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Grants and Scholarships

After you have submitted and completed your FAFSA at, start looking into grants and scholarships. Grants and scholarships are types of financial aid that you typically do not have to repay. Paying for college can seem like an unattainable goal, but with the right financial know-how, together we can help you reach your educational summit. Many students take advantage of scholarships offered through the College’s Educational Foundation or receive assistance from outside grants and scholarships. With hundreds of scholarship opportunities and low-cost tuition, Blue Ridge Community College helps students overcome financial obstacles so they have the freedom to pursue their dreams. We can help you find scholarships offered through Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, the state of North Carolina, and outside organizations. Our Financial Aid Office is also well-equipped with resources and will help you navigate the financial aid maze. So, don’t let finances get in the way of a successful future. We’re here to help.

Federal Grants

Federal Grants can be awarded to undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate students. Most are only awarded to students who have a financial need.

  • Federal Pell Grants – For undergraduate students with financial need who have not earned a bachelor’s, graduate or professional degree. Participants will need to complete the FAFSA form every year they are in school to remain eligible.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) – These grants are awarded to undergraduate students who show exceptional financial need. Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority for this grant. Completion of the FAFSA is required to be considered.
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants – For children of parents and guardians that died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11. Participants must be under 24 or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of their parent or guardian’s death. Participants will need to complete the FAFSA form every year they are in school to remain eligible.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants are state government-funded grants which use the FAFSA to help determine a student’s specific financial needs. These grants are good for helping to fill any gaps that remain after federal assistance aid. These state grants are need-based and available to undergraduate students enrolled without a previous bachelor’s degree. State grants are available to students who have completed the FAFSA and who meet the eligibility requirements.

NC Scholarship
North Carolina offers this scholarship to residents of North Carolina who demonstrate financial need and enrolled at least half time with 6 credit hours or more at a University of North Carolina or at a North Carolina Community College such as Blue Ridge Community College.

Learn more at:
NC Scholarship (2023-2024 Academic Year)

Next NC Scholarship for 2024/2025 Academic Year
This North Carolina Scholarship will begin for the 2024-2025 academic year. It is for students enrolling in a NC University or NC Community College with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $80,000.00 or less along with a Student Aid Index (SAI) of 7,500 or less, depending on your FAFSA information, so you will want to file your FAFSA early.

Learn more at: 
Next NC Scholarship (2024-2025 Academic Year)


Many organizations offer scholarships based on place of residence, background, professional affiliations and/or field of study.  Students should search and apply for outside scholarships independently.  If you are offered an outside scholarship you should provide a copy of the offer notice to the Financial Aid Office to ensure that funds are available in a timely manner. Scholarship funds will be equally divided between the fall and spring semesters, unless otherwise requested by the scholarship donor or indicated as a single semester disbursement. Scholarship checks from outside donors should be sent to:  Blue Ridge Community College ATTN: Financial Aid Office 180 W. Campus Drive Flat Rock, NC 28731 Applying for scholarships looks and feels a lot like applying for college. The scholarship application process can include many of the same tasks and questions. Make sure to keep essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and other important information handy.


Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

Application deadlines vary depending on the scholarship application. For further instruction, open and view the specific scholarship’s information by clicking on the name.

American Welding Society Scholarships

Anne Ford Scholarship

Asheville Latin Americans Achieving Success WNC College Scholarship (ALAS)

Beacon Scholarship for Rural America

Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Fund

CFIC – Everett & Trudy Suddreth Scholarship of Excellence

CFRC Scholarship for Single Parents

College Foundation of North Carolina Scholarships

Crumley Roberts Next Step Scholarship

The Dream National Scholarship

The Dream Opportunity Scholarship

Duke Energy Hispanics in Engineering Scholarship

Epilepsy Reach Education Scholarship Program

Families of Freedom Scholarship

Finish Line Grants

Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)

Golden LEAF Scholarship Program – NC Community Colleges

Golden LEAF Scholars Program Application (PDF format; completed applications should be returned to the Financial Aid Office)

Henderson County DREAM Scholarship

JADE Learning Electrical Technologies Scholarship

La Noticia Excelente Awards

Local Government Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Longleaf Commitment Grant

Make it Safe Project Writing Scholarship

Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship

The Monica Chibuogu Nneji Foundation College Scholarship

National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Scholarship

National Hemophilia Foundation – Kevin Child Scholarship

NC Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarship

NC ETV – NC Education and Training Voucher Program

NC Need Based Scholarship

NC One Water

NC Reach

NC Retail Merchants Scholarship

Neyhart Scholarship

North Carolina Community Foundation Scholarships

North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows Program

North Carolina 4-H Development Fund Scholarships         

The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund

North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Scholarship – High School Student

North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Scholarship – Two-Year Programs

O’Berry Center Foundation

P.E.O Project Scholarships

Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships

Prism Foundation Scholarship

State Employees Association of North Carolina Need and Merit-Based Scholarship

Western Union Scholarship

Scholarship Search Sites

BestCollege’s Guide to Scholarships for Women

Big Future



College Net

Fast Web

Military Spouse and Family Educational Assistance Programs


Scholarship Hunter

The University Network

USA Scholarships


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Financial Aid Office Locations
Henderson County Campus
180 West Campus Drive Flat Rock, NC 28731
School Code: 009684

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45 Oak Park Dr.
Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 883-2520

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