ED.gov: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

  • Zinch

    • HSF Rating: 3.5

    Zinch is a web site that attempts to help colleges and students to connect. On this site, students can create a profile similar to a college application.

  • Zinch

    • HSF Rating: 4.0

    Zinch is a Chegg service (New/Used Textbook Site) that gives students a more relaxing vibe towards college. They provide information on scholarships based on a comprehensive student profile. Zinch also helps students find out more about college and grad schools with over 850 colleges and universities from all over the world in their data base system. They try to make process of admission fun knowing that the process is usually stressful.

  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Education Foundation Scholarships

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    There are scholarships available to high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students. The scholarships are also open to Zetas and Non-Zetas. Multiple scholarships are available with different requirements. See website for details.

  • YouthActionNet Laureate Global Fellowship

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    Sponsored by Laureate International Universities, the Laureate Global Fellowship annually recognizes 20 young leaders who have pioneered solutions to urgent challenges in their communities and beyond. Fellows develop leadership expertise and deepen their impact through a dynamic, yearlong learning experience, and join a network of over 1,000 change-makers like them who continue to benefit from learning opportunities and connections throughout their social change careers.

  • Yo Teach! Scholarship

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    According to sources, “50% of teachers don’t make it through their fourth year.” Applicant must show their love for their best professor or teacher by writing and performing a rap with friends.

  • WyzAnt Scholarship Contest

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    To enter, students must write an essay to post on social media. The most popular essays will be considered for either a $10,00, $3,000, or $2,000 prize. The College Scholarship Contest (the “Contest”) is only open to current legal US residents who are at least 16 years old and are enrolled in or expect to attend within the next two years, a two-year or four-year college or university within the United States.

  • WWGF Foundation Scholarships

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    Candidates for scholarships are selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, excellence of character, and an involvement in the sport of golf. Skill or excellence in the sport of golf is not a criterion. Scholarships are open to high school senior girls who intend to graduate in the year of application and plan to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university.

  • WRN Drive to Succeed Scholarship

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    Traditional high school students, non-traditional students, and GM dealership employees pursing academic degrees in automotive management, business, and technical certification in automotive education are encouraged to apply. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded for the 2016 academic year in amounts up to $5,000.

  • Writers of the Future Contest

    • HSF Rating: 0.0

    Contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.

  • Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship

    • HSF Rating: 0.0

    Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. The aim of this scholarship is to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow.

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