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

Videos and Playlist – Scholarships.


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.

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.

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.

BrownGirl Dental Hygiene Scholarship

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

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.

June Scholarships

Community College Scholarship

Community college can be one of the most cost-effective options for people looking to start or change their careers and tuition can be a burden for many individual. The SR Education Group is awarding a $5,000 community college scholarship. For more information and to apply visit

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Requirements: Write essay and complete form online.

Active Life Scholarship for Financial Literacy

This scholarship is designed to encourage students to increase their financial literacy skills and adopt positive habits for managing their personal finances both in college and beyond. For more information and to apply visit

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Requirements: Write a short essay.

OppU Achievers Scholarship

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. For more information and to apply visit

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Requirements: Write a 500 word essay.

July Scholarships

Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarships

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. For more information and to apply visit

Amount: $2,500 to top video and $2,500 to top essay

Deadline: July 16, 2019

Requirements: Write an essay or record a video.

December Scholarships

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: December 1, 2019