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Pennsylvania Soldiers Collect $2,500

A one-time student loan forgiveness benefit of up to $2,500 can be yours if you served in the Armed Forces, in an active duty status, between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2005. The Armed Forces Loan Forgiveness Program recognizes the bravery, dedication, and loyalty of our servicemen and women who served in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, for our nation. There are also many other programs available.? Contact the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, PA State Grants and Special Programs, 1200 N 7th St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1444; 800-233-0557; Continue reading

100% Student Loan Forgiveness!!

If you are a teacher and have served full time in a public or nonprofit elementary or secondary school system as a teacher in a school serving students from low-income families; or special-education teacher, including teachers of infants, toddlers, children, or youth with disabilities; or teacher in the fields of mathematics, science, foreign languages, or bilingual education, or in any other field of expertise determined by a state education agency to have a shortage of qualified teachers in that state, you may qualify for cancellation (discharge) of up to 100 percent of a Federal Perkins Loan. Contact The Office of Federal Student Aid, Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation Program, Union Center Plaza, 8 31st Street, Washington D.C. 20202; 800-433-3243; Continue reading

$200 To Pay For The GED

The GED Jump Start Scholarship provides money to Child Nutrition Association members for GED classes, study materials, test fees, child care and transportation. Contact School Nutrition Association, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703-739-3900; Fax: 703-739-3915; Continue reading

Money for Faculty Loan Repayments

(Disadvantaged Health Professions Faculty Loan Repayment Program 93.923)
The Faculty Loan Repayment Program provides a financial incentive for degree-trained health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue an academic career. The health professional must agree to serve as a member of a faculty of a health professions school, providing teaching services for a minimum of two years, faculty for schools of medicine, nursing, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, pediatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, public health, or a school that offers a graduate program in clinical psychology. The federal government agrees to pay as much as $20,000 on the individual’s educational loans. Contact the Division of Health Careers, Diversity and Development, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Room 8-34, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; 301-443-4776; 888-275-4772; Continue reading

Money to Repay Loans

(National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment 93.162)
The National Health Service Corps provides for the repayment of educational loans for health professionals who agree to serve in a health manpower shortage area. Priority is given to primary care physicians, dentists, certified nurse midwives, certified nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants. Money can be used to repay student loans. The amount of money available per professional is up to $25,000 a year during the first two years of practice and $35,000 for each year after that. Contact the National Health Service Corps Scholarships, Division of Scholarships and Loan Repayments, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8A-55, Rockville, MD 20857; 301-594-4400; 800-221-9393; Continue reading

$7,500 for Maryland Government Employees

Maryland residents which provide public service in state or local government or nonprofit agencies in Maryland may receive up to $7,500 per year of loan forgiveness. You must have graduated from a college in Maryland or from a law school. You must be employed full-time in state or local government or in a nonprofit organization in Maryland and your employer must help low-income, underserved residents or underserved areas in the state. Your gross salary cannot exceed $50,000 and, if married, your combined salaries cannot exceed $110,000. Contact The Maryland Higher Education Commission, Office of Student Financial Assistance, 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401; 410-260-4546, 800-974-1024; Continue reading

Money to Study Food

(Food and Agricultural Science National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants 10.210)
These grants are to be used to encourage outstanding students to pursue and complete a graduate degree in an area of the food and agricultural sciences for which there is a national need for development of scientific expertise. Money can be used to support a student completing a graduate, masters, or doctorate degree. Students must apply to those institutions that received the money. Contact the Grants Program Manager, Office of Higher Education Programs, CSREES, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Stop 2251, Washington, DC 20250-2251; 202-720-7854; Continue reading

$10,000 Available for You!!

