Other Scholarships

Don’t forget to look beyond WCU for scholarship opportunities. Consider these sources:

State Scholarships

College Foundation of North Carolina is a nonprofit partnership between Pathways of North Carolina, College Foundation, Inc., and the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. The foundation’s goal is to help students find the best financial aid alternatives, and it provides listings for need-based scholarship and grant programs for North Carolinians.

Online Scholarship Searches

In addition to university- and state-based awards, there’s a wide range of private scholarships available from corporations, civic organizations, professional organizations, donors, and other groups. To learn more, use these free online scholarship databases:

CollegeAnswer.com Scholarship Search
 - A free scholarship search sponsored by Sallie Mae, a financial services company.

College Board Scholarship Search
 - A searchable database of scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from thousands of sources.

CollegeNet’s Mach25 Scholarship Search - 
A free scholarship search engine of more than 600,000 privately sponsored scholarships.

FastWEB/Financial Aid Search Through the WEB
 - One of the first free online search services with a database of more than 400,000 scholarships.

 - Free scholarship search with a database of more than 400,000 awards

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