Scholarships

Scholarships

Search and apply for upwards of $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.

Central Piedmont institutional scholarship funds are provided through the continued generosity of the Central Piedmont Foundation, individuals, industries, businesses, organizations, civic clubs, and other community partners. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis based on academic excellence, achievement, leadership qualities, need, and/or other criteria as stipulated by the donor.

Search and Apply for Central Piedmont Scholarships Listed in AcademicWorks

Review the portal where you apply for several Central Piedmont scholarships. Not all Central Piedmont scholarships are listed in this portal. Continue reading for details on how to apply for other scholarships. 

Funds are limited — apply early. Each scholarship is awarded for one academic year, beginning with the fall semester. You must reapply each year.

  • Review the List of Central Piedmont Scholarships

  • Get Your Student ID Number, Apply to Central Piedmont

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

  • Complete the FAFSA

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps determine your financial need. If you have not done so already, complete the FAFSA. You need to complete the FAFSA each school year.

  • Submit the AcademicWorks Scholarship Application

    Log in to the scholarships portal and complete the general scholarship application to be 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 Microsoft Word document first, include information such as returning to school after working, changing careers, or if you have a degree, use the spell check tool, and 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 notification in the portal when you have successfully completed the general application. You can still edit your application after you have submitted it.

    Log in to the scholarships portal

Review the List of Central Piedmont Scholarships

Not all Central Piedmont scholarships are listed in AcademicWorks. Continue reading for details on how to apply for other scholarships not listed in the AcademicWorks portal.

Find Central Piedmont scholarships

Other Central Piedmont Scholarships

Community/External Scholarships

The following list is intended to help you find potential additional funding opportunities, but Central Piedmont does not manage nor award these opportunities. Requirements will vary by scholarship. Visit each scholarship's website for award amounts, eligibility requirements, application deadlines, and other details before you apply; direct questions about the scholarship to the organization directly. Never pay to apply or search for a scholarship, including paying any kind of fees. Also avoid “guaranteed” scholarships or scholarships that promise to give you an award or prize without you having to apply. Before applying, review the scholarship or search site’s privacy policies to make sure you know how they use and share your personal information. If you have any concerns about any external scholarship or search site, please let the Office of Financial Aid know.