At the Scholarship Institute, we focus on scholarships, so that you can focus on your education.
With tuition costs rising and median earnings staying flat, student debt has exploded.
In 2019, more than 45 million borrowers owe more than a shocking $1.5 trillion in student loans, a consumer debt figure that is second only to mortgage debt, outpacing even medical debt on the national scale.
One in five adult Americans (not one in five students, one in five of the entire US population!) carry student loan debt.
The result? Students countrywide are searching for new ways to fund their education and minimize their future or current debt, with more students than ever turning to scholarships in the hope of finding support.
Unfortunately, the scholarship sites that students turn to are often rampant with data privacy issues, not-so-hidden fees, outdated and painful user experiences, and in some cases, outright scams.
For the average student, knowing which scholarship platforms to turn to and which to avoid is a real challenge.
That’s where we come in.
At the Scholarship Institute, our team publishes in-depth research for you as you navigate the complex world of scholarships.
What’s our methodology?
We start by surveying scholarship-seeking students like you to track every factor you care about when applying to scholarships, from platform experience, to breadth and depth of funding, to trustworthiness.
We painstakingly research every inch of every major scholarship platform, compiling and analyzing detailed reports of each platform across 15 different dimensions.
The end result? Detailed reviews of the 15 top scholarship platforms, with an in-depth discussion of the pros and cons of each.
We focus on scholarships so that you can focus on your education.
We aim for objectivity in all of our research.
Have a question on our methodology? A suggestion for how we can improve our research? A request for a new scholarship platform dimension for us to analyze? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love hearing from you, especially if you’re a student who relied on the Scholarship Institute to guide you in your scholarship search.