Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides
Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides
Updated November 10, 2008
Laura L. Monagle
Information Research Specialist
Knowledge Services Group
Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides
This report includes a list of books and Internet sources that may help Members
and staff locate student financial aid information for prospective, current, or
graduating college and university students. Students themselves are often in the best
position to determine which aid programs they may qualify for and which best meet
their needs. This list includes both general and comprehensive works, as well as ones
targeted toward specific types of aid and circumstances (e.g., non-need-based
scholarships; female and minority students; students studying abroad; or veterans,
military personnel, and their dependents). Many of the websites (i.e., College Board,
FastWeb, Peterson's) listed in this report enable a student to conduct and save general
and individualized (usually upon completion of a free registration process)
scholarship, grant, and loan searches on a variety of issues, including intended area
of study. The works cited should be considered as samples of the types of guides
available through libraries, high school guidance offices, college financial aid offices,
and the Web. Individual publishing services may be consulted for additional
publications. Many public libraries provide access to the Internet for public use.
This report will be updated annually.
Federal Government Resources.......................................1
Planning for College...............................................2
Financial Aid Searchable Databases...................................6
Women and Minority Students.......................................8
Veterans, Military Personnel, and Dependents...........................9
Other Specialized Aid.............................................10
Aid for Adult Students.........................................10
Aid for Athletes..............................................10
Aid for Students in Health Disciplines............................12
Aid for Law Students..........................................12
Financial Aid for Students:
Print and Web Guides
This report identifies various sources for planning and acquiring funds to attend
Federal Government Resources
The following information includes general federal sources on federal student aid
programs (FSA), and on federal departments and agencies’ scholarships, grants,
fellowships, internships, and cooperative education programs. The "Veterans, Military
Personnel, and Dependents" section, below, provides federal sources that reference
veterans, military personnel, and their dependents. Federal health references are in the
"Other Specialized Aid" section of this report.
U.S. Department of Education (ED). Students.gov
[ h ttp://www.students.gov/S TUGOVW ebApp/P ublic]
One-stop website designed for students and their families to assist the
transition to life beyond high school by providing information and resources
on planing and paying for postsecondary education, career planning, campus
life, and online study assistance.
U.S. Department of Education (ED). Student Financial Assistance Website.
[http://studentai d.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index .jsp]
General information on the major federal student aid programs, including
grants, loans, work-study assistance, and tax credits. Describes loan
deferment, cancellation, and consolidation, and dealing with loans that are in
default. An individual that seeks to obtain federal student aid (FSA) is to
complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA). The site
includes an electronic FAFSA format. Students can use the Financial Aid and
Scholarship Wizard Website that enables the student to search for
scholarships by keyword and the Scholarship matching wizard to create an
account to save individualized scholarship, grant, and loan searches.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). e-Scholar.
[ h ttp://www.studentjobs.gov/e-scholar.asp]
Provides information on educational opportunities offered by federal
departments and agencies, including scholarships, grants, fellowships,
internships, and cooperative education programs.
Planning for College
Brown, Nathan, and Sheryle A. Proper. The Everything Paying for College Book:
Grants, Loans, Scholarships, and Financial Aid - - All You Need to Fund Higher
Education. Avon, MA: Adams Media Corporation, 2005.
One-stop resource guide for parents, students, and adults returning to school
regarding paying for college. Includes information on the difference between
loans and grants, conditional cash, options for long-term investing, when and
how to fill out the forms, and qualification guidelines.
Coalition of America’s Colleges and Universities. College Is Possible Website.
[ http://www.collegeispossible.org/ ]
One-step resource guide for parents, students, and education professionals
regarding preparing for, selecting, and paying for college. Includes overview
of student aid programs, FAQs, and a glossary of terms.
College Board. College Board Connect to College Success Website.
[ h ttp://www.collegeboard.com/]
Complete guide to the college application process, including finding the right
colleges and financial aid, preparing for the SAT and other tests, and
exploring career options. Includes search function for undergraduate
scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-
College Board. College Handbook 2009. New York: College Board, 2008.
Compares costs and financial aid available at more than 3,100 four- and two-year
College Board. Guide To Getting Financial Aid 2009. New York: College Board,
Resource guide for obtaining financial assistance; information about scholarships
offered by colleges for academics, sports, artistic or musical talent, and ROTC; and
a glossary of terms.
College Board. Meeting College Costs: What You Need to Know Before Your Child and
Your Money Leave Home. New York: College Board, 2007.
