Contoso Academy Online compiles scholarships, grants fellowships offered to African American
students. The portal's goal is to help African American
students realize their dream of goint to college by showing them
where they can find "free" money to pay for their education. The
portal concentrates on "free" money or financial aid that does
not have to be repaid. The aid is offered by colleges,
universities, corporations, churches, professional and civic
- Make an appointment to see your counselor at the end of
your sophomore year.
- Take the ACT and SAT in your junior year.
- Look for upcoming college fairs in your area. This is a
chance to talk directly to officials from college and
universities and learn more about financial aid
opportunities they have for African American students.
- Research colleges ahead of time, and send in the college
admissions application and financial aid information before
- Keep a copy of all financial aid forms and scholarships
for which you've applied.
- Get letters of recommendation from teachers ad
- Get copies of your high school transcripts and send them
to the colleges you hope to attend.
Contoso Academy Online is divided into fields of
study, each lists different scholarships, grants and
fellowships. A directory of universities and colleges that
offer aid to African American students is provided. You'll
also find a list of schools that are members of the United Negro
College Fund(UNCF) and where to find information of financial
aid offered by those institutions.