The idea of paying money for school can be daunting. But luckily there are thousands of people and companies willing to help students out with their schooling. Here is a list of five websites that are great for Canadian students looking to find American scholarships:

  1. Scholars4dev
    Scholars4dev is a handy and easy to use website for international students to find scholarships. There are plenty of search options and categories that tell you exactly how many scholarships are available to you. You also need to check out their scholarship lists because they offer in-depth looks into scholarships specific to country, area of study and amount. If you want an easy laid out list of scholarships that you can quickly apply to, Scholars4dev should be your first stop.
     
  2. American Scholarships
    My favourite part about americanscholarships.com is that it requires you to make a profile with all of the data necessary to find you your best scholarship matches. This saves tons of time in the future. First, you’re only shown scholarships that you can apply to, no time is wasted checking each and every scholarship for requirements. Also, since it’s a profile you never have to enter in all of that information again because filling out those forms takes a couple minutes away from time you could be finding scholarships.
     
  3. Studyabroad
    Not only is this website a scholarship portal it is also an excellent source of information if you’re looking to study abroad. Studyabroad.com compiles the best scholarships from other websites and displays them in an easy to understand format. I encourage students to use this resource to collect information and develop questions that they have about scholarships and studying abroad to bring to the US College Expo to ask the professionals.
     
  4. Yconic
    Anyone who has ever looked for a scholarship knows what Yconic is, and it’s for good reason. Yconic has one of the largest databases of scholarships and also acts as a social network for students. If you have any worries you can find a thread of other students going through the same thing and offering their advice. Plus, Yconic sends you email newsletters to update you on what scholarships are now available and which ones have deadlines coming up. There is also a feature that allows you to shortlist the ones you want to apply to. This makes organizing your scholarships a simple task.
     
  5. Government of Canada
    Of course, you can always count on the Canadian government to have your back. Their website offers plenty of scholarships as well as their guidelines in a way that is easy to overview. However, it doesn’t offer the ease of use that the other websites do. If you’re willing to do a bit of searching through their website you’ll be able to find many scholarships that are only available to Canadian students.

At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter where you are looking for scholarships. What matters is that you’re applying. Don’t give up the chance for graduate free of student loans so you can watch a bit more Netflix.

Let us know in the comments below where you have been searching for scholarships and if you have been awarded any yet!