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The Sallie Mae Fund

Since 2001, The Sallie Mae Fund has awarded more than $15.5 million in scholarships to 6,300 students at 1,000 schools.

Black College Dollars: This free scholarship search, geared for African-American students, contains more than 300 scholarships searchable by GPA requirement, academic and career interest, and application deadline. Produced by the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education in collaboration with Black Entertainment Television (BET)

Latino College Dollars: This free scholarship search, geared for Hispanic students, contains clear information on more than 300 scholarships targeting Latino high school, undergraduate, and graduate students across the United States.

The Internet: Many websites have large scholarship databases that will do the grunt work for you. Enter your criteria and they return a list of scholarships that match. Most sites are free and only require you to register to use their services. There are also many organizations that provide scholarships and/or links to scholarship resources. Some sites to check out are:

Other Sources: There are a number of organizations that will pay all or part of your way through college in return for a two- to four-year commitment when you graduate. These include: