ContentsInformation on Specific Careers
General Post Secondary Information
Test preparation websites
Sullivan University Lexington Campus
Sylvan Learning Center
General Financial Aid Information
College Board Financial Aid Profile
Scholarships and Other Opportunities
American Legion “Need A Lift” Scholarships
America’s Homecoming Queen Scholarships
Americorps VISTA Summer Associates Program
Berea College Full Tuition Four Year Scholarships
CAP21 Two Year NYC Training Program in Musical Theater and Summer Musical Theater Program
CAPS College Preference System Free Accounts to Demonstrate Implied Interest in Competitive College Admissions
Cardinal Leadership Academy Conference
C. B. Lucas Endowment Scholarship Fund
City Year, Washington D.C. (Americorps)
ClubZ In Home Tutoring and Test Prep Classes
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2006 Colleges, College Scholarships and Financial Aid Page
The 2006 Colleges, College Scholarships and Financial Aid Page is a site that has put together an online directory of college and university admissions office email addresses and telephone numbers, college scholarship and financial aid office email addresses, and links to the home pages and online applications of more than a thousand colleges and universities. There is also a page of links to the best college and university admissions, college scholarship, and financial aid pages on the web. You will even find information on graduate schools, the GRE and GMAT examinations, MBA programs, the TOEFL, community colleges, historically African-American colleges, and campus life. You'll be able to easily and immediately request information from the colleges and universities via email, find their (mostly toll free) telephone numbers, and follow links to college and university home pages and online applications. Use the links on the side or bottom of the page to find information on the criteria to qualify for hundreds of college scholarships, download the financial aid forms necessary to determine your eligibility for need-based college scholarships and financial aid, link to free college scholarship searches, and obtain information on athletic scholarships and grants.
This is the U.S. Government-wide initiative to deliver electronic services from government agencies and organizations to post-secondary students. It is your comprehensive information portal providing answers to your questions on education, career, government and more. The site has links for information on: planning and paying for your education, internships, community service, career development, travel, and military service.
American Education Services
This is a comprehensive site with information on the college selection and application process and financial aid. The "Get Ready for College” section has useful information on test preparation, school searches, applying to school on-line and scholarship searches. It gives you the tools to plan for higher education and find money for school, as well as allowing you to manage your student loan account online. It also has sections geared toward elementary school and middle school parents.
Use this database to search for colleges by program, state, school type, sport and school name. The site also includes a link to "win a scholarship," where users are picked at random for a scholarship.
Download free software for applications to more than 900 US colleges and universities. The site also includes tips that will make the admission process less stressful, and help you find financial aid.
The Princeton Review has included links to on-line applications to more than 700 U.S. colleges and universities. The site also includes tips that will make the admission process less stressful, and help you find financial aid.
Black Common Application
Through this site, students can apply to all thirty-three (33) historically black colleges with one application for $35. From this site students may print an application, request a paper application, or apply on-line.
This site sponsored by ACT has a college search feature, college applications on-line, ACT's Financial Aid Estimator, and virtual college tours.
Campus Crime Statistics
This is a new federal web sit that offers crime statistics from 6,700 colleges and universities.
This site not only searches for college programs by state, but also allows you to find colleges by specific career fields, majors, and occupations.
Campus safety is a topic that should be considered by students and parents as part of the school selection process. This site provides information regarding crime rates, victim assistance, and legislation to help make college campuses safer.
The Campus Tours Index provides fast and easy access to interactive tours of colleges across the United States. Depending on the school, there may be virtual college tours, webcams, campus maps, college videos, movies, and/or pictures.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Since 1992, all colleges have been required by federal law to compile annual statistics about crime on their campus. Each year The Chronicle asks all colleges with enrollments of more than 5,000 for copies of those security reports.
College Board On-line
Students, parents, & counselors will find a comprehensive menu of information to aid in the transition to college. This site includes SAT Test information, preparation, and registration opportunities, as well as searchable college and financial aid database. Additionally, provides information helpful in writing college essays.
Comprehensive site guides you through the entire process from researching colleges to getting in and paying for them.
This site has a college search section as well as articles about admissions, getting money for college, and doing well once you are admitted.
This site provides searches for colleges, scholarships, and loans. The searches are free, and the college search has a drawing for a $10,000 scholarship.
College is Possible
This comprehensive site sponsored by a coalition of universities contains information on selecting a college, application process, and financial aid.
Wide variety of college information including searching for matching characteristics, graduate programs, financial aid, scholarships, and featured schools.
Free campus new wire includes text from many college newspapers in the Chicago, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia areas.
