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Here you can uncover millions of dollars in scholarships from colleges, universities, private companies, foundations -- and more -- to help pay for school. Simply fill out a free profile to discover which ones match you best. You'll even be able to apply to special Cappex scholarships with one click.

Unique Cappex Scholarships

Cappex.com is providing more than $30,000 in our own unique scholarships. Some of our most popular ones include “$1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship”, “My College Review” and “Cappex #1 Fan”. The Cappex scholarships will be awarded to students with the most well-rounded profiles, so don’t be humble--get detailed in your profile.

"Just Because We Love You" Scholarships

For more information, read the general terms and conditions. Scholarship winners will be notified by mail within six weeks of the scholarship application deadlines.

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Private & Foundation Scholarships

Private scholarships come from corporations, individuals, religious groups, non-profits, civic organizations, employers and professional organizations. Most are awarded based on certain criteria, such as academic performance, extracurricular activities, community involvement, ethnic heritage and religious affiliation.

Merit Aid Scholarships Offered by Colleges

Cappex has the most comprehensive database of merit scholarships on the web that recognize individual academic, artistic and athletic achievements. Merit scholarships do not need to be paid back, and are offered by colleges and universities as well as state governments. Merit scholarships can often be renewed for multiple years, so often they are worth four times their face value.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a scholarship?

    A scholarship is money paid to you, or on your behalf, to help pay for tuition, books, housing or other education-related expenses. Typically, scholarships don't have to be paid back, which makes them the most desirable form of financial aid!

  • How do I search for scholarships?

    Cappex.com offers a free scholarship directory to help students find money for college. Scholarships can be searched for in a number of different ways. For example, you can search scholarships based on ethnicity, such as scholarships for African-Americans or Hispanics. Scholarships can also be searched based on gender, which allows you to find specific scholarships for men or women. Students can also choose to search for scholarships based on college major, such as Engineering or Computer Science scholarships. Finally, you can search for scholarships based on state, finding scholarships available for students in California or Illinois, for example. The Cappex scholarship search is free and registration is not required to view the scholarships.

  • What are the different types of scholarships?

    There are a variety of different types of scholarships available to students. Scholarships are "free" money for college, meaning you don't have to pay it back. Scholarships come from a variety of sources, including colleges, the government, corporations, individuals, religious groups or non-profits. Need-based scholarships are scholarships that are awarded based on the ability of you and your family to pay for college. Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on individual achievements, such as academic, athletic, artistic or other accomplishments. Grants are money for college that are generally need-based and awarded by the government. Grants can also be awarded based on your academic performance or the major or career you are pursuing. Student loans are money for college that incurs interest and has to be repaid. The federal government works to make student loan interest rates affordable, and many student loans do not need to be repaid until you have graduated college. You can find all types of scholarships in the free scholarship directory at Cappex.com.

  • How do I find the best scholarships for me?

    Cappex offers a free scholarship search that will match you with thousands of scholarship opportunities at colleges and from private organizations throughout the country. You never know what you might qualify for until you start looking. Complete your free profile today to start your scholarship search. While it's tempting to go after the most sought-after scholarships such as the Coca-Cola Scholarship or the Dell Scholars Scholarship, thousands of lesser known opportunities exist as well and may be easier to get because there is less competition. There's no way one person can possibly find all the available scholarships - that's why free scholarship matching services like Cappex were set up to help.

  • How specifically does Cappex help in my scholarship search?

    Only on Cappex will you find thousands of private scholarships plus billions in merit aid on one easy-to-use, free site. You should never pay for access to scholarships - and on Cappex, you won't. Plus, Cappex has done the hard work for you since we'll tell you which scholarships are your Best Bets, depending on how hard they are to apply for and what the competition is likely to be. So when you search on Cappex, you know you can focus on a list of the highest-value opportunities created just for you.

  • Are scholarships available for students studying particular majors?

    Yes - in fact, that's one of the most common ways scholarships are awarded. Whatever you're planning to study, chances are there's a scholarship available. Some of the most popular majors with scholarships on Cappex include:

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  • Are scholarships available for students of particular ethnic backgrounds?

    You bet! In fact, that's one of the most popular ways people get scholarships. On Cappex we've created easy lists based on ethnicities for you to get started. Or, better yet, fill out a profile on Cappex and we'll match you to those opportunities automatically.

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  • Can I find scholarships for students from my geographic area?

    Yes, and the best thing is, the more specific your area, the less competition there will likely be so your chances will go up to win an award. Many scholarships are awarded based on state, county, region or even city. The most popular states on Cappex with scholarships are:

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  • What is a merit scholarship?

    Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on your individual accomplishments, whether they are academic, athletic, artistic or otherwise. Most colleges offer merit-based scholarships for students with strong academic records, leadership qualities or community involvement, among other things. Merit-based scholarships can usually be renewed for several years, provided that the students meet the academic requirements. Merit-based scholarships are generally less competitive than need-based scholarships, and often are awarded to any student who qualifies. Merit-based scholarships are not required to be paid back. You can find merit-based scholarships in the free merit scholarship directory at Cappex.com.

  • What are the easiest types of scholarships to get?

    There are many types of scholarships available to students. Some scholarships require specific qualifications, such as academic, ethnicity or gender requirements. Some scholarships have lengthy applications, with essays or other requirements. However, there are also scholarships that are very easy to apply for and receive. The Cappex scholarship directory has a wide range of scholarships, including those with easy-to-complete forms and less competition.

  • What is the difference between grants and scholarships?

    Grants and scholarships are two different types of financial aid awarded to college students. Grants and scholarships are similar in the fact that they give you money for college that does not need to be paid back. However, grants are generally need-based and come from the government while scholarships can be need or merit-based and come from a variety of sources. Grants are awarded based on a student's academic performance or the major or career they are pursuing. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria such as academic performance, extracurricular activities, community involvement, ethnic heritage or religious affiliation. You can find grants and scholarships at Cappex.com.

  • What is the difference between merit-based scholarships and need-based scholarships?

    Merit-based scholarships and need-based scholarships are two types of financial aid awarded to college students. Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on individual achievements, such as academic, athletic or artistic accomplishments. Need-based scholarships are awarded based on the ability of you and your family to pay for college. Merit-based scholarships are awarded by states or colleges to students with strong academic records, leadership qualities, community involvement or other talents. Need-based scholarships are awarded by the government, specific colleges or occasionally through private scholarships. Merit-based scholarships are generally less competitive that need-based scholarships, and are often awarded to any student who qualifies. You can find both merit-based and need-based scholarships on Cappex.com.

  • What are private scholarships?

    Private scholarships are provided by various organizations, clubs, companies, charities and individuals. These scholarships have distinct objectives and may be awarded to students based on qualifying academic accomplishments and financial need. Some scholarships are awarded if a student is a member of a specific organization, or is aspiring for admission in a specific field of certain or fits other guidelines that the group awarding the scholarships requires to see.

    Cappex.com offers a free directory of private scholarships.