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Scholarships and Grants

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.

Caribbean Tourism Organization

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

Development Fund for Black Students in Science/Tech

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

Education is Freedom National Scholarship

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

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.

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.

Wilton Robinson, Jr. Scholarship for Criminal Justice

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

How the Internet Can 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 had repeatedly emphasized the crucial role that counselors play. Until positions are added, students can maximize one-on-one meetings by preparing beforehand with these free websites:
helps empower students to make the best decisions about their college experience.
makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.
provides the lowest grade level someone would need to understand your writing, and identifies areas for improvement.

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 to 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 — 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 materials 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: offers information on college readiness, financial aid and college applications.

College Source: 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 schoosl. 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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