Ways to find available scholarships:

Using scholarships to help pay for college is a terrific idea, because you don't have to repay them. Start searching early, and be persistent.

Other options include:

  • Type “scholarships” into any online search engine. This will likely result in a long list of scholarship sites for you to narrow down.
  • Visit your high school counselor or college resource center to research any local or school-specific scholarships.
  • Check out scholarship reference books in a library or bookstore; make sure you locate the most current edition.
  • If you attend or are thinking of attending a specific college, visit that school's website or call their admission's office to determine if they offer any scholarships.
  • Be community-minded. Does your church, bank, or other civic organization offer scholarships?
  • Fill out all scholarship applications neatly and completely, and always apply ahead of the deadlines.

Additional Resources:

21st Century Scholars
21st Century Scholars Program
Absolutely Scholarships
Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship
Aspira Association, Inc.
Bloomington Graduate Zeta Chapter of Dollars for Scholars
College Board
College Scholarships
College View
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
FED Student Aid on Web
Gates Millennium Scholars
Golden Door Scholars
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Women in Leadership
Hudson & Holland Scholars Program
Hutton Honors College Scholarship
Indiana Commission for Higher Education Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Indiana University Alumni Association Scholarships
Indiana University Office of Scholarships
International Education Financial Aid
Lanzate/Take Off
La Plaza 2017 CICF Scholarship Guidebook
Latino College Dollars
My (Un)Documented Life
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Rachel Di Pietro-James Scholarship
Scholarships for Immigrant Students
The Dream
World Learning

Beware: Scholarships are "free money," so you should never have to pay money to get them. Watch out for scholarship scams or companies that require a credit card number just to perform a search. Save the money and do it yourself! Go to for more details on scholarship scams and how to report them.