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 ( 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 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:

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.

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: You'll need to submit 3 short writing segments to be considered for this scholarship.


3rd Annual Scholarship for Advancement in Higher Education (

Award Amount: $2000

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

To Apply: Email 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**


Dr. Robin Unger Medical Impact Scholarship

Deadline: August 30, 2016

Eligibility Criteria: Must plan to be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S.

To Apply:

-U.S. applicants must provide a resume and an essay of at least 500 words addressing how they plan to help others through their pursuit of medicine.

-Applicants must have a current GPA of 3.0 or above.

-Provide us with a copy of their unofficial transcript.

See website to determine where to send their application:


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
  • 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 



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. 



Disruptive Technology Art Scholarship 

Award Amount: $1,000 

Deadline: September 20, 2016

About the Scholarship:
The Internet Experts at have just launched a new $1,000 scholarship. The "Disruptive Technology Art Scholarship" is open to enrolled college students and asks applicants to draw, paint, design, photograph or film an example of a disruptive technology they use or one that they think might exist in the future.

How to Apply: More details and the online application form can be found here:


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:


2016 Don Deese NCLTL Lifetime Achievement Scholarship 


  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.

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Financial Aid Priority Date

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