University Travel Grants

Which organization gives grants, scholarships or stipends to study in europe?

I’ve already applied to a swedish university to begin master studies in Computer Science. I do not have yet any stipend or scholarship so currently, if I am admitted, I can’t live in Sweden for the master duration. Does anybody know which organizations give grants, scholarships or stipends to a latin american bachelor?. Please take into account that I need to certify the stipend by June (this year) in order to travel and begin my studies, and I’ll know if I got admitted in May. Thanks – it provides some tips about applying to US federal and state grants for college students.

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Educational Grants

Educational Grants for adopted children?

Hey yall – we are in the process of adopting a child classified as “special needs” from the foster care system. Is anyone aware of any companies or any federal programs that have scholarships/grants to assist with college expenses?
We live in Georgia and there are no state programs available to assist since he was not in foster care during his teen years.

Some sites to look at:

Educational Grants & Financial Aid : What Is a Pell Grant?

Hispanic Education Grants

Immigration reform: how about an overhaul of the agency?

Having to go through all the hoops and hops of the immigration laws in order to stay and work in this country legally, I am more than familiar with the appalling state of USCIS. Of course there are good people there, but in general, most of the “officers” and “adjudicators” are people with minimum education(mostly not beyond high school) and common sense. Granted that they don’t get paid very well therefore it’s impossible to attract better workers. But what’s more worrisome lately, is the fact that increasingly, more and more appointed positions are held by people who are of Hispanic origins and there have been thousands of complaints about how these Hispanics who hold higher ranking positions would play huge favoritism and let in people who normally CAN NOT get status. According to Center of Immigration Status, there have been more than 7,000 complaints in the past 5 years about how these supposed “gate keepers” turned the other way.

An overhaul of the agency would be a great start. Having minimum education requirements would help. Some companies require a degree for their customer service positions. You would think USCIS would require that at least. Of course these positions would be filled by people of Hispanic origin! They always find ways to help their own when it comes to getting them into this country, one way or another!

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Student Education Grants

After a gap year, how are your student loans/grants affected?

I’ve already studied two years of higher education doing a HND course. I have since taken a year out after completing this (a gap year) and now I’m considering re-entering education to turn the HND into a BA, by doing the one year top-up course. Because I have been out of education, working for a year, how will this affect my loan/grant that you recieve?

It won’t affect the loan amount you receive personally. Although if there has been any sort of policy change over the period you took out, you’ll be subject to these rules when you make an application for another student loan.

Federal Grants

Minority Grants

Minority business grants?

I am a minority looking to start his own small business. I am looking for grants which may help me in my endeavors. However I am unsure of where to look for government grants. Basically I would like to find resources such as websites or places I need to go to obtain such financing.

According to the Minority Business Development Agency of the US Department of Commerce

Grants available are limited and generally for research projects—biotech or high tech.

It is hard to find grants to start a business. Unlike the myths that some perpetuate, federal government and even private foundations hardly give grant money for starting a for-profit business.

One possible exception is for companies developing or exporting agricultural goods, including food and forest product. Another exception could be the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs , which fund the research and development of technological innovation that meets specific government needs.

Your best bet actually will be from the states if they offer grant programs for women (or any other special interest groups — minorities, women, disabled, veterans, etc). Or check with non profit organizations, particularly women organizations if they offer grants. Examples include

Iowa Women’s Foundation
New Mexico Women’s Foundation

Even SBA does NOT give out grants. From the SBA website

“The U.S. Small Business Administration does not offer grants to start or expand small businesses, although it does offer a wide variety of loan programs. (See for more information) While SBA does offer some grant programs, these are generally designed to expand and enhance organizations that provide small business management, technical, or financial assistance. These grants generally support non-profit organizations, intermediary lending institutions, and state and local governments.”

Nonetheless, you can go to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) and – these are two sites created by the federal government to provide transparency and information on grants. Browse through the listings and see if you can find any grant that would support a for-profit venture.

Here is a listing of federal grants for small businesses. See if there is any available for individuals for starting a business — THERE’S NONE.

Most of the federal grants are given to specific target groups with specific requirements (e.g. minority business owners involved in transportation related contracts emanating from DOT – Grant#20.905 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Short Term Lending Program

Grants are also often given to non profit groups or organizations involved in training or other similar activities (grant 59.043 Women’s Business Ownership Assistance that are given to those who will create women’s business center that will train women entrepreneurs

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Scholarships For Single Mothers

What grants/scholarships are available for mothers?

