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    Top 23 Durham County Scholarships in May 2024

    Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

    Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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    Updated: May 4th, 2024

    Durham County in North Carolina is home to Research Triangle Park, the city of Durham, parts of Raleigh, and many other towns and natural spaces. It’s also home to many quality scholarship opportunities. We’ve vetted the best Durham County scholarships and collected them for you below. Scroll down to start applying:

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Triangle Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    2 awards worth $10,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    The Triangle Scholarship Fund will award one high school senior and one adult learner who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to improving their community through volunteer…Show More

    The Triangle Scholarship Fund will award one high school senior and one adult learner who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to improving their community through volunteer…Show More

    The Triangle Scholarship Fund will award one high school senior and one adult learner who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to improving their community through volunteer work, work experience, and/or future aspirations and plans. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $10,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $1,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    The Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship is available to any graduate student, physician's assistant, or medical student in the Triangle area of North Carolina who has worked (preferably…Show More

    The Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship is available to any graduate student, physician's assistant, or medical student in the Triangle area of North Carolina who has worked (preferably…Show More

    The Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship is available to any graduate student, physician's assistant, or medical student in the Triangle area of North Carolina who has worked (preferably as a volunteer) to help others with alcoholism, drug abuse, and addictive disorder treatment, or with preventive education on the subject of addiction. To be eligible, applicants must reside in Chatham, Durham, Orange, or Wake County (North Carolina). The fund is designed to recognize the recipient for his or her work or volunteer activity and to provide financial aid. The scholarship may be used towards any need listed under the school’s total cost of attendance. If you're a graduate student, physician's assistant, or medical student in the Triangle area with a passion for helping others out of drug addiction, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Almac Scholarship

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $12,500 - $50,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    The Almac Scholarship Fund was established to give back to the communities in which Almac employees live and work, namely to the residents of Durham,…Show More

    The Almac Scholarship Fund was established to give back to the communities in which Almac employees live and work, namely to the residents of Durham,…Show More

    The Almac Scholarship Fund was established to give back to the communities in which Almac employees live and work, namely to the residents of Durham, Orange, Wake, and Chatham Counties in North Carolina. Thus, every year, the Almac Scholarship Fund grants financial support to 1st-year college students with financial need who reside in the above counties and are pursuing 4-year degrees at a North Carolina public college or university. While there is a preference for students pursuing majors or careers in STEM, students pursuing any field of study may apply so long as they meet the other eligibility requirements. Scholarship payments may be used for any "cost of attendance" and are worth $12,500 per year. The scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional years (for a total of $50,000) as long as the student maintains good academic standing (2.5 GPA) and submits semester reports to continue receiving funding. If you’re a first-year college student from Orange, Wake, Durham, or Chatham County in North Carolina, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $12,500 - $50,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
    Get Started

    Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    The Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship is open to permanent residents of Durham, Orange, Wake, or Chatham Counties in North Carolina who plan to attend an…Show More

    The Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship is open to permanent residents of Durham, Orange, Wake, or Chatham Counties in North Carolina who plan to attend an…Show More

    The Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship is open to permanent residents of Durham, Orange, Wake, or Chatham Counties in North Carolina who plan to attend an in-state 4-year public or private college or university. The scholarship was established through a gift from the estate of Benjamin F. Ward in order to honor his life and commitment to education and community service. Thus, recipients will be selected based on their financial need and commitment to community service. The $2,500 scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional years, meaning recipients who maintain good academic standing can earn a total of $10,000 to help cover the costs of attendance over four years of college. If you're a college-bound resident of Durham, Orange, Wake, or Chatham Counties in North Carolina, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    1 award worth $5,000 - $10,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    The Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship Fund is open to residents of Durham, Orange, Chatham, Wake, or Person County (North Carolina) who have been admitted…Show More

    The Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship Fund is open to residents of Durham, Orange, Chatham, Wake, or Person County (North Carolina) who have been admitted…Show More

    The Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship Fund is open to residents of Durham, Orange, Chatham, Wake, or Person County (North Carolina) who have been admitted to an undergraduate, in-state, nursing program. The scholarship was created as a tribute to Carol and to her dedication, passion, and commitment to nursing by the Beerstecher family. Their desire is that this fund will assist those individuals who may share Carol's passion for nursing, but who may not have the financial means to achieve those dreams. If you're a resident of one of the above North Carolina counties and have been admitted to an undergraduate nursing program, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $5,000 - $10,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    1 award worth $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    The Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship provides financial awards to college-bound, graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, or Durham School of…Show More

    The Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship provides financial awards to college-bound, graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, or Durham School of…Show More

    The Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship provides financial awards to college-bound, graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, or Durham School of the Arts in Durham, North Carolina. Applicants must be Durham County residents and be planning on attending an in-state institution of higher education. Recipients will be selected based on their character, academic record, service to the community, and financial need, with preference given to students pursuing degrees in health-related fields. The $2,000 scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional years, meaning recipients who maintain good academic standing can earn a total of $8,000 to help cover the costs of attendance over four years of college. If you're a graduating high school senior from one of the above Durham County Schools, and especially if you're pursuing a health-related field, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    GSK Opportunity Scholarship

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $5,000 - $20,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    The GSK Opportunity Scholarship provides annual scholarships of up to $5,000 (renewable for up to 3 additional years) to college-bound Triangle residents (Orange, Wake, and…Show More

    The GSK Opportunity Scholarship provides annual scholarships of up to $5,000 (renewable for up to 3 additional years) to college-bound Triangle residents (Orange, Wake, and…Show More

    The GSK Opportunity Scholarship provides annual scholarships of up to $5,000 (renewable for up to 3 additional years) to college-bound Triangle residents (Orange, Wake, and Durham counties in North Carolina) who demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity and an exceptional desire to improve themselves through further education/training. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university in North Carolina. Scholarship payments may be used for any post-secondary "cost of attendance" and are made annually for up to four years (up to $5,000 per year), as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing and submits semester reports in order to continue receiving funding. If you're from Orange, Wake, or Durham County in North Carolina, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $5,000 - $20,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    iContact Foundation Scholarship

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    The iContact Foundation Scholarship Program promotes educational advancement by offering competitive scholarship opportunities for (1) the children (biological, adopted, step, or foster) of current and…Show More

    The iContact Foundation Scholarship Program promotes educational advancement by offering competitive scholarship opportunities for (1) the children (biological, adopted, step, or foster) of current and…Show More

    The iContact Foundation Scholarship Program promotes educational advancement by offering competitive scholarship opportunities for (1) the children (biological, adopted, step, or foster) of current and former iContact employees and (2) any person living in Chatham, Durham, Orange, or Wake County and majoring in computer science, business or entrepreneurship, economics, or marketing and communications. Scholarship recipients are selected based on demonstrated financial need, community involvement and leadership, and academic merit. The scholarship may be used towards any need listed under the school’s total cost of attendance. The student is responsible for all other charges. Payments are made annually for up to 4 years, and the student must maintain good academic standing and submit semester reports in order to continue receiving funding. If you're the child of an iContact employee or you reside in any of the above-mentioned counties and are pursuing an eligible major, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
    Apply

    Joseph Nystrom Working Student Scholarship

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    1 award worth $8,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    This Joseph Nystrom Working Student Scholarship was created to assist working students as they return to college or remain enrolled in post-secondary education until graduation.…Show More

    This Joseph Nystrom Working Student Scholarship was created to assist working students as they return to college or remain enrolled in post-secondary education until graduation.…Show More

    This Joseph Nystrom Working Student Scholarship was created to assist working students as they return to college or remain enrolled in post-secondary education until graduation. It was created in honor of Joseph Nystrom, a passionate young man who was working his way through college when his life was tragically cut short by a drunk driver. To be eligible, students must be working at least part-time and have been enrolled in a degree program for at least two semesters in the past three years. In addition, applicants must be undergraduate students residing in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Orange, or Wake counties in North Carolina. Students are eligible to earn up to $16,000 over the course of two years, and the student must maintain good academic standing and submit semester reports in order to continue receiving funding. If you're an undergraduate student in an eligible North Carolina county who is working while pursuing your degree, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $8,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Juanita McNeil West End Scholarship

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    1 award worth $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    The Juanita McNeil Scholarship is open to residents of the West End Community in Durham, North Carolina, who are upcoming or current undergraduate students. To…Show More

    The Juanita McNeil Scholarship is open to residents of the West End Community in Durham, North Carolina, who are upcoming or current undergraduate students. To…Show More

    The Juanita McNeil Scholarship is open to residents of the West End Community in Durham, North Carolina, who are upcoming or current undergraduate students. To be eligible, applicants must be residing in the zip codes 27701 and 27707. The scholarship is also a tribute to Ms. McNeil, who championed a movement in the West End Community that resulted in community revitalization efforts, greater community engagement, and programs that served hundreds of students and their families. If you're a West End Community resident who shares a similar care and passion for helping your community, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply
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