Merancas Technical Careers Scholarship

The Merancas Technical Careers Scholarship is available to Central Piedmont students who are recent high school graduates or U.S. military veterans who are pursuing certification or associate degrees in technical fields or who are unemployed and underemployed individuals who are returning to school for technical training to prepare for new careers.

Priority consideration for the Merancas Technical Careers Scholarship will be given those students who have not previously received a college degree.

The Merancas Technical Careers Scholarship is designed to provide scholarship assistance to Central Piedmont students in vocational and technical programs which will lead them directly to a job in their chosen field after completion of the program without transferring or enrolling at a four-year college or university.

Examples of eligible academic programs are:

  • Advertising + Graphic Design
  • Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology
  • Automotive Systems Technology
  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cytotechnology
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electrical Systems Technology
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Protection Technology
  • Forensics
  • Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Services Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Non-destructive Examination Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Office Administration
  • Ophthalmic Medical Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Simulation & Game Development
  • Surgical Technology
  • Welding Technology