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.

The Golden Leaf Foundation Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: November 30, 2018 for Fall 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need by FAFSA completion (preferred) or by the Federal TRIO program table and providing relevant income data and household information.
  • Reside in a rural county that is tobacco dependent and/ or economically distressed.
    • Eligible counties include: Alamance, Davidson, Davie, Mitchell, Montgomery, Randolph, Rowan, Surry, Stanley and Yadkin.

To Apply:  Complete the following online form at

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

Financial Aid Office

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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