Fastweb is the go-to source for students looking to find and apply for scholarships, grants and financial aid opportunities. The state-of-the-art scholarship database helps you save time by filtering through thousands of scholarships. Each scholarship and every grant is individually vetted by our research team before it reaches the national scholarship database.

Our huge directory organizes millions of scholarships and grants into simple categories. Whether you’re a high school student or parent looking for ways to fund your/your child’s college education, or you’re a current college student wanting to pay your way without racking up student debt, Fastweb’s scholarship directory is THE place to start.

Think of our national scholarship directory as your scholarship sandbox—sift through scholarships by category, school year, unique or weird circumstances. Dig in to find the perfect scholarship opportunities to help you pay for college.

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Scholarships by Major

Search for scholarships specific your field of study. Universities and independent scholarship providers award scholarships based academic major. Applying to scholarships and grants designed for a college major or subject major is a great way to lower your student debt. Scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back! Browse through a complete list of scholarships by major or field of study. Create your FREE Fastweb profile to see ALL the scholarships, you qualify for right now.

Scholarships by State

Know what state you’ll be attending college in? Maybe, you’ve been a state resident for a lifetime. Fastweb’s database allows you to find oodles of scholarships and grants specific to one or all the 50 United States of America (52, including U.S. territory Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico).

A state scholarship could be awarded by a state university or school or by the state government to support a state’s career goal. For instance, more state employees in STEM fields by 2030. Some states desperately need more rural teachers. These states may have great scholarship opportunities specific to education.

State scholarships can be merit based and/or based upon financial need. Both high school students and current college students should look to see what types of scholarships are offered by their home state or the state of the college they’ll attend. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.

Adopted Students

Can you get a scholarship for being adopted? Yes, scholarships and college grants exist for being an adopted child. Similar scholarships for students that are orphans and/or have lived in the foster care system are available too. High school students or current college students with a college dream, regardless of their up brining, have access to financial aid opportunities to meet their goals. If you were adopted from another country be sure to look for scholarships on our directory focused on your heritage. Find more scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

African American Students

Colleges across America offer specific African American scholarships. Universities value a diverse student body on their campuses. To ensure minority groups such as African American women and men are equality represented in higher education, advocacy groups and foundations offer exclusive awards and memorial scholarships.

These scholarships are typically awarded through schools, from notable African American advancement organizations, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the United Nego College Fund (UNCF), as well as historically African American sororities, fraternities and foundations. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.

Asian or Pacific Islander Students

Scholarships that embrace the Asian or Pacific Islander culture through college education are out there. These scholarships can be both academic or merit based, but they are exclusive to Asian or Pacific Islander students. Find scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

Bilingual Students

Students that speak multiple languages are highly sought after at the collegiate level. Many college programs are looking for bilingual students to fill their classrooms. Universities and private scholarship providers offer a variety of unique scholarships for bilingual students. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.

Chinese Students

If your family is from China, scholarships are available that honor your rich heritage. Most Chinese student scholarships are school or college specific. You don’t have to speak Mandarin, Cantonese or Hunanese to qualify for many of these scholarships. Find more scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

College Freshmen

Scholarships exist for incoming college freshmen. A new era, the freshman year of college is filled with opportunity. If you’re a college freshman, begin looking for and applying for scholarships now to reduce student loan debt after college graduation. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.

College Sophomores

It’s not too late to work toward a debt free graduation your second year as a college student. Scholarships focused on college sophomores limits the student pool eligible to apply, thus boosting your odds of winning scholarships. Create your FREE Fastweb profile to see ALL the scholarships, you qualify for right now.

College Juniors

College juniors are in the second-half of their collegiate experience, but that doesn't mean they should stop looking for scholarships. While college juniors are busy looking for internships and working hard in courses tied to their major, they should also continue to apply for college scholarships. Like any other year in college, many scholarships for college juniors exist. Graduate with as little student loan debt as possible. Sign up for your FREE Fastweb profile to see all of the scholarships you qualify for!

