It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life. People debate over the subject of whether education is the only thing that gives knowledge. Some say education is the process of gaining information about the surrounding world while knowledge is something very different. They are right.

According to the Asante Africa Foundation, education is vital to a thriving society. A society without education will become the breeding ground for violence and intolerance. But an educated society will promote tolerance and peace, justice and understanding, innovation and advancement, and positive, self-sustaining growth. It’s important to educate our children, no matter where they live, for they will grow to become responsible citizens of their society. Each child represents a future, the future of the community, of the country, and indeed the future of the whole world. http://www.asanteafrica.org/why-education-asante/

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men."
- W.E.B. DuBois

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela

College Financial Aid Opportunities

Here is a list of 50 financial aid programs available to you.

  1. BELL LABS FELLOWSHIPS FOR UNDER REPRESENTED MINORITIES http://www.belllabs.com/fellowships/CRFP/info.html
  2. Student Inventors Scholarships http://www.invent.org/collegiate http://www.invent.org/collegiate/
  3. Student Video Scholarships http://www.christophers.org/vidcon2k.html
  4. Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships http://www.cocacolascholars.org/programs.html
  5. Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships http://holocaust.hklaw.com/
  6. Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http:/ /www.aynrand.org/contests/
  7. Brand Essay Competition http://www.instituteforbrandleaders hip.org/IBLEssayContest2002Rules.htm
  8. Gates Millennium Scholarships (major) http://www.gmsp.org/nominationmaterials/read.dbm?ID=12
  9. Xerox Scholarships for Students http://www2.xerox.com/go/xrx/about_xerox/about_xerox_detail.jsp
  10. Sports Scholarships and Internships http://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html
  11. National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ) http://www.nabj.org/html/st udentsvcs.html
  12. Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mb/mrphr/jobs/stw.html
  13. Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/sk_v6.cfm
  14. FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships) http://www.finaid.org/
  15. Presidential Freedom Scholarships http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships/
  16. Microsoft Scholarship Program http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp
  17. Wired Scholar Free Scholarship Search http://www.wiredscholar.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship _searc h.jsp
  18. Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits http://www.ed.gov/inits/hope/
  19. 19) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm
  20. Multiple List of Minority Scholarships http://gehon.ir.mia mi.edu/financialassistance/Scholarship/black.html
  21. Guaranteed Scholarships http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/
  22. BOEING scholarships (some HBCU connects) http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/educatio nrelations/scholarships
  23. Easley National Scholarship Program http://www.naas.org/senior.htm
  24. Maryland Artists Scholarships http://www.maef.org/
  25. Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida ) http://www.jac kituckfield.org/
  26. Historically Black College & University Scholarships http://www.iesabroad.org/info/hbcu.htm
  27. Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students http://www.beanactuary.org/minority/scholarships.htm
  28. International Students Scholarships &Aid Help http://www.iefa.org/
  29. College Board Scholarship Search http://cbweb10p.coll! egeboar d.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html
  30. Burger King Scholarship Pro gram http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/
  31. Siemens Westinghouse Competition http://www.siemens-foundationorg/
  32. GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds http://www.lulac.org/Programs/Scholar.html 34) CollegeNet ‘ s Scholarship Database http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index 35) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid http://www.aflcioorg/scholarships/scholar.htm
  33. Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm
  34. Scholarship &Financial Aid Help http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm
  35. Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group) http://www.efg.net/link_scholarship.htm
  36. FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
  37. Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students http://www.back2college.com/
  38. 41) Scholarships and Fellowships http://www.osc.cuny.edu/sep/links.html
  39. Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies http://www.paralegals.org/Choice/2000west.htm
  40. HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world) http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/packard_nomination.html
  41. Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities http://ccmi.uchicago.edu/schl1.html
  42. INROADS internships http://www.inroads.org/
  43. ACT-SO bEURoeOlympics of the Mind ‘A Scholarships ‘ttp://www.naacp.org/work/actso/act-so.shtml
  44. Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships ‘ttp://www.baeo.org/options/privatelyfinanced.jsp
  45. ScienceNet Scholarship Listing ‘ttp://www.sciencenet.emory..edu/undergrad/scholarships.html
  46. Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide ‘ttp://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/list.phtml?category=MINORITIES
  47. RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD http://www.rhodesscholar.org/info.html
  48. The Roothbert Scholarship Fund http://www.roothbertfund.org/scho0l