Grants and Scholarships

#1--START with this one.
U.S. Government

Department of Education

     Students can use the

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

to apply for federal (taxpayer funded) grants: 
Federal dollars come in several forms:  grants, loans, and work-study.

Armed Services

U.S. Government:  Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard (and their Reserves and the National Guard) provide a cash education incentive to encourage you to join and serve a tour of duty.
#2--LOOK here. Don't pass this one up!
State Government (U.S.)
Find your state:
You can visit this site for information about all of the states (U.S.). 
Follow the instructions on the individual state websites to apply.
#3--Money for Teachers
Here is a site for teacher education. 
Interested in serving as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students?    
High-Need Teaching Fields that Satisfy TEACH Program Agreement to Serve
Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
#4 --Study Abroad
Study Abroad in Japan
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM-Offers fellowships for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year.
Boren Scholarships-Provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.
If you can get enough scholarships and grants, you should be able to fund the cost of your education without having to borrow a great deal of money or spend all of your savings.
Develop a Plan
Nobody just hands you grants and scholarships, but if you are serious, you will find one here!  
Let's look around--explore!
--use the money you save on something else you need!
How to get Money for College
#1 U.S. Gov't.
#2 State
#3 Money for Teachers
#4 Study Abroad
#5 Schools
#6 Community and Work
#7 Variety
#8 Other Organizations
Other pages of interest on this site:
A part-time job is an excellent way to supplement your college expenses.

Also, see if you are
eligible for any
work-study programs.

Caution: Your school
work comes first.
1.  Locate...
2. Check...
3. Apply...
Sources of Money
...In addition to getting a part-time or full-time job...
Start #1- U.S Gov't
Here are some possibilities for you to explore:
There is no charge for applying, and you can even apply online for FREE.

If you have any questions call the gov at 1-800-4-FED-AID
or ask your high school guidance counselor to help you. (FREE)

If you are out of school, many counselors will still help you,
and it only takes a few minutes. (FREE)
G I Bill
Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
Institutional Grants
The National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant)
The Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant)
Federal Pell Grant
FAFSAsm at
Select your state to see what financial aid they offer. State Student Aid
Teacher Scholarships
Teach Grant
High-Need Teaching Fields
Future High School Physics Teachers
JAPAN Scholarship
Study Abroad Grants
Boren Scholarship
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Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants
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