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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships & Financial Aid


Scholarships can be an important part of paying for college. Earning scholarships requires planning, preparation, research and diligent effort toward completing applications. Many students and families are not sure how or where to begin the scholarship research and application process. The information on this webpage can be a helpful start, but be sure to utilize other resources as well. Don't limit yourself by using only a single source for scholarship information.


Below you will find a list of scholarships. Please be mindful of the due dates and materials needed for a complete application. If you have any questions please reach out to your counselor. 

  • The Pearls and Ivy Foundation of Cabarrus County provides scholarships to foster its commitment to cultivating and encouraging high scholastic standards and strong community engagement among high school students in all Kannapolis City and Cabarrus County Schools. In 2024, The Pearls and Ivy Foundation will award 4 one-time scholarships to qualified high school students in the amount of $1,000 each. At least one of the scholarships will be awarded to a student attending HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Eligible candidates must attend a Kannapolis City or Cabarrus County High School, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate leadership capabilities through community service and/or extracurricular activities, and attend a four-year college or university beginning Fall 2024.


  • The purpose of the Magnolia Grove Scholarship is to further support Senior girls from either Rowan or Cabarrus Counties planning to pursue a 2- or 4-year degree within the wellness industry, who are planning to attend or are currently enrolled at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. While this industry is diverse (i.e. nutrition, physical therapy, massage, skincare, holistic care, mental health, etc.), we feel that supporting other women only further supports the overarching theme of helping people of all walks of life improve their health and wellness throughout their life’s journey. Living a healthy and long life is important to us all. Applicants must be able to provide a reference from within their current high schools to prove county of residence. The application due date is April 30, 2024. Please email application and video introduction (details below) to: If you have problems with the video upload, please feel free to reach out to 704-315-6350.



  • Please read this form carefully and answer each question completely. Your application will not be accepted for consideration for the scholarship if all of the questions are not answered in full. Mark N/A for items not applicable. If you require additional space, please attach a separate sheet and include your name at the top of the additional page. Application Deadline for All Information & Documents no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2024. 

    Apply Here

  • In advance of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson’s final race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the 2020 Bank of America ROVAL™ 400, speedway officials honored the career of the future Hall-of-Famer with a 10-year scholarship fund to benefit children in the Cabarrus County community. Each year, a $4,800 scholarship will be awarded to deserving student with career pursuits in fitness, nutrition or exercise science, passions that Jimmie has championed as much as he has racing.

    Application Link

  • The Harrisburg Art Walk annually awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to one graduating high school senior who demonstrates excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or the visual arts.

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  • The Sheyenne Marshall “Shine On” Memorial Fund was established to provide an annual scholarship at Cox Mill High School to a female student who exemplifies kindness, compassion, leadership and support towards others.


    Apply Here

  • Given in honor of Dr Christopher Lowder’s dedication to the students and staff in Cabarrus County Schools (CCS), the scholarships are for $1000 each (non-renewable) and awarded annually.

    The key component of the scholarship application and award process, for both awards, is the applicant’s essay about an educator who has positively impacted their life and education.

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  • This scholarship is designed for a high school senior of African descent graduating from
    Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools (or surrounding counties) who will be a full-time student attending a four year college or university.

    In order to apply, the student must submit the following:

    (1) Completed Application
    (2) Admissions Letter into a Four Year College or University
    (3) Unofficial High School Transcript
    (4) Two Letters of Recommendation
    (5) Headshot

    Requested information must be typed and limited to the space provided

    Application must be submitted by April 14th, 2024

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  • The goal of this scholarship is to provide $2,500 per year in educational assistance for two years to a deserving high school senior or current CPCC student of African-American or  African diaspora culture.
    The scholarship recipient will be chosen on the basis of the following criteria:

    (1) Merit as demonstrated by past leadership, special talents and aptitudes and school and community involvement

    (2) Comparative scholastic data such as aptitude and achievement, test scores and class rank


     Additionally, the scholarship recipient must:

    (1) Be accepted and enrolled at CPCC

    (2) Have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.5

    (3) Be available during the month of April for an interview with the Charlotte (NC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Scholarship Committee

    Please note that Heir-o-Links are not eligible

    Deadline to apply is April 14th, 2024


  • The Salvation Army Women’s Auxillary has established a scholarship to recognize at least three graduating seniors.

    *Can also see your counselor for a hard copy of this application.*

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  • Sam Leder was a father of two boys, husband, son, brother, managing partner of a CPA firm, City Council member, Eagle Scout, a dear friend to many people, and extremely dedicated to his community. His commitment to educaton along with his love of volunteering are two of the underlying reasons this scholarship has been established. Sam’s family and friends hope the recipients, just like Sam, develop a lifelong passion for helping their community grow and prosper, as well as cultivate deep roots with their neighbors and friends.

    This scholarship will help provide financial assistance to local students who plan to attend either Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Stanly Community College, or Central Piedmont Community College.

    Apply Here