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Top 61 North Carolina Scholarships in March 2024

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Updated: March 3rd, 2024
Top 61 North Carolina Scholarships in March 2024

Are you a student in the great state of North Carolina? Perhaps you are from another state, but want to attend school in the Tar Heel state? If so, you should fund your college or graduate school education with some of the top North Carolina scholarships! These scholarships include awards from private organizations as well as merit scholarships from the top NC institutions of higher  education. Keep on reading to learn more about these top NC scholarships including award amounts, eligibility requirements, and deadlines!

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

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

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

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 Mar 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 Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest

Offered by Regions Bank

4 awards worth $8,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Regions Bank

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year? If so, you may be eligible for the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest! Each quarter, the contest awards $8,000 to the top four (4) applicants who submit an essay (500 words or less) or a video (3 minutes or less) about how someone they know has (1) inspired them and (2) given them the confidence to achieve their goals. The scholarship is offered four times a year, with deadlines every March, June, September, and December. Bear in mind that applicants must also reside in a state with Regions Bank full-service branches to apply. To find out whether or not your state is eligible, keep on reading. If it is, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

4 awards worth $8,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture 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 Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

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
Expired deadline March 2025
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
Expired deadline March 2025
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 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 $10,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Triangle Scholarship Fund

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

2 awards worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
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
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
Get Started

Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,500
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
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
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
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 Apr 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 Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

1 award worth $16,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

The Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants in Wake County was established to provide financial support for refugee and immigrant high school graduates who reside…Show More

The Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants in Wake County was established to provide financial support for refugee and immigrant high school graduates who reside…Show More

The Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants in Wake County was established to provide financial support for refugee and immigrant high school graduates who reside in Wake County and will be continuing their education in a post-secondary setting. The goal is to support these students on a pathway to finding meaningful employment and becoming contributory members of their communities and adopted country. Selected recipients will earn up to $16,000 each, which can be used towards any need listed under the school’s total cost of attendance. To be eligible, applicants must be high school seniors who reside in Wake County, North Carolina, and plan to attend an in-state post-secondary institution. Most importantly, applicants must also be immigrants, refugees, or first-generation US citizens. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $16,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Almac Scholarship

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth $12,500 - $50,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
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
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
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, 2024
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, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth $2,500
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
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
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
Get Started

Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

1 award worth $5,000 - $10,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
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
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level College Students
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 Mar 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 Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Carolyn Lemmond Winchester Scholarship

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

The Carolyn Lemmond Winchester Scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Brevard or Rosman High Schools in Transylvania County, North Carolina. Applicants must also be…Show More

The Carolyn Lemmond Winchester Scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Brevard or Rosman High Schools in Transylvania County, North Carolina. Applicants must also be…Show More

The Carolyn Lemmond Winchester Scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Brevard or Rosman High Schools in Transylvania County, North Carolina. Applicants must also be residents of Transylvania County, North Carolina, and be planning to attend an in-state college or university. The scholarship was established by the family of Carolyn Lemmond Winchester to honor her commitment to excellence and education by providing scholarship opportunities to students with financial need. Thus, recipients will be selected based on their financial need, academic merit, and potential for success. 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 Brevard or Rosman High School senior with plans to attend an in-state university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
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
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
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

Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth up to $80,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

The Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship's purpose is to create a life-transforming opportunity for first-generation or immigrant students who have overcome significant adversity, giving them the…Show More

The Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship's purpose is to create a life-transforming opportunity for first-generation or immigrant students who have overcome significant adversity, giving them the…Show More

The Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship's purpose is to create a life-transforming opportunity for first-generation or immigrant students who have overcome significant adversity, giving them the opportunity to pursue their dreams and improve their lives through education or training. The Scholarship will be awarded to students who have attended a Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools district high school. The Fund has been created in memory of Felice (Felicia) Berkman Brewer by her father-in-law, Donald Brew. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $80,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

GSK Opportunity Scholarship

Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth $5,000 - $20,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
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
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
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How to win North Carolina scholarships

North Carolina scholarships are sought after due to the countless prestigious universities and colleges that call North Carolina home. In order to get a leg up on the competition to win North Carolina scholarships, you should focus on what you’re passionate about while connecting back to your North Carolina roots. 

For example, if you want to pursue a career in agriculture, you can discuss your fond memories of attending the local Charlotte farmer’s market and learning about the fresh raspberries from the farmers themselves. This not only ties in with your passions, but also relates back to how appealing North Carolina is as a state.

Scholarship application resources for  North Carolina scholarships

As mentioned before, North Carolina scholarships may require you to write an essay about yourself which could be 250 words to 500 words. Luckily. Scholarships360 has all the resources you could need to win North Carolina scholarships! Be sure to check out our guides and well as read over the ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships. Best of luck on your writing endeavors!

North Carolina student debt snapshot

According to the Department of Education, in total, North Carolina residents owe $49.2 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $37,721 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 52.3% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for!

