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Other Scholarships


Here’s a real deal for students who want to go to work for McDonalds while in school or in the summertime. They can get $2500 to $3000 in tuition assistance per year. It costs about $2000 a year to attend an NC Community College. So, if a student gets money from a Pell Grant, s/he could be making money from:

1. Working at Mickey D’s.

2. The money for the scholarship from McD’s.

3. Pell Grant

4. Maybe other scholarships and grants.

So, if a student applies for our scholarship and doesn’t get it, we will point him/her toward McDonald’s and Lowes which has a similar program. There is an online article that says there are 36 companies that offer such programs including Walmart, CVS and Chick-fil-A – and I’m sure there are more than what was listed there.

Lowe's Scholarship - “Track to the Trades” program

If there are applicants to our scholarship that do not receive funding, we can refer them to Lowes for an opportunity to get technical-vocational training in the “Track to the Trades” program which offers 100% of the tuition, paid up front.  Here are the benefits offered.

  • Online training in five key trades:  Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, and Appliance Repair.  Any full-time or part-time employee of Lowe’s is eligible for this program after six months of employment.

  • Near the end of the online course, a manager will arrange an apprenticeship with a Lowe’s Service Provider such as a Contractor or installer, or the employee can obtain his/her own contractor.

  • There is no obligation for the employee to pay back this training by working for Lowe’s for a certain period of time.

  • If an employee is already in an educational program at a community college or other institution, Lowe’s will reimburse his/her tuition up to $2,500 per calendar year.

  • Income projection for these fields is $50,000 to $70,000 per year.

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