FREE MONEY: 5 Academic Grants You Need To Apply To Now

It is never too early to start planning financially for your education. Next semester will be here before you know it.

Today, I’ll show you five grants that can ease the cost of furthering your education.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund - Independent Research/Study Grants

Organization

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

c/o Tina Gonzalez, Contact
PO Box 227237
Dallas, TX 75222-7237

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Degree

Award Type

Grant

Purpose

To financially support graduate students conducting a research.

Focus

General studies/Field of study not specified.

Qualifications

Applicants must be based in and conducting research in the United States, have an outstanding undergraduate record, and be attending a designated college or university.

Criteria

Applicants selection is based on financial need and the quality of the application submitted.

Funds

$18,000

Duration

Annual.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted through the dean of the university where the student is pursuing graduate studies.

Deadline

April 15; November 15.

Alabama Student Grant Program

Organization

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

100 N Union St.
Montgomery, AL 36104-3758

Phone Number

(334)242-1998

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Award Type

Grant

Purpose

To provide educational assistance to students pursuing a higher education.

Focus

General studies/Field of study not specified.

Qualifications

Applicants must be part-time or full-time undergraduate students; must be Alabama resident; must not be enrolled in a course of study leading to a religious vocation; must enrolled in the following schools: Ambridge University, Birmingham Southern College, Concordia College, Faulkner University, Huntingdon College, Judson College, Miles College, Oakwood University, Samford University, South University, Spring Hill College, Stallman College, U.S. Sports Academy and University of Mobile.

Criteria

Selection will be based on the committee's criteria.

Funds

$3,000

Duration

Annual.

To Apply

Applications are available to the financial aid office of the institution where applicants are planning to attend.

Ernest Duncan - Pre-K-8 Preservice Teacher Action Research Grants

Organization

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

1906 Association Dr.
Reston, VA 20191-1502

Toll Free Number

800-235-7566

Level of Study

Professional Development

Award Type

Grant

Purpose

To provide financial support for action research conducted as a collaborative by university faculty, pre-service teacher(s) and classroom teacher(s) seeking to improve their understanding of mathematics in Pre-K-8 classroom(s).

Focus

Teaching.

Qualifications

Applicants must be applicant may be either a teacher in the Pre-K-8 classroom, a mathematics coach assigned to work with the classroom(s) where the research will be conducted, or a university mathematics educator; The participating preservice teacher(s) must be in an initial licensure/certification program at the undergraduate level and, at some point during the term of the grant, must be engaged in some form of practicum experience or student teaching; Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to re-apply; No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year.

Funds

Varies

Duration

Annual.

Number of Awards

1.

To Apply

Applicants must submit Proposal Cover Form; a proposal describing the design of the action research, including sources of information about teaching and/or learning and methodology to be used to collect the information; budget; background and experience; letter of support from principal.

For more information

https://www.nctm.org/Grants/

Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant

Organization

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

6363 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 425
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone Number

(323)782-1010

Level of Study

Professional Development

Award Type

Grant

Purpose

To honor and recognize the contributions of mid-list authors.

Focus

Literature, Children's.

Qualifications

Applicant must be a current SCBWI member who has published at least two PAL books but has not sold anything for at least five years.

Funds

$3,000

Duration

Annual.

Number of Awards

2.

To Apply

Application is available online. Completed application form should be submitted online.

Contact

For questions contact Sarah Diamond; Email: [email protected]

Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant

Organization

University of Wisconsin-Madison

179A Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

Phone Number

(608)263-2400

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Award Type

Grant

Purpose

To provide financial assistance to statutorily designated minority Wisconsin undergraduate students in order to improve their opportunities for retention and graduation and lessen the burden of student debt.

Focus

General studies/Field of study not specified.

Qualifications

Applicant must be a Wisconsin student who has reached at least sophomore standing or higher; must identify as African American, Latino, Native American (American Indian/Eskimo), Southeast Asian of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, or Hmong decent; must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and full-time enrollment (at least 24 credits in the preceding academic year).

Criteria

Recipients will be selected based on financial need.

Funds

$1,000
$3,000
$16,000

Duration

Annual.

To Apply

Students interested in receiving the Lawton Grant must reach out to their School/College’s Coordinator for nomination; a listing of Lawton Grant Coordinators and their contact information is available at: financialaid.wisc.edu/types-of-aid/grants/lawton/.

Stay tuned, more to come!