MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Applications are accepted between September 1 and October 31 each year for spring semester awards.
- All scholarships require a GPA of at least 2.0 and a minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours during the semester(s) in which the scholarship is awarded.
- Applicants only need to submit ONE application per cycle to be considered for any and all eligible scholarships.
- Scholarships awarded through the Wake Tech Foundation are only for use at Wake Tech Community College.
- Scholarships are granted awards and do not require re-payment unless the terms of the scholarship are violated.
- Foundation scholarships are available for new and returning students enrolled in curriculum courses.
- All scholarships are competitive; based on a variety of scholarship criteria established by the donor.
- If awarded a scholarship, you must meet the enrollment and GPA criteria for each award semester.
Selection Process for Merit-Based scholarships only:
Merit based scholarships are awarded for exceptional academic performance at Wake Tech. All applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of deans, department heads, faculty and administrators relevant to the academic program for which the scholarship has been established.
These committees assign each application a numerical score based on several factors, including grammar (spelling and punctuation), content (whether you have answered the question), and organization of thought (is your answer clear and easy to understand). The committee will also consider your educational performance (GPA, credits completed, etc.), goals (professional and personal), and reason for deserving the scholarship. Community involvement is also considered, but to a lesser extent.
The selection committee will also consider how you answer the question regarding plans to give back to the college or community, as well as whether you are working full or part-time while pursuing your education and maintaining a high level of achievement.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying for a merit-based scholarship, you are NOT required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).