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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Wayne County Livestock Development Association Scholarship

To assist high school seniors and college transfer students who are (1) continuing their education by pursuing a two year or four year degree in agriculture or a related field and/or (2) continuing their education by pursuing a two year or four year degree in other areas, but have been active participants in the WCLDA Junior Livestock Show and Sale and/or the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair.

See document for details. See application to apply.

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.

  1. Must be at enrolled at least half time and enrolled in an eligible program of study.
  2. Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and show evidence of need.
  3. Must be in good academic standing (meet all requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress).
  1. Must complete the application by May 15, 2017 to be considered for the Golden LEAF Scholarship.

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.

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.