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Saginaw Community Foundation Scholarships
The Saginaw Community Foundation has provided more than $2.3 million to area students to help with the cost of pursuing a post-secondary education. They now administer about 150 scholarships, helping to fulfill the wishes of donors who want to provide financial support to promising students in the Great Lakes Bay Region and throughout Michigan.

LearnATest
LearnATest contains online test and course resources. Students can take interactive tests and see immediate scoring. This site is funded in part by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan with additional support from the federal Library Services and Technology Act.

Petersons
Search for Colleges, prepare for SAT and ACT tests, explore financial aid. Petersons offers these things and much more.

College Board
College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Register for the SAT or get ready with offical practice tests and questions. There are separate pages for students, parents and educators.

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
U.S. Department of Education free application for Federal Student Aid Web Site.

College.gov
College.gov is being built by the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with students. This site is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education (such as 2- or 4-year colleges and universities, and vocational or career schools).

Homework Help

Fact Monster (Young Teens)
Fact Monster contains categories in world, United States, people, science, math & money sports and more. This site has age appropriate blogs where kids can post questions. Click on the homework center link to access material by subject quickly.

http://www.webmath.com
This site is composed of many math “fill-in-forms” into which you can type the math problem you’re working on. Linked to these forms is a powerful set of math-solvers, that can instantly analyze your problem, and when possible, provide you with a step-by-step solution, instantly!

Saginaw Valley State University Regional Math & Science Center Resources SVSU Regional Math and Science Resources listed under different curriculum areas such as Elementary Internet Sites, Middle School Internet Sites and High School Internet Sites. Each site is listed under the Mathematics or Science Benchmark that it meets.

High School Ace
High School Ace is a free online learning center that features subject guides for English, foreign languages, math, science and social studies.

Recommended Books

Occupational Outlook Handbook. 2007.
In this book is a nationally recognized source of career information. Information on hundreds of jobs is listed including: the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, job responsibilities and the working conditions.

The College Board College Handbook . 45th ed. 2007.
Information on 2,150 four-year colleges and universities and 1,650 two-year community colleges and technical schools is included in this book. This is a great source to help narrow down your search and compare schools.

The College Blue Book. 34th ed. 2006.
This book has detailed information on post-secondary education and financial aid in the United States and Canada. There are descriptions of more than 3,000 two and four-year colleges along with almost 3,000 distance learning programs. Information on numerous sources of financial aid is listed. Also, subject areas in which a degree is offered is available.

Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges. 27th ed. 2006.
Information on enrollment, tuition and fees, academic programs, campus environment, available financial aid, and more can be found in this book. There is also a CD-ROM enclosed that allows you to find schools based on different searches that can be done.

Peterson’s Guide to 2-Year Colleges. 38th ed. 2007.
School profiles describe school enrollment, academic programs and degrees awarded, entrance requirements and application procedures, tuition, fees, housing costs, campus life, contact information, and more.

Peterson’s Guide to 4-Year Colleges. 38th ed. 2007.
College bound students will be able to research colleges and universities in regards to setting, enrollment, entrance level, academic programs and degrees awarded, entrance requirements and application procedures, tuition, fees, and housing costs, student/faculty ratios and campus life, and contact information.

Barron’s ACT Assessment. 14th ed. 2006.
This manual and CD-ROM have an in-depth review of all the test areas. There are 3 full-length practice tests with all the questions answered and explained. There is also study advice and test-taking strategies.

Hot Words for the SAT 2007.
by Linda Carnevale

Flocabulary: The Hip-Hop Approach to SAT-Level Vocabulary Buildling 2007.

by Blake Harrison

Ace the SAT Writing Even if You Hate to Write: Shortcuts and Strategies to Score Higher Regardless of Your Skill Level 2006.

by Tamra B. Orr

The Marino Mission: One Girl, One Mission, One Thousand Words; 1,000 Need-to-Know *SAT Vocabulary Words 2005.
by Karen B. Chapman

Rock the SAT 2006.

by David Mendelsohn

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