Scholarships for Students

The cost of college is significant, on average $20,000 a year for a public college and $30,000 a year for a private college, but there are a variety of resources available to help students cover these costs. These resources include grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans; students will likely need to utilize a combination of these sources to pay for college. To be eligible for federal financial aid, including grants, loans, and work-study, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

There are also a large number of scholarships available to students. Scholarships are often offered by colleges and organizations. Many scholarships are available but they are competitive so begin searching and applying for them early. There are scholarships scams that exist; be wary of any scholarship that requires you to pay any money. For more information on what to look out for visit the Federal Financial Aid Website and read this article. Below are links to some scholarship resources but there are many more available.

Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships

Buick Achievers Scholarship

CollegeNets Scholarship Database

College Jump Start Scholarship

Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships

Dell Scholars Program

FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info)

Fast Web Scholarship Search

Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel

Federal Student Aid home page

FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships

Gates Millennium Scholarships

Golden Apple Scholarships for Students Interested in Teaching

GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds

Guaranteed Scholarships

Historically Black College & University Scholarships for IES Abroad

Hope Scholarships & Lifetime Credits

INROADS internships

International Students Scholarships & Aid Help

Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida)

The Jackie Robinson Foundation

Microsoft Scholarship Program

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships

Nordstrom Scholarship Program

Posse Foundation

Pullman Foundation

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)

The Sallie Mae Fund

Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)

Scholarship & Financial Aid Help

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

Siemens Westinghouse Competition

Student Inventors Scholarships

Sports Scholarships and Internships

Student Video Scholarships

The Scholarship Coach

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

Wired Scholar