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Financial Aid Programs and Scholarships

Types of Aid Available

Applicants may apply for a scholarship, grant, loan, work-study, or any combination of these. The total combined sum of these must not exceed total need.

Federal Programs State-funded programs Locally-supported Scholarship and Grant Programs Other Sources of Financial Aid

In the event that a student receiving aid withdraws from the institution, the student will be responsible for repayment of a prorated amount of any portion of payments which were extended to that student for living expenses and which would no longer be attributed to meeting expenses related to attendance.

The student has the obligation to maintain the "Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements" as defined by this institution specifically for financial aid recipients. Failure to maintain academic progress will result in the loss of eligibility for financial aid. Eligibility may be regained by re-establishing progress. Return to top

Eligibility

To receive financial aid from these programs, a student must

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  2. Be registered with Selective Service, if required.
  3. Have financial need.
  4. Be older than compulsory age of secondary school attendance.
  5. Not already have a baccalaureate degree.
  6. Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined for aid recipients.
  7. Not owe a refund on a previous grant nor be in default on a previous educational loan.
  8. Be enrolled in a program leading to a degree or diploma.
  9. Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

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Federally Sponsored Programs

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant program is designed to provide financial assistance to those who need it to attend post-high school educational institutions. The amount of the Pell Grant is determined on the basis of the student's and his/her family's financial resources.

The Pell Grant Award is a grant and, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Every student who is applying for financial aid at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute must apply for the Pell Grant. Applications may be obtained from high schools or from the office of Financial Aid at this institution. Return to top

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program

This program of direct grants of financial aid is for students of exceptional financial need who without the grant would be unable to continue their education. Return to top

Federal Stafford Loan

This program enables the student to borrow directly from a bank, credit union, savings and loan association, or other participating lender who is willing to make the educational loan. The loan is guaranteed by a state or private nonprofit agency or insured by the federal government. To apply for the federal interest benefits, a student must submit to the lender a recommendation from his/her school as to the amount he/she needs to meet educational expenses. No interest is charged while the student is in school or six months after he/she leaves school. Payments begin six months after the student graduates or leaves school. Up to ten years may be allowed to complete repayment. Interest rates are variable from 6 to 8.25 percent. A person does not have to make payments for up to three years while serving in the Armed Forces, Peace Corps, or VISTA, or for any time the person returns to full-time study. North Carolina residents should apply through College Foundation, Inc., PO Box 12100, Raleigh, NC 27605. Applications are available in the financial aid office. Return to top

Web sites for financial aid information are listed below:

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Federal Work-Study Program

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute participates in the federal work-study program which provides on-campus work opportunity for students needing financial assistance to attend school. Work is available for students to assist in the library, faculty and administrative offices, laboratories, shops and building maintenance.

Students working under this program are paid monthly for the work performed. In arranging a job and determining how many hours a week a student may work under this program, the financial aid office will take into account the student's

  1. need for financial assistance,
  2. class schedule,
  3. health,
  4. academic progress.

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State Supported Programs - GRANTS

North Carolina Community College Grant

To be eligible for the North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG) students must 1) be a resident of North Carolina, 2) enroll for at least 6 credit hours per semester in a curriculum program, and 3) complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Eligibility is determined based on the same criteria as the Federal Pell Grant; students not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant may be considered for the grant based on their estimated family contribution (EFC) as determined on the Student Aid Report (SAR).  The Financial Aid Office will do notifications of any NCCCG awards.

North Carolina Student Incentive Grant

Legal residents of North Carolina who are enrolled full time and maintaining academic progress may apply for the NCSIG. Students must demonstrate "substantial financial need." The NCSIG program is administered in North Carolina by the College Foundation, Inc. Application procedures include filing of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.. Details of the application process are available from high school guidance counselors and from the college director of financial aid. Application deadline is March 15 each year for the following academic year. Return to top

State Supported Programs - LOANS

North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science, and Mathematics

Legal residents of North Carolina who are enrolled full time in a degree program pursuing a career in health, mathematical, or science fields may apply for this loan through the N. C. Education Assistance Authority. Applicants must be accepted or promoted in their respective fields, and must establish financial need. Further information is available from the director of financial aid.

