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. 

Couch Oil Cares Scholarship

Couch Oil Company of Durham will award four $1,000 scholarships to four high school seniors in a 12-county area who plan to attend a 4-year college or community college.

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

Richard L. Davis - Appalachian Scholarship

Undergraduate students enrolled at Appalachian State University - School of Business and Health. Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas.The scholarships are not intended to support individuals pursuing degrees in: medicine physical therapy nursing or other clinically related professions To apply, contact: Office of Student Financial Aid Appalachian State University ASU PO Box 32059 Boone, NC 28608-2059 Phone: 828.262.2190

Richard L. Davis, FACMPE – UNC Scholarship

Graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Graduate School of Public Health. To apply, contact: Office of Scholarships and Student Aid The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 300 Pettigrew Hall, CB #2300 PO Box 1080 Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1080 Phone: 919.962.8396

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.

ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship

Available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution that meets one of the following: The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch or The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). For a list of eligible schools or accredited programs recognized by ASHRAE for the purpose of granting a scholarship, click on the links provided (see website) or contact Lois Benedict at or call 678-539-1120 (direct). A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate pre-engineering, engineering or architecture student enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region IV (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia) provided at least one of the following criteria is met: The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE Student Branch or The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

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