The United States Senate Youth Program is an exciting opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to attend a weeklong educational program in Washington, D.C. as well as receive a one-time $10,000 college scholarship.
Qualified students must demonstrate a deep commitment to civic engagement as well as an academic interest and aptitude for government, history and politics. The chief state school officer in each state makes the final selection of delegates by December 1.
For more information, please go to: www.ussenateyouth.org
AFS-USA and other exchange organizations partner to offer full scholarships for youth exchange programs that are funded by the State Departmentâ€™s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad and Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarships enable American high school students to study abroad for one academic year.
Guides students through the process of locating and applying for financial aid. Prepared by the Congressional Research Service for the U.S. Senate, updated February 2014 .
Colleges and universities
provide some 20% of aid, most need-based. Check
university Web sites
and the institution's financial aid office when you apply for admission.
Private foundations, corporations, and organizations offer scholarships or grants:
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Grants for Individuals
Interested in public service?
Federal assistance programs seek to encourage people to work in geographic areas or professions where there's a particular need (such as doctors in underserved areas); encourage underrepresented groups to enter a particular profession; and provide aid in exchange for services provided (such as military service).
After college, the federal government has ways to help you repay your loans .