Keep on reading to learn more about top scholarships in North Carolina, as well as merit scholarships from colleges in North Carolina!

Merit scholarships at North Carolina colleges and universities

Davidson College

  • Eligibility: High academic achievers with experiences that reflect a varied range of interests, talents and achievements and some scholarships require a nomination
  • Amount: Up to full cost of attendance
  • Deadline: Admission deadline

Duke University

  • Eligibility: All applicants are automatically considered for Duke merit scholarships by virtue of their admissions application
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Admission deadline

Elon University

  • Eligibility:Students are automatically considered when they apply and are selected based on their high school academic record and application essay
  • Amount: $3,000 up to $13,500
  • Deadline: Mid-January

North Carolina A&T State University

  • Eligibility: The National Alumni Scholarship and the Louis and Elizabeth Dowdy Scholarships recognize exceptional academic talent and ability
  • Amount: Up to full tuition and room and board 
  • Deadline: Mid-January 

North Carolina State University

  • Eligibility: Awarded on the basis of outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character
  • Amount: Up to full cost of attending
  • Deadline: November 1

Salem College

  • Eligibility: All admitted students are considered for scholarships and amount awarded is based on high school GPA
  • Amount: $14,000 up to $20,000
  • Deadline: Varies based on program

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Eligibility: Applicants are automatically considered and must have impressive academic and extracurricular achievements and show promise of engagement in the life of the University
  • Amount: Up to the full cost of attending
  • Deadline: Admission deadline

University of North Carolina at Asheville

  • Eligibility: Academic excellence, as demonstrated by a high grade point average/scores on the SAT or ACT, interest in or passion for an academic program, extracurricular engagement
  • Amount: Up to full tuition
  • Deadline: Admission deadline

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

  • Eligibility: When you are accepted to both UNCW and the Honors College, you are automatically considered for competitive Honors College Merit Scholarships
  • Amount: $500 up to full tuition 
  • Deadline: November 1st to be considered for Early Action, and February 1st to be considered for Regular Decision

Wake Forest University

  • Eligibility: Students with extraordinary achievement, leadership, and talent
  • Amount: Up to the full cost of attending
  • Deadline: Mid-November

Warren Wilson College

  • Eligibility: Students who excel in academics, work, service and are admitted to the college
  • Amount: $4,000 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: Admission deadline

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

In-state tuition provides students with a lower cost compared to out-of-state tuition rates. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

Here are a few well-known North Carolina universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

North Carolina State University

  • In-state tuition: $9,105
  • Out-of-state tuition: $31,977

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • In-state tuition: $7,020
  • Out-of-state tuition: $37,360

How do you get in-state tuition? 

You are probably wondering how to get in-state tuition for North Carolina schools since it significantly reduces the cost of tuition! In order to receive in-state tuition, you will need to have established legal residence in North Carolina and maintained this status for at least 12 months prior to the beginning of the semester. Some ways to establish legal residence include obtaining a North Carolina driver’s license, registering your vehicle in North Carolina, and becoming employed in the state of North Carolina. Be sure to double check with your intended North Carolina institution what they require students to do in order to obtain in-state tuition! 

Does North Carolina have tuition reciprocity? 

Yes, but this benefit is only for graduate students. North Carolina is a barely-participating member of the Academic Common Market, which is a regional reciprocity agreement among Southern states. However, North Carolina only participates through their graduate school programs meaning undergraduate students will not benefit. 

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Additional North Carolina resources

College Foundation of North Carolina

This one-stop shopping website offers planning tools, timelines, test prep resources and financial literacy guidance are everything you need to set a course for college. Along with lots of scholarships that are easy to search for!

Community College Student Resources

Important resources for students planning to/or attending community college, including course library, curriculum, licensure/certifications, and high school equivalency information.

Golden Door Scholars

For DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), TPS (Temporary Protected Status), and Undocumented students. Applicants must be currently in high school or have graduated from a United States high school or obtained a GED (General Education Development) certificate from a United States GED Program. They also must be applying to or attend one of the Golden Door Scholars Partner Schools.

Frequently asked questions about North Carolina scholarships

What type of scholarships does North Carolina offer?

North Carolina offers an abundance of different types of scholarships both for North Carolina residents and out-of-state students. These scholarships may include need-based scholarships, merit-based scholarships, and scholarships specific to a certain demographic.

Are there scholarships available for graduate students in North Carolina?

Yes! There are many scholarships offered for graduate students in North Carolina. Graduate scholarships may be offered by universities, professional organizations, foundations, and other entities. In addition, North Carolina offers tuition reciprocity for graduate studies as well.
 

Can out-of-state students receive scholarships in North Carolina?

Yes, out-of-state students can receive scholarships in North Carolina. Some scholarships may prioritize North Carolina residents, but there are also scholarships available to students from outside the state.

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