Two Scholarship Options at WCC! – Financial Aid and the Foundation

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. Make sure you checkout the scholarships below and the scholarships that are available through the Foundation of WCC. And for a third option, there is a free college scholarship search at

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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.

Cancer for College Carolina’s Scholarship

Since 1993, Cancer for College has provided hope and inspiration on cancer survivors in the form of college scholarships. Applicants are not discriminated against based on sex, race or religious belief. Community college applicants are eligible for the minimum scholarship level. All remaining applicants will be eligible for other one-time awards. Awards range from $1,000 – $5,000. Scholarship recipients must maintain full-time enrollment at his/her stated university. Eligibility: Open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States., Applicant must be a resident of the United States and Applicant must either be from or attending school in the states of North or South Carolina. Application is due January 31, 2019. Visit to download the application.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Scholarship (2018-2019)

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Scholarship (2018-2019) to any undergraduate or college bound high school juniors or seniors who has high ethical standards through leadership, community service, integrity and academic success. Eleven scholarship prizes totaling $20,000 will be offered – one $5,000, two $3,000, one $2,000 and seven $1,000. Application is due by 4:30 pm on January 31, 2019 and available in the Financial Aid Office. Visit to download the application.

Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA) “Making A Difference” Scholarship

As a college student, financial support is provided through grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. There are great financial aid representatives who provide support and assistance with receiving funding to cover the cost of educational expenses. You have an opportunity to share your financial aid experience and highlight how financial aid is making a difference in your college experience.
This scholarship opportunity is not degree specific and has a deadline of January 31, 2019. Download the application here.

Golden Leaf Scholarship (Spring 2019)

The Golden LEAF Scholars program provides grants up to $750 per semester for curriculum students to cover tuition, fees, books, supplies, childcare and transportation needs. The Golden LEAF Scholars program provides grants up to $250 per term for occupational education students to cover tuition, fees, books, supplies, childcare, transportation and mid-skill training course. Download the application here. Application is due January 31, 2019.

BrownGirl Dental Hygiene Scholarship (2018-2019)

We serve as an advocate for Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH) and students. BrownGirl, RDH assists dental hygiene students by providing financial support outside of tuition cost, covering clinical supplies, equipment, and board fees. Download the application here. No Application deadline.

National CPR Association Scholarship (2018-2019)

Anyone enrolled in a college program (under graduate or graduate track) can enter, with special interest given to entries from students enrolled in the following programs: Dental School; Emergency Medical Technician Program; Medical College; Nursing School; Paramedic Program; Pharmacy College; Respiratory Therapy Program. Employees of National CPR Association and its affiliates, as well as relatives up to the third degree of consanguinity are prohibited from joining this contest.

Essays should be typed in Microsoft Word and saved as a .doc or .docx file in the following format: Last name, first initial, and name of your learning institution. Attach the file to an email with the subject line “CPR ESSAY CONTEST ENTRY” with the following in the body of the email: Full name, Contact Information (Home Address; Email Address and Telephone number), Name of School, and Type of Program.

Entries should be submitted via email to Essays should be 500-1500 words in length with a focus on your personal thoughts and feelings. Tell us what you think about the possibility that you may be required to perform CPR on someone to save their life – how will you handle the situation, and what kind of preparation will you undertake to ensure you are ready for and up to the task? If you have been involved already in a lifesaving scenario, we would like to read about that as well – include as many specifics as possible and relate your feelings and thoughts about the incident. Application is due: April 30, 2019.

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. 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.

Forgivable Education Loans for Service

The Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) was created to provide financial assistance to qualified students who will be enrolled at least half-time in an approved education program and
committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina.

FELS loan recipients must sign a promissory note that will require them to seek loan forgiveness through employment in an approved position or repay the loan in cash. Loan forgiveness is described in the FELS Rules. Generally, a loan for one academic year will be forgiven for one year of full-time employment. Loans will accrue interest at the rate of 8% per year from the date of the loan disbursement. Recipients cannot receive FELS funding concurrently with other state-funded loans.

Visit College Foundation of NC for more information and/or to apply.

PNC Education Loan Center Achiever Scholarship Sweepstakes!

Having the money to cover some of your costs can help you make the most of your college experience. So can the knowledge of how to better handle your money. Here’s your chance to get both.

1. Visit the PNC Education Sweepstakes website.
2. Create or revisit your free Financial Literacy account
3. Opt in for a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship

Your PNC Financial Literacy account helps you learn how to create – and stick to – a budget, minimize your college loan debt, and build a foundation for life and after college.