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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.

Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,800
  • The Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 by Dr. Donna Alexander, in memory of her mother, Annie S. Alexander, to provide scholarships to students seeking undergraduate nursing degrees. Preference will be given to African-American students from Forsyth County. Scholarships will be applied to cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses. [...] More

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Established in 1955 by a Trust endowed by the late Aubrey Lee Brooks, these scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors from a 14-county area of North Carolina. Eligibility: Must demonstrate financial need, plan to enroll as a full-time student in a degree program at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro, must currently reside and attend high school in: [...] More

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

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
  • CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship 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 [...] 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

Foundation for the Carolinas Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Spirit Square Center For Arts and Education Scholarship Fund provide scholarships to undergraduate students with demonstrated aptitude and career potential in the arts. All applicants must. Have demonstrated talent and a declared major that indicate potential for a significant career contribution to the arts. Be a rising college junior or senior in good academic standing with his or her [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • 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: 8/15/2020
  • 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
  • Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation: A public charity that provides support for the education of female students and for the care of elderly women in nine Southeastern states.The Lettie Pate Whitehead 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, [...] More

NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $16,000
  • 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

NCAE Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/6/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship was established in 1992 by the North Carolina Association of Educators
    Minority Affairs Commission under the auspices of the Human and Civil Rights Commission. It continues in partnership
    with the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children. Scholarship awards are based on the amount of money
    received annually through donations and the [...] More

NCRMA Retail Pays for College

  • Application Deadline: 3/26/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Retail is more than providing consumers with great products. The Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation (RCA) is in partnership with NCRMA to award ten scholarships. The scholarship can be applied to tuition expenses at accredited, nonprofit colleges, universities, community colleges, or approved educational and professional training institutes located within the United States. A spouse or dependent [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Riding Forward Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/25/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Black History Month Campaign, "Black History is Our History" begins in January and celebrate the contributions of African-Americans, who move us forward today. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Ross Skelton Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Ross Skelton Memorial Scholarship has been set up to honor the life of Ross Skelton. The scholarship benefits cancer survivors from or attending school in North or South Carolina with a special consideration toward engineering students attending North Carolina State University and Auburn University. Open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the [...] More

Salem Lodge #139/Robert A. Miller Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • The Salem Lodge #139/Robert A. Miller Memorial Scholarship was established by Salem Lodge #139 in 2011 in memory of Robert A. Miller to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who attend a Forsyth County high school and reside in the Foundation's service area. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and be of African-American descent in order to apply. They must also demonstrate [...] More

Serena D. Dalton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Serena D. Dalton Scholarship 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 Forsyth [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving. Your video's message should [...] More

William Vatavuk Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The William Vatavuk Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving high school senior who currently attends a North Carolina high school and plans on attending an accredited two-year 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 [...] More

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Last Reviewed: January 2020