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 Scholarship Resources

Searching for scholarships is a great way to reduce student loan debt. But, the process can be overwhelming if you don't have the right resources. Before you begin your scholarship search, click here for scholarship search tips. Happy searching!

Scholarship Resources and Search Engines

Scholarship Search Engines for General Scholarships

College Foundation of North Carolina

Fastweb - Search Engine for Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships.com*

*Like this company on Facebook and get scholarship notifications!

Big Future by College Board

GradReady

Scholarship Search Engines for Spanish Speaking Students

www.mydocumentedlife.org

www.thencshp.org

Scholarship Search Engine for African American Students

www.uncf.org

 Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Below is just a handful of the many outside scholarship opportunities available to college and university students. These scholarships are not institutional UMO scholarships. Rather, these scholarships are offered through private companies and organizations to help students just like you. This list is updated regularly as new outside scholarships are announced and discovered. Check back often to see the latest opportunities we have found. 

Credit Sesame - $2,500
(Deadline: October 30 & April 30)
  • Open to all majors
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
  • Open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Work Hard Scholarship & Play Hard Scholarship - $2500 for each award
(Deadline: October 30)

  • Open to all majors
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States
  • Open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
​Creativity Leads to Success Scholarship - 3 winners (1- $3500 award, 2- $1250 awards)
(Deadline: July 31, 2020)
*For high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students
​AdvancePoint Capital Financial Literacy Scholarship - $1000
(Deadline: August 1st annually)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited US college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Applicants are not required to have a specific Major.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
​GVD Renovations Scholarship - $1000
(Deadline: September 3, 2020)
Must submit a 2000 word essay and must be a high school senior or undergraduate with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Education Connection Scholarship for Military Members - $1000
(Deadline: September 30, 2020)
GreenPal's Evergreen Scholarship - $2000
(Deadline: November 15, 2020)
Famous Company Scholarships - amounts and deadlines vary

Company List:  3M, Burger King, Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, Dunkin' Donuts, Geico, Google & Lime Connect, Intel, NBA & TMCF, Neiman Marcus, Penguin Books, State Farm, NHL & TMCF, Visa, and Wendy's

    
Women Grants-$1500 and up
(deadline varies)
Various grants and programs for female high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduates. 
Americorps - $5,750 Scholarship and $1,000+ Living Allowance
(no deadline announced)
Americorps Information

CompareCards - $2,500 Scholarships
(no deadline announced)
CompareCards Scholarship Information

Fry Scholarship-Veteran Affairs Benefit for Dependents & Spouses--scholarship amount varies
(no deadline announced)

GMR Transcription Services - $500 Scholarships
(no deadline announced)
GMR Scholarship Flyer

Sussle - Free Scholarship Contest
(no deadline announced)
http://sussle.org/scholarship

 Nursing Students

Financial Aid Options for Nursing Students

Click here​ to learn more