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Scholarships & Financial Aid

American Legion

They award college scholarships to military veterans and their families.  Their Family & Youth Support Program 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 counseling and mental health, are offered to children and youth whose military parent is deployed, deceased or discharged.
700 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
(800) 433-3318
www.legion.org

Black Excel Scholarships for Minorities

Provides an online list of many free college scholarships for minorities.
244 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10001
(212) 591-1936
www.blackexcel.org

Central Crossing High School Counseling Department

This site has a wealth of helpful information about scholarship and financial aid information for Ohioans.
4500 Big Run South Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
(614) 801-6500
www.swcs.us

College Goal Sunday

Students can get free, professional assistance filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply, and get information regarding statewide student services, admission requirements and more.
www.collegegoalsundayusa.org

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
www.columbusfoundation.org

Columbus State Community College

Their financial aid page has information about local, state and federal scholarship and grant opportunities.
550 East Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43216
(800) 621-6407
http://cscc.edu/FinancialAid/scholarships.shtml

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.
200 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(800) 727-6039
www.emory.edu

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) 4-FED-AID or (800) 433-3243
www.fafsa.ed.gov

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, precollegiate support and career development opportunities and programs.
8415 Datapoint Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229
(210) 692-3805
www.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.
3798 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 233-9510
www.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
www.imagine-america.org

More Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Are you trying to find more scholarship and financial aid resources for youth with disabilities and special needs? Click below to go to the special needs section of CAP4Kids.
Go to CAP4Kids Special Needs Page

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
www.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 College Access Network (OCAN)

Works to increase the number of students who pursue education beyond high school, focusing on economically disadvantaged and first generation college students. They provide financial aid counseling and also help students complete college applications.
2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 947-3505
www.ohiocan.org

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Scholarship Programs

Includes information about the Robert Byrd Honors Scholarship, the U.S. Senate Youth Program and the Autism Scholarship Program. The Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship program provides scholarships for students from underperforming schools to attend private schools.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338
www.education.ohio.gov

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.  Contact directly for additional information on this program as well as other scholarship and grant programs.
40 Northwoods Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43235
(614) 781-6344
www.ohiopta.org

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) 4-FED-AID or (800) 433-3243
studentaid.ed.gov/sa