Students who are residents of North Carolina have scholarship opportunities available to them through a variety of sources.
State Administered Scholarship Programs
There are many scholarships available from the state of North Carolina for residents of North Carolina who will be attending college at one of the North Carolina schools. A full list of scholarships available can be found at cfnc.org, but here are a few examples of available programs:
- Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) - Nursing, certain education and allied health fields
- Golden Leaf - For students from many of the rural counties in NC
- NC Sheriffs’ Association Undergraduate Criminal Justice Scholarship Deadline has passed for 2014-2015. Check back in May for the 2015-2016 application.
Many of the communities in North Carolina are served by community foundations that provide scholarships to local students. All NC residents will find scholarship information through the NC Community Foundation in addition to other smaller foundations that serve their local areas. To find the community foundation that serves your area, simply do an internet search for the name of your town, city, or county along with the words "community foundation."
State Employees Association of North Carolina
The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) awards scholarships each year to students whose parents are state employees and are members of SEANC. Application information is available on the SEANC website.
State Employees Credit Union
The State Employees Credit Union provides scholarships through their “People Helping People” scholarship program for students who will attend one of the UNC schools. There is one scholarship awarded by each public high school in North Carolina and several of the charter schools each year. Contact your guidance counselor for more information.