Whether it’s scholarships and awards or financial aid, we are here to provide resources to help you complete these applications.

Writing Resources

Students have shared that they need writing resources as they think about writing essays for college admissions or scholarship applications. Reach out to your guidance counselors or those in your support system for suggestions!

Many colleges also offer writing resources around these topics. Two examples are below, to get you started.

College Application Essays and Personal Statements (Writing Studio, Duke University)

Undergraduate Applications (Purdue Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)

Federal Aid & the FAFSA

We encourage all eligible students to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! Many sources of aid, including the Pell grant, work-study, and many sources of institutional aid require you to complete the FAFSA to be eligible. You can read more about the FAFSA on the Federal Student Aid website, and find many resources, including webinars, on their resources page here.

The 2024-2025 FAFSA application will be available by December 31, 2023.  To learn more about changes to FAFSA for 2024-2025 and guidance on how to complete the application, please refer to CFNC FAFSA Hub.

Additional Triangle-Area Scholarships

Still looking for scholarships? Check out these other scholarships available to Triangle students:

Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships: Available to full-time students attending an accredited US college or university considering a career in the auto care industry or an ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty or collision repair school.

Central Carolina Community College Foundation: Available to students attending Central Carolina Community College.

Chancellor’s Science Scholars (UNC-Chapel Hill): Available to high school seniors planning to enroll at UNC-Chapel Hill and pursue a STEM major with a focus on engaging in undergraduate research and pursuing graduate school. Must demonstrate academic merit and leadership potential.

College Foundation of North Carolina: Available to North Carolina residents (specific criteria for each opportunity varies).

Cooperative Council of NC (Jim Graham Scholarship): Open to high school seniors who have attended a Cooperative Leadership Camp while in high school.

Couch Oil Cares Scholarship: Available to students in Couch Oil’s 16-county service area in Central North Carolina who are 25 years old or younger and planning to enroll as first-year college students at a two- or four-year college in the coming fall.

Cynthia D. Brown Education Scholarship (20/20 Sisters of Vision): Available to students who are African American or of African Descent and are either 1) a graduating high school senior with 2.5 GPA or 2) currently enrolled in a post-secondary or technical program with a 3.0 GPA. All applicants must demonstrate one or more years of community service or civic engagement.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Western Wake Alumnae Chapter): Multiple opportunities for minority students who are high school seniors in Wake County; focused on academic success and community involvement. Students can learn more information here and apply here.

Dereck Whittenburg Foundation: Available to juniors and seniors with financial need at NC State, Shaw University, St. Augustine’s University, William Peace University, Meredith College and Wake Tech.

Durham Tech Foundation: Available to students attending Durham Tech Community College.

Goodnight Scholars Program (NC State University): Available to students from low and middle-income families from North Carolina who intend on pursuing a science, engineering, technology, mathematics (STEM) or STEM education major at NC State University

GoodRx Helps Scholarship for Future Black Physicians and Physician Associates: Available to future MDs, DOs, and PAs who identify as Black or African American.

Golden LEAF Scholarship: Available to students from qualifying counties who are pursuing 2- or 4-year degrees in North Carolina and have financial need.

Ivy Community Service Foundation of Cary, Inc Scholarships: Since 1998, the Ivy Community Service Foundation of Cary, Inc has awarded scholarships based on academic performance and financial need to deserving high school and college students.

Latino Community Credit Union: Available to members planning to attend (and accepted to) college in the US.

North Carolina Community Foundation: Available to North Carolina residents (specific criteria for each opportunity varies).

Park Scholarship (NC State University): Available to US citizens or permanent residents that are applying for fall, first-year admission into an undergraduate program at NC State.

Sharon C. Ryan Memorial Scholarship (Twiddy & Company Realtors): For students enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s or master’s program, with a preference for students pursuing careers in hospitality management/leadership or another hospitality-related career.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award (Raleigh Soroptimist Club): Available to women with primary financial responsibility for themselves and their dependents, who are seeking to attend an undergraduate degree program or vocational skills training program, and have financial need.

Wake Tech Foundation: Available to students enrolled in curriculum programs at Wake Tech, with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a minimum enrollment of six credit hours during the semester(s) in which the scholarship is awarded.

Student Assistance Fund

Current recipients of a scholarship from Triangle Community Foundation may apply for the Student Assistance Fund. This Fund provides one-time cash assistance to eligible students to assist with needs that would otherwise hinder them from completing their academic program.

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