What the Reviewers Are Saying
About Reference Service Press...

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Reference Service Press is "the premier provider of financial aid information in the country."

EUREKA, the California Career Information Service

Reference Service Press is "the leading authority on scholarships."

Kaplan Educational Centers

“The many directories from Reference Service Press dominate the shelves of financial aid collections and with good reason. They are filled with great scholarship information."

Off to College

“The company has an excellent reputation (the founder and President is a former research librarian) and publishes several titles on the subject of financial assistance. The strengths of these resources are self-evident; the thoroughness and professionalism reflect the dedication of its founder and staff. RSP has a focus on higher education and research funding sources, and we’ve not found a resource that can compete with them.”

College Financial Aid: The Best Resources to Help You Find the Money

"A true success in the world of independent directory publishers."

Simba Report on Directory Publishing

"Visit the web pages of Reference Service Press (www.rspfunding.com/prod_prodalpha.html) for a stunning collection of scholarship directories (both print and electronic)

Be a College Achiever: The Complete Guide to Academic Stardom

"Reference Service Press's print resources appeared so unequivocally superior to the competition that College Broadband did not even consider any other firms when we selected the data provider for our online scholarship search tool."

College Broadband, Inc.

www.rspfunding.com is one of "the best sites we've seen for work abroad and international careers...Essential."

Transitions Abroad's "Best Web Sites"

RSP has "a fantastic web site...great work!"


Reference Service Press is "the nation's leader in researching financial aid opportunities for diversity candidates" and, by partnering with Reference Service Press, "we firmly believe we are offering Choctaw students access to the best possible scholarship database."

Gregory E. Pyle, Chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

“Reference Service Press is the only company in the United States specializing solely in the development of financial aid resources.”


Reference Service Press's web site, www.rspfunding.com, has been selected as a "Recommended Site" by America Online.

AOL Search

"Reference Service Press has done a bang-up job of listing scholarships and awards.”

College Bound

“Parents who need help figuring out how to pay for college should look to Reference Service Press.”


When Reference Service Press's financial aid resources were selected for inclusion in the latest edition of Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries (a highly-acclaimed list issued by the American Library Association that, for the past 40 years, has provided "bibliographic information and evaluative annotations for the most convenient and productive reference sources"), the reviewer called them the "absolute best guides for finding funding for specialized populations" and strongly "recommended" them for public and academic libraries of all sizes.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries

www.rspfunding.com has been selected as a "Cool Link" by Oklahoma's Department of Career and Technology Education.


"RSP publishes some of the best hard-copy directories of scholarships for overseas opportunities, which include grants for all levels of students as well as for postdoctorates and professionals."

Arkansas State University International Programs

"RSP is well known for their scholarship guides for minorities, women, veterans, and the disabled.”

Scholarship Watch

"Everything Reference Service Press does is incredibly useful."

Energy Information Press

Reference Service Press's web site, www.rspfunding.com, has been listed as one of the "excellent web sites" for high school students.

MBHS e-News

Reference Service Press's website, www.rspfunding.com, has been selected by the National Honor Roll as one of the "Best Websites for Students."

National Honor Roll

"Looking for scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, or internships to help pay for your college or graduate studies, research, or professional activities? Check out the resources produced by this award-winning publisher. More than two dozen print and electronic resources are available, plus lots of information to help you get the funding you need. "


"Check out this great website (www.rspfunding.com) for information on funding for study abroad."

Texas Tech University Study Abroad Program

Reference Service Press is "the largest scholarship information treasure trove available. Because former professional librarians oversee this database" it is "accurate, uniform, and detail oriented."

Ben Kaplan, How to Go to College Almost for Free

"The guidebooks published by Reference Service Press are a good place to start" to search for financial aid!

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Posted on LIBREF-L: "When young people come to my library seeking information on financial aid for college, I direct them to the excellent publications by Reference Service Press. They specialize in directories of scholarships, fellowships, and other grant programs for women, minorities, veterans, and the disabled."

Sue Kamm. Inglewood Public Library

Reference Service Press's "references are fabulous. They should be required reading for all parents."

