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.

Scooters’n Chairs Spring 2019 Scholarship

A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student currently registered at an accredited University or College. Students should write an essay describing an experience over the past semester that required their strength and perseverance to overcome. Please limit essays to 2000 words. To be eligible, students must be 18 years old, enrolled at an accredited educational institution, submit relevant essay and have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Essays should be submitted at Application is due: June 1, 2019

Gaming Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for young and talented video game developers or amateur students, who have a passion for game development, are not able to take up a gaming course only due to lack of funds. We, at Alliance Recruitment Agency, are a leading recruitment company, actively committed to help such talent achieve a scholarship and complete their study in gaming related courses. So for all students who want to make it big in the gaming industry, we at Alliance Recruitment Agency want to give them a platform to start off their career. We want to take the load off from students by giving them financial assistance, while they can concentrate on their studies. Apply for this Scholarship at the following link: Application is due: May 15, 2019.

The names of the winners will be announced/displayed on May 31, 2019 on our company’s website.

Scott Wright Student Essay Contest

The annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest hosted by Community College Week and NISOD honors Scott Wright, past editor of Community College Week (1995–2000), recipient of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Higher Education Journalism, and the reporter who brought national attention to developmental education and the unique mission community colleges possess in providing an accessible education. Apply for this Scholarship at the following link:  Application is due: February 28, 2019

$1300 Writing Scholarship from AutoExpertGuides

We believe every student should have an excellent education without being forced into debt. We have therefore come up with a $1300 writing scholarship to all college or graduate students. Our mechanical engineering scholarship will get awarded to the person who wins our essay contest. We encourage all students to apply regardless of their major.


There are exciting prizes to be won. Our lucky winners get to walk away with:

  • 1st place: $1300 or Stanley Mechanics Tool Set STMT7
  • 2nd place: $1000 or OxGord Executive Storm-Proof Car Cover
  • 3rd place: $800 or PIONEER TS-A6886R 6*8 SPEAKERS

All applications must be submitted no later than February 20, 2019. The winner will get announced on March 10, 2019. The winners will get publicized on our website.

Apply for this Scholarship at the following link:

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.