Scholarship links are dead and here is another way to get .edu or .gov backlinks.
1. Search for US universities who has “Directory” page on them. Usually this directory is the list of alumni, present students and teachers.
2. Filter out current students and scrape their emails.
3. Almost all university students has access to university blog and you just have to tell these students that you’ll pay some $$ for posting an article. And make sure you write something useful for the people and no BS.
Works like a charm! Give it a try 😉