Education: Finding Grants

Seeking a grant can be an arduous and time-consuming task. Two young Chicago women have now simplified the process by establishing Funding Sources Clearinghouse Inc. (FSC), the nation's first computerized data service that attempts to match the grant seeker with the grant maker.

"People who are looking for money have certain needs, and people who are giving away money have certain criteria," says 25-year-old Mary Beth Shea, assistant director and co-founder of the FSC. "The problem is that there are so many grant programs covering all kinds of fields." The Clearinghouse claims to keep track of some 50,000 public and private grant...

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