Student Scholarships

The application period for 2014-2015 scholarships is open until 5 p.m., Friday, April 25. Incomplete applications and/or recommendations packets will not be considered.

Students do not apply for a specific scholarship. A scholarship review team determines the recipients for those scholarships awarded by the college. This process gives students a greater chance of receiving scholarship funds. Scholarships are applied for the next academic year during the spring semester.

The application form may be completed online at http://eforms.durhamtech.edu using your Webadvisor login and password. All students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA (fafsa.gov) prior to submitting the scholarship application.

All scholarship applications must be accompanied by a faculty recommendation. Send the http://eforms.durhamtech.edu link to a faculty member in your program of study who has taught you within the past year. The faculty member must complete the Scholarship Recommendation online form by April 25. Certain scholarships require specific faculty or staff to complete recommendations. See the list of scholarships below for more information.

Please visit the Financial Aid Office in Wynn 1210 or email financialaid@durhamtech.edu with any questions regarding the application process.

A list of financial aid sources can be found in the Financial Aid section.

Please Note: Student considered for receiving scholarships highlighted in dark gray must be nominated by faculty or staff and are not open for students to apply. Scholarships highlighted in yellow are the only scholarships that do not have a credit hours COMPLETED requirement. They are the only scholarships open to new college students. Many scholarships are restricted to selected programs. View the programs of study list if you are not certain which programs qualify for specific scholarship.

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Name of Scholarship Donor Program of Study Selection Criteria
Adult High School/GED Program Outstanding Student Financial Assistance Award Employees of the college and other individual donors Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Outstanding graduates of the Adult High School and GED programs who have been admitted into a degree program at Durham Tech are eligible for this award; Adult High School/GED faculty and staff provide student nominations.
Altrusa Club of Chapel Hill Scholarship

The Chapel Hill Chapter of Altrusa International, an international association of professionals who volunteer in projects dedicated to community betterment Technical or Vocational Associate
Degree, Certificate, or Diploma
Female Orange County residents are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA 3.0 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need.
Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer Scholarship
Faculty and staff created this scholarship to honor Dr. Janyth Fredrickson, former dean of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Marsha Cupitt, former instructor and program director in the Mathematics and Science departments University Transfer – Associate in Arts or Associate in Science
Admitted curriculum students in the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science program are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA 3.5 or above; minimum of 30 credit hours completed; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Application must include a recommendation from a University Transfer faculty member.
Association of Clinical Research Professionals - RTP Chapter Scholarship
The local RTP Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) in North Carolina created this award to benefit students enrolled in the Clinical Trials program. The chapter strives to provide educational and networking opportunities to local clinical research professionals
Clinical Trials Research Associate's Degree or Certificate
Students pursuing a plan of study in the Clinical Trials Research Associate program are eligible for this award. Criteria: minimum of 3 hours completed in program of study; currently enrolled in 3 or more credit hours. Application must include a recommendation from the program director.
AutoSmith Scholarship
Automotive Systems Technology Program Director Nathan Smith, along with other individuals. Automotive Systems Technology
Automotive Systems Technology students are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA 2.5 or above; enrolled at least part time. Application must include a recommendation from the program director.
AW North Carolina, Inc. Incentive Scholarship
AW North Carolina, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of automatic transmissions and transmission components, a subsidiary of Aisin AW Co., Ltd., a major automatic transmission manufacturer in the world market located in Anjo City, Japan Automotive Systems Technology, Computer Integrated Machining Graduates of Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC, and Southern High School in Durham, NC, are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or above; accepted into the Automotive Technology or Computer-Integrated Machining program. Counselors at Orange High School and Southern High School will provide nominations.
James I. Bolden Scholarship
Established by George W. Newton to honor his friend, Jim Bolden, and their years of service together on the Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees. Mr. Bolden served on the Board of Trustees from 1975-2005. Any Associate's Degree Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students in Accounting, Business Administration, or Information Systems/Office Systems-related programs.
Dorothy A. Brower Scholarship

