Community Scholarships

49er Teach Noyce Scholars Program

Attention Chemistry and Physics Majors

Tuition: PAID!

Under a grant from the National Science Foundation, the UNC Charlotte Center for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math [STEM], in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Science and the College of Education, is offering scholarships for chemistry and physics majors who want to go into teaching. The scholarship awards $12,500 for your junior and senior years to pay for college expenses and tuition. Also provides a possible PAID Summer internships in science.

For more information about the requirements and application process, email David Pugalee at or visit our website:

and NOYCE Brochure

Send in a well written essay, max 1,000 words, addressing the question: In our everyday life we come across products and small inventions we use every day and take for granted.  Like the doorbell, what's an invention that has made our lives significantly better that we end up taking for granted?

Please don't use something obvious like computers and cell phones.

Close Date: 1/10/2014

Amount: $1000

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We are big believers in higher education (our CEO served on the Board of Trustees at Lehigh University after all) but we know it’s really expensive.  So we decided to start a little scholarship program to help one student make it a little more affordable.  If you are a college student or will become one, entering is easy.  Just write an essay between 500-1,000 words telling us why knowing what’s happening on campus is vital to your success as a student.  We will pick our favorite to award the $1,000 prize.  Winner will be chosen in April, 2014.

Close Date: 4/30/2014

Amount: $1000

Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Scholarship Prize For Women

Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Scholarship Prize For Women is awarded each year to a female undergraduate who excels in mathematics. The award is open to any college female at any undergraduate level. All eligible U.S. citizens may apply.

Outstanding performance in the area of mathematics is judged by academic scores in mathematics, advanced mathematics courses, and any independent work or awards received for participation in mathematics projects or competition.
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A Place For Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, or long-term care administration.

Deadline April 30, 2014.

Essay topic and details found at

Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: Aug 31, 2014)

Student Eligibility:

1) Be attending college or university no later than January of 2015.

2) Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis by January of 2015.

3) Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year.

Applications can be found by going to:


CANFIT Scholarships

CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest

Who’s eligible?
Any current student who is a U.S. resident and will be enrolling in post-secondary education in their next semester is eligible for this scholarship. This is open to all fields of study and is not exclusive to automotive or related degrees. See Other Rules and Regulations for more.

How to Apply
Create a short video, under 3 minutes long, on one of these topics:


  • What it means to live in America
  • My first memory of a Mustang
  • How the auto industry changed America
  • What a Mustang teaches me about life
  • How a Mustang relates to your field of study (get creative!)

    You can be inspirational, funny, serious, educational, or even musical! Winners will be selected biased on creativity and content rather than video editing skill or how many views the video gets. Submitted videos must be your own work.

    Upload your video to YouTube and then email the link to before midnight EST on the appropriate deadline below.

    There will be one scholarship awarded in the spring semester and one scholarship awarded in the fall.

    SPRING: Deadline to submit - April 15 Winners announced - May 1 FALL: Deadline to submit - October 15 Winners announced - November 1

    Founded in 1985, CJ Pony Parts is one of the nation’s largest Mustang parts retailers. We strive to give back to the community any way we can. Last year we donated $30,000 to the Four Diamonds Fund to battle childhood cancer. We value continued education, and want to make sure that students can afford to go to the college or university of their choice. We believe that YOU are the future and can do great things for the world.

    Other Rules and Regulations
    One video per student, per semester. Each scholarship is non-renewable. Scholarships will be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. CJ Pony Parts reserves the right to use your submitted videos on their website and in any other online marketing, regardless of if it has won the scholarship or not. Winners will be notified by the email address in which they submitted their videos. Students must show proof of enrolment to receive scholarship payment. Payment will be made directly to the school, unless school procedures state otherwise. Payment must be used for tuition, and must be used during the next upcoming semester. Payment must be used by the student who submitted the video and cannot be transferred to anyone else. Student’s future school must be located in the United States of America.

    Click here to apply!!



