Scholarships

Cabarrus College receives financial support for scholarships from endowed memorial funds, community organizations and foundations that provide funding for qualified students. A sample of scholarships is listed below.

This assistance is applied only to the cost of tuition, fees and books for the current academic year. In addition, students may participate in a number of state and federal programs.

These scholarships are awarded by the Cabarrus College scholarship committee based on a combination of criteria including financial need, instructor recommendation, merit, essay response and club and activity participation as well as program of study.

Endowed Scholarships
- Application to be considered for endowed scholarships
- Louise Harkey Memorial Scholarship
- Dr. John J. & Doris Smerznak Scholarship
- Mary "Gibby" Lee Scholarship
- G. E. Lentz Scholarship
- Jean Tippett Partridge Memorial Scholarship
- Caroline Walker Memorial Scholarship
- Dr. Russel Floyd Scholarship
- Anita A. & Terry L. Brown Scholarship
- Kay Linker Pediatric Nursing Merit Scholarship
- Dr. Linny & Joyce Baker Scholarship
- Dr. & Mrs. Thomas T. Long III Scholarship
- CMC-NorthEast Volunteers Scholarship
- Beatrice Waddell Calloway Scholarship
- Cabarrus College General Scholarship
- Cabarrus College Student Scholarship
- CMC-NorthEast Medical Staff Scholarship
- Johnette Padgett Whitley Nursing Scholarship
- Wells Fargo Scholarship

Community Scholarships
- Cabarrus Medical Society & CMS Alliance Scholarship
- Cabarrus Rotary Club Scholarship
- Voiture Forty & Eight Club Scholarship
- Robert Weaver Scholarship (sponsored by Royal Oaks Optimist Club)

Cabarrus College Bright Futures Merit Scholarships
- Available to first time college students only with no transfer credit regardless of the year of high school graduation. Students with Career and College Promise Program credits (e.g. Advanced Placement, Early College, Huskins, etc.,) while in high school will not be penalized and are eligible.

Eligibility and award level are determined by the Director of Recruitment & Retention and will be included in the student's admission acceptance letter.


Merit Scholarship Levels

  • Gold Merit Scholarship - total value of $4500
    • Students who have a high school GPA > or equal to 4.0 and
    • Students who score at or above 1100 on the SAT (> or equal to 480v/440m) or > or equal to 22 composite on the ACT
    Scholarship: $750 per semester for up to six semesters (with continued eligibility) or associate degree completion; whichever comes first.
  • Silver Merit Scholarship - total value of $3000
    • Students who have a high school GPA 3.50 - 3.99 and
    • Students who score at or above 1000 on the SAT (> or equal to 480v/440m) or > or equal to 21 composite on the ACT
    Scholarship: $500 per semester for up to six semesters (with continued eligibility) or associate degree completion; whichever comes first.
  • Bronze Merit Scholarship - total value of $1500
    • Students who have a high school GPA 3.00 - 3.49 and
    • Students who score > 950 on the SAT ( > or equal to 480v/440m) or > or equal to 19 composite on the ACT
    Scholarship: $250 per semester for up to six semesters (with continued eligibility) or associate degree completion; whichever comes first.

    Students must maintain a semester Grade Point Average (GPA) at or above a 3.0 for each term of enrollment; students must complete a FAFSA form each year; and students must be continuously enrolled and must be full time ( 12 credit hours in Fall and Spring semesters) to maintain eligibility and retain the scholarship. The scholarship is applied per term and renewable until associate degree requirements are met or up to six academic terms, whichever comes first

Other Scholarships
Students should investigate scholarship opportunities available through their parents' employers, memberships or club affiliations, churches or resources accessed via the Internet. Some examples include:
- Concord Business and Professional Women's Organization
- Foundation for the Carolinas
- The Great 100 Scholarship Program
- North Carolina League for Nursing
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