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.

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others. To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must be enrolled full time in high school or at least part-time in college. They must possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Apply online at is June 30, 2019

Community College Scholarship

Community College Scholarship is being offered by SR Education Group in the amount of $5,000, which helps students with high financial need. SR Education Group, vision is to help students get the education he or she needs to be successful. To be eligible for this award, the student must provide an essay that gives a true understanding of who they are in two open-ended, personal, and thought-provoking questions. Please apply at Deadline is June 30, 2019

Trade School Future

Trade School Future is an organization dedicated to helping future mechanics reach their full potential. The country needs skilled automotive workers and we want to help. Each year, for students who plan on attending a trade or vocational school with the aim of becoming a mechanic, we will be awarding grants of various amounts. Please visit their website to learn more about this scholarship and how you can be eligible at Deadline is December 1, 2019

The Ratingle Scholarship:

The Ratingle scholarship subject is product reviews. Ratingle is an independent product and service review site. Students are able to choose a unique gadget that made their last year different and upload a video about it. To learn more about this scholarship, visit their website and see how you can be eligible for this scholarship at Deadline is April 30, 2019

SECU Scholarship

SECU Foundation established the People Helping People two-year scholarship program to help North Carolina public high school students attend college. SECU Foundation takes an active role in assisting communities across North Carolina and truly believes in “People Helping People!” SECU Foundation offers a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 that is payable in the amount of $1,250 per semester up to four consecutive fall/spring semesters. This scholarship is offer to newly enrolled full time student in an associate degree, diploma or certificate program. Application is due May 23, 2019Click here for application.

Summer 2019! Golden Leaf Scholarship

Are you taking 6 or more credit hours? If so, apply today for the Summer 2019 Golden Leaf Scholarship.
Application is due May 6, 2019. Click here for application.

Couch Oil Cares Scholarship Program

2019 Application
Application is due June 21, 2019
Amount: $1,000.00

Apply online @

A The Couch Oil Cares Scholarship Program is an effort to help local students with the costs of higher education. Again this year, Couch Oil is teaming up with the Durham Bulls to award scholarships to six deserving individuals. The $1,000 scholarship is available to students who have been accepted into either a four-year or community college and reside in a 16-county area surrounding the Triangle.

For more details on how to apply for the scholarship please check out the website.

Blue Streak “Stronger Than Ever” Automotive Scholarship, Intermotor “Import Leader” Automotive Scholarship, and Standard “Bigger, Better Diesel” Scholarship

Standard Motor Products is giving away 12 total automotive scholarships across three automotive disciplines – which means there’s a relevant scholarship opportunity for your students. We’re offering our Intermotor “Import Leader” Automotive Scholarship for aspiring import technicians, our Blue Streak “Stronger Than Ever” Automotive Scholarship, and our Standard “Bigger, Better Diesel” Scholarship for aspiring diesel technicians. Each contest will award four deserving students with a $5,000 scholarship each. Applications are due: May 31, 2019

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.

Suntrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Award: $500
Application is due: October 29 2018 UNTIL May 13, 2019

This scholarship sweepstakes was created to help students attend college with confidence. SunTrust believes that with a little extra funding to cover their education. The student will worry less about starting college. 30 lucky winners will be chosen at random. Why not you?

How to enter:

Go to

Every two weeks students will have go to the website to enter for a chance to win the scholarship.

Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarships

Awards: $2,500 to top video and $2,500 to top essay
Application is due: July 16, 2019

Baron and Budd mesothelioma attorneys have been dedicated to fighting for the rights of mesothelioma cancer victims and their loved ones for over four decades and have established these scholarships to honor their legacy.

To apply for this scholarship:

Write an essay or record a video (How has cancer impacted your life? It can be any kind of cancer.) The essay must be between 800-1250 words. The video should be at between 2 and 3 minutes. Fill out the online application (Submit your essay or provide a link to your YouTube video. Also submit a photo.) 

Finalist will be required to provide proof of enrollment for consideration and disbursement to the winner.

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.

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. Register for free membership to apply for scholarships by visiting mybrowngirldh.wildapricot.orgNo Application deadline.

National CPR Association Scholarship (2018-2019)

Anyone enrolled in a college program (undergraduate 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 the 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.