Dorothy A. Brower, retiree of Durham Tech, along with family and friends; Dorothy served in various roles at Durham Tech, including Scholarship Coordinator, Interim Director of the DTCC Foundation, and Director of Orange County Operations Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma
Graduates of the public school systems from Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Durham, Moore, or Orange counties, or DTCC's Adult High School Diploma/GED program are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 18 credit hours completed in any program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours.
Campus Fund Drive Scholarship

The DTCC Foundation Board of Directors, along with various corporations, agencies, and a number of individuals who participated in the annual employee Campus Fund Drive Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma
Students enrolled in any program of study at Durham Tech are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours.
Luna Carter Nursing Scholarship

Established by Ann and Bill Kirkland Associate Degree Nursing
To provide full scholarships (including tuition, fees, books and supplies) for deserving students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program. Preference given to dependents of veterans
Chapel Hill/Carrboro
Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship
The Chapel Hill/Carrboro Sunrise Rotary Club, a local chapter of Rotary International clear spacer graphicAny Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Orange County residents are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; Orange County resident; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to single parents.
Rebecca Clark Memorial Scholarship Established by Orange County Democratic Women in memory of Orange County resident Rebecca Clark, well known for her work and leadership on many issues Any Technical or Vocational Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Female Orange County students in need of gaining skills to enter the job market are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; completed a minimum of 9 credit hours in any technical or vocational program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need.
Jenna Clayton Memorial Scholarship

Students and faculty of the Associate's Degree Nursing (ADN) program, and family and friends established a scholarship in memory of Jenna Marie Clayton, a 21-year-old ADN student who passed away due to injuries sustained in a car accident while attending Durham Tech Associate's Degree Nursing
Students in the ADN program are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative 3.0 GPA or above; completed 20 hours of general education courses in the ADN plan of study; enrolled in 8 or more credit hours in the clinical course rotation; currently passing all three components of NUR 110 or NUR 120; demonstrated a caring attitude in clinical practice. Application must include a recommendation from an ADN clinical faculty member.
William H. Cogwell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of William Cogwell, Jr., who served at Durham Tech as master carpenter, instructor, and locksmith Any Degree, Certificate, or Diploma in the Industrial and Engineering Technologies Department Criteria: cumulative 2.5 GPA or above; completed at least 9 credit hours in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Application must include a recommendation from an Industrial and Engineering Technologies faculty member.
CSI Raleigh-Durham Chapter Scholarship The Raleigh-Durham Chapter of Construction Specifications Institute, a national association of more than 13,000 volunteers, including specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, manufacturers, and other experts in building construction and materials Architectural Technology or Sustainability Technologies Residents of Durham, Wake, Orange, Chatham, or Granville counties are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative 3. 0 GPA or above; at least 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Application must include a recommendation from a program director.
Charlene B. Daye and Terry C. Lowrance Memorial Scholarship
Established by employees of the college in memory of two outstanding faculty members, Charlene B. Daye and Terry C. Lowrance. Both also served in the Business and Public Service Technologies Department clear spacer graphicAccounting, Business Administration, Information Systems or Office Systems
Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need.
DeLoatche/Crane Single Parent Scholarship This scholarship was established by Darrell and Susan DeLoatche in honor of Mr. and Mrs. G. Brantley DeLoatche and Dr. and Mrs. George W. Crane, Jr. Any Associate's Degree or Diploma Exceptional participants in the Single Parent Program are eligible for this award. The Single Parent Program Coordinator provides nominations.
Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc. Scholarship
The local Durham Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, an international sorority committed to community service and the development of African-American women both personally and professionally Any Health Technologies Degree or Diploma This award is intended to benefit single mothers residing in Durham who are entering the second year of a curriculum program in Health Technologies. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. Preference is given to African-American applicants.
DTCC Foundation Board Scholarship
Established by the Durham Technical Community College Foundation Board of Directors in 2007. Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Durham and Orange county residents in any program of study are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need.
Durham Tech Retirees Scholarship Durham Tech has a strong network of retirees who desire to stay connected with the Durham Tech family. Each year, college retirees give generously in support of the Durham Tech Retirees’ Scholarship clear spacer graphicAny Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to relatives of current/retired Durham Tech employees.
Eisai, Inc. Scholarship Eisai, Inc. is a manufacturer and research and development company in the pharmaceutical industry. Since 1998, Eisai, Inc. has partnered with Durham Technical Community College to support high-quality, affordable, and convenient technical and career education Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Residents of Durham and Orange counties are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above in high school. High school guidance counselors provide nominations.
Exchange Club of Durham Continuing Education Financial Assistance Award Exchange is an all-volunteer, national service organization for business and professional men and women who want to serve their community; the Durham Chapter provides scholarships to Durham Tech students in the Continuing Education Department Continuing Education Scholarship funds are currently being used for WorkKeys assessment fees and/or to obtain the North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate. Criteria: must be unemployed, working part-time, have been notified of pending layoff, or are eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) based on income; must express interest in enrolling in the Nursing Assistant program; and must complete WorkKeys assessments and score at least a level 3 on all assessments to be eligible to obtain an North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate. Continuing Education staff provide nominations.
Ray W. Fuller Memorial Scholarship Family and friends of Ray W. Fuller. After he retired from the US Army, Ray Fuller taught computer programming at Durham Tech for 20 years

