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2 Big Changes to FAFSA

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Scholarship Central    Find scholarships and financial aid for college

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CareerOneStop Scholarship    Search more than 7,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities. Select Category Search or Keyword Search. Choose selections from at least one category below. See Scholarship Search Help below for additional information about the scholarship process and tips for using this tool.

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Krylon Art Scholarship  Five $1000 Krylon clear choice art scholarships the art program at each winter school will receive $500 grant and a large gift package of Krylon artist sprays and  adhesives. 10 students and their schools each will receive gift packages of Krylon artist sprays and adhesives.

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Scholarships.com   Among other things, Google provides scholarships to encourage students of various backgrounds, genders and ethnicities to excel in their studies. In hopes that these programs will help dismantle barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields…  (Check the scholarship links on the left side of the page.)

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Scholarships Grants.us  STEM scholarships (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) are something that students from a diverse background who are interested in certain technical fields. While having a somewhat narrow focus, a STEM scholarship can be available for students in many different fields be it education, electrical engineering, genetics and many more. Some of these programs are provided by national foundations such as the National Science Foundation while others are awarded at a more regional or local level, perhaps through individual colleges. Students who are entering any field which is related to a STEM program should absolutely consider what their financial assistance options are, looking carefully for STEM scholarships which will help them pay for their education. While there are many programs through a STEM scholarship program; available competition is normally going to be fairly high and applicants are going to be going up against other students in fields that are the same as their own.

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Educator Labs (Scholarship section) is comprised of school librarians and media specialists who volunteer as curators and conservators of the scholastic web. In previous decades, our resource collections were finite and we knew our card catalog backwards and forwards; nowadays, modern technology provides us with a seemingly infinite inventory of educational resources. Unfortunately, there simply are no comprehensive card catalogs for the internet and, sadly, many untapped resources go undiscovered by most teachers.

