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Scholarship Opportunities 
 
This site provides numerous scholarship opportunities for 2016-17.  In addition to the opportunities listed below, many colleges and universities post their own scholarships and grants.  This information is most often found at the Admissions or Financial Aid links.   Need-based, merit-based, and a combination of the two are typically listed as well as departmental/college scholarships and endowments.  Additionally, applications for many honors and special scholarships are only open during the early action application time frame.  Please make sure you check the application dates. Should you not find any listings, please use the college/university search engine and type in scholarships and then search.  If you need further help, please see Mrs. Woynicz in Student Services.    

Please note, it is the responsibility of the applicant to review all application requirements as well as deadlines imposed by the funding organization.  Deadlines vary from weeks to several months, so please review all postings not just the latest. 

If the scholarship requires a copy of your transcript, please see Mrs. Woynicz in Student Services.  

Please provide a copy of any scholarship offer letter received, whether accepted or declined, to Mrs. Woynicz so that we can keep track of scholarship dollars offered to our students.

We apologize for any link difficulties you may encounter.  Should a link not work, please copy and paste the link into a new web browser.  

Please check back frequently for new postings.  Thank you.


Posted May 9, 2017
 
Xi Theta Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. 

The scholarships presented by the Xi Theta Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. is awarded to encourage the promotion of scholarship, leadership, community involvement, and awareness of the importance of multiculturalism and diversity in a well-functioning society.  Criteria include merit, character, and leadership in school and in the community.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must complete the application form in its entirety, include all required materials. The applicant must be graduating in 2017 from high school; been accepted to an accredited college or university (a copy of this acceptance letter must be attached); and have demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to community.  The Scholarship Committee of the Xi Theta Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. has sole responsibility for the selection of award recipients and its decision is final. Recipients will be notified by mail by June 15, 2017.

Click here for the Rules. Click here to download the Application. The deadline to apply is May 30.  


Posted May 8, 2017
 
Discover® Student Loans 
 
Discover® Student Loans is giving away $100,000 in scholarships. Students can get tips and resources on paying for college and enter for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship award.  No purchase or student loan necessary.  Eligible students and parents can enter to win one of the $2,500 scholarships by signing up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college at CollegeCovered.com/Assist. Students and parents can earn up to three additional entries into the Discover Student Loans scholarship sweepstakes when they share the sweepstakes via Facebook, Twitter and/or e-mail and their friend enters via the link in their share.  Enter now at www.collegecovered.com/?acmpgn=O_CCD_BSDV_BM_X_ASST. Enter now through December 31.

Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913, on the campus of Howard University by twenty-two collegiate women. These women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to persons in need. Each year our organization recognizes hundreds of students across the nation for their scholastic achievements. The Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter will award two scholarships to a deserving, African-American student that has demonstrated exceptional academic and leadership skills.  Download the application here Application .  The deadline to apply is May 19.   


Posted May 5, 2017 

The Brainly "Everyone Knows Something" Scholarship

No one knows everything, but everyone knows something. Tell us how you help teach others and you could win a $1,000 scholarship.  Answer our short essay question: "How have you helped teach another student and how has that impacted you?"  

  • Residency Requirement(s): US citizen or legal resident  
  • School Year: 2017  
  • Major: None  
  • Required college or university: US accredited college of university  
  • Required race or heritage: None  
  • U.S. Citizenship:  US citizen or legal resident

To apply, please visit brainly.com/app/scholarship  The deadline to apply is May 31. 


Posted April 21, 2017
 
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Phi Lambda Chapter 
 
African-American male high school seniors residing and attending school in Wake or Johnston Counties with good scholastic and leadership records are eligible for the scholarships. Students selected to receive the $1,000.00 scholarships must be accepted to a four-year college or university before the scholarship is awarded.
 
A student must submit a formal application to be considered for this scholarship.  
  • The application must be endorsed by his principal or high school guidance counselor. 
  • The application must include a reference form that has been completed by one of the applicant’s teachers.  
  • The application must include a second reference form that has been completed by a community leader.  
  • All applicants should visit www.philambda.org/nbssd/and sign up for the National Black Scholars Signing Day Program where the 2017 scholarships will be awarded.
The application package can be downloaded HERE The deadline to submit the application packet and recommendation letters is May 12.

Posted April 20, 2017
 
Huntington College Scholarship Sweepstakes
 
Simply text "4000" to "84444" to enter the Sweepstakes drawing.  Standard text messages apply.  Informational Flyer Sweepstakes ends June 30. 

Posted April 10, 2017
 
MCHS Choral Boosters Scholarship - posted February 1 - deadline has been extended to April 21, 2017

Posted April 4, 2017
 
Banners.com $1000 Scholarship Essay 
 
In 500 words or less, submit your essay on "why education is important to you" for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship.  For more information and to apply, please visit www.banners.com/scholarship-application.  The deadline to apply is July 28. 

NC Community Foundation - The Robert Franklin Black Scholarship
 
Individuals between the ages of 16 and 30 who have received or are expecting to receive a high school degree or its equivalent and whose parent or legal guardian is a resident of Durham, Orange, or Wake County, NC. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and adversity the applicant has encountered. The individual must have applied to and be planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning within one year of the application deadline. **PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must show evidence of having overcome adversity and should be certain to address this in their application essay.**  For more information and to apply, please visit www.nccommunityfoundation.org/scholarships/show?id=1205&from=71The deadline to apply is April 15. 

Posted March 30, 2017
 
Alpha Delta Kappa, Alpha Theta Chapter - Miss Margaret and Future Educator Scholarships 

Alpha Delta Kappa is an International Sorority for women educators.  In order to encourage Wake County students to pursue higher educational opportunities, our local chapter, Alpha Theta, is offering two scholarships for high school seniors this spring.

The link with information for the Future Educator and Miss Margaret Scholarships is included below.  The requirements and application form can be found by following these links.  The Future Educator Scholarship is open to any student who will graduate from an accredited high school in Wake County, who expects to enroll in an institution of higher education next fall seeking a degree in education, and who meets the eligibility requirements. The Miss Margaret Scholarship is open to any girl who will graduate from an accredited high school in Wake County, who expects to enroll in an institution of higher education this fall, and who meets the eligibility requirements.

Miss Margaret link is goo.gl/forms/52LxEscqV8 .  Future Educator link is goo.gl/forms/c8atMvM9xY.  The deadline to apply (postmarked) for both is April  22. 


Posted March 28, 2017

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship
 
The scholarship is now open for student-athletes in the Class of 2018.  Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by the IOC or the NFSHSA. To review all requirements and to apply, please visit www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/  The deadline to apply is October 2.   

Posted March 21, 2107
 
Alpha Delta Kappa, Gamma Lambda Chapter - Jane Smith/Brenda Marbell Scholarship 

The Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international fraternal organization for teachers, is sponsoring a scholarship for seniors in the Wake County Public School system. The Jane Smith/Brenda Marbell Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000.00.   

Requirements are:

• Completion of application form
• Applicant must be in the top 25% of the senior class
• Complete, official transcript with first semester grades, test scores, and class rank
• Essay must be written without assistance, accompanied by verification that the essay was begun and completed in the presence of the teacher/counselor of choice
• Letter to Gamma Lambda indicating goals, career plans, and reasons for applying
• Information on school and community activities
• Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a teacher who has taught the applicant

Materials should be mailed to:  

Emily Harkey
7409 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

Please download the application Application. The application deadline is April 15, 2017. The application must be postmarked by April 13, 2017 to be eligible. 


Payback Motorcycle Club. Inc.
 
This scholarship is open to all eligible African American male students planning to pursue a post-secondary education.  The application process includes submitting an essay of no more than 500 words in length on how you will use your education to help other gt and education or "Pay It Forward."  Please download the Application.  The application must be postmarked by April 14.  

Posted March 16, 2017 
 
Raleigh Jaycees - Nomination Required 

Established by the Raleigh Jaycees in 2003, the following scholarships promote student achievement for those who have demonstrated “Leadership Development through Community Service.” Students must be nominated by an Administrator, Guidance Counselor, or Teacher from his or her current high school, or an Employer or Community Service Supervisor. The nomination is done via the letter of recommendation. Criteria include merit, character, leadership and community activities.  Please review the information letter requirements closely as well as select the appropriate application. Information 4 year College Application Technical or Community College Application The deadline to apply is May 31. 


Triangle Community Foundation - Citrix Scholarship
 
Triangle Community Foundation is excited to announce its newest scholarship opportunity, the Citrix Scholarship. Citrix is renewing its commitment to diversity and partnering with Triangle Community Foundation to support students pursuing STEM careers at historically black colleges and universities in the Triangle area. We are accepting applications from students who will be:  
  • Enrolled for the 2017-2018 academic year  
  • Attending North Carolina Central University, Shaw University, or St. Augustine's University  
  • Majoring (or planning to major) in a STEM and/or computer science field

Scholarships will be valued at $5,000 per year ($2,500 per semester) for up to four years, and can be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board and one-time computer purchase at one of the three eligible schools. Recipients must remain enrolled in a STEM and/or computer science major at an eligible school and maintain a 2.5 GPA to continue receiving their scholarship.  

To access the eligibility criteria and application instructions, please visit trianglecf.org/award/citrix-scholarship/.  The deadline to apply is June 1.  


Posted March 15, 2016

North State Law Enforcement Officers Association Scholarship
 
The North State Law Enforcement Officers Association scholarship is for a student who is a North Carolina resident and will be matriculating into a postsecondary institution in the fall of 2017 with intent of studying criminal justice or a related field. Please click the following link to download Application.  The deadline to apply is June 1.

Pupusas for Education 

Pupusas for Education is a non-profit committed to supporting undocumented students pursuing higher education. Through last dollar scholarships, we hope to support undocumented students through the financial barriers that exist which impede them from attending college. We hope to address the opportunity gap undocumented students may experience through providing mentorship and guidance so they can successfully complete college.

The Scholarship will be awarded annually to two high school seniors who will graduate in the spring semester and plan to enroll in a 2-year or 4-year institution in the fall. The recipients of the scholarship will receive $1,000 per year for the duration of their program (contingent upon meeting yearly eligibility requirements).  For more information and to apply, please visit pupusasforeducation.typeform.com/to/KfDgGx  The deadline to apply is March 31. 


Posted March 14, 2017
 
Genworth Veterans Scholarship 

The Genworth Veterans Scholarship provides a financial education award to the child of a current or former member of the U.S. Military.  Genworth will award three $1,000 non-renewable scholarships.  The scholarships will be awarded to students who have exemplified excellence through their school work and community service.  This scholarship is intended to highlight the achievements of excellent students and to honor the service of veterans in our community. Students will be rewarded for their leadership as shown through their values and actions both in the classroom and in their service to others. 

Eligibility Criteria  

  • Will graduate from high school spring of 2017  
  • Will attend a four year college or university, junior college or trade school in the upcoming academic year  
  • Must be the child of a veteran who was honorably discharged from the armed forces or who is still a serving member of the active or reserve components  
  • Must provide suitable documentation which establishes the family member’s service and honorable discharge status.  (DD-214, discharge certificate or other applicable documents) Please redact sensitive information i.e., social security numbers.

Information and application can be found at the following links Instructions Application.  The deadline to apply is April 14.   


Posted March 13, 2017
 
Society of American Military Engineers 
 
The Fort Bragg Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) again has college scholarships it will award.  The total scholarship fund for 2017 is estimated at $12,000.  Scholarships will be awarded to the most deserving applicants based on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, and their desire to pursue an engineering based degree in college.  To be eligible for a scholarship the applicant must meet the following requirements within an engineering, architectural, or construction management curriculum:  
  • Be a high school senior who has been accepted, or is planning to enroll, at an accredited college or university,  
  • Have a minimum of a B average (3.0 on 4.0 scale), whether high school or college.  
  • Provide a completed application form with all required supporting information.  

To apply, please download the Scholarship Application. Informational Letter The deadline to apply is April 14.  


Posted March 9, 2017

Always Up Scholarship -  To begin application process, Student and Parent must notify SERA INC by Friday, March 10.  Please email quintin.murphy@southeastraleigh.org. 

We are looking for 20 high school seniors who live in Wake County to apply for our Always Up Scholarship. "Your child may be eligible for a college scholarship award to assist with college expenses of up to 2,500.00 as well as an all-expense paid trip to California to meet with other scholarship recipients from all over the country and the Founder of the "All Ways Up Foundation".   

To apply for the scholarship to student must meet the following qualifications. 

1. Complete SERA INC student ambassador form. This will indicate that the student agrees to become part of the Student Ambassador meeting focus group. This group meets 1x a month to discuss various social justice topics and receive training presentations in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, College Focus, Finance, etc. They must also volunteer 1x during the  Dancing in the Park fitness event which are on Monday evenings from 6pm to 730. Students may choose their volunteer date.

2.Below are the additional scholarship requirements. 

3.To enroll , refer back to step one to begin the process. and request phone interview 

4. Must be a current high school senior

5. Minimum 2.5 cumulative gpa

6. Planning to enroll in a 4-year college or university in the fall of 2017

7. Be affiliated with an All Ways Up community partner (Southeast Raleigh Youth Ambassador )

8. Must be available to attend the UP Through Education Summit in LA from 6/25 - 6/29; 7/15 All expenses for the Summits will be covered by the Foundation. 


Posted March 8, 2017

Delta Sigma Theta - Western Wake Alumnae Chapter Scholarship 

The Western Wake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is committed to helping young men and women succeed academically. This includes ensuring that students have access to the financial resources they need to obtain a college education. Scholarships are available to high school seniors who live in the following Western Wake Alumnae Chapter service areas: Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs and Morrisville in Wake County. To be eligible to receive an award, recipients must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, university, or community college during the 2017-2018 academic year. Verification of enrollment must be provided. 

Applications must include the following items:  

  • Completed Application Form  
  • Transcripts (photocopy of official transcripts is acceptable) 
  • Copy of letter of acceptance from college, university or vocational institution that applicant will attend, or statement explaining acceptance.  
  • Verification of at least 50 community service hours within the last year & at least 100 community service hours within your high school career.  
  • 500 word essay 
  • Two letters of recommendation (reference form required).   

For more information, please click the following link Scholarship Information  Application  The deadline to apply is April 24.


Raleigh Engineer's Club - for rising freshmen engineering students at NC State 

The Raleigh Engineer’s Club is now accepting applications for the 2017 Raleigh Engineer’s Club scholarship.  The Raleigh Engineer’s Club (REC) has been in existence since 1926.  The Club seeks to promote the Engineering field through monthly technical meetings and support of those pursuing a future in the Engineering discipline.  Our members have a diverse background of Engineering disciplines and represent several companies located in the Raleigh area.  

One of the most rewarding civic responsibilities of the Club is to provide a scholarship to a current Wake County Public High School Senior who has been accepted into the College of Engineering at NC State University.  The scholarship is valued at one semester of tuition at the in-state tuition rate.  Money to fund the scholarship is provided by Member donations, Member employer matching grants and a $500 grant from the North Carolina Society of Engineers.  
 
For more information, please refer to the following links Information Letter and Address Scholarship Questionnaire Financial Aid Release Form  The deadline to apply is April 21.

