Private Scholarships

Many private college scholarships are offered by corporate, professional, trade, government, civic, religious, social and fraternal organizations ranging from small honorariums to thousands of dollars.  You must complete applications, if required, and meet eligibility criteria for individual scholarships.
Start searching early:  If you are in high school,  start as soon as your junior year. A quick way to find scholarships is to use free scholarship search websites. Other good places to search include your local library, high school guidance counselor's office and bookstores.

Individual private scholarships are not listed on this page. Today's scholarship search engines are robust and offer you many ways to search for and discover scholarships appropriate to your individual situations. Below are some of the more popular free search tools with basic resources to assist you in your search (we do not recommend companies that offer scholarship services for a fee):