

College Scholarships: The National Merit Scholarship

If you take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of your junior year, you'll know by the following April if you stand apart from the pack. As a top scorer, you may qualify as a Semifinalist for a National Merit Scholarship, and you'll be asked to pick two schools to which the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will refer you.

By Brian Pivik updated on August 11, 2015

Ask the Experts: College Scholarships

Read actual questions from students about college scholarships and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 25, 2014

Four Unique Scholarships from Peterson's Scholarship Search

There are a huge number of interesting scholarships available today, available for everything from academic excellence to unique skills and hobbies. Let's take a look at 4 particularly intriguing ones available through the Peterson's Scholarship Search Tool.

By Ryan Hickey updated on April 24, 2014

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Understanding Athletic College Scholarships

Receiving an offer for an athletic college scholarship can be a tremendous help as you determine how you’ll pay for college. However, it’s important to understand some key points about athletic scholarships before you accept any offers.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 10, 2014

The Top Five Scholarship Search Secrets Every Student Needs to Know

Scholarships are the best form of financial aid because they're among the few sources of tuition money that you never have to pay back. This makes finding and applying for scholarships one of the most crucial steps in your financial aid process.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 10, 2014

The National Achievement Scholarship: College Scholarships

Beginning with the publishing of test scores, the process for selecting winners of the National Achievement Scholarship works much the same way as the selection process for the National Merit Program.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 10, 2014

The PSAT/NMSQT: Gateway to College Scholarships

Every year, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) awards college scholarships to more than 10,500 students -- and if you’ve got the right stuff, you could be one of them!

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 10, 2014

Identifying College Scholarships Scams

With thousands of college scholarships out there, how do you know if that too-good-to-be-true scholarship is just that? You have to check it out!

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 09, 2014

College Scholarships Opportunities for American Indians

Opportunities for Native Americans to pursue higher education continue to grow, due in part to the federal government's mandate to provide aid and support to tribal colleges and universities.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 09, 2014

College Scholarships: Athletic Scholarship Application Checklist

Want to play college ball, and get a college scholarship for doing it? There are a number of requirements you must first fulfill, and a number of things you can do to ensure that you're on a prospective school's radar.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 09, 2014
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Scholarship Search

College is expensive, but you can find ways to make it affordable — it just takes research. There are college scholarships for just about everything you can think of, and at least one of them has your name on it.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 09, 2014

Myths about College Scholarships

Have you heard about the alligators lurking in Manhattan's sewers? They're not there! Urban legends and myths, like the myth of those alligators, exist everywhere, even in the land of college scholarships.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 08, 2014

4 Scholarships that are Easy to Apply For

Applying to college is hard. Paying for college is also hard. Here are 4 scholarships that are actually quite easy to apply for. Why not earn money for college the easy way?

By Ryan Hickey updated on April 07, 2014

Honors Students and College Scholarships

Here’s some really good news: Students who are considering an honors program or college are also the very people most likely to be eligible for college scholarship assistance.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 07, 2014

College Scholarships: Increase Your Chances of Winning

Think you have to be the star quarterback or have straight A's to get a college scholarship? Think again.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 07, 2014

College Scholarships for the Student-Athlete

There are two main types of student scholarships you can receive based on your athletic ability: college scholarships for athletes and athletic-related scholarships sponsored by companies, foundations, or associations.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 07, 2014

College Scholarships: Free Money for Honors Students

When it comes to finances, honors students are just like everyone else -- they can sure use college scholarships (i.e., free money)!

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 07, 2014

College Scholarships: A Word of Warning about Scams

For every ten students who receive legitimate undergraduate scholarships, there's one who falls prey to a scam. Find out how to avoid the scams here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 07, 2014

7 Strange, Stunning, and Spectacular Scholarships

You might call them eccentric. You might call them bizarre. But you'll be thanking the organizations behind these scholarships when they're handing you the money you need to pursue your college goals. So let's get into some peculiar college scholarships that might help you in your higher education pursuits.

By Brendan Conway updated on October 14, 2013
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