Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Let Congress Show You the Money!

Aren't you glad that you have your friendly, neighborhood ScholarshipMan to do the heavy lifting for you?

Anyway, I discovered a treasure trove of information about scholarships and internships are available on various Congresspeople's web sites.

1. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard has a wonderful students section:

Also on this web site she has compiled a Student Resource Guide (including scholarships, internships, fellowships, books, and websites). This resource guide has scholarships listed by monthly deadlines, spring deadlines, monthly deadlines, and no deadlines. This guide sent chills along my spine.

Here it is:

2. Congresswoman Corrine Brown has a section that lists scholarship and internship possibilities on her website:

Links to other possibilities are included here:

There is also a link to Federal Funds Express, a full list of grants and other funding opportunities:

Here is the section on Federal Funds Express that deals with Educational Resources for Students, Schools and Colleges:

3. Congressman Joe Baca has several resources on his congressional website, including many resources for Hispanic and Latino students:

On this website, I discovered that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute has instituted need-based scholarships. You can go to the CHCI web site for these opportunities:

In looking over the CHCI website, I discovered another guide, 2008-2009 National Directory of Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships for Latino Youth. Here is a tinyurl link to that guide:

The document is a PDF document of 191 pages, 2.57 mb, so it might take a while to download.

In my upcoming book, The S.E.C.R.E.T. Method to Winning the Scholarship Game: 50 Secrets for Financing Your College Education at Little or No Cost, I will tell you how you can easily find more web sites like those above.

I might have to change the title to 51 or 52 Secrets.

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