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  • The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

  • CTCL work to educate families that the criteria used by most college-bound students and their counselors, such as name and prestige, do not acknowledge the importance of understanding an individual student’s needs and how they “fit” with the mission and identity of an individual college community.

  • Community College Review provides detailed profiles of community colleges across the USA. You can compare colleges by state and learn more about how community colleges work.

  • It's the place to discover new colleges and scholarships, compare your top choices and make the decisions that give you peace of mind.

  • The risk of ignoring the need for financial literacy is great for students. So many people in their 20's, 30's and even 40's are still paying off college debt. Arm yourself by reading up on how much college really costs, the pros and cons of working during your four years there, the financial risks that may arise while in school, and much more.

  • The intent of this website is to empower current and future generations of HBCU students and their families by providing valuable advice about college admissions, campus life, and financial aid resources.

  • In Like Me provides college admissions, university search, SAT/ACT, financial aid & scholarship information, advice & resources.

  • ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship Promotion.

Test Preparation

  • Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Scholarship & Scholarship Search Tools

  • This guide breakdowns the best scholarship platforms and instruct users on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.

  • The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.

  • UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Find research funding, scholarships, honors and awards from APA and other psychology-related organizations.

  • The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. We recognize that in order to increase diversity in the technology workforce, we must increase diversity in undergraduates.

  • Higher education: that magical time when deadlines are tight and budgets are tighter. Whether you’re living off of insta-coffee or insta-noodles, we get it—and we’d like to help fund your brain fuel for the coming school year. Just write a 400-500 word essay for your chance to win $2500!

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    In the wake of recent violence and brutality against black lives that continues to sweep the nation, BLMHTX formed as a locally-based, and Houston-founded, activist organization and collective of researchers, activists, artists, religious leaders, and community organizers that aims to educate, empower, and build coalition in order to address issues that impact black lives in the city of Houston.

    Our mission is to spark critical visions of a world where black lives matter while working toward making this a concrete reality here in Houston. In all of our work, we emphasize three core tenets: creative imagination, critical dialogue, and coalition building--all in the pursuit of intersectional social justice.

    BLMHTX employs an Ella Baker model of community organizing, a model which brings people together for sustained and coordinated strategic action for social justice. As such, in addition to direct actions and political engagement with local civic leaders, we are committed to building community through programming, trainings, community meetings, and conferences that combine critical dialogue and the arts in ways that creatively highlight and confront issues of racism and social injustice. These community building efforts are central to our aim of curating spaces for disparate members of the Houston community to collaborate, come together, and think about how to contribute to the valuing of black lives through their own areas of interest and influence.

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