    College - Cash Scholarship

    NOTICE: NO APPLICATION FEE REQUIRED. This college has been renewed for the 2013 college year. Past winners are announced. The cash scholarship may be used for any documented related expenses incurred during 2013 while pursuing your education or for any documented expenses you will incur for the 2013 college year. The process to apply for the scholarship has been made very easy so there are no excuses not to apply. Simply read and follow instructions to be considered. is proud to announce up to FOUR 2,500.00 College Scholarships for the end of the 2012 year.

    ANY future or current student (grad or undergrad) that has been accepted or attends a university, community college, technical/trade college, may apply.

    Also, up to the first 10 applicants of each deadline month (Nov. 15th and Dec. 15th) will receive one free lifetime membership from which includes access to over 65 self improvement products.

    There are 3 Easy Ways to Apply.

    #1 (first way) Members may  CLICK HERE NOW to apply online.

    Each Applicant will be asked to fill out a one-page application. Applicant must be a member of or an immediate relative (father, son, daughter, mother, sister, brother) of a member.

    #2 (second way) This is a member-only scholarship, however NON-Members may Sign up for membership free  here (this is necessary in order to apply the second way). You do not have to pay as you can use an offer from trial pay and your membership access will be sent to you. If you don't want to use trial pay there is a quick pay option available. After you sign up for College Improvement membership send an email to cashscholarship[at] with the TrialPay ID or Order ID number (this ensures you actually are a member and it helps support this scholarship). You will then receive information via email within 24 hours in order to apply for the Scholarship online.

    #3 (third way) This is a member-only scholarship but if you are a NON-Member and you do not wish to sign up for membership you may get entered automatically for our College Improvement Scholarship with any purchase of our low-cost self-improvement products from (this is necessary in order to apply the third way as a NON-Member and it helps support this scholarship). Instructions with scholarship application will automatically be sent to you via email within 24 hours where you as a NON-Member may apply online. Please allow 24 hours for information to be sent to you.

    Please note: Whether you are a Member or NON-Member all applications are weighed equally. Application must be returned via email before or on the 15th of each month by 11:59pm EasternTime. (see below deadlines).

    DEADLINES: Extended January Deadline is Jan. 31st, 2013 by 11:59pm Eastern Time, Feb. 15th, 2013, March 15th, 2013, April 15th, 2013, May 15th, 2013, June 15th, 2013, July 15th, 2013, Aug. 15th, 2013, Sept. 15th, 2013, Oct. 15th, 2013, Nov. 15th, 2013 Dec. 15th, 2013. (one time for each deadline month!)

    Winners are selected randomly each month and must be members of or immediate family of a member, or a qualified NON-Member as stated above.

    Scholarships considered for both months. Only winners notified via phone and/or email.

    Competition Accessories

    If you are a current college student and have a motorcycle, can-am or other type of 2/3 wheel vehicle at school, this is designed for you!  Entering is Easy!  We want to hear why you prefer two wheels over 4! Just type up and send us an essay about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a motorcycle instead of a car as a college student.  We aren't going to burden you with a ton of rules or ask for a certain font or line spacing, but we are going to be picking our favorite article for the one thousand dollar prize, so give it your best shot!

    Close Date: 3/15/2014

    Amount: $1000



    We are offering a $1,000 scholarship to one talented thinker and writer. To apply, write an essay (500 words maximum) that addresses the question below:

    Today, with online banking, debit cards, and Paypal payments, managing your personal finances may seem easier. But with no actual cash changing hands, tracking your account balances becomes increasingly important.  If you were teaching a course on managing personal finances, using your own experiences as an example, how would you instruct your students to take charge and manage their finances effectively?

    Close Date: 5/23/2014

    Amount: $1000


    Crumley Roberts $2,500 Scholarship

    We are excited to continue to assist our local students with paying for their education. We are equally eager to read the essay suggestions on how to curb distracted driving. If you know of any upcoming graduates, will you please forward this email to them. There are two scholarships: the Founder’s Scholarship pertains to high school graduates, while the Next Step Scholarship is for community college graduates. Let’s all spread the word and give as many students the opportunity to win $2,500 to help pay their college tuition.

