Finding Private Scholarships

Some great info from The Biology Counseling Newsletter for those looking for scholarships:

Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid strongly recommends that students visit  to set up a personal private scholarship search account.  Fastweb is a nationally known scholarship company that does not charge students to provide a scholarship match service.  By entering your personal profile, Fastweb will do a search to see if you match the eligibility requirements for over 600,000 private scholarships listed in their database.

The Division of Financial Aid (DFA) at Purdue University is notified of many private scholarship opportunities by many scholarship agencies from across the country.  These information notices come on a rolling basis throughout the year. In order to make the private scholarship information available to Purdue students, DFA sends all private scholarship eligibility criteria that we receive from agencies directly to Fastweb.

The Fastweb personal data profile and account set-up is easy—you can do it in 15 minutes or less. Once set up you will receive your first list of potential scholarship matches, if there are matches. As Fastweb adds new scholarships daily to their database, your email will be prompted to new scholarship opportunities which meet your previously completed profile.  Fastweb will provide you with contact information regarding the scholarships that meet your profile.  You must then follow up with the scholarship agency via paper application or email as instructed.

Be sure to list Purdue University as your current school in order to be matched with private scholarships specifically for Purdue University students.

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