Show Me the Money Scholarships+  10 Resources for Funding your College Education Beyond FAFSA
Self Discovery As Finding Your “Inner Money” <ul><li>Who are you? Who are your parents? What is your heritage, financial s...
“ Funding” College Without Scholarships <ul><li>Employer Tuition Assistance Programs  </li></ul><ul><li>CLEP –  earn colle...
Scholarship Scams Online   <ul><li>Federal Trade Commission’s tell tale signs of a scholarship scam: </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Make Sure you Check MCC Resources <ul><li>Make sure to check with MCC’s Financial Aid office frequently. Like all things, ...
#1)   Testing and Education Reference Center – Peterson’s <ul><li>Scholarship Search   ..” Search the Internet's largest d...
#2)  Federal Government Grants   <ul><li>Students.gov  -  Go to  Scholarships & Grants , then  ALL. </li></ul><ul><li>Cata...
#3) State of Florida Government Grants <ul><li>The Office of Student Financial Assistance  (OSFA) State Programs, within t...
#5) Community Foundation of Sarasota <ul><li>Scholarship section covers traditional, adult learner and special interests s...
#6) Foundation Center Collection @ Selby Library, Sarasota <ul><li>“ Selby Library   provides information, tools and resou...
#7)  CollegeToolKit.com <ul><li>CollegeTookKit.com’s  Scholarship Search Page http://scholarships.collegetoolkit.com/schol...
#8) CollegeScholarships.org <ul><li>No sign in. Descriptive categories to the side.  http://www.collegescholarships.org/ <...
#9) CollegeBoard.org <ul><li>No sign in required. Easy to use.  http://apps.collegeboard.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Several pr...
#10) Google Some Money <ul><li>Florida + Scholarships or grants or fellowships or internships + College + .edu or .org </l...
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Show Me The Money -- Finding College Scholarships for Manatee Community College Presentation October 14, 2008

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This is a slideshow prepared for a presentation at Manatee Community College in Venice. It is has 10 places to find college scholarships, different ways to think about funding, scams to watch out for and other resources.

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Show Me The Money -- Finding College Scholarships for Manatee Community College Presentation October 14, 2008

