The COVID-19 Pandemic has created challenges for citizens across the state, including making it more difficult to attend or remain in college. State financial aid has helped continue to make college possible for North Carolina students. If you or someone you know has received a North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship (NCNBS) this academic year, please take a moment to thank your legislators for providing this grant. State legislators also have provided additional state financial aid for students and families affected by COVID-19, so please be sure to thank them for this support, too, if you received it.

The North Carolina General Assembly funds the NCNBS grants for North Carolina students attending private/independent colleges and universities in the state. These state grants help thousands of North Carolinians attend college. Please take a moment to write your state senator and representative to let them know how important the Need Based Scholarship state grant for private college and university students is to you and your family.

Contacting your state legislators has never been easier. Click the “Take Action” button below and simply enter the information in the spaces provided.  Click “Go!” and follow the prompts. The names of your state senator and state representative will appear along with space to write a short email message to them.

Here are a few talking points you may want to consider:
1. Tell them where you’re from, so they will know you’re a part of their district.
2. Thank them for support of the NC Need Based Scholarship for private college students students and for the additional COVID-19 Relief Funding if you received it.
3. Tell them what college or university you attend and a little about your situation.
4. Explain what this state financial aid means to you and your family, and how it helps you afford college.

Thank your Legislator