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Beginner’s Guide to Financial Aid and Student Loans


By |June 1st, 2016|Financial Aid, Student Loans|Comments Off on Beginner’s Guide to Financial Aid and Student Loans

All About the FAFSA

What do you know about the FAFSA? Chances are you don’t know a whole lot and yet this is the form that’s going to decide whether you’re eligible for scholarships and financial aid through the college or university that you’re interested in applying to. If you’re just getting started in college or even if you’ve been there a while it’s important to understand what this form really does for you and why you’re going to need it in order to avoid getting huge loans and repayment plans when you graduate from school. […]

By |February 12th, 2015|Federal Loans, Scholorships|Comments Off on All About the FAFSA

How Do Most American Families Pay For College?

How did you pay for your college degree? It may seem strange but there are actually a number of different methods that you can use to pay those tuition and book payments and different families throughout the country do it slightly differently. Personally, I had to take out student loans myself. I had some scholarships that helped in my first few years and I did get some government assistance during other years. I also had some money saved up. The largest portion of my payment however, came from student loans which I had to take out in my name. If you're considering the ways that American families pay for college then check out these. […]

By |October 21st, 2014|Student Loans|Comments Off on How Do Most American Families Pay For College?

Government Grants for Students

For many students today, borrowing and acquiring debt are assumed parts of going to college.  Instead of automatically applying for loans, students should investigate all other options of funding their education.  Grants are an excellent way of paying for college because they are considered need-based gifts and usually do not require repayment, unlike student loans.  In addition to private sources, like clubs and specific schools, the US government also issues grants. […]

By |December 9th, 2013|Grants|0 Comments

Does Welfare Pay for College?

One of the most common pieces of advice offered to college students today is to seek out as much financial aid as possible.  Unfortunately, in many cases, student aid packages are still not enough to cover the full cost of tuition, and many are forced to borrow money.  When this happens, some students begin to wonder if welfare or other public assistance programs will help pay for college. […]

By |November 25th, 2013|Pay Off Student Loans|0 Comments

Women in Engineering Scholarships

As a recent engineering graduate myself and with a sister who took engineering I appreciate how hard it can be for women in engineering and the benefits to society of having a larger gender split of engineering graduates. My sister is a strong believer in the benefits of having women in engineering and she also puts a lot of effort encouraging other women to take engineering. She put together an impressive resource with all the grants she could find that would help her attend college and offered to share it here for other women considering engineering….

Grants TitleDescriptionsURL
AWIS Predoctoral AwardsSponsored By: Association for Women in Science

Sponsor Type: Non-Profit Organization/Agency/Association
Carnegie Mellon University Executive Women's Forum FellowshipSponsored By: Carnegie Mellon University, Information Networking Institute

Sponsor Type: College/University
Society of Women Engineers Graduate ScholarshipsSponsored By: Society of Women Engineers

Sponsor Type: Non-Profit Organization/Agency/Association
Graduate Women's Scholarship ProgramThe Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies. Women who are interested in this scholarship must apply during first year of graduate studies. Scholarships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.Apply!
The SWE Scholarship ProgramThe SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In fiscal year 2012, SWE disbursed 198 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $577,000.Apply!
Scholarships/HORIZONSThe HORIZONS Scholarship was established in 1988 to encourage women to study science, technology, engineering, and math, plus other fields that support national security. The anniversary celebration began at the HORIZONS Luncheon at the 2012 National Conference.Apply!
SAE Women Engineers Committee Scholarshiphe SAE Women Engineers Committee established this scholarship to encourage young women graduating from high school to enter the field of engineering. They are committed to increasing the diversity of SAE membership, especially by promoting the participation and leadership of women.Apply!
UC College of Engineering Doctoral Scholarships for WomenThese scholarships were established by the College of Engineering at the University of Canterbury in 2007 to encourage women students to pursue doctoral degree study in any PhD subject of a department within the College of Engineering at the University of Canterbury.Apply!
Women in Engineering ScholarshipEligibility

