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Financial Aid and Grants on the Web: More Grants, Scholarships, and Financial Aid Resources

Directed Scholarships

This list is not all-inclusive; it is a sampling of scholarships available.

Scholarships you've never heard of

Many small scholarships are out there - and if you can qualify for enough of them, they can add up. Here is a listing of a few we found interesting.

American Cancer Society, Florida ROCK College Scholarship
The American Cancer Society's R.O.C.K. College Scholarship Program is an award-winning college scholarship opportunity exclusively for students with a history of cancer.

Hardwood Forest Foundation's Educator Scholarship Program
Open to college seniors completing a degree in education.

Amount of Award: $1,000 or $1,500
Application Deadline: January 16th
Number of Awards: 15
Duration of Award: 1 year

National Society of Accountants
Open to college students majoring in accounting with a B- or better, grade point average. Students must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited 2 year or 4 year college or university.

National Association of Black Social Workers
Recipients of these scholarships must have a 2.5 grade point average on a 4 scale. Students must also have demonstrated service to the community and express a research interest in the black community.

Skateboarders College Scholarships. The Patrick Kerr scholarship for skateboarders offers $1,000-$5,000 scholarships each year. The Mike V. Stand Strong skateboarders scholarship offers $2,000 scholarships.

Association of Fraud Examiners Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship supports the education of collegiate accounting, business, finance and criminal justice students worldwide through the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program.

Affordable Schools Online. This site was launched in 2007 by a father and son team ("Frugal Dad" and "Frugal Scholar") to bring together current information on how to pay for college, financial planning for college, and links to current news items available online. The "Find a Cheap College" page provides an easy method for comparing college tuition costs and locations.

 

Strategies for success

The only way to have a shot at winning scholarships is to apply for as many scholarships as you qualify for.

  • Search reputable sites for scholarships
  • Stick to announced deadlines - if you miss it, you won't qualify
  • Start looking early, and remember to keep looking, even when you are in college
  • Be sure you contact each provider in the manner they've requested, whether it's email, fax or formal letter, as it’s important that you follow the directions of any scholarship application exactly!