Help With Scholarships & Financial Aid

Help With Scholarships & Financial Aid
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Need help with scholarships? Learn about the different scholarships available and strategies for applying: A Practice Guide To Scholarships

NOBILE Scholarship $1,000

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The Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) is now accepting applications for college scholarships from qualified high school seniors who reside in the Detroit Metropolitan area.

The scholarships are typically $1,000 grants for one-year based upon academic achievement, community service activities and financial need.

Eligible applicants must enroll full-time in a (2) two or (4) four-year degree program at an accredited college or university for the fall 2013 term.

Your application and all requested documentation must be completed, postmarked and received no later than Friday, June 14, 2013 to be considered.

Download the application here: NOBLE Scholarship 2013

Detroit Scholarship Fund

Detroit Scholarship Fund
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The Detroit Scholarship Fund (DSF), administered by the Detroit Regional Chamber, ensures that any Detroit-resident student graduating in the spring of 2013 from a high school in the city of Detroit will have a tuition-free path to an associate degree or technical certificate at any one of five participating community colleges.

In 2011, Governor Rick Snyder announced his intention to provide Detroit high school graduates with a tuition-free path to an associate degree or technical certificate. The Detroit Regional Chamber is now pleased to administer the new Detroit Scholarship Fund to fulfill the Governor’s pledge.
How do I qualify? Register here: Detroit Scholarship Find Registration

  • Attend any high school in the city of Detroit for at least two years and graduate in the spring of 2013 (must be a Detroit resident). This includes schools operated by Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and the Education Achievement Authority (EAA), as well as self-governing, charter, private, alternative, and parochial schools.
  • Successfully complete and submit the FAFSA by June 30, 2013.
  • Register for the DSF by June 30, 2013.
  • Be admitted to a participating community college.
  • Participate in the mandatory student academic success activities as outlined by the participating community colleges. This may include orientation sessions, study groups and/or classes on academic success.

How does it work?

Students must complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to secure any federal Pell and state Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) funding for which they may be eligible. The DSF will cover any difference between the full cost of tuition plus mandatory fees and the amount of Pell and TIP grants offered to the student at the participating community colleges (listed below). Students will not need to take out loans or apply other scholarship dollars toward their tuition and mandatory fees beyond what they receive in Pell and TIP funding.
Once enrolled at a participating community college, students must complete at least 24 credit hours per year that meet Pell-eligibility, satisfactory academic progress, and satisfactory academic standing.
Participating Community Colleges:

  • Henry Ford Community College
  • Macomb Community College
  • Oakland Community College
  • Schoolcraft College
  • Wayne County Community College District

Please visit these sites to learn more about programs of interest and how to apply for admission.

Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Scholarship

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Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is doing its part to help under served students get a higher education. The foundation offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc., but desire a higher education. If you or someone you know is a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25 pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school, you may be eligible for the Shawn Carter Scholarship. All applicants must be a US Citizen and complete the on-line application no later than the published deadline date, which is May 31, 2013.

 

Visit shawncartersf.com and apply today!

2013 Scholarship Opportunities

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*Click the link next to the scholarship/program name to go directly to it’s page. We’ve searched through these to make sure we’re connecting you to with the right information. Happy scholarshipping!

Scholarships & Programs

Coca-Cola Scholars Program: coca-colascholars.org

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships: aynrandnovels.org

Gates Millennium Scholarships: gmsp.org/publicweb/Scholarships.aspx

Xerox Minority Scholarships for Students: xerox.com/jobs/minority-scholarships/enus.html

NCAA Scholarships and Internships: ncaa.org

National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ): nabj.org

Thurgood Marshall College Fund: thurgoodmarshallfund.net

Microsoft Scholarship Program: careers.microsoft.com

Boeing National Merit Scholarship: boeing.com

Actuarial Scholarships: beanactuary.org/study/?fa=scholarship

International Students Scholarshipshttp://www.iefa.org/scholarships

Burger King Scholars Program: scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars

Siemens Merit Scholarship: siemens-foundation.org

LULAC National Educational Services Centers: inesc.org/site/296/Scholarships

Scholarship Gateway: blackexcel.org/200-Scholarships.html

National Federation of Paralegal Associations: paralegals.org

SIT Study Aboard: sit.edu

University of Chicago Multicultural: omsa.uchicago.edu/opportunities/undergrad.shtml

NAACP Scholarships: naacp.org/page/s/scholarship2

Rhodes Scholarships At Oxford: rhodesscholar.org/applying-for-the-scholarship

Roothbert Scholarship Fund: roothbertfund.org/scholarships.php

 

Financial Aid & Tax Credits

American Opportunity Credit: irs.gov/uac/American-Opportunity-Tax-Credit
(*Extended to 2017. Some sites may not have updated the information yet. See your financial aid counselor.)

Lifetime Learning Credit: irs.gov/publications/p970/ch03.html

 

Contests

Collegiate Inventors

 

Scholarship Information & Searches

FinAid

College Answer Scholarship Search

Minority Scholar & Diversity Resources

National Academy of American Scholars

Big Future Scholarship Search

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

CollegeNet Search

 

Graduate Scholarships

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

  • http://www.jackituckfield.org

Texting & Driving Awareness Scholarship

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The campaign will run from June 19th to August 2nd. To be eligible for the $2,000 scholarship, go to DoSomething.org to spread awareness by sharing astonishing facts about texting and driving with 5 friends. No minimum GPA and no essay required. You must be between 13 and 25 years of age.

Visit DoSomething.org

New Scholarships for March 2013

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Check out the latest list of upcoming scholarships! Open Scholarships_03182013.

Big Family of Michigan Scholarship

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Apply for the Big Family of Michigan Scholarship for $1000!

Download the application here: Big Family of Michigan Scholarship

Grandmont Community Scholarship Opportunity

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Each year Urban Solutions, Inc. gives $1,000 scholarships and $500 book awards to graduating high school seniors that live in Detroit.

Visit http://urbansolutionsinc.org/scholarships/criteria/ for more information today!

Top Scholarships & Education Grants for 2013

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Top scholarships and education grants for 2013 listed online at http://go.netatlantic.com/t/26592710/129601344/272121/72/

As the U.S. economy continues to rebound, the number of scholarships available to students also is increasing. Every year, more than $40 billion dollars in scholarships are given away, and experts estimate that in the year 2013, that number will climb even higher.
Already, President Barack Obama has announced a new scholarship program in 2013 for undocumented immigrants called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
But all in all, it’s estimated that a staggering $50 billion dollars in scholarship money will be given away this year.
One web site, ScholarshipsOnline.org, a free online directory of the latest scholarships and education grants, is already publishing available 2013 scholarships for students, parents and teachers. The web site literally posts a new scholarship every day, and each opportunity is real and legit.
For more details, visit http://go.netatlantic.com/t/26592710/129601344/272121/73/