Government Scholarships and Grants for College


Student Assistance Programs (US Dept of Health and Human Services)

HHS provides a variety of scholarships, loans, and loan repayment programs for students in the health professions, through the Student Assistance Programs of the Health Resources and Services Admin. Find out if you're eligible!


Student Aid on the Web (US Dept of Education)

The official student gateway to federal financial aid, including eligibility, application, repayment, and more - plus self-service tools to help you prepare, choose, and apply for college. From the U.S. Department of Education.


FAFSA on the Web (US Dept of Education)

Apply for federal financial aid online using the Department of Education's FAFSA (SM) on the Web. It's free, fast, easy, and accurate!


Scholarship Search (US Dept of Education)

A scholarship is money for college that you will not be expected to are worth seeking! Use this fast and free scholarship search available from the U.S. Department of Education (requires registration).


Apply for Federal Student Aid (US Dept of Education)

Applying for federal student aid has never been easier. Here are all the resources you need, from the U.S. Department of Education.


Truman Scholarship (Harry S. Truman Foundation)

The Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit- based grants to undergraduate students to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service.


Funding Education Beyond High School (US Dept of Education)

A comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Dept of Education! Tells you about grants, loans, and work-study programs available through the Federal Student Aid office, as well as how to apply for them.


Scholarships for Military Children

Sons and daughters of U.S. military personnel may qualify for the Scholarships for Military Children Program from the Defense Commissary Agency.


Federal Student Aid Forms (US Dept of Education)

Link to the forms and information you need to apply for federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Find the FAFSA application online and link to related info and resources.


Nursing Information (US Bureau of Health Professions)

A great resource for anyone considering a career in nursing. Find information about education and practice grants, the Nursing Scholarship Program, and the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program here.


Scholarships - National Health Service Corps (US Dept of Health and Human Svcs)

Learn more about NHSC scholarships, which help finance education for future primary care providers. In return, graduates serve those communities where the need for primary health care is greatest.


Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Natl Institutes of Health)

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical research.


Scholarship Scams (US Federal Trade Commission)

Need money for college? Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams. The Federal Trade Commission cautions students on how to discover fraud.


Hispanic Serving Institutions National Program (US Dept of Agriculture)

The USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions National Program provides professional development opportunities to students, faculty and staff at HSI's with internships, scholarships, grants, fellowships and more.


Completing the FAFSA (US Dept of Education)

Need help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid? The Department of Education provides this helpful site with complete instructions, and phone numbers if you need more help. Links to the electronic FAFSA, too.


Scholarships & Internships (US Dept of Energy)

Find out about scholarships, internships, and competitions from the U.S. Dept of Energy, plus information on careers and educational resources, including the latest scientific research.


Student Volunteering (US Dept of Veterans Affairs)

The VA voluntary service program allows students to explore health care career options and offers scholarship opportunities to student volunteers. Click on "Living Memories" under "VAVS Products" to read stories from other student volunteers.


Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (Natl Science Foundation)

Federal Cyber Service (Scholarship for Service) awards from the Natl Science Foundation fund two years of undergraduate or graduate education in exchange for two years of federal service after graduation. Learn more at this site.


Financial Aid Resources - Dept of Defense Education Activity

The Financial Aid Resources page from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) provides information and links to help you find scholarships, grants, and other resources available to military dependents.


Scholarships and Loan Repayment Program (Indian Health Services)

Learn about the Indian Health Service's scholarships for American Indian health professionals as well as a loan repayment program in exchange for two years of full-time clinical practice at an approved Indian health program.


Undergraduate Scholarships - Morris K. Udall Foundation

Each year, the Foundation awards 80 scholarships to sophomore & junior-level college students who are committed to environmental careers or are Native Americans committed to careers in tribal public policy or health care. Find out more here!


NASA For Students (National Aeronautics & Space Administration)

What is The Great Moonbuggy Race? Find out at NASA's Students Page! Filled with multimedia, interactive features, and fascinating facts, plus NASA competitions, internships, careers, scholarships, current research, and much more.


California Governor's Scholarship Programs (State of California)

California students who demonstrate high academic achievement in math and sciences can earn scholarships for college from the state! Get more information on how to qualify for these scholarships.


