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Example of the FAFSA "Information Acknowledgment Student Aid Report (SAR), Federal Student Aid Program" Pdf & Doc

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The Asian Reporter Foundation Scholarship Application

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

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Fred G. Lee Memorial Scholarship

For over 40 years the Portland Lodge of the C.A.C.A. has sponsored the Fred G. Lee Memorial Scholarship for qualified Oregon and Clark County of Washington State graduating high school seniors. This scholarship is awarded to graduating senior students on the merits of academics, leadership, and community involvement.

The winner receives a $4,000 scholarship and two runner-up amounts are for $1,000 each. Applications for this scholarship are due by April 1, 2014.

All applicants must have a parent/guardian who is a member of the C.A.C.A. Portland Lodge. Chinese Ancestry is not a requirement to be a member, and applications are available at www.cacaportland.org. At least one of the three scholarships will be awarded to a student who attends a college in Oregon or Washington State.

Tiffany Wang Arts Scholarship

Two students will be selected to each receive $500 towards a summer arts program. These arts scholarships are offered for (1) pre-college students (grades 9-11) who are interested in attending a summer arts program, (2) demonstrate financial need, and (3) exhibit talent in the fine or performing arts. This scholarship is for qualified Oregon and Clark County of Washington State high school students (grades 9-11).

The applications and more information for the above mentioned scholarships and contest will be posted on our website (www.cacaportland.org) soon, and will be available at Oregon and Clark County of Washington State high schools in early 2014.

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Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (PACCO) Scholarship Program

The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (PACCO) awards scholarships of up to $1500 each. Applicants need to be students of Filipino-American descent according to scholarship guidelines and requirements. Youth must graduate from high school or earn a GED the year the scholarship is awarded from the following public school districts or alternative schools: Portland Public, Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, and Reynolds.
Youth have the option of entering a two year or four year college. Youth that are low-income or youth that have barriers to success are the targeted population. Youth must attend one of the Future Connect college partner institutions: Portland Community College, Clackamas Community College, Mt. Hood Community College, Portland State University or Lewis and Clark.
The
PACCO Scholarship committee selects recipients based on the above criteria. For complete eligibility information and/or to download an application form, visit the PACCO Web site. 
www.pacco.org

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The Connie Lieding Scholarship Fund will award funds to Crittenton young women between the ages of 16-27. Awards from $100 - $3,000 can be used to support young women in obtaining a GED, attending a vocational program, two or four year-college or university for undergraduate or graduate study. Funds can be used to cover the cost of tuition and to purchase books and supplies.

Eligible Applicants
• Must be a current or former client of a Crittenton agency who is a young woman/woman between the ages of 16-27. (This does not include children of former clients.)
• Must have proof of acceptance to a vocational program, college or university or proof of enrollment in an accredited GED program.
• Must have a letter of support from a Crittenton agency Executive Director or Program Director.
• Must have a letter of support from a teacher, mentor, or community member. (May not be related to you.)
• Must be available for a 30 minute phone interview if your application is selected

To Apply
Complete applications (including Application Form, Application Narrative, proof of acceptance, and letters of support) must be received by 4:00pm on March 20, 2014.
Visit our website for more information. Click here to download the scholarship application.

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Education Department Releases Updated Financial Aid Shopping Sheet to Provide Students with Additional Transparency in College Costs

