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We at the Fellowships Office are more than happy to help you figure out which awards are right for you; however, there are several organizations that have developed search engines for award opportunities, so you can research on your own which awards you wish to apply for. This gives you the opportunity to discover fellowships that we don't promote, and speeds up the process considerably. Below are the best search engines that we can recommend.

Scholarship America is the most established of these tools. Go to the Students & Parents tab to register and create your profile.

IIE Passport provides a search engine for study abroad scholarships. You can filter by discipline or region.

ProFellow is still in its beta-testing stage, but you can sign up (for free) as a beta tester and make use of the hundreds of fellowships in its database.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a portal for federally-sponsored STEM opportunities. Undergraduates can find opportunities here and graduates can find opportunities here

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) has a search engine for summer research opportunities in STEM Fields. You can access the search engine here

Pivot is a database acquired by MNSU Research And Sponsored Programs. The link takes you to the RASP page that explains Pivot's purpose and has a link to the site. Once you've made an account, go to Advanced Search and select Funding Type: Training Scholarship or Fellowship, then select Requirements: Undergraduate students (there's an option for Graduate students as well). Set the other search areas to your specifications, and see what turns up.

Graduate students can utilize these tools from other institutions: 
University of Illinois' Fellowship Finder tool.
George Mason University's List of Fellowship Opportunities for Graduate Students.
If you find awards that interest you, please contact the Fellowships Office for application advice and guidance.