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 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.

Golden Leaf Scholars Program

Award Amount: Varies (based on enrollment)

Deadline: May 11, 2018 (Spring 2018)

Eligibility Criteria: Live in one of the following counties: Alamance, Davidson, Davie, Randolph, and Rowan. Demonstrate financial need. Demonstrate scholastic promise. Use the scholarship to pay for tuition, books and transportation.

How To Apply: See attached application or you can pick up a application in the Enrollment Center on the first floor of the Mendenhall Building.

Weatherspoon’s Educational Fund Scholarship (For an African-American male student at DCCC)

Award Amount: $1,000

Award Year: To be used for the upcoming fall 2018 and spring 2019 school year

Application Deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018 by 5 p.m.

About the Scholarship: This fund was established by Professor Floyd D. Weatherspoon toprovide tuition assistance to an African-American male student attending DCCC who may befacing economic challenges to attend college. Professor Weatherspoon attended DCCC for 1 or 2 semesters in 1972, and received two scholarships to help him with the cost of tuition. He subsequently received a full scholarship to attend NC A&T State University, graduated with honors, and then attended Howard Law School in Washington, D.C., where he received a Juris Doctorate. He said without the scholarships from DCCC, he would not have had the opportunityto start college.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The scholarship is to be awarded to an African-American male student attending DCCC whomay be facing economic challenges to attend college.
  2. The scholarship should be based on the financial needs of the student.
  3. The student should be in good academic standing.
  4. A required essay is to be written on how the student plans to make a difference in the life of a young African-American male once the student completes college.
  5. The only restriction on the scholarship is that it cannot be awarded for athletic scholarships.

How to Apply:  Download the application & complete all fields. Email completed application to Kristi Louya at: no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018.

For questions, please email Kristi Louya at 

Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

About the Scholarship: Are you a female undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree inengineering, science or math? Tacuna Systems is excited to announce their new “Women in EngineeringEmpowerment Scholarship”. Women are still very much under-represented in STEM fields both in highereducation and in industry. Their goal is to help equip one female student to overcome this gender gapby offering $1,000 toward her studies in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Eligibility Requirements: Who Can Apply?

  • Females only
  • Must be pursuing a degree in STEM: science, technology, engineering or math
  • Can be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Open to students attending a US or Canadian institution
  • Entrants must be 17 years or older
  • No GPA requirement
  • Must complete the scholarship application

More Information & How to Apply: Please visit 

Scholarship Search Engines (Latino/International students) (nursing students)

Financial Aid Office

B.E. Mendenhall Jr. Building

Modified Summer Hours of Operation
May 14 - July 27, 2018
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m

Call Us: 336-249-8186, ext. 6731
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Financial Aid Priority Date

Summer 2018:

FAFSA Application Priority Date: April 1, 2018
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: April 15, 2018 

Fall 2018:

FAFSA Application Priority Date: June 1, 2018
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: June 15, 2018

Fall 2018 (2nd 8-Week Session):

FAFSA Application Priority Date: September 1, 2018
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: September 15, 2018

Spring 2019:

FAFSA Application Priority Date: November 1, 2018
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: November 15, 2018

Spring 2019 (2nd 8-Week Session):

FAFSA Application Priority Date: February 1, 2019
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: February 15, 2019

Summer 2019:

FAFSA Application Priority Date: April 1, 2019
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: April 15, 2019