Finding Outside Scholarships
*Although the JBU Financial Aid Office reviews the following pages periodically, JBU is not responsible for any of the content or information posted therein.
Guides to Financial Aid
- The US Department of Higher Education has a GREAT web site for Financial Aid seekers. Start here!
- The US Department of Education publishes a Guide to Federal Student Aid.
- FinAid is a comprehensive site full of financial aid information.
- NASFAA provides resources for students, parents, and counselors.
When investigating scholarship money, beware of any organization that asks you to pay a fee to help you "find" funds. (See Federal Student Aid's "Avoiding Scams" web page for more information.)
In Your Community
- Inquire about local scholarships by contacting your high school guidance counselor, chamber of commerce, church, employers, civic groups, library, etc.
On The Web
- Take advantage of the web to gather valuable information to assist in your college choice decision, to learn more about college financing options, and to begin the required application procedures.
- Apply for scholarships free online at the following websites:
- The government has established a web site that includes information on colleges and financial aid for Americans with disabilities:
- Research scholarships for minority students here:
- Find study-abroad scholarships at these websites:
- Look for regional and national corporations and foundations that offer scholarships:
- Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
- AXA Equitable
- Bank of America (for dependents of Bank of America employees)
- Buick Automotive (for select majors only)
- Elks National Foundation
- The Fisher House Foundation (for military children)
- Foster Care to Success: America's College Fund for Foster Youth
- Gates Millennium Scholars
- GE - Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship
- Kelly Lynn Lutz Scholarship Foundation (for students affected by cancer)
- Kohl's Scholarships
- National Federation of the Blind (for the blind)
- Nordstrom's Scholarships
- Ronald McDonald House
- Scholarship America's Dream Award (for second year college students)
- Society of Women Engineers (for women interested in careers in Engineering)
- Tylenol (for students interested in careers in healthcare)