Word PDF Excel Onward and Upwards - Scholarships

*Thanks to the work of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, we have a new PDF file that has ton of scholarships in it. I'll add more of them to the list below, but for now, here's the document.

Onward & Upwards Scholarship at UMass Amherst (new!)

Contact Name: Anne Peramba or Suzanne Schilling
Phone Number: (413) 545-2886 or (413) 545-3368
E-mail: peramba@finaid.umass.edu or sschilling@finaid.umass.edu
Address: 243 Whitmore Administration Building, 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9313
Website: www.umass.edu/umfa
Notes: There will be two scholarships for $1,250 (split between Fall and Spring semesters) each and they will be renewable as long as the student is still in school.

Orphan Foundation of America

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number: (571) 203 – 0270
E-mail: help@orphan.org
Address: 21351 Gentry Suite Drive, Suite 130 Sterling, VA 20166
Website: http://www.orphan.org/
Notes: Scholarship applications will be available at this site between January 1 and March 31, 2007. Awards will be announced in mid-June 2007, to the email address submitted in the application.

Foster Students Education Foundation

Contact Name: Tom Thomas
Phone Number: (703) 406 – 6733
E-mail: tlt@fsefonline.org
Address: 47836 Scotsborgough Square, Potomac Falls, VA 20165
Website: http://www.fsefonline.org/pdf/application.pdf
Notes: To provide advanced educational opportunities for today’s young foster adults through college and trade school scholarships.

National Foster Parent Association

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number: N/A
Address: 7512 Stanich Ave. #6 Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Website: http://www.nfpainc.org/awards/youthScholarships.cfm?page=6#apply
Notes: Apply online.

Massachusetts ETV Program

Contact Name: Maureen Fallon Messeder
Phone Number: (617) 748 – 2231
E-mail: maureen.messeder@state.ma.us
Address: 24 Farnsworth St. Boston, MA 02210
Website: https://www.statevoucher.org/state_not_in_service.xhtml?state=ma
Notes: $5,000 per year if a current or former foster-kid.


Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number: N/A
Address: N/A
Website: http://www.fastweb.com
Notes: Great site to get started on your search for scholarships.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number: N/A
Address: N/A
Website: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Notes: The starting point for finding out the loans and grants that the government will give you to get through college.

Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarships

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number: N/A
Address: N/A
Website: http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/fridell/index.php
Notes: This scholarship award in the amount of $1,000 is offered four times annually. It is open to anyone currently attending or aspiring to attend a university, college, trade school, technical institute, vocational training or other post-secondary education program.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship

Contact Name: Saul Pena, Educational Services and Grants Manager
Phone Number: (202) 543-1771
Address: 911 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC 20022
Website: http://www.chci.org/chciyouth/scholarship/scholarship.htm
Notes: This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

The Ron Brown Scholar Program

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number: (434) 964-1588
Address:1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206 Charlottesville, VA 22901
Website: http://www.ronbrown.org/p-ad.htm
Notes: The Ron Brown Scholar Program is a national program benefiting academically-talented, highly motivated African-American high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need, social commitment and leadership potential.

The Ayn Rand Institute, essay contest

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number: (949) 222-6550
Address:PO Box 57044, Irvine, CA 92619-7044
Website: http://aynrandnovels.com/essay-contests.html
Notes: This essay contest offers cash prizes ranging from $30 to $10,000 for winning essays on three books by the famous author Ayn Rand. The books are “The Anthem” (9th & 10 grade), “The Fountainhead (11th & 12th grade), and “Atlas Shrugged” (college). Essay topics change each year and are listed on the website. A total of 536 prizes are awarded annually.

The Tylenol Scholarship

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number: N/A
Website: http://www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc
Notes: This program has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in the Healthcare field.

Texas Foster Care Students Exemption

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number:(800) 242-3062
Website: http://www.collegefortexans.com
Notes: Full tuition! Applicants must have been either in the care or conservatorship of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on the day before their 18th birthday, the day of their graduation from high school, or the day of receipt of GED; or in the care or conservatorship of the TDFS on 14th birthday and then adopted.

Maryland Foster Care Students Exemption

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number:(800) 974-1024
Address: Maryland Higher Ed. Commission Office of Student, Financial Assistance, 839 Bestgate Rd., Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us
Notes: Full tuition! Applicant must have resided in Maryland foster care home at time of high school graduation or completion of GED.

John F. Kennedy Scholars Award

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number:(617) 472-0637
Address: Massachusetts Democratic Party, DSC Office, 10 Granite St., 4th Floor, Quincy, MA 02169
Website: http://www.massdems.org
Notes: Awarded to one male and one female at the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Preference is given to registered Democrats and students with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Massachusetts Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number:(617) 727-9420
Address: Office of Student Financial Assistance, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, 454 Broadway, Suite 200, Revere, MA 02151
Website: http://www.osfa.mass.edu
Notes: Program provides grant assistance for students from low income or disadvantaged backgrounds who have had to overcome adverse circumstances. Minimum GPA 2.5.

North Carolina Nurse Scholars Program

Contact Name: N/A
Phone Number:(800) 700-1775 ext. 313
Address: North Carolina Nurse Scholars Program, PO Box 14223, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4223
Website: http://www.cfnc.org
Notes: Applicant must be North Carolina resident for tuition purposes; scholarships up to $3,000; loan forgiveness for nursing service in North Carolina.

North Carolina Scholarships for Children of War Veterans

Contact Name: Wayne Peedin
Phone Number: N/A
Address: North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, 1315 Mail Service Center, Albermarle Building, Suite 1065, Raleigh, NC 27699-1315
Website: N/A
Notes: Applicant must be a dependent of a veteran who served during a period of war.

Onward and Upwards

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