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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
College Foundation of North Carolina
www.cfnc.org

Fastweb - Search Engine for Scholarships and Grants
www.fastweb.com

Scholarships.com LLC
www.scholarships.com

*Like this company on Facebook and get scholarship notifications!

Big Future by College Board
www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org

SALT
www.saltmoney.org/UMO

Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae
www.salliemae.com

Scholarship Search for Undocumented Students

www.mydocumentedlife.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. ​

​Redfin Corporation Scholarship
(July 31-Fall application deadline)
(January 31-Spring application deadline)
​SelfScore International Student Scholarship - $5000
(September 28, 2017 deadline)
(For students studying in the US on a F1, J1, or M1 visa, must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and more)
Student Research Grant by MuchGames.com-$1500
(September 30, 2017 deadline)
(Requires a minimum GPA of 3.0. All undergraduates and graduates can apply. You must write an essay on the social and psychological effects of video game addiction.)

Voy Media Scholarship Award-$2500
(September 30, 2017 deadline)
(This scholarship is for students aspiring to be business owners. All students are welcome.)
Choose Best Mattress Scholarship - $1500
(Before October 30 of every year deadline)
(This is a one-time renewable scholarship is for high school students and students pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree. Students must be from the US or Canada. Essay required.)
uPonics Hydroponics/Aquaponics Scholarship-$1000
(November 1, 2017 deadline)
(Students with concentrations in agriculture, business, environmental sciences, and engineering are especially encouraged to apply. But, all student are welcome to apply. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.)
​Nature Immerse Scholarship-$2000
(November 24, 2017 deadline)
Internet Marketing Scholarship-$1500
(November 29, 2017 deadline)
​Musician Byte Scholarship Contest-$500
(November 30, 2017 deadline)
​Drones Inspector Annual Scholarship-$1000
(December 1, 2017 deadline)
(Write an essay about "The History of Drones". Applicants must be enrolled in a high school, university, or college.)
 ​Dronethusiast-Women in Science UAV Scholarship-$500
(December 1, 2017 deadline)
(For all majors, but must demonstrate need for financial assistance.)
​The Sweet Flow $1k Scholarship-$1000
(December 31, 2017 deadline)
Live Your Dream Award-$5000
(Before January 15, 2018 deadline)
(This scholarship is for undergraduate females who are the primary provider in their household and who have financial need)
2018 LYD Award Application_SI Raleigh_Jan 15.pdf2018 LYD Award reference-form_SI Raleigh.pdfLive Your Dream Poster 2018.pdf
Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship-$2500
(February 28, 2018 deadline)
​QED Financial Opportunity Scholarship-$1000
(May 1, 2018 deadline)
(This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the fall 2018 semester.)
​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