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Books About Aid for Minority Students

  1. 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.

  2. Barry Beckham, The Black Student's Guide to Scholarships, 4th edition, Madison Books, Lanham, MD, 1996. ISBN 1-56833-079-0 ($14.95). 216 pages. This book lists more than 650 sources of private sector financial aid for black and minority students. Each listing includes amounts, deadlines, and contact information. Entries are listed alphabetically, and are indexed by state, institution, and academic area. The book also provides tips on finding and applying for financial aid. To place an order, call 1-800-462-6420 or write to National Book Network, Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706. For more information, write to the author at beckham@erols.com.

  3. Lemuel Berry Jr., Minority Financial Aid Directory, Kendall Hunt Publishers, 1995. ISBN 0-84039-944-8 ($45.95). Contains more than 4,000 listings of scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans for minority students.

  4. Doris M. Bruce-Young and William C. Young, The Higher Education MoneyBook for Women and Minorities, Young Enterprises International, Inc., Washington, DC, 1997. ISBN 0-9639490-1-2 ($25). 413 pages. A directory of scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans for female and minority students. Lists the address, a brief description, the award amount, the deadline, and phone and fax numbers for each award. Includes chapters on federal programs, general undergraduate programs, undergraduate programs by major, general graduate programs, graduate programs by major, general postdoctoral programs, and postdoctoral programs by academic area. The book includes alphabetical, geographical, and keyword indexes. Includes more than 1,500 listings. (Counting repeats, the total is over 2,100.) To order a copy, call 1-202-829-0039, fax 1-202-829-7809, or write to Young Enterprises Int'l Inc., 5937 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011.

  5. 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.

  6. Marguerite J. Dennis, Complete College Financing Guide 1995, 3rd edition, Barron's Education Series, Inc., Hauppauge, New York, 1995. ISBN 0-81201-635-1 ($14.95 plus $2.32 shipping in the US or $15.69 for overseas shipping). 282 pages. Revised edition of Dollars for Scholars. In addition to providing an overview of financial aid, this book covers federal and state aid, financial planning, EFC calculations, loan counseling, college costs and financial aid, alternative loans, employer tuition assistance programs, and cutting college costs. It also includes a list of programs for veterans, graduate students, minority students, female students, disabled students, and health professions. One chapter is devoted to funding for international students wishing to study in the US. To order a copy, call 1-800-645-3476 or write to Barron's, 250 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788.

  7. 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.

  8. Educational Facilitators, Dollars for college: A handbook of financial aid sources for minority students, Educational Facilitators, Chicago, Illinois, 1990. 122 pages.

  9. Financial Aid for Minorities in.. Awards Open to Students with Any Major, Garrett Park Press, Garrett Park, Maryland, 1996. ISBN 0-912048-93-1 ($5.95 + $1.50 shipping). Approximately 60-80 pages long, this booklet is revised every 18 months. To order a copy, call 1-301-946-2553 or write to Garrett Park Press, PO Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896.

  10. Financial Aid for Minorities in Business and Law, Garrett Park Press, Garrett Park, Maryland, 1995. ISBN 0-91204-888-3 ($5.95 + $1.50 shipping). Approximately 60-80 pages long, this booklet is revised every 18 months. To order a copy, call 1-301-946-2553 or write to Garrett Park Press, PO Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896.

  11. Financial Aid for Minorities in Education, Garrett Park Press, Garrett Park, Maryland, 1995. ISBN 0-912048-99-9 ($5.95 + $1.50 shipping). Approximately 60-80 pages long, this booklet is revised every 18 months. To order a copy, call 1-301-946-2553 or write to Garrett Park Press, PO Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896.

  12. Financial Aid for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Garrett Park Press, Garrett Park, Maryland, 1996. ISBN 0-912048-98-0 ($5.95 + $1.50 shipping). Approximately 60-80 pages long, this booklet is revised every 18 months. To order a copy, call 1-301-946-2553 or write to Garrett Park Press, PO Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896.

  13. Financial Aid for Minorities in Health Fields, Garrett Park Press, 1996. ISBN 0-912048-96-4 ($5.95 + $1.50 shipping). Approximately 60-80 pages long, this booklet is revised every 18 months. To order a copy, call 1-301-946-2553 or write to Garrett Park Press, PO Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896.

  14. Financial Aid for Minorities in Journalism and Mass Communications, Garrett Park Press, Garrett Park, Maryland, 1997. ISBN 0-912048-84-0 ($5.95 + $1.50 shipping). Approximately 60-80 pages long, this booklet is revised every 18 months. To order a copy, call 1-301-946-2553 or write to Garrett Park Press, PO Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896.

  15. Financial aid resources for American Indians, North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs, Educational Talent Search, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 1987. 87 pages.

  16. Gregory W. Frazier, The American Indian and Alaska Native Higher Education Funding Guide, Arrowstar Pub., Denver, Colorado, 1989. ISBN 0-93515-124-9 ($19.95). 109 pages.

