Outside Scholarships

We are pleased to present the following outside resources to help you in your search for third-party scholarships. Students are encouraged to explore and apply for private scholarships that may be awarded locally or nationally. The key is to seek this funding out. We believe the work is worth it since scholarships do not need to be repaid.

You are strongly encouraged to seek out local, grassroots organizations that can assist with educational funding. Houses of worship, local community centers, and arts organizations are great resources to explore.

Outside Scholarship Search Engines

Outside Scholarships by Division

State Scholarships and Grants

Almost every state education agency has at least one grant or scholarship available to residents, and many have a long list of student aid programs. 

Use the State Financial Aid Programs site to select your state and find out what financial aid programs may be available to you through your state education agency.

Note: Berklee does not endorse or affiliate with any of the agencies or organizations listed. We also do not guarantee or control the validity of their content and information. Please beware of scams when applying for outside scholarships. Visit finaid.org to learn more about scholarship scams and how you can report them.

Scholarships may be subject to taxation, depending on individual factors. You can reference IRS Publication 970 for general guidance, but please consult with a tax advisor if you are unclear about the tax implications of any scholarship. Berklee does not provide tax advice and is not responsible for any taxes that result from any awards.