Privately-funded scholarships are those awarded through sources outside Reynolds. You may be eligible for an outside award from a variety of sources including employers, unions, professional organizations, the military, community, religious, and special interest groups. These types of scholarships have specific applications, eligibility requirements, and deadlines.
Reynolds does not guarantee the availability or fairness of administration of these scholarships. Students pursue them at their own risk. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the necessary materials, complete applications, and submit them directly to the sponsoring organization for review and fund distribution. Helpful tips for conducting your own scholarship search can be found in Christopher S. Penn's e-book: Scholarship Search Secrets, 6th ed., A Publication of the Student Loan Network.
We recommend that you avoid any scholarship offer that requires you to pay a fee, attend a seminar, or claims a guarantee. Also, be cautious should a program request personal information such as bank account, credit card or Social Security numbers.
Although the Reynolds Scholarship Office does not coordinate private scholarships, we make an effort to promote familiar opportunities and resources.
Independent Scholarship Information Websites & Searches
Here is a list of websites that we have found useful. Lending institutions sponsor some of these sites, so you may receive promotional mailings about educational loan opportunities after you conduct your scholarship search. You can find many more similar sites by doing an internet search on the term " free scholarship search".
You can also search the internet directly for scholarships. Using your favorite search engine (such as Google), enter specific search terms. Think about your field of study and who you are. For example: "foundation scholarship music performance" or "scholarship single parent academic."
iGrad Scholarship Center iGrad is a platform for personal finance education available to Reynolds students, staff and alumni through Reynolds Community College’s partnership with ECMC Solutions. iGrad has a scholarship search database allowing access to thousands of scholarship opportunities.
Virginia Wizard Provided by the Virginia Community College System, the Virginia Wizard can help you choose a career, enroll in one of Virginia's community colleges, pay for college, transfer to a four-year college or university and much more. Contains scholarship information specific to each of Virginia’s Community Colleges and beyond.
Scholarship Sharing Scholarship Sharing is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit that is dedicated to helping students get connected to financial aid resources for college. Scholarship Sharing is an entirely volunteer-run organization started by our president a Virginia Commonwealth University alumni. They have a financial aid database with scholarships broken down by category.
Scholarships 360 Scholarships 360 curates scholarship postings from all over the internet. Once you create a profile, they send periodic emails with scholarships based on your interests.