Free Money for College

Free Money for College

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by Laurie Blum
     
 

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With the most current information on more than 1,000 grants and scholarships, this revised edition continues to be an essential resource for students—and their parents—seeking financial assistance to meet skyrocketing tuition costs.

A multitude of institutions, both public and private, stand ready to contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to

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With the most current information on more than 1,000 grants and scholarships, this revised edition continues to be an essential resource for students—and their parents—seeking financial assistance to meet skyrocketing tuition costs.

A multitude of institutions, both public and private, stand ready to contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to help students get a college education. Using this fully updated, conveniently organized guide, students can make a thorough, focused, and effective search for tuition assistance. Scholarship information is available by state and area of study, and special scholarship sections list sources of funding for women, various ethnic groups, and the disabled. A section on miscellaneous scholarships covers a broad range of eligibility requirements.

Each entry provides:
• Contact name
• Phone number and address
• Restrictions
• Amount of money awarded
• Deadline for application.

Editorial Reviews

NACADA Journal
"This easy-to-reference handbook provides a beacon of hope for those who feel that the demands of college expenses are unbearable."
Library Journal
Blum, a professional fund raiser with more than 20 books on the subject of free money to her credit, here lists more than 1000 grants and scholarships for undergraduate education in the United States--none of which requires an application fee. Each entry includes the funding agency name, address, telephone number, contact person (if applicable), number of awards, amount of money awarded, restrictions, and deadline for application. The entries are arranged in four categories: geographic location, subject field, special groups, and miscellaneous sources. First published in 1990, this book will be revised every two years. It is not as user-friendly as the author claims--there is no index, and the table of contents is too general. Still, secondary school students, their parents, and guidance counselors will find it useful. The McKees, founders of College Resource Materials who published the first edition of this book in hardcover in 1994, include the same information as Blum: address, telephone number, a brief description of the type of aid offered, and deadline. However, they also include the web site of each organization, if known. Their coverage is broader than Blum's--they include over 4000 entries representing $5,445,500--and their advice is generally helpful. One weakness is the book's lack of a subject listing. Seven of the appendixes may be copied for personal use; the eighth is a sample high school r sum . Both books are valuable and complementary reference sources.--Samuel T. Huang, Northern Illinois Univ. Libs., DeKalb Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
New edition of a reference citing some 1,000 grants and scholarships for undergraduate study. Listings are arranged by state, with access by area of study; separate sections list grants specifically for women, ethnic, and disabled students. The introductory chapter discusses the process of applying. Paper edition (3102-9), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816034987
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
4th ed
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.68(d)

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