Financial Literacy Resources
TRiO Student Support Services provides financial aid information and financial literacy education. The following links offer a wealth of information to get students started on the road to financial soundness.
Financial Aid Resources
http://www.uvawise.edu/financialaid/ -- UVa-Wise Financial Aid Office
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ -- Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
http://www.finaid.org/ -- Financial aid information, advice and tools.
http://www.StudentAid.ed.gov -- An office of the U.S. Dept. of Education that provides information on types of financial aid, FAFSA, scholarships, and loan repayment.
Financial Literacy Education
SSS Grant Aid
Grant Aid is available to active, full-time participants who are freshmen or sophomores receiving Federal Pell grant and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Students must also have unmet need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
Awards are typically made each spring semester and recipients are notified in early January.
http://www.fastweb.com/ -- Free scholarship search.
http://www.careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch/ScholarshipCategory.asp?searchtype=category&nodeid=22 -- U.S. Dept. of Labor Scholarship search tool
http://www.diplomaframe.com/contests/frame-my-future-scholarship-contest-2013.aspx -- Frame My Future Scholarship contest. Must submit an original piece on the theme: This is how I "Frame my Future." Deadline: March 5, 2013
http://www.vscpa.com/Content/ed_found/sa/scholarships/default.aspx -- Virginia Society for Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) Educational Foundation Scholarship for accounting majors currently enrolled in a Virginia college or university. Awards range from $1,000-$4,000. Deadline: April 1, 2013
http://www.surety.org/?page=ScholarshipProgram&hhSearchTerms=scholarship -- Surety and Fidelity Industry Scholarship for Minority Students who are college sophomores studying insurance/risk management, accounting or business/finance. Up to $2,500. Deadline: April 30, 2013
http://www.suntrusteducation.com/ScholarshipSweepstakes/index.html -- SunTrust Off-to-College Scholarship Sweepstakes. Deadline: May 10, 2013
http://kli.org/scholarship -- KLI Academic Award: The Kor Memorial Scholarship for students pursuing language studies. Must be nominated be academic department chair or dean. Award is $500. Deadline: June 1, 2013
Financial February Workshops - 2013
Feb. 6: Financial Aid Workshop, 1:00, Slemp Student Center, Dogwood Room (open to all SSS participants; required for first-year grant aid recipients).
Feb. 13: Exploring Resources for Financial Aid, 1:00, Z137(required for second-year grant aid recipients).
Feb. 20: Renewing the FAFSA, 1:00, Darden Lab (open to all SSS participants).
Feb. 25: Financial Aid FAQ's & Understanding Loan Repayment, 1:00, Z137, (open to all SSS participants).
Feb 27: Financial Aid FAQ's & Understanding Loan Repayment, 1:00, Slemp Student Center, Dogwood Room (open to all SSS participants).
Assistance Renewing the FAFSA
In addition to our "Renewing the FAFSA" workshop, participants may contact our office for individual assistance.