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Scholarships

This page provides information on scholarships offered through Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, the state of North Carolina, and outside organizations. Additional information is available through the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarship information is currently available from the following sources:

Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships are provided each year for Blue Ridge Community College students through the fund-raising efforts of Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. Annual awards are made by the College's Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee. Payments are distributed each semester. Awards of $1,000 or more will be paid out over two semesters. To be considered for a Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation scholarship, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.  
The priority application deadline is April 8th; however, applications submitted after this date will still be reviewed if funding is available.
Who's eligible:

students planning to enroll at Blue Ridge Community College for the 2016-17 academic year
Award: various - multiple scholarships are available

 For more information visit or contact the  Financial Aid Office. How to apply: View application details

 

1-800-HANSONS Scholarship Program

  • Who's eligible: students with a 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • Award: varies
  • Submission deadline: October 31, 2016

 

Active Renter Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: applicants must be either a high school senior or a student currently attending an accredited university or college in the U.S. with less than 60 credits; GPA of 3.50 or higher; must have owned their own business for at least one year.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Submission deadline: January 17, 2017

 

Apartment List Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: any legal U.S. resident at least 18 years old or older currently attending or planning to attend an accredited university or college
  • Award: $2,500

 

Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: students involved in community service/volunteer opportunities working with the eldery, or care for an elderly relative living in their home; graduating senior in high school or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program for the 2017-18 school year
  • Award: varies
  • Submission deadline: March 17, 2016

 

Become An Educator Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: students pursuing a teaching educational program
  • Award: $1,000
  • Submission deadline: November 1, 2016

 

College Net

 

Coupon Code Future Leaders Scholarship - 2017

  • Who's eligible: legal residents of the U.S. or US territory; high school senior graduating in the spring/summer of 2017; students enrolled in an associate, undergraduate, graduate, or vocational-technical school degree; planning to enroll full-time without interruption for the entire 2017-18 academic year at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Award: $2,000
  • Submission deadline: July 15, 2017

 

Facing Acne Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: applicants must be U.S. citizens; currently enrolled as either a high school senior or a college student at an accredited US based college or university; have a high school diploma, GED, or expect to receive their high school diploma before the 2017-18 academic year begins; have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Award: $2,000
  • Submission deadline: March 31, 2017

 

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

  • Applicants must be dependent children or spouses of persons who were killed or are permanently disabled as a direct result of the terrorist attacks in the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Specifically, the Fund will benefit children and spouses of the victims, including airplane crews and passengers, World Trade Center and Pentagon employees and visitors, and relief workers, including firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical personnel.

  • Applicants may be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States.

  • Scholarships will be offered to applicants who demonstrate financial need. School costs, family's ability to pay expenses, and other aid will be considered.

  • Scholarships may be used for undergraduate study.

  • Students may submit applications for assistance each year they will be enrolled in undergraduate study. Students may receive assistance a maximum of four years or until a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever occurs first.

  • Award amounts will be reviewed each year and will be determined based on financial need and number of applicants.

  • This scholarship is administered by Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America (CSFA), a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization. For information regarding applying for this scholarship, visit www.familiesoffreedom.org.

 

Fast Web

  • Website providing free scholarship searches.

  • To learn more, visit www.fastweb.com

 

Lawntrepreneur Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: students attending college in an area serviced by LawnStarter (includes Asheville area) that has an entreprenuerial spirit and interest in starting their own business
  • Award: $1,000
  • Submission deadline: December 31, 2016

 

Military Spouse and Family Educational Assistance Programs

  • Who's eligible: spouses and dependent children of active duty military and veterans
  • Award: varies
  • Submission deadline: varies

 

MoneyGeek

  • Website providing free scholarship searches.

 

NC Reach

  • Must have aged out of North Carolina foster care at age 18, or have been adopted from North Carolina foster care on or after their 12th birthday.

  • Students may qualify through age 25.

  • Students who qualify can receive a grant to assist them with tuition and school related expenses as well as comprehensive support services to help them succeed academically.

  • For more information, including the online application, visit www.NCReach.org

North Carolina 4-H Development Fund Scholarships

  • Must be a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes

  • Enroll as an undergraduate in a four-year accredited North Carolina college or university or a junior or community college in the state.

  • Have an outstanding record of 4-H Youth Development Program participation and achievement

  • Possess an excellent high school academic record

  • Demonstrate an aptitude for college work through SAT scores

  • Award amount: $500 and up

  • Applications are available in the fall through each county cooperative extension office (local 4-H officiants) in North Carolina or by calling the 4-H Youth Development Department at (919) 515-2801.

 

North Carolina AmeriCorps

  • The AmeriCorps Program offers full and part time opportunities for participants to provide service to their community. Monthly stipends and educational vouchers are available for full and part-time members who participate in the one year program.

