Outside aid includes funds made directly to a student by non-school affiliates, businesses, organizations, groups, or individuals. The best time for you to investigate outside scholarships is fall and spring before the school year of attendance. Deadlines for some scholarships are as early as October 1st or as late as April 1st.
Information about outside scholarships are often available at your public library. There are also quite a few websites with information about scholarships for which you might qualify.
The University does not necessarily endorse these sites. These are provided as a resource to be used at your discretion.
College Board Scholarship Search
Plan for College
Student Award Search Aid
American Indian College Fund
E4FC (Educators for Fair Consideration)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Minority Scholarship Resources Through FinAid
North Carolina Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship – Work with exceptional children
Swim with Mike Scholarship – For physically challenged athletes
MENSA Education and Research Foundation College Scholarship Program