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Scholarship Resources

Every scholarship is different. So you must approach each scholarship application and/or interview accordingly. The more you know about the organization, the better chance you have of winning the scholarship.

When applying for scholarships, it is important to keep several things in mind:

  • Know who created the scholarship and why
  • Find out information about the organization and what they do
  • Know something about the organization's history
  • Know past recipients and their accomplishments
  • Know who is on the selection committee for the scholarship
  • Prepare for the interview
  • Brush up on current events 

Scholarship and Financial Aid Sites

Finaid Provides general information to students seeking help with funding undergrad and graduate school in the form of scholarships and fellowships.
Nationally Coveted Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards Specializes in information on highly competitive and prestigious awards for college, graduate school and postgraduate study.
Office of Indian Education Programs The purpose of the Higher Education Grant is to provide supplemental financial assistance to the eligible American Indian/Alaska Native scholar entering college seeking a baccalaureate degree.
CollegeNet This site is a great convenience for scholarship seekers because it combines over 1500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program you save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form.
Collegeboard;This site helps you locate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources that match your educatio level, talents, and background. Complete the questionnaire in the site and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from a database of about 2,000 undergraduate scholarships, internships, and loan programs.
Internationalstudent It is the goal of this site to provide the international student one site with information, services and resources designed specifically for their needs. This site is an excellent resource for anyone who has ever thought about studying abroad but wasn't sure where to start or how to go about it. There is an easy to understand wealth of information here.

Graduate School Links

GRE Note: When you register for the GRE, sign up for the free Graduate Record Exam Search Service to find out about graduate schools that search for students like you. You will receive information from graduate and professional schools whose recruitment profile matches your qualifications and level of preparedness.

  • Beckercpa - Becker Convisor CPA Review (CPA)
  • Extended & Continuing Education- CSUEB Extended and Continuing Education offers various exam preparations
  • Review- Various exam reviews and preparations from The Princeton Review
  • San Jose State University- Offers various exam preparations, look under Continuing Education
  • Kaplan - Various exam preparations, ask about an on-campus Free Practice Test, check out the Free Practice On-Line Tests.
  • Testing4 - Testing for the Public offers various exam preparations
  • Magoosh-  Committed to making test prep accessible, effective, and enjoyable so that students can achieve their educational dreams. 

Check with each graduate school's financial aid office and the Masters/PhD program in each school you are applying to.

  • FastWeb - has a database 375,000+ scholarships/fellowships/grants/student loans
  • Finaid - Financial aid & scholarship information + links to federal/private/other funding
Many graduate and professional school students are eligible for need-based financial aid programs. In addition to grants, work-study employment and guaranteed student loans are available. Applications are available through campus financial aid offices. Deadlines are usually in March for the following year. Emergency loans may also be available from financial aid offices.

Fellowships are usually awarded on the basis of academic merit and provide stipends that need not be repaid. In most cases, recipients must maintain a specified level of academic achievement. Many departments and professional schools have their own fellowship opportunities.

Grants/scholarships are often awarded on the basis of financial need or special talent in a field.

Fellowship/grant/scholarship amounts vary from a few hundred dollars to several thousand. Some awards may extend to more than one year. For a list of fellowships/grants/and scholarships available in your field, consult the department or school you are considering attending and check out the web sites listed above.

Departments may award teaching assistantships, which include a stipend (up to half-time) for assisting a faculty member during the academic year. Teaching assistantships (may be up to 20 hours a week) may also involve leading a discussion section, supervising a laboratory, grading papers, and meeting with students. A teaching assistant helps an institution teach its undergraduate students in return for a salary (and sometimes fee/tuition remission) that helps support his/her own graduate studies.

A research assistantship carries a stipend (up to half time) for conducting research with a faculty member, with the possibility of extending to full time during the summer break.

One may apply for assistantships through department offices. Both awards provide valuable academic experience. Many institutions also waive or reduce tuition for teaching and research assistants.

Administrative internships, graduate traineeships, residence hall and counseling assistantships, reader or tutor positions, and/or part-time positions are available through campus programs and offices. Consult departments and campus employment offices for details.