Helpful Links

There is a wealth of online resources available to assist students with all aspects of college preparation. Listed below are links to web sites and web pages providing information in the following areas:

ACT, PSAT and SAT Preparation

College Board Online - Provides links to register online for the SAT, view and send SAT scores, and find all the information you need - including exam dates and fees for the SAT I, SAT II, Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, and CLEP.

Career Exploration and Planning

Career Magazine - Career and job information.

Career Info Net - Occupational and economic information on careers.

First Generation Student - What it takes to get to and through college

Occupational Outlook Handbook - A nationally-recognized source of career information that describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education needed, earnings and expected job prospects in a wide range of jobs.

Peterson's Guide - Search for career-oriented education programs, take a career assessment, design your resume, and much more.

Colleges and Universities

101 Top College, University and Scholarship Web Pages  - Comprehensive postsecondary education website.

Black Colleges and Universities - listing of historically black colleges and universities by state.

College and Career Search Center

CollegeNet - A college database searchable by enrollment, geographical area, type, range of tuition costs, with links to financial aid information.

College Opportunities Online - Access to information on over 9,000 U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools.

College Rankings - Comparisons of colleges across the country.

CollegeSource - College search site with complete catalogues for over 9,300 colleges.

College View - Comparative college website that includes a guide for college-bound Hispanic seniors as well as information about diversity on campus and historically black colleges and universities.

HBCU - - Links to historically black colleges and universities, calendar, chat, and more. - Features historically black college and university information, activities, and events for students and administrators

New York State Office of Higher Education - Information for parents, students and school counselors about post-secondary institutions, programs leading to degrees, college applications, financial aid, career planning, services for students with disabilities, and more.

Peterson's Guide - Information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.

State University of New York (SUNY) Colleges - New York State Department of Education web page with links to SUNY college and university web sites.

U.S. News and World Report  - Rankings and web sites of 400 colleges and universities.

Financial Aid Resources

American Indian Graduate Center Scholars - AIGCS provides fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students throughout the United States.

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships - Sponsors annual essay contests that offer prizes.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund - APIASF provides resources that create opportunities for deserving Asian American and Pacific Islander students to access, complete and succeed after post-secondary education.

Burger King McLamore Foundation - Awards scholarships to high school students, Burger King employees, and their children.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation - Awards college financial assistance to exceptional high school seniors.

CollegeBoard - Scholarship search and financial planning resource.

CollegeNet - Database with over 600,000 awards.

Dell Scholars Program - Recognized academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.

FastAid - Largest and oldest private sector scholarship database.

FastWeb - Offers a free scholarship search listing over 400,000 scholarships, as well as a free college search.

Federal Student Aid - (FAFSA on the Web) Information about how to apply for federal student aid from the United States Department of Education.

Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways - Most comprehensive free online resource on all U.S. federal government student financial aid programs, with information on over 130 government loans and grants related to education.

FinAid - Information about loans and scholarships. - Provides information on the various ways to complete your FAFSA form.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program - Apply for one of 1000 scholarships that are "good through graduation".

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation - Scholarship opportunity for college juniors.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Provides scholarships and scholarship resources to high school seniors, undergraduate college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. - See more at:
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The Homer Fund - Offers scholarships to children of Home Depot employees.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships - provides four year scholarships to disadvantaged students of color.

LULAC Scholarship Program - Offers a variety of scholarships for latino high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate college students.

Mapping Your Future - Student site for financial aid and scholarships.

Marist College Student Financial Services - Link to Marist's Office of Student Financial Services.

National Scholarships at all Levels. Scholarship search according to interest.

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program - Provides scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, social science health-related research.

Peterson's Guide - Comparative college guide and scholarship search.

Scholarship Resource Network Express - Contains a database of over 8,000 programs with over 150,000 awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and also includes student loan forgiveness programs for college graduates. - Find college scholarships while colleges recruit you.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund - offers merit and need based scholarships.

UNCF - United Negro College Fund is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization.

U.S. Department of Education Student Guide to Financial Aid - Student Aid on the Web

Zinch - I am more than a test score - connect with schools and scholarships.

Study Skills

Common Errors in English - Washington State University's online version of Common Errors in English by Paul Brians. - homework help, school safety strategies, home schooling hints

Homework Hotline - Study guides, homework tips, homework helper and more.

Information Please - Offers useful and interesting facts on a wide range of topics. Also includes a dictionary and encyclopedia.

National Geographic - Activities online, homework help, family travel and fun & games.

New York State Library Resources - A wealth of information, including Internet bibliographies.

Peace Corps - Worldwise Schools - "The single best source for facts."

Regents Exams - Previous New York State Regents exams and answers on the web.

U.S. Department of Education - Information for students about learning resources and preparing for the future.

Other Helpful Links

Bardavon Opera House

Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Dutchess Outreach

Mental Health Association of Dutchess County

Mental Health Association of Orange County

Mental Health Association of Ulster County

Mill Street Loft

National Social Norms Resource Center

New York State Department of Education

Suicide Hotline


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