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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!

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College Foundation of North Carolina

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Scholarship Search for Undocumented Students

 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. ​

​3D Printing Scholarship - $1000
(January 30, 2018 deadline)
​Women in STEM Scholarship - (2) $2000 awards
(January 31, 2018 deadline)
​Kelly Law Autism/ASD Scholarship - $1000
(February 8, 2018 deadline)
Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship-$2500
(February 28, 2018 deadline)
​HouseholdQuotes Scholarship - $1250
(February 28, 2018 deadline)
Environmental Awareness Essay Scholarship - $1250
(March 1, 2018 deadline)
(The 1st place essay winner will be awarded $1000 and the 2nd place essay winner will be awarded $250.)
Golden Leaf Scholarship - $3000 annually for 4 years
(March 1, 2018 deadline)
(To be considered for this scholarship, you must be a NC resident and be a resident of a rural county that is economically distressed and/or tobacco dependent. Qualifying counties are listed online.)
NC Forgivable Education Loans for Service (NCFELS) - Amount varies and is based on degree program as well as class level
(March 1, 2018 deadline)
(This is a scholarship is a NC sponsored scholarship offered to eligible students pursuing certain programs in education and nursing. Such students must be willing to work in NC upon graduation. This scholarship is good for 4 years)
​State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) Scholarship Program - Amount Varies
(April 15, 2018 deadline)
(This scholarship program offers three scholarships--Category 1 is based on financial need, Category 2 is based on merit, and Category 3 is based on membership.)
​Drone Pilot Ground School Technology College Scholarships - (2) $1000 awards
(May 1, 2018 deadline)
(One scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior and the other scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate)
​QED Financial Opportunity Scholarship-$1000
(May 1, 2018 deadline)
(This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the fall 2018 semester.)
B. Davis Scholarship - $1000
(May 22, 2018 deadline)
​Credit Sesame Scholarship - $1,000 (renewable)
(June 1, 2018 deadline)
(Must be currently attending a college or university during the fall 2017 academic year. Must be in good academic standing at current school.)
​Laser Spine Institute Scholarship - $1500
(June 15, 2018 deadline; scholarship entry begings August 15 annually)
​BigSun Scholarship for Athletes - $500
(June 19, 2018 deadline)
(This scholarship is for student athletes. Applicants must be a high school senior or attending a post secondary institution.)
College Sports Recruiting Scholarship - $1000
(July 1, 2018 deadline)
Straight North STEM Scholarship - $1000
(August 1, 2018 deadline)
(This scholarship is for an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math. There will be two runner-ups receiving $250 book scholarships each)
​AES Engineering Scholarship - $500
(October 6, 2018 deadline)
(This scholarship does not require applicants to take engineering courses. There is no GPA requirement.)
​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)

 Nursing Students

Financial Aid Options for Nursing Students

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