Scholarship Opportunities

North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships for Health Careers

The North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships for Health Careers were created to assist students interested in attaining associate degrees in fields of high demand that will allow them to join the health care profession.  The scholarships are available to full time students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 enrolled in the second year of an Allied Health program of high demand at a community college.

All applicants must have completed the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships, $500 for the fall and spring semesters.  Disbursement of the spring awards is contingent upon enrollment and satisfactory academic performance.

The recipients are selected by a committee of NC Community College representatives.  The committee considers financial need, merit, and personal commitment to the health care profession when making the selections.

The North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships for Health Careers have been created to assist students interested in attaining associate degrees in fields of high demand that will allow them to join the health care profession.  Eligible programs are listed below:

·         Associate Degree Nursing (A45110)

·         Dental Hygiene (A45260)

·         Emergency Medical Science (A45340)

·         Health Information Technology (A45360)

·         Medical Assisting (A45400)

·         Medical Laboratory Technology (A45400)

·         Pharmacy Technology (A45580)

·         Physical Therapist Assistant (2-year program)

·         Physical Therapist Assistant (1+1)(A45640)

·         Respiratory Therapy (A45720)

·         Veterinary Medical Technology (A45780)

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of NC Community College representatives. The committee will consider financial need, as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA), merit, as determined by academic performance, and personal commitment to the health profession, as determined by the required documentation.

Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 17, 2012.

George W. Ballard Memorial Scholarship

The North Carolina Community College System Office is advertising the offering of the George W. Ballard Memorial Scholarship for the upcoming 2012-13 school year to one eligible student as a means of scholarship support. If selected for this scholarship award the scholarship will cover a maximum of ninety percent (90%) of full-time tuition, excluding books and fees. The funds may be distributed equally in two payments: fall semester and spring semester.  Scholarship checks will be issued to the college.  To qualify as a candidate for the George W. Ballard Memorial Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

1.       Be personally eligible for in-state tuition.

2.       Be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration curriculum at a North Carolina Community College.

3.       Submit an essay stating why he/she chose the field of study and how the scholarship will help them financially attain their educational goal.

4.       Maintain a cumulative grade point average at or above the level required for graduation.

5.       Continue for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he/she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award.

Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 31, 2012.

Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship

The North Carolina Community College System Office is advertising the offering of the Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship for the upcoming 2012-13 school year to one eligible student as a means of scholarship support. The Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship is an annual award of $1,660.00. The funds will be distributed in two payments per recipient: fall semester $415, and spring semester $415.  Scholarship checks will be issued to the college in the name of the recipient. To qualify as a recipient for the Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

1.       Be a resident of a North Carolina.

2.       Be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in an Associate Degree program in education, health or environmental science at a North Carolina Community College.

3.       Be a motivated, capable learner who has a demonstrated economic need.

4.       Submit an essay stating why they have chosen the field of study and how the scholarship will help them attain their educational goal.

5.       Maintain a grade point average at or above the level required for graduation.

6.       Continue enrollment for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he/she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award.

7.       The recipient(s) must show documentation that they have volunteered in the intended field of study to be considered for this scholarship. Documentation must be within the past year.

The recipients of the scholarship will be selected each year by a scholarship committee at the North Carolina Community College System Office.  Factors to be considered in the selection process will include, but will not be limited to, scholastic achievement, participation in outside activities, and a demonstrated commitment to the students’ chosen disciplines:  Education, Health, or Environmental Science

Family Statement:  In addition to demonstrating merit and commitment to further your education, you are receiving this scholarship because of Allen Ryan Todd’s life and enthusiasm for learning and his family’s belief that we are here not just to further our own ends, but also to contribute to a larger purpose.  In that spirit, scholarship, service, and a desire to help other committed individuals are crucial elements in the selection of recipients.

We hope recipients will regard this scholarship as an obligation to make the most of their career goals and as an opportunity to help others.  We are looking for students who will model scholarship, leadership, and service in their own lives and serve as good models for future recipients of this financial aid.  While we cannot always “pay it back,” we can “pay it forward.”  We wish to support those who subscribe to this philosophy.

Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 31, 2012

 

 

 

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