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State Scholarships

The North Carolina Community College System offers a number of generous scholarships to help our student pay for various educational expenses. The applications for the various scholarships will be available via our website during various times. Please continue to check our website for application details and deadlines.

Important Information to know

Please fill out your FAFSA! Most scholarships require you to have a FAFSA on file!

Summer Scholarship Opportunities
Fall Scholarship Opportunities
  • Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship

    Description:

    • The Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship was established to honor the life and enthusiasm for learning of Allen Ryan Todd. The scholarship symbolizes his family's belief that we are here not just to further our own ends, but also to contribute to a larger purpose. In that spirit, scholarship, service, and a desire to help other committed individuals are crucial elements. Recipients of this scholarship will demonstrate merit and commitment to further their education and honoring the memory of Allen Ryan Todd.

    Eligibility:

    • Be a resident of a North Carolina.
    • Be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in an Associate Degree program in education, health or environmental science at a North Carolina Community College.
    • Be a motivated, capable learner who has a demonstrated economic need.
    • Submit an essay specifying a chosen field of study and explain how the scholarship will help the applicant achieve his/her goal. A statement of how his/her goals honor the values modeled in the life of Allen Ryan Todd.
    • Maintain a grade point average at or above the level required for graduation.
    • Continue enrollment for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he/she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award.
    • The recipient(s) must show documentation that they have volunteered in the intended field of study to be considered for this scholarship. Documentation must be within the past year.

    Amount:

    • Available are two (2) scholarships valued at $1,660.00. The funds will be distributed in two payments per recipient: fall semester $415, and spring semester $415. Scholarship checks will be issued to the college in the name of the recipient

    Deadline:

    • August 31, 2018

    Application:

  • Golden LEAF Scholars Program

    Eligibility:

    • Be enrolled in fall classes.
    • Must have a 18/19 FAFSA on file.
    • Must be in good academic standing.
    • Maintain a grade point average at or above the level required for graduation.
    • Must reside in an eligible county.

    Deadline:

    • August 31, 2018

    Application:

  • NC Colleges Foundation Endowment for Teacher Preparation

    Description:

    • Funding, conditions and requirements: The total award per recipient will be $2,500 per semester for up to two consecutive semesters of full-time study (a minimum of 12 hours per semester). Receipt of second semester funds will be contingent upon satisfactory academic performance, with a minimum grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale and progress towards a community college degree. Recipients may re-apply for a second year of funding.

    Upon acceptance of the scholarship, recipients must:

    1. Complete all credentials and begin work as a teacher in a public or charter school in a tier I or II county in North Carolina within six years of the first award;
    2. Teach two full years for each year of scholarship/loan received. Any additional teaching obligation must be completed within ten years of receiving the scholarship/loan;
    3. Attend a meeting of the Foundation, if invited; and
    4. Sign a promissory note for each award, which will be forgiven once the scholarship/loan obligations are fulfilled.

    Recipients who do not meet these obligations will be required to repay the loan within ten years of the award.

    Eligibility:

    • Enroll full-time in the first or second year of community college degree program that prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate program in elementary or secondary education

    Amount:

    • Undisclosed

    Deadline:

    • September 7, 2018

    Application:

  • Rodney B. Powell Memorial Scholarship

    Description:

    • One or more scholarships will be awarded annually, depending on availability of funds to students meeting the criteria set forth.

    Eligibility:

    • NC resident
    • Enrolled (or must intend to enroll) full-time in a Associate in Applied Science Degree program of study in Electrical/Electronics Technology at a community college within the Progress Energy Service Area.
    • GPA at or above 3.0 at the community college and/or during his/her senior year in high school.
    • Must continue for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he/she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award.

    Amount:

    • Undisclosed

    Deadline:

    • August 31, 2018

    Application:

  • Wells Fargo Scholarship Program

    Description:

    • One scholarship per college valued at $500 each. These scholarships are distributed among the 58 colleges in the community college system.

    Eligibility:

    • Full-time student enrolled in the second year of a two-year educational/technical program
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Demonstrate scholastic promise

    Amount:

    • $500 each, may be distributed in two payments of $250 for fall and spring semesters
    • Used for tuition, books, and/or transportation

    Deadline:

    • August 31, 2018

    Application: