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College Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships for transfer students are available at most four year colleges. Some colleges have developed special transfer scholarships for community college students who have excelled academically. There are a few national scholarship programs for transfer students but most are limited to outstanding students. North Carolina offers some scholarships for North Carolina students at Transfer students are encouraged to use a national scholarship search engine online like or Scholarsite.

The following links will provide you with most of the scholarship resources for students transferring to a four-year college. Please keep in mind that every college has specific scholarships for different majors, some even have grant funding for certain programs. If the college you want to transfer to is not listed below do not assume they do not offer scholarships, go to their website, or call them directly, as every college offers some merit and need-based scholarships. Keep in mind the best source of money for college is federal financial aid available at The next best source is the four-year college! 

Earn Micro-Scholarships for Achievements

RaiseMe is a new way to pay for college and ensure transfer success. On RaiseMe, community college students can connect and engage with four-year colleges from the start of their transfer journey, earn performance-based scholarships from four-year colleges for individual achievements in community college, and see what steps to take in order to efficiently and successfully transfer to their college of choice while staying on track to complete their Associate’s degrees.

NC College Transfer Scholarships

25 Super Helpful Scholarships - Going off to college can be an exciting and life-changing experience, but choosing the right school can be overwhelming! With such a complicated and large decision to make, it’s no surprise that many students later transfer to another school.

The Golden LEAF Scholarship awards up to 215 grants, each valued at about $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for the 2015-16 academic year.  These scholarships are made possible through a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

The Nance Family Agricultural Scholarship is a $1,000 gift specifically for Richmond Community College students transferring into the College of Natural Resources or College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University.  This scholarship applies to the following majors:

          - Forest Management
          - Environmental Technology and Management
          - Natural Resources
          - Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
          - Sustainable Materials and Technology
          - Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

          Click here to apply or to access additional information on other College of Natural Resources scholarships.

The Next Step Scholarship:  Crumley Roberts firmly believes in continued learning as a key to success. 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. To date, Crumley Roberts has provided over $215,000 in scholarships and technology for North Carolina students.

The Janice Suggs Educational Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarship grants to qualified students who are pushing degrees or advanced training in science, technology, engineering, and math development of our next generation of science and technology leaders and innovators.  Over the past 5 years, the NC chapter has distributed over $250,000 to over 200 students in the local Fayetteville/Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. 

Grants & Scholarships: After you've submitted your FAFSA, start looking into grants and scholarships. Sometimes referred to as 'gift-aid', grants and scholarships are types of financial aid that you typically do not have to repay. They are provided by the federal government, state government, colleges, and private organizations.

National Transfer Scholarship Programs

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at 4-year colleges or universities.  The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year, making it the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country.

Phi Theta Kappa National Scholarships:  COA PTK inductees have a plethora of scholarship opportunities available to them at the national PTK web site. PTK members can access to assist them with transferring and competing for scholarships.

Direct Links to North Carolina Colleges' Scholarship Websites

Appalachian State University Gardner Webb University UNC Greensboro
Barton College NC A&T State University UNC Pembroke
Campbell University NC Central University UNC Wilmington
Catawba College NC State University Western Carolina University
East Carolina University Pfeiffer University Meredith College
Elizabeth City University UNC Chapel Hill  
Fayetteville State University UNC Charlotte  


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