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Blue Cross NC Scholars Family Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Blue Cross NC established a scholarship program to assist qualified dependent children of employees pursuing an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college, university or vocational school.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Blue Cross NC Scholars Family Scholarship Program must be:

  • A qualified dependent child*, age 25 or under, of a benefit-eligible Blue Cross NC or NC Health Affiliates employee, with at least one year of service as of the application deadline.
    *Definition of qualified dependent will be consistent with the definition of an eligible dependent as defined for the Blue Cross NC health plan.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Qualified dependents of Blue Cross NC officers, including all employees in a Vice President level or above, are ineligible to apply.

Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to 10 awards will be granted. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance of maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a full-time course of study, continued parental employment* with Blue Cross NC and continuation of the program by Blue Cross NC.

* If the employment of a recipient’s parent ends due to death, disability or retirement they will be eligible for renewal.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Blue Cross NC. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Blue Cross NC play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 18, 2024 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Blue Cross NC has partnered with Scholarship America for the administration of the Scholarship Program. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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