Graduate

Non-Need Based

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Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Scholarship of Excellence Award

Carolina Panthers Scholarship Fund (Foundation for Carolinas)

Caroline & Thomas Royster Scholarship

Dr. Grover W. White Scholarship Program

Foundation for Carolinas Scholarship

Graduate Student Tuition Support

The Graduate School Fellowships and Funding

The Grant Source Library

Student Loans

North Carolina AmeriCorps Scholarship or Grant

NC Scholarships for Health, Science and Math (HSM) (Forgivable loan)

Rotary Scholarship

The Sallie Mae Fund

Triangle Community Foundation

University Merit Assistantship

Walter W. King Scholarship

 

Need-Based

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AMBUCS Scholars Program

Federal Work Study

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship

Student Loans

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship

The Sallie Mae Fund

Triangle Community Foundation

University of North Carolina System Need-Based Grant

 

Graduate Awards

 

AMBUCS Scholars Program

Description: Since 1955, National AMBUCS™, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. To date, more than $7.6 million in scholarships have been awarded to over 14,000 students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology.

Eligibility: Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology. Assistant programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to local community, demonstrated academic accomplishment, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.

Application: National AMBUCS™, Inc. will accept applications from Mid-January until April 15 annually.

Web site: http://www.ambucs.org/scholars/

 

 

 

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Scholarship of Excellence Award

Description: The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions sponsors a scholarship program for allied health students enrolled in its member schools. The purpose of the scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students in the allied health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the allied health professions. The selected student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Eligibility:

  1. Candidates must be enrolled in a college or school that is an institutional member of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.
  2. Candidates must have successfully completed at least one term (quarter, semester, trimester, etc.) at that institution.
  3. Candidates may be enrolled in any health discipline except those in the MOD-VOP group.
  4. Candidates must be enrolled in a career entry-level, degree-granting program; all degree levels are eligible (associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral).
  5. Financial need is not a criterion for eligibility.
  6. A composite of qualities will be used to determine winners; unique accomplishments are important considerations in selecting winners. Among the qualities that will be recognized are academic achievements, service to the institution and the community, leadership, extracurricular activities, and evidence of strong communication skills.

 

Application: The following process will be used to nominate candidates:

Each eligible institution may nominate one candidate for each round of scholarship awards.

  1. Each eligible institution may nominate one candidate for each round of scholarship awards.
  2. A complete nomination will include four copies of each of the following items:
    1. Completed “ASAHP Scholarship Nomination Form”
    2. A letter endorsed by the ASAHP Institutional Representative that supports the nomination and describes qualities of the candidate (see Qualifications).
    3. A current nominee’s resumé/CV.
    4. A one-page (not to exceed 200 words) typewritten essay from the nominee that addresses why she/he selected the health profession for which she/he is enrolled and what unique contributions she/he intends to make to the community’s health.
  3. Nomination packets with all supporting information should be sent by the ASAHP representative to the ASAHP Executive Director at the National Office.

Web site: http://www.asahp.org/members-section/scholarship-of-excellence/

 

 

Carolina Panthers Scholarship Fund (Foundation for Carolinas)

Description: Provides graduate level scholarships to athletes in North and South Carolina on the basis of leadership, citizenship and academic merit.

Minimum Eligibility:

  • Have earned an intercollegiate varsity letter in college. Female athletes may letter in any sport; male athletes must letter in football
  • Be a graduating senior athlete at an accredited North or South Carolina college or university
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Receive a nomination for scholarship consideration from his or her current Athletic Director

Application Deadline: Student must submit the FAFSA application along with scholarship application form. All materials must be submitted by March 1. See also deadlines for FAFSA.

Web site: http://www.fftc.org/

Caroline & Thomas Royster Scholarship

Description: Fellowships in the Society provide a very competitive stipend, as well as full tuition, fees, and health insurance. This allows the fellows to focus full-time on their studies and research. Fellows also receive a generous travel allowance that enables them to present their research at national or international conferences.

Eligibility: Entering students, who are selected from the most talented new students admitted to graduate programs at Carolina, receive five-year fellowships. These programs nominate a limited number of students with the highest academic potential and the most impressive record of achievement in undergraduate education and work and life experiences. The selected students exhibit an exciting diversity of geographical, academic, and professional experience and are drawn from across the nation and around the world.

Limitations: members are only selected (no application process)

Web site: http://gradschool.unc.edu/programs/royster/faq.html#benefits

 

Dr. Grover W. White Scholarship Program

Description: This scholarship program is funded by an endowment and serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. White, a respected Urologist in Gastonia for 33 years.

Eligibility: The applicant must be a resident of Gaston, Cleveland or Lincoln County in North Carolina or York County, South Carolina and who will attend an educational institution in North or South Carolina. The applicant must be seeking an advanced degree in a medically related field: i.e., MSN, NP, MD, DDS, PA, PT; must already hold a bachelors degree or higher with a 3.50 GPA and must be attending or have been accepted at an appropriate school for the chosen field at the time of application.

Application: Deadline for application is March 1.

Website: http://www.cfgaston.org/grantseekers/scholarships.aspx

 

Federal Work Study

Description: Money one earns through Federal Work Study employment on campus, in community service agencies, or in approved off-campus jobs.

Eligibility: To be eligible, a student must:

  • Enroll in a degree program (or in the Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, or Radiography Certificate programs)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (permanent resident)
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress
  • Be registered for Selective Service (if applicable) and
  • Not be in default on a prior federal loan nor owe an amount on a prior federal grant due to overpayment

Application: March 1 is the priority deadline for applying for aid.

Website: http://studentaid.unc.edu/

 

Foundation for Carolinas Scholarship

Description: Grants are provided through numerous scholarship funds managed by the Foundation. Foundation for the Carolinas currently administers 108 scholarship programs. In 2011 the Foundation awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships to over 600 students.Scholarship funds are permanent endowments established by donors, usually in honor or memory of a loved one.

Eligibility: Grants are available for public and private institutions at graduate and undergraduate levels as well as for private K-12 schools.

Application Deadline: March 1. Most applications require that the student complete the FAFSA (see deadlines for FAFSA application).

Web site: http://www.fftc.org/scholarships

 

Graduate Student Tuition Support

Description: -Eligible out-of-state students may receive both a tuition remission award that reduces their tuition to the in-state rate, as well as an in-state tuition award. These two funding sources, used in combination, provide full tuition support for graduate students serving as University-supported TAs, RAs, or fellow/trainees. Out-of-state students must receive an out-of-state tuition remission to be eligible for an in-state tuition award. This benefit includes tuition only, not student fees.

-Eligible in-state students may receive an in-state tuition award that provides full tuition support for graduate students serving as University-supported TAs, RAs, or fellow/trainees. This benefit includes tuition only, not student fees.

Eligibility: See web site for eligibility details

Application: Follow application requirements and deadlines listed on the website.

Web site: http://gradschool.unc.edu/policies/tuitionsupport/

 

The Graduate School Fellowships and Funding

Description: The Graduate School offers a variety of funding opportunities to assist graduate student in funding their graduate programs from admission through graduation. We provide information and support to students applying for external fellowships, as well as providing fellowships and other direct financial support to graduate students, which supplements what your department provides.

Eligibility: Eligibility requirements vary based on individual award. See website for details.

Application: Application requirements vary based on individual award. See web site for details.

Web site: http://gradschool.unc.edu/funding/index.html

 

 

The Grant Source Library

Description: The Funding Information Portal is a central repository of resources maintained by the Graduate Funding Information Center and the Office of Research Development that aids UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students in seeking information on funding sources for independent research, collaborative projects, fellowships, program development, and other scholarly activities.

Eligibility: Eligibility requirements vary based on individual award. See website for details.

Application: Application requirements vary based on individual award. See website for details.

Web site: http://grantsinfo.unc.edu

 

 

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship

Description: Funds for the education of women. They are awarded according to the guidelines of the foundation. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of need to Christian women who reside in one of the specified states (NC being one of them).

Eligibility: Applicant must be a woman and a Christian, be a resident of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full time, and demonstrate financial need.

Application: The deadline for the Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship is March 15.

Web site: http://lpwhitehead.org/grants-program/scholarship-program/

 

North Carolina AmeriCorps Scholarship or Grant

Description: The AmeriCorps Program offers full and part-time opportunities for participants (“members”) to provide service to their community. Monthly stipends and educational vouchers are available to full and part-time members who successfully complete their terms of service (no fewer than 10 months and no longer than 11 months and 30 days).

Eligibility: Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements: Be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or lawful permanent resident aliens of the United States. (Individuals who are in the U.S. under a student work or tourist visa are not eligible to become AmeriCorps members); Be 17 years of age or older (special exemptions for 16 year-old persons in a full-time, year-round youth corps program; contact program officer for further information); Have a high school diploma or a G.E.D., or obtain one while serving. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Web site: http://www.volunteernc.org/americorps/AmeriCorpsinNC.aspx

 

 

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship

Description: The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS) was created by the 2005 General Assembly to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina resident students attending eligible colleges and universities located within the state of North Carolina.

Eligibility: Applicant must:

  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Enroll for at least six credit hours per semester in a curriculum program
  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the institution
  • Be admitted, enrolled and classified as an undergraduate student in matriculated status in a degree, certificate or diploma program at an eligible North Carolina institution (UNC campuses, Community College Campuses, Independent College Campuses and certain other private colleges)

Eligibility is determined based on the same criteria as the Federal Pell Grant with one exception; students not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant with an estimated family contribution of $5000 or less will be eligible for an Education Lottery Scholarship.

Limitations: Students who have earned baccalaureate (four-year) college degrees are ineligible.

Application Deadline: Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is also used to qualify for Federal Pell Grants

College Deadlines:

Each college may have a different deadline. Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about their definition of an application deadline – whether it is the date they receive your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

Web site: http://www.cfnc.org/els

NC Scholarships for Health, Science, and Math (HSM) (Forgivable loan)

Description: Legal residents of North Carolina who have been accepted as full-time students in accredited associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral programs leading to a degree are eligible for this program. Studies must be in specified health, science, or mathematics-related fields (A list of eligible fields of study can be found on website listed below). Students may attend a North Carolina postsecondary institution or an eligible out-of-state institution. Award recipients are chosen according to major, academic capabilities, and financial need.

Eligibility: To be considered for a loan, you must:

  • Be a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes.
  • Have been unconditionally promoted to the third, fourth or fifth year of an approved undergraduate program.
  • Have attained unconditional acceptance into a graduate level program or selected two-year undergraduate program.
  • Fit the profile for financial need as determined by the program rules.
  • Secure the loan by signing a promissory note to be endorsed by two or more cosigners.

 

Application Deadline: Return application and all supporting materials to admissions office no later than June 1st.

Web site: http://www.ncseaa.edu/HSM.htm

 

 

Rotary Scholarship

Description: The scholarships sponsor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the country where they study and give presentations about their own culture to Rotary clubs and other groups. Back home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that deepened their understanding of another culture. The Rotary World Peace Fellowships are offered on a world-competitive basis. Each Rotary district may nominate candidates for competition in the worldwide selection process. Up to 50 fellowships for master's level studies are offered annually at one of five Rotary Centers. A sixth Rotary Center at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand offers a 3-month certificate program. Fellows can only be assigned to a center outside of their home country.

Eligibility:

  • A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree, with strong academic achievement (the equivalent of a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0).
  • A minimum of three years' combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency in a second language (master's degree).
  • All applicants whose native language is not English must take either the TOEFL or IELTS exam. For further information and details, see http://sanford.duke.edu/centers/dcid/degree/admissions/index.php or http://gradschool.unc.edu/admissions/instructions.html#intl.
  • Applicants to the University of North Carolina must take the GRE exam and we strongly recommend that all applicants to the Duke-UNC Rotary Center take this exam. For further information and details, see http://gradschool.unc.edu/admissions/instructions.html#tests.