    Apply here:

    Design Sponge Scholarship

    Design Sponge Scholarship is open to high school students and both undergraduate and graduate college students with an interest in art and design. Interested students must submit visuals of their design work. It can be anything from painting, woodworking, textiles or other creative art work.

    Student may enter by posting design samples on their web sites or sent from their portfolios. They must also include an essay explaining where their inspiration comes from, a description of their career goals, and why they should receive the scholarship.
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    D.G. Carlson Memorial Scholarship

    The D.G. Carlson Memorial Scholarship has been established at Central Piedmont Community College to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students in the Machining Technology, Electrical/Electronics Technology or Automotive Systems Technology programs.

    Eligible applicants must be registered for at least six credit hours per semester, have a 2.5 minimum grade point average, and submit a sealed letter of recommendation commenting on the applicant’s character written by a former instructor, businessperson, or community member.  Letters of recommendation should comment on the applicant’s maturity, trustworthiness and honesty, thoroughness, courteousness, and helpfulness in a sealed envelope with the applicants name on the outside of the envelope.

    To apply for the D. G. Carlson Memorial Scholarship, please complete the CPCC Financial Aid Scholarship Application Online at and ensure that you apply for the D.G. Carlson Memorial Scholarship. You may submit your letter(s) of recommendation to the CPCC Foundation Office at PO Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235.

    DOMO - DOMO Scholarship For Business Management

    Amount of Award: Two (2) $2,500 Scholarships
    Deadline: 2013 - 2014 academic school year
    General, Business, Business Management, Analytics


    DreamActivist Scholarship

    DreamActivist Scholarships For Undocumented Students offers scholarship opportunities for illegal immigrant minors to receive financial assistance to attend college in the U.S. It allows immigrant students without papers to qualify for a college scholarship.

    The scholarships reflect many of the ideals proposed in the Dream Act, a proposed federal bill on immigration reform that would grant deferment to immigrants who came into the country as children and allow them to remain legally to complete their education as undocumented students.

    Although the DREAM Act has not yet been passed, what President Obama did sign into law by executive order was the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The program authorizes the removal of the illegal status of alien students and gives them a reprieve to remain in the country for education purposes. To qualify, students must be under the age of 35, residents of the U.S. for at least five years, have a high school diploma and have entered the U.S. at age 15 or younger. Students would then have six years in which to complete their education at a U.S. college or university and earn their degree.

    Many states have passed their own state legislation allowing students to attend college and receive financial aid funded by taxpayer money and private scholarship support. Two of those states include Maryland and California. California's DREAM Act was announced January 1 of 2013. Maryland passed a similar act in November. is a communication portal for migrant students supporting the DREAM Act and other forms of immigration reform legislation. The social media website is a resource network for migrant students which shares information on scholarships for undocumented students, immigration issues, and other resources.

    The deadline for this scholarship VARIES , and the award amount VARIES.

    For more details, visit

    eJobApplications - Annual College Student of America Scholarship

    Amount of Award: $1,000
    Deadline: Dec. 20, 2014
    Open to any student


    Employee Ownership in America: A Scholarship Opportunity from SES Advisors

    SES Advisors wants to help you defray the costs of your education. We invite you to apply for a $1,000 scholarship by answering the following question in 500 words or less: What is the future of employee ownership in America, and how can we broaden its reach?

    Close Date: 5/16/2014

    Amount: $1000


    Entirely Pets Scholarship

    The scholarship is open to all graduating high school students as well as currently enrolled college students, and it open to students of any major. Students can apply by simply answering the prompt: "How has owning a pet positively impacted your life?" The winners will be selected based on the quality of their essay, and we are offering 3 awards per semester in the amounts of $1500, $1000, and $500.

    Here are the full details:



    Game Innovators Scholarship

    The $2,500 Game Innovators Scholarship is open!! Created by GSN Digital, the scholarship is open to any student who has a passion for continuing on to a career in the gaming industry.

    The process entails a 1,000-1,500 word essay, an outline submissions form and copy of transcripts. Entries will be accepted through November 1, 2013, with a winner announced in December. As college costs and student loan debt continues to rise, every dollar helps. Visit the site for more information by clicking here.


