ScholarshipPoints Review (43/100)

ScholarshipPoints Review (43/100)

ScholarshipPoints earned the lowest spot on our list, with a total score of 43 out of 100.  Unlike the other platforms we reviewed, ScholarshipPoints does not have a database of well-established scholarship opportunities from reputable organizations and companies. Instead, the platform primarily consists of links to other websites where students can complete surveys to earn…

StudentScholarships.org Review (50/100)

StudentScholarships.org Review (50/100)

StudentScholarships.org describes itself as the “largest collection of student scholarships on the web.” Regardless of whether this is true or not (the total funding amount isn’t mentioned anywhere), it is not a particularly easy platform to use.  StudentScholarships.org was founded in 2003, and the website does not appear to be nearly as modern or functional…

ScholarshipOwl Review (55/100)

ScholarshipOwl Review (55/100)

ScholarshipOwl is one of the few platforms we analyzed that is only available to users who pay a subscription for the service.  Somewhat misleadingly, ScholarshipOwl encourages site visitors to “register for free” and input a significant amount of personal data and information about prospective college plans before providing a partial list of “scholarship matches.” However,…

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 (60/100)

Scholarships.com (60/100)

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…

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…

Scholly Review (61/100)

Scholly Review (61/100)

Known to the world from its appearance on Shark Tank, Scholly is one of the few platforms we analyzed that requires users to pay for access to its scholarship search tool ($44.99/year).  This is somewhat surprising, considering that Scholly is quite similar to several of the free platforms we looked at, as its main purpose…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…