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Cumberland Community Foundation ("CCF") manages more than 60 scholarship endowment funds created by local individuals, families, civic organizations, and corporations who want to provide a path to higher education for future generations. 

Each year, Cumberland Community Foundation announces more than $1,000,000 in college scholarships to students from southeastern North Carolina. There are two application cycles: The Robert H. Short Scholars (apply in November) and the Community Scholarship Program (apply in February). Review the timelines for each cycle on the drop down menu.  

Most scholarships are selected by the CCF Scholarship Committee. A few scholarships are selected by external selection committees at the individual high schools. Make sure to check with your high school guidance office to learn about more scholarship opportunities.  

Click through the tabs on the drop down menu to learn more about opportunities at CCF and how to create your online application. 

Summary of CCF opportunities: 


Watch this video to learn more about how the Jernigan family honors their sister's memory through the Brenda Jernigan Memorial Scholarship.

Additional Scholarships

Apply for the Human Relations Scholarship.  The application and additional information can be found at this link.