Step-by-step guide for parents to understanding and applying for financial aid.
Hurley, Joseph F. Savingforcollege.com's Family Guide to College Savings: 2008-2009.
Bankrate, Inc. 2008.
Comprehensive guide to so-called 529 plans (Qualified Tuition Programs) and
other college savings strategies. Includes state-by-state comparisons of all
LaVeist, Thomas, and Will LaVeist. 8 Steps to Help Black Families Pay for College.
New York: Random House, 2003.
Step-by-step guide to finding the right school and understanding and applying
for financial aid.
Lipphardt, Debra. The Scholarship & Financial Aid Solution: How to Go to College for
Next to Nothing with Short Cuts, Tricks, and Tips from Start to Finish. Ocala, FL:
Atlantic Publishing Company, 2008.
A guide for students, parents, and school personnel to assist students in
finding and obtaining a variety of scholarships, including those based on
academics, awards, honors, leadership, test scores, extracurricular activities,
majors, community service, volunteer work, essays, financial aid, and
minority status. Also provides information on how to recognize and avoid
scholarship scams, create a resume, get letters of recommendation, interview
with scholarship committees, and how to prepare for a student interview.
Mapping Your Future Website.
[ h ttp://www.mappingyourfuture.org/ ]
Sponsored by a group of guaranty agencies who participate in the Federal
Family Education Loan Program (FFEL), this site covers selecting a school
and planning a career and includes a step-by-step guide to paying for school.
O'Phelan, Ann Marie. How to Go to College on a Shoe String: The Insider’s Guide to
Grants, Scholarships, Cheap Books, Fellowships, and Other Financial Aid Secrets.
Ocala, FL: Atlantic Publishing Company, 2008.
Guide provides individual case studies to provide tips on the application
process, paying for college, living cheaply while in college, working while in
college, and preparing for after college.
Peterson’s. Peterson’s Planner Website.
Internet resource guide for parents and students (including international
students) regarding preparing for, selecting, and paying for undergraduate,
graduate, and online and continuing education.
Princeton Review. Paying for College Without Going Broke, 2009. New York:
Princeton Review Publishing, 2008.
Features instructions for the most commonly used need-analysis forms, long-
term strategies for paying for college, and short-term strategies for receiving
more financial aid.
Princeton Review Website.
[http://www.princet onreview.com/home.as p]
Internet resource guide for students for schools and careers, information on
postsecondary standardized exams and improving one’s scores, and
scholarship and financial aid information. Free registration required.
Sandler, Corey. Cut College Costs Now! Surefire Ways to Save Thousands of Dollars.
Avon, MA: Adams Media Corporation, 2006.
Information from college administrators and financial planners on ways to
manage spending, apply for financial aid, and increase eligibility for federal,
state, and private funding. A line-by-line analysis of the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and the CSS/Profile is included.
Also provided are planning strategies for structuring finances before college
application — as well as how to restructure investments once the college bills
start to arrive.
Schlachter, Gail A. How to Find Out About Financial Aid and Funding, 2006-2008.
El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2007.
Guide identifies, describes, evaluates, and compares all of the currently
available resources that provide financial aid information for individuals
(from college and graduate students to professionals and postdoctorates) and
organizations. The guide identifies standard sources and “best buys.”
Standard sources’ publication histories and name changes are traced. Indexed
by types of aid (scholarships, grants for organizations, internships, etc.),
subject area, geographic coverage, special needs groups, and publisher.
Tanabe, Gen and Kelly Y. Tanabe. Sallie Mae’s How to Pay for College: A Practical
Guide for Families. Los Altos, CA: SuperCollege, LLC, 2008.
Parental guide to financial aid (scholarships, student loans, and work-study
programs). Guide provides tips, strategies, and advice to help all families
create a plan to pay for college.
Cassidy, Daniel J. The Scholarship Book 13th Edition: The Complete Guide to
Private-Sector Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Loans for the Undergraduate.
New York: Prentice Hall Press, 2008.
Guide to 4,000 private sector sources for scholarships, grants, and loans,
including corporations, unions, trust funds, religious and fraternal
organizations, and private philanthropists.
College Board. Scholarship Handbook, 2009. New York: College Board, 2008.
List of more than 2,100 scholarships, internships, and loan programs offered to
undergraduates nationwide by foundations, charitable organizations, and state and
federal government agencies.
