The following list of scholarships are offered through organizations outside of Davidson-Davie Community College, and each one will have a different deadline and criteria to follow. Please read through each description and visit the website to determine your eligibility before you apply. If you have questions about any of the scholarships, you must contact the organization directly.
Please also be aware of any potential scholarship scams which might include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Guaranteed Scholarships: In the world of financial assistance there can never be a guarantee other than a guarantee that “Guaranteed Scholarships” never come to fruition.
- Processing Fees: If a processing fee is required, run. Many of these scholarships have disclosure statements that “guarantee the winnings” and further state that “students will be eligible for a refund.” This is just an additional scam. In reality, the money never returns to the student.
- Rewards Without Entries: Simply put, when an award or prize is given without the student having to submit an application, not only is it surprising, but even more, unbelievable. Beware!
- Free Seminar: This is simply a baiting process to lure parents and students to attend seminars and the organizations will offer attractive materials that will “guarantee your student to qualify for a scholarship!” However, a fee is most likely applied and then followed by a small package of scholarships. Rather then pay this fee, visit the school’s financial aid office or go online to a more credible database. Both of these sources are free.
Be sure to get plenty of information about the organization. If needed, visit the web site of the Better Business Bureau to determine if the organization is legit or not. Do research and get the right information before proceeding.
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Award Amounts: $2,500; $10,000; or $25,000 (Specific award amount will be determined by Scholarship America)
Application Opens: September 1 each year
Application Deadline: December 15 each year; OR until 10,000 applications are received
About the Scholarship: The AXA Achievements Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:
- Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
- Be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-21 academic year. Enrollment at an accredited postsecondary institution outside of the United States will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
- Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship
Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program
Award Amount: Will be equal to the cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and books (minus the amount of support provided for by other financial sources), up to $7500 a year
Application Opens: 2nd Tuesday in September of each academic year (for awarding that will be for the following academic year). This means the application will open on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, for awards that will be made for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Application Deadline: Davidson-Davie Community College must submit nominations to the Goldwater Foundation by the last Friday in January; therefore the deadline for students to submit applications to Davidson-Davie for review will be November 30th by 5:00 PM of each academic year. (Please Note: If November 30th falls on a weekend, students must have applications submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday of that weekend). This will allow time for the Davidson-Davie Scholarship Committee to review applications & have students make necessary corrections, if needed.
About the Scholarship Program: The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields. The characteristics the Goldwater Foundation seeks in a Goldwater Scholar include: (1) strong commitment to a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering; (2) effective display of intellectual intensity in the sciences, mathematics and engineering; and (3) potential for a significant future contribution to research in their chosen field. Goldwater Scholarship awardees will be announced by 12:00 PM (noon) on the last Friday in March of each academic year.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for nomination for a Goldwater Scholarship, a student must:
- Be a full-time enrolled sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution of higher education during the current academic year, as well as the following academic year
- Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering (See this list for approved fields of study)
- Have a college GPA of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
- Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident. A permanent resident must submit a photocopy of their Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Green Card.
- Completion of the Student Profile and Goldwater Scholarship Pre-Application (opens 2nd Tues. in Sept.)
- If approved from the pre-application, completion of the final online Goldwater Scholarship Application will be required. The online application has several components, including: 1) online questionnaire, 2) research essay, 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) transcript(s), and 5) for a Permanent Resident, a copy of your Permanent Resident Card.
How to Apply: Please visit the Barry Goldwater Scholarship website and carefully read through all of the requirements and guidelines before applying. Davidson-Davie’s Campus Representative is Kristi Louya, who can be reached by emailing Kristi_Louya@davidsondavie.edu for questions.
Carol Fritts Brinkley Scholarship
Award Amount: $1000
Application Opens: Early February
Application Deadline: Late March
About the Scholarship: The Davidson County Education Foundation (DCEF) announces the establishment of the Carol Fritts Brinkley Scholarship for persons entering the field of education. At this time, DCEF invites the following to apply for this scholarship: (1) all Davidson County residents graduating in the two-year transfer program at Davidson-Davie who have been accepted at a four year college or university pursuing a teaching degree; and (2) all DCS Teacher Assistants who are enrolled in a four-year college or university pursuing a teaching degree. Selection will be based upon character & integrity, academic potential, financial need, & commitment to a career in education in NC, preferably Davidson County.
