There are several scholarship databases available for use in finding monies for college. The following are some of the more popular sites.
- www.armedforcescareers.com – Information on pursuing a career in the US Armed Forces.
- www.blackexcel.org – resource primarily African-American families and first-generation college students.
- www.careerprep.com – Summary of news and employment trends.
- www.collegeedge.com – Helps students to select majors, careers, colleges and scholarships.
- www.collegenet.com – Offers college search, financial aid assistance, scholarship search, and on-line college applications.
- www.collegereview.com – Resource of 3500 + colleges with multimedia tours and financial aid information.
- www.edupass.org – Financial Aid information for foreign students.
- www.fastweb.com – Free scholarship search service.
- www.finaid.org – Tips, questions, and information regarding financial aid.
- www.hesc.org – NYS Scholarships and grants.
- www.longisland.com/scholarship – Comprehensive listing of scholarships available on Long Island.
- www.mapping-your-future.org – College and career planning information.
- www.nycolleges.com – 100+ private colleges and universities in NY.
- www.petersons.com – Information on SAT, scholarships, college selection.
- www.princetonreview – A variety of college information.
- www.scholaraid.com – Free scholarship service.
- www.schoolfinder.com – Offers assistance on identifying interests, colleges, and scholarships.
- www.srnexpress.com – Advanced scholarship search with many private scholarships not available on other sites.
- www.suny.edu - Inforamtion about the State University of NY system with links to all SUNY campus.
- www.usnews.com – Guide to the best college bets for the money, application checklist, and financial assistance.
- www.wiredscholar.com – Scholarship search and financial aid information.
General Information Schools with NCAA affiliation (Division I and Division II) may offer athletic scholarships. Division III schools are precluded from offering athletic scholarships. Schools may be participate in scholarship programs from other associations, such as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. For the best scholarship results, search each resource.
Sports Recruiting Services
The following companies will help market a student to college coaches. They distribute a directory of eligible students to coaches nationwide, and also offer services to help students create a sports portfolio and videotape. These services are not free, but charge a hefty fee.
- CPOA – College Prospects of America, 12682 College Prospects Drive, PO Box 269, Logan, OH 43138-0269. 1-614-385-6624.
- NCRA – National College Recruiting Association, 22900 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. 1-800-473-NCRA.
- Athletic Associations
- NAIA – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, 6120 South Yale Avenue, Suite 1450, Tulsa, OK 74136. 1-918-494-8828.
- NCAA – National College Athletic Association, 6201 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211-2422. 1-913-339-1906. National Collegiate Atheletic Association (NCAA) provides information about the recruiting process and other relevant information about NCAA rules on academic eligibility and recruitment procedures. It includes information about NCAA scholarship programs and financial aid for student-athletes. The site includes email addresses for NCAA staff who focus on scholarship issues. For more information, call (913) 339-1906.
- NCCAA – National Christian College Athletic Association, PO Box 1312, Marion, IN 46952. 1-317-674-8401.
- NJCAA – National Junior College Athletic Association, PO Box 7305, Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7305. 1-719-590-9788.
- NSCAA – National Small College Athletic Association, 1884 College Heights, New Ulm, MN 56073. 1-507-359-9791.
- AAF – Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, 2141 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018. 1-213-730-9600.
- NFSHSA – National Federation of State High School Associations, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153. 1-816-464-5400.
- WSF – Women's Sports Foundation, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554. 1-800-227-3988.
- Athletic Scholarships: Thousands of Grants and Over $400 Million for College-Bound Athletes by Andy Clark and Amy Clark, 3rd Edition, Facts on File, 1994. ISBN 0-81602-893-1 paper ($14.95).
- Free Money for Athletic Scholarships by Laurie Blum,, Collier Books, MacMillan Publishing Company, 1993. ISBN 0-80502-660-6 ($14.95).
- How to Win a Sports Scholarship by Penny Hastings and Todd Caven, First Base Sports, 1995. ISBN 1-88430-904-6 ($14.95).
- Peterson's Sports Scholarships and College Athletic Programs by Ron Walker, 1996, 2nd edition, Peterson's Guides, 1995. ISBN 1-56079-483-6 ($24.95). 832 pages.
