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Foundation for the Carolinas


Scholarship applications for graduating seniors / rising first-year college students opens December 4th 2020. 

When navigating the website, go to the search page and select "Undergraduate" under type of student and select "Cabarrus County" from the County list. Always review the eligibility information for each scholarship to make sure you are eligible before applying. You can also search by major if you are sure of what you plan to study.




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North Carolina Community Foundation


Scholarships applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will open in early February 2021Click here to search for scholarships on the NCCF website. Make sure to review eligibility details for scholarships to make sure you are eligible for the scholarship you are considering!




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College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) Scholarship Search


View scholarships specific to North Carolina students. Make sure to review eligibility details to make sure you are eligible for the scholarship you are considering!




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Cabarrus County Scholarshipplus Online Scholarship Guide


This resource contains a lot of information on scholarships available locally and nationally. It is not always updated, so it is recommended that you always do further research into specific scholarships that you are interested in. Google the name of the scholarship and try to find accurate, up-to-date information directly on the websites of the organizations or colleges that grant each scholarship.




Undocumented Students


In NC, undocumented & DACA students do not qualify for in-state tuition and are not eligbile for federal or state financial aid (FAFSA). You will need to fund your education through scholarships from your college and from 3rd party organizations. Make sure to search for scholarships with "no citizenship requirement" The following links can help you get started with your search!











Scholarships for Minorities


Black and African American Students



Hispanic and Latinx Students

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

North Carolina Hispanic Scholarship Fund


Asian and Pacific Islander Students

APIA Scholars


American Indian Students




Foster/Adopted Youth


If you are a student who is/was in foster care or is adopted, please check out the links below to see if you qualify for financial assistance:


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Collegeboard opportunity scholarships enter you into a raffle when you indicate that you have completed certain steps in the college planning process including creating a college list, practicing for the SAT on Khanacademy, improving your SAT score, and more! These are easy to enter AND keep you on track in the college planning and application process!




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Raise Me - Micro-Scholarship Website for grades 9-12

Earn micro-scholarships from participating colleges starting as early as 9th grade! Check out their website to see how it works!




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