We get it — college is expensive. Searching for scholarships can be quite the daunting task. But we have you covered! 

CCPL subscribes to Gale’s “Scholarships – Fellowships & Loans” database. Through this database, students can browse and search tens of thousands of award programs and organizations from various fields. 

From Gale, “[This database] Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.”

To access this resource, you will need to have a library account.  If you do not have one, please sign up here to gain access to this, and many more, resources.

First, hover over the “Research & Learn” tab, then select “Research & Databases.”

That will bring you to our collection of online resources. In the search bar, type “scholarships” and press “Find Resources.”

Click the “Scholarships – Fellowships and Loans (Gale)” link.

Enter in your library card information.

This will take you to Gale EBooks. Enter your library card information (just the number, not your pin) a second time.

Now, you are accessing the bibliographic record for “Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals” by Bohdan Romaniuk, ed. 34thed. This is a digitized version that you can view and search for scholarships, fellowships, and loans that might be available for your institution or career field. 

(If you’re interested in physical books, check out our catalog here, and search for our scholarship books. They can be reserved online and picked up through our Curbside service!)

The “Search Within Publication” search bat lets you comb the database for the resources that best fit your needs. Let’s look up opportunities related to “computer science” as an example.

As you can see, it was able to find 98 results that are related to “computer science.” Each link gives you information about that particular funding source, who it’s intended for, and what the issuing authority is.

Selecting one will give you additional information about that particular funding source, like the qualifications, criteria, deadlines, etc.

Another great resource is the U.S. Department of Labor’s Scholarship Finder.

Apply filters and use keywords to search the database and sort your results by name, award amount, or deadline.

Additionally, we highly recommend reaching out to the financial aid offices at any school that you are interested in attending. They are there to help you achieve your dreams. Take advantage of their resources to help navigate the cost of your education. They will have detailed cost estimates, budget worksheets, housing and dining options, and more, that can help you plan for your future.

If you would like to learn more about how to navigate the college waters, check out our College Bound programs.  The next one is “College 101: Applying to College in the COVID Era” on Wednesday, April 14th at 6pm. Register here to save your spot!