State and Local Government Grant Programs

Are you looking to apply for FREE money (grants and scholarships) for school? Here’s an extensive list of education government grant programs in each state that you can apply for:

Note: Each grant program has a deadline and set requirements in order to qualify. Please don’t hesitate to contact the commissions office directly.


Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
3030 Vintage Blvd.
Juneau, AK 99801-7109
(907) 465-2967 (new loans)
(800) 441-2967 (new loans)
TTY: (907) 465-3143
FAX: (907) 465-5316

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education’s Student Aid page administers six loan programs and two student exchange programs. For descriptions and requirements for these programs, go to

· Loans for Full-Time Study

· Loans for Half-Time Study

· Alaska Teacher Scholarship Loans

· Alaska Family Education Loans

· W. “Winn” Brindle Memorial Scholarship Loans

· Michael Murphy Scholarship Loans

· Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) (

· Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program

· WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program

· Professional Student Exchange Loan Program

· WWAMI Medical Education Program

Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
2020 North Central Ave., Suite 275
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4503
(602) 229-2591
FAX: (602) 229-2599
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
114 East Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-2050 (financial aid)
(800) 54-STUDY (financial aid)

· Arkansas Student Assistance Grant Program. This is a need-based grant awarded to students by each institution. The maximum annual award is $600.
Apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

· Arkansas Health Education Grant Program (ARHEG) provides financial assistance to students seeking professional training in chiropractic medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, and veterinary medicine to allow them to attend out-of-state institutions.

· Academic Challenge Scholarship awards up to $2500 annually for graduating high school seniors who complete the pre-collegiate core curriculum, have 2.50 grade point average in those courses, achieve a 19 on the ACT, and demonstrate financial need.

· Governor’s Scholars Program awards up to $4000 annually for graduating high school seniors based on academic achievement, test score and leadership. The Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship for those scoring 32 on the ACT, 1410 on the SAT, or are named National Merit Finalists. Pays tuition, mandatory fees, room and board.

· Emergency Secondary Education Loan awards up to $2500 annually for individuals seeking teacher certification in designated shortage areas. Must teach in Arkansas for 5 years to have the loan forgiven.

· Minority Teachers Scholarship awards up to $5000 annually for African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic college juniors and seniors working toward teacher certification. Must teach 3 or 5 years in Arkansas to have the amount received forgiven.

· Freshman/Sophomore Minority Grant Program awards $1000 annual stipend for African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic college freshman and sophomores. Designed to encourage these students to enter teaching.

· MIA/KIA Dependents Scholarship Program is a waiver of tuition, fees, room and board at any public college or university in Arkansas for dependents and spouses of Arkansans who were killed or missing in action or who were prisoners of war.

· Law Enforcement Dependent’s Scholarship Program provides waiver of tuition, fees, and room at any public college or university in Arkansas for dependents and spouses of Arkansas law enforcement officers and some Highway and Transportation Department employees.

· Second Effort Scholarship awards up to $1000 annually to the individuals with the top 10 scores on the GED exam during the previous calendar year.

· Teacher and Administrator Grant Program reimburses certified teachers and administrators for coursework taken during the summer terms.

· Minority Masters Fellows Program awards up to $7500 for one year or three summers for African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic students entering a masters program in mathematics, the sciences, or foreign languages, and Minority Teacher Scholarship recipients in the fifth year of a five year teacher certification program.


California Student Aid Commission
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9026

(916) 526-7590
FAX: (916) 526-7590

For a listing of grants, see


Colorado Commission on Higher Education
1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 1200
Denver, Colorado 80204
(303) 866-2723
Fax: (303) 866-4266

· Colorado Need-based Awards: Includes the Colorado Student Grant, Colorado Graduate Grant, and the Colorado Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (CLEAP). Available to qualified students with documented financial need.

· Colorado Merit-based Awards: Includes the Colorado Undergraduate Merit and the Colorado Graduate Fellowship. Available to qualified students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.

· Colorado Work-Study: Part-time employment program designed to assist students with financial need or work experience.

· Colorado Nursing Scholarships: Designed to provide assistance to individuals seeking nursing education who agree to practice in Colorado. Applications are available from the participating institutions annually.

· Dependents Tuition Assistance Program: Pays tuition, room and board for dependents of Colorado law enforcement officers, fire or national guard personnel killed or disabled in the line of duty, and for dependents of prisoners of war or service personnel listed as missing in action. Applications are available at the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

· Colorado National Guard Tuition Assistance Program: Pays up to 100% of tuition costs at state supported institutions, for its members. For more information, contact a National Guard recruiter or the state tuition assistance office at (303) 677-8913.


