Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information
opportunities  
 
 
2020-2021 C.A. ERWIN SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
(for 2 and 4 year colleges)
 
SENIORS: ALL college-bound seniors (2-4 year) should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after October 1st.   

Parents and students should plan to attend the Financial Aid event below for information regarding FAFSA/Financial Aid.
CFNC FINANCIAL AID NIGHT (Virtual)   Monday September 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Hosted by The College Foundation of North Carolina


CFNC RDS & FAFSA HELP (LIVE HELP!)
Monday October 12- Thursday October 15~click here to pre-register:
CFNC OCTOBER EVENTS 2020.pdf


FAFSA Day (Erwin virtual)
(Financial aid reps available to help families with the FAFSA)
ERWIN FAFSA HELP DAY SIGN UP--- Here are 2 links for the FAFSA Day Meetings:Tuesday October 20, 2020
For 30 minutes appointments (10-1) use this link. You will receive a confirmation of the appointment to the email you listed and there will be a link to the zoom meeting.
https://calendly.com/devonmccarthyjames/30-minfafsa
For a longer appointment time, sign up via this link. You will receive more information once you sign up.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48ABAC2DA2FEC61-erwin



FAFSA DAY @ UNCA: TBA (see website for details)

CFNC FAFSA DAY: The annual FAFSA Day program takes place in October. Students can find locations and register to get free help in completing their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Call CFNC, toll-free at 866-866-CFNC or visit:  http://www.cfnc.org/fafsaday    UNC-Asheville and AB-TECH also offer assistance to families filling out the FAFSA.  Please contact their websites or call them for more information.

HOW TO FIND GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS:
CFNC Webinar: Excellent Information-please watch!

http://youtu.be/8AzG57S-liQ


*SCHOLARSHIP POSTINGS*
 
SENIORS: Be advised that there is a sea of scholarship opportunities other than our local options--you just have to research!  Search for scholarships/financial aid information on NAVIANCE and CFNC along with the National Scholarship and Finanical Aid Search engines listed below. Be sure to check this web page, NAVIANCE, CFNC, and Google classroom for SENIORS frequently. Sign up for REMIND TEXTS with Mrs. Peterson in Student Services. Be aware of deadlines!  If you have any questions, please reach out to your counselor or Ms.  Ferry-Winne (Michele.Ferry@bcsemail.org). 

*If you are interested in NC Chapel Hill (Morehead Cain), NC State (PARK) or ETSU (ROAN) scholarships, please let Ms. Ferry-Winne know. Email me at Michele.Ferry@bcsemail.org


ATTENTION STUDENT ATHLETES!
Check out the NCHSAA Site for a variety of Endowed Fund Scholarships:
http://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships


SECU People Helping People $10,000 Scholarship 2020Click zip folder below to obtain application materials:TBA

Click here:    New Compressed (zipped) Folder SECU 2020.zip
(the above materials must be emailed to Michele.Ferry@bcsemail.org in the proper format indicated.)  Questions?  See Mrs. Winne (Ferry-Winne) in student services!


Community Foundation of Western North Carolina 
 
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) offers a range of scholarships open to high school seniors in WNC. Applications are completed online. For the full list of scholarships and complete descriptions and due dates, go to: http://www.cfwnc.org/students/scholarship-directory


A B TECH Scholarships:  
For information on AB Tech Scholarships, go to:
http://www.abtech.edu/scholarships To apply for those scholarships, go to:  http://abtech.academicworks.com   
*Students applying to AB TECH:  You must complete your AB TECH application before applying for AB TECH Scholarships!  


Buncombe County Schools Foundation Scholarships  
Click here: https://foundation.buncombeschools.org/   (opportunities for 2 and 4 year colleges). TBA

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NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID SEARCH ENGINES:
 
Collegeboard Scholarship Search:  http://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
Peterson's Scholarship Search Engine:  http://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx
College Foundation of NChttp://cfnc.org : Excellent website for information regarding colleges and universities in North Carolina as well as financial aid and useful tips on applying to college.
Federal Student Aid http://fafsa.ed.gov/
I Am First! First Generation College Studentshttp://www.imfirst.org/
College Board:  http://collegeboard.org 
Scholarshipshttp://Scholarships.com 
Thurgood Marshall College Fund for Historically Black Colleges & Universities http://tmcf.org/
Hispanic Scholarship Fundhttp://hsf.net/en/
Latino College Dollarshttp://latinocollegedollars.org
United Negro College Fund (UNCF): http://uncf.org
Federal Student Aidhttp://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
College Affordability Guidehttp://collegeaffordabilityguide.org
LendEdu College Financial Aid, Scholarships & Loans 101  http://lendedu.com/
Schollyhttp://myscholly.com/
Click  Here  for scholarships geared specifically for Latinos
Haga 'click'  AQUI para las becas specificamente hechas para los Latinos.