Scholarship - Partnerships

Partnership for Scholarship – Learning institutes:

The primary CWNC Scholarship program is a joint program with CWNC partnering with accredited learning institutes.

Partnering with the accredited learning institutes to award joint scholarships will enable the largest impact for the recipient, and highlight our partnership.

We have several scholarship and stipend programs, which we’ve created through our partnership with various local colleges. Please review the applications page carefully for full details, eligibility criteria and deadlines.

Currently we are working with:

  • Carolina Career College - CWNC offers one annual $5000 scholarship for new CCC students
  • UNC Kenan-Flager School of Business (non-degree executive program) - UNC Exec Open Enrollment Programs Scholarship. The UNC Exec Development office reserves a seat in every open enrollment program for someone from a NC based non-profit organization. The scholarship provides  a substantial discount on program tuition to CWNC committee/volunteer members.
  • ECPI University - CWNC works with the institution to offer several stipends for ancillary school expenses such as gas, books, etc. . . 
  • Cisco - Cisco has graciously donated CCNA On-Line Subscription (6 Months) with Labs for CWNC members
The Connected Women of NC has partnered with Cisco to offer 10, Cisco Certified Network Administration (CCNA) certification Scholarships. It is a six-month, online based Cisco Instructor led training, where they will log in and have six months to learn all they can to obtain the entry level network engineering certification. Please note that the course offering does not include the certification test.
·          To apply, click this link:
·          Deadline is April 28, 2017
·          Notifications occur by May 12, 2017.

This Spring, Cisco is gifting $4,000 in Scholarship money to Wake Technical Community College. They will be given in the form of 2, $2,000 Scholarships.  




As CWNC continues to build our Scholarship fund, we will look to expand our program to partner with additional learning institutes. As we progress, we look forward to working with other schools and market more educations offerings to our 4400+ members in partnership with marketing our events at your school.To find out more, contact us at connectedwomenNC@gmail.

Interested in sponsoring a scholarship and awarding it in your name? Contact CWNC Co-Presidents Dawn Barnett ( and Zahira Floyd ( to discuss in detail.

Interested in donating to the CWNC Scholarship fund? Click here DONATE

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