Scholarships for Gifted Children

Scholarships can make a difference in whether you go to college and where you go. Keep in mind that some schools will reduce your aid if you get a scholarship and there may be taxes to pay.

General Scholarship Advice

FinAid’s Guide to Scholarships — Great overview to begin your online scholarship research. It has a candid review of search sites. Check their page on scholarship scams.

Federal Student Aid — Student aid information from the U.S. Department of Education. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASA) is the reason for visiting this site. You may not plan on a Pell grant or a federal loan, but your school may use the FASA to determine need.

Mensa Scholarships: Scholarships offered by the Mensa Foundation.

Scholarship Search Engines

Enter your information and these sites will try to match you with the right scholarships.

Fast Web — One of the largest and most respected free scholarship search sites on the Internet. Determine where you want to go first unless you want to wade through a lot of data.

Careers and Colleges — Search for colleges, scholarships and loans. Scholarship Search — Take a look at ‘Paying for College’ and their calculator for Expected Family Contribution.

Student Scholarship Search

International Scholarships — Find scholarships that will help you study abroad!

Selected Scholarships & Grants

Here are some examples of the wide variety of scholarships that are available. Good luck.

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships — The world’s largest privately funded international scholarship program that helps students in over 70 countries around the globe.

Truman Scholarship Foundation — Dedicated to helping undergraduate students committed to careers in public service.

Gates Millennium Scholars — Driven to provide outstanding minority students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate education.

Federal Pell Grants — Needs-based federal grants for low-income undergraduate students.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation — A highly competitive scholarship program awarded to civic and community-minded students.

The Collegiate Inventors Competition — Awarding as much as $50,000 to student inventors.

Or check out this run down on some of the more unusual scholarships available.

The links above are provided as informational resources and in no way indicate an endorsement of or any particular partnership with any organization. Mensa of Western Washington is not responsible for the content of any of the linked Web sites; this includes updates to or availability of linked sites and the accuracy, reliability or helpfulness of the information on these sites.