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Free Scholarship Searches & Resources


 

Financial Aid Information

Minnesota College Goal Sunday
www.minnesotacollegegoal.org
Annual event that helps high school seniors and parents complete the FAFSA.

Federal Student Aid
www.studentaid.ed.gov
Provides detailed information on pursuing education beyond high school.

FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
www.finaid.org
Provides links to information on student financial aid.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
www.fafsa.gov
Allows students to apply online for student financial aid and check the status of their application.

Federal Financial Aid FAFSA4caster
www.fafsa.gov
Allows students and families to receive an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid.

MN Dream Act Application
www.ohe.state.mn.us/MNDreamAct
Used by Minnesota's undocumented students to apply for state financial aid

529 College Savings Plans

Minnesota 529 College Savings Plan
www.mnsaves.org

Internet Guide to 529 Plans
www.savingforcollege.com

Minnesota Colleges & Universities

Minnesota Career College Association
www.mncareercolleges.org
Provides basic information on 14 of Minnesota's private career colleges.

Minnesota Online
gwww.minnesotaonline.org
A gateway to online education from schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Minnesota Private College Council
www.mnprivatecolleges.org
Provides information on 17 of Minnesota's private four-year, liberal arts colleges.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
www.mnscu.edu
Provides information on public state colleges and universities in Minnesota.

Minnesota Transfer
www.mntransfer.org
Provides information on how students can transfer credits between Minnesota institutions.

Specific Minnesota colleges and universities
www.iseek.org/education/

University of Minnesota
www.umn.edu
Provides information on the University's Twin Cities, Duluth, Crookston, Morris and Rochester campuses.

National College Fairs
www.nacacnet.org

College Admissions Tests

ACT, Inc.
www.actstudent.org

The College Board
www.collegeboard.com/sat

Test of English as a Foreign Language
www.toefl.org

College Information & Searches

College Answer
www.collegeanswer.com
Provides information on preparing, selecting, applying and financing college as well as college and scholarship searches and a variety of cost calculators.

The College Board
www.collegeboard.org
Provides useful information on financial aid available for students and parents as well as a college search.

College Gold
www.collegegold.com
Provides information on FastWeb's College Gold book and access to interactive tools, calculators, and resources to help you plan and pay for college.

College Navigator
www.collegenavigator.gov
Provides information on colleges, tuition and enrollment demographics through a searchable database.

College View
www.collegeview.com
Provides a college search of schools in the United States and Canada.

CollegeNet College Search
http://cnsearch.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/CN
Provides a college search and allows student to apply online to select schools.

ISEEK
www.iseek.org/education/
Provides information on higher education options.

Peterson's / Thomson Learning
www.petersons.com
Provides higher education information for parents and students of all ages.

General Scholarship Resources

CareerOneStop Scholarship Search
www.careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch

CollegeNet Scholarship Search
www.collegenet.com/mach25/

FastWeb Free Scholarship Search
www.fastweb.com

NCAA Scholarships
www.ncaa.org

Scholarship America
http://scholarshipamerica.org/open_scholarships.php

Scholarship Experts
www.scholarshipexperts.com

Scholarships.com
www.scholarships.com

Union-sponsored Scholarships and Aid
www.unionplus.educationplanner.org

Minnesota-specific Scholarships

Scholarships Offered by Minnesota Institutions
www.ohe.state.mn.us/mnscholarships

Resources for Military Families

AMVETS Scholarships
www.amvetsnsf.org/scholarships.html

Careers in the Military
www.careersinthemilitary.com

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
www.mcsf.org

Military.com Education Benefits
www.military.com/education-home/

Military College Help
www.todaysmilitary.com/military-benefits/education-support

Military Education Service Benefits
www.ohe.state.mn.us/military

Scholarships for Military Children
www.militaryscholar.org

Military Transition
www.careeronestop.org/militarytransition/

My Military Education
www.mymilitaryeducation.org

U.S. Air Force
www.airforce.com

U.S. Army
www.goarmy.com

U.S. Coast Guard
www.gocoastguard.com

U.S. Navy
www.navy.com

U.S. Marines
www.marines.com

Resources for Students of Color

Accounting Scholarships for Minority Students
www.aicpa.org/career/diversityinitiatives/

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship
www.akaDPO.org
www.akaeaf.org

