Search Engines for Financial Aid
CASHE is a free financial aid service offered by Sallie Mae. The database includes thousands of private scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships and fellowships. The site states that the student information is kept confidential and never sold or rented to others.
FastWeb lets students create a personalized profile that can be matched against databases of colleges and scholarships.Their database has more than 600,000 scholarships totaling over $1 billion. FastWeb also notifies students when new scholarships are added and application deadlines are approaching.
Grantsnet.org is a searchable, continuously updated, database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education. It contains programs that offer training and research funding for graduate students, as well as programs in science, math, engineering, and technology for undergraduate faculty and students.