Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Review (71/100)

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Review (71/100)

HONORABLE MENTION Ranks #2 Score: 86/100 Pros: Most comprehensive scholarship database. Protects your data. Easy user experience. No ads or unrelated offers. Scholarships matched to you. Cons: Funding isn’t exclusive to platform. Applications are off-site. The Bottom Line: Sallie Mae is the place to start if you’re looking for scholarships. Use their comprehensive scholarship search…

This Company Gives Nurses $10K To Repay & Their Student Loans

This Company Gives Nurses $10K To Repay & Their Student Loans

Malcom Tatum, Staff EditorPersonal Finance and Student Loan Expert Want the TLDR? I scoured the internet to find resources for nurses that are no longer in school to repay & forgive their student loans and found the best one. Bold Is The Best Way For Nurses To Accelerate Repayment & Forgiveness of Student Loans Want…

Peterson’s Scholarship Search Review (73/100)

Peterson’s Scholarship Search Review (73/100)

Peterson’s is perhaps best known as a publisher of educational materials, including test prep books and guides to colleges, financial aid, and careers.  Besides their print and online publications, they also offer a modern, easy-to-use scholarship search tool, which scored 73 out of 100 across our metrics. This can be accessed without having to create…

Fastweb Review (71/100)

Fastweb Review (71/100)

Fastweb is one of the best known scholarship search websites, and it earned a solid score of 71 out of 100.  Founded in 1995, Fastweb prides itself on being the original college scholarship search website. With decades of experience, Fastweb is a well-respected search engine that has certainly adapted with the times. Currently, Fastweb’s database…

Cappex  (72/100)

Cappex (72/100)

Cappex is another well-established scholarship search engine, and it has an extensive database with links to over $11 billion in total funding.  The registration process is fairly straightforward, allowing students to find relevant opportunities by expanding their profiles. However, although the Cappex site is modern and user-friendly, it does contain numerous banner advertisements and frequent…

CollegeXpress (62/100)

CollegeXpress (62/100)

CollegeXpress is another platform that primarily functions as a search engine, albeit one with access to a scholarship database purportedly worth $7 billion.  In order to view the database, users are required to register and fill in information about their graduation year, age, and home address. CollegeXpress is upfront in admitting that users’ information with…

StudentScholarshipSearch.com Review (62/100)

StudentScholarshipSearch.com Review (62/100)

Our scoring system awarded a score of 62 out of 100 to StudentScholarshipSearch.com.  In terms of user experience, this website does feel rather dated, especially when compared to the sleek, modern platforms that have clearly invested heavily in product design. The main feature of StudentScholarshipSearch.com is a Scholarship Matcher that asks users to input only…

Niche: Find College Scholarships Review (61/100)

Niche: Find College Scholarships Review (61/100)

Although Niche primarily focuses on ranking and reviewing colleges, companies, neighborhoods, and K-12 schools, the company also has a free scholarship search tool.  Students can search the scholarship database and filter the listings by major, state, special categories, easy-to-apply scholarships, and more. Niche offers quite a few of its own awards, such as the “$2,000…

Unigo Review (59/100)

Unigo Review (59/100)

With around $3.6 million in scholarships, Unigo has a large pool of opportunities available to students who create a free account and complete a detailed profile. Unigo requires students to complete five pages of questions in order to access their scholarship matches.  Unigo publicizes a number of its own scholarships, which seem to be fairly…

Scholarships.com (86/100)

Scholarships.com (86/100)

According to Scholarships.com, the platform features some 3.7 million scholarships and grants, amounting to around $19 billion in financial aid.  Although it does feature some banner ads and is not the most modern-looking platform, Scholarships.com is actually very straightforward to use. In contrast to many of the other platforms we scrutinized, which have lengthy registration…

Chegg Review (70/100)

Chegg Review (70/100)

Ranks #3 Score: 80/100 Pros: Strong breadth and depth of opportunities. Easy user experience. Good data privacy and limited unrelated offers relative to other platforms. Save scholarships to apply later. Cons: Funding isn’t exclusive to platform. Applications are off-site. The Bottom Line: With straightforward UX, Chegg makes it quick and easy to view a large…