Welcome to the Resources page

Here, you will find resources available for students, mentors, and the community.

If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us.

For Students

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Learn more about being a student in the 518 ElevatED program

Apply to be a part of the 518 ElevatED program

Financial Aid

FAFSA federal money for your college education. Every student is required to fill out the FAFSA along with their parent. The FAFSA also helps students qualify for Federal Work-Study and other programs.

TAP is a New York State program that offers money for qualified students to use for their college education. You must be a New York State resident, and you must be attending a college or university in New York State to qualify for this program.

Guide to College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Black Students

Scholarships

Senior Care Aging Matters ScholarshipA $1500 scholarship for a college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Due date is May 15, 2023. 

The Voyager Scholarship – shaping the next generation of public service leaders

 College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students 

UNCF has scholarships, programs, internships and fellowships.

New York’s Excelsior Scholarship Program

Study.com Scholarship Hub

RaiseMeEarn micro‑scholarships from colleges for your achievements as early as 9th grade

Guide to Scholarships by Major 

StudentScholarships.org

Get Schooled Scholarships for College

Scholarships and Resources for Black Students

Scholarships 360

Fastweb

Scholly – college scholarship app

Open Education Database – Funding for students pursuing graduate degrees

STudy Skills

Online Tutoring

AP Exam Study Skills: Khan Academy has guides and tutorial videos for every AP exam. The service is free, but an account is required.

Quizlet has flashcards, randomized tests, and study games to help you prepare for your exam. You can even use the service to create your own study tools accessible on your phone or computer. This also requires an account, but the service is free.

SAT Practice: Khan Academy 

The College Student’s Guide to Stress Management.  This infographic will help show you the impacts of stress and some good options to reduce your stress while in College.

 

College & Career Exploration

College Application Timeline

College Application Checklist

Hope4College – resources and support for students already in college.

Real Talk – a virtual college exploration initiative designed to connect Black students and families with Black representatives from colleges across the country. Virtual events are designed to feel authentic, engaging and, most of all, real, while providing all the information needed to plan, pay for, and attend college.

College Guide for LGBTQ+ Students – this guide is to give LGBTQ students the resources they need to make the most of their college experience. 

Resources for LGBTQ+ Students – to make college a little easier, this ultimate guide of resources for LGBTQ+ students in higher education includes scholarships, resources, clubs, anti-bullying hotlines and more.

College Search

Laptops in College – includes resources for free or reduced price laptops in college. 

Niche – college and scholarship search tools

Interactive Virtual Campus Tours

ECampus Tours

Virtual College Fairs

College Video Tours

CollegeBoard

Career Search – using the Occupational Handbook you can browse various career options including highest paying, fastest growing, etc.

CareerVillage is a community where students can get free personalized career advice from real-life professionals.

Young Worker’s Rights and Resources

Internships

Future Forward Internship Academy has in internship opportunity this summer to earn college credit and a stipend. Applications due February 25, 2022.

Regeneron Summer 2022 Paid Internships for students pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Information Systems.

FirstGEN Fellowspaid summer program for undergraduate students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college and who intend to pursue careers in social justice.

For Mentors

Learn more about becoming a mentor.

Fill out a mentor application

Mentor Activity Tracker 

MentorNY

MENTOR

Checklist for Mentors of High School Juniors

Checklist for Mentors of High School Senions

Strength-based mentoring

Mentoring Tools

View the Financial Aid Workshop for Mentors

Self Discovery Activities to help students discover their passion

You’re a Mentor, Now What? – how to communicate effectively with your student

Futurescape  is a free, immersive digital platform that helps more than seven million students explore real-world careers beyond the classroom. 

For Our Community

Learn more about 518 ElevatED in the community.

Free online learning with Coursera.

Free tax preparation. Check here for more information, eligibility, and to find a local VITA site.

211 – call or text to find health or human service resources in your community

Housing Assistance

Public Utility Law Project – through the NYS Gas and Electric Relief Program, you may be eligible to have your energy bill arrears eliminated. More information can be found at the link. Deadline is December 31, 2022. 

Healthy Capital District Initiative works to increase access to coverage, provides health planning expertise, and supports health prevention programs across the Capital Region.

Disaster Distress Helpline – if you or someone you know is struggling after a disaster call 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 for help and support 24/7. 

Local Food Pantries – use this search tool to find a food pantry nearest you

Albany Community Action Partnership – career and community services and early learning

Schenectady Community Action Program – career and community services and early learning

Alpha Pregnancy Care Center – providing solutions, support, education and hope to men and women facing a wide range of pregnancy and family decisions. 

Meals on Wheels – Meals on Wheels is a program that provides older people nutritious meals and safety checks at little to no cost. 

Urban Grief – Help when coping with a tragedy in your community. 

Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region – offers a variety of health and wellness and support services.