Scholarships

CURRICULUM SCHOLARSHIPS

(Associate Degree, Diploma and Certificates)

Institutional Scholarship 2018-2019

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 2018-19  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:  SCC Institutional Scholarship Application

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.

 

Golden Leaf Scholarship 2017-18

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.

Deadline: June 1, 2018 (Summer 2018)

Criteria:  Applicant must complete a 2017-18 FAFSA

To Apply: Golden Leaf Application

 Please return the application to the Financial Aid Liaison

 

OCCUPATIONAL EXTENSION SCHOLARSHIPS

(Continuing Education Courses)

Institutional OE Scholarship 2018-2019

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:

  • Occupational Extension eligible program: Electric Lineman
  • Students must be academically progressing if currently enrolled at SCC or considered a new student.

To Apply: SCC Institutional Scholarship Application

Priority Deadline: April 15th

Applicants 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.

 

OE Golden Leaf Scholarship 2017-18

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.

Deadline: June 1, 2018 (Summer 2018)

Criteria:  2015 Income Tax Return

 To ApplyGolden Leaf Application 

Please return the application to the Financial Aid Liaison

 

SCC OE Scholarship 2017-2018

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 the Financial Aid Liaison.

 

State Employee Credit Union Scholarship 2017-2018

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: Auto body, Welding, HVAC, CNA1, CNA2

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 2017 or Spring 2018 to be eligible.

To Apply: SECU Con Ed Application

 

Golden Leaf Scholarship Program for Students Attending Public Universities and Private College Universities 2018-2019

The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program will award up to 215 grants, each valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for the 2018-2019 academic year. These scholarships are made possible through a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

Criteria:

  • Be enrolled during the 2017-18 academic year at a North Carolina public or private high school or a North Carolina community college
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes. Complete RDS (Residency Determination Service) at ncresidency.org
  • Reside in one of 79 qualifying counties (see county list at CFNC.org/goldenleaf)
  • Enroll at a qualifying UNC institution, or a North Carolina private non-profit college or university as a full-time, degree seeking student in the Fall of 2018 (see listing of qualifying campuses on the back, or at CFNC.org/goldenleaf)
  • Demonstrate financial need. Students MUST submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for this scholarship by March 1, 2018. The 2018-19 FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Present a satisfactory record of academic achievement and community service. Extracurricular activities and information provided in a brief essay submitted by the applicant may be considered in determining recipients
  • Submit an application
  • For the purposes of this scholarship the value of real property owned by farm families will not be considered when determining financial need
  • Students in default on student loans and students who have already been awarded bachelor degrees at four-year colleges and universities are not eligible for this scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2018

To Apply: Golden Leaf Scholarship Application (Public Universities/Private Colleges or Universities)

 

Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) 2018-2019

The Forgivable Education Loans for Service was established in 2011 to provide assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in NC.

Criteria:

  • Be a legal NC resident and NC resident for tuition purposes. Complete RDS (Residency Determination Service) at www.ncresidency.org
  • At the time of application, present a cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 for graduating high school students (weighted GPA); 2.80 for undergraduate students pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree; 3.20 for students pursuing a graduate or professional degree
  • Register with the Selective Service System, if required
  • Recipients must not be in default, or does not owe a refund, under any federal or State loan or grant program
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress according to the enrolling policy of the institution
  • Be willing to work in NC in a designated critical employment shortage profession
  • Must plan to enroll in at least six credit hours in an Approved Program at an Eligible Institution

Deadline: March 1, 2018

To Apply: NC FELS Application

 

Outside Agency Scholarship Opportunities

Stanly Community College is pleased to work with outside agencies in offering scholarships that are not affiliated with the college. The following are links to scholarship and grant opportunities. Please read their regulations, eligibility requirements and deadlines carefully, as they vary.

**Note: Scholarship applications should be free to fill out - please do not provide payment or sensitive personal information.

 

2017-2018 Academic Year Scholarships

Fallen Lineman Foundation Scholarship

Criteria: Fulltime student; Permanent resident of North Carolina; Must complete a FAFSA application

 

Twenty Motion Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Criteria: Write an article on the topic "The Future of Technology in 2018"

Recipient will be announced on March 31, 2018

 

Jason Kulpa Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Criteria: High school students who will graduate in 2018 and have already been selected to attend a college or university; Students currently enrolled in a college or university but have yet to reach their senior year

Recipient will be announced on June 30, 2018

 

2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarship

C.B. Crook Family Scholarship

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Criteria: Submit a completed C. B. Crook Family Scholarship application (address is on the application); Complete a  minimum 60 hours of undergraduate study by June 2018; Submit proof of acceptance into a healthcare program of study for either undergraduate or graduate school; Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA and submit official undergraduate transcripts; Must reside in Stanly County, Montgomery County, or will be a CHS Stanly teammate; Submit two letters of recommendation from current or past professors; Submit a head and shoulders photo for possible use in press releases, website, newsletter, etc.; Submit the address of the office of financial aid or the cashier's office at their school; Submit a 1-2 page essay describing themselves, why they should be chosen to receive the scholarship, and what their future plans are.

