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Please remember when searching for outside scholarships never to apply for a scholarship that requires you to pay an application fee. There are absolutely no circumstances that should require you to release your social security or credit card numbers.
North Carolina residents may reference College Foundation of NC's website for helpful information about applying for college, financial aid, and merit-based scholarship.
Western North Carolina residents may reference the Community Foundation of WNC's website for additional scholarships.
Please click below to view scholarship information currently on file in the Financial Aid Office:
Got Chosen Monthly Scholarship $1000 (Criteria: 18 years or older, enter online). Deadline ONGOING
Fast Web scholarships - list of scholarships available through Fast WEb. Deadline ONGOING
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship $5000 (Criteria: Enrolled in an accredited educational institution, ongoing commitment to stop hunger demonstrated by unpaid volunteer service). Deadline December 5, 2013.
Textbooks for a Year Scholarship $1250 (Criteria: 18 years old and up, attending college, submit an essay of 750-1250 words). Deadline December 10, 2013.
Power Poetry Scholarship Slam $1000 (Criteria: Submit an original poem on the website). Deadline December 13, 2013.
Foreclosure.com Scholarship $5000 (Criteria: Register on website, analyze two foreclosure properties to determine which is the better investment). Deadline December 15, 2013.
Resume Companion Scholarship $1000 (Criteria: Create a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth; be enrolled full time in a university). Deadline December 15, 2013.
Eve's Addiction Scholarship $1000 (Criteria: High school seniors and any student enrolled for Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 in an accredited university, complete essay). Deadline December 15, 2013.
Best Price Nutrition Student Scholarship $1000 (Criteria: Enrolled full time, fill out a survey online) Deadline December 31, 2013.
Do Something.org Scholarships $2000-$4000 (Criteria: Depending on the scholarship: texting, donating old cell phones and recycling). Deadlines through January 4, 2014.
ItaliaRail Scholarship Program $1000 (Criteria: For students studying abroad in Italy in Spring 2014 or Fall 2014). Deadline January 5, 2014.
Mensa Foundation Scholarships $300 to $1000 (Criteria: Answer essay question). Deadline January 15, 2014.
Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship $10,000 (Criteria: Submit artwork, photo or computer graphic design for a greeting card). Deadline January 15, 2014.
Talbots Womens Scholarship Program $30,000 and $5000 (Criteria: women who earned high school diploma or GED before September 2004, enrolled in a full or part time undergraduate course of study, have at least two semesters remaining to complete undergraduate degree). Deadline January 20, 2014.
2014 Careers in Conservation Scholarship $5000 (Criteria: Major in forestry, animal science, natural resource conservation, plant science, soil science, etc; resident of NC who attends college in NC; achieved academic excellence; must complete application). Deadline January 31, 2014.
You Only Write Once Poetry scholarship $1000 (Criteria: 25 years of age (or younger), a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and ( a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag You Only Write Once Scholarship Slam). Deadline January 31, 2014.
Golden Leaf Scholarship $3000 (Criteria: High school seniors or community college transfer students, resident of certain rural counties, demonstrate financial need and merit, plan to attend participating NC college). Deadline March 1, 2014.
Frame My Future Scholarship $1000 (Criteria: Attending college or university, submit an original creative image related to the theme "This is how I want to frame my future"). Deadline March 4, 2014.
Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship $500 (Criteria: Be between the ages of 16 and 25, have a GPA of 2.5 or greater, answer an essay question). Deadline March 30, 2014.
Study Habits Scholarship $500 (Criteria: Attending a post secondary school by Fall 2014, answer an essay question). Deadline April 1, 2014.
Wyzant Essay Contest $3000-10,000 (Criteria: Enrolled in college or university in fall 2014, complete an essay and promote it with social media). Deadline May 1, 2014.
Find A Law Scholarship $500 (Criteria: Attending a post secondary school by Fall 2014, answer online form and short question). Deadline May 15, 2014.
The Klingon Language Institute Kor Memorial Scholarship $500 (Criteria: graduate or undergraduate student in a field of language study). June 1, 2014.
Abbot and Fenner Scholarship $1000 (Criteria: enrolled in accredited post secondary institution, complete essay question online). Deadline June 14, 2014.
Brian White Academic Scholarship $1000 (Criteria: enrolled in college or university, complete essay, use social media to promote if you are a finalist). Deadline July 14, 2014.
Resume Companion Scholarship $1000 (Criteria: Create a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth; be enrolled full time in a university). Deadline July 15, 2013.
The Financial Aid Office occasionally receives information about funding sources that differs from the usual scholarship information we post. While we want to let you know about these opportunities, we don't endorse them. We also encourage you to consider all aspects of the process before applying or participating. We welcome your feedback on your experience with these sources to help us determine their value.
Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes (enroll online to receive tips and tools from Wells Fargo and to be entered in sweepstakes for a chance to win $1000, open to highschool and college students). No Deadline
If you receive any outside scholarships, please send a copy of the award letter to our office as soon as possible!