Athletic Scholarship (NCCU Athletic Scholarship)
Documented record of sports participation and outstanding athletics ability is required to be eligible for this scholarship. You must meet all of the University's admission requirements and enroll as a full time student. Scholarships may be renewed contingent upon academic and athletic performance. Awards range from $200 to full payment of educational expenses.
DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)
The DC Tuition Assistance Grant was created in November 1999 by the District of Columbia College Access Act. The grant provides funds to District of Columbia residents. DC TAG may be used to attend any of the more than 2,500 public colleges around the country. The grant pays the difference between the in-state and out-of-state tuition. The award is paid directly to the institution and is equal to the difference between the in-state and out-of-state tuition up to $10,000 per year. There is a lifetime maximum of $50,000.
District of Columbia College Access Program (DCCAP)
Must be a resident of the District enrolled in college as a full time student, in good academic standing according to the standards set by the college, and demonstration of financial need. Additional information can be obtained by emailing: email@example.com.
District of Columbia Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership
Assistance Partnership (DC LEAP): The DC Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership was created in 1975 by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. DC LEAP is funded through matching funds by the District of Columbia and the Federal government. The grant awards funds to needy residents attending postsecondary institutions around the country. Eligible applicants receive an award of up to $1,500 per year.
GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarships
Established in 1988 by Burroughs Welcome Company in the Research Triangle Park, this program offers Triangle residents who have overcome significant adversity the opportunity to improve their lives through further education or training. Any person who is a US Citizen and has been a permanent resident of Durham, Orange, or Wake County for the past year, who can demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity, and who has an exceptional desire to improve himself or herself through further education or training may apply. There are no limitations on age, income level, previous education, course of study or training program the applicant is planning to pursue. Scholarship may be used to begin a program or continue a program in which the applicant is already enrolled. It may be used for public, technical or community college programs, four year colleges or university studies. Between four and six awards are made annually up to $5,000 per year for a maximum of four years. Scholarship may be applied to expenses for tuition, required fees, and required books. All application materials must be postmarked on or before March 15th.
Applications may be obtained online at http://www.trianglecf.org/ or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Triangle Community Foundation at 919-474-8370 if you have questions.
MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers Program)
The program is designed to increase the number of minorities in research careers in the biomedical sciences. Students committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply. Open to juniors and seniors majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Mathematics, or Computer Science. Applicants must be honor students with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The program provides tuition, travel to national meetings, and a monthly stipend
Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS)
Award usually provides payment of tuition and fees.
National Science Scholars Program (NSSP)
This scholarship program is for undergraduates majoring in the physical, life, and computer sciences, mathematics or engineering at postsecondary institutions. Graduating high school students or students who have obtained the GED (General Education Development) certificate may apply for the scholarship. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or residential nationals. They must have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in an area of math or science and must declare an intent to major in a course of study and pursue a career in the sciences. Two students, one of whom must be female, from each Congressional District may be chosen annually. Awards are valued up to $5,000 per year, but may not exceed the cost-of-attendance. Applications are available from the high school guidance counselors of public and private high schools in North Carolina.
NC ETV Program
The North Carolina Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program offers grants to foster youth and former foster youth to attend colleges, universities and vocational training institutions. Students may receive up to $5,000 a year for four years as they pursue higher education. The funds may be used for tuition, books or qualified living expenses related to post-secondary education. Additional program information is available at www.statevoucher.org.
North Carolina National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
Student must be active member of the North Carolina Army or Air National Guard and remain a member of the National Guard for two years following the end of the academic period for which tuition assistance is provided. Student must enroll in an eligible business or trade school, private or state educational institution in North Carolina, and must maintain a C or better grade point average. Student may not be enrolled in a program designed primarily for preparation in a religious vocation.
North Carolina Veterans Scholarships
Award is available to certain children of certain deceased or disabled veterans who were listed as POW/MIA. Veteran must have been a legal resident of North Carolina and resided there continuously. Full scholarships provide for four academic years of free tuition, room and board allowances and mandatory fees at state-supported institutions. Limited scholarships provide free tuition and mandatory fees. Awards may be used for either undergraduate or graduate study. Contact the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs at 919-733-3851.
Rehabilitation Assistance for Visually Handicapped
Student must be legally blind or have a progressive eye condition that may result in blindness, thereby creating an employment handicap for the individual. Student must be a North Carolina resident enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program. The amount of the assistance is based on financial need. The assistance covers tuition, fees, books and supplies, and reader service.
SDS (Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students)
This program provides scholarships for undergraduate students who are pursuing a career in nursing. The applicant must demonstrate significant financial need by completing an internal SDS application in the School of Nursing and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Scholarships may range from $500 to $2000. To be considered, independent students must complete the parents section of the FAFSA, even though the instructions on the FAFSA direct students to skip this section if independent.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
In order to qualify, a student must have a mental or physical disability that is a handicap to employment. There must also be a reasonable expectation that as a result of vocational rehabilitation services, the person may become gainfully employed. The amount of the award is based on need and the type of program in which the individual is enrolled. It generally pays for tuition and fees. The amount of coverage for supportive services, such as attendant services, transportation, and books depends on financial eligibility.