Chester, PA, July 08, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- It is not a secret that the number of minority students attending graduate school is low. One of the main reasons for this under-representation is that minority students are not made aware of the many educational and financial aid opportunities available to them. GradPortal.org, a minority graduate scholarship and school resource directory, looks to change all that.
Powered by GradSchools.com, the leading online provider of graduate school information, GradPortal.org is a free directory of graduate school programs geared directly toward minority students. The minority graduate scholarship and school resource directory also offers information on financial aid as well as advice on preparing for and surviving graduate school.
"There are hundreds of thousands of students out there who could add so much to this society but are never given the chance," says Mark Shay, president and CEO of GradSchools.com. "Our hope is that this new minority graduate scholarship and school resource directory will reveal opportunities that these students never realized were open to them, and will help them attend the school of their dreams and further their education."
The site is still growing, and plans are in place to add additional reference articles and firsthand journal entries of those who are attending or have completed grad school, as well as a powerful mentoring program where current and future grad students can learn from each other. If you feel you could contribute something to the minority graduate scholarship and school resource directory, contact Stefanie Altman at 610-499-9200 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GradSchools.com is the Internet’s leading source of graduate school information. It helps students find their ideal graduate school through a comprehensive directory of colleges and programs organized by subject, school and location. Gradschools.com is a service of Educational Directories Unlimited (EDU), a leading Internet company serving higher education. Based in suburban Philadelphia, EDU's steady growth since its inception in 1989 has led to its inclusion in the Philadelphia 100, Inc. Magazine/ICIC Inner City 100 and Inc. 500 lists of fast growing businesses.