The ACT is America's most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.

This is a national service program in which students can earn money to help pay for college or the income earned can be used to pay off higher education debt.

Campus Tours
Campus Toursis a site which will provide information about college regarding the population and different degree opportunities.

College Board
Students can do more at this site than register for their SAT’s. The site provides a wide variety of college information as well as a search engine with more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 billion in available aid.

Community Foundation Directly

If you’re not sure if there is a foundation that provides scholarships to students in your area, check out this directory. It has a complete listing of all Connecticut foundations.

Connecticut Department of Higher Education
This website lists Federal and Connecticut State aid including, applications, deadlines and eligibility requirements for the Federal Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, Connecticut’s Capitol Scholarship program, the Special Education Teacher Incentive Grant, and Minority Teacher Incentive Grant Program and GEAR Up Grant.

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
The foundation provides students from the Greater Hartford region nearly $1 million in scholarship awards.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Lists scholarships for Hispanic scholarships

Free application for Federal Student Aid

Students can complete a user-friendly profile in about twenty-five minutes.The profile is then matched to a database which provides the student with a list of potential scholarships. FastWEB also notifies students when new scholarships that match their profile are added and when application deadlines are approaching through email.According to the website, FastWEB has over 600,000 scholarships totaling more than $1 billion.The site does have a lot of online advertising that students may find distracting.

Finaid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Website resource on information related to financial aid with links and tips about scholarships including obscure scholarships (have you heard about the duck calling scholarship?) Lots of other general financial information, including calculators

National Collegiate Athletic Association
Lists all schools that participate in NCAA scholarship programs, their athletic programs and contacts. Also list other NCAA related scholarships and internships programs.

Known mainly for their comprehensive college guide, Peterson’s website also offers a free internet search. The site claims to connect students with more than 1.6 million scholarships, grants, and awards worth nearly $6 billion.

Princeton Review
This is a comprehensive site that includes a full array of college information including a scholarship search engine.

Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (ROTC)

Each branch may offer students scholarship money for education and a monthly stipend. In turn students have to commit a specified number of years of service.