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Awarded 4 stars (highest rating) by College Financial Aid: The Best Resources!
By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber.
410 pages, hardcover.
Financial Aid Myths:
If you are getting close to high school graduation and are wondering how to pay for college, take this "test":
- Do you think your parents make too much money for you to qualify for financial aid?
- Do you think that all college aid programs require financial need?
- Do you think that only the neediest get financial aid?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you would be wrong! It's a myth that only the needy can get financial aid. In fact, there are nearly 1,100 college funding programs open only to high school students that never look at income level. The trick is to find the right programs. We've done that for you in the High School Senior's Guide to Merit and Other No-Need Funding.
Why Do You Need This Book?
There's no other financial aid directory like this one. The High School Senior's Guide identifies nearly 1,100 no-need funding programs available to high school senior's interested in going to college, lets you search by proposed major or any field, and provides access to funding opportunities in every way you'll need: by program title, sponsoring organization, where you live now, where you want to go to school, your specific subject interests, and even application deadline date. Here's your chance to get money for college based solely on your:
- career plans
- academic record
- creative activities
- volunteer activities
- writing ability
- research skills
- religious or ethnic background
- military or organizational activities
- athletic/sports participation
- and even pure luck in random drawings
Note: This guide focuses solely on high school students interested in attending college. Students who are already in college or returning to college are not covered here; instead, they should use the College Student's Guide to Merit and Other No-Need Funding.
The High School Senior's Guide Is unlike any other financial aid listing. It focuses only on programs open to college-bound high school seniors, it covers only "free" money (not one dollar of the funding listed here will ever need to be repaid), it describes only the biggest and best funding programs (nothing less than $1,000 and many awards for $20,000+ or full tuition), and it is organized to make your search as easy as possible. Plus, you'll find all the information here that you'll need to decide which programs are right for you: purpose, eligibility requirements, financial data, duration, special features, limitations, number awarded, and application date. You also get complete contact information--even fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and web site locations.
What Do the Reviewers Say?
According to School Library Journal. this directory's "user friendly" format takes all the "confusion out of the process" of finding college aid. Reference Books Bulletin points out that "Librarian Schlachter is well known for her scholarship guides for minorities, women, veterans, and the disabled. The High School Senior's Guide targets another special group: middle-class students who don't qualify for need-based scholarships." Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-sized Libraries includes the High School Senior's Guide in its selective list and American Reference Books Annual concluded that "Schlachter and Weber have done an exemplary job of organizing an enormous amount of information." It's not surprising, then, that the directory was recently awarded four stars (its highest rating) by College Financial Aid: The Best Resources. Want to read more reviews? Click here.
Want to Look inside the Book?
Still not sure this book is right for you? Need to know more about what the directory can do for you? Want to see the kind of information you'll get? Here's your chance to look inside the book and see the first 15 pages, including the table of contents, introduction, author bios, and a sample entry from the book.
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