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Browse Popular Scholarships

When dealing with a big expense like a college education, finding scholarships can really help. Below is a list of some of the top national scholarships available. This is just a fraction of the more than 3 million scholarships offered every year.

  • Exxon Mobil awards scholarships annually to minority students who are entering the math and/or engineering fields.
  • General Electric awards scholarships based on academics, community engagement, performance in business or engineering-related fields, strong writing ability, and extracurricular activities.
  • Wal-Mart gives a large number of scholarships to employees and their dependents who are graduating high school students in each of their communities.

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Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae

Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae® is the fast, easy, and FREE way to search for more than 3 million college scholarships. Combined, these scholarships are worth up to $18 billion and can help you pay for your college education. You can even set up customized account alerts to notify you when a new scholarship opportunity that matches your profile becomes available.

Not every scholarship is based on academic performance, financial need, or minority status. There are hundreds of college scholarships offering free money that consider all types of criteria including interests in debate, art, music, sports, and even baking. When it comes to your scholarship search, be creative, be tenacious, and be proactive!

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What’s next

Now that you know how to find scholarship opportunities just right for you, make sure you put together a compelling package of why you deserve to win them. Learn how to apply, how to write a compelling personal essay, and how to apply for additional free money with college grants.

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