Native American SUNY:  Western Consortium

Student Development Opportunity

Personal and professional development through participation in local, regional, and national organizations and conferences, research projects, internships, and fellowships is strongly encouraged. Students may apply for financial assistance for Student Development and Networking activities, by completing the required form as well as a narrative, budget, and supporting documentation. Technical assistance to identify an activity and submit a complete application is provided. Please call our office for a copy of the form.

Request application well in advance for enough time to seek other funding sources prior to submitting application.

Student Development & Networking Application Deadline:  Four Weeks prior to the date of the event.


Resources

HELP WITH HOMEWORK

  • How to Study
    Study skills strategies and tips including building vocabulary, improving reading skills, and time management strategies.
  • Fact Monster
    Reference materials, including an atlas, almanac, dictionary, and encylopedia. Also provides information on world news topics, people, sports, etc.

    TESTS
  • ACT Exam - High School students ask about fee waiver from your guidance/counseling office
    Register for the ACT exam online, sample questions and hints on how to do well on test day.
  • SAT Exam - High School students ask about fee waiver from your guidance/counseling office
    Register for the SAT exam, sample questions, and do some preliminary college exploration.
  • Study Guide Zone
    A series of free study guides for a variety of standardized tests used for admissions, licensing, and educational assessment; the goal of this site's developers is to provide free study resources and study guides for students to be adequately prepared regardless of access to expensive test preparation resources (i.e. SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT etc.)

    PLANNING
  • Making It Count
    Tips and tools for succeeding in high school in high school, college and career. Useful information for students, insights for parents, resources for educators.
  • Career Zone
    Learn about your skills and talents, explore careers in New York State.
  • U.S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Search for job related information ranging from average salary to career outlook and opportunity.

    COLLEGE INFORMATION
  • Campus Tours
    A gateway to official university multimedia information - take a virtual tour of hundreds of colleges, compare college statistics and browse viewbooks.
  • State University of New York
    An extensive overview of SUNY campuses, and information for future students.
  • Sallie Mae's - Planning for College
    Information about preparing, selecting, applying, paying, deciding and financing your education. NOTE: An excellent site for information - however, you can meet college costs through grants and scholarships if you start early.

    FINANCIAL AID
  • FAFSA
    Where you can complete your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) online - provides details for completing the application on-line and worksheets for help with the paper version.
  • Federal Student Aid
    The Federal Student Aid site with several links and print publications to assist with finding money for college. Some college planning materials found here too.

    SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Financial Aid Directory for Members of the Six Nations
    At this site you'll find the Financial Aid Directory - a must have for Native-specific scholarships. Published annually by the Native American SUNY: Western Consortium. Website updated regularly.
  • Fast Web
    The largest and most complete scholarship search site on the web. Information can be emailed to your email address once you register by completing a profile about you, your background and your interests.
  • Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
    Provides scholarship and loan information, as well as tips on how to manage your financial resources for college.
  • Scholarships.com
    Free college scholarships search service and financial aid information resource. Create a personal profile and matching engine will present complete and accurate info on the most relevant, attainable college scholarship awards. Users can sort scholarships by deadline, dollar amount and relevancy.


    NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES
  • Virtual Library - American Indians
    Well organized and comprehensive; includes education; government; organizations; announcements, jobs; legal; health; culture; language; history; art, etc.
  • Native American Sites
    Excellent site with links to colleges/universities and student organizations as well as educational resources.

    APPLICATION CHECKLIST

    Common application requirements. Organize the information and documents you will need, and keep copies of your complete application. You can download the form below.
  • Application Checklist
    Printer friendly format: Microsoft Word (48 KB)

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