Scholarships

A-B Tech offers a variety of enrollment scholarships each year. There are certain requirements for these scholarships. Students should check with the Financial Aid Office at 828-398-7162 for an application and additional information regarding these scholarships. 

All students are encouraged to seek out scholarships offered by clubs and organizations in their communities. 

An excellent source for scholarships is located on the World Wide Web. Students can visit www.finaid. org and use the free scholarship search, FASTWEB. FASTWEB alone contains a database of more than 180,000 scholarships. The website of the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (www. ncseaa.edu) lists scholarships available to North Carolina residents only. 

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Foundation 

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Foundation awards scholarships annually. 

January 7 – Online applications are available at www. abtech.edu/scholarships. 

March 15 – Students applying for scholarships requiring the establishment of financial need should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. 

March 29 – Online application for scholarships closes and all reference forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. 

June 3 – Scholarship awards sent to students via email. 

For additional information about the Foundation, please call 828-398-7562. 

Other financial aid information 

In addition to scholarships, information about grants, loans and work programs are also available on the internet. Some recommended sites are: www.ed.gov www.cfnc.org, Provides comprehensive information about scholarships, loans, and other programs/issues. www.nasfaa.org, Click on “Students, Parents & Counselors”. www.studentloans.gov, Federal student loans.