Scholarship Information

Scholarships help students with the overall cost of attending a University. The best aspect of scholarships is that they do not have to be paid back and do not cost you anything except the time it takes to apply! We recommend applying for scholarships as early as possible to ensure the best possible outcome. Our site only provides a few scholarships of the thousands that are available. There are many factors that come to play when applying for scholarships such as grade point average, test scores, special skills and interest, financial need, and extracurricular activities. We can guarantee there are scholarships available for you, it just takes time to track them down. If you are in need of assistance to track down scholarships, look at the links to the left of the page or come and visit our office!

Searchable Scholarship Databases

One good way to identify scholarship sources is to search a free scholarship database. Be cautious in providing information of a personal nature. Below is a selection of popular sites.

Scholarship Scams

Some scholarships may seem too good to be true and it's a good idea to keep an eye out for scholarship scam. Every year, several hundred thousand students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. The victims of these scams lose thousands, if not millions, of dollars collectively on an annual basis according to multiple sources. keep an eye out for the following:

Application and processing fees.

  • Loan Fees.
  • Guaranteed winnings.
  • "Everybody is eligible" - Scholarships all have selective criteria.
  • Unclaimed aid myth - "Billions of dollars of scholarships go unclaimed every year."
  • "We will apply on your behalf."
  • If you receive an unexpected scholarship check please use caution and never send your personal, including social security number, or banking information. Scholarship checks should be sent to the Financial Aid Office to be deposited into your UM student account.