Find and apply for Scholarships. Start researching early, meet deadlines, and you may be on your way to scholarship success.
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.
Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship Program
CVCC is excited to offer the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds Scholarship. This program provides scholarships for eligible community college students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs 96-hours or more leading to a State or industry-recognized credential.
North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant
CVCC is now offering a new Longleaf grant program for 2021 to spring 2023. Check out the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant website to find out more.
The Longleaf Commitment is a grant program for 2021 North Carolina high school graduates who will attend one of our state’s “Great 58” community colleges starting in the Fall 2021 semester. High school students may be eligible to receive this grant – not a loan – for tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit. Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year, for a total of two years. Less than full-time students may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant Program ends at the conclusion of the 2023 spring semester.
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 North Carolina Community Colleges Scholarship Guide
The Scholarship Guide: Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines for Scholarship Administration (PDF), covers the scope of scholarships from state, corporate, and private sponsors for North Carolina community college students for the following scholarships:
- The NC Community Colleges Foundation Endowment for Teacher Preparation
- NC Community Colleges Foundation Scholarship for Health Careers
- Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship
- Rodney B. Powell Memorial Scholarship
- Golden Leaf Scholars Program
- George W. Ballard Memorial Scholarship
- Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship
- SECU Foundation Scholarship
NC REACH Scholarship
NC Reach is a state-funded scholarship offered to qualified applicants for up to four years of undergraduate study at North Carolina 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.
External Scholarship Resources
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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