Posted March 7, 2017
 
Derek Davis Memorial Scholarship
 

Derek Davis was a husband, father of four, devoted man of faith, an incredible runner, and a wonderful person with a generous heart possessed by few in this world. Tragically, Derek left this world on April 27th, 2015 from injuries sustained after being hit by a car while on an early morning run with his wife, Amanda. However, his story doesn’t end there. On April 30th, 2015, Derek inspired hundreds of people (most of whom did not know him) to complete a tribute run to the site of the accident. It was there the runners dropped flowers, shoes, shirts, pictures and signs to honor Derek’s spirit. 

The Derek Davis Memorial 5k Run was born from the energy and atmosphere of that evening. All proceeds from this race helped to fund the Derek Davis Memorial Foundation. The DDMF provides college scholarships for high school cross country runners. Derek is undoubtedly proud that his legacy will help others achieve their life goals. 

This scholarship is open to current high school seniors who have run Cross Country for a Wake County Public High School.  To download the application, please visit http://hollyspringsrunclub.com/races/derek-davis-memorial-run-5k/derek-davis-memorial-scholarship-application/ The deadline to apply is April 15.


Joseph M. Dooley Scholarship
 

The $500 Joseph M. Dooley Scholarship was created recently by a practicing personal injury attorney who wants to help highly qualified college students to pay for their college expenses. As you surely know, the price of a college education can be overwhelming, and Mr. Dooley does not believe that anyone should be prevented from receiving an advanced degree due to the cost. His hope is that this scholarship will help to defer some of your expenses to make your educational path a bit smoother.

The $500 Joseph M. Dooley Scholarship is available to high school students who are about to embark on their college career, as well as students currently pursuing their bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Transfer students also are welcome to apply, and we extend a special invitation to all minority candidates as well.  As Mr. Dooley stated recently: “I am really pleased to offer the Joseph M. Dooley Scholarship each year to highly motivated college students, whatever their major. Thank you for your interest, and I hope to read your application essay soon!” This $500 scholarship shall be offered each summer starting in 2016. 

Mr. Dooley has a great appreciation for the challenges of paying for a college education today. After all, college tuition costs continue to rise faster than inflation, and paying for college without incurring a large amount of debt is so important. Mr. Dooley hopes that this scholarship will help you to finance your education so that you can advance your professional career. For more information and to apply, please visit http://josephdooleylaw.com/scholarship-application-for-students/ The deadline to apply is March 15. 


Posted March 6, 2017
 
Friends of the Page-Walker Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Friends of the Page-Walker Scholarship, which is a one-time grant awarded to a high school senior residing in Cary.

The Friends’ Scholarship was established in 2012 to advance our mission of enriching the community by serving as guardians for the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, by advocating preservation of Cary historic sites, by archiving history and facilitating history education, and by promoting the cultural arts.

The $1000 award is given to a high school senior who is a Cary resident, and may be used for any educational-related expenses.  For more information, please visit http://friendsofthepagewalkerhotel.wildapricot.org/scholarship/The deadline to apply is May 9. 


Posted March 2, 2017
 
Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation 

The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, Incorporated exists as the philanthropic arm of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. The Kappa Foundation of Cary was established in 2009 as a non-profit, tax exempt, publicly supported organization.  Through gifts provided by our community donors and the contributions from members of Kappa Alpha Psi, we are pleased to announce the availability of four (4) scholarships ranging from $500 - $1500.   

Eligibility criteria:  

  • High school seniors who are African-American or of African-American descent 
  • Will graduate with a minimum grade point average of 2.80 in 2017  
  • Attend Apex, Athens Drive, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Green Hope, Holly Springs, Middle Creek, or Panther Creek or whose primary residence is in Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, and Fuquay-Varina   
  • Will study full-time at an accredited two or four-year institution in the fall of 2017.  

To apply, please visit http://www.carykappas.com/Kappa-Foundation-of-Cary-Scholarship-Application.html The deadline to apply is April 21. 


Posted February 24, 2017 

NCACTE Guidance and Career Development Division Scholarship 

The purpose of the NCACTE Guidance and Career Development Division Scholarship is to assist the recipient during his/her higher education by subsidizing the cost of attending a community college or university. The scholarship is available on a competitive basis to graduating high school students who have taken Career and Technical Education courses and achieved the status of a CTE completer.

Award amount: $1,000 nonrenewable.  Six (6) scholarships to be awarded (one per region in North Carolina)
 
Eligibility:  
  • Applicant must be a high school senior with a CTE concentration. 
  • Applicant must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited four-year college/university, community college, or technical school for Fall 2017 with a CTE related major.  
  • Applicant must have a minimum high school weighted grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://ncacte.wufoo.com/forms/xz8r78k13lxd4r/  The deadline to apply is April 15. 


The 2017 CVA Young Cary Artists Scholarship Program 

Cary Visual Art, Inc. is pleased to announce the CVA Young Cary Artists Scholarship Program. The scholarship will be awarded to deserving high school seniors who have displayed artistic excellence, demonstrated extensive service to the artists in their school or community, and who plan to further their education in any of the visual arts, including: 

Fine Art, Architecture, Photography, Art History, Product Design, Landscape Design, Art Education, Graphic Arts, Commercial Art, Fashion Design, 3-D Design, Other Visual Arts

The amount of this scholarship will be $2,500. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of artistic merit, community involvement, leadership potential, and extracurricular activities. Proof of college admittance is required before the scholarship is paid. All scholarship recipients are required to attend CVA's Scholarship Award Ceremony in summer 2017. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college/university of choice. Late applications or materials will not be considered.

Applicants must: 
1. Reside in the town of Cary or attend a high school in Cary. 
2. Be a high school senior. 
3. Be majoring in visual art in college. 
4. Successfully complete the attached application and also be available for an interview if requested. 
5. Submit completed application including support materials on or before March 20, 2017.

MCHS is considered as a school in Cary.  To download the application please visit http://caryvisualart.wufoo.com/forms/qddlvly13poe7e/ The deadline to apply is March 20.  


Posted February 22, 2017 

BBB Torch Scholarships
 
Torch Scholarships are given to college-bound high school juniors, seniors, and college undergraduates who reside or attend school within BBB of Eastern North Carolina's. Scholarship prizes totaling $14,000 will be awarded.

Spring 2017 Torch Scholarships Awards:

  • $1,000 Air Experts BBB Torch Scholarship 
  • $1,000 Air Works BBB Torch Scholarship 
  • $1,000 Student of Ethics BBB Torch Scholarship  
  • $1,000 J. Kenneth Lesley Memorial Torch Scholarship* 
    • This is a need-based scholarship. Additional information is below.  
  • $2,000 National Pawn BBB Torch Scholarship 
  • $2,000 National Pawn BBB Torch Scholarship 
  • $1,000 NC Rebuild, Inc. BBB Torch Scholarship  
  • $5,000 Student of Ethics BBB Torch Scholarship

To be eligible, students must submit:  

  • Completed Application 
  • Essay  
  • Transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted)  
  • Letter of Recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business

For more information and to download the application, please visit  http://www.bbb.org/raleigh-durham/educational-foundation/torch-scholarships/ The deadline to apply is April 3, 5 p.m. 


Dr. James E. Hedrick, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This one-time scholarship is being offered for high school seniors graduating in June 2017 with an interest in pursuing a career in education, with special emphasis given to future educators with a strong interest in athletic coaching.  This scholarship recognizes outstanding high school students from schools in the Wake County Public School System that have PTA or PTSA units that are members of the Wake County PTA Council. If you are uncertain as to whether your school’s PTA/PTSA unit is a member of the Wake County PTA Council, please check with your unit president or treasurer to determine your eligibility to apply.

The awards, which may vary in size from $1,000 up to $5,000 in value, will be announced in May 2017. Award checks will be issued in June 2017, and these checks will be made payable to both the scholarship winner and the winner’s post-secondary school. Therefore, the student(s) receiving these scholarships will need to work with the Bursar’s office at their post-secondary school to ensure that the funds are appropriately applied to the student’s account.

This scholarship application must be completed online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HedrickScholarship2017

Please work on your initial draft of the scholarship application outside of the Survey Monkey tool, as Survey Monkey will only allow you to submit one application. You cannot save your progress and come back to the application, but rather it must be done all in one sitting once you’ve opened the Survey Monkey tool.  For ease of application, we recommend that applicants consider writing responses in Word for the entire question set. Give yourself a chance a review and edit while your responses are still in Word. Once you’re satisfied with the response, then copy and paste them into the Survey Monkey application tool.  To down load the application and review/complete prior to completing in Survey Monkey, please click the following link ApplicationThe application is due April 16th, 2017 at 9 PM. 


Posted February 16, 2017
 
Couch Oil Cares Scholarship 

The Couch Oil Cares Scholarship Program is an effort to help local students with the costs of higher education. Again this year, Couch Oil is teaming up with the Durham Bulls to award scholarships to four deserving high school seniors. This $1,000 scholarship is available to students who have been accepted into either a four-year or community college and reside in a 12-county area surrounding the Triangle. For more information and to apply, please visit  http://www.couchoilcompany.com/about/couch-oil-cares/  The deadline to apply is July 15.  


Posted February 14, 2017

Rotary Club of the Capital City - Robert Styres Scholarship 
 
This scholarship is nomination only.  If you would like to be nominated, please speak with Mrs. Gillespie before March 15, 2017.
While academic achievement is important, the scholarship is not necessarily intended for the student with the highest GPA.  Rather, the Rotary Club strives to select a person with good grades, who is a hard worker, and who may have overcome some adversity along the way.  The value of the scholarship is $4000 per year, renewable for four years.  To view the application, please click on the following link Nomination Form.  Please do not complete the form until after you speak with Mrs. Gillespie.

Posted February 10, 2017 
 
Holly Springs Newcomers and Friends Scholarship - Deadline Extended Until March 31
 
The Holly Springs Newcomers and Friends Club awards one $500 scholarship to a student graduating from Fuquay-Varina High School, Holly Springs High School or Middle Creek High School who plans to pursue a technical career path or certificate program at an accredited North Carolina school.  For application instructions and to apply please click the following link Instructions and Application  The completed application is due to Mrs. Woynicz in Student Services by 2:00 PM, March 22. 

Posted February 8, 2017
 
Alpha Delta Kappa - Hammond-Hill Scholarship 

The local Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is offering scholarships to Wake County Public School System seniors who plan on entering the field of education.  For application instructions and to access the application form, please click the following link Instructions and Application. The deadline for the application package to be received is April 10.  


Posted February 7, 2017 

Project Yellow Light 
 
Hunter Garner had a dry wit, a wicked sense of humor and a creative mind. He loved music, running and had many friends from all walks of life. He died in a car crash on June 10, 2007. He was 16 years old.  Hunter was my first born, my only son. I pretty much died that day too; the moment we got the news of the crash that killed him and his good friend, the driver of the car. It had the same impact on my husband, Lowell and our daughter, Alex. Needless to say, we are forever changed.

As a legacy to Hunter, we founded Project Yellow Light - a short film scholarship competition created to honor him and to put a stop to the number-one killer of teens and young adults in America, in fact the globe - car crashes.  There is no one better than you to warn your peers of the dangers of distracted driving. You can communicate with one another in a voice and in a way that resonates and connects. You have a powerful, sincere voice that has a huge impact. You can make a difference.  And what better way to influence your friends and peers than with a message you create, using the similar wonderful imagination and creativity Hunter possessed. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.projectyellowlight.com/about  The deadline to apply is April 1. 


Society of Exploration
 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the SEG offers a range of different scholarship opportunities. Funds provided may be applied to tuition, books, and fees.  Scholarships range from $500 to $14,000 USD per academic year; average awards are approximately $2,500. The number of scholarships available depends chiefly upon the number of sponsors and the amounts they contribute. SEG scholarships have been sent to universities all over the world.

 
Eligibility Criteria:  
  • SEG Scholarships are based on merit.  
  • To qualify, you must be a student who is either
    • Attending high school and planning to enter college next fall; 
    • An undergraduate or graduate college student whose grades are above average. 
    • Intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.

For more information, please visit http://seg.org/Scholarships  The deadline to apply is March 1. 


Posted February 6, 2017 

State Farm Foundation - Good Neighbors Scholarship Program
 
The State Farm Companies Foundation believes all children deserve an education that helps them reach their potential and prepares them for life.  Our support goes to programs that provide students the instruction, resources, and support they need to succeed. The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who plan to attend college, technical, or vocational school, but may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without such aid and often do not qualify for other scholarships.  The program is administered by Scholarship America.

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:  
  • Must be a high school senior who will graduate at the end of the 2016-17 school year*

*Children of employees, agents, and retirees of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (the "Company") and children of employees of the Company's subsidiaries and affiliates who are otherwise eligible may apply for scholarships, but they will not receive any preferences. Disqualified persons of the Foundation (within the meaning of Section 4946(a)(1) of the Code) will not be eligible for scholarships. 

  • Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2017-2018 academic year 
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 to 3.20 on a 4.00 scale (or its equivalent)  
  • Be a U.S. citizen 
  • Demonstrate financial need

What will be awarded? 

  • Up to fifty (50) selected recipients will receive a $2,500 award. 
  • Awards may be renewed up to one additional year based on maintaining satisfactory academic performance and full-time enrollment. 
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.scholarsapply.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/   The deadline to apply is March 2. 


Posted February 2, 2017

Drake Davis Foundation 
 
The Drake Davis Scholarship is awarded in memory of Drake Davis.  Drake committed suicide in 2006 and the Drake Davis Foundation, Inc. was formed to create an opportunity to raise awareness and prevention of suicide.  Our theme is Speak up - Reach out®.  Each year the Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors who exemplify outstanding qualities in leadership, character and community service. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.drakedavis.com/scholarship.html.The deadline to apply is April 1.

Life Happens - Life Lessons Scholarship Program  

Life Lessons Scholarship Program is open to college students and college-bound high school seniors (between ages 17 - 24) who have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian.  To review the application details and to apply, please visit http://www.lifehappens.org/life-lessons-scholarship-program/life-lessons-scholarship-application/. The deadline to apply is March 1.


Posted February 1, 2017 
 
MCHS Choral Music Scholarship
 
The scholarship is established to reward graduating seniors for outstanding achievement in the Choral Music program.  The amount of the scholarship is $1000.  Please click the following link for scholarship criteria and application. Choral Scholarship Criteria and Application  The deadline to apply and turn in the application to Student Services is April 6th.

NCCU Raleigh-Wake Alumni Chapter – Muriel Brown Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who plan on majoring in Education, preferably Early Childhood Education.  For more information and to apply, please click the following link Muriel Brown Requirements and Application The deadline to apply is April 16. 


Triangle Community Foundation - Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County
 
The Achievement Scholarship Fund for Refugees and Immigrants in Wake County will provide financial awards for refugee and immigrant high school graduates who reside in Wake County to continue their education in a post-secondary setting.  The goal is to support these students on a pathway to finding meaningful employment and becoming contributory members of their communities and adopted country.

