Scholarships

When you hear the word 'scholarship,' you might immediately think merit-based award. While that is certainly the case for some; it is definitely not for all! In fact, there is such a variety of scholarships available, that there is most likely one (or more) that fits your criteria. It is important to note, however, that in many cases, you will need to have filled out a FAFSA prior to filling out a scholarship application.

The RCC Foundation offers numerous scholarships to RCC students. To be eligible for consideration for RCC Foundation Scholarships students must have applied for admission to RCC, or be currently enrolled, and completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Curriculum scholarships are awarded based on merit and need through an automatic award process associated with students' application and FAFSA data. The Office of Financial Aid and Veteran’s Affairs posts these awards to student accounts and notifies the student.

Continuing Education (short-term training) scholarships are offered through the program areas and their coordinators. For more information contact Shaneka Jones at smjones@randoph.edu.

For more information about the RCC Foundation, including how you can support, please visit their website at c.travelwyo.com/foundation!

The Changing Lives Scholarship fund assists RCC students who have legitimate financial need who are not receiving an adequate amount of financial aid or who are ineligible to receive Federal or State aid due to a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following:

  • Students who are enrolled less than half-time and therefore unable to obtain any financial aid
  • Students who receive little or no assistance based on their Expected Family Contribution
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree who are not eligible for Federal and State grants
Student requirements
  • Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including the verification process if selected
  • Students should have an EFC between $0 and $15,000
  • Previously enrolled students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a 67% completion rate.
  • All other financial aid received by the student will be deducted from the projected award amount
  • Students are not allowed to receive a net disbursement check as a result of this award.
  • Students must be prepared to provide documentation to support their request for support

How Are Award Amounts Determined

Award amounts are contingent upon fund availability and are based on the current in-state tuition and fees set by the North Carolina General Assembly. The award amount may also be based on the number of credit hours that the student is enrolled in for the semester that assistance is requested, less other financial aid that is available to the student. Amounts generally do not exceed $500, but may be less to ensure effective management of funds. Furthermore, awards can only be applied to charges accrued at RCC (tuition, fees, books, and supplies).

To apply for the program, please contact your financial aid counselor.

College Foundation of North Carolina is a nonprofit partnership between Pathways of North Carolina, College Foundation, Inc., and the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. These organizations have broad expertise in helping students to successfully prepare for college and to find the best financial aid alternatives. Together, they provide a complete and comprehensive source of information - and real solutions - for students and their families.

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Founded in 1998, Scholarships.com has helped students find money for college and learn about the entire financial aid process.

They are among the most widely-used and trusted free college scholarship search and financial aid information resources on the Internet and have been recognized by high schools, colleges and universities nationwide, among others.

They have worked to build relationships with colleges and universities across the country and want to provide students with the opportunity to not only find free money for college and interact with prospective colleges but to be recruited as well.

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FastWeb, the Internet's leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships.  Their informational materials are also very useful and free to download.

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College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT, the Advanced Placement Program, and BigFuture. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.

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Scholly was created by Christopher Gray, who won $1.3 million in scholarships through grit, sweat, and hustle. In realizing how broken and time consuming this process was, he created Scholly to make things much easier.  Scholly has become a tool that matches high school, college, and graduate school students (and folks who’ve already graduated) with personalized scholarships, grants, and funds. Designed to ease the scholarship search process, Scholly Search’s adaptive matching engine and curated database promise to deliver smarter, targeted lists of scholarships.

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The U.S. Department of Labor has its own scholarship website through the CareerOneStop portal. There are more than 8,000 scholarships listed, and you can filter awards by keyword or sort them by amount, deadline, residing state and state where you’ll be studying. There are scholarships available for students enrolled in a vocational school or working toward an associate’s degree, as well as for undergraduate and graduate students.

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Each year, the RCC Financial Aid Office receives several letters from scholarship entities that are offering free money to students like you. 

All of the scholarships below are reviewed and maintained by the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs to assist students in finding additional funding for college.The number of scholarships will continue to grow as we receive information from scholarship entities.

1st-Art-Gallery.com Annual Art & Design Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: June 1, annually

24x7 Doctors Answering Service Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: June 15 and December 15, annually

Addiction Resource Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Mental Health
  • Application Deadline: April 12, 2024

American Indian College Fund

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

American Muscle Scholarship

  • Amount: 2- $2,500 (1 in Fall and 1 in Spring)
  • Program Eligibility: Industrial, Engineering, & Transportation Programs
  • Application Deadline: June 15 (fall award) and October 15 (spring award), annually

American Trucks Student Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Program Eligibility: Industrial, Engineering, & Transportation Programs or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programs
  • Application Deadline: October 15 and June 15, annually

Asian Pacific Fund

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority 
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Ayn Rand Atlas Shurgged Essay Contest

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Program Eligibility: Essay
  • Application Deadline: April 25, 2024
Beldon Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Business & Commercial Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: September 1, annually

Catching the Dream Scholarship

  • Amount: From $500 - $5,000
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Summer Semester- March 15, Fall Semester- April 30, Spring Semester- September 15

CFNC Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Chairish Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Program Eligibility: Arts, Social Sciences, and Public Services Programs, Industrial, Engineering, & Transportation Programs, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programs, or Health Sciences & Cosmetic Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: January 1 and June 30
College Board
  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

College Greenlight

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

College Scholarships for Underrepresented Students

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority 
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Course Hero Scholarships

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

DoD Smart Scholarship-for-Service Program

  • Amount: Annual Stipends are between $25K-$38K depending on degree level
  • Program Eligibility: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,200
  • Program Eligibility: Science
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

Drug Rehab USA Mental Health Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Program Eligibility: Mental Health
  • Application Deadline: January 1, 2025

EduMed Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Veteran/Military, Minority, or Health Sciences & Cosmetic Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Emergency Dentists USA Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Health Sciences & Cosmetic Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: July 1, annually

Employment BOOST College Scholarships

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: April 1, July 1, October 1, January 1

FinAid.org Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Forgiveable Education Loans for Service (FELS)

  • Amount: Up to $7,000
  • Program Eligibility: Varies
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000 annually
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Annually by February 1

Future Nurse Scholarship Program  

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Health Sciences & Cosmetic Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: August 1 and January 15, annually

George Sink, P.A Injury Lawyers Veterans & Family Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Military/Veteran
  • Application Deadline: June 14, 2024

Golden LEAF 4-Year Scholarship Program

  • Amount: Up to $14,000 | $3,500 per school year
  • Program Eligibility: Varies
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Goodnight Scholars Program

  • Amount: Up to $23,000 per year
  • Program Eligibility: Varies
  • Application Deadline: March 5, 2024

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Industrial, Engineering, & Transportation Programs
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Immigrants Rising

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Jungle Scout - Jungle Scholar

  • Amount: at least $2,000
  • Program Eligibility: Business & Commercial Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Kaleidoscope

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Program Eligibility: STEM
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

NAACP-Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority 
  • Application Deadline: Varies

National Merit Scholarship Corporation

  • Amount: Varies 
  • Program Eligibility: General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

NC Assist Scholarship Contest

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

NC Reach

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: No deadline

NC State Scholarship for Children of War Veterans

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Veteran/Military
  • Application Deadline: Varies

NC Teaching Fellows

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Varies
  • Application Deadline: February 18, 2024

NISOD Essay Contest

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: March 8, 2024

NISOD Graphic Design Contest

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Graphic Design
  • Application Deadline: March 8, 2024

North Carolina A&T State University Transfer Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

North Carolina Community Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

North Carolina Education and Training Voucher Program (NC ETV)

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: No deadline

Open Education Database - African-American Grants

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Open Education Database - Minority Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Opportunity Scholarship - A Program of THEDREAM.US

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Veteran/Military, Health Sciences & Cosmetic Arts Programs, or Open/General
  • Application Deadline: May 15 and December 1, annually

PNC Bank - Student Lending Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: June 1 and December 1, annually

Rise Marketing Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programs
  • Application Deadline: August 1, annually

Rover Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Program Eligibility: Varies
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2024

Sage IT Semi-Annual Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Information Technology
  • Application Deadline: March 3, 2024

Scholarship America

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Always Available

Scholarships.com - Disability Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Disabled
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

SEANC Scholarship Foundation

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

SeniorCare.com Aging matters Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund

  • Amount: Varied amounts of $2,000 to $10,000
  • Program Eligibility: General
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

Study.com: Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Degrees Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Program Eligibility: Arts, Social Sciences, and Public Services Programs
  • Application Deadline: April 1, annually

Study.com: Undergraduate Distance Learning Degrees Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: April 1, annually

TEACH Early Childhood Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Arts, Social Sciences, and Public Services Programs
  • Application Deadline: Varies

The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship"

  • Amount: up to $5,000
  • Program Eligibility: Veteran/Military
  • Application Deadline: Fall semester: January 1 through April 30, Spring semester: August 1 through November 15

UNC-G Transfer Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Arts, Social Sciences, and Public Services Programs
  • Application Deadline: Varies

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Welding Stars Scholarship   

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: September 30, annually