Candid does not give grants/donations, suggest specific funders, or approach them on your behalf. More about Candid’s mission. Please refer to the tips and websites in this article.

Before seeking foundation grants to help offset the costs of your higher education, you should pursue the following avenues:

You can search for foundation grants with Grants to Individuals, our searchable database of grantmakers that provide support directly to individual grantseekers, including students. Start with a Type of Support search for "Scholarships or Graduate support or Fellowships or Awards". Include a Field of Interest search for terms that describe yourself or your academic/professional interests.

To search from your own computer, subscribe online. You also can use it for free at Candid's Funding Information Network locations.

If you are seeking funding as a undergraduate student, please see our related Knowledge Base article, Where can I find information about financial aid as an undergraduate student?

Worksheet for scholarship seekers

Answer the questions in these fillable PDF worksheets before you start your scholarship search. Your answers will help you focus your search and suggest words or phrases that you can use in you search to uncover opportunities you might not have considered before. Download the worksheets.

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