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Grant Resources for Individuals

2-1-1 Call Center Search

United Way 2-1-1 is a multi-lingual, comprehensive information and referral service available 24/7/365. Its database contains more than 20,000 programs and services such as after-school programs, senior care services, medical and prescription assistance, credit counseling and mortgage foreclosure assistance, and housing and utility resources.

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts is an information clearinghouse that provides material on funding for individuals in all areas of the arts.

American Music Center

The American Music Center is a resource center for American contemporary music and jazz. The Center administers grant programs, and provides information on grants and competitions for composers and performers.

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
Awards Programs

Lists prizes and awards to composers in various areas of music.

BMI Foundation Awards, Scholarships, Internships, & Funds

Describes programs established to encourage young composers and support the work of accomplished concert-music composers in such areas as classical music, jazz, and musical theater.

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally -recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. After you find the program you want, contact the office that administers the program and find out how to apply. It is important to always check agency contact information and program descriptions for the latest information on Federal programs.

A scholarship search engine that prompts users to enter information about themselves, including area of study, and responds with an appropriate list of available scholarships.

Finaid: The Financial Aid Information Page

Links to funding sources such as scholarships, fellowships, and grants, some of which are focused toward those with particular needs or interests such as disabled, minorities, and international students.

The federal government's Web site for individual benefits and funding programs allows users to fill out a questionnaire to establish eligibility.

The Grammy Foundation

Provides information on grants that support the archiving and preserving of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas.

Michigan Student Financial Aid Association (MSFAA)Michigan Colleges and Universities Financial Aid Web Pages

Select a college or university and then look for the admission and financial aid Web sites.

National Endowment for the Arts

Provides information on fellowships in the areas of poetry and prose.

Modest Needs

Lists needs of low-income families and allows Web site visitors to donate to specific applicants.

National Endowment for the Arts

Provides information on fellowships in the areas of poetry and prose.

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National Institutes of Health

Offers grants in the form of fellowships and research projects in the field of biomedicine.

National Science Foundation

Funds research and education in science and engineering through grants, contracts and cooperative agreements.


Provides information on programs that help people find low- or no-cost prescription medications.


Includes descriptions, deadlines, and contact information for more than 90 awards, grants, and fellowships in journalism.

Peterson's College Search

Peterson's searchable database of more than 850,000 college scholarships, awards, grants, and prizes. Financing Education

Provides help, guidance, and answers to frequently asked questions on financial aid, as well as information on organizations that offer private and federal loans

Run by the financial aid giant Sallie Mae, this is an excellent overview of costs and financial aid.

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Scholarship Search

The College Board created the SATs. On this site users can create a personal profile of educational level, talents, and background to search among 2,000 undergraduate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources.

Complete an online personalized profile that is then run against a database of over 600,000 college scholarships, grants, fellowships and internships from over 8,000 sources.

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