Whether you’re older and have already been in the workforce, a single parent, or a high school student, chances are, there’s a scholarship for you.
Cape Fear Community College and the Cape Fear Community College Foundation are dedicated to helping our students succeed. Thanks to generous organizations and individuals, we are able to provide scholarships to support students’ academic needs.
In addition to CFCC-sponsored scholarships, there are many organizations outside the college that offer scholarships. To find out more information about these scholarships and how to apply, click here .
How to Apply for a CFCC-Sponsored Scholarship
Good news! You only need to complete one application for CFCC-sponsored scholarships. It is valid for the entire academic year.
The application cycle is open for applications March 1 – April and October 1 – October 31 each year.
Complete the admissions process
As a part of this process, CFCC will mail you a status letter that will have instructions about establishing your myCFCC username and password on our website. Follow these instructions to set up your myCFCC account. You will need myCFCC credentials to access CFCC’s scholarship application.
Complete the scholarship application
Sign into the applicant portal with your myCFCC credentials, complete the scholarship application.
Complete scholarship application additional requirements
A few CFCC scholarships have additional requirements such as an essay or a letter of recommendation. You can view these after you complete your application by clicking on “Opportunities” and selecting “Recommended.”
Many CFCC scholarships are based on financial need. We can best determine your need based on the information you provide at www.fafsa.gov. This is the same application you fill out for Federal Pell Grants and student loans. Even if you do not qualify for grants and do not intend to take out loans, it is still a requirement to complete the FAFSA for any need-based scholarships.
Note: This application process covers CFCC-sponsored scholarships only. There are many outside scholarship opportunities as well.
CFCC Scholarship recipients will be notified via campus email of their award(s) by early June for the following summer, fall, and spring semesters if applicable.
Be Aware of Scholarship Scams
Every year students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. The victims of these scams lose more than $100 million annually. Scam operations often imitate legitimate government agencies, grant-giving foundations, education lenders, and scholarship matching services, using official-sounding names containing words like “National,” “Federal,” “Foundation,” or “Administration.”
In general, be wary of scholarships with an application fee, scholarship matching services that guarantee success, telephone offers of scholarships which “require” personal information (such as bank account number and social security number) to process, advance-fee loan scams, and sales pitches disguised as financial aid “seminars.”
Check out what the Federal Trade Commission has to say about scholarship scams .