Nurse Education Scholarship-Loan Program (NESLP)

The N. C. General Assembly created this program in the 1989 session in an attempt to alleviate the nursing shortage in North Carolina. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority administers NESLP.  NESLP awards range from $400 to $3,000, depending upon the student's demonstrated financial need, cost of instruction, other financial assistance, and the amount of funding available through NESLP.  Recipients must be enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program, be a NC resident, and demonstrate financial need.  Recipient enters into a contract with the State of North Carolina to work full-time as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina.  A minimum of six months consecutive full-time employment with one employer is required to qualify for service cancellations.  Loans not repaid through service must be repaid in cash.  The interest rate for cash repayment is 10% from the date of disbursement.  Student has up to seven years to repay loan in service or ten years to repay loan in cash.  NESLP awards are administered through the Financial Aid Office.  Awards will be given to first year nursing student that are in their second semester nursing class, show a financial need, and are performing at a satisfactory academic standard. Return to top

State Supported Programs - SCHOLARSHIPS

Nurse Scholars Program (NSP)

Created by the 1989 General Assembly, this program was designed to address the shortage of trained nurses practicing in North Carolina.  The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority administers NSP.  The NSP is a competitive, merit-based scholarship/loan program available to students who have chose to enter the nursing profession.  An 11-member Nurse Scholars Commission selects recipients for the award on the basis of superior academics, leadership potential, and desire to practice nursing on a full-time basis in North Carolina.  Applications may be received from the Financial Aid Office at the college, counselor offices in the high schools in North Carolina and from the North Carolina Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.

Wachovia Technical Scholarship

This fund was established through a gift from the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company to the Department of Community Colleges. The first scholarship was awarded at CCC&TI in 1985. To qualify as a candidate for this scholarship, a person must be a full-time student enrolled in the second year of a two-year technical program, must demonstrate financial need and scholastic promise, and must use the scholarship to pay for books, tuition, and transportation.

NOTE:  Additional scholarships may be available on a year-to-year basis.  Please check the web site Student Financial Aid for North Carolinians under "Publications" provided by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. Return to top

Locally Supported Scholarship and Grant Programs

CCC&TI has numerous types of scholarships 1) by application, 2) by nomination, and 3) needs-based. The sources of these scholarships (clubs, individuals, industries, businesses, foundations, etc.) determine what criteria are to be used in awarding them.
Awards are determined by

  1. nominations made by in-house faculty/staff with selections done by the Scholarship Committee appointed by the president of the college,
  2. awarded by the Financial Aid Office based on the information obtained from the
    FAFSA form,
  3. awarded by an external agency.

Due to limited funds, students are urged to complete the FAFSA form by March 15 of each year to be considered for these needs-based scholarships. Students are urged to check the “Scholarship Bulletin Board” located outside the Financial Aid Office for additional scholarship information. Return to top

Scholarships Available by Application

Alpha Delta Kappa Memorial Scholarship

The Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority established this academic scholarship. The recipients are to be pre-teaching students who have completed at least 33 credit hours while maintaining an overall average of at least 3.0. Scholarship, leadership, and maturity will be considered. The award is made in the spring semester. Check with the Financial Aid Office for application information. Return to top

Altrusa Club Scholarship

This fund was established by the Altrusa Club of Caldwell County in 1975 to aid students over 25 years of age who are residents of Caldwell County and who are returning to school to pursue career training. Check with the Financial Aid Office for application information. Return to top

Bill and Vivian Armfield Scholarship

This fund was established by David and Amy Clark to honor the Armfield's contributions to CCC&TI. The recipient must be a Caldwell County resident interested in pursing a career in elementary education through the college transfer program. The recipient must have a 2.5 GPA upon high school graduation and maintain a 2.5 while enrolled in college. Return to top

Kenny Beane Scholarship

Established in 1998 by friends and family of Kenny Beane. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students enrolled in a vocational certificate or diploma program. Recipient’s must demonstrate financial need, be a high school graduate or a second semester college student with a grade point average of 2.5 or better. Applications are available in the Industrial/ Transportation Office or the Financial Aid Office. Return to top

Donna and Robert Belk Scholarship

Established in 2003 in memory of Donna Belk’s mother, Mrs. Charles Below and her aunts, Hilda Smith and Mildred Bell. To honor their years in education, the scholarship will be presented to a second year or transfer student with financial need who is enrolled in a Pre-Teaching or Health Sciences program. Return to top

G. Lewis Bernhardt Scholarship

Established in 2003 from the estate of Mr. G. Lewis “Bub” Bernhardt. This scholarship provides financial assistance to Educational Talent Search students to enhance the ability of the student to continue his/her education. See TRIO counselor for more information. Return to top

Foundation Scholars Award and Presidential Scholars Award

Established in 2001 by the CCC&TI Foundation. These scholarships are to promote and to recognize outstanding academic achievement among students at Caldwell and Watauga high schools. Criteria for selection includes academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Applications are available from any of the four high schools through the guidance counselors office or from the CCC&TI Financial Aid Office. Return to top

Hammary Furniture Company Sam Reid Scholarship

Established by Hammary to honor Sam Reid, a fifty-year employee, this scholarship is available to current Hammary employees, their spouses, and direct descendants, as well as to Mr. Reid's grandchildren. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or from the Personnel Office at Hammary Furniture Company. Return to top

Industrial/Transportation Scholarship

Established May 24, 1994 endowed April 2000. Scholarships will be awarded to full-time and/or part-time students on the basis of achievement or financial need. A student must be beginning or continuing study in a technical field that is assigned to the Industrial/Transportation Department and must be pursuing a Certificate, Diploma, or AAS Degree. The Industrial/Transportation Scholarship Committee in accordance with the by-laws will award this scholarship as they exist on the date the scholarship is awarded. Return to top

The award is not perpetual and must be designated to a specific semester. Applications are available in the Industrial/ Transportation Office or the Financial Aid Office. Return to top

J. Wade and Mary Sue Kincaid Memorial Scholarship

Established December 2000 by Steve and Kim Kincaid in memory of J. Wade Kincaid. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled at CCC&TI (curriculum or non-curriculum) who are current Kincaid Furniture Company employees with over one year of service, spouses of eligible employees, retirees, or direct descendants of eligible employees or retirees. Non-curriculum courses must lead to specific employment opportunities. If funds are not sufficient to meet the tuition, fees, and books of all that apply employees will be selected first, and then selection will be based on need. If no one applies that meets the criteria outlined above, the scholarship will be awarded to any student enrolled in a furniture technology course based on need as determined by the Dean of Corporate and Continuing Education. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office, Continuing Education, and at Kincaid Furniture Company in the Human Resources Office. Return to top

McAfee Scholars Award

Established during the 1986-87 school year as a memorial to the late Charles McAfee, longtime college business instructor, this award will be given to a graduating senior from a local high school for use in a business-oriented program of study at CCC&TI. Criteria include character, academic record, outstanding achievement in the world of work, and extracurricular or community involvement. Return to top

W. Michael Pearson Scholars Award

Established in May 2000 by Marjorie H. Pearson in memory of W. Michael Pearson. This is designated for a yearly $1,000 merit scholarship for each of the three high schools in Caldwell County to attend CCC&TI. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, childcare, transportation and other needs. Applications are available from any of the three high schools in Caldwell County through the guidance counselors office or from the CCC&TI Financial Aid Office. Return to top

Jesse W. Powell Memorial Scholarship

The Lenoir Firefighters Association, in memory of Jesse Wayne Powell, one of their own, established this memorial scholarship in 1994. This scholarship is available to full-time students planning to attend Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. This scholarship will be given annually and may be renewed for the recipient for up to three consecutive years, providing the recipient maintains full-time status and a grade point average of 2.0. The Jesse W. Powell Memorial Scholarship will pay for books and tuition for the school year, not to exceed $500. Applicants should be members of or a dependent of a member of a rated fire department in Caldwell County. Also eligible are grandchildren of members or retired members of a rated fire department in Caldwell County. Contact the Lenoir Firefighters Association for application information. The Jesse W. Powell Memorial Scholarship Committee will announce the recipient by July 1 each year. Return to top

Thad and Reva Tunmire Truck Driving Scholarship

Established January 2000 in honor of Thad and Reva Tunmire. Awarded to students enrolled in the Truck Driving Program at CCC&TI. Maximum amount per student $200. Applications are available in the Industrial/ Transportation Office or the Financial Aid Office. Return to top

