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Paying for College?  - Student Resource Guide

(Includes scholarships, internships, fellowships, and websites)

Paying for College Student Resource Guide (Includes scholarships, internships, fellowships, and websites)

Paying for College

Vocational Education Opportunities

United States Service Academies

Scholarship and Internship/Fellowship Notifications

Notifications are listed oldest to newest from top to bottom.

Check out the College 101/Naviance


What is it? Who Qualifies?

Naviance -

A tool for students and parents to help navigate the college selection process

Career planning that helps students achieve three primary goals:

College 101


Register for the ACT (click here)

Test Prep:  (click here)

No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.

Confirm ACT dates and register for the test of your choice today! You can also call 319-337-1270.


 The following are organizations that offer tuition based test preparation courses that are often beneficial in raising students' ACT scores.




ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

September 9, 2017

August 4, 2017

August 18, 2017

October 28, 2017

September 22, 2017

October 6, 2017

December 9, 2017

November 3, 2017

November 17, 2017

February 10, 2018*

January 12, 2018

January 19, 2018

April 14, 2018

March 9, 2018

March 23, 2018

June 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

May 18, 2018

July 14, 2018*

June 15, 2018

June 22, 2018


The Princeton Review:  Find the Right Prep for You


Cincinnati Bell (Partners in Education)

Chatfield College


University of Cincinnati – Blueash

University of Cincinnati – Upward Bound

University of Cincinnati - Main

Jobs for Cincinnati Grads

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation

Academic Approach

342 W. Armitage      

Chicago, IL 60614   


Academic Tutoring Centers

Park Ridge - 847-823-5300

Sylvan Learning Center

7136 N. Carpenter Rd
Skokie, IL 60077





Reading Tree

ACT-SAT Tutors

Grants for African American Students

African American College Grants

Statistics and Program Opportunities

Promoting diversity in education leads to equal opportunity for minority groups; but when universities use affirmative action policies to engineer multicultural student bodies, the results can become contentious.  Since being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003, race can be used as a factor for granting college admission. The Supreme Court will be taking up another case in 2012, to continue debating this method of promoting minority representation in post secondary education.

United Negro College Fund

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the oldest organization in the United States that is  dedicated solely to the educational advancement of African Americans. The UNCF was founded in 1944, and in 1972 adopted its familiar iconic motto: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

UNCF partners with state governments and private industry to administer scholarships and grants for needy Black students. Other financial aid offerings are funded by endowments and memorial funds set aside by individuals and trusts seeking to increase access to college for under-represented groups.

Cultural barriers are overcome by efforts that emphasize bachelor’s and master’s level education, rather than relegating participants to two-year vocational studies. Corporate grant and internship sponsors include:

·       Cisco Systems

·       Marathon Oil

·       Hallmark

·       Monsanto

High School Senior Summer Internship Program

The High School Senior Summer Internship Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is an 8-week program in which graduating high school seniors work 20 hours per week with a mentor in one of 15 pediatric clinical specialties. This internship is a paid, part-time position for graduating high school seniors only. The program is very competitive, offering an exciting opportunity for highly motivated students interested in pursuing higher education (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD) to learn more about careers in Medicine and Clinical Research. A letter inviting Cincinnati area graduating seniors to apply is attached here.

CAD/Drafting Scholarship Award Competition -- Contact Jo Groh Competition Representative at (513) 821 - 0090 or go to website:(click here) for more details.

The Cincinnati Chapter of the National Association of Women in construction (NAWIC) is sponsoring a CAD/Design/DRAFTING Scholarship Awards Competition for high school students for the 2016-2017 school year, and we wish to encourage you and your students to participate. 

The contest provides recognition to students for creative designm, successful problem solving, and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings and renderings. Drawings may be submitted int he category of "Hand Drafting" or the category of "CAD Drafting"

Drone Pilot Ground School is an online test prep course for commercial drone pilots looking to pass the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test for a Remote Pilot Certificate.


Drone Technology College Scholarship, which will provide two $1,000 awards to high school seniors or current college students.


Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

We all live in this world together. Every day, we contribute something to it, whether we realize it or not. Therefore, it is up to each of us to take responsibility for our contribution. What do you want your contribution to be?

At Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A., we want to know the one thing you would change in order to make this world a better place for everyone. Why did you pick this particular change? How would you implement it?

If you are a high school or college student in Ohio and are enrolled in a two to five-year institution in 2017, apply today for the $1,000 Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship.

Marzano Best Practices

Support student achievement with these 13 teaching strategies and practices identified in a Marzano Research Lab study!


On a yearly basis, we update lists of resources for college scholarships and career opportunitues.

Service Learning

What is Service Learning?

Service learning is a teaching strategy that connects classroom curriculum with service projects and hours.  Service learning engages students in activities that serve the community while building social, civic, and academic skills.

Service Learning is a way to:

  • Learn effective problem solving, critical thinking and project management skills
  • Strengthen your academic and social skills 
  • Learn about potential careers
  • Meet amazing people that you wouldn't normally meet
  • Gain a sense of accomplishment
  • Do something good for your community and yourself

Students may not earn service-learning credit through the following:

  • Work for a family member
  • Work with for-profit businesses and corporations
  • Work with religious organizations if the service involves promoting a particular faith
  • Volunteer work where no academic objective is addressed
  • Work that is financially reimbursed

Students may not earn hours for the following specific activities:

  • Participation in a sports team or other extra-curricular activity unless that group designs an acceptable service-learning project 
  • Assisting a teacher (i.e. correcting papers, cleaning the classroom)
  • Artistic performances unless students are involved in creating a project that includes a performance as an outcome of the project
  • Attending a training or other educational event unless that training leads directly to a service project
  • Who can I go to with questions about Service Learning?

Your service learning coach is Ms. Keenon ( She is available to guide you through your service learning experience. Email her with any questions or concerns. 

Find College Scholarships

Paying for college is hard, but finding scholarships doesn't have to be. Browse through these scholarships, or choose from the categories on the left to get started. To make it even easier, you can register to get personally matched to scholarshipsyou are eligible to apply for.

Access Scholarships

City Year offers exclusive scholarships to more than 90 leading colleges and universities for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Who We Are

One of the largest orgs for young people & social change in the world.

One of the largest global orgs for young people and social change, our 5.3 million members in 130 countries tackle volunteer campaigns that impact every cause. Poverty. Discrimination. The environment, and everything else. Our promise: Any cause, anytime, anywhere.


Rove Pest Control in Minneapolis is pleased to offer The Rove Pest Control Scholarship application for 2018. This scholarship opportunity is open to high school students and graduates nationwide in the United States of America who have been accepted to a college or university. This award will be presented to a United States student for the following academic year in the amount of $500.00 and will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2019).

Rove Pest Control has an excellent track record in both residential and commercial pest control services in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. Although this scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education, special consideration will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field.

This is an online scholarship application only.


The scholarship is judged primarily on academic achievement, but financial need may also be considered.

The scholarship application must be submitted, in full, by December 31, 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or high school graduate nationwide in United States of America.

Applicant must be accepted to a college and enrolled in courses full time.

Special consideration will be given to those whom are pursuing entomology or a related field.

A student aid report showing household income status will be required to be mailed in by finalists upon notification.

Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to be considered.

An unopened copy of transcripts, sent from the applicant’s high school will be required from finalists before award is presented.

This scholarship is a one-time award worth $500.

Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Award Amount: $500
Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can
be found at: (click here)