Financial Aid

There are many sources of financial aid for college. Various private and governmental organizations provide scholarships based on different eligibility requirements. The financial aid pages of this site is a starting point in your search for financial aid. There are links to

General Financial Aid Sites Search for goods and services on Scholarships, College Scholarship, Free Scholarship, Scholarship Grants and more.
College Board Online A college education is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. This site can help you figure out what college really costs, and what you can afford. It provides advice, information, and interactive tools that will help you navigate the financial aid maze and figure out how to pay the bill.
Discover Scholarship Program The Discover Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Discover Card Tribute Awards Program) awards up to $300,000 in scholarships annually to high school juniors nationwide to support continued education and training beyond high school. Since 1991, Discover has awarded more nearly $16 million in scholarships to over 6,000 students.
Dollars for Scholars Dollars for Scholars was founded in 1958 with the mission of helping to provide a college education for anyone who wanted one. Today, Dollars for Scholars is a network of community-based, volunteer-operated scholarship foundations in cities, towns, and neighborhoods throughout the United States. Each individual Dollars for Scholars chapter raises scholarship money and provides financial and academic support benefiting local students. In many communities the chapters coordinate and distribute all the local scholarships via a single application process.
FastWeb Scholarship Search FastWeb lets students create a personalized profile that can be matched against our expansive databases of colleges and scholarships. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, our database has over 600,000 scholarships totaling more than $1 billion. FastWeb also notifies students when new scholarships are added and application deadlines are approaching.
FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid FinAid provides a comprehensive collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
Financial Aid from the U.S. Dept. of Education - The Student Guide The Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the Department’s Student Financial Assistance office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them. Sponsors a bi-annual scholarship contest and maintains a Directory of Scholarship Websites. The 88-page directory is free to download.
John L. Carey Scholarship This scholarship program provides financial assistance to liberal arts degree holders pursuing graduate studies in accounting. The amount of the scholarship is $5,000 for one year and is renewable for an additional year of study provided satisfactory scholastic progress is maintained.
Mach25 Scholarship Search The Mach25 database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships.
Marine Corp. Scholarship Foundation The US Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt corporation of volunteer men and women dedicated to providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of United States Marines and children of former Marines in their pursuit of higher education.
McDonald’s USA National Employee Scholarship Program The McDonald’s National Employee Scholarship Program is one of many examples of McDonald’s commitment to employee development and opportunity. The program recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of McDonald’s student-employees who excel in their studies, serve their communities, and work hard to deliver an outstanding experience for our customers.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) This web site provides you with concrete information and advice about finding and applying for financial aid.
National Education Loan Network (Nelnet) The National Education Loan Network, Inc. (Nelnet) is a management services corporation for federal student loans. Their commitment to the Federal Family Education Loan Program, along with their strong ties with lenders, schools and guarantors across the nation, ensures that students can bring their educational goals within reach by making the necessary funds available.
NJ STARS New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship is a new state sponsored scholarship that covers the cost of tuition and approved fees at the New Jersey’s 19 community colleges.
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries.
Sallie Mae For more than a quarter-century, Sallie Mae has been helping students achieve their dreams of higher education by providing funds for educational loans, primarily federally guaranteed student loans originated under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). The company currently owns or manages student loans for more than five million borrowers and is the nation’s leading provider of education loans.
Scholarship Resource Network Express Scholarship Resource Network Express contains a database of over 8,000 programs with a distribution level of over 150,000 awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students worth a total of more than $35 million! is a search service where students create a personalized profile that is matched to our database of over 600,000 college scholarships, grants, fellowships, and internships from over 8,000 sources, totaling over $1.4 billion. You’ll receive detailed information on the scholarships matching your profile immediately online.
State Farm Scholarship Funds State Farm Companies Foundation supports several different scholarship programs. The scholarships aid individuals pursuing degrees in higher education, including:
  • Doctoral Dissertation Awards
  • American Indian Scholarship
  • Hispanic Scholarship Awards
  • National Merit Achievement Scholarship
  • National Merit $2500 Scholarship
  • Scholarships for dependents of State Farm associates Student gateway to the US Government. Here you will find general information about the major federal student aid programs (who is eligible and how to apply), tax credits for education expenses, and other federal, state, and private sources of information. See the ‘Pay for your Education’ section.
Target: All-Aound Scholarships Each year, Target awards more than 2,100 All–Around Scholarships — including four $10,000 national scholarships and two smaller scholarships for each Target store—to high school seniors and college students age 24 and younger. Scholarships recognize volunteer work as well as academic achievement, encouraging students to show us true enlightenment goes beyond what can be learned from textbooks. The scholarship deadline is November 1 each year.
Tylenol Scholarship Fund  
USDA / 1890 National Scholars Program The National Scholars Program is a major effort of the United States Department of Agriculture and the seventeen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions, to award scholarships to students to attend one of the seventeen universities and study agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences.
Wal-Mart Good. Works. Program - Scholarships Several scholarship programs offered by and supported by Wal-Mart.

