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The following list of scholarships are offered through organizations outside of Davidson-Davie Community College, and each one will have a different deadline and criteria to follow. Please read through each description and visit the website to determine your eligibility before you apply. If you have questions about any of the scholarships, you must contact the organization directly.

Please also be aware of any potential scholarship scams which might include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Guaranteed Scholarships: In the world of financial assistance there can never be a guarantee other than a guarantee that “Guaranteed Scholarships” never come to fruition.
  2. Processing Fees: If a processing fee is required, run. Many of these scholarships have disclosure statements that “guarantee the winnings” and further state that “students will be eligible for a refund.” This is just an additional scam. In reality, the money never returns to the student.
  3. Rewards Without Entries: Simply put, when an award or prize is given without the student having to submit an application, not only is it surprising, but even more, unbelievable. Beware!
  4. Free Seminar: This is simply a baiting process to lure parents and students to attend seminars and the organizations will offer attractive materials that will “guarantee your student to qualify for a scholarship!” However, a fee is most likely applied and then followed by a small package of scholarships. Rather then pay this fee, visit the school’s financial aid office or go online to a more credible database. Both of these sources are free.

Be sure to get plenty of information about the organization. If needed, visit the web site of the Better Business Bureau  to determine if the organization is legit or not. Do research and get the right information before proceeding.


AXA Achievement Scholarship

Award Amounts: $2,500; $10,000; or $25,000 (Specific award amount will be determined by Scholarship America)

Application Opens: September 1 each year

Application Deadline: December 15 each year; OR until 10,000 applications are received

About the Scholarship: The AXA Achievements Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-21 academic year. Enrollment at an accredited postsecondary institution outside of the United States will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
  • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness

How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship


Bett & Bud Hargrave Scholarship

About the Scholarship: The Bett & Bud Hargrave Scholarship is a new scholarship opportunity for Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC) students who plan to transfer to Winston Salem State University (WSSU). Bett Hargrave is a retired faculty member from DDCC.

How to Apply: For more information, including the application, please visit WSSU’s Scholarships page at: https://www.wssu.edu/admissions/scholarships-and-financial-aid/scholarships/index.html

Questions: Please contact Andrea Jenkins, Sr. Director of Development from WSSU, at: jenkinsam@wssu.edu or the WSSU Financial Aid Office at: financial.aid@wssu.edu


Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program

Award Amount: Will be equal to the cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and books (minus the amount of support provided for by other financial sources), up to $7,500 a year

Application Opens: 2nd Tuesday in September of each academic year (for awarding that will be for the following academic year). This means the application will open on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, for awards that will be made for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Application Deadline: Davidson-Davie Community College must submit nominations to the Goldwater Foundation by the last Friday in January; therefore the deadline for students to submit applications to Davidson-Davie for review will be November 30th by 5:00 PM of each academic year. (Please Note: If November 30th falls on a weekend, students must have applications submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday of that weekend). This will allow time for the Davidson-Davie Scholarship Committee to review applications & have students make necessary corrections, if needed.

About the Scholarship Program: The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural & social sciences, mathematics, computer & information sciences, and machining & engineering in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields. The characteristics the Goldwater Foundation seeks in a Goldwater Scholar include: (1) strong commitment to a research career in the natural & social sciences, mathematics, computer & information sciences, or machining & engineering; (2) effective display of intellectual intensity in the sciences, mathematics and engineering; and (3) potential for a significant future contribution to research in their chosen field. Goldwater Scholarship awardees will be announced by 12:00 PM (noon) on the last Friday in March of each academic year.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for nomination for a Goldwater Scholarship, a student must:

  1. Be a full-time enrolled sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution of higher education during the current academic year, as well as the following academic year
  2. Intend to pursue a research career in natural & social sciences, mathematics, computer & information sciences, or machining & engineering (See this list for approved fields of study)
  3. Have a college GPA of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  4. Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident. A permanent resident must submit a photocopy of their Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Green Card.
  5. Completion of the Student Profile and Goldwater Scholarship Pre-Application (opens 2nd Tues. in Sept.)
  6. If approved from the pre-application, completion of the final online Goldwater Scholarship Application will be required. The online application has several components, including: 1) online questionnaire, 2) research essay, 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) transcript(s), and 5) for a Permanent Resident, a copy of your Permanent Resident Card.

How to Apply: Please visit the Barry Goldwater Scholarship website and carefully read through all of the requirements and guidelines before applying. If you believe you’re eligible to apply, then you’ll need to complete the Student Profile and Goldwater Scholarship Pre-Application. Davidson-Davie’s Campus Representative is Kristi Louya, who can be reached by emailing Kristi_Louya@davidsondavie.edu for questions.


Carol Fritts Brinkley Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000

Application Opens: Early February

Application Deadline: Late March

About the Scholarship: The Davidson County Education Foundation (DCEF) announces the establishment of the Carol Fritts Brinkley Scholarship for persons entering the field of education. At this time, DCEF invites the following to apply for this scholarship: (1) all Davidson County residents graduating in the two-year transfer program at Davidson-Davie who have been accepted at a four year college or university pursuing a teaching degree; and (2) all DCS Teacher Assistants who are enrolled in a four-year college or university pursuing a teaching degree. Selection will be based upon character & integrity, academic potential, financial need, & commitment to a career in education in NC, preferably Davidson County. 

Eligibility Requirements: A completed application must be completed by late March of each year, & the following must be included:

    • Your reason for wanting to pursue a career in education
    • A statement explaining your financial need (no tax returns)
    • A sealed, non-teacher, non-family letter of reference
    • A sealed recommendation from a teacher/professor who has taught you, or from a co-worker in the field of education
    • A copy of your letter of acceptance to a four-year college or university
    • A copy of your college transcript
    • A completed application form

How to Apply: For more information, including the application, please visit  https://dcefnc.org/local-scholarships/ and scroll down the scholarship list to the Carol Fritts Brinkley Scholarship

Questions: Please contact Judi Boggs at 336-859-3267


Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $2,500 (limited to tuition and fees, as well as course-required tools, books, and supplies)

Application Opens: Mid-February each year

Application Deadline: Mid-April each year

About the Scholarship: This scholarship is available through the Clemmons Community Foundation. In honor and memory of Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad (known as Liz) and her life, her many sacrifices, and her humble service, Angela (Mary’s daughter) and John Golden established a healthcare scholarship in her name. Liz worked at a Burlington sock factory to pay her way through nursing school, guided by her servant’s heart she committed to hard work and her belief in helping others at all times. This scholarship is dedicated to that spirit and her family hopes it will allow another individual with a heart for service to answer their own call.) and John Golden established a healthcare scholarship in her name.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need and be a Forsyth County resident seeking a degree or credential in the health care field. Candidates may be high school seniors or adults.

How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.clemmonsfoundation.org/apply/scholarships


Crumley Roberts Next Step Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,500

Application Opens: November 1 each year

Application Deadline: January 31 each year

About the Scholarship: Crumley Roberts firmly believes in continued learning as a key to success. As such, they have developed this scholarship program to help college-bound students in North Carolina pursue their dreams. 

Eligibility Requirements: The Next Step Scholarship is awarded to North Carolina community college students who will be transferring to an accredited four-year college or university in the coming fall. A completed application must be completed by January 31st, 2020, & the following must be included:

    • Transcripts
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • 500 word essay to the prompt listed within the application

How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.crumleyroberts.com/the-roberts-center/the-roberts-center-for-leadership-education-adva/next-step-scholarship/


Diamante Latino Youth Accomplishment Award

Award Amount: Up to 2 one-time scholarships for up to $750

Application Deadline: August 1 each year

About the Scholarship: Diamante, Inc. offers scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors by recognizing contributions to the community, leadership qualities, and the achievements of Hispanic/Latinx youth in North Carolina.

Eligibility Requirements: The applicant must:

  • Be a NC High School graduating senior / incoming freshman or sophomore student attending an institution of higher education (College/University).
  • Must be at least 50% of Hispanic-Latino descent.
  • Must live in North Carolina.
  • Submit high school transcript with a minimum C+ or 2.5 grade point average and submit either SAT or ACT scores.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a high school principal, a college counselor or a community leader.
  • Send resume, transcripts and letters of recommendation to: scholarships@diamanteinc.org.
  • Submit an essay (topic provided in the application)

How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://latinxcellence.typeform.com/to/T9wSlY


The Dottie Martin Teachers Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Application Deadline: June 1 each year

About the Scholarship: The North Carolina Federation of Republican Women established the Dottie Martin Teachers Scholarship Fund in 1991 in honor of First Lady Dottie Martin’s work and dedication to the families and youth of North Carolina. This annual scholarship of $500.00 is designed for a man or a woman presently enrolled and studying the field of education. Its purpose is to attract teachers who are motivated to cultivate in our young people a true love of learning. Their objective is to assist aspiring teachers who are particularly interested in child guidance and counseling and who want to make a difference in the lives of North Carolina’s children.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Those presently enrolled in education programs can be considered for the scholarship after approval of that program by the Board of Directors of The Dottie Martin Teachers Scholarship Fund. Recent high school graduates are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • The applicant must be well-advanced in programs of Education with an established career plan for teaching.
  • A completed application must include the following:
  • Background history forms, Sections A-G fully completed
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation including telephone number of authors
  • Most recent copy of college or university transcript
  • A typed essay (topics are listed in the application)

How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: http://www.ncfrw.com/DottieMartin_Scharship_2019.pdf


Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship

Award Amounts: Two scholarships will be awarded in one year: First place wins $3,000 and the Runner-up wins $1,000. Scholarships are not renewable.

Application Deadline: Beginning of February each year

About the Scholarship: The Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship (FKMS) honors the memory of the first president of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina, Florence Hill Kidder. The awards will be announced in late March or early April 2020.

Eligibility Requirements: To be considered, a candidate must:

  • Be a high school senior who is planning on matriculating into a postsecondary program in North Carolina beginning in the fall of 2020.
  • Complete the application form answering all questions and supplying all requested documents.
  • Submit an original essay of 500 to 700 words on the subject listed in the application.

How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.ncdames.org/florence-kidder-memorial-scholarship


Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF Scholarship)

Award Amount: Amounts range from $500 to $5,000

Application Opens: Jan. 1 each year

Application Deadline: Feb. 15 each year

About the Scholarship: The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to: High school seniors; Undergraduate students (all years); Community college students transferring to four year universities; & Graduate Students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, during the fall of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors

How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship


Horatio Alger Association National Career & Technical Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $2,500

Application Opens: May of each year

Application Deadline: The Horatio Alger Career & Technical Education Scholarship application will open in May with a rolling selection process that will award the first round of scholarships by July. Should spaces remain, the application will remain open until all scholarships are awarded. Please refer to the CTE Scholarship page to confirm the current application status.

About the Scholarship: The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Horatio Alger Association Members, Jim F. Dicke II and Dennis Washington. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Enrolled in eligible program in the upcoming fall semester
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30 at the time of applying
  • Be a United States citizen

How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/


JADE Learning Electrical Technologies Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $1900

Application Opens: Late January each year. For 2021, the application opened January 25

Application Deadline: Mid-April each year. For 2021, the deadline is Friday, April 16

About the Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded by the NC Community Foundation (NCCF). Eligible students are enrolled at North Carolina technical or occupational schools pursuing education and training in the field of electrical systems technologies, or apprentices enrolled in an approved NC Works apprenticeship program. Preference may be given to those who are pursuing a two-year associate’s degree. For students at Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC), see the listing of approved programs below in the Eligibility Requirements.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be registered in one of the following programs at DDCC:
    • AAS-Electronics Engineering Technology: Electrical Technician
    • AAS-Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Autonomous Vehicles
    • AAS-Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Mechatronics
    • Diploma-Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Autonomous Vehicles
    • Diploma-Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Mechatronics
    • Certificate: Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Automation
    • Certificate: Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Autonomous Vehicles
    • Certificate: Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Mechatronics
  • Must complete the FAFSA
  • Must complete the scholarship application (found in the link below under “How to Apply”). The application requires an essay & 2 letters of recommendation. Your high school & any college transcripts must also be uploaded.

How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/scholarships/jade-learning-electrical-technologies-scholarship


Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Application Deadline: Beginning of February each year

About the Scholarship: Each year, LGFCU awards 120 one-year college scholarships for graduating high school seniors and students attending colleges, universities, graduate and trade schools. All scholarships are for $1,000, payable in one installment to the school, and may be applied to tuition, textbooks, computers or other fees.

Eligibility Requirements: LGFCU members in good standing are eligible to apply for this scholarship. A member in good standing is not overdrawn on Checking or Share Accounts, and has not defaulted on LGFCU loans. UTMA Accounts do not qualify. Applicants also must:

  • Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0.
  • Be a full-time graduate, undergraduate or trade school student.
  • Submit official school transcripts.
  • Have an individual Share Account or a joint Share Account with a parent or guardian.
  • Submit a completed application online.

How to Apply: For more information, including the application & who to contact with questions, please visit the following link: https://www.lgfcu.org/benefits-and-services/scholarships/lgfcu-scholarship


Mocksville Garden Club Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $1500

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

About the Scholarship: The Mocksville Garden Club is pleased to offer a scholarship to a deserving student planning to pursue (or pursuing) a career in Horticulture, Environmental Science, or Agriculture. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit and/or financial need. If you’re not sure if your field of study falls under one of the above categories, please refer to your guidance counselor or academic advisor.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  1. Reside in Davie County.
  2. Be a current community college student, high school graduate, Davie County Early College, or Davie County Home School Association.
  3. Submit High School Transcript and ACT and/or SAT scores with the application.
  4. Have been accepted by an accredited college, university, or technical/community college.
  5. Be planning to pursue (or pursuing) a career in Horticulture, Environmental Science, or Agriculture.
  6. Be of good moral character. Applicant must provide one character reference letter from a non-relative, such as a minister, teacher, counselor, employer, etc.). The letter must be submitted with the application.
  7. Complete the application & mail it to the Mocksville Garden Club by May 1st.
  8. Recipients of past scholarship awards are eligible to apply.

How to Apply: For more information including the application, please visit this website.

Questions: For questions, please call Nancy Turner at 336-492-5520


National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies

Application Deadline: March 31 each year

About the Scholarship: The National Federation of the Blind’s annual scholarship program is the largest of its kind in the nation. Every year, they award more than $120,000 to blind scholars across the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in recognition of their achievements and professional aspirations.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally blind (PDF) in both eyes.