One Million Degrees supports highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, work and life. One Millions Degrees partner community colleges are the seven City Colleges of Chicago, College of Lake County, Harper College, Prairie State College, and South Suburban College.
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Find dozens of scholarships from companies and organizations that are eager to help students pay for college. See the full list here.
Bottom Line helps low-income and first-generation college students get to and through college by building strong connections and providing individual support. Learn about their College Access program here.
OnlineColleges.net strives to be your main resource in online education, whether you’re an experienced online learner, a current student, or are considering attending college online. We provide:
FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, but the website provides much more than just an application. You can find resources to help you browse and search for scholarships, information on securing loans and tips to help you manage your accounts.
Learn more about preparing for college, the difference between loans and scholarships, and more here: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
Apply or edit your existing application here: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
BigFuture is your personal future planner from CollegeBoard — the SAT people! The CollegeBoard website has something to help you at every step of your college planning: take a quiz to help you start mapping your major, search and compare colleges, learn more about financial aid, plus much more. Begin finding your future here: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
If you’re looking for an outside scholarship (in addition to what your future college could give you) this is the place to search! Complete a brief survey and this website will tell you which scholarships you’re eligible for and how to apply for them. Start your search here.
When it comes to college planning, it may seem like there are a million things to think about, but don’t worry. Whether you’re a student or parent, the following college planning timelines will keep you on track and in the know throughout high school. Helpful, step-by-step tips cover everything from taking the right classes, making a list of colleges, to filling out college forms and applications on time!
Peterson’s has planning timelines for freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors to help you on your path to success. Access the College Planning Timeline here.
Use this resources if you’re interested in taking some courses at a local institution and then transferring them to another college later. Learn more about how transferring courses works, how to get in touch with each school’s transfer office to learn about transfer restrictions, and what others steps you need to take so things can transfer smoothly. Begin at collegetransfer.net.
MoneyGeek.com designed this guide to help future and current college students find scholarships, grants, and other information to help them pay for college. Not only does the website list scholarships and grants available to Hispanic/Latino students exclusively, but we also offer tips to students to increase the chances their scholarship applications will be successful.
You can view this scholarship guide here.
With grants for education in the U.S. still primarily based on financial need, students in low-income groups continue to demonstrate the greatest need for financial assistance when it comes to a college education. African Americans are in this category, with income disparity continuing to prevent many students from pursuing a post-secondary degree. To help reduce debt after graduation, minorities including African Americans may be eligible for federal, state, and privately funded education grants to help them earn a college degree. There are several need- and merit-based grants for post-secondary education available to African Americans, including those specific to women, men, or for students pursuing a specific field of study, such as engineering or science.
Students applying to African American grants for education must be African American. Federal education grants are typically awarded based on the applicant’s financial needs, as determined initially by the FAFSA. State and privately funded African American grants may have separate or additional requirements based on the applicant’s place of residence, level of academic achievement, or planned course of study.
Be one of the Chicago 200! As Chicago’s 200th birthday approaches, Chicago Community Trust is piloting a program for 18-24 year-olds to address the question, “What will make Chicago known for it’s 200th birthday?”
If you’re an accomplished sophomore/rising junior (at a U.S. 4-year university) who happens to have a disability, don’t miss out on your chance to apply for this one-of-a-kind program! The Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity to join a lifelong community where you will receive professional development training, access to our U.S. corporate partners, potential Summer 2020 internships and much more! Tune into one of our upcoming virtual info sessions to chat with the Lime Connect team and current Fellows about the application process and benefits of the program.
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Apply by Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PST.