External Awards

Award Databases

Many online resources are available for you to research fellowship and scholarship opportunities.

Comprehensive Award Databases generally include a wide range of categories. These searches are useful if you are seeking award opportunities of varying types, amounts, levels of prestige, or if your discipline typically does not offer major external awards (e.g. MBA programs). Due to the broad content of these resources, you are usually asked to complete a student profile in order to narrow your search. The more information you provide, the more useful the results. These databases may also have quick search capabilities that allow you to type in key words without having to complete a student profile. While the databases listed on this webpage are free to use, many of them require (or at least request) that you create an account (i.e. save a username and password) in order to access their resources.

Specialized Award Databases are generally sponsored by professional organizations, government agencies, or philanthropic groups that have a personal interest in the success of a specific student group. For example, an association of CPAs might use their website and professional network to list scholarships for students of accounting. Specialized award databases are useful if you are seeking awards that are supported by a large community/network, or that are prestigious within a specific discipline.

 

1.  Comprehensive Databases

Fastweb (Database)

http://www.fastweb.com/

 

Scholarship Experts.com (Database)

http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/?sourceid=ny_nyu

Categories Include: Ethnicity, Major, Gender

Notes: Received “Forbes.com Best of Web” distinction. Search includes postdoc opportunities.

 

Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, PhD Site (List)

http://scholarships.fatomei.com/college-scholarships-graduate-fellowships.html

Categories Include: Women, Minorities, Teachers, Medical School, Physical Science & Math, Library Studies & History, African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Native Americans, Engineers & Computer Science.

Notes: Good source for prestigious honors and significant monetary awards.

Search categories are listed within a table, below Google ads.

Results appear in a list, below additional Google ads.

Search includes postdoc opportunities.

 

College Scholarships (Database)

http://www.collegescholarships.org/

Categories Include: Athletic, Minority, Degree Level, By Subject, By State, By Student Type (political, religious, activities, etc.)

Notes: Drill down through search along left-hand listings.

 

College Tool Kit (Database)

http://www.collegetoolkit.com/

Categories Include: Geography, Heritage/Religion, Extracurriculars, Family Affiliation

Notes: Non-Account search is available, but has limited capability.

 

Fast Aid Scholarship Search (Database)

http://www.fastaid.com/

Categories Include: School Program, Degrees Held, GPA, Honors/Awards/Contests, Extracurricular Activities

 

The Free Scholarship Information Service (Database)

http://www.freschinfo.com/

Categories Include: Religion, Ethnicity, GPA, Major

 

Sallie Mae Online Scholarship Search (Database)

http://www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp

Categories Include: Priorities, majors, degrees, minorities

 

Grants.gov (Database)

http://grants.gov/

Categories Include: Agriculture, Arts, Business and Commerce, Community Development, Consumer Protection, Disaster Prevention and Relief, Education Employment, Labor and Training, Energy Environment, Food and Nutrition, Health, Housing, Humanities, Income Security and Social Services, Information and Statistics, Law, Justice and Legal Services, Natural Resources, Recovery Act, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Research and Development, Transportation

Notes: Use the advanced search to seek grants for individuals (as opposed to organizations).

 

Federal Student Aid (FSA) – Scholarship Browse

https://studentaid2.ed.gov/getmoney/scholarship/v3browse.asp

Categories Include: Major, interests, international student, Native American, Degree

 

Federal Student Aid (FSA) – Scholarship Match

https://studentaid2.ed.gov/logon.asp?nextpage=%2Fgetmoney%2Fscholarship%2Fv3search%2Easp%3F%26

Categories Include: Major, interests, international student, Native American, Degree

 

The University of Chicago (Lists)

http://grad-affairs.uchicago.edu/programs/fellowships.shtml

Categories Include: General, Dissertation Stage, Early Graduate School, Students of Color, International Students, Students in the Sciences

 

Cornell University Graduate School (Database)

http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/?p=132

Categories Include: Biological Sciences, Humanities & Arts, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Social Sciences, Women, Minorities, International Students, Summer, Study Abroad, Postdoctoral

 

Columbia University – Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Lists)

http://www.ais.columbia.edu/sws/gsas/list.php

Categories Include: Humanities, International Students, Minorities, Natural Sciences, Open to Master’s Degree Students, Postdoctoral, Social Sciences, Summer, Travel, Women

 

Columbia College – Columbia University in the City of New York (Database)

http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships

Categories Include: Arts & Humanities, Engineering, Science, Social Science

 

UCLA Graduate Division GRAPES (Database)

http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/grapes/search.asp

Categories Include: Discipline, Academic Level, Travel Abroad

 

Scholarships.com (List)

http://www.scholarships.com/

Categories Include: Financial Need, GPA, Religion, Disabilities, Ethnic Background

 

USA Jobs (List)

http://www.usajobs.gov/StudentJobs/AdditionalOpportunitiesForStudents.asp

Categories Include: Discipline, Ethnic Group

 

Eduers.com (List)

http://www.eduers.com/financialaid/

Categories Include: Minority, Hispanic, African American, Woman, Black Scholarship, Canadian Scholarship Native American, Asian

 

HigherEdSpace.com (Database)

http://www.higheredspace.com/index.php/funding

Categories Include: Minorities, Discipline, Gender

 

UC Irvine External Scholarship Opportunities (List)

http://ww.ofas.uci.edu/content/OutsideScholarships.aspx

Categories Include: Activism, Ancestry, Arts, Biological Sciences, Business, Career Fields, Company Affiliation, Disability or Medical Condition, Education, Engineering, Environment and Conservation, Essay Contest, Financial Need Based, Foster Youth, Gender, Graduate Study, Health Sciences, Humanities, Information and Computer Science, International Students, Leadership, LGBT Community, Local, Merit Based, Military Affiliation, New Students, Non-traditional Students, Physical Sciences, Social Ecology, Social Sciences, Special Interest, Sports, Study Abroad, Transfer Students

 

2. Architecture

 Acoustical Society of America (List)

http://asa.aip.org/fellowships.html

 

AIA Scholarships (List)

http://www.aiany.org/services/scholarships.html

 

American Architectural Foundation (List)

http://www.archfoundation.org/aaf/aaf/Programs.Fellowships.htm

 

American Institute of Architecture Students (List)

http://www.aias.org/news_detail.php?nid=40

 

Architectural Lighting Online (List)

http://www.archlighting.com/industry-news.asp?sectionID=1314&articleID=623819

 

Boston Society of Architects (List)

http://www.architects.org/portals/index.cfm?doc_id=120

 

Center for Architecture Foundation (List)

http://www.cfafoundation.org/index.php?section=scholarships

 

Iowa State University (List)

http://www.design.iastate.edu/ARCH/scholarships.php

 

Landscape Architecture Foundation (List)

http://www.laprofession.org/financial/Scholarships.htm

 

The Garden Club of America (List)

http://www.gcamerica.org/scholarships.php3

 

UVA School of Architecture (List)

http://urban.arch.virginia.edu/admissions/fellowships/architecture

 

3.  Business

 

Berkeley College – Outside Scholarships for MBA Students (List)

http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/mba/finaid/Outside%20Scholarships%20List%202010%20by%20deadline.pdf

 

4.  Engineering

 

Engineering Education Service Center (List)

http://www.engineeringedu.com/scholars.html

 

Society of Women Engineers (List)

http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=222&Itemid=111

For categorized scholarship lists, see tabs under the header at the top of the page. Also, scroll down to find list of engineering scholarship resources.

 

University of South Florida – College of Engineering – Student Services (List)

http://rnr.eng.usf.edu/200-010.htm

 

5.  Humanities

 

American Psychology Association (Database)

http://www.apa.org/about/awards/index.aspx

 

Johns Hopkins University – Finding Grants and Fellowships in the Humanities (List)

http://www.library.jhu.edu/researchhelp/humanities/grants.html

 

Modern Language Association (List)

http://www.mla.org/fellowships_grants

 

New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship Program (List)

http://www.nywici.org/foundation/scholarships

 

Syracuse University Communications and Journalism Scholarship Bulletin Board (List)

http://financialaid.syr.edu/BB-Comm.htm

 

6.  Science & Information Technology 

 

Bio-Techne

http://novusbio.com/scholarship-program.html   
http://rndsystems.com/grants-scholarships/scholarship-application   

Private scholarship work $1,500 per semester.

 

Community of Science (Database)

http://www.cos.com

 

National Academies (List and Research Associateship Program Database)

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Fellowships/index.htm

Thousands of listing. Citizenship requirement varies by lab. Four deadlines per year (Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1)

 

National Institutes of Health – Office of Extramural Research (Resource)

http://grants.nih.gov/training/extramural.htm

NIH medical and behavioral research funding opportunities.

 

National Institutes of Health – Office of Intramural Training and Education (List)

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs

NIH medical and behavioral research funding opportunities.

 

National Science Foundation – Internal Funding Opportunities (Database)

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/

Undergrad, Grad, and Postdoc

 

National Science Foundation – External Funding Opportunities (List)

http://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicant_resources/other_funding_opportunities

 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Research and Educational Experiences (Database)

http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/

Opportunities in “all scientific disciplines, and for all levels in the education continuum from pre-college through postgraduate.”

 

Science and Engineering Scholarships and Fellowships Blog (List)

http://blogs.asee.org/fellowships/

 

Science Careers from the Journal of Science (List)

http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2008_08_08/noDOI.17874891371734369206

 

7.  African American

 

Black Excel (List)

http://www.blackexcel.org/100minority.htm

The list of scholarships is geared towards minority students but a number of scholarships are specifically for African American Students.

 

Color Q World (List)

http://www.colorq.org/articles/article.aspx?d=2003&x=scholarships

 

The Sallie May Fund – Black College Dollars (Database)

http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew/scholarship_directory/index.html

Tip: Select “Any Deadline” most matches

 

8.  American Indian

 

American Indian College Fund (List)

http://www.collegefund.org/scholarships/main.html

Scholarship opportunities are on the left side of the page under the “Student Scholarships” header, including graduate scholarships. Also scroll down to “Other Scholarship Opportunities” for a list of additional scholarships from other resources.

