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 (https://www.bbb.org/) 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 http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship 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: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

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.
Website: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest-medical-scholarship/

Scholarship For Students With Autism

About: For students with autism, the transition from high school to postsecondary education can be filled with unique challenges. With 1 in 45 children being diagnosed with autism, it is more important now than ever that as a nation, we are prepared to help support these individuals and their college dreams. For this reason, Tiano O'Dell, PLLC is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship for college-bound or current college students who have been diagnosed with autism.
Award Amount: $1,000 
Deadline: July 31, 2016 
Eligibility: 
1) Be graduating high school in 2016 or currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the U.S.;
2) Be a U.S. citizen;
3) Have a documented autism diagnosis; and
4) Submit a 500+ word essay.
To apply:
1) Submit a 500+ word essay by July 31, 2016;
2) Provide his/her first and last name, email address, home address, and phone number listed at the beginning of the essay;
3) Include a copy of his/her transcript or any form of attendance verification at an accredited post-secondary institution; and
4) Submit a recent picture of him/herself along with a letter from a licensed physician confirming the diagnosis of autism. 

Please email submissions to: tolawscholarship@gmail.com

For more information: http://www.westvirginiapersonalinjurylawyer.net/scholarship/

SeniorHomes Caregiver Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000 for two U.S. students in good academic standing for tuition and/or books
Deadline: August 1, 2016
Eligibility: 
1) For students attending a U.S. university or college in Fall Term 2016 (starting August 2016), who will care for a loved one while actively enrolled in school.
2) Students must agree to the Scholarship Agreement and follow all application instructions.
To apply:
Complete and submit the Application Form by 11:59 p.m. PDT on June 30, 2016

Submit your story though a 1200-word essay or 5-minute video telling us about your journey.
1) Who is the individual you are caring for, and when did you begin caring for them?
2) How has caring for this individual affected your path in life or your career choice?
3) How would this scholarship be beneficial for you in your role as a caregiver and student?

Website: http://www.seniorhomes.com/scholarship

LeafFilter Gutter Protection Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 
Deadline: July 29, 2016 (One winner will be selected and announced on August 8th, 2016)
Eligibility: 
1) Available to students who will be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2016.
2) All applicants must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program for the 2016-2017 school year.
3) 350-500 word essay that answers one of the following questions: How do you define success? What traits do you have that will enhance your education or future career? Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? (Essay must be unique and concise(Only applications written by students with essays that are 100% original will be accepted)

Website: http://www.leaffilter.com/leaffilter-gutter-protection-scholarship/

Goedeker’s Appliances Annual Public Service College Book Scholarship 

Award Amount: (1) $500 grand prize (2) $100 honorable mention entries  For Fall 2016 
Deadline: July 31, 2016, at 12 am CDT
Eligibility: 
1) Proof that you have a 3.0 G.P.A or higher (homeschoolers provide a parent generated transcript).
2) Clear contact information(name, mailing address, preferred means of contact).
3) A few sentences about yourself and a recent photo of yourself which will be used for publicity purposes on the Goedeker's Home Life blog- See more at: http://www.goedekers.com/college
4) Proof that you are enrolled in an accredited college for the spring 2016 semester or proof that you have been accepted at an accredited college for the fall 2016 semester.
5) Proof that you or a member of your immediate family is employed in a position of public service , such as a letter from your/their employer or a copy of your/their most recent pay stub.
6) For family members of public service employees: provide proof of relation.
7) For veterans: provide proof of previous service.
8) Submit a 300 word essay on the topic: Why you personally deserve to be a scholarship recipient.(Please provide insight into your personal background, your philosophy about learning, why you chose your field of study, and any other relevant information you want to provide).

Website: http://www.goedekers.com/collegescholarship?mc_cid=d63189f15e&mc_eid=119...

