Education Benefit Resources

Student Assistance Programs (US Dept of Health and Human Services)
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/dsa/index.htm

HHS provides a variety of scholarships, loans, and loan repayment programs for students in the health professions, through the Student Assistance Programs of the Health Resources and Services Admin. Find out if you’re eligible!

Student Aid on the Web (US Dept of Education)
http://www.studentaid.ed.gov
The official student gateway to federal financial aid, including eligibility, application, repayment, and more. Plus self-service tools to help you prepare, choose, and apply for college from the U.S. Department of Education.

Scholarship Search (US Dept of Education)
http://studentaid2.ed.gov/getmoney/pay_for_college/types_scholarships.html

Use this fast and free scholarship search available from the U.S. Department of Education (requires registration).

FAFSA on the Web (SM) (US Dept of Education)
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Apply online for federal student aid using the Department of Education’s FAFSA (SM) on the Web. It’s free, fast, easy, and accurate!

Truman Scholarship (Harry S. Truman Foundation)
http://www.truman.gov
The Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based grants to undergraduate students to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service.

Applying for Federal Student Aid (US Dept of Education)
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/forms.jsp
Applying for federal student aid has never been easier. Choose between three methods available to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Funding Education Beyond High School (US Dept of Education)
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html
A comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Dept of Education! Tells you about grants, loans, and work-study programs available through the Federal Student Aid office, as well as how to apply for them.

Nursing Information (US Bureau of Health Professions)
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing
A great resource for anyone considering a career in nursing. Find information about education and practice grants, the Nursing Scholarship Program, and the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program here.

Scholarships for Military Children
http://www.militaryscholar.org
Sons and daughters of U.S. military personnel may qualify for the Scholarships for Military Children Program from the Defense Commissary Agency.

Scholarships – National Health Service Corps (US Dept of Health and Human Svcs)
http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/
Learn more about NHSC scholarships, which help finance education for future primary care providers. In return, graduates serve those communities where the need for primary health care is greatest.

Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Natl Institutes of Health)
http://www.training.nih.gov/student/index.asp
The Undergraduate Scholarship Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical research.

Scholarships & Internships (US Dept of Energy)
http://www.energy.gov/scholarships%26internships.htm
Find out about scholarships, internships, and competitions from the U.S. Dept of Energy, plus information on careers and educational resources, including the latest scientific research.

Hispanic Serving Institutions National Program (US Dept of Agriculture)
http://www.hsi.usda.gov
The USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions National Program provides professional development opportunities to students, faculty and staff at HSI’s with internships, scholarships, grants, fellowships and more.

TEACH Grant Program
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp
The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to four thousand dollars per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

Scholarship Scams (US Federal Trade Commission)
http://www2.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/scholarship/index.shtml
Need money for college? Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams. The Federal Trade Commission cautions students on how to discover fraud.

Student Volunteering (US Dept of Veterans Affairs)
http://www.volunteer.va.gov/StudentProgram.asp
The VA voluntary service program allows students to explore health care career options and offers scholarship opportunities to student volunteers.

Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (Natl Science Foundation)
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5228&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
Federal Cyber Service (Scholarship for Service) awards from the National Science Foundation fund two years of undergraduate or graduate education in exchange for two years of federal service after graduation. Learn more at this site.

Financial Aid Resources – Dept of Defense Education Activity
http://www.dodea.edu/students/college_financialaid.cfm
The Financial Aid Resources page from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) provides information and links to help you find scholarships, grants, and other resources available to military dependents.

College.gov
http://www.college.gov/wps/portal
College.gov is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for education beyond high school. It’s intended to provide inspiration, hope, and encouragement for all students to continue their education.

Completing the FAFSA (SM) (US Dept of Education)
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/completing_fafsa/index.html
Need help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid? The Department of Education provides this helpful site with complete instructions, and phone numbers if you need more help. Links to the electronic FAFSA(SM) included.

Undergraduate Scholarships – Morris K. Udall Foundation
http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx
Each year, the Foundation awards 80 scholarships to sophomore & junior-level college students who are committed to environmental careers or are Native Americans committed to careers in tribal public policy or health care. Find out more here!

California Governor’s Scholarship Programs (State of California)
http://www.cagovernorsscholars.org
California students who demonstrate high academic achievement in math and sciences can earn scholarships for college from the state. Learn how to qualify for these scholarships.

NASA For Students (Natl Aeronautics & Space Administration)
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/postsecondary/features/index.html
What is The Great Moonbuggy Race? Find out at NASA’s Students Page! Filled with multimedia, interactive features, and fascinating facts, plus NASA competitions, internships, careers, scholarships, current research, and much more.

OPPORTUNITY.gov
http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/opportunity/index.html
New Educational Opportunities for Unemployed Workers

Scholarships and Loan Repayment Program (Indian Health Services)
http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/DHPS/Scholarships/
Learn about the Indian Health Service’s scholarships for American Indian health professionals as well as a loan repayment program in exchange for two years of full-time clinical practice at an approved Indian health program.

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iduesbyrd/index.html
This federally funded and state-administered program recognizes exceptional high school seniors who show promise of continued excellence in post secondary education.

