NC Community Foundation accepting applications for statewide scholarship funds

NC Community Foundation accepting applications for statewide scholarship funds


The North Carolina Community Foundation is accepting applications for statewide scholarship funds, according to Leslie Ann Jackson, NCCF director of grants and scholarships.


Scholarship funds currently accepting applications include:

  • The Cody Blue Pilkington Scholarship Fund for students who are entering their first- or second-year studying engineering, science or math at North Carolina State University.

  • The JADE Learning Electrical Technologies Scholarship for students enrolled at North Carolina technical or occupational schools pursuing education and training in the field of electrical systems technologies, or apprentices enrolled in an approved apprenticeship program.

  • The Joyce Price Johnson’s Samaritan Fund for young people exiting foster care or living in poverty in North Carolina who wish to continue their education at a college, university, community college, or other accredited institution.

NCCF administers more than 120 scholarships for students throughout the state. Eligibility criteria and deadlines are specific and vary widely by scholarship and location. Deadlines typically range from March to May. To determine if you or your student qualifies, visit NCCF’s website at
Jackson said that these scholarships provide a good opportunity for North Carolina students to further their educations. “Our aim is to raise awareness throughout the state about opportunities offered through scholarships held with the North Carolina Community Foundation,” she said. “We’re honored to steward these scholarships on behalf of our fundholders who are investing in the futures of these North Carolinians.”
About the North Carolina Community Foundation
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $130 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With nearly $247 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.
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