- The Football Scholarship Guide by Keith R. Fossey,, Pigskin Press, Kenosha, WI, 1993. ISBN 0-96334-950-3 ($24.95). 308 pages.
- The Road to Athletic Scholarship by Kim McQuilken, New York University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8147-5546-1 ($12.95).
- Winning a Sports Scholarship by Chris Tenkin, Barricade Books, 1996. ISBN 1-56980-078-2 ($12.00).
- HEATH Resource Center's 1996 Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities – The HEATH Resource Center of the American Council on Education operates a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Single copies of HEATH publications are available free. Of special interest is their 1996 Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities publication, which provides information on US federal student aid programs and other financial aid programs from the perspective of disabled students. It also includes a list of 29 sponsors of scholarships specifically designated for students with disabilities. Disabled students may also wish to request a copy of Vocational Rehabilitation Services – A Postsecondary Student Consumer's Guide. For more information call 1-800-544-3284 or 1-202-939-9320 (both numbers voice/TTY), fax 1-202-833-4760, write to HEATH, One Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-1193, or send email to email@example.com
- Financial Aid for Learning Disabled Students
- Other Resources
- DSSHE-L is a mailing list devoted to issues related
to disabled student service in higher education. Topics include the
legal responsibilities of institutions under the ADA, how to meet the
physical and academic needs of disabled students, and how to fund such
services. To subscribe to the list, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with
in the message body. Submissions may be sent to email@example.com.
Clearinghouse on Disability Information – The US Department of Education offers the Clearinghouse on Disability Information. For more information call 1-202-205-8241 (voice/TDD) or write to
Clearinghouse on Disability Information
US Department of Education, Room 3132
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202-2524.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs web page provides information on
educational benefits for veterans and their children. The U.S. Armed
Forces has several programs that will provide students with money to
pay for school. All are described as part of their military career guide
site, My Future in the Money
for College section. They also have a section
devoted to Searching
for Dollars for school, which provides some advice.
For additional information about these programs, call your local service
recruiter (listed in the phone book). For additional information about
this web site, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
G.I. Bill – Under the Montgomery
G.I. Bill, each of the Services, which includes the Army, Navy, Air Force,
and Coast Guard, and their Reserves and the National Guard, provide a
cash incentive to encourage you to join and serve a tour of duty. If
you serve on active
duty, you become eligible by having 12 monthly deductions of $100
from your pay ($1,200 total). You can then get a cash payment of up to
$14,998, all tax-free. If you elect Reserve/National Guard status, the
is up to $7,124.
- ROTC Scholarships – The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program provides students with money for college while they are in school, in exchange for a service commitment. Upon graduation, ROTC students become commissioned officers and start as an ensign in the Navy or Coast Guard, or a second lieutenant in the Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps. Full ROTC Scholarships pay for tuition, fees, and book costs for all four years of college. Smaller ROTC scholarships are available depending on the service. Application procedures vary by the service. For more information, call
- Air Force ROTC and the United States Air Force Academy
– Students, parents, counselors, and financial aid personnel will find a
wealth of information here, as well as the ability to apply for scholarships online.
College of the Air Force – The
Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) is a two-year college
open only to enlisted men and women.
It offers a variety of programs leading to an Associate's
Degree, in more than 70 scientific and technical fields. Courses
are free, and the
Air Force pays for up to 75% of the cost of the college courses
through its Tuition Assistance Program.
- US Service Academies – Each of the four Armed Forces operates its own Service Academy as a four-year institution of higher education. All students who are admitted to a Service Academy receive a full scholarship with a small monthly stipend. Upon graduation, students are commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps or as an ensign in the Navy or Coast Guard. For more information, call
- Consumer Information Center (CIC) provides an online catalog of federal publications, many of which are available online. The Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents - 1996 (115C) provides information about financial aid opportunities for veterans and their dependents. Printed versions of CIC publications may be requested by sending mail to Catalog, Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009. For more information, send email to email@example.com.
