Scholarships can help minimize your student loan debt and help make your college degree even more affordable. Scholarship qualifications are wide ranging, and many are based on criteria that do not include your GPA or course grades.
Check out the resources listed below for scholarship opportunities you may be interested in applying to win.
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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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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
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
USA Funds Scholarships
Student Scholarship Search
Adventures in Education
Peterson’s Financial Aid Channel
Scholarship Resource Network Express
College Tool Kit