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.
Independent Insurance Agents of NC - North Carolina Community College System Partnership Scholarship
Award Amount: $1,000 (1 recipient for Spring 2018 only)
Deadline:Return all completed information to the DCCC Financial Aid Office in the Mendenhall Building by February 7, 2018
How to Apply: Complete the Nomination Form and write a narrative of the student’s career goals and relevant experience.
Narrative: On a separate sheet, and in no more than 500 words, the nominated student should explain her/his career goals and include relevant volunteer work, family care, awards, and/or other life experiences and activities that demonstrate commitment to the student’s program of study.
Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship
Award Amount: $2,000
Application Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018 by 12:00 noon
About the Program: The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Program helps students across the country, who are interested in careers in the skilled trades, public safety, or supplychain, realize their educational goals. Outstanding students are recognized with a $2,000 scholarship award for the 2018-2019 school year and a Westward toolkit upon graduation in 2019.
Eligibility Criteria: Students must meet ALL of the following requirements to beconsidered for this scholarship:
How to Apply: Students currently enrolled in the eligible programs will be emailed instructions with both the application & the instructor recommendation forms, so be sure to check your DCCC email. Instructors of these programs will be emailed with the same information. Students must submit both forms by Friday, March 16, 2018 by 12:00 noon to the front reception desk of the President’s/DCCC Foundation Office (on the 2nd floor of the Mendenhall building). Applications, recommendations, and requirements will be reviewed to evaluate eligibility and two DCCC students will be selected and submitted to the donor for final approval. Final scholarship decisions from Grainger are typically announced in July.
For questions, please email Kristi Louya at: Kristi_Louya@davidsonccc.edu
North Carolina American Indian Fund Scholarship
Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2018
About the Scholarship: Established in December of 2001, the North Carolina American Indian Fund is a collaborative effort of North Carolina American Indian tribes and organizations. It was established in response to an understanding that resources for meeting the human and economic needs are limited, including scholarship assistance, funding for community based health, human services, education programs and tribal organization infrastructure. Recognizing that gaps in funding for education needs put Indian communities at risk in many areas, education was selected as the first priority to address these critical gaps. The North Carolina American Indian Scholarship Fund will assist American Indian students in obtaining higher education by providing scholarships to selected applicants each year. The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the funds available for distribution each year. Scholarships are for full-time students pursuing post-secondary education (two- or four-year degrees only) at any accredited college, university, community college or trade school.
Eligibility Criteria: In order to be eligible, applicants must:
How to Apply: For more information, including how to apply, please visit http://trianglecf.org/award/north-carolina-american-indian-fund-scholarship/
|Golden Leaf Scholars Program
Award Amount: Varies (based on enrollment)
Deadline: May 11, 2018 (Spring 2018)
Eligibility Criteria: Live in one of the following counties: Alamance, Davidson, Davie, Randolph, and Rowan. Demonstrate financial need. Demonstrate scholastic promise. Use the scholarship to pay for tuition, books and transportation.
How To Apply: See attached application or you can pick up a application in the Enrollment Center on the first floor of the Mendenhall Building.
Scholarship Search Engines
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Financial Aid Office
B.E. Mendenhall Jr. Building
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Call Us: 336-249-8186, ext. 6731
Fax Number: 336-224-0240
Financial Aid Priority Date
FAFSA Application Priority Date: April 1, 2017
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: April 15, 2017
FAFSA Application Priority Date: June 1, 2017
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: June 15, 2017
Fall 2017 (2nd 8-Week Session):
FAFSA Application Priority Date: September 1, 2017
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: September 15, 2017
FAFSA Application Priority Date: November 1, 2017
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: November 15, 2017
Spring 2018 (2nd 8-Week Session):
FAFSA Application Priority Date: February 1, 2018
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: February 15, 2018
FAFSA Application Priority Date: April 1, 2018
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: April 15, 2018