The Most Legitimate Scholarship Websites Out There

I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times, “scholarships are a great way to pay for college.” But how do you know where to find reputable scholarships?


If you’ve started your scholarship search, I’m sure you’ve come across a website or two that look less than reputable — and there’s no way you’re going to give them your personal information!

To help with your quest to find the money you need to pay for your college education, we’ve made a list of legitimate scholarship websites. 

Here are some of our favorites!

The following scholarship database websites have extensive catalogs with aid just waiting to be claimed!

  1. Unigo
  2. Chegg
  3. Fastweb
  4. Scholly
  5. Niche
  6. Peterson’s

Not only do these databases have millions of scholarships ready for you to apply, but they also offer other great features. You can build a profile so you only see scholarships you might be eligible for, sort by award amount, by the due date, and even level of difficulty to apply. 

Scholarship application tips from the Frank Team

Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds, and all of our college experiences have differed greatly. Here are some of our biggest tips to help you (hopefully) get some scholarship money.

“Don’t be picky! Just because a scholarship award isn’t big doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time. $300 will cover your books. Another $500 could cover your parking pass if you decide to bring your car to school. Every little bit helps.” – Shaylee R.

“Let’s face it, applying for scholarships is boring! To help motivate me to apply, I would set goals with awards to help keep me on track. Yes, I know, the idea of free money should be motivation enough, but that just didn’t work for me.” Jen W.

“Create a new email address when applying for scholarships. This way, if you accidentally click on something spammy, you’re not dealing with the repercussions for the rest of your life. It’s also a great way to keep everything organized and in one place.” Charlie J.

Have more questions about scholarships or financial aid? The Frank Team is here to help! You can email us at or text us at (347) 690-7886.