Computer Programming and Applications or Networking Technologies

Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 9 semester hours completed in program or certificate; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Application must include a recommendation from a program director.
Gamma Beta Phi Scholarship Durham Tech Chapter of the national honor society Gamma Beta Phi; each year, Chapter members support this scholarship through student fundraisers clear spacer graphicAny Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Gamma Beta Phi members in good standing are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative 3.7 GPA or above; minimum of 24 hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Service points accumulated and financial need may be considered. Application must include a recommendation from a Gamma Beta Phi advisor.
GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Scholarship
Pharmaceutical leader GSK supports this scholarship and has provided over $800,000 in scholarships and program support since 1987 Office Systems Technologies,
Information Systems or any Health Technologies
Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Priority is given to minority students.
R. Wensell and Marion N. Grabarek Scholarship
Former Durham Mayor, Wensell Grabarek, and his wife, Marion, endowed this scholarship in 1993 clear spacer graphicAny Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 12 credit hours completed; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need.
Dr. William Kimball Griffin Memorial Scholarship
Established by family and friends in memory of Durham dentist Dr. William Kimball “Chief” Griffin, who served as a Trustee of Durham Tech from 1974 until 1994 Dental Laboratory Technology
Durham County residents are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Application must include a recommendation from the program director.
Virgil D. Hager & Nancy Hager Rand Memorial Scholarship
Established by family and friends in memory of Virgil D. Hager and Nancy Hager Rand. The Hager and Rand families have been instrumental in Durham’s history of community leadership, manufacturing, and retail Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need.
Dr. Roberta R. Havner Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Kerry Havner, along with other family and friends, established this scholarship in memory of Roberta R. Havner. She began her career here as an instructor in Office Systems but found her niche in Student Records, organizing and maintaining student information in an efficient and ethical manner Office Systems Technologies or Medical Office Administration
Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; enrolled for 9 or more credit hours; minimum of 12 credit hours completed in program of study. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need. Application must include a recommendation from a program director.
Wayne and Nancy Hays Scholarship Wayne and Nancy Hays established this scholarship to advance the education of worthy students in the Durham community Any Technical or Vocational Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Criteria: Enrolled for 9 or more credit hours per semester; demonstrated financial need.
Ralph “Butch” Holman Practical Nursing Scholarship Carolyn Murray, wife of the late Duke University football coach, Bill Murray, made a gift to endow this scholarship in honor of Durham Tech nursing graduate Ralph “Butch” Holman, who cared for the coach throughout his terminal illness Practical Nursing Students enrolled in the Practical Nursing program are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 12 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled for 9 or more credit hours. Preference is given to African-American male students and to native North Carolinians.
James G. Huckabee, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Members of the Huckabee family established this scholarship in memory of James G. Huckabee, Jr., who served for many years on the Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees. Technical or Vocational Associate
Degree, Certificate, or Diploma
Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 12 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need.
International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Scholarship
Established by members of the Durham Chapter of the IAAP Office Systems Technology or Medical Office Administration Students enrolled in the Office Systems Technology or Medical Office Administration programs are eligible for this award. Second priority will be given to students in the Business Administration or Paralegal Technology programs. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; enrolled in 9 or more hours; NC resident; demonstrate financial need.
John A. Irick Education Award
Colleagues, friends, and family established this scholarship in memory of John A. Irick, who was an important contributor to the development of North Carolina's biotechnology community Biotechnology Durham and Orange county residents entering their second year of study in the Biotechnology field are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need.
John Michael Irving Memorial Scholarship Family and friends of John Michael Irving created this award. John Michael Irving was a graduate of East Chapel Hill High School and a former Durham Tech student Computer Information Technology Graduates of East Chapel Hill High School (first priority) and Chapel Hill High School (second priority) are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA 2.5 or above. High school guidance counselors provide nominations.
Jewell Kirk Media Credit Professionals Scholarship Media Credit Professionals is a trade organization composed of credit professionals from various NC media entities. This scholarship is named for Mrs. Jewell Kirk, a founding member of Media Credit Professionals Accounting or Business Administration Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 9 hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need.
Land Tradition Scholarship Family of former DTCC Foundation director, Harry L. Land, Jr. Each year, the Lands provide a scholarship funded by the Land Tradition golf tournament for a graduate of Riverside High School Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Graduates of Riverside High School who live in Durham County are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Riverside High School counselors provide nominations.
LC Industries Scholarship LC Industries Inc., a Durham-based offshoot of the Lion’s Club and an affiliate of National Industries for the Blind, created this scholarship to assist students with visual impairment or other disability to complete their educational goals Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. DTCC faculty and staff provide nominations.
Robert L. and Elizabeth R. Lyon Memorial Scholarship
Family and friends of Robert L. and Elizabeth R. Lyon established this award. Robert L. Lyon was a founding trustee and chair of the Board of Trustees of Durham Industrial Education Center (later known as Durham Technical Community College) Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 12 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours.
Larry T. McComb Scholarship
Established by Beverly McComb in memory of her husband, Larry T. McComb Networking Technologies
Female students enrolled in any track within Networking Technologies are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Application must include a recommendation from the program director.
Carolyn K. Murray Nursing Scholarship Carolyn K. Murray, wife of the late Duke University football coach, Bill Murray, made a gift to endow this scholarship in 1991 Associate Degree Nursing Students who have completed the Practical Nursing program and have begun the Associate Degree Nursing program are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Preference is given to male students who are native North Carolinians.
Naturally Me Scholarship Chaundra Smith, owner of Naturally Me, a company that sells all-vegan beauty products, is a Durham Tech alumna and former member of the Single Parent Program who established this scholarship to benefit single parents at the college Any Associate's Degree Students who are active participants in the Single Parent Program are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; completed minimum of one semester of study at Durham Tech. Application must include a recommendation from the Single Parent Program Coordinator.
NCATS-ALSCO Scholarship ALSCO-Durham, provider of high-quality commercial textile services, offers this scholarship in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of Textile Services (NCATS) Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Preference is given to children, grandchildren, or relatives of ALSCO employees and Electrical/Electronics Technology program students.
George W. and Mary H. Newton Scholarship
Founding college trustee George W. Newton, DTCC Foundation Board of Director, established this scholarship to honor his beloved late wife, Mary Hall Newton Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Preference is given to students accepted in Industrial and Engineering Technologies programs, students demonstrating financial need, and children of Newton Instrument Co. employees.
O'Brien/Atkins Associates, PA
Architectural Drafting Scholarship
The O’Brien/Atkins firm endowed this scholarship to support Architectural Technology students in their studies; O'Brien/Atkins has designed several buildings at Durham Tech Architectural Technology Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to North Carolina residents. Application must include a recommendation from the program director.
OTA Scholarship Established and funded by the program director and faculty of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Occupational Therapy Assistant Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; enrolled in 7 or more credit hours in OTA prefix courses; completed at least two semesters in the program (6 credit hours in OTA prefix courses). Preference given to active members of SOTA. Application must include a recommendation from an OTA faculty member.
Pharmacy Technology Scholarship
Durham Tech faculty established this scholarship Pharmacy Technology
Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; completion of the following courses: PHM 110, PHM 111, PHM 115, and BIO 163; achieving a GPA of 2.0 or above by the beginning of the current fall semester. Application must include a recommendation from the program director.
Edward L. Phillips Memorial Scholarship

Established by George W. Newton and friends to honor their friend, Mr. Edward L. Phillips, and their years of service together on the Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees.

University Transfer – Associate in Arts or Associate in Science
Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 12 credit hours completed; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Application must include a recommendation from a University Transfer faculty member.
PPD/Clinical Trials Research Scholarship

PPD Inc., leading drug research contractor with major operations in the RTP, established this scholarship in 1998 Clinical Trials Research Associate Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; completion of one semester in the CTRA program. Application must include a recommendation from the program director.
President's Scholarship

Established byPresident Emeritus, Dr. Phail Wynn, Jr., and supported by current President, Dr. Bill Ingram, through commissions from annual contracts with campus vendors Any Associate's Degree Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 12 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours.
Quintiles Scholarship
Established by Quintiles, a research organization providing a broad range of integrated product development services on a global basis for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries Clinical Trials Research Associate
Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 6 or more credit hours. Application must include a recommendation from the program director.
Reckhow Family Scholarship Durham County Commissioners chair, Ellen W. Reckhow, and her husband, Dr. Kenneth H. Reckhow Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma

Graduates of Riverside High School who live in Durham County are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Preference is given to students with involvement in community service during high school. Riverside High School counselors provide nominations.

James R. Scanlan Memorial Scholarship
Established by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Jim Scanlan, mathematics instructor at Durham Tech from 1989 until 2003 University Transfer – Associate in Science
Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Preference is given to students demonstrating financial need. Application must include a recommendation from a University Transfer mathematics instructor.
Anthony Schomberg Scholarship
Established by the family of Anthony Schomberg, a machinist by trade and hobby; in addition to establishing this scholarship, the Schomberg family donated tools and equipment to the college Machining Technology
Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need; demonstrated exceptional skills and passion for the craft of machining. Application must include a recommendation from the program director.
Dr. John M. and Mary Lou Schwartz Memorial Scholarship
Dr. John M. Schwartz and his wife, Mary Lou, created this endowed scholarship to support graduates of Durham Public Schools Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Graduates of Durham County schools are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 24 credit hours completed; enrolled in 12 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to applicants less than 30 years of age and to students seeking careers in high-demand career fields in Durham County.
Barry Sickles Memorial Scholarship
Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of Barry Sickles, a senior chemist at GlaxoSmithKline and an adjunct organic chemistry instructor at Durham Tech University Transfer – Associate in Science
Rresidents of Durham or Orange counties are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Preference is given to students demonstrating financial need. Application must include a recommendation from the Science Discipline Chair.
David Skulnik Memorial Scholarship Former Dean of Health Technologies, Margaret Skulnik, established this scholarship in memory of her late husband, David Skulnik. Family, friends and colleagues also contributed to this award, designed to benefit a male nursing student Practical Nursing or Associate Degree Nursing Students in the Practical Nursing or Associate's Degree Nursing programs are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; completed at least one 1 clinical course satisfactorily. Application must include a recommendation from a clinical instructor that addresses the student's caring, professional behavior in the clinical setting; the endorsement of the PN or ADN program director is required.
Richard M. Sloan Memorial Scholarship The family of Richard M. Sloan created this scholarship to assist in defraying educational costs for a male graduate of TROSA’s recovery program enrolled at Durham Tech Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Students who have successfully completed a minimum of one course at the college are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; demonstrated financial need. The intent of this scholarship is to enable award recipients to complete their educational goals successfully at Durham Tech. TROSA and Durham Tech counselors will supply nominations.
State Employees' Credit Union Foundation Scholarship The State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation has partnered with the North Carolina Community College System to provide two-year scholarships for assisting students in each of the 58 community colleges who demonstrated their mission of “people helping people” Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Criteria: United States citizen and North Carolina resident; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above or score of 3,000 or above on GED test; demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement; demonstrated financial need; is not a director, employee, or family member of an employee of the State Employees’ Credit Union or SECU Foundation. DTCC faculty provide nominations.
Bonnie Vick Stone Scholarship
Durham Technical Community Circle members, in memory of Bonnie Vick Stone, former Associate Dean for Learning Resources Any Associate's Degree or Diploma

