2020 North Carolina Scholarships

North Carolina is not immune from the nationwide trend of rising tuition costs. The average tuition for North Carolina universities is a whopping $12,453.00 and the total cost of attendance is $30,954.00. 56% of student graduates in North Carolina graduate with an average debt load of $26,683.00. That’s why hundreds of thousands of students in North Carolina turn either to scholarships or student loans.

These NC scholarships are available for men, women and a variety of students in North Carolina, and any North Carolina resident regardless of their interests or background. North Carolina scholarships are available for college students, for adults going back to school, and all types of NC students or NC residents, and especially targeted to help middle class families afford a top-of-the-line education. The best part about these scholarships is they are easy (many require nothing more than filling out a simple form) and they don’t need to be paid back!

While some scholarships are easy and can be completed in under 30 seconds, others require more upfront information. We’ve marked easy scholarships with a little “Easy Apply” so you can prioritize them. This is the complete list of the best scholarships for North Carolina residents.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for NC residents?

There are 249 scholarships totaling $698,434.00 available to North Carolina residents. You can easily browse through all 249 scholarships below.

How many scholarships are available for moms and single moms in North Carolina?

Moms in North Carolina are eligible for all the same scholarships as NC residents. Therefore, the 249 scholarships worth $698,434.00 mentioned above is also available to moms and single moms. In addition, however, you can check out additional scholarships for moms, which have been provided exclusively for moms and single moms, and you can find from the main scholarship search engine page.

How many scholarships are available for college students in North Carolina?

249 scholarships worth $698,434.00 are available for college students in NC. In addition, we encourage current college students in North Carolina to check scholarships by school and, specifically, colleges in North Carolina for more options. Here are links for scholarships at the 20 largest colleges in North Carolina:

Fort Lewis College
Colorado Mesa University
Delaware State University
Lynn University
Florida Institute of Technology
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Albany State University
Georgia Southern University
Piedmont College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Hawaii Pacific University
Aurora University
Anderson University
Indiana State University
Buena Vista University
Cornell College
Iowa State University
Baker University
Sterling College
Eastern Michigan University

How many scholarships are available for high school seniors in North Carolina?

249 scholarships totaling $698,434.00 are available for high school seniors in NC. In addition, we encourage current high school students to check out more from the scholarship search engine.

Do I need to be a resident of NC to apply to these scholarships?

Our scholarship search automatically returns scholarships by all different types of requirements. The below scholarships are either explicitly available for North Carolina residents, or they do not require specific state residency at all and are therefore available to NC students and residents, as well as others across the country.

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Scholarship for Children of Disabled, Deceased, Combat and POW/MIA Veterans

Sponsor by North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Location Raleigh, NC

Applicant must be the child of a deceased, disabled, or combat veteran or veteran listed as a POW/MIA. The veteran must have been a legal resident of North Carolina at the time of entry into service, or the child must have been born in North Carolina and resided there continuously since...

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$4,500.00 Open Apply Now

Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor by Joseph Collins Foundation

Applicant must obtain application from the medical school authorities, complete it and return it to them for forwarding to the Foundation. Selection is based upon financial need, scholastic record and standing, demonstrated interest in arts and letters or other cultural pursuits outside the field of medicine, intention to specialize in neurology,...

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$10,000.00 March 1 Apply Now

Mary Morrow/Edna Richards Scholarship

Sponsor by North Carolina Association of Educators Location 700 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC

Applicant must be a North Carolina resident enrolled in a teacher-education program. Applicant must be in their junior year of college and be willing to teach in the public schools of North Carolina for a minimum of two years following graduation.

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$1,000.00 January 30 Apply Now

Beau Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Colorado State University

Applicant should preferably be a non-resident student who is a former member of the Boy Scouts of America with strong moral character and an orientation toward the outdoors. Financial need required.

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- March 1 Apply Now

Sun Devil Scholarship

Sponsor by Arizona State University

Applicant must be a high school senior enrolling for the fall semester as a full-time student. Applicant will be automatically considered for the award once they have been admitted to the university.

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$6,500.00 December 1 Apply Now

Tuition Exemption Scholarship for Nonresidents

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana, have high standardized test scores, and an excellent academic record, especially in English and math.

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$9,400.00 December 1 Apply Now

Nonresident Fee Waiver

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana and have a commendable academic record.

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$5,300.00 December 1 Apply Now

Admissions Academic Scholarship - Non-Resident

Sponsor by University of Central Florida Location Undergraduate Admissions, Orlando, FL

Applicant must not be a Florida resident.

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$3,500.00 March 1 Apply Now

Board of Governors Dental Scholarship

Sponsor by North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority Location Brauer Hall, Chapel Hill, NC

Applicant must be a North Carolina resident, be accepted at the UNC School of Dentistry, demonstrate financial need, and intend to practice dentistry in North Carolina. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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- May Apply Now

Board of Governors Medical Scholarship

Sponsor by North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority

Applicant must be a North Carolina resident, demonstrate financial need, and intend to practice medicine in North Carolina. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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- May Apply Now

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship

Sponsor by North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority Location P.O. Box 14223, Research Triangle Park, NC

Applicant must be a resident of one of the following North Carolina counties: Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain, or Warren. Selection is based upon academic standing, character, leadership, financial need, and applicant's willingness to prepare for a career as a well-informed citizen. Two...

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$6,000.00 February Apply Now

North Carolina Bar Association Scholarship

Sponsor by North Carolina Bar Association Location Cary, NC

Applicant must be the child or step-child (under the age of 27) of a slain or permanently disabled North Carolina law enforcement officer. Selection is based upon financial need and merit. Award amount varies as it is based on many factors, including the amount available for awards, the number of applicants,...

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- April 1 Apply Now

UA Scholar

Sponsor by University of Alabama Location University of Alabama Scholarships, Tuscaloosa, AL

Applicant must be an out-of=state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and minimum composite ACT score between 30 and 31 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1330 and 1390).

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- December 1 Apply Now