Part of the transfer process begins upon a student’s entrance to the community college. RCC students will find ACA 122—College Transfer Success most useful as its coursework focuses on students setting academic and personal goals as well as mapping their path from the community college to the university.
Students interested in transferring to one of the University of North Carolina institutions should examine the link that provides not only general information about each UNC campus but also academic pathways leading from the associate’s degree to specific university programs.
North Carolina Private Institutions
Students interested in transferring to one of the North Carolina private institutions should examine the link which provides not only general information about each independent college and university.
Community college students seeking financial assistance to continue their education may find the search for scholarships bountiful; information provided below highlights a few state and national scholarships available to students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution. This site also provides a link to CFNC.org which offers more information related to financial assistance opportunities.
Need-based aid may be found in the form of grants or scholarships. It is awarded based on one’s financial need, so completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required. Some programs focus on North Carolina community college students.
Merit-based aid may focus on talents and special interests: academic achievement, athletic accomplishments, or artistic abilities, for instance. The most common form of merit-based aid is a scholarship. While the primary goal of merit-based aid is to award accomplishments, some scholarships do have a need-based component; therefore, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
- Udall Undergraduate Scholarship: This scholarship of up to $7,000 is awarded to 60 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care. Udall Scholars get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August, meeting alumni and community leaders for exceptional networking opportunities, and gain lifetime membership to a growing and active alumni network. For more information and to sign up for free informational webinars, visit us at udall.gov. Deadline: online March 2, 2017.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship offers approximately 40 community college students scholarships to attend a four-year institution. The 2016 application is available beginning August 25 until October 25.
Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Society offers a variety of scholarships for its members. Scholarships are available for continued education at the associate degree-level and bachelor’s degree level. Robeson Community College students interested in joining Phi Theta Kappa should contact one of the organization’s advisors: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
North Carolina Colleges with Transfer Student Scholarships