Scholarships & Financial Aid

Important: The most up-to-date information on scholarships can be found in the email newsletter (, Remind, Google Classroom, and at the link below.

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.   

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Scholarship Lists

If you need a transcript for a scholarship, please email your school counselor for a digital copy.

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


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

(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 in December 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:

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:  

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: 

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:

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:

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) 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 It focuses on tips and best practices for finding and applying for scholarships. 


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.