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 prepare them for employment at graduation.

Available to any student who is a Mecklenburg County resident, the Merancas Scholarship is a two year scholarship award that will cover the complete cost of attendance to CPCC—tuition and fees—for the fall and spring terms. Merancas Scholars must maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average to retain the scholarship.

Student selection for a Merancas Scholarship will be based upon a student’s demonstrated potential for success, including:

  • Student’s school performance
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • An interview with the student will be held as part of the selection process

This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Merancas Foundation. Students who receive this scholarship may choose a field of study located on any of CPCC’s campuses and centers.

Eligible two-year, career-focused degree programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
  • Automotive Systems Technology
  • Biomedical Equipment Technology
  • Broadcasting and Production Technology
  • Computer-Integrated Machining Technology
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Electrical Systems Technology
  • Emergency Medical Science
  • Health Information Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  • Nondestructive Examination Technology
  • Paralegal Technology
  • Simulation and Game Development
  • Welding Technology

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a copy of your high school transcript.
  2. Please upload a letter or recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor.
  3. If you would like to provide a second letter of recommendation, from someone who either knows you personally or professionally, please upload it here.
  4. Please share with us why you are interested in attending Central Piedmont Community College, and how a Merancas Scholarship will prepare you for meaningful employment.