Links
FAFSA - Financial Aid
FAFSA 
http://fafsa.ed.gov/
Scholarships
J.L. Bedsole Foundation Scholarship 
Requirements: Senior residing in Mobile, Baldwin, Clarke, Monroe, or Washington Co. Planning to attend an Alabama 4-year college or university as a full-time student. Have a 2.5 un-weighted GPA and at least at 21 ACT. Have an EFC of no greater than $9,000. Have at least $1,000 Unmet Need for the upcoming school year. Have completed Phase One of the online application by November 30, 2011.   
http://www.jlbedsolefoundation.org 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

If you've made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Requirements: Based soley on volunteer work!

http://www.nassp.org/spirit 

Scholarships and Grants 
http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/ 

Wendy's High School Heisman 
Applications due October 2nd!!! 
http://www.wendysheisman.com 

The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship

Davidson College

I can nominate ONE student for this scholarship. Please see Ms. Franklin if you are interested in being nominated.

http://www.davidson.edu/belk 

KFC Colonel's Scholarship

Qualifications:

GPA of 2.75 or higher-Enroll in a public college or university within their state of legal residence-plan to pursue a bachelor's degree-be a US citizen or permanent resident-demonstrate financial need

Online Applications accepted December 1, 2011-February 8, 2012

 

http://www.kfcscholars.org 

Scholarships.com 
http://www.scholarships.com 

Scholarship America

Scholarship America's mission is to mobilize America, through scholarships and educational support, to make postsecondary success possible for all students.

We do this through core programs and businesses that support students in their education journey.

http://www.scholarshipamerica.org 

Student Scholarships 
http://studentscholarship.org/newsletter
Online Applications
Common Application 
Your link to over 150 colleges and universities 
https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx 

EDU, Inc. COMMON BLACK COLLEGE APPLICATION 
http://www.eduinconline.com/eduweb/ 

FAFSA 
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ 

University of Alabama 
http://apply.ua.edu/checklist.html 

University of South Alabama 
http://www.southalabama.edu/admissions/applyundergrad.html 

Auburn University 
http://www.auburn.edu/admissions/apply/application-instructions.html 

Bishop State Community College 
http://www.bscc.cc.al.us/admissions.html 

Faulkner State Community College 
http://www.faulknerstate.edu/admissions 

UAB University Honors Program 
Deadline to apply--December 15th 
https://sa.uab.edu/honors/honorsacademy 
Helpful Websites
ACT Home Page 
Homepage for the ACT 
http://www.act.org 

SAT Home Page 
online home of the SAT: Reasoning and SAT Subject Test 
http://www.collegeboard.com 

NCAA Athletic Information 
http://www.ncaa.org 

Virtual Campus Tours 
http://www.campustours.com 

Common Application Online 
http://www.commonapp.org 

FastWeb (Scholarship Database) 
http://www.fastweb.com 

Cappex 
http://www.cappex.com/scholarships 

PSAT/SAT Information and Practice 
If your student is in the 10th or 11th grade, he or she should have received results from the PSAT that was given in October. Please go to this website to make use of those results. 
https://quickstart.collegeboard.com/posweb/loginbyepl.jsp?daun=uvdfglsczt&ep_ch=CO&ep_mid=6971082&ep_rid=30791201 

March2Success 
http://www.cofcontests.com/March2Success/F&A/menu.html 

American Association of School Administrators 
http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=5618 

Disability Scholarships 
http://www.collegescholarships.org/disabilities.htm 

U.S. Dept. of Education 
http://ed.gov 

Federal Employee Education & Assistance 
http://www.feea.org 

U.S. Government Grants 
http://www.fedmoney.org/ 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
http://www.hsf.net/ 

Susan G. Komen College Scholarship 
http://ww5.komen.org/uploadedFiles/Content_Binaries/KOMEN_Instructions.pdf 
 

 Follow this link for information about Scholarships for Military Children - www.militaryscholar.org/   

 

 Follow this link for scholarship info.   Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

 

 

Veterans assist

http://www.veteransadvisor.com/2013/02/04/top-military-veterans-and-dependents-scholarships-in-2013/

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search 
http://go.salliemae.com/scholarship/ 

American Indian College Fund 
http://www.collegefund.org/scholarships/schol_mainstream.html 

Scholarship Hunter 
http://www.scholarshiphunter.com/ 

Student Scholarship Search 
http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/ 

School Soup Scholarship Search 
http://www.schoolsoup.com 

United Negro College Fund 
http://www.uncf.org 

International Scholarship Search 
http://www.internationalscholarships.com 

International Students at U.S. Colleges 
http://www.internationalstudent.com/schools_awarding_aid/ 

Merit Aid 
http://www.meritaid.com 

College Net 
http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app 
Scholarship Search 
http://Scholarships4Students.com 

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund 
http://www.apiasf.org/ 

Minorities

20 Scholarships for minority students

http://www.blackexcel.org/200-Scholarships.html

Academic Common Market

Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college, while paying in-state tuition rates.