Eligibility Requirements: A completed application must be completed by late March of each year, & the following must be included:
- Your reason for wanting to pursue a career in education
- A statement explaining your financial need (no tax returns)
- A sealed, non-teacher, non-family letter of reference
- A sealed recommendation from a teacher/professor who has taught you, or from a co-worker in the field of education
- A copy of your letter of acceptance to a four-year college or university
- A copy of your college transcript
- A completed application form
How to Apply: For more information, including the application, please visit https://dcefnc.org/local-scholarships/ and scroll down the scholarship list to the Carol Fritts Brinkley Scholarship
Questions: Please contact Judi Boggs at 336-859-3267
Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad Scholarship
Award Amount: Up to $2,500 (limited to tuition and fees, as well as course-required tools, books, and supplies)
Application Opens: Mid-February each year
Application Deadline: Mid-April each year
About the Scholarship: This scholarship is available through the Clemmons Community Foundation. In honor and memory of Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad (known as Liz) and her life, her many sacrifices, and her humble service, Angela (Mary’s daughter) and John Golden established a healthcare scholarship in her name. Liz worked at a Burlington sock factory to pay her way through nursing school, guided by her servant’s heart she committed to hard work and her belief in helping others at all times. This scholarship is dedicated to that spirit and her family hopes it will allow another individual with a heart for service to answer their own call.) and John Golden established a healthcare scholarship in her name.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need and be a Forsyth County resident seeking a degree or credential in the health care field. Candidates may be high school seniors or adults.
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.clemmonsfoundation.org/apply/scholarships
Crumley Roberts Next Step Scholarship
Award Amount: $2,500
Application Opens: November 1 each year
Application Deadline: January 31 each year
About the Scholarship: Crumley Roberts firmly believes in continued learning as a key to success. As such, they have developed this scholarship program to help college-bound students in North Carolina pursue their dreams.
Eligibility Requirements: The Next Step Scholarship is awarded to North Carolina community college students who will be transferring to an accredited four-year college or university in the coming fall. A completed application must be completed by January 31st, 2020, & the following must be included:
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- 500 word essay to the prompt listed within the application
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.crumleyroberts.com/the-roberts-center/the-roberts-center-for-leadership-education-adva/next-step-scholarship/
Diamante Latino Youth Accomplishment Award
Award Amount: Up to 2 one-time scholarships for up to $750
Application Deadline: August 1 each year
About the Scholarship: Diamante, Inc. offers scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors by recognizing contributions to the community, leadership qualities, and the achievements of Hispanic/Latinx youth in North Carolina.
Eligibility Requirements: The applicant must:
- Be a NC High School graduating senior / incoming freshman or sophomore student attending an institution of higher education (College/University).
- Must be at least 50% of Hispanic-Latino descent.
- Must live in North Carolina.
- Submit high school transcript with a minimum C+ or 2.5 grade point average and submit either SAT or ACT scores.
- Submit a letter of recommendation from a high school principal, a college counselor or a community leader.
- Send resume, transcripts and letters of recommendation to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submit an essay (topic provided in the application)
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://latinxcellence.typeform.com/to/T9wSlY
The Dottie Martin Teachers Scholarship
Award Amount: $500
Application Deadline: June 1 each year
About the Scholarship: The North Carolina Federation of Republican Women established the Dottie Martin Teachers Scholarship Fund in 1991 in honor of First Lady Dottie Martin’s work and dedication to the families and youth of North Carolina. This annual scholarship of $500.00 is designed for a man or a woman presently enrolled and studying the field of education. Its purpose is to attract teachers who are motivated to cultivate in our young people a true love of learning. Their objective is to assist aspiring teachers who are particularly interested in child guidance and counseling and who want to make a difference in the lives of North Carolina’s children.
