Cabarrus College receives financial support for scholarships from endowed memorial funds, community organizations and foundations that provide funding for qualified students. A sample of scholarships is listed below.

This assistance is applied only to the cost of tuition, fees and books for the current academic year. In addition, students may participate in a number of state and federal programs.

CHS Teammate & CHS College Scholarship Program
Cabarrus College of Health Science offers a scholarship program for current CHS employees, and graduates from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Carolinas College of Health Sciences or Mercy School of Nursing who enroll within one year of ADN graduation to the BSN program.

Scholarship Highlights

  • Application fee is waived
  • FREE tuition (up to 10 credit hours) for your final semester of enrollment
  • An approximate savings of $5,000

Initial Eligibility

  • Licensed RN
  • Be a: CHS employee, or a graduate from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Carolinas College of Health Sciences or Mercy School of Nursing who enrolls within one year of graduation

Maintaining Eligibility

  • Student must stay continuously enrolled until program completion
  • Student may enroll part-time or full-time
  • Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA

Endowed Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded by the Cabarrus College scholarship committee based on a combination of criteria including financial need, instructor recommendation, merit, essay response and club and activity participation as well as program of study.

  • The Endowed Scholarship application is emailed to all currently enrolled students on their Cabarrus College email before April 1st each year. The application must be printed, completed and returned to the financial aid office by the last day of May. Only students who have completed at least two clinical courses in their current program are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Dianne O. and Richard H Snyder Scholarship
  • Louise Harkey Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert Weaver Scholarship
  • Dr. John J. and Doris Smerznak Scholarship
  • Caroline Walker Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. W. Russell Floyd Scholarship
  • Dr. Linny and Joyce Baker Nursing Scholarship
  • Kay Linker Pediatric Nursing Merit Scholarship
  • Mary “Gibby” Lee Scholarship
  • Jean Tippett Partridge Memorial Scholarship
  • G.E. Lentz Plumbing and Heating Scholarship
  • Anita A. and Terry L. Brown Scholarship
  • Dr. & Mrs. Thomas T. Long, III Scholarship
  • Volunteers of Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Scholarship
  • Cabarrus College General Scholarship
  • Cabarrus College Student Scholarship
  • Johnette Padgett Whitley Nursing Scholarship
  • Beatrice Waddell Calloway Scholarship
  • Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Medical Staff Endowed Scholarship

Community Scholarships (These scholarships are subject to change based on available funding.)

  • Cabarrus County Agricultural Fair Scholarship
  • Cabarrus Medical Society and CMS Alliance Scholarship
  • Cabarrus Rotary Club Scholarship
  • Voiture Forty & Eight Club Scholarship
  • UPS Scholarship
  • John & Connie King Scholarship
  • Wells Fargo Scholarship

CHS Educational Loan Forgiveness
Available to students enrolling in the Medical Assistant Diploma program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences


  • Student must also complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Student must enroll in the Medical Assistant Diploma program.
  • Student must be in good standing.
  • Student is not in default on Federal Loans.
  • Student must be eligible to attend a CHS clinical facility.

Amount Available:   

  • $5,000 disbursed over 3 semesters at $1,666.67 per semester.
  • This amount is applied as a credit to the student’s account.  No money is issued to the student.

Details of Loan Forgiveness:

  • The student must work as the healthcare provider for which they have been educated.
  • Student must accept full time (standard 32 hours per week) employment with the Carolinas HealthCare System Medical Group.
  • Full time (standard 32 hours per week) employment must begin within 6 months of graduation. There is no guarantee/promise of employment.
  • Once employed the graduate/employee must remain in good standing (satisfactory work performance) for a period of time equal to that for which monies were advanced (one semester of loan equals 4 months of work time required).
  • Loan is interest free if full time employment is started within 6 months of graduation.

At the time of forgiveness (pay period), the amount forgiven is considered taxable income 

Other Scholarships

Students should investigate scholarship opportunities available through their parents' employers, memberships or club affiliations, churches or resources accessed via the Internet. Some examples include: 

  • Concord Business and Professional Women's Organization 
  • Foundation for the Carolinas 
  • The Great 100 Scholarship Program 
  • North Carolina League for Nursing

In addition, many occupational groups support students who are interested in pursuing a career in their field. Some examples include:

  • Cabarrus County Medical Assistants
  • The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
  • Please note: These are only some examples of the many opportunities available.