Scholarships

When you hear the word 'scholarship,' you might immediately think merit-based award. While that is certainly the case for some; it is definitely not for all! In fact, there is such a variety of scholarships available, that there is most likely one (or more) that fits your criteria. It is important to note, however, that in many cases, you will need to have filled out a FAFSA prior to filling out a scholarship application.

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The RCC Foundation offers numerous scholarships to RCC students. Students must have applied for admission to RCC or be currently enrolled and complete a FAFSA to be eligible for RCC Foundation Scholarships.

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Each year, the RCC Financial Aid Office receives several letters from scholarship entities that are offering free money to students like you. 

All of the scholarships below are reviewed and maintained by the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs to assist students in finding additional funding for college.The number of scholarships will continue to grow as we receive information from scholarship entities.

1st-Art-Gallery.com Annual Art & Design Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: June 1, annually

24x7 Doctors Answering Service Schoalrship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: June 15 and December 15, annually

American Muscle Scholarship

  • Amount: 2- $2,500 (1 in Fall and 1 in Spring)
  • Program Eligibility: Industrial, Engineering, & Transportation Programs
  • Application Deadline: June 15 (fall award) and October 15 (spring award), annually

American Trucks Student Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Program Eligibility: Industrial, Engineering, & Transportation Programs or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programs
  • Application Deadline: October 15 and June 15, annually

Beldon Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Business & Commercial Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: September 1, annually

CFNC Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Chairish Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Program Eligibility: Arts, Social Sciences, and Public Services Programs, Industrial, Engineering, & Transportation Programs, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programs, or Health Sciences & Cosmetic Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: January 1 and June 30

College Board

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

College Greenlight

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Course Hero Scholarships

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Drug Lawsuit Source - College Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

Drug Lawsuit Source - Single Parent Scholarship  

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

EduMed Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Veteran/Military, Minority, or Health Sciences & Cosmetic Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Emergency Dentists USA Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Health Sciences & Cosmetic Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: July 1, annually

Employment BOOST College Scholarships

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: April 1, July 1, October 1, January 1

FinAid.org Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Future Nurse Scholarship Program  

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Health Sciences & Cosmetic Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: August 1 and January 15, annually

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Industrial, Engineering, & Transportation Programs
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Jungle Scout - Jungle Scholar

  • Amount: at least $2,000
  • Program Eligibility: Business & Commercial Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: Varies

NC Reach

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: No deadline

NC State Scholarship for Children of War Veterans

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Veteran/Military
  • Application Deadline: Varies

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship

  • Amount: 3 - $1,000 Scholarships Available
  • Program Eligibility: Business & Commercial Arts Programs
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15, 2022

North Carolina A&T State University Transfer Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

North Carolina Community Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

North Carolina Education and Training Voucher Program (NC ETV)

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: No deadline

Open Education Database - African-American Grants

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Open Education Database - Minority Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Veteran/Military, Health Sciences & Cosmetic Arts Programs, or Open/General
  • Application Deadline: May 15 and December 1, annually

PNC Bank - Student Lending Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: June 1 and December 1, annually

Rise Marketing Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programs
  • Application Deadline: August 1, annually

Rover Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

Scholarships.com - Disability Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Disabled
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Varies

SECU Foundation: People Helping People Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,250 per semester
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2022
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office for an application

SeniorCare.com: Aging Matters Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2022

Study.com: Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Degrees Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Program Eligibility: Arts, Social Sciences, and Public Services Programs
  • Application Deadline: April 1, annually

Study.com: Undergraduate Distance Learning Degrees Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: April 1, annually

TEACH Early Childhood Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Arts, Social Sciences, and Public Services Programs
  • Application Deadline: Varies

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000 - $1,500
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: Opening again in Aug. 2022

The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship"

  • Amount: up to $5,000
  • Program Eligibility: Veteran/Military
  • Application Deadline: Fall semester: January 1 through April 30, Spring semester: August 1 through November 15

UNC-G Transfer Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Arts, Social Sciences, and Public Services Programs
  • Application Deadline: Varies

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

  • Amount: Varies
  • Program Eligibility: Minority
  • Application Deadline: Varies

Veterans & Military Family Scholarship  

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Veterans/Military
  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2022

Welding Stars Scholarship   

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Program Eligibility: Open/General
  • Application Deadline: September 30, annually