How to Search for a Scholarship

Updated: Aug 6, 2018

We heard far too often ‘scholarships are too hard to find!!

Well, not anymore. We’ve created several features to find scholarships that YOU can ACTUALLY apply for. Crazy thought, we know. Use our student scholarship search to find:

Keyword Search

Search by any keyword to find a scholarship that contains that word within it. Try searching ‘hair color’, ‘disability’, or ‘high achiever’ and scholarships will display according to the keywords that you searched. In Scholars.Shop's free scholarship search, sponsors have to tag three key word or phrases that associated with their scholarship. As a student searching for a scholarship, you can easily see each scholarships tags before even clicking the scholarship name to find out more information.

Scholarship name

Did you hear about the scholarship from somewhere else? Did you see the scholarship a while ago and remember the name?

You can easily find scholarships by their name or even find a scholarship if you only remember part of the name. To do this, use the 'Search by Any Keyword' to find the scholarship you are looking for.

Award amount

Typically, the more money the scholarship is offering, the more applications it has.

To sort scholarships based on how much money they are offering, click the heading 'Avg. Award'. This will resort all of the scholarship results. You can click it again to re-order it either from highest to lowest scholarship award amount, or lowest to highest award amount. The choice is yours.

Search by Due Date

You can search for scholarships based on their due date by clicking the header 'Due Date'. This will rearrange the scholarship search results based on due date. If you need a scholarship by a specific time, this would be a great tool for you. If you need scholarship money by August 1st, try searching ‘Due date’ ‘is before’ ‘June 1 (using the calendar drop down)’.

To note, all of our partners on Scholars.Shop that host their application through us have agreed to award their scholarship within 60 days of the scholarship due date. An extra bonus of applying for scholarships that are directly on Scholars.Shop!

Your Current Education

Filter scholarships based on your next educational step. Looking for money for college, high school, a vocational program, or any other educational pursuit? This filter is extremely useful to make sure only scholarships that are relevant to you and your future education are populating in the search table.

Applicants per scholarship

We believe the scholarship process should be as transparent as possible. That's why letting students see the number of applicants per scholarship is one of our favorite advanced search tools!

‘Applicants per scholarship’ lets students sort scholarships based on how many people have already applied to the scholarship. This way, you know what kind of competition you are up against.

Want to apply to a scholarship that is less competitive? Click the heading 'Submitted Apps' to reorder your scholarship search results to show by either the lowest number of submitted application or highest number of submitted applications.

Pretty cool, huh? If you want to find out more about how Scholars.Shop can help you afford your education, check out our Student page.

Not finding what you are looking for? Try combining and using different search features together to find even more refined scholarships. If the table appears blank, try using a different search filter or clicking ‘reset’ by the ‘Search’ button to reset your previous searches.

Want to search by another feature? Send us an email and let us know at!

Mission accomplished. Happy ScholarsShop finding!