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.

The following list of scholarships is updated monthly so check back often to see what 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.

Visit 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.


Scholarship NameAmountApplication Deadline
Caldwell County Nurserymen’s Association Scholarship
Scholarship Information
$500March 31, 2020
WKBC AM & FM Scholarship
Scholarship Information
$5000April 17, 2020
Morganton Kiwanis Club Scholarship
Scholarship Information
$350May 8, 2020
Nordson Builds Scholarship
Scholarship Information
variesMay 15, 2020
Lt. Kelly Kincaid Emergency Services Scholarship
Scholarship Information
$1,000June 1, 2020
Mary H. Warlick - Workers Legacy Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Information
$500June 1, 2020
WPCC Foundation General Scholarships
Scholarship Information
VariesJune 1, 2020
WPCC Foundation Merit Scholarships
Scholarship Information
VariesJune 1, 2020
Asheville Latin Americans Achieving Success WNC College Scholarship
Scholarship Information
$600July 1, 2020
TEACH Early Childhood Education Scholarships
Scholarship Information

*View a complete listing of all scholarships offered through the WPCC Foundation here.


Tips for Completing a Successful Application

  1. Complete the application in full. If a question doesn’t apply, note that on the application. Don’t just leave a blank.
  2. Follow directions. Provide all additional documents that are required, but don’t supply documents that aren’t requested.
  3. Neatness counts. Always type your application, or if you must print, do so neatly and legibly.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Make sure your application gets to where it needs to go. Put your name on all pages of the application. If you mail in your completed application, double check that the mailing address is correct.
  7. 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.
  8. Complete the FAFSA each academic year by June 1st. The FAFSA can be completed at
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