In Your Community & On the Web
*Although the Financial Aid Office reviews the following pages periodically, JBU is not responsible for any of the content or information posted therein.
Guides to Financial Aid
The US Department of Higher Education has a GREAT web site for Financial Aid seekers. Start here!
The US Department of Education publishes a Guide to Federal Student Aid.
Hispanic students and families may find the ¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success guide helpful.
FinAid.org is a comprehensive site full of financial aid information.
NASFAA provides resources for students, parents, and counselors.
When investigating scholarship money, beware of any organization that asks you to pay a fee to help you "find" funds. (See Federal Student Aid's "Avoiding Scams" web page for more information.)
In Your Community
- Inquire about local scholarships by contacting your high school guidance counselor, chamber of commerce, church, employers, civic groups, library, etc.
On the Web
- Take advantage of the web to gather valuable information to assist in your college choice decision, to learn more about college financing options, and to begin the required application procedures.
- Apply for scholarships free online at the following websites:
- The government has established a web site that includes information on colleges and financial aid for Americans with disabilities:
- Research scholarships for minority students through the foundations and organizations listed below:
- American Institute of CPAs (Minorities studying accounting)
- Asian and Pacific Islander American College Fund
- American Chemical Society (For minorities studying chemistry)
- Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships (Business or engineering majors)
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
- Financial Aid for Native American Students
- Hawaii Community Foundation
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Hmong American Education Fund
- LULAC National Education Service Centers (Latino students)
- Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Moss Adams Foundation (Minority females studying accounting)
- National Action Counsel for Minorities in Engineering
- National Association of Hispanic Journalists (Broadcasting or journalism majors)
- 100 Black Men of America’s Future Leader Scholarship
- South Asian Journalist Association
- United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
- United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
- US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC)
- World AIGA Scholarships (Minorities studying art)
- If you are a homeless youth, you can apply for the LeTendre Education Fund Scholarship at http://www.naehcy.org/letendre-scholarship-fund/
- If you have spent time in the foster care system, ask your state about the John H. Chafee Program. (For more information, visit the National Resource Center for Youth Development Website. Also visit the Foster Care to Success scholarship website.
- Find study-abroad scholarships at these websites:
- Look for regional and national corporations and foundations that offer scholarships:
- Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
- AXA Equitable
- Bank of America (for dependents of Bank of America employees)
- Buick Automotive (for select majors only)
- Elks National Foundation
- The Fisher House Foundation (for military children)
- Gates Millennium Scholars
- GE - Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship
- Healthcare and Nursing Education Foundation
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Scholarships
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship
- Johnson & Johnson (for nursing students)
- Kelly Lynn Lutz Scholarship Foundation (for students affected by cancer)
- Kohl's Scholarships
- National Federation of the Blind (for the blind)
- National Institutes of Health (for students in health-related majors)
- Nordstrom's Scholarships
- Ronald McDonald House
- Scholarship America's Dream Award (for second year college students)
- Society of Women Engineers (for women interested in careers in Engineering)
- Tylenol (for students interested in careers in healthcare)