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No-Cost Tuition for
Summer & Fall 2022

Money a barrier to your education?

WPCC can help.

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Tuition & Fees

not covered by other
forms of aid

Get Skills.
Find A
Brighter Future.

Pioneer Promise Scholarships are now available for Summer Semester 2022 and Fall Semester 2022. It is your chance to get training and get a job in our region through free college or get started with general education courses to transfer to a college or university. At WPCC, we want everyone to have the opportunity to get a good job at good wages and not owe lots of money for their education, and we are doing something about it!

Frequently Asked Questions
About Pioneer Promise

Who is eligible?

Pioneer Promise Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis to students who:

  • are enrolled at WPCC on the applicable published deadlines
  • are enrolled in at least 3 credit hours for summer or 6 credit hours for fall
  • are a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • are enrolled in an approved program of study at WPCC
  • NOTE: DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are eligible for the Pioneer Promise Scholarship but these individuals should work closely with our Financial Aid office.

How do I qualify?

Scholarships are available to both new and continuing students.


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I have questions.

Need more information or want to know more? Feel free to contact WPCC with your questions:

WPCC welding students pose with the new dinosaur garden they created next to Breeden Hall on the WPCC Main Campus

Important Note: Pioneer Promise Scholarship funds will be awarded only after applicants apply and register at WPCC and complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA for summer and/or a 2022-2023 FAFSA for fall along with the Pioneer Promise Scholarship application linked above. Some applicants will also qualify for the NC Longleaf Commitment Grant (2020-2022 high school graduates), Foundation scholarships, and other various financial aid sources. The Pioneer Promise Scholarship is a last-dollar program and the WPCC Financial Aid Office will evaluate eligibility for federal, state, and local grants prior to awarding a Pioneer Promise Scholarship.

Pioneer Promise Scholarships are contingent on available funding.