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 ( 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 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:

Facing Acne Scholarship 

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March 31, 2017

About the Scholarship: Facing Acne very much believes the power of paying it forward, and that includes helping others get a good education. This is Facing Acne’s first annual scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Applicants who meet the guidelines below may enter for a $2,000 scholarship.

Eligibility Guidelines: In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants should:

  • Be a high school senior (home schooling is accepted) in the U.S. OR a college student currently enrolled in accredited U.S.-based college or university
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a high school diploma (or GED) or expecting to receive their high school diploma before the 2017-2018 school year
  • Be working toward a degree at an accredited U.S.-based college or university, or planning to do so
  • Have and maintain a 3.00 GPA

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website:

L.R.W. Scholarship for Children of Police Officers

Award Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 1, 2017
About the Scholarship: The people at Larry R. Williams, PLLC value the dedication and courage our local police officers display each and every day as they help maintain order in the community and ensure a safe environment for our children. To celebrate our pride in the police force of Nashville and throughout the country, Larry R. Williams, PLLC is offering a $2,000 scholarship for children of police officers.
Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible, participants MUST:

  • Be enrolled in a college, university, or technical school in the United States
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0
  • Submit their essay no later than May 1, 2017

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit:

LeafFilter Gutter Protection Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: June 26, 2017 (One winner will be selected and announced on June 30, 2017)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Available to students who will be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2017.

  • All applicants must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • 350-500 word essay that answers one of the following questions:

Reflect upon a time when you failed. How has this experience changed the way you approach challenging situations today?

Why have you chosen to go into your particular field of study? What experiences have influenced your decision?

Essay must be unique and concise (Only applications written by students with essays that are 100% original will be accepted)


Hill & Associates, P.A. Scholarship for Children of First Responders

Award Amount: $1500

Deadline: July 31, 2017 

About the Scholarship: Hill & Associates, P.A., supports  the hard work put forth, sacrifices made, and acts of selflessness displayed by first responders on a daily basis. However, much of their dedication to keeping our communities safe happens behind the scenes and can go unnoticed. For this reason, Hill & Associates, P.A., are proud to offer a $1,500 scholarship for college-bound or current college students who are children of first responders, as a way to show their support and sincere gratitude for their parents’ services.  

Eligibility: To be eligible, a participant must:

  • Be graduating high school in 2017 or currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the United States;
  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Have a parent with a proper first responder certification (Police, EMT, paramedic, firefighter, and other emergency personnel); and
  • Submit a 500+ word essay.

How to Apply: For any questions and more information on how to apply, please visit the following website:

PayScale's Future of Work Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May 30, 2017

About the Scholarship: PayScale's Future of Work scholarship is dedicated to those students who are interested in becoming a Human Resources professional after college. The scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen based on a combination of academic merit and essay responses.

  1. The annual scholarship award is for two (2) students enrolled in an associate, bachelor's or graduate level program in a business or human resources related major. College-bound high school seniors who plan to major in human resources are also encouraged to apply. The applicant must have accepted an offer of admission or be attending classes at an accredited college or university before the award is granted.
  2. Employees of PayScale and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to apply.
  3. Applicants must complete the official application, which includes one 300- to 500-word essay on the selected topic and agree to terms of the Official Scholarship Award Agreement on the last section of the application.
  4. The Scholarship will be awarded to two students who meet the selection criteria, as determined by PayScale, and writes the most compelling essay on the selected topic as judged by a panel of PayScale employees and/or representatives selected by PayScale.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website:

Global Teletherapy Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 

Deadline: May 15, 2017 

About the Scholarship: Families deserve an opportunity to provide their children with high-quality education without sinking into debt. Likewise, students deserve to spend their years in college unburdened by the worry of paying off loans after graduation. With these concerns in mind, Global Teletherapy is proud to help defray the rising costs of higher education by offering any current college or graduate school student, who understands what it means to accept responsibility to improve his or her community, the opportunity to earn a $1,000 merit-based scholarship. 

Eligibility: In order to participate in the scholarship contest, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be enrolled in a college, university, or graduate school during the 2017-2018 academic year
  2. Must be in good academic standing with his/her current educational institution
  3. Must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  4. Must have permission from his/her parent or legal guardian if under 18
  5. Must apply for the scholarship via email and provide all of the following:
  •      Full name
  •      Address
  •      Name of academic institution attending
  •      PDF copy of applicant’s unofficial transcript
  •      PDF copy of applicant’s essay

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website:

HiLine Coffee Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 15, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Individuals currently residing in the United States or Canada.
  •  Individuals who are planning on attending college or university during the winter of 2016 or fall of 2017.

To Apply:

  • Submit a 500-word essay responding to the following question:

“How coffee makes me a better person”         

  • Essays should be submitted to Also in an attachment in Microsoft Word of PDF format, in the body of the email, applicants should also include the following information:
  • Your name, mailing address, and phone number.
  • The name of the school you are attending with proof of acceptance or enrollment.