- Those presently enrolled in education programs can be considered for the scholarship after approval of that program by the Board of Directors of The Dottie Martin Teachers Scholarship Fund. Recent high school graduates are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
- The applicant must be well-advanced in programs of Education with an established career plan for teaching.
- A completed application must include the following:
- Background history forms, Sections A-G fully completed
- Three (3) letters of recommendation including telephone number of authors
- Most recent copy of college or university transcript
- A typed essay (topics are listed in the application)
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: http://www.ncfrw.com/DottieMartin_Scharship_2019.pdf
Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship
Award Amounts: Two scholarships will be awarded in one year: First place wins $3,000 and the Runner-up wins $1,000. Scholarships are not renewable.
Application Deadline: Beginning of February each year
About the Scholarship: The Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship (FKMS) honors the memory of the first president of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina, Florence Hill Kidder. The awards will be announced in late March or early April 2020.
Eligibility Requirements: To be considered, a candidate must:
- Be a high school senior who is planning on matriculating into a postsecondary program in North Carolina beginning in the fall of 2020.
- Complete the application form answering all questions and supplying all requested documents.
- Submit an original essay of 500 to 700 words on the subject listed in the application.
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.ncdames.org/florence-kidder-memorial-scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF Scholarship)
Award Amount: Amounts range from $500 to $5,000
Application Opens: Jan. 1 each year
Application Deadline: Feb. 15 each year
About the Scholarship: The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to: High school seniors; Undergraduate students (all years); Community college students transferring to four year universities; & Graduate Students.
- Must be of Hispanic heritage
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students
- Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students
- Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, during the fall of a scholarship cycle (year)
- US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
- Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
- All majors and graduate fields accepted
- Emphasis on STEM majors
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship
Horatio Alger Association National Career & Technical Scholarship
Award Amount: Up to $2,500
Application Opens: May of each year
Application Deadline: The Horatio Alger Career & Technical Education Scholarship application will open in May with a rolling selection process that will award the first round of scholarships by July. Should spaces remain, the application will remain open until all scholarships are awarded. Please refer to the CTE Scholarship page to confirm the current application status.
About the Scholarship: The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Horatio Alger Association Members, Jim F. Dicke II and Dennis Washington. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.
- Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
- Enrolled in eligible program in the upcoming fall semester
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
- Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
- Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
- Be under the age of 30 at the time of applying
- Be a United States citizen
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
JADE Learning Electrical Technologies Scholarship
Award Amount: Up to $1900
Application Opens: Late January each year. For 2021, the application opened January 25
Application Deadline: Mid-April each year. For 2021, the deadline is Friday, April 16
About the Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded by the NC Community Foundation (NCCF). Eligible students are enrolled at North Carolina technical or occupational schools pursuing education and training in the field of electrical systems technologies, or apprentices enrolled in an approved NC Works apprenticeship program. Preference may be given to those who are pursuing a two-year associate’s degree. For students at Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC), see the listing of approved programs below in the Eligibility Requirements.
- Must be registered in one of the following programs at DDCC:
- AAS-Electronics Engineering Technology: Electrical Technician
- AAS-Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Autonomous Vehicles
- AAS-Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Mechatronics
- Diploma-Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Autonomous Vehicles
- Diploma-Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Mechatronics
- Certificate: Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Automation
- Certificate: Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Autonomous Vehicles
- Certificate: Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Mechatronics
- Must complete the FAFSA
- Must complete the scholarship application (found in the link below under “How to Apply”). The application requires an essay & 2 letters of recommendation. Your high school & any college transcripts must also be uploaded.
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/scholarships/jade-learning-electrical-technologies-scholarship
Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) Scholarship
Award Amount: $1,000
Application Deadline: Beginning of February each year
About the Scholarship: Each year, LGFCU awards 120 one-year college scholarships for graduating high school seniors and students attending colleges, universities, graduate and trade schools. All scholarships are for $1,000, payable in one installment to the school, and may be applied to tuition, textbooks, computers or other fees.
