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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.

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

Stella B. Johnson Scholarship

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

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

Stultz Scholarship

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

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

Virginia Elizabeth and Alma Vane Taylor Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is open to North Carolina students who are pursuing an associate's, baccaulaureate, or graduate degree in nursing at an accredited North Carolina school of nursing; preference is given to students who reside in the Foundation's service area. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and must demonstrate financial need.

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

Walter R. Hoag Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students from Davie, Davidson, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties in North Carolina who are pursuing a program leading to a first-time two-year or four-year degree, certificate, or diploma from an institution of higher learning, whether public or private. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

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

Winston-Salem Foundation Education Grant

This scholarship is open to students who attend or have attended a Forsyth County (NC) high school and reside in the Winston-Salem Foundation's service area. Students must be under 23 years of age, have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and demonstrate financial need (as determined by the Foundation).

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

HBCU Connect Minority Student Scholarship

This award is for minority students attending a historically black college or university. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior, transfer student, or a student currently enrolled full-time.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Notes for Life Scholarship (College/Graduate)

The Notes for Life Scholarship Fund is available for undergraduate and graduate students in Boone County, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri or Klamath County, Oregon who are seeking to pursue additional education and development in instrumental music, singing, or dance.

Total: $1020 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Margarian Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors, college/university students, and graduate students. Applications will be judged on grade point average, economic hardship, and a demonstrated commitment to their heritage, community and society, among other factors.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  August 1
2020