About Us

Designed by students, for students

Our Mission

CommonScholarshipApp is on a mission to transform the scholarship landscape by making private scholarship opportunities more accessible and equitable for every student in America.

About Us

As current and former students who have experienced the scholarship landscape first-hand, we founded CommonScholarshipApp.org — the one-stop solution for students and scholarship providers. We’ve identified a huge problem within the private scholarship system and set out to create a solution that will help open university and college doors for more students in America.

When it comes to searching for, qualifying, and applying to scholarships, we know the challenges students are facing everyday all too well. Which is why we designed and built a platform by students, for students to simplify the process for everyone, including high school students, low-income students, graduate students, international students, trade school students, and more.

The Problem

With the rising cost of tuition in America, 3 out of 4 students walk away from graduation with an average of $30K in debt, which averages approximately 20+ years to pay off. Millions of students take on student loans, part-time or full-time jobs, and more to cover the cost of their tuition with the hopes of starting a bright future.

Scholarships are another alternative students turn to, but they aren’t the easiest to get. Students spend countless hours searching for scholarships, only to find out they aren’t eligible. If they are, they spend even more time applying to them in the hopes of being selected.

We know that scholarships are more necessary than ever if we want to reduce the student debt crisis in America. Students are in need of scholarships to take on less debt, and set themselves up for a sustainable financial future. So why is it that when scholarships are more necessary than ever before, they remain so difficult to find and apply for in an age where we can track our Postmates to our doors and connect with people all around the world in seconds?

On the other end, creating scholarship opportunities comes with it’s own set of challenges. There are hundreds and thousands of individuals, organizations, companies, and families who have the means and desire to help students through scholarships, however are restricted by the tedious process of setting one up.

The Solution

CommonScholarshipApp was designed to work with these individuals, organizations, businesses, and corporations to bring thousands of private scholarship opportunities to students. This platform was created to stream-line the entire process for students through one common application that is widely accepted by most scholarship providers with the ability to apply in seconds.

With CommonScholarshipApp, you can…


  • Quickly find scholarships you are eligible for
  • Save hundreds of hours applying for scholarships with 1-click apply
  • Track and manage your application efforts
  • Rest assured that your data will never be shared with student loan companies
  • Apply for exclusive CommonScholarshipApp Scholarships

Scholarship Providers

  • List, create and manage your scholarship all in one place
  • Review applications, score essays, and award winners
  • Request supplemental documents and essays
  • Access thousands of students looking for scholarships
  • Check on scholarship applicants in real-time

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, we’d love to hear it at info@commonscholarship.org