Scholarships will range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year, for up to four years and can be used at any accredited public, private, technical college or university in the state of North Carolina.  A minimum of four awards will be made each year. To review the criteria and to apply, please visit http://trianglecf.org/award/achievement-scholarship-for-refugees-and-immigrants-of-wake-county/   The deadline to apply is March 31. 


Posted January 26, 2017 
 
North Carolina Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation 
 
The NC Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation was established to provide scholarships to deserving students who indicate a desire to enter the accounting profession.  The following link will direct you to the scholarship eligibility requirements and application NC Society of Accountants Information and Application.  The deadline to apply is April 15.

Posted January 23, 2017
 
Cary Rotary Club 

The Cary Rotary Club is committed to improving literacy and leadership among young people in our community.  The Cary Rotary College Scholarship Award recognizes one local high school senior with $1,000 per year for a full-time student that is renewable for a maximum of three additional years, depending upon satisfactory progress, for a total scholarship award of $4,000. 

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of service in the community, leadership, and financial need.  Please click the following link for all requirements and the application Information and Application A completed application and supporting material must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee no later than Wednesday, March 1.


North Carolina Central University Alumni Association National Scholarship  
 
The North Carolina Central University Alumni Association, Inc. offers several “National Alumni Scholarships” to students at North Carolina Central University. These scholarships vary in amount and may be renewable annually for up to four years. Recipients of these awards are designated as National Alumni Scholars.  Since the alumni of North Carolina Central University are traditionally committed to high academic achievement and service to society, it follows that the purpose of the National Alumni Scholarship Program will be to assist North Carolina Central University in attracting to its campus outstanding students who exhibit high academic, citizenship and leadership characteristics, and desire to contribute positively to the quality of study and life at the University. Only those who have at least 3.0 “B” weighted grade point average and a SAT/ACT (Math/Reading/Writing) score of 1210/17 or above will be considered for alumni scholarships.

Though the majority of National Alumni Scholarship awards made annually will be to incoming freshmen students, applications are acceptable from any student, regardless of classification or academic interest. All Alumni Scholars are required to carry a full class load as deemed appropriate by the University. National Alumni Scholars are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average equal to a 3.0 “B” each academic year, complete at least 24 volunteer hours within the NCCU Alumni House, become a member of the NCCU Pre-Alumni Club, and attend at least one Alumni Association National Meeting (Annual/Council/Convention). The progress of these scholars will be reviewed at the end of each academic year by the Alumni Association’s Scholarship Committee. Under certain circumstances, the assistance of faculty members will be sought to help these students achieve and maintain the minimum average for continuation of the scholarship.  

National Alumni Scholars will be selected from a variety of backgrounds and interests. Students with special talents (athletes, performing artists, etc.) may be given special consideration; however, the minimum scholastic average will not be waived for these students. Financial need will not be the primary criterion in determining the recipients for these scholarships.  To review all application requirements and to download the application, please click on the following link NCCU National Scholarship ApplicationThe deadline for receiving all application materials and renewal applications is March 15th (postmarked).  


North Carolina Central University  - Raleigh Wake Alumni Chapter
 
The Raleigh-Wake Alumni Chapter is accepting scholarship applications.  At a minimum, the student must:
  • Have been accepted into NCCU, 
  • A graduating senior,
  • A resident of Wake County,
  • At least a 2.5 GPA, and
  • Scored 900 or greater on the SAT or equivalent test.
To review all the application requirements and to down load the application, please click on the following link NCCU Raleigh-Wake Alumni Chapter Scholarship ApplicationThe deadline to apply  (postmarked by) is April 16.

Posted January 18, 2017
 
Sigma Pi Phi Gamma Sigma Boule College Award 
 
This College Award is granted annually to a Wake County high school graduate. One award is granted to a graduate who has been accepted and is attending Shaw University and one award is granted to a graduate who has been accepted and is attending Saint Augustine’s University, beginning the fall term immediately following the student’s high school graduation. Click the following link to download application.  Application   

Posted January 17, 2017 
 
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

We are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.  The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.

Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

For more information, please visit http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com  The deadline to apply is June 12.


Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities

The Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities has funding from the City of Raleigh to award two scholarships for $1000 each to assist persons with documented disabilities in their pursuit of academic and vocational endeavors.  The academic scholarship is to be awarded to a person with a disability who is pursuing an educational goal.  This scholarship is designed to assist with tuition, books, fees, and/or special equipment for undergraduate course work from an accredited institution.   The vocational scholarship is to assist an individual with a disability to pursue a vocational education.  This money may be applied to the purchase of items such as tools, special equipment or tuition and fees to enhance and sustain employment opportunities.  

Applicants must be residents of the city of Raleigh and must be enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited undergraduate post secondary school, college, trade school or other institution of higher learning.   The selection of scholarship recipients shall be based upon academic performance, financial need, character, school, work and community activities, honors, ability to express him/herself in written form, personal motivation and/or leadership potential.  
 
Click the following link to download the Application . The Scholarship Application must be received by May 31.  Mail application to:

Housing and Neighborhoods Department

Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities

Attn: Lori Millette

Scholarship Selection Committee

One City Plaza

421 Fayetteville Street

Raleigh, NC  27602  


The Phebe Harlan Emmons Grant-In Aid

The Phebe Harlan Emmons Grant-in-Aid of $1,000 is a gift from the Gamma Eta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.  This Grant-in-Aid is given in memory of Gamma Eta Chapter member, Phebe Harlan Emmons, a Kinston native who was active in her community, the state, and who was the only member to date to serve as President of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.  She was a key woman educator, dedicated to all facets of education and the educator’s arena, always making a difference in every area. 

Qualifications:  

  • Young woman, who is graduating from an accredited Wake County High School
  • Planning to attend a four-year college or university in North Carolina 
  • Seeking a degree in Education 
Other criteria that will be considered in the final selection:  
  • Academic Achievement  
  • Character 
  • Extracurricular Activities 
  • Commitment to further education  
  • Demonstrated commitment to the service of others

For additional application criteria, please click the following link Description and Criteria   To download the application, please click here ApplicationThe deadline to apply is April 7.


Wake Country Public School System – Future Teachers

The Future Teachers Program is a recruitment initiative aimed at developing WCPSS’ internal student talent.  Future teachers participants are WCPSS high school graduates who intend to pursue careers in education and who plan to commit to teaching with WCPSS upon completion of their teachers preparation programs.  

Future Teachers Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a graduating WCPSS high school senior 
  • Gain admittance to a college or university for the Fall 2017 semester 
  • Intend to pursue a K-12 teaching career with WCPSS in one of the following licensure areas: 
    • Birth to Kindergarten  
    • Career and Technical Education 
    • Elementary Education  
    • English/Language Arts 
    • English Second Language 
    • Math 
    • Science 
    • Social Studies 
    • Special Education 
    • World Languages

For application details, please visit http://www.wcpss.net/Page/20672The deadline to apply is March 31.  


Posted January 10, 2017 
 
Negative Population Growth 2017 Essay Scholarship Contest 

Negative Population Growth (NPG), a national membership organization devoted to population issues, invites students to compete in our annual Essay Scholarship Contest. The contest is open to high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior enrolled in an official undergraduate program of study for the fall 2017 semester. The purpose of organization educates the American public and elected officials regarding the damaging effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources, and quality of life.

Eligibility:  

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident. 
  • Applicant must be a senior in high school or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior enrolled in an official undergraduate program of study for the fall 2017 semester. 
  • Applicant must be 14 years old or older. 
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in or attending an accredited school within the United States or operated overseas by the U.S. government, for the fall 2017 semester.  
  • Applicant must sign and date the Application Form. (A parent or guardian signature is also required for all applicants under 18.) 
  • Relatives of employees or directors of NPG are not eligible. 

Applicants must write an essay on the following topic, between 500 and 750 words, in 12-14 pt. the font in an MSWord document or an MS Word compatible file on the prompt:

“President Donald Trump and the more than 50 new Members of the 115th Congress should learn about the critical issue of U.S. population size and growth.  Students are requested to provide NPG with a three- to five-point plan to educate these freshmen legislators about the sources of U.S. population growth, as well as policy suggestions to slow, halt, and eventually reverse our growth in order to preserve America’s environment, economy, natural resources, and quality of life.”

To review the submission details and apply please visit http://usascholarships.com/npg-2017-essay-scholarship-contest/?PR=1  The deadline to apply is April 21.


Posted January 6, 2017

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) 

The NJROTC Scholarship Program offers students the opportunity to earn their degree and receive valuable leadership and management skills while enjoying the benefits of an exciting career. The basic requirements and benefits of this outstanding program are listed below.

SELECTED APPLICANTS RECEIVE:

  • Full tuition and other financial benefits worth up to $180,000. NROTC Units are located at Duke, UNC-CH and NCSU in North Carolina and at more than 153 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities. 
  • $250-$400 per month tax-free spending money.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a US Citizen 
  • Be 17 years of age by Sept. 1, of the first year of college. 
  • Not older than 23 by June 30 of the year you start college. 
  • Complete high school/equivalent certificate 
  • Take the ACT or SAT test prior to deadline and receive at least the minimum scores listed below:
    • ACT:  Math=21+, English=22+
    • SAT:  Math=520+, Verbal=530+ 
  • Top 10%0f class is still eligible if minimum SAT/ACT scores are not achieved. (Test must be taken by all applicants.)

NJROTC OPTIONS:

  • Navy 
  • Nurse Corps (must major in a nursing program leading to a BSN)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Major in any field 
  • Take normal course load required for degree 
  • Enroll in two Naval Science courses per year 
  • Complete the following courses: *Calculus, *Physics, *Computer Science (1 term), *National Security Policy/U.S. Military Affairs, English Grammar & Composition.   *Not required for Nurse NROTC

MILITARY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS:

  • No obligation for first year of college 
  • Upon completion of degree, receive commission as Ensign in the Navy Reserve 
  • Four-year active duty obligation for Nurse Program 
  • Five-year active duty obligation for all other Programs

Competition for Scholarships is keen.  The higher your scores are, the better your chances are of being awarded a prestigious NROTC scholarship. Please visit http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/  to apply.  The deadline is January 17.  Mrs. Smith (Career Development Counselor) is available to answer questions.


Stampede Club
 
MCHS senior student athletes are encouraged to apply for one of ten $1,000 Stampede Club Scholarships awarded annually. The application can be downloaded by either:
The deadline to apply and hand in the application to Mrs. Woynicz in Student Services is April 18.  

Posted January 5, 2017

 
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship 

Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:  

  • A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics 
  • A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
Competition eligibility:

This scholarship competition is open to all U.S. high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

To review the requirements and access the application, please visit http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2017-aspiring-nurse-scholarship  The deadline to apply is June 30. 


Posted January 4, 2017 

 
Hugh Morson Memorial Scholarship
 
The Hugh Morson Memorial Scholarship provides scholarships to deserving students who are selected through the committee process.  Applicants, at a minimum, must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • High school senior
  • Residents of the City of Raleigh, NC
  • Demonstrate academic achievement and financial need
  • Demonstrate traits of higher personal character and leadership
  • Must attend an accredited, public or private, four-year college or university 
 To review the Questions and Answers about this scholarship please click the following link Q & A.  All applications must be completed online at http://www.csascholars.org/, click on "Scholarships" on toolbar and scroll to "Morson, Hugh" and click on the link to start your application.  The deadline to apply is February 6.

KPGM Future Leaders Scholarship and Program
 
The KPMG Future Leaders Program is an annual charitable initiative focused on developing future generations of women leaders. Funded by proceeds from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, the program affords top female high school seniors, selected by the Office of Condoleezza Rice, the opportunity to enhance their personal growth through college scholarships, a leadership development retreat at Stanford University, a mentor for one year, and an introduction to golf.
 
The program’s main purpose is to help these young women continue to build a strong foundation and instill the confidence and leadership ability they need to succeed in college and ultimately in their long-term careers. The Future Leaders selected receive: • A KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship of $10,000 per year for 4 years of college • A three-day KPMG Future Leaders Retreat with Condoleezza Rice at Stanford University from July 17-19, 2017. The retreat will focus on leadership training, career development skills and an introduction to golf clinic • A pairing with a mentor for one year through the KPMG Future Leaders Mentoring Program, the mentor being a female executive leader that attended the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, from whom they can seek guidance and support during their freshman year of college.

Applicant criteria includes:

• High school senior girl planning to enroll in a 4-year undergraduate program for the upcoming fall semester
• Proven track record of academic excellence and leadership potential • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
• Interest in a business or STEM academic track
• Active in the community
• Demonstrates a significant financial need

For more information and application, please download information found at the following link Application .The deadline to apply is January 30. 


NC Bar Association – Scholarship for Children of NC Law Enforcement Officers

The North Carolina Bar Association is seeking applications from students who qualify for their Law Enforcement Officer scholarship.  

Eligibility requirements:

  • You are the natural, adopted or step-child of a North Carolina Law Enforcement Officer who was permanently disabled or slain in the line of duty
  • You must make your first application before you reach your 27th birthday. 
  • At the time you receive the scholarship, you must be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student for admission in a college, vocational training school or other educational institution, approved by the Scholarship Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association. 

For additional information and to apply, please visit http://www.ncbar.org/members/divisions/young-lawyers and scroll to the box that says “Scholarship Application Open Until April 4” and click on “View more.”  The deadline to apply is April 4. 


State Employees' Credit Union 
State Employees’ Credit Union members, via the SECU Foundation, are committed to the Credit Union philosophy of “People Helping People.” Since 2004, the People Helping People Scholarship program has provided over $50 million in educational funding throughout North Carolina. SECU Foundation will again be providing funding for scholarships in 2017.  Each regular public high school  in North Carolina will receive one (1) scholarship valued at $10,000 (payable @ $1,250 per semester) to attend one of the 16 constituent campuses of the UNC System. 

Each application will be reviewed by the MCHS Scholarship Committee.  The committee will select one recipient.  

Please note, for the first stage of the application, we are only requiring the completed application.  Additional components of the application such as photograph, college acceptance letter, etc., will be requested only if you are the selected student. 

When completed, save as a word document and email to Mrs. Woynicz, awoynicz@wcpss.net, from your student email account no later than April 3.   Please click on the following link to access the application Application and Eligibility Requirements

Should you have any questions, please see Mrs. Woynicz in Student Services. 

Applications submitted directly to the SECU will NOT be accepted.  


Posted January 3, 2017 

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) Scholarship 
 
The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional association composed of African Americans in the energy industry.  Through its Scholarship Program, the Association seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields.  By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.
 
Eligibility - Candidates for an AABE scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Have, minimally, an overall “B” unweighted academic average (3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale). 
  • Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities. 
  • Plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, and engineering or mathematics fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector. 
  • Be a member of one of a class or group of individuals who has been historically underrepresented in the sciences, technology, engineering and math related disciplines.

To access the application and additional requirements, please click on the following link and scroll down to North Carolina http://www.aabe.org/index.php?component=pages&id=4

Applications must be postmarked by February 3.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund
 

HSF General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

  • Graduating High School Seniors 
  • Community College Transfer Students 
  • Undergraduate Students 
  • Graduate Students

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage 
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students 
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students 
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)  
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA) 
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

The application opens January 5 and can be accessed by visiting http://www.hsf.net/en_US/scholarship  The deadline to apply is March 30.  


Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship 

One of the Intertech Foundation’s focuses is the inspiration of young people towards the building of science, engineering and technology skills. To further that pursuit, the Foundation has announced their 2017 STEM scholarship for students interested in pursuing careers as professional software developers. This opportunity is aimed at current college students or college-bound high school seniors, who have excelled in the areas of Math and Science, to pursue college studies in the area of computer science.

This non-renewable scholarship* (only awarded for one year to any scholarship recipient), in the amount of $2500, will be available for college or high school applicants starting January 1st, 2017. To be eligible, the student must possess:  

  • Cumulative high school or college GPA of 3.3 or better 
  • An intent to study computer science 
  • Currently enrolled at or accepted to an accredited college or university within the US (not required at time of application)**

To apply, students must be ready to submit the following (only complete applications will be considered):  

  • Official high school transcript (sent directly from student’s high school to the Intertech Foundation)** 
  • Resume describing any extracurricular activities and employment experience 
  • Two letters of recommendation (one of which should be from a Math or Science teacher familiar with the student) 
  • Copy of official college/university acceptance letter (not required at time of application)*** 
  • One-page essay describing the students work ethic and what they hope to accomplish in the "real world" after graduation from college 
  • Experience with the National First Robotic Challenge (not required)

For all application requirements, please visit http://www.intertech.com/about/foundation/scholarship  and scroll to the bottom of the page.  The deadline to apply is March 15.


The League Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship
 
The LEAGUE Foundation provides financial resources for America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer high school seniors entering their first year of  institutions of higher learning.  The scholarship application opens annually in January and closes in April with awards distributed in the summer of each year. Since 1996, LEAGUE Foundation has awarded 120 college scholarships totaling $251,000 to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) graduating US High School Students based on the following achievements: a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited US college or university.

Originally, the Foundation began as a grass-roots organization with the generous support of LEAGUE Members (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender United Employees at AT&T). Through the years, however, the organization has grown into a national scholarship fund reaching all 50 states with support from corporations, individuals, and other LGBTQ organizations.

The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria.

  • Eligibility: Be graduating from high school in the year he / she applies for a scholarship. 
  • Be a United States Citizen. 
  • Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada. Proof of acceptance is required. 
  • Provide an OFFICIAL copy of his / her high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better using a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Weighted average can be used in this calculations. If the applicant’s high school does not use a numerical grading system, then a complete description of the measures of success and requirements for graduation is required. 
  • Complete 2 personal essays as outlined on the application form. 
  • Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members. 
  • Prepare a detailed list of community involvement. "Extra-Credit" is given to those activities and leadership roles relating directly to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.  
  • Sign an acknowledgement form agreeing to the outlined terms and conditions of the application. (See application form)
Please click on the “How Do I Apply?” tab at the tool bar to view the requirements and scholarships that are available as well as to set up an account http://www.leaguefoundation.org/. The deadline to apply is April 30.   

Posted December 30, 2016 

The Tom Joyner Foundation

The Tom Joyner Foundation® announced the ‘Full Ride’ scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2017.  “The cost of a college education isn’t getting any cheaper,” said Tom Joyner, chairman of his Foundation and host of the top-ranked nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning show. “So, I want to help a graduating high school senior with a chance to attend a black college to pursue their dreams.”

Students will receive full tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters to cover on-campus room and board and books. Students must meet the required academic standards each semester to renew the funds each year.

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • A United States Citizen 
  • Current high school seniors attending school in the United States (applicant must be anticipating completion of high school degree in the spring of 2017) 
  • Minimum high school grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00 grade scale, excluding home school studies) and Minimum SAT score of 1400 [Based on the NEW SAT score format -combined math essay and verbal score] or ACT score of 30. 
  • Applicants must apply and be accepted to an HBCU by July 1, 2017. 
  • Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

The recommendations from at least three people and the transcripts must be mailed and postmarked no later than January 20, 2017. Interviews will occur in March 2017.

Students must have their schools mail their transcripts and recommendations to the Foundation at P.O. Box 630495, Irving, TX 75063-0495. Two of the recommendations should be from teachers who know the students’ work and one may be a personal reference, reflecting on the students’ character and community work.

For all application details and to apply, please visit http://tomjoynerfoundation.org/category/tjf-full-ride-scholars/ Remember all information must be postmarked no later than January 20. 


Posted December 20, 2016 

The SEED Foundation

The SEED Foundation is a leading national non-profit organization providing innovative scholarship opportunities for Indian high school students. Established in 1998, the SEED Foundation supports academically accomplished youth who strive to improve both the Indian and American communities to which they belong.  For more information, deadline date, and to apply, please visit http://scholarship.seedfoundation.org/login/login.


Posted December 14, 2014

State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship Foundation

The SEANC Scholarship Foundation offers academic scholarships to dependents of SEANC members.  Thirty awards are annual scholarships (15 financial need, 15 merit based) for four-year college-university students.  Eight awards are annual scholarships (four merit, four financial) for two-year community college students.  The scholarship is available online and must be submitted through the local SEANC district.  For more detailed information and to apply, please visit http://www.seanc.org/scholarship Applications must be postmarked no later than April 15.   


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  - Global Gap Year Fellowship 

The Fellowship is a highly selective award given to seven high school graduates who have been admitted to UNC as part of the university’s Early Action deadline. Once admitted, students must submit a separate application for the Fellowship that describes their goals for completing their international year of service. The nine-month Fellowship provides up to $7,500 to each student, and may be complemented by other funding that the Fellow secures.

If awarded the GGYF, students are required to defer their acceptance to UNC-CH for one year and commit to enrolling the fall after the gap year is completed. Prior to departing, students develop an extensive gap year proposal with assistance from Campus Y staff and attend an intensive pre-departure program on campus. During the gap year, students complete a minimum of 6 months of in-depth service. They also participate in reflective writing and blogging assignments, and they maintain bi-weekly communication the program director.

To qualify for and receive a GGYF, students will need to:  

  • First, apply for admission by the early action deadline of October 15 and comply with all actions required by the Admissions Office (midyear grades submission, responding to all inquiries from the Admissions Office). 
  • Then, apply for the Fellowship. 
  • If selected as a GGYF, students will then enroll in the University and complete any post-admittance steps required by the Admissions Office (submission of community standards form, etc.). 
  • Then, students will apply for a one-year deferral from the Admissions Office and commit to enrolling at UNC in the fall after the gap year is completed.

Before, during, and after the gap year, Fellows will be required to:  

  • Complete Pre-Departure Checklist 
  • Secure approval of their Global Gap Year Proposal  
  • Submit blog posts and photos (2 per month)  
  • Coordinate a monthly check-in with Global Gap Year Coordinator (2 per month)  
  • Compose a Mid-Year Reflection, Proposal Updates, and an End-of-Year Reflection  
  • Attend a Re-Entry Retreat upon returning to UNC-Chapel Hill  
  • Create a Global Gap Year Presentation

For more information and to apply, please visit http://globalgap.unc.edu/  Please note that your scholarship application must be submitted online prior to March 6.  


Posted December 9, 2016

Cary Woman's Club 

The Cary Woman’s Club Scholarships shall be awarded by the Cary Woman’s Club a chapter of GFWC of North Carolina, to an outstanding senior (male or female), attending an accredited Wake County, NC school, that has maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above for their Junior and Senior year.  Two - $2,000 Scholarships will be awarded, to two deserving candidates, and is to be used for attending an accredited NC college, university or tech school. Candidates will be notified by April 15, 2017, to schedule interviews. Scholarship award is the decision of the Cary Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee, and decision is final.

This scholarship is awarded based on the candidate’s character, scholastic records, evidence of intellectual promise, demonstration of ambition, leadership ability, and need for financial assistance. Applicant must be present for judging and presentation of the scholarship at the time and place designated.
 
1.   Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and be a member of a senior class in an accredited Wake County, North Carolina School.  
2.  Applicant must have maintained a B average or above for their Junior and Senior year.  
3.  Applicant must use the application form (or copies of) found on the Cary Woman’s Club website, or through High School Guidance Office.  
4.  The scholarship is to be used at an accredited North Carolina College, university or tech school.
 
To review the requirements and download the application, please click the following link Information and Application   The deadline to apply is March 1. 

Posted December 8, 2016 
 
North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation 

The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association's philanthropic arm, the North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation (NC HEF) provides a wide variety of scholarships to students.  Award distributions may vary from year-to-year and although awards are not renewable, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.  

Applicants will be required to submit an electronic copy of their transcript from fall 2016. The electronic transcript should be emailed to ncrla.nchef@gmail.com. Instructions for submission will be in the application.  

Basic NC HEF scholarship eligibility requirements  

Applicants must meet North Carolina residency, institution and academic major eligibility requirement. 
  • Applicants must be high school seniors or current students in a community college, four year college or graduate program. 
  • Applicants must be pursuing culinary arts, hospitality management, tourism or other hospitality-related field 

For more information and to complete the online application apply, please visit http://www.ncrla.org/?page=NCHEFScholarships  Please use the help sheet on the application site to prepare for the application.   The deadline to apply is March 10. 


Posted December 7, 2016 

University of Alabama 

Due to Hurricane Matthew, our office has also decided to extend the Scholarship Deadline for the Eastern North Carolina area.  Students were sent an email to this affect last week letting them know that they now have until January 15th, 2017 to send in the five items required to be considered for our Merit Based Scholarship Awards:   

http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/out-of-state.php.  The five items needed are:

1.  Completed Admissions Application: https://gobama.ua.edu/apply/

2.  $40 Application Fee

3.  Official High School Transcript

4.  SAT or ACT scores sent to us from SAT or ACT

5.  Completed Scholarship Application: available in the student’s MyBama account 

The December SAT and ACT scores are the last scores we will consider for our Scholarship deadline .


Posted December 2, 2016
 
Society of Women Engineers  
 
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States. In 2016, SWE disbursed approximately 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $750,000.

Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/scholarships.  Deadlines vary.


Posted November 29, 2016

 
Davidson Fellows Scholarship
 

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.  Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.

To be eligible for consideration as a Davidson Fellow, applicants must:

  • Be 18 or younger as of Oct. 1, 2017. 
  • Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas due to active U. S. military duty.  
  • There is no minimum age for eligibility.

The Davidson Institute is looking for students whose projects are at, or close to, the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study. This scholarship is not geared toward students at the novice level. Davidson Fellows must be available to attend, with one parent or guardian, the awards reception and other recognition events to be held in September in Washington, D.C. (Travel expenses and lodging will be provided by the Institute.)

To review all the application requirements and to apply please visit http://www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows-Scholarship  The deadline to apply is February 1.   


Posted November 28, 2016
 
Global Lift Equipment

This $500 essay is awarded based on a short story submission.  The applicant must plan ion attending post-secondary institution, have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, and submit the essay.  The essay must be written from the viewpoint of an inanimate object chosen from our website in our Used Equipment Inventory section.  The object must be the main character.  Think of it like the movie Cars, expect in the form of a short story ad about Used Equipment (not cars).  For more information please visit http://www.usedforklifttexas.com/used_inventory/2871/used_hyster_forklifts_inventory_texas.php  Scroll down to find the application link.  The deadline to apply is June 15.  


National Press Club Scholarships
 
Scholarship for Journalism Diversity 
 
The National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first-year scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend, the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship.  Please click on the following link to download the scholarship application http://www.press.org/about/scholarships/diversity.  The deadline to apply is March 1.
 
Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship 
 
The National Press Club is pleased to announce that the late Richard G. Zimmerman, a member of long standing, has endowed a significant scholarship in aid of high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in journalism. Recipients will receive a non-renewal award of $5,000.  Please click on the following link to download the application http://www.press.org/about/scholarships/zimmermanThe deadline to apply is March 1.  

 NextStepU 
 
Enter to Win Free Tuition – winner selected at random.  No essay required or minimum GPA.  Make sure you read the fine print on receiving calls from the organization.  To register, please visit http://www.nextstepu.com/WinFreeTuition/ The deadline to register is December 31. 

Wyzant College Scholarship 

The first-place winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. The second-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship. The third-place winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship. All scholarship awards are offered annually and are non-renewable.  Students must submit an essay of no more than 300 words about the topic listed on the website. In addition students must then promote his/her essay using his/her email and social media contacts, reach out to friends and family to get votes for the essay. Finalists will be determined by popular vote. To review the scholarship details and to apply, please visit http://www.wyzant.com/scholarships The application must be submitted online by June 1. 


Young Patriots Essay Contest

The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge middle and high school students to creatively engage with public policy and current events through the art of writing. We assign a controversial topic each year, and three winners are chosen to receive a scholarship out of hundreds of essay submissions.  

The topic for the 2016-2017 scholarship essay contest is:  "Are international free trade agreements in the best interest of the United States? Why or why not?”
  • Contest participants have the opportunity to: Earn a college scholarship of up to $5,000.  
  • Have your essay published on Debate Central.  
  • See your essay posted on the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) home page. 
  • Have your essay shared with 200,000 NCPA Policy Patriots via email.  
  • Have your winning entry be sent to your hometown newspapers, radio and TV. 
To review the reading and submission requirements as well as submit your essay please visit http://debate-central.ncpa.org/yp-17/ The deadline to apply is January 3. 

Posted November 22, 2016
 
Rubincam Youth Award
 
The Rubincam Youth Award was established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubincam, cg*, fasg, fngs, for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These awards encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians.  The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age categories for an appropriately prepared genealogy. Up to two honorable mentions (runners-up) may also be named in each category. The awards are announced and presented at the annual NGS Banquet at the annual NGS Family History Conference. If the winners are not present, award presentations may be made at another agreed-upon time.

High school students in grades 10–12 or between the ages of 16–18. The award winner receives a $500 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (nonprint). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine. (This was the only category in the Rubincam Youth Award until 2007.)  For submission details and more information, please visit http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/rubincam_youth_award/nomination_form   The deadline to apply is December 15.


Posted November 17, 2016
 
Alpha Delta Kappa - Beta Omicron Chapter
Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship, The Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship, and The ClareJohnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship
 
Alpha Delta Kappa is accepting applications for the above-listed scholarships.  All applicants are expected to enroll in a four-year university/college.  To review all application requirements and to download the application, please click the following link Information and Application   The deadline to apply is March 15.

Full Sail University – Creative Minds Scholarship

The Full Sail Creative Minds Scholarship is designed to identify high school seniors who are exceptionally talented in their written and visual communication, academically successful, and passionate about the entertainment and media industries.

Through the Creative Minds Scholarship, eligible campus-based Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts program participants may receive up to $20,000 toward the tuition of most of Full Sail University’s campus-based degree programs. To review and scholarship and eligibility requirements, please visit http://www.fullsail.edu/scholarships/creative-minds-scholarship?spMailingID=52770572&spUserID=MjM0ODI2NTU4MTU2S0&spJobID=1045308280&spReportId=MTA0NTMwODI4MAS2 

The deadline to apply is March 20.

Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree. 

