Scholarships360: A Fast & Easy Way to Jump Into Search for Scholarships
Go straight to the “Search for Scholarships” box on the right side of the page. Choose your grade level (“College Students,” “Graduate Students,” or “High School Students”) from the drop-down menu. Then choose the month of the scholarship deadline. Think at least one month ahead to allow ample time to complete the application process and collect the required documents (what we call your Scholarship Porfolio). Then click the SEARCH button. Of course, if you have a Scholarship Portfolio, you can apply immediately.
We selected “College Students” and “January Scholarships” and had 31 results…a very manageable number to explore in one sitting. Although the bulleted list doesn’t look like it has any links, it does. Just click on the scholarship name and you’ll learn about the award amount, eligibility, required documents, and the deadline date. In some cases, there is also a link to the funding organization’s online application.
On each scholarship detail page, you can see more links at the right under “Popular Scholarships.” You can choose links to “Fall Scholarships,” “Essay Scholarships,” “September Scholarships,” “Video Scholarships,” and “Science Scholarships.”
You can subscribe to their blog and read posts reminding you of upcoming scholarship deadlines with valuable links as well as general tips and tricks to help you rock the application process.
We found this site a fast and easy way to jump into searching for scholarships. It didn’t require a Student Profile or return a massive number of search results to wade through.
We rate Scholarships360 3 out of 5:
Scholarships360 Site Review
Scholarships360, a scholarship web portal, has been around since December 2010 and boasts such features as scholarship listings, college application vocabulary, a blog, and their newest feature, three short “courses” on getting into college. In the right-hand sidebar, you can peruse their most recent or most viewed scholarship listings. The bottom of the page contains an “About” statement, Scholarships360’s Twitter feed, and “Popular Links.” Of those links, only the first three really work. The June and July Scholarships links take you to a “page not found” message. The Summer 2011 Scholarships link does work, but why would you want to go there?
We clicked on the Scholarships drop-down menu. You have a choice of High School, College, or Graduate Student listings. Each of these choices will take you to what appears to be a chronological listing of Scholarships360’s “scholarships of the day” (according to their Twitter feed; note: these are not published on a daily basis). Five entry blurbs are listed, but if you click on the “older posts” link, you will see more entries. Each entry has a link to a separate page detailing the scholarship award, eligibility, application requirements, judging criteria, and application deadline.
If you’re looking for merit-based scholarships, click on the Resources tab at the top of the page and choose “Great Schools, Great Scholarships.” Here you’ll find a list of schools offering merit scholarships, a brief note about each, and a link to the school’s website.
Scholarships360 also has a blog discussing subjects related to getting into college and paying for it. Last entry August 18, 2013.