Numerous scholarship opportunities are available throughout the academic year to assist students with educational expenses while enrolled at Wilson Community College. Many of these scholarships are awarded through the WCC Foundation.

WCC Scholarships

Wilson Community College offers a number of scholarships each year. Students must complete an application to be considered for a WCC Scholarship.

Application Deadline: August 17, 2023

WCC 2023-2024 Scholarship Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarship Recipients

You can see a list of previous scholarship recipients here.

Gilbert Scholarship

The Gilbert Scholarship is an opportunity for students who have spent time in foster care. 

Additional requirements include:

  • 2.0 minimum GPA
  • Must have spent time in foster care
  • Must be attending a NC college

Interested applicants that meet the criteria are encouraged to apply using the link below.

Gilbert Scholarship Application Form.

*Note that this scholarship is not affiliated with Wilson Community College.

The Golden LEAF Scholars Program

Wilson Community College has a limited number of Golden Leaf scholarships available. Students enrolled in a curriculum program meeting the following criteria may apply for the scholarship.

Eligible students must:

  • Be enrolled at least full-time for fall and spring; Grants for less-than-full-time students will be prorated based on hours of enrollment and pending availability of funds;
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA;
  • Be a resident of North Carolina; and
  • Reside in a rural county that is tobacco-dependent, or economically distressed, as determined by the Golden LEAF Foundation.  Please review the list of eligible counties here.

Application Deadline: October 27, 2023 by 2:00 p.m.

2023-2024 Golden LEAF Scholarship Application

Applications should be submitted to the Financial Aid office.

NC Community College Foundation Special Recognition Scholarship

The NC Community College Foundation Special Recognition Scholarship was created for curriculum and continuing education students representing and in honor of veterans who have served our country.  Students should complete the scholarship application and submit an essay.

All applications and essays must be submitted to the Financial Aid office in person or via email to no later than 2 pm Friday, November 18, for consideration.

*Note that a physical signature is required. Typed signatures will not be accepted.

NC Community College Foundation Special Recognition Scholarship Application

In-House Loans

Each semester, Wilson Community College offers a limited amount of funding to help offset the tuition and textbook costs for students.

For more information contact:

Shannon Bain

Shannon Bain

Director of Financial Aid & Veteran's Affairs

Department: Financial Aid

Phone: (252) 246-1274


Office: F105a

Darrah Lane

Darrah Lane

Financial Aid Receptionist

Department: Financial Aid

Phone: (252) 246-1344


Office: F105c

Joy Moore

Joy Moore

Financial Aid Coordinator

Department: Financial Aid

Phone: (252) 246-1417


Office: F105b

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