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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.

www.educationcorner.com – Search & Statistics for over 7,000 U.S. Colleges and Universities

www2.ed.gov   – All you need to know from the U.S. Department of Education concerning postsecondary education

nces.ed.gov – Find the right college for you

www.onlinecolleges.org  – Searchable database for online colleges & universities

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

Discover Early Childhood EDU — A site dedicated for helping find the proper resources for getting a teaching credential in your state.

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.scholarshipopportunity.org

www.fafsa.ed.gov

http://act.org/

http://www.finaid.org/

www.scholarshipexperts.com

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

www.scholarshipmonkey.com – data base of one million scholarships

www.edvisors.com/scholarships/win-scholarships/free-scholarships/mejores-becas-para-estudiantes-hispanos/ – Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students – Las mejores becas para estudiantes hispanos y latinos

www.edvisors.com/scholarships/win-scholarships/free-scholarships/undocumented-student-scholarships/ Scholarships for Undocumented Students (DACA)

https://www.mosaiec.org/ – Conduct a keyword search of a database containing 15,000 scholarships.

www.college-scholarships.com/ -Search for scholarships by geography, heritage, religion, extracurriculars, family affiliation, high school, or scholarship name.

www.ecampustours.com/ – Search uses a database of more than 10,000 scholarship programs that distribute awards worth more than $36 million.

www.gocollege.com – Search encompasses 800,000 individual awards worth over $3 billion in scholarships, and they say they maintain a strict privacy policy.

www.scholarsite.com – Search for scholastic financial aid quickly and accurately, without entering personal information.

www.goodcall.com (formerly schoolsoup.com) – Scholarship database lists $32 billion in scholarships.

www.uncf.org/scholarships – 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 – Billion dollar grant from the pockets of Bill and Melinda Gates supports the higher educational needs of high-achieving minorities.

www.embark.com – Defines various funding types, and provides a search function to locate scholarships.

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

www.hsf.net – Hispanic Scholarship Fund

ChamberofCommerce.org – A good source for scholarship information.

CAREER GUIDANCE:

UniversityHQ

University Headquarters (UniversityHQ) is a resource for finding top rated colleges, scholarships, potential salaries and helping you find the right career.

ONLINE COLLEGE RESOURCES:

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/

 

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