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Outside Scholarship Search Sites

These websites are provided for informational purposes only and are not endorsed or affiliated with Orange Coast College. For scholarship scam information, check out the following web article.  To report a scam, contact The Federal Trade Commission or the National Fraud Information Center.​



Orange Coast College's personalized Scholarship Search database and Financial Wellness planning page.

Search Over 3.7 Million College Scholarships & Grants, About $19 Billion in Financial Aid to Help You Pay for College.


This is one of the more popular Scholarship Search sites with a database of 1.5 million scholarships worth $3.4 billion. Create a profile through Fastweb at no cost and they will match you with scholarship opportunities. Fastweb has a thorough screening process for scholarships. 

School Soup

The website is new, but it's experience in college and scholarship research is not. School Soup began accumulating college and scholarship information in 1988 and developed one of the first computerized scholarship search programs. School Soup has one of the largest scholarship databases. features thousands of small and unique scholarship opportunities. Most students forget about the smaller awards, but in many cases, these are the best opportunities for students.This site is dedicated to helping students find less competitive awards tailored to their personality, interests, and career goals. 

Affordable Colleges Online

Affordable Colleges Online provides community resources and tools related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. Affordable Colleges Online provides financial aid resources for women, minorities, and professions that assist in making higher education more affordable.

East Bay Consortium

This site provides links to numerous scholarship opportunities in their Scholarship Directory. Search by field of interest, ethnicity, or browse all categories.


3.6 million college scholarships worth over $14 billion.


We’ve Got More Than $11 Billion in Scholarships.

Scholarship Monkey

Search for grants and scholarships three simple ways using Scholarship Monkey. Rated one of the 10 best scholarship search sites by USA Today.


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. 

Minority Corporate Counsel Association

This site has links to over 100 minority scholarship opportunities. 

Peterson's College Scholarship Search

Peterson's College is a free scholarship search similar to FastWeb. Start by clicking on the "Sign Up Now" button in the bottom right hand corner or follow any of the links provided to various scholarship opportunities.

Go College is one of the oldest and most trusted resources to guide students on how to finance and succeed in college. The site is divided into four categoriesto answer any college questions: Financial Aid, Admissions, Education Options, and College Survival.

Fisher House

For children of active duty, reseve/guard, or retired personnel or who are the survivor of a deceased member. Must have a military dependent I.D. card and plan to attend a college or university.


Resources to help you to get into and pay for college. 

Orange County Community Foundation

This site has many opportunities - one application can be used for as many scholarships as you qualify for.

The Best Colleges - Scholarships for Women

The following scholarships are only available to women. While some financial aid for women may have restrictions and special requirements, this grouping is the most widely available category of scholarships for women. Each of the following college scholarships for women requires the applicant to be enrolled in a university or college program.


Corporation for National & Community Service/Domestic Peace Corp. Service makes student eligible for an educational award. 

Armed Forces Communication & Electronics Association

There are six general categories of scholarship assistance available for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled full time at four-year colleges or universities in the U.S. Please apply for one scholarship only.

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Plan