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Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Scholarship

Created to fill a void in education funding. Its mission is to provide financial support to individuals and organizations engaged in lifelong learning.
akaeaf.org

Caribbean Tourism Organization

Provides opportunities for Caribbean national to pursue studies in the areas of tourism, hospitality and language training.
onecaribbean.org

Development Fund for Black Students in Science/Tech

An endowment fund which provides scholarship to African-American undergraduate students enrolled in scientific or technical field of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
dfbsstscholarship.org/

Education is Freedom National Scholarship

Provides college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school seniors that have high GPA’s, are active in the community and have a financial need.
educationisfreedom.com

Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for African American high school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States.
jackandjillfoundation.org

Jeanette Rankin Foundation grants for Low-Income Women

A non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding scholarships to low-income women ages 35 and older.
rankinfoundation.org

Wilton Robinson, Jr. Scholarship for Criminal Justice

Awarded to a Criminal Justice major who is of African American heritage and has a GPA of a 3.0 or higher and is active in community service.
ncc.edu

Help Your Child Get into College

If a high school counselor is hard to track down, blame it on his/her caseload. Nationally, the ratio of students to counselors is nearly 500 to 1. There is some state legislation in the works to improve that statistic, and First Lady Michelle Obama has repeatedly emphasized the crucial role that counselors play. Until positions are added, students can maximize one-on-one meeting by preparing beforehand with these free mobile apps and websites:

Pick the Perfect School- The website admittedly asks students about certain preferences, such as what kind of weather they like and how they spend their free time. Then it cross-references students’ answers with their GPA and test scores to produce a list of schools they may find appealing, ranked by how likely they are to get in.

Nail the Essay – Zoomita.com is a list of essays written by college students, may spark some ideas, and Grammarly.com and Hemingwayapp.com can scan drafts for errors in grammar and spelling.

Find financial aid under education on the Nerdwallet.com home page, as well as a simple guide for completing the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA). For more tools, including a cost calculator, visit Reachhigher.gov

Prepare for Standardized Tests

Edupath makes mobile apps with practice questions for the SAT and the ACT. The apps provide an extra dose of motivation by showing students what scores their top-choice schools require.

Four Scholarship Opportunities for Students in Need

Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Social Work Graduate Student Scholarship — awarded to a master’s degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in or has experience with health/mental health practice and has a commitment t working in African American communities.

Veterans Make Great Technology and Engineering/STEM Teachers Scholarship — a new scholarship opportunity for veterans who are currently enrolled as university students, transitioning to careers as Technology and Engineering teachers.

The Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship — recognizes and rewards the efforts of individuals who meet the joint challenges of single parenthood and nursing.

James and Patricia Sood Education Studies Scholarship — Was founded in honor of a special couple, both teachers, for a young adult who is pursuing a degree and career in education.

College Resources for Students

Testing & Education Reference Center: offers over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of eBooks containing valuable study material and practice tests, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, scholarship searches, a resume builder and career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations. Click on the online databases link on our website and scroll down to TERC.

College Board Online: Information on college readiness, financial aid and college applications.

College Source: An online resource of 75, 113 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other resources.

Federal Student Aid: (FAFSA). Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Dept. of Education, provides information grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school. This site allows you to fill out and submit your financial aid application online.

College Affordability Guide: Rates colleges based on financial accessibility.

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