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General Scholarships


Name of Scholarship Eligibility Amount Deadline
Assistance League of the Triangle Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors
  • Live in the Research Triangle area
  • Plan to enroll as freshmen at any of North Carolina's post-secondary educational or technical institutions
  • Have grade point averages of 2.5 or higher
  • Have received a high school diploma by June 2016
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores
  • $1,000 to $10,000
  • Scholarship renewal available to students with a college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and higher
March 1
Assistance League of the Triangle Scholarship for Students Pursuing Post-Secondary Education
  • Reside in the Research Triangle area
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Currently attend or plan to enroll at any post-secondary educational or technical institution in North Carolina to pursue a certificate, diploma, associate's degree or bachelor's degree.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • $1,000 to $10,000
  • Scholarship renewal available to students with a college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and higher
March 1
Assistance League of the Triangle Scholarship for Working Single Parents
  • Be actively working single mothers residing in the Research Triangle area
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Currently attend or plan to enroll at any of North Carolina's post-secondary educational or technical institutions
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status
The scholarships are valued at $1,000 to $10,000 per academic year. March 1
Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Plan to enroll as full-time students in a degree-granting program at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro
  • Permanently reside and attend high school in one of the following counties: Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain, or Warren

Of the 17 scholarships, one is awarded to a student from the areas of Greensboro and High Point and to a senior at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics who is from an eligible county.
The scholarship provides for an award of about one-half the cost of an undergraduate education for seventeen (17) graduating seniors. The maximum award for the prior academic year was $12,000 January 31
Better Business Bureau in Greensboro, NC
  • Be graduating from a high school in Alamance, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, or Caswell Counties or in the City of Thomasville
  • Be attending any two or four-year college, technical college, or university
  • Be in good academic standing and show proof of community service and leadership while in high school
  • Submit a 500-word essay describing a personal situation where ethical judgment and practice was used
Two (2) $5,000 one-time scholarships March
Business and Professional Women of Raleigh
  • Be currently enrolled full or part-time at an accredited college or university as of the fall semester; or
  • Be attending an accredited community college, trade, or technical school as of the fall semester
  • Reside within the North Carolina counties of Wake, Durham, Orange, or Johnston (but can attend school outside the area)
  • Be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or higher)
Two (2) $2,000 educational scholarships April 22
Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship
  • Qualify for in-state tuition.
  • Be a resident of Chatham, Durham, Orange, Wake or Person County, North Carolina for at least 12 months (consecutively) prior to application.
  • Be a current nursing student or have been admitted to a nursing program at an accredited program in North Carolina offering a diploma, associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing.
  • Financial need.
  • Must maintain 2.0 grade point average to continue to receive funding.
$5,000 per year for two years May 31
Carol Bond Fund Scholarship for Middle and High School Environmental Educators Scholarship to be awarded to North Carolina educators/ schools that support a variety of diverse clean water and environmental preservation educational initiatives. For examples of projects funded, visit the website.
  • Development of environmental educational kits designed to support clean water education
  • Financial assistance that supports development and implementation of clean water workshops to middle and high schools
  • Field trips by middle and high school students to water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Production and/ or purchase of videos focused on the clean water environment and the value of clean water
  • Prizes to middle and high school students competing on clean water related environmental projects
  • Training middle and high school teachers about issues related to clean water which in turn will be used in middle and high school classrooms
  • $1,000.00 scholarship
  • Renewable but must reapply each year
March 24
Carolinas Food Industry Council Scholarship (CFIC)
  • High school seniors, college sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolling for the 2018 fall semester
  • Must be a spouse or dependent of a permanent, full-time employee or a part-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier member company in North or South Carolina.