Application: Each district must set its own deadline for clubs to submit applications to the district selection committee. District-endorsed Rotary World Peace Fellowship applications are due to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.

Web site: www.rotary.org/rotarycenters.

 

The Sallie Mae Fund

Description: Designed to successfully offer solutions and services tailored to help students, families, and schools reach their financial and academic goals.

Eligibility: each scholarship may have different eligibility requirements, please review the scholarship’s description carefully on the website.

Application: Each scholarship may have a different due date, please review the scholarship’s description carefully for the due date and address where applications are to be sent. Applications received after the application deadline may not be considered.

Web site: https://www.salliemae.com/

Student Loans(Private, Federal, University)

Description: Money one may borrow from federal sources, University sources, or private lenders. Financial aid administrators must follow a code of conduct in the administration of educational loans to ensure your interests are protected. The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid administers a number of student loan programs which provide low-interest, long-term loans to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Most financial aid packages include assistance from one or more loan programs.

Eligibility: To be eligible, a student must:

  • Enroll in a degree program (or in the Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, or Radiography Certificate programs)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (permanent resident)
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress
  • Be registered for Selective Service (if applicable) and
  • Not be in default on a prior federal loan nor owe an amount on a prior federal grant due to overpayment

NOTE: There are several types of both need-based and non-need based loans with different requirements. Please carefully review the website for more details on specific loans.

Application: March 1 is the priority deadline for applying for aid.

Web site: http://studentaid.unc.edu/

 

Triangle Community Foundation

Description: Thanks to the generosity of our donors, approximately $422,000 was awarded to support individuals during the 2008-2009 academic year through funds at Triangle Community Foundation. Triangle Community Foundation encourages individuals through the following opportunities: 1.) Scholarships: Funds created by families, individuals, and companies for the benefit of students pursing higher education. 2.) Awards: Funds designed to recognize the individual achievement of community members. 3.) Grants: Funding provided to benefit individuals who have a specific need.

Eligibility: each scholarship may have different eligibility requirements, please review the scholarship’s description carefully on the website.

Application: Each scholarship may have a different due date, please review the scholarship’s description carefully for the due date and address where applications are to be sent. Applications received after the application deadline may not be considered.

Web site: http://www.trianglecf.org/grants_support/funding_for_individuals/

 

 

 

University Merit Assistantship

Description: Merit Assistantships are one-year awards which provide a competitive stipend for entering master's/doctoral students and students entering professional, terminal degree master's programs.

Eligibility: each scholarship may have different eligibility requirements, please review the scholarship’s description carefully on the website.

Application: Prospective students cannot apply directly for this assistantship but are nominated by the graduate program to which they are applying. If you are interested in being nominated for this award please contact your department. To ensure full consideration for Graduate School funding, applicants should submit their complete application for admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as early as possible. We strongly recommend your full application be received by the Graduate School by December 15.

Web site: http://gradschool.unc.edu/funding/merit.html

 

University of North Carolina System Need-Based Grant

Eligibility: Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirement: Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at one of the 16 constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina; Demonstrate eligibility based on a calculation of need, using income data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Value: Award amounts vary. For the 2011-12 academic year, funds ranged from $500 to $3800.

Application: Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing at least one constituent institution of The University of North Carolina. Consideration for the grant is automatic once the FAFSA is filed; no formal deadline has been established. Applicants should meet priority deadlines established by their institutions. Late applicants may be denied if insufficient funds are available

Web site: http://www.cfnc.org

Walter W. King Scholarship

Description: $500 (USD) scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman of a four-year institution or a college graduate entering graduate school who is an alumnus or alumna of an NBC Camps’ event. This scholarship is given to a male student who exemplifies the virtues of hard work, dedication to his country, acts of kindness, wise decision-making, and a gracious spirit.

Eligibility: must be a male alumnus of an NBC Camps’ event and must be a graduating high school senior or graduate student.

Application: Mail application, teacher recommendation, essay, and copy of transcript and copy of ACT and/or SAT score sheet to be postmarked no later than April 2.

 

Web site: Great Man Award - NBC Camps