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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online Library library building icon
This database is devoted exclusively to foundations that fund individuals. It is a rich source of information on scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards.

LearningExpress Library NC LIVE icon
Provides online classes for the SATs, ACTs, and GEDs. It also has practice tests with scoring for all of those plus the ASVAB, high school AP exams, graduate school entrance exams, nursing, real estate, firefighter, cosmetology, police officer and more. More info…

AmeriCorps internet icon
The AmeriCorps web site contains background information on this program which is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service Programs. This program allows people of all ages and backgrounds to help pay for education in exchange for a year of service.

The Benefit Bank internet icon
The Benefit Bank of North Carolina is an online service designed to secure funds and services for individuals and families working to overcome poverty and to build long-term financial stability.

College Foundation of NC internet icon
The NC State Education Assistance Authority teamed with College Foundation to provide comprehensive information on many of the scholarships, loans, and grants available to North Carolinians attending colleges and universities in the state. Also helps parents and families plan ahead for college and how they will pay for it.

FAFSA internet icon
Apply for federal student financial aid online.

FastWeb internet icon
Comprehensive scholarship search. Completion of student’s profile returns potential scholarship information. Easy to use, but time consuming.

Federal School Codes internet icon
This provides a search for Federal School Codes that are used on Financial Aid forms. You can also call your local branch to obtain this information.

National Health Service Corps internet icon
This website contains information on Scholarship and Loan Programs for Disadvantaged Students; Health Professions Programs; Primary Care and Nursing Student Loans; Disadvantaged Faculty Loan Repayment; and Health Education Assistance Loan Refinancing.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction internet icon
Those who wish to enter the teaching field in North Carolina can find information on scholarships and loans on this site.

Studentawards.com internet icon
Completion of student’s profile returns potential scholarship information. New scholarship information is added to the student’s matches as the scholarships are added to the database.

U.S. Department of Education and Student Guide internet icon
This comprehensive online resource from the U.S. Department of Education describes grants, loans, and work-study programs available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs. The Student Guide explains the programs and how to apply for them.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs internet icon
Education programs designed for veterans, reservists, National Guard persons, and widows and orphans of veterans are described on this website.

Wiredscholar internet icon
Contains information on selecting, applying, and paying for college, as well as information on the FAFSA, and how to prepare for college admissions tests. Also features a scholarship search capability, and pages in Spanish.