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American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for the American Indian students. The Fund disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education. The Fund also provides support for tribal college needs ranging from capital support to cultural preservation activities.

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College Summit

College Summit is a national nonprofit organization that partners with schools and districts to strengthen college-going culture and increase college enrollment rates, so that all students graduate career and college-ready.

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Collegeboard.com

Information for students, parents, and educators about the SAT and other college board tests, how to plan for college, find and apply for college, and how to pay for college. The site also includes a link to information in Spanish.

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Go Abroad.com's Study Abroad Guide

Understand the opportunities studying abroad offers, learn how to find financial aid, how to find a program and more.

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Information For Students About Academic Competitiveness and National SMART Grants

Eligibility and requirements for the Academic Competitiveness grants and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent grant from the US Department of Education.

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NAFSA's Resources for US Students Seeking to Study Abroad

Learn how to fund a study abroad program and read personal accounts of other students' study abroad experiences.

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Peterson's Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities

"If you're a student with a learning disability, many challenges lie ahead of you, including researching and selecting a college that best suits your requirements. Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADD highlights more than 1,100 two- and four-year institutions in the U.S. and Canada that offer programs for students like you."

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Peterson's Search for Study Abroad Programs

Search for study abroad programs by location, discipline and other criteria.

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SchoolGrantsBlog.com

"Our mission is to help each and every single person get a school grant. We are 24/7 working committee dedicated in helping students and adults to get higher education."

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Student Aid on the Web

The best source of information about financial aid and preparing for college on the web.  From the US Department of Education.

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Student Eligibility Options for New Academic Grants

Details eligibility requirements for both the Academic Competitiveness grants and the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent grants signed into law on February 8, 2006 by President Bush.

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The Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation

The Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation (ALEF), a non-profit organization funded by foundations and companies, supports and  enables young men and women from Appalachia to pursue higher education though scholarship and leadership curriculum. The program includes an emphasis toward the preparation required to be the leaders of the next decade.  The concept of operations for ALEF is to partner with established academic institutions across Appalachia to provide the technical skills necessary as the basis for credible leadership.

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The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading Hispanic scholarship organization, providing the Hispanic community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. In its 34 year history, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded close to $280M in scholarships to more than 90,000 students in need.   Two-thirds of these students were the first in their families to go to college.

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The Posse Foundation

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.

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Tips for Paying for College

“Applying for Federal Student Aid is Easy as 1, 2, 3” encourages this information sheet from the US Department of Education.  Includes the three key steps, and where to find more information.

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Unigo.com College Reviews by College Students

Unigo.com offers reviews of college campuses from the students that attend there.  Includes photos of the campus, student videos about the school and is free to use.

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United Negro College Fund

UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they want and deserve. To close the educational attainment gap between African Americans and the majority population, UNCF helps promising students attend college.

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Video: College Dropouts

Why students drop out of college.

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Video: Do Test Preparation Courses Help?

How to choose the right test preparation courses.

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Video: Preparing Your Child for College

Why waiting until high school to plan for college is a mistake.

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