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Great Links for Students
Shmoop

Our mission: To make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age.

http://www.shmoop.com/

ACT Test Prep: Strategies and Tips
Math Test Prep
https://youtu.be/YjFRchAp6MM

Science Test Prep
https://youtu.be/E5ZuY1yB3XY

English Test Prep
https://youtu.be/jWvYl8Vvz8U

English Test Prep
https://youtu.be/0emlVxINBUk

Math Test Prep
https://youtu.be/y9zCjGHkwWM

College/Career Preparation
ACT Registration
Register for ACT and get scores online.
http://www.act.org

SAT Registration

Register for SAT and get scores online.

http://www.collegeboard.com

Know How 2 Go

Great site to check out. Helps you plan year by year.

http://www.knowhow2go.org/

College Answer

Students wondering where to go to college and how to get there, or parents trying to unravel the mystery of the college and the financial aid application process, College Answer is the site for you.

http://www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education, a statewide 12-member lay board appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House and confirmed by the Senate, is the state agency responsible for the overall statewide planning and coordination of higher education in Alabama, the administration of various student aid programs, and the performance of designated regulatory functions. The Commission seeks to provide reasonable access to quality collegiate and university education for the citizens of Alabama. In meeting this commitment, the Commission facilitates informed decision making and policy formulation regarding wise stewardship of resources in response to the needs of students and the goals of institutions. The agency also provides a state-level framework for institutions to respond cooperatively and individually to the needs of the citizens of the State.

http://www.ache.state.al.us/

College Navigator

This is a service provided by the Institute of Education Sciences and the US Department of Education to help students find the right college!

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Explore AP

Advanced Placement Information!

http://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap

Beauty Schools in Alabama

List of beauty schools in Alabama that offer training programs in the beauty disciplines, including cosmetology, barbering, nail technology, esthetics and skin care, makeup artistry, and several others.  In addition to listing Alabama beauty schools, this resource also has information about careers, salary expectations and licensing requirements for the state of Alabama.

http://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/search/AL

AL Career Info Network

Alabama Career Information Network

http://www.alcareerinfo.org/

Potential Magazine

Potential is designed to help you find those tools and other resources that will assist  you in helping your college-bound child achieve and fulfill their potential. Our premier issue focuses on five local teenagers who are excelling in different areas and accomplishing some really cool things!

http://www.potentialmagazine.com/

Fashion Schools USA

Have you ever wanted to be part of the big fashion shows in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles? Whether you want to design the clothing that shows up on the runway or represent the biggest fashion brands in the industry, it all starts with a strong fashion education. We have information on almost 350 fashion schools and over 150 graduate programs in the United States.

At FashionSchoolsUSA.com, we have one goal—to connect you with a school that can help you reach your career goals. We have made it as easy as possible for you to find a school.

http://www.fashionschoolsusa.com

Educating Engineers

Educating Engineers is a comprehensive website that provides highly detailed information related to the engineering sector. We provide a thoughtful, intuitive, and meaningful analysis and review on nearly 2,000 engineering programs throughout the United States.

http://educatingengineers.com

All Accounting Careers

Welcome to AllAccountingCareers.com, the web's most extensive accounting education resource and your stepping stone to an accounting career. With nearly 5,000 programs and 3,000 schools, our goal is to help motivated and driven students from all over the United States find the program that is right for them. We want to provide students with the information needed to guarantee they are able to make a confident and qualified decision about where to take their future careers in what the Washington Post calls, the language of business.

http://allaccountingcareers.com

Find Automotive Schools

We want to make it easy for you to find the the automotive schools that are most important to your future in helping to evolve and improve the auto industry. Whether you’re just looking to attend a technical school to get your ASE Certification or whether you want to get deep into an automotive engineering degree we will guide you to the schools that fit your need.

http://findautomotiveschools.com

All Trucking

Welcome to AllTrucking.com - the web's leading provider of truck driving resources for students and professionals. Established since 2005, AllTrucking.com has an industrial reputation for providing both students and drivers with training and employment matches that are best matched to their budget and lifestyle. We list in-depth information on more than 1,000 truck driving schools around the US. In addition to this, we outline employment profiles for a huge selection truck driving companies that are local to your area. We also outline specific CDL licensing and transportation requirements for all 50 states in America.

http://www.alltrucking.com

Scholarships & Financial Aid
FAFSA

Start here when applying for scholarships.

http://www.FAFSA.ED.GOV

FastWeb

College exploration & Scholarship search.

http://fastweb.com

Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com has helped students find money for college as well as learn about the entire financial aid process.

http://www.scholarships.com/about-us/

myfootpath.com

Financial Aid Help!

http://myfootpath.com/

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

This scholarship program selects 1,000 African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American to receive awards.

http://www.gmsp.org/

Elmore County Community Foundation

The Elmore County Community Foundation administers scholarship funds to area residents for post-secondary educational expenses. The criteria for awarding the different scholarships vary. View link for more information.

http://www.cacfinfo.org/

NWTF Scholarships

The National Wild Turkey Federation is offering a scholarhip in the amount of $1,250.00 and $1,000.00. Please visit the site for more details.

http://www.nwtf.org/jakes/

Walmart Foundation

The Walmart Foundation strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of individuals in our communities including our customers and associates. Through financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteerism, the Walmart Foundation supports initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities in our four main focus area: Education, Workforce Development / Economic Opportunity, Environmental Sustainability, andHealth and Wellness

http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/203.aspx

College Scholarships

We created this site to serve people who are interested in college funding. What makes us unique is that we list a broad array of funding opportunities without asking for information from you.

http://www.collegescholarships.org/

KFC Scholars Program

Scholarship offer for a graduating senior that has maintained a 2.75 GPA or higher, enrolling in a public in-state college or university, pursuing a bachelor's degree and is a U.S. Citizen. Visit the website for additional information.

http://www.kfcscholars.org/

College Counts Alabama

You’re going to love college, but paying for it can be tough. That’s why on behalf of the CollegeCounts Board of Directors, Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer is introducing the CollegeCounts Scholarship—to provide funding assistance to Alabama high school students with demonstrated financial need to attend college for the betterment of the student and the state. If you’re thinking about enrolling at an Alabama college or university, the CollegeCounts scholarship might be for you. Just keep scrolling to find out if you are eligible for the scholarship. Because if it helps you, it helps Alabama.

http://collegecountsalabama.com/

Financial Aid

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid.

http://www.finaid.org/

The Debt.Org Team

Debt.org is America’s Debt Help Organization, serving the public with thorough and accessible information on financial well-being. We strive to help people in all stages of life, from college, through buying or selling a home, and into retirement.

Debt.org is a for-profit company owned by Pen and Paper Financial. We provide a range of complementary resources, informative articles and tools for our readers. These help us create awareness for the products and services we offer. We are an organization offering a variety of free resources through our website for anyone to utilize. We know that dealing with your debt can be difficult and we are here to help however possible.

The content on the site and our services are designed for someone who wants to plan for a sound financial future, get out of debt or stay out of debt. Our goal is to be the only debt and financial resource you need.

http://www.debt.org/students/financial-aid-process/
http://www.debt.org/students/college-budgeting-101/
http://www.debt.org/students/the-true-cost-of-college/

http://www.debt.org/about-us/

Federal Student Aid - Financial Aid Toolkit

An online "one-stop shop" aimed at guidance counselors and other advisers, such as staff or volunteers at community-based organizations, who assist students through the process of selecting and financing their higher education. The Financial Aid Toolkit consolidates financial aid resources and content into a searchable online database, making it easy for individuals to quickly access the information they need to support their students.

http://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/

Federal Govt Financial Aid Publications

Lots of information about federal student aid!

http://www.fsapubs.gov/default.aspx