- Other Resources
- Need a Lift by The American Legion – www.legion.org
- Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3008
Princeton, NJ 08543-3008
- Army Emergency Relief Foundation – (703) 960-3982
- Armed Forces Benefit Association – (800) 776-2322
- Air Force Aid Society – (202) 692-9305
- Scholarship Databases
- MOLIS – Minority On-Line Information Service – MOLIS is a service provided by the Federal Information Exchange (FEDIX). It provides information about minority institutions. It also includes a database of scholarship and fellowship opportunities for minority students.
Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. – CHCI
provides a free scholarship search to Hispanic students of a database
Hispanic-specific financial aid resources. Call 1-800-EXCEL-DC
for more information. Bilingual assistance is available.
- Minority Publications and Resources
Excel: The College Help Network – Black
Excel helps African-American students navigate the college admissions
and financial aid process.
Their web page includes a guide to historically black colleges. They
sell a list of more than 350 grants and scholarships for African-American
Students for $19.95, and offer other fee-based services relating to
college admission. For more information, call 1-718-527-8896, write
to Black Excel, 28 Vesey Street, Suite 2239, New York, NY 10007, or
follow the link above to visit the Web Site.
- Directory of Financial Aids for Minorities 1995-97 by Gail Ann Schlachter
and R. David Webber, Reference Service Press, San Carlos, CA 1995.
ISBN 0-91827-628-4 ($47.50 plus $4 postage and handling). 600 pages.
This book includes more than 2,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants,
and loans for minority pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students, indexed
according to type of minority. To place an order, call 1-415-594-0743,
or write to Reference Service Press, 1100 Industrial Road, Suite #9,
San Carlos, CA 94070.
- Higher Education Opportunities for Minorities and Women
– Annotated Selections by the U.S. Government Printing
Office, 1996. ISBN 0-16-045218-X ($8.00). 105 pages. This publication
includes a bibliography, a list
of opportunities for minority and female undergraduate, graduate, and
postdoctoral students, organized by academic area, with a separate
list of general programs. Despite the 1996 revision date, some of the
information is old and inaccurate. There are even errors about some
of the US Department of Education's own programs! The coverage is also
rather uneven. This publication is by no means comprehensive. To order
a copy, write to Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington,
and HyperAid (free) – HyperAMP
is a set of programs and resource guides for minority students produced
by the Hispanic Research Center
at ASU. Versions are available for both Macintosh and Windows. Note
that the full HyperAMP system is more than 10mb. If you are only interested
in HyperAid, the subset of HyperAMP dealing with financial aid, just
get the CIMD and HyperAid files, which run to about 2mb. A local
copy of these files is available. You will need the Hypercard Player 2.1
or greater to run the Macintosh version.
HyperAMP or HyperAid can also be obtained on CD-ROM or on multiple disks for the cost of shipping, handling and materials ($25 for HyperAMP; $5 for the single 3.5" disk of HyperAid) by sending a check to: HyperAMP/Aid, c/o Hispanic Research Center, Box 87272, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2702. Please specify Windows or Macintosh and disks or CD-ROM.
- Minority Financial Aid Directory by Lemuel Berry, Jr., Kendall Hunt
Publishers, 1995. ISBN 0-84039-944-8 ($45.95). This book contains more
than 4,000 listings of scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans
for minority students.
- Money for College: A Guide to Financial Aid for African-American
Students by Evlene B. Wilson, Penguin, New York, May 1996. ISBN 0-452-27276-9
($15.95). 481 pages. This book lists about 1,000 sources of financial
aid for minority students, about 2/3 college-controlled and 1/3 from
private sources, with a bit of information about federal student aid.
The book includes a school index, field index, and athletic award index.
To order, write to Penguin Books USA, 375 Hudson Street, New York,
- NACME, Inc. – The
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) is the
nation's largest private source of scholarships for African American, Latino and American Indian students. Full tuition and housing scholarships are available to high school seniors in selected cities and need-based awards are available to high achieving university students. For more information, visit the NACME web site at www.nacme.org, or call NACME at 212/279-2626, ext. 226 or write:
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2212
New York, New York 10118-2299.
- NACME Online Guide
to Engineering – The
site provides a robust introduction to the discipline, with links
student engineering societies and every engineering school in the nation.
The site also features a college search engine. Find the school that
meets your needs. Each school is ranked based on its track record in
enrolling and graduating minority engineers.
- The Black Student's Guide to Scholarships by Barry Beckham, 4th edition,
Madison Books, Lanham, MD, 1996. ISBN 1-56833-079-0 ($14.95). 150 pages.
This book lists more than 475 sources of private sector financial aid
for black and minority students. Each listing includes amounts, deadlines,
and contact information. Entries are listed alphabetically, and are
indexed by state, name, and academic area. The book also provides tips
on finding and applying for financial aid. To place an order, call
1-800-462-6420 or write to National
Book Network, Inc., 4720 Boston
Way, Lanham, MD 20706. For more information, write to the author at
- The Higher Education MoneyBook for Minorities and Women by
William C. Young, Young, Matthews & Cox, Fairfax, Virginia, 1993.
ISBN 0-9639490-0-4 ($23). A directory of scholarships, fellowships,
and loans. To order, call 1-703-385-3065, fax 1-703-385-1839, or write
Young, Matthews & Cox
10520 Warwick Avenue, Suite B-8
Fairfax, VA 22030-3136
- The Foundation Center offers a publication Foundation Grants to Individuals that is indexed by subject, foundation, type of support, geographic focus, company employee grants, and educational institutions.
|The Foundation Center
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
|The Foundation Center
Kent H. Smith Library
1442 Hanna Building
Cleveland, OH 44115
|The Foundation Center
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
|The Foundation Center
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The Foundation Center – The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit organization that maintains an up-to-date comprehensive database of foundations and corporate giving programs. Their Foundation Grants to Individuals directory is an excellent resource of graduate fellowship programs. For the Foundation Center library nearest you, call 1-800-424-9836. Contact: Melanie J. Blask at MBlask@fdncenter.org.
Foundations On-Line provides an online directory of charitable grantmakers.
Yahoo: Public Interest Groups contains a directory of nonprofit organizations.
- Foundation Home Pages
- American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide grassroots
organization of 150,000 college graduates dedicated to promoting eduation
and equity for women and girls. AAUW consists of three corporations:
the AAUW Educational Foundation, the Association, and the Legal Advocacy
Fund. Since 1888, over 6,774 women from more than 110 countries have
received fellowships and grants from the AAUW Educational Foundation.
Supported by contributions from AAUW members and branches as well as
from corporations and foundations, the Foundations offers direct support
to women for scholarly research, advanced graduate study, and community
The AAUW promotes education and equity for women and girls through fellowships, grants, and awards; research; voter education; educational resources; grassroots activism; community action projects; and assistance for women seeking legal support for sex discrimination in higher education.
The AAUW website provides information about the AAUW Educational Foundation's fellowships, grants, and special awards; and the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund's awards and financial support for sex discrimination lawsuits in higher education.
For more information about the AAUW Educational Foundation, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, send email to email@example.com. For more information about the AAUW website, call 1-800-326-AAUW x145, fax 1-202-872-1425, write to AAUW Communications, Department INT, 1111 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001, or send email to Michelle Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- American Council of Learned Societies provides information about humanities fellowship and grant announcements from the council, in addition to links to scholarly resources on the Internet and information about the council's activities and services. For more information, call 1-212-697-1505, fax 1-212-949-8058, or write to American Council of Learned Societies, 228 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017-3398.
- American Heart Association offers information for applicants to a variety of grants sponsored by the American Heart Association.
- American Lung Association (ALA) consists of grants and awards designed to (a) further both basic and applied research exploring the respiratory system in health and illness, (b)encourage new avenues of investigation, and (c) support advanced professional training. For more information, send email to email@example.com.
- American Music Center – The Aaron Copland and Margaret Fairbank Jory Funds.
- American Psychological Association Grants provides funding bulletins from the American Psychological Association. See also their web page.
- The Annenberg Foundation/CPB Project – See also their CPB web page.
- Arthritis Foundation offers funding opportunities in the arts from the JFK Center for the Fine Arts, the Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Arts.