RSP Customer M. Kurey

Reference Service Press provides "the best financial aid information for high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students: scholarships, fellowships, grants, & other free money..."

University of North Texas Health Sciences Center

Reference Service Press was named a "Key Publisher" in Transitions Abroad's "Resource Guide" because of its "numerous directories for scholarships and financial aid."

"Resource Guide: Living Abroad" in Transitions Abroad Magazine

Of the 23 "essential" financial aid directories identified by Mount Holyoke's Career Development Center, 16 are published by Reference Service Press!

"Essential Publications," Career Development Center, Mount Holyoke College

"Reference Service Press provides a one-stop information resource for scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, and internships. The site features a financial aid library, a listing of state financial aid agencies, and a mailing list you can get on that provides a free electronic newsletter with the latest information about financial aid programs. You also can contact RSP at [...2310 Homestead Rd., Suite C1 #219, Los Altos, CA 94024; Telephone: 650-861-3170...]. RSP also publishes 19 books, including Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families  and the High School Senior's Guide to Merit & Other No Need Funding."

Everyone's Money Book on College

"Assuming that you already have consulted the reference librarians and the offices dealing with external and internal research funding at your institution, we think the best place to begin your search will be within a series of volumes produced by Reference Service Press (RSP)...They allow you to select a retrieval source based on your primary field of research interest."

Proposals That Work

Called "a major independent financial aid directory publisher" by Guide to Reference, which selected 15 of Reference Service Press's directories as "the best available reference sources" in the field of financial aid.

Guide to Reference, 12th Edition

"Your books are truly fantastic, offering a simple way to look for scholarships. Thanks for offering this service."

Deborah C., RSP Customer

Harvard Law School selected Reference Service Press's website (www.rspfunding.com) as one of its "Recommended Resources for Identifying Outside Funding."

Harvard Law School

Reference Service Press's "website includes up-to-date financial aid directories (available for purchase in both print and electronic formats through Reference Service Press) and other resources representing thousands of funding opportunities and current information available on scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, internships, and other types of funding opportunities. There are financial aid directories specifically geared towards: minorities, women, disabled and families, Christian students, veterans, military personnel and families, high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students, money for specific majors, research abroad, study abroad, and Kaplan Scholarships."

NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

According to St. Mary's College of California, www.rspfunding.com is one of the "scholarship websites that work."

St. Mary's College of California

"A visit to the library can really pay off. In the scholarship section, you will often find a collection of reference books with plentiful scholarship listings. Take a look at the range of titles offered by the Reference Service Press to see if they have a title geared toward you."

"Scholarship Tips and Resources," Harrington College of Design

"Have a look at Gail Schlachter's series of books from Reference Service Press, which offers volumes for specific fields of study on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as financial aid books targeted toward women, minority students, students with disabilities, and others."

"Finding Scholarships: Your Best Resources," The Foundation Center

Champlain College listed Reference Service Press as a "key resource for applying to graduate school."

Champlain College

"I really appreciate all of the courteous service (relating to both the books and the customer service!). RSP was recommended to me by the coordinator of a college scholarship I received, and I will certainly be recommending your company and directories to other prospective and current students that I know!"

Maria K., RSP customer

"I am a financial aid director for a college/grad/seminary and have found your books to be a huge resource for our students."   

Baptist Bible College and Seminary

Reference Service Press has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau! 

BBB Business Review

Reference Service Press's online "Financial Aid Info Center" (www.rspfunding.com/finaidinfo.html) was featured in the Congressional Research Service's publication, Financial Aid for Students: Online Resources, because of the wealth of information it provides online: "a financial aid timeline, a glossary, a state financial aid directory, and a news center (includes articles on college costs, student aid, student loans, filling out the FFAFSA, prepaid tuition and college savings plans, education tax breaks, and scholarships scams)."

Financial Aid for Students, Online Resources

Reference Service Press has "the best possible database of transportable scholarships"

Scholarship Advicement Program (SAP), Choctaw Nation

“For the past 35 years, Reference Service Press has continually received the highest praise for its financial aid directories, ebooks, and searchable databases."

Carol Helton, Executive Vice President of Credo's Customer Solutions and Marketing

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