Outside Scholarship Opportunities
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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.
How to Apply & For Questions: Please email Kristi Louya to request the scholarship application and for any questions at: Kristi_Louya@davidsonccc.edu
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:
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.
Scholarship Search Engines
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|www.collegeboard.com||www.rntobsn.org (nursing students)|
Financial Aid Office
B.E. Mendenhall Jr. Building
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call Us: 336-249-8186, ext. 6731
Fax Number: 336-224-0240
Financial Aid Priority Date
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
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
FAFSA Application Priority Date: April 1, 2019
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: April 15, 2019