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:

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

If you are seeking funding as an international student, please see our related Knowledge Base article Where can I find scholarships and fellowships for international students?

How to find funders that give to undergraduate students

To find funders who give grants to undergraduate students, you can use Foundation Directory Professional, our searchable database of grantmakers.

Perform an advanced search by Transaction Type: Grants to Individuals, in addition to search terms for Subject Area and Geographic Focus.

For more detailed search help, please see our article, Find your next scholarship, fellowship, or grant on Foundation Directory Professional. 

Subscribe to search from your own location, or search for free at our Candid partner locations.

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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