Scholarship Match

Explore Scholarships for High School Students

Maximize money for school

College can be expensive, but there are ways to make it more affordable. Scholarships are free money for school.

Scholarships come in many forms—some focus on financial need, academics, a specific major, athletic ability, community involvement, and more. Encourage will help match you with scholarships that fit you best.

Scholarship matching tool

An important step in making college affordable is to apply for scholarships that match your needs, interests, and abilities. Encourage is a scholarship matching app, connecting you with scholarships that just make sense.

After you create your free Encourage account, we’ll ask a few questions about your preferences to match you with scholarships. Explore your matches to learn more about each scholarship’s award amount, application requirements, and deadline. Encourage allows you to save scholarships you wish to apply for and offers advice on applying and paying for school.

Financial aid beyond scholarships

Encourage also provides advice on paying for school beyond scholarships.

For many students, financial aid from the government can provide monetary assistance to help you make your goals a reality. Encourage provides a step-by-step guide for how to apply for federal need-based aid through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The app also lets you know about state and other non-federal aid for which you may be eligible.

Plus, Encourage provides a timeline and checklist you can use to track your financial aid milestones from eighth grade through senior year. The Encourage app guides you throughout the process from talking about money issues with your family to solidifying your affordability plan.