7 Scholarships for Students in North Carolina


North Carolina is known for BBQ, the Smoky Mountains, the Outer Banks, and basketball. But not every student is a 7 foot tall basketball star or champion pit master, 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.

Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,800

Deadline: June 15th

Established in 2009, the Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship is offered to students in North Carolina who are pursuing a degree in nursing. The $1,800 award is to be used for tuition, fees, room & board at an accredited post-secondary institution. Although anyone in NC is allowed to apply, preference is given to African-American students in Forsyth County. Students must be enrolled full time to receive the award.

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Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship

Amount: $12,000

Deadline: January 31st

The Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship was created in 1955 and offers 17, $12,000 scholarships to students in North Carolina. Applicants must complete a formal application, be able to 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 are eligible to renew the award each year provided that they maintain a 2.7 GPA and are enrolled as full-time students.

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Foundation for the Carolina’s Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 4th

Students interested in the arts should apply for the Foundation for the Carolina’s Scholarship. An award that is given to college juniors or seniors who are on the path to a successful career in the arts.

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Silver Pen Writing Competition

Amount: $1,400

Deadline: March 13th

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 and 4 winners are chosen by the residents of the communities to win one of the $1,400 awards.

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William Tasse Alexander Scholarship

Amount: $3,500

Deadline: March 15th

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 is generally given to students pursuing a degree in education. Applicants for the scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA

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Oliver Joel and Ellen Pell Denny Healthcare Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: August 16th

This scholarship is awarded to 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.

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Marcus Raper Zimmerman Fund

Amount: Varies

Deadline: August 16th

This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to physically challenged students or students planning to work with people who have physical challenges. Recipients of the award must be working toward their first post-secondary degree or certificate, have at least a 2.0 GPA, and be a resident of Forsyth County, North Carolina.

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