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship provides undergraduate awards up to a maximum of $8 thousand dollars per year for up to two academic years and a paid summer internship at a NOAA facility.

Aviation Education Scholarships & Grants (US Federal Aviation Administration)
http://www.faa.gov/education/student_resources/scholarships_grants/aviation_scholarships/ The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) list of government and private scholarships for aviation students.

Agreement to Serve (ATS) – TEACH Grants
https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/index.action
To help pay for your education, complete an electronic Agreement to Serve (ATS) to receive one or more Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grants within the same school year.

Educational Partnership Program (NOAA)
http://epp.noaa.gov
Financial help for aspiring minority scientists, NOAA’s EPP scholarships support research and training in the oceanic, atmospheric, and other NOAA-related sciences for students attending minority-serving universities.

Indian Health Service Scholarships & Loan Repayment Programs
http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/DHPS/scholarships/
The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three health professions scholarship programs, plus a loan repayment program in exchange for two years of full-time clinical practice at an approved Indian health program. Find out how to qualify.

FAFSA (SM)- en Espanol (Departamento de Educacion de los Estados Unidos )
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/es_ES/index.htm
Usted puede utilizar la version de Internet de la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (Free Application for Federal Student Aid o FAFSA), FAFSA en la Web. Puede llenar y transmitir esta solicitud electronicamente.

Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Discharge – DOED
http://disabilitydischarge.ed.gov
Online information resource center for Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) discharge of the federal student loans and the service obligation of Teacher Education Assistance for Higher Education (TEACH) Grants.

Nevada Millennium Scholarship (Nevada State Treasurer)
https://nevadatreasurer.gov/index.html
Graduates of Nevada high schools who have been state residents for at least two of their high school years may be eligible for the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship.

National Guard Patriot Academy
http://ngpatriotacademy.com/
The National Guard Patriot Academy is a pilot program of the National Guard Bureau that gives qualified high school dropouts the opportunity to join the National Guard, earn their high school diploma, and give back to the community.

Coca-Cola Scholarships
https://www.coca-colascholars.org/cokeWeb/page.jsp?navigation=15
Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 250 scholarships to National and Regional Scholars, in support of those special students who exemplify the potential to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provides scholarships to undergraduate students who have completed at least a year of school. A great opportunity for those considering transfer from a 2-year to a 4-year school!

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Education Fund
http://www.rankinfoundation.org
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation (JRF) awards scholarships annually to women 35 years of age and older who through undergraduate or vocational education are seeking to better themselves, their families, and their communities.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
http://www.uncf.org
The UNCF has raised over $2 billion to help a total of more than 350,000 students attend college and has distributed more funds to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the government. Search for scholarships here.

National Merit Scholarships
http://www.nationalmerit.org
The NMSC conducts two college undergraduate scholarships programs: the National Merit Scholarship Program and the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Learn more about the scholarships, how to qualify, and how to apply.

Imagine America Scholarship (Career College Association)
http://www.imagine-america.org
Imagine America’s Scholarship Program can help fund your education, and also help you make the big decisions – like choosing a career – that will affect your future success as a working professional. Find out more at this site.

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund
http://www.feea.org
FEEA is a private, non-profit corporation that provides educational benefits and emergency assistance exclusively to all civilian and postal federal employees and their dependent family members.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
http://www.act.org/goldwater
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in math, science or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Substantial awards are given to over 300 Undergraduate students yearly

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS)
http://www.gmsp.org
GMS provides African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, and Hispanic Americans with scholarships for study in mathematics, science, engineering, education or library science.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program (US Dept of State)
http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Sponsored by the State Dept.

DUSA Scholarships
http://www.dodea.edu/students/dusa.htm
The Society of Daughters of the U.S. Army (DUSA) offers $1,000 scholarships to the daughters and granddaughters of active duty or retired Army officers. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply at this website.

Presidential Freedom Scholarship
http://www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/pfs.asp
Awards $1,000 scholarships to high school juniors or seniors selected by their schools for outstanding service to their community. Jointly funded by the Corporation for National Service and the community.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
http://www.iefa.org
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA.org) offers a free searchable database of scholarships specifically for international students wishing to study in a foreign country.

Academics and Athletes (Natl Collegiate Athletic Association)
http://www2.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?key=/ncaa/ncaa/academics+and+athletes
NCAA’s Student-Athlete page is filled with useful info to help students stay eligible to compete, make the right choices about their health, perform in the classroom, and develop into tomorrow’s leaders – AND find scholarships and internships!

Educational Service Centers (League of United Latin American Citizens)
http://www.lnesc.org
LULAC National Educational Service Centers are committed to providing the Hispanic community with high-quality educational opportunities. Here you will find information on educational programming, leadership training, and scholarships.

Minority Engineering Scholarships (NACME)
http://www.nacme.org/NACME_B.aspx?pageid=78
NACME is known as the nation’s largest private source of scholarships for African American, American Indian, & Latino women and men in engineering. Learn more about their programs here! (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)

College Access
http://going2college.org/StateResources/
The College Access Web site Going2College.org provides all the resources your state has on preparing for college, planning a career, finding and applying to college and what state aid is available to help pay for college.