College Seniors

College seniors are on the final leg of their college journey, but that doesn't mean they should stop looking for scholarships. While college seniors are busy working on their portfolios and looking for internships, they should also continue to apply for college scholarships. Like any other year in college, many scholarships for university seniors exist. Find more scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

Disabled Veterans

Military benefits work to ensure that service men and women can receive a college education at either a low cost or for nothing at all. Disabled veterans' scholarships are just a few of the resources out there for military men and women.

Disabled veterans' scholarships are typically awarded through school and local or regional organizations. These organizations include the American Legion, AMVETs (American Veterans), Disable American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Red Cross, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and more. Qualifying United States military veterans may also find disabled vet scholarships at the schools they wish to attend.

Thanks to our partnership with Military.com, a leader in military and news and information, we have curated a list of scholarships intended for military members, veterans, and children and spouses of military members. Sign up for your FREE Fastweb profile to see all of the scholarships you qualify for!

Filipino Students

Filipino scholarships typically fall under the ethnic group of Pacific Islander or Asian. Some of these scholarships will require students to share why they’re proud of their Filipino heritage in an essay or video. Create your FREE Fastweb profile to see ALL the scholarships, you qualify for right now.

First-Year Graduate Students

If you’re beginning your graduate years of college, there are specific scholarship opportunities out there to support your education advancement. Students on their eighteenth school year can find merit and program specific scholarships to help them pay for grad school. Find more scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

German Students

You can be of German descent and passionate about your German culture, but you are not required to speak German for many of these scholarships for German students. If you were adopted from Germany or you’re of German American descent (maybe your mom, dad, grandparents or great-grandparents were from Germany) you may qualify for these heritage-focused German student scholarships. Find more scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

High School Juniors

Applying or scholarships as a high school junior is a great start. You’re ahead of your peers and on your way to graduating college with little to no debt. 11th grade high school students can apply to these scholarships for high school juniors. Create your FREE Fastweb profile to see ALL the scholarships, you qualify for right now.

High School Seniors

It’s your last year of high school and you’re ready to get started on your next life journey, college. The great news is there are thousands of scholarships available for your 12th grade year of school. Even if you’re not sure what your college major will be, check out this scholarship directory specific to seniors—AKA, soon-to-be high school graduates.

Hispanic Students

Scholarships that embrace the Hispanic and Latino culture via a college education are prevalent. These scholarships are both academic and merit based, and exclusive to Hispanic students. Create your FREE Fastweb profile to see ALL the scholarships, you qualify for right now.

Irish Students

If you or your family has Ireland roots or an Irish ethnicity you may qualify for these awards specific to Irish students. Most of these awards are specific to colleges. Some students use awards like these to help them find the most affordable colleges. Create your FREE Fastweb profile to see ALL the scholarships, you qualify for right now.

Italian Students

High school students with an Italian ancestry, and current college undergraduate or graduate students, are welcome to apply for numerous Italian student scholarships. These scholarship opportunities influence the advancement of college-bound students while supporting the rich Italian heritage. They are sometimes supported by charitable foundations, local Italian American groups and some are college specific. Find scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

Jewish Students

A Jewish student looking to go to college has several scholarship opportunities available to him/her. Some scholarships for Jewish students are provide by Jewish student unions, others are merit based, and some are private scholarships for students practicing Orthodox Judaism. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.

Korean Students

Maybe your grandparent, or parent is from Korea? Or you were adopted from Korea and you’re passionate about your Korean culture. If you are a Korean American student, you may qualify for a scholarship or grant that fits your heritage. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to speak your native language, Korean, to qualify for many of these scholarships. Find more scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

LGBTQ Students

As universities work to be inclusive more and more scholarship opportunities are available—especially those focused on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. Some LGBTQ allies, and even students questioning their sexual identity, qualify for LGBTQ student scholarships. Find more scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

Mexican Students

Students can celebrate their Mexican ancestry and heritage by submitting a scholarship for Mexican students. These scholarship opportunities for Mexican students promote culture while highlighting t academic achievements and their drive to receive a college degree. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.

