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There are many resources available to students to search for outside scholarships. Please see the information below for scholarship databases as well as scams to be aware of during the scholarship search. 

Free Websites for Scholarships

There are several search databases on the web which can assist you in locating scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans available through the private sector. Start by exploring:

Minority and LGBT Student Scholarships
State of Illinois Scholarships
Scholarships for Communications Students
Other Scholarships

Get advice from the College Board on developing your scholarship strategy and scholarship application tips and learn how to spot scholarship scams.