Scholarships

A number of scholarships are made available to WPCC students through the state, individual donors, businesses, and civic organizations. Scholarships can be awarded based on merit, financial need, program of study, essays, and other qualifications.

WPCC Foundation Scholarships:
Deadline: July 15th

Western Piedmont Foundation offers numerous scholarships to assist students with expenses incurred while pursuing their academic goals at WPCC. Complete our new online scholarship application, linked below, to be considered for all WPCC Foundation scholarships for which you are eligible. Applications are open until June 1st, to be awarded the following Fall term. You must complete the FAFSA to be considered for any WPCC Foundation General Scholarships. Complete your FAFSA online here.

To login and complete your WPCC Foundation scholarship application, you will use your WPCC username and password.  Apply here: 

 

Outside Scholarships

The following list of scholarships offered from sources outside of WPCC is updated monthly, so check back often to see which new scholarships are available. Scholarship applications and eligibility requirements can be accessed by clicking the “Scholarship Information” links listed in the table below. These documents are PDF files which can be opened with the free Adobe Reader.

 

Scholarship NameAmountApplication Deadline
Scholarship Guide for DACA and Undocumented Students
Scholarship Information
VariesVaries
NCCCS Finish Line Grant
Scholarship Information
Up to $1,000Until funds expended
NC Golden LEAF Scholars Program for Continuing Education Programs
Scholarship Application
Up to $1,850Until funds expended
Gilbert Scholarship
Scholarship Information
Up to $2,000Rolling Deadline
2024-25 Creative Change Counseling Christian Jackson Scholarship
Scholarship Information
$5,000March 15, 2024
2024-25 NC Community Foundation Scholarships
Scholarship Information
VariesMarch 15, 2024
2024-25 NCASFAA Scholarship
Scholarship Information
Up to $2,000March 22, 2024
2024-25 Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation Scholarships
Scholarship Information
VariesMarch 29, 2024
2024-25 PCEA Construction & Engineering Ted G. Wilson Scholarship
Scholarship Information
$1,500March 31, 2024
2024-25 WKBC Broadcasting Scholarship
Scholarship Information
$5,000April 19, 2024

Visit cfnc.org for various scholarships offered in North Carolina.

Additional information and hard copy applications can be found in the Financial Aid Rack in Student Services or by contacting the Financial Aid Office in Hildebrand Hall or at (828) 448-6046.

 

Tips for Completing a Successful Application

  1. Complete the application in full. Make sure to answer every question in each section, and to double check your answers before clicking submit.
  2. Follow directions. Provide all additional documents and references that are required, but don’t supply documents that aren’t requested.
  3. Write an essay that makes a strong impression. The key to writing a strong essay is to be personal and specific. Include concrete details to make your experience come alive: the who, what, where, and when of your topic. The simplest experience can be monumental if you present honestly how you were affected.
  4. Watch all deadlines. To help keep yourself on track, impose your own deadline that is at least two weeks prior to the official deadline. Use the buffer time to make sure everything is ready on time.
  5. Give it a final “once-over.” Proofread the entire application carefully. Be on the lookout for misspelled words or grammatical errors. Ask a friend, teacher, or parent to proof read it as well.
  6. Complete the FAFSA each academic year by June 1st. The FAFSA can be completed at studentaid.gov.