Other Scholarship Sources, Lists and Search Engines
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Federal/State Scholarship Sources:
State Financial Aid Programs No matter what state you’re from, it’s likely that your state education agency has at least one grant of scholarship available for application. Just click on your state and you’ll be brought right to a list of possible scholarship and grant opportunities. Be aware that state scholarships may only be available to those who reside and attend college in the same state. For some direct information about Iowa’s state page go to:
Iowa College Student Aid Commission State Grants and Scholarships The Iowa College Student Aid Commission offers several award opportunities with varying criteria. Included in their list of scholarships are grants for both high school seniors and current students intended to help students with specific career/academic goals or specific status as a foster child, an Iowa State Fair participant, etc.
Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies For those with disabilities, vocational rehabilitation is a state-supported method put in place to assist in costs of getting an education and pursuing your career. Every state in the country has an agency and individual opportunities, and some have an additional agency solely meant to aid those with visual impairment or blindness. If you’re a student with any disabilities, make sure to contact your respective agency or visit their website for more information about the opportunities you might be missing out on.
Dollars for Scholars Dollars for Scholars chapters exist all over the country offering scholarships to high school seniors. This chapter search engine, organized by location, will allow you to enter your zip code and find the individual websites for any Dollars for Scholars organizations near you.
TEACH Grant TEACH Grants are awarded annually in the amount of $4000 and are offered nationally to students who intend to pursue careers in teaching following their attainment of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. In order to be considered, the student must complete an “Agreement to Serve” which states (s)he will teach in a high-need educational field to those in higher need of quality education. This entails teaching at least four years out of the first eight years following their acquisition of their degree. Students must file a FAFSA in order to apply. Note: If a TEACH Grant recipient does not complete the required four years of teaching, the scholarship will be converted into an unsubsidized loan, requiring it to be paid back along with interest.
BlackStudents.com A list of scholarships aimed primarily toward assisting minority, women, or nontraditional students pay for higher education. The list is made up of some of the scholarships and grants that most significantly impact minority students at a national level.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute The CHCI offers several Scholar-Intern programs that provide not only monetary support, but also hands-on experience in various fields, in the form of an internship. Details vary from program to program. Applicants do not have to be Hispanic to apply for most of the programs.
Diabetes Council Scholarship Resource Educational resource focused on helping students with diabetes find scholarships. Multiple scholarship opportunities for students with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are listed.
The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting offers several different scholarship awards to females pursuing an accounting degree. Each scholarship has different specific criteria and award amounts, but applications are due in annually in April.
Geneseo Migrant Center The Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships to offer financial assistance to migrant students who want to further their education.
OnlineSchools.org A list of scholarships meant entirely for minority or women students. They have a variety of submission guidelines for African American, Native American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American, International, or women students, and any of them could be very significant in paying for tuition.
USAToday: "4 easy scholarships any student can win" USA Today offers brief information on four scholarships any high school senior or current student can win. Each of the four scholarships are drawn at random or based on the answers you give to a few questions. These are excellent opportunities for quick and easy chances at scholarships.