  17. Hispanic Financial Resource Handbook, Office of Hispanic Student Programs, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 19??. $7.00. Financial aid for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. To order a copy, write to Office of Hispanic Student Programs, Ohio State University, 347 Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210.

  18. Joseph H. Horton, Grants, scholarships, fellowships, loans: Selected financial aid and other opportunities to help minorities, women, and high school students achieve their educational goals, 1st edition, J. H. Horton, Lewisville, North Carolina, 1992. 195 pages.

  19. Willis L. Johnson, The Big Book of Minority Opportunities, 6th edition, Garrett Park Press, Garret Park, Maryland, 1995. ISBN 0-912048-89-1 ($39.00 + $3.25 shipping and handling). 449 pages. Containts more than 4,312 listings of career information services, employment skills banks, and financial aid sources for minorities. To order a copy, call 1-301-946-2553 or write to Garrett Park Press, PO Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896.

  20. Cynthia Ruiz McKee and Phillip C. McKee Jr., Dinero Para La Universidad -- Una Guia Para Padres -- Companero Para Cash for College, Hearst Marine Books, Willima Morrow & Co., 1995. ISBN 0-68813-611-7 ($9.00). Spanish translation of Ca$h for College: The Ultimate Guide to College Scholarships.

  21. Lisa M. Muto and Paul A. Bohlmann, The Harvard College Guide to Grants, Office of Career Services, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994. ISBN 0-943747-14-7 ($13 + $2 shipping and handling in US, $10 shipping and handling for overseas orders). 304 pages. This book provides general information about grantsmanship for college students and recent graduates and detailed information about the major national grant and fellowship competitions. It also includes information about grants for study in the US (organized alphabetically within arts, humanities, science, social science, and unrestricted categories), grants for study overseas (by geographic area), internships, and an extensive bibliography. There are sponsor and student characteristic indexes, as well as a separate index for women and minority students. The book lists a total of 253 awards. To order a copy, write to Publications, Office of Career Services, Harvard University, 54 Dunster St., Cambridge, MA 02138 or call 1-617-495-2595.

  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. National Urban League and Continental Insurance, Career paths: Guide to business and other internships, scholarships, and career development opportunities for minority students, Continental Corp. Foundation, New York, 1992. 208 pages.

  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. Julie Paynter, Graduate opportunities for black students, Harvard-Yale-Columbia Intensive Summer Studies Program, New Haven, 1969-1970.

  26. Claudio R. Prieto, Higher Education Opportunities for Minorities and Women -- Annotated Selections, US Department of Education, Office of Higher Education Programs, Washington, DC 20202-5153, 1996. ISBN 0-16-045218-X ($8.00). 105 pages. This publication includes a bibliography, a list of opportunities for minority and female undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students, organized by academic area, with a separate list of general programs. Despite the 1996 revision date, some of the information is old and inaccurate. There are even errors about some of the US Department of Education's own programs! The coverage is also rather uneven. This publication is by no means comprehensive. To order a copy, write to Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.

  27. Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber, Directory of Financial Aids for Minorities, 1995-1997, Reference Service Press, San Carlos, California, 1995. ISBN 0-91827-628-4 ($47.50 plus $4.50 p&h). 668 pages. Includes more than 2,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans for minority pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students, indexed according to type of minority. To order a copy, call 1-415-594-0743, fax 1-415-594-0411, or write to Reference Service Press, 1100 Industrial Road, Suite 9, San Carlos, CA 94070-4131.

  28. The Vista Scholarship Guide for Hispanics: College Financial Aid Opportunities, Vista Magazine, Coral Gables, Florida, 1990. $6.98. 76 pages. To order a copy, write to Vista Magazine, 999 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite #600, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

  29. O'Neal Turner and John Pivovarnick, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting into College, Alpha Books (Macmillan), Indianapolis, 1994. ISBN 1-56761-508-2 ($14.95). 356 pages. This book includes a 30-page chapter of very basic and slightly dated information about financial aid. To order a copy, call 1-800-716-0044 or 1-317-228-4366, fax 1-800-882-8583 or 1-317-228-4304, write to Macmillan Publishing, 201 West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290, or send email to orders@mcp.com. You can also write to Alpha Books, 201 W. 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290 or call 1-800-428-5331.

  30. Linda Watkins and Jessie Ramey, Fellowship guide for students of color and women 1990-1991, Carnegie Mellon University, 1990.

  31. Erlene B. Wilson, Money for College: A Guide to Financial Aid for African-American Students, Penguin, New York, May 1996. ISBN 0-452-27276-9 ($15.95). 481 pages. This book lists about 1,000 sources of financial aid for minority students, about 2/3 college-controlled and 1/3 from private sources, with a bit of information about federal student aid. The book includes a school index, field index, and athletic award index. To order a copy, write to Penguin Books USA, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014.
 

 
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