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Finding funds to pay for college can be challenging. In addition to Federal grants and loans offered through your Financial Aid Office to eligible students, you can find countless websites that offer what we call ‘outside scholarships’.  What this means is that BCCC is, as a general rule, not involved in the application or selection process.  BCCC’s Financial Aid Office is available should you have general questions on how to begin, however, students are given the information and are to follow-up on their own.
Outside scholarships or resources are funds from high schools, civic organizations, churches, educational foundations, Vocational Rehabilitation programs and other organizations external to the college. You must notify the FAO (Financial Aid Office) as soon as you learn that you will receive outside aid since these funds may affect your eligibility for other aid. You must send us a copy of the notification letter.  If your award does not list all of your outside resources, notify the FAO immediately.  We will revise your financial aid award if necessary.

Some important tips:

  • Be careful of companies and/or websites that charge you to apply for their scholarship. It’s not a scholarship if you have to pay for it.
  •  Be sure to read and follow all directions when completing your applications. Make sure you meet all criteria before applying.
  • Not all scholarships are offered to Community College Students.
  • Neatness is a plus.
  • Watch filing deadlines. If you miss it, your application will not be considered.
  • Be sure to attach all necessary documents WITH your application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • In general, donors require that students complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to be eligible so file early each year. Preferably between January 1 and March 15 after your and your parents (if applicable) have completed your prior year federal tax return.
  • Keep copies of all applications, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. for future reference .

This website is a work-in-progress so if you have problems, find outdated or incorrect information or have suggestions for improvement while surfing, please let us know.

Good luck in your search.


Local Hospital Scholarship/Loan Programs
Allied Health Students

The hospitals listed below award scholarship/ loans to Allied Health students who agree to work for them upon graduation. Award amounts range from $500 to $1200 per year. All or part of the loan balance is forgiven for each year the student is employed at that hospital. Contact the hospital in which you are interested for more details and procedures. Please note that there may be hospitals not listed with similar programs.

  • Albemarle Health - Elizabeth City: Contact Anita Lamothe – Director of Volunteer Services  or call 252-384-4676. Deadline to apply is April 1st.
  • Martin General Hospital – Williamston: contact Hayley Taffer at
  • Washington County Hospital – Plymouth: DaMonica Taylor-Wright at 252-793-4135
  • Randolph Hospital – Asheboro:  Chastity Glover at 336-629-8859


Vidant Health Academic Loan Program

Vidant Health has established a Health Careers Academic Loan Program to encourage residents of Eastern North Carolina to complete an approved course of study leading to a degree or certification as a health professional. Check their website to see if your degree is part of their program.

Students who accept these loans must agree to enter employment with Vidant Health for a defined period of time after completing the course of study. Repayment of the loan is waived upon completion of the work commitment.  If the work commitment is not completed, repayment of the loan is required.  Job opportunities are available within all Vidant Health entities as listed below.

For additional information, go to the website at .  Under the Careers tab at the top of the page, select “Health Careers” to view eligibility and application requirements as well as the process to submit your application. Contact the Vidant Health Careers office at 252-847-1773 or for additional information.

  • Vidant Beaufort Hospital - Washington
  • Vidant Medical Center -  Greenville
  • Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital - Ahoskie
  • Vidant Edgecombe Hospital - Tarboro
  • Vidant Duplin Hospital - Kenansville
  • Vidant Chowan Hospital - Edenton
  • The Outer Banks Hospital – Nags Head
  • Vidant Bertie Hospital - Windsor
  • Vidant Pungo Hospital – Belhaven – closing April 1, 2014


The Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.)

This scholarship provides financial assistance for women whose education has been interrupted and who now find it necessary to return to school to improve their marketable skills. Recipients must be sponsored by a P.E.O. Chapter, be a U.S. or Canadian citizen studying in the U.S. or Canada, have had at least two years of their adult life as a non-student, and must be within 24 consecutive months of completing their program of study.  The program may award up to $2000 based on financial need and the availability of funds.  Both Continuing Education and diploma students will be considered.  If you feel you would be a good candidate for these funds, please contact Eve Ide at Beaufort County Community College at 252-940-6298.


Dr. Alma Adams 2014 Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations

Scholarship applications from high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students – will be accepted starting January 1st through April 30, 2014.  Scholarship awardees will be notified by June 30, 2014. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, and related living expenses while attending any accredited college or university within the U.S. Two recipients will be chosen and each scholarship is in the amount of $5000.  Go to or call 202-454-5920 for additional information. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2014


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Deadline: Phase One – November 2013

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation's top community college students to complete their bachelor's degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to each of approximately 75 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country. Contact the Undergraduate Transfer Program FAQs on the website for additional information. If you need assistance, contact us online. Customer service staff are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Central Time, excluding holidays.