This site provides the same sorts of introductory information about colleges students can obtain from attending a local college night without having to leave home. You can sign in and request additional information through the mail.
College Prep 101
This on line course is intended to provide high school students with the information they will need to decide on attending college. Included in the lessons is information to help with college preparation, selecting a college, easing the transition to college, and managing the changes in life which occur during college.
This site features in-depth profiles with information about academic programs, athletics, campus life, and financial aid along with a geographic search, directories for honors programs, women's colleges, statistics on minority enrollment, and numerous other resources for prospective college students.
College and University Rankings
The University of Illinois has gathered links to a collection of sites that rate colleges with various criteria. The site also discussed the philosophical difficulties with the whole process of ranking colleges.
A free online college search service with profiles of over 3,800 colleges & universities, sites, virtual tours, electronic applications, financial aid info, career planning tools, and more.
Colleges of Distinction
With ideas drawn from high school counselors, college admission professionals, and educators, Colleges of Distinction profiles colleges and universities throughout the United States that excel in four areas of distinction: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.
This site takes a student from choosing a college as a senior to finding success on a university campus as a freshman.
Visit this site to access the Common Application accepted by 255 colleges and universities. The application can be downloaded to a paper copy or filled out as an on-line application. You can also access information about the 255 schools that use this application.
This commercial site is rich in free information that a student should consider in writing an essay for a college application and offers suggestions and strategies, as well as suggesting other books to read.
The Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities has created an information management system for college bound high school students. It has sections on admissions, financial aid and college preparation, very comprehensive.
This site offers course selection information for students who plan to attend a community college and transfer to a university in Illinois. It identifies schools that are members of the Illinois Articulation Initiative and have agreed to a common core of general education courses that will transfer.
Test Prep on line. The site includes college application software, career info, self tests, plus many more topics.
Mapping Your Future
On this site you'll find information to help you plan your career, select a school & plan for your future. It has very useful information for students from middle school through adult.
Take a short quiz on this site and it analyzes this information and suggests six majors to think about because they match your interests and high school experience. It can also give you more information about what these majors are, what type of courses you would take to get a degree and what jobs are available to graduates with various degrees.
A comprehensive, for fee site allows you to explore majors, find a college and research careers. A searchable database of 900+ career fields, 6000+ vocational schools, colleges, and universities and links of scholarships, sources of loans, financial aid and advice. My Road membership is $19.95 and is provided by the college-board.
Peterson's Education Center
The Education and Career Center includes consistently organized information about educational opportunities at all levels. It also gives the ability to search Peterson's databases and share information with others. On line applications for 209 universities and graduate schools - some can be transmitted electronically and some can be printed and mailed in the usual manner.
The Princeton Review helps people find and get into the right college or other school. They have great resources to help with testing, admissions, financial aid etc.
Residential Colleges Worldwide
Listed on this side are the individual websites of Oxford/Cambridge-style residential colleges at universities around the world. “Residential colleges” are small, cross-sectional societies of students and faculty within a larger university, and this directory is one part of a comprehensive website called “The Collegiate Way: Residential Colleges and Higher Education Reform.”
Offers a little something for everyone; a comprehensive list of colleges from around the world, chat rooms, financial aid sites, and links to information on college prep exams.
Schools in the USA
Searchable data base allows visitors to locate a suitable college by program, name or location. Once a college is selected a student can request more information electronically. A parallel version of the site is especially for international students who wish to study in the US.
Comprehensive college guidance site has sections on searching for a college, admissions & tests, and scholarships.
Peterson's Education Center
The Education and Career Center includes consistently organized information about educational opportunities at all levels. It also gives the ability to search Peterson's databases and share info with others. On line applications for 209 universities and graduate schools- some can be transmitted electronically and some can be printed and mailed in the usual manner.
What Can I Do With a Major In?
Site from the University of North Carolina links careers to the majors available on campus.
Comprehensive site allows students to search for colleges, take virtual tours, apply online, get financial information and plan a career.
Architecture Careers is an interactive guide to careers in architecture designed to assist you in becoming an architect! It assists you in learning more about and understanding the process of becoming an architect: a) education, b) experience, and c) exam. More than a career resource, it provides resources such as interviews with working architects, links to valuable websites including architecture programs, a suggested reading list, and an opportunity to question Dr. Architecture, a self-proclaimed expert on the process of becoming an architect.
This site, maintained by the audio engineering society, has links to schools where a student may study audio engineering, internships, and a description of the career itself.
Extensive site from Furman University with links to pages in the many professions a student can enter with a degree in Biology.
