Grants & Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are often called “gift aid” because they are free money—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are usually merit-based. Carteret Community College Financial Aid Office awards scholarships to new, incoming students, continuing students, and graduating students and all students are encouraged to apply.

Grants and scholarships can come from the federal government, your state government, your college or career school, or a private or nonprofit organizations. Do your research, apply for any grants or scholarships you might be eligible for, and be sure to meet application deadlines!

Grants

Federal Pell Grant (FPELL)

This is the Federal government’s primary grant program. Funding for this program ranges from $657 – $6,195 for the 2019-20 academic year. This grant is “gift aid” and does not have to be repaid as long as the student does not completely withdraw or is withdrawn from all courses for the semester. Awards are based on the student’s EFC (expected family contribution) that is listed on the FAFSA.

The Department of Education has announced that students eligible for the Pell Grant may be able to receive a third disbursement during the same academic year.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The FSEOG program is for students with financial need who, without the grant, would be unable to continue their education. Typical awards begin at $400. Priority in awarding is given to students who are Pell grant eligible and have a zero EFC.

North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG)

The NCCCG grant is awarded to students who are North Carolina residents, are accepted for admission into an approved curriculum program, and are enrolled at least half-time. Students must have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Selection of recipients is made by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. Additional funding is available for students who enrolled for 15+ semester hours. Awards are prorated based on enrollment. Funding is limited to Fall and/or Spring semesters.

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (NCELS)

The NCELS program was created by the 2005 General Assembly to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina resident students who are enrolled at least half-time. Students must have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Selection of recipients is made by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. Awards are prorated based on enrollment. Funding is limited to Fall and/or Spring semesters.

North Carolina Targeted Assistance (NCTAP)

The NCTAP program is designed to assistance students who are enrolled in programs of study that are in high demand and prepare students for high demand occupations but enroll substantially fewer students than program capacity. Students must be North Carolina residents. Eligible programs of study are determined by the college.

Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office at Carteret CC is committed to helping students reach their educational goals. Scholarships are awarded based on a wide variety of criteria, such as volunteerism, community/college involvement, grade point average, major program of study, etc. All students are encourage to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit a Carteret CC Scholarship Application 2019-20.

Please respond to all questions and proofread your application before returning it to the Financial Aid Office. The appearance of your submitted application is taken into consideration when awarding a scholarship. Although scholarship applications are accepted and awarded throughout the year, the priority deadline is May 1, 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Carteret CC Scholarship Application

Carteret Community College Bookstore Scholarship

Funds are awarded to students with no other form of financial aid. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Scholarship may not exceed book and supply charges or the excess of tuition, fees, books, and supply charges minus other financial aid.

Carteret Community College Foundation Scholarships

Albert C. Chappell Scholarship

Awarded to a Carteret County resident who graduated from East Carteret High School and maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Ann Goellner Scholarship

Awarded to a non-traditional student who is a NC resident enrolled in the Culinary Arts program.

Ann & Hamilton Sloan Scholarship Endowment

Awarded based on a recommendation from the Executive Director of the Coastal Carolina Boys and Girls Club. The student shall have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, reside in Carteret or Craven Counties, be enrolled at least 12 hours per semester, and comply with student conduct rules and maintain academic integrity.

Atlantis Lodge/Ruth Bray Scholarship

Awarded to a student enrolled at least half-time (6-8 semester hours)

Atlantic Veneer Corporation Scholarship

Awarded to a student who maintains a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Barry F. & Yvonne P. Dillehay Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a working student not qualified for Federal Pell Grant who is enrolled at least 1/2 time (6+ semester hours). Student must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Beaufort Ole Towne Rotary Club Scholarship

Awarded to Carteret County residents who graduated from East Carteret High School. Student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA who shows financial need and enrolls as a full-time (12+ semester hours) student. Recipients must attend one club function.

Beaufort Women’s Club

Awarded to a non-traditional student who is a Carteret County resident. Student must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and attend at least 1 meeting or event.

Benchmark Auto Tech Fund Scholarship

Student must be enrolled in the Automotive Technology curriculum.

Beveridge and Mayo Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to East Carteret High School students who show financial need and who have demonstrated good moral character.

Big Rock Student of the Year Scholarship

Awarded to Boat Manufacturing or Marine Propulsion students who are residents of Eastern North Carolina, with priority awarded to Carteret County residents.

Blue Knights NCXVIII

This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Criminal Justice and Basic Law Enforcement program.

