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Bates Summer Scholars Program, If you have an interest in science or mathematics, then apply to participate in the Bates Summer Scholars Program at Bates College. Students selected to participate in the six-week program receive a stipend of $2,400. There is no tuition for the program and room and board are provided; partial support of travel expenses to and from the program are also available. For further information about the application process visit the program website at www.bates.edu/summer-scholars.xml or contact the program director Thomas Wenzel at email@example.com.
BrainTrack, A comprehensive directory of United States colleges and universities.
College Atlas, This site helps aspiring students and education minded professionals make better, more informed choices by providing them with relevant, reliable and up-to-date information about college and higher education opportunities.
College Board Online
College Express, College search assistance and financial aid resources.
College View, College profiles and scholarship information.
DMI Scholars Summer Institute for College Sophomores and Juniors, The Drum Major Institute (DMI), a nonprofit, non- partisan think tank generating ideas that fuel the progressive movement, has created the DMI Scholars Program to support and guide talented young people considering the field of public policy. The DMI Scholars program is a "Public Policy 101" program, which identifies progressive college students from diverse communities and trains them in the skills necessary to obtain and succeed in entry-level public policy positions.
EDU, Inc. - The Common Black College Application, Complete one application to apply to 33 separate Historically Black Colleges.
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid, You will be required to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form for all federal scholarships.
Federal Student Aid, An extensive list of grants, loans, scholarships, fellowships and traineeships available through the federal government.
Finaid.com, An extensive site that includes information on both scholarships and financial aid from the government and private resources.
Minority Online Information Service, Institutional profiles of minority schools.
National Association for College Admissions Counselors. Fee waivers for college applications.
NASA Academy Alumni Association Internship Listings, Summer opportunities for students interested in math and science.
National Association for College Admission Counseling, College admission issues explored from advisors' perspectives.
The National Park Service Cultural Resources Diversity Program lists the websites of and contacts for other organizations that offer internship programs or that provide information on internships and summer employment in historic preservation, cultural resources and related work.
Online Schools Offers a comprehensive scholarship list including financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic.
Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers, The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service.
Peterson's Education Center
PhDs.org has many features from listing of related jobs, career resources, interviews of current and past doctoral students to the most comprehensive database of graduate programs found anywhere. Created in conjunction with the National Research Council, the database lets visitors assign a level of importance to each of the NRC criteria and then generates customized program rankings. This allows potential students to devise their own criteria - a small program, for example, or one that has been successful in graduating a high proportion of women in fields where women are underrepresented.
The Point Foundation
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Princeton Review, Princeton Review's annual college rankings, scholarship listings and financial aid resources.
The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors to gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation’s leading colleges. If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply at www.questbridge.org. Every year at least four A Better Chance students attend college through the QuestBridge program. The application is due on September 30th.
The Student Guide: Federal Student Aid Information, A comprehensive resource for information about student financial aid available through the Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs.
To receive a free copy, call: Federal Student Aid Information Center
U.S. News Online, Includes the famous US News rankings, college comparisons, financial aid links and ways to compare college costs and financial aid awards.
Undergrad Zone, Includes a college prep checklist, free test prep, and much more.
Study Abroad Opportunities, DiversityAbroad.com is a comprehensive study abroad and cultural exchange portal. Learn about the benefits of going abroad and the tools to get you there. Get advice and connect with other students going abroad. Search for International Scholarships and explore study abroad and other international programs. Get access to health and safety tips and our parent's guide to study abroad.
American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)
Since 1973, the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) has encouraged African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, and Native-American full-time college juniors, seniors, and graduate students to strongly consider advertising as a career. Applicants selected will receive a 10-week paid summer internship, will gain practical work experience, will establish industry-wide contacts, and will be better prepared to assume an entry-level position with an agency upon graduation. To learn more about the program and participating advertising and media agencies, visit the 4A’s MAIP Matters website: www.aaaa.org/careers/maip/Pages/default.aspx.
Contact: Carl Desir, Manager of Diversity Programs, 4A’s
1065 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10018, 16th Floor