  • Have completed high school (or earned a GED) 
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States 
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  •   Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity 
  • Be under the age of 30 
  • Be a United States citizen

For more information and to apply, please visit http://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/ The application will be open with a rolling deadline until all awards have been given out.   


Soroptimist - Violet Richardson Award 

Soroptimist was founded in 1921 and is an international volunteer organization for women.  The word means 'best for women' and our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and around the world. The Raleigh Club was chartered in 1987. 

The VRA recognizes young women between 14-17 who volunteer to make the community and the world a better place.  This is not an academic award- we are looking for strong volunteerism and leadership.  The winner receives $750 and her organization receives $250. Our winner advances to the Regional level with the possibility of winning another $500 along with her organization. 

To review the application requirements and to apply, please click on the following link Violet Richardson Award  The deadline to apply is January 15. 


Posted November 14, 2016 

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship

Our goal for this program is twofold:  

  • To promote business and its related fields as a career path for young people 
  • To encourage aspiring business professionals to research and understand what a career in business requires.

Our program offers a scholarship opportunity to high school seniors in the US. 

Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who:  

  • Intends to pursue a business related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college. 
  • Has a demonstrable record of academic success. 
  • Has a passion and drive for a business career.  

Selection Criteria 

  • Scholarships may be used at any accredited post-secondary school or college. 
  • Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student's application essay. 
  • Selection is determined by the OMBAR staff. 
  • Scholarship is a one-year non-renewable scholarship. 
  • Application and essay are submitted online. 
  • A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded.

Eligibility:

The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing a business related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

To review all requirements, please visit http://www.onlinembareport.com/ombar-aspiring-business-professional-scholarship-program  The deadline to apply is June 1.    

From Failure to Promise Essay Contest

Dr. C Moorer published his second ground-breaking work, "From Failure to Promise: 360 Degrees," as an inspirational autobiography in which Moorer (once an inner-city youth) shares his 15-year journey from college flunk-out to engineer and, ultimately, to university professor. Dr. C Moorer has humbly told his story to inspire and motivate youth to reach great promise. Many students face challenges and circumstances that cascade the reality of reaching his/her academic hopes and dreams. 

For more information on this $10,000 scholarship, please visit http://www.fromfailuretopromise.com/essay-scholarship-contest--html  The deadline to apply is July 31.


Sports Unlimited Scholarship 

Sports Unlimited is dedicated to reaching further than the field, court, or diamond that you play on. We believe in fostering development and empowering ourselves and others through higher education because it takes as much courage to succeed in the classroom as it does on the field. Once every year, we offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the athlete who inspires us most through his or her essay. You might even be featured in our blog! If you intend to apply for the scholarship, follow the instructions below.

Identify a piece of gear or equipment currently used in a sport and describe how to improve it and why.

Here’s how to enter:  

  • Write an essay on the above topic in 500-1000 words. 
  • Email a word doc attachment of your essay to scholarship@sportsunlimited.com 
  • Use subject: Sports Unlimited Scholarship - 16/17  
  • The file name should be your full name, state, and date of birth. Example: Chase-Utley-PA-12-17-1978.docx  
  • Include your high school in the essay (either in mention or stated in the header)   
  • Submit by April 25th

To be eligible:  

  • You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college. 
  • You can’t be related to anyone at Sports Unlimited. 
  • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

For more information, please visit http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/scholarship.html  The deadline to apply is April 25.   


Posted November 10, 2016
 
2017 Minuteman Scholarship
 
The North Carolina National Guard's scholarship program is now accepting applications.  Please see the flyer for details. NC National Guard The deadline to apply if April 2017. 

Posted November 9, 2016
 
Assistance League of the Triangle 
 

This program focuses on providing scholarships, on a need basis, to deserving students throughout the Triangle area. Scholarships are awarded for work leading to a certificate program, associates degree, or an initial bachelors degree. 

Scholarships are available for high school seniors, single working parents, careers in health care or previous scholarship winners. Please visit http://altriangle.org/philanthropic-programs/scholarship/   for more information and to download the application.  The deadline to apply is March 1.


Posted November 8, 2016 

Courage To Grow
 
The "Courage to Grow Scholarship" was created to help students realize their college dreams.  We don't want the college dreams and plans of so many young men and women to get lost in the financial shuffle. It takes a lot of determination and courage to forge ahead when sometimes it would be easier to give up.  With the "Courage to Grow Scholarship" we strive to help students achieve their higher education goals. By taking away some of the concerns such as "how will I pay for college", students can concentrate on their education and focus on the task at hand.  Today's economy is hard enough on a family, it is our desire to ease some of the financial burden that a college education can put on individuals and their families.  For more information and to apply, please visit  http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/  The deadline to apply is November 30.

Posted November 4, 2016

Rand's Mill National Society Daughters of the American Revolution  
 
The Rand’s Mill Chapter NSDAR is pleased to announce the continuation of our college scholarship.  Application forms must be returned by January 31 for an award to be made for the fall semester.  The amount of the one-time award is $300.  Please download the application from the following link  DAR Application.

 Posted November 3, 2016
 
10 Words or Less
 
Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2017.  This scholarship is provided by StudentScholarships.org.
 
In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions:

Go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships. On the left hand side of the page you will find an area entitled "10 Words or Less Scholarship". In the comment section underneath the "10 Words or Less Scholarship" answer the following:

In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship.

Before or after writing your answer you will also need to "Like" our Facebook page. Note we will only read the answers provided from people that have "Liked" our page. The deadline to apply is December 1.

Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund
 
The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association sponsors up to 15 $5,000 scholarships for dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application. 

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the fall.  Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.  Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need will also be considered.  

To review the guidelines and access the application please visit http://sms.scholarsapply.org/militarycommanders/  Only the first 100 application will be processed and reviewed.  The deadline to apply is February 17. 

Navy League of the United States
 

The Navy League’s Premier Program to Support the Children of the Men and Women of the Sea Services through Scholarships. 

The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Navy League Foundation Scholarships are available only to children and grandchildren of former members of the Sea Services and those currently serving as well as members of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.  To apply, please visit http://navyleague.org/scholarship/application.html  The deadline to apply is March 1. 


University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Teacher Education Fellows 

The UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program emphasizes servant leadership within a diverse and global context. As participants in this community of like-minded pre-service teachers, scholarship recipients will engage in teaching-related activities designed to develop and enhance their leadership abilities, commitment to the campus and broader community, and awareness of socio-cultural considerations from the individual to the global scale.  Due to the generosity of the Marian Franklin Scholarship, the Jacqueline W. & Jack H. Varner Scholarship, and the J. Barnwell & Mary Blair Allison Scholarship, participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program includes scholarships of up to $20,000.00. Scholarship funds for tuition are distributed incrementally, with $3,500.00 distributed in the first year, $4,500.00 distributed in the second year, and $6,000.00 distributed in each of the last two years, as long as eligibility requirements are maintained.

Participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program is open to incoming freshmen (and current students during 2016-2017) majoring in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Special Education, and Dual (Elementary and Special) Education as well as majors in the College of Arts and Sciences with Secondary Education concentrations (i.e., Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geography, History, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology)

For more information and to apply, please visit http://utlc.uncg.edu/teacher-education-fellows  On their website, please disregard the dates 2015-16 as they are incorrect.   The deadline to apply is correct, and it is January 1.

 Posted November 1, 2016
 
National Honor Society Scholarship Program 

2016-17 NHS Scholarship Program will be awarding a total of $1 million—the highest amount ever in a single year— disbursed among 400 NHS seniors. All NHS senior members in good standing are eligible to apply.  For more information and to watch the video, please visit http://www.nhs.us/advisers/the-nhs-scholarship?SSO=true  The deadline to apply is February 1.  Please see the NHS sponsors, Mrs. Baxley, and Mrs. K. Taylor for application materials. 


Posted October 26, 2016

 
Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders 

Students attending or accepted to an accredited undergraduate four-year institution are eligible for a $1000 scholarship to be paid in two payments throughout the academic year. Students attending or accepted to an accredited undergraduate two-year institution are eligible for a $500 scholarship to be paid in one payment during the 2017-2018 academic year. In addition, recipients will receive a scholarship to attend the 35th National USHLI Conference in Chicago, IL. Please note that this scholarship is awarded once only; past scholarship recipients are ineligible to apply.

Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Recipients must also be available to attend the 35th National USHLI Conference in Chicago, IL, February 16-19, 2017.

To review all application requirements, please visit, http://form.jotform.com/61296901871158  The deadline to apply is December 31.


NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
 

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. The multi-tiered structure includes recognition at the national and local levels, serving all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases.  The NCWIT Award for AiC is sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and Symantec.  

Award for AiC recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education.

Each local Affiliate Award program taps into the powerful network of NCWIT Alliance Members: teams from academia, non-profit organizations, startups, and corporations come together to build a community of support for young women passionate about computing.

Any U.S. high school woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply, if she also meets all of the following criteria:
  • She attends a high school in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen attending a high school in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. military base. 
  • She has a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number.  
  • She is not an NCWIT employee and has no immediate family relationship with employees, extended staff, contractors or board members of NCWIT (including spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren and persons residing in the same household).

To review additional details, please visit http://www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school The deadline to apply is November 7.   


Posted October 25, 2016

Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship 
 

Understanding the importance of a quality education, Bachus & Schanker, LLC created a scholarship meant to enable students to better focus on their intellectual development and career goals.  Students have the opportunity to apply for one of the $2000 semiannual scholarships to be paid toward tuition for the upcoming semester. Each student must write an essay about his or her opinion(s) on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment. Students are encouraged to think critically about the right to trial by a jury, and other elements of the Amendment, and it how affects their lives.

 
Requirements  
  • Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about your opinion on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment and how it affects your life. Consideration for the entirety of the Amendment (rather than the well-known nutshell explanation of the right to trial by jury) is encouraged.  
  • Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment 
  • Any high school senior accepted to attend a four-year university by the time of the award, or full time student attending a four-year university in the United States who carries a 3.0 cumulative GPA may apply.

For additional information and to apply, please visit http://www.coloradolaw.net/scholarship/  The deadline to apply is November 30. 


 VIP Voice Scholarship
 
This scholarship is also part of Scholarship Points. To sign up for this site and enter the $5000 drawing, please visit http://www.scholarshippoints.com/pro/vip-voice/  

 "You Deserve It" Scholarship
 
Owl Marketing Ltd. (“ScholarshipOwl”) is pleased to offer this scholarship sweepstakes (“Scholarship Sweepstakes”) in which you can apply for a chance to win a scholarship to be paid by ScholarshipOwl directly to your qualified high school, college or university

PLEASE READ THE OFFICIAL RULES ATTACHED TO THE CUSTOMER AGREEMENT PRIOR TO APPLYING TO ENTER THE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES. BY APPLYING TO ENTER THE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE OFFICIAL RULES, AND YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ANY VIOLATION OF THE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL RESULT IN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. ANY PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. SCHOLARSHIPOWL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY APPLICANT FROM THE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES AT ANY TIME, AND IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION

So, read the fine print before you enter the sweepstakes. To read the rules and apply, please visit http://scholarshipowl.com/awards/you-deserve-it-scholarship?transaction_id=1022b23ed0f24454f5c5011bc0f48d&offer_id=24&affiliate_id=1085&aff_sub=&aff_sub2=&aff_sub3=&aff_sub4=&aff_sub5=  The deadline to enter is October 29.  


Posted October 21, 2016

MCHS Stampede Club
 
MCHS senior athletes are encouraged to apply for one of ten $1,000 Stampede Club Scholarships awarded annually.  Athletes should download the application and submit the completed application to Mrs. Woynicz in Student Services. To download, please visit http://www.stampedeclub.org/scholarships.html  The deadline to apply is April 18.

National Center for Learning Disabilities - Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship (2-year) and Anne Ford Scholarship (4-year)  (Apply for the one that best suits your college plans.)
 
The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.

The ideal Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar is a student who:  

  • Articulates his or her challenges and recognizes the need for self-advocacy 
  • Is committed to post-high school academic study/career training and has begun to set realistic career goals 
  • Has demonstrated perseverance and is committed to achieving personal goals   
  • Participates in school and community activities   
  • Demonstrates financial need

To be eligible for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, an applicant must:  

  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.  
  • Submit current financial information  
  • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports and/or accommodations.  
  • Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD.  
  • Be a United States citizen

 The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.

The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:  

  • Articulates his or her challenges and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy  
  • Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has begun to set realistic career goals  
  • Participates in school and community activities 
  • Has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college and career goals  
  • Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with learning and attention issues  
  • Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning and attention issues  
  • Demonstrates financial need

To be eligible for the Anne Ford Scholarship, an applicant must:  

  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall 
  • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)  
  • Submit current financial information  
  • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports, and/or accommodations.  
  • Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD.  
  • Be a United States citizen
To review the application requirements and to apply, please visit  http://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards/  The deadline to apply is November 13.   

Posted October 20, 2016
 
Appalachian State - important scholarship updates 

New deadline for merit scholarship opportunities 
To help streamline the admission and scholarship application processes, the Office of Admissions and the Office of University Scholarships partnered to establish a central deadline, as well as open the scholarship application to all students who apply for admission. Students who wish to be considered for merit scholarship opportunities or our selective academic programs (The Honors College and Watauga Residential College) must submit a complete application for admission and a complete scholarship application by November 15, 2016

A complete merit scholarship application consists of:

  • Complete application for admission
  • Three essays – prompts provided in the application
  • Two letters of recommendation – submitted via the electronic portal
  • Résumé – submitted through the student MyApp portal

*Should the student be interested in The Honors College or Watauga Residential College, they will have to submit an additional essay for each. 

Changes to ACCESS Scholars Program
The ACCESS Scholars Program at Appalachian allows students to attend our university debt-free for four years. This year, the application process for the ACCESS Scholars Program has changed. 

To be considered, a student must:

  • Complete an application for admission by February 1, 2017.
  • Complete the electronic scholarship application (located on a student's MyApp portal) by March 1, 2017. The ACCESS Scholars Program application and the merit scholarship application are one and the same – we will only consider students who apply for admission and scholarships by November 15 for merit scholarships; however, those who complete the application for scholarships after November 15 and prior to March 1 will be considered for the ACCESS Scholars Program.
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA to Appalachian by March 1, 2017.  

Posted October 19, 2016 
 
Chegg Monthly $1000 Scholarship 
 
Do you have two minutes to answer a question?  Check out the monthly scholarship question at Chegg.  Read the Official Rules, Create an account, and answer the question.  Click on the following link to create and account, read the Official Rules, and respond http://www.chegg.com/scholarships/chegg-1000-monthly-scholarship-october-2016/apply

ScholarshipPoints.com Scholarship 

Each year, the ScholarshipPoints.com awards more than $100,000 in scholarships to current and future college students. ScholarshipPoints.com awards three or more $1,000 scholarships every month and a $10,000 scholarship every three months to ScholarshipPoints.com members. Members earn points by doing things like taking online surveys, playing online games, and referring friends to the program. Members “spend” their points to enter drawings.  Membership is free.  To join, please visit http://www.scholarshippoints.com/ 


Posted October 18, 2016
 

GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.   

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:  

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; 
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); 
  • be citizens of the United States of America; 
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and 
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. 

