Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships

Academic Excellence Award

Dallas Herring Achievement Award

The Dallas Herring Achievement Award was established by the North Carolina Community College System in 2010 to honor the late Dr. Dallas Herring, one of the state’s earliest advocates of community colleges.  The award is bestowed annually upon a current or former student who best embodies Dr. Herring’s philosophy of “taking people where they are and carrying them as far as they can go.”

View Dallas Herring Achievement Award Recipients

Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award

In 2004, the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents created the Governor Robert Scott Leadership Award as a way to (1) recognize student leadership on a statewide level while also (2) honoring former Governor Bob Scott.  Governor Scott served as the State’s chief executive from 1968-1972 and then was president of our system for 12 years from 1983-1995.  Governor Scott passed away in January of 2009, but he was very humbled that the system named a student award in his honor.  This is an award designed to highlight outstanding curriculum student leadership and service. 

View Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award Recipients

State Board Award Application Process

State Level Scholarships

The Scholarship Guide: Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines for Scholarship Administration, covers the scope of scholarships from state, corporate and private sponsors for North Carolina community college students.

We encourage every financial aid administrator and business officer to use this guide to assist in meeting the financial needs of the students.

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