Scholarships

Search and apply for more than $3 million available in Central Piedmont scholarships with one simple online application. You can also apply for scholarships offered through our partner organizations. Plan before you apply.

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Search and Apply for Central Piedmont Scholarships Listed in the Scholarship Portal

You apply for several Central Piedmont scholarships in the scholarship portal. Not all Central Piedmont scholarships are listed in this portal. Keep reading for more scholarship opportunities.

Funds are limited — apply early. Most scholarships are awarded for the fall and spring semester and certain scholarships are also available for the summer semester. To be eligible, most opportunities require a minimum 2.0 or 2.5 GPA.  Students must be enrolled to earn a certificate, diploma or degree from Central Piedmont. You must reapply each year.

  • Apply to Central Piedmont, Activate your student login

    You have to have a Central Piedmont login to apply for scholarships. If you are a new student or do not have a student login yet, complete the steps to apply to Central Piedmont.

     

  • Complete the FAFSA

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps determine your financial need. To have the best chance at receiving a scholarship awarded on the basis of financial need, we encourage you to complete the FAFSA. We understand not all students can complete a FAFSA. Students without a completed FAFSA will still be considered for all scholarships for which they qualify, but those with a completed FAFSA will have a better chance at need-based awards.

    Submit the FAFSA even if you think you won't be eligible for aid and if you're not sure which scholarships you want to apply for — you could be eligible for more aid than you think. You need to submit the FAFSA each school year.

  • Submit the AcademicWorks Scholarship Application

    Log in to the scholarships portal and complete the general scholarship application. This gets you considered for opportunities that match your profile. You can also apply for other opportunities that have additional requirements.

    The questions about “my educational and career goals” and “how a scholarship will help you meet these goals" are considered the essay portion of the scholarship application. We recommend that you:

    - write your answer in a separate document first

    - include information such as returning to school after working, changing careers, or if you have a degree

    - use the spell check tool

    - check your answer for errors

    - if possible, let someone read your answers before submitting your application

    Incomplete applications will not be accepted. You will receive a notification in the portal when you have successfully completed the general application. You can edit your application after you submit it.

    Log in to the scholarships portal.

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Find Central Piedmont Scholarships

Not all Central Piedmont scholarships are listed in the scholarships portal. Keep reading for other scholarships not listed in the portal.

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More Central Piedmont Scholarships

  • O'Berry Center Scholarship (For Working with People with Disabilities)

    Award amount: $1,000 (can be renewed for up to 4 years)

    Eligibility

    • Currently enrolled student
    • At least a 2.8 high school cumulative GPA, or at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA at the college
    • Enrolled in an eligible program with the intent to work with persons with developmental disabilities
    • Demonstrated evidence of volunteer (or paid) experience working with persons with developmental disabilities, or evidence of involvement in research related to persons with developmental disabilities
    • Have a financial hardship
    Examples of Eligible Programs
    Criteria for Renewing Scholarship
    • Continue to meet eligibility requirements
    • Continue to show your intent to work with people with developmental disabilities through either work or volunteer experiences.

    You must reapply each year; you are not guaranteed to get the scholarship each year that you apply.

    Apply

    Review and submit the O'Berry Center Foundation scholarship application (PDF).

  • Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship

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

    • Two $500 scholarships are awarded in the fall and spring semester.
    • Scholarships are awarded for one academic semester only. Awards cannot be renewed or transferred to a different semester.
    • If awarded a scholarship, the full scholarship award will be deposited directly into your Central Piedmont account once your enrollment in 12 or credit hours more for the awarding semester is verified.

    Deadline

    Thursday, December 1, 2022

      Eligibility Requirements

      • not have previously received a Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship
      • not a library employee, including work-study student
      • full-time student (currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more) in an approved program leading to a two-year degree
      • completed at least one full-time semester at Central Piedmont
      • cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher

      To Apply

      You can complete both the scholarship application and the recommendation forms electronically, but they must be printed and signed in order to be considered complete. Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 8 or later) if you plan on filling out the application electronically. Instructions for submitting the additional documents are included in the application.

      Recipient Selection

      • 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.
    • Wells Fargo Scholarship

      The Wells Fargo Scholarship is distributed among the 58 colleges in the community college system. One scholarship, valued at $500, will be awarded per college and may be distributed in two payments:

      • fall semester: $250
      • spring semester: $250

      Recipients of the Wells Fargo scholarship will be selected each year from applicants at local colleges meeting the following criteria:

      • full-time student enrolled in the second year of a two-year educational/technical program
      • demonstrated financial need
      • demonstrated scholastic promise
      • scholarship must be used to pay for tuition, books, and/or transportation

      We are not currently accepting applications for this scholarship.

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