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Free $$$$$ to Pay Off Federally Insured Student Loans

The U.S. Federal Government has established a student loan repayment program which authorizes agencies to repay certain types of federally insured student loans as a recruitment or retention incentive for highly qualified personnel. If you qualify, an agency may agree to provide student loan repayment benefits of up to $10,000 per calendar year, subject to a cumulative maximum of $60,000 per employee. Contact The Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Streets NW, Washington, DC 20415-1000; 202-606-1800; Continue reading

High School Seniors Get $2,000 to Study Restaurant & Hospitality

The Undergraduate Merit Scholarship for High School Seniors offers $2,000 for high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to both postsecondary foodservice education and a career in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and must have performed at least 250 hours of foodservice-related work. Contact the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, (formerly National Institute for the Food Service Industry), 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604-2702; 800-765-2122, 312-715-1010, Fax: 312-715-0807; Continue reading

Receive 100% Loan Forgiveness from Brooklyn Law School

The Brooklyn Law School. will extend a loan to a graduate for the first year of his or her participation in the LRAP Program. The Law School will forgive the entire amount of the LRAP Loan immediately upon satisfactory completion of the first full year of participation. To receive this 100% loan forgiveness, the participant must be in good standing for the complete year with regard to all LRAP eligibility requirements. Interest will accrue at the rate of 5% per annum, but will also be forgiven along with the principal upon completion of the first year. Contact Brooklyn Law School Office of Financial Aid, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-780-7915; Continue reading

$$$$ Baker University Loan Forgiveness!!

At the request of the Baker University, we are posting that the information below is no longer valid. The Challenge/Loan grant no longer exists. No word on whether or not a new grant or program is forthcoming. Please do not contact them about this expired program.

Students who complete a bachelor’s degree at Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences may be eligible for the school’s loan forgiveness program. The Challenge Loan program becomes available beginning a student’s sophomore year. The funds start out as a loan, but are forgiven if you graduate from Baker. Contact Baker University, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065; 913-594-6451; Continue reading

$2,500 For Foodservice Research

This grant is for School Nutrition Association members who want to conduct academic or non-academic research applicable to local or state-level foodservice programs. Contact School Nutrition Association, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703-739-3900; Fax: 703-739-3915; Continue reading

Money for American Indians who Need Extra Studies for Health Care Program

(Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship Program for Indians 93.971)
The program objective is to make scholarships available to American Indians and Alaskan Natives who need to take some extra courses in order to qualify for enrollment or re-enrollment in a health profession school. For application information contact Indian Health Service, Scholarship Program, 801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-6197; Continue reading

Fellowships for Creative Writers and Translators

(Promotion of the Arts-Grants to Organizations and Individuals 45.024)
The National Endowment for the Arts provides grants to support Literature Fellowships, Fellowships for Creative Writers, Fellowships awarded to writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction to allow them to devote time to writing, research, travel, and to advance their writing careers. Contact National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20506; 202-682-5400; Continue reading

Interest-Free Forgivable Loan: Redeemer University

If you are a prospective or current student of Redeemer University you may be eligible to obtain interest free forgivable loans. This is a loan program whereby qualifying students receive a loan to pay for part or all of their tuition and related costs for the academic year. If certain conditions are met the entire loan may be forgiven after the end of the academic year. To qualify for the program students must demonstrate financial need. Contact Redeemer University College, Office of Financial Assistance, 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON Canada L9K 1J4; 905-648-2131, 800-263-6467; Continue reading

Aid For Students Who Want To Help The Deaf

(Training Interpreters For Individuals Who Are Deaf and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind 84.160)
This program supports projects that train new interpreters and improve the skills of manual, oral, and cued speech interpreters already providing services to individuals who are deaf and individuals who are deaf-blind. Grants are awarded for training, classroom instruction, workshops, seminars, and field placements. Students must apply to those institutions that have received the program money. For a listing of institutions that received money contact the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202; 202-205-9393; TTY: 202-401-3664; Continue reading

$10,000 Of Student Loan Forgiveness

The Missouri Advantage Repayment Incentive Option (MARIO) will provide up to $10,000 in student loan forgiveness for college students who graduate with a math or science degree and go to work for a Missouri life science related company. The program offers up to $2,500 in loan forgiveness for every year the student works at a Missouri life science company for a maximum of four years. Contact Capitol Building, Room 216, Jefferson City, MO 65101; 573-751-3222; Continue reading

$25,000 Loan Repayment Assistance from Washington

The Washington State Bar Association has approved an LRAP that will be administered through the Washington State Bar Foundation. The program will likely begin taking applications from its first round of participants in 2005. Loan repayment assistance will be $5,000/year per program participant for a maximum of 5 consecutive years. Contact Paula Littlewood, Deputy Director of the Washington State Bar Association, 2101 Fourth Avenue, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98121-2330; 206-443-9722, 800-945-9722; Continue reading

Rural Physicians Obtain $13,000 per Year of Loan Forgiveness

This program is offered to first, second, or third year primary care medical residents who plan to practice full-time in a designated rural area in Minnesota Selected participants are eligible for four years of loan forgiveness. During each year that a participant serves as a physician in a designated rural 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

Grants For Those Who Have Trouble Paying Tuition

(Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement 84.217)
This program provides grants to institutions of higher education to prepare low income, first-generation college students and students underrepresented in graduate education for graduate study. Students must apply to those institutions that have received the money. For a listing of institutions that received money contact the office listed below. Contact Continue reading