Bob Howard Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a second-year student who maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Carteret Community College Alumni Scholarship

Awarded to a returning graduate that is a resident of Carteret County. Recipient must volunteer for one College or Foundation event and attend one Alumni meeting.

Carteret Community College Association of Educational Office Professionals Scholarship

Interested students must complete an NCAEOP Student Scholarship form and return all required attachments to Financial Aid by August 31. This scholarship is awarded to a new student who shows a financial need, maintains a 3.0 GPA, is an NC resident and graduate of any NC high school, and is enrolled in 6 credit hours or more.

Carteret County Sportfishing Association Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a resident of Carteret County who demonstrates financial need and is enrolled in Aquaculture, Marine Biology, or Boat Manufacturing and Service Technology.

Carteret General Hospital/Fred Odell, III Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded to a second-year full-time student enrolled in the Respiratory curriculum who is a resident of Carteret County; and one scholarship is awarded to a second-year full-time student enrolled in the Radiography curriculum who is a resident of Carteret County.

Carteret CC Family Memorial Scholarship

Student must show a high commitment to education and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Clayton Algeo Photographic Technology Scholarship

Awarded to a Photographic Technology student who maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA, and is enrolled at least one-half time.

Cole Jones Teaching Scholarship

Awarded to a non-traditional college transfer student that plans to earn a Teaching degree. Preference is giving to students studying English or Humanities. Student must enroll full-time and be a Carteret County Resident.

Dot and Wayne West Memorial Scholarship

Student must be enrolled in a Health Sciences curriculum, maintain a 3.0 GPA, be a resident of Carteret County, and show a financial need.

Dorothy Wood Nursing Scholarship

Student must be enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum and show a financial need.

Dr. James A. Pope Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Student must plan to pursue a degree in Education and be enrolled in the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science college transfer curriculum. Student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a North Carolina or Maryland resident, and show financial need.

Eileen B. Low Scholarship

Awarded to a student who maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Frank and Mona Gonsalves Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a Hotel Restaurant Management or Culinary student who maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA.

GED Highest Score Scholarship

Awarded by the Basic Skills Department to a student with the highest GED score.

Gloria’s Hallmark/Gloria & Herman Ireland Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a non-traditional full-time student who is a resident of either Carteret, Craven, or Onslow County, shows financial need, and maintains a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Gwen Fisher Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Education

Awarded to a student with a 3.0 grade point average.

Hannah Loy Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a Cosmetology student with a GPA of 3.0, who graduated from West Carteret High School, lives in Carteret County, and demonstrates financial need.

Helen Dermody Memorial Developmental Studies Scholarship

Awarded to a student taking college preparation courses who shows financial need.

Hubert and Letha Davis Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a native of Carteret County who is from Harkers Island or the Down East Carteret County area specifically; a graduate of East Carteret High School whose family has or had a commercial fishing license. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA in a Marine Trades or Medical program and show financial need.

J.M. Davis Industries – HELPS

Awarded to a Business Administration student.

Jack T. Harrigan, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a United States Marine (Active or Veteran) who maintains a 2.75 GPA or meet Placement Test Score criteria (if new student), enrolled in either Associate in Applied Science or Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice, or Basic Law Enforcement Technology, and who demonstrates financial need.

James L. Smith IV Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a second-year full-time Criminal Justice student who is a resident of North Carolina, shows financial need, and maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Jeff Green Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a North Carolina resident who has a 3.5 GPA in Associate Degree or Practical Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, or Therapeutic Massage.

Jo Ann Offutt Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a 2nd year Radiography student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship award may not exceed the excess of tuition, fees, books, supply charges, and testing fees minus other financial aid. Student must complete a JoAnn Offutt Memorial Scholarship Application.

Joe and Vickey Barwick Scholarship

Awarded to a North Carolina resident who maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA, is a first-generation student in their family to attend college, has a documented learning disability, and shows financial need.

Joe Logan Business Scholarship

Awarded to a Business Administration student who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Joe Logan Health Science Scholarship for Human Services

Awarded to a Human Services Technology student who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

John Peter Larke Scholarship

Student must be enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum, maintain a 2.75 GPA, and be a Carteret County resident.

Joseph Croom Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the Hospitality Management curriculum that enrolls at least 1/2 time (6+ semester hours) and maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Julian T. Gaskill Criminal Justice Scholarship

Awarded to a second-year Criminal Justice Technology student who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA, is a resident of North Carolina, and shows financial need.

Justin Corbett Ellingsworth Memorial Scholarship

Three scholarships are awarded: one to an Emergency Medical Science student; one to an Associate Degree or Practical Nursing student; and one to a General Studies student. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, reside in Carteret County, and show financial need.

