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Sallie Mae Fund

American Dream Scholarship Program (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
First in My Family Scholarship Program (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Unmet Need Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Writers of Passage Scholarship Program (Undergraduate/Prize)

12061 Bluemont Way
Reston, VA 20190
Ph: (703)533-4834
URL:http://www.salliemaefund.org

American Dream Scholarship Program (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To assist African-American students with financial need. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen; with a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; meet the criteria of Pell Grant eligibility; must be enrolled full-time at an accredited, undergraduate institution. Criteria: Applicants who will meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility and demonstrate financial need will be given preference.

Funds Avail.: $500-$5,000. To Apply: Applicants must apply online at www.salliemaefund.org. Deadline: April 15.

Remarks: In partnership with the United Negro College Fund.

First in My Family Scholarship Program (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To help finance first in the family Hispanic American students pursue their college education. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must be U.S. citizen Hispanic Americans; have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; must be enrolled as full-time undergraduates at accredited institutions. Criteria: Applicants will be selected based on financial need.

Funds Avail.: $500-$5,000. To Apply: Applicants must mail an official transcript; proof of family income and citizenship status. Submit online: a letter of recommendation; resume; an essay. A Financial Aid Verification is needed for applicants chosen as finalists. Deadline: April 15.

Remarks: In partnership with the Hispanic College Fund. Contact: Hispanic College Fund 1301 K St. NW, Ste. 450-A West Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: 800-644-4223.

The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To assist in the financial needs of children of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be a dependent of a September 11, 2001 victim; must be enrolled full-time and having a satisfactory academic process at: a Public two years, or a Private/Proprietary two years, or a Public or Public four years. Criteria: Applicants are selected based on proof of eligibility and relative financial need.

Funds Avail.: $2,500. To Apply: Applicants must complete an application form available at the website (www.salli-emaefund.org) and submit to the Financial Aid Director of the applicant's school. Mail completed applications to: The Sallie Mae 911 Educational Fund Scholarship Program c/o The Community foundation for the National Capital Region 1201 15th St. NW, Ste. 420 Washington, DC 20005. Deadline: May 15.

Unmet Need Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support students with more than $1,000 short of financial need. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen; must have a $30,000 or less family adjusted gross income; have a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or minimum 42 GED average test score; a high school senior or graduate or a student enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in an accredited post secondary institution; must demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after the financial aid award package has been determined. Criteria: Recipients will be selected based on financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000-$3,800. To Apply: Applicants must complete an application form available at the website ww-w.salliemaefund.org and mail it together with: current, complete transcript of grades (Official transcript of grades; or unofficial transcript that includes that student and school's name; or Student-generated online transcript that includes that student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken; or GED test score results); Student Aid Report (SAR) or Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) (Complete SAR Print Summary from the FAFSA website; or student copy of the complete SAR; or school's complete ISIR). The application and all documents must be mailed in one envelope to: Scholarship America The Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program One Scholarship Way, PO Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082. Deadline: May 31. Contact: 507-931-1682.

Writers of Passage Scholarship Program (Undergraduate/Prize)

Purpose: To focus on the importance of developing good writing skills. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be an enrolled full-time undergraduate at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or Predominantly Black College (PBI); must demonstrate financial need as defined by the applicant's college or university; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; must have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www-.fafsa.ed.gov. Criteria: Winners are selected based on the applicants’ essays.

Funds Avail.: $5,000 for the recipient and $20,000 grant to the winner's university. To Apply: Applicants must complete and submit the application form available at the website www.nafeo.org/home.php; Certification and Authorization Form; “Writers of Passage” essay; transcripts (college transcripts for students who have completed one or more semesters of post-secondary education); copy of complete academic year Student Aid report (SAR). All documents must be in an envelope and mailed to: The “Writers of Passage” Essay Competition National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) 209 Third Street, SE Washington, DC 20003. Deadline: February 1.

Remarks: In partnership with the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO). Contact: Rachel Cooke (202)552-3300 email: [email protected]

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