Paying For College: Scholarships, Loans & Grants

BrokeScholar This is a free scholarship search engine connecting students and parents with financial aid and college scholarships. The Broke Scholar database matches student profiles with more than 900,000 scholarships worth over $3 billion to find the most relevant and obtainable opportunities. It can be accessed at: is an overall financial aid site with information on loans and scholarships, and a financial aid calculator that can help you determine whether you qualify for need-based aid and what your family's (EFC) Estimated Financial Contribution will be. 

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading Hispanic scholarship organization, providing the Hispanic community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. In its over 30 year history, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded close to $280M in scholarships to more than 90,000 students in need. Two-thirds of these students were the first in their families to go to college. 

We want to make it easy for you to understand how much merit aid is available to you from colleges across the country before you apply. This is the  web's first comprehensive directory of merit scholarships from colleges. provides free college and scholarship information for high school students. Unlike other college and scholarship websites, however, does not profit from the sale of student information to third parties. This site was created by a group of concerned parents.’s Scholarship Section is the only one available that does not require students to register and submit personal information which is then sold to any company willing to pay for it. Each user answers a detailed questionnaire, providing information about their academics, extracurricular activities, and individual background. We then use this data to generate a customized list of grant and scholarship opportunities that match the student's qualifications. At the heart of this process is our industry-leading scholarship database–the most comprehensive and accurate compilation of national, state, local, and college-based scholarships and grants available anywhere

Scholarship Hunter is a free service that allows you to search for scholarships by major and by state. It also has a comprehensive listing of scholarship sweepstakes & essay contests. 

SchoolSoup has the largest scholarship database in the world. Their search engine will find scholarships that match your interests and profile by searching through $32 Billion worth of scholarships. They also provide links to Test Prep services, online textbooks, and a college search engine!

Student Scholarship Search provides students and parents with a FREE searchable database of college scholarships and grants. No registration required. Scholarships updated daily. 

Borrowing for educational expenses leaves many students and their families feeling lost - and they are not alone. With so many lenders offering so many versions of basic loan types, it can be hard to find the financing option that's best for each individual's situation. That's where SimpleTuition comes in. SimpleTuition is designed to help students and families find their way to the ideal student loan or financing option for educational expenses, and to help them take action. 

Academic Competitiveness & National SMART Grants: The current college students and high school seniors to apply for new Academic Competitiveness Grants and National SMART Grants. 

Information contained on this site is for informational purposes only.  While we have researched the available resources.  CARE Los Angeles does not endorse any of these sites.