More than 120 college scholarships now open for applications across North Carolina (January 2023)

More than 120 college scholarships administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) are now open for applications from students across the state, representing nearly $1.6 million in available scholarship funds.


NCCF, the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina, partners with fundholders to administer hundreds of scholarship opportunities across North Carolina. All scholarships are made from specific funds with criteria established by the original donor.

Last year, NCCF awarded more than $1.1 million in direct scholarship aid to 265 students across North Carolina. Scholarship recipients hailed from 116 North Carolina cities and towns, and much of the scholarship funds were used at North Carolina colleges and universities.

Scholarships are available to students in all 100 counties, and requirements for scholarship awards vary greatly. Deadlines for applications range from mid-February to early June, but the vast majority are due in March and April.

Applicants to any NCCF scholarship should review information about how to apply before beginning the process. Students can search by their home county to find scholarships they may be eligible for and the criteria for the awards.

Learn more on our Scholarships page.