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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:

 

2014 International Gem Society Clark Scholarship

  • Who's eligible: any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any time during calendar year 2014 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

  • Award: $750

  • How to apply: Submit an essay answering the following question: "Why are colored gemstones better than diamonds for an engagement ring or other high end jewelry?" Scholarship entries should be sent to admin@gemsociety.org
  • Submission deadline: December 15, 2014


College Answer


College Net


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

 

Golden Door Scholars

  • Who’s eligible: undocumented high school seniors and graduates who have not completed a 4-year degree are eligible to apply. Applicants must be eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Strong preference will be given to candidates with strong academic records who are high school seniors or graduates in NC, SC, TN, and GA.
  • Award: varies
  • Submission deadline: October 2, 2014​

 

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.

 

ScholarshipHunter.com

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Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program

  • Scholarship provided by Army Emergency Relief (AER).

  • Eligibility: applicants must be residing in the United States and be the spouse of an Soldier on active duty, widow(er) of an Soldier who died while on active duty, spouse of retired Soldier or widow(er) of Soldier who died while in a retired status. Spouses/widow(ers) must reside at a stateside residence, and be enrolled, accepted, or pending acceptance as full time students in post-secondary or vocational institutions and approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Award amount: Stateside financial assistance is awarded based on financial need, as evidenced by income, assets, family size, special financial obligations and circumstances with a $2900 maximum per academic year.

  • For more information or to apply, go to http://www.aerhq.org/dnn563/Scholarships.aspx

 

Veterans Services

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

 

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

  • 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​.

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

 

Transylvania County Campus
Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.