College Planning and Career ResourcesCollege Foundation of North Carolina
Access career interest inventories and other career planning tools
Plan for college by exploring programs and majors
Apply to any in-state college/university
Send your transcripts to any in-state school college/university
Access financial planning tools (FAFSA, grant/scholarship searches, 529 plans, etc) http://www.cfnc.org/index.jsp
Common ApplicationThe Common Application web site is http://www.commonapp.org/ Please make sure you keep your log on information.
College Board/SATRegister for the SAT and send SAT scores to colleges.
Register for the ACT and send ACT scores to colleges.
College Application Checklist
Use the attached checklist (click link below) to keep your student organized when completing college applications.
The TalentED ProjectThis FREE website is geared for high-potential, low income, first-generation students. It is designed to help match these students with schools that will increase their likelihood of graduation and future success. http://www.thetalentedproject.org/
Searching for Scholarships
In addition to the scholarships listed under the Scholarship Opportunities on the toolbar, here are additional, helpful resources.College Foundation of North CarolinaThese are North Carolina scholarships as well as national scholarships and grants.
Scholarship PlusThese are scholarships listed by Wake County Public Schools. There are local as well as national scholarships.
- Go to http://www.cfnc.org/index.jsp
- Go to PAY
- Click on Grants and Scholarships on the top toolbar
- Click on "Need-based Grants and Scholarships" or "Merit-based and Other Scholarships" to begin your search.
Fast WebThese are national scholarships and will provide matches for you. You must create a username and password - be sure to write these down.
- Go to http://www.scholarshipplus.com/wake/
- Click on Scholarships
- Click on Source for alpha listing
North Carolina Community FoundationScholarship opportunities through the NCCF are rich and diverse. We do not have a general scholarship fund; rather, all scholarship awards are made through specific funds with criteria established by the original donors. NCCF is privileged to award hundreds of scholarships each year, thanks to many generous donors across our state. To find scholarships available to you based on where you live go to http://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/scholarships. Please ensure that you understand how to apply by reading the information provided here http://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/scholarships/how-to-applyGoogle North Carolina Scholarships and see what comes up! Unlimited searches and scholarships for students in NC.
- Go to http://www.fastweb.com
- Click on Scholarships
- Click on Scholarship Matches
- Go to http://www.google.com
- Type in North Carolina Scholarships
College Scholarships for Asian/Pacific Islanders
Paying for a college degree can be challenging but there are tons of scholarship opportunities available to help students cover the cost. Finding them, however, isn’t always easy, especially if you’re a first generation Asian or Pacific Islander student who isn’t familiar with the financial aid system. This guide features 25 scholarships specifically for API students, and offers tips on how to improve your chances of receiving a grant. For more information please visit www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/scholarships-for-asian-and-pacific-islander-students/