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
Up to $3,000 American Gas Association Scholarship
The American Gas Association Scholarship is available to students in their first year of study in one of the following associate degree or...
The American Gas Association Scholarship is available to students in...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies American Schlafhorst Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The American Schlafhorst Foundation Endowed Scholarship is available to full time Central Piedmont students who are enrolled in: an...
The American Schlafhorst Foundation Endowed Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
$500 American Society of Highway Engineers Scholarship
The American Society of Highway Engineers Scholarship is available to one student annually who is in the Civil Engineering Technology Degree...
The American Society of Highway Engineers Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/30/2019
Up to $1,000 Bahakel Film and Video Endowed Scholarship
The Bahakel Film & Video Endowed Scholarship is available to students, with a minimum 2.5 GPA, in a Journalism & Mass Communication Degree...
The Bahakel Film & Video Endowed Scholarship is available to students,...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline09/30/2019
$500.00 Bettie Dibrell Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Bettie Dibrell Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to students who have completed six hours of coursework in a Substance Abuse...
The Bettie Dibrell Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to students...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline09/30/2019
$2,000.00 Carolina Tractor Scholarship
The Carolina Tractor Scholarship is available to students in the Carolina CAT Service Technician certificate program.
The Carolina Tractor Scholarship is available to students in the...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline09/30/2019
$1,500.00 Charles Vance "Van" Abernethy - Chef Van Scholarship
The Charles Vance “Van” Abernethy – Chef Van Scholarship is available to students in the Culinary Arts Program who are taking a minimum of six (6)...
The Charles Vance “Van” Abernethy – Chef Van Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline09/30/2019
$1,000 Christa Overcash Nursing Scholarship
The Christa Overcash Nursing Scholarship is available to students who have completed their first semester in the Nursing Degree Program. This...
The Christa Overcash Nursing Scholarship is available to students who...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/30/2019
$1,000.00 Eubank Scholarship Fund
The Eubank Scholarship Fund is available to CPCC students have financial need. Preference is given to CPCC students who participated in The...
The Eubank Scholarship Fund is available to CPCC students have financial...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline09/30/2019
$1,000 Ezequiel Vega Honorary Scholarship
The Ezequiel Vega Honorary Scholarship is available to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students in any Associate Degree program who...
The Ezequiel Vega Honorary Scholarship is available to Deferred Action...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/30/2019
Up to $1,250 Garinger Education Foundation Scholarship
The mission of the Garinger Education Foundation is to provide scholarship opportunities to graduating students and to enhance the educational...
The mission of the Garinger Education Foundation is to provide...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,250
Deadline09/30/2019
$500 George Schmaren "Dean of Dough" Scholarship
The George Schmaren “Dean of Dough” Scholarship is available to students in the Baking & Pastry Arts Degree Program who have completed one semester...
The George Schmaren “Dean of Dough” Scholarship is available to students...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/30/2019
Up to $1,000 Goodrich Corporation Endowed Scholarship
The Goodrich Corporation Endowed Scholarship is available to students during the 2019-2020 academic year who are enrolled in any Associate Degree,...
The Goodrich Corporation Endowed Scholarship is available to students...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline09/30/2019
$1,500.00 Greater Charlotte Apartment Association Scholarship
The Greater Charlotte Apartment Association Scholarship is available annually to two CPCC students who are enrolled in the Apartment/Rental...
The Greater Charlotte Apartment Association Scholarship is available...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline09/30/2019
Up to $1,000 John Pierce McGraw Memorial Scholarship
The John Pierce McGraw Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to students in either the Heavy Equipment or CDL programs offered at the Merancas...
The John Pierce McGraw Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline09/30/2019
$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: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/30/2019
Up to $1,500 Luckadoo and Johnson Endowed Scholarship for Human Services
The Luckadoo and Johnson Endowed Scholarship for Human Services is available to students enrolled in Human Services Programs. This scholarship was...
The Luckadoo and Johnson Endowed Scholarship for Human Services is...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline09/30/2019
$3,000 Merancas Merit Scholarship
The Merancas Scholarship is available to 2019 high school seniors who will be enrolling in a career-focused, technical field at CPCC that will...
The Merancas Scholarship is available to 2019 high school seniors who...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline09/30/2019
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: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
$1,500 Michael Moss Accounting Scholarship
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  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline09/30/2019
$500 Mitchell Davis Scholarship
The Mitchell Davis Scholarship will support students who are pursuing the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Geomatics Technology. This...
The Mitchell Davis Scholarship will support students who are pursuing...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Mitchell Hagler Endowed Scholarship
The Mitchell Hagler Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program who have financial...
The Mitchell Hagler Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
$750 Mitchell Hagler Hemerocallis Scholarship
The Mitchell Hagler Hemerocallis Scholarship fund has been established to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students in the Horticulture...
