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State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarships (Merit-Based)

Established in 1974, the SEANC Scholarship Program Foundation awards scholarships to active and associate SEANC members, their spouses, and their dependents to attend technical schools, community colleges, trade schools, junior colleges, or four-year universities full-time. Both need-based and merit-based scholarships are available.

Two merit-based categories of scholarships are available for SEANC members, their spouses and dependents that possess demonstrated academic potential, school and community involvement, and character and motivation.

  • Category II - Based on academic performance, excludes financial need

  • Category III - SEANC members ONLY (not spouses or dependents), who are full-time state employees enrolled in at least six semester hours of undergraduate work or three semester hours of graduate work at an accredited post-secondary institution (includes college, trade, technical, community college or graduate school)

Awards are $1,000 for four-year schools and $500 for trade schools, community colleges and SEANC members with full-time jobs. The Category III award is worth $500. The scholarships are nonrenewable, but previous recipients may reapply.

Application Procedure
Scholarship applications are available from January to April of each year. Applications, postmarked no later than April 15, must be sent to the appropriate SEANC district scholarship chairperson in a member's local district. To obtain district information, contact the SEANC Member Action Department at 800-222-2758 or

Scholarship applications are available in January at

Other Information
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