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Smart college planning

  1. What Interests You?
  2. What Can I Do In This Career
  3. College Locator  Search engine for locating a college
  4. American School Search   Search for schools to attend
  5. How do Companies Get Their Name  Company information
  6. Best Place to Live  Compare salaries and cost of living
  7. 33 Ways to Pay for School   Succinct ways to pay for college
  8. Job-
  9. Tuition Coach  Make college affordable
  10. Student Jobs
  11. 10 Best Scholarship for Kids  Search for schools to attend
  12. Off to College -  Smart college planning
  13. Scholarship Central  Find scholarships and financial aid for college
  14. Tuition Coach   Make college affordable
  15. Cost of College   How much will that college really cost?
  16. In Like Me   Financial Aid, College Cost Comparison, Student Loans, Scholarships, Resources
  17. Compare 529 Costs  All types of 529 plans
  18. College Planning Calendars  Year by year plan for going to college
  19. Braintrack   Operating since 1996, BrainTrack lists over 13,000 higher education institutions in 194 countries and is continually updated with new resources for education and careers. Thousands of sites reference BrainTrack, including Harvard, Stanford, Yale and more. 
  20. ACT  Most know us as the nonprofit organization responsible for the ACT test—the college admissions and placement test taken by more than 1.6 million high school graduates every year. In addition, we provide more than a hundred other assessment, research, information, and program management services for education and workforce development. We serve people in elementary and secondary schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies—nationally and internationally. And we are sticklers for accuracy, detail, and inclusion, which is why it can take years to develop a question for one of our tests.
  21. FASA - Federal Student Aid  Federal Student Aid, a part of the US Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams. 
  22. Scholarship Information Search  The National Data Base Scholarships - 10 Billion in Scholarships
  23. Scholarship Search  
  24. Keyword Search
  25. is a great place to start if you already know something about the scholarship you are looking for.  Enter a series of keywords to find all scholarships that contain those same words in their name or description.
  26. Profile Search
  27. looks for scholarships that match your personal profile.  Provide as little or as much information as you want to find the scholarships that you are most qualified to receive. All information is kept private- read our Privacy Statement for details.       
  28. DECA Scholarships  Each year Virginia DECA, national DECA, and other vested organizations attempt to give away thousands and thousands of dollars in scholarships.  Many of you wouldlike to apply but don't know how.  Please look at the list of scholarships that will be given out this year through Virginia DECA:
  29. Study Abroad  your source for all things study abroad. Not sure where to start? Search our directory of study abroad programs, find scholarships, follow study abroad student bloggers or use our student guide to help you prepare for your study abroad adventure.What are you waiting for? Take the leap and study abroad!
  30. Apprentice Centre  ApprentiCentre manages the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Western Australia. We help employers, apprentices and trainees through every stage of their apprenticeship/traineeship. This site provides a host of information about apprenticeships and traineeships in Western Australia including more than 80 apprenticeships and 400 traineeships. Our ApprentiCentre ambassadors tell their story about their experience as an apprentice or trainee – hear what they have to say.                                     
  31. SallieMae Interactive 
  32. Office of ApprenticeshipProvides information about apprenticeship for employers and employees. Explains what apprenticeship programs are, how employers can establish their own programs, and how individuals can apply to become apprentices.
  33. Registered Apprenticeship Fact Sheet 1 (PDF)
  34. Registered Apprenticeship is a training system that produces highly skilled workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy. A proven strategy, Registered Apprenticeship ensures quality training by combining on-the-job training with theoretical and practical classroom instruction to prepare exceptional workers for American industry.
  35. Registered Apprenticeship Fact Sheet 2 (PDF)
  36. Additional information on the Registered Apprenticeship program.
  37. HRSD Apprenticeship Brochure (pdf)  HRSD created the nation’s first wastewater industry apprenticeship program to perpetuate excellence in our workforce. Our eight apprenticeship programs are custom-designed to help individuals achieve the training and experience needed for a successful HRSD career. Some HRSD positions require completion of an apprenticeship program.
  38. Apprentice Jobs - Virginia Beach  
  39. thomas Nelson Community College   Apprenticeships. TNCC partners with area businesses to provide a variety of apprenticeship programs for many different occupations including…
  40. Career One Stop   An apprenticeship is a system of training that is done on-the-job.  An apprentice works for an employer who helps the apprentice learn their trade. In most cases the apprentice agrees to continue working for the employer for an agreed period of time after their training.
  41. Student.com  "Under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, students heading into public service careers can decrease, or eliminate altogether, their student loans. To mitigate the financial cost of schooling and the low pay in the public sector, the federal government will either reduce loan payments based on family size and income or forgive loans completely
  42. Native Voices - Scholarship Links  o entertain, educate, empower and generally promote positive excellence and appropriate role models by and for American Indian people     
  43. Military Financial Aid  The U.S. Armed Forces offer several programs to provide students with money for school. Several key programs are listed in this section of FinAid. Detailed information about these and other programs can be found in the Education section of the Military.com web site.
  44. College Scholarships  We are a team of veteran professional educators who have developed this and other websites to make it as easy as possible for students of all ages to pursue post secondary education. To achieve that goal, we have spent years gathering information on more than 2,000 career schools, traditional colleges, career colleges, Christian colleges, graduate schools, and other educational institutions where you can earn a classroom based or online degree.
  45. Online Degrees & Scholarships 
  46. Scholarships Grants.us  STEM scholarships (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) are something that students from a diverse background who are interested in certain technical fields. While having a somewhat narrow focus, a STEM scholarship can be available for students in many different fields be it education, electrical engineering, genetics and many more. Some of these programs are provided by national foundations such as the National Science Foundation while others are awarded at a more regional or local level, perhaps through individual colleges. Students who are entering any field which is related to a STEM program should absolutely consider what their financial assistance options are, looking carefully for STEM scholarships which will help them pay for their education. While there are many programs through a STEM scholarship program; available competition is normally going to be fairly high and applicants are going to be going up against other students in fields that are the same as their own. 
  47. Grants  USGrants.org is an established governmental resource on various federal financial assistance programs in the United States. Today, USGrants.org has become the largest resource for information on government grants, loans, and scholarships. If you are looking for financial help from the government such as small business grants and government grants for women and more, you have come to the right place.
  48. Grants for Women   With today's myriad of choices, how can a student know which school is right for his or her individual needs? Matching students with accredited online and campus-based schools, Education Connection takes the guesswork out of this important life decision and lets students focus on what will be best for their careers.
  49. Education Connection is founded on the principle: "Higher Education opens the door, illuminates the path and guides us to the future.  By providing rich resources to help students explore careers, assess their aptitude for online learning and even match their personality type to specific occupations, Education Connection allows students to make well-informed decisions about the future."  Education Connection is owned by EducationDynamics, a privately held corporation that operates an education and media online business. EducationDynamics’ headquarters are located at 5 Marine View Plaza, Suite 212, Hoboken, NJ 07030.  Education Connection is a free consumer service.
  50. Pell Grants   If you want to pursue an undergraduate post-secondary education but do not have sufficient funds to pay the course fee, you may be eligible for Federal Pell Grant Program. There is a list of approved colleges and institutions that allow you to get enrolled in their course programs while using the Pell Grant money to cover the fee. In some cases, you may also get Pell Grant for a master‘s degree course, such as the course programs that are directed towards teacher certification or licensing. Following are some of the frequently asked questions about Pell Grants.
  51. Scholarships    So you’re thinking about attending business school? Prepare yourself for large classes and, if you attend a state college, lectures with enough people to fill a large auditorium (which, as you would expect, will likely be held in a large auditorium). 
  52. College Grants  (Suggested by Evelyn - Thank You!)  This section will outline the categories to be discussed, giving readers a quick intro about the types of grant programs available, why they are being offered, and what procedures are involved in applying for financial assistance in the form of a grant. Specifically, the topics that follow will be divided into more detailed sections that give complete information on:
    • Searching for student financial aid
    • The types of grants available
    • The application process
    • Special grants for minorities
    • Grants for women students
    • Budgeting advice for students and families
    • Applying for multiple grants
    • Common questions regarding college grants
    • Some statistics concerning college grants
    • Scholarships, Grants, Pell-Grants, Financing, Workships, Apprenticeships  






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