For additional information and to apply, please visit  http://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/  The deadline to apply is January 5.   

Sixt Scholars Program
 
The Sixt Scholar Program was founded in 2014 to aid high school students planning to continue their education in college. With a successful first year receiving over 1,000 applications, we are very excited to be continuing the program. Sixt rent a car is thrilled to contribute to higher education and support the development of exceptional students. We look forward to awarding these prizes and continuing the Sixt scholars tradition for years to come.   

The Sixt Scholars Program is available to high school seniors graduating in the academic year of 2016/2017. The scholarship will also take into consideration other factors such as financial need and extracurricular activities.  Award winners must show valid proof of a full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate college or university for the academic year of 2017/2018. Please complete the entire application in order to be considered for the scholarship. To find out more information and to apply for the Sixt rent a car scholarship program, please visit http://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/  The deadline to apply is November 30 and only the first 500 applicants will be consider for the 5 $5000 scholarship.  


Posted October 17, 2016

 
Discover 
 
You could win $2500 to pay for college.   Easy to enter, plus bonus entries, No purchase or student loan necessary to enter the contest.  To sign up, please visit http://www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html  Last chance to enter is February 28.

Scholarships for Undocumented Students
 
Please review each scholarship's eligibility requirements and deadlines.  http://mydocumentedlife.org/2016/09/12/scholarships-open-to-undocumented-students/

Posted October 13, 2016
 
2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award 
 
Graduating seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award from the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation.  For more information and to apply please click the following link http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/  The deadline to apply is December 18.

Posted October 10, 2016 
 
American Foreign Service Association's Essay Contest   
 
The 2017 National High School Essay Contest has begun! This is the 19th year of this prestigious contest, which encourages high school students to think about important international issues and learn about one of America's best kept secrets: The United States Foreign Service.

This year, we throw the spotlight on a clear and present challenge: The growing number of refugees and internally displaced persons around the world. The contest challenges students to imagine themselves as a member of the Foreign Service posted to one of four countries that are directly affected by this crisis, and to propose solutions to this crisis.  For more essay details and to apply, please visit  http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest The deadline to apply is March 15.   


Bill of Rights Institute
 
Two contests are open to high school students.  The essay contest - prompt - Civil disobedience is the act of opposing a law one considers unjust and peacefully disobeying it while accepting the consequences. Does peaceful resistance to laws positively or negatively impact a free society? (deadline February 5) and Constitution connection (weekly topic with a chance to win a $25 gift card).  To read more about these opportunities, please visit http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/ 

DoSomething.org
 

Want to do good AND enter to win a college scholarship?  Apply for a DoSomething.org college scholarship in 3 easy steps:

1.    Sign up for a campaign.

2.    Complete the campaign (some take 5 minutes or less!).

3.    Upload a photo to show you completed the campaign.

That’s right: no essays, no GPA requirements, no recommendations, no applications.  It gets better: You can enter for multiple scholarships right now. If you sign up for and complete all the campaigns listed, you’ll be eligible to win up to $22,000! (Psst...no need to wait until you're ready for college -- we'll hold on to your award until then!)  Ready to put the "$" in $ocial change?   To get started, please visit http://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships  


Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship
 

The Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a college-bound high school senior who is living with a terminally ill parent and who demonstrates a compelling personal and financial need, a strong sense of family, and collegiate promise.  The award amount is a one-time payment of $1,000.  All three parts of the application must be received by May 3; the full submission can be done online for your convenience. Please visit http://inheritanceofhope.org/component/content/article/461.html  for scholarship details. 


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity - Iota Iota Chapter  
 
The Scholarship Program is intended to promote academic excellence.

Iota Iota High School Senior Scholarship

The Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc Scholarship Program is available to high school students who will maintain full time status at a nationally accredited, post-secondary four-year institution beginning in the fall of the year. Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards begin at $1,000.  The money may be applied toward tuition, room, board, and books. To download the application, please visit http://www.iotaiota.com/newsite/?q=node/95#overlay-context=node/94%3Fq%3Dnode/94  and scroll to the link. The deadline to apply is April 15.

Elmer Gentry Technology Scholarship

The Elmer Gentry Technology Scholarship is available to high school seniors who will maintain full time status at a nationally accredited post-secondary four- year institution with a major in an area of technology including computers, IT, engineering, and other related areas. The scholarship minimum is $500.00.  Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. To download the application, please visit http://www.iotaiota.com/newsite/?q=node/95#overlay-context=node/94%3Fq%3Dnode/94 and scroll down to the link. The deadline to apply is April 15.  


Signet Essay Contest  
 
With an unbeatable lineup of over 300 of the greatest literary works the world has ever known, Signet Classics is the publisher that students, education professionals and the public turn to more than any other. Now, we are proud to host our twenty-first annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest, in which five high school juniors or seniors can each win a $1,000 scholarship award to be used toward their higher education plus a Signet Classics library for their school! Essays must be submitted by a high school English teacher on behalf of students who write an essay on one of five topics for this year’s competition book, The Tempest. For essay prompts and submission guidelines, please visit http://www.penguin.com/services-academic/essayhome/   Submissions must be postmarked no later than April 14 and received by April 21.   

Teachers Make Teachers Scholarship
 

Supporting education and academic achievement is important to us. At School Furniture Depot, we honor the hard work and dedication of teachers who are critical to students’ success. Great teachers inspire many students to become teachers as well. Every year, we offer one $1,000 scholarship to help an aspiring teacher achieve his or her goal.  To apply, please submit one 300-word essay about the teacher and/or event that inspired you to seek a degree in teaching. School Furniture Depot will award 1 applicant a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship can be used for any school related expenses, such as tuition and/or books. 

 
Requirements: 
  • Enrolled at an accredited technical school, college, or university in the U.S. 
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or equivalent 
  • High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA pursuing an undergraduate degree focused in education may also apply 
For submission guidelines, please visit http://schoolfurnituredepot.com/scholarship-application  Submissions must be received by April 28.   

The Spangenberg Law Firm Video Scholarship Program 
 
We invite students who share our passion about important societal issues to participate in our 2017 Video PSA Scholarship Contest. Entrants will submit their original 30 to 60 second video Public Service Announcement (also known as a PSA) on one of the following topics:
  • What can college students do to raise awareness about campus safety issues? 
  • How can we help raise awareness about privacy and online security in the digital age? 
  • How can we help to raise awareness about Traumatic Brain Injuries and prevention? 
  • How can young people raise awareness and help prevent human trafficking?

For eligibility and submission criteria, please visit http://www.spanglaw.com/scholarship-program/  The submission deadline is March 31. 


Posted October 7, 2016

 
Chameleonjohn.com Scholarship 
 
We decided to establish a $3,000 annual scholarship to help University students across the country who are struggling financially. The $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student and help them cover their tuition fees. The money will be transferred to their University's bank account.

Application Requirements  

  • Your desired University must be in the United States; 
  • You must answer all questions in our application form; 
  • You must choose one of the Universities from the list.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.chameleonjohn.com/scholarship/universities/apply  The deadline to apply is December 1.


Digital Responsibility - Taking Control of Your Digital Life
 
Four scholarships are available.  Please read the application requirements for each one.  The scholarships are:
  • Technology Addiction Awareness - helps you understand the negative effects of too much screen time.  The deadline to apply is January 30.
  • E-Waste - helps you understand the effects of e-waste and what can be done to reduce it.  The deadline to apply is April 30.
  • Digital Privacy - helps you understand why you should be cautious about what you post on the internet. The deadline to apply is June 30.
  • Don't Text and Drive - helps you understand the risk of texting while driving.  The deadline to apply is September 30.
To read the requirements and apply, please visit  http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/scholarships/.

Everett and Trudy Suddreth Scholarship of Excellence – Carolinas Food Industry Council  

The Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC) is proud to offer employees of its member companies the opportunity to apply to win a $2,500 Everett & Trudy Suddreth Scholarship of Excellence Award. Funded by the Council’s charitable foundation, the Retail Consumer Alliance (RCA), this scholarship program is awarded annually to 40 deserving students.  
 
Who Is Eligible?
  • A spouse or dependent of a permanent, full-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier Member Company. (Employee must be employed for at least one-year as of 1/1/17.)
  • Any student who at a minimum is a part-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier Member Company. (Student must be employed for at least six-months as of 1/1/17.)  
To view all requirements, please visit the following website http://www.cficweb.org/awards/scholarship. The application can also be downloaded from this site.  The deadline to apply is April 3.   
 

National D-Day Museum Essay Contest

The essay is based on the following quote.   Elie Wiesel stated, “When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant.  Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”   Do you agree or disagree? Use events of WW II and the Holocaust as your starting point.  This is not a research paper and best essays do not summarize history.  Judging is based foremost on originality, clarity of expression, and adherence to contest theme, as well as historical accuracy, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for-students/essay-contests/high-school.html  The deadline to apply is December 2.


North Carolina Division of Veteran's Affairs 
 

Scholarships in appreciation for the service and sacrifices of North Carolina’s war veterans: a four-year scholarship program at approved schools in North Carolina has been established for the qualifying natural or adopted (before age 15) children of certain class categories of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans.   Applicant must be under age 25 at time of application. The veteran’s qualifying criteria must have occurred during a period of war.  At time of application, applicant must be domiciled and resident of North Carolina.

A. Veteran parent was a legal resident of North Carolina at time of said veteran’s entrance into that period of service in the Armed Forces during which eligibility is established.

or

B. The applicant, of an eligible veteran, is the natural child or adopted child prior to age 15, who was born in North Carolina and has been a resident of North Carolina continuously since birth.

Please visit the following website to apply http://www.nc4vets.com/nc-programs.  The deadline to apply is based on Division Class.  Please see the application instruction for required date.  


University of Miami – George W. Jenkins Scholarship

This scholarship is nomination only.  Please review all the application requirements to determine if you are eligible.  If you are eligible, please see Mrs. Gillespie, in Student Services, by November 1.  All elements of the application are due by December 1.

The George W. Jenkins Scholarship is for four years and based on academic merit, financial need, and an essay that demonstrates a history of overcoming significant adversity.  The scholarship is valued at more than $62,000/year; in total, it is worth more than $250,000 over four years.   To review all application requirements, please visit  http://www.miami.edu/admission/index.php/george_w_jenkins_scholarship/  


Posted October 6, 2016
 
CrossLites   
 
The CrossLites Scholarship Contest is open to High School, College, and Graduate School students. As an applicant you will write a reflective essay (400-600 words) based on one of Dr. Parker's quotes or messages. Applicants will be competing against students of their level. You may enter only one essay per application a year, into the contest.

The judges score essays based on the following factors:  

  • Originality 
  • Reflection – how the quote relates to something in your life 
  • Punctuation/Grammar 
  • Content – the judges have the right to refuse any essay that contains inappropriate language

However, this score is only 20% of the final score.  We encourage you to invite your friends and family to view your essay and vote for it by using your essay link. Each person could vote up to twice a day and the more votes a particular essay gets, the higher the likelihood is of the essay being selected to win. When the voting period has ended, the winner will be chosen.  You will be able to track the top scoring essays. Once the winners are chosen, a check will be made to the student and sent to an address that the applicant has provided.

The essays that are submitted become property of CrossLites and have a chance of being displayed on the website. The winning essays and short bios of the corresponding authors will also be displayed on the CrossLites website.  CrossLites management reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason that it deems necessary.

To review all the Scholarship Contest details, please click on the following link and on the toolbar select Scholarship Contest http://www.crosslites.com/  The deadline to apply is December 31.

MVP Visual Design Scholarship

MVP Visuals is proud to help aspiring artists succeed towards a degree in Graphic Arts & Design or Applied arts. Our $500 scholarships are awarded to deserving students who create a digital visual design based on the University they are attending or will be attending in the Spring or Fall of 2017. 

High school seniors entering U.S. University in the Spring and Fall semesters of 2017 pursing a major in Graphic Arts and Design or Applied Arts are encouraged to apply for this $500 scholarship.

Guidelines: Support the University you are currently enrolled in or will be attending by creating a digital visual design to promote anything you desire. This can be based off of the University logo, location, mission statement, sports team/mascot…etc. Here is your opportunity to get creative and show off your talent as an artist!

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit http://mvpvisuals.com/pages/mvp-scholarships/  The deadline to apply is June 1. The winner will be announced June 15th.


Optimist Club International - Essay Contest
 
Youth under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2016 located in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

How to Enter  

Interested students must contact their local Optimist Club. They need to submit an essay on the pre-assigned topic "Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges". To find out a contact, please e-mail the Programs Department at programs@optimist.org.  

Students must contact their local Optimist Club for Essay information.  All Club-level contests are held by early February. Student submissions will not be accepted after the Club-level contests have closed.  

For more information, please visit http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm  The deadline to apply varies based on the local club deadline.  It is very important that you email the Programs Department (email listed above) to determine the local club contact so you may contact them promptly. 


Optimist Club International - Oratorical Contest
 
Youth under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2016 located in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

How to Enter  

Interested students must contact their local Optimist Club. They need to submit a speech on the pre-assigned topic - "What the World Gains from Optimism." To find out a contact, please e-mail the Programs Department at programs@optimist.org.  

Students must contact their local Optimist Club for speech information.  All Club-level contests are held by early February. Student submissions will not be accepted after the Club-level contests have closed.  

For more information, please visit http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships4.cfm  The deadline to apply varies based on the local club deadline.  It is very important that you email the Programs Department (email listed above) to determine the local club contact so you may contact them promptly. 


The Christopher's 27th Annual Poster Contest  
 
High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to enter our annual Poster Contest for High School Students by creating a poster interpreting the theme One Person Can Make a Difference.  
 
Awards:  
  • First Prize - $1000 
  • Second Prize - $500 
  • Third Prize - $250 
  • Up to five Honorable Mentions of $100 each 

Please visit the following website for submission details. http://www.christophers.org/page.aspx?pid=274  The submission deadline is February 17.


Posted October 5, 2016
 
Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

ACR is proud to announce our sixth annual "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. Our goal for this program is twofold:

1.    To promote animation and its related fields as a career path for young people

2.    To encourage aspiring animation professionals to research and understand what a career in animation requires.

Our program offers a scholarship opportunity to high school seniors in the US. 

Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who:

1.    Intends to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

2.    Has a demonstrable record of academic success.

3.    Has a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career.  

Selection Criteria  

  • Scholarships may be used at any accredited post-secondary school or college. 
  • Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student's application essay.  
  • Selection is determined by the AnimationCareerReview.com staff. 
  • Scholarship is a one-year non-renewable scholarship. 
  • Application and essay are submitted online at www.AnimationCareerReview.com
  • A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded.

There are several eligibility  requirements and programs.  Please visit http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program  to review all requirements and to apply.  The deadline to apply is June 1.


Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship
 
Fashion-Schools.org is proud to announce our fourth annual "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship Program. Our goal for this program is twofold:

1.    To promote fashion and its related fields as a career path for young people

2.    To encourage aspiring fashion professionals to research and understand what a career in fashion requires.

Our program offers scholarship opportunities to high school seniors in the US. A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded. 

Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who:

1.    Intend to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

2.    Have a demonstrable record of academic success.

3.    Have a passion and drive for a fashion related career.  

Selection Criteria  

  • Scholarship may be used at any accredited post-secondary school or college. 
  • Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student's application essay.  
  • Selection is determined by the Fashion-Schools.org staff. 
  • Scholarship is a one-year non-renewable scholarship. 
  • Application and essay are submitted online. 

To review application requirements and to apply, please visit http://www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-program  The deadline to apply is June 1.


NC State - College of Textiles, Centennial Scholars

This scholarship is nomination only.  If you are interested, and meet the eligibility requirements, please see Mrs. Gillespie before October 14.

The Centennial Scholars program is named as such in recognition of the College of Textiles’ 100 year anniversary at NC State University. Due in large part to the North Carolina Textile Foundation, a private foundation originally comprised of textile companies based in North Carolina, approximately 30 scholarships will be awarded to freshmen entering the College of Textiles each year.  Of these 30 scholarships, those with the greatest value will be our Centennial Scholarships. We will award up to ten Centennial Scholarships per year. 

 Up to eight of our Centennial Scholarships are valued at $60,000 ($15,000/year for four years). These scholarships will cover approximately 70% of the basic in-state costs of attending NC State University and approximately 40% of the basic out-of-state costs of attending NC State University.  One component that makes this scholarship program unique is that each Centennial Scholar will also have access to a $7,500 enrichment fund.  The enrichment fund is designed to provide funding for our Scholars to participate in a variety of leadership, language immersion, career exploration and international Textile-related programs that will complement their study of Textiles. 

 Beginning in 2014, we introduced a new category of Centennial Scholarship known as the Distinguished Centennial Scholarship.  Currently, we will award two of these new scholarships each year…the ITT/Roger Milliken Centennial Scholarship that is valued at $22,000/year and the W. Duke Kimbrell Centennial Scholarship which is valued at $20,000/year, making these new scholarships full scholarships for in-state students and 70% full scholarships for out-of-state students!

                Nominee(s) should have an interest in and a willingness to enter one of our top-rated Textile degree programs at NC State (https://textiles.ncsu.edu/). Please note that any of your graduating students who attended our summer programs (STEP or Polymer Camp) this past summer are automatically nominated for the Centennial Scholarship. 

             IMPORTANT:  Nominees are strongly encouraged to apply for admissions by the October 15th deadline, and are even more strongly encouraged to select Early Action on the application.


Wake Forest University - Inmar Technology Scholarship

 

Begun in 2015, Inmar Technology Scholarships are awarded by Inmar to exceptional students who have a strong interest in majoring in Computer Science at Wake Forest University.  Inmar Technology Scholarships, valued at $10,000 annually, also allow students to earn $6,400 during the summer and up to $5,000 through fall and spring semester work study at Inmar. 

Inmar Technology Scholars will gain industry experience using the newest web and mobile technology and data analytics.  Inmar Technology Scholars also receive mentorship networking, and career development benefits.  Inmar Technology Scholar must declare a major in Computer Science by the start of the junior year and make satisfactory progress toward the fulfillment of degree requirements each year.  Scholars must work at Inmar during summers.  Work study with Inmar during the academic year is preferred, but not required.  The Inmar Technology Scholarship Application is due by January 1 of the senior year of high school. Recipients are notified by late March. 

The deadline to apply for the Inmar Technology Scholarship has been extended until February 1.  Please disregard the January 1 deadline on the application.

 To review all scholarship application requirements and to apply, please visit http://financialaid.wfu.edu/inmar-technology-scholarships/ 


 Posted October 4, 2016
 
All About Education Scholarship   
 
It's often been said that "education is the key to success." What doors could your educational "key" open? It's not cheap to get a college degree, and many college-bound students see a shut door for education. We're here to help open it again.  School can get expensive, so we want to know how winning a $3,000 All About Education Scholarship could help make a difference in your life. Will it ease the burden of student loans? Will it offer you the opportunity to pursue a dream? Will it help you inspire others to work towards their own goals?

Education can truly change a person's life - and this scholarship just might be that first step. Let us know why winning a scholarship for education matters to you.

Applicants must:  

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application 
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia  
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?"

The All About Education Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around July 30, 2017.  To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/all-about-education-scholarship  The deadline to apply is April 30, 2017.


Do-Over Scholarship

Mistakes - we've all made them. Too bad life doesn't always give you a mulligan. Or does it?  What if you had the chance to "do-over" a moment in your life? What would it be? How would it affect you and your future?

What we learn from our mistakes can often be invaluable - but we're here to help put a price to it. While we can't undo the past, this fun scholarship is available to students looking for a unique way to earn free college money. Our Do-Over Scholarship will award $1,500 to one lucky applicant. Don't let "applying for this scholarship" be that do-over moment for you!

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"If you could get one 'do-over' in life, what would it be and why?"

The Do-Over Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around September 30, 2017.  To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/do-over-scholarship  The deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.   


Education Matters Scholarship

As a scholarship seeker, you're probably already well-aware of the importance of an education. But, what about the naysayers? Have you come across someone who's tried to talk you out of college, saying that it's not worth it?  While continuing your education takes time, and money, there's a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve. Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics?

Speaking up for education could lead to helping you pay for your own. One applicant will be awarded our $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship.

Applicants must:  

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application 
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia 
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money? "

The Education Matters Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around February 28, 2017.   To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/education-matters-scholarship  The deadline to apply is November 30, 2016. 


Fifth Month Scholarship  
 
What does the number five mean to you?  One is the loneliest number. Three is a crowd. Then there is five. What's so special about five? Well, for starters, this lucky number could help you win a $1,500 scholarship.

It would take more than just one hand to count all the reasons why the number five is important - and we want to know what you think! What is it about the number five that's so significant to you? One great reason is that May is the fifth month - which just so happens to be a great time to apply for fun scholarships.

Help us bring awareness to the fifth month and the number five. We're awarding one $1,500 scholarship to a lucky student - and an endless supply of high fives.

Applicants must:  

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application 
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia 
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here's a high five to you for being original."

The Fifth Month Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around August 31, 2017.  To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/fifth-month-scholarship  The deadline to apply is May 31, 2017.


Flavor of the Month Scholarship  
 
Winning scholarships can be sweet - especially with this special a la mode award for scholarship seekers who love ice cream.  Are you simple and sweet like vanilla, classic yet unpredictable like chocolate chip, or a little nutty like pistachio? Whatever the flavor or reasons may be, we want to know what ice cream flavor best reflects your personality and why.

July is National Ice Cream Month, and we need a little help picking out a "Flavor of the Month" for our famous ice cream scholarship. Tell us all about your ice cream flavor, and you could scoop up a sweet $1,500 scholarship.

Applicants must:  

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application  
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia  
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. In fact, July is National Ice Cream Month, and that's the inspiration behind this award. We think people are very similar to ice cream; some are nutty, others a little exotic, while some are very comforting. If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?"

The Flavor of the Month Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around October 31, 2017. To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/flavor-of-the-month-scholarship The deadline to apply is July 31, 2017.


 I Have A Dream Scholarship

It's crazy to think of all the amazing stories that happen as soon as we close our eyes and drift to sleep. It could be in a deep slumber or perhaps in a carefree daze, but our dreams can help shape our ideas, perceptions, and - now - education.  If we had that crazy contraption from "Inception," we could just live the dream with you. But, since we can't, we need you to tell us in our scholarship for dreamers. Did you have a dream that was off-the-wall, or maybe it was so real that you didn't know you were dreaming? Maybe you dream of a successful future or reaching your goals. Whatever your dreams might be, they could help you towards getting a scholarship for your college education.

Scholarships don't have to exist in your rich reveries. Let your dreams be your muse - and your ticket to free money for school. One "dreamer" in our I Have a Dream Scholarship will receive $1,500 to help make his or her educational dream come true.

Applicants must: 

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application 
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia 
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"We want to know... what do you dream about? Whether it's some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college."

The I Have a Dream Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around April 30, 2017.  To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/i-have-a-dream-scholarship The deadline to apply is January 31, 2017. 


Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Scholarships can be fun! Take a break from the boring application routine and make us laugh. That's right; we want a real LOL moment. Make Me Laugh is a fun scholarship that lets you cut loose and lighten things up. Looking for a scholarship for comedians? Now is your chance to show us your funny bone. Perhaps you always have an embarrassing - but funny - story to share. Great! We'll promise to laugh with you, not at you.

The point is that not all scholarships have to be serious. Relax and have fun! The only thing serious about the Make Me Laugh Scholarship is the money you could win towards your college education. With $1,500 - you could be laughing your way to the bank!

Applicants must:  

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application 
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia 
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"OMG... finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it's time to lighten things up a little. We don't want to know why you deserve $1,500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh!"

The Make Me Laugh Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around November 30, 2017.  To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship  The deadline to apply is August 31, 2017.


Shout It Out Scholarship  
 
Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time.  Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it's a message for the world or just a quick "hi mom," this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We're listening!

Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up - and cash in. The "loudest" applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.

Applicants must:  

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application 
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia  
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?"

The Shout It Out Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around December 30, 2017.  To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/shout-it-out-scholarship   The deadline to apply is September 30, 2017. 


Superpower Scholarship

Have you ever wondered where you'd go if you could fly around downtown? Or maybe you daydream of secretly taking over the world - to each his own. For all of those hero lovers and villain enthusiasts, this super scholarship can give you the power to win free college money.  Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you've always wanted to be. Would you live a life in a comic book universe or use your powers here in the real world? We want to know how you would use your super powers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day.  While we can't give you the ability to walk through walls or read minds, our Superpower Scholarship can help increase your brainpower with $2,500 to use towards education.

Applicants must:  

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application  
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia 
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?"

The Superpower Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around June 30, 2017.  To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/superpower-scholarship The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.


Sweet and Simple Scholarship

And now, those simple gifts can really pay off in our Sweet and Simple Scholarship! Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Was it a present you could open in a box or a humble gesture from a stranger?  Your gift will forever be priceless, but our Sweet and Simple Scholarship can help sweeten that present with a $1,500 award towards your college education. So, for those looking for an easy scholarship, keep it simple - sweet and simple.

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it's the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you."

The Sweet and Simple Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around May 28, 2017.  To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/sweet-and-simple-scholarship The deadline to apply is February 17, 2017.  


Top 10 List Scholarship 

There are many scholarships and colleges that want to know the number one thing you want people to know about you. Just one? That's it? "But, I'm amazing," you say. We hear you, and we know that it's tough to narrow down your awesomeness into one measly reason.

So, inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what's truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count.

Need a number one reason to apply? How about the chance to win a $1,500 scholarship? Our Top Ten List Scholarship can only have one winner, so start narrowing down your own list and apply today!

Applicants must:  

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application 
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia 
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship."

The Top Ten List Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around March 31, 2017.   To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship  The deadline to apply is December 31, 2016.

 

 Unigo $10,000 Scholarship
 
Is college worth it? You invest your time, money, and energy into getting a college degree. The return could be your education, experiences, relationships, a career, a sense of purpose, or something else entirely. Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you? In 250 words or less, tell us why.

Applicants must:  

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application 
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia 
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you? Why?"

The Unigo $10K Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around March 31.  To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/Unigo-10k-Scholarship  The deadline to apply is December 31, 2016.  


Posted September 30, 2016

 
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation  
 
Take a quiz, show us what you know, potentially win a scholarships. It's that easy! At Common Knowledge Scholarship foundation there are no essays, no applications, and no GPA requirements.  Scholarship facts:  
  • All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too) 
  • Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies 
  • Current and upcoming scholarship quizzes will appear in your account once you register 
  • Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy 
  • Results are always accessible from our homepage 
  • Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win 
  • Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500 
  • CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the U.S.
To review the rules and regulations, please click on the following link and then the rules icon. http://www.cksf.org/index.cfm?Page=Scholarships

Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 Scholarship
 
Would you like your artwork featured by the leading publisher of premium quality cards in the United States? Here's your chance! We formally invite you to enter our 10th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 contest. Design a greeting card for the opportunity to win yourself a $10,000 scholarship and $1,000 for your school. Plus, your winning entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by The Gallery Collection. To read more about this opportunity and to apply, please visit http://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm The deadline to submit your artwork March 2. 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund  
 
As the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid to Latino students, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers a diverse range of scholarship programs, including Gates Millennium Scholars.  Our aim is to provide you with the information and resources you need to achieve success. To explore the various scholarship opportunities and to apply, please visit http://hsf.net/en/scholarships  Please make note of scholarship deadlines as they may be different for each application. 

Lenoir-Rhyne Teaching Scholars   

Lenoir-Rhyne University is proud to serve aspiring teachers through the Lenoir-Rhyne Teaching Scholars program. Prospective students are encouraged to apply immediately as space is limited. This is a highly competitive program and applicants should have a record of academic excellence and portray a deep desire to serve students through a career in teaching. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 10th, however, applications will continue to be accepted beyond this date until all spaces are filled.

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Teaching Scholars program provides scholarships of up to $5,500 per year for four years to incoming freshmen. These funds will be offered in addition to the federal, state and Lenoir-Rhyne financial aid for which the student may already be qualified, but cannot be combined to exceed the cost of tuition or combined with other top merit awards. The average LR student eligible for this program receives approximately $16,000 per year in scholarships and grants from the institution. There is no pay-back required for this scholarship through service or otherwise.  Students who receive these scholarships will be required to participate in ongoing professional development activities in addition to standard university academic requirements. Exceptional academic, professional and service-related performance will be required in order to remain in the program. All Scholars will maintain residency on campus throughout their programs of study. 

To learn more about the requirement and benefits of this program and to apply, please visit http://www.lr.edu/academics/opportunities-for-exceptional-students/teaching-scholars   *** Additionally Middle Creek can nominate up to 3 students for special consideration.  If you meet the qualifications and are truly interested, please see Mrs. Gillespie no later than October 14th.

Zombie Apocalypse  

Has "The Walking Dead" got you thinking what you might do if your streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan - and quick!  Hone in on those survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Scholarship Committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you would hide (or maybe you don't need to), and the top five things you would bring to stay alive.

Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship is underway, and we are giving one successful "survivor" $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?

Applicants must:  

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application 
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia  
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education           

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you would hide and the top five things you would bring with you to stay alive."

To apply, please visit http://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship The deadline is October 31.


 Posted September 28, 2016

 

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
 

Foot Locker will be awarding  20, $20,000 college scholarships to outstanding, high school senior student- athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, school and within their communities.  

 
To access the application please click on the following link http://www.footlockerscholarathletes.com/  The deadline to apply is December 16.

 Triangle Community Foundation 

The Triangle Community Foundation currently administers many endowed and non-endowed scholarship and award funds established by individual donors and organizations. Each scholarship and award has a unique set of eligibility criteria, application processes, and deadlines. The Foundation's staff assists each selection committee with promotion and application inquiries, due diligence, and distribution of awards.  

Students can search for scholarships and awards. Scholarship and award applications are available on the Foundation's website, others may be accessible by contacting the sponsoring organization directly, or by visiting the website listed in the scholarship’s description. Please review all eligibility requirements carefully. It is the student’s responsibility to fill out the application, include required attachments, and return it to the appropriate entity by the specified due date.    
 
