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Free Scholarship Searches & Resources


Financial Aid Information

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

Federal Student Aid
Provides detailed information on pursuing education beyond high school.

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

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

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

MN Dream Act Application
Used by Minnesota's undocumented students to apply for state financial aid

529 College Savings Plans

Minnesota 529 College Savings Plan

Internet Guide to 529 Plans

Minnesota Colleges & Universities

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

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

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

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

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

Specific Minnesota colleges and universities

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

National College Fairs

College Admissions Tests

ACT, Inc.

The College Board

Test of English as a Foreign Language

College Information & Searches

College Answer
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
Provides useful information on financial aid available for students and parents as well as a college search.

College Gold
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
Provides information on colleges, tuition and enrollment demographics through a searchable database.

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

CollegeNet College Search
Provides a college search and allows student to apply online to select schools.

Provides information on higher education options.

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

General Scholarship Resources

CareerOneStop Scholarship Search

CollegeNet Scholarship Search

FastWeb Free Scholarship Search

NCAA Scholarships

Scholarship America

Scholarship Experts

Union-sponsored Scholarships and Aid

Minnesota-specific Scholarships

Scholarships Offered by Minnesota Institutions

Resources for Military Families

AMVETS Scholarships

Careers in the Military

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Education Benefits

Military College Help

Military Education Service Benefits

Scholarships for Military Children

Military Transition

My Military Education

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Army

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Navy

U.S. Marines

Resources for Students of Color

Accounting Scholarships for Minority Students

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship

American Chemistry Society

American Geological Institute

American Indian College Fund

American Indian Education Foundation

American Indian Graduate Center

American Indian Science & Engineering Society

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

American Political Science Association Scholarships for Underrepresented Students

American Society for Microbiology

American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program

Asian American Journalists Association

Association on American Indian Affairs

AT&T Undergraduate Research Program for Women & Minorities Underrepresented in the Sciences

Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships

Black Excel Scholarships for Minorities

Coca Cola Scholars Foundation

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology

Financial Aid for Minority Students

Financial Aid for Native American Students

Gates Millennium Undergraduate Scholars Program

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Site

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

Hispanic College Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Historically Black College & University Scholarships

INROADS Internships

Intel Science Talent Search

International Association of Black Actuaries

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

Kirby Puckett Scholarship

Links Scholarship

McNair Scholars Foundation

Microsoft Tuition Scholarships

Migrant Scholarships

Minority, Ethnic, & International Student Scholarships

Minority Health Program Opportunities for Minority Students

Multicultural Student Scholarships

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Society of Black Engineers

Page Education Foundation Grants

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Ronald McDonald House Charities African-American Future Achievers

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships

Scholarship Gateway

State Farm Insurance Scholarship Partnerships

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Tylenol Scholarships

United Negro College Fund

UNCF MERCK Science Initiative

Xerox Scholarships for Students

Information on Scholarship Scams

Campus Crime Information

Campus Crime Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Education

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

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization

Career Information & Resources

Apprenticeship Training, U.S. Department of Labor

Apprenticeships, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Construct My Future

Explore Health Careers

ISEEK Careers

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Community Service



Other Useful Websites

General Educational Development (GED) Testing


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