Financial Literacy and Resources
- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund- Scholarship organization for Asian American and Pacific Islanders access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund- Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services.
- United Negro College Fund- Nation's largest and most effective minority education organization.
- White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities - In recent years, a nationwide emphasis on the importance of diversity (particularly on college campuses) has generated many scholarships and grants for students who belong to underrepresented minority groups. This comprehensive scholarship list includes financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans and women, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic.
- UNIGO- Minority Scholarships - To promote diversity on college campuses and make the dream of a higher education possible to all students, many scholarship providers are offering scholarships to minority students. Some of the scholarships in this category are general and scholarship providers encourage any minority students to apply, while others have more specific eligibility requirements and are meant to assist students who belong to a specific minority group. Likewise, students may be eligible to apply for some scholarships simply because they belong to a minority group, while other scholarships may have additional eligibility requirements, including certain merit, financial, or talent-based qualifications.
- Sallie Mae Scholarships for minority students - As more and more schools recognize the importance of having a diverse student body, they are filling their classrooms with students of all ethnicities, economic backgrounds, and religious beliefs. For this reason, many scholarships are available exclusively for minority students. Some scholarships include.
- College Funding for Students with Disabilities- Contains information on common forms of financial aid including some available specifically to students with disabilities.
- Department of Rehabilitation Sponsorship- Web page for state vocational rehabilitation office which provides vocational rehabilitation services to eligible clients with physical or mental impairments.
- Office of Federal TRIO Programs and ECMC - Realizing the College Dream - A guide distributed by Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) foundation that increases the expectations of low-income students attending college.
- World Institute on Disability - Disability Benefits and Income - This website includes resources on disability benefits and income and economic development resources designed for persons with disabilities.
- MyMoney.Gov - Connects people to resources such as calculators, publications, and lessons plans from multiple federal agencies, such as the Federal Reserve, Department of Education, and Social Security Administration.
- Social Security Disability Programs - Has information about Social Security programs that pay benefits to eligible low income individuals who are blind or have other disabilities who meet criteria for benefits.
- Spending Plan Worksheet - A tool from ECMC that students can use to help keep track of how much they earn and spend.
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