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At VGCC, we value our students’ academic success. That is why we not only offer scholarships from generous donors to our VGCC Foundation , but also from sources outside of the College who want to see our students succeed as well.

There are a couple of things that you should know before applying for a scholarship.

  • Scholarships are considered gift aid or “free money.” However, they are still a type of financial aid and must be reported to the Financial Aid Office . That isn’t a bad thing, as the Financial Aid Office will apply the scholarship to your tuition and fees. If you are receiving a private student loan (money you have to pay back), your loan amount may be adjusted to make room for this free money.
  • You must apply for scholarships . You will not be awarded them automatically at VGCC. Endowment scholarships require that you already be admitted to VGCC and that a username and password has been assigned to you in order to access the application. Apply for Scholarships Button

Institutional Scholarships

Vance-Granville Community College General Scholarship

  • Apply by April 29 each year for priority consideration. Applications are available online .
  • To apply, students must be admitted to VGCC. Students will use their WebAdvisor and Moodle username and password to complete the scholarship application.
  • Selections are chosen by the Scholarship Committee during the summer for the upcoming academic year.
  • Students are encouraged to complete FAFSA application as well.

VGCC scholarship criteria is subject to change by the Endowment Board. Scholarships include:

High School Scholar Award

  • Offered to High School Seniors in the top 20 percentile at the end of their junior year
  • Enrolled in at least 9 hours each semester at VGCC

Presidential Scholar Award

  • Enrolled in at least 9 hours each semester
  • Demonstrate excellent scholastic record

Presidential Merit Award

  • Enrolled in at least 9 hours each semester
  • Demonstrate excellent scholastic record
  • Can be Newly Enrolling or Currently Enrolled Student

Academic Achievement Award

  • Enrolled in at least 9 hours each semester
  • Demonstrate excellent scholastic record
  • Must be Currently Enrolled Student or Graduating High School Seniors

More information about all of these awards can be found on our Scholarships & Donors page.

External Scholarships

Forgivable Education Loans for Service

  • Application, eligibility requirements and approved programs are available on the College Foundation of North Carolina’s website, www.cfnc.org/fels .
  • Approved Programs include: Allied Health (Pharmacy and Radiography), Nursing, Medical and Education.
  • Deadline to apply is April 1. Students apply through CFNC.

General Scholarship Information