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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

Student Saver Scholarship (Criteria:  application required). Deadline April 10, 2014.

SEANC Scholarship (Criteria: SEANC members or their dependents, demonstrate financial need, enrolled in 2014-2015 academic year). Deadline April 15, 2014.

General Scholarship for Higher Learning: Spring 2014 $1500 (Criteria: Must be at least 16 years of age and enrolled in a two year, four year, or a graduate program). Deadline April 15, 2014

Your Favorite Car Scholarship $500 (Criteria: Essay required, US resident, enrolled in college or university in fall 2014).   Deadline:  April 30, 2014.

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship $5000 (Criteria: essay required).  April 30,2014.

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.

Orchid Care Scholarship $500 (Criteria:  Environmental Science major).  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.

MCO Scholarship $500 (Criteria: Essay required).  Deadline May 15, 2014.

Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship $500 (Criteria: 100 hours of volunteer service over the last 2 academic years; GPA of at least 3.0, application).  Deadline May 30, 2014.

LM Scholarship $500 (Criteria: 3.0 or higher, essay required).  Deadline May 31, 2014.

My BookBuyer Scholarship  $1250 (Criteria: Enrolled in college or university; essay required). Deadline May 31, 2014.

The Klingon Language Institute Kor Memorial Scholarship $500 (Criteria: graduate or undergraduate student in a field of language study).  Deadline June 1, 2014.

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship  $500 : (Criteria: Between the ages of 17-24, essay required, GPA of 2.5 or better). Deadline June 1, 2014

Got a Spine Scholarship $500 (Criteria: FPA of 2.5 or greater, essay required).  Deadline June 2, 2014.

Abbot and Fenner Scholarship $1000 (Criteria: enrolled in accredited post secondary institution, complete essay question online). Deadline June 14, 2014.

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship $500 (Criteria: Submit a short story; GPA of at least 2.50). Deadline: June 15, 2014.

Lifts Parts Express Scholarship $500 (Criteria: Freshman or Sophmore in college/university; high school senior, essay; be between 16-21 years of age and US resident).  Deadline June 30, 2014.

Safe Driver Scholarship $1000 (Criteria: see site).  Deadline July 1, 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, 2014.

Goedekers College Scholarship     $500 (Criteria:  Essay; 3.0 GPA or higher; enrolled in an accredited college for spring 2014).  Deadline July 31, 2014.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship  $5,000-10,000 (Criteria: Undergraduate students with a declared major of biology,chemistry,biochemistry, or a related life-science field; 3.0 GPA; legal US residents). Deadline August 1, 2014.

Elkis, Sisson & Rosenstein Academic Scholarship  $1000 (Criteria: parent a law enforcement official; essay required. Deadline October 1, 2014

 AES Scholarship $500 (Criteria:must complete essay). Deadline October 6, 2014.

Scholarships for those affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States

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!