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. 

Local scholarship opportunity:

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County accepts applications for the Scholarship Program from Dec to Feb. For a full list of scholarships, please visit their website Applications can be submitted through their online application portal. If you would like to request assistance or accommodations, please contact the Community Foundation office at (707) 468-9882.

College Websites: – Official website of the ACT organization which has a college search component. – Use this website to search California’s college campuses. – Take virtual tours through college campuses throughout the United States. – Great information on finding the right college and comparing colleges across the country. – A useful site to make a college match and help develop a college search strategy. – Search over 3,000 colleges on this website for a comprehensive review. – Information for parents and students on college search and finding the right college. – Search the California State University System on this website. – Search the University of California System on this website; applications, information, preparation. – The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Information about 76 California private colleges/universities. – A list of over 100 schools that DO NOT require the SAT or ACT as entrance requirements. – The California official statewide repository of information on transferring to a UC or CSU. – Find a California community college and apply. – College planning resources, financial aid information, career guidance and money management tips to help families and students achieve their goals. – Resources for every step of the college admissions process. – Links and grade specific resources for high school students. – “College search made simple.” – College search created by college students themselves. – Online help for career guidance, choosing a college and paying for college. – Online guide to affordable colleges. – Search & Statistics for over 7,000 U.S. Colleges and Universities   – All you need to know from the U.S. Department of Education concerning postsecondary education – Find the right college for you  – Searchable database for online colleges & universities – searchable database for Best Colleges but type

COLLEGE APPLICATION WEBSITES: – Download applications or apply online to over 100 schools. Teachers and counselors can also download their recommendation forms. – University of California applications.

SPECIAL INTEREST SITES: – Learn about programs all over the world – NCAA eligibility website – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics – Community College Athletics

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


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. (formerly

Scholarship Experts – One of the best, most comprehensive free online scholarship searches available to students, parents, and educators. – Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students – Las mejores becas para estudiantes hispanos y latinos Scholarships for Undocumented Students (DACA) – Conduct a keyword search of a database containing 15,000 scholarships. -Search for scholarships by geography, heritage, religion, extracurriculars, family affiliation, high school, or scholarship name. – Search encompasses 800,000 individual awards worth over $3 billion in scholarships, and they say they maintain a strict privacy policy. – Search for scholastic financial aid quickly and accurately, without entering personal information. – 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. – Billion dollar grant from the pockets of Bill and Melinda Gates supports the higher educational needs of high-achieving minorities. – Defines various funding types, and provides a search function to locate scholarships. – 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.


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.