  • Extra consideration given to students employed in the grocery industry and/or enrolled in an accredited food industry undergraduate curriculum
  • Written essay required
  • Thirty (30) $2,500 scholarships
  • Renewable but must reapply each year
March
Cheatham-White Scholarship (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)
  • Be a competitive applicant for admission as a freshman in the fall semester into a baccalaureate program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University or North Carolina Central University (in-state and out of state students are both eligible)
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be on course to graduate from high school in the spring semester prior to college admission
  • Minimum 4.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale cumulative GPA
  • Minimum 1280 (new)/1200 (old) SAT or 28 ACT
  • Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership
  • Be significantly involved in extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to service
20 Fully funded four-year scholarships (covering cost of full tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, laptop, supplies, travel, and personal expenses November 1
Cheatham-White Scholarship (North Carolina Central University)
  • Be a competitive applicant for admission as a freshman in the fall semester into a baccalaureate program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University or North Carolina Central University (in-state and out of state students are both eligible)
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be on course to graduate from high school in the spring semester prior to college admission
  • Minimum 4.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale cumulative GPA
  • Minimum 1280 (new)/1200 (old) SAT or 28 ACT
  • Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership
  • Be significantly involved in extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to service
20 Fully funded four-year scholarships (covering cost of full tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, laptop, supplies, travel, and personal expenses November 1
Crumley Roberts Founder's Scholarship Foundation
  • Have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Be a graduating North Carolina high school senior who will be attending a four-year accredited college or university
  • Written essay required
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation
Three (3) $2,500 scholarships February 1
Crumley Roberts Next Step Scholarship
  • Must be a community college student who will be transferring to an accredited 4-year college or university in fall 2018.
  • Have at least a 3.2 GPA
Three (3) $2,500 scholarships February 1
Diamante Education Scholarship
  • Must be Hispanic and/or Latino origins (at least one parent)
  • Be a high school senior or freshman in college during the current academic year
  • High school transcript with a minimum C+ or 2.5 GPA
  • Essay required
Determined based on eligibility of funds September 1
Dottie Martin Teachers Scholarship
  • Plan to teach in North Carolina once education is completed
  • Presently be in a teacher education program (High school seniors not eligible)
  • Fully complete a series of background history forms present in the application
  • Essay required
$500 June 1
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship
  • Must be a student enrolled in an accredited college or university either as an undergraduate students or as a current North Carolina teacher seeking additional training
  • Must be training to work specifically with people with special needs up to age 21, excluding the academically gifted, in any educational setting
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5
$500-$2,500 April 1
Eunice M. Smith Scholarship
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina for at least 12 months prior to application.
  • Must be admitted to a program in North Carolina offering a baccalaureate degree in nursing, a master's degree in nursing or doctoral degree in nursing or related field. Online programs are also acceptable.
  • Must be enrolled part-time, but at least 6 hours per semester.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in work already completed in the program
  • $1,000 per year (undergraduate students)
  • $2,000 per year (graduate students)
May 31
Fallen Linemen Foundation Scholarship Program
  • Be a child of a lineman
  • Be a permanent resident of North Carolina
  • Be a high school senior or have a high school diploma from an accredited school or GED equivalent
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate academic performance
  • Demonstrate community or school related activities
  • Three (3) $1,000 scholarships
  • Renewable but must reapply each year
May 31
Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship
  • Be a high school senior planning to enroll in a postsecondary program in North Carolina
  • Essay required
  • Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit of the individual essay (75%), scholarship and character (20%), and need (5%).
  • One (1) $3,000
  • One (1) 1,000
February 5
Golden LEAF Scholarship Program for Four Year Degree
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
  • Be a high school senior enrolling full-time as a first-year student or a community college transfer student enrolling for the first time at any participating North Carolina college or university.
  • Be a resident of a rural county that is economically distressed and/or tobacco dependent. Click here to view the eligible counties.
