Scholarships can help minimize your student loan debt and make your college degree even more affordable.
Check out the resources listed below for scholarship opportunities you may be interested in applying to receive.
- Change a Life Scholarship
Education is about paying it forward.
Introducing the Change a Life Scholarship—created for current students and alumni of Rasmussen College to pay it forward by nominating someone in their life to receive $1,000 on their first year of education at the College. When you are nominated, you may qualify to be awarded $250 per quarter toward tuition costs for up to the first four quarters of full-time enrollment at the College.
Visit www.rasmussen.edu/changealife to learn more and view terms and conditions.
Regional and National Scholarships
There are many scholarship search engines available on the web: fastweb.com and finaid.org are excellent resources you can use for free.
Be aware that; although there are many legitimate scholarship search sites on the Internet, there are also many sites that could be scams.
Note: If a scholarship site requires a payment or a commitment that will result in charges later on, search for a new site.
Here are some scholarship resources you may find useful:
- Dollars for Scholars
- Wisconsin Resident Grant
- T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® FLORIDA
- T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA
- T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN
- First in My Family Hispanic Scholarship
- National Military Family Association Scholarship Fund
- Giva Scholarship Program
Rasmussen College is a Dollars for Scholars partner, matching up to $500 in Dollars for Scholars awards per student. Dollars for Scholars is a volunteer-operated community scholarship foundation. Managed by a Board of Trustees, the purpose of Dollars for Scholars is to raise funds for local scholarships and grant awards to deserving local students.
Wisconsin residents who graduated from high school in the past three years and meet acceptance criteria at the Minnesota Rasmussen College locations may be eligible to receive a Wisconsin Resident Grant. This grant is awarded based upon financial need. Determination of the award uses Minnesota State Grant calculation. Students may receive an award amount between $0 and $6,435 during any nine-month period. Amounts are designated for tuition only. Students enrolled in an online program are not eligible for the Wisconsin Resident Grant.
Contact the Rasmussen College campus nearest you for more information.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® FLORIDA is a scholarship dedicated to early childhood education students who are earning their Associate’s degree and committed to improving the quality of early childhood education.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® FLORIDA Scholarship covers the majority of a student’s tuition and book expenses, as well as provides a stipend for travel and certain other degree-related expenses.
Who is Eligible for T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® FLORIDA?
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® FLORIDA is for ECE students in Florida who meet the following criteria:
- Florida resident
- Work in a licensed early childhood education facility
- Work a minimum of 20 hours per week in an early childhood education classroom
- Sponsorship from your early childhood education facility employer
- Work a minimum of 520 hours per year
Learn more about applying for the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® FLORIDA Scholarship! Contact a Rasmussen College program manager today or speak with a T.E.A.C.H. representative at 877-FL-TEACH.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program intended to provide opportunities for early childhood and school-age care professionals interested in increasing their levels of education, compensation, and commitment to the field.
The T.E.A.C.H. scholarship provides program recipients with assistance in paying for tuition and book purchases, as well as a travel stipend and paid release time. Recipients may also be awarded a bonus upon successful completion of their T.E.A.CH. contract. (Benefits vary according to scholarship type.)
Who is eligible for T.E.A.C.H. scholarships?
These scholarships are for early childhood or school-age professionals who have worked for at least six months in a licensed or regulated child care program in Minnesota and are:
- Working at least 15 hours per week directly with children for a minimum of 720 hours per year.
- Accepted into an approved Minnesota college and moving toward a degree in child development or early childhood, or those pursuing a National Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).
T.E.A.C.H. Program Coordinator
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood WISCONSIN is a scholarship program established to provide opportunities for early childhood and school-age care professionals interested in increasing their levels of education, compensation, and commitment to the field.
Students enrolled in an Early Childhood Education Associate’s degree or Certificate through any of our Wisconsin campuses (Appleton, Green Bay, or Wausau) may be eligible for the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship.
There are four scholarship models to support credit-based education:
- Credential Scholarship
- Associate’s Degree Scholarship
- Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship
- 3-8 Credit Scholarship
Who is Eligible for T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood WISCONSIN?
Child care providers who live and/or work in Wisconsin and meet the following criteria may be eligible for the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship:
- Have a desire to complete credit-based coursework in one of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood WISCONSIN scholarship models
- Work at least 25 hours per week in a full-time program that is licensed or legally exempt, or in the case of family child care, licensed or certified
- For part-time programs and programs licensed exclusively to serve school-age children, call the WECA office to speak to a scholarship counselor to determine eligibility
- Have the support of your sponsoring program
- Be employed by your sponsoring program for a minimum of 3 months prior to application
- Plan to attend school at a Wisconsin-based college or university
- Have a high school diploma or GED
Learn more about applying for the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN Scholarship! Contact a Rasmussen College program manager today or speak with a T.E.A.C.H. representative at 1-800-783-9322.
The Hispanic College Fund, Inc. (HCF) is a private non-profit organization founded in 1993 to develop the next generation of Hispanic business leaders in America by awarding scholarships to deserving Hispanic students. HCF accomplishes its mission by securing the funds needed to award financial assistance to students seeking to afford a higher education in academic disciplines leading to careers in business.
The Hispanic College Fund, Inc.
The National Military Family Association Scholarship Fund (NMFA): Serving the families of those who serve.
Mission: to serve the families of the seven uniformed services through education, information, and advocacy.
Learn more: National Military Family Assoc. Scholarship Fund
Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world.
Learn more: givainc.com/scholarships
Here are some more sites that may be able to help you find a scholarship that is right for you:
Sallie Mae Fund
United Negro College Fund
Scholarships for Hispanics
Student Scholarship Search
Adventures in Education
Peterson’s Financial Aid Channel
Scholarship Resource Network Express
College Tool Kit
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