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:

Big Future


College Express


Going Merry



Specific Scholarships

International students can utilize 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

Golden Leaf Scholarship for students who live in a North Carolina eligible county.  Please check the website for further eligibility criteria. 

CFNC also offers a recurring no-essay scholarship contest open to NC residents or students attending a college in NC -- we would encourage all interested students to apply!

Western North Carolina residents may reference the Community Foundation of WNC's website for additional scholarships

Certain Western North Carolina residents may also be eligible for the Gertrude McDaris Ruskin and Sidney H. Ruskin Scholarship -- more info here!

The Harlem Bling Annual Scholarship

HeySunday Eco-Warrior Scholarship

Trueleaf Market Agricultural Sciences Award (for students studying agriculture)

The New York Pass Education Scholarship

Windward Spirit Scholarship

Joseph Samuels Scholarship

Top of the Mountain Memorial Scholarship

Trever David Clark Memorial Scholarship

Equal Opportunity Scholarship

Evoke Neuroscience Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals

McGovern Legacy Scholarship

JAH Scholarship for Art

Maida Brkanovic Memorial Scholarship

Mental Health Scholarship for Women