Outside scholarships

Numerous organizations offer scholarships. Although we cannot endorse any particular organization's scholarships or process, we encourage you to research outside scholarships that may help your overall assistance package.

Scholarship Resources
BigFuture Scholarship Search

High school students - find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs.


Cappex has a large scholarship database and you get personalized results.


Fastweb hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships. And it’s all so well organized! The search platform’s filters make it hard not to find exactly what you’re looking for. You have to fill out a profile to get started.

Financial Aid for Minority Students

Scholarships for minority students. Including women, African Americans, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos.

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

Scholarship search for United Methodist scholarships.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.

International College Scholarship Search

IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. You will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

Iowa United Methodist College Scholarships 

All United Methodist scholarship applications and any required information must be post-marked by March 1 annually.


Niche is one of the easiest sites to navigate. It’s neatly organized into categories that make it simple to start finding and applying for scholarships. There is no required sign-up and a user-friendly design.


The site boasts $10 billion in scholarship awards and has an impressive collection of articles, test prep resources and more. Its search filters make navigation simple. Filling out a very short survey allows you to adjust the filters as you go, which gives you more control than sites that require extensive profiles to get started.

SallieMae Scholarship Search 

Find scholarships that match your skills, activities, and interests based on the profile you create. Set up customized alerts to notify you when a new scholarship that matches your profile becomes available. 


There tagline says it all: “With more than 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth more than $19 billion, just about everyone is bound to find something.”

The College Board 

The College Board offers much more than an extensive list of scholarships. It also has test prep, articles and college search tools, among others. And its “scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs”.

Tuition Funding Sources 

Tuition Funding Sources is available free of charge to all students looking to continue their education after graduation.


The site offers both profile-based matching as well as easy-to-browse categories. User-friendly interface, which is somewhat reminiscent of a photo-sharing site. It makes finding scholarships simple. What’s more, the site values security and privacy of personal information – so, in other words, no spam!

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
UMHEF offers several scholarship opportunities to United Methodist students attending or seeking to attend a United Methodist-related institution of higher education. Last year, UMHEF awarded more than $2.3 million to over 1,000 students. YOU can be one of those scholars! Generally, applications are accepted January 1 – March 1 of each year.

United Negro Fund 

High school students - Welcome to the UNCF scholarships, programs, internships and fellowships website. UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation.