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Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, 2013 (30th ed.) now available online

The new 2013 edition of Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans is now available online in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

This edition of Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans (SFL) provides access to nearly 7,400 sources of education-related financial aid for students and professionals at all levels. SFL‘s scope ranges from undergraduate and vocational/technical education through post-doctoral and professional studies. Students and others interested in education funding will find comprehensive information on a variety of programs in all educational areas, including:

  • Architecture
  • Area and Ethnic Studies
  • Art
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Science
  • Humanities
  • Industrial Arts
  • Language
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Liberal Arts
  • Library Science
  • Life Science
  • Medicine
  • Mathematics
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology and Religion

SFL Provides Detailed Information on Awards

SFL provides all the information students need to complete their financial aid search. Entries include: administering organization name and address; purpose of award; qualifications and restrictions; selection criteria; award amount and number of awards granted; application details and deadlines; detailed contact information.

Additionally, look for the section on federal financial aid following the User’s Guide for a quick summary of programs sponsored by the U.S. government, as well as information on the AmeriCorps program. There is also a section that lists higher education agencies by state.

Five Indexes Allow Quick and Easy Access to Awards

Whether you are a high school student looking for basic undergraduate financial aid, a scientist investigating research grants, or a professional attempting to finance additional career training, SFL aids your search by providing access to awards through the following indexes:

Field of Study Index categorizes awards by very specific subject fields.

Legal Resident Index targets awards restricted to applicants from specific geographic locations.

Place of Study Index provides a handy guide to awards granted for study within specific states, provinces, or countries.

Special Recipient Index lists awards that are reserved for candidates who qualify by virtue of their gender, organizational affiliation, minority or ethnic background.

Sponsor and Scholarship Index provides a complete alphabetical listing of all awards and their administering organizations.

Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary (AIAD) -new 45th edition available in Gale Virtual Reference Library

The forty-fifth edition of Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary (AIAD) offers increased coverage in all fields of human endeavor. Many of the new terms are from the subject areas of

  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Botony
  • Business
  • Computers
  • Government
  • Languages
  • Military
  • Natural Resources
  • Publishing
  • Science

Of major value to researchers is the inclusion of:

  • International Associations
  • National Associations
  • Regional and State Associations
  • Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Models and Makes
  • Political Action Committees
  • Research Centers
  • Stock Exchange Symbols

Most entries in AIAD are specifically identified with the United States. Thousands of British and Canadian terms can also be found. Other non-U.S. acronyms most likely to be encountered in magazines and daily newspapers are included as well. No attempt is made to list acronyms of local businesses or associations, local units of government, or other terms in limited use. Obsolete terms are retained for their historical interest.

New edition of Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans available online in GVRL

The new 27th edition of Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans is now available in the Gale Virtual Reference Library database. This long-standing reference work is a one-stop resource detailing thousands of sources of education-related financial aid and awards at all levels of study written especially for professionals, students, parents, counselors and others interested in education. This annually updated resource provides sources of scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships, work study, and other education-related financial aid at all levels of study. Look for the section on federal financial aid for a quick summary of programs sponsored by the federal government.

Also included is a state-by-state listing of agencies that users can contact in their home state. Five handy indexes help you quickly locate the information you need – Field of Study, Legal Resident, Place of Study, Special Recipient, Sponsor and Scholarship. Each edition of Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans provides details on more than 5,700 awards from 3,500 sponsoring organizations. Entries typically include: sponsoring organization name; full contact information, including Web site and e-mail address (where available); financial aid program statistics, including required level of study, type of assistance available, criteria for application, funds available and number of
awards offered; and much more.