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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 2020-2021 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. The 2020-2021 application cycle has now closed. Please use the drop-down list below to learn more about scholarships available to students in the county where you reside, as well as our statewide scholarships. NCCF will begin accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year in early February.
Additional scholarships may come available and will be added to the listing as soon as possible.
Please note that Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the preferred browsers for the online application system.
High school graduates in New Hanover County, NC who have been accepted to an institution of higher learning. Applicants must demonstrate a strong work ethic, leadership skills, loyalty and dedication, in keeping with the character traits exemplified by Andy Hendrix. Students who have worked in the restaurant industry in New Hanover County may receive strong consideration. Essay Prompt: Applicants must address how they demonstrate Andrew's strong work ethic, leadership skills, loyalty, dedication and compassion in their essay. Two Letters of Recommendation required: one from a current or former employer and the other from a teacher, coach, pastor, supervisor, or other qualified individual.See Details
Eligible persons are graduating high school seniors at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC. Student must have a weighted cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be planning to pursue a 4-year degree as a full-time student at an accredited public or private college or university. Applications will be evaluated on academic merit, community extracurricular involvement, and potential for success. Preference shall be given to students interested in pursuing health-related careers.See Details
Eligible applicants must be former firefighters who served with a New Hanover County Volunteer Fire Department or descendants of such firefighters who are interested in pursuing higher education at an accredited university, college, community college or technical institute. Special consideration will be given to applicants who were firefighters who served with the Myrtle Grove Volunteer Fire Department of New Hanover County or descendants of such firefighters. Character, financial need, service to the community, and academic potential are among the factors that will be considered in selecting scholarship recipients.See Details
High School graduates from New Hanover County who will be attending a college or university. Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Scholarship Committee.See Details
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.See Details
A student enrolled in the Brody School of Medicine who is doing a fellowship 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
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.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. 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.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