    Giva Corporate Scholarship

    Giva's corporate student scholarship and grant award is for anyone attending a college or university. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education. There is no specific course of study or major required.

    For more information on requirements and eligibility, please click here.

    Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship Program To Attend NC 4-year Colleges or Universities

    Since establishing the scholarship program, Golden LEAF has provided over 3,600 scholarships to help North Carolinians attend participating UNC System universities and private colleges and universities in N.C.

    Participating NC Colleges and Universities
    Participating institutions includes UNC system universities and NC's private, nonprofit institutions. Click here for the list of participating colleges and universities.

    High school seniors or community college transfers students planning to attend any of the participating or universities who reside in a qualifying county and demonstrate financial need. Recipients are selected based upon multiple factors including grade point average, financial need, length of residence in the county and the ability to communicate a commitment to returning to a rural county that is economically distressed.

    Award Amount
    For students awarded scholarships:

    • High school seniors are eligible for a four-year scholarship totaling $12,000 ($3,000 a year over four years).
    • Community college transfer students are eligible for $3,000 a year for up to 3 years.
    • Years of scholarship support are subject to the number of credits transferred and the degree sought, among other eligiblity factors.
    • Approximately 215 scholarships will be awarded each year.

    How to apply
    Visit to fill out the application form or call 866-866-CFNC for assistance.

    March 1, 2014



    Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship Program for North Carolina Community College

    Students are eligible for up to $750 per semester for curriculum students and $250 a semester for non-curriculum students. You must be a resident of one of the qualifying counties and be enrolled in or plan to enroll in one of the participating community colleges in North Carolina.

    For program details and to apply, click here.

    Health Care Leaders Scholarship

    Health Care Leaders Scholarship is open to all U.S. students who are pursuing careers in the health care industry. The scholarship competition consists of making a video regarding future career plans in health care.

    One winner will receive a college scholarship. To apply, students must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited school by spring. Eligible fields of study may include pre-med, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, medical technician, physical therapy or other medical-related field of study. Applicants may enter the scholarship competition by submitting a 3-minute video explaining what their long- and short-term goals are as a future health care leader.
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    Heart On Your Wrist - Unique Personalized Jewelry

    Are you a student looking for ways to offset the heavy cost of college? Do you dream about owning your own business some day?  Heart On Your Wrist wants to help you!  We believe in small business and higher education and we want to help you achieve your dreams.

    We are offering a $1,000 scholarship to one talented thinker and writer. To apply, write an essay (500 words maximum) that addresses the question below:

    What innovative ways do you see social media changing the way people buy jewelry?

    Close Date: 5/1/2014

    Amount: $1000

  is pleased to announce the winner of our spring 2013 scholarship. MBA Student Qian Yang from the University of Southern California has been selected as the winner of the spring scholarship, based on her overall application, and her financial need.

    We would also like to announce our Fall 2013 scholarship. has a continued interested in helping students who express a solid aptitude for learning and who are committed to attaining a college degree.  Our fall scholarship is for $1,500 and is open for applications until October 15, 2013.  Winners will be announced on November 1, 2013.

    If your financial aid website has not linked to our scholarship page, we would like to request your consideration in adding a link to our page for your students to apply for our ongoing scholarship opportunities. The scholarship link is:

    • Applicants must be residents of the United States
    • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age
    • All majors are encouraged to apply
    • Finalists will be determined by our executive team

    Joe Foss Institute Scholarship Program

    Joe Foss Institute Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students with winning essays that focus on patriotism and Veterans who served their country. It is open to high school students grades 9 - 12.

    The program offers several different scholarship awards. Each one is based on students writing an essay on a particular topic. The "Adopt A Veteran" Essay Scholarship requires students to get to know a Veteran who has served their country and write about their experiences. There is also an essay scholarship specifically for high school seniors who plan to attend William and Mary University.
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    LowVArates - Military Scholarship

    Amount of Award: $1,250
    Deadline: Dec. 30, 2014
    Military Students

    Mango Salute Hello Scholarship

    Mango Salute is proud to be offering a $1,000 (USD) scholarship to a college or graduate student.  Essays must address the topic below and be within the specified word limit.

