Training, Higher Education, Apprenticeships, and Financial Aid

Training and Higher Education


Campus Tours: Virtual College Tours

A directory of colleges with information about admissions, programs of study, tuition, and the student body. This site also provides virtual tours for many of the included schools, as well as links to college websites.


A single stop site for education, job training, résumés, and interviews. This site also has opportunity for networking.

CareerOneStop for Veterans

A single stop for employment, training, and financial help after military service.

College for TN

A site that allows your help with planning career, high school, college, financial aid and help put information into a portfolio.

College & University Rankings

This page, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provides links to websites where rankings of graduate, undergraduate, law, business, medical, and international schools can be found.

Colleges & Careers

The Princeton Review’s site for undergraduate study, this site provides resources for current and prospective students. Requires free registration for full access.

The Common Application

The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any of approximately 300 member schools.

Distance Learning & Online Degree Programs

Use Peterson’s site to search for online schools and also search by school name, major, location, and other keywords.

Diversity Employers

Career and job site for African American college students. Searches for campus books are available on this site.

US News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges

The online version of the popular annual report. Basic rankings are provided free-of-charge; expanded information is available for a fee.

US News & World Report: America’s Best Graduate Schools

The online version of the popular annual report. Basic rankings are provided free-of-charge; expanded information is available for a fee.


Career Training Base

Find information within Career Training Base on free vocational training.  Training is for different trades and industries.  An individual can train for a new career and receive on the job training while receiving an income.

TVA Electrician Apprentice Program

Apprentices assist journeymen electricians in functions related to constructing, servicing and maintaining TVA substations.  Electrician apprenticeship leads to the position of journeyman electrician.

Go Build Tennessee

See construction apprenticeship programs across Tennessee.  These programs help satisfy the growing demand for construction workers throughout the state.

Apprenticeships in Tennessee for Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

Find employers who sponsor welding, cutting, and welding fitting apprenticeships in Tennessee.

Apprenticeships in Tennessee for Machinists

Find employers who sponsor machinist apprenticeships in Tennessee.

Apprenticeships through Second Chance Jobs for Felons

This site contains a listing of apprentice programs in Tennessee, with some in Memphis, for people who have experienced felonies.

Electrical Apprenticeship Program in the Mid-South

This organization is designed to help place people in education programs that lead them to a trade in electrical work.

Memphis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

This program in Memphis combines classroom instruction and on-the-job training in electrical work.

Apprenticeship Finder

People seeking apprenticeships can search this page by occupation or apprenticeship and location.

Financial Aid

Big Future by the College Board

Get the facts on majors and careers and find out how to get to where you want to go.

College Savings Plans Network

A guide to the Section 529 state college savings program, which is designed to make college savings easier for families. Provides information on the plans in all states, with links to related websites.

FAFSA on the Web

The online application for federal student aid. Visitors can also get school codes and find out the status of their online applications. Also available en Español.


Provides an extensive database of national, community, and college-specific scholarships. Access is free, but users must create an online profile which will help to match students to scholarships for which they are eligible.


FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page

A guide to online resources for scholarship and loan information. Although most links guide the user towards FastWeb, there are other scholarship search services provided.

Grants for Individuals

The Michigan State Libraries’ Grants for Individuals site indexes grants that are available for the purpose of education, mostly in the form of scholarships or direct financial aid. You may search by academic level (Precollege, Undergraduate, Graduate, or Postdoctorate), population group (Minorities, Veterans, Disabled, etc.) or subject.

Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust

Founded in 1998, MOST provides scholarships and tuition assistance for elementary students from underprivileged families.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is an association of over 3,000 colleges, universities, career schools, and others with an interest in the effective administration of student financial aid. The Association does not provide financial aid to students, but serves as a clearinghouse of information and resources for parents, students and counselors.


Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation – College Pays

Administers financial aid to assist students in obtaining post-secondary education. Also includes the administration of the Tennessee Lottery Scholarships.

Workforce Investment Network

Provides funding for eligible clients of the Workforce Investment Network, where suitable, to help them become qualified for employment.

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