Aviation Education Scholarships & Grants (US Federal Aviation Administration)

If you're headed for a career in aviation, don't miss this page from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that lists a variety of government and private scholarships for aviation students.


Educational Partnership Program (NOAA)

Financial help for minority aspiring scientists! NOAA's EPP scholarships support research and training in the oceanic, atmospheric, and other NOAA-related sciences for students attending minority-serving universities.


FAFSA en Espanol (Departamento de Educacion de los Estados Unidos )

Usted puede utilizar la version de Internet de la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (Free Application for Federal Student Aid o FAFSA), FAFSA en la Web. Puede llenar y transmitir esta solicitud electronicamente.


Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

This program, which is federally funded and state-administered, is designed to recognize exceptionally able high school seniors who show promise of continued excellence in postsecondary education.


Indian Health Service Scholarships & Loan Repayment Programs

The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three health professions scholarship programs, plus a loan repayment program in exchange for two years of full-time clinical practice at an approved Indian health program. Find out how to qualify!


Nevada Millennium Scholarship (Nevada State Treasurer)

Graduates of Nevada high schools who have been state residents for at least two of their high school years may be eligible for the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship. Get all the facts about eligibility at this Nevada web site.


Coca-Cola Scholarships

Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 250 scholarships to National and Regional Scholars, in support of those special students who exemplify the potential to become the leaders of tomorrow.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provides scholarships to undergraduate students who have completed at least a year of school. A great opportunity for those considering transfer from a two-year to a four-year school!


Jeannette Rankin Women's Education Fund

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation (JRF) awards scholarships annually to women 35 years of age and older who through undergraduate or vocational education are seeking to better themselves, their families, and their communities.


United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

The UNCF has raised over $2 billion to help a total of more than 350,000 students attend college and has distributed more funds to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the government. Search for scholarships here.


Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund

FEEA is a private, non-profit corporation which provides educational benefits and emergency assistance exclusively to all civilian and postal federal employees and their dependent family members.


National Merit Scholarships

The NMSC conducts two college undergraduate scholarships programsthe National Merit. Scholarship Program and the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Learn more about the scholarships, how to qualify, and how to apply.


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in math, science or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Substantial awards are given to over 300 Undergraduate students yearly


Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS)

GMS provides African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, and Hispanic Americans with scholarships for study in mathematics, science, engineering, education or library science.


Imagine America Scholarship (Career College Association)

Imagine America's Scholarship Program can help fund your education, and also help you make the big decisions - like choosing a career - that will affect your future success as a working professional. Find out more at this site.


DUSA Scholarships

The Society of Daughters of the U.S. Army (DUSA) offers $1,000 scholarships to the daughters and granddaughters of active duty or retired Army officers. Find out if you're eligible and how to apply at this website.


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program (US Dept of State)

This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Sponsored by the State Dept.


Presidential Freedom Scholarship

Awards $1,000 scholarships to high school juniors or seniors selected by their schools for outstanding service to their community. Jointly funded by the Corporation for National Service and the community.


Art/Design Scholarships (World Studio Foundation)

World Studio Foundation provides scholarships to minority and economically disadvantaged students studying design/arts disciplines in American colleges and universities. The program aims to increase diversity in creative professions.


Educational Service Centers (League of United Latin American Citizens)

LULAC National Educational Service Centers are committed to providing the Hispanic community with high-quality educational opportunities. Here you will find information on educational programming, leadership training, and scholarships.


International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)

International Education Financial Aid ( offers a free searchable database of scholarships specifically for international students wishing to study in a foreign country.


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgendered Student Scholarships (LEAGUE)

LEAGUE Foundation scholarships are awarded to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgendered students whose combined academic histories, personal plans and community service records are deemed to show leadership and concern for others.


Minority Engineering Scholarships (NACME)

NACME is known as the nation's largest private source of scholarships for African American, American Indian, & Latino women and men in engineering. Learn more about their programs here! (Natl Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)


Academics and Athletes (Natl Collegiate Athletic Association)

NCAA's Student-Athlete page is filled with useful info to help students stay eligible to compete, make the right choices about their health, perform in the classroom, and develop into tomorrow's leaders - AND find scholarships and internships!


