Scholarship Resources and Databases

A scholarship is financial support awarded to a student based on academic achievement, need, or other criteria for the purpose of schooling. There are various types of scholarships and criteria that are determined by the awarding organization who also specifies how the money is to be applied. Funds are typically used for tuition, books, room, board and other expenses directly tied to a student’s educational cost. The application process for each scholarship is unique to the directions written by the awarding organization. You should never pay to apply for a scholarship.

Scholarship Types: 

  • College/Institutions;  Check the institution's financial aid website to see if you need to one of the following: 
    • Apply to the college by a certain deadline to automatically be considered
    • Apply to scholarships within the college's database after applying to the school
    • If you need to be nominated by your high school for a college scholarship
  • Community Scholarships are listed in Naviance Student under -> Colleges tab, scroll to the bottom, "Scholarship List". Click on the scholarship to learn how to apply.
  • Parent Employer: Ask your parents/guardians to check with their human resource office for business scholarships for dependents.
  • PWCS Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids (SPARK) - Scholarship Information
  • Opportunity Scholarships—CollegeBoard: The College Board Opportunity Scholarships offer nearly $5 million each year to reward your efforts to plan and pay for college.
  • International Student Scholarships
  • ROTC Scholarships:
    •  College institutions will represent specific military branch ROTC programs. Be sure to apply to the colleges that offer the military branch of your interest.
    • Guide to Understanding ROTC Programs
    • If you do not currently meet the academic requirements to be considered for your desired branch’s ROTC scholarship right out of high school, you can apply for a ROTC scholarship while in college

Additional Scholarship Databases

Military Dependent Scholarships Resources: