Increase your chances of success by exploring all your options to submit scholarship applications. Although not an exhaustive list, below are resources that you may want to research.
– The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs are the largest source of student aid in America.
– Learn more about or file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
800-4-FED-AID (800-433-3243) –
Toll-free telephone assistance from the Federal Student Aid Information Center.
- www.theprejaxfoundation.com – provides college tuition assistance in the form of $1,000 scholarships to exceptional students who either have a parent with MS or have themselves been diagnosed with MS.
- odi.osu.edu/scholarships-and-grants-home/ – Two special scholarships are available at Ohio State University specifically for students who have MS or have a parent with MS. They are the Gail A. & John A. Simonetti Endowed Scholarship and the Walter F. Gnezda Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contact the OSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 614-292-0964 to inquire about the scholarships' requirements.
- www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/ – The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program provides scholarships for people with disabilities. Application deadline for the following academic year is November 15th.
- www.heath.gwu.edu – An online clearinghouse and postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, provided by The HSC Foundation's National Youth Transition Program and the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
- www.needymeds.org/scholarships.taf – Lists scholarships that are offered for students (or students with a family member) with specific medical conditions.
- www.patientadvocate.org – Scholarships for students under the age of 25 who have been diagnosed with a chronic, debilitating, and/or life-threatening disease within the past 5 years.
- www.msscholarship.org – The Mary J. Szczepanski "Never Give Up" MS Scholarship Foundation offers nine scholarships for high school seniors and one for a student in college.
- www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/ – Students affected by MS may also be interested in the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. The foundation awards scholarships to college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.
- www.matchcollege.com – Free college search and information site, providing information on admissions, financial aid, tuition and more on over 6,000 colleges and universities nationwide.
- www.salliemae.com – SallieMae, the nation's leading provider of student loans.
- www.elks.org/enf/scholars/ – High school seniors are eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
- www.fastweb.com – A leading online resource for finding scholarships, with a database of over 1.5 million scholarship programs.
- www.careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch – Search more than 7,500 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities in this program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
- www.ronbrown.org – The Ron Brown Scholar Program provides young African-Americans of outstanding promise with academic scholarships, service opportunities, and leadership experiences.
- www.truman.gov – The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership.
- www.jackierobinson.org/impact/programs/ – The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Programs addresses the financial need of minority college students and provides comprehensive mentoring services.
- mcsf.scholarshipapps.org/index.cfm – The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides need-based scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen who attend college or career training.
- www.uncf.org – The United Negro College Fund has helped over 445,000 students graduate from college with their network of scholarship programs, internships, fellowships, and faculty development opportunities.
- www.scholarships.com – Searchable database of over 3.7 million scholarship and grant programs totaling nearly $19 billion in financial aid to help you pay for college.
- www.college-scholarships.com/free-scholarship-searches/ – A listing of more than 70 free, online scholarship search websites, listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards.
- www.collegenet.com/mach25/app – Offers 10,000 scholarships for applying for college online.
- www.internationalscholarships.com – Searchable database of scholarships all around the world.
- www.petersons.com – Very respected name in college search information. Find the school or scholarship that's best for you.
- www.gocollege.com – Resources to guide students on how to finance and succeed in college.
- scholarshipamerica.org – The nation's largest nonprofit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organization.
- www.cappex.com/scholarships/ – Searchable database with access to thousands of additional scholarships to help students pay for college.
- www.mastersdegree.com/financial-aid/ – Useful for those considering graduate-level studies, including how to choose a program and ways to alleviate educational costs.