Scholarships – Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php
Since 1950, SWE has offered career information, scholarships, and support to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders.

The Posse Foundation
http://www.possefoundation.org/about-posse/
The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and selects student leaders from public high schools to form multicultural teams called “Posses”, which go through an intensive college prep program and receive 4-year scholarships. Learn more here!

Scholarships – Nat’l Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)
http://www.feea.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=163
Children, stepchildren, and grandchildren of all current NARFE members are eligible to apply for $1,000 college scholarships (60 are awarded each year!). Applicants must be current high school seniors or college students.

National Eagle Scout Scholarships
http://www.nesa.org/
Are you an Eagle Scout planning to go to college after high school? The Boy Scouts of America may have a scholarship for you. Visit this site for an application and information on three types of scholarships available for Eagle Scouts.

Scholarships (NGPA)
http://www.ngpa.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=189069&module_id=21635
The NGPA Education Fund has been established to provide educational assistance in the form of scholarships to members of the gay and lesbian community who are interested in an aviation career as a professional pilot.

Anne Ford Scholarship
http://www.ncld.org/about-us/scholarships-aamp-awards/the-anne-ford-and-allegra-ford-scholarship-award
The Anne Ford Scholarship is a ten thousand dollar award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. Deadline for application is December 31.

American Library Association Scholarship Program
http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/education/scholarships/index.cfm
Interested in pursuing a Masters in Library Science (MLS)? If so, be sure to research the numerous scholarships available from the American Library Association.

American Indian College Fund (AICF)
http://www.collegefund.org
The AICF raises funds to support student scholarships and other developmental needs at the nation’s tribal colleges and universities across the U.S. Learn more about their programs here, then apply online or talk to your school.

KnowHow2GO
http://www.knowhow2go.org/
KnowHow2GO provides middle school students to adults extensive information on the value of continuing education after high school, how to prepare for college, the myths vs. realities about college and the availability of financial aid for college.

High School Journalism (American Society of Newspaper Editors)
http://www.highschooljournalism.org
This goal of this great site is to encourage a diverse generation of young people to make newspaper journalism their career. Aimed at teens, it offers college scholarship info, awards, and resources like an “ask a pro” area.

Student Services, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
http://www.nabj.org/programs/scholarships/index.php
NABJ seeks to strengthen ties among African- American journalists, promote diversity in newsrooms, and honor excellence in journalism. NABJ offers scholarships, internships, and fellowships to qualified individuals.

Scholarships, Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)
http://www.ocanational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59&Itemid=
Recognizing the lack of access to quality education and resources for the Asian Pacific American community, OCA is known as a leading organization in administering scholarships for Asian Pacific American students.

Agricultural Science Scholarships (Future Farmers of America)
http://www.ffa.org/index.cfm?method=c_programs.Scholarships
Each year the National FFA Organization awards more than $2 million in scholarships to members for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans, to be used at colleges and other post secondary agricultural programs.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
http://www.aises.org
AISES is a national, nonprofit organization which bridges science and technology with traditional Native American values, encouraging studies in science, engineering, and other academic areas with scholarships, internships, & other programs.

Scholarships – Association of Former Special Agents of the IRS
http://www.afsa-irs.org/Scholar.htm
AFSA’s annual $1,500 college scholarship is available to those students who are pursuing a degree in law enforcement or related fields such as business or accounting. To be eligible, you must be the child or grandchild of an AFSA member.

Army Officer’s Wives’ Club Scholarships
http://www.aowcgwa.org/scholarshippage.html
The Army Officers’ Wives’ Club offers $1,000 scholarships to the children or spouses of U.S. Army personnel in the Greater Washington DC area. Find out whether you’re eligible and how to apply at this website.

American Foreign Service Association’s HS Essay Contest
http://www.afsa.org/essaycontest/
The American Foreign Service Assoc. National HS Essay Contest is open to all HS students whose parents are not in the US Foreign Service. Deadline is April 15, 2009.

American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarships
http://asev.org/scholarship-program
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture awards scholarships yearly to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry. Find out how to apply at this site.

Orphan Foundation of America Sponsored Scholarships
http://orphan.org/index.php?id=30
OFA administers a variety of sponsored scholarships — including the CharityWorks Scholars Program, Foster Students Education Foundation, Tangled Hearts Scholarships, Casey Family Scholars Scholarship and Foster Care to Success Scholarship.

Scholarship Search (Collegeboard.com)
http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
Locate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources that match your education level, talents, and background.

Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund
https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/talbotswomen/
The Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree. Awards are based on financial need & previous achievements for women who earned a HS diploma/GED 10+ years ago.

FastWeb.com Scholarship Search
http://www.fastweb.com/index.ptml
Fastweb.com provides access to a free online database to locate and apply for college scholarships.

Paying For College (Collegeboard.com)
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/index.html
Figure out what college really costs, what you can afford, and where to locate financial aid with advice from the College Board’s experts and interactive tools.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
http://www.hsf.net
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the largest Hispanic scholarship-granting organization in the nation.