College and Scholarship Resources

A guide to resources for high-quality post-secondary college and scholarship opportunities compiled by Fort Bragg High School (with a few additions).  It is meant to be a helpful tool and is by no means meant to be all inclusive. 

 

College Websites

www.act.org – Official website of the ACT organization which has a college search component.

www.californiacolleges.edu – Use this website to search California’s college campuses.

www.campustours.com – Take virtual tours through college campuses throughout the United States.

www.collegeboard.com – Great information on finding the right college and comparing colleges across the country.

www.collegedata.com – A useful site to make a college match and help develop a college search strategy.

www.collegeview.com – Search over 3,000 colleges on this website for a comprehensive review.

www.collegexpress.com – Information for parents and students on college search and finding the right college.

www.csumentor.edu – Search the California State University System on this website.

www.universityofcalifornia.edu – Search the University of California System on this website; applications, information, preparation.

www.aiccu.edu/ – The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Information about 76 California private colleges/universities.

www.fairtest.org – A list of over 100 schools that DO NOT require the SAT or ACT as entrance requirements.

www.assist.org – The California official statewide repository of information on transferring to a UC or CSU.

www.cccco.edu – Find a California community college and apply.

www.aie.org – College planning resources, financial aid information, career guidance and money management tips to help families and students achieve their goals.

www.collegetoolkit.com – Resources for every step of the college admissions process.

www.knowhow2go.org – Links and grade specific resources for high school students.

www.zinch.com – Discover over 5,000 colleges and useful scholarship information.

www.cappex.com – “College search made simple.”

www.collegeweeklive.com – Online college fair

www.collegeprowler.com – College search created by college students themselves.

www.mappingyourfuture.com – Online help for career guidance, choosing a college and paying for college.

www.affordablecollegesonline.org – Online guide to affordable colleges.

http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/ – Searchable college and university database

 

COLLEGE APPLICATION WEBSITES

 

www.commonapp.org – Download applications or apply online to over 100 schools. Teachers and counselors can also download their recommendation forms.

www.csumentor.com – Cal State applications

admission.universityofcalifornia.edu – University of California applications.

 

SPECIAL INTEREST SITES

 

www.studyabroad.com – Learn about programs all over the world

www.eligibilitycenter.org – NCAA eligibility website

www.naia.org – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

www.cccaasports.org – Community College Athletics

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP/FINANCIAL AID

There are all types of scholarships for all types of students. The deal is if you don’t apply, you have no chance.  You should never have to  pay money for scholarship information.

www.finaid.org

www.fastweb.com

www.fastaid.com

www.fafsa.ed.gov

http://act.org/fane/index.html

http://www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate/phtml

www.scholarshipexperts.com

Scholarship Experts – One of the best, most comprehensive free online scholarship searches available to students, parents, and educators.

www.scholarship-monkey.com

Scholarship Monkey – claims a data base of one million scholarships with a value in excess of $3.5 billion. If that’s not enough reason to give this site a shot, how often do you get a monkey to talk to you?

www.latinocollegedollars.org

Latino College Dollars Scholarships for Latino students regardless of immigration status.

www.aie.org/Scholarships/index.cfm

Adventures in Education – Students can conduct a keyword search of a data base containing 15,000 scholarships.

www.collegetoolkit.com/Scholarship/Main.aspx

College Tool Kit -These folks allow you to search for scholarships by geography, heritage, religion, extracurriculars, family affiliation, high school, or scholarship name.

www.ecampustours.com/payingforcollege/scholarshipsandgrants/freescholarshipsearch

eCampus Tours – The eCampusTours search uses a database of more than 10,000 scholarship programs that distribute awards worth more than $36 million.

www.financialaidofficer.com/scholarship_search

Financial Aid Officer – This free scholarship search engine lists scholarships worth $1.45 billion.

www.gocollege.com

Go College – Their search encompasses 800,000 individual awards worth over $3 billion in scholarships, and they say they maintain a strict privacy policy.

www.nextstudent.com/scholarships/scholarship-search

Next Student – the site claims they give you free access to a database and award more than 6.2 million individually scholarships valued at over 16 billion dollars”.

www.scholarsite.com

Scholar Site – Their introduction reads, “Welcome to ScholarSite.com, the site that allows you to search for scholastic financial aid quickly and accurately, without forcing you to lose time and privacy by entering personal information.”

www.goodcall.com (formerly schoolsoup.com)

School Soup – Their scholarship database lists $32 billion in scholarships.

http://www.uncf.org/sections/ForStudents/SS_Scholarships/scholarships.asp

United Negro College Fund Scholarship Search – A free online scholarship search sponsored by the United Negro College Fund.

www.collegefund.org

American Indian College Fund

Foundation started by 30 tribal colleges seeks to provide financial aid for Native American students across the US. Find a list of schools.

www.gmsp.org

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Billion dollar grant from the pockets of Bill and Melinda Gates supports the higher educational needs of high-achieving minorities.

www.embark.com

Scholarships – Defines various funding types, and provides a search function to locate scholarships.

www.jackierobinson.org

Jackie Robinson Foundation

Organization helps African-American students find college scholarships. Learn about its programs and sponsors.

www.hsf.net

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Online College Resourc

Live too far away from a campus? Have a full time job and need a college you can access online 24/7?  Below are some resources for online colleges.

ConsumerAffairs

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/education/online-colleges/