"Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams."
New/Used Book Site for all students, especially college students who don't need to buy a new book but find some used ones at a reasonable price. This site is also being handled by EBay.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and promote the civil rights of the millions of Latinos living in the United States.
Scholarship awards are given based on a student’s demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. Depending on strategic goals and community needs, participating local RMHC Chapters could specify additional selection criteria.
The Peace First Prize recognizes young people who have confronted injustice, crossed lines of difference, and had the courage and compassion to create lasting change in their schools and communities. Our goal is to share this daring work far and wide, invest in their leadership, and inspire others to make peacemaking a part of their daily lives. Most importantly we want to tell the stories of our nominees – incredible stories of young people leading change. 5-10 Prize winners will each receive a $25,000 Peace First Fellowship over two years to continue their peacemaking work. Through mentoring and coaching, the Peace First Fellowship is a real investment in young people’s ability to take their peacemaking to the next level of action and impact. But more than just recognizing a few individuals, we want to tell the thousands of stories about how young people are changing the world. Applications open on January 6, 2014. Please visit www.peacefirst.org/prize to learn more about our selection process and criteria.
Providing resources for students, parents and alumni.
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational website created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan to provide "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere." The website features thousands of educational resources, including a personalized learning dashboard, over 100,000 exercise problems, and over 5,000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, healthcare, medicine, finance, physics, general chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and computer science. All resources are available for free to anyone around the world.
Annually, two $500 scholarships are awarded (one male student; one female student), with the scholarship funds payable directly to each recipient’s college upon matriculation as a college freshman. Due date: July 1, 2015; recipients notified August 1, 2015. Students must be 8th graders during the 2014-2015 school year who plan to attend college in the future. Interested applicants should submit a legible, handwritten essay between 250 to 300 words in length please to: Ernest Minelli, MAP for College, P.O. Box 121, Hull, MA 02045-0121, specifying their prospective plans for academic and extra-curricular involvement during their college years. 8th grade students both in the USA and also worldwide are eligible. First-generation college students are encouraged to apply. Thank you very much, and good luck to all students! Ernest Minelli, email@example.com, (508) 631-0936