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Finding Scholarships

Outside scholarships include any funding from sources other than UNC, state government, or the federal government. Awards from companies, foundations, civic and religious organizations, and employer tuition benefits are common examples of outside scholarships.

The best time to search is early in your senior year of high school. Awards are available for returning college students, but not as many. Deadlines can run from October to April.

The University does not promote individual outside scholarships. You can search through sites like FastWeb and the College Board.

Before you search:

  • Beware; there are scholarship scammers among us! Check out scholarship scam information before starting your search.
  • The University strongly advises against paying for scholarship searches. Most legitimate websites DO NOT charge for scholarship help.