7 Scholarships for Students in North Carolina

People know North Carolina for its BBQ, the Smoky Mountains, the Outer Banks, and basketball. But not every student is a 7-foot tall basketball star or champion pitmaster, so finding a scholarship may take a bit more work.

We know that finding the right scholarship can feel like a never-ending process with an overwhelming number of options. So, we’ve put together a list of 7 scholarships available to you just for being in North Carolina.

Rolling forested hills in North Carolina.

Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,800

Deadline: March 15

Established in 2009, the Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship awards students in North Carolina pursuing a degree in nursing. The $1,800 award goes toward tuition, fees, room & board at an accredited post-secondary institution. Although anyone in NC can apply, the scholarship gives preference to African-American students in Forsyth County. Students must enroll full-time to receive the award.

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship

Amount: $12,000

Deadline: January 31

The Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship, created in 1955, offers 17, $12,000 scholarships to students in North Carolina. Applicants must complete a formal application, demonstrate financial need, and plan to enroll as a full-time student in a degree program at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro. Recipients of the award can renew the award each year provided that they maintain a 2.7 GPA and stay enrolled as full-time students.

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Foundation for the Carolina’s Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Early March

Students interested in the arts should apply for the Foundation for the Carolina’s Scholarship. College juniors or seniors on the path to a successful career in the arts can receive this award.

Silver Pen Writing Competition

Amount: $500 — $2,500

Deadline: TBD for 2021

This writing competition is for high school seniors who live within 25 miles of a Senior Living Communities retirement community. Seniors write an essay on the given year’s topic. Residents of the communities choose 4 winners to receive one of the $1,400 awards.

William Tasse Alexander Scholarship

Amount: $3,500

Deadline: Early March

Established in 1982, this scholarship is given by the Foundation For The Carolina’s to a rising junior or senior in college from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The award generally goes to students pursuing a degree in education. Applicants for the scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA.

Oliver Joel and Ellen Pell Denny Healthcare Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: July 31

This scholarship awards first-time students seeking a degree or certification in the healthcare field. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA in all of their healthcare classes. Preference for the award is given to residents of Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties.

Jonathan LaRon Skinner Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1

This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors, with preference given to those attending Quality Education High School of Business and
Entrepreneurship. Recipients of the award must demonstrate financial need, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and be a resident of Forsyth County, North Carolina.


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