Next NC Scholarship

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Know what you're getting. Know where you're going.

The Next NC Scholarship is a financial aid program that helps most North Carolinians from households making $80,000 or less pursue higher education by fully covering tuition and fees at Stanly Community College. The best part? It’s money that doesn’t have to be repaid.


As a student at SCC, you'll receive at least $3,000. The scholarship award can be used for things beyond tuition, including things like fees, books, food, and housing. 

Students with the greatest need for financial aid could qualify for additional funding to help make paying for college more manageable.

To receive the Next NC Scholarship, you must be:
  • A North Carolina resident who is eligible for in-state tuition
  • A high school graduate (high school equivalency completers are eligible)
  • From a household with an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $80,000 or less
  • Enrolled in an eligible undergraduate curriculum program for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Taking at least 6 credit hours per semester (part-time students will receive a partial award)
  • Meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards of Stanly Community College
  • A student who has completed the 2024-2025 FAFSA, with a resulting Student Aid Index (SAI) at or below 7,500 (once complete, the financial aid office at the college/university you plan to attend will determine and confirm eligibility.)

Applying is simple. Just submit the FAFSA form. If you're eligible, you'll receive the Next NC Scholarship. There is no additional forms to fill out.