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 plenty of information about the organization. If need be, visit the web site of the Better Business Bureau (https://www.bbb.org/) to determine if the organization 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

The Expert Institute Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1) Must be actively pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences
2) A minimum 3.0 GPA
Requirements: Applicants must attach a file containing their essay to the submission form below, with a cover sheet that includes:
-Full name
-School and program
-Expected graduation year / month
-Mailing address
-Phone and email
-Current GPA
Essay: 1,000-2,000 words on how you feel your specialized knowledge and training could be applied to improving the practice of law, submitted electronically as a document attached to the form below.
Award: One scholarship totaling $1,000 will be awarded during the spring semester of 2017.
Website: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest-medical-scholarship/

StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadlines: Fall: October 1st 2016; Spring: March 1st 2017

About the Program: StudySoup is a Peer-to-Peer Learning Marketplace that connects top students in the class with those who need a little help. Top students can upload their notes, and study guides to the StudySoup Marketplace, and their peers can purchase those study materials, earning the seller a sweet income. Equal access to education is one of the main pillars of StudySoup's values. To further propagate access to education for all, StudySoup recently announced a $2,000 scholarship for outstanding students enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities.

Who is eligible?
1) Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria: a) Currently attending high school; b) Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

How to apply: Please visit the following site for more information & to access the application: https://studysoup.com/scholarship You'll need to submit 3 short writing segments to be considered for this scholarship.

 

3rd Annual Scholarship for Advancement in Higher Education (Senioradvisor.com)

Award Amount: $2000

Deadline: December 31, 2016 (winners notified by January 31, 2017)

To Apply: Email scholarship@senioradvisor.com to submit your essay, introductory bio, and signed Scholarship Award Agreement.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 250 word maximum introductory bio about yourself  – you may choose to include your work or educational background, why you're seeking a degree in your field, and why this scholarship interested you.
  • 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?
  • Signed and dated Scholarship Award Agreement.

**Please see website for additional terms and conditions**

Website: https://www.senioradvisor.com/ind/assisted-living#VD1zmC4AADAAdvp_

Clifford H "Ted" Rees Jr. Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 

Deadline: November 1, 2016 (Spring 2017) 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Eligible candidates are those who are enrolled in an HVACR training program at an institutionally accredited school. Candidates are encouraged to attend training programs that have earned the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) or an institution that requires the Industry Competency Exam (ICE). 
  • Candidate must be a United States citizen, national or resident alien (resident aliens must include a letter of the nominee's intent to become a United States citizen and a photocopy of the Alien Registration Card) in preparation for a career as a technician in either residential air-conditioning and heating, light commercial air-conditioning and heating, or commercial refrigeration. 

To Apply: 

  • Completed Application Form (incomplete applications will not be accepted). 
  • Two typed letters of recommendation on letterhead (from present or past employers, present or former teachers, or other professionals) sent directly to ReesApplications@ahrinet.org
  • A typed essay of no more than 500 words that explains why the applicant would like to be considered for a Rees Scholarship and how the scholarship will help him or her financially and career-wise. The essay also should demonstrate educational potential based on prior education or work history. 
  • Copy of Alien Registration Card and a letter of the nominee's intent to become a United States citizen, if applicable. 
  • Official transcripts (from high school, college, or university) sealed or provided directly by the school. 

Send Official Transcripts to: AHRI's Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22201, ATTN: Misha Adams 

Website: http://reesscholarship.org/site/292/Apply 

 

Apartment List Scholarship 

Award Amount: $2,500 

Deadline: September 1, 2016, December 1, 2016 

Eligibility Criteria: The student must meet the following criteria: 

1. You must be at least eighteen (18) years old and residing legally in the United States.

2. You must currently be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate program, or be a high school senior planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the next academic year, at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States.

3. Employees and affiliates of Apartment List and members of their immediate families, and persons residing at the same address, are not eligible to apply for the Scholarship. 

How to Apply: To apply, please submit an application that includes answers to the following questions:

  • What have you done that exemplifies one (or more) of Apartment List's core values?
  • What is most important to you when choosing a place to call "home"? Please submit through the Apartment List Scholarship Application Form. 

Website: www.apartmentlist.com/scholarship 

 

Orent Law Offices Scholarship for Military Families 

Award Amount: $2,000 

Deadline: November 30, 2016

About the Scholarship: Orent Law Offices is offering a $2,000.00 scholarship specifically for college students whose parents have served in the military.

