Financial Aid

Outside Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office administers any scholarship awarded outside of the college. This page includes a list of local and national scholarships that pertain to students attending a community college. SCC provides links to scholarship opportunities as a service to our students. SCC does not offer the scholarships, and has no responsibility for or involvement in the scholarship administration, selection and award processes. If you have questions about outside scholarships, please contact the company offering them. Our office does filter out any scholarships that require a fee, but as a general rule, students should never pay for a scholarship opportunity. If a student is awarded a scholarship, the student requests the funds be sent to SCC, and our office loads that money on the student's account. The student can then charge their tuition and books against that amount. Any funds left over are sent to the student in a refund check. If students receive any scholarship funds directly, it is their responsibility to notify our office. This webpage will be updated at the first of every month. Visit our Scholarships page for information on internal scholarships and additional outside scholarship resources.

Scholarship Name


Award Amount

Application Source


Heffington Scholarship Qualified graduates or graduating high school seniors, including those in a certified home school, who are members of the Cashiers or Highlands communities, and will be attending a North Carolina state college or university or a North Carolina technical school. $2,500 The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina March 16, 2018
Chicago Heating and Cooling Pros Scholarship For any undergraduate student in the United States with a 2.5 GPA. $500 Chicago Heating and Cooling Pros Scholarship Application March 31, 2018
Carolina Smokies REALTORS Foundation Scholarship For students in the Macon, Jackson and Swain counties.  $1,000 Carolina Smokies REALTORS Scholarship Application April 15, 2018
Cashiers Rotary Scholarship For students who live in the Cashiers, Glenville, Lake Toxaway, Sapphire or Tuckasegee communities and currently attending, or planning to enroll in a community college program. Up to $2,500 for the year Cashiers Rotary Scholarship Website No Deadline Specified