  • Students must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

  • Must be 17 years of age or older (special exemptions for 16 year-old persons in a full-time, year-round youth corps program; contact program officer for further information)

  • Must have a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency Diploma, or obtain one while serving

  • Upon completing 1700 hours of service in one year, members receive educational vouchers worth $4,725 for full-time service and $2,362 for 900 hours of less than full-time service. The vouchers can be used to help pay off student loans, or to finance college, graduate school, or vocational training. In addition, the living stipend for members during the year they provide service is $9,800 to $19,600 for full-time participants, and up to $9,800 for less than full-time participants.

  • For more information about the AmeriCorps Program, contact Alicia Hartsfield, AmeriCorps Senior Program Officer, Mail Service 0312, Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-0312, email alicia.hartsfield@ncmail.net, or call or visit on the web the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service at www.volunteernc.org, (919) 715-3470 or (800) 820-4483.

 

The North Carolina ETV Program

  • Must be eligible for the North Carolina LINKS program.

  • Must have been in foster care as a teenager.

  • Must be a citizen or qualified noncitizen.

  • Can not have personal assets over $10,000.

  • Must have aged out of the foster care system at age 18 or were adopted from foster care with finalization after your 16th birthday.

  • Must be 18, 19, or 20 years of age to enter the ETV program.

  • Must have been accepted into or are enrolled in a degree, certificate, or other accredited college, university, technical, or vocational school and show progress towards that degree or certificate.

  • Award amount: up to $5,000.

  • To apply, go to www.statevoucher.org, click on the State of North Carolina map, and follow the link to the application.

 

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund

  • Award: maximum loan amount of $12,000 for undergraduate, commercial, technical or vocational training (Please note: this is a loan for educational purposes that must be repaid with interest)
  • Submission deadline: open

 

Sash Windows Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: applicants must be attending or planning to attend a college or university during the Fall 2016 academic year; have good academic standing; legal resident of the United States
  • Award: $1,000
  • Submission deadline: December 1, 2016

 

ScholarshipHunter.com

Scholarships.com

 

SeniorAdvice.com Senior Caregiver Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: students who have served as a volunteer in a senior living community within the past year; must be attending a college or university in the Spring 2017
  • Award: $1,000
  • Submission deadline: January 15, 2017

 

SeniorAdvice.com Senior Volunteer Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: students attending a two or four year university or college in the Spring of 2017 who are involved in caregiving for a family member or friend
  • Award: $1,000
  • Submission deadline: January 15, 2017

 

SeniorAdvisor.com: Future of Assisted Living Scholarships

  • Who's eligible: applicants must enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university.
  • Award: $2,000
  • Submission deadline: December 31, 2016

 

Teacher.org

  • Who's eligible: students seeking a degree in Early Education or Education
  • Award: varies
  • Submission deadline: varies

 

Tobacco-Free Life Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: 18 years old or older; undergraduate or graduate students; accepted or enrolled in a college or university in the United States
  • Award: $1,000
  • Submission deadline: September 30, 2016

 

Typology Central Personality Type Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: students enrolled in 15 credit hours or more
  • Award: up to $2,000
  • Submission deadline: June 23, 2017

 

UniversityTutor.com Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: applicants must be age 16 or older
  • Award: up to $1,000
  • Submission deadline: continuous

 

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Promotion

  • Who's eligible: applicants must be 16 or older and a legal resident of one of the 50 states or District of Columbia
  • Award: $1,000 (awarded to one winner monthly)
  • How to apply: applicants will submit an essay in response to the given question.
  • Submission deadline: ongoing

 

​VeteranAid.org Veterans Benefits Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: students enrolled in an associates, bachelors, or graduate level degree program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university
  • Award: $2,000
  • Submission deadline: December 31, 2016

 

Veterans Services

  • Additional information regarding Veterans Services may be obtained by contacting the Veterans Coordinator, Donna Turner, at 694-1815.

 

Web Design for Generation Z Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: anyone
  • Award: $1,000
  • Submission deadline: October 5, 2016

 

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

  • Henderson and Transylvania County residents who are seeking full-time, long-term employment. Includes funding for tuition and books.
    Contact Ellie Waters at (828) 694-1769​.

 

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Kathy Helms
Financial Aid Assistant
(828) 694-1816 


Rob Rhodes

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Financial Aid Office
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180 West Campus Drive
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Contact Us

Financial Aid for Curriculum Students

Kathy Helms
Financial Aid Assistant
(828) 694-1816 


Rob Rhodes

Student Services Coordinator
Transylvania County Campus
(828) 883-2520

 

Financial Aid Office
Henderson County Campus

180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
(828) 694-1816
School Code: 009684

Monday through Thursday,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.