American Chemistry Society
www.acs.org/scholars

American Geological Institute
www.agiweb.org/mpp/

American Indian College Fund
www.collegefund.org/scholarships/main.html

American Indian Education Foundation
www.aiefprograms.org

American Indian Graduate Center
www.aigcs.org

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
www.aises.org/scholarships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
www.aicpa.org/about/affiliates/aicpafoundation/pages/scholarshipsfellowships.aspx

American Political Science Association Scholarships for Underrepresented Students
www.apsanet.org/section_543.cfm

American Society for Microbiology
www.asm.org/index.php/professionaldevelopment/students

American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program
www.asanet.org/funding/mfp.cfm

Asian American Journalists Association
www.aaja.org/category/programs/college

Association on American Indian Affairs
www.indian-affairs.org

AT&T Undergraduate Research Program for Women & Minorities Underrepresented in the Sciences
www.research.att.com/internships?fbid=QGo3t_Zh4oF

Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships
www.baeo.org

Black Excel Scholarships for Minorities
www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm

Coca Cola Scholars Foundation
www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship
http://dstmsp.org

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology
www.dfbsstscholarship.org/dfb_sch.html

Financial Aid for Minority Students
www.finaid.org/otheraid/minority.phtml

Financial Aid for Native American Students
www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtml

Gates Millennium Undergraduate Scholars Program
www.gmsp.org

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Site
www.truman.gov

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp

Hispanic College Fund
www.hispanicfund.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
www.hsf.net

Historically Black College & University Scholarships
www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/scholarships

INROADS Internships
www.inroads.org

Intel Science Talent Search
www.societyforscience.org/isef

International Association of Black Actuaries
www.blackactuaries.org/scholarships

Jackie Robinson Scholarship
www.jackierobinson.org

Kirby Puckett Scholarship
www.academic.umn.edu/equity/awards/puckett_scholars.html

Links Scholarship
www.linksinc.org

McNair Scholars Foundation
http://mcnairscholars.com

Microsoft Tuition Scholarships
http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/internships-scholarships.aspx

Migrant Scholarships
www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships

Minority, Ethnic, & International Student Scholarships
www.hamline.edu/offices/financial-aid/minority-ethnic-international.html

Minority Health Program Opportunities for Minority Students
www.ahcpr.gov/fund/minortrg.htm

Multicultural Student Scholarships
www.kaarme.com/multicultural_scholarships

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
www.nacme.org/scholarships-overview

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
www.naacp.org/page/s/scholarship2

National Association of Black Journalists
www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDScholarships

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
http://nahj.org/about/

National Society of Black Engineers
www.nsbe.org/programs/scholarships

Page Education Foundation Grants
www.page-ed.org

Ron Brown Scholar Program
www.ronbrown.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities African-American Future Achievers
http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
www.rotary.org

Scholarship Gateway
www.blackexcel.org/link4.htm

State Farm Insurance Scholarship Partnerships
http://sfesearch.statefarm.com/Gateway/QueryService.aspx?query=Scholarships&original=Scholarships&qc=com&view=statefarmcomsppublished

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org

Tylenol Scholarships
www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/tylenol-scholarship.html

United Negro College Fund
www.uncf.org

UNCF MERCK Science Initiative
http://umsi.uncf.org/index.php

Xerox Scholarships for Students
www.xeroxstudentcareers.com/why-xerox/scholarship.aspx

Information on Scholarship Scams
www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml

Campus Crime Information

Campus Crime Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Education
www.ope.ed.gov/security/

Avoid Diploma Mills

Diploma mills, or degree mills, are fraudulent "colleges" that offer potential students degrees requiring little or no serious work. These "colleges" are not legitimate or accredited. Learn more about diploma mills:

Check for Accreditation
www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

Council for Higher Education Accreditation
www.chea.org/degreemills/default.htm

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization
www.oregonstudentaid.gov/oda-degree-validation-accreditation-faq.aspx

Career Information & Resources

Apprenticeship Training, U.S. Department of Labor
www.doleta.gov/OA/

Apprenticeships, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
www.dli.mn.gov/Appr.asp

Construct My Future
www.constructmyfuture.com

Explore Health Careers
www.healthcareers.umn.edu

ISEEK Careers
www.iseek.org/careers/

Occupational Outlook Handbook
www.bls.gov/oco/

Community Service

AmeriCorps
www.americorps.gov

ServeMinnesota
www.serveminnesota.org

Other Useful Websites

General Educational Development (GED) Testing
www.acenet.edu/clll/ged

 

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