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.

George W. Ballard Memorial Scholarship (for HVAC students)

Award Amount: Up to 90% of full-time tuition, excluding books & fees, to be distributed equally in 2 payments: fall & spring semesters

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

Application Deadline: Friday, August 24, 2018 by 5 p.m.

About the Scholarship: This fund was established through the NC Community College System to be awarded to be awarded to one student enrolled in the Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration curriculum at one of the 58 community colleges in NC.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Be personally eligible for in-state tuition.

  2. Be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in the Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration curriculum at a North Carolina Community College during the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 school year.

  3. Submit an application that includes an essay stating why he/she chose the field of study and how the scholarship will help them financially attain t heir educational goal.

  4. Maintain a cumulative GPA at or above the level required for graduation-Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is defined at DCCC as a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  5. Continue for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he/she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award (if selected).

  6. Other factors considered in the selection process will include, but will not be limited to: scholastic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, & a demonstrated interest in working in the field of study. The candidates for this scholarship shall be selected & the scholarship awarded without regard to race, gender, color, creed, religious preference, age, national origin, or disability. One individual will be selected each year by a committee from the NC Community College System.

How to Apply & For Questions:  Please email Kristi Louya to request the scholarship application and for any questions at:


Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: August 31, 2018

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.

To Apply: Download Application Return applications to the Financial Aid Office in the Mendenhall Building of the Davidson Campus.

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Financial Aid Priority Date

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