2020-2021 Foundation Scholarship Application Page

Application & Scholarship Information:

Scholarships are provided through the generosity of private donors or organizations in our community who support our students and programs. Some scholarship donors stipulate that preference be given to students meeting certain criteria, so please complete all fields of the application so that we can explore all avenues of scholarship funding for you.

Priority Deadline: Submit this application by May 1, 2020 to increase your chance of receiving scholarship funds for the 2020-2021 school year. (Please note: scholarships are awarded on a first-applied, first-awarded basis, so we encourage you to apply well before May 1st. We will accept applications after May 1st).

  • For students who apply by the priority deadline, decisions for fall are typically made by the end of July or early August. Applications received after the priority deadline may not be reviewed until after the semester begins so those students will need to be prepared to pay their costs out of pocket.
  • Enrollment in at least 3 credit hours, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) is required for scholarship consideration unless otherwise specified.
  • Foundation scholarships are divided equally into the Fall and Spring semesters, and you must remain registered each semester in order to receive the semester award, along with maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA unless otherwise specified.
  • Preference may be given to students not receiving any other forms of financial aid (such as the Pell Grant or NC Community College Grant)

You must have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for 2020-2021. If you have not completed the FAFSA at the time this application is reviewed, you will be dropped from scholarship consideration.

Foundation Scholarship Application 2020-2021

  • (example: AA, AS, or AAS, majoring in nursing, accounting, transfer, etc)
  • If enrolling in Continuing Education, or in a program that does not qualify for traditional financial aid, please indicate the NAME OF PROGRAM & START DATE (example: Truck Driver Training, Phlebotomy, NA1, EMS, etc...)
  • We have specific scholarships for criteria listed below. If none of these choices apply to you, be sure to select the first box. Items marked with an * (asterisk) require documentation.
  • Use this to submit any required documentation from the "Specific Scholarship Criteria" section above, only if you selected anything marked with an * (asterisk).
  • Use this to submit any required documentation from the "Specific Scholarship Criteria" section above, only if you selected anything marked with an * (asterisk).
  • As part of the requirements for this application, you will need to write an essay of no more than 350 words. Be sure to: 1) address your educational and career goals and how DCCC can assist you in pursuing your goals; 2) include any relevant activities, awards, and honors you have received in recent years; 3) describe any significant obstacles you have overcome in your pursuit of an education; 4) include any relevant information regarding your financial need (for example, you may choose to write about recent unemployment, recent loss or ineligibility of financial aid such as the Pell Grant, etc); and 5) explain any choices you selected from the "Specific Scholarship Criteria" checklist. You will need to type your essay in the text box below:
  • If awarded a scholarship, I agree to complete the REQUIRED thank you note to the donor(s) of the scholarship. I understand that if I don't complete the note, I will not be awarded the scholarship.
  • I understand that a completed FAFSA is a requirement in order to qualify for a scholarship, and I have completed the FAFSA for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • I certify that the information given on this application is complete, accurate, and true. I understand my signature gives the DCCC Financial Aid Office and the DCCC Foundation permission to release any appropriate information in correspondence with donor *