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 January 31, 2018 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.

NCCCS Scholarship

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the NC Community College System, the North Carolina Association of Insurance Agents (NCAIA) established the “Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina – North Carolina Community College System Partnership Scholarship” to be administered by the NC Community Colleges Foundation. The scholarship program is named the “ Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina – North Carolina Community College System Partnership Scholarship (IIANC-NCCCS Scholarship).”  The IIANC-NCCCS Scholarships will be awarded in one disbursement of $1,000 during spring 2018.

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.