$5,000 for Teachers and Other Educators

This Foundation provides grants of up to $5,000 directly to teachers and other educators to facilitate specific projects and the teacher’s work in the classroom, school, district, and community. The Education Foundation is most interested in projects that seek to improve student achievement through geographic literacy, use of new technologies, the understanding of diverse cultures and the promotion stewardship of natural and cultural resources. Contact National Geographic Society Education Foundation, 1145 17th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-4688; Continue reading

$65,000 College Loan Repayment

The Army College Loan Repayment program allows participants to pay off federally insured student loans when they enlist in the Army, in a qualifying job. To be eligible, applicants must enlist for three years on Active Duty or six years in the Army Reserve and their loan status must not be in default. For Active Duty Soldiers, participants can receive up to $65,000 to repay college loans. For Army Reserve Soldiers, individuals can receive up to $20,000 to repay college loans. Contact the United States Army at 800-872-2769; Continue reading

$2,000 for Students Studying in Restaurant or Food Service Programs

Undergraduate Merit Scholarship for College Students provides $2,000 awards for undergraduate students pursuing a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree in a restaurant/ foodservice-related program. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, have completed at least one term of a two- to four-year degree program, and have a minimum of 750 hours of work experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Contact the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, (formerly National Institute for the Food Service Industry), 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604-2702; 800-765-2122, 312-715-1010; Fax: 312-715-0807; Continue reading

$3,000 Loan Repayment Assistance

This program is open to all graduates of the Seattle University School of Law. Graduates who choose full time public interest legal careers and are licensed attorneys may be eligible to receive up to $3000 of forgiveness. The qualifying income limit is a maximum of $45,000 annually and the graduate must remain in qualifying public interest employment for at least one year. Contact the Office of Financial Aid, Seattle University of Law, 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-1090; 206-398-4250; Continue reading

NYU Graduates Full Loan Repayment

NYU School of Law graduates pursuing careers in public service or with not-for-profit organizations following graduation are eligible to receive to have their debt burden paid in full or part by NYU. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services, New York University School of Law, 245 Sullivan Street, Suite 400, New York, NY 10012 1301; 212-998-6050; Continue reading

Money For School Food Service Graduate School

If you are a current member of the School Nutrition Association and you are interested in continuing your school foodservice-related field at the graduate level, this scholarship may be for you. The Professional Growth Scholarship covers tuition, fees and books only and is renewable for up to four years. Contact School Nutrition Association, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703-739-3900; Fax: 703-739-3915; Continue reading

Scholarships for Health Care Professionals

(Health Professions Scholarship Program 93.972)
This program objective is to provide scholarships to American Indians and Alaskan natives attending health professions schools and who are interested in serving other Indians. Upon completion, scholarship recipients are obligated to serve in the Indian Health Service one year for each year of scholarship support, with a minimum of two years. Contact Indian Health Service, Scholarship Program, 801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-6197; Continue reading

$50,000 to do Research at Postdoctoral Level

ACLS Fellowships provide awards to individual scholars at the postdoctoral level to pursue research in the humanities and social sciences. The program offers up to $50,000 for Full Professor and equivalent, $40,000 for Associate Professor and equivalent, and $30,000 for Assistant Professor and equivalent (also includes New York Public Library Fellowships) for six to twelve months of research leave between July and February. Contact the American Council of Learned Societies, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-6795; 212-697-1505; Fax: 212-949-8058; Continue reading

Let the Navy Help You Pay Off up to $65,000 of Your Student Loans

The Navy will pay for up to $65,000 of loans acquired from a post???secondary education for college students and graduates who qualify. To be eligible for the program the loan cannot be in default and it must be the applicant???s first enlistment. The LRP is available to all active Navy enlisted positions! Contact the U.S. Navy at 800-872-6289; Continue reading

Up to $20,000/Year for D.D.S

If you are a Dentist and willing to sign a contract committing two years of full-time primary care clinical services in a public or nonprofit entity located in a Federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Iowa, you can receive up to $20,000 of loan forgiveness. The Iowa PRIMECARRE Loan Repayment Program requires that all applicants be a US citizen, licensed to practice in Iowa, and have Medical education-related debts. Contact Bureau of Health Care Access, Attn: Patricia Kehoe, PRIMECARRE Coordinator, 321 E. 12th Street, 5th Floor, Des Moines, IA 50319; 515-281-7689, 800-308-5986; Continue reading

$9,900 Loan Forgiveness Award!!

The Quality Early Education Loan Forgiveness program offers monthly student loan debt assistance to graduates working in Pennsylvania, in the field of Early Childhood Education. If you are eligible, the program will forgive up to one-sixth of your qualifying loan debt annually, not to exceed the maximum of $3,300 per year for three years or the program???s $9,900 maximum benefit. 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

$9,500 Fellowships for Jewish Students

Wexner Graduate Fellowships cover all tuition expenses and required fees plus a generous living stipend. Fellowships are granted for a two-year period and may be renewed. Giving is done nationwide. Fellowships are awarded to North Americans who are college graduates and who plan to pursue a career in the Jewish community. Contact Wexner Foundation, 6525 W. Campus Oval, Ste. 110, New Albany, OH 43054; 614-939-6060; Fax: 614-939-6066; Continue reading