My Career Toolkit: Education and Scholarships
Launch (or advance) your career by gaining an education and securing financial aid.
- The College Board: Exam preparation for SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and AP; college browsing and planning tools; guides for college admissions, grants, scholarships, and financial aid; and overviews of college majors and careers.
- LGBTQ Students and College Affordability: List of on-campus organizations, initiatives, academic programs and other components indicative of LGBTQ-friendly college campuses in the United States. Also includes lists of scholarships and national resources for LGBTQ students.
- The Connectory: Database of events, programs, activities, and volunteer opportunities for young people interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers (STEM).
- Girls Who Code: Nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology, providing immersion programs and clubs for high school girls.
- National Girls Collaborative Project: Resources designed to strengthen networks and advance STEM education/careers for girls in the United States, including mini-grants, webinars, statistics, research reports, and a directory of STEM-related programs and opportunities.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Database of career profiles, including responsibilities, education and training requirements, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
- O-Net: Search or browse detailed career profiles, featuring tasks, required knowledge, skills, education and training requirements, pay, and outlook for over 900 occupations.
- Women’s College Coalition: Database of women’s colleges across the United States, testimonials, and guides to selecting colleges for students, parents, advisors, and Coalition members.
- American Association of University Women (AAUW): Grants and fellowships for women pursuing graduate or postdoctoral studies, as well as for community action and international projects related to education and equality for women and girls.
- The Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund: Award for US citizen or permanent resident women of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry with demonstrated scholarship, leadership, and/or entrepreneurship potential.
- Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) National Scholarships: List of scholarships available to qualifying black Canadian students.
- The College Board Scholarship Search: Advanced search of scholarships, financial aid, and internships.
- College Guide for LGBTQ Students: List of scholarships for LGBTQ students in the United States.
- EngineerGirl – Scholarships: List of scholarships for young women interested in STEM professions.
- Fastweb: Directory of scholarships, college profiles, and guides to student loans, financial aid, internships, and career planning.
- FinAid: The SmartStudent® Guide to Financial Aid: Step-by-step guide through scholarships, loans, savings, military aid, and other types of financial aid. Includes calculators of college costs and loan repayments.
- GoGrad’s Graduate Scholarships for Women: List of scholarships for women in graduate school programs in the US, broken down by field of study. Includes scholarships for MBA, STEM, health care, sciences, social work, and education programs.
- GoodCall: Free, customizable scholarship search engine, with ranking system for scholarship application difficulty, competitiveness, and deadlines.
- Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ Student Scholarship Database: List of scholarships, grants, and fellowships for LGBTQ and allied students for college and graduate school.
- NerdWallet’s 9 Top Scholarships for LGBTQ Students: List of scholarships for LGBT students and allies in the United States.
- Scholarships.com: Search engine for scholarships and colleges in the United States, including scholarships for women, Latinx, African American, veterans, first-generation, and LGBT students.
- Scholarships for Women: List of scholarships for women, broken down by education level, minority status, major field of study, and family/marital status. Also includes grants for housing and international students.
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – Scholarships: List of scholarships related to Latinx students in STEM fields.
- Society of Women Engineers: List of scholarships for women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate programs in computer science, engineering, or engineering technology in the United States.
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