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Resources for Scholarship Seekers

We’ve gathered some of the best resources from around the Web to help you in your search for scholarships and financial aid.

Government resources

The U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid program ensures all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. Students must file a FAFSA each year to determine their eligibility for federal aid. Here are resources to help:

Local resources

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The Web can be a great tool in your scholarship search.

APS Scholarship Opportunities 
Scholarships available through Akron Public Schools.

Kent State University Scholarships 
Scholarships for incoming freshmen.

SummitCountyScholarships.org 
This site is a comprehensive, searchable database of post-secondary scholarships available to students in Summit County.

University of Akron Scholarship Programs 
Various types of scholarship opportunities, including for new freshmen, transfer students, non-Ohio residents and students in a particular area of study.

National resources

College Board 
College Board is a trusted source of information about college readiness, academic testing and financial aid. Students can register for upcoming test dates and view practice questions for the SAT. The site also walks students through the process of planning for college and choosing a program of study.

Fastweb 
Fastweb is a free scholarship database that matches you with scholarships using the information in their profile. The site also provides information about financial aid, college admissions and student life, as well as helpful calculators and tools.

FinAid
This site has a wealth of useful information about funding your education with scholarships, loans and savings accounts. It also offers tools to calculate college costs, loan payments, savings and expected family contribution.

Scholarship America 
Scholarship America is the nation’s largest nonprofit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organization. It offers a resource center with information about test preparation, financial aid, admissions and career exploration. It also provides links to open scholarship opportunities.

ScholarshipExperts.com 
This site gives you access to a database of 2.4 million scholarships worth more than $14 billion. You can customize your search by your hobbies, interests and academic background.

Scholarships.com 
Search more than 2.7 million college scholarships and grants worth more than $19 billion. Its College Directory has information about more than 7,000 colleges nationwide, including admission statistics, tuition and fees, and scholarships.   

StudentMentor.org 
This site matches you with a mentor who can help you determine your academic and career goals, as well as give you advice about interviewing, time management and applying for financial aid.