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External Scholarship Opportunities

North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program

Offers at least $10,000 per year in forgivable loans to teach science, technology, engineering, mathematics or special education.

Scholarships are awarded to: Seniors in high school in North Carolina; Current NC State students transferring into the NC State College of Education or adding a double major in education; Students at other community colleges or colleges in North Carolina transferring into a teacher education program or Individuals in North Carolina already with a bachelor’s degree-seeking a teacher license

David L. Boren Awards Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study

The Boren Awards provide funding opportunities for U.S. Students to become more proficient in the cultures and languages of world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding up to $30,000 for graduate students and up to $20,000 for undergraduate students, for full academic year or semester programs. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors may also apply for summer programs of eight weeks or longer.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha International – North Carolina State Council Scholarship Board

The Carolina council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha scholarship Board offers scholarship opportunities for students and teachers who are pursuing a degree or certification in Special Education.  The scholarship ranges from $500 to $2500 per year and is targeted to individuals training for work with exceptional children.  Current North Carolina teachers seeking additional training are also eligible.

Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)

The “Forgivable Education Loans for Service Program” (FELS) was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011.  The loan provides financial assistance to qualified North Carolina students who are committed to working in North Carolina in fields designated as critical employment shortage areas.

Goodnight Scholars Program

The Goodnight Scholars Program was created to assist middle-income families with the financial obligations of college.

The Goodnight Scholars Program selects students for application based on the following requirements:

  • Must be a North Carolina resident.
  • Major in one of the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, or in Education to teach in one of the STEM fields.
  • Must apply for admission to NC State by October 15.
  • Must complete the FAFSA by February 15.  Priority is given to students from middle-income families.

TeachNC Scholarships

TEACH scholarships are awarded to future teachers in North Carolina. If you meet the overall eligibility criteria and any scholarship-specific criteria, you’ll be entered into a random drawing.

You must be admitted to a partner teaching program and enroll to receive the scholarship funds.

William Tasse Alexander Scholarship Fund

The William Tasse Alexander Scholarship Fund provides merit scholarships to undergraduate students from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina primarily in the field of education.


  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be majoring in the field of education or taking courses leading to a career in teaching*
  • Be legal residents of Mecklenburg County, NC*
    *Applicants who are descendants of Susan Henry & Thomas J. Watkins and Margery Cochran & William T. Alexander must meet merit requirements for scholarships but are not limited as to field of study or place of residence
  • Be at least rising juniors or seniors in college and must be full-time students. Exceptions may be made for lateral entry students at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee

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