Grants for College

A. Grants for College Women

There are grants that help college students in general; however, there are specific grants that awards to certain groups of people. Example of this is the grants for college women in which the assistance in college education is offered to women. Most foundations and institutions that support women in their college education aim to empower the women in the community.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

The Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund is a program created by the Jeannette Rankin Foundation or the JRF that awards scholarship grants to the women classified as low-income with the age of thirty five and above years in a yearly basis. The grant can be used for an undergraduate as well as vocational training program. The foundation started in 1978 and this program has granted scholarships to more than 500 females all over the US to attend universities or colleges. The application for this program usually falls in the first quarter of the year. The application form can be downloaded in their website at rankinfoundation.org. Eligible applicants must be enrolled to a ACICS accredited schools or the regional school of it and pursuing an education in the vocational, technical, associate and even bachelor’s degree. Call the JRF for more details about the scholarship grant in their phone number at (706) 208 – 1211 or through e-mail at info@rankinfoundation.org.

Jeannette Rankin Foundation
1 Huntington Road, Suite 701
Athens, GA 30606

American Association of Retired Persons Women’s Scholarship Program

The American Association of Retired Persons or the AARP created the Women’s Scholarship Program. The aim of the program is to give another chance, to foster new opportunities and to change the lives of women. The program started in 2007 in which it has helped more than 500 women all over the country. Interested applicant who will apply for the Women’s Scholarship Program must be 40 years old and above and belongs to the low income group. She must be pursuing a degree in technical, vocational, associate or bachelor. In addition to that, former recipients of this program can still apply for another cycle. She must be enrolled to the schools accredited by the US Department of Education. The program will assist recipients to cover the six months of her schooling. The deadline for the application for the program is set on the 31st of March, 2011 and all application forms and requirements must be submitted by e-mail at member@aarp.org. Support documents are to be submitted by postal mail address to:

AARP
601 E St., NW
Washington DC 20049

Visit aarp.org for more details.

B. Federal Government Grants for College Students

In their pursuit of quality education to all the citizens, the federal government is awarding grants for college students. Most of the time, these grants are offered to those who are in need financially and cannot afford the cost of colleges or universities. In addition to that, they also support those who excels academically by providing the scholarship grants. However, there is a need to give service back to the federal government rather than paying back the money granted.

The National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (more popularly known as the National SMART Grant)

The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant or simply the National SMART Grant is offered to students in their third and fourth years of their undergraduate course or simply the last year of the program. Students must be major in the field of sciences, technology, mathematics, engineering, foreign languages and non-major liberal arts programs. The required grade point average or GPA is 3.0 or higher. The grant will award cash assistance of up to $4,000 for every deserving and eligible students. For the full details of the National SMART Grant such as eligibility, requirements, guidelines and applications process, go directly to this website: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/NewPrograms.jsp. Students must first apply to grants.gov and get assistance from Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.

United States Department of Education
Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Udall Scholarship

The Udall Scholarship Grant is a program by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation in which the foundation will award up to 80 scholarships amounting to as much as $5000. In addition to that, another 50 will receive $350 cash grant for sophomore and junior college students. The students must be undertaking careers with relation to environment, policy in tribal public or the health care for Native American. The foundation aimed to support new generation of Americans in preserving and protecting the national heritage. The Udall Foundation is seeking the future leaders in the following environmental fields: policy making, science, engineering, education, renewal, urban planning, health, business, justice and economics. This federal government grant is accessible in the US Department of Education. Interested applicants can visit udall.gov to get to know more about the Udall Scholarship Grants, the requirements, the application process and application guidelines. Call the foundation at (520) 901 – 8500 or email them at info@udall.gov

130 South Scott Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85701-1922

C. Grants for Community Colleges

Community colleges are educational institutions that mainly offer two year courses. The education offered by the community colleges is for higher learning as well as low level tertiary education. Normally, these educational institutions grant diplomas, certificates as well as associate’s degree. These days, community colleges are also offering bachelor’s degree. As the main objective of these colleges is for the local students, it is vital that these colleges go on with their work of providing quality education and needs for their locals. The grants for community colleges are very helpful in the objectives.

North Carolina Community College Grant

The North Carolina or NC Grants for Community Colleges are made available to all North Carolina citizens who are in need financially and are currently enrolled in any community colleges in North Carolina. Aside from being North Carolina citizens, eligible applicants must also meet the institution’s requirements for “Satisfactory Academic Progress”. Since this is a federal government grant, the eligibility will be based on the same requirements for the application in the Federal Pell Grants. However, students who may not be eligible for the Pell Grants may apply for this grant. Moreover, these applicants and his/her eligibility will be based on the approximated contribution of their family that is determined by the Student Aid Report or the SAR. The grant amount varies and dependent to the Pell Grant. The procedure for the application is basically the same with the Pell Grant in which applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Aid or the FAFSA. For more details about the program, visit the following website: www.ncccs.cc.nc.us or cfnc.org. Call them at (866) 866 – 2362.

PO Box 41966
Raleigh, NC 27629-1966

Association of American Geographers Community College Travel Grants

The Association of American Geographers or the AAG is offering the AAG Community College Travel Grants in which the program supports outstanding students coming from community colleges, as well as city colleges, junior colleges or the same two-year educational institutions. The grant will be used for the attendance to the coming AAG Annual Meeting. The grants are consisting of the registration, membership for a year with the AAG, and the cost of travel worth $500. The application form can be downloaded online at aag.org. The application forms plus other requirements must be sent electronically at grantsawards@aag.org. For more inquiries, contact Patricia Solis in her email at psolis@aag.org or by calling her at (202) 234 – 1450.

1710 16th St., NW,
Washington, DC 20009-3198
gaia@aag.org

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