How We Got Started

Like so many powerful ideas, TFS Scholarships was born out of something simple: a realization that more could be done to support students searching for college scholarships. Founded by the son of a high school principal who saw firsthand the challenges that students face funding their education, TFS has always been committed to easing the academic journeys of students and families around the country.

What Sets TFS Apart

Since its creation in 1987, TFS Scholarships has grown in scope while remaining one of the most trusted education funding resources on the web. Today, TFS offers:

  • A safe and trusted place to search — no ads, and no selling of data
  • Scholarships that align with where you want to study – most of the opportunities come from colleges and universities directly, not just the competitive national scholarship pool
  • Scholarships for any stage of your academic journey – including undergraduate, graduate, and professional school
  • Fresh content – 5,000 new scholarships added each month
  • Resources beyond scholarships — including information about career planning, financial aid, and federal and private student loan programs