- Detailed summaries of financial data, duration, and eligibility requirements for each scholarship
- Application ad contact information
- Expert tips and advice for students on how to research their options, set timetables, apply for the best opportunities, and avoid scholarship cams.
This is a volume few students can afford to do without.
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How to Use this Book
We've divided this book into four sections: introductory materials; a detailed list of free money available for college, organized by discipline; an appendix listing federal and state sources of educational benefits; and a set of indexes to help you pinpoint appropriate funding programs.
The first section of the directory, written by Douglas Bucher, the Director of Financial Aid Operations at New York University, offers tips on searching for scholarships, applying for aid, and avoiding scholarship search scams.
The main section of the directory, prepared by Gaff Schlachter, R. David Weber, and the staff of Reference Service Press, describes more than 3,000 scholarships, forgivable loans, competitions, and awards that provide free money for college. The programs listed are sponsored by federal and state government agencies, professional organizations, foundations, educational associations, and military/veterans organizations. All areas of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities are covered.
To help you tailor your search, the entries in this section are grouped in to four main categories:
Unrestricted by Subject Area. Descried here are 1,247 funding opportunities that can be used to support study in any subject area (although the programs may be restricted in other ways).
Social Sciences. Described here are 520 sources of financial that 1) reheard outstanding speeches, essays organizational involvement, and other activities in the social sciences or 2) support college studies in various social science fields, including accounting, business administration, criminology, economics, education, geography, home economics, international relations, labor relations, political science sales and marketing, sociology, social services, sports and recreation, and tourism.
Sciences. Described here are 925 sources of free money that 1) reward student speeches, essays, inventions, organizational involvement, and other activities in the science or 2) support college studies in a number of scientific fields, including agricultural sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental sciences, food science, horticulture, mathematics, marine sciences, nursing, nutrition, pharmacology, and technology.
Humanities. Described here are 443 funding programs that 1) reward outstanding artistic and creative work by students or 2) support college studies in the humanities, including architecture, art, writing, design, history, journalism, languages, literature, music, and religion.
Each program entry in the first section of the guide has been prepared to give you a concise but clear picture of the available funding. Information (when available) is provided on organization address and telephone numbers (including fax and toll-free numbers), e-mail address and Web site location, eligibility, money awarded, duration, special features, limitations, number of awards, and application deadline. The sample entry opposite illustrates a typical entry.
Appendix: Federal and State Financial Aid
In this section, sources of information on federal and state educational benefits are provided. Use this listing as the first step in your search for federal and state-based financial aid. You'll find here the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and Web site (when avilable) of the agencies in your state that administer educational assistance and loan funds for college students.
To help you find the aid you need, we have included four indexes; these will let you access the listings by specific subject, residency, sponsoring organization, and tenability. These indexes use a word-by-word alphabetical arrangement. Note: Numbers in the index refer to entry numbers, not to page numbers in the book.
Subject Index. Use this index when you want to identify funding programs by specific subject.
Residency Index. Some programs listed in this book are restricted to residents of a particular city, county, state, or region. Others are open to students wherever they live. This index helps you identify programs available only to residents in your area as well as programs that have no residency restrictions.
Sponsoring Organization Index. This index makes it easy to identify agencies that offer free money for college. Sponsoring organizations are listed alphabetically, word by word. In addition, we've used a code to help you identify which programs sponsored by these organizations fall within your general area of interest (any subject area, social sciences, sciences, or humanities).
Tenability Index. Some programs described in this book are restricted to persons attending schools in specific cities, countries, states, or regions. This index will help you locate funding specifically for the geographic area where you attend or plan to attend school.
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