Vocational Incentive Scholarship

Established April 2000 by the Board of Directors of the Foundation of CCC&TI. Scholarships will be awarded to full-time and/or part-time students. A student must be beginning study in a technical field that is assigned to the Industrial/Transportation Department and must be pursuing a Certificate, Diploma, or AAS Degree. The Industrial/Transportation Scholarship Committee in accordance with the by-laws will award this scholarship as they exist on the date the scholarship is awarded. The award is not perpetual and must be designated to a specific semester. Applications are available in the Industrial/Transportation Office or the Financial Aid Office. Return to top

Watauga Nursing Scholarship

Created through a fund-raising drive in 1990, this fund is to be used for a Watauga County resident who is accepted in the nursing program. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. Return to top

James Douglas Weiller Scholarship

Established December 2000 by Barbara and Don Weiller and Mia Weiller in memory of James Douglas Weiller. This is designated for a yearly scholarship based on need as determined by the scholarship committee for non-traditional students (25 years old and older) enrolled in the Truck Driver Training Certificate Program at CCC&TI. If there are no applications from a non-traditional student, the scholarship committee is authorized to award the scholarship to any needy student in the Truck Driver Training Program. Applications are available in the Industrial/ Transportation Office or the Financial Aid Office. Return to top

Scholarships Awarded by Faculty/Staff Nominations

Julia Alexander Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1981, this award is designated for a student in an office-related technology program who maintains a GPA of 2.5. This fund honors a past president of the college’s NCAEOP chapter. Return to top

The Arts and Sciences Faculty Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a college transfer student to honor retired arts and sciences faculty. If awarded to a math student, it will honor Lloyd Coffey; if a history student, it will honor Ray Huckabee. Return to top

Wilson and Ola Brown Scholarship

Given in 1997 by Gilma Roberts in honor of her parents, the recipient must be a fulltime student enrolled in the college transfer program, a first-generation college student born in Watauga County and have a 3.0 GPA on a minimum of 12 semester hours Business Club Scholarship

The Business Club of CCC&TI established this fund in 1989. An annual award is presented to a student enrolled in a business curriculum. Return to top

Business Club Scholarship

The Business Club of CCC&TI established this fund in 1989. An annual award is presented to a student enrolled in a business curriculum. Return to top

Marian Alma Coffey Memorial Scholarship

The family and friends of the late "Mac" Coffey, who was a student at CCC&TI in recreation leadership, established this memorial scholarship to be used for second-year students enrolled in allied health or human services programs. Nominations and selections will be made by the Allied Health Department. Return to top

Stephanie Dale Memorial Scholarship

In 1985, the teaching staff of CCC&TI and various healthcare institutions affiliated with CCC&TI's radiography program, established this fund as memorial to Ms. Dale, who had been a student in the radiography program. The award will be made each year to a second year radiography student. Criteria will include character and leadership, academic performance, and need. Return to top

Frazier Literature Scholarship

This scholarship was given in memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander Frazier. It is awarded to academically successful students who are pursuing English degrees. A committee from the arts and sciences department selects recipients. Return to top

Rufus C. Gwyn Memorial Scholarship Fund

To honor Rufus C. Gwyn, a former instructor of data processing, the faculty awards a scholarship each year to a student who is graduating from CCC&TI and whose intentions are to further his/her education. The scholarship is paid to the institution where the student is enrolled. Faculty, staff, community, and students may make nominations. Those making nominations and the committee selecting the recipient of the scholarship will consider:

  1. Integrity, wisdom, concern for others, and humility;
  2. Desire to continue education;
  3. Need;
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Helen J. Hatley Achievement Award

The board of trustees of CCC&TI established this fund in 1984 to honor Helen Hatley, Controller Emeritus. The award is presented at graduation each year to a student who has completed one half of the required hours in a specific technical or college transfer curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better. Other criteria include integrity, humility, concern, wisdom, dependability, and desire to continue one's education at CCC&TI, and potential for employment or continuing education after graduation. Return to top