  • Have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Essay Required
Two hundred and fifteen (215) $3000 scholarships per year for up to four years March 1
Golden LEAF Scholarship Program for North Carolina Community Colleges
  • Be enrolled in a North Carolina community college during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Be a permanent resident of a qualifying rural county that is economically distressed and/or tobacco dependent. Click here to view the eligible counties.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
$750 each semester Deadline determined by community college financial aid office
GSK Opportunity Scholarships
  • Reside in Durham, Orange or Wake County for a minimum of one year
  • Be eligible to receive North Carolina resident tuition costs
  • Be a US citizen for a minimum of one year
  • Demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity
  • Have an exceptional desire to improve himself/herself through further education or training
  • There are no limitations on age, income level, previous education, course of study or training program
4-6 awards valued at $5,000 per year for a maximum of four years March 15
Inspire Our Future Scholarship
  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate program of study as a sophomore, junior, or senior or a graduate student at a post-secondary institution
  • Must be good academic standing with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be majoring in one of the following degree programs:
    • Child Development
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Education
    • Educational Administration
    • Secondary Education
    • Special Education
$2,500 April 1
Jagannathan Scholarships
  • Be a graduating senior planning to enroll as college freshmen in a full-time degree program at one of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina
  • Be a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes
  • Have demonstrated academic achievement (as indicated by class rank, cumulative GPA, and SAT scores), leadership, and financial need
Amount varies February 1
Judy Knox Scholarship
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina for at least 12 months prior to application.
  • Must be admitted to a program in North Carolina offering a baccalaureate degree in nursing or a master's degree in nursing. Online programs are also acceptable.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in work already completed in the program in which currently enrolled or in previous nursing program if no course work has been taken in the current program.
$1,000 per year May 31
Local Government Federal Credit Union Scholarship
  • Must be a member of LGFCU in good standing and must have an individual share account or hold a joint share account with a parent. Individuals can open a Share Account previous to applying for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must have achieved an overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Consideration will be given to leadership, community service, school activities and financial need.
  • Essay required
One hundred twenty (120) $1,000 scholarships awarded February 28
Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina for at least 12 months prior to application.
  • Must be admitted to a program in North Carolina offering a master's degree or doctoral degree (PhD, DNP) in nursing practice or administration. Online programs are also acceptable.
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in work already completed in the program in which currently enrolled or in master's program if no course work has been taken in the current program.
$5,000 annually May 31
Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship
  • Be a high school senior
  • Reside and attend high school in counties served by the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo LLP including Alexander, Anson, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Cumberland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly and Union.
  • Essay/presentation required
Fifteen (15) $2,500 scholarships February 28
NC Reach
  • Have either been adopted from NC Division of Social Services (DSS) foster care after the age of 12, or aged out of NC DSS foster care at age 18 (must have been in care on their 18th birthday)
  • Be a resident of North Carolina, eligible for in-state tuition rates
  • Be under the age of 26 (participants remain eligible until their 26th birthday)
  • Enroll at either a state community college or one of the 16 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina system, at least half time, pursuing an undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate
Varies Varies
NC Retail Merchants Scholarship
  • NC residents who are high school seniors entering college in the fall, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are affiliated with NCRMA- member firms
  • Students who work or have parents who work in the retail or grocery industry
  • Average to above-average academic range
Fifty (50) $2,500 March 20
NC Safewater Endowment Fund Scholarships
  • Scholarship to be awarded a student pursuing a degree in a curriculum that emphasizes the protection of public health by providing drinking water and/or protectin the quality and integrity of the water environment at an institution of higher education located in North Carolina
  • Maintain a GPA greater than 3.0
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must not be related to scholarship sponsors nor employed by such sponsors and not an employee of nor related to officer or director of NAWWA-WEA, nor to any member of the Endowment Committee
  • Preference will be given to students who are members of a student chapter of NC AWWA-WEA
One (1) $2,000 (renewable annually for up to 4 years) July 1
NC Sheriffs Association Undergraduate Criminal Justice Scholarships
  • Be an undergraduate majoring in criminal justice at a UNC constituent institution that has a criminal justice degree program
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Establish financial need
  • Be enrolled full-time
Twelve (12) $2,000 Deadline determined by FA Office
NCNA Southwest Region Scholarship
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina for at least 12 months prior to application/
  • Must be a member of NCNA who lives or works in the NCNA Southwest Region/
  • Must be a current student or have been admitted to a program at an accredited program in North Carolina offering a post-licensure baccalaureate degree in nursing (RN to BSN). Online programs are also acceptable.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in work already completed in the program in which currently enrolled or in previous nursing program, if no course work has been taken in the current program.
