Remember: NEVER apply for a scholarship that requires an application fee. No legitimate outside scholarships will require you to release your social security number, banking info, or credit card number in order to apply.

Here are some handy resources to help you get started in your search for additional funding:

Scholarship Scams -- Advice from the Federal Trade Commission

Federal Student Aid -- general info from the federal government, including the Department of Labor's scholarship search tool 

General scholarship search engines include:

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/scholarship-search

https://www.fastweb.com/

https://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/search

https://www.cappex.com/scholarships

https://www.goingmerry.com/

International students can utilize https://www.internationalscholarships.com/ to search for international-specific scholarships

North Carolina residents may reference College Foundation of NC's website for helpful information about applying for college, financial aid, and merit-based scholarships. Additionally, information on the College Foundation of NC's student loan program can be found on the NC Assist website

Western North Carolina residents may reference the Community Foundation of WNC's website for additional scholarshipsScholarships of Note (listed below is an updated selection of scholarship opportunities you can begin to look into):