SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION & WEB SITES:
- Keep the following tips in mind when using the Internet or scholarship search organizations to find student financial assistance for education and training after high school:
- First, ask about possible sources of financial assistance in your local community and state, such as businesses, community groups, schools, religious and civic organizations.
- Your local library may have scholarship books available in the reference section.
- Be cautious of scholarship scams. Visit the Federal Trade Commission online at www.ftc.gov for more information.
You should not be required to provide credit card information to use a free scholarship search.
- Many online financial assistance search services request information about you in order to find financial assistance programs you may be eligible for. Some of these companies may send you information about other services that they provide or even sell your information to another company. Read the fine print carefully.
- Many online financial assistance search services list duplicate programs; however, the more services you use, the greater your chances of finding additional programs.
- If you are interested in federal student loans, do not apply for them online go through office at the school you are planning to attend and ask about the process to apply for student loans.
ONLINE SEARCH TOOLS
A Nurse I Am: www.ANurseIAm.com; scholarships for nursing students, deadline February 29.
American Indian College Fund:www.collegefund.org/faq.shtm; financial aid for tribal colleges
American Indian Higher Education Consortium:www.aihec.org; scholarship information for Native American students
Back to College Resources for Re-Entry Students:www.back2college.com; scholarship information for adult and returning students, minorities, women, and graduate and professional students.
Career One Stop: Your source for career exploration, training, jobs & scholarships http://careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch/ScholarshipCategory.asp?searchtype=category&nodeid=22
Clark Foundation Practical Nursing Scholarships: www.farmscollege.com/a/scholarshipsfornursingstudents
College Connection:www.collegescholarships.com; free scholarship information page
College Fund/UNCF:www.unitednegrocollegefund.org; scholarships for students who attend United Negro College Fund colleges and universities
College Link:www.collegelink.com/cink/scholarship/; database of scholarships that doesn’t require personal information
CollegeNet Scholarship Search: http://www.collegenet.com/about/index_html
Community Nursing Scholarships: www.commhospindy.org/nursing/scholarships.asp
EDUPREP:www.eduprep.com/Default.asp; scholarship database, ACT/SAT preparation, college admissions and tours, and admissions essay assistance
Fastaid: www.fastaid.com; private sector scholarship database
FastWEB:www.fastweb.com; scholarship search, tips on careers and financial aid, finding a college
**Fitzgibbon Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: Obtain application from SCCC Financial Aid office. If receive scholarship must agree to fulfill one year of employment at Fitzgibbon Hospital and/or Affiliates.
*Forty & Eight Scholarship: Forty & Eight Veterans Organization gives out $500 scholarships to students in the health care field. Apply by sending letter which should include: your education goal, what stage you are at in reaching your goal, grades, how the scholarship will help you (finance, family etc.). Send letter to Bud Kliethermes, RR #1, Box 256, Marshall MO 65340. Due date is May 31st each year.
Free Scholarship Search Information Service:www.freschinfo.com; references 169,938 scholarship awards, special area for adult learners
Grant Search for Nursing: www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3nursing.htm ; resource of web sites
Fund Finder (by the College Board):www.collegeboard.org/fundfinder; search more than 3,300 national, state, public, and private financial assistance programs
GOCOLLEGE:www.gocollege.com; searches the databases of more than 8,000 funding sources and 600,000 individual awards
Grants.Gov: Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.
If you are students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines, you may be eligible to receive $2,500 scholarships under the new Great Lakes National Scholarship Program. Up to 750 scholarships totaling $1.875 million will be awarded to new and continuing students who qualify.
Guide to Hispanic Financial Aid Opportunities:www.hispanicscholarship.com; scholarships, grants and other financial assistance sources for Latino students
Hispanic College Fund: hispanicfund.org; scholarships for Hispanic undergraduate students majoring in business
I-70 Medical Center Education Foundation Fund: Scholarship money to study in health related fields and other ancillary fields deemed appropriate by the scholarship committee. Applications can be picked up in the SCCC Office.
**Margaret G. Buckner Scholarship Trust: To be considered for this scholarship applicants must be a high school graduate and agree to work in Saline County after graduation. Grades and need will be considered. Application can be picked up in the SCCC office or by contacting Gordon Buckner, PO Box 625, Marshall MO, 886-3408.
Military.com Scholarship Search:www.military.com/Careers/Education/ScholarshipSearch/; financial assistance for the military community
Minority On-Line Information Service:www.content.sciencewise.com/molis/index.htm ; scholarship opportunities for minority applicants
**Missouri Hospital Association’s Health Professions Scholarship Program: For students pursuing careers in nursing and the allied health care professions. Deadline is May 26th.. Applications are available online atwww.mhanet.com or http://web.mhanet.com/asp/Workforce/Health_Scholarships.asp
**Missouri League of Nursing Scholarship Program: MLN offers two scholarships each year. Scholarship information will come to the Financial Aid Office during the school year. Interested students will be asked to see the financial aid officer for scholarship requirements. Only one student for each scholarship can be nominated from the school to be sent to MLN to be considered for these scholarships.
SallieMae Fund: www.salliemaefund.org; the institute for Higher Education Policy estimates that there are billions of dollars in college scholarships available each year. This web site has SallieMae available scholarships plus other scholarship searches.
Scholarship Grant Blog: The site provides some of the essential information necessary to get school grants and make education something affordable. It covers different types of grants, their sources and how to apply for them. It organized this fairly complex subject in a way that's usable and easy to understand. http://www.schoolgrantsblog.com/
Scholarly Societies Project:www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/society/subjects_soc.html; locate scholarships by academic field of study
Scholarship Page:www.scholarship-page.com; search for scholarships by keyword or browse list
Scholarship Resource Network Express:www.srnexpress.com; searchable database of private-sector, non-need-based aid
Scholarship.com:www.scholarships.com; scholarship search and financial aid resource
Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards: www.sbuniv.edu/financialaid/SearchingFAOnline.pdf financial assistance for college, graduate school, and postgraduate study by category.
Schoolsoup.com: www.schoolsoup.com/scholarshipsfind scholarships that match your interests and profile by searching through $32 Billion worth of scholarships.
Student Aid: Scholarship search information at www.studentaid.ed.gov/scholarship
Wired Scholar:www.wiredscholar.com; financial aid database; college preparation, selection, and application information
USA Funds Access to Education ScholarshipsTM: USA Funds offer financial support to students with economic need. Up to 50 percent of awards are targeted to members of ethnic minority groups or individuals with physical disabilities. Applications available on line at: http://www.usafunds.org/borrowers/access_to_education_scholarship.html