For questions about scholarship applications.
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.
Information about scholarships available for the 2022-2023 academic 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.
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Enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians or their spouses, children, or other immediate family members pursuing a degree in Business Administration or a business related curriculum.See Details
Eligible applicants are students who attended high school in Macon County North Carolina or any one or more of the counties in the far western part of North Carolina (that is the counties of Cherokee, Graham, Clay, Swain, Macon, Jackson, Haywood, Madison, Buncombe, and Henderson) and who are pursuing a college or postgraduate level degree in the field of nutrition with emphasis on the study of natural foods and the vegetarian lifestyle.See Details
Persons eligible to receive a scholarship shall be a student from Andrews, NC who has attended a Cherokee County High School and will attend a four-year accredited college or university at the undergraduate or professional/graduate level. If a student from Andrews does not qualify, preference will be given to Cherokee County students, and then to students from the seven western most counties of NC (Haywood, Jackson, Swain, Macon, Clay and Graham.) Students must be preparing for a professional career in medicine, dentistry, nursing, engineering, or other science, teaching or law. The scholarship shall not be used for career preparation in veterinary medicine, funeral direction, mortuary science, or in the ministry.See Details
High school graduates between the ages of 16 and 25 who have worked a minimum of two complete seasons at Highlands Country Club, or are children of an employee of Highlands Country Club, who are enrolled in undergraduate studies at a two-year or four-year accredited community college or college or university. Recipients must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and will be chosen on the basis of academic achievement, school, and community activities, motivation and leadership. Financial need may also be taken into consideration, especially in the event a tiebreaker is needed.See Details
Persons eligible to receive scholarships shall possess the following qualifications: Current and former employees of Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, and dependents of current employees of Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club who plan to pursue a degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 hours enrolled) at one of the following: 1) 2-year community college; 2) a four-year college or university; or 3) a 2-year or 4-year specialty school related to the hospitality field of study such as a culinary school. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated based on criteria including, but not limited to, demonstrated financial need, academic performance, and other considerations such as extra-curricular activities.See Details
Students eligible to recieve this scholarship are North Carolina residents 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.See Details
Eligible applicants must be a direct descendant of an alumnus or faculty or staff member of the former Dunn High School (direct descendants includes lawfully adopted children in the lineage), show evidence of acceptance by an accredited college, university or vocational/community college; plan to enroll in a full-time course of study in the field of Education; and have a minimum high school weighted academic GPA of 2.63. Additional selection criteria includes high school academic achievement, evidence of high moral character and good citizenship and involvement and leadership in high school activities, church and the community. **PLEASE NOTE: The essay for this scholarship should address the following prompt: The DHS Friends Hilda Crocker Wilson Scholarship is for students who are pursuing a career in Education. Please describe your future plans in the field of Education, what drew you to Education as a career choice, and how you will use your gifts and talents in the field of Education**See Details
Eligible applicants must be a direct descendant of an alumnus, faculty or staff member of the former Dunn High School (direct descendants includes lawfully adopted children in the lineage); and must have been accepted and plan to attend a college or university in North Carolina. Additional selection criteria includes high school academic achievement, evidence of high moral character and good citizenship and involvement and leadership in high school activities, church and the community.See Details
Eligible applicants must be a direct descendant of an alumnus or faculty or staff member of the former Dunn High School (direct descendants includes lawfully adopted children in the lineage) and have plans to attend any qualifying institutions of higher learning. Additional selection criteria includes high school academic achievement, evidence of high moral character and good citizenship and involvement and leadership in high school activities, church and community.See Details
Students from North Carolina planning to study at the undergraduate or graduate level at Virginia Tech are eligible, with a preference given to a student from Watauga County.
The scholarship will be awarded to a student who exhibits academic excellence, leadership, personal effort and good citizenship. Financial need will be considered if there are equally matched applicants, with the student with greater need being awarded the scholarship.
Scholarships for undergraduate study are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors. Scholarships for graduate study shall be awarded to any entering or existing graduate student.See Details
Students from North Carolina, preferably from Harnett or Johnston Counties, enrolled in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Special preference is given to students who are interested in pulmonary medicine or another closely-related field.See Details
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.See Details
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.See Details
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 CountySee Details
Individuals residing in North Carolina seeking higher education with plans to pursue a degree in nursing, whose parent or grandparent (by birth or adoption), stepparent or step-grandparent is or has been a migrant farmworker, are eligible to apply. Students enrolled in online programs are not eligible to receive the scholarship. The scholarship is not limited to high-school graduates.See Details
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) in 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.See Details
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.See Details
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.See Details
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. **ESSAY PROMPT: Describe an experience that has had a significant impact on your life and then explain why you are applying for the Robert E. Barnhill, Sr. Scholarship.See Details
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.See Details
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.See Details