Eligibility Requirements: LGFCU members in good standing are eligible to apply for this scholarship. A member in good standing is not overdrawn on Checking or Share Accounts, and has not defaulted on LGFCU loans. UTMA Accounts do not qualify. Applicants also must:
- Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0.
- Be a full-time graduate, undergraduate or trade school student.
- Submit official school transcripts.
- Have an individual Share Account or a joint Share Account with a parent or guardian.
- Submit a completed application online.
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.lgfcu.org/benefits-and-services/scholarships/lgfcu-scholarship
Mocksville Garden Club Scholarship
Award Amount: Up to $1500
Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
About the Scholarship: The Mocksville Garden Club is pleased to offer a scholarship to a deserving student planning to pursue (or pursuing) a career in Horticulture, Environmental Science, or Agriculture. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit and/or financial need. If you’re not sure if your field of study falls under one of the above categories, please refer to your guidance counselor or academic advisor.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:
- Reside in Davie County.
- Be a current community college student, high school graduate, Davie County Early College, or Davie County Home School Association.
- Submit High School Transcript and ACT and/or SAT scores with the application.
- Have been accepted by an accredited college, university, or technical/community college.
- Be planning to pursue (or pursuing) a career in Horticulture, Environmental Science, or Agriculture.
- Be of good moral character. Applicant must provide one character reference letter from a non-relative, such as a minister, teacher, counselor, employer, etc.). The letter must be submitted with the application.
- Complete the application & mail it to the Mocksville Garden Club by May 1st.
- Recipients of past scholarship awards are eligible to apply.
How to Apply: For more information including the application, please visit this website.
Questions: For questions, please call Nancy Turner at 336-492-5520
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship
Award Amount: Varies
Application Deadline: March 31 each year
About the Scholarship: The National Federation of the Blind’s annual scholarship program is the largest of its kind in the nation. Every year, they award more than $120,000 to blind scholars across the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in recognition of their achievements and professional aspirations.
- Must be legally blind (PDF) in both eyes.
- Must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
- Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, post-secondary course of study in a degree program at a U.S. institution in the fall of the year of application (one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time).
- Must participate in the entire NFB National Convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities (finalists will receive assistance to attend the national convention).
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/scholarships-and-awards/scholarship-program
NC Reach Scholarship
Award Amount: Varies
Application Deadline: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SHOULD NOT APPLY UNTIL JULY AFTER THEY HAVE GRADUATED or RECEIVED THEIR GED. Please do not apply during your senior year of high school or your application will automatically be deemed ineligible because you have not earned your high school diploma yet.
About the Scholarship: NC Reach is a state-funded scholarship offered to qualified applicants for up to 4 years of undergraduate study at NC public universities and community colleges. Available funding is awarded to students, after all other financial aid, public funds and scholarships have been processed and applied to their account. NC Reach provides comprehensive student support to help all students be able to navigate their post-secondary education.
Eligibility Requirements: Students are eligible for NC Reach if they are:
- Legal residents of North Carolina, eligible for in-state tuition rates.
- Adopted from NC Division of Social Services (DSS) foster care after the age of 12, OR, aged out of NC DSS foster care at age 18 (they must have been in care on their 18th birthday).
- Enrolled in one of the 74 NC public community colleges, or universities.
- Under the age of 26 (participants remain eligible until their 26th birthday).
- Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
- NC Division of Social Services (DSS) determines the initial eligibility of each applicant. The NC Reach program is unable to officially start working with a student until they are deemed eligible by the State of North Carolina. Once a student’s eligibility is determined, they will be contacted by a member of Foster Care to Success.
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.ncreach.org/apply/
NC Association of Health Care Recruiters (NCAHCR) Scholarship
Award Amount: Up to $1,500
Application Deadline: Early October each year
About the Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage and enable deserving and interested persons to pursue a career in a health profession. Any individual may apply who has been accepted for admission to an accredited nursing or allied health program. These disciplines are designated by the Scholarship Committee and periodically reviewed.
- The scholarship will only be awarded if the individual will be attending as a full-time student.
