Opportunity Scholarship

Central Piedmont Opportunity Scholarships provide underrepresented students the support they need to obtain a two-year degree in a variety of fields.

Benefits and Highlights

If awarded an Opportunity Scholarship, you will get:

  • The full cost of attending Central Piedmont — tuition, books, and fees — covered, for two years.

  • One-on-one support from an academic coach who will help you with career planning, internships, and job placement after graduation.

  • A notebook computer to help meet your digital needs.

Hear from an Opportunity Scholarship Recipient

Keep reading for the selection criteria and to learn how to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship.

Selection Criteria

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

  • North Carolina residency

  • your school performance

  • current graduating senior

  • a minimum GPA of 2.6

  • a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor

  • Recipient Required Participation

    If you are selected for the Opportunity Scholarship, you will be required to attend the Summer Bridge Program.

Apply for the Opportunity Scholars Program

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

We encourage you to apply early.