Scholarship Application Process

Kids’ Chance of North Carolina, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, offers scholarships to children of workers affected by fatal or severe work-related accidents or occupational diseases. Scholarships, ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 yearly, are granted annually. Eligible students can reapply for up to five years, with amounts contingent on financial need.
Student Eligibility
  • Between 16-25 years old at the time of the application.
  • Child who is a dependent of a worker killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease with a North Carolina employer.
  • Demonstrated financial need to pay for post-secondary education.
  • Accepted or already enrolled at a university, college or technical school. (Graduate-level students are not eligible.)
  • Pursuing a degree as a FULL-TIME student, minimum of 12 hours per semester.
  • For students attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university – Completion of the FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Planning for the Future

Our Planning for the Future initiative is designed to identify potential scholarship applicants, especially those who are not yet of college age.

We collect and maintain their contact information so we can reach out when the time comes to consider options for higher education. We then connect these students to the appropriate Kids’ Chance state organization to begin the scholarship application process.

If you are the parent or guardian of a child who may qualify, please complete this form. We’re here to help your child achieve their educational dreams and succeed in creating a bright and productive future.

Documentation Required

In addition to a completed Kids’ Chance Scholarship Application with student, family and university/college/technical school contact information:

  • Transcript of most recent grades – unofficial transcript is acceptable
  • If you are attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university: a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) you received from completing the FAFSA, with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).
  • Copy of deceased parent’s death certificate OR
  • Proof of compensable injury/illness claim such as determination letter by the North Carolina Industrial Commission and workers’ compensation board inclusive final status and any impairment rating.
  • Please complete the application to the best of your ability. You may need assistance to gather the necessary information.
  • After initial review, the scholarship committee may contact eligible students to verify information or secure missing information. Please respond to our inquiries.
  • The scholarship committee will determine the merit of each application and approve scholarships as funds allow.
  • Kids’ Chance of North Carolina will notify approved students of their award amount, verify enrollment, and upon completion of the process send payment directly to the post-secondary institution.
  • In general, Kids’ Chance scholarships may be used for any item included in the official Cost of Attendance for the selected university, college or trade school.
Kids’ Chance of North Carolina accepts applications on a rolling basis. Scholarships are reviewed and awarded for Fall/Spring semesters.

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