Minority Focused Sites

AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships The broad goal for the AGI Minority Participation Program is to maintain and increase incrementally the number of underrepresented ethnic-minority students in the geosciences. Recipients of AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships are provided with financial awards ranging from $250 to $1,000 and given the opportunity to interact with a mentor from the geoscience community within our AGI MPP Advisory Committee.
ASM Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship The American Society for Microbiology Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (MURF) is aimed at highly competitive minority undergraduate students who wish to, and have demonstrated the ability to pursue graduate careers (PhD or MD/PhD) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time summer research with an ASM member and present research results at the 2003 ASM General Meeting.
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting ALPFA awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate Latino students pursuing degrees in accounting, finance and related majors based on financial need and academic performance.
Black Student Fund Since 1964, the Black Student Fund (BSF) has provided financial assistance and support services to Washington metropolitan area African-American students, grades pre-kindergarten to 12, and their families. Although Black Student Fund programs focus on the hundreds of students we directly support annually, over the years, our scope has broadened to provide services that reach thousands in both the greater Washington, DC area and the nation.
Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship Fund In 1988, the CBC Spouses established the “Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship Fund,” as a response to consistent cuts in federal spending for education programs and scholarships. Any graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education, or a full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral student with a minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA is eligible to apply for a scholarship. All applicants must reside or attend school in a Congressional district represented by an African American Member of Congress. Employees and/or relatives of CBC Members, CBC Spouses, the CBCF and/or General Mills are ineligible.
Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) is an endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students who enroll in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Gates Millenium Scholarship Fund The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science.
Hispanic College Fund The Hispanic College Fund awards scholarships to talented Hispanic students who wish to pursue a career in business. Our scholarships are targeted to Hispanic students who plan to complete an undergraduate college degree in business or technology related majors. Our mission is to develop the next generation of Hispanic business leaders by creating opportunities through scholarships and partnerships for Hispanic students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Provides a listing of a few scholarship programs focused at latinos and minorities in general.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Scholarship NACME is widely known as the nation's largest private source of scholarships for African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering. Over 15 percent of all minority engineering graduates since 1974 have received scholarship support from NACME and are now leaders in government, industry and academia.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation The Jackie Robinson Scholarship is for minority H.S. seniors who are accepted to a 4 year accredited institution and show leadership potential.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program The Ron Brown Scholar Program is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African-American high school seniors who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time. The Program honors the late Ronald H. Brown, Secretary of Commerce during the Clinton administration. These scholarships are reserved for exceptional individuals who share Brown’s traits of excellence, leadership, commitment to public service, and desire to make a difference. In addition, applicants must demonstrate financial need.
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund In 1967, a historical event took place in our nation that changed the face of the United States Supreme Court. That year, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American appointed to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. In 1987 – exactly 20 years from his historic appointment, in the absence of a national effort to support exceptional merit scholars attending America’s Historically Black Public Colleges and Universities, the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund was established. Today, 45 schools are member colleges and universities of the Fund.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) The site provides access to hundreds of scholarships administered by the UNCF and many other organizations. You can search for scholarships that match your academic interests and career goals.

Lists of Other Sites

Black Excel’s Scholarship Gateway An index listing several scholarship programs.
Scholarship News Contains a number of indexes listing various scholarship programs, including those focused at different careers / professions, women, minority groups, religious groups, children of military personnel, etc.
Scholarships on the Net A large listing of links to different scholarship / financial aid sites.
Yahoo Scholarship Programs Listing Scholarship programs listing hosted by Yahoo! service.