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Financial Aid Links to Internet Resources

non-bc aid

The following list includes links to various non-BC financial aid resources*.

Direct PLUS Loans for Graduate and Professional Degree Students: Borrow a Direct PLUS Loan to help cover education and living expenses. provides an internet-based search engine for a large scholarship database. Students can search for and be directly notified of scholarships and private funding opportunities based on their field of study, interests and background., guide to all U.S. government programs benefiting students has information for all students, predominately undergraduates, on the main site. However, this section focuses specifically on graduate student aid.

Sallie Mae is the leading lender of student loans.

Other Links:

AAUW Educational Foundation American Fellowship, one of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women

Beinecke Brothers Scholarships, for graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship, for students who have not yet begun graduate school

Fulbright Scholarships, offering U.S. and non-U.S. scholar programs

Harry S. Truman Scholarships, for students who want to pursue careers in government

Hispanic Scholarship Fund, all fields of study

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, for residents of Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

James Madison Graduate Fellowships, for students who want to pursue careers teaching American history, government or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12)

Javits Fellowships, for students in the arts, humanities and social sciences

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Funding Opportunities

National Security Education Program, David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

Northeast Consortium for Faculty Diversity, dissertation-year support for minorities, all fields

Rotary Scholarships

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, multiple Scholarships/Fellowships

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program, sponsers research, fellowship and training programs


*This web-site provides information about third party sources without endorsement. Web links and resource material are provided for informational purposes only.