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Institutional scholarship funds are provided to eligible learners through the continued generosity of the Central Piedmont Community College Foundation, individuals, industries, businesses, organizations, civic clubs, and other community partners.  Completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an essential part of applying for scholarships through the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Scholarship Program.  You must also complete the general scholarship application on AcademicWorks to be considered for opportunities that match your profile.

1.  Plan before you apply.  Improve your chances of earning a scholarship.

  • A completed FAFSA is required for all scholarship applicants each academic year.
  • Finish the FAFSA now at
  • Visit SCHOLARSHIP TIPS to learn about the application process & AcademicWorks.

        2.  Click on a box below to SEARCH and APPLY for scholarships.

        CPCC Academic Works is a comprehensive scholarship database designed to provide applicants with a simplified application process in searching for multiple CPCC Institutional scholarship offerings. Scholarship applications submitted are accepted until all funds are awarded. Students are encouraged to apply early for scholarship consideration. Contact the Financial Aid Office or visit the College's Financial Aid website at CPCC Scholarships for scholarship deadline dates and a detailed listing of scholarships.

        To search a listing of outside scholarship opportunities, visit our website at: Community Scholarship Listing.

        Donors of scholarships should direct contributions to the CPCC Foundation, Incorporated, which supports and supplements educational programs, projects and scholarships at CPCC for which funds from other sources are unavailable or inadequate. Questions regarding the establishment of scholarships and requests for other scholarship donor­ related information should be directed to the CPCC Foundation at 704.330.6869. The CPCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.

        Scholarships also are awarded on a competitive basis applying the following criteria: academic excellence, achievement, leadership qualities, need or other criteria as stipulated by the donor. Awards are usually restricted to tuition assistance and require the recipient to maintain a minimum grade point average to continue receiving the scholarship. Each scholarship is awarded for one academic year beginning with the fall semester. Students should reapply each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at In addition, a scholarship application needs to be completed each year.