    Topic: “The Way We Say Hello and How It Has Developed In Space And Time.”

    Word Limit: 500-1,000words

    Deadline: January 3rd, 2014 by 5:00pm EST.

    Amount: $1000

    MCO Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2014)

    Student Eligibility:

    1) Be attending college or university no later than December of 2014.

    2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2014.

    3) Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 15, 2014.

    4) Be currently in your last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college/university.

    Applications can be found by going to:

    N.C. Business and Professional Women's Organization Foundation Inc. Scholarship

    There are four (4) named scholarships that are available through the (NCBPWO):

    1. The North Carolina Business and Professional Women’s Organization (NCBPWO) Foundation (Scholarship
    2. The Elsie G. Riddick scholarship
    3. The Ruth Moss Easterling scholarship
    4. The Joyce V. Lawrence scholarship


    1. Submit three (3) copies of this application and three (3) copies of each attachment

    2. Attachments:

    • Most recent grade transcript (high school or college, whichever is applicable.) All applications must include one (1) Official transcript with school seal & two (2) copies of this official transcript. Applications without an Official transcript will be disallowed.
    • Two (2) Recommendation Forms, One (1) Educational/Professional and One(1) Personal
    • Summary of your career goals, previous honors or community activities and justify your need for this scholarship.


    3. Application Deadline: April 15, 2014. All application forms and attachments must be sent together and must be postmarked on or before April 15, 2014.

    4. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    5. Mail application and attachments to:

    Marsha Riibner-Cady
    Scholarship Chair
    103 Weir Point Dr.
    Manteo, NC 27954

    Questions: Please Call Marsha@252-423-0819 or e-mail at


    Click here for Application.



    N.C. State Employees’ Credit Union Two-Year College Scholarship

    The Financial Aid Office is proud to advertise the SECU Two-Year scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. The SECU Foundation established this two-year scholarship program to assist North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) students in achieving academic success.  The members of the State Employees’ Credit Union take an active role in assisting organizations and communities across North Carolina and truly believe in “People Helping People!”

    The N.C. State Employees’ Credit Union Two-Year College Scholarship is an annual award distributed in two payments: fall semester, $1,250 per student; and spring semester, $1,250 per student.

    Eligible applicants will be those students who best exemplify the membership philosophy of credit unions, “People Helping People,” and have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement and meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an applicant or full-time student who is a high school graduate or has completed the General Education Development (GED) program, enrolled in an associate degree, diploma or certificate program.
  • Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

    Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 3, 2012.

    Click here to download the application.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of North Carolina under NCGS 116-143.1, and is eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Best exemplifies the membership philosophy of credit unions, “People Helping People” and has demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
  • Demonstrate financial need using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Preference may be given to students with limited financial aid from other programs.
  • Demonstrate scholastic achievement and maintains a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale or attained a score of 3,000 on the GED test.
  • Use the scholarship to pay tuition, books, fees, course supplies and transportation.
  • Agrees to continue at the community college where enrolled at the time of the scholarship award for the duration of the scholarship, for four consecutive fall/spring semesters or upon completion of a diploma program. Scholarships are not transferable to another student or another school.
  • Is not a Director, employee or family member of an employee of the State Employees’ Credit Union or SECU Foundation.
  • New Scholarship Listings

    All of the scholarship contests are open to all U.S. residents who are either high school seniors or college students who are already enrolled. The entry requirements vary for each, but generally only require students to write a 500-word essay on a topic related to the sponsor's industry. The deadlines for the individual contests are listed below.  Additionally, there are no fees or purchases are required to enter.

    More detailed info on the scholarships can be found at the following websites (along with the essay topics):


    We built our scholarship tool out of frustration with other tools that manipulate students with advertisements, sell personal information, and don't always have the most up to date information, which makes students lose time when applying.

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    Respiratory Therapist Scholarship

    We have a scholarship contest for students working towards a degree as a Respiratory Therapist. The program will reward one student with $500. We want the student to write an essay about their personal experience and how you see your future in the respiratory field. 

