The ACC Foundation exists to aid students with a demonstrated financial need in reaching their educational goals, while supporting the mission of ACC. Last year the Foundation assisted nearly 800 students with scholarships and financial aid.
How do I apply for financial aid?
Easy to follow guidelines are provided at www.alamancecc.edu/financial-aid-site/. To apply for Financial Aid, you will use your SelfService account information. In order to obtain aid, students must fill out the FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and ACC Foundation Scholarship application.
The Financial Aid office is located at ACC’s Carrington-Scott Campus in the Wallace Gee Building, first floor, office G116. All completed financial aid and scholarship applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. The forms take at least one month to process. Please leave yourself plenty of time.
Scholarships are awarded by a committee of ACC faculty and staff. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award via SelfService and receive a scholarship packet containing an award letter, acceptance agreement and special scholarship information prior to the first day of classes. Do not pay until you know whether you have received aid. The packet will be mailed to the address ACC has on file. Please keep your personal information updated at all times.
Why do I write a letter?
In an effort to acknowledge the generosity of Foundation donors, scholarship recipients are asked to write a thank you note for the assistance they have received. A card, donor information and sample text are included in scholarship packets.
Why do I have to have a picture?
Students are also asked to include a photograph with their card of thanks. The photo should be wallet-size and include only the student. “Selfies” are not accepted. If needed, the Foundation will take a picture, free of charge, when the student delivers their agreement and thank you card.
Where do I turn in items?
Scholarship agreements, donor thank you cards, and pictures should be submitted to the ACC Foundation Office located at ACC’s Carrington-Scott Campus in the Wallace Gee Building, second floor, office G201.
Students should refer questions regarding scholarship awards to the Financial Aid Office by calling (336) 506-4340.
What functions does Institutional Advancement include?
- Grant Writing
- Alumni Relations
Where can Institutional Advancement forms (such as the requisition form, the grant writing assistance form and the in-kind gift acceptance form) be found?
The Intranet, click on Foundation at the top right
How are ACC Foundation staff paid?
ACC Foundation staff are paid with State funds.
What programs does the Foundation have for faculty/staff (if funds are available)?
- Paying for professional memberships
- Helping FT faculty and staff continue their education in their chosen field
- No-interest computer loans for full-time employees up to 10 loans per academic year
- Honorariums for the faculty and staff members of the year
- Contingency funds for department heads and other key individuals
- Mentoring for new FT faculty and staff
What is the mission of the ACC Foundation?
The ACC Foundation exists to aid students with a demonstrated financial need in reaching their educational goals, while supporting the mission of ACC.
How are Foundation named scholarships distributed to students?
A committee of ACC faculty and staff make the decisions
What percentage of donations to the Foundation goes to programs versus overhead?
95% program and 5% overhead
How many students are helped by the Foundation each year?
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