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Outside Agency Scholarship Searches

ASU encourages you to continue your scholarship search through unaffiliated organizations online. Below are examples of the types of organizations that may have scholarships for students.

Community Foundations

Community foundations strive to improve the quality of life of their surrounding area by helping philanthropic people donate funds, including several scholarships, to benefit the region.

See examples of community foundations below.


Philanthropic Organizations

Philanthropic organizations like the ones below focus on promoting the welfare of others and may offer scholarships to students. Some organizations are for specific populations based on race, disability, religious affiliation, and many other determinates.

See examples of these organizations below. 


Veteran Organizations

If you are or have served in the Armed Forces here are some scholarship opportunities for you.  This list also includes scholarships for spouses and dependents


Professional Organizations

Professional organizations provide community and networking opportunities to professionals in specific fields of work. Not all professional organizations have scholarships but many do.

See examples of professional organizations below.


General Scholarship Databases

Below are a few examples of scholarship databases. You may notice an increased amount of junk mail in your email inbox if you register with a scholarship database website.

Always keep an eye out for any possible scams (charging a fee, scholarship drawings…) as many databases do not review the applications thoroughly. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Look for scholarships at professional organizations for your career.
  • Use a professional sounding email.
  • Spend an hour a day on scholarship applications.
  • Reuse references/recommendations, resumes, and essays.
  • Refrain from explaining the financial burden of college. Instead, discuss how this degree will enhance your future.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

Review the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Information web page for more information about recognizing and reporting scholarship scams.