Monday, January 10, 2011

Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships) -- New !!!

I am currently restructuring the blog and while I do, I have created a blog with all updates on new and old postings for scholarships, internships, etc.  The blog lists 25 posting at a time and to review additional posting click the "older posting" link at the bottom of the blog.  Below is the link.  You need to click the link to review the information:

Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarhips) or you can go to the location at

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State Student Financial Aid Deadlines - Nationally

State deadlines may be earlier than the federal deadline. Click the link below to view the various deadlines for states across the country:

State Student Financial Aid Deadlines

TIP: State forms do not replace filling out the FAFSA. You must fill out the FAFSA to receive federal student aid.

Note: Date received means received by Federal Student Aid unless otherwise indicated.

Remember to apply early before funds run out.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Free Kaplin ACT Practice Tests and Strategies --- Dates: Various

We'll help you raise your ACT score and help you navigate the admissions process. Our free practice tests, admissions seminars, sample classes, and other events are designed to give you a competitive edge in the college admissions process.

Free ACT Practice Tests provided by Kaplan at Victory University located at 255 N. Highland Street, Memphis, TN.  (Check your city/state for a location within your zip code.)

Free online Seminars: 
Hands on Practice Exams:

ACT Practice Tests from 9 am until 12:05 pm on the following dates:

January 29, 2011 

March 26, 2011

The exams are being offered throughout the United States.  Click the link below and enter your zip code to check for your location:

ACT Programs, Services and Events

Free Events for Memphis or the 38106 area:

Events in Memphis (click link to retreive information)

Contact Kaplan at 1-800-KAP-TEST, if you have additional questions.

Additional information on preparing for the ACT (click link to retrieve information)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Simpler and Faster Way to Fill Out the FAFSA

Tips for Completing the FAFSA

Each year, about 15 million students apply for grants, work-study, and loans for college using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – the FAFSA. By completing it, students apply to the U.S. Department of Education, the largest source of student aid in America. In many cases, the FAFSA is the only application needed for students to obtain aid from their state or college, too.

Recent changes make it quicker and easier than ever to fill out the FAFSA. This video offers tips to help students get started.

Friday, October 15, 2010


You may be eligible for funding of up to $5000 per year while you are in college or a vocational or technical training program!

You may qualify if:
1 You are 18, 19 or 20 years old.
2 You are in foster care or you were in foster care as a teenager and you are a US citizen or qualified non-citizen
3 You aged out of the foster care system at age 18 or were adopted from foster care with adoption finalization after your 16th birthday.
4 You have been accepted into or are enrolled in a degree, certificate or other program at a college, university, technical or vocational school and you show progress towards that degree or certificate.