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College Success Resources

These are just some of the valuable resources we've curated for scholarship seekers. For a list of national and regional scholarships managed by Scholarship America, visit the Open Scholarships page.

Scholarship America's Dollars for Scholars affiliates also offer scholarships to students in more than 500 communities across the United States. Use our Affiliate Search to find out if there's a Dollars for Scholars affiliate serving your community. If so, you can create a free profile to match with their local awards.

40 Money Management Tips Every College Freshman Should Know

Scholarship America and the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) have teamed up to offer you a crash course in money management to help you learn how to take control of your money instead of letting your money take control of you.


College View

This site's "College Life" section covers tips on academics as well as campus life.


Debt Free U: Financial Literacy Resources

Debt Free U empowers students and young consumers with financial literacy education. Research has proven that access to these resources increases enrollment, retention and college graduation success. Through the process of learning, applying knowledge and staying current on economic issues, young adults are given the educational tools they need to manage their money and make higher education a reality.



In addition to its scholarship search engine, Fastweb covers topics like what to pack, dorm life and budgeting.


Project on Student Debt

The Project on Student Debt is a Web project created by the Institute for College Access and Success, a nonprofit working to inform students, parents, schools and policymakers about trends and issues throughout the world of financial aid. It's well worth bookmarking and visiting often; their list of the Top Ten Student Loan Tips for Recent Graduates is a great place to start.



Unigo.com is a free online student-generated college guide dedicated to accurately representing America’s top colleges and universities. Unigo houses over 15,000 reviews, 4,000 videos and 7,500 photographs of colleges across the country submitted by current undergraduates to help high school students in their college search and give them an inside look at what life at their school is really like.


The Dream Award

Dream Award Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.

The Scholar

Our print newsletter is issued three times each year, and is also available via email. Each issue looks at how we design and deliver impactful programs -- and how we engage with students, scholarship providers and policymakers.


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Success By Degrees

Scholarship America's blog, Success By Degrees, covers items of interest to parents, volunteers, educators and anyone interested in the big issues surrounding education, financial aid and postsecondary success. You'll find policy announcements, news releases and more, every week!

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