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.
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
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.
Scholarship Experts – One of the best, most comprehensive free online scholarship searches available to students, parents, and educators.
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?
Latino College Dollars Scholarships for Latino students regardless of immigration status.
Adventures in Education – Students can conduct a keyword search of a data base containing 15,000 scholarships.
College Tool Kit -These folks allow you to search for scholarships by geography, heritage, religion, extracurriculars, family affiliation, high school, or scholarship name.
eCampus Tours – The eCampusTours search uses a database of more than 10,000 scholarship programs that distribute awards worth more than $36 million.
Financial Aid Officer – This free scholarship search engine lists scholarships worth $1.45 billion.
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”.
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.”
School Soup – Their scholarship database lists $32 billion in scholarships.
United Negro College Fund Scholarship Search – A free online scholarship search sponsored by the United Negro College Fund.
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.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Billion dollar grant from the pockets of Bill and Melinda Gates supports the higher educational needs of high-achieving minorities.
Scholarships – Defines various funding types, and provides a search function to locate scholarships.
Jackie Robinson Foundation
Organization helps African-American students find college scholarships. Learn about its programs and sponsors.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
A good source for scholarship information.
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.