  1. 1. Show Me the Money Scholarships+ 10 Resources for Funding your College Education Beyond FAFSA
  2. 2. Self Discovery As Finding Your “Inner Money” <ul><li>Who are you? Who are your parents? What is your heritage, financial status, history? What do you do? Volunteer? Skills? What do you plan to do? What makes you different? What do you have many others do not? What do you NOT have? Has anything unfortunate happened to your or your family? Is there anything special about your or your family? Are you a member of any professional, civic or other organizations? </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ Funding” College Without Scholarships <ul><li>Employer Tuition Assistance Programs </li></ul><ul><li>CLEP – earn college credit for what you already know </li></ul><ul><li>IRS – Tax benefits for education, Publication 270 and others </li></ul><ul><li>Military – 7 branches of military offer tuition assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Internships – see the Internship Bible, Ref REF LC1072.I58 I46 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.internshipprograms.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.internabroad.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.idealist.org allows you to search for internships at nonprofits such as environmental groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.volunteerinternational.org lists volunteer opportunities abroad. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Scholarship Scams Online <ul><li>Federal Trade Commission’s tell tale signs of a scholarship scam: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;You can't get this information anywhere else.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;We'll do all the work.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The scholarship will cost some money.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship&quot; or &quot;You're a finalist&quot; in a contest you never entered. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/misused/sscams.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/common.phtml </li></ul>
  5. 5. Make Sure you Check MCC Resources <ul><li>Make sure to check with MCC’s Financial Aid office frequently. Like all things, scholarship opportunities change. </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more about the MCC Foundation's scholarship opportunities, go to the Foundations website http://www.mccfoundation.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>General Scholarships for current MCC students pursuing an A.A. Degree </li></ul><ul><li>S ch olarships for New Students enrolling in MCC </li></ul><ul><li>Health Science Scholarships for students enrolled in one of the health science programs </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer Scholarships for students planning to pursue their baccalaureate degree at a college or university </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Development Scholarships for students pursuing an A.S. Degree </li></ul>
  6. 6. #1) Testing and Education Reference Center – Peterson’s <ul><li>Scholarship Search ..” Search the Internet's largest database of scholarships and grants to help you pay for your education. Youll find more than 1.7 million financial awards worth more than $7.6 billion ..” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign into Databases from the Virtual Library. The password is your G# and the PIN is the last 4 digits of your G#. Go to ALPHABETICAL listing of databases and select Testing and Education Reference Center. Choose COLLEGE SEARCH. The SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH is the last link. You will need to register to use this search. It is four pages of information to fill out, but your answers will be used to match you with scholarships for which you maybe eligible. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. #2) Federal Government Grants <ul><li>Students.gov - Go to Scholarships & Grants , then ALL. </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance – not easy to search, but easy to browse. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.cfda.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to SEARCH, then FIND A GRANT , then EDUCATION, then HIGHER EDUCATION </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grants.gov – A little hard to use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search using the term “fellowship” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is a fellowship? Usually it is a grant that is based on work one is qualified to do now unlike an internship that teaches one skills as one works. However, sometimes the definition blurs into internship and scholarship. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using GOOGLE with search phrases with .gov works better such as, &quot;Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students“ and .gov </li></ul></ul>   
  8. 8. #3) State of Florida Government Grants <ul><li>The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) State Programs, within the Florida Department of Education, administers a variety of postsecondary educational state-funded grants and scholarships, and provides information to students, parents, and high school and postsecondary professionals. http:// www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Florida Department of Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants for teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Foundation for Florida's Community Colleges, Inc. (FFCC) was established in July 1994 as a Direct Support Organization (DSO) for the Florida Community College System. http://www.fldoe.org/CC/foundation/scholarships.asp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Bank of America &quot;Dream Makers&quot; Scholarship Award The Dream Makers Scholarship was established through a generous contribution of $1 million from NationsBank (now Bank of America) and matched equally by the State of Florida. The earnings from the $2,000,000 endowment are awarded to first-generation students to cover tuition, books, fees and childcare. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  9. 9. #5) Community Foundation of Sarasota <ul><li>Scholarship section covers traditional, adult learner and special interests scholarships such as soccer, firefighter pr those seeking a legal degree. Most do not have online forms and you will need to contact their Scholarship Coordinator for more information. http:// www.cfsarasota.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: T he ABWA Sunrise Chapter Scholarship Fund e stablished to provide scholarships to attend college for graduating high school seniors and recent graduates who are already attending college who are residents of Manatee and Sarasota Counties.  Preference will be given to female students with financial need.  Applicants must have a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA, be of good character, and have a career goal related to their college or university studies. </li></ul><ul><li>THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAUS SCHOLARSHIP FUND (FACVB).... This fund provides scholarships on behalf of the FACVB to college or university juniors who plan on making a career in the hospitality industry within the State of Florida </li></ul><ul><li>THE JOE TURNESA MEMORIAL FUND of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County was established by the members of the Sara Bay Golf and Country Club for the benefit of Greater Sarasota Junior Golfers. Its purpose is to provide scholarships to active members of the Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association. </li></ul>
  10. 10. #6) Foundation Center Collection @ Selby Library, Sarasota <ul><li>“ Selby Library   provides information, tools and resources to enhance nonprofit organizations’ leadership and management capabilities and provides research that assists grantseekers in diversifying their funding bases. The library houses a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center , a leading authority on philanthropy that is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media and the general public.” From the Sarasota Public Library Website </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for : Foundation Grants to Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Selby Library hours and map at: http://suncat.co.sarasota.fl.us/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. #7) CollegeToolKit.com <ul><li>CollegeTookKit.com’s Scholarship Search Page http://scholarships.collegetoolkit.com/scholarship/main.aspx </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not require extensive sign up as long as you do not click on: “Start Your Scholarship Search Now!” Use links provided for free, no hassle search. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides various specific searches including religion, employers and state. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BEWARE: Some sites listed are potentially scholarship scams </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. #8) CollegeScholarships.org <ul><li>No sign in. Descriptive categories to the side. http://www.collegescholarships.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Lists Major Companies that provide scholarships such as Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola and more http://www.collegescholarships.org/fortune500.htm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apple Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Banks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Buy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coca Cola </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ExxonMobile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Motors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JP Morgan Chase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KFC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kodak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McDonald's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mercedes Benz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Northrop Grumman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pepsi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pfizer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Warner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toyota </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walmart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xerox </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. #9) CollegeBoard.org <ul><li>No sign in required. Easy to use. http://apps.collegeboard.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Several pre-set searches including internships only </li></ul><ul><li>Has a “compare aid” calculator if choosing between 2-3 schools. </li></ul>
  14. 14. #10) Google Some Money <ul><li>Florida + Scholarships or grants or fellowships or internships + College + .edu or .org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Florida Dietician - FDA Scholarship and Stipends - The Florida Dietetic Association Foundation offers scholarships and stipends to Florida Dietetic Association members. Scholarships and stipends are awarded to qualified applicants to support the future of our profession </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scholarships or grants or fellowships or internships + College + .edu or .org </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships or fellowships or internships or grants + Field of Study + .edu or org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TIPS: May need to use phrase “Higher learning” or college to narrow results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stipends + college + .gov </li></ul><ul><li>Common phrase searching : &quot;Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students“ +.gov </li></ul><ul><li>“ alternative scholarships” “scholarship alternatives” </li></ul><ul><li>Category searching : women and scholarships and .gov http://www.wfalliance.org/Resources/scholarships%20for%20women.htm </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thanks for your attention! <ul><li>This Slideshow has been uploaded to Slideshare.net for easy viewing and sharing at: </li></ul><ul><li>Rhonda K. Kitchens, Librarian Venice Campus, Manatee Community College </li></ul>

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