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Scholarships & Financial Aid

American Legion

They award college scholarships to military veterans and their families. Their Family Support Network offers immediate assistance for household needs, utilities and food to military families directly affected by Operation Iraqi Freedom and America’s War on Terrorism. Special support programs, such as temporary financial assistance, award cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership, counseling and mental health.
Physical Address: 700 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
Mailing Address: PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
(800) 433-3318
legion.org

Columbus State Community College Financial Aid

Their financial aid page has information about local, state and federal scholarship and grant opportunities.
550 East Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 287-2648
cscc.edu/services/financial-aid
Financial Aid Answers 24/7: cscc.financialaidtv.com

Emory University Glossary of Financial Aid Terms

Browse this website to view a list of terms and phrases you may encounter through the financial aid process.
201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(404) 727-6123
studentaid.emory.edu/eligibility/index.html

Form Your Future

The campaign website also provides helpful free resources to volunteers and educators who want to provide one-on-one assistance on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to students and their families.
1001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 347-4848
formyourfuture.org

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA application is available online and also at high school guidance offices and local public libraries. High school students must complete this form in order to determine their eligibility for federal financial aid for college.
400 Maryland Avenue, Washington, DC 20202
(800) 433-3243 or TTY (800) 730-8913
fafsa.ed.gov

Gertrude Wood Community Foundation (GWCF)

GWCF promotes family stability and empowerment through educational, social and community-based services and affordable housing for youth and families living in the Driving Park Area and surrounding communities. They offer mentoring programs for youth ages 10-18, scholarships to graduating high school seniors, annual school supply giveaways, provide free fresh produce and food items, financial literacy classes, and more.
975 Bulen Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 252-7456
gwoodfoundation.com

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)

Represents colleges and universities that are committed to helping Hispanics achieve success in higher education. Thousands of young Hispanics benefit from HACU with internships, scholarships, college programs, pre-college support and career development opportunities and programs.

  • 8415 Datapoint Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229
    (210) 692-3805
  • 1 Dupont Circle Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
    (202) 261-5080 or (202) 467-0893
  • 915 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    (916) 442-0392

hacu.net

I Know I Can (IKIC)

Offers a range of services for students in Columbus City Schools, to prepare them to enter and succeed in college. They also help with financial aid and scholarships.
1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 233-9510
iknowican.org

Imagine America Foundation

Sponsors scholarships for students attending or planning to attend career colleges or technical schools. They have scholarships for high school graduates and grants for military students. Imagine America also has scholarship opportunities for adult learners. Their website has useful information on how to apply for scholarships and grants.
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191
(571) 267-3010
imagine-america.org

National College Access Network Advisor Toolbox

Contains free information, tools and resources to address issues such as financial aid, college awareness, application process, testing and college retention for students, parents and advisers.
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 347-4848
collegeaccess.org/Advisor_Toolbox

Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA)

Provides helpful state and federal financial aid information on their website.
1972 Clark Avenue, Alliance, Ohio 44601
(330) 823-2674
oasfaa.org

Ohio Board of Regents State Grants & Scholarships Hotline

Has a variety of grant and scholarship programs to aid students as they pursue higher education. This site provides information on grants and scholarships funded by the State of Ohio and provides links to other sources of financial aid. Call their toll-free hotline to speak to a specialist who has information on financial aid.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-6000
http://regents.ohio.gov/sgs/index.php

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Scholarship Programs

Includes information about the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, the U.S. Senate Youth Program and the Autism Scholarship Program. The Ohio Educational Choice (EdChoice) Scholarship Program provides scholarships or vouchers for students from under-performing schools to attend private schools.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338 or text “OHED EC” to 468311
education.ohio.gov/Scholarships

Ohio Department of Higher Education (OhioHigherEd) (formerly known as Ohio Board of Regents)

Their website has information about two-year and four-year programs, credit transfer, ways to help finance college and more. They also offer Ohio callers free information on preparation for college, admissions, student financial aid, scholarship information and general facts about enrollment at colleges and universities throughout Ohio at their College Access Information Hotline.

25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-6000
College Access Information Hotline: (800) 233-6734
ohiohighered.org/students

Ohio PTA Memorial Scholarship Program

Ohio Parent Teacher Association (PTA) offers scholarships in three areas:  Academic, Technical and Special Education. Each scholarship award is $500. In order to apply, high school seniors must attend a school in a district that has one or more schools with official PTA status.
40 Northwoods Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43235
(614) 781-6344
ohiopta.org/programs.aspx

The Columbus Foundation

Offers over 200 scholarships for students from all walks of life. Visit their website to start your search.
1234 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 251-4000
columbusfoundation.org/students/scholarships

U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid

Provides free information on preparing for education beyond high school. Students can submit an online application for financial aid, get information about careers and find schools offering majors in those careers. They can also look for scholarships online.
400 Maryland Avenue, Washington DC, 20202
(800) 433-3243 or TTY (800) 730-8913
studentaid.ed.gov/sa