Federal Pell Grant – The Pell grant is a federal entitlement program that provides funds to students enrolled at approved colleges. The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) number on the Student Aid Report (SAR) determines the amount of each grant. This information is generated through the Department of Education and is mailed to the applicant at his/her home address. Eligibility is based on the following:

  • Enrollment as a regular student in an eligible program
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residence with proper documentation
  • Undergraduate student not previously receiving a bachelor’s degree
  • Does not owe a refund or is not in default on any federal financial aid
  • Is in compliance with Selective Service Registration requirements

Annual maximum and minimum awards vary. The 2017-2018 minimum award is $606. The 2017-2018 maximum award is $5920. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) – The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program is a federal non-repayable program that provides money to a limited number of undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Supplemental grants range from $200 to $4,000 per academic year depending on your need and availability of funds. There is no aggregate limit of FSEOG funds that a student may receive.


Merit Scholarships are as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Check your high school grades or SAT or ACT scores. 2. Compare your scores against our average guidelines.

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3. Apply! Complete the Belmont Abbey College application process and you will be awarded the scholarship you qualify for upon acceptance. Don’t forget to use our Net Price Calculator to get the full picture. North Carolina Need Based Scholarship – The North Carolina Need Based Scholarship is a need based grant. In order to qualify to receive this grant, the student must be a legal resident of North Carolina and be enrolled for at least 9 credit hours (three-quarter time) per semester. The state will determine the student’s eligibility as based on the FAFSA application. The grant amount received by the student is based upon the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

CMPD Officers Clark and Shelton Scholarship

Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation is excited to announce the 2016 CMPD Officers Clark and Shelton Scholarship Opportunities. These scholarships were created in memory of CMPD Officers Clark and Shelton who were killed in the line of duty on April 1, 2007. Eligibility:

  • Applicant who wishes to pursue a career in law enforcement.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior OR a currently enrolled college student.
  • Employee of law enforcement agency may be in either a sworn or non-sworn position.
  • Employee should be employed by the agency or can be retired from agency.
  • Students interested in a career in law enforcement without an immediate family member employed at a qualified agency may still apply for the scholarship. Please note priority will be given to applicants who meet all criteria outlined in the scholarship application. 

Amount: $2,500

College Foundation of North Carolina — College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.  High School seniors from qualifying counties are eligible for up to a $12,000 scholarship ($3000 per year for four years) to attend participating colleges and universities. Click the link above for more information.
Lending Tree Scholarship — Money for college? Enter to win today! Please write an essay that tells why, for you personally, a college education is worth the time, energy, and money. The essay must not exceed 200 words. Any essays that go over 200 words will result in a disqualified application. Open to all U.S. citizens who are high school seniors with a 3.5 or higher GPA. Click the link above for more information.

Shutterfly Business Scholarship — Shutterfly is proud to announce the $10,000 educational program established to help business majors achieve their educational goals. The program supports not only the student, with $5,500 of the $10,000, but also your community by awarding $4,500 of it in equal shares to the primary, middle and high schools where you graduated. So, if you win, it’s a win-win for you and your community. Click the link above for more information.

Golden Door Scholarship — Golden Door Scholars invests in education and careers access for high-performing DACA students. Their approach includes four-year college scholarships for high-performing high school grads and professional development and internship support. Since 2013, Golden Door has awarded scholarships to 45 exceptional students from an applicant pool of over 2200 students.

TicketHelp Safe Driver Scholarship — TicketHelp is proud to present the Safe Driver Scholarship, worth $1,000. In the United States, car accidents kill more teenagers every year than any other cause of death. Here at TicketHelp, our goal is to encourage safe driving and reward those who keep their eyes on the road at all times. We know that can be difficult for young drivers, as so much can happen in their world while they are spending time driving. But for those who make focusing on the road their top priority while driving, we want to make it easier to go to college and continue that habit while furthering your education.

Dr. Grover White Scholarship — This scholarship program is funded by an endowment and serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. White, a respected Urologist in Gastonia for 33 years. The applicant must be a resident of Gaston, Cleveland or Lincoln County in North  Carolina or York County, South Carolina and who will attend an educational institution in North or South Carolina. The applicant must be seeking an  advanced degree in a medically related field: i.e., MSN, NP, MD, DDS, PA, PT;  must already hold a bachelors degree or higher with a 3.50 GPA and must be attending or have been accepted at an appropriate school for the chosen field at  the time of application.

Jarman Family Scholarship — Established to help children of full-time religious ministers who are residents of North or South Carolina to achieve an undergraduate or graduate degree. One recipient is chosen per year based on character, academic achievement and need.

National Catholic College Admission Association — The National CCAA Scholarship is a one-time, $1,000 award, and is awarded to eight college-going high school seniors from various geographic regions attending one of our member institutions in Fall 2018.  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018  and award recipients will be selected in mid to late March.

National Founder’s Scholarship — Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s National Founder’s Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a current U.S. undergraduate student earning their bachelor’s degree in business, with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to undergraduate education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, or commuting expenses.

Boxercraft Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship — This $2,000.00 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student.  The scholarship is open to students who have: have a family member who has survived or is currently fighting pancreatic cancer or are currently fighting or have survived pancreatic cancer themselves.  In addition, applicants must: be a high school senior, have been accepted into an accredited college or university, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and submit an essay.

Citrix ShareFile Innovation Scholarship — To promote the next generation of innovators, Citrix is now accepting applications for 2017. They are offering $10,000 in scholarships with awards of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000. This scholarship is open to all college students, regardless of major.

Golden LEAF Scholars Program –The Golden LEAF Scholars Program provides scholarships to North Carolina students attending independent colleges and universities, students apply directly through a centrally administered program.  The application period for high school seniors will open the first week of December 2017.  Recipients must be from Tier 1 or Tier 2 rural, tobacco-dependent counties, demonstrate both financial need and merit, and plan to attend participating North Carolina colleges and universities in the fall of 2018. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. Recipients can receive $3,000/year for up to 4 years and there is no limit on the number of Golden LEAF scholars per institution.

To be considered for this award, a student must:

  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
  • Be a high school senior enrolling full-time as a first-year student at any participating North Carolina college or university in the fall of 2018.
  • Reside in a rural county that is tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed (Tier 1 or Tier 2 under the 3-Tier designation).
  • Have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Recipients are selected based on GPA, financial need, length of residence in the county, and the ability to communicate a commitment to returning to a rural county that is economically distressed.

Applications to apply for the Golden LEAF Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year are being accepted until March 1, 2018.  Full program details are available at