Community Scholarships

Community Scholarships

The Democratic Women of Avery County Scholarship

The Democratic Women of Avery County is an affiliate of the Avery County Democratic Party and is a dues-paying member of the North Carolina Democratic Women.  We believe the Democratic Party puts forth the best vision for the well-being of all people in our communities.

This scholarship is made possible by the members who share this vision.  They wish to financially support and encourage an adult woman in her educational goals to improve her life and that of her family.

The DWAC Scholarship Fund is maintained through the monthly voluntary contributions of the members.  The amount and frequency will vary depending on the amount of money in the fund.  The amount of scholarship money awarded at any given time will be disbursed in full to the recipient in the spring semester. The Scholarship Committee, with the final vote of the membership, shall approve expenditures of the fund.

 Once the recipient is identified, DWAC seeks to interact with her by inviting her to our meetings and to offer support for her in a social setting.

 Criteria

  1. The recipient is a female resident of Avery County.
  2. The recipient is currently enrolled in Mayland Community College.
  3. The recipient has need of financial assistance.

Due date for scholarship is: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 to Jessica Forbes in the Financial Aid department.  Access application through the link above or come by the Financial Aid hallway to receive a copy. 

Coins For College Scholarship

This scholarship was started by the Foundation of Mayland Community College for the purpose of increasing student scholarship opportunities at Mayland Community College.  This scholarship is funded primarily through staff and student donations from various fundraising events such as a college coin drive, various SGA events, and activity booths at Fall and Spring Fling.  The 2017-18 Coins for College Scholarship will be a $250 award for the Spring semester.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Student must be attending a minimum of six credit hours
  • Student must be seeking to complete a two-year degree or diploma program
  • Student must be enrolled in field of study or transfer courses (not doing pre-major work)
  • Student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA

How to Apply:

  • Applications may be obtained from the Financial Aid Department located in Gwaltney Hall on the main campus in Spruce Pine.
  • Independently answer two of the three questions on the application with each answer being 200 words or less (words will be counted)
  • Type answers
  • Proofread answers for grammar and typographical errors before submitting
  • Be sure to have fun answering the questions – creative, out of the box, off the wall answers are key!!!
  • Submit application along with LEO copy of your transcript.

Scholarship Deadline is November 30, 2017 to Jessica Forbes in the Financial Aid offce.

 Notice: Financial aid awards are not made on the basis of any disability, race, color, sex, or national ethnic origin.

Late Scholarship for Spring

These scholarships are offered by the Foundation of Mayland Community College for the purpose of increasing student scholarship opportunities at Mayland Community College.  They are funded through private donors who wish to see students succeed.  Award amounts will vary. 

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Student must be attending a minimum of six credit hours
  • Student must be seeking to complete a two-year degree or diploma program
  • Student must have a  minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Student has not received a scholarship this semester

How to Apply:

  • Applications may be obtained from the Financial Aid Department located in Gwaltney Hall on the main campus in Spruce Pine or on the link above.
  • Independently answer two of the three questions on the application with each answer being 200 words or less (words will be counted)
  • Type answers
  • Proofread answers for grammar and typographical errors before submitting
  • Be sure to have fun answering the questions – creative, out of the box, off the wall answers are key!!!
  • Submit application along with LEO copy of your transcript

Scholarship Deadline is December 1, 2017 to Jessica Forbes in the Financial Aid offce.