**Winners will be notified by email or phone on or around June 15, 2017. If the scholarship winner is unable to be reached within one week, we will choose another winner.


BLC Bankruptcy Law Center Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 15, 2017

About the Scholarship: The scholarship is open to any current 2 or 4 year college student or law student. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college/university student in the United States. The winner will be selected based on overall writing ability, argument presentation and persuasion, as demonstrated in the required essay regarding student loans.

How to Apply: For more information, the essay topic, and how to apply, please visit the following website:

Creative Diagnostics Fall 2017 Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 16, 2017, by 11:59 PM EST

About the Scholarship: As a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative immunological reagents and solutions, Creative Diagnostics is always dedicated to providing assistance to biotech, biopharmaceutical and life science communities across the world. Without the constant trust from their clients, Creative Diagnostics would not be able to stand out and work with
them continually, which is why they are providing the Fall 2017 Scholarship Program for all students in the science field, expecting them to get more scientific achievements. They are excited to provide financial support to help science students achieve their goals in a college education. For the Fall 2017 Scholarship Program, they will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a young ambitious student who needs the extra money most. 


  • Applicants must be actively pursuing a degree related to Science.
  • Candidates must be enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and postdoctoral students at an accredited college or university.
  • All eligible candidates must reach a cumulative average grade of a B (3.0 GPA).
  • Offer is open worldwide
  • Must complete the application with required essay

How to Apply: For more information and how to apply, please visit the following website:

2017 Personal Injury Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: April 14, 2017

About the Scholarship: The law offices of Vasilaros | Wagner are very excited to be offering a $500 scholarship to an outstanding student who has been adversely impacted by an accident, and who is choosing to pursue higher education, even in the face of great adversity. Winner to be notified by May 1, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in, or accepted to be enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States.
  • Have sustained injuries from an accident and/or have been personally affected by a family member/caregiver’s accident
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the online application, including the required essay

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website:

Women In Technology Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 5, 2017

About the Scholarship: At StudySoup, they are constantly looking for ways to improve the educational experiences of college students, including finding ways to lighten their financial burdens. One way StudySoup is doing this is through their scholarship program. They are offering a $1,000 scholarship to women seeking a career in computer science and/or computer programming, a field they are highly underrepresented in. The scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is actively seeking opportunities for a meaningful career in the industry.

Eligibility: Any individual at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:(a) Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year; (b) Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible). Individuals must also complete the application which includes 3 essay questions.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website:

LogoMix Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Have completed 1 year of coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing.

To Apply:

  •  Submit an official copy of your most recent transcript.
  •  Submit original logo designs for each of the following 3 industries: Automotive, Construction, and Beauty & Massage.

Submit information to Stacy Cyr at 


2017 Preferred Injury Physicians Chiropractor Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: April 20, 2017

About the Scholarship: (Preferred Injury Physicians) will be awarding a $500 education scholarship to an outstanding student who is looking to become a chiropractor. They are proud to help those who live to help others. Winner Will Be Notified By: May 1st 2017


  • Must be currently enrolled or accepted to be enrolled in an accredited college or university within the US.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must apply to the contest via e-mail and provide full name, address, phone number, degree program, and a link to a social network profile (ex. Facebook).
  • Must submit written 500 word essay as an attachment by the deadline of April 20th 2017
  • Must provide digital copy of a current high school, college, or equivalent transcript, and/or proof of school enrollment.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website:

Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017, by 12:00 noon

About the Scholarship: The GRAINGER TOOLS FOR TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP for the upcoming Fall 2017–Spring 2018 school year is a $2,000 scholarship for a DCCC student who will be in the FINAL year of a technical education, public safety, or supply chain management program. 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. Before you apply, please read over the requirements to see if you are eligible (you must meet ALL requirements to be considered).

Scholarship Requirements:

1) Will be enrolled in an eligible technical, public safety, or supply chain management program Fall 2017/Spring 2018:

   -Electrical Engineering, Machining, Manufacturing Technology, Welding, HVAC, Industrial Systems;

   -Heavy Equipment, Automotive, Motorcycle Mechanics;

   -Fire Protection Technology, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Science;

   -Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Distribution

2) Will be enrolled FULL-TIME (12+ credit hours ) BOTH Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

3) On track to complete the program and graduate May 2018.

4) Maintain a cumulative-program GPA of 3.00 or higher.

5) Complete the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Form and all required statements (click here for application form)

6) Obtain a letter/statement of recommendation from an instructor, supervisor, or advisor (click here for recommendation form)

7) Preference will be given to honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

How to Apply: The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Application Form and Recommendation Form are attached. Students must submit both completed forms by NOON on Friday, March 17, 2017, to the front reception desk of the President & DCCC Foundation Suite, on the 2nd floor of the Mendenhall Building.

Questions: For questions, please email Kristi Louya at

HomeSecurityList Smart Home Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 10, 2017

About the Scholarship: The HomeSecurityList Smart Home Scholarship is intended to cultivate innovation among the next generation of builders, makers, ethical-hackers, product creators and even homeowners interested in the internet of things. One winner will be selected by January 31st, 2018 and will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.

