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Seeds of Fortune Inc. COVID-19 Resources for High School and College Students

Financial Assistance and Scholarships 


Artist + Activist Relief Fund: This fund, created by The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, supports artists + activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. We have received 6,148 applications and have already distributed $90,000 in grants to over 250 artists + activists. We hope to support more applicants, but we need to raise more money. https://www.wearesoze.com/relief-fund 

Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation Emergency Fund If you are undocumented yourself or have family members who are undocumented and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, click on the link below to fill out the request form. https://www.undocuscholars.com/

Scholly With the COVID-19 health crisis sweeping across the nation, we know how challenging these coming weeks and months will be for students and their families. In Scholly’s unrelenting effort to support students in need, we are providing cash assistance to those in need during this unprecedented crisis.Apply today to receive $200 in cash assistance to help cover expenses during this global crisis. Our application takes less than two minutes. https://myscholly.com/relief/


Educational Resources


365 Data Science has opened its Data Science Online program to all users until Apr. 15, 2020. The company said that program includes 21 courses, 600-plus exercises and 100-plus hours of video content. Coverage includes math, statistics, SQL, Python, data cleaning and visualization and machine and deep learning. Normally, the program costs $36/month. https://365datascience.com/pricing/ TRUE TRUE

Babbel is offering three months of free language learning to U.S. students through mid-June 2020 in any of its languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and English. https://welcome.babbel.com/en/student-discount

Barnes & Noble Education is making free digital self-tutoring and writing services available to college students through its bartleby suite of products. Through Jun. 15, 2020, the company is providing students with access to 10 free homework questions and tutoring sessions with experts through bartleby learn, monthly; and premium access to bartleby write, a virtual writing center that provides spelling and grammar checks, plagiarism detection and citation help. The company is also working with colleges and universities that want to set up an institutional version with "expedited program rollout." https://www.bartleby.com/questions-and-answers/ask-a-question 

Cengage has made its digital content available for free through the remainder of the current term, giving students access to all digital textbooks and platforms through Cengage Unlimited. The company also said its faculty partners would be holding regular "office hours" to provide advice to instructors moving to Cengage courseware. https://www.cengage.com/covid-19-support

Class Central: You can take free online courses from Ivy League universities like Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale classcentral.com


Utilities and Services  


Altice Optimum Internet up to 30 Mbps. New customers with K–12 or college students in household. Call 1-866-200 9522

AT&T has removed usage caps for its home broadband internet service, which means customers that gold over the old limit will not be subject to overage fees. The company also reminded people that its public wifi hotspots are still open to all.

Charter's free access to Spectrum broadband, WiFI during pandemic: Charter announced it will offer free services to families around the nation starting Monday, March 16 and continuing for 60 days. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.

Informational Resources and Articles 

Audible have made hundreds of audiobooks free during COVID-19: https://happymag.tv/audible-have-made-hundreds-of-audiobooks-free-during-covid-19/

CDC Virus Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Plan: https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-stimulus-package-questions-answers.html        

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