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 is simply listing and does not endorse these sites. These are provided as a resource to be used at your discretion.
College Board Scholarship Search
Student Award Search Aid
UNC-CH GrantSource Library
CFNC Grants and Scholarships
Financial Aid for North Carolinians
American Indian College Fund
Hispanic College Fund
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Minority Scholarship Resources Through FinAid
Gates Millennium Scholars
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