Scholarships Resources

Private Scholarships

Many scholarships are awarded by entities outside of and distinct from The University of Texas at Austin. Each of these scholarships has its own requirements, deadlines, and application procedures. For more information about a particular scholarship, please contact that program directly.

Search Engines

There are many web sites that include scholarship search engines and provide an easy to use mechanism to apply for less well known scholarships. Local libraries and bookstores have volumes of scholarship source books as well.

Scholarship Scams

Don't fall for scholarship scams! According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), many unscrupulous companies make guarantees or unrealistic promises in exchange for advance fees, weekly or monthly fees, or personal information, such as checking account numbers or credit card numbers. Don't fall for it! Remember: While there are legitimate companies or services that require a sign up fee, no legitimate company can guarantee or promise a scholarship! The Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 created a fraud-awareness partnership between the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). For information about scholarship scams or to report a scam, call the FTC toll free 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or see Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams.


Disclaimer: Families in search of scholarships to pay for college may find some of the links here useful. This information is provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion does not indicate endorsement. Neither the Office of Financial Aid nor The University of Texas at Austin can guarantee the accuracy or the timeliness of information found at any of the links above. It is critical that families verify information, particularly where deadlines are concerned.