I started my AA several years ago but I stopped attending college when I got married and had children. Now, at 25, I am ready to go back. I am just 3 months away from completing my AA degree and would like to continue on to get my Bachelors and Masters degrees. Unfortunately, the cost of college plus books is substantial and I’d like to know if there are any grants or scholarships available to married mothers (ie not single mothers).


I can’t speak for whether or not there are any scholarships that are specifically targeted at young moms, but I can tell you that the federal government does not have special educational funding programs for moms, single or married – nor do they have special funding programs for older students who want to return to school after time in the workforce, or time raising children.

That hardly means that there are no funds available – it just means that the sources of these funds are the same sources that are available to all college students. You will need to begin the process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Based on your household income and assets, you may be eligible for need-based aid, which includes grants, special loans and possibly work-study. Those applicants who do not qualify for need-based aid are still eligible for the very attractive Stafford Loan program, which allows you and your husband to make a low(er) cost investment in your future.

Should the government have widespread programs to promote higher education amongst displaced workers and moms who are ready to return to the workforce? You won’t get any argument from me – but that’s part of the larger question of how our taxpayer dollars are allocated.

Good luck to you – get that FAFSA underway, and you’ll be ready to participate in the federal and state financial aid programs in no time.

Scholarships for Single Mothers Going to College for Health Care, Social Work or Other Fields

Financial Aid For College

Is there a limit placed on excess financial aid for college?

Every semester students at my college (and other schools I am sure) are given excess financial aid if we were awarded more than necessary to cover tuition and other fees.

I was simply wondering if they have a cut off point for how much you could possibly receive.

If not, what is the most you have ever heard of someone getting or perhaps gotten yourself?

The cut-off point is your school’s total cost of attendance.

For instance, your school’s total cost of attendance breakdown might be:
Tuition + Fees: $6,000 per year
Books + Supplies: $1,500 per year
Room + Board: $10,000 per year
Transportation: $2,500 per year
Insurance: $1,500 per year
Food + Personal: $1,500 per year
Total Cost of Attendance: $23,000 per year

Therefore, you can receive up to $23,000 per year. So if you have $22,500 in aid, you can still get $500 more. But if you have $23,500, your school will most likely cut you off and remove $500 of it.

Most schools also take your EFC from the FAFSA and subtract it from the school’s total cost of attendance, and will only give you up through there in need-based aid. E.g., if your EFC is $1,500, your school might only award you a maximum of $21,500 per year in need-based aid ($23,000 – $1,500 = $21,500).

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Minority Education Grants

In what way do you whites think racism affects your life?

Make me understand. All I hear is that we can’t use the N-word. Blacks are given more opportunities. Statistics have shown that the biggest beneficiaries of affirmative action have been white woman. I don’t see how it benefitted me. I have loans to pay back. No one gave me a minority scholarship. My education was paid through grants, scholarships, workstudy, and loans. In college, I received better grades than white in some classes and not in others. My sister was on the Dean’s list throughout most of her college career. She received B-plusses and A-s in graduate school. There was this guy who I went to college with, he had a 3.8 in Biology and Chemistry. He attended highly a selective college and medical school. I come from a very hard-working family. Where does the easy part come from?

Read your question. You seem racist toward whites. You’re generalizing all whites. You should accept individuals for who and what they are. Skin color isn’t indicative of what a person is or what a person can accomplish. Happy Valentine’s Day. 2D

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Grant Money For College

Is it better or worse to carry a mortgage debt when trying to secure scholarship or grant money for college?

My daughter will be applying to colleges next year.

When I applied for scholarships and grants my mortgage had no affect on the outcome (I am going to school in Georgia). I will tell you that having a mortgage over my head in addition to going to college really adds to the stress level.

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Scholarships Grants

Where can I find out about scholarships/grants for to my senior high school exchange student?

She is from Pakistan, and wants to go to college here in the US. All the internet sites I know just list hundreds of potential grants/scholarships, but then she doesn’t qualify because her parents don’t work for Edison or Frito Lay, or something like that. Is there a source that has money available to exchange students? She is a straight A student. The high school guidance office has no clue. Thanks. – it provides some tips about applying to US federal and state grants for college students.

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