Outside Scholarship Resources
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office does not maintain a central library or website for outside scholarship* searches. The following websites may help you with your scholarship search.
The Cal Alumni Association offers scholarships for entering and continuing UC Berkeley undergraduate students. Applications from entering freshmen for Alumni Scholarships are due by the end of February.
The College Board Scholarship Search: After you complete a brief questionnaire, this scholarship search will find potential opportunities from their database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding.
College Grant Resource Guide is a helpful directory of grants and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students, including government grants, career-related grants, and grants targeted to specific student populations, such as disabled students and black women.
College Prowler gives out more than $50,000 in scholarships every year and provides a free scholarship search that matches students to more than 3.2 million scholarships.
College Scholarships.org lists a broad array of college funding opportunities. The organization also offers its own scholarships, including the $10,000 Blogging Scholarship, for students who maintain a weblog and attend college.
FinAid has helpful information on how to look for scholarships, how to increase your chances for winning a scholarship, and how to avoid scholarship scams.
Finding and Applying for Scholarships is a section of the Federal Student Aid website and contains helpful links and information.
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program promotes academic excellence and provides an opportunity for outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their full potential. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page about the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.
NerdWallet has a Scholarships Search tool that lets students search more than 10,000 different scholarship awards.
The SAGE Scholars Program provides leadership and career-development training through internships, tuition assistance, mentoring, and education for current UC Berkeley undergraduates with financial need and high academic achievement.
Scholarship Connection provides a clearinghouse for information on externally funded scholarships for continuing UC Berkeley students only.
Please note: Be wary of scholarship scams on the Internet. Beware of sites or services that charge a hefty fee to locate scholarships or that guarantee grants that seem too good to be true.
* Federal financial aid regulations require that the financial aid awards your student receives cannot exceed his or her student budget. It is possible, therefore, that outside scholarships could reduce a component of your student's package of financial aid awards. We may need to reduce your student's financial aid awards by the amount of the outside resources received to ensure that your student's total awards do not exceed his or her student budget. In these cases, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants, or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort.