Hispanic Arts, Culture & Education 

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

Subtitle

ROAD TO COLLEGE RESOURCES FOR/RECURSOS DEL 'Camino a la Universidad' PARA

Hispanic Parents /Padres hispanos  

Hispanic College Bound Students/ Estudiantes hispanos en el secundario

College Students /Estudiantes universitarios 


THE FEDERAL STUDENT AID


The Federal Student Aid is an office of the U.S. Department of Education with a lot of tips and useful information for students who want to prepare to go to college. List of bilingual resources and tips, videos & PDFs:    https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources


Visit their website clicking at:   

http://studentaid.ed.gov/prepare-for-college


Universidad YA! Partners


FREE SCHOLARSHIP COACH BOOKLET FROM SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA AVAILABLE AT HISPANICARTSCOUNCILSTL.ORG NOW!

As you and your family work to pay for college, you've probably learned that the scholarship search is a process that never ends -- there are always new opportunities, new awards and new criteria to learn about. Explore the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis to download your free Scholarship Coach Booklet and take a look to the Scholarship Calendar to see what is available for Latino students every month. 
The Scholarship Coach, Volume 5 from Scholarship America now available! The new ebook includes advice on getting prepared, using your summer downtime productively, finding scholarships that match your unique passions, and more. TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE EBOOK, CLICK HERE!   OR  YOU CAN ALSO VISIT:
http://info.scholarshipamerica.org/free-scholarship-coach-ebook


THE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF ST. LOUIS DEDICATED TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO COLLEGE-BOUND AND COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA.


The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis is a nonprofit organization providing interest and fee free loans to St. Louis area students. The organization  also offers helpful steps to take in navigating the college and financial aid process, as well as access to local and national resources for college students. For more information, visit: http://www.sfstl.org/


HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND (CLICK HERE)


The HSF's mission is to increase the number of Hispanic college graduates by providing scholarships and assistance to students and their families. Scholarships and resources.

 

Website:  http://www.hsf.net/

Facebook:www.facebook.com/HispanicScholarshipFund



  • COLLEGE GREENLIGHT HELPS STUDENTS & PARENTS TO GET SCHOLARSHIP LISTS AND USEFUL INFORMATION TO PREPARE STUDENTS TO GO TO COLLEGE.
  • Locate scholarships with accurate database on the web (which includes thousands of hard-to-find local scholarships).
  • Make well-informed college decisions based on our detailed profiles highlighting the academic, financial, and social dynamics of over 5,000 colleges.
  • Connect with the nation's best and most generous colleges
  • Find financial aid tips and tools to help you get on the path of college success.  Visit: www.collegegreenlight.com

  • Resources Only for Dreamers & Undocumented                                   Students

    EDUCATORS FOR FAIR CONSIDERATION (E4FC) (click here)


    Website: http://www.e4fc.org/home.html

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/e4fcfans

    Supporting undocumented students in their pursuit of college, career and contribution. Resources, advice, programs, scholarships, testimonials, etc. for undocumented students.


    CHOOSE YOUR FUTURE IS A WEBPAGE OF THE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS DEDICATED TO RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS, WHAT TO DO TO PREPARE YOURSELF TO GO TO  COLLEGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:

    https://chooseyourfuture.cps.edu/high-school-college-career/undocumented-students/


    UNITED WE DREAM IS THE LARGEST IMMIGRANT YOUTH-LED ORGANIZATION IN THE U.S. AND OFFERS THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT LEGISLATION THAT AFFECTS DREAMERS AND UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS AND PARENTS.


    United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.  For more information, visit:   http://unitedwedream.org/


    Other Resources for Parents & Students 

    (documented and undocumented students)

    COLLEGE BOARD  HAS RESOURCES IN SPANISH FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS, DOCUMENTED AND UNDOCUMENTED.


    College Board is a resourceful website with information for teachers, counselors and parents on Advanced Placement, and other admission college exams, as well as tips for college-bound students on how to prepare for college in High School and to be ready by their senior year.  Visit:  http://www.collegeboard.org/  College Board has a page in Spanish addressed to Latino parents 'Guia para padres':  http://www.collegeboard.com/padres/  and also a page dedicated to Undocumented or Dreamers students: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-undocumented-students



    'BIGFUTURE' BY THE COLLEGE BOARD OFFERS STUDENTS AND PARENTS MANY RESOURCES TO FIND THE APPROPRIATE COLLEGE, EXPLORE CAREERS, PAY FOR COLLEGE, AND HOW TO MAKE A PLAN TO ATTEND COLLEGE.  

    BigFuture by The College Board has an interactive  website that students and parents can use to find  excellent resources to  choose the right college, make a plan to pay for higher education, explore careers, and how to apply for college.   The website has a page in Spanish addressed to Latino parents 'Guia para padres':  http://www.collegeboard.com/padres/ .  For more information, visit:  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search

    COLLEGE SCORECARD IS A SITE FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THAT OFFERS RELIABLE, EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ON COLLEGES. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


    The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics of the U.S. Department of Education recently released its first annual update of the redesigned College Scorecard—available at  CollegeScorecard.ed.gov—to ensure that students and families have the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and reliable information available on colleges, all in an easy-to-understand format. The site allows visitors to sort and filter their search results to easily compare schools and decide which college makes the most sense when considering the typical costs, average student loan amount, students’ ability to repay their loans, and their future earnings.


    ¡GRADúATE! FINANCIAL AID GUIDE TO SUCCESS IS A WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR LATINOS THAT OFFERS A USEFUL FINANCIAL AID GUIDE, FOR DOCUMENTED AND DACA STUDENTS, ON HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE. BILINGUAL PAGE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH.


    The Initiative has created the ¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success(Guide) to help Hispanic students and families navigate the college application process. The Guide provides recommended steps for the college enrollment process, helpful tips on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and key financial aid resources available to better support Hispanics, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and non U.S. citizen students, in their efforts to access a postsecondary education. DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE IN ENGLISH CLICKING HERE, AND IN SPANISH CLICKING HERE! For more information and to download the guides and watch the videos, visit: 

    http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/hispanic-initiative/graduate-financial-aid-guide-to-success/


    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY & TRANSPARENCY CENTER


    The U.S. Department of Education College Affordability & Transparency Center offers a variety of interactive tools to find information about how much it costs students to attend different colleges, how fast those costs are going up, and information related to why  costs are going up. For more information visit   http://collegecost.ed.gov


    WITH MY DEGREE.ORG IS AN EXCELLENT SITE THAT HELPS STUDENTS UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY CAN DO AFTER COLLEGE WITH DIFFERENT DEGREES, HOW TO CHOOSE A MAJOR AND MINOR AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT. EXPLORE THE SITE, YOU WILL LEARN A LOT!

    Tis site helps students learn about college and different degrees and the many things that they can do with their degree. For more information, visit the site at:  
     withmydegree.org 


    THE ACT 'WORLD OF WORK MAP' PROVIDES CAREER EXPLORATION, JOBS YOU CAN OBTAIN WITH A COLLEGE DEGREE IN THAT FIELD, POSITIONS AND SALARIES YOU GET IN THOSE JOBS. 


    The ACT WORLD OF WORK MAP provides a focus to career exploration, not by singling out the one "right" occupation, but rather by pointing to world-of-work regions individuals may wish to explore. Through exploration, people may find occupations they might otherwise have missed.

    To help individuals navigate among hundreds of occupations, the World-of-Work Map organizes 555 occupations into 26 groups of similar occupations (career areas). The Map serves as a visual bridge, linking people (via career assessment results) to personally relevant occupations.  Visit this interactive site at:  http://www.act.org/world/world.html


     

    THE ACT OFFERS A COLLEGE SEARCH THAT FITS THE STUDENT'S PROFILE WHEN YOU OPEN A FREE ACOUNT AT THE WWW.ACT.ORG!

    Now, the ACT constantly updated and enhanced ACT College Search tool is an integrated feature of ACT Profile, helping students better find the answer to that big question, “What should I do?” 'What college is my best fit?'  With ACT Profile, college bound students can:

    • Generate interactive career and major maps
    • Explore detailed information on specific schools, majors, and careers
    • Save your favorites and share them with others
    Explore all the resources that will prepare you for college at www.act.org 


    'COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY' HELPS YOU COMPLETE FAFSA, GET FINANCIAL AID, STATE-WIDE STUDENT SERVICES AND MORE...(Only for residents/citizens)


    *Get free, on-site professional assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

    *Talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply

    *Get information regarding state-wide student services, admission requirements, and more!


    For more information and to see when is the free volunteer-run national day of FAFSA FRENZY in Missouri will offer free assistance to parents & students to complete FAFSA or free Application for Federal Student Aid, visit  http://collegegoalsundayusa.org/pages/default.aspx



    ONLINE COLLEGE DATABASE OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF U.S. ONLINE COLLEGES DATABASE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING TUITION, SIZE, TYPE OF SCHOOL, IF PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, LOCATION, ETC. THAT WILL MAKE THE PROCESS OF CHOOSING AN ONLINE COLLEGE MUCH EASIER. 

    College planning these days can be more challenging than when we were pursuing a higher education.  Tuition prices have exploded, classes are moving online as technology improves, and there are more colleges to choose from then ever.  
    The mission of Online College Database organization is to make this process easier for future students.  This is an easy to use search tool with relevant data, integrate Google Maps, and topical guidebooks that aid specific demographics such as minorities, students and families with disabilities, and veterans who may need a different set of advice and information.  Our guidebooks are expert driven, as this is a critical element to providing accurate, relevant and timely information to current and future students.  For more information and to access the online colleges database, visit: http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/

    IOWA COLLEGE STUDENT AID COMMISSION SITE OFFERS A LIST OF RESOURCES FOR LATINO PARENTS AND STUDENTS, DOCUMENTED OR UNDOCUMENTED,  ON HOW TO APPLY FOR COLLEGE, BILINGUAL GUIDES, FINANCIAL RESOURCES, EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND SCHOLARSHIPS. THE PAGE IS IN SPANISH. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:  https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/resources-latin-students



     ICAN THE IOWA COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK 

    The ICAN offers lists of Resources and Scholarships for Diversity and Minority Students. They offer a national list of scholarships and other helpful information and resources for Hispanics and other minorities.. Some of them require American Citizenship others don't. Great Resource for Dreamers and Latino students in general. Find more informaiton at:


    http://www.icansucceed.org/en/ican_scholarship_database/scholarship_search_results__diversity/


    NURSINGSCHOOL411.COM OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ON THE NURSING CAREER, NATIONAL AND LOCAL SCHOOLS OF NURSING, TUITION, JOB OPPORTUNITIES, SALARY PER STATE, ETC.

    • Nursing Licensure requirements by State
    • Directory of Nursing Schools in each of the 50 States
    • Ranking of top Nursing Schools in the country 

    For more information, visit:  http://www.nursingschool411.com/


    SUSTAINABILITYDEGREES.COM  OFFERS INFORMATION ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY DEGREES, CAREERS IN THE FIELD, AND COLLEGES WITH THOSE CAREERS.

    Get information on leading sustainability degrees, sustainable careers of the future, learning resources, and an understanding of what sustainability really means. Whether you're interested in science, design, business, public policy, or technology, these degrees offer the skills and knowledge you'll need to start your career in sustainability. For more information, visit: http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/


    ENVIRONMENTALSCIENCE.ORG OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF SUSTAINABILITY DEGREES AND CAREERS INFORMATION IN THE US. EXPLORE IT VISITING:   http://www.environmentalscience.org/degree/sustainability

    MASTERS IN EDUCATION.NET IS A SITE WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON HOW TO PURSUE MASTERS IN EDUCATION CAREERS, GET FINANCIAL AID, SCHOLARSHIPS, ETC. 


    For more information, visit:  http://www.mastersineducation.net/scholarships/

    More Resources for Parents & Students

    HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND  (click here)


    Website:http://www.hispanicfund.org

    Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HispanicCollegeFund

    Promising youth. Promising professionals. A stronger America.









    FIRST GENERATION STUDENT 

    (Click Here)


    This site will give you comprehensive advice to plan for and insert successfully  in college.


    Website: www.firstgenerationstudent.com

    Facebook:

    www.facebook.com/FirstGenerationStudent




    EXCELENCIA IN EDUCATION (CLICK HERE)


    Ensuring America's Future by Increasing Latino College Completion is anExcelencia in Education initiative in collaboration with partners from diverse sectors and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation. The purpose of the initiative is to inform, engage, and sustain efforts to promote the role of Latinos in making the U.S. the world leader in college degree completion.




    FAFSA4Caster HELPS STUDENTS & PARENTS ESTIMATE YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID!  (Only for residents/citizens)


    FAFSA4caster Provide some basic information and we'll estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. Your estimate will be shown in the "College Cost Worksheet" where you can also provide estimated amounts of other student aid and savings that can go towards your college education. We advice you to complete FAFSA4Caster before you complete FAFSA online.

    Visit: 

    https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execution=e1s2&locale=en_US




    FASTWEB ASSISTS STUDENTS TO FIND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE, OFFERS FINANCIAL AID TIPS, ETC.


    Search for scholarships with our free scholarship matching service, get student financial aid and find money to pay for college at Fastweb. For more information visit  www.fastweb.com

    'LATINOS IN COLLEGE' IS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH RESOURCES, TIPS, & WORKSHOPS FOR COLLEGE BOUND & COLLEGE STUDENTS.


    'Latino in College' is a non profit organizatiion that assists Latino students and their families in choosing schools, finding fundings and suceeding in college. For more information visit their website:

    http://www.latinosincollege.com


    COLLEGE FISH.ORG

    CollegeFish.org is dedicated to serving as an online resource to promote positive two year completion and transfer pathways, empowering students and the higher education personnel who support them to achieve their goals in a seamless, timely manner. Powered by Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of Community Colleges, CollegeFish.org is open to ALL community college students attending partner institutions.  Visit www.collegefish.org

    CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE INC.  OFFERS A PERSONALIZE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH WITH HUNDREDS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO OBTAIN FINANCIAL AID FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL TO GRADUATE STUDENTS.

    The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education.  For more information and to access the database, visit: https://www.chcinextopp.net/


    BESTCOLLEGES.COM OFFERS INFORMATION ABOUT U.S. SCHOOLS BY LOCATION, FIELD, FINANCIAL AID OR PROGRAM. 
    BestColleges.com has compiled information on 7,595 schools to help students search for the best schools. Their comprehensive database helps students find the colleges and universities by location, field, program, rank resources and financial aid. For more information, visit:  http://www.bestcolleges.com/


    AFFORDABLE ONLINE COLLEGES

    Affordable Colleges Online helps students find affordable college options and provides information about financial aid and college 

    rankings. Visit  http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/    

    COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS.COM PRESENTS LISTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF COLLEGES, SCHOLARSHIP DATABASES, GPA CALCULATOR AND MORE.
    We are a team of veteran professional educators who have developed this and other websites to make it as easy as possible for students of all ages to pursue post secondary education. To achieve that goal, we have spent years gathering information on more than 2,000 career schools, traditional colleges, career colleges, Christian colleges, graduate schools, and other educational institutions where you can earn a classroom based or online degree. - See more at: http://www.college-scholarships.com









    ONLINE SCHOOLS.ORG OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID FOR MINORITIES, INCLUDING HISPANICS


    In recent years, a nationwide emphasis on the importance of diversity (particularly on college campuses) has generated many scholarships and grants for students who belong to underrepresented minority groups. Online Schools.org offers a comprehensive scholarship list which includes financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic.These awards can be applied to all colleges. Check the list at  http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/

    FinAid IS THE SMART STUDENT GUIDE TO FINANCIAL AID FOR COLLEGE!


    FinAid, The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid, is the most comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information, advice and tools about  SCHOLARSHIPS, LOANS, SAVINGS, MILITARY & OTHER TYPES OF AID, FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS & TOOLS TO CALCULATE COLLEGE COSTS, LOAN PAYMENTS, SAVINGS & THE EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION. For more information, visit  http://www.finaid.org/


    ONLINECOLLEGES.NET OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ON ONLINE COLLEGES ALL OVER THE U.S.  REGARDING TUITION, PROGRAMS, ETC. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: WWW.ONLINECOLLEGES.NET


    UNIVISION 'EDUCACION' BILINGUAL EDUCATION INFORMATION, NEWS, VIDEOS , SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES, ARTICLES, AND MORE TO HELP LATINO FAMILIES AND STUDENTS START COLLEGE!


    Explore the Univision Education page, an education initiative to assist parents and students navigate the U.S. college system, scholarship data base, virtual college tours, college cost calculator, financial aid and all information they need in the road map to college access in the U.S. Visit   http://noticias.univision.com/educacion/   to find out more!



                                                          
    COLLEGE-SCHOLARSHIPS.COM
    OFFERS A LIST OF SCHOLARSHIP SITES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS. 
    For more information, visit the following lnk:   http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
    'GOODCALL' BETTER INFORMATION, SMARTER DECISIONS' IS A SEARCH ENGINE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS. THE SITE OFFERS STUDENTS A LARGE LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS. 

    GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine is one of the largest databases of scholarships on the web. The GoodCall Scholarship Engine requires no personal information and it's free to use.
    You can check it out here:  http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/search