Grants Register 2009: The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide. New
York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Comprehensive survey of non-refundable awards for postgraduate,
professional, and advanced vocational training throughout the world. Awards
are indexed by subject and subdivided into eligibility by nationality.
Kaplan Scholarships 2009: Billions of Dollars in Free Money for College. New York,
NY: Kaplan Publishing, 2008.
Covers only portable undergraduate scholarships worth at least $1,000.
McKee, Cynthia Ruiz, and Phillip C. McKee, Jr. Cash for Graduate School: The
Ultimate Guide to Graduate School Scholarships. New York: Harper Collins, 2004.
More than 2,500 entries for scholarships and grants, along with a step-by-step
guide through the entire application process and sample resumes, letters,
schedules, forms, and charts.
Peterson’s. College Money Handbook, 2009. Princeton, NJ: Peterson’s, 2008.
Profiles of the financial aid programs of more than 2,800 four-year colleges
in the United States as they relate to undergraduates in general and to
freshmen in particular. Includes indexes for non-need scholarships, athletic
grants, ROTC programs, tuition waivers, and alternative tuition payment
plans, along with listings of state scholarship and grant programs.
Peterson’s. Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes, 2009. Princeton, NJ: Peterson’s, 2008.
List of more than 1.6 million awards available from private sources, including
foundations, corporations, and religious and civic organizations. Awards are
listed by academic/career area; indexing includes by talent, academic
performance, ethnic heritage, military service, and employment experience.
Schlachter, Gail, and R. David Weber. College Student’s Guide to Merit and Other
No-Need Funding, 2008-2010. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2007.
Profiles of more than 1,200 different merit and no-need based funding
opportunities for currently enrolled, continuing, and returning college students
in any subject area and at any type of postsecondary institution. Programs are
listed by discipline, specific subject, sponsoring organization, program title,
where student lives, where school is located, and deadline date.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. Graduate Funding Set, 2007-2009. El
Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2007.
Five-volume set covering graduate funding sources for students in the arts and
humanities, biological sciences, health sciences, physical and earth sciences,
or social and behavioral sciences disciplines. Each volume in the set is
Schlachter, Gail, and R. David Weber. High School Senior’s Guide to Merit and Other
No-Need Funding 2008-2010. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2007.
Profiles of more than 1,100 different merit and no-need based funding
opportunities for high school seniors interested in going to college. Programs
are listed by discipline, specific subject, sponsoring organization, program
title, where student lives, where intended postsecondary school is located, and
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. Kaplan Scholarships 2008. El Dorado
Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2007.
Profiles 3,000 scholarships available for high school seniors and recent
graduates, currently-enrolled college students, and those returning to college
after a break.
Tanabe, Gen and Kelly Y. Tanabe. 1001 Ways to Pay for College: Practical Strategies
to Make Any College Affordable. Los Altos, CA: SuperCollege, LLC, 2007.
A manual to help parents, high school, college, adult, and graduate school
students find and win scholarships, negotiate with colleges for more financial
aid, maximize assistance from state and federal governments, take advantage
of educational tax breaks, and benefit from government-subsidized student
loans. Includes real-life examples of creative strategies to find extra money
for college, such as starting profitable dorm-room enterprises, trading tuition
costs for volunteer service, and canceling debts with loan repayment
Tanabe, Gen S., and Kelly Y. Tanabe. The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2009: Billions
of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes. Los Altos, CA: SuperCollege, LLC,
Guide to thousands of scholarships, grants, and prizes. This is a
comprehensive directory that features awards indexed by, among other
categories, career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics,
religion, and ethnicity. The guide provides detailed information on
application process, eligibility requirements, award amounts, and sponsor’s
Financial Aid Searchable Databases
The following websites allow students (usually after completing a free registration
process) to conduct and save general and individualized scholarship, grant, and loan
College Board. Scholarship Search Website.
Database of more than 2,300 funding sources, including scholarships,
internships, grants, and loans.
FastWeb, Inc. FastWeb Scholarship Search Website.
Matches students with eligibility requirements for 1.3 million scholarships
from around the country based on profile data entered by the student.
FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid.
[ h ttp://www.finaid.org]
Comprehensive website listing federal, state, and private loans, scholarships,
military aid, student profile-based aid, and aid for graduate and professional
school. The site includes financial aid forms and calculators, FAQs about
financial aid, and an e-mail link for personalized help. As an example,
students can search the website using descriptive terms (e.g., “adult”or
“female”) to locate relevant information on sources of financial aid.