Goedeker’s Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship 

Award Amount: (1) $500 grand prize (2) $100 honorable mention entries  For Fall 2016
Deadline: July 31, 2016, at 12 am CDT
Eligibility: 
1) Proof that you have a3.0 G.P.A or higher (homeschoolers provide a parent generated transcript)
2) Clear contact information(name, mailing address, preferred means of contact)
3) A few sentences about yourself and a recent photo of yourself which will be used for publicity purposes on the Goedeker's Home Life blog- See more at: http://www.goedekers.com/college
4) Proof that you are enrolled in an accredited college for the spring 2016 semester or proof that you have been accepted at an accredited college for the fall 2016 semester.
5) Submit a 300 word essay on the topic: Why attending college and your field of study are important to you. (Please provide insight into your personal background, your philosophy about learning, why you chose your field of study, and any other relevant information you want to provide).

Website: http://www.goedekers.com/collegescholarship?mc_cid=d63189f15e&mc_eid=11934c278a

Off-Campus Student Scholarship

Award Amount: $500
Deadline: July 31, 2016
About this Scholarship: At The Renters Guide Albany, they believe that education of the youth of America is of the utmost importance. In addition to helping people find the perfect apartment home for their needs, they want to help those aspiring to achieve their dreams of a college education. For current and future college students, many will make the choice to live off campus, many of which will be living in their very first apartment. The Renters Guide Albany is proud to offer a scholarship to help make college a little more affordable for these students. One applicant will receive a one-time $500 scholarship payable (via US mail or Direct Deposit via PayPal) to the accredited university or directly to the winner as designated by the applicant after the application deadline.
Eligibility: 
1) All applicants must be US Citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States and be a commuter/living off campus.
2) Applicants must also be attending an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in 2016 or in an accredited graduate school program, who will continue a full-time enrollment during the entirety of the 2016-2017 academic year.
3) Any winner will need to provide proof in the form of a letter from the institution of attendance prior to the payment of the scholarship. This can be in the form of a Transcript, Enrollment Verification Document or an Official Letter from the institution on letter head.
4) Applicants must submit a 400-500 word essay on how living off campus has changed your college experience for the better. You can include things such as: How you made the choice to live off campus, what you found challenging and how this has helped you develop skills that you would not have if you did live on campus.

Website: For more information & for the online application, please visit the following website: http://www.rentersguidealbany.com/off-campus-scholarship/

Men in Nursing Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 
Deadline: August 1, 2016 by midnight PST.
Eligibility: 
1) Be male 18 years of age or older when submitting application.
2) Be actively enrolled in an accredited RN to BSN program.
3) Have a minimum GPA of 3.5
4) Complete online application form
5) Submit a 500-1000 word essay
Essay Prompt
Why do you think nursing is widely regarded as a feminine field, how do you propose we change this perception and why do you feel this is important?

**Please see website for additional terms and conditions** 

Website: http://www.nursing.org/scholarships/

RN to BSN Scholarship

Award Amount: $500  
Deadline: August 1, 2016 by midnight PST.
Eligibility: 
1) Must be a registered nurses enrolled in an RN to BSN program.
2) Be 18 years of age or older when submitting application.
3) Be actively enrolled in an accredited RN to BSN program.
4) Have a minimum GPA of 3.5
5) Complete online application form
6) Submit a 500-1000 word essay
Essay Prompt 
Describe how you think the IOM's goal of an 80% BSN educated nursing workforce would change our healthcare system and explain what can be done to motivate more nurses to get a baccalaureate education.

**Please see website for additional terms and conditions** 

Website: http://www.nursing.org/scholarships/

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

 

HighGround Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: August 1, 2016 (winners notified by August 1, 2016)

Eligibility Criteria: 
1) Applicant must be currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
2) Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
3) Applicant must use the scholarship toward undergraduate program (i.e. graduate programs not eligible).
4) Applicant must be studying or planning to study the field of business, marketing and/or human resources.

    Please submit an essay of 800 words or more, addressing the following questions:

    1) How do you define “employee engagement”?
    2) How would you help a business with an already high employee retention rate maintain and build a highly engaged company culture?
    3) What types of programs would you put in place?
    4) What motivational tactics would you implement?