Botany Career Information
This site offers comprehensive career information from the Botanical Society of America on careers in Botany.
Business Career Information
This site is designed to help you find a satisfying job in the business world. Whether you're angling for a fast track investment banking job or a fulfilling non-profit career, you'll find what you're looking for here. Careers in Business brings you with the latest scoop on various business career areas including jobs, salaries, what people are saying and entry requirements.
Career Options by Academic Major
This Site created by career services at Rutgers University addresses career options for many Rutgers University majors. Each profile summarizes the major and lists related occupations, typical employers, and examples of jobs obtained by recent and experienced Rutgers graduates.
Court Reporters & Broadcast Captioners
This objective site put out by a professional organization describes job responsibilities, salary, and employment outlook for Court Reporters and Broadcast Captioners
Career information and lists of schools where students can prepare to be a dentist, dental hygienist, dental lab technician, or dental assistant.
See what it takes to become an FBI agent and why some posts are more dashing than others. At the Finance Division you'll pour over payroll rather than case bank robbers.
From the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a list containing a representative sample of current job titles of former Foreign Language majors. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might explore.
This site is the advice written by a professor of criminology at Florida State University for those interested in pursuing a career in Forensic Science.
This site gives information on careers in the travel industry, specifically on cruise ships, ski resorts, and airlines.
Gemological Institute of America
If you are interested in being a jeweler, this professional site has links to education opportunities all over the country as well as on line.
Health Career Options
Students thinking about pursuing a medical career often do so because they have an idealized notion about helping others. Often, they are not aware of the many different job possibilities in medicine unless they know people who work in the field. Many people only associate medical careers with hospitals and doctors' offices. They do not realize there are other opportunities in different settings and related fields. This data base will broaden your horizons.
History Major Career Options
Site sponsored by the American Historical Society links to information on what kinds of careers history majors secure.
American Society of Newspaper Editors offers career planning information, internship listings and tips on getting your first job in newspapers.
Marine Science Careers
Site with extensive links to information about careers in marine biology, oceanography, zoos, and marine science.
Career information for all branches of the military.
Learn about working in outer space as a pilot or mission specialist. NASA's astronaut application is available on this site.
Occupational Therapy Careers
Site sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association explains what Occupational Therapists do and how to prepare for this career.
The Paleontological Research Institution describes what paleontologists study and tells the sad truth: good jobs are almost as scarce as T- rex skeletons.
This site from Purdue University, has information about how to become a pharmacist as well as career options in the pharmacy field.
Site sponsored by the American Academy of Physician Assistants professional organization has links to training programs by state and information about what the career involves and certification.
Careers for psychology majors as well as graduate level careers written by Dr. Margaret Lloyd of Georgia Southern University.
Travel Agent Careers
Discover how to explore this field from the site of the American Society of Travel Agents. If you need to find a travel school, visit the online member directory and select "Travel Schools" as the business type. You can narrow your search by location.
Undergraduate Majors & Interests
Extensive site from the University of North Texas links careers to the majors available on campus. Includes very good descriptions regarding the careers highlighted
Site sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association lists all the veterinary colleges in the United States by state. The site also has a similar page that lists Veterinary Technician training programs.
Women in Computer Science
Traditionally, men have outnumbered women in computer science and engineering, but that trend has been changing. Increasingly, women are becoming successful computer scientists and engineers, reaping the career benefits, and telling their stories. This site links you to the stories of successful women in the field.
Writing Careers Glossary
Comprehensive list of writing related careers linked to brief descriptions of these careers.
Zoo Career Guide
Site sponsored by Seaworld and Busch Gardens discusses what it's like to work with animals at their parks as well as zoo careers in general.
AFS, formerly known as American Field Service, is one of the world's largest community-based volunteer organizations dedicated to building a more just and peaceful world through international student exchange. More than 10,000 students, young adults and teachers participate in AFS exchange programs each year.
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve through more than 2,100 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations. They tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, and help communities respond to disasters. Created in 1993, AmeriCorps is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America. Together these programs engage more than 2 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year.
Amigos de Las Americas
This is a volunteer organization that sends young Americans to Central and South America for humanitarian experiences. It creates opportunities for young people to excel in leadership roles promoting public health, education, and community development. Founded in 1965, AMIGOS is a non-profit organization that provides leadership training and volunteer service opportunities in the United States and Latin America.
City Year is a national youth service organization that unites diverse young people ages 17-24 for a demanding year of full-time community service, civic engagement, and leadership. For their work, corps members receive a weekly stipend of $175 and upon graduation are eligible for a $4,725 post-service award to be used for educational pursuits.
