Non-WCU Scholarships

North Carolina Scholarships

STATE ADMINISTERED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

There are many scholarships available from the state of North Carolina for residents of North Carolina who will be attending college at one of the North Carolina schools. A full list of scholarships available can be found at cfnc.org. Here are a few examples of available programs:

  • Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) - Nursing, certain education and allied health fields 
  • Golden Leaf - For students from many of the rural counties in NC
  • NC Sheriffs’ Association Undergraduate Criminal Justice Scholarship - Application for the upcoming year (2017-2018) will be available here in May, 2017.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

Many of the communities in North Carolina are served by community foundations that provide scholarships to local students. All NC residents will find scholarship information through the NC Community Foundation in addition to other smaller foundations that serve their local areas. To find the community foundation that serves your area, simply do an internet search for the name of your town, city, or county along with the words "community foundation."

STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CAROLINA

The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) awards scholarships each year to students whose parents are state employees and are members of SEANC.  Application information is available on the SEANC website.

STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION

The State Employees Credit Union provides scholarships through their “People Helping People” scholarship program for students who will attend one of the UNC schools.  There is one scholarship awarded by each public high school in North Carolina and several of the charter schools each year.  Contact your guidance counselor for more information.

Outside Scholarship Listings

WCU maintains a list of outside scholarships, including those from organizations that have contacted us regarding their scholarship programs or are programs that we have become aware of through other resources. While Western Carolina University does not endorse these links, we are providing this information as both a service to our students and to the awarding organizations that contact us. Since these are external sites and companies, their information is subject to change at any time.

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP LISTING

If you are awarded an outside scholarship, you are responsible for submitting the Outside Scholarship Form to our office so that we can update your account.

Scholarship Search Websites

The links below are not endorsed by Western Carolina University; they are simply suggestions to help you begin your search for scholarships.  There are many websites that contain information related to scholarships that you may find useful.

Center for Scholarship Administration

scholarshipprograms.org

csascholars.org

Scholarship America scholarshipamerica.org
Scholarship Experts scholarshipexperts.com
FastWeb fastweb.com
College Board collegeboard.org or mycollegedollars.com
Student Scholarships studentscholarshipsearch.com
Cappex cappex.com
Scholarships.com scholarships.com
Weird Scholarships weirdscholarships.net
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