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Education Resources

The following websites will assist students with valuable information to help them make educated decisions about school, financial aid, colleges, and their future. Visit the websites below to discover the information that can be found on each website with your students.

For more information on accessing the Florida College Systems you can visit or call 850-254-0407

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Free-4U – A National database of scholarships

Fast Web – A free scholarship search, requires an email address

Fin Aid – One Stop financial aid site with calculators and many other useful tools.

College Board - a self-directed search resource. Go to the home page and then click on “Paying for College.”

United Negro College Fund – provides scholarship programs to eligible African American Students.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities – provides scholarship programs to eligible Hispanic

  1. Bell Labs Fellowships For Under Represented Minorities
  2. Student Inventors Scholarships
  3. Coca-Cola Scholarships
  4. Holland & Knight Scholarships
  5. Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
  6. Xerox Minority Scholarships
  7. Sports Scholarships and Internships
  8. National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)
  9. USDA - Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)
  10. Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships
  11. FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid Scholarships
  12. Presidential Freedom Scholarships and Grants
  13. SallieMae Scholarship Search
  14. Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  15. William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students 
  17. BOEING scholarships
  18. Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida )
  19. Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
  20. International Students Scholarships & Aid
  21. College Board Scholarship Search
  22. Burger King Scholarship Program
  23. Siemens Competition
  24. LuLac Scholarship Funds
  25. CollegeNet ' s Scholarship Database
  26. Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
  27. 25 Scholarship Gateways from
  28. Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students -
  29. Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
  30. Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)
  31. INROADS internships
  32. NAACP Scholarships
  33. Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships
  34. ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
  35. Rhodes Scholarhips at Oxford
  36. The Roothbert Scholarship Fund 

Knowing Your Degrees

Doctoral Degree – the highest college degree awarded. 5 Years to complete and requires completing a course of study, original research, and a written publishable thesis.

Master’s Degree – completing a graduate curriculum at a four-year college or university. Generally requires holding a Bachelor’s degree, although relevant work experience may be considered.

Bachelor’s Degree – completing undergraduate curriculum at a four-year college or university. It requires 120 college credit hours, meeting the College Level Academic Skills Test or the alternative, and completing any other degree program requirements. Degrees include:
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA
  • Bachelor of Science - BS
  • Bachelor of Applied Science - BAS
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – BFA
Associates’ Degree – completing a course of study at a two-year college.
  • Associate in Arts – AA
  • Associate in Science – AS
  • Associate in Applied Science – AAS
Certificate Programs – not considered college-level degree programs. They relate to a specific employment area and usually take one year or less to complete.
  • Career and technical Certificate - CTC
  • College Credit Certificate - CCC
 studyingDid you know the facts about education…College graduates earn more than those who do not attain a post-secondary education? Every bit of education you get after high school increases your income potential. Average annual earnings based on education levels are as follows:

High School Diploma

Associate’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Graduate Degree and beyond

The more education you get, there more likely it is you will always be employed. According to one estimate, by the year 2028, there will be 19 million more jobs for college educated workers that there will be qualified people to fill them.