As students prepare to collect their diplomas this spring, many will be graduating with the help of scholarships and grants that made the costs of their going to college more affordable.
That help last year included $43 million raised by the N.C. Education Lottery and provided to students across our state based on financial need.
Some of the help came as N.C. Education Lottery scholarships – 26,341 of them in all. They went to students at all state universities and all community colleges across the state.
Check out these numbers at some of our universities:
- 2,213 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- 1,748 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- 1,735 at East Carolina University
- 1,038 at Western Carolina University
- 977 at N.C. A&T State University
- 708 at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke
And check out these numbers at some of our state community colleges:
- 1,188 at Wake Technical Community College
- 971 at Central Carolina Community College
- 740 at Guilford Technical Community College
- 526 at Cape Fear Community College
- 470 at Fayetteville Technical Community College
- 458 at Forsyth Technical Community College
- 292 Asheville Buncombe Technical College
Other help came from financial aid grants to students attending one of our state universities. In all, 51,613 grants were awarded and money from the lottery helped with each one.
Want to know how many scholarships and grants helped students in your county? Check out our Education pages at https://nclottery.com/Education. Just click on your county on our map of the state.
Every year since the lottery started 16 years ago, part of the money raised has gone to making college more affordable.
Add it all up and it totals more than $600 million - $436 million for scholarships and $166 million for financial aid grads. When you play the lottery, you're helping North Carolinians go to college.
We’re proud to do our part in making our students’ dreams of going to college come true.
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