Department of Higher Education
61 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2326
(860) 947-1800
Fax: (860) 947-1310

· Pell Grant

· Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

· Capitol Scholarship (Application available)

· CT Aid for Public College Students

· CT Independent College Student Grant Program

· CT Information Technology Scholarship

· CT Minority Teacher Incentive Program

· Robert C. Byrd Scholarship (Application available)

· Tuition Set Aside Aid

Delaware Higher Education Commission
Carvel State Office Bldg.
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 577-3240
(800) 292-7935
FAX: (302) 577-6765

The Higher Education Commission administers 17 state student financial aid programs and seven private scholarship programs to help Delawareans continue their education after high school. Applicants for all state-funded programs must be Delaware residents.

District of Columbia
Department of Human Services
Office of Postsecondary Education
Research and Assistance
2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 727-3688
FAX: (202) 727-2739

· District of Columbia State Student Incentive Grant Program (DC SSIG): Provides and distributes funds directly to eligible District residents seeking postsecondary education. (Title IV, Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended): Contact Person: Angela March: Phone: 202-727-3688

· Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program (PDTSP): Monitors and tracks student participation in the Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program (PDTSP) recipients: Contact Person: Laurencia O. Henderson: Phone: 202-727-3688

· District of Columbia Guaranteed Student Loan Program (DCGSEP): Actively collects on defaulted guaranty student loans for the District of Columbia Guaranteed Student Loan Program (DCGSEP). Title IVB Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended): Contact Person: Laurencia O. Henderson: Phone: 202-727-3688

· Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development: Administers grants to District of Columbia institutions of higher education for improvement of instruction in math and science in elementary and secondary schools: Contact Person: Angela March: Phone: 202-727-3688.

Florida Department of Education
Bureau of Student Financial Assistance
1940 N. Monroe St., Ste. 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
(850) 488-3612
(888) 827-2004 Florida Grant/Scholarship Toll Free Student Hotline
(800) 366-3475 FFELP Borrower Payment Toll Free Number
EMAIL: Bureau of Student Financial Assistance
EMAIL: Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
URL: Bureau of Student Financial Assistance Home Page

Below is a list of State of Florida Grant, Scholarship and Loan Programs administered by the Bureau of Student Financial Assistance. Each program name will link you to a program description which includes eligibility requirements, application procedures, award amounts, and renewal requirements.

· Children of Deceased Or Disabled Veterans Or Children Of Servicemen Classified As Prisoners Of War Or Missing In Action Scholarship Program

· Critical Occupational Therapist Or Physical Therapist Loan Forgiveness Program

· Critical Occupational Therapist Or Physical Therapist Scholarship Loan Program

· Critical Occupational Therapist Or Physical Therapist Tuition Reimbursement Program

· Critical Teacher Shortage Student Loan Forgiveness Program

· Critical Teacher Shortage Tuition Reimbursement Program

· Ethics In Business Scholarship Program

· Exceptional Student Education Training Grant Program

· Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

· Florida Student Assistance Grant Program

· Florida Teacher Scholarship And Forgivable Loan -”Chappie” James Most Promising Teacher Scholarship

· Florida Teacher Scholarship And Forgivable Loan – Critical Teacher Shortage Forgivable Loan Program

· Florida Work Experience Program

· Instructional Aide Scholarship Program

· Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant

· Limited Access Competitive Grant

· Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Program

· Nicaraguan And Haitian Scholarship Program

· Nursing Scholarship Program

· Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program

· Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

· Rosewood Family Scholarship Program

· Seminole And Miccosukee Indian Scholarships

· William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant

Georgia Student Finance Commission
2082 East Exchange Place
Tucker, Georgia 30084
(770) 724-9000
(800) 776-6878
FAX: (770) 724-9089

· HOPE Scholarship Program

· Tuition Equalization Grant

· Governor’s Scholarship Program

· Scholarship for Engineering Education (SEE)

· Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

· Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant

· Public Safety Memorial Grant

· North Georgia College ROTC Grant

· North Georgia College & State University Military Scholarship

· Georgia Military College State Service Scholarship

· Charles McDaniel Teacher Scholarship

· Osteopathic Medical Loan

· Work Incentive for Student Education (WISE)

Hawaii State Postsecondary Education Commission
Bachman Hall, Rm. 209
University of Hawaii
2444 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-8207
FAX: (808) 956-5156

· Hawaii Department of Education

· Community Scholarship Program

· WICHE Student Exchange Program

· State Postsecondary Education Commission

· Dr. Hans and Clara Zimmerman Foundation

· Community Scholarship Program

· Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

· Cady McDonnell Memorial Scholarship

· Lima Kokua Nursing Scholarship

· William J. and Marijane E. Adams, Jr., Scholarship


State of Idaho Board of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0037
(208) 334-2270
FAX: (208) 334-2632

Grant Information Page:
Scholarship/Fellowship Page:

· American Legion Idaho Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship

· Idaho Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

· Idaho State Department of Education

· WICHE Student Exchange Program

· State Board of Education

· Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship

· Cady McDonnell Memorial Scholarship

· Mary Lou Brown Scholarship


Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, Illinois 60015-5209
(800) 899-ISAC

Illinois Aid Programs (programs administered by ISAC)

· Grant Programs (Grants are awards that are based on financial need or other special requirements and do not need to be repaid when school or college is completed.)

o The Monetary Award Program (MAP) (Need-based) is the third largest program of its kind in the nation and provides need-based grants to Illinois residents attending an eligible Illinois institution. In addition to MAP, ISAC administers seven specialized grant programs.

o Specialized Grants

§ Quern IT Grant Program

§ Illinois National Guard Grant Program

§ Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program

§ Illinois Incentive for Access (IIA) Program (Need-based)

§ Grant Program for Dependents of Police or Fire Officers

§ Grant Program for Dependents of Correctional Officers

§ Bonus Incentive Grant (BIG)

· Scholarship Programs (Scholarships are usually based on academic or merit factors. Athletic or individual abilities may also qualify a student for a scholarship. Financial need is generally not a factor, and most scholarships do not need to be repaid.

o Merit Recognition Scholarship (MRS) Program

o Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program

o Illinois Future Teacher Corps (IFTC) Program (formerly the David A. DeBolt Teacher Shortage Scholarship  Program)

o Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

o Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program

· Loan Programs (Loans are made by participating lending institutions, through the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), strictly for educational purposes. Repayment of the loan principal, plus interest ins required.)

o Federal Stafford Loan Program

o Federal PLUS Loan Program

· Honors Program

o The Illinois State Scholar Program

· Other State of Illinois Sponsored Programs Not Administered by ISAC

o General Assembly Scholarships. Contact the General Assembly member from the student’s district for more information.

o MIA/POW Scholarship. Contact Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs at 217-782-3564 for more information.

o Department of Services Education Benefits. Contact the Office of Rehabilitation Services at 800-843-6154, option 4 for more information.

o Medical Student Scholarship Program. Contact the Illinois Department of Public Health at 217-782-1624 for more information.

o Nursing Education Scholarship Program. Contact the Illinois Department of Public Education at 217-782-1624 for more information.

o Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program. Contact the Illinois Department of Health at 217-782-1624.

o Illinois College Savings Bonds. College Savings Bonds are tax-exempt, zero-coupon bonds issued by the State of Illinois to provide individual investors with long-term investment to help fund college expenses. Click here for more information.


State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
150 West Market St., Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-2350
(888) 528-4719 (outside 317 area code)
FAX: (317) 232-3260

· Indiana Higher Education Grant Program

· Hoosier Scholar Award

· Twenty-first Century Scholars Program

· Nursing Scholarship

· Minority Teacher/Special Education Scholarship

· Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

· Summer State Work Study Program

· Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grants

· Part-Time Grant Program


Iowa College Student Aid Commission
200 10th St., 4th Floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-3609
(515) 281-3501
(800) 383-4222
FAX: (515) 242-3388

· State of Iowa Scholarship Program,

· Iowa Tuition Grant Program,

· Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant Program,

· Iowa Work-Study Program,

· Iowa Grant Program,

· Iowa National Guard Tuition Aid Program,

· Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship,

· Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship,

· Osteopathic Forgivable Loan Program, and

· Teacher Forgivable Loan Programs.


Kansas Board of Regents
700 S.W. Harrison, Suite 1410
Topeka, KS 66603-3760
(785) 296-3421
FAX: (785) 296-0983

· Undergraduate Scholarships

o Nursing Scholarship

o Kansas Teacher Scholarship

o State Scholarship

· Kansas Comprehensive Grants

· Vocational Scholarship

· State-funded Graduate Programs

o Kansas Osteopathy Scholarship

o Kansas Optometry Scholarship

o Kansas Dentistry Assistance

o James B. Pearson Fellowship

o Kansas Distinguished Scholarship Program

o Kansas Ethnic Minority Fellowship


Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)
1050 U.S. Hwy. 127 South
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-4323
(502) 696-7200
(800) 928-8926
TTY: (800) 855-2880
Fax: (502) 696-7345 [or 7496]
E-mail Address:

· Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship

· College Access Program (CAP)

· Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG)

· KHEAA Teacher Scholarship

· Early Childhood Development Scholarship

· Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship

· KHEAA Work-Study

· Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust


Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance
P.O. Box 91202
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-9202
(225) 922-1023
(800) 259-5626 ext. 1012
FAX: (225) 922-0790

· Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)

· Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

· Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP)—formerly Louisiana State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG)

· Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program

· Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)


Maine Education Assistance Division
Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)
5 Community Drive
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
(207) 623-3263 or (207) 623 FAME
(800) 228-3734
TDD: (207) 626-2717
FAX: (207) 632-0095
E-mail Address:

· Grants

· Scholarships

· Financial Aid Programs Administered by FAME

·  Loans


Maryland Higher Education Commission
16 Francis Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 260-4500
(800) 974-0203
(410) 260-4565 Scholarship Administration
(800) 974-1024 Scholarship Administration
TTY: (800) 735-2258
FAX: (410) 974-5276/3513/5994

· Guaranteed Access Grant

· Educational Assistance Grant

· Senatorial Scholarship

· Delegate Scholarship Program

· Part-Time Grant Program

· Jack F. Tolbert Memorial Grant Program

· Doctoral Scholars Program

· Distinguished Scholar Program

· Distinguished Scholar Teacher Education Program

· State Nursing Scholarship and Living Expenses Grant

· Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants Grant Program

· Professional School Scholarship

· Sharon Christa McAuliffee Memorial Teacher Education Award

·Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Child welfare, and Juvenile Workforce Assistance Program

· Child Care Provider Scholarship Program

· Firefighter, Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Tuition Reimbursement Program

· Loan Assistance Repayment Program (LARP)

· Loan Assistance Repayment Program in Primary Care Services (LARP-PCS)

·Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP)

· Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

· Tuition Reduction for Nonresident Nursing Students

· Maryland Science and Technology Scholarship

· Maryland Hope Scholarship

· Maryland Teacher Scholarship

· Maryland Community College Transfer Student Scholarship

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashton Pl., Rm. 1401
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-6397

Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance
330 Stuart St., Ste. 304
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 727-9420
FAX: (617) 727-0667

· Attracting Excellence in Teaching

· Boston Mensa Essay Scholarship

· Boston Globe Scholarships

· Boston Plan for Excellence ACCESS Scholarship

· Boston Post Scholarship

· Carol DiMaiti Stuart Foundation

· City of Boston Scholarship Fund

· Ed Madden Scholarship

· National Association of Asian American Professionals of Boston Scholarship

· New England Regional Student Program

· Massachusetts Police

· Phillips Scholarship

· Tuition Advantage Program

· Tuition Scholarships for Americans of Polish Descent

Michigan Department of Treasury
Bureau of Student Financial Assistance
Office of Information & Resources
P.O. Box 30466
Lansing, MI 48909-7966
(877) FA-FACTS (323-2287) General Information
EMAIL: General Information
(877) 4-GRANTS (447-2687) Scholarships & Grants
EMAIL: Scholarships & Grants

· Michigan Competitive Scholarship

· Michigan Tuition Grant

· Michigan Merit Award

· Michigan Campus-based Programs

· MI-Loan

· Tuition Incentive Program

· Vocational Rehabilitation

· Carl D. Perkins Vocational & Applied Technology Education Act

· Tuition Waiver for Native Americans

Minnesota Higher Education Services Office
1450 Energy Park Dr., Ste. 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
(651) 642-0533
(800) 433-3243
FAX: (651) 642-0675

· Minnesota State Grant Program

· Post-Secondary Child Care Grant Program

· Survivors of Safety Officers

· Student Educational Loan Fund (SELF)

· State Work Study Program

· Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

· Grants for Dislocated Workers

· Federal Pell Grant

Mississippi Postsecondary Education
Financial Assistance Board
3825 Ridgewood Rd.
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
(601) 432-6611

· American General Scholarship

· Mississippi Scholarship Program

· Mississippi State Department of Education

· D.A. Biglane Foundation

· Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning

· First Mississippi Corporation Foundation, Inc.

· Mississippi Scholarship

· William F. Winter Education Scholarship Loan Program


Missouri Department of Higher Education
3515 Amazonas Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109-5717
(573) 751-2361
(800) 473-6757 MOSTARS Information Center
FAX: (573) 751-6635

· Advantage Missouri Program

· Charles Gallagher Student Financial Assistance Program

· Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (“Bright Flight”)

· Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship

· Midwest Student Exchange Program

· Missouri College Guarantee Program

· Public Service Survivor Grant Program

· Vietnam Veterans Survivor Grant Program

· Other State Assistance Programs

Montana University System
Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway St.
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
(406) 444-6570
(800) 537-7508
URL: Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program

· Scholarships

o National Merit Semi-finalist Scholarship

o High School Honor Scholarship

o Community College Honor Scholarship

o GEAR UP Scholarship

· Grants

o (Federal) Pell Grant

o Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

o (State of Montana) Student Incentive Grant

o MTAP Baker Grant

· Loans

o (Federal) Family Educational Loan Program (FFELP)

o Perkins Loan Program

o William D Ford Direct Lending Program

o Alternative Loan Program

o Stafford Subsidized Loan

o Stafford Unsubsidized Loan

o Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan

o Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan

o Direct Parent PLUS Loans

· Work study

· Fee Waivers

o Indian Student, Veteran, Senior Citizen

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
(402) 471-2847
FAX: (402) 471-2886

· Paul and Helen L. Grauer Scholarship
· Nucor Foundation, Inc.
· Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
· Ph.D. Scholarship Program
· Norma Ross Walter Scholarship
· Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Scholarship

Nevada Department of Education
700 E. 5th St.
Carson City, NV 89701-5096
(775) 687-9200
FAX: (775) 687-9101

· Nevada Italian Scholarship
· San Francisco Foundation James Duval/Phelan Award
· WICHE Student Exchange Program
· Financial Aid Office
· Italian Catholic Federation
· Cady McDonnell Memorial Scholarship
· Joseph Henry Jackson Award
· William J. and Marijane E. Adams, Jr., Scholarship
· Northern California/Richard Epping Scholarship

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
2 Industrial Park Dr.
Concord, NH 03301-8512
(603) 271-2555 (voice)
TTY: (800) 735-2964
Fax: (603) 271-2696

· New Hampshire Incentive Program (state scholarship)
· NH Career Incentive Program
· NH Nursing Leveraged Scholarship Loan Program
· NH Leveraged Incentive Program (Governor’s Success Scholarship)
· Scholarships of Orphans’ of Veterans Program
· Dartmouth Medical Education Program
· Veterinary Education Program

New Jersey
New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 540
Trenton, NJ 08625-0540
(609) 588-3226
(800) 792-8670
TTY: (609) 588-2526
FAX: (609) 588-3316

- Educational Opportunity Fund
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Physician – Dentist Scholarship
- C. Clyde Ferguson Law Scholarship
· Many Various Scholarships

New Mexico
New Mexico Commission on Higher Education
1068 Cerrillos Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-7383
(800) 279-9777
TTY: (800) 659-8331
FAX: (505) 827-7392
E-mail Address:

· College Scholarships
· Gates Millenium Scholarship Program
· Legislative Endowment Scholarships
· Lottery Success Scholarships
· New Mexico Scholars
· Senior Citizen’s Reduced Tuition
· Student Choice Grants
· Student Incentive Grants
· 3% Scholarships
· Vietnam Veterans’ Scholarships
· Work Study

New York
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
Albany, New York 12255
(518) 473-1574
(888) NYS-HESC(800) 4-FED-AID or (319) 337-5665 (Federal Student Aid Information Center)
(319) 337-5665 (FAFSA Application Status)
TDD: (800) 445-5234
FAX: (518) 473-3749

· Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
· Finacial Aid

North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 549-8614
(800) 700-1775
Toll-Free Restrictions: NC residents only
FAX: (919) 549-8481

See also College Foundation of North Carolina at

· Need –Based Scholarships and Grants
- AMBUCS Scholarships For Therapists
- American Chemical Society Scholars Program
- American Society of Highway Engineers Scholarships
- Appropriated Grants
- Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships
- Avon Products Foundation Scholarship Program for Women
- Bell South Telecommunications Inc. Community College Scholarship Program
- Board of Governors Dental Scholarship Program (BGDS)
- Board of Governors Medical Scholarship Program (BGMS)
- Carolina Power and Light Company Community College Scholarship Program – Electric Lineman Technology (ELT)
- Electronic Industries Foundation
- Federal Pell Grant Program
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG)
- Foundation for Exceptional Children
- Incentive Scholarship and Grant Program for Native Americans (ISGPNA)
- Jagannathan Scholarships
- James Lee Love Scholarships
- Minority Presence Grant Program I
- Minority Presence Grant Program II
- Navy League Scholarship
- NC Community College Grant & Loan Program
- NC Masonry Contractors Association Scholarships
- North Carolina 4-H Development Fund Scholarships
- North Carolina Bar Association Scholarship (NCBA)
- North Carolina Student Incentive Grant (NCSIG)
- North Carolina Veterans Scholarships
- Nurse Education Scholarship Loan Program (NESLP)
- NY Life Foundation Scholarhip For Women In Health Programs
- Pawnbrokers Association of NC Scholarship
- Rehabilitation Assistance for Visually Handicapped
- State Contractual Scholarship Fund Program (SCSF)
- The C. M. and M. D. Suther Scholarship Program
- The University of North Carolina System Incentive Grant
- USIA Fulbright Student Program
- Vocational Rehabilitation Program
- Wachovia Technical Scholarship Program
- Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Scholarship for Women in Graduate Medical and Health Business Programs

· Merit-Based Programs

- Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
- Churchill Scholarships
- Freshmen Scholars Program
- Glaxo-Wellcome Opportunity Scholarships
- Incentive Scholarship and Grant Program for Native Americans (ISGPNA)
- Incentive Scholarship Program (certain UNC campuses)
- Marshall Scholarships
- Masters Nurse Scholars Program (M-NSP) Graduate Program
- NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program
- North Carolina Principal Fellows Program (PFP)
- Nurse Scholars Program (NSP), Undergraduate Program
- Rhodes Scholarships
- Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
- The Governor James G. Martin College Scholarships
- Tylenol Scholarship Program
- Wal-Mart Competitive Edge Scholarships

· Other Scholarship and Grant Programs

- Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
- American Council of the Blind
- American Foundation for the Blind
- American Red Cross Scholarships
- Blinded Veterans Association
- BPW Career Advancement Scholarships
- Carolina Power and Light Scholarship Program
- CIA Undergraduate Scholar Program
- Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America
- Contract Programs in Dentistry, Medicine and Optometry
- Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Epilepsy Foundation
- Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc.
- Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program
- Minority Presence Grant Program for Doctoral/Law/Veterinary Medicine Programs
- National Association of the Deaf
- National Federation of the Blind
- National Hemophilia Foundation
- Navy League Scholarship – All Wives Welfare Council of Subic Bay – Cubi Point/Area of the Philippines
- NC Legislative Tuition Grant Program (NCLTG)
- NC Petroleum Marketers Association Scholarships
- NC Sherriffs Association Undergraduate Criminal Justice Scholarships
- North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Inc. Scholarship Program (NCVVI)
- Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Anti-Terrorism Act of 1986
- Parke-Davis Epilepsy Scholarship Award
- Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Scholarships (ROTC)
- Rotary Fund Scholarships – Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship
- Rotary Fund Scholarships – Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship
- Rotary Fund Scholarships – Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship
- Spina Bifida Association of America
- Sprint College Transfer Scholarship Program
- Sprint Telephone Scholarship Program
- Winston-Salem Foundation
- Women in Defense HORIZONS Scholarship Foundation

North Carolina
North Dakota University System
10th Fl., State Capitol
600 E. Blvd. Ave., Dept. 215
Bismarck, ND 58505-0230
(701) 328-2960
Fax: (701) 328-2961

For additional details about the following programs, go to

· North Dakota Indian Scholarship Program: The North Dakota Indian Scholarship assists American Indian students in obtaining a college education by providing scholarships ranging in amount from $700 to $2000 per year.

· North Dakota Scholars Program: North Dakota’s best and brightest high school graduates receive a financial incentive to remain in North Dakota for college thanks to the North Dakota Scholars Program.

· Tuition Waivers Available at NDUS Institutions: Senior citizens, peace officers, and fire fighters are just some of the groups of students who are eligible for tuition or other fees to be waived for some programs if certain conditions are met.

· ND State Student Incentive Grant Program: The SSIG program, also known as the State Grant program, provides need-based grants for North Dakota college students.

Ohio Board of Regents
State Grants and Scholarships Department
P.O. Box 182452
Columbus, OH 43218-2452
(614) 466-7420
(888) 833-1133
FAX: (614) 752-5903

· Part-time Student Instructional Grant
· Ohio Instructional Grant
· Ohio War Orphans Scholarship
· Regents Graduate/Professional Fellowship Program
· Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund
· Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program
· Ohio Academic Scholarship
· Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
· Ohio Student Choice Grant
· Ohio 12th Grade Proficiency Tests Scholarship
· Student Workforce Development Grant Program

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
500 Education Building, State Capitol Complex
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 549-9100
Fax: (405) 524-9230

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education administers several scholarships and grants to help you pay for college. Some of the programs are listed below. For more information or to obtain application forms, ask your counselor to see a copy of the State Regents’ Grant and Scholarship Programs booklet, call the Student Information Hotline at 1.800.858.1840 or e-mail For information on federal financial aid, visit the Federal Student Financial Aid homepage.

· State Need-based Financial Aid

- Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program: Awards grants to Oklahoma students who need money to meet part of the cost of attending college. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

· State Scholarship Programs

- Academic Scholars Program: Awards scholarships to students with high academic performance who plan to attend an Oklahoma public or private college or university.

- Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program: Awards scholarships to students in families earning less than $50,000 per year who have demonstrated a commitment to academic success in high school. Students who plan to participate in this scholarship program must enroll in the program in the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade.

- Regional University Baccalaureate Scholarship: Awards scholarships based on academic merit to Oklahoma residents who plan to attend an Oklahoma regional university.

- Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program: Awards scholarships to Oklahoma students who plan to attend an Oklahoma college or university based on their potential for continued academic excellence and achievement.

· Specialized Financial Aid

- American Public Works Scholarship: Provides financial aid to students enrolled in a course of study as preparation for a career in public works or to students who are dependents of public works employees.

- Chiropractic Education Assistance Scholarship: Awards scholarships to Oklahoma residents who are pursuing chiropractic study at accredited out-of-state schools.

- Future Teachers Scholarship Program: Awards scholarships to outstanding Oklahoma students who want to teach in the areas of special education, counseling, library/media, science, early childhood education, speech/language pathology, foreign language, language arts and math.

- George and Donna Nigh Public Service Scholarship: Awards scholarships to outstanding students who are preparing for careers in public service.

- Heartland Scholarship Fund: Awards scholarships to dependent children of victims of the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. These awards cover the cost of tuition, fees, special fees, books, and room and board.

- Independent Living Act (Department of Human Services Tuition Waiver: Awards tuition waivers to eligible individuals who have been or are in the Oklahoma Department of Human Services foster care program.

- National Guard Tuition Waiver: Awards scholarships to National Guard members and enlistees who want to earn a bachelor’s degree at an Oklahoma public college or university.

- Smart Start for Brain Gain 2010: Statewide Americorps program that recruits, trains, and places mentors and tutors in Oklahoma schools and communities. Smart Start members can earn Education Awards that can be applied to current or future college costs to repay qualified student loans.

Oregon Student Assistance Commisssion
1500 Valley River Dr., Ste. 100
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 687-7395 (Grants & Scholarships)
(800) 452-8807
Fax: (541) 687-7419

For details on over 180 scholarship programs, go to

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority (PHEAA)
1200 N. 7th St.
Harrisburg, PA 17105
(717) 720-2800
(800) 692-7392 PHEAA Loan Division
(800) 692-7435 PHEAA State Grant & Special Programs Division
TTY: (800) 654-5988
TDD: (717) 720-2366

· State Grant Program
· Financial Aid for Veterans
· Educational Assistance Program for the Pennsylvania National Guard
· New Economy Technology Scholarship Program
· SciTech Scholarship
· Technology Scholarship
· Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program
· State Work-Study Program
· Keystone Family Loan Programs
· Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
· Agriculture Education Loan Forgiveness Program
· Nursing Loan Forgiveness for Healthier Futures
· Early Childhood Education Professional Loan Forgiveness Program
  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority
560 Jefferson Blvd.
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 736-1170 Scholarship and Grant Division

Rhode Island Student Loan Authority
560 Jefferson Blvd.
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 736-1190
(800) 922-9855
FAX: (401) 736-1145
TDD: (401) 734-9481

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
301 Promenade St.
Providence, RI 02909-5748
(401) 222-2088
FAX: (401) 222-2545

Search for Rhode Island scholarships at (

South Carolina
South Carolina Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission
101 Business Park Blvd., Ste. 2100
Columbia, SC 29203-9498
(803) 896-1120
FAX: (803) 896-1126

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1333 Main St., Ste. 200
Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 737-2260
FAX: (803) 737-2297

· LIFE Scholarship
· Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
· South Carolina Need-based Grant
· Graduate Incentive Scholarship
· Other Race Grant

· South Carolina Center for Teacher Recruitment (Information and assistance for those considering entering the teaching profession, including the S.C. Teaching Fellows Program)

· South Carolina Department of Education (Information on the Archibald Rutledge and Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Programs)

· South Carolina Income Tax Credit for College Tuition (Information on assistance to S.C. residents with their expenses of attending college)

