Free College at Blue Ridge Community College for Academic Year 2021-2022

Blue Ridge Community College offers Brighter Future scholarships to all college-eligible students for Spring Semester 2022.

Economic growth requires a well-trained and educated workforce. This scholarship offer will provide a way for more of our citizens to train and get jobs in our communities. We want everyone to have a clear and affordable path to a good job that lifts all financial burdens of attending college.

The Brighter Future Scholarship will be awarded to all college-eligible students who desire to begin or continue their education, including:

  • Adults with some college
  • Adults with no college
  • Recent high school graduates
  • Full and part-time students (taking at least 6 credit hours)
  • Students who take courses in-person or online
  • Career changers
  • Anyone who wants to start college for the first time, or maybe for the second or third time.

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Eligible 2021 NC high school graduates will have their tuition and fees covered for up to two years

The Longleaf Commitment is a grant program for 2021 North Carolina high school graduates who will attend Blue Ridge Community College starting in the Fall 2021 semester. High school students may be eligible to receive this grant – not a loan – for tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit.
Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year, for a total of two years. Less than full-time students may receive a partial award.

Learn more: Visit Longleaf Commitment Program

Do you feel frustrated or overwhelmed at the thought of paying for college? We can help. We know that Blue Ridge Community College is a smart choice – for our students and our community, so we work hard to make sure our education is affordable and accessible. With hundreds of scholarship opportunities and low-cost tuition, we help students overcome financial obstacles so they can pursue their dreams and experience education – elevated.