The following list of scholarships are offered through organizations outside of Davidson County 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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 plent of information about the organization. If needed, visit the web site of the Better Business Bureau to determine if the organation is legit or not. Do research and get the right information before proceeding.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Award Amount: Monthly chances to win $1,000
Deadline: Varies
About the Scholarships: The Varsity Tutors Scholarship is a skill-based promotion, the object of which is to provide your best possible answer to the question posted on http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship for the Promotion Period
Eligibility Criteria: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Eligibility is limited to individuals who are at least 16 years of age in their state of legal residence on or before their entry into the Promotion. Such individuals must be a legal resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia as of January 01, 2016. Void where prohibited by law. Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor (defined below) or its agents, affiliates, subsidiary and parent companies, distributors, contractors, advertising and promotion agencies, and members of immediate families or households of any of the foregoing persons are not eligible.

How to apply: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Horatio Algier National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Award Amount:$2,500.00 (maximum)

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed High School (or earned a GED).
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post secondary institution in the United States.
  • Demonstrated Financial Need.
  • Be under the age of 30.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

How to Apply: Visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our- scholarship-programs/technical/

LeafFilter Gutter Protection Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: June 26, 2017 (One winner will be selected and announced on June 30, 2017)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Available to students who will be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2017.

  • All applicants must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • 350-500 word essay that answers one of the following questions:

Reflect upon a time when you failed. How has this experience changed the way you approach challenging situations today?

Why have you chosen to go into your particular field of study? What experiences have influenced your decision?

Essay must be unique and concise (Only applications written by students with essays that are 100% original will be accepted)

How to Apply: Visit http://www.leaffilter.com/leaffilter-gutter-protection-scholarship/

NC Railroad (NCRR) Company Supply Chain Management Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $2,000

Deadline: July 7, 2017

About the Scholarship: The NCRR Supply Chain Management Scholarship will provide funds of up to $2,000 annually (up to $1,000 per semester) for one DCCC student enrolled, or intending to enroll, in an Associate in Applied Science Degree Program of study in Supply Chain Management (formerly Global Logistics and Distribution Management Technology) at Davidson County Community College.

Eligibility Criteria:The student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Be a resident of North Carolina.
  3. Be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in an Associate in Applied Science degree program of study in Supply Chain Management (formerly known as Global Logistics & Distribution Management Technology) at Davidson County Community College.
  4. Is an applicant or current N.C. community college student who is a high school graduate or has successfully completed a high school equivalency program.
  5. Demonstrate scholastic promise.
  6. Demonstrate financial need.
  7. Maintain a GPA at or above 2.5 while enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program of study in Supply Chain Management.
  8. May not transfer the scholarship to another N.C. community college. A selection committee will determine the recipient of the scholarship based on the eligibility requirements listed above.

How to Apply: Please complete the application found at http://dcccfoundation.org/2017-2018-foundation-scholarship-application-page/ 

Hill & Associates, P.A. Scholarship for Children of First Responders

Award Amount: $1500

Deadline: July 31, 2017 

About the Scholarship: Hill & Associates, P.A., supports  the hard work put forth, sacrifices made, and acts of selflessness displayed by first responders on a daily basis. However, much of their dedication to keeping our communities safe happens behind the scenes and can go unnoticed. For this reason, Hill & Associates, P.A., are proud to offer a $1,500 scholarship for college-bound or current college students who are children of first responders, as a way to show their support and sincere gratitude for their parents’ services.  

Eligibility: To be eligible, a participant must:

  • Be graduating high school in 2017 or currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the United States;
  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Have a parent with a proper first responder certification (Police, EMT, paramedic, firefighter, and other emergency personnel); and
  • Submit a 500+ word essay.

How to Apply: For any questions and more information on how to apply, please visit the following website: http://www.hilljustice.com/scholarship/

PayScale's Future of Work Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May 30, 2017

About the Scholarship: PayScale's Future of Work scholarship is dedicated to those students who are interested in becoming a Human Resources professional after college. The scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen based on a combination of academic merit and essay responses.

  1. The annual scholarship award is for two (2) students enrolled in an associate, bachelor's or graduate level program in a business or human resources related major. College-bound high school seniors who plan to major in human resources are also encouraged to apply. The applicant must have accepted an offer of admission or be attending classes at an accredited college or university before the award is granted.
  2. Employees of PayScale and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to apply.
  3. Applicants must complete the official application, which includes one 300- to 500-word essay on the selected topic and agree to terms of the Official Scholarship Award Agreement on the last section of the application.
  4. The Scholarship will be awarded to two students who meet the selection criteria, as determined by PayScale, and writes the most compelling essay on the selected topic as judged by a panel of PayScale employees and/or representatives selected by PayScale.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website:
http://www.payscale.com/education/scholarship

BLC Bankruptcy Law Center Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 15, 2017

About the Scholarship: The scholarship is open to any current 2 or 4 year college student or law student. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college/university student in the United States. The winner will be selected based on overall writing ability, argument presentation and persuasion, as demonstrated in the required essay regarding student loans.