$1,000 per year May 31
NCASFAA Middle School Enrichment Scholarship Students must be at least 13 years old and provide documentation of eligibility for the free or reduced lunch program. Nine (9) $1,000 December 15
North Carolina 4-H Development Fund Scholarships
  • Recipient must be a resident of North Carolina, enrolling in an accredited North Carolina college or university
  • Have an outstanding record of 4-H Club participation and achievement
  • Possess an excellent high school academic record and demonstrate an aptitude for college work through SAT scores
$500-$2,000 February 1
North Carolina AmeriCorps
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or lawful permanent resident aliens of the United States.
  • Be 17 or older
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED, or obtain one while serving
  • People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Scholarship for Service
$1,230-$5,815 per year
Rolling
North Carolina Association of Health Care Recruiters Accepted for admission to an accredited nursing or allied health program. $1,000 October 9
North Carolina Bar Association Foundation Scholarship (NCBA)
  • Be the child of a North Carolina law enforcement officer who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
  • Apply prior to reaching his or her 27th birthday.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for admission in a college, vocational training school or other educational institution approved by the scholarship committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the NC Bar Association.
  • Demonstrate financial need and merit.
Amount varies April 1
North Carolina Education and Training Voucher Program
  • Must be a current or former foster student who was: in U.S. foster care on or after 17th birthday OR adopted from U.S. foster care with the adoption finalized AFTER 16th birthday OR entered into a kinship guardianship placement from foster care on or after 16th birthday.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen.
  • Personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) worth less than $10,000.
  • Must be at least 18 but younger than 21 to apply for the first time.
  • Must have been accepted into or be enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, vocational school.
  • Up to $5,000 per year
  • May reapply for ETV funds up to the age of 23.
First come, First serve
North Carolina Hispanic College Fund Scholarship
  • Graduate of a NC high school within the past 2 years
  • A four-year cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • 2 letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, principal, pastor, employer, or other community leader
  • An official high school transcript
  • Personal statement (500 words)
Between $500 and $2,500 January 15
North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Scholarship for Students in Colleges or Universities or Culinary Students in Four-Year Programs
  • Pursuing a course of study in culinary arts, hospitality management or tourism
  • North Carolina resident
$750-$1,500 March 15
North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Scholarship for Students in Colleges or Universities or Culinary Students in Two-Year Programs
  • Pursuing a course of study in culinary arts, hospitality management or tourism
  • North Carolina resident
$750-$1,500 March 15
North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation High School Students' Scholarship
  • Pursuing a course of study in culinary arts, hospitality management or tourism
  • North Carolina resident
$750-$1,500 March 15
North State Law Enforcement Officers Association Scholarship
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Must major in some area of Criminal Justice or related field.
  • Must supply copy of the Federal Student Aid Report. The student need criteria number will be considered.
  • Must be active in the community, church and/or school activities.
  • Must have no felony convictions or convictions of serious misdemeanors. Must also have no pending criminal matters.
  • Must not be older than 24 years of age by the application deadline.
  • The most recent official high school and or college transcripts must accompany each application, complete with 4 references and SAT scores.
One (1) $1,000 and Two (2) $500 awards June 1
North State Law Enforcement Officers Association Gate City Chapter Scholarship
  • Must be a permanent resident of Guilford County for a minimum of one year.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must major in some area of Criminal Justice or related field.
