Are you not sure what to major in? Use the following links to help you begin to narrow it down.
Please use the following links to help you in your research:
- 10 Things to Consider Before Choosing a major
- How to Choose a College Major
- If you don't mind enterring a bunch of information the My Majors website is very accurate in predicting what you might be successful doing.
- The BigFuture Website from College Board.com.
- Occupational Outlook page from the Bureau of Labor.
- The College Prowler College Majors search
- Search for college majors that match your interests.
- This article from US News and World Report discusses the college majors that pay the best in the job market.
Here are some helpful sites to visit when looking for information about colleges!
- The Bureau of Indian Education maintains a webpage of scholarship resources. Please take a look for current scholarship information just for Native students.
- The American Indian College Fund website also has many links and resources aimed at helping Native students make choices about where to go to college and how to pay for it. There are many, many great resources on this site! Check it out!
- CollegeWeekLive.com is a great resource that will even allow you to video or text chat with perspective colleges. They also have an incredible amount of saved webinars about topics like paying for colleges, what to do when testing and other great information to help you in your college search. You do have to create an account but you can use your @chemawa.bie.edu email address to do it so that information does not clog up your personal email account.
- CollegeBoard.org is a website by the people who create and administer AP and SAT exams, but the website has a lot of information from ways to prepare for high stakes tests like these to being able to search and learn about all kinds of colleges here and in different countries. The Make a Plan page on this site is especially good for helping you to assess where you are at in the college search and planning your next steps. You don't necessarily need to log in to this website but if you do create an account then you can save your information and come back later.
- Know How 2 Go is a great website with social capability (you can actually talk to a current college student to get advice), also great interviews and very helpful, practical advice.
- For demographic information, graduation rates, scholarships awarded and other statistics about colleges please visit the Federal Education Budget Project.
- For other statistics searched by college like student/teacher ratio, acreage, cost...etc try the US News and World Report College Comparison Website.
- The College Reality Check is a great website that can help you compare colleges you are interested in.
- The PayScale website has a great ranking of colleges by their return on investment (ROI). This means that they consider how much it costs to go to college there and then how much people make after they attend college. You can also look up specific majors and see how much people who get degrees in those majors typically make.
- The American Council on Education put out a report about why college costs so much.
Specific Scholarships you can apply for!
- The Jackie Robison Scholarship for Minority Students - Application opens in November and closes February 1st.
- The Daughters of the American Revolution scholarship for American Indians - Due February 15th
- The American Indian College Fund is a scholarship program created specifically for Native Students. You can apply for lots of scholarships by going to this site.
- The National Indian Education Association lists many different scholarship and internship opportunities for Native students.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources
- This guide to financial aid offers many resources and give links to many different types of scholarships.
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- The Fastweb website helps you search for colleges and find ways to pay for them!
- The Planet Youth page contains information about many different scholarships and summer opportunities specifically just for Native students.
- The Proyecto Vision web page contains information and link for almost a hundred different scholarships.
- The Scholarship.com website has a whole page of scholarships specifically for Native American students!
- The Arizona State University American Indian Student Union site lists scholarships that Native students can apply for at ASU.
- Diversity scholarship at the University of Oregon.
Some documents you might find helpful:
- College Week Live has Prepared a list of 100 questions to ask a college. Even if you do not ask all of these questions when visiting a college or talking to a college representative you should still be aware of them. Many of them may be things you want to know!
- As you are visiting all of these websites and signing in to all of these different services it can be difficult to remember your various logins and passwords. Use the following document to help you remember your various logins and passwords...but be sure to read the warning at the beginning of the page.
- Click here to save a copy of the College and Scholarship Application Deadline Spreadsheet. Use it to keep track of your progress on college and scholarship applications. Make sure you are first signed into your @chemawa.bie.edu google drive account first. When you open the document, make a copy (in the file menu), and name it something like, "My College/Scholarship Deadlines". Keep this in your drive, share it with me and/or any of the tutors/interns that you want to so that we can help you keep your deadlines.