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

 

2016 Don Deese NCLTL Lifetime Achievement Scholarship 

Criteria:

  1. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted in a Transportation Logistics or Supply Chain Program at an NC College or University.
  2. Applicant must be in good academic standing.

Award Amount: $1,500 

Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016, by 5 p.m.

How to Apply:

Applicant must submit the following items:

  1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)
  2. Letter of application addressed to the Scholarship Committee.  The letter should contain a brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.
  3. An official and recent college or university transcript with cumulative grade point average.
  4. Include a letter from your school showing that you are enrolled in a Transportation Logistics or Supply Chain Program.
  5. Personal Essay. In your essay between 500-1000 words, please write about the following Case Study:
    Using a CASE STUDY: Lean Logistics, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management are processes to improve among other things, supply chains.  Provide a case study showing the best of the best improvements in an actual company’s supply chain.

 

Facing Acne Scholarship 

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March 31, 2017

About the Scholarship: Facing Acne very much believes the power of paying it forward, and that includes helping others get a good education. This is Facing Acne’s first annual scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Applicants who meet the guidelines below may enter for a $2,000 scholarship.

Eligibility Guidelines: In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants should:

  • Be a high school senior (home schooling is accepted) in the U.S. OR a college student currently enrolled in accredited U.S.-based college or university
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a high school diploma (or GED) or expecting to receive their high school diploma before the 2017-2018 school year
  • Be working toward a degree at an accredited U.S.-based college or university, or planning to do so
  • Have and maintain a 3.00 GPA

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

Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: September 15, 2016

About the Scholarship: Kitchen Cabinet Kings was founded by two entrepreneurs and is a leading supplier of kitchen and bathroom cabinets nationwide. As members of the Young Entrepreneur Council, they provide entrepreneurs with the resources and social capital they need to succeed. Today, their commitment to helping entrepreneurs is stronger than ever, and to that end they are proud to introduce the Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship, designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising costs of education.

Eligibility Guidelines: In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Essay must adhere to the topic guidelines provided.
  • Applicant must be a USA citizen and currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the fall 2016 academic year.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational  institution.
  • For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Must apply to the contest via submission form located on the scholarship page by the deadline of September 15th, 2016.
  • Must provide your written essay (PDF format preferred) by the deadline of September 15th, 2016.
  • A winner will be chosen on September 19th, 2016.

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

Eskew Law, LLC Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: December 1, 2016

About the Scholarship: In this day and age, the significance of continuing education cannot be understated. Unfortunately, there are many children whose life experiences potentially jeopardize the educational opportunities available to them. Children are our greatest resource and it is of the utmost importance that as a nation, we are prepared to invest in the future of all children, particularly those whose futures are at risk due to unfavorable circumstances at home. For this reason, Eskew Law, LLC is proud to offer a $1,500 scholarship for college-bound or current college students who are children of convicted felons.

Eligibility Guidelines: To be eligible, a participant must:

  • Be graduating high school in 2016 or currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the U.S.;
  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Have a parent who has been convicted of a felony;
  • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent); and
  • Submit a 500+ word essay.

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

L.R.W. Scholarship for Children of Police Officers

Award Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 1, 2017
About the Scholarship: The people at Larry R. Williams, PLLC value the dedication and courage our local police officers display each and every day as they help maintain order in the community and ensure a safe environment for our children. To celebrate our pride in the police force of Nashville and throughout the country, Larry R. Williams, PLLC is offering a $2,000 scholarship for children of police officers.
Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible, participants MUST:

  • Be enrolled in a college, university, or technical school in the United States
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0
  • Submit their essay no later than May 1, 2017

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit: http://www.lrwlawfirm.com/scholarship-children-police-officers

North Carolina Community College Foundation Endowment for Teach Preparation

Amount of award: $2,500 ($1,250 Fall /$1,250 Spring)

Scholarship/Loan Deadline: September 22, 2016

How to Apply: Complete Application
You are required to complete the FAFSA to participate in this program.

Eligibility and priorities: Scholarship/Loans for 2016-2017 will be awarded to a limited number of students enrolled full-time in the first or second year of a community college degree program to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate program in elementary or secondary education housed on a community college campus.

