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State Aid Programs

American Indian Student Legislative Grant (AISLG)

This program is based on financial need and you must be a member of an Indian tribe recognized by the State of North Carolina. or by the federal government. You must also be classified as a North Carolina. resident for tuition purposes. Funds will appear as a credit on your account. $700 is the maximum value per academic year for full time undergraduate or graduate students and a reduced amount proportional to academic load for part time students.

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

This program promotes student achievement and recognizes exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence. Recipient must be a graduate of a public or private high school in North Carolina or have a GED (General Education Development) certificate and be accepted for enrollment as an undergraduate student at a postsecondary institution. Byrd scholars are selected on the basis of demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and the promise of continued academic excellence. The maximum annual award is $1,500 and may be renewed for up to four years of undergraduate study. Applications are available from high school principals and guidance counselors of public and private high schools in North Carolina. The application deadline is in February.

Dr. A.P. and Frances Dickson Scholarship

You must currently reside in Hoke County, North Carolina, enroll as full time student and have an academic average of 3.0 or better. An entering freshman must be ranked in the top 25% of his/her graduating class.

Eagle Grant (EAGLE)

Awards are available to "in-state" and "out-of-state" undergraduates who demonstrate "substantial financial need". To be eligible for EAGLE your EFC must be $4,000 or less. Consideration for this grant is automatic once the FAFSA has been properly filed.

Clarence H. Ellis Scholarship

Applicant must be a legal resident of Durham or Wilson County be a high school senior or an undergraduate student, enrolled in or planning to enroll at NCCU, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or be in the upper percentile of their high school graduating class.

The Frances A. Kornegay Community Relations Award

A nominee must be at least a sophomore in classification, enrolled full-time, and have made outstanding contributions to the NCCU campus and the community at large. Award is $500.

Glaxo Scholarship

Recipients must have a major in biology, chemistry or psychology. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Awards are renewable. Entering freshmen qualify based upon SAT scores, class rank, grades as well as letters of recommendation from science teachers. Award is $1,000 per academic year.

The Golden LEAF Scholarship

This award is funded by a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. Three categories of students will receive funding: high school students who will be freshmen, transfer students from North Carolina colleges who will enroll for the first time at UNC system campuses, and students who received Golden LEAF Scholarships at UNC system campuses during the academic year. Students residing in one of the 56 North Carolina counties who will enroll at one of the sixteen public universities - the University of North Carolina (UNC) system campuses. Applications, program information, deadlines and additional information are posted at www.ncseaa.edu/gl.htm.

James Lee Love Scholarship

You must be an undergraduate student, enrolled full time, North Carolina. resident and have an academic average of 3.0. An entering freshman must be ranked in the top 25% of his/her graduating class. The annual award is $2,700.

The I. Gregory Newton Scholarship Award

A nominee must be a political science major, have a grade point average of 3.0 or better, be enrolled full-time, and possess good character. Award is $500.

North Carolina Central University Grant (NCCU)

Must be an "in-state" student with an EFC of $4,618 or less. Awards are available to undergraduates who demonstrate "substantial financial need". Consideration for this grant is automatic once the FAFSA has been properly filed.

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS)

Eligibility is determined based on the same criteria as the Federal Pell Grant with one exception; students not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant with an estimated family contribution of 5000 or less will be eligible for an Education Lottery Scholarship. Students who have earned baccalaureate (four-year) college degrees are ineligible. Grants will range from $100 to $2,500 for the year. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is also used to qualify for the Federal Pell Grant.

North Carolina Sheriffs' Association Undergraduate Criminal Justice Scholarship

Award is available to a full time North Carolina resident undergraduate majoring in Criminal Justice. First priority in selection is given to a son or daughter of any law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Second priority is given to a son or daughter of any sheriff or deputy sheriff who is deceased, retired (regular or disability), or is currently active in North Carolina law enforcement. Third priority is given to any resident criminal justice student meeting NCCU's academic and financial need criteria. The non-renewable awards are valued at $2,000 each.

North Carolina Student Incentive Grant (NCSIG)

This program is offered by the NC State Education Assistance Authority via College Foundation Inc. To be eligible, you must be a U. S. citizen, a N. C. Resident, enrolled or accepted for enrollment on a full-time basis at a North Carolina postsecondary institution and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Award is available to undergraduates who demonstrate "substantial financial need." Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), indicate on the form that N. C. is his/her state of legal residence. The deadline for applying is March 15 of each year; however, funds are typically exhausted by the end of February. The annual award is $700. Student eligibility for this program is not determined by the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid.

North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science and Mathematics

Student must be a legal resident of North Carolina and accepted as full-time students in an undergraduate or master's program leading to a degree in the sciences. Award recipients are chosen according to major, academic capabilities, and financial need. Maximum loans range from $3,000 to $8,500 a year depending on the degree level. Loans are renewable annually based on financial need and satisfactory academic progress.

North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program

Applicants must be North Carolina residents currently enrolled as high school seniors. Selection is made on the basis of high school grades, class standing, SAT scores, writing samples, community service, extracurricular activities, and references from teachers and members of the community. Interviews at the local and regional levels are required. Recipients must be accepted for admission. The maximum award is $5,000 per year and is renewable for four years of college. Approximately 400 Teaching Fellows are selected annually. For more information visit the website at www.teachingfellows.org.

Nurse Education Scholarship Loan Program (NESLP)

This loan is based upon financial need and other factors such as academic performance. Loans range from $400 to $5,000, depending upon financial need. Repayment may be made in practice service in North Carolina. or in cash. The interest rate is 10% from the date of disbursement. Student has up to seven years to repay the loan in service, or ten years to repay the loan in cash.

Nurse Scholars Program (NSP)

This program is a competitive, merit-based scholarship/loan program available to students who have chosen to enter the nursing profession. An 11-member Nurse Scholars Commission selects recipients for the award on the basis of superior academics, leadership potential, and desire to practice nursing on a full-time basis in North Carolina. Recipients must be U.S. citizens and North Carolina residents. The annual value of the award is from $3,000 to $5,000. The scholarship is renewable.

Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loans (PTSL)

Recipients must be North Carolina residents and are selected on the basis of GPA, SAT scores, class rank, congressional district, and licensure areas of need. Recipients in teaching fields receive up to $2,500 per academic year for up to four years of undergraduate study. Applications are available in December and must be submitted by the second Monday in February

C.M. and M..D. Suther Scholarship

You must have a 3.0 GPA, rank in the top 25% of the high school graduating class, in the case of an entering freshman, and be a North Carolina. resident undergraduate full-time student. This award is usually made to a University scholar who is an undergraduate student. The annual award is $950.

Teacher Assistant Scholarship

The 2001 North Carolina General Assembly allocated one million dollars to a teacher assistant scholarship program that will enable full-time public school teacher assistants attending four-year colleges and universities (public or private) to receive a scholarship of up to $4,800 per year including summer school. Assistants must be enrolled at colleges and universities with teacher education programs and working toward a baccalaureate and teacher licensure. Recipients will receive $1,600 per fall and spring semester; in addition recipients may receive up to $1,600 for summer enrollment, depending on the number of semester hours attempted during the summer session(s). The new program is a scholarship and does not require repayment in cash or service. Applications and procedures may be downloaded from the www.ncseaa.edu.

UNC Need-Based Grant (UNCG)

To be eligible, one must meet all of the University admissions requirements. This grant is available to NC residents. The value of the award varies and applicants are required to complete the FAFSA and submit supporting documentation, if selected for verification. New entering freshmen and transfer students must apply with the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Continuing students who received the UNC Campus Grant previously may reapply by completing the FAFSA. Awards range from $1912 to $3400. To be eligible for UNCG, your EFC must be below $4618. Consideration for this grant is automatic once the FAFSA has been properly filed.

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