Outside Scholarships

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.

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NCAT Chapter Alumni Scholarships

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.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

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.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

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.

North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation

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 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.

Smithfield Foundation Scholarship

The Smithfield Foundation Scholarship is available to new and currently enrolled students at North Carolina A&T State University who are dependent children or grandchildren of full-time or retired employees of the Smithfield Foods, Inc. and its family of companies. First priority given to applications received by March 1st.