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Scholarships & Grants

Below are links to help you search for funding through grant applications. Remember there is money out there for a variety of reasons other than you being a potential college student. Grants and scholarships are earmarked for minorities, first generation college students, left handed people, particular field of study, etc. During your search process remember to search for those grants that highlight anything unique about your personal application. Unlike loans, grants do not usually have to be repaid. However, there are two reasons why you may have to repay part of a Federal grant: 1)
The amount given to you was more than you were eligible to receive (this is called an over-award). The most common grants students hear about is the Pell Grant. You apply for Pell Grants, as well as all federal, state and some institutional financial aid programs, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov .
You can request a paper FAFSA from the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at 800-4-FED-AID (433-3243). A Government Grant’ A financial award given by the federal, state or local government to an eligible grantee. Government grants are not expected to be repaid by the recipient.

Applying For Grants
College Grants By Subject
Data And Research About Grants
Funding Grants
GoCollege – Guide To Student Grants Program
Grants Grants – Find Grants For College
Grants – GOV
Laws And Guidance Of Grants
PELL Grant
Student Loans And Forgiveness
Scholarships Matched to You
Scholarship Myths and Scholarship Information
Three Scholarship Steps for Current College Students
Diabetes Scholars Foundation

Study Habits

The links below will help you get organized, address areas that can throw you off track and simple actions you can take to be a better all around student.  Making a plan for what you are going to do and when you are going to do it will make sure you are always ahead of the curve.

10 Effective Study Habits
10 Habits Of Highly Effective Students
Aiming For An A? Study Habits You Should Adopt And Avoid.
How To Develop Good Study Habits In College
How To Study In College
Study Habits On Pinterest
Tips For Effective Studying
Top Ten Effective Study Habits
Where To Study And How To Study
How to study effectively – A complete guide

Goal Setting

You have had one goal in mind for the past four years – to graduate from high school. For many graduates, you are looking ahead to college and your future. How did you achieve that goal? You made plans while in high school, you followed the plan through, and in the end, you were successful and graduate from high school.
Having goals in college can be a great way to stay focused, motivate yourself, and keep your priorities in order when things get stressful and overwhelming. But just how can you set your college goals in a way that sets you up for success?  Browse the links below to learn more about setting goals.

Academic Success Skill Worksheets – University Of Redlands

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals – UMass Dartmouth

Goal Setting For The First-Time College Student (PDF)
Helping Your College Student With Goal Setting
Long-Term Goals And Short-Term Goals – Citrus College
Set And Accomplish Realistic Goals – College Living
Setting Academic, Career, And Financial Goals As A College
Six Tips On How To Set College Goals
 Tips For Students: How To Reach Your Academic Goals

Time Management

Time management can become an issue for any student. Combine your job, social commitments and possibly children into the equation , and the list of daily responsibilities becomes even more difficult to juggle.  The added stress of weekly assignments to complete and exams to study for can easily become overwhelming.  Check out the links below on advice and tips for improving and creating a time management.

5 Time Management Tips To Calm College Student Stress
6 Time Management Tips For College Students
8 Time Management Tips For Adult College Students
8 Steps For Strong Time Management For College Students
Learn To Manage Your Time In College – US News
Managing Time For Success In College – Tutoring Services
Managing Your Time And Study Environment
Managing Your Time – Dartmouth College
Time – Big Future – The College Board Top 12 Time-Management Tips – US News

Survival Skills

Dorm room, check – roommate, check –  eating, check –  sleeping, studying, social life, cash-flow—you arrive on campus and all of a sudden many of these things can seriously impact your survival. Everyone talks about developing good habit – but how do you survive college while developing these skills. After going through and submitting your college application, and the financial aid you need, you now find yourself on campus, in a dorm room with a roommate, learning to balance studying, sleeping, social life and your cash flow. It is important to nurture good habits.

25 Tips To Help You Survive And Thrive Your Freshman Year
College Advice: 100+ Tips For Survival – CampusGrotto
College Student Financial Survival Guide | Mint
College Student Survival Skills ~ GoCollege.Com
College Survival Guide On Pinterest | College Survival Kits
College Survival Skills | DO-IT – University Of Washington
Free College Survival Guide ~ GoCollege.Com
Freshman Year Survival Guide: 15 Tips For Your First Year Of 
How To Survive College – Tips For College Students
Survival College

Social Media Safety

The rapid growth of social media partnered with their  ease of use and intrusiveness make them popular channels of communication. These easy to use qualities also hold the possibility of a host of unintended outcomes. To  avoid potential issues, check out the following links below on They are examples of best practices from various institutions and are intended to help you understand, from a wide range of perspectives, the implications of participating in social media.

12 Things Students Should Never Do On Social Media
10 Smart Social Media Tips For Students | CollegeXpress
4 Online Safety Tips For College Students | AllClear ID
4 Social Media Tips From A College Student – Safe Smart
College Prep: Staying Safe With Social Media
Digital Citizenship And Social Media | SafeSmartSocial.Com
Safety Tips | Berklee College Of Music
Social Media Guidelines | Emerson College
Top 10 Safety Tips For College Students
Top 10 Safety Tips For College Students – Fastweb

Career Preparation

While a college degree is important, a diploma won’t fully prepare you for your career. In addition to the courses you took and the degree you completed, it’s important and necessary  that you prepare for life after school by taking advantage of the opportunities around you.  Check out the links below to see what you can start doing right now to prepare yourself after graduation or even sooner if you participate in an internship or cooperative learning experience.

10 Best Websites For The Career
10 Career Preparation
Strategies For College Students (PDF)
8 Ways College Could Better Prepare Students For The Job
6 Ways College Students Can Better Prepare For A Career
A More Honest Approach To College Career Preparation
Career Preparation For College Students: Getting Started
Colleges To Students: Focus On Career Preparation From Day 1
How College Students Can Prepare To Be Job-Ready
Is Your College Student Preparing For The World Of Work
More Data Show Students Unprepared For Work Study Finds Big Gaps Between Student And Employer
Student Jobs Guide

Aptitute Test To Find Your Perfect Career
Career Test Free Online And Job Quiz Aptitude Test (Online)
Education.Com Online Career Test
Online Career Test
What’s The Best Career For You? Online Test