When applying for scholarships, one can get overwhelmed with all of the search engines and procedures.  As a reminder, if you have to pay to apply- it is a SCAM! 

What's on this page:  "Going Merry" and "Fastweb", both of these are personalized search engines to help match you with scholarships.  You do have to set up an account, but it is well worth the time.  FAQ's about all things scholarships and financial aid and updated live scholarships with deadlines for you to choose from and apply.  

Other places to look:  Employer or parent's employers.  Organizations/professional associations related to the student's field of interest- for example if you major in Education, check professional educator organizations.  Foundations - Dayton Foundation will be a big one!  Religious or community organizations, local businesses,  civic groups,  and more- just look! 

And don't forget: 

If you have to pay to apply for a scholarship

It is a SCAM! 

The first step - When you are in pursuit for scholarships and financial aid in your senior year of high school, you need to fill out your FASFA.  Both parent and student have a large role to play in filling this out.   

FAQ's and Parent Resources

Live Scholarships

Sean Carroll's Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Students who have a deep curiosity in studying the universe for its own sake may apply to this scholarship.
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Winners: 1
  • Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
  • Scholarship link

Kyle Lam Hacker Scholarship

“Equal Opportunity” Scholarship

RonranGlee Literary Scholarship

Redefining Victory Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Any student may apply, whether going the traditional 2/4 university route, attending a trade school or certificate program, etc.
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Winners: 4 winners, $2,500 each
  • Application Deadline: Apr 27, 2024
  • Scholarship link

Learner Online Learning Innovator Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Application deadline: April 1

  • Eligibility: Students who leverage online resources to enhance their learning. Open to all high school senior, undergraduate or graduate students.

  • Link to apply: 

  • Recurring: Annually

Learner Innovators of Color in STEM Scholarship

Learner Mental Health Empowerment Scholarship

Learner Women in STEM Scholarship





For seniors, don't forget to file starting October 1st.  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

 Click HERE to  fill it out.


Going Merry

Free Scholarship search and application platform.  Personalized matching. Thousands of scholarships and grants.

Click HERE to sign up.



Fastweb is a free scholarship search platform that connects students to scholarships and financial aid tools.

Click HERE to sign up.



Collegexpress is a free scholarship list with opportunities you should check out.

Click HERE to view.