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Free money for college
Blum, Laurie.
Personal Author:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, [1999]

Physical Description:
xii, 225 pages ; 24 cm

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Lancaster Library LB2337.2 .B57 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This reference lists 1000 grants and scholarships for undergraduate study. Listings are arranged by state, with access by area of study, while separate sections list grants specifically for women, ethnic and disabled students. The introductory chapter discusses the process of applying.

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Library Journal Review

Blum, a professional fund raiser with more than 20 books on the subject of free money to her credit, here lists more than 1000 grants and scholarships for undergraduate education in the United StatesÄnone of which requires an application fee. Each entry includes the funding agency name, address, telephone number, contact person (if applicable), number of awards, amount of money awarded, restrictions, and deadline for application. The entries are arranged in four categories: geographic location, subject field, special groups, and miscellaneous sources. First published in 1990, this book will be revised every two years. It is not as user-friendly as the author claimsÄthere is no index, and the table of contents is too general. Still, secondary school students, their parents, and guidance counselors will find it useful. The McKees, founders of College Resource Materials who published the first edition of this book in hardcover in 1994, include the same information as Blum: address, telephone number, a brief description of the type of aid offered, and deadline. However, they also include the web site of each organization, if known. Their coverage is broader than Blum'sÄthey include over 4000 entries representing $5,445,500Äand their advice is generally helpful. One weakness is the book's lack of a subject listing. Seven of the appendixes may be copied for personal use; the eighth is a sample high school r‚sum‚. Both books are valuable and complementary reference sources.ÄSamuel T. Huang, Northern Illinois Univ. Libs., DeKalb (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



With the most current information on more than 1,000 grants and scholarships, this revised edition continues to be an essential resource for students--and their parents--seeking financial assistance to meet skyrocketing tuition costs. A multitude of institutions, both public and private, stand ready to contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to help students get a college education. Using this fully updated, conveniently organized guide, students can make a thorough, focused, and effective search for tuition assistance. Scholarship information is available by state and area of study, and special scholarship sections list sources of funding for women, various ethnic groups, and the disabled. A section on miscellaneous scholarships covers a broad range of eligibility requirements. Each entry provides: • Contact name • Phone number and address • Restrictions • Amount of money awarded • Deadline for application. Excerpted from Free Money for College: A Guide to More Than 1,000 Grants and Scholarships for Undergraduate Study by Laurie Blum All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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