- Generally, the scholarship will not be awarded for a degree program which enhances the applicant’s credentials (example: ADN nurse pursuing BSN) but does not substantially expand the scope of the applicant’s job duties or abilities.
- Preference will be given to students pursuing their degree in a North Carolina program.
- A program from a properly accredited institution which leads to an associate’s, baccalaureate, masters, or doctorate degree in a health field.
- NCAHCR Board and Scholarship Committee family member(s) are ineligible for the scholarship.
- All parts of the completed application must be submitted electronically, including:
- Proof of acceptance into the program in the form of a formal letter of acceptance from the institution or a letter of verification from the Program Chairman.
- Proof of completion of a minimum of 1 semester of in the healthcare degree program (outside of prerequisites).
- A minimum of two (2) appropriate recommendations. Recommendations may be from high school teachers, college instructors, or current/previous employers. Personal references from friends or family are not sufficient.
- A copy of the applicant’s most recent official college transcript.
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://memberships.ncahcr.org/north-carolina-association-of-health-care-recruiters-ncahcr-scholarship-program/
NC Business & Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarship
Award Amount: Up to $1500
Application Deadline: April 15 of each year
About the Scholarship: Each year, the North Carolina Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to deserving women to help them in their pursuit of higher education. The number of scholarships and the value of each may vary from year to year. The North Carolina Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, Inc. offers four types of scholarships. The Scholarship Committee advises applicants of their decision on or before June 3rd. Recipients will be invited to attend the BPW/NC Foundation Luncheon at State Convention in June.
- Applicant must be female and in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or higher)
- Applicant must be currently enrolled (full or part-time) at an accredited community college, college or university – accredited by the appropriate accreditation board.
- Applicant must complete an application form provided by the BPW/NC Foundation Scholarship Chair
- Applicant should have a career plan after completion of schooling and provide a summary of career goals, previous honors or community activities, and justify a need for the scholarship
- Carefully read the requirements for each named scholarship as there may be varying criteria for each
- Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of North Carolina
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: http://www.bpw-nc.org/details_about_each_scholarship
NC Education & Training Voucher Program
Award Amount: Up to $5000
Application Deadline: March 31 of each year.
About the Scholarship: The NC Education & Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in U.S. foster care. Students may receive up to $5,000 a year for qualified school-related expenses. Funding is limited & available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. Applicants must complete the ETV application which includes documentation each semester that is sent directly from the school to ETV confirming enrollment, the cost of attendance (COA) & unmet needs.
- You must be a current or former foster student who was:
- in U.S. foster care on or after your 17th birthday; OR
- adopted from U.S. foster care with the adoption finalized AFTER your 16th birthday; OR
- entered into a kinship guardianship placement from foster care on or after your 16th birthday.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or a qualified non-citizen.
- Your personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) are worth less than $10,000.
- You must be at least 18 but younger than 21 to apply for the first time. You may reapply for ETV funds, if you have a current grant, up to the age of 23.
- Has accessed ETV funding less than the 5-year limit (consecutive or intermittent).
- You must have been accepted into or be enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, vocational school. To remain eligible for ETV funding, you must show progress toward a degree or certificate.
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.fc2sprograms.org/north-carolina/
NC Hispanic College Fund
Award Amount: up to $2500
Application Deadline: Mid-January each year
About the Scholarship: The NCSHP established this charitable fund at Triangle Community Foundation to benefit Hispanic students in North Carolina. They realize that the high cost of college tuition is often a major factor that students evaluate when considering a college education. The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $2,500 to help students who desire to attend college pay for their education. Scholarships recipients are recent graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background. Recipients of a NC Hispanic College Fund scholarship must enroll in a degree program at a community college or a 2 or 4-year college/university and be committed to public service and community development.
- Graduate of a NC high school within the past 2 years
- A four-year cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
- 2 letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, principal, pastor, employer or other community leaders
- An official high school transcript
- Personal statement (500 words)
- Preference will be given to foreign-born applicants or the native-born children of foreign-born parents.
