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RESOURCES

The following is a list of web resources which may be of interest to educators as well as students.


Scholarships

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF)
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) is a 501 (c) (3) organization, dedicated to providing perpetual support for lifelong learning. Through a vibrant awards program that includes academic scholarships, mini-grants and fellowships, EAF touches the lives of all kinds of people from all walks of life.


Ambassadorial Scholarships

This is the prestigious "rotary" organization scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the "host" country of that language. You should have completed at least 2 years of college work.


American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships
(AICPA)

For undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed.


Arts Recognition and Talent Search Awards

These awards are granted to high school or college students (17, 18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas.


Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships

For "scholars," with academic, leadership, and talent qualities.


Gates Millennium Scholarships

The goal of the Gates Millennium Scholarship is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding minority students with significant financial need.


Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The mission of this prestigious scholarship is to find and recognize college juniors with leadership potential who intend to pursue a career in the public service or government.


Hispanic College Fund Scholarships

The Hispanic College Fund, Inc. (HCF) is a private non-profit organization founded in 1993 to develop the next generation of Hispanic professionals in America by awarding scholarships to deserving Hispanic students.


Intel Science Talent Search

High School seniors are eligible to present a scientific research for this nationwide competition.


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

This is a public not-for-profit, national organization that awards four year college scholarships to academically gifted students of color with financial need, enabling them to attend to college of their choice.


Kodak Scholarships

Kodak awards scholarships to diverse students who demonstrate high academic achievement and leadership within their communities.


Massachusetts Cultural Council for YouthReach Funding

The goal of the YouthReach Initiative is to promote integration of substantive out-of-school arts, humanities and science opportunities and youth development opportunities for young people at risk of not making a successful transition from adolescence to young adulthood.


McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals

Preparing for health-related careers can apply.


National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering
(NACME)
NACME provides leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math- and science-based careers.


National Association of Black Journalists
Annually, NABJ awards deserving students interested in pursuing a career in journalism awards of more than $30,000 in NABJ scholarships.


National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Students interested in journalism as a career can apply.


National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA Scholarships)
Awards are given in all sports categories, amounts from $3,000 to $12,500. Awards are also available for sports related study (like sports journalism).


National Society of Black Engineers
(NSBE Scholarships)
This is primarily for engineering students, and others majoring in related disciplines.


Ron Brown Scholarships
Academic merit, Leadership, community service, all fields.


Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) local chapters, with support from Global RMHC, McDonald's Corporation and McDonald's restaurants, offer scholarships to students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities.


Society of Women Engineer Scholarships

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.


United Negro College Fund Scholarships

Use this site to search through thousands of scholarships and grants, many of which are administered by the United Negro College Fund.


Xerox Minority Scholarship

To view related information type “Scholarship” in the search engine. This is a good scholarship for minority students studying in areas like chemistry, engineering, physics, and “tech” areas.

 

National Resources

Healthy People 2020
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Provides education news, contacts, Educator Resource Center Network, and a guide to NASA's education programs.


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Conducts and supports laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations.


National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Web site offers the public and scientific community information about NIH Minority Health and Health Disparities activities. This site highlights the programs, initiatives and research focused on improving the health status of underserved minorities.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Provides health information, grants and funding opportunities, news and events, scientific resources, a guide to various institutes, centers and offices.


National Institutes of Health: Office of Science Education

The web site of the Office of Science Education—a valuable resource for students and teachers.


National Science Foundation

Funds research and education in science and engineering. It does this through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, and other research and/or education institutions in all parts of the United States. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.


National Sleep Foundation

This is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving public understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting public education, sleep-related research, and advocacy.


National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)

NSBRI research seeks solutions to health concerns facing astronauts on long missions. Patients on earth suffering from similar conditions will benefit from these advances.


Neurovestibular Adaptation Integrated Research Team

The team's goal is to better understand how space travel affects human balance and orientation, how in-flight disorientation, space motion sickness and postlanding vertigo and locomotion problems can be reduced.


Quest: NASA's K-12 Internet Initiative

Site dedicated to bringing NASA people, Space and Science to classrooms through the Internet.


ResearchResearch

ResearchResearch is a global provider of news and funding opportunities to the research community.


United States Department of Education

Its mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation. The web site offers a range of information about the Department, including initiatives and priorities, grant opportunities, offices, publications, research and statistics.

