TRIO Resources

College Readiness


College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that promotes access to North Carolina higher education and assists students with education planning, career planning, and applying and paying for college.

Study.com’s 10 Tips for Success in Community College

Successfully completing an academic program at a community college can be a daunting prospect. Pick up some tips and strategies that will make your college experience much easier.

General Resources

Saint Xavier University’s First-Gen Student Resources

A number of general resources to help you prepare for career and educational opportunities as a first-generation college student.


Search and connect to support. Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help.

Financial Aid

PCC Scholarships

PCC’s Scholarship Page.


Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.


Fastweb is a free scholarship search platform that connects students to scholarships and financial aid tools. Their goal is to help you find scholarships to make school more affordable.


Information on financial aid for college and tips on how to help ease the burden of college expenses.


A scholarship database that helps you search for scholarships and schools.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, it awards more than $100 million in scholarships to students.

Money Geek

A helpful guide titled “Tackling Disparities in Finance for Black and African Americans.”



Resources to help you identify a career path. Includes a career search, career quiz, and other helpful career resources.


Plan for a career with NCcareers.org’s different activities including Career Cluster Match, Interest Finder, and Skills Matcher.

Job Boards

Career Builder