· Students with Disabilities Verification Form

· South Carolina Student Loan Corporation (Information on a variety of loan programs, including the S.C. Teacher Loan Program)

· South Carolina Tuition Grants (Information on financial aid for undergraduate students attending certain independent non-profit colleges in the State)

· South Carolina Tuition Prepayment Program (Information on locking in on today’s tuition rates any any State public college or university with potentially significant savings over the actual cost of tuition when the child enrolls in college)

South Dakota
Department of Education and Cultural Affairs
700 Governors Dr.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
(605) 773-5669
Fax: (605) 773-6139
EMAIL: (605) 773-4712

South Dakota Board of Regents
306 E. Capitol Ave., Ste. 200
Pierre, SD 57501-2409
(605) 773-3455
FAX: (605) 773-5320

· Augustana College South Dakota Superior Scholar
· South Dakota Benefits for Visually Impaired Persons
· Department of Education and Cultural Affairs
· Hatterscheidt Foundation
· Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Parkway Towers, Ste. 1950
404 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0820
(615) 741-1346
(800) 342-1663 (in-state for grant information)
(800) 447-1523 (in-state for loan information)
(800) 257-6526 (out-of-state for loan information)
FAX: (615) 741-6101
EMAIL: (loan program administrator)
EMAIL: (grant program administrator)

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Parkway Towers, Ste. 1900
404 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37243-0820
(615) 741-7572

· Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program
· Ned McWherter Scholars Program
· Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program
· Dependent Children Scholarship Program
· Minority Teaching Fellows Program
· Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
· Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752

P.O. Box 12788
Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 427-6101
FAX: (512) 427-6127
URL: (financial aid information)
(877) 782-7322 (Texas Financial Aid Information Center)

· Federal PELL Grant
· Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
· Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship
· Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program
· Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (Formerly SSIG)
· License Plate Insignia Scholarship
· Parents as Scholars Grant Program
· Professional Nursing Scholarships
· Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
· Texas Public Educational Grant
· Texas Scholars
· Toward EXcellence, Access & Success Grant Program
· Tuition Equalization Grant Program
· Vocational Nursing Scholarships

Utah System of Higher Education
3 Triad Center, Ste. 550
Salt Lake City, UT 84180-1205
(801) 321-7101

· New Century Scholarship Program
· Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority
· WICHE Exchange
· T.H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan Program
· Veterans Benefits

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
P.O. Box 2000
Champlain Mill, 4th Fl.
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655-9602 (general information)
(800) 642-3177 (toll-free general information)
(802) 655-4050 (educational loans)
(800) 798-8722 (toll-free educational loans)
TDD: (802) 655-4050
TDD: (800) 281-3341
FAX: (802) 654-3765

· Scholarships:
· Work Study:
· Loans:

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street, 9th Fl.
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-2628
Fax: (804) 225-2638

For details of the following programs, see (Summary of Financial Aid Programs) or send an email to

Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board
917 Lakeridge Way
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
(360) 753-7800

West Virginia
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Blvd., East, Ste. 700
Charleston, WV 25301-2827
(304) 558-2101
FAX: (304) 558-5719

· West Virginia Higher Education Grant
· Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program
· Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
· Medical Student Loan Program
· Engineering, Science, and Technology Scholarship Program (ESTSP)
· Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student Grant (HEAPS)

Higher Educational Aids Board
P.O. Box 7885
Madison, WI 53707-7885
(608) 267-2206
FAX: (608) 267-2808

For additional details about the following programs, see

Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Ave.
Hathaway Bldg., 2nd Fl.
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
(307) 777-6268

Private Plan Resources

This site is a directory of charitable grantmakers. Browse the directory, choose a foundation, and search the organizations homepage. Fundraising software and products are also available. To search a directory of online foundations, go to the foundations home page, which may contain downloadable information, such as grant applications, periodical and financial reports, and e-mail capabilities. Visit the site at:

The Foundation Center

This searchable database serves as a gateway to philanthropy on the Web. It includes an online librarian, foundation finder, foundation profiles, and much more. Visit The Foundation Center at:

The Council on Foundations

This site provides information about research, publications, conferences, and workshops. The following links are available at this site: Community Foundations, Corporate Foundations and Giving Programs, Family and Public Foundations, and International Grantmakers. Visit the site at:

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: The Nonprofit Newspaper

This site features information about grant-related conferences, seminars, and workshops. The journal also includes current issues, funding announcements, and The Chronicle Guide to Grants, which is an electronic database of all corporate and foundation grants listed in The Chronicle of Philanthropy since 1995. Visit the site at:

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