Personalized, verified scholarships for your students. And, free tools for you.

Going Merry helps students find and apply for scholarships and helps counselors track their progress, all for free.

What is Going Merry?

Going Merry is a free scholarship and financial aid website. Students can find and apply for scholarships directly from our website, and counselors can track and support their students’ applications. Rest assured, we keep student data safe.

We're used by over 20,000 counselors across the US and thousands of scholarship providers, including the Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Hewlett Packard, Dell, and Sam's Club.



1 Million+


2 in 3

High Schools in America

What can you do on Going Merry?

Track & support your students' applications

Share scholarship lists 

Create a custom list of scholarships or share our monthly email digest (with a downloadable spreadsheet).

Monitor student progress

See how many scholarships each student has submitted.

Upload supporting documentation

Upload official transcripts or recommendation letters for your students to use for their scholarship applications.

Take your local scholarships online

Digitize your scholarship program – for FREE!

Add your local scholarships and manage applications digitally. No more paper applications or PDFs.

Evaluate submissions + invite reviewers

Evaluate applications online or download them as a .zip or PDF. Invite reviewers to evaluate applications too. 

Select who can view or apply

Ensure only your school's students can see your scholarships. And only students with specific eligibility criteria can apply. 

Make the FAFSA® easier & monitor completion rates

Get real-time tracking of each student’s progress and your overall completion rates

See live stats on completion rates, and confirm proof that your student has completed the FAFSA® (or alternate form).

Get access to teaching/guidance resources

Handouts, student worksheets, and lesson plans

Teach your students about scholarships, financial aid, college affordability, and student loans. 

Embeddable scholarship lists for your school website

Easily embed a live-updating list of scholarships available to students in your school's area on your school's website.

What counselors are saying


College, Career & Military Readiness,

Franklin High School, Texas

Going Merry is a game-changer. FAFSA® and scholarships in one place. Our financial aid application rates have increased significantly.


Director of College Counseling

KIPP San Jose Collegiate, California

My students loved Going Merry. They applied to 5x as many scholarships using it and were able to spend much more time on the important parts of applications rather than the admin.


Counselor & Department Chair,

Holt High School, Missouri

I've been coordinating 35 local scholarships for 19 years, and this is the first time it's gone so smoothly. Having our local scholarships online has improved the application process for everybody. Thanks Going Merry!

Trusted by thousands of schools across the U.S. 

Want to see where we have students or counselors? Check out this live interactive map - You might even see that your students got to Going Merry before you did! 

Join the 20,000+ counselors already using Going Merry.