Scholarships, which like grants do not have to be repaid, are naturally the most sought-after type of financial assistance by college students.

Wake Tech Foundation scholarships

Scholarships are provided through the foundation and the generosity of industries, businesses, professional organizations, civic clubs and individuals. The scholarship selection committee determines the recipients for each scholarship offered by the college.

The scholarship program consists of both merit-based and need-based scholarships. Scholarships are also offered on a competitive basis applying the following criteria: academic excellence, achievement, leadership qualities, need or other criteria as stipulated by the donor.

Offers 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. Students must reapply each year.

Wake Tech Foundation Scholarship applications are available online. Please note the deadline for submission when you apply.

Outside scholarships

Many organizations offer scholarships based on place of residence, background, professional affiliations and/or field of study.  Students should search and apply for outside scholarships independently. There are many free online scholarships search sites. In addition, books of listings are available in bookstores and libraries.

If you are offered an outside scholarship, you 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

Scholarship funds will be equally divided between the Fall and Spring semesters, unless otherwise requested by the scholarship donor or indicated as a single-semester disbursement.

You will generally have access to your funds within two weeks to charge tuition and fees and/or purchase books and supplies in the Campus Bookstore. Organizations often contact the Financial Aid Office for potential scholarship recipients. This information is posted on Self-Service as it becomes available.