Teens

 

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READING

Alex Awards : This award, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, honors ten adult books with special appeal to teens.

Edwards Awards : The Margaret A. Edwards Award, sponsored by School Library Journal, honors an author and specific works by that author for lifetime contribution for writing to teens.

Morris Awards : The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, funded by the William C. Morris Endowment, honors the best book by a previously unpublished author writing for teens. A shortlist is announced in December each year.

Nonfiction Awards : The YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award honors the best nonfiction written for teens each year.

Odyssey Awards : The Odyssey Award honors the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. The award is co-administered with the Association for Library Service to Children.

Printz Awards : The Michael L. Printz Award, sponsored by Booklist, honors the best book written for teens each year.

2012 Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks

2012 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

2012 Top Ten Graphic Novels

2012 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

 

COLLEGE

KnowHow2GO : Learn the four basic steps you take to get ready for college.

Big Future-Find College : Use the “find your match” tool to narrow your choices down for the college you want to attend.

Federal Student Aid : Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.

College Center : This site helps identify colleges that are a good fit for first generation, low-income or minority students.

Schools in the USA : This site provides you with everything you need to know to find the career and college that are best for you.

U.S. News & World Report College Rankings : Search by region to compare colleges by rankings. You’ll find current and valuable information for free, though some data is “premium” and fee based.

College Board : From the publishers of the SAT. Find sample questions, test taking advice, or sign up for advanced placement tests. Also includes a career interest questionnaire.

GoHigherKY : Go Higher is your complete guide to attending college in Kentucky!

My College Guide: Online magazine for the college-bound teen. Includes articles on how to pay for school, finding the right college, and an on-line forum to get your burning questions answered.

Study Abroad : Interested in going to a college or university in another country? This site has easy to use tools to discover education programs outside the United States.

 

FINANCIAL AID

College Data : Quickly search this comprehensive database of scholarships without       having to register. Select state of residency, religion, ethnicity or       subject of study to for specific scholarships.

edu Financial Aid: News articles about financing for college from US News and World Report.

FASFA : Fill out your federal aid application online!

Financial Aid Calculator : Determine how much four years of college will cost or how much your family will be expected pay. Includes calculators on savings plans and loans.

GoHigherKY : Search of scholarships for financing college. This site partners with Kentucky’s state agency (KHEAA) to assist students in finding sources to pay for college.

KEES Program : The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship offers Kentucky students a monetary incentive to make good grades and test well on college entrance exams.

Student Financial Aid : Financial aid information from the U.S. Department of Education.

 

FOR FUN

Seventeen Magazine

E-Online

Girl Zone

Teen Ink

Teen People

Yahoo! Music