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Scholarship Resources

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.

Federal Assistance

  • studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
    – The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs are the largest source of student aid in America.
  • fafsa.ed.gov
    – 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.

Other Resources

  • 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 odi@osu.edu 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.

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