Find the perfect scholarship on SMARTSCHOLAR
Applying for college is hard enough without having to worry about paying for it too - we're here to make sure that when you get that offer from your dream college, you've already got the financials covered.
Our team at smartscholar.com spends thousands of hours going through each and every scholarship we can find, pulling out every important detail: award amount, deadline, eligibility and academic requirements, and anything else you need to know. This means no more reading through endless applications only to be tripped up by that last, obscure requirement - we tell you what each scholarship demands with none of the waffle.
DIRECT FROM THE SOURCE
We collect all our scholarship information directly from the scholarship provider, so you can be confident there won't be any hidden surprises when you apply.
NO MISSED OPPORTUNITIES
With over 21 thousand scholarships on offer, all painstakingly processed by our team, you can be sure you're not missing out on any opportunities for additional financial support.
SAVING YOU TIME
There are a lot of scholarships out there but only so many hours in the day, so it pays to be selective. We score our scholarships on Competition and Effort which means you can prioritize applying those you think you'd stand the best chance winning with the least work.
Sometimes the best scholarship isn't the one offering the most money, but the obscure one with fewer applicants, or the one you don't have to speed-write an sub-par essay for.
Some scholarships have many specific requirements, while others are open to anyone who wishes to apply. More requirements means fewer people are eligible to apply - competition is lower, which means you have a better chance of winning the award. If you meet the requirements, it often smart to prioritize the more selective scholarships that you're more likely to win.
The longer a scholarship takes to apply to, the fewer you can apply to in total. That's just math. Most scholarships require some sort of paperwork, whether it's just a copy of your transcript or a 2,000 word essay. Our Effort Score makes it clear which applications will take 5 minutes and which will take 5 hours, so you have all the facts before you choose to apply.