- Watson College of Education Scholarships
- Alumni Association Scholarships
- Principal Fellows
- UNCW Scholarship & Financial Aid Information
- STAR Scholarship
Other Scholarships and Information
- Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)
For each year you teach in NC in a specified critical shortage area, your loan is forgiven
- Department of Public Instruction
- College Foundation of North Carolina
- Caswell Center Foundation
- Foundation For The Carolinas
- Financial Aid.org
- Federal Student Aid FAFSA
- The Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Programs
- Loan Holiday for Teachers and Counselors
- NC Model Teacher Education Consortium Student Teaching benefits
- T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project Scholarships
- Student Scholarships.org
- The NC Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship Board
- The Coastal Carolina UNA
The Watson College of Education is pleased to announce scholarships available to qualified students. A committee of Watson College of Education faculty will recommend recipients for each scholarship by the early part of May - each academic year. Scholarships are awarded for the following fall and spring semesters. You must be enrolled in a Watson College program of study at the time of application, and have an established grade-point-average within that program of study. Scholarships are reevaluated on an annual basis.
The general Watson College of Education scholarship application for the subsequent academic year opens on December 15 and closes on March 1. Applications must be made through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (https://uncw.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com). Upon submission, you will be considered for all Watson College Scholarships for which you are eligible. However, scholarships not shown on this website will need an additional application. Recipients will be notified before the end of the academic year in which they apply.
Please note: This application is not for use in applying for the S.T.A.R. Grant.
Please refer back to this page often for periodic updates and scholarship information.
The Watson College of Education is an approved Principal Fellows Program Campus. The North Carolina Principal Fellows Program is a scholarship loan program funded by the North Carolina General Assembly and based upon academic merit (financial need is not a consideration) to assist interested individuals to earn the master's degree in educational administration in preparation for a career in school administration.
Find out more about the Principal Fellows Program >
Other Scholarships and Information
Department of Public Instruction (http://www.ncpublicschools.org)
Caswell Center Foundation (www.caswellcenter.org)
To qualify, applicants must be working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in: occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreation therapy, psychology, pre-medical, special education, nursing, speech-language pathology, or social work and intend to serve persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities after graduation. The scholarship will be available to qualified applicants residing in one of the following 38 counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne or Wilson.
To learn more about eligibility requirements or to receive an application, visit
Established in 1999, the Caswell Center Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that
enhances the quality of life for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their
families in eastern North Carolina.
College Foundation of North Carolina (http://www.cfnc.org)
CFNC Scholarship Homepage
CFNC Teacher Information Homepage
Teaching Program Financial Brochure (PDF)
The Forgivable Education Loan for Service
Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan (PTSL)
Please call SEAA at 800-700-1775, Option “1” (in the Research Triangle area: 919-549-8614) for further information about the Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan.
NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship
Teacher Assistant Scholarship Fund (TASF)
NC Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship
SEANC Scholarship (Merit Based)
SEANC Scholarship (Need Based)
North Carolina Millennium Teacher Scholarship Loan Program
Future Teachers of North Carolina Scholarship Loan Fund (FTNC)
Physical Education-Coaching Scholarship Loan Fund (PEC)
North Carolina Principal Fellows Program (PFP)
Foundation For The Carolinas (http://www.fftc.org)
Financial Aid.org (http://www.finaid.org)
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web. Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site.
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ( http://www.fafsa.ed.gov)
You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you want to apply for federal and state financial aid. Many colleges and universities, especially public institutions, also require the FAFSA. You must submit the FAFSA every year that you want aid. The FAFSA is available in several formats, including online, PDF and paper versions.
The best option is to complete the web-based version of the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov, known as FAFSA on the Web. It includes step-by-step instructions for completing the online FAFSA as well as preapplication worksheets. You can obtain a PIN to electronically sign the form by visiting www.pin.ed.gov. If you have technical questions about using FAFSA on the Web, call 1-800-4-FED-AID.
To apply to the scholarship programs please go to http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/
For more information, call 1-800-644-4223.
If you became a public or charter school teacher or counselor in North Carolina on or after July 1, 2005, here's something to keep in mind. You could be eligible for a Loan Payment Holiday in December if you are employed in the North Carolina public school system and have a North Carolina Federal Family Education Loan in repayment.
Employees of partnering school systems may be eligible for the following:
- A percentage of tuition and fees at partnering universities (Financial aid must be exhausted before NCMTEC funds are used.)
- Monthly stipend when required to take an unpaid leave of absence for the student teaching days
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project Scholarships
A statewide program designed to provide sequenced educational scholarship opportunities for child care center teachers, directors, and family child care home providers who work in regular settings.
For more information, please go to www.childcareservices.org
The Yolanda Norwood Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Yolanda Norwood, Vice-President of the North Carolina Chapter of UN Women and a member of the Board of the Coastal Carolina United Nations Association. This scholarship is to be granted annually in the amount of $300 to support one UNCW student on the basis of merit. The student should be devoted to improving the lives of women and/or children as demonstrated through academic study and/or activities outside of school. Interested students are invited to submit, by March 15, an application, essay, and official transcript to: Mrs. Stephanna Tewey, President, Coastal Carolina United Nations Association, 946 Birch Creek Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.