  • Essay required.
  • Must be active in the community, church and/or school activities.
$500 May 15
Penn Family Scholarship
  • Be a resident of Rockingham County
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time as an undergraduate student in one of the 16 UNC campuses in a degree-granting program
$1,000-$3,000 (can reapply each year) Determined by Campus Financial Aid Office
Programa de Becas Por Una Vida Mejor (Scholarship Program for Better Living)
  • Be Hispanic
  • Be under 22 years of age
  • Be bilingual
  • Have completed high school in North Carolina or have a diploma high school equivalent (HSE)
  • Be required to pay non-resident tuition at community colleges or University of North Carolina institutions as a result of immigrant status
  • Be a resident of one of the following counties:
    • Alamance
    • Caswell
    • Davidson
    • Forsyth
    • Guilford
    • Montgomery
    • Randolph
    • Rockingham
    • Stokes
    • Surry
    • Yadkin
Three (3) $1,000 December
Raftelis Financial Consultants Environmental Finance and Management Fund Scholarship
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with a concentration in environmental finance, environmental management, or related disciplines, in an accredited institution of higher education
  • GPA greater than 3.0
  • Must be a US citizen
$1,000 renewable March
Raftelis Foundation Elementary Education Scholarship Scholarship to be awarded to North Carolina educators/schools that support a variety of diverse clean water and environmental preservation educational initiatives. For examples of projects funded, visit the website. $1,000 renewable June
St. Andrew's Society of North Carolina Scholarship
  • Must claim Scottish descent
  • Must be a North Carolina resident
  • Must have participated in high school, college and community activities
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must provide academic transcripts and a current copy of FAFSA
Award based upon length of study in Scotland and the financial need of the student/family November 15
State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Merit-Based Scholarship SEANC members, their spouses and dependents and based on academic performance, excludes financial need $500-$1,000 (previous recipients can reapply) April
State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Need and Merit-Based Scholarship Must be a SEANC member, a spouse of a SEANC member, or a child of a SEANC member Demonstrate both academic merit and the financial need $500-$1,000 (previous recipients can reapply) April
State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Active and Associate Member Scholarship 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) $500-$1,000 (previous recipients can reapply) April
State Employees' Credit Union Foundation "People Helping People" Scholarship - Community College Program
  • Be an applicant or full-time student who is a high school graduate or has completed the General Education Development (GED) program, enrolled in an associate degree, diploma or certificate program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of North Carolina eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Exemplify the membership philosophy of credit unions, "People Helping People," and demonstrate leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement.
  • Demonstrate scholastic achievement and maintain a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale or attain a score of 3,000 on the GED test.
$5,000 July
State Employees' Credit Union Foundation "People Helping People" Scholarship - Public University Program
  • Be a senior at a North Carolina public high school accepted into one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina.
  • Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of North Carolina and be eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Exemplify the membership philosophy of credit unions, "People Helping People," and demonstrate leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement.
  • Demonstrate scholastic achievement with a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and be deserving of financial aid.
$10,000 June
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a postsecondary educational institution that has chosen to participate in the TEACH Grant Program.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and Promise to Pay:
    • Serve as a full-time teacher for at least four years within eight years of completing the course of study
    • Teach math, science, a foreign language, bilingual education, special education, or a subject designated as "high need" by the federal or state government, or local education agency and approved by the Department, or serve as a reading specialist.
