Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County

Administering Organization: Triangle Community Foundation


The Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants in Wake County will provide financial awards for refugee and immigrant high school graduates who reside in Wake County to continue 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.

Amount & Use of Funds

Up to $16,000

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 a 2.5 GPA and submit semester reports in order to continue receiving funding.


In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Residency Requirements: Residents of Wake County
  • High School Restrictions: None
  • Plan of Study Restrictions: Applicants must plan to attend a public or private college or university in North Carolina
  • This scholarship is restricted to immigrants, refugees, or first-generation US citizens.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2020

How To Apply

Our universal application will open in mid-November!

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Julia Da Silva

Programs & Scholarships Associate
Phone 919.474.8370 ext: 4028
Email [email protected]