The College Loan Repayment Program (CLRP) is a program created for all non-prior service persons considering enlistment in the U.S. Air Force. If you have taken some college courses and have accumulated debt, this great program may be for you. Participants must sign up for this program when signing the enlistment contract. Under CLRP repayment maximum is $10,000 per recruit. Contact Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, TX 78150; 800-346-3374 ext 2; Continue reading

Up to $75,000 for Research

The Getty Scholar and Visiting Scholar Grants are awarded yearly to scholars, artists or writers working on projects related to a specific theme designated by the institution. Getty Scholars are in residence for a year and receive a maximum stipend of $75,000, an office, research assistant, airfare to Los Angeles, an apartment, and health benefits. Visiting Scholars are in residence for three months and receive a maximum stipend of $10,500, an office, research assistant, airfare to Los Angeles, and an apartment. Contact J. Paul Getty Trust, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685; 310- 440-7320; Fax: 310-440-7703; Continue reading

$5,000 For You or Your Team

The GoGirlGo! Ambassador Awards Program awards 9th through 12th grade girls who make a difference in the lives of girls in their communities with grants of up to $5,000. If you are on a team that makes a difference, your team can also apply. Contact Women’s Sports Foundation, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554; 516-542-4700, 800-227-3988, Fax: 516-542-4716; Continue reading

Money for Criminal Justice Majors

(Criminal Justice Research and Development – Grant Research Fellowships 16.562)
The program objective is to improve the quality and quantity of knowledge about crime and the criminal justice system, and increase the number of persons who are qualified to teach in collegiate criminal justice programs, to conduct research related to criminal justice issues, and to perform more effectively within the criminal justice system. Students can receive a fellowship for a year.? Detailed information can be received by requesting the NIJ Research Plan from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20850; 800-851-3420. Contact the NCJRS Research and Information Center, 2277 Research Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850; 301-519-5063; Continue reading

Get Your Loans Paid Through Indian Health Service

(Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program 93.164)
To ensure that there are enough trained health professionals, the Indian Health Service provides for the repayment of loans to those professionals who agree to serve in an Indian Health Service Facility. Money can be used for the repayment of student loans. The minimum period of participation is two years, and the maximum loan payment is $20,000 per year. Contact the Indian Health Service, Loan Repayment Program, 801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-3369; Continue reading

$10,000 to Attend Medical School

This foundation makes annual grants to students with inadequate financial resources. Students must be third or fourth year medical students in attendance at medical schools in states east of or contiguous to the Mississippi River. Grants will not exceed $10,000.
Contact Joseph Collins Foundation, Joseph Collins Foundation, attn: Loretta Ippolito, 787 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019; 212-728-8000; students apply to their financial aid office of their medical school.

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Scholarships for National Health Service Corps

(National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program 93.288)
The program objective is to provide service-conditioned scholarships to health professions students to assure an adequate supply of physicians, dentists, certified nurse midwives, certified nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in Health Professional Shortage Areas. The scholarship pays for tuition and required fees, books, supplies, and equipment for the year, plus a monthly stipend to students, and a single annual payment to cover the cost of all other reasonable educational expenses. Each year of support incurs one year of service. Contact Division of National Health Service Corps, NHSC Scholarship Program, c/o I.Q. Solutions, 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 801, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-594-4400; 800-638-0824; Continue reading

$3,500 Loan Forgiveness – Franklin Pierce Law Center

This program is for eligible law school graduates of the Franklin Pierce Law Center. Applicants are eligible to receive up to an annual maximum of $3,500 from the Phinney Fund for up to five years after graduation if they remain in qualifying public interest employment. Awards are made to individuals with the greatest debt and the lowest income. Contact The Franklin Pierce Law Center, Two White Street, Concord, NH 03301; 603-228-1541; Continue reading

Internships for Graduate Students to Work at 54 Government Agencies

(Presidential Management Fellows Program 27.013)
The PMF Program is a two-year entry-level employment and career development program designed to attract to the federal civil service men and women with graduate degrees from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds. Nominees for the PMI Program undergo a rigorous, competitive screening process. Agencies designate positions for the PMFs and each establishes its own procedures for considering and hiring PMFs. An application form and more information can be requested by contacting the Career America Hotline at 912-757-3000. Contact U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20415-1000; 202-606-1800; Continue reading

