Our Opportunities

Welcome to Central Piedmont Community College Foundation’s online scholarship application portal. Completing the General Scholarship Application on this portal will allow you access to a number of Foundation scholarship opportunities at Central Piedmont. Most scholarships are awarded for the fall and spring semester and certain scholarships are also available for the summer semester. The application cycle for academic year 2019-2020 opens February 6, 2019 and closes September 30, 2019.

Specific award period deadlines:
Fall 2019 & spring 2020 priority application deadline – May 15, 2019
Fall 2019 & spring 2020 regular application deadline – July 30, 2019
Spring 2020 only application deadline – September 30, 2019
Summer 2020 application deadline – April 15, 2020

Applicants must have a Central Piedmont student ID number to apply for a Foundation scholarship. If you are a new student or do not have a student ID number, you must first apply for admission at Central Piedmont prior to starting your scholarship application. The scholarship portal aligns with the college’s single sign-on system using your Central Piedmont username and password. Your application is active from the moment you start until all opportunities close at the end of the cycle and can be updated throughout that time.

Please visit the Recommended Opportunities page on your dashboard to view opportunities for which you may be eligible and corresponding eligibility requirements.

You must complete the General Scholarship Application to be considered for a Foundation Scholarship. You will automatically be considered for all auto-match opportunities based on your submitted application. Certain opportunities require supplemental information (i.e. transcripts, essays, letter of recommendation, etc.) and will show an “apply” action item. Please click on the name of the opportunity to show the required supplemental information that will have to be provided to submit your application. Incomplete applications and applications that have not been submitted will not be considered for a scholarship.

Scholarship recipients will receive an award notification through their Central Piedmont student email account. Notifications will be emailed in early June 2019 for academic year 2019-2020 awards, October 2019 for spring 2020 only awards and late April 2020 for summer 2020 awards. Scholarship recipients MUST accept their award through the online portal within 10 days of being notified and complete a post-acceptance questionnaire within 15 days of acceptance. If the acceptance and questionnaire are not completed timely, the scholarship recipient will not receive the award.

Unless otherwise noted, scholarships provide a credit for tuition, fees, and books with awards applied first to tuition and fees. Remaining funds may then be used for books in accordance with Central Piedmont’s policy on using financial aid for books and supplies (https://www.cpcc.edu/financial-aid/awards/books-and-supplies). Scholarship awards apply to credit courses only.

Scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds each year and annual award amounts may vary. Central Piedmont does not discriminate based on any characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000 Sylvia Ingram Eagle Scholarship
The Sylvia Ingram Eagle Scholarship is established at Central Piedmont Community College in honor and recognition of the distinguished career of...
The Sylvia Ingram Eagle Scholarship is established at Central Piedmont...
  • Deadline: 12/20/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/20/2019
Varies Merancas Technical Careers Scholarship
The Merancas Technical Careers Scholarship is available to CPCC students who are recent high school graduates or US military veterans who are...
The Merancas Technical Careers Scholarship is available to CPCC students...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2020
$10,000 Opportunity Scholars Program
The Opportunity Scholars Program is a 2-year, cohort experience that will support students in obtaining the education and skills needed to earn a...
The Opportunity Scholars Program is a 2-year, cohort experience that...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2020
  • Award: $10,000
Deadline01/15/2020
500-2500 Philip L. Van Every Endowed Scholarship
The Philip L. Van Every Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students who are enrolled in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program...
The Philip L. Van Every Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2020
  • Award: 500-2500
Deadline01/15/2020
$3,200 Presidential Scholars Program
The CPCC Presidential Scholars Program is both an opportunity to receive a scholarship award from one of CPCC’s most prestigious scholarship...
The CPCC Presidential Scholars Program is both an opportunity to receive...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2020
  • Award: $3,200
Deadline01/15/2020
3200-5000 STRIVE Scholars - Strengthening Teachers, Reaching Individuals, Valuing Everyone
$5.2 million will be invested in the ECE Program over 5-years. The funding will collectively support the County’s goal for talent development and...
$5.2 million will be invested in the ECE Program over 5-years. The...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2020
  • Award: 3200-5000
Deadline01/15/2020
Up to $4,000 per year for full-time; Up to $2,000 per year for part-time The Levine Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to remove financial need as a barrier to higher education by providing financial assistance to deserving students at...
This scholarship is intended to remove financial need as a barrier to...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2020
  • Award: Up to $4,000 per year for full-time; Up to $2,000 per year for part-time
Deadline01/15/2020
$2,000 Mayor Anthony Foxx Scholarship Program
The Mayor Anthony Foxx Scholarship is available to African American male students graduating from West Charlotte High School. The scholarship is...
The Mayor Anthony Foxx Scholarship is available to African American male...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
$1,500.00 Deanielle Watson Memorial Scholarship
New or returning student who is currently employed by the Stomp, Chomp & Roll Restaurant group (The Pizza Peel, The Flying Biscuit, The Improper...
New or returning student who is currently employed by the Stomp, Chomp &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 DG Carlson Memorial Scholarship
New or returning student who is enrolled in an Engineering Technology program or the Automotive Systems Technology program
New or returning student who is enrolled in an Engineering Technology...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Donna Ward Scholarship
New or returning student enrolled in a Performing Arts Degree program
New or returning student enrolled in a Performing Arts Degree program
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Elizabeth Ross Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$500.00 Esther Fischel Endowed Scholarship
New or returning student with a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need
New or returning student with a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Varies First Union National Bank Endowed Scholarship
The First Union National Bank Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program who have...
The First Union National Bank Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$700.00 Gregory Jon Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700.00
Ended
500-1500 Higgs Foundation Veterans Scholarship
New or returning Veteran student with a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need
New or returning Veteran student with a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 500-1500
Ended
$1,000.00 James Moses and Stella Frosst Alexander Endowed Merit Scholarship
The James Moses and Stella Frosst Alexander Endowed Merit Scholarship is available to CPCC students in the college transfer program who must have...
The James Moses and Stella Frosst Alexander Endowed Merit Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
500-1500 Jane & Steven Cooper Endowed Scholarship
The Jane Cooper Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC Students in associate degree, certificate or diploma program for Journalism and Mass...
The Jane Cooper Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC Students in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 500-1500
Ended
$950.00 John Robert Gregoraschuk Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $950.00
Ended
$3,200.00 Kandi Deitemeyer Presidential Scholarship
New or returning student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need
New or returning student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,200.00
Ended
500-1500 Kaye Bernard McGarry Endowed Scholarship
The Kaye Bernard McGarry Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program who are...
The Kaye Bernard McGarry Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 500-1500
Ended
$750.00 Kenneth D. Hardin Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Kenneth D. Hardin Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in the Culinary program, who are enrolled full time (minimum 12...
The Kenneth D. Hardin Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$500.00 Lawrence W. Crow Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Lawrence W. Crow Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in Mechanical Engineering (first preference) or Electrical...
The Lawrence W. Crow Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$400.00 Mary Goddard Pickens Endowed Scholarship
The Mary Goddard Pickens Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program with financial...
The Mary Goddard Pickens Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Mary Lou Paschal Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Mecklenburg General Contractors Association Endowed Scholarship
The Mecklenburg General Contractors Association Endowed Scholarship is available to second year CPCC students enrolled full time (minimum 12 credit...
The Mecklenburg General Contractors Association Endowed Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 NC Motorsports Foundation Scholarship
New or returning student who is enrolled in the Computer Integrated Machinging Technology with Specialization in Motorsports Machining Certificate
New or returning student who is enrolled in the Computer Integrated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Robert B. Tadlock Endowed Scholarship
The Robert B. Tadlock Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in the Construction Management Program who have financial need, are...
The Robert B. Tadlock Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Varies Royal and Sun Alliance Endowed Scholarship
The Royal and SunAlliance Endowed Scholarship is available to female CPCC students who have financial need, are North Carolina residents, maintain...
The Royal and SunAlliance Endowed Scholarship is available to female...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
up to 1000 Stone Estate Trust Endowed Scholarship
New or returning student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need
New or returning student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to 1000
Ended
up to 2000 The Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
The Wayland Henry Cato, Jr. Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program who have...
The Wayland Henry Cato, Jr. Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to 2000
Ended
$500.00 Vickie McKinney Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Vickie McKinney Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program with...
The Vickie McKinney Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
500-1500 Wilton and Mary Parr Technical Scholarship
New or returning student who is enrolled in a Technical Career program
New or returning student who is enrolled in a Technical Career program
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 500-1500
Ended
$750.00 Central High School Legacy-Jack and Barbara Claiborne Endowed Scholarship
The CHS Legacy-Jack and Barbara Claiborne Endowed Scholarship is available to students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program who...
The CHS Legacy-Jack and Barbara Claiborne Endowed Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$500.00 Tyler H. Hamm Culinary Scholarship
The Tyler H. Hamm Culinary Scholarship shall be used to extend scholarship support to students enrolled in Central Piedmont’s culinary program. To...
The Tyler H. Hamm Culinary Scholarship shall be used to extend...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship
The local chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) intendes to provide scholarship assistance to students enrolled in...
The local chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
1500-3000 Otis A. Crowder Rotaract Scholarship
Returning student in second year of study with a minimum 3.0 GPA and is a member of a Central Piedmont Rotaract Club
Returning student in second year of study with a minimum 3.0 GPA and is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1500-3000
Ended
up to $2000 Peer Mentoring Scholars
Peer mentors serve as campus role models and provide guidance to new students adjusting to college life by helping them problem solve and connect...
Peer mentors serve as campus role models and provide guidance to new...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $2000
Ended
$1,000.00 ASNT Charlotte Section Scholarship
The Charlotte Chapter of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing Fund shall be used exclusively to support the College by providing...
The Charlotte Chapter of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Balfour Beatty Veterans Scholarship
Scholarships for Veteran Students
Scholarships for Veteran Students
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
500-1000 Central Piedmont Horticulture Scholarship
Student who are in any horticulture related program that have a 2.5 or higher GPA.
Student who are in any horticulture related program that have a 2.5 or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 500-1000
Ended
$500 Kappy McCleneghan Memorial Scholarship
The Kappy McCleneghan Memorial Scholarship has been created to support CPCC students who are in Visual Art programs, with a preference for those...
The Kappy McCleneghan Memorial Scholarship has been created to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500.00 Phil Briggs Memorial
Students qualified for this scholarship will have: -military veteran status -enrolled in electrical systems program -maintain 3.0 -be recommended...
Students qualified for this scholarship will have: -military veteran...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Sparrow Tyson Scholarship
New or returning student with a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need
New or returning student with a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended