Scholarships

                                             CURRICULUM SCHOLARSHIPS

                                 (Associate Degree, Diploma and Certificates)

SCC Institutional Scholarships 2022-2023

Stanly Community College is pleased to offer institutional scholarships to help cover educational related costs for our students. The amount of each scholarship varies with funding being limited and subject to change. Scholarships are awarded for one (1) academic year and students are required to reapply each year.

Criteria:

  • Anticipated enrollment for 2022-2023  academic year, a minimum of six (6) credit hours per semester.
  • Students must be academically progressing if currently enrolled at SCC or considered a new student.

Priority Deadline: April 15th

To Apply: Scholarship application will reopen November 1, 2021

Applications must include a Letter of Recommendation from a non-family member to be considered complete. The letter should be submitted to the SCC Financial Aid Office by mail, email financialaid@stanly.edu or fax 704-991-0160.

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation Scholarship

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina Firefighter Scholarship Program will provide scholarships for existing firefighters who want to advance their education in fire and emergency services.  Students in the Stanly Community College Emergency Medical Sciences Associate Degree Program can receive up to $1,000 per term.  These funds are designated to assist North Carolina fire and rescue departments with recruitment and retention of firefighters.

Award is up to $1,000 per term (must reapply each term)

Funds are disbursed to the student’s account to cover any expenses for the program/courses to cover instructional costs (tuition, fees, books, materials, supplies, etc.) associated with an eligible curriculum program. Any balance of funds will be allocated to the student.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Hold an active NC Firefighter I & II certification
  • Student must successfully complete courses covered by the scholarship in any previous term to be eligible for funding in a subsequent term.

Click here for the scholarship application. Please return the application to Melissa Preslar in the Financial Aid Office.

 

Golden Leaf Scholarship 2021-2022

The Golden Leaf Foundation provides scholarships of up to $750 during one term for curriculum degree seeking students. The scholarship funds are limited to tuition, books, fees, supplies, credential testing fees for mid-skills training courses, and childcare services and transportation necessary to fulfill student educational requirements. You must be a resident of one of the qualifying Eligible Counties and be enrolled in or plan to enroll in one of the participating community colleges in North Carolina.

Criteria:  Applicant must complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA

Please contact Adam Foster in the Financial Aid Office for more information.

 

The Bridge Scholarship

The Bridge Scholarship is intended to provide support to individuals in financial need to continue their education in pursuit of a career in a trade or profession that will give them long term job security as well as a living wage. It is designed to bridge the gap between what is routinely available through standard financial aid and the actual costs of pursuing education beyond secondary school. Recipient selection will focus on the individual's motivation, perseverance and moral character. The scholarship is renewable yearly through the normal duration of the educational program with continued proof of financial need, a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and continuation in the selected program as a student in good standing.

Amount of the Award: The scholarship will be up to $2,000 (or more in exceptional circumstances) based on need to be applied towards the recipient's post-secondary education expenses and may cover tuition, books, supplies, and other expenses necessary to allow the recipient to attend and excel in classes.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, N.C. resident and a resident of Cabarrus County or City of Kannapolis.
  2. Applicant GPA should be at least 2.0
  3. Applicant must show financial need (FAFSA EFC).

Application Requirements:

  1. Completed application.
  2. 250-word essay.
  3. Letter of recommendation from a teacher (preferably in the area of your further academic studies), employer or community representative who knows the applicant and can speak to the applicant's character.
  4. Completed SCC "Consent to Release Student Information" form allowing scholarship donor access to academic and financial aid information.
  5. Completed FAFSA.
  6. Possible panel interview at date and location to be determined. 

 To Apply: Bridge Scholarship Application

Scholarship deadline: First come first serve until funds are exhausted. For the scholarship to be included in high school awards ceremonies, high school applicants should submit their applications by March 31, 2021.  The final deadline for application is June 15, 2021.

Please return the application and Letter of Recommendation to Melissa Preslar.

 

Charles Ray Miller VFW Scholarship

The VFW Post 2908 Auxiliary Health Sciences Scholarship (in memory of Charles Ray Miller) is intended to provide support to a graduating high school senior or a current Stanly Community College Student in a Health Sciences program. Recipient selection will focus on the individuals record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular activities. 

Amount of the Award: The scholarship will be $500, split between Fall and Spring semesters.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  1. Applicant must be enrolled or intend to enroll at Stanly Community College.
  2. Applicant must be enrolled or intend to enroll in a Health Sciences program.

Application Requirements:

  1. Completed application.
  2. 250-500 word essay.
  3. Applicants must have the endorsement of their Guidance Counselor or Advisor and/or non-familial letters of recommendation. Two recommendations are required. 

To Apply: Charles Ray Miller VFW Scholarship Application

Scholarship deadline: June 30th, 2021

Please return the completed application package to Melissa Preslar. Applications will be forwarded to the selecting committee.

