Outside Scholarships

Federal Aid

  • The Student Guide is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department's Federal Student Aid office.
  • FSA ID Request and Information allows the student (and parent, if applicable) to apply for a Federal Student Aid Identification Number through the U.S. Department of Education.  The FSA ID is used to electronically sign the FAFSA application and loan application, as well as to retrieve loan history and total loan debt through a national database (NSLDS). 
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) establishes federal financial aid eligibility, as well as private funding from many colleges and universities.


  • Student Aid is a federally sponsored website that contains information on federal financial aid, in addition to private scholarships and grants.
  • The Department of Education has an Educational Resource Search on their website to help identify organizations in your region that specialize in scholarships, grants, and other resources.
  • Oregon Student Assistance Commission is Oregon's Higher Education Agency. They offer access to more than 250 scholarships and grants for state residents.
  • The Fund for Theological Education, Inc provides information about financial resources for theological students.
  • Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide is a member of the grassroots scholarship organization "Dollars for Scholars." Dollars for Scholars has chapters in various geographic regions. The link provided goes to the dollars for scholars Pacific Northwest chapter. A web search using "dollars for scholars" and your geographic region ( city, state, etc.) would help to identify a chapter in your area.
  • Absolutely Scholarships
  • Broke Scholar

It's worth noting that some of these scholarship search engine sites require registration. And, while this registration won't entail bank account numbers, the administrators of these sites can make your registration information (name, email address, major, etc.) available to interested 3rd parties.

Service Organizations granting scholarships

Be sure to check with your local Chamber of Commerce to see what service organizations are in your community: