About Us

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.

Since 1908, tuition has grown 6.5x faster than income.

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the scholarship sites that students turn to are often rampant with data privacy issues, not-so-hidden fees, outdated and painful user experiences, and in some cases, outright scams.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 contact@scholarshipinstitute.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.

Meet our team

Morgen Henderson

Morgen Henderson

Morgen is dedicated to helping students of all circumstances secure funding for higher education. She has successfully helped thousands of students gain access to scholarships for their academic pursuits. Morgen is committed to making education accessible to all and continues to foster partnerships with donors and institutions to expand scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Coordinator

Mary Ann

Mary Ann Lazar

With over a decade of experience, Mary Ann helps students secure funding for college and fostering affordable access to education. Outside the office, she can be found at her kids’ soccer games, tending her garden, or embarking on her latest cooking endeavor. A lifelong learner, Mary Ann is currently honing her cooking skills and experimenting with new recipes. 

Scholarship Coordinator

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