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
Varies Surtman Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Surtman Foundation Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program who have financial...
The Surtman Foundation Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Susan Myers Price Scholarship
The Susan Myers Price Scholarship is available to CPCC students in the Culinary Arts Program who maintain a 2.5 Grade Point Average.
The Susan Myers Price Scholarship is available to CPCC students in the...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
$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: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/30/2019
$1,000 Tabitha Whissemore Scholarship
In honor of the editorial director for the American Association of Community Colleges, the Tabitha Whissemore Scholarship has been established to...
In honor of the editorial director for the American Association of...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/30/2019
$1,0000 The Christopher A. Matthews Scholarship
The Christopher Matthews Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the Substance Abuse Counseling program at...
The Christopher Matthews Scholarship was established to provide...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $1,0000
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies The Dowd Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Dowd Foundation Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any Engineering or Technical program that awards am associate degree,...
The Dowd Foundation Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies The Joanne Marie Gargiulo Endowed Scholarship
The Joanne Marie Gargiulo Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students who are enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program, maintain a...
The Joanne Marie Gargiulo Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Up to $2,500 The Levine Information Technology Scholarship
The Levine Information Technology Scholarship is available to Central Piedmont students in an Information Technology associate degree, diploma or...
The Levine Information Technology Scholarship is available to Central...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Up to $2,500
Deadline09/30/2019
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: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Up to $4,000 per year for full-time; Up to $2,000 per year for part-time
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Thomas J. Sills Endowed Scholarship
The Thomas J. Sills Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students who are veterans of one of the branches of the US military, are pursuing an...
The Thomas J. Sills Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
$500 Thomas Luciano Memorial Scholarship
The Thomas Luciano Memorial Scholarship provides fall semester scholarship assistance to CPCC students in Health Careers programs. The Thomas...
The Thomas Luciano Memorial Scholarship provides fall semester...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Van Every Endowed Scholarship
The Van Every Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program who have financial need. In...
The Van Every Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
$500 Victoria Bowler Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Victoria Bowler Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students enrolled in either the Paralegal Technology program or in an Allied...
The Victoria Bowler Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Vulcan Materials Company Endowed Scholarship
The Vulcan Materials Company Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students who are enrolled in the Construction Institute, Construction...
The Vulcan Materials Company Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship
The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship program is available to CPCC students who have served in the United States military and were honorably...
The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship program is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Wesley H. Patton Veterans Scholarship
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies William and Harriet Barnhardt Endowed Scholarship
The William and Harriet Barnhardt Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any academic program that awards an associate degree or...
The William and Harriet Barnhardt Endowed Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
$1,000.00 William Ficklen Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The William Ficklen Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program who have...
The William Ficklen Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship
The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any Technical program, who graduated from a Charlotte Mecklenburg...
The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
$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: 11/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/30/2019
$1,200 Brian Bailey Pigg Memorial Scholarship
The Brian Bailey Pigg Memorial Scholarship is available to full time students in the Respiratory Therapy Degree program who have already completed...
The Brian Bailey Pigg Memorial Scholarship is available to full time...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2019
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline11/30/2019
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
$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
$3,800 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: Ended
  • Award: $3,800
Ended
$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 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
$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
$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
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