Nearly 2,000 schools have voluntarily committed to using the Shopping Sheet

The U.S. Department of Education has released an updated version of the administration’s financial aid model award letter, known as the Shopping Sheet, and announced that nearly 2,000 institutions of higher education have voluntarily committed to using this important consumer tool.
Unveiled in July 2012, the Shopping Sheet is a resource developed jointly by the Education Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to make it easier for students to understand the type and amount of aid they qualify for, and easily compare aid packages offered by different higher education institutions. The Shopping Sheet gives students a standardized, yet personalized form that clearly spells out – before students enroll – how much grant money they will receive and how much they may need to take out in loans to cover out-of-pocket expenses. When the tool was released in 2012, Secretary Duncan sent an open letter to college and university presidents asking them to voluntarily adopt the Shopping Sheet, to replace or supplement their financial aid award letters for the 2013-14 school year.
“I am pleased to report that nearly 2,000 institutions – representing 8.1 million undergraduates– have now voluntarily committed to using the Shopping Sheet,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.  “The Shopping Sheet helps prospective students navigate the often daunting process of selecting and paying for higher education. Providing students and families with clear, easy-to-compare information about college costs is an important part of the administration’s efforts to improve college access and affordability.”
Since the Shopping Sheet’s initial release, the Department has received feedback from students, guidance counselors, and financial aid administrators on ways to modify the Shopping Sheet, which are now reflected in the revised version, effective in the 2014-15 school year. In addition to minor language changes to improve clarity, the Shopping Sheet has added a glossary to better explain financial aid terms. A detailed breakdown of the updates is available in a new blog post by the Department.
While the primary goal of the Shopping Sheet is to enable students and families to better compare aid offers between institutions, it also provides a host of outcome information about each school, including graduation, loan default, and median borrowing rates – all aimed at providing as much information as possible to make informed decisions about where to attend college.
The Obama Administration has set a goal for our nation to lead the world in college completion by the end of the decade, and making college more affordable is critical to reaching that goal.  The revised Shopping Sheet announced today is one of several consumer disclosure tools developed by the Obama Administration to ensure that students are equipped with the information they need when investing in higher education. Others tools include the College Scorecard, college affordability and transparency lists, financial awareness counseling tool, and the financial aid toolkit

For more information on the Shopping Sheet, including a list of participating institutions, visit www.ed.gov/financial-aid-shopping-sheet

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Scholarships available for AAPI students to attend community college

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), a nonprofit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, offers the APIASF Community College Scholarship Program.

APIASF’s opportunity offers scholarships to AAPI students enrolled at select community colleges.  The awards, which range from $2,250 to $5,000, are available to full-time, degree-seeking AAPI students.

Applicants must be of AAPI ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Department of Census and be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States or a citizen of the U.S. Freely Associated States. Submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is also required, although applicants do not necessarily need to be recipients of federal financial aid to be eligible for the APIASF Community College Scholarship Program.

To learn more, or to apply, visit <www.apiasf.org>.

 

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OCA scholarship applications

OCA — a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, economic, and political wellbeing of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) — accepts applications for its OCA-AXA Achievement, OCA-UPS Gold Mountain, and OCA-Verizon College scholarships.

To be eligible for the OCA-AXA Achievement and OCA-UPS Gold Mountain scholarships, an applicant must be a current APA high school senior entering their first year of college, demonstrate financial need, be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

The OCA-Verizon College scholarship is available to current third- or fourth-year undergraduates studying technical majors.

The OCA-UPS Gold Mountain scholarship is intended for APA students who are the first person in their family to attend an institution of higher education. The OCA-AXA Achievement scholarship is geared toward students who have dedicated time to community service and demonstrated leadership ability.

To learn more, or to download an application, visit <http://www.ocanational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59&Itemid http://www.ocanational.org>.

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‘O.H.A.N.A. Foundation offers Kulia I Ka Nu’u Scholarship Program

The ‘O.H.A.N.A. Foundation scholarships annually. With funds raised from the foundation’s annual hula exhibition, "E Ala E," the organization is able to present its Kulia I Ka Nu’u Scholarship Program.

The Aloha, Oregon-based nonprofit, along with several local outreach and nonprofit organizations, focuses on community development and sharing Hawaiian culture.

"‘Ohana, which means family, has a deep and focused meaning in Hawaiian culture, and it is through this partnership with local organizations that the foundation is able to share ‘ohana with the community in pursuit of its mission to increase awareness of the Hawaiian culture through song, dance, and language," said ‘O.H.A.N.A. Foundation chairperson Leialoha Ka’ula.

Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors enrolling at a two- or four-year accredited post-secondary institution in the state of Oregon or Hawai’i. To learn more, e-mail <scholarship@ohanapdx.org> or visit <www.ohanapdx.org>.

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Oregon Pacific AHEC has recently completed a database on health career
scholarships. Access it either in English, http://www.oregonhealthcareers.org/scholarships.phtml
The full health career information is at http://www.oregonhealthcareers.org 

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Most Affordable Accredited Online Colleges & Universities – Ranked from Cheapest to Most Expensive Schools

http://www.affordableschoolsonline.com/Cheap-Online-Colleges/

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Other minority scholarship opportunities

Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways Scholarship Gateways

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