Corporation for National and Community Service
Learn how you can make a difference by serving with an AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, or Learn and Serve America Program. After their term of service, AmeriCorps members receive education awards that help finance college or pay back student loans.
Disney World College Internship Programs
If you wish to work/intern at Disney World you may be interested in exploring this work/internship program for college students. It's a one-of-a-kind, Disney-designed combination of education and work experience. With a little hard work and perseverance, participants will have the chance to: Build transferable skills that include relationship building, problem solving, and written and verbal communication; Explore networking opportunities at the Walt Disney World® Resort; Tap into educational opportunities that offer new courses coupling academic theory and Walt Disney World Resort management expertise; Earn real-world experience with a leader in the industry; and Enjoy privileges of being a Cast Member at the Walt Disney World Resort, including free Theme Park admission and discounts that cover resorts, merchandise and more
This site contains information about traveling informally to learn a language in the country where it is spoken as well more formally at colleges and universities.
Experiment in International Living
This is an international non-profit organization promoting intercultural learning through home stays, educational group travel, study abroad, language training, work exchange, and other cultural immersion programs.
Travel ideas for students who want to see the world in the year between high school graduation and enrolling in college.
Cross cultural exchange is an integral part of all Global Routes programs. The cornerstone of the Global Routes experience is a two to three week home stay in a remote rural village. Here you immerse yourself in the daily life and ritual of your host community and work with locals on projects chosen by community leaders.
GlobalQuest offers twelve-week semester programs in international settings. The program was established in 1999 and initial semester offerings are based in Thailand. Spring and fall semesters are for high school seniors and high school graduates between school and college.
Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer to spend your summer providing public health services to our neighbors in Latin America and other areas around the country and the world. Young people from the United States develop leadership skills and an understanding of other cultures while participating in this unique program.
Interim offers individuals of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to explore different areas of interest via a personally tailored, experience-based format. Since its inception, INTERIM has designed creative "time on" for over 3,500 young people between the ages of 15 and 70, and has created an ever-growing database of over 4,000 options worldwide: Internships/Apprenticeships, Volunteer Work, Cultural/Academic Study Programs, and Language courses.
Ithaka offers a rigorous experiential and academic work/study immersion in Greek culture. The study is inter-disciplinary, covering the main areas of culture and learning from ancient times to the present day. It is accessible to the broadest range of students, with varying interests, abilities, and training.
Celebrating over 40 years and more than 500,000 alumni, Outward Bound is the pioneer and leader in challenging adventure education programs for youths and adults that range in length from three weeks to one semester.
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then-Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. Since that time, more than 170,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have been invited by 136 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education, information technology, and environmental preservation. Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, stepping into new countries like East Timor, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and committing more than 1,000 new Volunteers as a part of President Bush's HIV/AIDS Act of 2003. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities. There's quite a bit to learn about the Peace Corps—explore the site to get to know its mission, history, and current endeavors in depth:
Rotary Youth Exchange
Every year approximately 7,000 students from 15-19 go abroad under the auspices of the Rotary Youth Exchange program either for the academic year or an extended period of time. The increased self-awareness and global perspective that they derive from the experience are made possible through the commitment of many volunteer host families.
School Year Abroad
Secondary level school in which American students live for a full year in a European or Chinese family while earning U.S. graduation credits and receiving rigorous preparation for top U.S. colleges and universities. Every year approximately 60 eleventh and twelfth graders attend one of SYA's schools in Beijing, China; Rennes, France; Viterbo, Italy; and Zaragoza, Spain. SYA is a consortium of 23 member schools around the United States.
Semester at Sea
Semester at Sea is designed to be a global semester in your undergraduate career. As academic sponsor of the program, the University of Pittsburgh grants academic credit for participation.
If you would like to study in Spain, find the type of school or program you are seeking. The site includes links to: Universities in Spain, Spanish Language and Culture Programs, Study Abroad USA-based Programs, Spanish Language Schools, Professional Development and International Secondary Schools. Information on student housing and financial aid also included.
Study in Canada
This site explains the differences between the United States and Canadian post-secondary systems and offers reasons why studying in Canada might be a good choice. Also provides links to Canadian school web sites.
This site provides free university and college advice for students worldwide who are considering studying abroad for an international education. The Course & College search section contains details of hundreds of colleges and universities that are currently recruiting international students, together with a database of the best articles that have appeared in the leading journals on international education.
