Searching for scholarships
There are thousands of opportunities out there, so finding the awards that best suit your educational and career goals requires personal research. Here’s how to start!
Use your network
- Talk to people in your field: your advisor, department chair, professors, internship coordinator, and employers.
- Become active with your field’s professional organizations and take advantage of their resources.
- Create a network of contacts for your field in business, research, education, and nonprofits.
- Explore opportunities:
- Government agencies for your field on international, federal, state, and local levels.
- Identities such as Indigenous, Hispanic, African-American, LGBTQ, ADA, First-Gen, etc.
Use these search tools
- NAU Prestigious National Scholarships Database
- NAU Prestigious Scholarships – International Student Eligibility
- NAU Research Funding
- NAU Center for International Education – International Student Scholarships
- NAU Center for International Education – for Education Abroad Scholarships
- College Board’s FUND FINDER
- Peterson’s Award Database
- CareerOneStop (sponsored by the US Dept. of Labor)
- ProFellow: graduate and professional fellowships
- Diversity and Inclusion Fellowships, Florida State University
- Grants.gov – Grants.gov lists all current discretionary funding opportunities from 26 agencies of the United States government
NOTE: We do not recommend paying for a scholarship searches or applying to any scholarship or opportunity that charges an application fee without researching legitimacy.