iGrad is an award-winning, online Financial Literacy platform, focused on empowering YOU in making wise personal finance, student loan, and career decisions throughout life. One aspect of iGrad is their scholarship search tool. iGrad has 'built a student-first, school-first scholarship search engine'. For further details read their Quality Scholarship Promise.
How do I access iGrad?
Current Students: Access iGrad through the "Finance" tab through your jwuLink account. Look for the 'Grad's Financial Wellness Tools' icon.
New Students (who don't have a jwuLink account yet): Go to jwu.igrad.com and click 'Get Started-It's Free!', to create an account.
How to recognize a scholarship scam:
- indication that you won an award for which you didn't apply,
- does not supply valid contact information,
- guarantees you will win an award,
- requires personal financial information (such as, credit card numbers, checking account numbers, and/or social security numbers to verify or hold a scholarship).
- be mindful, plan ahead, do your research, don't be in a rush,
- if the website looks sketchy or you get a odd feeling in your gut, that's probably a good sign to steer clear,
- with in doubt, call the company/entity offering the scholarship and ask questions about the scholarship.
Your first step to securing need-based scholarships and grants should be applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
File the FAFSA each year, starting October 1. 3 Quick Tips to a Successful FAFSA Filing: Don't rush, link your IRS taxes, sign using FSA ID and submit!