Higher Education Helps Ensure a Rewarding Future

This page helps our debutants and debutants-to-be find the financial aid they need to pay for college.

The following links should be carefully researched: *and* Free information to help college bound students and their families. Designed for those seeking 4-year degrees as well as graduate degrees, the content continues to grow weekly. They also encourage 1+3 and 2+2 programs through our fine community colleges. For more assistance, contact Dennis Raup, Educational Consultant at College Assistance Plus: (585) 330-9677. "Clearinghouse" style website containing many links, presented here for the scholarship and school information.

Wired Scholar: Information for students of color.

Knoxville College: Historically Black College has reduced its tuition (room, board, and books) from $5,000 to $1,400. Requirements are a high school diploma with a GPA of 2.0/4.0 scale, and $600 deposit (balance paid on monthly installments) for more details call 1-800-743-5669.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the U.S. Department of Education‚ official electronic application for federal student aid.

Finaid: the smart student guide to financial aid.

Rochester Area Community Foundation: over 90 scholarships funds in a searchable database. Most have specific criteria so read carefully. The contact is usually the college financial aid counselor.

United Negro College Fund: over 7,000 scholarships.
Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) scholarships: several $1,000.00 academic scholarships to deserving students for the 2012-2013 academic year. Applications must be submitted by July 1.

FastWeb: Find money for college! Search 600,000 scholarships worth over $1 billion.
National Association for College Admission Counseling: to assist students in making choices for postsecondary education.

Princeton University free summer journalism program for financially-challenged students. Application must be postmarked by February 15. There are only four qualifications!

Syracuse University‚ School of Architecture is looking for talented students from under represented populations that are interested in Architecture as a career choice. For deadlines and admission criteria, visit our website and, under programs, click on undergraduate and then admissions.


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AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program <>
For women 40+ seeking new job skills, training and educational opportunities to support themselves.
Academic Competitiveness Grant <>
For first-year and second-year college students who graduated from high school.
Actuarial Diversity Scholarship <>
For minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.
Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund <>
For students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia.
American Copy Editors Society Scholarship <>
Available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships.
AORN Foundation Scholarship <>
For students studying to be nurses and perioperative nurses pursuing undergrad and grad degrees.
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship <>
For students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related career.
AWG Minority Scholarship For Women <>
Encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences.
AXA Achievements Scholarship <>
Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students - one from each state.
Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships <>
Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the IT Healthcare field.
Best Buy Scholarship <>
For students in grades 9-12 who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate program upon high school graduation.
Burger King Scholars Program <>
For high school seniors who have part-time jobs and excel academically in school.
CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program <>
Developed to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all who meet the requirements.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program <>
Four-year achievement-based scholarships given to 250 high school seniors each year.
Davidson Fellows Scholarship <>
Recognizes and awards the extraordinary who excel in math, science, and technology.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund <>
Need-based scholarships for college students are part of the progressive movement in their community.
Dell Scholars Program <>
For students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.
Development Fund For Black Students in Science and Technology <>
For students studying science or technology at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Discovery Scholarship <>
Annual scholarship for high school juniors to support continued education and training beyond high school.
Ed Bradley/ Ken Kashiwahara Scholarships <>
Open to full-time students who are pursuing careers in radio and television news.
EMPOWER Scholarship Award <>
Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color.
ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program <>
For minority and female students majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts.
Fulbright Scholar Program <>
Sends faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research.
Future Engineers Scholarship Program <>
For students pursuing a career in engineering who shows outstanding academic performance.
Gates Millenium Scholarship <>
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; established to help low income minority students.
Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship <>
Supports authors of the Black African Diaspora who wan to write their way to college money.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship <>
For women who excel in computing and technology, and are active role models and leaders.
Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship <>
For African American women who have a minimum C average, and can demonstrate financial need.
HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship <>
Provides travel opportunities for students of color who are traditionally under-represented in such programs.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program <>
Provides fellowships to students who excel in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund <>
To increase diverse students' access to talent development opportunities through teacher training.
Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund <>
For low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves and their community.
Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship <>
For cosmetology and barber school students who can demonstrate a financial need.
KFC Colonel's Scholars Program <>
For college-bound students who can demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at least 2.75.
Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest <>
A writing contest pertaining to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.
McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship <>
Designed to assist pharmacy students who plan to continue their education.
National Achievement Scholarship <>
Established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school students.
National Black Police Association Scholarships <>
For students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areas.
National Institute of Grants For Women <>
Designed to help women and girls find funding for college education, and more.
National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship <>
For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing science and health-related research.
National SMART Grant <>
Available to full-time students who are majoring in science, math, technology, engineering, and more.
PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships <>
Established for students in the field of project management or a project management related field.
Ron Brown Scholar Program <>
Seeks to identify African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society.
Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship <>
Seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses.
Siemen Competition <>
Competition for individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships <>
For first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more.
Tri-Delta Scholarships <>
For students who excel in chapter and campus involvement,community service, academics, and more.
Tylenol Scholarship <>
For students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and academic qualities.
United Negro College Fund Scholarships <>
Administers 400 different scholarship programs so low-income families can afford college, tuition, and books.
U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship <>
For high school seniors planning to enroll or college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors already enrolled.
USDA/1890 National Scholars Program <>
For students seeking a Bachelor's degree in agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors.
Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program <>
Provides merit-based scholarships to minority students studying business, finance, economics, and more.
William B. Ruggles Right To Work Journalism Scholarship <>
Available to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in journalism or a related field.
Writer's Digest Annual Short Story Competition <>
Contest for writers who can compose the best fictional short story, written in 1,500 words or less.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship <>
For academic high-achievers in science, engineering, and information technnology.

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