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Audience: Graduate Student
Disciplinary Area: Arts and Humanities, Health and Medical Sciences, Life and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences

Many free databases exist for scholarship searches. Although less inclusive than COS Pivot, they may offer some additional opportunities. Most incorporate some combination of keyword searches and profile matches based on information Users provide.

Commercial Scholarship Databases List

Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards

  • Search for scholarships, fellowships or summer jobs/internships by discipline or population group.
  • No registration¬†required.

Education Planner, by American Education Services (AES)

  • Use your profile to find information on financial aid, grants and scholarships, work-study programs, and educational loans.
  • Registration required.

SallieMae: Scholarships for College

  • Use your profile to find scholarships, loans, and information on financing your education.
  • Registration required.


  • Search for scholarships and financial aid via keyword or your profile.
  • Registration required. Find money for college

  • Find information on scholarships, as well as individual college and university tuition and financial aid information via keyword searches or your profile.
  • Registration required.

Peterson’s Scholarships

  • Search for graduate scholarships through keywords and other pre-set categories, including subject area.
  • No registration required.

NerdWallet: NerdScholar

  • Search for scholarships through year of study¬†and GPA, which can be modified through keyword searches. Also includes information on tuition and student loans.
  • No registration required

Chronicle of Higher Education: Gazette

  • Click on the most recent “Deadline” link for a list of upcoming fellowships and scholarships. Do an in-text search (Ctrl + F) of keywords within the list to find relevant awards.
  • No registration required

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