Recipient will be selected by the Stanly Health Foundation's grants committee, composed of Board of Directors members.

 

Roy and Lou Hinson Scholarship

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Criteria: Submit a completed Roy and Lou Hinson Scholarship application (address is on the application); Applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of undergraduate study by June 2018; Sumbit proof of acceptance into a healthcare program of study for either undergraduate or graduate school; Have a minimum 3.2 cumulative undergraduate GPA and submit their official undergraduate transcripts; Applicants will be a teammate at CHS Stanly, the dependent of a teammate at CHS Stanly, a resident of Stanly County, or a resident of Montgomery County; Submit two letters of recommendation: one from a current or past professor and one from a teammate at CHS Stanly (letters of recommendation from relatives are not allowed); Submit a head and shoulders photo for possible use in press releases, website, newsletter, etc.; Submit the address of the office of financial aid or the cashier's office at their school; Submit a 1-2 page essay explaining why they chose their particular field of healthcare, what traits they possess that will contribute to their success, and where they see themselves ten years from now.

Recipient will be selected by the Stanly Health Foundation's grants committee, composed of Board of Directors members, and designees from the Hinson family.

 

Worgul Law Firm Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Criteria: Be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college, university, or graduate school across the U.S.; Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher; Demonstrate outstanding service to the community, high initiative to further their education, and a strong academic performance.

Recipient will be announced by email prior to June 30, 2018

 

Bicycle Advisor Scholarship

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Criteria: Be a U.S. citizen; currently enrolled in a high school, college, or university at the time the application is submitted; cannot be a past recipient of the scholarship

Recipient will be announced on August 8, 2018

 

Kids & Toys Top Scholarship

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Criteria: Students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college or university

Recipient will be announced by August 18, 2018

 

Headphones Unboxed Scholarship 2018

Deadline: August 20, 2018

Criteria: Must be registered as a full-time student at a high school, college, or university; be a U.S. citizen

Recipient will be announced by August 25, 2018

 

Laptop Runner Scholarship

Deadline: September 1, 2018

Criteria: Be a U.S. Citizen; be a full-time student enrolled in either a high school, a college or a university at the time you apply

Recipient will be selected on September 5, 2018

 

Best Brands Scholarship

Deadline: April 27, 2018

Criteria: Be in Undergraduate or Postgraduate studies

Recipient will be announced by the second week in May 2018

 

10 Best Reviews

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Criteria: Write an essay on the topic "Junk Foods and Its Health Impacts"

Recipient will be announced in May 2018

 

Home Reviewed Marketing Scholarship

Deadline: August 5th, 2018

Criteria: You must be a full-or part-time student in a U.S. university, college or high school; You are not required to study in a marketing related field; You are not eligible to receive this scholarship again if you have received this scholarship in previous years

Recipient will be announced on July 10th

 

Headphones Unboxed Scholarship

Deadline: August 20, 2018

Criteria: must be registered as a full-time student at a high school, college or university; be a U.S. Citizen

Recipient will be announced on August 25, 2018

 

Laptop Runner Scholarship

Deadline: September 1, 2018

Criteria: be a U.S. Citizen; be a full-time student enrolled in either a high school, a college or a university at the time you apply

Recipient will be selected on September 5, 2018

 

Anytime Magazine Scholarship

Deadline: December 29, 2018

Criteria: Be a full-time student chasing a diploma in the following fields: Marketing, Economics, Business Management, Journalism, Law, Technology, Medical or similar field

Recipient will be announced by December 30, 2018

 

Buildfire Scholarship

Yearly Deadlines: July 15th; December 15th

Criteria: Provide verification of enrollment at a United States university; be a rising freshman, sophomore, junior or senior; be registered as a full-time student the year after receiving the scholarship; have a 3.5 GPA or higher; submit the essay and all required documents by the application deadline

Recipient announced August 15th; January 15th

 

OE Outside Agency Scholarships

Resource Development Center Scholarship

Criteria: Aged 16-24 taking continuing education classes

Contact Jim K. or Jane, WIOA Specialists 704-982-1815

 

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