North Carolina Scholarships

The Tar Heel State of North Carolina is a diverse and eclectic place. Some parts of the state are as flat as the ocean. At the other end, the state boasts of the highest elevation in the Eastern U.S. in Mount Mitchell (nearly 7,000 feet). Similar to the wide ranging elevations in North Carolina, there are also a wide range of colleges and universities.

The state features several world famous learning institutions. These include Duke University, the University of North Carolina, Wake Forest, NC State and Appalachian State University. But that's not all. There are also smaller liberal arts colleges that are internationally regarded and feature small class sizes and accommodating teacher-to-student ratios. In this category are places such as St. Andrews Presbyterian College and Guilford College in Greensboro. 

Once you begin investigating the college scholarships opportunities in North Carolina, you will find that there are public and private funds available. Also, there are awards for those that perform well academically as well as funds that are designed to help those in financial need. In addition, you should find college scholarship opportunities for all sorts of college majors.

Just click on the links below to find out more about the world of college scholarships in North Carolina. 

Janice McGraw Memorial Scholarship

* For student seeking a professional master's degree; * Must be a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; * Demonstrate a need for financial assistance; * Have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement; * Must be a full-time student currently enrolled in an accredited or developing occupational therapy educational program; * Must be a North Carolina resident. Please check the website for deadline application changes.

AOTF North Carolina Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to occupational therapy students at the associate level and occupational therapy students at the professional level and who are members of the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association. Scholarship amount TBD. Please check website for possible changes in deadline of application.

Richard Goolsby Scholarship

Description: Provides scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students who have shown a career interest or demonstrated practical experience in the plastics industry. Minimum Eligibility: Be a full-time student in good academic standing Be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This includes but is not limited to chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and business administration. Be a rising college sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year college or two-year technical school or A graduate of a four-year college seeking to obtain a post-secondary graduate degree.

North Carolina League for Nursing Academic Scholarship Fund

Description: Provides scholarships to graduate students who are pursuing either a master's degree in nursing or a doctoral degree in nursing or a related discipline. Minimum Eligibility: Be a legal resident of North Carolina Have completed a minimum of six (6) semester hours of course work in their graduate program of study by the application deadline (courses in progress DO NOT meet this requirement) Be granted unconditional admission to a master’s degree program in nursing or a doctoral degree program in nursing or a related discipline and be classified as a graduate degree student by the college or university* *Master's program must be located in North Carolina; doctoral program may be outside of North Carolina

Kasie Ford Capling Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Description: Provides undergraduate scholarships to high school seniors graduating from Charlotte-Mecklenburg high schools (public or private) who have experienced the death of one or both parents. Minimum Eligibility: Be a graduating high school senior from a high school located in Mecklenburg County, NC (public or private) planning to enter a four-year degree program at an accredited institution Be a legal resident of Mecklenburg County, NC Has experienced the death of one or both parents

Spirit Square Center For Arts and Education Scholarship Fund

Description: Provide scholarships to undergraduate students with demonstrated aptitude and career potential in the arts. Minimum Eligibility: Have demonstrated talent and a declared major that indicate potential for a significant career contribution to the arts Be a rising college junior or senior in good academic standing with his or her institution

SE4A Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist students who are pursuing a career in gerontology or geriatrics. Selection of Recipient(s): To apply for the scholarship, a student must be a junior, senior or graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited university within the eight Southeastern states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North and South Carolina. The following criteria will be used to rank nominations: 25 percent - Financial need 25 percent - Application aptness 10 percent - Writing skills 15 percent - Maintain 2.5 GPA 10 percent - Commitment to do volunteer work with elderly

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

MusicAuthority’s Annual Music Lovers Scholarship

MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student’s learning experience. Studies have shown how music can enhance learning- from improving memory performance to relieving anxiety, music can be a great component to aid a student’s college experience. We are proud to offer our $1,000 scholarship to one current or prospective student. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to promote a passion for music and higher education.

Tractor Supply Company Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Applicant must complete financial analysis section of application and exhibit financial need. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin required. Recipients shall allow Tractor Supply Company to use photographs of themselves and their families in company advertising.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $3,000. Not guaranteed.

Fastline Publications Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing. Seventeen $1,000 scholarships to a member from Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina; Arkansas, Louisiana or Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Pennsylvania or New York; Washington, Oregon or Idaho; Ohio; Oklahoma; Alabama, Georgia or Florida; Tennessee; Texas; Wisconsin. In addition, seven scholarships are available to FFA members pursuing a two-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing to the states of Kansas; Kentucky; Nebraska; Ohio; Oklahoma; Texas; Alabama, Georgia or Florida. Applicants must live on a family farm, exhibit strong leadership skills, financial need and demonstrate interest in managing a farm.AWARD: 24 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management, communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and administration in agriculture. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming required. No more than one scholarship per state.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.

Scholarships only applicable for specific counties within this state

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