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Here are just a few links to get you started. Try your own web search as well.  Use words and phrases like "scholarships," "paying for college," "financial aid," "maryland scholarships" etc...

Maryland Higher Education Committee scholarship search page.

The U.S. Department of Education Scholarship Search.

U.S. Department of Education - View general information about loans and other types of aid. 

FAFSA on the Web
- Free application for Federal Student Aid. Complete and submit your FAFSA form electronically. 

If your parent is a teacher, you may be eligible for a scholarship through the American Federation of Teachers

American Indian College Fund - Offers scholarships to American Indian students based upon merit and demonstrated financial need.   

ASPIRA - Lists scholarship opportunities for Hispanic and other students with links. 

Scholarships for African American students: http://blackstudents.blacknews.com/scholarship.html, http://www.blacknews.com/scholarship.html

- Compare different types of loans; learn about loan management; look at the financial aid planning guide. 

- Search a database of 600,000 scholarships.

- Estimate your college tuition costs with the site's College Cost Projector; consult financial aid experts via e-mail with questions.

Scholarships for students at certain MD colleges, sponsored by the Independent College Fund of Maryland.

Jackie Robinson Foundation - Offers scholarships, mentoring, and internships to minority students. 

Maryland Gear Up Scholarship 

Learn about the National Achievement Scholarship Program – see what you can get if you do well on your PSATs. 

The American Physical Society has a losting of numerous scholarships including a number specifically for ethnic minorities and women.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund (NHSF)
- Offers scholarships to Hispanic students, with an application online. 

National Student Loan Program - Download free loan application software; learn about what kinds of aid are available; get tips on loan management. 

National Urban League Scholarships
- Offers scholarships to African American students. 

Petersons's Scholarship Search - Search for scholarships; use calculators to estimate college costs; compare the aid awards you receive from different colleges. 

Sallie Mae Plan for College Site - Search for scholarships; estimate your college costs with the site's School Affordability Analyzer; learn about loans and other sources of aid. 

Scholarship Resource Network Express - Search a database of 150,000 scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 


United Negro College Fund - Features a database of scholarships that primarily serve African American students. The organization itself offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending a UNCF member college or university.

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce - list of scholarships for students of Asian heritage.

Washington Mutual's Mapping Your Future Center - Use the debt/salary wizard to determine the maximum you should borrow in student loans; complete a student loan-counseling interview online.