The Mitchell Hagler Hemerocallis Scholarship fund has been established...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $750
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Mr. & Mrs. Emil J. Kratt Endowed Scholarship
The Mr. & Mrs. Emil J. Kratt Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in the Civil Engineering Technology program. In honor and later in...
The Mr. & Mrs. Emil J. Kratt Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
$500 National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship
The local chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) provides scholarship assistance to students who are enrolled in the...
The local chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/30/2019
$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: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline09/30/2019
Up to $4,000 North Carolina Health & Science Scholarship
Established in 2013, the North Carolina Health & Science Scholarship provides tuition and ancillary assistance to students at Central Piedmont...
Established in 2013, the North Carolina Health & Science Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Up to $4,000
Deadline09/30/2019
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: 09/30/2019
  • Award: 1500-3000
Deadline09/30/2019
Up to $1,500 Pat Locke Williamson Scholarship
This scholarship is available to single mothers who are the head of their household and are pursing a degree, diploma or certificate at Central...
This scholarship is available to single mothers who are the head of...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline09/30/2019
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: 09/30/2019
  • Award: up to $2000
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies 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: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Piedmont Natural Gas Endowed Scholarship
The Piedmont Natural Gas Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program with financial...
The Piedmont Natural Gas Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in the Culinary Arts associate degree program who have...
The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Endowed Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Powel Majors Endowed Scholarship
The Powel Majors Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program with financial need. In...
The Powel Majors Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Reeves Brothers Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Reeves Brothers Foundation Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in the Associate Degree Nursing program who have financial need.
The Reeves Brothers Foundation Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Ricky Hendrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Ricky Hendrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students who are enrolled in the Joe Hendrick Center for Automotive Technology...
The Ricky Hendrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Ricky Hendrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Ricky Hendrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students who are enrolled in the Joe Hendrick Center for Automotive Technology...
The Ricky Hendrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Robert L. and Eleanor Gossett Endowed Scholarship
The Robert L. and Eleanor Gossett Endowed Scholarship is available to graduating students in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at CPCC. This...
The Robert L. and Eleanor Gossett Endowed Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
up to $1000 Robin Hunter Memorial Scholarship
The Robin Hunter Memorial Scholarship is available to CPCC students who maintain a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average and are enrolled full time...
The Robin Hunter Memorial Scholarship is available to CPCC students who...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: up to $1000
Deadline09/30/2019
$750 Robinson Woods Garden Club Scholarship
The Robinson Woods Garden Club Scholarship is available to CPCC students in the Horticulture Technology program who have financial need. Created in...
The Robinson Woods Garden Club Scholarship is available to CPCC students...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $750
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Ron and Katherine Harper Endowed Scholarship
The Ron and Katherine Harper Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students with financial need who are studying Flexography, plan to work in...
The Ron and Katherine Harper Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Russell Shriner Music Endowed Scholarship
The Russell Shriner Music Endowed Scholarship is avail be to CPCC students in Music courses who have academic and musical achievement. In honor of,...
The Russell Shriner Music Endowed Scholarship is avail be to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
$3,000.00 Sally & Russell First Generation Scholarship
This scholarship is available to one student per year who is enrolled in a degree, certificate or diploma program who meets the following...
This scholarship is available to one student per year who is enrolled in...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline09/30/2019
$1,000 Sally & Russell Robinson Scholarship
The Sally & Russell Robinson Scholarship is available to young women who are recent graduates of West Charlotte High School who are attending CPCC...
The Sally & Russell Robinson Scholarship is available to young women who...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Simonini Builders Endowed Scholarship
The Simonini Builders Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students in any associate degree, diploma or certificate program with preference...
The Simonini Builders Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Sonja T. Hutchins Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Sonja T. Hutchins Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC students who are enrolled full time (minimum of 12 credit hours) in the...
The Sonja T. Hutchins Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to CPCC...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
$500 South Park Lions Club
Southpark Lions Club CPCC Scholarship Criteria: - student must have successfully completed 1 term at CPCC - student must show evidence of need -...
Southpark Lions Club CPCC Scholarship Criteria: - student must have...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/30/2019
$500 South Park Lions Club Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Scholarship
The South Park Lions Club Scholarship, established in 1989, is available to CPCC students enrolled in the Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program. To...
The South Park Lions Club Scholarship, established in 1989, is available...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies Southminster Scholarship for Aging Services
Southminster is a continuing care retirement community. To qualify, applicants must: -demonstrate a commitment to the field of aging services -be...
Southminster is a continuing care retirement community. To qualify,...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019
Varies SPC Christopher Barton Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The SPC Christopher Barton Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2010 and is available to Veteran students who served in the United...
The SPC Christopher Barton Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2019