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The Access Scholarships Mission

Access Scholarships is a free online platform designed to connect students like you with scholarship opportunities that fit your goals and values, with the ultimate goal of providing you with the resources to fund your higher education.

The main feature of the platform is the Scholarship Search, which contains thousands of scholarships for students to quickly and easily be matched with based on their profiles. In addition to being a database for high school, college, and grad school scholarships, we also provide students with a variety of resources (think Health & Wellness, Navigating College During COVID, free Office Hours, & more!), the opportunity to keep track of your saved and applied scholarships, and a Blog where we post articles that pertain to all aspects of student life.

My team here at Access Scholarships is committed to not only helping provide students with the opportunity to earn money to help them pay for school, but also to being a go-to resource for students to utilize for all things education-related (think, picking classes, navigating college life, and more!).

Who runs Access Scholarships?

GREAT QUESTION! Hello there, my name is Ayden Berkey and I am the Co-Founder here at Access Scholarships.

I hopped on the opportunity to create Access Scholarships shortly after I graduated from college after identifying the need among students for a more personal, accessible, and student-oriented scholarship and resource platform.

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Here are a few little tidbits about me:

  • I am a 2020 college graduate (of the University of Wisconsin-Madison - go Badgers)
  • I majored in marketing and human resource management
  • Some of my personal interests and hobbies (when I'm not helping students!) include running, listening to music, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen
  • I am left-handed and a twin

If you want to get a feel for some of my writing, check out these articles:

And finally, myself and Access Scholarships have had the opportunity to be featured by some great news platforms - check out our shoutouts in Yahoo News, Forbes, and Parents.com !

Why We Created Access Scholarships

We created Access Scholarships because we believe one of the largest barriers to students pursuing higher education (and getting the most out of it) is the expense of doing so. Our new website makes earning money to put towards school easy and accessible for all, while additionally helping students to prepare, learn, and stay up to date on all things education-related.

How Access Scholarships is different

At this point, you may be thinking, “well, there’s tons of scholarship resources out there on the Internet - what makes Access Scholarships unique?”. Great question! It certainly is no secret that there are a bunch of websites out there that provide scholarship resources to students.

However, our team prides itself on the fact that we are able to give students access to thousands of great scholarships that are specific and personalized to each student’s specifications. For example, our competitiveness specification within the Scholarship Search helps students to balance their potential “return on investment” and chances of winning for each scholarship they apply to.

Want to get in touch? 

Whether you're a student looking for help with scholarships, an organization interested in partnering, or someone else, we'd love to hear from you!

Also, feel free to check out our FAQ page for answers to some of our commonly asked questions.