College Bound? We Can Help!

SAT, ACT, FAFSA…Preparing to go to college can be a confusing journey of abbreviations, forms, essays, and exams. Frederick County Public Libraries can help! We have two free and informative resources, as well as a Writing Application Essays Workshop for teens.

Testing and Education Reference Center – This comprehensive online college search and preparation resource includes information about colleges and universities, available scholarships and financial aid, test prep ebooks, and free online practice exams for academic and career aptitude tests. The Testing and Education Reference Center is available from any internet-connected device using your Frederick County Public Libraries’ library card number.

The Grantseeker’s Resource Center (GSRC): A Foundation Center Cooperating Collection – The GSRC includes the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online search tool, accessible from the patron computers at the C. Burr Artz Library in downtown Frederick. The Foundation Grants to Individuals Online focuses on foundations that provide scholarships, student loans, fellowships, internships and more. Also available through the GSRC and computers at the C. Burr Artz Library is free access to grantspace.org, offering links to free webinars on scholarships and loans, as well as expert advice on preparing winning scholarship applications, managing student debt and more.

For teens applying to college that may need extra assistance getting their thoughts on paper, the Writing Application Essays Workshop is being offered at the C. Burr Artz Library on Thursday, November 21st, at 6:30pm, in the Trust Conference Room. Whether they’re applying to college and are stumped by the essay questions, or trying to get a great internship but need to write a personal statement as part of the application process, this workshop can help. Teens will learn tips and ideas to help them craft an essay that showcases who they really are.  

For questions about the Writing Application Essays Workshop please contact Melissa at (301)600-3762. For questions regarding the Testing and Education Reference Center or the GSRC please ask any of our reference librarians. We’re happy to help!