IMPORTANT NOTICE: The priority deadline to complete this application was 5/1/23, and we awarded the majority of our scholarships to students who applied by May 1st. We will still take applications but we are now placing new applications on a waitlist. If funds become available, we will notify you by mail if you are awarded a scholarship. If you don’t have other financial aid that is enough to cover your balance, you will need to be prepared to pay out of pocket by the upcoming fall payment deadline: Thurs. Oct. 5th by 5 pm for fall 2nd 8 weeks classes (for spring 2023 the payment deadline is Thurs. Dec. 7th by 5 pm).
Application & Scholarship Information:
These scholarships are provided through the generosity of private donors or organizations in our community who support our students and programs. Some scholarship donors stipulate that preference be given to students meeting certain criteria, so please complete all fields of the application so that we can explore all avenues of scholarship funding for you.
Priority Deadline: Submit this application by May 1, 2023 to increase your chance of receiving scholarship funds for the 2023-2024 school year. (We will accept applications after May 1, 2023 & place on a waitlist).
- For students who apply by the May 1st priority deadline, decisions for fall are typically made before the end of July (in time for the fall payment deadline). Applications received after the May 1st priority deadline may not be reviewed until after the semester begins so those students will need to be prepared to pay their costs out of pocket.
- Enrollment in at least 3 credit hours, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) is required for scholarship consideration unless otherwise specified.
- Foundation scholarships are divided equally into the Fall and Spring semesters, and you must remain registered each semester in order to receive the semester award, along with maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA unless otherwise specified.
- Preference may be given to students not receiving any other forms of financial aid (such as the Pell Grant or NC Community College Grant).
You must have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for 2023-2024. If you have not completed the 2023-2024 FAFSA at the time this application is reviewed, you will be dropped from scholarship consideration.