Edvisors: Buried Links or Buried Treasure?

Edvisors Scholarship Search Site ReviewEdvisors

http://www.edvisors.com/

Edvisors is a student marketing company operating a portfolio of websites providing information, tools, and resources for students. Their portfolio of websites includes a lot of sites focused on student loans, not scholarships.

We clicked on the About link and landed on the Edvisors’ Student Marketing page. Under the Edvisors College Student Services heading, buried in the text, are several links to scholarship information. The “ScholarshipPoints” and “scholarship contests” links take you to the same program. You’re asked to join the Edvisors’ ScholarshipPoints program where you earn points and then use them to be entered into Edvisors’ scholarship contests. We think these types of contests are a waste of your valuable time, but if you do decide to participate, make sure you read the fine print.

When we clicked on “scholarship search tools” on the Marketing page, we were taken to Student Scholarship Search, Edvisors’ scholarship search engine, which has its own website. (See our review at Student Scholarship Search.)

In terms of finding scholarships, we found it time consuming to click through a series of links buried in articles to get what turned out to be minimally helpful information. Just skip this site entirely in your search for scholarships and go directly to studentscholarshipsearch.com for exactly the same search feature without all the clicking around.

We rate Edvisors 1 out of 5:

1 Mortar Board Rating

Do You Want Scholarships or Scholarship Points?

EdvisorsEdvisors Site Review

http://www.edvisors.com or http://www.edvisors.com/scholarships/

Edvisors is a student marketing company operating a network of websites providing information, tools, and resources for students. Their portfolio of websites includes a lot of sites focused on student loans, not scholarships.

We clicked on the About link and landed on the Edvisors’ Student Marketing page. Under the Edvisors College Student Services heading, buried in the text, are several links to scholarship information. The “ScholarshipPoints” and “scholarship contents” links take you to the same program. You’re asked to join the Edvisors’ ScholarshipPoints program where you earn points and then use them to be entered into Edvisors’ scholarship contests. We think these types of contests are a waste of time, but if you do decide to participate, make sure you read the fine print.

When we clicked on “scholarship search tools” on the Marketing page, we were taken to Student Scholarship Search, Edvisors’ scholarship search engine, which has its own website.

In terms of finding scholarships, we found it time consuming to click through a series of links buried in articles to get what turned out to be minimally helpful information. Just skip this site entirely in your search for scholarships and go directly to studentscholarshipsearch.com for exactly the same search feature without all the clicking around.

We rate Edvisors 1 out of 5:

1 Mortar Board Rating

 

 

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http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com

A student marketing company operating a portfolio of websites providing information, tools and resources for students. Their portfolio of websites includes a lot of sites focused on student loans NOT scholarships.

It’s not clear what to do when you get to this site. We searched for “scholarships” under “Search our Education Directory” and were presented with a multipage list of links to articles about scholarships—some providing links to actual scholarship sites, some to scholarship search engines, and some just to information articles. We found it time consuming to click through a series of links buried in articles to get any worthwhile scholarship information. Edvisors may have some scholarship links worth pursuing, but it’ll take some work to find them.

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