Karen Jone Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to an Associate Degree Nursing non-traditional student who is a North Carolina resident.

Lottie Fryczynski Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate of the High School Equivalency (HSE) program who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Martha and Randolph Farmer Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student who maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Mary E Adamson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Carteret County resident who enrolls at least 1/2 time (6+ semester hours) in an allied health curriculum.

Michael J. Smith Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a student who maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA and shows financial need.

Mildred Clapsadl Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to an Associate Degree Nursing student

Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 639 Scholarship

Awarded to a Carteret County resident who is a recipient of the Purple Heart, or the child or grandchild of a Purple Heart recipient, or Veteran of the US Military Service. Recipient must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5, show financial need, and attend one Military Order of the Purple Heart meeting.

Mitch Mangum Trustee Scholarship

Student must be a Carteret County resident.

Morehead City Rotary

Awarded to a non-traditional student.

Morehead City Noon Rotary Scholarship — The Strand/Algeo Memorial Fund

Awarded to a resident of Carteret County who is a graduate of Carteret CC’s Adult High School or earned a High School Equivalency (HSE), shows financial need, enrolls a minimum of half-time, and maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipient must attend one club function.

Moses & Jessie Lee Howard Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a second-year student who is a resident of Carteret County, shows financial need and community/college involvement or volunteerism. Student must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Nancy McBride Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a Nursing student who shows financial need and maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA.

North Carolina Boat Building Heritage Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to a recent high school graduate and resident of North Carolina with a GPA of 2.5 or above, enrolled in Boat Manufacture and Service or Marine Propulsion at least three-quarter time. Recipient must attend the annual North Carolina Boat Building Heritage Foundation banquet.

North Carolina Seafood Festival, Inc. Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student who is a resident of North Carolina, enrolled in a Boat Manufacture and Service or Marine Propulsion Program or the child of a commercial fisherman.

Parker Mathematics Scholarship

The Parker Scholarship in Mathematics is a monetary award to a deserving student at Carteret Community College who started out in Developmental Mathematics and has completed all mathematics courses through Trigonometry with a C or better. The recipient of this award has to be a student completing at least Calculus 1 at Carteret Community College.

Pat and Bob Meltzer Scholarship

Awarded to a non-traditional student who demonstrates financial need, with a GPA of 2.0 or above.

Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club Scholarship

Awarded to a student who has overcome hardships and/or struggles to return to college after an absence, and shows financial need. Recipient must attend one club function.

Rotary Club of Morehead City – Evening

Awarded to a full-time student who maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA and is a Carteret County resident.

Sally Smith memorial Scholarship

Scholarship is awarded to a West Carteret High School graduate who maintains a minimum 2.9 GPA.

Strand/Algeo Memorial Fund (MHC Noon Rotary)

Awarded to a vocational/technical student who is a Carteret County resident, maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA, and is a GED or Adult High School graduate.

Suellen G. & Robert T. Monk, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a non-traditional full-time student who shows financial need, and pursues a degree in a Computer Information or Web Technology, Associate Degree or Practical Nursing, or Photographic Technology.

Susan Overman Working Woman Scholarship

Scholarship is awarded to a female student working either full or part-time.

Taylor Hyman Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to a Carteret County resident who is enrolled in an Associate Degree or Practical Nursing program, while maintaining a 2.5 GPA, and demonstrating financial need.

Theodore N. Jernigan Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student in a Health Science (ADN-Nursing, Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting) program who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Thomas E. Minges Memorial/Pepsi-Cola Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to residents of Carteret County or surrounding eastern North Carolina counties based on the following:

  1. Outstanding High School Student who enrolls full-time immediately after graduating from High School with a GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrates financial need.
  2. Adult Retraining Scholarship awarded to a full-time student who demonstrates financial need.

V. J. “Puck” and Pearl O’Neal Scholarship

Eight scholarships are awarded to students in the Business Technology curriculums who are Carteret County residents, who show financial need, and maintain minimum 2.5 GPA.

Virginia “Ginny” Welton Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to an Associate Degree Nursing or Medical Assisting student who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA and is a Carteret County resident.

W. David Munden Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a student who is a Carteret County resident, maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA, and shows financial need.

Wayne H. Schriever Science and Math Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student with at least a 3.0 GPA enrolled in a Science/Math or Science/Math Education curriculum that is a Carteret County resident.

Wellons Enterprises Endowed Scholarship

Awarded in conjunction with and at the direction of the Glad Tidings Church/Wellons College Loan Fund.

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