Community Scholarships

Please scroll down to review each of our scholarship opportunities and see if you qualify! Applications or links to applications for each scholarship can be found in the scholarship title.

Jade Learning Electrical Technologies Scholarship

2020-2021 Academic Year

Due Date: Friday, April 17, 2020

This scholarship is presented by the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) and can award up to $1,900!

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 apprenticeship program. Preference may be given to those who are pursuing a two-year associate’s degree.

Applicants will be considered based on academic achievement, financial need and essay.

Completed via NCCF’s online scholarship system, which can be accessed through the below link.**

The Doc and Ceci Ransom Memorial Scholarship

2020-2021 Academic Year

Due Date: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2020 (Applications received after this time will not be considered.)

This scholarship is administered by First Baptist Church of Burnsville and is available to any Yancey County resident seeking to further his/her education. The scholarship is designed to aid students who are active in their communities and have a desire to continue serving the communities in which they live.

Students interested in applying for this scholarship must submit the following:

  • Completed Application (Found below)
  • Personal Essay
  • Current Transcript (official NOT required)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (personal reference and reference from a church or organization for which you have volunteered)

Applications and supporting documents can be hand delivered to First Baptist Church in Burnsville Monday – Thursday from 8:00 – 3:30pm or can be mailed to the address located on the last page of the application.

SEANC Foundation Scholarship Applications

2020-2021 Academic Year

Due Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (Applications must be postmarked by this date.)

Each year the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship Foundation, Inc. offers academic scholarships to the dependents of SEANC members. The Scholarship Foundation will award 60 annual scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year!

Eligible students are SEANC members, in good standing, their spouses and/or dependent child(ren) and SEANC retired member’s, in good standing, grandchild(ren). Membership in teachers’ organizations or the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) does not constitute eligibility for a SEANC Foundation Scholarship.

Applications must be returned to the applicant’s SEANC District Scholarship Chairperson (District Number can be found on a SEANC membership card) via mail. District Scholarship Chair mailing addresses can be found at the below listed additional information link. If the student is uncertain of the District Number, please have the SEANC member contact the SEANC Office for their number at (919)833-6436, and ask for Phyllis Perry. Students MUST NOT mail applications to the SEANC Office; this will delay the District judging process.

Additional information can be found at Please see below for direct links to each scholarship offered.