Higher Education Partners

Say Yes Guilford is proud to partner with every North Carolina public college and university, and more than 100 private institutions around the country to offer scholarships to Guilford County Schools graduates. Last-dollar tuition scholarships offer students the opportunity to attain a certificate or degree with less worry about accruing significant debt. 

Our Partners

Scholarships to public schools are available to students who qualify based on household income (as reported on the student’s FAFSA), number of years continuously enrolled in Guilford County Schools and tuition of the chosen institution. Private school scholarships are available to graduates continuously enrolled in GCS since 9th grade, and awards are also based on household income:

  • Families with a household income under $75,000 can receive full tuition and select fees.
  • Families with a household income above $75,000 have the opportunity to attend one of the compact schools and may be eligible for SYG Choice Grants of up to $5,000 to help cover tuition costs.

Public Four-Year (UNC System)

  • Appalachian State University
  • East Carolina University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • University of North Carolina School of theArts
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winston Salem State University

North Carolina Community Colleges

  • Alamance Community College
  • AshevilleBuncombe Technical CommunityCollege
  • Beaufort County Community College
  • Bladen Community College
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Brunswick Community College
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Carteret Community College
  • Catawba Valley Community College
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • Central PiedmontCommunity College
  • Cleveland Community College
  • Coastal Carolina Community College
  • College of the Albemarle
  • Craven Community College
  • Davidson County Community College
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • Edgecombe Community College
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Gaston College
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Halifax Community College
  • Haywood Community College
  • Isothermal Community College
  • James Sprunt Community College
  • Johnston Community College
  • Lenoir Community College
  • Martin Community College
  • Mayland Community College
  • McDowell Technical Community College
  • Mitchell Community College
  • Montgomery Community College
  • Nash Community College
  • Pamlico Community College
  • Piedmont Community College
  • Pitt Community College
  • Randolph Community College
  • Richmond Community College
  • RoanokeChowan Community College
  • Robeson Community College
  • Rockingham Community College
  • RowanCabarrus Community College
  • Sampson Community College
  • Sandhills Community College
  • South Piedmont Community College
  • Southeastern Community College
  • Southwestern Community College
  • Stanly Community College
  • Surry Community College
  • TriCounty Community College
  • VanceGranville Community College
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Wayne Community College
  • Western Piedmont Community College
  • Wilkes Community College
  • Wilson Community College

Private College and University Compact Partners

  • Bates College
  • Benedict College
  • Bennett College
  • Berea College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brown University
  • Bucknell University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carleton College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • College of Wooster
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia University
  • Cooper Union
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • Denison University
  • Dickinson College
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Goodwin College
  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford College
  • Hamilton College
  • Harvard University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • High Point University
  • Hilbert College
  • Ithaca College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kenyon College
  • Lehigh University
  • Lycoming College
  • Marist College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Medaille College
  • Monroe College
  • Morehouse College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Paul Quinn College
  • Paul Smith’s College
  • Pitzer College
  • Polytechnic InstituteSUNY
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Reed College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • Rochester Institute of TechnologyRIT
  • Salem College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Scripps College
  • Sewanee: The Universityof the South
  • Simmons College of Kentucky
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • St. Olaf College
  • Stanford University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas Christian University
  • The New School (Parsons School of Design,Eugene Lang College, College of Performing Arts)
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • Union College
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington University at St. Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Whitman College
  • Williams College
  • Yale University
Katie Lewis

“I have a lot of opportunities; this college has definitely given me a lot of connections.”

Katie Lewis,
Greensboro College Class of 2020

Betty Lulseged

“Anything is possible; dream big and go for it.”

Betty Lulseged,
Harvard Class of 2020