Charlotte Knights Scholarship Program
Engineering, Business Administration and Environmental Science

The Charlotte Knights and Piedmont Natural Gas are dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the youth in our communities. In an effort to improve educational funding for college students who are interested in pursuing a career in Engineering, Business Administration and Environmental Science, the Knights and Piedmont Natural Gas have committed to providing three (3) $1000 college scholarships to sophomore students attending college in Piedmont Natural Gas’ service territory.  Complete application must be submitted by April 4, 2014 to The Charlotte Knights by one of the following methods to be considered:  Email to: or mail to Charlotte Knights – Annual Scholarship – 324 South Mint Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.


Crumley Roberts Next Step Scholarship
Transfer Students

This scholarship is specifically designed for North Carolina Community college students planning to transfer to accredited four-year colleges or universities. For more information, please visit their website at deadline is February 1, 2014. Winners will be notified on or before May 1, 2014.


Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by B4 Brands and is awarded each year to five non-traditional, fulltime students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing. All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 payable directly to the institution in which they are enrolled. Applications are not accepted prior to July 1st. All applications must be postmarked by August 31st. Scholarship awards will be announced in late September. To download the application, go to or .


Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

High school graduates who have been accepted for enrollment at institutions of higher education (IHEs), have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, and show promise of continued academic excellence may apply to states in which they are residents. Students must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better and be an NC resident. The award amount is $1,500.

To apply, go to  or you can send an email to for additional information.  Deadline to apply is in February each year.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Accountemps Student Scholarships
Transfer Students

This scholarship is for students attempting majors in Accounting, Finance, or Information Systems.  Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, must be full time and have satisfactorily completed 30 semester hours including six (6) in accounting. Student must be an ACIPA student affiliate member. The scholarship amount is $2,500. Deadline to apply is May 1st. To apply go to or email for additional information. 


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Scholarships for Minority Accounting
Students/Transfer Student

This scholarship is for minority students attempting majors in Accounting.  Applicant must have at least a 3.3 GPA, must be full time and have satisfactorily completed 30 semester hours including six (6) in accounting. Student must be an ACIPA student affiliate member. The scholarship amount is $2,500. Deadline to apply is June 1st. To apply go to or email for additional information.


Washington Business and Career Women Scholarship
Mature Women

The Washington Business and Career Women scholarship is awarded annually to a mature woman who is striving to re-enter the work force or to better her present position. The scholarship is $500.00 and the winner will be notified by letter and be invited to attend their April meeting to accept the award. Applications may be picked up in the Financial Aid Office. No applications will be accepted after the deadline of April 10th.


2014 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

This scholarship will award an actively enrolled college student $5,000 towards their tuition/books in 2014. Funded by two entrepreneurs, Grasshopper has been making it easier to start and grow a small business since 2003. This scholarship is designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education and help them along the road to entrepreneurship.

Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Spring, Summer or Fall 2014 may apply.  The student must write a 1,000 – 2,000 word essay on their vision for the future of entrepreneurship and how s/he will contribute to making that happen and submit the information form no later than April 30, 2014. Winners will be selected and announced on or before May 31, 2014 after enrollment is verified.  Go to  for more the necessary form and additional information.


MassMutual Scholars Program

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) will offer $150,000 in scholarships to high-achieving college students across the country. The program will provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to approximately 30 hard-working students who have an interest in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industries.

Eligible students of all majors will be considered who are entering their sophomore, junior, senior, or 5th year senior year of undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university and are interested in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry.

The scholarship application is available from January 3 – May 2, 2014. Students can apply online at .


Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

The Alpha Omega Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher Society is giving a $200 scholarship to an eligible female who will graduate this year. To be qualified to apply, the student must be currently enrolled at Beaufort County Community College and accepted at a four-year college or university to pursue a degree in education.

Each applicant must submit the following information to the Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Omega Chapter Scholarship committee by March 15th:

  •  A completed application
  • A copy of her college transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (these may come from a school counselor, a faculty member, or an academic advisor).


The completed application, transcript, and letters of recommendation should be mailed in one envelope to:  Laurie Hodges – PO Box 143 – Swan Quarter, NC 27885. Her number is 252-926-0221, her email is or you can send an email to  to request an application and further information.


Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship

This scholarship provides one $500 scholarship to a student who best answers the essay question.  In addition, the student must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014. A student can be enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer. Additionally, students must be Canadian or U.S. residents. Deadline to apply is April 1st.

Essay Question:  In less than 1000 words – If you were asked to help an incoming freshman (grade 9) with his/her study habits, what are the 10 best study habit tips you would provide them? Why do you believe each is important?

Go to to apply or if you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact the program administrator at .


Nordstrom Scholarship Program

Every year since 1994, Nordstrom has awarded college scholarships of $10,000 to hardworking high-school students with dreams of a higher education. Paid out in equal installments of $2,500 over four years to the college of their choice, Nordstrom Scholarships give bright, deserving kids the help they need to achieve their goals.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, awards/honors, leadership, school activities, community/volunteer activities, financial and employment history. Awards are granted without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, or national origin.

Awards are for undergraduate study. The application form must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 p.m., Central Time, May 1, 2014. If you become a semifinalist, the recommender you list in your application will be sent an email on May 16 with instructions for completing the online recommendation. The deadline for submission of the online recommendation is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, June 2, 2014.

If you have questions, you may contact us at or 319-688-4343, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Central Time, for assistance, excluding holidays.
Application Deadline is May 1, 2014 - 5:00 p.m., Central Time


Chick-fil-A Scholarship

Since Truett Cathy established their first scholarship program in 1973 to encourage Chick-fil-A restaurant employees to further their education, Chick-fil-A has earmarked a portion of its proceeds to give back to its team members in the form of college scholarships. Over the past 40 years, Chick-fil-A has provided more than $30 million in Leadership Scholarships to more than 30,000 restaurant team members who have attended more than 3,100 colleges, universities, and other educational institutions.

Eligibility requires that restaurant employees complete their high school education, enroll in college, are active in their schools and communities, demonstrate a solid work ethic, and possess strong leadership abilities, good teamwork and a desire to succeed.

Eligible students should contact Chick-fil-A, Inc. at for application and additional information.  Chick-fil-A, Inc. - 5200 Buffington Road - Atlanta, GA 30349-2998 - (404) 765-8900


John & Geneva Morgan Scholarship

The Beaufort County Mental Health Association will offer an annual scholarship honoring the works of John and Geneva Morgan in the areas of mental health and community service. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have contributed tirelessly their time, knowledge, and skills to improve the physical and mental well-being of citizens of Beaufort County.  This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in his/her second year of the associate degree nursing program. The scholarship is $ 1000 which will be disbursed in two $ 500 ($500 fall/$500 spring).  Students must live in Beaufort County and be attending Beaufort County Community College. Students must be a full time student (12 or more credit hours) with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm May 15, 2014.  Please send electronically or by mail a completed packet with the application, college transcript with GPA, two letters of reference from community representatives or Beaufort County Community College faculty, and a personal statement about why you are worthy of this scholarship. Send scholarship packet to Dr. Bonita Sasnett, board member at or 6374 Broad Creek Road, Washington, N.C. 27889

Scholarship application packets will be reviewed by a committee of Beaufort County Mental Health Association board members. Finalists will be selected from the application materials presented and contacted by a board representative. The finalist will be asked to present a 10 minute oral presentation discussing their career goals, personal attributes, and why they should be worthy of this scholarship to the Beaufort County Mental Health Board at a monthly meeting.  

The scholarship will be paid directly to Beaufort County Community College earmarked for the student use for educational expenses such as tuition, books or other related expenses. 

Application packets can be picked up in the Financial Aid office in building 9.



North Carolina Community College System Scholarship Program Listing

This list covers the scope of scholarships from state, corporate and private sponsors for North Carolina community college students.  It is our attempt to advertise and promote the availability of scholarship programs in our service area.  Please review each scholarship. If you feel you meet the eligibility requirements, contact our office for further information.

Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship

Wachovia Bank provides one annual scholarship in the amount of $500. To qualify as a candidate for these scholarships, a person must meet the following criteria: be a full-time student enrolled in the second year of a two-year technical program, demonstrate financial need, demonstrate scholastic promise, and use the scholarship to pay for books, tuition, and transportation. Application is made by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The recipient is chosen from eligible candidates by the local Wachovia Scholarship Committee.

Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarships

The Golden LEAF Foundation has two scholarship programs available to students from qualifying counties, who demonstrate financial need and merit, to help them attend participating N.C. public or private institutions or community colleges. Since its inception, Golden LEAF has awarded over $29.9 million to help 10,100 students from rural N.C. attend the state’s colleges and universities.

High school seniors or community college transfer students who reside in a qualifying N.C. county, demonstrate financial need and merit and are planning to attend a participating N.C. public or private college or university are eligible to apply.  Up to $750 per semester (including summer term) for curriculum students and up to $250 per semester for occupational education students to be applied toward tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation, child care expenses related to attending classes, and third-party industry skills certification testing upon course completion.  Application may be obtained in the FAO.   Watch for deadlines for each semester.


North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Foundation, Inc.

The General Assembly of North Carolina and Bank of America contributed more than $2 million toward the establishment of an endowment within the North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation to support an expanded role for North Carolina’s community colleges in teacher preparation.

The Endowment funds an annual scholarship/loan for prospective teachers enrolled in community college degree programs tied to baccalaureate completion programs on North Carolina community campuses and innovative projects at community colleges.

Scholarship/loans will be awarded to a limited number of students enrolled full-time in the first or second year of a community college degree program to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate program in elementary or secondary education housed on a community college campus.

Factors in the selection process include but are not limited to demonstrated commitment to and potential success in careers in teaching, academic achievement; substantive community involvement and financial need. Candidates shall be selected without regard to race, sex, color, creed religious preference, age, national origin or disability.


NCCC Foundation Scholarship for Health Careers

This scholarship was created to assist students interested in attaining associate degrees in fields of high demand that will allow them to join the health care profession.  The scholarships are available to full-time students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 enrolled in the second year of an Allied Health program of high demand at a community college.

All applicants must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships, $500 for the fall and spring semesters. Disbursement of the spring awards is contingent upon enrollment and satisfactory academic performance.

The recipients are selected by a committee of NC Community College representatives.  The committee considers financial need, merit, and personal commitment to the health care profession when making the selections.

Ray Jefferies Scholarship

To qualify as a candidate for this scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:  Be elected the President of the NC Comprehensive Student Government Association (N4CSGA) for the academic school year and have the SGA Advisor and/or Dean of Students submit a written statement verifying their position to the appointed N4CSGA Trustee.


The State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation
“People Helping People”

The State Employees’ Credit Union established a 2-year scholarship to help community college students achieve success.  Scholarships will be awarded to students who best exemplify SECU’s philosophy of “People Helping People” and who demonstrate leadership, excellent character, integrity and community involvement. The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and set-up for four semesters at $1250 per semester.  To qualify for the scholarship recipients must be a US Citizen and a resident of NC, a high school/GED graduate, register as a full-time student, show financial need as determined by the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), show academic achievement maintaining a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and agrees to continue at the community college where scholarship is awarded.
Recipients may not be a Director, employee or family member of an employee of the State Employees’ Credit Union or SECU Foundation.  Click to download the SECU Scholarship Application.  You must register for classes during early registration in order to meet the deadline as a full-time (12 or more credit hours) student by June 30th each year.


Progress Energy
Power Careers Program

The Power Careers Program is designed to attract the most promising high school community college talent, provide students an introduction to the business of power plant operations, support students’ completion of targeted two year Associate Degrees and ultimately provide a career opportunity in the utility industry.  Students must be nominated by a member of the school faculty and meet certain academic requirements including a preferred 3.2 GPA. They must enroll in selected specialized 2-year Associates Degree programs that are relevant to a career in power plant operations. Nominated students can apply for a Progress Energy scholarship awarded at $650 per semester for a qualifying student.

Selected high school graduates or first year community college students will be eligible for temporary full-time summer employment at a designated power plant.

The relevant programs that students can take to be eligible include the Electrical-Electronics Technology 2-year AAS degree and the Industrial Systems Technology 2-year AAS degree.


Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship

Two (2) scholarships valued at a total of $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. To qualify, an applicant must be a North Carolina resident; be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in an Associate Degree in education, health or environmental science; be a motivated, capable learner who has demonstrated economic need; submit an essay stating why they have chosen the field of study and how the scholarship will help them attain their educational goal; maintain a GPA at or above 2.0; continue enrollment for the duration of the scholarship at the college where s/he was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award and 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.


Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship Program
Funded through the generosity of the Walter and Suzanne Scott Foundation

The Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of North Carolina who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in North Carolina; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a resident of the State of North Carolina; and
  • Be a United States citizen


The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 320 | Alexandria, VA 22314 | Phone (703) 684-9444 | Fax (703) 548-3822

Alumni & Scholarship Recipients please call (800) 684-9040 | Scholarship Applicants please call (866) 763-9228 . Website:   Email:



College Foundation of North Carolina

College Foundation, Inc. (CFI), administers a large portfolio of education loans, several major grant and scholarship programs for students attending N.C. colleges and universities, and the tax-advantaged "529" college savings program on behalf of the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority. CFI also delivers information to North Carolina students and families about paying for college, assists colleges and universities with financial aid services, and provides technology support for

Listed below are a couple of the grant/ scholarships they offer. If you feel you may be eligible for one or more of these awards, go to to apply and obtain additional information on programs covered.


Victor E. Bell, Jr. Scholarship
For Seventh Graders

College Foundation awards the Victor E. Bell, Jr. Scholarship to encourage North Carolina seventh grade students with high potential to aspire to a college education.

The scholarship is named in honor of the visionary former chairman of the CFI Board of Trustees who served for 30 years and left a strong legacy of service to North Carolina. Winners receive $2,000 per year, from middle school through the fourth year of college, up to a maximum total of $20,000 per recipient, as long as they continue to meet annual renewal criteria. Awards are contributed to an account in the NC 529 plan with the individual recipient named as the beneficiary of the account.

The Forgivable Education Loan For Service (FELS) Program

The Forgivable Education Loans for Service Program was established by the North Carolina General Assembly to provide assistance to qualified students who are committed to working in North Carolina in designated critical employment shortage professions. Students interested in receiving assistance through the FELS Program should read the loan forgiveness eligibility requirements for the educational programs listed below and the FELS Program Rules prior to submitting an application. Students who do not fulfill the service requirements must repay the loan in cash, plus interest that begins to accrue upon disbursement of the loan.

A borrower must complete his or her Approved Education Program, obtain licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and teach in a Qualified Position in North Carolina. Eligible Qualified Positions include employment in a North Carolina public school or charter school, a school operated by the State of North Carolina, or a school operated by the federal government in North Carolina. Employment as an administrator, substitute teacher, or employment in a nonpublic school, community college, or institution of higher education is not eligible for Loan Forgiveness.

Allied Health
A borrower must complete his or her Approved Education Program, obtain certification or licensure from the applicable licensing board, and work in a Qualified Position in North Carolina. Eligible Qualified Positions include employment in health care delivery positions that provide medical services to North Carolina residents.

A borrower must complete his or her Approved Education Program, obtain applicable licensure from the North Carolina Board of Nursing, and work in a Qualified Position in North Carolina. Eligible Qualified Positions include employment in health care delivery positions that provide medical services to North Carolina residents. A borrower must practice nursing on his or her Approved Education Program funding level. For example, a borrower funded for an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) on the Registered Nurse’s (RN) level must complete the Approved Education Program and work as an RN in order to qualify for loan forgiveness. A borrower funded on the RN level does not qualify for loan forgiveness by working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).  Nurse Educators must teach nursing at a public or nonprofit institution approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

A borrower must complete his or her Approved Education Program, obtain licensure from the applicable licensing board, and practice in a Qualified Position in North Carolina. Eligible Qualified Positions include employment in health care delivery positions that provide medical services to North Carolina.

Jagannathan Scholarships
Description :  Established by industrialist N.S. Jagannathan, the scholarships were first awarded for the 1996-97 academic year. The Jagannathan Scholarship program is administered by the NorthCarolina State Education Assistance Authority.
Eligibility:  Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 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

Value : The maximum award is variable, nonrenewable and cannot exceed demonstrated financial need.
Application Procedure:  Applicant must complete an application and be nominated by the financial aid office of one of the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina; or by his/her high school counselor. The application will be available online in January. Applicant must take the College Board SAT and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The deadline for completing the online application is February 1. Students who do not have documented financial need will not be considered for the scholarship. Students will be notified in May of their candidacy status.



Specific Program/Special Population Scholarships

Scholarships listed here target a specific population of students and/or programs. Be sure to read eligibility and requirements carefully. Some are for high school seniors. Some are available to you as current community college students. Some will be for those of you transferring from the community college setting to a four year school to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree and some are specifically for students attending a four year school.

