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North Carolina Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: May 6, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for North Carolina students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2021-22 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This offers $12,000 to graduating high school seniors from a 14-county area of North Carolina. Students must express financial need; plan to enroll as a full-time student in a degree program at N.C. State University. This application is due January 31st. More info here.

This offers $5,00o to students who must have received a cancer diagnosis at any point in the past, plan to attend a U.S. college or graduate school, and have a family income of less than $150,000 per year. This is due January 31st. More info here.

This offers $500 and different programs to help start up a student in their college career. This is due January 31st. Learn more here.

This offers $1,000 to a student pursuing their college education in any major. This application is due January 14th. Learn more here.

February

This scholarship awards a varied amount to students from any state of the U.S., must be in their junior or senior year in their bachelors, and must demonstrate financial need. This application is due February 15th. Website here.

This awards $2,000 to students who have participated in a Youth Baseball League. Applicants do not need to demonstrate exceptional athletic ability, but must be in their senior year of highschool. The deadline to apply is February 15th. Apply here.

This offers senior high school and 1st/2nd year college students with multiple scholarship opportunities. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and academic work ethic. The deadline is February 7th. Apply here.

This offers $3,000 to students who live in Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham, Randolph or Alamance County, North Carolina. The scholarships will be awarded to graduating, college-bound high school seniors who have shown leadership in the LGBTQ community. This application is due February 12th. Learn more here.

This offers $5,000 to a student who must write an essay about an African American who inspired you.This application is due February 28th. Learn more here.

This offers $1,000 to a student who writes an essay of 1000 words or more on the following topic: How will your career course of study contribute to others after you graduate? Students must live in Wake County, NC as a high school senior with a 3.0 GPA and 50 hours or more of community service. The deadline is February 28th. Website found here.

This gives a varied amount to a child of a full-time or part-time employee of Simon Property Group who has been employed for at least one year and be a a high school senior or current college student who is under 23 years old. This application is due February 8th. More info. here.

This offers up to $10,000 to graduate students as well as undergraduates who have completed at least 1 year of study and show academic excellence. This application is due February 1st. Learn more here.

March

This scholarship offers a varied amount to students from North and South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance or business administration. Students must be a graduating senior at a North or South Carolina high school and are pursuing their college education. This application is due March 6th. More info here.

This offers a varied amount to female mothers who are raising children, they must be over the age of 25 and are raising young children. They must be pursuing their college education in any major they choose. This application is due March 6th. Learn more here.

This scholarship offers up to $10,000 to current high school seniors who plan to pursue their college education as a full time student and, be a US citizen or permanent resident and express financial need. This application is due March 8th. Website here.

This offers $7,500 to High school seniors who have a commitment to excellence and are inspired by the work their first responder parent or parents do in our communities. This application is due March 1st. More info here.

This offers a varied amount to a talented student and a declared major in the arts and be a rising college junior or senior in good academic standing. This application is due March 4th. Website here.

This offers $12,000 to high school seniors and community college transfer students who live in a tobacco-dependent North Carolina county and are planning to pursue their college education in North Carolina. This application is due March 1st. Learn more here.

This offers $2,000 to women age 23 and older, who are seeking either specialized training in vocational or technical skills, a degree or certification below the masters/doctorate level, or continuing education courses for upgrading job skills. This application is due March 15th. Learn more here.

This offers a varied amount and varied scholarships to students who express financial need. More info here.

April

This scholarship offers a varied amount to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have at least a 2.5 GPA, be enrolled full-time, and reside in a district represented by a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. This application is due April 30th. Learn more here.

This scholarship awards $3,000 to a student who is currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and has at least a 2.5 GPA. This application is due April 30th. Website here.

This offers $5,000 to students who are alumni of Cook Elementary School in Winston-Salem who are graduating high school seniors or high school graduates who are seeking to pursue their college education. This application is due April 30th. Website here.

This offers $7,500 to graduating high school seniors from chosen North Carolina counties who will enroll at any accredited two or four year colleges, technical colleges, or universities in the fall.This application is due April 17th. Learn more here.

This must express financial need excel in talent in performing arts and outstanding academically. Plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in a discipline related to the performing arts. Accepted by a university or college with an established performing arts program. This application is due April 5th. Website here.

This offers $5,000 to students pursuing their college career in theatre. This application is due April 1st. More info. here.

