Thursday, March 10, 2011

Money in March-Money, Money, Money!

AARP Scholarship for Women, Make Mine a Million, CFMT Scholarships, and FAFSA and VITA information

AARP Women's Scholarship Program, Deadline: March 30, 2011

Criteria for the AARP Women’s Scholarship Program:
· Women, age 40 and older
· Low-income
· Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associates degree, or a first bachelor's degree
· Enrolled in a U.S. Department of education accredited school or technical program within 6 months of the scholarship award date

Make Mine a Million, open to female entrepreneurs, Deadline: March 28, 2011

Make Mine a Million has a goal of making 1,000 female entrepreneurs grow their small businesses into million dollar companies.

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) Scholarships, Deadline: March 15, 2011

CFMT administers about 60 scholarships for the local Middle Tennessee community.

Some of these are very specific, pertaining to what high school you went to, what county you resided, and what particular university you are attending.

I have had several students apply and receive CFMT scholarships.

Filling Out the FAFSA

For help filling out the FAFSA, you can access the Guide to Federal Student Aid, 2011-2012:

Federal Student Aid at a glance:

You can also call 1-800-4-FED-AID with questions.

I haven’t filled out my FAFSA because my parents or I haven’t done my taxes? What do I do?

You might need some help filling out your taxes. If you made $49,000 or below, you can get help at an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site.

VITA sites are available everywhere in the U.S.

Information about VITA:,,id=235201,00.html

Check here to see what sites are available in your state:,,id=219171,00.html

In addition, AARP also has locations available to give tax help:

In Nashville, TN, call 2-1-1 for the nearest VITA site.

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