 

 

                                         OCCUPATIONAL EXTENSION SCHOLARSHIPS

                                                  (Continuing Education Courses)

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation - Firefighter Stipend Application

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation is offering stipend funds up to $500 per term to students in the NC Firefighter I & II, NC Driver/Operator Pumps, and/or Emergency Vehicle Driver certification programs. Students must reapply for each subsequent term to receive the funds.

Funds are disbursed to the student’s account to cover any expenses for the program/courses to cover instructional costs (books, materials, etc.) associated with the designated fire fighter training within a NC community college. Any balance of funds will be allocated to the student.

Click here for the scholarship application. Please return the application to Melissa Preslar in the Financial Aid Office.

 

Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship Program

The Governor of NC has established the GEER scholarships for NC Community College Workforce Continuing Education students.  The GEER scholarship provides awards, in the amount of $750, for eligible community college workforce continuing education students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs leading to a State or industry-recognized credential.

Criteria:

  • Must be a NC resident
  • Must be enrolling in Continuing Education pathway/course for 96 hours or more
  • Must demonstrate student need

Eligible programs:

  • Automotive
  • Auction Academy
  • Construction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electrical Lineworker
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Manicuring
  • Transportation
  • Fire and Rescue Services

Scholarship deadline: Funds available until 9/30/2022

Click here for the scholarship application. Please return the application to Melissa Preslar in the Financial Aid Office.

 

 SCC OE Scholarship 2020-2021

Stanly Community College is pleased to offer scholarships to our Occupational Extension students to help cover educational costs. The amount of each scholarship is limited to no more than $150 per person, with limited funding. Scholarships are awarded for only one Occupational Extension class.

Criteria:

  • Candidate must be unemployed.
  • Candidate must not be eligible for or receiving any other form of financial assistance for education.
  • Application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a non-family member.

Priority Deadline: One week before start of class.

To Apply: SCC OE Application - Please return the completed application and letter of recommendation to Melissa Preslar.

 

OE Golden Leaf Scholarship 2021-2022

The Golden Leaf Foundation provides scholarships of up to $250 during one term for occupational continuing education students enrolled in a credentialing program of at least 96 hours. The scholarship funds are limited to tuition, books, fees, supplies, credential testing fees for mid-skills training courses, and childcare services and transportation necessary to fulfill student educational requirements. You must be a resident of one of the qualifying Eligible Counties and be enrolled in or plan to enroll in one of the participating community colleges in North Carolina.

Criteria:  

              *Must reside in eligible county

              *Provide 2018 adjusted gross income

               *Be enrolled in credentialing program of at least 96 hours.

  To ApplyContact Adam Foster for more information

 

2020-2021 SECU Bridge to Career Program - Workforce Development Scholarship

The SECU scholarships are need-based, but do not require FAFSA documentation. If selected as a recipient of this scholarship, your scholarship monies will be available after completion of your training course.

Eligible OE Training Programs: Electrical Lineman, CNA1, CNA2, Carolina Auction Academy

Criteria:

  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen and a North Carolina resident.
  • Be in one of the following target groups: unemployment insurance claimants, unemployed & underemployed adults, members of the NC National Guard, or military veterans & spouses. Note: Underemployed will be defined as individuals earning 200% below the federal poverty level. Preference will be given to students with limited or no access to financial aid from other programs.
  • Be enrolled in a short-term training program that leads to a state-regulated or industry-recognized credential that is offered through Continuing Education.
  • Not be a Director, employee or family member of an employee of the State Employee's Credit Union or SECU Foundation.
  • Applicant must be completing their training program in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 to be eligible.

To Apply: SECU ConEd Scholarship Application

 

                                            Outside Agency Scholarships

 

Michelin Technical Scholars Program

Michelin offers opportunities for select students to develop hands-on work experience while earning their degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) or Mechatronics.  Scholars receive funds to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for their program of study along with part-time work and competitive pay.

Criteria:  

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a EET or Mechatronics program at a technical/community college
  • Have and maintain at minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Be able to work at least 20 hours per week at Michelin during the program
  • Demonstrate strong math, science, reading and comprehension skills
  • Pass a pre-employment test

To Apply:    Contact Marcus Pryor at SCC via email at mpryor7642@stanly.edu or call 704-991-0278.

 

WIOA "Trails of Opportunities" Program

The Lumbee Regional Development Association, Inc., Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Program (WIOA) is funded by the Division of Indian and Native American Programs in the Department of Labor. The WIOA program, is designed to enhance the employment and training activities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian individuals. The program also works to fully develop the academic, occupational and literacy skills of eligible individuals which are necessary to be competitive in the workforce; and to provide services in accordance with the goals and value of the communities in which they live.

To Apply: Contact Troy Hunt via email at thunt@lumbee.org or call 980-949-7352

 

 

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