Resources for Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students
Student: Information and advice for first-generation students
(trying to be the first in their families to go to college).
Pathways to College: Help for underserved communities
White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans: Outreach to Hispanic-American students and their peers (also accessible in Spanish)
Congressional Spanish Caucus Institute: English and Spanish information on planning for college and obtaining scholarships; free publications
Hispanic College Fund: Helping Hispanic students obtain college degrees and professional careers
United Negro College Fund: Help for African American students wishing to attend college
American Indian College Fund: Providing scholarships and support for American Indian students
American Indian Higher Education Consortium: Provides a unifying voice for the nation’s tribal colleges and universities
U.S. Department of Education/Office of English Language Acquisition: Working to ensure that English language learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academically
The Black Collegian: A magazine targeted to African-American students and other students of color seeking information on careers, job opportunities, graduate/professional school, internships, and study abroad programs.
Black Excel: A college network helping African American students
Hillel: Jewish resource for colleges
Gates Millennium Scholars Fund: Providing scholarships for outstanding minority students
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Providing college scholarships and educational outreach to the nation’s Latino
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities: Championing Hispanic success in higher education
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Promoting fair and unbiased college admissions for African American students
Quality Education for Minorities: Dedicated to improving the education of African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans.
Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education: Links to Native American educational institutions and resources