All conditions must be met

Australian or New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa, or an International student
Female studying Australian Year 12 or IB in 2012
Commencing any engineering undergraduate single or double degree included in the degrees offered by the Faculty of Engineering at a Monash campus in Australia
ANS Incoming Freshman ScholarshipANS Incoming Freshman Scholarships are awarded to graduating high-school seniors who have enrolled, full-time, in college courses and are pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering or have the intent to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering. ANS will give a maximum of four Incoming Freshman Scholarships annually. Each award is $1000.Apply!
College of Engineering ScholarshipsScholarships from the College of Engineering are available for incoming freshmen with no additional application. Additional scholarships may be available from the department offering the degree program to which a student has been admitted. See the departmental website for contact information.Apply!
Women in EMS ScholarshipsThese scholarships are made possible with the generous contributions and funding from current faculty and staff members here at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Students and alumni also support these scholarships. The scholarships are available for both incoming freshman and continuing students interested in the fields of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. Some scholarships listed here require special applications. They are noted on this page. Otherwise, please follow the application procedure as outlined at the UW-Platteville Financial Aid Scholarship web page.Apply!
Women in Engineering ScholarshipApply!
Lillian Moeller Gilbreth Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is for women who are college juniors or seniors studying engineering. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full-time at an ABET-accredited institution. This scholarship is renewable one time, but only for undergraduate-level study.Apply!
Stony Brook University Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program seeks to increase the number of women in science, math and engineering fields through outreach, recruitment and retention efforts. Combining the vast resources of a major university with the close bonds of a small community, the WISE College Program enables undergraduate women to work closely with peers and faculty to form friendships and to achieve a solid background in their field.Apply!
Scholarship Opportunities for WomenThere are numerous scholarships available for women through the organizations listed below. We hope these resources are helpful as you pursue various funding opportunities in order to further your engineering career.Apply!
Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Educational AwardsUnknown may apply. For the undergraduate scholarship, applicants must be in their second or third year of college and expect to major in science or a related field. For the graduate scholarship, students must have been admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. in a life or physical science or engineering program. Selection is based on academic achievement, the importance of the research question addressed, quality of the research, reference letters and the applicants' potential for future contributions to science and related fields.Apply!
IEEE Canada Women In Engineering PrizeScholarships Canadian IEEE student branch counsellors can nominate an exceptional student registered in Electrical, Electronics, or Computer Engineering or a Technology programme, for their final year of undergraduate studies, for a IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarship - $506,454 in 200 scholarships awarded since 1985Apply!
Susan E. Stutz-Mcdonald - SESM Scholarship FoundationThe Susan E. Stutz-McDonald Scholarship Foundation has been established to provide scholarships to female students studying environmental engineering at various universities.Apply!
ALPHA OMEGA EPSILON NATIONAL FOUNDATIONThe A.O.E. National Foundation promotes academic excellence by
awarding scholarships in varying amounts to women who promote
engineering and technical science by exemplifying high standards in:
Academic Achievement and Scholastic Aptitude
Community involvement
Extracurricular activities.
CEMF Undergraduate ScholarshipsThe Foundation offers five $5,000 annual scholarships to Canadian women in engineering in either their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of study in an accredited program in Canada. One such scholarship is offered to students in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and BC Regions.Apply!
Have you ever seen the ad’s online promoting “Women in Engineering Grants” or “Single Parents school grants” and wondered are these real? Well the truth is that many of the ads you will see online are scams. Many of them take you to sites that want you to purchase lists of grants or they are just outright scams that take your money and give you nothing. The scam artists rely on those who need the grants most to not read everything and fall for their scheme. That does not mean that there are no single parent grants out there however you just have to know where to look. Below you will find some proven and authentic Grant programs for Single parents. […]

By |May 8th, 2013|Grants|0 Comments

FAFSA Offers Resources for Student Financial Aid

Financing higher education can be a challenge these days. Fortunately, various federal aid programs for grants, loans and work-study are available for students through the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application process may seem intimidating at first, but there are countless resources online and in financial aid offices to help students apply for the best possible assistance. The first step in any case is to check your eligibility. To receive allowances from the US Department of Education student aid, you must: […]

By |February 7th, 2013|Pay Off Student Loans|0 Comments Scam – 2.1 Million Students Potentially Ripped Off!

There were 31.5 Million FREE FAFSA applications completed in 2011 according to the US Department of Education however, there may have been over 2 million students scammed by the misleading website! […]

By |February 6th, 2013|Applying for Loans|7 Comments

4 Smart Steps To Take Before Attending School

1) Take the FAFSA. One of the first steps you should do when considering attending college is to take the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found online at You can also speak with the financial advisors at whichever financial institution you‘re interested in attending and they can help you [...]

By |February 5th, 2013|Applying for Loans|0 Comments

Receive an Award Letter

Financing higher education can be a challenge these days. Fortunately, various federal aid programs for grants, loans and work-study are available for students through the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application process may seem intimidating at first, but there are countless resources online and in financial aid offices to help students apply for the best possible assistance. […]

By |January 31st, 2013|Applying for Loans|0 Comments