Scholarships awarded by employers, individuals, companies, high schools, religious groups, and professional associations independently of North Carolina A&T State University are Outside Scholarships. Criteria for Outside Scholarships vary greatly from scholarship to scholarship, but generally include academic performance, financial need, religious affiliation, minority status, heritage, community affiliations, or other unique criteria important to the sponsoring individual or organization. Students are encouraged to pursue as many Outside Scholarships as possible.
Funded by contributions from North Carolina A&T Alumni Association Chapters nationwide, these scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance, involvement, and leadership skills with the additional criterion of geographic location. Chapter scholars must be residents of the geographical area served by the chapter. The selection criteria and value of scholarships vary from chapter to chapter. Applications are generally available to incoming freshman; however students should inquire directly to the Local Alumni Chapter for additional details.
Scholarship preference is given to qualifying GM employees and children of employees. Ownership of the program is through the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Endowed Scholarships (EEOC). Applicants are required to complete the Scholarship Application and submit proof of employment from the GM Human Resource Office. Scholarship decisions are then made by the institution.
The Duke Energy Scholars program was established to provide scholarships for the children of our employees and retirees. The program provides 15 scholarships of up to $5,000 each (USD) per year and may be awarded for up to four consecutive years, with a maximum of $20,000 (USD). The scholarship is for undergraduate study at accredited, two-year technical schools or community colleges and/or four-year colleges or universities in the U.S. and Canada. The scholarships are merit-based with consideration given to academics, personal references, community service and demonstrated financial need. In addition to the 15 annual winners of the four-year scholarships, we select five (5) alternates to receive one-time, $1,000 (USD) scholarships. If any of the 15 winners declines his/her scholarship prior to the acceptance deadline, alternates become eligible to receive a four-year scholarship.
The Tom Joyner Foundation prides itself in helping students continue their education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Each month the Tom Joyner Foundation designates an HBCU to receive its support. The scholarship support money is sent directly to the HBCU for the students. The scholarships are awarded to the students through the Office of Student Financial Aid at the HBCU based on financial need and other requirements from the school and the donor. Annually The Tom Joyner Foundation also offers one full ride scholarship to a graduating high school senior that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and Universities.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is pleased to open its scholarship application process to all students seeking financial assistance. TMCF scholarship recipients are awarded annually to students meeting the Thurgood Marshall College Fund eligibility criteria for scholarship. Awards are made per semester based on a verification process designed to ensure students are meeting academic expectations and have an unmet financial need. All classifications of students are invited to apply.
The UNCF Program Services Department manages various scholarship programs. UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they need and that the nation needs them to have. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation has provided support to higher education in North Carolina for more than 25 years by awarding need-based scholarships to students attending one of the 10 participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in North Carolina. The NCLBC Foundation was established by the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus. The Caucus was formally organized in the early 80’s to promote legislative policies and actions responsive to all North Carolinians, especially African Americans. The Caucus saw the need for programs for African American youth and as a result, the Foundation was formed.