Types of Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

Alamance Community College has generous Foundation donors who help hundreds of Alamance Community College students go to school every year. Students must demonstrate academic promise with a 2.0 GPA and at least a 75% completion rate. To be considered for a Foundation Scholarship, students must fill out a FAFSA application and submit it to ACC.

Foundation scholarships are provided to cover gaps in a students financial aid package. Priority will go to students that do not have enough gift aid (Federal and State grants) to cover their outstanding tuition expenses. Based on your enrollment and the outstanding tuition due, your scholarship may be increased or decreased. Foundation scholarships will only cover the in state portion of the students outstanding tuition.

Scholarship awards will appear on your Self-Service account the week after the Scholarship Committee meets to make awards.  Consult your Self-Service account to learn if you’ve been awarded a scholarship.

2022-23 Scholarship Application

Apply for Scholarships Here

Fall ’22 Scholarship Deadline:  July 15, 2022

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Golden LEAF Scholarship

Students attending or planning to attend any of North Carolina’s participating community colleges who reside in a qualifying county and demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply.

Up to $2,250 per school year, including summer term, is available for curriculum students and up to $1,000 per year for students enrolling in occupational programs. Awards can be applied toward tuition, fees, books, supplies at the community college where enrolled, transportation, childcare expenses related to attending classes, and credential testing upon course completion.

Golden LEAF Application

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships that are offered through other institutions, companies and foundations are considered outside scholarships. The Financial Aid office offers a workshop twice a year to help students apply for outside scholarships. If you have been awarded an outside scholarship, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at  336-506-4411 so we may post it to your account. We also post outside scholarship opportunities on our front page under NEWS and in the ACC Access. See information on how to process your outside scholarship.

See list of outside scholarships by clicking here.

Named Scholarships

View Named Scholarships and their descriptions here.

State Scholarships

The State of North Carolina offers many scholarships in high demand fields. Check the list of State scholarships HERE. You may also visit CFNC.org for additional resources.

Scholarship Resources for International Students

Students who do not have a social security number, or who are not US Citizens or Permanent Residents are considered to be international students.  In many cases, international students are charged higher tuition rates.  International students do not qualify for federal or state aid, however, there are scholarship opportunities. Scholarship Resources for International Students

Dreamer Scholarships

DREAMers with and without DACA/TPS have the opportunity for a college education. Please help us get the word out! 
IMPORTANT ELIGIBLITY UPDATE: Students do NOT have to have DACA or TPS to apply! Immigrant students who came to the U.S. before November 1, 2015 and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria (e.g., arrived before age 16 and have no lawful status and no criminal background). 

  • Opportunity Scholarship
    For undocumented students who live in states where they effectively have no access to college – either because they face paying out-of-state tuition or because their state will simply not admit them into its universities.
  • National Scholarship
    Up to $33,000 award for first-time college students or community college graduates to attend a partner college in their state. Application closes on February 25th, 2021. 

Disability Scholarships

Scholarships.com is offering a link to scholarships for students with disabilities.  To view a list of these scholarships, click here.

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