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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.

African American Network of the Carolinas

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The African American Network – Carolinas chapter provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance or business administration. Applicants must be a graduating senior at a North or South Carolina high school and must attend a four-year college or university located in North or [...] More

ANSWER Scholarship Endowment

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • ANSWER Scholarship Endowment provides financial support and encouragement to adult women age 25 and older who are raising school-age children (grades Pre-Kindergarten -12) and are seeking to earn a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of their choice (minimum award amount of $4,000), a two-year nursing degree (minimum award amount of $2,000), or a two-year degree in CPCC's Health Careers [...] More

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • 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. Applicants 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; currently reside and attend high school in Alamance, [...] More

Bruce Shelton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • 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

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: 3/31/2021
  • 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

Clyde and Martha Aldridge Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Clyde and Martha Aldridge Scholarship was established by Clyde Aldridge in 2012 to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors at Reagan High School. The scholarship provides a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. To receive consideration, applicants must: have a 3.0 GPA; have participated in [...] More

Elmer and Rosa Lee Collins Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Elmer and Rosa Lee Collins Scholarship was established in September 2006 by Elmer H. Collins to provide a college scholarship to a worthy graduating high school senior from a Forsyth County high school who will attend an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarship may provide a renewable award for four consecutive years. To receive consideration, applicants must: reside in The [...] More

Foundation for the Carolinas Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • 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 and 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

Lloyd E. and Rachel S. Collins Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Lloyd E. and Rachel S. Collins Scholarship may provide a renewable award for worthy graduating high school seniors from North, South, and West Stokes High Schools who will attend an accredited two or four-year college or university. To receive consideration, applicants must: have a 3.0 GPA; demonstrate good character, school service, and community service; and, demonstrate financial need, but [...] More

Mark Collier Caudill Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mark Collier Caudill Scholarship was established by Virginia Whichard Caudill in 2010 to honor her husband on his birthday and to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors from R.J. Reynolds High School. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for a minority male student-athlete who will attend an accredited four-year college or university in pursuit of a degree. To [...] 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: 2/6/2021
  • 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: 3/26/2021
  • 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: 3/9/2021
  • 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

North Carolina Student Incentive Grant

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $700
  • This program is offered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority through College Foundation Inc., to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina resident students attending eligible colleges and universities located within the state of North Carolina. Grants and Scholarships are awarded based on information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [...] More

Ray S. Church Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ray S. Church Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a worthy graduating high school senior from Elkin High School who will attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution seeking a two or four-year degree. To receive consideration, applicants must: demonstrate strong character; demonstrate dedication to academics; achieve a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 [...] More

Riding Forward Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Your story will inspire the future. Tell us about an African-American who inspired you and you could earn a $5,000 or $3,500 college scholarship in celebration of Black History Month and those who have inspired the next generation to make history. Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the [...] More

Sam L. Booke, Sr. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Sam L. Booke, Sr. Scholarship was established in 1989 in honor of Sam L. Booke, Sr. to provide renewable scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the public high schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system who will major in mathematics. (A "mathematics degree" is intended to include the study of statistics and actuarial science, but does not include the study of [...] More

SOD Pearl Anna Neal Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/7/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The SOD Pearl Anna Neal Scholarship is open to minority female high school seniors who participate in the performing arts and are North Carolina residents in Mecklenburg County, with a minimum 3.2 GPA, and have been accepted into a four-year accredited college or university in the fall of the year the scholarship is offered. Applicants are required to write a two short answer essay questions and [...] More

Southern Automotive Womens Forum Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The SAWF Scholarship Program, introduced in 2011, provides financial assistance to women enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program, or graduate program hopefully to be used for a career in the automotive industry. The amount of each scholarship is dependent upon the number of applicants. Recipients are notified by June 30. [...] More

The Winston-Salem Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • 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

Tien Bui Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Tien Bui Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Tien Bui and may provide a non-renewable scholarship to graduating high school seniors who attend a North Carolina high school, reside in the Foundation's service area and will attend North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering. To receive consideration, applicants must: have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 with a [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • You have the power to prevent distracted driving among teens. Make a 30-60 second video that inspires your peers to drive safely, and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes. Approach your video submission as your chance to find a message that would resonate with you and your peers. If your friends - and teens throughout the United States - were going to watch ONE video that [...] More

Trina M. Batchelor Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Trina M. Batchelor Memorial Scholarship was established by Stephen P. Batchelor in 2013 in memory of Trina M. Batchelor to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who attend a Forsyth County high school and reside in the Foundation's service area. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time
    undergraduate degrees from accredited [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

Wes Burton Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Wes Burton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to worthy graduating high school seniors from Mt. Tabor High School. Scholarships are to be applied to cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, and room and board at an accredited college or university. To receive consideration, applicants must: have a 3.5 GPA; demonstrate examples of community and school service; major in mathematics, computer science, [...] More

William Vatavuk Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2021
  • 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: April 2020