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
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
Called The Interest Assistance Program and referred to as Program #10.437 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides a 4 percent subsidy to farmers and ranchers, who do not qualify for standard commercial credit. Guaranteed loans are serviced by a lender who has entered into a Lenders Agreement with the agency. The total loan limit for a guaranteed loan cannot exceed $731,000. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service.
…. if you are over 62 years of age and don’t live in a big city. It’s called the Section 504 program run by the Rural Housing Service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Be sure to read the small print. It says loans and GRANTS.
wouldn’t it be fun to chuck the city life and go raise horses out in the country? Well, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a money program to help you. It’s called Farm Operating Loans and it is for people who want to run small farms or ranches away from traffic that scares the horses. You can actually get up to $762,000 with interest rates as low as 3.75%. Pretty good deal.
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
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
Several states and more and more local organizations and even non-profits provide money for renters with grants or loans that can be used for security deposits. Programs constantly come and go but the state of Delaware has provided grants to nonprofit agencies to administer 2 security deposit programs. Two counties in Florida provide grants to cover deposits for people at certain incomes, and New Hampshire guarantees landlords the full amount so the renter can make payments on a security deposit. This information was collected from NLIHC, 1012 Fourteenth Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20005, 202/662-1530. To locate available programs in your area contact your state housing office or social services office, or your local reference librarian who can assist you in finding other organizations who might provide this assistance.
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
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
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
(10.438) Section 538 Rural Housing Guaranteed Loans
The Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award is a $250 award given in odd-numbered years for research completed in pursuit of the doctoral degree which makes a significant contribution to research in the field. The research must be outstanding in the areas of problem statement, analysis of related literature, methods and procedures, analysis of data, and discussion of results. Contact the National Council for the Social Studies, 8555 16th St., N.W., Ste. 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 301-588-1800; Fax: 301-588-2049; Continue reading
This Program is to help JD graduates in pursuing careers in the field of public interest law. The Georgetown University Law Centers Loan Repayment Assistance Program offers eligible participants 100% forgiveness. To qualify applicants must be JD graduates from the class of 1996 and beyond. Contact the Financial Aid Office/LRAP Committee, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001; 202-662-9080; Continue reading
If you are a woman owned business or a minority business you can get up to $500,000 in loans to help sell what ever you have to a transportation related agency at the federal state or local level. The government buys anything from web design to landscaping. Ask about Disadvantaged Business Enterprise-Short Term Lending programs from the U.S. Department of Transportation at 800-532-1169 or at
Prospective business owners looking to set up shop in Washington DC’s Ward 7/Marshall Heights area have strong support from the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization (MHCDO). The MHCDO provides, often at no cost, entrepreneurial and business training, one-on-one small business counseling in its Business Information Resource Center, technical assistance with loans, legal, accounting and other business-related areas, and special loan packaging, and loans ranging from $10,000 to $25,000. The group will also perform market research and assist with the development of print advertisements and other materials to promote the entrepreneur’s business. Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, 3939 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC 20019, 202-396-1200