Scholarships

Easy & Simple Scholarships You Shouldn’t Overlook

Once you’re accepted into college, one
of the most pressing issues is how you’re going to pay for it. Still, after
filling out countless applications, the last thing you want to do is fill out
even more complicated forms and write long essays for scholarships.

While many require you to do exactly
that, some scholarships don’t require much effort to apply. Just remember that
you aren’t the only one taking this approach, so your competition will likely
be plentiful for these scholarships.

Find Local Scholarships in Your State

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Students across the country, and all over North Carolina,
are applying to college. The college application process is exciting,
stressful, and even overwhelming for many students and their parents. Of course,
the process doesn’t end when applications are sent off. After applications are
submitted it’s time for parents and students to start thinking about how
they’re going to pay for school.

Scholarships are easily one of the best ways for students
and families to pay for school.

5 Steps to Prepare for Scholarship Search Season

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Listen up, high school juniors! It’s time to start thinking about the important steps to come as you prepare for the next journey in your life: college. For many, one of the more stressful aspects of college preparation is financial planning, which is why College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) encourages all students to seek scholarship opportunities to help cover the cost of higher education expenses; a process that usually commences in the fall semester of your senior year.

Scholarship Applications Save Teens Time and Money

Scholarship Applications Save Teens Time and Money

College is more of a necessity than ever to be successful in the workforce. Everyone agrees you need a college education, but they have a harder time figuring out how to pay for it. College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) seeks to raise awareness among students and their families of available scholarships and grants. When you look at the math, taking the time to apply for scholarships is a no-brainer when it comes to college.

Financial Aid: One Tool to Make Higher Education Possible

Make Higher Education Possible

Financial aid is one of the tools that makes higher education possible for many students. It may mean being able to continue your education when you otherwise would not be able or being able to attend the school of your choice despite higher tuition costs.

Financial aid includes:

College Foundation of North Carolina Announces Winners of #CollegeBound Drawing

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Six North Carolina Students Win $500 to Put Toward College Expenses

May 2017 (Raleigh, N.C.) – College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) was proud to sponsor the #CollegeBound Drawing on the CFNC Facebook page during the month of April. Six lucky high school seniors from North Carolina were drawn from the pool of entrants and each received $500 to put toward their higher education.

What Can Earn You a Scholarship?

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are a great way to pay for college. For one, they are a nice reward you for your hard work, your dedication to an activity, or even some aspect of your identity. But scholarships also offer what many refer to as “free money.” That means money you don’t have to pay back. Read on to learn the main types of scholarships, and how to find them!

Academic

Most people know that your academic performance can earn you scholarships.

How to Begin Your Scholarship Search

There are many different ways to help pay for college savings, current income, part-time work while in college, grants, scholarships and loans. Most people pay for their education using a combination of all of these.

Saving for college as early as possible is always a good idea, but few people can cover the entire cost of college just with savings. That’s why one of the first things to do when seeking money for college is to look for grants and scholarships,

Scholarships for High School Students

When can you start looking for scholarships? When should you start applying for scholarships? How does the whole thing work? Learn more as CFNC Regional Representative Tameika Ruffin answers college scholarship frequently asked questions for WBTV On Your Side.