Jimmy Hemphill Scholarship

This scholarship was established in August 1998 by friends, family and colleagues to honor Jimmy Hemphill, former executive vice-president, upon his retirement from CCC & TI. The award provides a merit scholarship to a student who has demonstrated academic achievement, a positive approach to life, a personal drive to succeed, and service to the college or community. Return to top

Beverly Holt Scholarship

Awarded to Cardiovascular Sonography students with financial need. Return to top

Claudia S. Kincaid Achievement Award

The friends and co-workers of the late Claudia Kincaid, Dean Emeritus, Student Development of CCC&TI, established this fund in 1983. The award is presented at graduation each year to a student who has completed one half of the required hours in a specific curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better. Other criteria include extracurricular involvement, concurrent employment while enrolled, and potential for success after graduation. Return to top

Elizabeth M. Miller Scholarship

Established November 2001 by Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth K. Humphreys in memory of Mrs. Humphreys’ mother, Elizabeth M. Miller. This scholarship is available by faculty nomination for a deserving second year, full-time, female student who has at least a “B” average for the first year of college. Return to top

Samuel William Orlando Scholarship

Established in 2003 as a memorial to Sam Orlando, an instructor at the Watauga campus of CCC&TI, by his friends and family. The recipient must attend the Watauga Campus of CCC&TI and must have taken, or plan to take, at least two religion courses; however, no specific major is required. Return to top

Eunice Query Scholarship

Established in July of 1995. An endowed perpetual scholarship to honor Ms. Eunice Query, this scholarship will be awarded to a student nominated by faculty or staff with selection to be made by a faculty committee. Criteria include a grade point average of 3.0 after the completion of two academic semesters; a desire to continue one's education; worthiness evidenced by character, integrity, concern for others, dependability, potential for success; involvement in extra-curricular activities, community involvement, and/or work experience. Return to top

Query-Hickman Scholarship

Established in 1993 to honor William Hunter Query and Lucille Query Hickman, this scholarship will be awarded to a student nominated by faculty or staff with selection to be made by a faculty committee. Criteria include a grade point average of 3.0 after the completion of two academic semesters; a desire to continue one's education; worthiness evidenced by character, integrity, concern for others, dependability, potential for success; involvement in extra-curricular activities, community involvement, and/or work experience. Return to top

Dan and Ila Stallings Scholarship

This fund was established by Dr. Stallings' wife and children to honor his years of service to CCC&TI and his many contributions to education. An annual scholarship is awarded to a second year student with financial need, who is enrolled in the Fine Arts program, and maintains a B average. Return to top

Dent and Louise Sullivan Scholarship

Established in 2003 to provide a scholarship to a deserving 2nd year full-time student working toward an accounting degree with plans to transfer to a four-year institution. Return to top

Scholarships Awarded By Financial Need

Blackwelder Foundation Memorial Scholarship

The Blackwelder Foundation established this scholarship in 1986 as a memorial to Dr. Blackwelder. The recipient is to be a needy Caldwell County resident who is pursuing a degree in nursing or another medical field. Return to top

Caldwell County Medical Society Student Aid Fund

In 1984, the Caldwell County Medical Society established a fund that provides scholarships in the health-related programs. Return to top

Coffey Foundation Scholarship

The Coffey Foundation established this scholarship fund in 1978 as a memorial to Mr. Harold Coffey. Its recipients are to be needy residents of Caldwell and contiguous counties. Preference is given to students in nursing and other medical programs. Return to top

Vester Corpening Scholarship

Established in 1980 by the Ebony Kinship Club, this memorial fund will aid needy students from Caldwell County. Return to top

M. L. DeVane Scholarship

The Ebony Kinship Club of CCC&TI established this fund in 1975 to aid a student enrolled full-time at this institution. It was further stipulated that the recipient must have completed 30 credit hours while maintaining an overall average of 2.5 or higher. Return to top

Ben W. and Dixie Glenn Farthing Memorial Scholarship

Established by their family, this fund honors the memory and tradition of Mr. and Mrs. Farthing, who were from Valle Crucis in Watauga County. Recipients must be enrolled in nursing and must be residents of Watauga, Avery, or Mitchell counties who do not use tobacco products. Return to top

First Generation Scholarship

Established in 1984 by the board of trustees of CCC&TI, this fund provides assistance to students who represent the first generation of their families to attend college. Return to top

Addie B. Flowers Scholarship

Established in 1978 as a memorial to Ms. Flowers, this fund is designated to aid students in Caldwell County in need of financial assistance.

Centura/Granite Savings & Loan Bank Association Scholarship The board of directors of the association voted in 1974 to establish this scholarship fund. An award is to be made to a graduate of South Caldwell High School. The student selected must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in either a vocational or a technical program. Return to top

T. C. and Annie High Scholarship

Established by the family of T. C. and Annie High to provide financial assistance for a student from the southern part of Caldwell County. Return to top

Don Jensen Habilitation Scholarship

Established in 2002 by Tom Brittain to honor Don Jensen for his dedication to improving the lives of disabled citizens. This scholarship provides assistance to deserving students enrolled in any habilitation program with preference given to students enrolled in a coop program or working in a habilitation facility. Return to top

The Knights of Phythias, Caldwell Lodge 78, Scholarship

Established in 1992 by the Knights of Phythias with a gift of $50,000, the scholarship will be used to assist needy students from Caldwell County. Awards will be based on the specific financial needs of students and the varying cost of enrollment in different programs. Return to top

Emory C. McCall Scholarship

Friends of the late Emory C. McCall established this memorial scholarship as a perpetual fund in 1976. It had initial contributions of over $10,000 from more than 85 individuals and businesses. Return to top

The McConnell Family Scholarship

Given by Alice Howland McConnell and Elizabeth McConnell Jarrett in 1991 in memory of their parents, Loy Dixon and Adda Howland McConnell, this scholarship is designated for needy students preferably, but not exclusively, in health career programs. Return to top

Wilfred Randolph McGowan Scholarship

Established in 1978 as a memorial to Randy McGowan by his friends and family, this fund is to be used for residents of Caldwell and contiguous counties. It is based on need and academic promise. Return to top

Gladys and Glenn Miller Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1997 as a memorial to Gladys and Glenn Miller by their daughter, Dr., Susan Maynard, this fund is to be used for needy students. Return to top

Myron L. Moore, Jr. Scholarship 

The Lenoir Mirror Company established this fund in 1983 to assist needy students. Return to top

Orville B. and Grace C. Peterson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2003 through a gift from the estate of O. B. and Grace Peterson. The fund provides needs-based scholarships to persons needing financial assistance to continue their education. Return to top

Carl B. and Olene B. Prestwood Scholarship

The family and friends of the late Carl Prestwood established this memorial fund in 1976 to be used for scholarships for deserving students. Return to top

Dr. C. L. Robbins Educational Scholarship

Established through the estate of Dr. C.L. Robbins, this scholarship is restricted to Caldwell County residents with financial need. Return to top

Thomas M. Robbins Nursing Scholarship

Established in 1998, this is an endowed scholarship for needy nursing students enrolled in CCC&TI. Return to top

Mrs. D.L. Snyder Scholarship

Established in 1997 by the family of Mrs. Snyder on the occasion of her 95th birthday to provide scholarships for needy students enrolled in allied health programs. Recipients must be enrolled in an allied health program and have a 3.0 GPA on a minimum of 12 semester hours. Return to top

Dr. Baxter S. Troutman Scholarship

Family and friends of Dr. Baxter S. Troutman established this scholarship in 1987 on his retirement after fifty years of practicing medicine in the community. Recipients must be enrolled in nursing. Contributions to this fund are accepted at any time. Return to top

June Wendelborg Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 through a gift from Ms. June Wendelborg. The fund provides needs-based scholarships to persons needing financial assistance to continue their education. Return to top

Wilson Family Scholarship

Established in 1997 to honor Hugh and Martha Wilson by their children, this fund is to provide scholarships and other aid to needy students from Caldwell County. Return to top

Other Sources of Financial Assistance

Bank of Granite Literacy Fund

Funds are given by the Bank of Granite to assist literacy students who have special needs. Return to top

Barton and Estoy Hayes Scholarship

An incentive scholarship for Career Center students to continue their education at the college level. To graduating students completing a Career Center program, the foundation will honor certificates issued by the Career Center which can be exchanged for tuition, fees, and textbooks up to $100 each for the first college level vocational or technical curriculum course in which they enroll at CCC&TI. Return to top

Dr. H.E. Beam Scholarship

Established October 2000 in honor of Dr. H. Edwin Beam by friends, family and colleagues. The scholarship is for tuition, fees and/or instructional supplies for non-curriculum students in programs of study exceeding 90 contact hours leading to specific employment opportunities. Based on self-declared need, referred by instructors in the applicable programs and approved by the Dean of the Corporate and Continuing Education Department or her/his designee. (Contact hours subject to change as recommended by administrators.) J.E. Broyhill Fund (Gateway Scholarship) This scholarship is for tuition, fees and books for students enrolled at CCC&TI who have completed at least one semester at Gateway High School and graduated from high school. A letter from the Principal of Gateway High School certifying completion of one semester must accompany student at registration. Return to top

CCC&TI Foundation Child Care Fund

Provides funds to assist needy students with child care expenses. Applicants should see the ChildCare/Career Counselor in Student Services for additional information. Return to top

CCC&TI Foundation Incentive Scholarship

This scholarship pays for tuition, fees, and books for students who receive an adult high school diploma or general educational development certificate (High School Equivalency) from CCC&TI. Award certificates will be sent to students shortly after they complete one of the two programs. Return to top

John A. Forlines, Jr. Educational Scholarship

Established in 2003 by friends and family of John A. Forlines, Jr. in honor of his many contributions and years of service to the college. Forlines was a founding trustee and served as the first chairman of the Board of Trustees. He served in that capacity for 19 years and currently serves on the Foundation Board of Directors. His support and strong belief in education will provide financial assistance to many needy students. Return to top

Kathleen McGalliard Medical Scholarship

The hospital auxiliary established this scholarship to aid deserving students enrolled in the nursing program. Preference will be given to employees of Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Selection is performed by the Auxiliary. One of the two scholarships has been named the Dr. Jane T. Carswell Scholarship to honor Dr. Carswell. Return to top

Lorraine Mummert Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to honor Lorraine Mummert and to encourage the parents and family members of identified Caldwell County high school graduates to continue their education at CCC&TI. Specifically the scholarship will

  1. provide tuition payments for a one-time curriculum or continuing education class or
  2. pay for transportation/child care expenses for a literacy class for the parents and eligible siblings of Caldwell County high school graduates who attended at least one semester at Gateway School, Extended Day, or any other alternate school designated to address the needs of high risk students.

Special provisions are:

  1. students must have graduated after April 1999,
  2. the scholarship is only valid at CCC&TI and will not exceed $200 per scholarship year,
  3. selection of users will be identified by the graduate and shall not exceed two (2) users per family. (Definition of family is mother, father, stepmother, step-father, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or any “significant other” involved in the family),
  4. users of this scholarship must not have graduated from any post-secondary institution,
  5. funds will be dispersed as financial aid with the users receiving no direct cash. Caldwell County Public Schools will identify qualified graduates. Students must get their eligibility forms from Gateway School or from CCC&TI “Dream” Scholarship Coordinator. Return to top

David Pittman Emergency Assistance Fund

Established by friends and family of Dr. David Pittman, former CCC&TI faculty member and administrator, this fund is used to aid Watauga campus students facing emergency situations. Assistance is limited to $40 in any semester and may be returned to the fund. Any faculty member may initiate action by contacting the Watauga campus financial aid office. Return to top

Gilma Brown Roberts Emergency Assistance Fund

This fund was established in 1982 by the institution's staff and faculty to aid students facing critical emergency situations. Assistance may not exceed $40 in any semester and may be returned as a gift to the fund. Any faculty or staff member may initiate action for a student by contacting the Financial Aid Office or the dean of student services. Return to top

Nurse Aide I-II Scholarships

Based on need, these scholarships cover the cost of tuition, books and supplies for students enrolled in the Nurse Aide I or II program of study. Payment is authorized by the dean of Corporate and Continuing Education. Return to top

Dr. Robert L. Rogers Scholarship

Established in 2003 as a memorial to Dr. Robert L. Rogers by his friends and family. Dr. Rogers served as a trustee of CCC&TI, and his late wife, Joan, served on the Foundation Board of Directors. The fund provides assistance to persons needing financial assistance to continue their education. Return to top