Following are loan and scholarship options that are available to you. Below each option is information on how to apply or where to go for further information. It is up to you to explore these options, however, please keep us informed of your progress. Also, if you happen upon other options that are not listed below, please let us know as we are continually working to grow this list so that students have more available options.
Healing Spirits Foundation
Contact: Helen Grigg or Sheri Sandberg at 303-525-5213
*Scholarships range from $250 to $2,000 depending on financial need and number of applicants. Call for an application.
AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)
AMTA is awarding a $5,000 scholarship to one massage therapy student. Applicants must be enrolled or admitted in a 500-hour minimum entry-level massage therapy program at the time the scholarship application is submitted.
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
The AAUW Educational Foundation funds educational and professional opportunities for women, in the United States and abroad, opening opportunities for women to access educational opportunities through the fellowships, grants, and special awards made possible through the contributions of AAUW members.
American Educational Guidance Center
The American Educational Guidance Center provides contact information—including phone numbers and email addresses—for more than 1,000 colleges and universities, including admissions offices and scholarship and financial aid contacts. It also offers information on community colleges, historically African-American colleges, graduate schools, the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and more.
College Connection, “founded by a group of parents who went through the college financial aid process with their children and saw a need to improve the process,” posts scholarship information and offers a customized scholarship search service. Their services draw from databases including scholarships and grants offered by corporations, non-profit agencies, and associations.
Jeanette Rankin Foundation
This non-profit organization offers scholarships for low-income women—with financial and/or other hardships or disabilities—ages 35 and older.
MANA, A National Latina Organization
This non-profit’s mission is “to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service, and advocacy. MANA fulfills its mission through programs designed to develop the leadership skills of Latinas, promote community service by Latinas, and provide Latinas with advocacy opportunities. Support for these programs is derived from members, corporations, foundations, and government grants.”
Several massage organizations sponsor grants and scholarships to help defray the cost of school and promote excellence in the industry. Other entities provide giveaways. This page will show you a list of available opportunities.
MassageSchool.org is an on-line resource developed for prospective massage school students which includes articles about becoming a massage therapist. They offer a “Helping Others Scholarship.” Contact them for more details.
Massage Therapy Foundation
The Massage Therapy Foundation has offered Case Report Contests since 2006 as a way to provide an opportunity for massage and bodywork practitioners and students to develop research skills and enhance their ability to provide evidence informed massage to the public. Cash prizes are available to the winners of each contest. Prizes are contingent on publication of the case report.
*This contest is for current massage therapy students.
Scholly is the simple, comprehensive and accurate scholarship matching platform, that turns the long months of searching for free money for college, into minutes. (Please note: There is a small fee of $2.99 to access their database of scholarships.)
http://home.myscholly.com/ – scholly
Successful Hands Grants
Biofreeze, Bon Vital and Massage Envy established the Successful Hands Grant Program to help students prepare for the rewards of a career in massage therapy. Successful Hands grants can be used to fund your education, buy books or purchase the product you need for training or launching your career. The choice is yours. We know that whatever you decide, the grant will support ‘successful’ hands.
Scholarships for Adult Students, for Single Parents, for Free Spirits, for Gay or Lesbian Students. There are scholarships available for all types of people in all types of field, individually focused on your unique characteristics or even your unique talents. Search here to see if any apply to you.
E Student Loan
This service compares a range of alternative loans (nonfederal loans) through a search engine that matches the student’s needs with a short list of available and appropriate loans.
This is a search site that matches the information you enter in your user profile to scholarship, college, job, and internship opportunities. You may use the information that FastWeb provides to apply for scholarships, discover prospective colleges, explore internship possibilities, or learn about part-time jobs in your area.
A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools. Access is free for all users and there is no charge to log in.
NextStudent offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, including-cost federal student loans and private loan products, for undergraduate and graduate students and parents. NextStudent also offers federal and private consolidation loan programs, and college savings plans. Next Student offers free one-on-one counseling with personally assigned Education Finance Advisors.
The company primarily provides federal and private student loans, including consolidation loans, for undergraduate and graduate students and their parents. In addition, Sallie Mae offers comprehensive information and resources to assist students, parents and guidance professionals with the financial aid process.
StudentLoans.com is a loan comparison website that provides students with a simple and effective way of searching for rates on school loans from the most trusted names in educational lending.
StudentCredit.com offers information regarding credit cards for high school and college students and consumers, along with information about credit management skills.
The Education Resource Institute (TERI)
TERI is a non-profit organization with two primary programs: the TERI guaranteed private education loan programs and the college access programs.
United States Department of Education
The United States Department of Education “distributes financial aid to eligible applicants throughout the nation for elementary, secondary, and college education; for the education of individuals with disabilities and those who are illiterate, disadvantaged, or gifted; and for the education of immigrants, American Indians, and people with limited English proficiency.”
TFC Credit Corporation
Contact: Helen Grigg or Sheri Sandberg at 303-525-5213 to get information on loans through TFC Credit. Loans for up to two years at 9%.