How to apply

Please read all scholarship criteria carefully to determine if you are eligible. Applications must be received at the locations listed by the dates posted. These are not postmark deadlines. If you are applying for more than one NCCF scholarship, you must submit a separate application for each scholarship.

Scholarship applications are available on the NCCF Online Application System. The NCCF Standard Scholarship Application, used by many (but not all) of these scholarships can be completed online. Please be certain to carefully review the instructions. Also, be certain to complete and submit the separate NCCF Financial Need Information Form and FAFSA Student Aid Report if required.

Scholarship selection committees are not obligated to consider applications that are incomplete, do not meet the stated eligibility requirements, received after the posted due date or are mailed to an incorrect address.
The 2019-2020 scholarship season has now closed. Please use the drop-down list below to search by the county where you reside, as well as our statewide scholarships. NCCF will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year in January.

Please note that Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the preferred browsers for the online application system. 

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Local scholarships

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.

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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.**

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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.**

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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).

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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.

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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.

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The Superintendent Lee R. and LaVelle Parker Hall Scholarship Endowment

Scholarship recipients must be graduating seniors from Southwest Edgecombe High School and North Edgecombe High School who are pursuing higher education at a qualified institution of higher learning. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic performance, character and demonstrated need.

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Statewide Scholarships

Cody Blue Pilkington Scholarship Fund

North Carolina residents students who are entering their Freshman or Sophomore year to study any engineering, science or math curriculum at NC State University, are at least 18 years of age, are involved in a community service organization (preferably two), are non-smokers and substance-free, and maintain a 2.8 GPA or its equivalent should the grading scale change.

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H. Lentis and Maude Penny Sorrell Scholarship

A student enrolled in the Brody School of Medicine who is doing a fellowship in pulmonary medicine or another closely related field. 

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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).

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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.

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JADE Learning Electrical Technologies Scholarship

Students enrolled at North Carolina technical or occupational schools pursuing education and training in the field of electrical systems technologies, or apprentices enrolled in an approved apprenticeship program. Preference may be given to those who are pursuing a two-year associate's degree. Criteria considered by the Scholarship Committee include financial need, academic performance, references, and essay questions as described in the scholarship application.

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Jonathan Jackson Cancer Survivors Scholarship

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.

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Joseph Bergin and Elsa Flower Davies Scholarship

Students wishing to pursue a degree or training in education, teaching or nursing (special consideration may be given to students pursuing gerontology-related nursing) at an institution of higher learning located in New Hanover County, NC.

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Joyce Price Johnson's Samaritan Fund

Young people exiting foster care or living in poverty in North Carolina who wish to continue their education at a college, university, community college, or other accredited institution. Primary consideration will be given to young people from Wayne County, or secondarily, from counties which are contiguous to Wayne County

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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 an unweighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.5 and an SAT score (including Math, Reading, and Writing and Language Tests) n the range of 990 to 1130 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.

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NCCF Disaster Relief and Resilience Scholarship

Eligible students are attending or planning to attend an institution of higher learning in the immediately following year and resided in areas impacted by Hurricanes Florence or Matthew. Applicants will be considered based on the severity of the impact of the disaster on their lives, their financial need, and how they have demonstrated resilience in overcoming obstacles related to the disaster. ESSAY PROMPT: Please describe how your life, including your educational path, has been impacted by either Hurricane Matthew or Hurricane Florence and the obstacles that you have overcome since the hurricane.

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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.

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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.

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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 employees/relatives of employees of Barnhill Contracting Company.

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Scottie W. Cox Memorial Scholarship of NCCCLA

Employee of a learning resource center/library in North Carolina having at least a bachelor's degree and taking advance courses for professional development or in pursuit of a master's or doctoral degree in the library and information studies field. The courses must be offered by an accredited educational institution or other charitable organization.

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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.

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Grants and Scholarships Specialist
Grants and Scholarships Specialist
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