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Finding and Applying for Scholarships -- Start researching early, and meet deadlines, and you may be on your way to scholarship success.

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Scholarships are a form of aid that assists students with paying for their education. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Generally, scholarships are awarded to students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent. Scholarships may be set up to support a specific type of work like community service or support an under-represented group of students.


Catawba Valley Community College Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
Through funds donated to the CVCC Foundation, Inc. by individuals, families, and community groups, numerous permanent scholarships have been established to assist CVCC students. Students should submit an online application or contact the Foundation Office at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4282.

The Golden LEAF Scholars Program
The Golden LEAF Scholars Program (PDF) is a scholarship for students who reside in a qualifying county and demonstrate financial need. Up to $750 per semester, including summer term, is available for curriculum students and up to $250 per semester for students enrolling in occupational programs (continuing education). Awards can be applied toward tuition, fees, books, supplies at the community college where enrolled, transportation, child care expenses related to attending classes, and mid-skills credential testing upon course completion.

State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Community College Scholarship Program
The SECU Foundation Scholarship (PDF) established this two-year scholarship program to assist North Carolina Community College System students in achieving academic success. The members of the State Employees' Credit Union take an active role in assisting organizations and communities across North Carolina and truly believe in "People Helping People!"

Nurse Scholars Program (NSP)
The Nursing Scholars Program (PDF) was established by the General Assembly to provide financial assistance in the form of merit-based scholarship loans to North Carolina students pursuing degrees to become registered nurses and practice nursing in North Carolina.

The Ray Jefferies Scholarship
The Ray Jefferies Scholarship is awarded annually to the president of the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills. This scholarship is awarded without regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin or disability. Please review the eligibility criteria and contact the CVCC Financial Aid Office for more information.

NC REACH Scholarship
NC Reach is a state-funded scholarship offered to qualified applicants for up to 4 years of undergraduate study at NC public colleges and universities. Available funding is awarded after other public funds and scholarships have been applied. NC Reach provides comprehensive student support, including mentors, care packages and internships.

Forgivable Education Loans for Service
The Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides administration for the program.

The Goodnight Scholarship Program
The Goodnight Scholarship Program supports low-and middle-income students majoring in STEM and STEM-education disciplines who have received their associate degrees from North Carolina community colleges. The scholarship, valued at $19,500 per year, will cover the full cost of attendance at NC State University for two years (or four semesters). Visit for more information on the program. For more information on NC State transfer applications, visit

External scholarships are awarded by agencies, clubs and organizations outside of CVCC. Interested students should visit External Scholarship Resources* for further assistance.


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