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 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:

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:

Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: August 31, 2017

Eligibility Criteria: One scholarship valued at $500 will be awarded to a DCCC student. This scholarship will be distributed in two payments: fall semester, $250; and spring semester, $250. To qualify as a candidate for this scholarship, a person must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a full-time student enrolled in the second year of a two-year educational/technical program.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate scholastic promise.
  • Use the scholarship to pay for tuition, books, and transportation.

The recipient of the scholarship will be selected each year from applicants meeting the above criteria.

How to Apply:

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:

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:

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:

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: 

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Financial Aid Priority Date

Summer 2017:

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

Fall 2017:

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

Fall 2017 (2nd 8-Week Session):

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

Spring 2018:

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

Spring 2018 (2nd 8-Week Session):

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

Summer 2018:

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