Opportunity Scholarship


Application for the Opportunity Scholars 2019 Open NOW!


The Opportunity Scholarship is an educational and career-training scholarship offered to high school graduates from Garinger, Harding University, Vance, West Charlotte, West Mecklenburg, and other CMS high schools. The scholarship will cover the full cost of attendance to CPCC – tuition, books and fees for two years.  Students selected for the scholarship will also receive a notebook computer.

Required Recipient Participation

Students selected for the Opportunity Scholarship will be required to attend the Summer Bridge Program from June 17– July 25, 2019 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. As a part of this scholarship, students will receive one-on-one support from an academic coach who will help each student with career planning, internships and job placement after graduation.

Selection criteria

The selection for this scholarship is based on student’s demonstrated potential for success. This includes the following:

  • Student’s school performance
  • Current graduating Senior for the Class of 2019
  • A minimum GPA of 2.6
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor

Steps to apply

  1. Apply to CPCC
  2. Create your personal login and password
  3. Visit the CPCC scholarship database, click “Sign In”
  4. Use your CPCC login to access and submit the General Scholarship Application form
  5. Click on the “Apply” button next to “Opportunity Scholarship”
  6. Complete the FAFSA

For more information, contact our Academic Coach and Coordinator, Dr. Charles Mitchell or the Career and College Advisor, Brittany Riggins.

*The total number of scholarship awards each year will be based on available funding. Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of donors in the Charlotte community.