Scholarship Opportunities

Are you a high school or college student looking for financial assistance for your education? Thanks to our generous donors, the Community Foundation oversees more than 40 scholarship funds to help talented and passionate students attain the dream of a college education.

Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to help deserving students obtain a higher education.



Begin Your Scholarship Application Here

The 2019 Scholarship Application is now open.


Scholarship Application Overview

Central Carolina Community Foundation has one general scholarship application. This allows students the opportunity to apply to multiple scholarships with one application.  Once students complete the eligibility section of the application, the application will automatically filter which scholarships the student is eligible. Students must then select which of those scholarships they want to apply.

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Visit the Application Information page for the checklist of items and documents needed to apply for a scholarship.

A full listing of the Central Carolina Community Foundation scholarships can be found under Scholarship Descriptions.

Scholarship Application Timeline

  • January 1, 2019 - General Application Opens | Click here to apply
  • March 5, 2019 - General Application Closes
  • June 3, 2019  - Award Notification Sent to Students

Renewal Scholarship Timeline

  • December 3, 2018 – Renewal Application Open | Click here to apply
  • January 31, 2019 – Renewal Application Closes
  • June 2019 – Award Notification Sent to Students 
  • June 17, 2019 – Scholarship Award Form Due 

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Jamesha Shackerford by phone at 803.509.5073 or email

How to Set Up a Scholarship Fund

Do you have the desire to give back to students? Do you wish to provide an opportunity for a deserving student to pursue their dreams while achieving your own charitable goals?

Please visit our Create A Fund section to learn more.

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