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TRIO Resources

College Readiness

CFNC

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 first-generation college student.

FindHelp.org

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.

FASFA

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

Fastweb.com

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.

FinAid.org

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

Scholarships.com

A sccholarship database that helps you serach 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.”

Careers

CollegeBoard

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

NCcareers.org

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

Careers.org

Helpful resources including job search, salary calculator, career changer, and education center.

Job Boards

Career Builder

Glassdoor

Indeed

LinkedIn

Monster

SimplyHired