Eligibility: A high school senior already accepted to a college or trade school, a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States. You must be interested in the smart home revolution including home automation, IoT (internet of things), home security, etc.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website:

State Employee’s Credit Union Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000 (DCCC is allotted 2 recipients)

Deadline: June 2, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be an applicant, who is a graduate of a North Carolina high school or a full-time student, enrolled in an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate program at a North Carolina Community College.

  • Be a U.S. Citizen and a resident of North Carolina under NCGS 116-143.1 and is eligible for in-state tuition.

  • Demonstrate financial need using the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Demonstrate Scholastic Achievement by maintaining a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale or attained a score of 3,000 on their GED test.

  • Use the scholarship to pay for tuition, fees, textbooks, course supplies and transportation.

  • Be enrolled at DCCC at the time the scholarship is awarded and for the duration of the scholarship and or completion of program whichever comes first.

**If you are a currently enrolled student here at DCCC you do not need to get an official transcript.

How to Apply: To download an application, click here.

Carol Fritts Brinkley Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 for 2017-2018 Academic School Year

Deadline: March 30, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Davidson County Resident.
  • Graduate of a two- year College Transfer Program at Davidson County Community College who has been accepted at a four-year college or university pursuing a teaching degree.
  • Teacher Assistant enrolled in a four- year college or university pursuing a teaching degree.

To Apply: Complete the Application Form and include the following information in a Manila Envelope:

  • YOUR reason for wanting to pursue a career in Education.
  • A statement explaining your Financial Need (No Tax Returns).
  • A sealed non-teacher, non-family member LETTER OF REFERENCE.
  • A sealed Recommendation from a Teacher/Professor who has taught you or from a Co-Worker in the Field of Education.
  • A copy of your Letter of Acceptance from a Four-Year College or University or a copy of your College Transcript.

Completed applications should be turned in to the Enrollment Services Office on the first floor of the Mendenhall Building. Deadline is March 30, 2017.

Citrix RightSignature Signature Stories Scholarship

Award Amount: 1st place: $5,000; 2nd place: $3,000; 3rd place: $2,000

Deadline: May 15, 2017

About the Scholarships: This scholarship is designed to help students pay for their education as they seek to make their own name in the world. Citrix RightSignature will award scholarships to the top three students who submit the best essays. Finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges, including RightSignature founder Daryl Bernstein. 


  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. university, trade school, or college.
  • Students will submit an application including their essay through a Podio form.
  • All information fields in the application must be completed in full, in the English language, and the application must be received by the deadline to be eligible.
  • Students may submit only one application, and no revisions to the application may be made after it has been submitted.
  • Essays must be written by the student. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
  • Finalists will be asked to provide a headshot and enrollment verification within 5 days of selection.
  • Winners will be chosen by the judges and are entirely at the discretion of Citrix.
  • Winners must confirm prior to the public announcement. If a winner cannot provide enrollment verification or confirmation, an alternate winner will be selected.

How to Apply: For more information and how to apply, please visit the following link:

The Meldon Law College Scholarship Essay Contest

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 20, 2018

About the Scholarship: College can be expensive, and students are very often ending up with tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debts that can follow them around for years. For this reason, Meldon Law is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to the winner of their annual College Scholarship Essay Contest. A final decision will be made on or around January 27, 2018, and the winner will be notified via email.

Eligibility: In order to participate, applicants must be planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university in the 2017-2018 academic year and follow the procedure set forth in the "how to apply" section below.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website:

The Phoenix Injury Lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C Video Scholarship Contest

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: August 15, 2017

About the Scholarship: The Phoenix injury attorneys and car accident lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are well aware of how expensive higher education can be for students and their families. To help with this matter, Abels & Annes, P.C. is proud to announce an annual $1,500 college scholarship video contest. Details about the contest and how to apply follow in the information below. Once the application period has ended, their staff will review the essays and choose a winner by September 15, 2017.

Eligibility: To participate, applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited United States college, university or law school during the 2017-2018 academic year.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website:

Double D Trailers Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 (Winners announced mid-May and mid-October on Double D’s Facebook Page)

Deadlines: May 1, 2017 at 12 noon & October 1, 2017 at 12 noon

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Student in attendance at a high school, college, or university within the U.S. or Canada (on the curriculum path leading to a Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Eligible students should demonstrate an interest in horses either through ownership or involvement in equine organizations and activities.

Please see website for additional information needed to be submitted with Entry Form.

To Apply: 

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Financial Aid Priority Date

Fall 2016 (2nd Session):

FAFSA Application Priority Date: September 1, 2016
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: September 15, 2016

Spring 2017:

FAFSA Application Priority Date: November 1, 2016
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: November 15, 2016

Spring 2017 (2nd Session):

FAFSA Application Priority Date: February 1, 2017
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: February 15, 2017

Summer 2017:

FAFSA Application Priority Date: April 1, 2017
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: April 15, 2017