Need-Based Scholarships

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Most students know that they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is a relative measurement of the student's ability to pay for school, and this number is often used to determine the amount of federal and state assistance available. This is a good start, but the true Cost of Attendance (COA) is often different than the sticker price. Most students have expenses beyond tuition, including room and board, books, and other costs. Before turning to student loans, students with financial need can look for scholarships to help close the gap between their EFC and COA. Our Scholarship Directory for need-based scholarships is a great place to start.

Charlotte Woods Memorial Scholarship

Undergraduate or graduate students who are currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning in a vocational or degree program in transportation, logistics, traffic management or other related field are eligible for this award. Applicants must be Transportation Clubs International members, or the dependents of a member.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 25
2020

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

High school seniors and current college freshmen and sophomores with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and an SAT score of 1000 or higher or an ACT score of 21 or higher are eligible to apply for this award. Students must be available to work in the Washington, D.C. area during summer breaks, and must agree to continue employment with the CIA after graduation.

Total: $18000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020

FIU Minority Community College Transfer Scholarship

This award is for U.S students who are residents of Florida and plan to attend FIU. The applicant must be a minority student who has completed an A.A. or A.S. degree from an accredited Florida community college.

Total: $1600 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Jimmy and Sara Glenn Scholarship

This scholarship is open to residents of Forsyth County, NC, who will pursue a full-time undergraduate degree, certificate, or diploma from an accredited postsecondary institution. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Kate Allred Education Grant

This grant program is open to undergraduate students who reside in Forsyth County, North Carolina, and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must have a family adjusted gross income up to 300 percent above the federal proverty guidelines.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020

L. Gordon, Jr. and June D. Pfefferkorn Student Aid Fund

This scholarship is open to residents of Forsyth County, NC, who are pursuing an undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Marcus Raper Zimmerman Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of Forsyth County, North Carolina, and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must be physically challenged or preparing to work in a profession related to serving the physically challenged.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Oliver Joel and Ellen Pell Denny Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is open to traditional and non-traditional students who are pursuing a first-time associate's or baccalaureate degree, certificate, or diploma in a healthcare field at accredited North Carolina schools (graduate degrees considered on a limited basis). Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher; financial need is required (not restricted to lower incomes).

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Orthopaedic Specialists of the Carolinas Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is open to residents of Forsyth County, NC, who have been accepted into the nursing program at Forsyth Technical Community College or Winston-Salem State University. Students must demonstrate financial need, and must have a grade point average of 2.6 or higher if currently enrolled in college or 3.0 or higher if a high school senior.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Otis B. and Genevieve Parrish Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students of traditional and non-traditional age who are residents of Forsyth County, NC, and enroll at Wake Forest University or Salem College. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and a family adjusted gross income up to 300 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Richard R. Tufenkian Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate students who are of Armenian descent and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must demonstrate financial need and participate in Aremnian community service.

Total: $3000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Serena D. Dalton Scholarship

This scholarship is open to traditional and non-traditional undergraduate students who reside in Forsyth County, North Carolina, and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must have an family adjusted gross income up to 300 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020