On-line study abroad program directory. Here you will find listings for thousands of study abroad programs in more than 100 countries throughout the world. You will also find hundreds of links to study abroad program home pages.
Summer Opportunities Search
Search Peterson's database of summer camp, academic, and travel programs.
Teen Mania is a Christian organization with primary focus on overseas mission trips for young people. Most trips are short-term summer trips. There is also information on extreme camps, honor academy, acquire-the-fire events, and personal devotionals.
United World Colleges
The United World Colleges are a group of ten related International Schools, with locations throughout the world, and dedicated to promoting international understanding through education. Students from 16-19 years of age come from all corners of the globe to live and study together, and to learn about each other in an environment that fosters peace, cooperation, and personal challenge. UWC students are chosen on merit, regardless of race, creed, color, background or financial ability and the majority are awarded scholarships.
WorkingAbroad/VWIS (Voluntary Work Information Service) is an international networking service for volunteers, workers and travelers on volunteer projects in over 150 countries worldwide. On this site, you will find professional and personalized information on voluntary work abroad, including: organizations that are looking for volunteers, and personalized reports on grassroots organizations in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America.
Youth for Understanding
International exchange program. Live with a family and experience their country as a resident rather than a tourist.
The Act Prep Plus course consists of seven sessions that focus on all four ACT subject areas. Because the curriculum uses actual ACT test problems, students gain a distinct competitive edge. For students taking the Writing Test, this series focuses on that preparation during the reading session.
This link to the ACT organization gives current information about all the products ACT markets. It allows students to register for an ACT test, learn test taking strategies to maximize ACT scores, see sample questions, read research and information available from ACT.
This is a comprehensive video SAT Test Prep Package that includes 14 plus hours of content review, strategies, tips, tricks, diagnostic tests, practice problems, sample tests, daily study planners, and 24/7 access to online videos. The price is $98.00 and comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. In addition to the SAT Test Prep you can also access College Readiness, AP Biology, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Literature, Writing, and US History tutorials.
This is the official site of the College Level Examination Program. Over 2,800 universities offer college credit for those students who score well on the CLEP exams. Sample questions are provided.
College Board Home Page
This is the site for the SAT, PSAT, AP, and CLEP Tests. Students, parents, & counselors will find a comprehensive menu of information to aid in the transition to college. Includes a free college and scholarship search database.
College Prep Coach
This is an ACT/SAT Test Prep Kit which includes two DVD’s and a College Prep Coach Course Manual for a fee. Additionally, students will need to purchase the book “Official Guide to the SAT or ACT” in order to take full advantage of this material.
PSAT and other test prep courses are offered throughout August, September, and October at several locations. There may be other classes offered in the spring also – addresses strategies, pacing, critical reading, confidence, and increasing scores.
Listing and links to over 400 colleges that de-emphasize the importance of the ACT/SAT in the admissions process.
4Tests.com Free on-line ACT test allows you to see your answers and explains the ones you got wrong. Also has practice questions for the SAT, TOEFL, and GED tests. This site also has preparation products that can be purchased.
This is a free site with a lot of interesting information to help you begin preparing for and
understanding what the ACT Test is all about.
Gleim Publications Inc.
Gleim PSAT Online is a 6-10 course outline and includes a full length practice test. This source uses a computer game look and feel. Call 800-874-5346 for more information.
Huntington Learning Center
Test Prep and tutoring – expensive! Call 1-800-CAN LEARN for details.
Jewish Family and Career Services
These classes are held throughout the school year at the Jewish Community Center for a very reasonable fee. Call 502-452-6341 for more details, dates, and times.
Test Prep on-line. This resource includes self tests plus many topics. Site offers free practice tests as well as more detailed study for a fee.
Louisville Free Public Library
In the Teens Only Section there are links to a site called LearningExpressLibrary.com or www.learnatest.com which have free access to ACT Practice Tests, ACT Preparation Courses, PSAT Practice Tests, SAT Practice Tests, SAT Preparation Courses, and even practice tests for AP Courses. You will need a library card – the identification numbers on your library card serve as your user name and password to enter the test prep sites.
Louisville Test Prep
Louisville Test Prep offers the best higher scores guarantees in Louisville. They promise large increases backed up by money-back guarantees. All of their teachers have scored in the 97th percentiles or higher on the test they teach, have prior teaching experience, and are trained to convey the test techniques and concepts that will best improve your score. There courses cost roughly half the price of courses offered by national competitors. Call 648-4677 for more information. Louisville Test Prep is now offering courses held at Manual High School throughout
the year for only $100 which covers 8 two hour sessions plus study materials.