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.
Information about scholarships available for the 2017-18 school year can be found by using the drop-down list below to find scholarships available to students in the county where you reside, as well as our statewide scholarships.
Additional scholarships may come available and will be added to the listing as soon as possible.
Scholarships for County
Donald Patrick Darden Scholarship Endowment (Statewide)
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.**
Elizabeth Braswell Sheffield Scholarship
Graduating seniors from an Edgecombe County high school who have been accepted at a college, community college, university, or other qualified institution of higher learning. High character, pleasing personality, cooperative, leadership exemplified by student's school life and interaction with others, academic standing or athletic ability, financial need and work experience are factors that will be considered in the scholarship selection.
H. Lentis and Maude Penny Sorrell Scholarship Endowment (Statewide)
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 (Statewide)
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 (Statewide)
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.
Jonathan Jackson Cancer Survivors Scholarship (Statewide)
Applicants must be a current resident of North Carolina and desiring to pursue an education at a higher school of learning. Applicants must be currently fighting cancer (of any type), or have had cancer (of any type) at some time in their life. First priority will be given to applicants who are current or former resident of Surry County.
Joseph and Elsa Flower Davies Teacher Training Scholarship (Statewide)
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 (Statewide)
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.
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.
Margaret D. Ruffin Scholarship and Award Endowment
Graduating senior at Tarboro High School, a resident of Edgecombe County, and a student of superior academic achievement with a demonstrated commitment to school and community affairs who has been accepted at an accredited 4-year college or university for further education. **PLEASE NOTE: Applicants for this scholarship should answer the following essay prompt: Describe a significant turning point in your educational experience. Your essay should be a personal, descriptive account of a pivotal moment that took place during your many years in school.**
Mary Ferebee Howard Scholarship Fund
A graduate or graduating senior from an Edgecombe County high school or a resident of Edgecombe County who is pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher learning (such as a college, university, community college, or technical school) at the undergraduate or graduate level. Applicants will be judged on character, well-roundedness, and potential for future achievement. **PLEASE NOTE: Graduate Students must email the local contact to request an application.**
Mary Rose P. Felton Waddell Scholarship Endowment
A graduating senior of Tarboro High School with an outstanding academic record including GPA, class rank, and SAT scores; extracurricular activities including school and non-school athletics; community service; religious programs or work experience with emphasis in leadership roles; verification of admission to an accredited college or university; and financial need (accounting for family income, number of dependents, other scholarships received, and other circumstances).
NC Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship (Statewide)
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 (Statewide)
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 (Statewide)
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 (Statewide)
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 Edgecombe County residents and employees/relatives of employees of Barnhill Contracting Company.
Sharma Family Scholarship Fund (Statewide)
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.
Tarboro High School Class of 1953 Scholarship Endowment
Graduating senior at Tarboro HS who is a student of strong academic achievement, has participated in school and community activities, is recognized by teachers as being cooperative and well-rounded, and has been accepted at an accredited university, college, junior college or community college for undergraduate students.
The McBryde Scholarship Endowment
Graduates or graduating seniors from secondary schools of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, public or private, including Edgecombe County specialty schools such as charter, early college and institutions awarding GEDs, as well as home schools and Edgecombe County resident students who by reason of legislation attend public schools in a different county, specifically Rocky Mount-Nash County schools. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic performance, character and demonstrated need. Consideration also may be given for extra-curricular activities and service to others.
William Sanders Scholarship (Statewide)
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.