Factors in the selection process include but are not limited to demonstrated commitment to and potential success in careers in teaching, academic achievement; substantive community involvement and financial need. Candidates shall be selected without regard to race, sex, color, creed, religious preference, age, national origin or disability.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Foundation will give preference in awarding grants to students who meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  1. Students who are "career changers” who have returned to school from other occupations or from home responsibilities.
  2. Students preparing to teach mathematics or science in middle or high school.
  3. Students enrolled in community colleges serving low-wealth counties, as designated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce 2016 Tier I and II Counties.

https://www.nccommerce.com/research-publications/incentive-reports/county-tier-designations

Those counties are:
Tier I
Alleghany, Anson, Bertie, Beaufort, Bladen, Burke, Caldwell, Camden, Caswell, Chowan, Clay, Columbus, Edgecombe, Gates, Graham, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Jackson, Jones, Lenoir, McDowell, Martin, Mitchell, Montgomery, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Richmond, Robeson, Rutherford, Scotland, Swain, Tyrrell, Vance, Warren, Washington, Yancey
Tier II
Alamance, Alexander, Ashe, Avery, Catawba, Cherokee, Cleveland, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Harnett, Haywood, Lee, Macon, Madison, Nash, Onslow, Pamlico, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Sampson, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Transylvania, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, Yadkin

Funding, conditions and requirements: The Foundation will award once per academic year. The total award per recipient will be $2,500 per semester for up to two consecutive semesters of full-time study (a minimum of 12 hours per semester). Receipt of second semester funds will be contingent upon satisfactory academic performance, with a minimum grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale and progress toward the community college degree.

Recipients who are unable to meet these obligations will be required to repay the scholarship/loan within ten years of the award. Recipients may re-apply for a second year of funding. Acceptance of the award carries with it the following obligations:

  1. Recipient must complete all credentials and begin work as a teacher in a public or charter school in a low-wealth county in North Carolina within six years of the first award.
  2. Recipient must teach two full years for each full year of each scholarship/loan received. The first two years of the obligation must be completed within eight years of the award. Any additional obligation must be completed within ten years.
  3. Recipient must attend, if invited, a meeting of the Foundation or other appropriate group to report on the impact of the scholarship/loan program.
  4. Recipient must sign a promissory note for each award, which will be forgiven when the teaching obligation is fulfilled. The terms of the note will provide for a payback as noted in paragraph above.

InternetProviders.com Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: November 21, 2016

About the Scholarship: The internet has shaped modern life in too many ways to count. It places infinite amounts of information at our fingertips — and enables anyone with a computer to broadcast their opinions around the world. It allows each of us to connect with people we’ve never met, both in common interests and in heated online arguments. There’s no getting around it: the internet affects our social lives both individually and globally. You could win a $1,000 scholarship toward your college expenses.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a US Citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a freshman at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in spring 2017; OR a student enrolled during the 2016-17 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program.
  • Applications must be submitted by November 21, 2016.

How to Apply: For more information and to access the application, please visit the following website:
http://www.internetproviders.com/internet-scholarship.html

Senior Advice Volunteer Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000

Deadline: January 15, 2017 (winners notified by February 1, 2017)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be attending a two or four year university or college in the Fall of 2016. They must have been involved in volunteering for a senior living community during the past year (2015-2016).
  • Video file (.mov, .mp4, .avi, or .mpeg)(3 minutes maximum) OR essay (Word or .pdf)(2000 words maximum)

**Please see website for additional terms and conditions**

Website: https://www.senioradvice.com/news-room/senioradvice-volunteer-scholarship

Senior Advice Caregiver Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000

Deadline: January 15, 2017 (winners notified by February 1, 2017)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be attending a two or four year university or college in the Fall of 2016. They must have been involved in caregiving for a family member.
  • Video file (.mov, .mp4, .avi, or .mpeg)(3 minutes maximum) OR essay (Word or .pdf)(2000 words maximum)

**Please see website for additional terms and conditions**

Website: https://www.senioradvice.com/news-room/senioradvice-caregiver-scholarship 

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)

Website: http://www.leaffilter.com/leaffilter-gutter-protection-scholarship/

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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Fall 2016 (2nd Session):

FAFSA Application Priority Date: September 1, 2016
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: September 15, 2016

Spring 2017:

FAFSA Application Priority Date: November 1, 2016
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: November 15, 2016

Spring 2017 (2nd Session):

FAFSA Application Priority Date: February 1, 2017
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: February 15, 2017

Summer 2017:

FAFSA Application Priority Date: April 1, 2017
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: April 15, 2017