- Recipients will be chosen based on: family economic need, community involvement, academic achievement, volunteerism and leadership.
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: http://thencshp.org/programs/nc-hispanic-college-fund/
O’Berry Center Foundation Scholarship
Award Amount: up to $1000
Application Deadline: July 1st each year (please note: the application says applications are due by March 31st of each year but the O’Berry Center Foundation says July 1st is the deadline)
About the Scholarship: The O’Berry Center Foundation (located in Goldsboro, NC) offers up to a $1,000 academic scholarship with the possibility of being renewed up to four years to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in one of the following fields:
(1) Four Year Degree or Graduate Degree (Examples of Degree Fields Honored): Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreational Therapy, Psychology, Special Education, Nursing, Speech/Language Pathology, or Public Health Administration who has an interest in and the intent of serving persons with developmental disabilities; or
(2) Two Year Degree (Examples of Degree Fields Honored): Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, LPN, Recreational Therapist Assistant, who has the interest in and the intent of serving persons with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have already been accepted into the degree program in order to be accepted. Applications will
not be accepted for prerequisite work for a degree program. You may be called for an interview.
- Eligible applicants will either be: (1) employees of O’Berry Center or immediate family members of employees; or (2) individuals living in North Carolina who have a desire to work with children or adults with intellectual disabilities.
- An undergraduate or graduate student must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the scholarship:
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
- Have a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.8; Have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher; Have a graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
- Continue to major in one of the degree programs cited above with the intent to work with persons with developmental disabilities.
- Demonstrate 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
- Criteria for Scholarship Renewal (up to four years):
- The scholarship recipient must reapply each year. Renewable scholarships up to four years are subject to committee evaluation each year and are not guaranteed.
- Continue to meet the criteria listed above
- Continue to display the intent of working with persons with developmental disabilities either through work or volunteer experiences.
- Must complete the application & include all requested attachments, including:
- An official high school transcript; or most recent transcript if already in college
- Essay responding to their 4 prompts
- Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation
- Verification that you have been accepted into one of the acceptable degree programs
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: http://oberrycenterfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Scholarship-Application-2018.pdf
Salem Glen College Assistance Program
Award Amount: Up to $2,500 (limited to tuition and fees, as well as course-required tools, books, and supplies)
Application Opens: Mid-February each year
Application Deadline: Mid-to-end of April each year
About the Scholarship: The Salem Glen College Assistance Program, established through the Clemmons Community Foundation, aims to help high school seniors and adults now returning to school to improve their options for a higher-earning career. The program will assist students as they navigate and pursue a two-year degree or career certification from Forsyth Tech or Davidson-Davie Community College. The Salem Glen College Assistance Program will also provide a mentor pairing to scholarship recipients to aid occupational goal engagement. Mentors will be residents of the Salem Glen neighborhood. The awards are given in honor of two people this year: Richard Bunker and Jerome (Fritz) Burkel.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible applicants must be residents of Forsyth or Davidson Counties, demonstrate financial need, and plan to attend and meet the requirements for admission to Forsyth Technical Community College (Forsyth Tech) or Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC). Students must be enrolled in a 2-year program of study leading to a degree or certification in any trade, technical, or vocational field with a clear career pathway at Forsyth Tech or DDCC.
How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link (scroll down to “Salem Glen College Assistance Program”): https://www.clemmonsfoundation.org/apply/scholarships
STATE EMPLOYEE’S CREDIT UNION (SECU) “PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE” SCHOLARSHIP
Award Amount: Up to $5,000 ($1,250 per semester, up to 4 consecutive semesters)
Application Opens: By end of March of each year
Application Deadline: June 30
About the Scholarship: Since the fall of 2005, the SECU Foundation has provided two $5,000 scholarships to students at each NC Community College. The two-year Community College scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is payable at $1,250 per semester, up to four consecutive semesters. Recipients are chosen by a Davidson-Davie Community College Scholarship Selection Committee using the below Eligibility Criteria. The committee will recognize the individuals most deserving of an opportunity to attend college. The committee will consider students who best exemplify the membership philosophy of “People Helping People” who have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement. The scholarship may be used to pay for full-time student tuition, books, fees, course supplies, & transportation. The recipient will be selected without regard to race, sex, color, creed, religious preference, age, national origin or disability.
