Community Scholarships

Community Scholarships 

Program for Continuing Education (PCE) Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by PEO International and awarded each semester with a maximum possible award of $3,000!

In order to qualify for the scholarship, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be female.
  • Must have had a two year minimum break in education (between high school and college or other).
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must show academic potential.
  • Must be within a year of graduating.
  • Must be a Mitchell, Avery or Yancey County resident.
  • Must not have another degree.

If you meet ALL of the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the scholarship by completing the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Grant Application Form and the PCE Pre-Application Income and Expense and Financial Profile Guide and Worksheet.

Once these documents are complete, please return these to the Financial Aid Office. Please hurry! Only the first two applications will be accepted for this opportunity!

The due date for this scholarship application will be noon, Friday, April 26, 2019.

After your application is received, you will be interviewed by a committee of PEO members and if approved will be invited to complete a final online application. The interview will take place before Monday, May 6, 2019.

Criminal Justice Fellows Program Scholarship (Forgivable Loan)

The mission of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school graduates into the criminal justice profession. Each year this program will fund fellowships for high school graduate who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to the school and community, and a desire to serve the state of North Carolina in a field within the criminal justice profession.

The N.C. Criminal Justice Fellows Program will provide forgivable educational loans for high school seniors who agree to enter a criminal justice profession in North Carolina. This fellowship will fund an Applied Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or Committee approved related field of study, from any North Carolina Community College System school in an eligible county. Students who receive the educational loan would have 5 years to repay, though it would be forgiven if they enter and remain in a criminal justice profession with North Carolina for four years in an eligible county.

Students who graduate under this program in good standing will be given priority to enter a criminal justice training program for certification in an eligible criminal justice profession within the Community College System.

The number of fellowships awarded annually shall not exceed 100 and the total number of students in the program each year shall not exceed 200. 

The student must be a resident of an eligible county (see forms page) at the time of application.

**This scholarship is not to be turned into the Financial Office at Mayland Community College.  This scholarship is to be completed and turned into the Criminal Justice Fellows program through the link above.  This application is due April 30, 2019. **