Military Children and Spouses

Military dependents have access to many well-deserved financial assistance funds. Families that support the men and women of the United States Armed Forces are eligible for hundreds of scholarships to help them pay for school. If your parents served in the U.S. military and/or your spouse is a current military member there are university sponsored and foundation-supported scholarships and grants you qualify for out there.

Thanks to our partnership with Military.com, a leader in military and news and information, we have curated a list of scholarships intended for military members, veterans, and children and spouses of military members. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.

National Honor Society (NHS) Members

Getting good grades in high school can really amplify your scholarship chances, especially for students that are National Honor Society members. Many merit-based and college specific scholarships and grants exist for NHS students. Sign up for your FREE Fastweb profile to see all of the scholarships you qualify for!

Non-Traditional, Adult & Returning Students

Scholarship providers and university leaders know going back to school after you’ve been working or took a break is no easy feat. Many non-traditional and adult college student scholarships have been developed to support returning college students. Find the scholarship you need to help you begin, or finish your degree. Find more scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

Orphan / Parentless Students

If you were a student without a parent, or a student with an orphan status you have college financial aid opportunities available to you. Several scholarship providers have created college funding opportunities for your unique situation. Find more scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

Polish Students

If you are of Polish descent there are scholarships out there that support Polish American high school students looking to go to college—current college students too. Polish clubs and groups working to keep the history and culture alive work to support fellow Polish descendants through scholarships—at both the national and local levels. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.

Puerto Rican Students

If your family is from Puerto Rico or Puerto Rican, scholarships are available that honor your rich heritage. Most Puerto Rican scholarships are school or college specific. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.

Russian Students

If your parents, grandparents or even great-grandparents were from Russia, you may qualify for college scholarships for Russian students! Even being adopted from Russia could mean you’re a good fit for a Russian student scholarship or grant in honor of your Russian heritage. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to speak Russian to qualify for many of these scholarships. Sign up for your FREE Fastweb profile to see all of the scholarships you qualify for!

Salutatorians

High school students graduating at the top of their class as salutatorians have many scholarship options. Use your good grades and dedication and apply for these college-specific awards focused on the salutatorian high school graduate. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.

Single Parents

Single parents with children may work while they’re going to college to help them pay for school and pay the bills. You’re not alone and your dreams are possible. Successful college graduates that been in similar situations have created college scholarships to help single parents go to college and finish their degree.

These scholarships for single parents are both based on academic accomplishments and/or based upon financial need. Create your FREE Fastweb profile to see ALL the scholarships, you qualify for right now.

Students from a Small Town

It can pay off to call the middle of nowhere home—we're talking weird scholarships for students from small towns. Whether you live in a rural township with a population of 30, or a small community with a population or 10,000, plenty of small-town scholarships funds exist. All you need to do is be a student from a small town, population 25,000 or less. Find more scholarships that fit you by creating a FREE Fastweb profile!

Students who Received Foster Care

If you were or are currently being raised in the foster care system you may qualify for scholarships and grants because of your situation. Similar scholarships are out there for orphaned or adopted children. Sign up for your FREE Fastweb profile to see all of the scholarships you qualify for!

Valedictorians

Hard work pays off for students that graduate at the top of their high school senior class. Scholarships for high school valedictorians are out there. This merit-based scholarship list is geared toward high academic achievers. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.

Veterans

Opportunities for advancement via higher education exist for the brave men and women who have served in the United States military. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard military vets have access to many education grants and scholarships—including their family members.

Thanks to our partnership with Military.com, a leader in military and news and information, we have curated a list of scholarships intended for military members, veterans, and children and spouses of military members.

Many veteran scholarships are distributed by the state government as well as through colleges, universities and local and regional organizations. Sign up for your FREE Fastweb profile to see all of the scholarships you qualify for!

Women

These scholarships for women are focused on females looking to further their education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Females still are a minority in STEM fields; scholarships were created to encourage and place females in science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields.

Financial aid opportunities are also geared toward influencing women into advanced leadership positions. Many scholarships and grants exist that cater specifically to the female gender. Get a customized list of all of the scholarships you qualify for by creating your Fastweb profile.