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 pertains 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.

Scholarship Name


Award Amount

Application Source


North Carolina Space Grant To any community college sophomore student majoring in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) program or AAS transfer degree program with a 3.0 GPA. $1,000 North Carolina Space Grant Website Dec. 15, 2017
Citrix ShareFile Innovation Scholarship To any student who submits the best essay about an inspiring innovator who made an impact on their life. $2,000 - $5,000 Citrix ShareFile Innovation Scholarship Dec. 15, 2017
Captain John G. Gardner, USMC, Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Scholarship Residents of the 18 westernmost counties who are graduating seniors of a WNC public or private high school or certified home school, and who are relatives of active duty, decorated Viet Nam Veterans. $1,000 The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Jan. 26, 2018
Elda C. Penny- Graham County Woman's Club Scholarship Graduating seniors of Robbinsville High School. $1,000 The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Jan. 26, 2018
Gene and Lee Meyer Scholarship Graduating public high school seniors from Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties and the Qualla Boundary. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and preference will be given to students with financial need, to Native American Indians, and to anyone transitioning out of foster care. $2,000 The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Jan. 26, 2018
Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship Graduating seniors from any public school or certified home school in the 29-county Western North Carolina region to attend a North Carolina two-year community college. $1,000 The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Jan. 26, 2018
WNC Regional Scholarship Graduating seniors from each public high school or certified home school in the 18 western counties. $1,000 The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Jan. 26, 2018
Chicago Heating and Cooling Pros Scholarship Any undergraduate with a 2.5 GPA or higher.  Essay is required.  $500 Chicago Heating and Cooling Pros March 15, 2018
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
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