This offers $2,5000 to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing their college education relating to the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. This application is due April 30th. More info. here.

This offers $2,500 to a student who expresses financial need and lives in Forsyth County seeking a degree or credential in the healthcare field. This application is due April 15th. Learn more here.

This offers $2,500 to students who live in Forsyth or Davidson Counties, express financial need, and plan to attend and meet the requirements for admission to Forsyth Tech or DCCC. The deadline is April 25th. Learn more here.

May

This scholarship offers $5,000 to spouses of active-duty service members. Students must plan to pursue their college education in various ways. (online, undergraduate, graduate). This application is due May 4th. Website here.

This offers $1,000 to students who have been accepted to either a four-year college or community college and live in the 16-county area surrounding the Triangle. This application is due May 27th. More info here.

This scholarship offers $2,000 to current high school students in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. For this contest, students are asked to share their thoughts on “What are the responsibilities of citizenship, and how do those responsibilities support and reinforce the rule of law?” This application is due May 28th. Website here.

This scholarship offers a varied amount to high school seniors who are involved in the NOSB during their high school career, want to pursue their career in the ocean sciences or a marine-related field, and show academic success and integrity. This application is due May 25th. Learn more here.

This offers $3,000 to a student who was affected by a bleeding disorder or is been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder; is a caregiver of a child or adult affected by a bleeding disorder or has a sibling or a parent in the same household affected by a bleeding disorder. This application is due May 10th. Website here.

This offers $2,500 to residents of North Carolina or anyone planning to attend or currently attending a school in North Carolina. This application is due May 1st. Learn more here.

This offers $2,500 to students planning to pursue their college education at Winston-Salem State University. This application is due May 6th. Website here.

This offers up to $2,000 to local adults from Forsyth County who plan to or already attend Forsyth Technical Community College to pursue their degree that leads to a job with a livable wage. This application is due May 6th. More info. here.

June

This offers $5,000 to a student who is pursuing a non-performing career in the performing arts field. Students must also be a current high school senior, a college freshman, or college sophomore. The deadline is June 6th. Learn more here.

This offers a varied amount to a full-time student at a school who lives in one of these states, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia are eligible to apply. At least a 3.0 GPA is required, as well as expresses financial need. This application is due June 30th. Website here.

This offers $2,500 to a single working mother of at least 18 years of age, be enrolled and pursuing their college education, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, be employed and work at least 10 hours a week, be a Forsyth County, NC resident OR be enrolled in an accredited institution located in Forsyth County, and be a U.S. citizen. This application is due June 30. Website here.

July

This offers a varied amount to students who express financial need, have taken either the ACT or SAT, and have a 3.0 GPA. This application is due July 12th. Website here.

This offers a varied amount to current CSA swimmers who are in their final year with CSA, have been on a CSA team for a minimum of 2 years and live in Guilford County, NC. They must be accepted into an accredited institution of higher education. Students must have a 2.5 GPA. This application is due July 3rd. Website here.

August

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October

This offers 1,000 to students who are business majors with relevant coursework in human resources, be pursuing their college education, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. This is due October 23rd. Learn more here.

November

This offers up to $20,000 (5,000 per year) Must have 3.5 GPA or higher, demonstrate financial need, be a US Citizen, and show excellent leadership skills, an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances and have a strong interest in their community. This application is due November 1st. Learn more here.

This offers up to $11,000 to a student who shows academic excellence. The deadline is November 1st. Learn more here.

December

This offers $500 to a female college student who has lost a loved to breast cancer who lives in North Carolina and must write a two page paper about their experience. The deadline is December 31st. Website here.

This offers $1,000 to a student who has completed at least one quarter of a semester in an accredited four or five year engineering or engineering technology undergraduate/graduate degree program. Students must live in North Carolina and be enrolled in a North Carolina College or University. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA. The deadline is December 10th. Learn more here.

Deadlines Vary

Students grade 8 through 12 are allowed to participate in person for this contest. More info here.

Scholarship offers a varied amount to North and South Carolina students who are outstanding academically, engage their communities, and aspire to become leaders at Duke and beyond. Learn more here.

This offers 2,5000 to a member of the Kappa Delta sorority at the University of Florida and there is also a scholarship for a high school senior in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Website here.

Scholarship offers $16,000 to current college students, must be a minority to some extent. Learn more here.

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.