PACT Scholars Program

Thanks to a grant from the Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board Community Health & Wellness Grant Program, the CPCC Substance Abuse program is excited to announce its new Preparing Addictions Counselors of Tomorrow (PACT) Scholars Program. This program is designed to assist current Substance Abuse students who are facing barriers to completion. Students in the scholars program will benefit from the following opportunities:

  • Scholarships for tuition, fees, and books for up to three semesters
  • Academic advising and mentoring
  • Participation in events designated by the Substance Abuse faculty and staff including career seminars, networking events, service-learning projects, professional organizations, conferences, and state Board meetings with funds for travel available for select non-local events
  • Assistance with the application process for state credentials including financial assistance to pay for the registration fee

In order to be eligible for the PACT Scholars Program, students must meet the following criteria (please note - eligibility will be verified by the program):

  • Have attained a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Be currently enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science Degree program in Substance Abuse or in the Dual Certificate program in Substance Abuse
  • Have completed 30 hours of coursework (including general education courses) in the Associate in Applied Science Degree program in Substance Abuse or 9 hours of coursework in the Dual Certificate program in Substance Abuse
  • Enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester in the program (where feasible given remaining coursework and course availability)
  • Complete the admissions process

The first round of admissions for the PACT Scholars Program will begin in Fall 2017 with the first group starting in the scholars program in Spring 2018. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

For more information on the grant award, please refer to the press release issued to announce the new grant-funded program.

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Upcoming Information Sessions

We will have our first information session for the PACT Scholars program on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 12:00 PM. It will be on Central Campus in the Zeiss Building on Elizabeth Avenue, Room 1106. Please note, the PACT Scholars program is for students currently enrolled in the Substance Abuse program at CPCC.

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How to Apply

Submit your information using the interest form, and program staff will follow-up with you about next steps. The admissions process for eligible applicants will include:

  • Completing a 500-750 word essay
  • Participating in an interview with the admissions committee

For more information, please contact Jeff King at

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