Resources

The Illinois PTA Scholarship is committed to aiding as many students as possible. However, due to our limited resources, we are able to award only two scholarships per year. To aid in the quest for financial aid, we are sharing the following list of scholarship resources.

Please note the deadlines and eligibility requirements. We wish all students the best as they endeavor to continue their education.

General Information

www.finaid.org – links to: scholarships, grants, loans, graduate aid

www.studentaid.ed.gov – information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school

www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org – this site’s mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable

Search Engines and Scholarship Programs

www.fastweb.com – create a profile and let fastweb do the research for you

www.myscholly.com – mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college

www.cashcourse.org – information for college students to stay financially informed

www.cksf.org – educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels

www.cappex.com – free website where you learn which colleges want you, before you apply

www.scholarships.com – free college scholarship search and financial aid information

www.scholarshipamerica.org – provides information and resources for your scholarship search

www.meritaid.com – free source for $11 billion in merit aid scholarships from 1,000s of colleges

www.knowhow2go.org – complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors

www.latinocollegedollars.org – scholarship information for Latino students

www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net – provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

www.gmsp.org – The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose

www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)

www.collegefund.org – provides Native students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities

www.dellscholars.org – Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance

www.uncf.org – awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board

www.chegg.com – connect with scholarships and learn about colleges

How-To Programs and Books

http://www.scholarshipworkshop.com/students/using-the-scholarship-toolbox.html

www.scholarshipacademy.org – offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options and build solid scholarship profile