Michigan State University. Grants for Individuals.
Sponsored by the Michigan State University Libraries, this site indexes
financial aid by academic level, population group, and academic subject.
Peterson’s. Pay for School: An Overview Website.
[ http://petersons.com/finaid/file.asp? i d=780]
Details on scholarship programs in the United States and Canada and profiles
of state-sponsored scholarship and college-based awards programs.
Princeton Review. Scholarships & Aid.
[http://www.princet onreview.com/scholarships-financial-ai d.aspx ]
Database of over 230,000 scholarship programs. Free registration required.
Created in partnership with FindTuition.com (a fee subscription service).
Sallie Mae (Student Loan Marketing Association). College Answer: The Planning for
[ h ttp://www.collegeanswer.com/index . jsp]
Sallie Mae is the nation’s largest provider of education loans, primarily
through the federally guaranteed Federal Family Education Loan Program
(FFEL). This comprehensive website covers all stages of preparing for and
financing a college education and includes a database of more than 2.4 million
Supercollege.com. Find Free Cash For College Website.
[ h ttp://www.supercollege.com/index . cfm? cart=1]
Database of over 1,000 scholarship programs for high school, college,
graduate and adult students. Free registration required.
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). CIEE Scholarships Website.
[ h ttp://www.ciee.org/ study/scholarships.aspx ]
Information on scholarships offered directly by CIEE and links to financial aid
offered through other sources, including the International Student Loan
Program, Rotary International, and the National Security Education Program.
Institute for International Education (IIE) Website.
International exchange and training programs around the world administered
by the Institute for International Education, including the Fulbright Program.
Kantrowitz, Mark. eduPASS! The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA Website.
[ h ttp://www.edupass.org/ ]
Resources for foreign students who wish to study in the United States,
including a free scholarship search service and information on financing
college, passports and visas, English as a second language, and the college
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for Research and Creative
Activities Abroad, 2008-2010. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2008.
Lists 1,100 funding opportunities for every major subject area for high school
students through postdoctorates and professionals for most regions of the
world from more than 500 different private and public agencies and
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for Study and Training
Abroad, 2008-2010. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2008.
Financial aid programs for U.S. citizens for study and training abroad at all
levels: high school, undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and professional.
George Washington University. HEATH Resource Center. Creating Options: Financial
Aid for Students with Disabilities.
[ h ttp://www.heath.gwu.edu/files/active/0/2007_creating_options.pdf]
Comprehensive guide to financial aid in the form of grants, loans, work-study,
and scholarships, published annually.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their
Families, 2008-2010. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2008.
List of scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, grants-in-aid, awards, and
internships designed primarily or exclusively for persons with disabilities and
members of their families. Includes information on state financial aid, loans,
and vocational rehabilitation services.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. Funding for Persons with Visual
Impairments: Large Print Edition, 2008. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press,
List of more than 300 scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants-in-aid, awards,
and internships (with offers of assistance that are $500 or more) set aside just
for persons with visual impairments (from high school seniors through
professionals and others). Includes information arranged by program type,
alphabetically by program title, and indexed by residency requirements. This
directory is published in 19-point Helvetic Bold print.
Women and Minority Students
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Website.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to U.S. citizens or legal
permanent residents of Hispanic heritage.
Latina College Dollars
[ h ttp://www.latinocollegedollars.org/ ]
The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI), a nonprofit organization affiliated
research unit of the University of Southern California School of Policy,
Planning, and Development, and associated with the Institute for Social and
Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University provides an online
searchable and downloadable scholarship directory for Latino students.
Lee, Dante. The 2007-2009 African American Scholarship Guide for Students &
Parents. Amber Books, 2007.
List of more than 1,000 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and internships for
African-American students and students of color. Includes information on
federal, state, and institutional sources of financial aid.
Peterson’s. Getting Money for College: Scholarships for African-American Students.
Princeton, NJ: Peterson’s, 2003.
Guide to more than 17,000 scholarship awards geared specifically toward
Peterson’s. Getting Money for College: Scholarships for Asian-American Students.
Princeton, NJ: Peterson’s, 2003.
Guide to more than 17,000 scholarship awards geared specifically toward
Schlachter, Gail Ann. Directory of Financial Aids for Women, 2007-2009. El Dorado
Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2007.
List of scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, and internships
designed primarily or exclusively for women. Includes information on state
financial aid and guaranteed loan programs.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. RSP Minority Funding Set, 2006-2008. El
Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2006.