Money for Vietnam Veterans to Go to School

(Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance 64.120)
Post-Vietnam veterans who entered the Armed Services between 1977 and 1985 may be eligible for funds to obtain a college degree or vocational training. Through this program, the government matches $2 for every $1 the serviceman contributes. Contact your local or regional Veterans Affairs office for additional information or application materials. Contact Department of Veterans Affairs, Central Office, Washington, DC 20420; 202-273-7132, 800-827-1000; Continue reading

$24,000 To Study Environmental Policy

The Morris K. Udall Fellowship Program awards two Ph.D. dissertation fellowships of $24,000 to students whose work is in the areas of environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution. Recipients must be in the final, writing year of their Ph.D. work and must submit a copy of their dissertation to the Udall Foundation at the end of the award year. Contact the Morris K. Udall Dissertation Fellowship Program, South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701-1922; 520-670-5609; Continue reading

Money for Health Profession Students

(Health Professions Student Loans 93.342)
The Health Professions Student Loan Program provides long-term, low interest rate loans to full-time financially needy students pursuing a degree in dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, pediatric medicine, or veterinary medicine. Funds are made available to schools for the establishment of revolving student loan funds. To apply for this loan, contact the student financial aid office at the school where you intend to apply for admission or where you are enrolled. Contact the Division of Health Careers, Diversity and Development, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Room 8-34, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; 301-443-4776; 888-275-4772; Continue reading

25% of Your Student Loans Forgiven!

The Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program provides financial assistance to eligible nurses in repaying student loans incurred while obtaining a Florida license. Eligible nurses may have 25% of their outstanding student loan(s) paid annually, for a maximum of four years. The maximum payment is $4,000 per year. Contact the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance, 1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70, Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759; 407-328-2474, 888-827-2004; Continue reading

Money for Members of Indian Tribes to Go to College

(Indian Education-Higher Education Grant Program 15.114)
The program objective is to provide financial aid to eligible Indian students to enable them to attend accredited institutions of higher education. Members of an Indian tribe may be eligible for these grants to supplement the total financial aid package prepared by their college financial aid officer. Contact Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Education Programs, Room MS-3512-MIB, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240-0001; 202-208-6123; Continue reading

$20,000 Loan Forgiveness

This program is for health worker participants who will enter into a service contract for two years with the Indian Health Service, a Federal health program for American Indians and Alaska Natives. All health professions are eligible to apply to the Loan Repayment Program however special consideration is given to nurses, nurse practitioners, mental health and physician priority medical specialties. The LRP will pay an additional 20 percent annually to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to offset the increased tax liability incurred by the participant. Contact The Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program, Twin brook Metro Plaza — Suite 100A, 12300 Twin brook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-3396; Continue reading

$13,000 Lump Sum Student Loan Forgiveness

This program is offered to first, second or third year primary care medical residents who plan to practice full-time in an underserved urban area in Minnesota. Selected participants are eligible for four years of loan forgiveness. During each year that a participant serves as a physician in an underserved urban area for a minimum of 30 hours per week for up to four years, the ORHPC will pay directly to the participant an annual lump sum (approximately $13,000). Contact the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, Attn: Loan Forgiveness Program Officer, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975; 800-366-5424, 651-282-6302; Continue reading

Money For Nursing Students

(Nursing Student Loans 93.364)
The Nursing Student Loan program provides for long-term, low-interest loans to full-time and half-time financially needy students pursuing a course of study leading to a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing. To apply for this loan, contact the student financial aid office at the school where you intend to apply for admission or where you are enrolled. Contact the Division of Health Careers, Diversity and Development, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Room 8-34, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; 301-443-4776; Continue reading

Money for Retired Veterans to Go to School

(All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance 64.124)
Honorably discharged veterans can take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty benefits, which provides funds to pursue professional or vocational education, and even covers correspondence courses.? Veterans can receive a monthly stipend while attending school, with the amount varying depending upon date of entry into the service and length of service. Additional information and application materials are available through any regional Veterans Affairs office. Contact Department of Veterans Affairs, Central Office, Washington, DC 20420; 202-273-7132, 800-827-1000; Continue reading