- ArtsNet provides information on funding in the arts on the Internet.
- AT&T Foundation
- Autodesk Foundation
- The Benton Foundation
- Carnegie Corporation of New York – The Carnegie Corporation of New York is a philanthropic foundation established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911. This gopher provides information about the corporation and instructions on submitting grant proposals. They also maintain a gopher server.
- The Charles A. Dana Foundation offers Health & Education Grants to fund school reform and brain research.
- Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE) is a tax-exempt not-for-profit fundraising organization that represents 630 private colleges and universities in US. They also administer corporate scholarship programs. The FIHE web page includes a searchable list of FIHE member colleges and information about opportunities to develop corporate programs. For more information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Freedom Forum
- Gas Research Institute
- The J. Paul Getty Trust – Provides information about the Getty Art History Information Program. Information about the Getty Center Fellowships is also available from the Kennedy Center web page.
- Global Fund for Women
- GTE Laboratories
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
- Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
- The Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute provides information about the HHMI grant and fellowship programs in biology.
- Humboldt Area Foundation
- IBM Corporation
- International Foundation for Science
- The Irvine Health Foundation
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
- The Killam Trusts in Canada bequeathed funds to six Canadian institutions for undergraduate and graduate scholarships: Univ. of Alberta, Univ. of British Columbia, Univ. of Calgary, Dalhousie University, The Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University, and The Canada Council. For more information, contact one of the above institutions, or write to Ms. Christine Dickinson, Secretary to the Killam Trusts in Canada, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3J5, call 1-902-494-1329, or send email to email@example.com.
- The George Lucas Educational Foundation
- NCSS Online website provides information about the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), including their grant and award programs.
- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- Marin Community Foundation
- Medtronic Corporation
- Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
- The Karl E. Mundt Foundation
- Nieman Foundation for Journalism
- NIST Advanced Technology Program Provides information about the Advanced Technology Program run by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST). For more information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-800-ATP-FUND (1-800-287-3863), or fax 1-301-926-9524.
- David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- Pauline Oliveros Foundation Inc.
- RAND Corporation Fellowships – For more information, send email to email@example.com.
- Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- The Rotary Foundation – The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International provides grants to university students and teachers to act as "goodwill ambassadors" around the world. The Rotary Foundation also sponsors international exchanges of business and professional people, and provides provides grants to improve the quality of life around the world. An example of this is their Ambassadorial Scholarship Program.
- Sega Foundation
- Sierra Club Foundation
- Harry Singer Foundation
- The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
- Mike Utley Foundation
- The Whitaker Foundation
- Contact Center Network – This web page provides a comprehensive directory of nonprofit resources, with over 2,500 links to organizations, directories, and publications. The links are organized both by geographical location and topic. For more information, call 1-212-662-7685, write to The Contact Center Network, Inc., 2840 Broadway, Box 307, New York, NY 10025, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Environmental Organizations On-Line
- Guide to Internet Resources for Nonprofit Public Service
link) This guide for Internet resources for nonprofit
organizations is organized according to topic and was compiled
by Sarah Nesbeitt and
Richard Truxall. For more information, send email to
- Internet 101 – This page, which is maintained by Impact Online, provides an introduction for nonprofit organizations to using the Internet.
- Internet NonProfit Center – The Internet NonProfit Center provides free access to information about nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and issues of concerns to nonprofit organizations, donors, and volunteers. For more information, contact Cliff Landesman at email@example.com, call 718-832-3114, or write to The Internet NonProfit Center, 409 3rd Street #1, Brooklyn, NY 11215.
- Meta-Index for Non-Profit Organizations – A directory of links maintained by Peter Tavernise. Also available is a page of resources for nonprofits in Housing and Human Services, maintained by Munn Heydorn. For more information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nonprofit Resources Catalogue A large directory of links compiled by Phillip A. Walker. For more information, send email to email@example.com.
- soc.org.nonprofit – This newsgroup is for discussion of issues facing nonprofit organizations. The Frequently Asked Questions posting for this newsgroup is maintained and edited by Putnam Barber. His home page contains links to other resources for nonprofit organizations.