Up to $4,000 per year Varies by institution
The Triangle Pest Control Scholarship Fund Student must be currently enrolled in an accredited business or business-related program at a college or university in North Carolina or South Carolina $500 June
Winston-Salem Foundation The Foundation offers many scholarships utilizing a one-stop application process. Filling out one application will check your eligibility for multiple scholarships including both need and merit based awards. Varies April 1
For more scholarships for Latino students, visit http://thencshp.org/resources/for-students/scholarships/
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Scholarships for Students with Special Needs


Name of Scholarship Eligibility Amount Deadline
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf Check website for eligibility criteria, submission requirements and deadlines. Check Website Check Website
Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship
  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor degree program in the fall
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Documented learning disability and/or ADHD
  • Demonstrate financial need
$2,500 November 6
American Council of the Blind
  • Proof of legal blindness
  • 3.3 GPA
  • Involved in school/local community
Around 20 scholarships from $1,500 to $3,500 March 1
American Foundation for the Blind
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of legal blindness
$1,500 - $2,500 April 1
Anne Ford Scholarship
  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.
  • Documented learning disability and/or ADHD
  • Demonstrate financial need
$10,000 November 6
Caremark Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship For students diagnosed with hemophilia or another bleeding disorder Three (3) renewable $2,500 awards July 1
Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc. Grant
  • Graduate Student
  • US citizen
  • Some physical or sensory disability
  • Studying science, mathematics, medicine, computer science or engineering
$1,000 (reapply each year) December 1
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Scholarship
  • Must be legally blind
  • Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program
  • One scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time.
$3,000-$12,000 March 31
National Hemophilia Foundation - Kevin Child Scholarship
  • Must be an individual diagnosed with hemophilia A or B
  • Must be a high school senior, with aspirations of attending an institute of higher education (college, university or vocational-technical school) or a college student already pursuing a post-secondary education.
$1,000 June
Neyhart Scholarship
  • Students with kidney disease, kidney transplant or children of parents with kidney disease or transplant
  • Essay required
$1,200-$1,500 May 1
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Programs for Military and Their Dependents


Name of Scholarship Eligibility Amount Deadline
Coast Guard College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative Program (CSPI)
  • Score 1100 combined Critical Reading and Mathematics on the SAT, 23 on the ACT, or ASVAB GT of 109 or higher or ASTB: 4 AQR/ 4 PFAR
  • Be between 21 and 27 at the time of your college graduation
  • Be a sophomore or junior (with at least 60 college credits completed toward your degree)
  • Enrolled in a four-year degree program at an approved institution
  • Meet all physical requirements for a Coast Guard Commission
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen
Two academic years of college tuition, required textbook costs, required fees, monthly salary of approximately $2,200, medical and life insurance, 30 days paid vacation per year and leadership training. See Website
Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program
  • Be a member in good standing of the regular Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard or the Selected Reserve Component of any one of these services
  • Have the signed permission of the base Education Services Officer or Reserve Training Officer
  • Have served an established number of continuous days of active duty
  • Meet other criteria that the individual service may have established
100% of tuition See Website
Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents See Website for all opportunities Varies Varies
North Carolina National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (NCTAP)
  • Must be in good standing with your unit. CANNOT be flagged for any reason
  • Be attending an approved school. The list of approved schools can be found at: http://www.northcarolina.edu/sites/default/files/nc_saa_approved_programs_list.pdf
  • Be meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements for the approved institution of higher education
  • Be an active drilling member of the North Carolina Army or Air National Guard PRIOR to the start date of the term/course(s)
  • Be an active drilling member of the Army or Air National Guard and meeting the 2-year service obligation. MUST have 2 years remaining on your contract with the North Carolina Army or Air National Guard at the END of the academic period for which the award will be applied
  • Be attending an approved certificate or degree program at an approved institution of higher education approved by SEAA
Varies Varies
North Carolina Veterans' Scholarships
  • Must be children (under age 25 at time of application) of certain deceased or disabled veterans or of veterans who were listed as POW/MIA
  • Veteran's disabilities must have occurred during a period of war
  • Veteran must have been a legal resident of North Carolina at time of entry into service, or child must have been born in North Carolina and resided there continuously
Full scholarships including tuition, room and board and fees March 1
North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Inc. Scholarship Program (NCVVI)
  • Be a current resident of Wake, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Franklin, Nash, Chatham, or Granville counties in North Carolina
  • Have been awarded the Vietnam Service Medal (VSM) for service in the Vietnam War, or be a spouse, child, foster child, adopted child, grandchild, etc. of a Vietnam veteran (a recipient of the VSM)
$500-$1,500 February
Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scholarships (ROTC)
  • Must be at least 17 years of age (and no older than 21) for Navy ROTC scholarships.
