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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Department of Education
Hundreds of internet-based education resources from agencies across the U.S. Federal government.

Application for Federal Student Aid

Department of Education
Electronic application for financial aid for post secondary education institutions with a toll free help number to answer questions on filling out the form. Guides to federal grants, loans, and work-study programs for students.

Apply for a Fellowship

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Every year about 35 fellowships supporting advanced study in the humanities and social sciences are offered through an open international competition. A search service provides references to hundreds of books, articles, and radio broadcast recordings reporting on research at the Center. Information is also available on ordering books written at the Center.

The U.S. Coast Guard Online

Department of Transportation -- U.S. Coast Guard
Browse publications, reports, regulation, forms, safety alerts and the Sea Partners Program for community education and outreach. Research the philosophy, programs, activities, and admission requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The Entire World is Our Campus

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
The Merchant Marine Academy provides an accredited four-year college program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, a merchant marine officer's license, and a U.S. Naval Reserve Commission. Students spend one year at sea on commerical ships.

Apply for awards in Science and Engineering

National Science Foundation
Apply for research and education grants online, retrieve information about proposal preparation and funding opportunities, and search award abstracts. Proposal preparation and award administration information . Fastlane is an experiment with ways to use the World Wide Web to facilitate business transactions and information exchanges between NSF and its' clients.

Social Security and You -- A Teacher's Kit

Social Security Administration
A set of materials for high school students that explains the Social Security system. Download five lessons plus an overview lesson that may be taught as a separate session. A 25 minute videotape also is available for copy when a blank tape is submitted.

Research the Peace Corps and their Initiatives

Peace Corps
Get information about becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer, and about the places and people where Volunteers serve -- download the electronic Peace Corps application. The Peace Corps' global learning initiative, World Wise Schools, offers lesson plans, study guides, and other educational resources.

Understand the Global Environment

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment. Provides science programs for students K-12 and GLOBE teacher training.

Enjoy our National Forests

USDA Forest Service
Provides descriptions of National Forests and information about recreational, educational and volunteer opportunities.

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