(Update: This site seems to now be out of business)
Here is another scholarship search site with no owner in sight. In fact, there’s no contact information whatsoever on this site, despite the “Contact Us” tab at the top of the page. The site was registered in 2009, so it isn’t exactly new and in the process of being built. The only things on the site are a contest, a keyword search, and scholarship links to “our partners.”
The $10,000 scholarship contest has you apply by filling out the “application” form with your name, address, phone number, and birth date (which sounds suspiciously familiar). So we did. (A note in filling out the form: the latest year you can choose for your date of birth is 1991.) After filling out the information and clicking on “Submit Application,” we got the message “Thank you for applying with Dream Scholarship program. We will contact you after verifying information you provided.” The site states that you’ll be contacted if you’re a finalist. End of story.
The site also has a nominal scholarship keyword search feature. We used “women” as our keyword and had five results returned, two of which were the same. No information and no links to the scholarships, just names. Clicking on “Scholarships Found,” which is a live link, takes you to the “Apply for a $10,000 scholarship” page.
The “Scholarship Links” page has an ad on it. Nothing else, just the ad.
We suspect this is a lead generation site. In any case, it’s clear that you won’t find anything helpful here. Go ahead and enter the Dream Scholarship contest if you’re feeling lucky, but you won’t find us giving our personal information to someone who won’t even set up a contact page. And if you do sign up, expect to hear from telemarketers posthaste.
Overall, we give Dream Scholarship 1 out of 5: