Books Listing Scholarships (Undergraduate)
- Miranda H. Ferrara and Sandra Jaszczak,
The Awards Almanac: An
International Guide to Career, Research, and Education Funds, 1996,
St. James Press (Gale Research), Detroit, Michigan, 1995.
ISBN 1-55862-331-0 ($125). Very detailed and
comprehensive. Listings are organized
alphabetically, with sponsor, place of study,
special recipients, and subject indexes. There are
more than 2,500 awards listed from nearly 1,500
organizations. To order a copy, write to St. James
Press, 835 Penobscot Building, Detroit, MI 48226-4094.
- Huber William Hurt, Harriett-Jeanne Hurt and Christian E. Burckel,
The College Blue Book -- Scholarships, Fellowships,
Grants and Loans,
Volume 5, 25th edition, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1995.
ISBN 0-02-895147-6 five volume set ($235). ISBN
0-02-895148-4 single-user CD-ROM ($335). ISBN
0-02-895151-4 network CD-ROM ($425). ISBN
0-02-895149-2 five volume set and single-user CD-ROM
($545). ISBN 0-02-895152-2 five volume set and
network CD-ROM ($645). Revised every two years. The
College Blue Book is a
five-volume set that provides information about
post-secondary education and financial aid. Volume
5, which is 895 pages long,
provides information about scholarships,
fellowships, grants, and loans from private and
public sources. It includes information about awards
for undergraduate students, graduate students, and
post-doctoral students. Awards are organized
according to discipline, meaning that some listings
are repeated. So, even though the awards are
numbered from 1 to 2,753, the book lists only about
2,000 distinct award programs from approximately 1,000
sponsors. The book includes award title,
sponsor, subject, and education level indexes. The
CD-ROM lets you search for awards by subject area,
award title, sponsor, and educational level. Volume
5 (ISBN 0-02-895026-7) was previously available
separately for $48.00, but this appears to no
longer be true.
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
You can also call 1-800-257-5755 or
1-800-261-8783, or write to
Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue,
Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10022.
- Mark Kantrowitz and Joann P. DiGennaro, Prentice Hall Guide to
Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and Science Students, Prentice
Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1993. ISBN 0-13045-345-5 paper ($19.95)
325 pages. Complete resource guide for science, math and engineering
students, from high school through graduate school.
- Oreon Pierre Keeslar and Judy Keeslar Santamaria,
Financial Aids for Higher Education,
15th edition, William C. Brown Co., Dubuque, Iowa, 1993.
ISBN 0-69713-550-0 ($35.00). 688 pages. This book
lists mostly undergraduate scholarships, with a handful of
graduate fellowships, for a total of about 3,000
programs. The listings are organized alphabetically,
with a regular index and 16 subject indexes. To
order, call 1-800-338-5578 or 1-319-588-1451 or
write to William C. Brown Company, 2460 Kerper
Blvd., Dubuque, IA 52001.
- Debra M. Kirby and Christa Brelin,
Fund Your Way Through College: Uncovering 1,700
Great Opportunities in Undergraduate Financial Aid,
Visible Ink Press (Gale Research), Detroit, Michigan, 1994.
ISBN 0-81039-457-X ($19.95). 731 pages. Organized
alphabetically, with geographic, field, and
- Need a Lift?,
43rd edition, The American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1993.
$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. One of the best values for
the money. 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.
Peterson's Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes 1997,
Peterson's Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, 1996.
ISBN 1-56079-696-0 ($24.95), ISBN 1-56079-734-7 (software only, $15 +
$4.25 shipping). 501 pages.
This book lists more than 770,000 awards from 1,900
sources. It comes with a very nice Windows
scholarship database that provides the same
information as in the book, but in a convenient,
searchable format. (A Macintosh version is
available upon request.) The software lets you
enter a profile to find a list of awards that match
your interests. The matching award sources can be
sorted by name, deadline, number of awards, and
award amount. You can select a source for more
detailed information, such as the address and description.
The only flaw with this book is the claim that it lists
more than $2.5 billion in private aid. Peterson's
calculated that figure by summing the product of the
high award amount with the number of awards. This
overestimates the total by at least a factor of
seven. A more conservative estimate would place the total
amount of private aid listed at about $500 million,
which is still a considerable figure.
The book also includes state-controlled
scholarships and grants, in addition to private aid.
To order a copy, call 1-800-EDU-DATA (1-800-338-3282) x660
x660 (x462 for Spanish), fax 1-609-243-9150, write
to Peterson's Guides, Dept. PWB, PO Box 2123, Princeton, NJ
08543-2123, or send email to email@example.com.
- John Schwartz,
College Scholarships and Financial Aid,
6th edition, ARCO (Macmillan), 1995.
ISBN 0-02860-329-X ($21.95). ISBN 0-02860-585-3
with software ($29.95). 444 pages. This book is a
directory of 2,252 scholarships and grants,
organized by field. There are major, criteria, and
alphabetical indexes. The book also includes an
overview of financial aid, federal and state aid,
and how to apply for financial aid. There is also a
- Student Services,
The Complete Scholarship Book,
Sourcebooks, Inc., 1996.
ISBN 1-57071-127-5 ($22.95). 604 pages. This book
contains 5,047 listings, half of which are
college-specific. Even so, with more than 2,400
portable awards, this book is one of the largest. It
includes listings for many unusual scholarships not
found in other books, such as the National Pork
Fellowship or the American Welding Society
Scholarship. The book also includes a set of 52 good
tips for finding financial aid. It includes a
subject index, but could badly use a sponsor index.
The book is based on the
database compiled by FastWeb LLC. To place
an order, call 1-800-43-BRIGHT or 1-708-961-3900, fax
1-708-961-2168, or write to Sourcebooks, Inc., PO
Box 372, Naperville, IL 60566.
- Deborah L. Wexler, The A's and B's of Academic Scholarships 1996-97,
Octameron Associates, Alexandria, VA, 18th edition, 1995. ISBN
ISBN 0-94598-197-X ($7.50) 139 pages. College-controlled merit aid.