Career One Stop/Career InfoNet Review

Scholarship Site Review: Career One StopCareer One Stop/Career InfoNet

http://www.careeronestop.org/EducationTraining/Pay/Scholarships.aspx  or http://www.careerinfonet.org (Select “Education + Training” Tab, select “Scholarships” under “Pay” Column)

Sponsored by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, the Career One Stop site is specifically for people looking for jobs, ways to advance their careers, and the education needed to do that. It also includes a scholarship search which allows users to search more than 5,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid sources.

Search for Scholarships:

Category Search:

  • Find the “Career Tools Information” box
  • Click on the “Scholarship Search” link
  • Choose your search parameters from the windows for Award Type, Residential Preferences, Study Level, and Affiliation Restrictions

We ran a Category Search using “Scholarship” as the Award Type, “No Residential Preference” for Residential Preference, “Undergraduate” for Study Level, and “Female” for Affiliation Restrictions. We clicked the NEXT button and had 0 results returned. We went back, hit the CLEAR ALL button, and reran our search using “Scholarship” for Award Type and “Female” for Affiliation Restrictions. This returned 63 results. Each result provided a link and a general description of the scholarship and eligibility requirements. When we clicked on the scholarship name, it brought up a new page of detailed information on that scholarship including a link to the funding organization.

Keyword Search:

  • Find the “Career Tools Information” box
  • Click on the “Scholarship Search” link
  • Click on the “Search by Keyword” tab in the left sidebar

We also tried the “Search by Keyword” function using “women” as our keyword and for the “Find Results that Contain:” we selected “all words.” Then we clicked the NEXT button and had 230 matching results.

Overall, we found this search engine fast and easy to use. It did not require us to input personal information to complete a Student Profile in order to conduct the search. This saves substantial time and reduces the amount of spam email.

We give this site 4 out of 5:

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