Scholarship Resources

Millions of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed each year! Following is a list of resources to assist you in your search for scholarships and other forms of financial aid. Please be advised that these scholarship websites are not associated with the Holyoke Community College or the Holyoke Community College Foundation.

Community Foundation: The Community Foundation of Western Mass. Administers, through one centralized application process, nearly 100 scholarship and loan funds.

Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship: The Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program was created by the Massachusetts Legislature to support economic growth and development. The purpose is to encourage degree completion in high demand disciplines that will help address the workforce needs of the Commonwealth by providing scholarship assistance to support the educational costs of students pursuing such programs of study. The 2016-2017 application for the Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship is open to community college students who are pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree.

College Board: Connect student profiles to a database containing over 2,300 scholarships, internships and loan.

Citrix ShareFile Scholarship for Future Entrepreneur:  This scholarship is designed to help students pay for their education as they seek their own opportunities in entrepreneurship.

Annual CGTrader Scholarship: CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers. Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

Scholarships and Grants: A List of Scholarships and Grants for College

Elks National Foundation: Elks National Foundation Scholarships A comprehensive site that has information on loans, scholarship and saving plans. Even includes interactive calculators to help project what your child's college costs will be and how much you should be stashing away.

Fast Web: Matches student profiles to a database containing over 600,000 scholarships. Also alert students to application deadlines or when new scholarships are added.

FAFSA: Any student applying for financial aid from the government needs to fill out the free application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA. The online form offers some benefits to the paper version, such as ensuring that no information is missing or conflicting before the applicant submits the form.

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship for emerging business geniuses.

Varsity Tutors: Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

Walmart Foundation: Available to Wal-Mart employees and their children.

Big Y: Awards for employees and customers.

GoCollege: In an ABC network 20/20 program about college scholarships, the ABC network explicitly pointed to GoCollege as a reliable source for scholarships.

The Gates Millennium Scholarship: Funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund: The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the largest Hispanic scholarship-granting organization in the nation. HSF provides financial assistance to outstanding Hispanic students in higher education throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Accredited Schools Online: A free guidebook resource dedicated to helping minority students navigate the often-challenging issues of financial aid, scholarships, and college affordability

IEFA: IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.

Student Savings: The Ultimate Scholarship Resource Guide Scholarship database of 3,000 sources worth up to $3 billion.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Scholarships for the Blind

State Farm: State Farm Insurance Scholarships

Sallie Mae: Student Loan Funding

Grants Scholarships: Student Grants and Scholarship Services Target All-Around Scholarships

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation: Harry S. Truman Scholars

USA: Student Loan Resources

Wellsfargo: Wells Fargo College STEPS Scholarship

Xerox: Xerox Scholarships for Minority Students

*Please note the Foundation is not responsible for the overall reliability or accuracy regarding the above sites. Additionally, we can't guarantee that you'll receive a scholarship(s) from the organizations found on the above sites. (Updated 1/26/16)


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