- Must be an applicant who is a graduate of a North Carolina high school (or has completed the GED program) planning to enroll as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours per semester), and enrolled in an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate program at a NC Community College.
- Must be a U. S. Citizen and a resident of North Carolina and eligible for in-state tuition.
- Must not have previously been awarded the SECU 2-year People Helping People scholarship. Each year’s recipients selected must be new recipients of the
- Must demonstrate financial need by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference may be given to students who have limited financial aid from other programs.
- Must demonstrate Scholastic Achievement by maintaining a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, or attained a score of 3,000 on their GED test.
- Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, & community involvement.
- Must be enrolled at Davidson-Davie Community College for the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded, and for the duration of the scholarship period and/or completion of program, whichever comes first. Scholarships are not transferable to another student or another school.
- Must not be a director, employee, or family member of a director or employee of SECU or the SECU Foundation, or a family member of a member of the scholarship selection committee.
- Preference will be given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees (state, local, or federal government; public health; public education) who live and work in NC.
- Selected recipient must complete a Media Consent Form, a self-portrait (picture will not be returned), and a written biography to be submitted to the SECU Foundation.
How to Apply: Download the application. Completed applications should be turned in no later than June 30 to the Enrollment Services Office on the 1st floor of the Mendenhall Building of the Davidson Campus, or can be emailed to Kristi_Louya@davidsondavie.edu.
Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship Program
Award Amount: $500
Application Opens: August of each academic year
Application Deadline: Early September of each academic year
About the Scholarship: One scholarship per college, valued at $500, will be awarded each academic year. These scholarships are distributed among the 58 colleges in the NC Community College System (NCCCS), & will be distributed in two payments: fall semester $250; & spring semester $250.
Eligibility Requirements: To be considered, a candidate must:
- Be a full-time student enrolled in the second year of a two-year educational/technical program at Davidson-Davie.
- Demonstrate financial need, which is determined by completion of the FAFSA.
- Demonstrate scholastic promise by showing Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards set by Davidson-Davie’s Financial Aid Office, including:
- Earn/maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher
- Earn/maintain a cumulative completion rate of 67% of all attempted credit hours
- Not exceed 150% of the standard length of your academic program
- Use the scholarship to pay for tuition, books, and/or transportation.
- Complete the NCCCS scholarship application.
- Complete the NCCCS photograph & publicity release form.
- Complete a no more than one-page, typed essay (12-point font) stating why you have chosen this field of study, how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals, and why you should be considered for this scholarship.
How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please contact the Financial Aid office at FinAid@davidsondavie.edu
Winston Salem Foundation’s One-Stop Scholarships
Award Amounts: varies
Application Opens: January 1st each year
- March 1st for merit-based scholarships
- July 1st for financial need-based scholarships
About the Scholarships: Since 1923, people from around the Winston Salem community have joined together to ensure that more local students have the resources to be all that they dream they can be. The Winston Salem Foundation (WSF) offers more than 130 scholarships that help support approximately 600 students from Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin Counties. Scholarships are available in a wide range of areas—no matter your GPA, your high school, or the college you plan to attend, they likely have an opportunity for which you’re eligible to apply. Most of their scholarships are accessed through their online One-Stop Scholarship Application. This means you will be automatically considered for all the scholarships for which you are eligible—with just one application. You’ll need to complete the application in full and provide supplemental materials. They’ll take it from there!
Eligibility Requirements: To be considered, a candidate must:
- Complete the FAFSA.
- Complete the WSF “One-Stop Scholarship Application”
- Complete any other recommended opportunities you are prompted to complete. Be sure to meet the firm deadlines listed above.
How to Apply: For more information on each available scholarship, including how to apply, please visit: https://www.wsfoundation.org/scholarships
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