Transfer Scholarships


The College Transfer Advising Center hopes to provide students with additional resources for success. Listed below are scholarship opportunities available for transfer students. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the scholarships available for students. One additional resource to check for scholarships that might be available to you is the College Foundation of North Carolina.

NC State Goodnight Scholars

North Carolina State University describes the Goodnight Scholars Program as the following, “The Goodnight Scholars Program, funded by a gift from Dr. Jim and Ann Goodnight, began in 2008 with 25 scholars. Since that time, it has grown into a comprehensive student development program designed to develop scholars into leaders within the STEM and/or education fields. The scholarship is available to low and middle-income families from North Carolina and is limited to students studying in the STEM disciplines or affiliated education majors. The value of the scholarship is $20,500 and is renewable for up to four years for first-year students, and three years for transfer students. In addition to the scholarship, Goodnight Scholars have access to an assortment of developmental programming focused on their professional and personal growth.”

Please visit the NCSU Goodnight Scholars website for additional details.


Phi Theta Kappa

If you are a Phi Theta Kappa member there are several scholarships available for you to apply to. As Phi Theta Kappa’s website says, “Scholarships are the #1 reason students join PTK. Here’s why. We offer two types of scholarships to help students complete an associate degree and prepare for transfer to a four-year college. Nearly $1 million in competitive scholarships are offered through PTK’s Foundation to support students to complete a degree.”

To view some of Phi Theta Kappa’s available scholarships please visit the Phi Theta Kappa website.


PIRATES Program

The PIRATES (Providing Inclusive Residential and Transfer Experience Scholarships) program provides scholarships to students enrolled in the Associate in Engineering degree program who plan to transfer into an engineering degree program at East Carolina University. Eligible students are awarded scholarships up to $3,000 a year for two years at WCC, and then up to $10,000 a year for two years at ECU.

View eligibility requirements in the online application. Application Deadline is July 18, 2022


RaiseMe Micro-scholarships

On RaiseMe, you can connect directly with four-year colleges while enrolled in community college to see what academic achievements will help you stay on track to complete your associate’s’ degree and efficiently and successfully transfer to complete your bachelor’s degrees. As you progress through community college coursework, you receive incremental “micro-scholarships” from colleges for those achievements, which you log in a free online portfolio. The micro-scholarship dollars translate into merit based financial aid awarded directly to you by an institution once you apply and are accepted.

RaiseMe is free to community college students! Get started today.