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Are you in search of Scholarships for students who live in North Carolina? Scholarships of all sizes and types can be found by conducting a free, college scholarship search at Scholarships.com. With myriad financial aid opportunities available to students willing to look for them, there is no need to pay the sticker price. Just being a North Carolina resident can make you eligible for scholarships and grants. By using your state as a search criterion, Scholarships.com will help you find scholarships especially created for students attending college or residing in North Carolina. The scholarships below offer a glimpse of what may be found at Scholarships.com. For additional North Carolina scholarship opportunities, as well as ones available to you based on numerous other criteria, you can conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Bruce Shelton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Bruce Shelton Scholarship provides a consecutive four-year renewable award for a graduating high school student from a Forsyth County public high school who displays the traits of athletic excellence, academic achievement, leadership, and social responsibility for which Bruce Shelton will be remembered by those who knew him. To receive consideration, applicants must: have achieved athletic [...] More

Cancer for College Carolinas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Cancer for College Carolinas Scholarship is open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a resident of the United States and must either be from or attending school in the states of North or South Carolina. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Cancer for College Ross Skelton Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Since 1993, Cancer for College has provided hope and inspiration to cancer survivors in the form of college scholarships. Applicants are not discriminated against based on sex, race or religious belief. Community college applicants are eligible for the minimum scholarship level. All remaining applicants will be eligible for other one-time awards. Awards are typically $5,000. Scholarship [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $8,200
  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established in 1988 by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which disproportionately affect people of color. This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated [...] More

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • This program was established in 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts includes theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc.

    Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC member’s district. To determine your Representative, enter [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

    Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers the Eastern Regional Chapter Scholarship to students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Students who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North [...] More

L. Gordon, Jr. and June D. Pfefferkorn Student Aid Fund

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The scholarship may provide non-renewable awards to students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from an accredited vocational/technical school, community college, or college/university in pursuit of a certificate, diploma or
    degree. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses.
    To receive consideration, [...] More

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Foundation's scholarship program awards annual grants for the education of deserving female students with financial need at more than 200 accredited educational institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. In accordance with the will that established the Foundation, grantee institutions use Lettie Pate Whitehead [...] More

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Open to high school seniosr pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management,
    communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering,
    mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and
    administration in agriculture. Resident of [...] More

NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $62,500
  • Through the NACME Scholars Program, NACME provides block grants to colleges and universities that, in turn, award the money to talented African American, American Indian, and Latino students enrolled in engineering programs as part of their financial aid packages.

    The NACME’s Scholars (Block Grant) Program provides minority college scholarship support in the form of a lump sum grant to partner [...] More

Serena D. Dalton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Winston-Salem Foundation offers educational aid for college to qualified traditional and non-traditional applicants from charitable funds established by generous supporters of the community. Funds carry both general and specific restrictions.

    Applicants must be residents of Forsyth County, NC, have achieved a current cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 and [...] More

The Winston-Salem Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Winston-Salem Foundation Scholarship may provide one scholarship annually to a graduating high school senior from Forsyth County who will pursue an undergraduate degree from an accredited post-secondary institution. Scholarships will
    be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses.

    To receive consideration, applicants must attend a [...] More

William Vatavuk Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/5/2020
  • Amount: $800
  • The William Vatavuk Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving high school senior who currently attends an accredited North Carolina high school and plans on attending a two- or four-year college or university. Students must be a high school senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Three written essays of 400-600 words each are also required; essay prompts can be found on the scholarship application. [...] More

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