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The best way to pay for college is to find money that doesn’t have to be paid back! Finding scholarships is a key part of paying for college wisely and a great form of FREE money. Start searching today!

We suggest organizing your search into three categories:

  • Local and Community: Your high school counselor is a great resource for these!
  • Financial Aid Office: Check the website for each of your top college choices!
  • National Search Sites: INvestEd recommends these top search sites for FREE national scholarship searches:

    Not sure if a site is legit? Email us at and we’ll check it out for you!

Because there are so many resources to help you find FREE money, exhausting your options for scholarship opportunities will take some time. Begin searching weekly no later than your junior year of high school and continue throughout your college career!

Most importantly, don’t forget that INvestEd offers a $1,000 scholarship giveaway. For more information and to enter to win, see our $1,000 Scholarship Giveaway page.

Having trouble getting started on your scholarship search? Check out our Scholarship Search Help Sheet or contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Scholarship Search Help Sheet

Something for Everyone!

Not all scholarships go to students with the highest GPA. They may be based on your financial circumstances (need based), or on things like academic, athletic or artistic ability (merit based). Some scholarships are even associated with volunteering in your community, while others could be contest and sweepstakes entries.