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  1. AFL-CIO, AFL-CIO Guide to Union Sponsored Scholarships, Awards, and Student Financial Aid, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Department of Education, Washington, DC, 1996. $3.00. Free to union members. To order a copy, write to AFL-CIO, 815 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, call 1-202-637-5000, or fax 1-202-637-5058.

  2. APA, A Directory of Selected Scholarship, Fellowship, and Other Financial Aid Opportunities for Women and Ethnic Minorities in Psychology and Related Fields, American Psychological Association, 1995. A short (37 page) booklet listing 52 awards and programs. Single copies are available for free from Women's Programs Office, Public Interest Directorate, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.

  3. Applying for Financial Aid: A guide for parents and students, 1996-97 edition, American College Testing Program, Iowa City, Iowa, 1996. Free. A four page (newsprint) overview of applying for financial aid. Revised annually. To get a copy, call 1-319-337-1410 or write to ACT, PO Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243.

  4. Association for Computing Machinery, GAD: Graduate Assistantship Directory in Computing, ACM Press, New York, 1994. Free. Describes graduate programs at more than 100 universities in the U.S. Includes funding information. To get a copy, write to ACM Press, 1515 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

  5. Better Late Than Never: Financial Aid for Older Women, Women's Equity Action League, Washington, DC, 19??. $3. Out of print.

  6. Cash for College, 1996-97 edition, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), Washington, DC, 1996. This pamphlet summarizes basic information about getting financial aid for college. Available for free on the World Wide Web.

  7. College Board, Meeting College Costs 1989: A Guide for Parents and Students, College Board Publications, New York, 1989. Free to students from high school guidance counselors. 8 pages. Costs $10 per package of 50 copies. Provides general information and guidelines. Revised annually. To order a copy, call 1-800-323-7155 or write to College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101-0886. For more information, call 1-212-713-8165 or fax 1-212-713-8143.

  8. College Costs Today, New York Life Insurance Company, New York, annual. Free. This publication provides a list of tuition, fees, room and board at most colleges and universities in the US. To get a copy, write to New York Life Insurance Company, 51 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010.

  9. Ronni Denes and Trina V. Brooks, Financial Aid Unscrambled: A Guide for Minority Engineering Students, National Action Council of Minorities in Engineering (NACME), New York, 1990. $1.00. 24 pages. Also available in Spanish. To order a copy, call 1-212-279-2626 or write to NACME, 3 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001-2281.

  10. Dependents Education, Educational Scholarships, Loans, and Financial Aids, U.S. Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994. DA Pamphlet 352-2. Guide available free to Army personnel (active duty, retired, or deceased) and their dependents about educational financial assistance for their dependents. To get a copy, call 1-703-325-8377 or write to US Army Personnel Command, Attn: TAPC-PDE, 2461 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22331-0472.

  11. Directory of Federal R&D Agencies' Programs to Attract Women, Minorities, and the Physically Handicapped to Careers in Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 1988. Free. Lists more than 40 federally sponsored programs.

  12. ETS, Scholarship Programs Using the Location Service Offered by the Educational Testing Service, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1993. Free. Describes 70 scholarship programs.

  13. Julie Kuhn Ehrhart and Bernice R. Sandler, Financial Aid: A Partial List of Resources for Women, 4th edition, Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC, 1991. $2.50. To order a copy, write to Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.

  14. Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents, US Department of Veterans Affairs, 1996. ISBN 0-16-041625-6 ($3.25). 92 pages. VA Pamphlet 80-93-1, CIC number 115C. Includes information about educational benefits available to veterans and their dependents. To order a copy, call 1-800-827-1000 or write to US Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Publications (80D), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420 or US Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.

  15. V. Raymond Ferrara CFP, College Financial Aid, Talking Money, Inc., 1995. $3. A short pamphlet by the host of the Talking Money radio show. To order a copy, call 1-800-633-3049, fax 1-813-449-1625, or send email to provise@intnet.net.

  16. Financial Aid for Students 1989-90, California Student Aid Commission, Sacramento, California, 1989. Free to California residents. Summarizes programs offered by the California Student Aid Commission.

  17. Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies: Academic Year 1996-97, American Library Association (ALA) Standing Committee on Library Education, Chicago, Illinois, 1995. ISBN 0-83897-818-5 ($1.00). 49 pages. Covers masters and doctoral fellowships for domestic and international library education. Published annually in the fall. To order a copy, call 1-312-944-6780 or write to Office for Library Personnel Resources, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2795. For more information about the ALA, call 1-312-944-6780 or 1-800-545-2433, fax 1-312-440-9374, or TDD 1-312-944-7298.