    Here is more information:

    Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships

    Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships (RMHC) are awarded to eligible high school students with high academic performance and community service as well as financial need. Four types of scholarships are available for students who might not otherwise have an opportunity to attend college.

    There are four types of scholarship awards: RMHC/Scholars is open to all students. RMHC/Asia is available for Asian-Pacific students. RMHC/African American Future Achievers accepts applicants of African American or Black Caribbean heritage, and RMHC/Hacer is open to Hispanic/Latino students.
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    Shop Smart Scholarship

    • Prize is $10,000 and is awarded to 5 students, each receiving $2,000. The deadline is June 16, 2013.
    • To enter, students must submit a 500 word essay about how they plan on enhancing their college experience by using creative money saving strategies.
    • The scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduate students and must be US citizens or permanent residents.
    • No purchases or fees are required to apply and no contact details will be disclosed without permission.

      You can find additional details/rules and students can apply here: is a surety insurance agency based out of Columbia, Missouri. This scholarships is targeted to students with small business experience. You can see our online scholarship program in its entirety her:


    The Console & Hollawell $500 Legal Assistant Scholarship 

    The Console & Hollawell $500 Legal Assistant Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college students, and law student who are pursuing degrees or certifications in paralegal studies, legal assistant, court reporting, or other law related programs.

    Below is the link to the scholarship page on our website that explains all of the requirements and instructions to apply.

    It is our hope that this scholarship can help a student pursue their dream to assist others through their work in the law.


    Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship - Apply Now

    Download the application now. (PDF Format)

    Interested in giving to the library scholarship?
    Donate to the CPCC Foundation.


    The Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). The scholarship is restricted to books and/or tuition assistance. This scholarship award is made possible through library fundraising projects.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a full-time student, currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in an approved program leading to a two-year degree.
    • Must have completed at least one full-time semester at CPCC within the past two semesters, excluding the current semester, at the time of application and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher from CPCC. A copy of your current transcript must be submitted with the application.
    • Submit a completed application with supporting documents.
    • Write an original 550 to 750 word essay on how the CPCC libraries have helped you achieve your educational goals thus far.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a CPCC faculty or staff member that you have known within the last two years.
    • Library employees, including work study students, are NOT eligible to apply.
    • Scholarships are awarded for one academic semester only; previous Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship winners may not reapply.

    How are recipients selected?

    • All applications and supporting documents are reviewed and verified by the Library Scholarship Committee.
    • Recommendations for award will be based on how well applicants met eligibility criteria, written essay, and letter of recommendation.
    • The decision will be made by the committee and is final.

    How much will be awarded?

    • Two $500 scholarships will be awarded in the fall and spring semester. Scholarships are awarded for one academic semester and are not renewable or transferable.

    When will I know?

    • Recipient will be notified in writing by December 20, 2013.


    How will the scholarship be issued?

    • The full amount of the scholarship award will be deposited directly into the student’s CPCC account once enrollment in 12 credit hours or more for the awarding semester is verified.


    How do I apply?

    • Applications forms will be available on this site beginning Oct. 7, 2013.
    • Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by November 22, 2013. Incomplete and late packets will NOT be considered.
    • Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship.


    The application scholarship may be downloaded here.


    Scholarship documents may be submitted in one of the following ways:

    1. Scanned and emailed to:
    2. Submitted in person to any CPCC campus library.
    3. Mailed to:

    Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship Committee

    Library Administration - LRC 403

    PO Box 35009

    Charlotte, NC 28235-5009


    Verify that you have completed all necessary steps in the application process using the checklist below:

    The Home Security Scholarship


    Open to: Enrolled students & incoming freshmen

    Minimum 2.5 GPA

    Amount:  $1,000

    The Language Learning Scholarship

    Pimsleur Approach, a language company has setup a scholarship program to help make language and culture more accessible to current and prospective college students. Our scholarship can be found here: .