 

Educators

Classroom Connect
Develops Original, Web-based curriculum and professional development programs for K-12 educators.


NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education

Awards grants to educators who propose innovative and promising ways to help all students experience academic success.


Annenberg/CPB—Learner.org

An extensive collection of video workshops, libraries, and series.

 

Student Programs

Biomedical Science Careers Program
The Biomedical Science Careers Program, Inc. provides students of all races, ethnic backgrounds, gender and financial status with encouragement, support and guidance needed for the successful pursuit of careers in biomedical sciences.


Upward Bound

Provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, from families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree, and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter postsecondary education. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.


Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment

RYSE recognizes the needs and potential of the Southeast Asian refugee community in Boston. For the past ten years, RYSE has been one of the few programs that operate at night in Greater Boston, providing ESL services to a very needy and hardworking Southeast Asian refugee population.

 

Financial Assistance

Academic Management Services (AMS)
AMS’s goal is to help families pay for education. Since 1970, they have provided the AMS Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan and AMS Education Loans at thousands of schools and to millions of families.


Grantsnet

It is a database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education.


Wiredscholar

Applying for a school is only half the battle—this web site helps you understand the costs of a college education. Estimate how affordable certain schools are and learn about different payment options. You can also fill out the necessary forms for financial aid—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE applications are available on this site. Finally, check out the Scholarship Search—one of the biggest, most comprehensive scholarship databases on the Internet!

 

College Preparation

Collegeboard.com
Not only can you register for the SAT here, but you can take a free diagnostic mini-test and get a predicted score. This site contains tips on the SAT II subject tests and AP courses, as well as an SAT Question of the Day!


Campustours.com

Looking for a 4-year college in Arizona that has an environmental science major and a swimming team? Type it all into this search engine. Once you've found a list of prospective colleges, take a virtual tour of the campus.

 

Museums

Smithsonian Institute
The Institution is as an independent trust instrumentality of the United States holding more than 140 million artifacts and specimens in its trust for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge". The Institution is also a center for research dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.

Museum of Afro-American History
The Museum of Afro-American History (MAAH) is a not-for-profit history institution dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans during the colonial period in New England. Through educational workshops, youth camps, special events and unique partnerships with professional organizations and educational institutions, the Museum places the African American experience in an accurate social, cultural and historical perspective.

Museum of Science
The mission of the Museum of Science, Boston is to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society. To accomplish this educational mission, the staff, volunteers, overseers and trustees of the Museum are dedicated to attracting the broadest possible spectrum of participants, and involving them in activities, exhibits and programs which will: encourage curiosity, questioning and exploration, inform and educate, enhance a sense of personal achievement in learning, respect individual interests, backgrounds and abilities, and promote lifelong learning and informed and active citizenship.

New England Aquarium
The mission of the New England Aquarium is to increase understanding of aquatic life and environments, to enable people to act to conserve the world of water, and to provide leadership for the preservation and sustainable use of aquatic resources.

Children's Museum
The Children's Museum’s goal is to help children understand and enjoy the world in which they live in. As an early museum experience for children, the environment is informal, children are encouraged to imagine, to question and be curios. The Museum provides opportunities for new insights, involvement with the world and understanding of human differences.

The Computer Museum History Center
The Computer Museum History Center is a nonprofit entity dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. It is home to one of the largest collections of computing artifacts in the world, a collection comprising over 3,000 artifacts, 2,000 films and videotapes, 5,000 photographs, 2,000 linear feet of cataloged documentation and gigabytes of software.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Pursues studies of those basic physical processes that determine the nature and evolution of the universe. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) is a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution, founded in 1890.

 

Local and State Resources

Boston Public Library
Resources, neighborhood libraries, departments and services, news, events and exhibits, and Internet resources.

Boston Public Schools
Introduction to BPS students, faculty, and staff, programs and policy, recent accomplishments and distinguished alumni. Recent press releases and news clips about BPS, schedule of happenings...

Cambridge Public Schools
Mission statement, phone information, Schools, Office of Public Information, School Committee, Administration, Employment Opportunities...

Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
MassHome™ is a comprehensive directory of web sites in Massachusetts. Rather than searching the web for hours, find what you're looking for here.

Massachusetts Department of Education
Highlights include News and Events, MCAS, Resources & Information, and Educational Technology.

 

Blogs

Schoolgrantsblog.com
Provides information on school grants, loans, financial aid, scholarships and other educational needs.

 
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