How to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

How to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

20 January 2014 by Roy Southil

Sixty-three percent of college and university students receive an average of $7,400 a year to help pay for education.
Free event are held at numerous locations throughout the United States to help students learn how to get thousands of dollars to pay for college education.

Students and their families will learn how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the form that is required to apply for federal financial aid for higher education. Students will receive complete instructions for successfully completing and submitting their FAFSA. Other helpful information on selecting college and courses also will be available at most venues. Contact your college financial aid officer or counselor for events and dates.

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How-To Guide for High School Students

How-To Guide for High School Students

20 January 2014 by Roy Southil

Join the Center for New York City Affairs ( for the release of its latest “FAFSA: How-To Guide for High School Students” and a discussion about what needs to happen nationally and locally to ensure that the next generation of college students can afford to matriculate.

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Download pdf guide: Creating College Ready Communities

To read scholarships for Indian citizens and residents visit

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Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship

Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship

History of the Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship
Bioversity International established the Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship in 1989 to commemorate the unique and pioneering contributions to plant science made by Academician Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov of Russia and Sir Otto Frankel of Australia. The fellowship is being supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia  Read more

About Bioversity International
Bioversity International is a research-for-development organization that provides scientific evidence of the role that on-farm and wild agricultural and forest biodiversity can play in a more nutritious, resilient, productive and adaptable food and agricultural system. Read more…

How Bioversity International works
Bioversity International works towards a world in which small holder farming and forest communities in developing countries are thriving and sustainable. We work on rain-fed farming and forest systems managed by small holder farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Read more…

Subject: Conservation and use of agricultural and forest biodiversity. Research on grain species relevant to both Australia and the applicant’s home country. The research involves collaboration with an academic institution outside of the fellows’ home countries.

Duration: Up to 12 months.

Eligibility: Applicants from Canada and the United States are eligible to apply.  Should not be more than 35 years of age at the time of application. Applicants should at least hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area.
Value: Up to US$ 20,000

Tenable at: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), (members of CGIAR Consortium).

How to apply: Application form and information on how to apply can be had from Vavilov Frankel Fellowship page. Applications may be submitted in English, French or Spanish. Applications should be submitted online.

Further information: Can be had from the Knowledge Management & Capacity Strengthening (KMCS) Unit, Bioversity International,
Website: frankel-fellowship/

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A GREAT 2014

Wish all readers a new year that is filled with Peace, Joy and Prosperity.

This blog will strive to present scholarship opportunities available to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada. Useful information on opportunities in the United States, Canada and abroad will be presented on a continuous basis. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

A great going in 2014.

Roy Southil