The Financial Aid office is often requested to assist in awarding various private and non-profit scholarships each year. In addition, the Foundation of Wayne Community College also offers many scholarships each year.

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The Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship

The Golden LEAF Foundation awards grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofits and governmental entities across North Carolina. Golden LEAF’s grants focus on three priorities: agriculture, job creation and retention, and workforce preparedness.

Applicants must complete the full application and the essay here, and turn it in to the Financial Aid office by June 3rd

The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students

Triangle Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students for funding for the 2016-2017 academic year. One-time awards will range from $1,000 to $15,000 per student, and recipients must re-apply for funding each year.

Please review the full eligibility criteria and application instructions by visiting Triangle Community Foundation’s website: The Tomorrow Fund

Riddle & Brantley Scholarship 2016 Essay Contest

The Riddle & Brantley Scholarship raises awareness around the topic of drinking and driving. Contest information can be seen here: . The firm is offering FIVE awards, in the amount of $1,000 each.

The scholarship is now open, and entries are due by May 20, 2016.

Scholarships Awarded Through Financial Aid

We provide notification of all available scholarships via CamNet. Information regarding available scholarships may also be obtained in the Financial Aid Office. Please use the Financial Aid Scholarship Application to apply for these scholarships. The Financial Aid Office may be asked to assist in awarding the following scholarships:

  • Wachovia Technical Scholarship
  • Progress Energy Power Careers Program
  • SECU Foundation “People Helping People” Scholarship
  • Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship

In addition, many churches, alumni groups, and various other organizations and agencies have scholarship funds available to assist students.

Scholarships Awarded Through The Foundation of Wayne Community College

Scholarships may be available to qualified applicants through the Foundation of Wayne Community College. These scholarships are funded through private donations by loyal alumni, staff and friends of the college. For more information about these scholarships and the application form please visit the Foundation web site.

Top 12 Scholarship Program

Scholarship offered to students who enroll in one of ten high demand/low enrollment programs and meet eligibility requirements. This scholarship will cover the costs of tuition and required fees only for up to two years. The award amount will be based on each student’s enrollment status. Eligible programs are subject to change without notice. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. View the current Top 12 list.

Vocational Rehabilitation –

Many states offer educational assistance to students who have a significant disability. A North Carolina student should contact the Vocational Rehabilitation Division of the Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, N.C., or in the student’s local community. A student from another state should contact his local Vocational Rehabilitation counselor.

N.C. Community Colleges Foundation Endowment for Teacher Preparation Scholarship/Loan for Prospective Teachers –

A North Carolina student who plans a teaching career in the state may wish to apply for a Prospective Teachers’ Scholarship-Loan. The award is valued at $2,500 per semester for up to two consecutive semesters of full time study. Recipients may reapply for a second year of funding. Each year’s stipend may be canceled by a year of public school teaching in North Carolina. Information and an application form may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, N.C. or online at

NC Health, Science, and Mathematics Scholarship Loan Program –

A North Carolina resident student for tuition purposes accepted as a full time student in an accredited program leading to a degree in a specified health, science, or mathematics related fiel. Award recipients are chosen according to major, academic capabilities and financial need. Information and application may be obtained online at

N.C. Veterans’ Affairs Scholarship –

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs offers scholarship assistance to North Carolina children of deceased or disabled veterans or of certain veterans who were listed in a POW/MIA status. An eligible student should write to the N.C. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Raleigh, N.C., for information.

Nurse Scholars Program –

The Nurse Scholars Program (NSP) is a competitive, merit-based scholarship/loan program available to students who have been accepted into the nursing program. The scholarship provides college scholarship/loans for outstanding high school graduates and other persons pursuing an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).

This scholarship is awarded to eligible full-time students in the amount of $3,000 and may be renewed for one year.

Applications are mailed to eligible candidates or may be available from the College Foundation of NC.

Nurse Education Scholarship Program –

The Nurse Education Scholarship Loan Program (NESLP) was created to provide need-based scholarship loans, working in combination with existing financial aid resources, to encourage enrollment and retention of qualified nurse education students.

Scholarship loans vary in amount based on each individual’s financial need and the cost of attendance at Wayne Community College. Awards range from $400 to $3,000 a year in the ADN and LPN programs.

Applications will be available from the College Foundation of NC.