http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html 

Military dependent registry 
https://www.nrd.gov/education_and_training/scholarships_and_other_financial_assistance/scholarships_and_grants_for_spouses_and_dependents

Military children scholarships 
http://www.militaryscholar.org/ 

Scholarships.com

One of the Best sites for results.

http://www.scholarships.com/

Students in Foster Care 
http://www.fc2success.org/our-programs/information-for-students/ 

Financial Aid

FAFSA

Official Government Site for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ 


Scams

Avert the pitfalls!

www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml

Undocumented Students

NACAC gives great resources for those students without citizenship.

http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/bulletin/2013Bulletin/02-13-2013/Pages/UndocumentedStudents.aspx 

Federal Loans 
http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/DirectLoan/index.html 


FAFSA tips 
http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov 


Clep a Course 
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html 


Student Loans 
http://www.salliemae.com/ 


Government Programs 
http://www2.ed.gov/students/landing.jhtml 


SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid 
http://www.finaid.org 


Student Aid 
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp


College Search Information

Academic Common Market 
http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html 


American Council on Education 
http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=CIP1 


Association of American Medical Colleges 
http://www.aamc.org/ 


ACT and CollegeNET 
http://www.c3apply.org/ 


Association of American Medical Colleges Facts 
http://www.aamc.org/data/facts/ 


AAMC Curriculum Directory 
https://services.aamc.org/currdir/index.cfm 


Alabama Colleges & Universities 
http://collegestats.org/colleges/alabama/ 


Alabama Course Transfers (STARS)

This site informs students/parents regarding courses taken at any state college or university in Alabama that will transfer between the colleges.

http://stars.troy.edu 


Common App Member Schools 
https://www.commonapp.org/pdf/commonapplicationmemberschools.pdf


Big Future by College Board

This site contains a wealth of information for the college, major, and career search!

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/know-yourself


Brain Track College Guide 
http://www.braintrack.com/us-colleges 


College Match 
http://www.matchcollege.com/ 


College Net 
http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app 


College QuickStart 
http://www.collegeboard.com/quick 


College Bound 
http://www.gocollege.com/ 


Careers and Colleges 
http://www.careersandcolleges.com/tp2/cnc/login.do 


College Atlas 
http://www.collegeatlas.org/ 


College Board 
http://www.collegeboard.org/ 


College Comparison 
http://www.whatwilltheylearn.com/ 


College Essays 
http://www.teenink.com/college_guide/college_essays/ 


College Lists 
http://collegelists.pbworks.com/w/page/16119456/College-Lists-Wiki


College Admission 101

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) shares important information.

http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/articles/Pages/Admission101.aspx


College Bound Network 
http://www.collegebound.net/ 


College Admission BOOK

This is a GREAT resource.  All you ever want to know about college admission is in this book and on this website.  A wonderful informative resource for students and parents trying to navigate the college admission and financial aid process!  These authors can save you an enormous amount of time and stress.

http://collegeadmissionbook.com/


College Lists of all kinds

See what a Professional Association (NACAC) of college advisors have created for public use.  A wealth of information, lists of all types.

http://collegelistswiki.com/



Colleges requiring SAT subject tests 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fQD41yn0jKU5oxFuMktWRvrYoe3r0s7ur0RiRLrQ4vg/edit?pli=1


College Finder 
http://www.collegeview.com/index.jsp 


Collegiate Walking Tour Videos 
http://www.collegiatechoice.com/ 


College Majors 
http://www.collegemajors101.com/ 


The Common Application 
http://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx 


European Council of International Schools 
http://www.ecis.org/ 


First Generation College Student

This site is a great resource for any student being first in their family to attend college.

www.imfirst.org 


Historically Black Colleges 
http://www.american-school-search.com/colleges/hbcu? 


Ivy League Admissions 
http://www.collegeconfidential.com/ivy_league/ 


Kaplan 
http://www.kaplan.com 


Medical and Dental School Help 
http://www.medicalhelpnet.com/content/view/28/46/ 


National Center for Education Statistics 
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ 


National Association of College Admission Counseling Newsletter 
http://www.nacacnet.org/Pages/default.aspx 


Office of Post Secondary Education 
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html 


Peterson's Guide 
http://www.petersons.com/ 


Princeton Review 
http://www.princetonreview.com/ 


SAT/ACT Optional for Admission 
http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional/state 


Schools in the USA 
http://www.schoolsintheusa.com/ 


United Kingdom International Cultural Relations 
http://www.britishcouncil.org/new/ 


Virtual College Fairs 
http://www.collegeweeklive.com/ 


Virtual Campus Tours 
http://www.campustours.com/ 


Career Search

Johnson O'Connor Aptitude Test

One of the BEST and most accurate instruments to assisting in finding the most appropriate career direction and college major.

http://www.jocrf.org/faqs/index.html


Nursing School Info 
http://www.rntobsn.org/ 


STEM Careers 
http://info.victorymedia.com/webmail/45042/274121193/39f00cf807dd39b0501e3b1909a59a0e