Four-volume set covering scholarships, grants, fellowships, awards, loans, and
prizes open specifically to African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans.
Each volume in the set can be purchased separately.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF). For Students Website.
[ h ttp://www.uncf.org/ Fo rStudents/index . asp]
Covers scholarships awarded by the UNCF and includes an additional
scholarship database searchable by major, classification, achievement, and
Veterans, Military Personnel, and Dependents
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Education Benefits Website.
[ http://www.gi bill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/benefits.htm]
Education benefits available to honorably discharged veterans, members of
reserve elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast
Guard, and members of the Army and the Air National Guard. Also covers
educational assistance for survivors and dependents. Each year the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) publishes a booklet that provides a basic
explanation of education benefits for veterans and their dependents The 2008
edition of VA’s Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents is available in
three formats at [http://www1.va.gov/OPA/vadocs/current_benefits.asp].
Military.com. Education Website.
[ h ttp://education.military.com/money-fo r-school/state-veteran-benefits]
On-line general summary guide to state educational benefits for veterans and
Need a Lift? To Educational Opportunities, Careers, Loans, Scholarships, and
Employment. Indianapolis: American Legion, 2009.
[http://www.needalift.org/] and [http://search.needalift.org/nal/]
Focuses on federal, state, and private aid for veterans and their dependents.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for Veterans, Military
Personnel, and Their Dependents, 2008-2010. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service
List of scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, grants-in-aid, awards, and
internships designed primarily or exclusively for veterans, military personnel,
and their dependents. Includes information on federal, state, and private
sources of financial aid. Indexed by program title, sponsoring organization,
geographic coverage, subject field, and application deadline.
Other Specialized Aid
The following information includes examples of sources for specialized educational
disciplines or students such as adult, health, law, and sports.
Aid for Adult Students
Siebert, Al and Mary Karr. The Adult Student's Guide to Survival & Success. Portland,
OR: Practical Psychology Press, 2008.
A "how-to" manual for adults returning to school after years of absence.
Provides information on obtaining financial aid and balancing the demands of
work and school.
Tanabe, Gen S., and Kelly Y. Tanabe. 501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College.
Los Altos, CA: SuperCollege, LLC, 2006.
Scholarships geared specifically to adult students, along with information on
employer assistance programs, retraining programs, academic credit for life
experiences, tax benefits, military education benefits, and loan forgiveness
Tanabe, Gen S., and Kelly Y. Tanabe. Adult Students: A Painless Guide to Going Back
to College. Los Altos, CA: SuperCollege, LLC, 2007.
Guide geared specifically to adult students. Provides information on
applications, financial aid, admission interviews, on-campus adult student
specialists, options for distance learning, and new loan and scholarship
Aid for Athletes
Campbell, Don. The Sports Scholarship Handbook: The Athlete's Guide to Beating the
High Cost of College, 2004. The Sports Scholarship Handbook Website:
[ h ttp://www.athleticaid.com]
This guide is for student athletes, their parents and their coaches. Information
is provided on college sports scholarships, the sports recruiting process,
NCAA rules, student marketing tips, and how to evaluate college coaches and
Grimes, Christine. Student Athlete Handbook for the 21st Century: A guide to
recruiting, scholarships, and prepping for college. 2006.
Thus handbook provides preparation for college, earning an athletic
scholarship, and working with recruiters.
Hastings, Penny and Todd D. Caven. How To Win A Sports Scholarship. Santa Rosa,
California, Redwood Creek Publishing, 2007.
This student-athlete guide contains information on over thirty sports (from
archery and wrestling to football and baseball), and how to win a scholarship
even if the student is not the star of the athletic team.
Mazzoni, Wayne. The Athletic Recruiting & Scholarship Guide. New York, NY: Mazz
Marketing Inc., 2005.
Details on the recruiting process and financial-aid opportunities.
Nitardy, Nancy. Get Paid to Play: Every Student Athlete's Guide to Over $1 Million in
College Scholarships. Kaplan Publishing, 2007. Scholarship listings by Reference
A list of "portable" athletic scholarships (e.g., not for a particular institution
but can be used at any number of academic institutions). The book includes
where to get an application, eligibility requirements, money awarded, duration
of the award, number of scholarships awarded, deadline date, and contact
information (including websites). The book can be searched by the browsing
the Scholarship listings under the two available categories, "Any Sport" or by
"Specific Sports;" or by searching the index by the name of the sport, the
residency requirements, where one wants to go to school, and organization
sponsoring the scholarship.
