Recently, Daniel McCarthy of the American Conservative wrote an article promoting DiscoverScholars.org.
You can read the full-text here, but here are the highlights:
[Bydlak] has launched an ambitious project to connect individual donors with students needing scholarships through a website, www.discoverscholars.org, bypassing university financial-aid offices. “The concept for Discover Scholars is very much born out of Ron’s views and my political beliefs,” he says, “in that it’s this idea of letting the free market decide educational funding.”
Key to his plan is the power of financial transparency, which Bydlak discovered working for the campaign. …
On his website, Bydlak describes the motive behind his project: “I care most about helping individual students have as much of an opportunity to succeed as I did.”