Scholarship opportunities through the NCCF are rich and diverse. We do not have a general scholarship fund; rather, all scholarship awards are made by specific funds with criteria established by their particular donors.
The NCCF is privileged to award hundreds of scholarships each year, thanks to many generous donors across our state.
Please use the drop-down list below to find information about scholarships available to students in the county where you reside, as well as our statewide scholarships.
NOTE: The 2017-2018 scholarship season has now closed. Information posted on this site has not yet been updated for the 2018-2019 application cycle. Please check back in February for new information.
Scholarships for County
Carteret County Association of Home Builders Murdoch Scholarship
Graduating seniors (who receive first priority) or graduates of high schools located in Carteret County who are full-time sudents of an accredited technical school, college or university in the US with course work leading to an associate's or bachelor's degree in the construction trade or related subjects. Students must have academic-technical merit with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and financial need.
Carteret County Retired School Personnel Scholarship Endowment
Graduating senior from a Carteret County public high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA who serves as a positive role model for other students, has applied for admission to an accredited two- or four-year college or university as a full-time student, and plans to pursue a degree in education.
Donald Patrick Darden Scholarship Endowment
Children,grandchildren, stepchildren and step-grandchildren of members of the North Carolina Highway Patrol attending East Carolina University. **PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should provide the name of the NCHP member to whom they are related as well as their relationship to that person along with their application.**
Geraldine Mayo Beveridge Scholarship Endowment
Graduating senior from a Carteret County public high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA who serves as a positive role model for other students, has applied for admission to an accredited two- or four-year college or university as a full-time student, and plans to pursue a degree in education to become a certified teacher of vocational education in fields such as business, agriculture, industrial arts, family and consumer education or health occupation education.
H. Lentis and Maude Penny Sorrell Scholarship Endowment
A student enrolled in the Brody School of Medicine who is doing a fellowship in pulmonary medicine or another closely related field. First preference is given to students from Harnett or Johnston County.
Hilda Pinnix-Ragland Endowment
Eligible students will be enrolled at NC A&T State University to pursue a degree in accounting and must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Financial need will be considered in the selection of recipient(s).
I. Beverly Lake Scholarship Endowment
North Carolina high school graduates who are eligible for membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans or the United Daughters of the Confederacy and pursuing a degree at an institution of higher learning.
Joseph and Elsa Flower Davies Teacher Training Scholarship
Students wishing to pursue a degree in education or teaching from an institution of higher learning located in New Hanover County, NC.
Joseph Bergin and Elsa Flower Davies Nursing Training Scholarship
Students wishing to pursue a degree or training in the field of nursing at an institution of higher learning in New Hanover County, NC. Special emphasis may be given to students seeking nursing training to practice in the area of gerontology.
Joseph H. Tallman Scholarships in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
Graduate from a public high school in Carteret County with a 3.0 or higher unweighted GPA who is a US citizen and has resided in Carteret County full-time for at least the past 12 months, who is enrolling full-time in an accredited four-year college or university seeking a bachelor's degree in either mechanical engineering or electrical engineering, and who demonstrates involvement in extracurricular activities and exhibits good moral character. **PLEASE NOTE: Although students should use the North Carolina Community Foundation's common application form, this scholarship requires three specific reference letters - (1) one from a math or physics teacher, (2) one from a teacher or school administrator, and (3) one from a non-family member in the community. Furthermore, the required essay should be no more than two pages and describe (1) why you have chosen a career in engineering, (2) what qualities you possess that would enable you to succeed in the engineering field, and (3) how you foresee utilizing your degree to make a difference in your selected field of interest.**
Louis G. Joseph Memorial Scholarship Fund
High school senior residing in North Carolina who is interested in pursuing higher education at a college or community college and who has a family member who is a current or retired member of a Harnett County Volunteer Fire Department. Special consideration may be given to applicants with family members who are or have been members of the Erwin Fire Department. Character, financial need, service to the community, and scholarship are factors that shall also be considered in scholarship selection.
NC Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship
Graduating seniors of a North Carolina high school pursuing a degree at a school of higher learning. Applicants must have a weighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.5 and an SAT score (including Math, Verbal, and Writing) in the range of 900 to 1050 OR an ACT composite score between 20 and 24. THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WITH GRADES AND SCORES FALLING WITHIN THESE RANGES ONLY. STUDENTS WITH LOWER OR HIGHER SCORES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants are also judged based on their service to school, community, and church, as well as their integrity and leadership potential.
Peter S. Slomianyj Scholarship Fund
Subway employees or children of Subway employees who have worked at least 1,000 hours over the last 12 months. Students must have a 2.0 GPA in high school or a 2.5 GPA in college.
Red Oak High School Alumni Scholarship Fund
Eligible students will be high school graduates wishing to pursue their education at an institution of higher learning such as a college, university, or community college. Special consideration will be given to students with immediate family members who attended, taught at, or were employed at the former Red Oak High School of Nash County, NC. Students must have a high school GPA of 2.63 or above, show evidence of academic promise, involvement and leadership in extra-curricular activities in high school, involvement in the community and church, and demonstration of high moral character and good citizenship. ***PLEASE NOTE: Because the Red Oak Alumni Scholarship gives special consideration to students who have an association with the former Red Oak High School (as described above), applicants must include information about their connection to Red Oak High School in their essays.
Robert E. Barnhill, Sr. Scholarship Fund
High-school graduate who is a North Carolina resident and is attending a college or university. Considered are leadership potential, community involvement, physical vigor, academic achievement and financial need. Special consideration is given to residents and employees/relatives of employees of Barnhill Contracting Company.
Sharma Family Scholarship Fund
Eligible students must be graduating from high school in North Carolina to attend a college or university in the state of North Carolina. Preference is given to those attending North Carolina State University. Applicants must have a high regard for obtaining an education and the courage to pursue it in spite of limited financial resources; demonstrate leadership, involvement in extra curricular activities, friendship to others, solid work ethics and a commitment to academics; have a purpose and a plan for being a productive citizen; and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, recognizing the value of all people regardless of religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or ability.
V. J. "Puck" & Pearl O'Neal Scholarship Fund
Permanent, full-time resident of Carteret County who was born in Carteret County and graduated from a Carteret County high school or received a high school equivalency certificate; who is pursuing a degree at an institution of higher learning in either (1) marine science or (2) Christian studies with the purpose of entering seminary to be ordained as a clergy person. Considerations in the selection of the recipient will be academic achievement, community involvement, leadership and moral character. Note: Applicants must submit a copy of their birth certificate in order to verify birth in Carteret County.
William Sanders Scholarship
NC residents who are members of the NC Junior Angus Association and are graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated participation, service, and leadership by achieving levels of the National Junior Angus Association Awards.