Scholarships - Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Since 1950, SWE has offered career information, scholarships, and support to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders.


The Posse Foundation

The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and selects student leaders from public high schools to form multicultural teams called "Posses", which go through an intensive college prep program and receive 4-year scholarships. Learn more here!


Scholarships - Nat'l Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)

Children, stepchildren, and grandchildren of all current NARFE members are eligible to apply for $1,000 college scholarships (60 are awarded each year!). Applicants must be current high school seniors or college students.


National Eagle Scout Scholarships

Are you an Eagle Scout planning to go to college after high school? The Boy Scouts of America may have a scholarship for you. Visit this site for an application and information on three types of scholarships available for Eagle Scouts.


American Library Association Scholarship Program

Interested in pursuing a Masters in Library Science (MLS)? If so, be sure to research the numerous scholarships available from the American Library Association.


Scholarships (NGPA)

The NGPA Education Fund has been established to provide educational assistance in the form of scholarships to members of the gay and lesbian community who are interested in an aviation career as a professional pilot.


American Indian College Fund (AICF)

The AICF raises funds to support student scholarships and other developmental needs at the nation's tribal colleges and universities across the U.S. Learn more about their programs here, then apply online or talk to your school.


National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE's mission is to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at the undergraduate and graduate level. It offers scholarships, internships, career support, and job search assistance.


College Access

The College Access Web site provides all the resources your state has on preparing for college, planning a career, finding and applying to college and what state aid is available to help pay for college.


Army Officer's Wives' Club Scholarships

The Army Officers' Wives' Club offers $1,000 scholarships to the children or spouses of U.S. Army personnel in the Greater Washington DC area. Find out whether you're eligible and how to apply at this website.


High School Journalism (American Society of Newspaper Editors)

This goal of this great site is to encourage a diverse generation of young people to make newspaper journalism their career. Aimed at teens, it offers college scholarship info, awards, and resources like an "ask a pro" area. area.


Anne Ford Scholarship

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a ten thousand dollar award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. Deadline for application is December 31, 2007.


Student Services, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

NABJ seeks to strengthen ties among African- American journalists, promote diversity in newsrooms, and honor excellence in journalism. NABJ offers scholarships, internships, and fellowships to qualified individuals.


American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

AISES is a national, nonprofit organization which bridges science and technology with traditional Native American values, encouraging studies in science, engineering, and other academic areas with scholarships, internships, & other programs.


Scholarships - Association of Former Special Agents of the IRS

AFSA's annual $1,500 college scholarship is available to those students who are pursuing a degree in law enforcement or related fields such as business or accounting. To be eligible, you must be the child or grandchild of an AFSA member.


Scholarships, Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)

Recognizing the lack of access to quality education and resources for the Asian Pacific American community, OCA is known as a leading organization in administering scholarships for Asian Pacific American students.


Agricultural Science Scholarships (Future Farmers of America)

Each year the National FFA Organization awards more than $2 million in scholarships to members for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans, to be used at colleges and other postsecondary agricultural programs.



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American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarships

The American Society for Enology and Viticulture awards scholarships yearly to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry. Find out how to apply at this site.


Scholarship Search (

Locate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources that match your education level, talents, and background. From the College Board.


Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund

The Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree. Awards are based on financial need & previous achievements for women who earned a HS diploma/GED 10+ years ago. Scholarship Search provides access to a free online database to locate and apply for college scholarships.


Scholarship Resource Network Express

Scholarship Resource Network Express is a free search engine and database of private scholarships designed to help students identify funding sources for undergraduate through postgraduate study. (Requires registration)


Nursing Scholarships ( offers a large listing of nursing scholarships from all types of organizations, focused especially (but not exclusively) on assistance for minority nursing students.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the largest Hispanic scholarship-granting organization in the nation. Their mission is to double the rate of Hispanics earning a college degree by the year 2006.


Paying For College (

Figure out what college really costs, what you can afford, and where to locate financial aid with advice from the College Board's experts and interactive tools.


Automation Alley Scholarships (Michigan)

This program offers scholarships to employees or family members of Michigan's "Automation Alley" member companies. Scholarships are available at several participating colleges in Automation Alley