Underrepresented students fly-in

A great resource for minority students.

http://www.collegegreenlight.com/blog/fly-in-programs-for-underrepresented-students/


Mapping Your Future 
http://mappingyourfuture.org/ 


Discover 
See your counselor for I.D. 
http://www.act.org/discover/ 


Alabama Career Information

Career and Financial Aid information

http://alcareerinfo.org/start/counselors.html


Keirsey Temperament Sorter 
http://www.keirsey.com/ 


Engineering 
http://www.tryengineering.com/ 


Science Careers 
http://www.sciencepioneers.org/ 


Alabama Career Information Network 
http://www.alcareerinfo.org/ 


Career Forward 
http://nroc.careerforward.org/careerforward/ 


College Athletics

College Sports Scholarships 
http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com/ 


NCAA Clearinghouse Basics 
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/prepare/athletes/clearinghouse


National Collegiate Athletic Association 
http://www.ncaa.org/ 


Head Coach Web Search 
http://www.collegecoachesonline.com/ 


Military Academies

Army 
http://www.usma.edu/ 


Air Force 
http://www.usafa.af.mil/ 


Navy 
http://www.usna.edu/homepage.php 


Coast Guard 
http://www.cga.edu/ 


ROTC Information

Army 
http://www.goarmy.com/rotc.html 


Air Force 
http://www.afrotc.com/ 


Navy 
https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/ 


Marine 
http://www.marines.com/#default 


Military Aid

Military Student Aid 
http://www.finaid.org/military/ 


Military Scholarships 
http://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/scholarship-programs/ 


Military College Aid 
http://www.military.com/education/content/money-for-school/military-spouse-and-family-educational-assistance-programs.html


ROTC Information 
http://www.todaysmilitary.com/before-serving-in-the-military/rotc-programs?campaign_id=SEM2012:on:google:ROTC-r_o_t_c:exact


Summer Programs

Peterson's Pre-College Summer Programs 
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/summer-programs-camps-search.aspx


Venture Scholar Summer Enrichment Programs 
http://www.venturescholar.org/portals/enrichment.php 


Career Summer Programs and Camps 
http://www.careercornerstone.org/pcsumcamps.htm 


Summer Enrichment Programs 
http://www.enrichmentalley.com/ 


Summer Opportunities 
http://collegelists.pbworks.com/w/page/16119590/Summer%20Programs%20-%20General


Summer Opportunities 
http://www.usummer.com/ 


Questbridge Summer

This is an opportunity for low-income students.  If accepted to the Questbridge summer program, a student will gain assistance in applying to highly selective colleges such as Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, and Duke.  If the student wins their scholarship and is accepted to one of those colleges, it could mean a fully paid four year scholarship.

http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/cps-summer-programs


National Student Language Immersion 
http://www.nsliforyouth.org/ 


Testing

ACT News You Can Use

Seniors prepare to complete the FAFSA.

Juniors:  plan ahead.

http://secure.elabs10.com/functions/message_view.html?mid=2192719&mlid=486&siteid=2010000185&uid=8cc6b57018


College Board 
http://www.collegeboard.com/testing/ 


Educational Testing Service 
http://www.ets.org/ 


No Test Requirement 
http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional 


Free Test Prep for PSAT 
http://www.eprep.com/courses/sat 


Questions about ACT/SAT 
http://collegeapps.about.com/od/standardizedtests/Standardized_Tests_PSAT_SAT_ACT_and_TOEFL.htm


SAT subject tests 
http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/?s_kwcid=TC%7C7002%7Csat%20subject%20tests%7C%7CS%7Ce%7C7081086884


Test Prep-Princeton Review 
http://www.princetonreview.com/ 


Test Prep - Number2 
http://www.number2.com/index.cfm 


SAT waitlist guidelines

Read policies regarding taking the SAT or SAT subject tests if you missed the regular registration deadline.

http://tinyurl.com/SATwaitlist


PSAT testing

Helpful information regarding PSAT

http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/psat/download


ACT 
http://actstudent.org 


Convert SAT to ACT score

This helpful site allows one to compare admission test scores.

http://convertyourscore.org/


SAT score use at Colleges 
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/profdownload/sat-score-use-practices-list.pdf


Convert SAT to ACT scores

A handy tool to predict one admission test score using the other.

http://convertyourscore.org/


AP Information

College Board 
http://collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html 


College AP Policies 
http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/apcreditpolicy/index.jsp 


How to Prepare for College

Planning for College

A great resource for students and parents for the college planning process.

http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/Pages/Default.aspx


National Survey of Student Engagement

NSSE

Find out what students say about colleges.

http://nsse.iub.edu/html/students_parents.cfm


Essay Writing

Personal Statement

A former dean of a major university shares his insight on writing your personal statement....your college admission essay.

http://www.dearadmissions.com/personal-statement-book/


Transfer Colleges

NACAC resource

A professional organization gives support for students choosing to transfer colleges.

http://www.nacacnet.org/research/transfer/Pages/default.aspx