Financial Aid for Teachers, Students

By Alan Haskvitz

There are a variety of sites that offer information about scholarships, grants, and other financial data to help pay for educational related expenses. Because of the numerous sites and the fluctuating requirements it is best to start with the larger ones first before going to the more specific ones. I have tried to list the two major categories here. Regardless, this is one of the largest collections on the Internet, if not the largest, thanks to the Horace Mann Companies.

Horace Mann scholarship

Open to all educators

A huge site

Large link site

Grants, scholarships, and awards


Funding Directories

US Government Aid Sites


Free government guide

You can order this without charge or download it.

American Federation of Teachers Listings

Includes debt forgiveness and local scholarships, too

Yahoo listing

University fellowships

A guide to applying for college

Non-profit organizations

Technology grants

Financial Aid Officer

A very vast site

Funding by location, type

Scholarships by category

Federal Employee related aid sites

A must read article on college scholarship scams

Teacher loan forgiveness explanation

These are college scholarship sites. There may be a cost so beware.

College Net


Scholarship Page

Grad Loans

Sallie May Loan Information

Nellie May

Student loan finder

Scholarship Finder

Ron Brown Scholarship

Hispanic Scholarship

International Forestry Grants

Financial Aid to study in Japan

This is an example of how specific your search needs to be to find financing for your interests and the great many possibilities.

By Alan Haskvitz

National Inservice Presenter

I have compiled a list of several hundred that are directed to educators and college students. The list is extensive and covers a variety of needs. I believe it is the largest online list anywhere. I have it posted here…no ads, no cookies.

By Alan Haskvitz, national inservice presenter

I have compiled one of the largest lists of sources for grants and funding anywhere and placed them here. They include all types that are relevant to education.

Horace Mann Unit of Study:

The History of Public Education

Lesson posted here

This is an encompassing and multilevel unit of study that not only deals with the life of Horace Mann and his contributions to public education by links it with the major early acts that influenced education such as the Morrill Act and the Northwest Ordinance. Includes maps of Native American lands, a table about the rewards of staying in school, and scholarships given by the Horace Mann Companies. For lower level students there is even a word wall.

Easily one of the best units of study on Horace Mann anywhere.

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Improving Your Test

Taking Skills

by Alan Haskvitz, National Teachers Hall of Fame, Reader’s Digest Hero in Education, national inservice presenter

Ideas for Improving Test Taking For All Types of Tests. For Teachers and Students.

I have posted a number of valuable links here that include preparation for various tests and even information on avoiding test stress. All free. No ads

Please note that Haskvitz’s state test scores went from the 22nd percentile to the 94th percentile using these methods. At present, out of 170 students, only 3 placed far below grade level on the state mandated tests and 91 percent finished in the top two categories.

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