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Scholarships are the most sought-after type of financial assistance by college students because the money does not have to be repaid. North Carolina, the Wake Tech Foundation and area businesses and organizations offer an array of scholarships for which students can apply.
Scholarships provided through the Wake Tech Foundation are the result of the generosity of businesses, professional organizations, civic clubs and individuals. A scholarship selection committee determines the recipients each year.
Both merit-based and need-based scholarships are available. Scholarships are also offered on a competitive basis that considers academic excellence, achievement, leadership qualities, need and other criteria as stipulated by the donor.
Awards are usually restricted to tuition assistance and require the recipient to maintain a minimum GPA to continue the scholarship. Each scholarship is offered for one academic year, beginning with the Fall semester, and students must reapply each spring for the following year.
Many organizations offer scholarships based on place of residence, background, professional affiliations and/or field of study. Each has its own eligibility requirements and application deadline.
Students should search and apply for outside scholarships independently. Many free scholarship search sites are online, and books listing available scholarships can be found in bookstores and libraries.
Any student offered an outside scholarship should provide a copy of the offer notice to the Financial Aid Office to ensure that funds are available in a timely manner. Scholarship checks from outside donors should be sent to:
Wake Technical Community College
ATTN: Financial Aid Office
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
This scholarship is for North Carolina residents who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours) at a North Carolina community college or a University of North Carolina institution.
To be considered, applicants must be classified as an undergraduate student in an eligible degree, diploma, or certificate program. Students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree are not eligible. Students also must meet financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) listing Wake Tech as their college by August 15. Anyone completing the FAFSA after that date may be denied if sufficient funds are not available.
The Propel program provides scholarships that cover the cost of registration, fees, books, course-specific supplies and credentialing exams for students in dozens of workforce training courses in eight career fields.