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General Scholarship Search Engines

University of Arkansas's  Searchable Database is a great place to start!

The University of Illinois at Chicago has a good website that has resources for funding your graduate education. Check out this Grad School 101: How to Find Fellowships That Are Right for You. 

Scholarship Opportunities  Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards Highly Competitive and Prestigious Scholarship, Fellowship and Internship Awards for College Study, Graduate School and Postgraduate Research.

Michigan State University Library Grants to Individuals

This compilation focuses primarily on funding opportunities for individuals, such as financial aid or scholarships for students, rather than funding for nonprofit organizations. If you are interested in funding for a nonprofit organization, you should take a look at Grants for Nonprofits.

FastWeb  “The most complete source of local scholarships, national scholarships and college-specific scholarships”

Financial Aid  FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.

ExPan Scholarship Understand all of your options when it comes to paying for college. We can help you get the latest information about college costs, scholarships, financial aid applications, education loans, and college financing.

SRN Express  Scholarship Resource Network Express contains a database of over 8,000 programs with a distribution level of over 150,000 awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students

Office of Postsecondary Education, US department of Education This site describes programs and fellowships offered by the US department of Education

The Smithsonian Institution  opportunities for research and study

Scholarship News  Organized by specific populations and disciplines

College Net  

Go College

Federal Student Aid An Office of the US Department of Education

United Negro College Fund


Resource Guides to Careers, Networking, Funding (and more) in Development, Social Change, CR, and Related Fields

scholars4dev, short for Scholarships for Development, is an updated listing of international scholarships specifically for people from developing countries, people who would like to pursue development-related fields, and people who seek global and national development through further education

Study Abroad

USA Study Abroad US Government Resources

Study Abroad Scholarships Study Abroad Financial Aid and Grants/International Education Fellowships, Education Abroad Funding

International Scholarships Online   For international students and US citizens.

US Government Language Programs

Natural Sciences

National Science Foundation: Guide to Programs The NSF encourages exchange in science and engineering. The site has an international component, providing links with valuable information on fellowships, grants and awards, summer institutes, workshops, reach and education projects, and international programs. Targeted for students as well as professionals. 

Public Policy

Public Policy and International Affairs

The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. OSI awards grants, scholarships, and fellowships on a regular basis throughout the year. Applicants can determine their eligibility and view relevant initiatives and application guidelines.

Creative and Performing Arts

Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies

World Wide Arts Resources Focusing solely on the arts, this site provides links for funding sources, university program, and arts organizations all over the world.

Music Scholarship Free Music Scholarships, Grants, Competitions and Awards Resources

College Art Association Opportunities offers continuously updated information for artists, scholars, museum professionals, educators, and other members of the visual-arts community.