North Carolina is well known for an extensive selection of premier colleges and universities. The average tuition & fees in North Carolina is $3,506 for in-state and $16,928 for out-of-state. But for many people, a college degree may seem unattainable as they are not financially prepared for the expense of college. Thus, there is a wide range of college scholarships for students that may provide partial or full payment for tuition in North Carolina.

About North Carolina Scholarships

North Carolina students are served with large-scale federal college assistance programs including Pell Grants, FSEOG Grants, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans. North Carolina students turn to state-specific assistance to close the affordability gap when funding shortfalls exist beyond the reach of Federal Financial Aid dollars.

Since many NC financial aid programs use the federal application to qualify students, filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step for North Carolina aid-seekers. FAFSA opens the door to the Department of Education assistance, but it also gets the ball rolling for these forms of North Carolina financial aid: State-sponsored; Privately funded; Need-based; Merit-based; Campus specific and Career-specific.

North Carolina State Aid

The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority administers a far-reaching portfolio of student financial aid. North Carolina Student Incentive Grant (NCSIG) is one program for under-funded students that are offered to North Carolina resident students attending state colleges and universities full time. Though, the grant is not applicable for students who enrolled in career courses for religious vocations. North Carolina applicants are required to file FAFSA requests before the state deadline to be considered for state aid.

 

Application Deadline

May 18, 2020

Award Amount

$8,200

Awards Available

314

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@cbcfinc.org

Contact Number

202-262-2800

About the Scholarship

The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is provided by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) in order to encourage African-American students to pursue higher education in the associate’s, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree levels. The organization has been sponsoring the schola...

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

About the Scholarship

The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award is an initiative by the Discover Student Loans with the sole aim of supporting talented students whose potential is otherwise gone unnoticed. The sch...

Application Deadline

December 07, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Comcast NBC Universal Foundation strives towards building a brighter nation by awarding the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship to bright and aspiring minds. The Foundation believes that young minds are the leaders of tomorrow. Success starts with opportunity and commitment to the young people will build better leade...

Application Deadline

October 15, 2020

Award Amount

$35,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

moreheadcain@unc.edu

Contact Number

919-962-1201

About the Scholarship

The Morehead Cain Scholars Program is one of the most reputed scholarships in the United States. This scholarship is awarded by the Morehead-Cain Foundation to provide financial assistance to students to enable them to achieve their goals of completing education and pursuing a bright future. Th...

Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

About the Scholarship

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, a 70-year-old trade association established the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation or the NIADA Foundation in 2006 with the mission of supporting young men or women of the United States who have displayed academic excellence, leadership sk...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

The Metlife Foundation Scholarship is awarded by National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization to encourage the students to pursue higher education in widely diverse fields ranging from agriculture-related studies to other major career options like communications, journalism, public relations, m...

Application Deadline

June 01, 2020

Award Amount

$10,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

prom@ducktapeclub.com

Contact Number

440-937-7096

About the Scholarship

High school students attending prom are awarded scholarship prizes through the Stuck At Prom Scholarship Contest to the best student who makes and wears prom attires made of Duct Brand duct tape. The scholarship is awarded to the winners of the contest on the basis of online voting. The contest winners in different positions are ch...

Application Deadline

May 15, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

knowlesme@tviw.us

About the Scholarship

The high school students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the field related to the STEM are awarded scholarship programs by the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, Inc., (TVIW). The Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop Scholarship is open to students who are the citizens and residents of the...

Application Deadline

April 30, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

dalford@nchba.org

Contact Number

919-676-9090

About the Scholarship

The North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) offers scholarship programs to students who are pursuing a four-year degree in a college or technical school with a major in fields related to construction. The applicants of the North Carolina Home Builders Associati...

Application Deadline

March 15, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

12

Website

Link

Contact Number

919-549-8614

About the Scholarship

The North Carolina Sheriff’s Association offers scholarship programs to students who are enrolled in an undergraduate program with major as criminal justice. The North Carolina Sheriffs Association Scholarships is funded by the Honorary Citizen ...