Our Scholarship Process
The Foundation Supports Students
Our CFCC students come to Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) determined to succeed. Many of you are older, have already been in the workforce and want to brighten your futures. Some of you may be single parents wanting to build strong and healthy families. And some of you may come straight out of high school. What you all share is your commitment to be all you can be, and the Foundation recognizes that you are worthy of our support.
It is the pleasure of the CFCC Foundation to award scholarships to deserving students every year. This year alone we are giving out over $425,000 to support our students! Some scholarships are based on financial need, academic merit, and/or earmarked for specific programs, but are all based on donor preference.
The CFCC Foundation offers a bi-annual application cycle for scholarships:
SPRING APPLICATION CYCLE: March 1 – April 30
FALL APPLICATION CYCLE: Oct 1 – Oct 31
Once a student has applied, we will match that student to the donor’s criteria for their funds and populate as many scholarships as possible. Do not be alarmed if your application does not automatically match with many scholarships. Once per week our software syncs with your school record and pulls your GPA and additional information, so you should see many more matches after the weekly import.
After the application cycle has closed, established review committees will review the applicants anonymously (they will not know the students name), and will rank the students based on their application information, academic standing, and determine how strongly they match the donor criteria. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award(s) by early June (spring cycle) and early December (fall cycle).
For additional instructions on the scholarship application process, click HERE
Need to make an appointment to discuss your scholarship application? Sign up for an appointment with Lauren Wolf, our Foundation Relations & Scholarship Coordinator HERE. Please indicate your preference for meeting at the Downtown or North Campus.
Interested in becoming a Student Ambassador?
Each spring semester, CFCC selects a team of student ambassadors to represent the College and the Foundation at a variety of events such as student registration and orientation, donor recognition events, and graduation ceremonies. Candidates for the CFCC Student Ambassador team must complete an application package and submit three letters of recommendation from faculty and staff of the College and other mentors from external sources. A committee appointed by the Executive Director of the CFCC Foundation interviews ambassador candidates and selects students to serve in the following year. Extensive training for new ambassadors is held during the summer. Ambassadors receive scholarship funds which may be applied toward their tuition.