Female students in any program of study are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA 3.0 or above; community or campus leadership; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. Scholarship
SunTrust Banks has supported Durham Tech since 1982 through gifts to the Foundation; in addition, SunTrust employees have served on the college’s Board of Trustees and on the Foundation Board of Directors Any Associate's Degree Students entering the second year of an Associate's Degree program are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need.
The Sustainable Building Practices Scholarship The Sustainable Building Practices Scholarship was established by The New Monk Project to provide financial assistance in defraying educational expenses for qualified students in the college’s Architectural Technology program Architectural Technology Students entering their second year in the Architectural Technology AAS degree program are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above; minimum of 36 credit hours completed towards the degree; at least 8 ARC classes (24 ARC credits) completed; enrolled in 12 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Application must include a recommendation from an Architectural Technology faculty member.
Edmond S. and Doris D. Swindell Scholarship This scholarship was established in memory of Edmund S. and Doris D. Swindell; Edmund Swindell served as Durham County manager for 37 years and as chair of the founding Board of Directors of the Durham Technical Community College Foundation Any Associate's Degree Students entering their second year of a degree program are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; enrolled in 12 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need.
Helen Diane Thornton Scholarship
John J. Piva, Jr., former Senior Vice Presdident for Alumni Affairs and Development at Duke University, established this scholarship in honor of Helen Diane Thornton, who faithfully served as his administrative assistant for many years Office Systems Technologies or Medical Office Administration Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; minimum of 9 credit hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. The application must be accompanied by a recommendation from a program director.
UNC Health Care Volunteer Association Scholarship
UNC Health Care Volunteer Association established this scholarship to encourage employees lacking a college degree to supplement their education; the hospital's reimbursement of tuition for employees with funds for books, fees, and other costs Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Employees of UNC Hospitals with less than a bachelor's degree in above education are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. Student must submit sealed letter of verification of permanent employment at any hospital within the UNC Health Care System. The verification letter must be submitted with the completed scholarship recommendation form.
Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship Wells Fargo has provided $16.6 million to North Carolina nonprofits and schools through corporate and foundation giving; Wells Fargo partners with the North Carolina Community College System to provide scholarships to assist students in each of the state’s 58 community colleges Any Associate's Degree Full-time students enrolled in the second year of a two-year associate's degree program are eligible for this award.
Anna M. White Memorial Scholarship
Former Trustee and Foundation Director Thomas J. White, established this scholarship in memory of his mother, Anna M. White; the White family wanted to honor Mrs. White, who devoted her life to the care and nurture of children Early Childhood Associate Female residents of Durham County are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; minimum of 6 semester hours completed in program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Application must include a recommendation from the program director.
Nathaniel B. White, Sr. Scholarship Established by George W. Newton to honor his friend, Nathaniel B. White, Sr., and their years of service together on the Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees. Nathaniel B. White, Sr. was a founding trustee of the college and the first African-American to serve on the Board Any Associate's Degree Graduates of Hillside High School in Durham are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; admitted into any Associate's Degree program; enrolled for 9 or more credit hours; demonstrated financial need. Hillside High School counselors provide nominations.
Dr. Phail Wynn, Jr. Scholarship
This scholarship was endowed by the college’s Board of Trustees, Foundation Board of Directors, employees, and friends in honor of President Emeritus, Dr. Phail Wynn, Jr. upon his retirement as the college's third president in 2007 Any Associate's Degree, Certificate, or Diploma Male students who are active participants in Visions Minority Male Leadership Program, are eligible for this award. Criteria: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; graduate of a public high school in Durham or Orange counties or DTCC's AHS/GED programs; admitted to a program of study; enrolled in 9 or more credit hours; possess a commitment to work toward reaching personal and career goals; demonstrated financial need. Application must include an additional recommendation to verify active membership in Visions Minority Male Leadership Program.




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