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Outside Scholarship Resources

The websites below may help you with your scholarship search. 

Be wary of scholarship scams on the Internet. Beware of sites or services that charge a hefty fee to locate scholarships or that guarantee grants that seem too good to be true.

BestColleges.com offers a college scholarship database that includes nearly 20,000 scholarships for a wide range of fields of study.

The Cal Alumni Association offers scholarships for entering and continuing UC Berkeley undergraduate students. Alumni Scholarship applications are due by May 1 for incoming students and by June 1 for continuing students.

The College Board Scholarship Search will help you find potential opportunities from their database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding.

College Grant Resource Guide is a helpful directory of grants and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students, including government grants, career-related grants, and grants targeted to specific student populations, such as disabled students and black women.

College Prowler gives out more than $50,000 in scholarships every year and provides a free scholarship search that matches students to more than 3.2 million scholarships.

College Scholarships.org lists a broad array of college funding opportunities. The organization also offers its own scholarships, including the $10,000 Blogging Scholarship, for students who maintain a weblog and attend college.

FinAid has helpful information on how to look for scholarships, how to increase your chances for winning a scholarship, and how to avoid scholarship scams.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students on the BestColleges.com website includes a directory of minority student scholarships and aid programs offered by public and private organizations.

Finding and Applying for Scholarships is a section of the Federal Student Aid website and contains helpful links and information.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program promotes academic excellence and provides an opportunity for outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their full potential. 

NerdWallet has a Scholarships Search tool that lets students search more than 10,000 different scholarship awards.

OMP has a scholarship search tool that is targeted for graduate students. 

The SAGE Scholars Program provides leadership and career-development training through internships, tuition assistance, mentoring, and education for current Berkeley undergraduates with financial need and high academic achievement.

Scholar Match is a website and service created by 826 National to connect college-bound students with donors.

Scholarship Connection is a clearinghouse for information on externally funded scholarships for continuing Berkeley students only.

 

Please note that federal financial aid regulations require that the financial aid awards you receive cannot exceed your student budget. It is possible, therefore, that outside scholarships could reduce a component of your package of financial aid awards. We may need to reduce your financial aid awards by the amount of the outside resources received to ensure that your total awards do not exceed your student budget. In these cases, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants, or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort.