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It's never too late or too early to plan for financing a college education. Below is a list of scholarships sent by a friend. He is very passionate about why blacks do NOT apply for scholarships and then the available money is returned to the sender.

Why do we allow scholarship funds to slip through our grasp?

Anyhu- here are the links and I pray this information is shared and utilized. I know when my kids went to college, I wish I had all this information, but I also remember how overwhelmed I was with the few applications I did file. How did I beat that overwhelming feeling? Here are some quick tips to help you through your overwhelming feelings?

1) Select two Scholarships at a time and begin completing all the requirements for just those two;

2) Make several copies of tax forms, household income data, etc. and keep them in a folder so when you complete a scholarship application, you have this information already handy;

3) Have your child write an essay about why they wish to attend a certain school or earn a certain degree and have this essay proofed for grammar, punctuation, etc. and then make several copies of it also and file in a folder;

4) Keep this essay handy in a folder so you can use it as needed. You should be able to make few changes to make this essay applicable to any scholarship request. For example, a basic essay about being the first-generation college student and what focus area of study can be used for a degree in political science, business, science, etc. You should also obtain at least three references and try to have a reference be from a Pastor or former teacher and then a friend or family member in a good position. Make copies of these as well and keep in a folder for future uses;

5) Make simultaneous applications as much as possible rather than sending off one or two and waiting for a response before applying for additional funds. The more applications you send, the more likely you will receive funds to use for college;

6) Pay attention to deadlines. If you missed it, look into the following year and get moving.;

7) Keep a record of all scholarships applied for and contact information so you can do follow-ups YOURSELF (don't rely on Financial Aide offices);

8) Always ask if a particular Scholarship grantor knows of any other scholarships your child may be eligible to apply for. {Especially if you are denied. You will be surprised about how referrals are made between scholarship grantors};

9) Set aside one day a week for working on scholarships. On this particular day, you can check on the status or complete a new application for a new resource; and

10) Always check with your state's department of higher education for any grants or scholarships you may be able to apply for.

OK, let's get started..........******************


Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does, and to anyone and everyone that comes to mind. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated money for scholarships to African Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest or awareness.

Take the initiative to get your children involved. Money shouldn't be returned to donating companies because we fail to apply for it.

Please pass this information on to family members, nieces, nephews, friends with children etc. We must get the word out that money is available. If you are a college student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful additional money can be.
(If clicking on the link doesn't work, then type in the Web site address manually.)

1) BELL LABS FELLOWSHIPS FOR UNDER REPRESENTED MINORITIES http://www.bell-labs.com/fellowships/CRFP/info.html

2) Student Inventors Scholarships http://www.invent.org/collegiate http://www.invent.org/collegiate/

3) Student Video Scholarships http://www.christophers.org/ /vidcon2k.html

4) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships http://www.coca-colascholars.org/programs.html

5) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships http://holocaust.hklaw.com/

6) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http:/ /www.aynrand.org/contests/

7) Brand Essay Competition http://www.instituteforbrandleadership.org/IBLEssayContest-2002Rules.htm

8) Gates Millennlum=2 0Scholarships (major) http://www.gmsp.org/nominationmaterials/read.dbm?ID

9) Xerox Scholarships for Students http://www2.xerox.com/go/xrx/about_xerox/about_xerox_detail.jsp

10) Sports Scholarships and Internships http://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html

11) National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ) < /FONT>http://www..nabj.org/html/studentsvcs.html

12) Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mb/mrphr/jobs/stw.html

13) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/sk_v6.cfm

14) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships) http://www.finaid.org/

15) Presidential Freedom Scholarships http://www..nationalservice.org/scholarships/

16) Microsoft Scholarship Program http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp

17) WiredScholar Free Scholarship Searchhttp://www.wiredscholar.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship_searc

18) Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits http://www.ed.gov/inits/hope/

19) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Studentshttp://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm

20) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships http://gehon.ir.miami.edu/financial-assistance/Scholarship/black..html

21) Guaranteed Scholarships http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/

22) BOEING scholarships (som e HBCU connects)http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/educationrelations/scholarships

23) Easley National Scholarship Program http://www.naas.org/senior..htm

24) Maryland Artists Scholarships http://www.maef.org/

26) Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida )http://www.jackituckfield.org/

27) Historically Black College & University Scholarships http://www.iesabroad.org/info/hbcu.htm

28) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Studentshttp://www.beanactuary.org/minority/scholarships.htm

29) International Students Scholarships &Aid Help http://www.iefa.org/

30) College Board Scholarship Searchhttp://cbweb10p.collegeboard.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html

31) Burger King Scholarship=2 0Program http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/

32) Siemens Westinghouse Competition http://www.siemens-foundationorg/

33) GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds http://www.lulac.org/Programs/Scholar.html

34) CollegeNet ' s Scholarship Database http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index

35) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid http://www.aflcioorg/scholarships/scholar.htm

36) Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excelhttp://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm

37) Scholarship &Financial Aid Help http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm

38) Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group) http://www.efg.net/link_scholarship.htm

39) FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

40) Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students http://www.back2college.com/

41) Scholarships and Fellowships http://www.osc.cuny.edu/sep/links.h tml

42) Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies http://www.paralegals.org/Choice/2000west.htm

43) HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/packard_nomination.html

44) Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities http://ccmi.uchicago.edu/schl1.html

45) INROADS internships http://www.inroads.org/

46) ACT-SO bEURoeOlympics of the Mind 'A Scholarships'ttp://www.naacp.org/work/actso/act-so.shtml

47) Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships'ttp://www.baeo.org/options/privatelyfinanced.jsp

48) ScienceNet Scholarship Listing'ttp://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html

49) Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide'ttp://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/list.phtml?category=MINORITIES

50) RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD 'ttp://http://www.rhodesscholar.org/ /info.html

Evangelist Agnes B. Levine
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My granddaughter and her mom thought everything for college was all worked out. She had been receiving her Social Security check from the untimely trucking accident that caused the death of her father when she was 5 years old. The month before she left for college, she was told by Social Security that they had changed their rules and students in school would no longer receive a check. What a blow at this late date! I sent this info to my daughter as now she may have to seek employment to help pay for her daughter's education.
Monday, September 14th 2009 at 11:43PM
Thanks so much for this article I am a college advisor at a christian school ad this really hepled me out with my tudents
Tuesday, September 15th 2009 at 9:36AM
Kerwin Williams
Great information Sister Agnes!
Tuesday, September 15th 2009 at 3:13PM
Jen Fad
Thank you all for receiving the information. Please keep this truckload moving far and wide, too.

Bro. Edward, that is indeed awful! I offer a prayer up for your granddaughter, too. Be sure to contact your legislature and inquire about special funds for issues such as yours.

What I have definitely learned, is that God makes a way out of no way and He is always, always,right on time. Be encouraged and stay the course!

Amen, Bro. Kerwin and Sis. Jen.
Passing the peace

Tuesday, September 15th 2009 at 9:21PM
agnes levine
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