Scholarships & Financial Aid

Recording of the 1/27/22

FAFSA Night:

Life After FAFSA:


Recording of the 10/14/21 Financial Aid Information Night: Click Here

Recording of the Asheville-Buncombe Scholarship Night 11/18/21

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Scholarship Search Tips

Senior year is a balancing act. Use the following information to help you find financial resources for college. Many scholarship applications are available in the TCR counseling office. Scholarship lists are also sent via email and Remind as soon as a list is complete. If you would like regular scholarship updates, Click on the Newsletter Listserv sign up below or email Melanie.Parham@bcsemail.org to be added to the scholarship list serve.

Helpful Hints:

  • Observe all deadlines and notice if the scholarship has a "postmark" deadline or "received deadline." Postmark means you must get all materials in the mail when the post office is open to meter it.

  • Proof read, proof read, proof read

  • Make sure you address the essay prompt if an essay is required.

  • If the scholarship is handwritten, be neat and use black or dark blue ink

  • Make sure to ask for recommendations in plenty of time in advance of your deadline

  • Verify that links / email requests have reached your recommender

  • Pay careful attention to the list of attachments and include everything that is required.

  • Never pay for a scholarship. Be careful of scams. Be cautious about companies that say they will find you scholarships.


Stay Informed

Sign up for important Class of 2022 updates:

Join the Email Group:

Email updates about scholarships, college information, & other senior news; email melanie.parham@bcsemail.org

Join the Class of 2022 Remind Group:

Text the following message to 81010 according to your student's last name to join the Remind.

@tcr2022ag

@tcr2022ho

@tcr2022pz

Scholarship Lists

If you need a transcript for a scholarship, please email Mrs. Parham at melanie.parham@bcsemail.org for a digital copy.

Click on the boxes below to access the individual scholarship applications, criteria, and deadlines.

Scholarship List - Nov 8, 2021

December 2021 Scholarship List


Jan 2022 Scholarship List


Feb. 2022 Scholarship List


Check out this list of scholarships at each of the 16 UNC Colleges

  • Cheatham-White – NCCU

https://www.nccu.edu/usp/cheatham-white-scholarship-program


Scholarship Applications 2022

Apply at bit.ly/CFWNC

DEADLINE Extended to Wed Jan 26 at 9am


Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship

https://bit.ly/DeltaSigmaTheta22


AB Tech Scholarships

FAFSA

These 3-5 minutes videos focused on areas of concern for parents and students were recorded by NC financial aid administrators.

What happens after the FAFSA is filed?
North Carolina State Grants
Making Changes on the FAFSA; When to contact the financial aid office
What to do when there is a change/loss of income
Verification: What to do if my FAFSA is chosen
Student Aid Report – How to Use it

Information provided by:
NC State Education Assistance Authority

The FAFSA
(Free Application for
Federal Student Aid)

All college-bound seniors (2 year or 4 year) should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after it opens October 1st for the following Fall. Don't miss out on money because you didn't fill it out! Some funds are first-come, first-served - once they are gone, they are gone. Here is where to start:


  1. Create your FSA ID. Also, have your parent(s) create an FSA ID if they need to sign your FAFSA (this will likely be the case if you are a dependent and live with your parent(s)/guardian(s)).

  2. Complete the FAFSA on the Web. The FAFSA will determine if you are eligible for any federal, state, or institutional aid. After you submit your FAFSA to the federal processing center, you will receive a notification called a Student Aid Report (SAR) via mail or email. You should review the information contained in the SAR for accuracy. Financial Aid Offices at your selected colleges/universities will use the data from the SAR to determine your eligibility for financial assistance.


What's an FSA ID? The FSA ID is a username and password you use to log in to U.S. Department of Education (ED) online systems.


Resources for Hispanic and Undocumented Students

Register for the informational meeting 1/18/2022. The meeting is online at 3pm.

Apply for the scholarship: https://thedream.us/scholarships/opportunity-scholarship/

Due: 1/31/2022

Some scholarships are available by paper application only, and can be found in the TCR Counseling Office. Please stop by the counseling office and pick up any applications that you cannot access through the links below.

The questions and answers that are in this document provide information about student financial aid for undocumented students as well as guidance for a specific group of undocumented students who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).


​Attention Student Athletes!

Check out the NCHSAA Site for a variety of Endowed Fund Scholarships:

www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships

The North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows Program

Program information here

For students who are seeking an Associates in Criminal Justice and plan to become a Criminal Justice Professional in NC, including but not limited to:

  • State and local law enforcement officers

  • State correctional officers

  • State juvenile justice officers

  • Sworn Sherifs and Deputy Sheriffs

  • Detenention Officers

AB Tech Scholarships

Steps to apply:

To be considered for financial aid at AB Tech (Including grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships), follow these basic steps:

  1. Complete the A-B Tech Enrollment Process if you have not already done so.

  2. Create your FSA ID. Also, have your parent(s) create an FSA ID if they need to sign your FAFSA.

  3. Apply for financial aid yearly by completing the FAFSA on the web. The FAFSA will determine if you are eligible for any state, federal, or institutional aid. Note that A-B Tech's federal school code is 004033. After you submit your FAFSA to the federal processing center, you will receive a notification called a Student Aid Report (SAR) via mail or email. You should review the information contained in the SAR for accuracy. The Financial Aid Office will use the data from the SAR to determine your eligibility for financial assistance.

  4. If interested in loans, you must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling Session at studentaid.gov (log in with your FSA ID) and watch the Financial Aid Matters video. Be sure to email the Financial Aid Office letting us know that you watched the video. We award loans based off the email confirmations that we receive. Once these steps are completed, the college will award you loans, if eligible. You will be able to see the total amount for which you are eligible to receive in your Self-Service account. If you would like to reduce the amount of your loans, or decline your loans entirely, complete the Direct Loan Adjustment Form. Submit the completed form to the Financial Aid Office.

  5. To apply for scholarships, you must also complete a scholarship application through the Scholarships page.

You may now complete your FAFSA on October 1 of each year. The FAFSA will request income tax data from two years prior to the academic year of which you are applying. For example, the 2021-2022 FAFSA will request your 2019 income tax data.

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC)

CFNC.org is a great resource for information about North Carolina scholarships and grants, FAFSA, and other tips for paying for college.

Check out this great CFNC Webinar!

Live webinar on finding grants and scholarships. This webinar is now posted on the CFNC YouTube Channel and can be found at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AzG57S-liQ&feature=emb_title It focuses on tips and best practices for finding and applying for scholarships.

CFNC FAFSA DAY

The annual FAFSA day program takes place in October, with programs planned in every North Carolina county! Students can find a convenient location and register to get free help completing their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by visiting the CFNC website early Fall. They can also be contacted at 1-866-866-CFNC (2362)

UNC-Asheville and AB-Tech also offer additional assistance to families filling out the FAFSA. Please see their websites or call them to find out more. Members of the State Employees Credit Union of NC can also visit their local branch for assistance.