  • Must be U.S. citizens.
  • Must be at least 17 and under 27 years of age on June 30 of the calendar year in which eligible for commissioning for Army scholarships.
  • The age for individuals with prior active duty service may be increased by one month for each month of active duty up to a maximum of three years (Title 10 USC 2107) for Army scholarships.
Up to $70,000 annually January 10
Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scholarships (ROTC) - Includes Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Repetitive
  • Be at least 17 (and no older than 23) for Naval ROTC scholarships
  • Be at least 17 within the first semester of freshman year and under 27 years old on June 30 of the calendar year in which student will graduate from college and receive Army commission
  • Be able to pass a commissioning physical
  • Be a United States citizen
Up to $180,000 annually January 10
For more military assistance and scholarship opportunities, visit our Military Section
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Programs for Graduates and Professional Students


Name of Scholarship Eligibility Amount Deadline
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
  • Be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in doctoral programs at graduate schools in the United States
  • Be able to fulfill all pre-dissertation requirements by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal
  • Be in the writing stage of the dissertation.
  • Plan to write on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern
  • Have never applied for the Newcombe Fellowship before
Twenty (20) $25,000 November 15
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
Sixty (60) fellowships at $24,000 per year December
NC Safewater Fund/GHD Clean Water Scholarship Applicant must be a first year graduate student who is studying engineering with a concentration in the water environment in an ABET accredited engineering curriculum at a North Carolina University. One (1) $2,000 (renewable annually for up to 4 years) March 23
North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship
  • Pursuing a course of study in culinary arts, hospitality management or tourism
  • North Carolina resident
$750-$1,500 March 15
Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship
  • Reside in Durham, Orange, Wake or Chatham County
  • Be enrolled, or must be planning to enroll, in graduate school, a physician assistant program or medical school
$1,500 March 15
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Forgivable Loans for Service


Name of Scholarship Eligibility Amount Deadline
Forgivable Education Loans for Service
  • Be a legal North Carolina resident and NC resident for tuition purposes
  • At the time of application, present a cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of:
    • 3.00 for graduating high school students (weighted GPA)
    • 2.80 for undergraduate students pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree
    • 3.20 for students pursuing a graduate or professional degree
  • Be willing to work in NC in a designated critical employment shortage profession (careers corresponding with a FELS Approved Program)
  • Must plan to enroll in at least six credit hours in an Approved Program at an Eligible Institution
Maximum Aggregate Loan Limits:
  • Certificate and/or associate degree programs: $6,000
  • Bachelor's degree programs: $20,000
  • Master's degree programs: $20,000
  • Doctoral degree programs: $56,000
March 1
North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program
  • New program established by the North Carolina General Assembly in July 2017
  • Forgivable loan to be used for tuition fees and the cost of books leading to teacher licensure
  • First recipients to be selected for the 2018-19 school year
Up to $8,250 per year Application to be available December 2017
North Carolina Principal Fellows Program (PFP)
  • Have at least a 3.2 GPA in the most recent 60 semester hours of college study
  • Be admitted to a master's program in school administration at a participating UNC institution
  • Have completed no more than two courses (6 hours) that apply toward the master's in school administration
  • Have at least four years of teaching experience
  • Sign a promissory note and scholarship agreement with the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, promising to seek and obtain employment as an assistant principal or principal in a public school or a U.S. government school in North Carolina for four years
Up to 180 awards at a value of $30,000 for first year of the program and 60% of an assistant principal's salary and an internship stipend determined by the General Assembly the second year. February 2
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