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.

North Carolina State Scholarship

North Carolina Need Based Scholarship- Created by the 2011 North Carolina General Assembly, this is a need-based program for NC residents attending private institutions of higher education located in North Carolina.


Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a North Carolina resident as well as an N.C. resident for tuition purposes, as defined by the N.C. Residency Manual
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student in at least 9 credit hours at a qualifying private North Carolina campus
  • Demonstrate a certain level of financial need based on calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Meet requirements for the Federal Pell Grant (except the EFC range restrictions)


The value per grant will vary according to information generated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing at least one qualifying private North Carolina institution. Consideration for the grant is automatic once the FAFSA is filed. NC residency must be confirmed by the students application for residency at

This assistance is applied only to the cost of tuition, fees and books for the current academic year.

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 1 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 each spring.

  • Dianne O. and Richard H Snyder Scholarship
  • Thomas Haywood 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 Atrium Health Cabarrus Scholarship
  • Cabarrus College General Scholarship
  • Cabarrus College Student Scholarship
  • Johnette Padgett Whitley Nursing Scholarship
  • Beatrice Waddell Calloway Scholarship
  • Atrium Health Cabarrus Medical Staff Endowed Scholarship

Community Scholarships

(These scholarships are subject to change based on available funding)
  • Cabarrus Medical Society and CMS Alliance Scholarship
  • Cabarrus Rotary Club Scholarship
  • UPS Scholarship
  • John & Connie King Scholarship
  • Wells Fargo Scholarship

Foundation Scholarships

  • Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Fund.

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.