  18. Funding Your Education 1996-97, US Department of Education, Washington, DC, 1996. Free. A new guide to student financial aid from the US Department of Education. Available for free on the World Wide Web.

  19. Institute of International Education, Fulbright and Other Grants for Graduate Study Abroad, IIE, New York, 1989. Free. A short list of grants for study and research abroad administered by the IIE. Covers support for US graduate students. To get a copy, call 1-212-984-5330 or 1-212-883-8200, or write to US Student Programs, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580.

  20. Damon A. Job, A Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships in International Forestry and Natural Resources (1996), US Forest Service, International Forestry, USDA, Washington, DC, December 1995. 114 pages. To order a copy, call 1-202-273-4695 or write to Forestry Support Program, USDA - U.S. Forest Service, International Forestry Division, 1049 14th St. N.W., Franklin Court Bldg., Washington, DC 20090-6538.

  21. NASSP, Advisory List of National Contests and Activities, 53rd edition, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, Virginia, 1993. $3.00. 30 pages. List of contests and competitions meeting NASSP criteria. To order a copy, write to NASSP, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.

  22. NSF, A Selected List of Fellowships and Other Support Opportunities for Advanced Education for U.S. Citizens and Foreign Nationals, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 1993. NSF Publication 93-147. Lists fellowships. 76 pages. Available for free on the World Wide Web. Revised periodically; the previous edition was published in 1988.

  23. Need a Lift?, 45th edition, The American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996. $3.00. 128 pages. Covers scholarships, fellowships and loans for undergraduate and graduate students. Special coverage of federal programs and programs for veterans and their dependents. Extensive annotated bibliography. Revised annually. To order a copy, send a $3 check or money order to Need a Lift?, The American Legion, National Emblem Sales, PO Box 1050, Indianapolis, IN 46206. For more information, call 1-317-630-1251 or 1-800-4-LEGION, or fax 1-317-630-1381.

  24. Newspapers, Diversity, and You, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Princeton, New Jersey, 1996. Free. 50 pages. Includes a directory of awards and internships for minority students. To obtain a copy, write to Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, PO Box 300, Princeton, NJ 08543-0300. For more information, call 1-800-DOW-FUND (1-800-369-3863) or 1-609-452-2820, or fax 1-609-520-5804.

  25. Rotary Foundation, Educational Awards Handbook, Rotary International, Evanston, Illinois, annual. Free. For a copy, call 1-708-866-3000 or write to Rotary International, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201.

  26. SSRC, Fellowships and Grants, Social Science Research Council, New York, 1993. Free. Doctoral and post-doctoral research grants sponsored by the SSRC and other agencies. To obtain a copy, write to SSRC, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158.

  27. The Student Guide: Five Federal Financial Aid Programs, Federal Student Aid Information Center, Washington, DC, 1996. Free. Revised annually. This guide provides definitive information about federal aid programs, including the Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Perkins Loans. Available for free on the World Wide Web. For a paper copy, call 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or write to US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, or Federal Student Aid Information Center, PO Box 84, Washington, DC 20044-0084.

  28. The Journalist's Road to Success: A Career and Scholarship Guide, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Princeton, New Jersey, 1996. $3. 150 pages. Listing of schools and financial aid opportunities for the study of journalism and mass communications. Includes special section on scholarships for minority students. Most of the awards are restricted to US citizens, although a handful are available to Canadian citizens. Revised annually. To order a copy, write to Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, PO Box 300, Princeton, NJ 08543-0300. For more information, call 1-800-DOW-FUND (1-800-369-3863) or 1-609-452-2820, or fax 1-609-520-5804.

  29. The Women's Collegiate Sports Scholarship Guide, Women's Sports Foundation, New York, 1993. $3.00. A list of college-controlled athletic scholarships for female students. To order a copy, call 1-800-227-3988 or 1-516-542-4700, or write to Women's Sports Foundation, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554.

  30. Timely Information for Parents and Students: Selecting and Paying for Your Education Beyond High School, 1996-97 edition, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), Washington, DC, 1996. $9.00, 84 pages. Revised annually. Provides a highly accurate and up-to-date overview of financial aid, including information about types and sources of financial aid, determining need and eligibility, and applications. Available for free on the World Wide Web. To order a copy, write to National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), 1920 L Street, NW, Suite 200, Department TIPSWEB96, Washington, DC 20036-5020.

 

 
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