    The Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest

    The Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest is sponsored by Blaze
    Wifi and open to all HS seniors and full-time college students in the
    USA maintaining a 3.0 GPA. We are offering this scholarship
    specifically to promote digital literacy and higher education in
    underdeveloped and potentially at-risk rural areas of the United
    States. You can read the full scholarship guidelines here:

    The deadline for this scholarship is May 30, 2014. Hope CPCC will
    feature this scholarship and help rural students find out about this
    great opportunity to get some extra money to pay for college!

    Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students of Triangle Community Foundation is now accepting applications from North Carolina post secondary institutions on behalf of their NC Hispanic students for one year scholarships up to $15,000 each. Institutions may nominate up to five (5) students, including previous recipients of Tomorrow Fund support. Applications must be postmarked no later than Thursday, May 15th, 2014.

    The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students awards annual scholarships to immigrant Hispanic youth enrolled in undergraduate programs at public and private accredited colleges, universities, or community colleges in North Carolina. The scholarship is not available for graduate or post-graduate education. The scholarship can be used to cover the costs of tuition, required fees, books, room and board, or other required educational expenses (such as a laptop) with prior approval. Scholarship values will be determined based on the funding available and payments will be sent to the educational institution on the student’s behalf, not to the student directly.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    Students must be nominated by their post-secondary institution in order to receive one of these awards. To be eligible, students must be:

    • Self-identified as a Hispanic/Latino* immigrant or first-generation U.S. citizen
    • From a low-income background
    • A first generation U.S. college student in his/her family
    • Able to demonstrate and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
    • A graduate of a North Carolina high school (attended for at least 2 years)
    • Admitted to a North Carolina accredited college, university, or community college, preferably enrolled fulltime
    • Receiving institutional funding from his/her post-secondary institution.  Institutional funding is defined as scholarships, grants, or work-study funded directly by the school.

    *As defined by the U.S. Census: “Hispanic or Latino” refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

    This scholarship is to be used to supplement the student’s financial aid package after all possible awards are made to the student. An institution should demonstrate that they are providing some level of institutional funds for any student nominated for Tomorrow Fund support. Students must also demonstrate that they have pursued all possible sources of funding available, including loans, other scholarships, and State/Federal Grants (if applicable).

    Please visit Triangle Community Foundation's website for detailed scholarship guidelines.

    Application Process:

    Post-secondary institutions must apply for this scholarship on behalf of the students enrolled at their school. Institutions may nominate up to five (5) students, and should include previous recipients for renewal the following year if those students have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA.

    All nominations from the school must be submitted in ONE packet. Only one packet per school will be considered.  Application documents can be downloaded from the website, and nomination packets must include:

    • One Insitution Profile (completed by the school)
    • Up to five student nominations that each include:
      • One Student Nomination Form (completed by the school)
      • One Student Profile and Statement (completed by the student)
      • A copy of the student’s Financial Aid Award Letter or a detailed summary of the financial aid package
      • A college transcript must be submitted for any student already enrolled at the post-secondary level (rising sophomore or above). A high school transcript must be submitted for any incoming freshman.
      • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or academic advisor. Recommenders must be non-family members.
      • A copy of the first two pages of the family’s last submitted Federal Tax Return (form 1040a or Form 1040ez), preferably for 2013. If a tax return is not available, proof of income from an employer may be submitted in lieu of tax returns.
      • Any documented information on untoward and/or meritorious non-academic behavior. (Please note: this includes any disciplinary action taken by the college and any off-campus legal convictions brought to the attention of the institution

    Application packets must be postmarked by Thursday, May 15th, 2014 and mailed to:

    Triangle Community Foundation
    Attn: Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students
    324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220
    Durham, NC 27701

    Applications received after the deadline or submitted via email will not be accepted.

    Please direct any questions to Gina Andersen, Community Programs and Scholarships Officer, by email to or phone to (919) 474.8370.

    During the 2013-2014 academic year, Triangle Community Foundation awarded more than $755,000 to 160 individuals from 50 different scholarship and award funds.  If you would like to receive information about all of Triangle Community Foundation's scholarship opportunities, please click here to join our "Information about Scholarships and Awards" mailing list. Scholarship

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