Free college is here Blue Ridge Community College logo

Brighter Future Scholarships Continue through Spring Semester 2023

Blue Ridge Community College has once again removed cost as an obstacle to a high quality education. Brighter Future scholarships are now available for Spring Semester 2023.

This scholarship offer will provide a way for more of our citizens to train and get jobs in our communities through free college. We want everyone to have a clear and affordable path to a good job that lifts all financial burdens of attending Blue Ridge Community College.

Who is eligible?

All full-time and part-time students may receive a Brighter Future scholarship if they meet the following criteria:

  • be enrolled at Blue Ridge on the applicable published deadlines.
  • a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes. 

Note:

  • DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will be eligible for the Brighter Future scholarship but should work closely with the Financial Aid office.
  • Assistance may be available for students taking eligible continuing education workforce training courses.

What does it cover?

Tuition, fees, and books.

  • Students who choose to purchase books from a vendor other than the Blue Ridge Community College bookstore will not be reimbursed the cost of books from the Brighter Future scholarship. If students wish to have their book expenses covered using the Brighter Future scholarship, they will need to utilize the College Bookstore on the Blue Ridge Community College Henderson County Campus or Transylvania County Campus.

Students with financial need (determined by completion of the FAFSA) may be eligible for additional aid to help pay for expenses such as child care, supplies, and transportation.

Where Do I Begin?

New Students should:

Fall Semester 2022 – Mid-Semester Courses

Spring Semester 2023

Continuing Education student?

Taking a continuing education workforce training course, submit the scholarship application.

Questions?

If you have any questions, contact us and ask about the Brighter Future scholarship:

Email: admissions@blueridge.edu
Phone: (828) 694-1800
Text: (828) 600-4876

Visit us at one of our campuses:

Henderson County Campus One Stop
130 Eagles Reach Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
(828) 694-1700
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Transylvania County Campus Straus Building
45 Oak Park Dr.
Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 883-2520
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Important Note: Scholarship funds allocated to the Brighter Future program will be awarded only after applicants apply and register at Blue Ridge and complete a 2022-2023 FAFSA. These scholarship funds were made available to Blue Ridge Community College through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Some applicants will also qualify for the NC Longleaf Commitment Grant (2020-2022 high school graduates), Foundation scholarships, and other various sources. The Brighter Future Scholarship is a last-dollar program and the Financial Aid staff will evaluate eligibility for federal, state, and local grants prior to awarding a Brighter Future Scholarship.

Brighter Future Scholarships are contingent on available funding.