How to Apply: For more information, the essay topic, and how to apply, please visit the following website:
https://www.blclawcenter.com/blc-law-center-scholarship/

Creative Diagnostics Fall 2017 Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 16, 2017, by 11:59 PM EST

About the Scholarship: As a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative immunological reagents and solutions, Creative Diagnostics is always dedicated to providing assistance to biotech, biopharmaceutical and life science communities across the world. Without the constant trust from their clients, Creative Diagnostics would not be able to stand out and work with
them continually, which is why they are providing the Fall 2017 Scholarship Program for all students in the science field, expecting them to get more scientific achievements. They are excited to provide financial support to help science students achieve their goals in a college education. For the Fall 2017 Scholarship Program, they will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a young ambitious student who needs the extra money most. 

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be actively pursuing a degree related to Science.
  • Candidates must be enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and postdoctoral students at an accredited college or university.
  • All eligible candidates must reach a cumulative average grade of a B (3.0 GPA).
  • Offer is open worldwide
  • Must complete the application with required essay

How to Apply: For more information and how to apply, please visit the following website: http://www.creative-diagnostics.com/scholarship.aspx

LogoMix Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Have completed 1 year of coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing.

To Apply:

  •  Submit an official copy of your most recent transcript.
  •  Submit original logo designs for each of the following 3 industries: Automotive, Construction, and Beauty & Massage.

Submit information to Stacy Cyr at scholarships@freelogoservices.com 

Website: http://www.freelogoservices.com/logodesignscholar 

HomeSecurityList Smart Home Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 10, 2017

About the Scholarship: The HomeSecurityList Smart Home Scholarship is intended to cultivate innovation among the next generation of builders, makers, ethical-hackers, product creators and even homeowners interested in the internet of things. One winner will be selected by January 31st, 2018 and will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.

Eligibility: A high school senior already accepted to a college or trade school, a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States. You must be interested in the smart home revolution including home automation, IoT (internet of things), home security, etc.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website: www.homesecuritylist.com/smart-home-scholarship/

State Employee’s Credit Union Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000 (DCCC is allotted 2 recipients)

Deadline: June 2, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be an applicant, who is a graduate of a North Carolina high school or a full-time student, enrolled in an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate program at a North Carolina Community College.

  • Be a U.S. Citizen and a resident of North Carolina under NCGS 116-143.1 and is eligible for in-state tuition.

  • Demonstrate financial need using the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • 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.

  • Use the scholarship to pay for tuition, fees, textbooks, course supplies and transportation.

  • Be enrolled at DCCC at the time the scholarship is awarded and for the duration of the scholarship and or completion of program whichever comes first.

**If you are a currently enrolled student here at DCCC you do not need to get an official transcript.

How to Apply: To download an application, click here.

The Meldon Law College Scholarship Essay Contest

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 20, 2018

About the Scholarship: College can be expensive, and students are very often ending up with tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debts that can follow them around for years. For this reason, Meldon Law is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to the winner of their annual College Scholarship Essay Contest. A final decision will be made on or around January 27, 2018, and the winner will be notified via email.

Eligibility: In order to participate, applicants must be planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university in the 2017-2018 academic year and follow the procedure set forth in the "how to apply" section below.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website: www.meldonlaw.com/scholarship

The Phoenix Injury Lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C Video Scholarship Contest

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: August 15, 2017

About the Scholarship: The Phoenix injury attorneys and car accident lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are well aware of how expensive higher education can be for students and their families. To help with this matter, Abels & Annes, P.C. is proud to announce an annual $1,500 college scholarship video contest. Details about the contest and how to apply follow in the information below. Once the application period has ended, their staff will review the essays and choose a winner by September 15, 2017.

Eligibility: To participate, applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited United States college, university or law school during the 2017-2018 academic year.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website: https://phoenixinjury.daveabels.com/scholarship

Double D Trailers Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 (Winners announced mid-May and mid-October on Double D’s Facebook Page)

Deadlines: October 1, 2017 at 12 noon

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Student in attendance at a high school, college, or university within the U.S. or Canada (on the curriculum path leading to a Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Eligible students should demonstrate an interest in horses either through ownership or involvement in equine organizations and activities.

Please see website for additional information needed to be submitted with Entry Form.

To Apply: www.doubledtrailers.com/scholarship-500 

Scholarship Search Engines

www.fastweb.com www.uncf.org
www.cfnc.org www.finaid.org
www.collegeboard.com www.rntobsn.org/ (nursing students)

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