If you receive any outside scholarships, please let the Financial Aid Office know as soon as possible! All outside scholarship checks should be mailed to directly to the Financial Aid Office:

WWC Financial Aid Office
PO Box 9000, CPO 6342
Asheville, NC 28815 

Outside Scholarships and your financial aid...

If a student receives an outside scholarship, WWC will not reduce institutional aid. In situations where a student with an outside scholarship could receive a financial aid package that takes their funding over their cost of attendance, then we would reduce loan eligibility/balances first in order to keep total aid at or under the cost of attendance. Outside scholarships are earned, and we treat them as a complement to any institutional funding we offer a student. As such, we strongly encourage students to apply for as many outside scholarships as possible! 

Remember: NEVER apply for a scholarship that requires an application fee. No legitimate outside scholarships will require you to release your social security number, banking info, or credit card number in order to apply.

Here are some handy resources to help you get started in your search for additional funding:

Scholarship Scams -- Advice from the Federal Trade Commission

Federal Student Aid -- general info from the federal government, including the Department of Labor's scholarship search tool 

General scholarship search engines include:

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/scholarship-search

https://www.fastweb.com/

https://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/search

https://www.cappex.com/scholarships

https://www.goingmerry.com/

International students can utilize https://www.internationalscholarships.com/ to search for international-specific scholarships

North Carolina residents may reference College Foundation of NC's website for helpful information about applying for college, financial aid, and merit-based scholarships. Additionally, information on the College Foundation of NC's student loan program can be found on the NC Assist website

CFNC also offers a recurring no-essay scholarship contest open to NC residents or students attending a college in NC -- we would encourage all interested students to apply!

Western North Carolina residents may reference the Community Foundation of WNC's website for additional scholarshipsScholarships of Note (listed below is an updated selection of scholarship opportunities you can begin to look into):