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Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are from organizations that are not a part of Virginia Tech. To research outside scholarships, we recommend that you:

  • Begin the scholarship search a year prior to the academic year of the award. 
  • Contact your high school guidance departments if you are a high school senior.
  • Check with the financial aid office of your current institution if you are a community college transfer student.
  • Look for opportunities with local organizations (community service, non-profit agencies, place of worship, and employers.)     
  • Search the internet; many are found simply by exploring personal interests.

Note: Scholarship applications should be free. Scholarship services that charge either to search for scholarships or to file an application may be scams.

Online resources:


College Board

Fast Web

International Scholarships

Scholarships Expert