      Websitewww.highground.com/highground-scholarship

      Senior Advice Caregiver Scholarship

      Award Amount: $1,000

      Deadline: July 15, 2016 (winners notified by August 1, 2016)

      Eligibility Criteria: 
      1) Students must be attending a two- or four-year university or college in the Fall of 2016. They must have been involved in caregiving for a family member.
      2) Video file (.mov, .mp4, .avi, or .mpeg)(3 minutes maximum) OR essay (Word or .pdf)(2000 words maximum)

      **Please see website for additional terms and conditions**

      Websitehttps://www.senioradvice.com/news-room/senioradvice-caregiver-scholarship

      Senior Advice Volunteer Scholarship

      Award Amount: $1,000

      Deadline: July 15, 2016 (winners notified by August 1, 2016)

      Eligibility Criteria: 
      1) Students must be attending a two- or four-year university or college in the Fall of 2016. They must have been involved in volunteering for a senior living community during the past year (2015-2016).
      2) Video file (.mov, .mp4, .avi, or .mpeg)(3 minutes maximum) OR essay (Word or .pdf)(2000 words maximum)

      **Please see website for additional terms and conditions**

      Websitehttps://www.senioradvice.com/news-room/senioradvice-volunteer-scholarship

      Duffy Law, LLC Scholarship

      Award Amount: $1000

      Deadline: July 15, 2016 

      To Apply: Submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

      “Why is it important to society that males and females be given equal opportunity to participate in youth and college sports?”

      See website for a complete list of application instructions!!!

      Website: http://www.duffylawct.com/duffy-law-llc-1000-scholarship

      3rd Annual Scholarship for Advancement in Higher Education (Senioradvisor.com)

      Award Amount: $2000

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

      To Apply: Email scholarship@senioradvisor.com 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**

      Website: https://www.senioradvisor.com/ind/assisted-living#VD1zmC4AADAAdvp_

      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:

      Website: http://drrobinunger.com/dr-robin-unger-medical-impact-scholarship-2016/  

      Clifford H "Ted" Rees Jr. Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

      Award Amount: $500 

      Deadline: July 1, 2016 (Fall 2016); 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 ReesApplications@ahrinet.org
      • 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 

      Website: http://reesscholarship.org/site/292/Apply 

       

      NC Railroad Company Supply Chain Management Scholarship 

      Award Amount: $2,000 

      Deadline: July 29, 2016 

      About the Scholarship: The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) is announcing a new scholarship in partnership with Davidson County Community College (DCCC). The NCRR Supply Chain Management Scholarship will provide funds of up to $2,000 annually ($1,000 per semester) for one DCCC student enrolled, or intending to enroll, in an Associate in Applied Science Degree Program of study in Supply Chain Management (formerly known as Global Logistics & Distribution Management Technology) at Davidson County Community College.

      Eligibility Criteria: The student must meet the following criteria: 

      1. Be a U.S. citizen.

      2. Be a resident of North Carolina.

      3. Be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in an Associate in Applied Science degree program of study in Supply Chain Management (formerly known as Global Logistics & Distribution Management Technology) at Davidson County Community College

      4. Is an applicant or current N.C. community college student who is a high school graduate or has successfully completed a high school equivalency program.

      5. Demonstrate scholastic promise.

      6. Demonstrate financial need.

      7. Maintain a GPA at or above 2.5 while enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program of study in Supply Chain Management.

      A selection committee will determine the recipient of the scholarship based on the eligibility requirements listed above. 

      How to Apply: Please complete the application found at the following link: https://www.davidsonccc.edu/foundation-scholarship-application-2016-2017  

      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. 

      Website: www.apartmentlist.com/scholarship 

       

      Scholarship Search Engines

      www.fastweb.com www.uncf.org
      www.cfnc.org www.finaid.org
      www.collegeboard.com www.rntobsn.org/ (nursing students)

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      FAFSA Application Priority Date: June 1, 2016
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      FAFSA Application Priority Date: September 1, 2016
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      FAFSA Application Priority Date: November 1, 2016
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      FAFSA Application Priority Date: February 1, 2017
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      Summer 2017:

      FAFSA Application Priority Date: April 1, 2017
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