scholarships to apply for

5 Scholarship Resources You Should Explore

There are so many things that give you worry and stress when you’re in college. You have classes, exams, sports, music lessons, work, and you also need to sleep! Being able to pay for college should not be one of those worries. One way you can help ease the stress of school bills is by finding scholarships. Scholarships are a student’s best friend, and it’s never too late to apply for them. No matter what year you are in school, there are many scholarships that you can apply for, and hopefully, win.  

Here are a few to get you started: 


Earnest is a website interested in helping you pay for college in a way that benefits you. There’s lots of information on student loans, helpful resources with the prices and eligibility of loans, and scholarships that you can enter to win. College students of all ages are welcome to apply for it, not just freshmen. Applications for their scholarships open in February. 

College Scholarships 

College Scholarships is a great website for everybody. You don’t need to create an account, you can simply go onto the website, and it will take you to scholarships that will work for you. They have several categories you can look at based on your family background, major, athletics, and demographic groups. There’s a scholarship for everybody – including graduate students – on this website, and it’s updated regularly, so there are always new scholarships to apply for.   


Niche is similar to College Scholarships: very simple and easy to use! They have many categories of scholarships, including easy to apply for, state, majors. There’s also an option to create a free account and get matched with the scholarships that work best for you, or you can simply scroll through the ones that are interesting. 


Discover is a great, free resource for students! Along with a long list of scholarships you can apply for, they also have student loan and grant information, along with college prep tips. Their blog has many articles to help students do well in college, with topics such as budgeting, studying, and productivity.  


Scholly is a website that matches you with the scholarships that will benefit you most. You complete your Scholly student profile, then you get matched with scholarships. With Scholly, you can apply for new scholarships every month! Scholly does require you to pay a fee in order to use it, but if you think it’s worth it, Scholly is a great choice. 

You could benefit from the extra financial help that these scholarships would give and from not stressing about school bills. No matter how busy you are, be sure to go and apply for a few scholarships today!  

Want to learn more about available financial aid? Here’s some information on the FAFSA and Maranatha’s institutional scholarships