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I know the one below is due today, but I think it is good for people who are Psychology majors to be informed about it and check it next year:

for psych majors on their 3rd year - university of chicago's summer program:

http://psychology.uchicago.edu/academics/undergrad/earl%20franklin.shtml


you can also sign up to be on their list to receive info about future events relevant to psychology majors, research opportunities, job postings, fellowship announcements

http://psychology.uchicago.edu/academics/undergrad/index.shtml
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Summer Undergraduate Research Program:

https://www.aamc.org/members/great/61052/great_summerlinks.html

Harvard Stem Cell Institute Summer Internship Program - undergraduates:

http://hsci.harvard.edu/research/hsci-internship-program-hip

Multiple Summer Programs/Internships in universities all over the country:

https://mcb.berkeley.edu/undergrad/research/research/summer-research

Summer Research Opportunity at University of Illinois at Chicago:

http://grad.uic.edu/summer-research-opportunities-program-undergraduates

all of them offer a stipendWink
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Summer Research Program by the Leadership Alliance.

application deadline is February 1st, but if you are a freshman, you can start preparing - meaning get top grades - in order to be considered for the program:

http://www.theleadershipalliance.org/Programs/SummerResearch/ViewResearchSites/tabid/249/Default.aspx
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I found out about Sponsor Change, which helps graduates pay back their student loan debt through volunteerism:

SponsorChange Will Pay Your Student Loans

by Rachel Rowan · February 26, 2014


With grads now owing, on average, $29,400 upon graduation, student loans continue to be a great burden on our society. And if you’re struggling to find a job in your field or can only get part time work, you may be stressed about how you’ll pay your student loans. One program we’ve recently come across can help with that. SponsorChange.org rewards volunteers with money paid directly toward student loans as a reward for donated time.

How SponsorChange Operates

SponsorChange.org was started by brothers Raymar and Robert Hampshire in 2009 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania to put the power of crowd-funding and microfinance to work to help nonprofits and student loan debtors. That’s a win-win-win in our books. The program recently moved its headquarters to Washington, D.C., but has retained a presence in Pittsburgh and expanded to Chicago as well. Currently, SponsorChange only works with graduates in these three cities, but hopes to add an online program as well.

There are three components to the program reflected by their motto: You Serve. They Sponsor. Change Happens. Student loan debtors volunteer at service organizations, private groups and individuals sponsor you by pledging money to the volunteer organization that will be used to help pay your student loans. Non-profits host debtor volunteers and either they or sponsors (or a combination of the two) give money to help the volunteer pay their student loans.

How the Money Gets to Your Loans and How Much You Get

The volunteer engagements are typically project based rather than being open ended and volunteers give 8-10 hours per month, but this can vary. This means you could do this in addition to a part or full-time job to generate extra funds for your student debt. Volunteer gigs pay $10-$20 per volunteer hour. Once the volunteer organization has verified your hours, SponsorChange pays the funds directly to your loan servicer to apply to your loans.

Caveats and Questions

Currently, you must live in Pittsburgh, D.C. or Chicago to participate in SponsorChange. Also, it looks like you should get involved with signing up sponsors to fund your volunteerism if you want to get the best results. This may be off-putting for some people that aren’t comfortable trolling for bucks to benefit themselves. But if you don’t have a problem with this and like to volunteer, this can be a boon to your debt load.

How to Get Involved with Sponsor Change

If you live in one of the SponsorChange cities, go to their website SponsorChange.org and read the information for Change Agents – the moniker they’ve applied to participating volunteer debtors. You can sign up on this page to try and get yourself a volunteer gig to help pay your loans. If you know of an individual or a company that’s looking for a tax deductible opportunity to do good (and help you out), send them to the Sponsor Page to sign up. If you are already volunteering at a non-profit in one of these cities and want to try and convert your gig to one that will churn some student loan assistance, send them to the Nonprofits Page to get info and sign up.

https://www.tuition.io/blog/2014/02/do-good-and-ditch-your-debt-how-sponsor-change-is-changing-the-student-loan-dialogue/



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Websites where students - high school students and college students - discuss schools, essay, financial aid, transfer options, list their stats and volunteer/extra-curricular experience and much more:

https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/

Forum for pre-medical and medical students, future veterinarians, dentists, pharmacy, psychology and many more:

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/

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Scholarships for College Freshmen

Scholarships for College Sophomores

Sallie Mae Scholarship Opportunities (you can search based on state, major, etc)

Nerd Scholar Scholarships Search Engine (there are tons of scholarships, some already expired, but if you keep going up on pages you'll see the current onesSmile)

Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship (for people studying music, composing, etc, who are studying at City College of New York)




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Volunteering cannot be forgotten! It is important to show that you are giving back you your community. Volunteering at animal shelters, some non-profit organization, nursing homes, at elementary schools tutoring kids, or at a hospital setting are some ideas.
Some clinics and hospitals allow volunteering and access to patients, but you need to have your vaccinations in check and proof of TB negative or if TB positive, clean chest x-ray.

Being part of a club at your college, if you are in a community college or plan to go to grad school later, is good to add, especially if you do something nice when you are part of the club such as fundraisers, bringing awareness to something (for example, if your club is about pet lovers, bring awareness about puppy mills), or just volunteering at school for school events by setting up tables, etc.
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Not sure about these, but this website has a list of websites that offer scholarships. Always check if they really exist and if your college offers them:

http://www.back2college.com/library/scholarships.htm
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Found a website with scholarships by state:

http://www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory/state/
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