Peterson’s. Sports Scholarships and College Athletic Programs. Princeton, NJ:
Details on athletic programs at more than 1,300 four-year colleges and
universities. Covers all NCAA-sanctioned sports for both male and female
Spainhour, Dan. How To Get Your Child An Athletic Scholarship: The Parent's Ultimate
Guide to Recruiting. Winston-Salem, NC: Educational Coaching & Business
This parent guide includes recruiting tips, sample letters to coaches and forms.
The guide covers all sports.
Wheeler, Dion. The Sports Scholarships Insider's Guide: Getting Money For College
At Any Division. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2005.
Details on the recruiting process, financial-aid opportunities, academic
requirements, preparing credentials, school visits, and negotiating for financial
assistance from NCAA division I, II, III and NAIA institutions. Includes
listings of sports for the various divisions, institution names, and web
Aid for Students in Health Disciplines
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Financing Your Medical Education.
[ h ttp://www.aamc.org/ student s/financing/ start.htm]
Scholarships and government and private loans for pre-med and medical
students and for residents.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. How to Pay for Your Degree in Nursing,
Lists 800 funding programs set aside specifically for nursing students (from
associate degree and diploma through Ph.D.) and nurses in the field (L.P.N.s,
administration, anesthesiology, critical care, emergency, holistic health,
long-term care, midwifery, nephrology, occupational health, oncology,
operating room, orthopedic, pediatric, psychiatric, rehabilitative, school health)
to support study, research, creative activities, past accomplishments, future
projects, travel conference attendance, professional development, and work
experience. The book is organized by purpose (study/training or
research/creative activities), program title, sponsor, residency, tenability,
nursing specialty, and deadline date.
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Division of Student
Assistance. Student Assistance Website.
Loan, scholarship, and faculty loan repayment programs for students in the
Aid for Law Students
Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Financial Aid for Law School.
[ h ttp://www.lsac.org/ Financing/ fi nancial-aid-introduction.asp]
Covers federal and private loans, scholarships, and grants from individual law
schools and private sources, and loan repayment options.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. How to Pay for Your Law Degree,
Lists more than 625 fellowships, internships, loans and forgivable loans,
writing and other competitions, grants, and bar exam stipends available
specifically to law students to support their study, training, research, and
creative activities. All areas of law are covered, from administrative law to
trusts and estates, and nearly 50 specialties. The book is organized by type of
funding (e.g., fellowships, internships). Each program description includes the
programs purpose, eligibility, monetary award, duration, special features,
limitations, number awarded, and deadline date. Complete contact information
is provided (e.g, address, telephone number, fax number, toll-free number,
e-mail address, and website). Additionally, the index can be searched for
funding opportunities by program title, sponsoring organization, residency
requirements, where the money can be spent, legal specialty, and deadline.
AFL-CIO. Union Plus Scholarship Database.
[ http://www.unionplus.org/ benefits/education/]
Describes scholarships available from national and international unions, state
labor federations, central labor councils, and local unions.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. How to Pay for Your Degree in Business &
Related Fields, 2007-2009. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2006.
Lists 814 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and awards established specifically
for students working on a 2-year, 4-year, master's, or doctoral degree in a
business-related field. The book is organized by type (scholarships, grants,
awards, etc.), program title, sponsoring organization, where an individual lives,
where an individual wants to go to school or conduct their research, business
specialty, and deadline date.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. How to Pay for Your Degree in Education
& Related Fields, 2006-2008. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2006.
Lists more than 850 grants, scholarships, fellowships, loans, and awards
available (with offers of assistance that are $500 or more) to students working
on an education-related degree. The book is organized by type (scholarships,
grants, awards, etc.), program title, sponsoring organization, where an
individual lives, where an individual wants to go to school or conduct their
research, education specialty, and deadline date.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. How to Pay for Your Degree in
Engineering, 2006-2008. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2006.
The book is organized alphabetically by program title for undergraduates and
graduate students. Each program description includes the program’s purpose,
eligibility, monetary award, duration, special features, limitations, number
awarded, and deadline date. Complete contact information is provided (e.g.,
address, telephone number, fax number, toll-free number, e-mail address, and
website). Additionally, the index can be searched for funding opportunities by
sponsoring organization, residency requirements, where the money can be
spent, engineering specialty, and deadline date