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 Scholarships.com.
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The Ciri Foundation Education Resources Handbook
The Education Resources Handbook contains valuable information to assist in preparing to attend a post-secondary education program including financial aid, internship, fellowship, and training opportunities. In addition, there are reference materials about other educational support services at the post-secondary level.
2019-2020 WCC General Scholarship Application
Download the WCC Scholarship Application form to apply for the Golden LEAF Scholars Program, State Employee’s Credit Union Foundation Two-Year Scholarship Program, Independent Insurance agents of NC and NC Community College System (IIANC-NCCCS) and the Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship Program.
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.
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.