 

Association on American Indian Affairs (List)

http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/aaia_scholarships.htm

Scholarships are listed on the right side.

 

National Indian Education Association (List)

http://www.niea.org/media/scholarships.php

Extensive list of highly specific scholarships.

 

9.  Asian American

 

U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (List)

http://uspaacc.com/scholarships/overview/

 

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (List)

http://www.apiasf.org/scholarships.html

 

The Asian Reporter (List)

http://www.asianreporter.com/Scholarships.htm

 

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (List)

http://www.napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=scholarships

 

Next Student (List)

http://www.nextstudent.com/directory-of-scholarships/racial/0002/racial-Asian-scholarships.aspx

 

Scholarships4Students.com (List)

http://www.scholarships4students.com/asian_scholarships.htm

 

Asian Coalition (List)

http://www.ccsf.edu/Organizations/Asian_Coalition/finder/finder_organizations.html

 

Scholarships for Asian & Pacific Islander (API) American College and Graduate Students (List)

http://www.sw.uh.edu/documents/cwep/API%20Scholarships.pdf

 

Scholarships4Students.com (List)

http://www.scholarships4students.com/asian_scholarships.htm

 

10.  Hispanic

Hispanic College Fund (database)
Includes undergraduate, graduate, and transfer

Hispanic Student Scholarships (database)
Scroll to the bottom of the page for listings.

 

11.  Women

AAUW (List)

http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellows_directory/

 

PEO (List)

http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projectsphilanthropies

 

Society of Women Engineers (List)

http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=222&Itemid=229

Note: For women seeking careers in an engineering field

 

Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science (SDE/GWIS) Fellowship Program (List)

http://www.gwis.org/programs.html

Note: For women in the scientific fields

 

Free 4-U.com (List)

http://www.free-4u.com/women1.htm

 

Guide to Online Schools (List)

http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/financial-aid/scholarships/women

 

AWIS Educational Awards Committee (List)

http://www.awis.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=67

Note: For women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

 

12.  GLBT

 

GLBT Scholarship Resources (List)

http://www.washburn.edu/sobu/broach/glbt-scholar.html

 

Point Foundation (List)

http://www.pointfoundation.org/scholarships.html

 

13.  Military

 

Military.com Scholarship Finder (Database)

http://aid.military.com/scholarship/search-for-scholarships.do

 

Scholarships for Military Children (Resource)

http://www.militaryscholar.org/

 

USAG Stuttgart College Scholarships Available for US Military Dependents (List)

http://www.stuttgart.army.mil/sites/local/scholarships.asp

 

Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cfr.org/about/fellowships/mil.html

 

Army Fellowships and Scholarships

http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/pdf/r621_7.pdf

 

14.  Post Doc Study

 Postdocjobs.com (Database)

http://www.postdocjobs.com/

Jobs and fellowships

 

15.  Undergrad Study

 College Board Scholarship – Quick Search (Database)

http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp

 

College Board Scholarship – Scholarship Match (Database)

http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp

 

Peterson’s Scholarship Search (Database)

http://www.studentedge.com/studentedge/default.aspx

 

Stanford University Undergraduate Academic Life (Database)

http://ual.stanford.edu/OO/scholarships_fellowships/FellowshipsScholarships.html

See list on right hand side of page.

 

University of Notre Dame – Fellowships Connection (List)

http://www.nd.edu/~fellows/ListOfFellowships.html

Categorized by discipline; also includes non-us citizen and study abroad opportunities.

 

16.  International Students

 International Student Organization (List)

http://www.isoa.org/list_scholarships.aspx

 

InternationalScholarships.com (Database)

http://www.internationalscholarships.com/browse.php

 

Institute of International Education (Database)

http://www.fundingusstudy.org/

The institute of international education funds study abroad and cultural exchange programs for US Citizens as was as for citizens of other countries. Its flagship study abroad program is the Fulbright.

 

17.  Study Abroad

 

AllAbroad.us – Study Abroad Scholarships (List)

http://allabroad.us/funding1.php

 

Diversity Study Abroad Scholarships (List)

http://www.diversityabroad.com/minority-study-abroad-scholarships

 

GERMANY – DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (Database)

http://www.daad.org/?p=50410

 

InternationalScholarships.com (Database)

http://www.internationalscholarships.com/browse.php

Tip: Select “All Award Types” for most hits

 

Scholarships World (List)

http://www.scholarshipsworld.org/

 

SIT Study Abroad a program of World Learning (List)

http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/721.htm

 

StudyAbroad.com – Study Abroad Scholarships (List)

http://www.studyabroad.com/forum/financial_aid.html

 

Traveler’s Notebook (List)

http://thetravelersnotebook.com/featured/top-31-travel-scholarships-fellowships-and-grants-to-fund-your-next-trip-abroad/

 

18.  Federal Funding

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA (Database)

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

 

The Student Guide – U.S. Department of Education (Database)

http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html