Specific Programs



  • NPG (Negative Population Growth) Scholarship Essay Contest
    NPG 2014 Photo Scholarship Contest
    Both contests are open to high school seniors and undergraduates
  • The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship/Daughter of American Revolution Society Phone: (202) 628-1776  Deadline: February
  • Education Portal Liberal Arts and General Studies Scholarship
    Education Portal Computer Science and Computer Engineering Scholarship
    Education Portal Architecture and Drafting Scholarship
    Education Portal Undergraduate Distance Learning Scholarship   Email:
    Phone:  (650) 425-7512     Deadline: April 1


  • Government Finance Officers Association-George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship
    Government Finance Officers Association-Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting   Scholarship    Phone: (312) 977-9700        Deadline: March 2
  • Richard Goolsby Scholarship Fund-Sponsored by the Carolinas Section of the Society of Plastic Engineers  Phone: (704) 973-4535 Deadline: February


  • Institute Of Management Accountants MEF Scholarship
    Institute Of Management Accountants SCMS Scholarship  Email:   
    Phone: (800) 638-4427 Deadline: Feb 15


  • The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.   Email:    Phone:  (718) 210-0705
    Deadline:  January
  • Daughters of the American Revolution-Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship Phone:  (202) 628-1776  Deadline:  February



Special Populations

  • NC Society of Hispanic Professionals – Progress Energy Hispanic Education Scholarship   Deadline: April 15
  • Hispanic College Fund-ALPFA Scholarship Program - Accounting
    Hispanic College Fund-Ernst & Young Scholarship Program-Accounting
    Hispanic College Fund-ICI Education Foundation Scholarship Program-Computer Science
    Hispanic College Fund-Lockheed Martin Scholarship Program-Computer Science
    Hispanic College Fund-The Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Scholarship Program
    Hispanic College Fund-College Scholarship Program
    Hispanic College Fund-High School Scholarship Program-Freshman
    Hispanic College Fund-Community College Transfer Scholarship Program-Transfer
    Email: Phone: (800) 644-4223
  • NASA MUST Scholarship  Phone: (202) 296-5400  Contact: Samuel Certo
    Deadline: March 1
  • Gates Millennium Scholars    Deadline:  January
  • Xerox-Technical Minority Scholarship Program  Deadline:  September
  • Daughters of the American Revolution-American Indian Scholarship
    Deadline:  April/October
    Daughters of the American Revolution-Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship
    Must be Native American  Phone:  (202) 628-1776 Deadline:  February
  • National Black Police Association Scholarship for Criminal Justice Majors/High School Seniors   Deadline: June 1
  • Point Foundation Scholarship
    For students who are underprivileged, especially those who have been abandoned by family and other support systems because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.    Email:
    Phone:  (866) 337-6468   Deadline: February
  • National MS Scholarship Program for High School Seniors or HS/GED graduates with
    MS or parent with MS attending accredited post-secondary school for the first time.    Phone: (800) 537-4180
    Deadline:  January 15



  • VA Mortgage Center Scholarship Fund
    Current and prospective ROTC program students or Active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college or Honorably Discharged Veterans of the US military or Sons and Daughters of Veterans or Active-duty military.
    Email:         Phone:  (800) 405-6682
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
    Son/Daughter/Grandchild of a Marine – see website for additional criteria       Email:
    Phone: (800) 292-7777         Deadline: April 15
  • Army Emergency Relief-Major general James Ursano Scholarship Fund
    Must be unmarried dependent child of an Army Soldier (active, retired or deceased).       Email:       Phone: (703) 428-0035



Scholarship Searches

The following links will take you to scholarship search databases that have information on thousands of scholarships. You should note that your name and other personal information may be forwarded to third parties by using some of these searches. - High school and college students looking for additional avenues for funding their college education may wish to consider applying for a variety of different club scholarships. -Need-based grants and need-based scholarships are basically the same thing – money available for students based on financial need to help pay for college. Funding for various programs. – educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels  – free college scholarship search and financial aid information   – provides information and resources for your scholarship search   – free source for $11 billion in merit aid scholarships from 1,000s of colleges  – largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students  – provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)  – The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose – Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance  – awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board  – connect with scholarships and learn about colleges  – create a profile and let fastweb do the research for you   – mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college for sites and information regarding financial aid for veterans and veteran dependents



BCCC Foundation Scholarships

Several students are assisted each year with funds contributed to the BCCC Foundation by friends, corporations and organizations. The scholarships range in value from $50 to $2000 and are generally awarded for one academic year. Most awards are based on academic performance and financial need and some scholarships are restricted to students meeting certain criteria (residence, field of study, etc.).

To be considered, students must complete a BCCC Foundation Scholarship Application in addition to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Fall semester applications must be submitted to the Foundation Office by June 25th.





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