and affordable educational opportunities are a priority of the US
government. There is an enormous amount of funding available to
individuals and learning institutions at all levels. These programs
are typically federally funded, but often run through various State
governments and agencies.
Every area of
education is targeted, from early childhood development, to
undergraduate and graduate funding, to educational funding for
Low income and
minority groups have access to a wealth of funding resources,
delivered primarily at the State and local level. Different States
often use educational grant monies to target their States unique
education needs, and ethnic groups.
education grants should begin their search at the State level, by
visiting their States Department of Education website.
As a demonstration of the wide reach of
education grant opportunities available, some examples of Federal
education grant funding are listed below.
1) Adult Education State Grant Program
The Adult Education State Grant Program is intended for those
individuals over the age of 15 who's highest grade completed is
grade school. This program is a partnership between the Federal
government and States, focusing on adult education and literacy.
2) Early Childhood Educator Professional
This program focuses on early childhood educators who work in low
income areas, teaching primarily low income children.
3) Even Start: Migrant Education
This program is geared toward fisherman, migrant or seasonal
farm workers who are parents of children under age eight, and
includes adult literacy programs, early childhood education, and
4) Federal Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grants are aimed at providing undergraduate students in
financial need meet the cost of postsecondary education.
5) Graduate Assistance in Areas of National
This program targets graduate students by providing fellowships
through academic departments and programs. Those eligible must
demonstrate financial need and pursue research areas deemed in
In addition to
government grants for education, their also exists a wealth of
scholarship funding for education. Academic institutions,
individuals, corporations, States, and local sources all provide
various types of scholarship funding. This money, like education
grants, does not have to be repaid. Examples include those offered
by corporations such as Burger King and General Motors, and others,
including the Byrd Honors Scholarship, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship,
and Barry M Goldwater Scholarship.
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can help you access the education money you need today.
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