To access the scholarship listing, please clink on the following link.http://trianglecf.org/scholarships-awards-parent/scholarships-awards/

 Posted September 26, 2016
 
Ayn Rand Institute  
 
Atlas Shrugged – This contest is open to 12th graders through graduate school.  Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify their view—not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged.  To view the contest requirements, submission process, and awards, please click on the following link. http://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#overview

At the link, scroll down to Contest Details and select Atlas ShruggedThe deadline is April 28.


Burger King Scholars  
 
Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $28.3 million in scholarships to more than 26,800 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2016 alone, the Foundation awarded $3 million to more than 2,800 students in North America.  Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.  
 
The requirements to become a BURGER KING℠ Scholar are simple. You must apply within the application period, and fit the prerequisites below:
  • Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, 
  • Be passionate about serving the community, and 
  • Be a high school senior, or be a BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.

High school students should be graduating seniors with plans to attend a two- or four-year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. BK® employees can further their education by using the scholarship for non-degree courses such as accounting, computer or language courses.  

For scholarship details and to apply, please visit http://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/burger-king-scholars-program/  The application period opens October 15 and closes December 15. 

Google 
 
Doodle 4 Google - This year, Google is asking kids to create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” 

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the Doodle 4 Google contest. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. The winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The submissions dadline is December 2.  Click the following link to be directed to the Google competition website http://www.google.com/doodle4google/ 


Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway   

 

Every student deserves a chance to realize their potential. That's why Dr Pepper gave away over $1,000,000 in tuition last year to help students across the country pursue their dreams.  Since 2008, the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has changed lives by giving away millions of dollars in tuition. With the challenges of rising tuition costs and studying full-time, we take pride in helping students achieve their goals.  
 
If you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can submit your Biggest Goal to enter for the chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition. Ask your friends and family to vote.  You’ll be eligible to submit a video once you reach 50 votes.  Dr Pepper will select finalists for a chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition at a college football championship game. Find more information at http://www.drpeppertuition.com/.

Posted September 22,2016   
 
Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest 

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises addresses the severity of the problem.  Two winners will be chosen each year, 1 per semester, and each winner will receive $500 to put towards higher education. 

Eligibility:  

  • High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school. 
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.  
  • You must be a citizen or lawful resident of the United States in order to apply.   

Please visit http://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/  to review the guidelines.  There are two submission deadlines.  Fall is November 30.  Spring is June 30. 


Posted September 21, 2106

 
AXA Achievement Scholarship  
 
The AXA Achievement Scholarship is awarded to 52 students nationwide – one selected from each state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Each state winner receives a scholarship award of $10,000. From that pool of 52 winners, ten are selected as national winners and receive an additional $15,000, bringing the national AXA Achievers’ total scholarship awards to $25,000 each.
 
What does it take to become an AXA Achiever? Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:
  • Ambition and drive 
  • Determination to set and reach goals 
  • Respect for self, family and community 
  • Ability to succeed in college  

Who is eligible? Applicants to the AXA Achievement Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico 
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2016-2017 academic year 
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities

Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness.  

When to apply?

  • The application period for the 2016 program is now open.  To review the guidelines and apply, please click the following link. http://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
  • The application deadline is December 15, but only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted; we encourage you to apply early. 
  • Winners will be announced in Spring 2016.

Engebretson Foundation 
 
The Engebretson Foundation recognizes exceptional students and supports them in fulfilling their potential.  Each year, scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are recognized for their academic achievements and leadership ability.  The amount of the scholarship is $5000/semester and is to be used for tuition, room and board, and/or fees.  At the discretion of the foundation’s executive director, the amount of the award may be adjusted on a case-by-case basis.  Recipients must demonstrate a financial need, have outstanding academic merit, and leadership ability.  The deadline for applying is March 1st.  The main webpage can be accessed via this link http://www.engebretsonfoundation.org/  The eligibility requirements and application process can be accessed via the Application link on the toolbar.  

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship  
 
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe $1,000 Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program. The deadline to apply is December 31.  To apply for this scholarship, please click the following link http://www.genkellyscholarship.com/ 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
 
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.  Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.  
 
This highly competitive scholarship includes:
  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school 
  • Ability to pursue any area of study 
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid 
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience

Selection Crieria

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, a desire to help others, and leadership..                                                                                            

Selection Process

A rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances. Each year 30-40 students will be selected into the program. 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2017
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2017 
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above 
  • SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above 
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
The scholarship application opens on September 30.  For complete application details, FAQs, eligibility requirements, and access to the application, please click the following link http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/

National Eagle Scout Association 

The National Eagle Scout Association offers two types of Eagle Schout scholarships:
 
Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Applicants must score a minimum 1800 SAT (if taken before January, 2016), 1290 (if taken after March, 2016), or 28 ACT to apply. These include a varying number of NESA scholarships, and a varying number of Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships. The Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships are awarded annually and include four $25,000 scholarships (payable at $6,250 per year) and one $48,000 scholarship (up to $12,000 payable for four years), plus a varying number of others.

NESA offers an additional academic scholarship called the $50,000 NESA STEM scholarship (up to $12,500 payable for four years) to an applicant who plans to major in a science, technology, engineering, or math field.

NESA academic scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts applying during their senior year of high school. Exception: Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review are held after October 31 of their senior year may apply during the next scholarship cycle in the following year even though they may be in college by this time. Winners may receive a scholarship one time only.

Scholarship committees are formed each year in each of the four BSA regions (Northeast, Southern, Central, and Western) to recommend recipients of these scholarships, with the final determination made by the national NESA Scholarship Committee.

Merit Scholarships 

The second type of NESA scholarships are the merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, and community service. These awards cover the $2,000 and $4,000 Bailey scholarships, the $2,500 Robert and Rebecca Palmer scholarships, and the $5,000 Hall/McElwain merit scholarships. Each BSA region reviews applications and awards a varying number of these scholarships to local Scouts.

NESA merit scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts graduating high school or undergraduate college students no farther than completion of the junior year. Recipients may receive the scholarship one time only.

Over 5,000 NESA scholarship applications are received annually, and fewer than 200 are awarded, so the competition is stiff. Plans are being formulated to greatly increase the amount of funds available to award NESA Eagle Scout scholarships throughout future years.

Please click on the following link to be directed to the website.  On the left toolbar you can access scholarship requirements, the application, and FAQs. http://www.nesa.org

 Ron Brown Scholar Program  
 
The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown, the late Secretary of Commerce, through a selective, multi-level scholarship and leadership program which focuses on academic achievement, community service and career emersion for African American college bound high school seniors. The RBSP is dedicated to improving the lives of young African Americans and empowering and supporting them to achieve their potential within their chosen academic disciplines and into the workforce.  The mission of the Ron Brown Scholar Program is to advance higher education and improve the lives of public service-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans and to accelerate their progress into impactful leadership roles and opportunities. 

The recipients may use the need and merit-based scholarships to attend the four-year college or university of their choice. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.  To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of their application. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.   

The Ron Brown Scholar Program currently has two deadlines for applications (students must be current high school seniors at the time of their application): November 1st (postmarked) —application will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program and forwarded to a select and limited number of colleges and scholarship providers. Students must still apply to any colleges or for scholarship programs in which they are interested. January 9th (postmarked)—final deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program. Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover. SAT/ACT scores must be included on the application at the time it is mailed. Incomplete, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered.  Program and application information can be found at http://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description   

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

The Foundation has been contributing to the success of emerging artists from around the world since 1955. Applications are accepted throughout the year; there is no deadline.  However, applicants must be in the early or developmental stage of their career, work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting, or printmaking and demonstrate a commitment to making their art a lifetime career.  Applicants must also be at least 18 years of age at the time of application submission.  Please review the eligibility requirements and application process closely. This information, as well as other details, can be found at http://elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/

Posted September 20, 2016  
 
John F. Kennedy 
The contest this season marks the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth.  To celebrate the JFK Centennial, the 2017 Profile in Courage Essay Contest is featuring:  
  • A first-place prize of $20,000 
  • Cash awards for the top 25 essays 
  •   A special contest topic 

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of right US senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation.  These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents.  The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described in Kennedy’s book.  

For contest requirements as well as to read about the contest topic for the Centennial, please visit http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Contest-Information-and-Topic-Guidelines.aspx  The submission deadline is January 4. 

Roanoke College 
 

The Roanoke College Scholarship Competition was designed to recognize and reward students of superior academic and leadership ability. Students will have the opportunity to compete for the scholarships listed below. Selection of semi-finalists will be based on the scholarship application and academic record. Final recipients will be determined primarily on the performance during the on-campus competition which includes a writing session and personal interview. Academic records will also be given some consideration. Applicants for the Scholarship Competition must submit the admissions application and be accepted to the College prior to the competition.  

 
To be considered for these scholarships, you must complete the Scholarship Competition application and be a prospective college freshman seeking first-time fall enrollment. You must also be accepted to the College prior to the competition. Students with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in a rigorous academic curriculum should consider applying for the Scholarship Competition.  Please click on the following link to view more information on the scholarships listed below, the scholarship requirements, deadlines, and application process.  http://www.roanoke.edu/admissions/apply_for_special_programs/scholarship_competition and http://www.roanoke.edu/admissions/apply_for_special_programs/scholarship_competition/scholarship_competition_awards
 
The William Beard Scholarship
Value: Approximately $210,000

The Beard Scholarship is named for the first valedictorian of Roanoke College who presented his address in 1847. This scholarship covers full tuition, standard room and board for four yearsand replaces any previously awarded Roanoke College scholarships or grants. Beard Scholars are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 at Roanoke College to continue this award. Up to two Beard Scholars are recognized each year.

The David Bittle Scholarship
Value: Approximately $158,000

The Bittle Scholarship is named for one of the founders and first president of Roanoke College. Up to six Bittle Scholars will receive full tuition for four years.  The Bittle scholarship will replace any previously awarded Roanoke College scholarships or grants. A minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average at Roanoke College is required to continue this award.

The A.M. Bowman Scholarship
Value: Approximately $112,000*

The Bowman Scholarship is named for a former college benefactor and chairman of the Board of Trustees who was elected to the board in 1915.  Up to fifty Bowman Scholars will be awarded $7,000 annually.  A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required to maintain this award.

The Christopher Baughman Scholarship
Value: Approximately $102,000*

The Baughman Scholarship is named for another founder of Roanoke College who also held the title of "principal." This $4,500 scholarship is awarded to approximately sixty scholar participants for four years.  A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required to maintain this award.

The Julius Dreher Scholarship
Value: Approximately $94,000*

The Dreher Scholarship is named for an 1871 Roanoke College graduate who was appointed president of the College in 1879. Approximately seventy-five Dreher Scholars will be awarded $2,500 annually.  A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required to maintain this award.

The John Morehead Scholarship
Value: Approximately $85,000*

The Morehead Scholarship is named for another Roanoke College graduate who served as a College leader from 1903 - 1920. Morehead Scholars will receive $1,000 annually.   A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required to maintain this award. 

*when the value of the scholarship is added to previously-awarded Roanoke College scholarships or grants.  


University of North Carolina at Charlotte  
 
The University Scholarship Office serves as the champion for scholarship administration at UNC Charlotte by making it easier for students to find, apply for, and receive merit or need-based scholarships.  Working closely with the academic colleges to support a central application process, the University Scholarship Office connects current and potential students in all majors with scholarship opportunities.  Students are encouraged to visit the University Scholarship Office and explore the types of scholarships and the online scholarship database for resources that can help reduce college-related costs.

The University Scholarship Office link is http://scholarships.uncc.edu/  By using search portion of this page, you will find additional scholarships, their requirements, and deadlines.


Posted September 19, 2016
 
Catawba College - West Teaching Scholarship 
 

The first cohort of 14 West Scholars entered Catawba College as first-year students in the fall of the 2007-2008 academic year. These students, who came to Catawba from both inside and outside of the State of North Carolina demonstrated leadership, community involvement and a strong commitment to teaching. Each of them also completed a special application for this scholarship program.

 
The West Teaching Scholars are so designated in honor of Catawba College alumna, College trustee and former Teacher Education faculty member, Dr. Martha Kirkland West of Salisbury, N.C.
 
To learn more about this scholarship and to access the application, please click on the following link  http://catawba.edu/academics/schools/education/teacher-education/academy-teachi/teaching-scholars/  An application to Catabwa must be submitted in order to be considered for this scholarship.

North Carolina A&T State University  
 
Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for scholarships once admitted to North Carolina A&T State University.  In some cases, where indicated, individual scholarships will require a separate application.  The scholarships listed at the website linked below are available to new students, enrolling in a degree seeking program and pursuing their first Bachelor’s Degree.  All students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for full consideration of all types of financial aid.  
 
To review details of incoming freshmen scholarships, please click on the following link http://www.ncat.edu/admissions/financial-aid/aid/scholarships/fresh-students.html  Please review all the scholarships listed, paying particular attention to application deadlines.  
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity - Iota Iota Chapter
 
The chapter will be awarding four college scholarships based on the essay prompt - "What would you propose to substantially reduce the incidence of gun violence in the United States and around the World without taking away the legal rights of law abiding citizens to acquire and possess firearms?"   
 
The application and essay must be postmarked no later than October 21 and mailed to:
 
Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
PO Box 27353
Raleigh NC 27611
 
To download the application, please click the following link  Application.  

Stetson University - Edmunds Scholars
 
Edmunds Scholars are students who exhibit exemplary academic and personal leadership.  
 
The J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholarship Program is a nationally competitive merit-based college scholarship program that attracts top student scholars with leadership potential to Stetson University's campus. The scholarship pays expenses for four years at Stetson for students who exhibit exemplary academic and personal leadership. Edmunds Scholars, in addition to their academic abilities and intelligence, must have strong character and integrity along with the potential to be outstanding leaders. Intellectual distinction alone is insufficient for selection as an Edmunds Scholar. Edmunds Scholars, like Rhodes Scholars, are chosen based on a combination of their intellectual excellence, personality, and leadership. Candidates should have active co-curricular involvement, participation in athletics or physical fitness activities, discipline, integrity, character, strong written and verbal communication skills, creativity, and the potential to be well-rounded leaders and contributors in the Stetson University community. 
 
Applicant must secure a nomination from MCHS.  The application deadline is January 15.  Please click on the following link to learn more about this scholarship and access the nomination and application forms.  http://www.stetson.edu/administration/financial-planning/scholarships/j-ollie-edmunds/index.php  

Posted September 15, 2016 
 
Boston University
 

Boston University’s most prestigious merit-based award recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. Every year, Boston University welcomes about 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and typically ranked in the top 5–10% of their class.  In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinary people. At BU, scholars also become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities.   

While the competition is especially rigorous, the benefits are considerable. A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus the University orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.  

To learn more and to apply, please visit http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/tuition-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee/  The deadline to apply is December 1.


Posted September 14, 2016

 
Horatio Alger Association 
The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education. 
 
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria: 
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2016 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation 
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution) 
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required) 
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities 
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity 
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and 
  • Be a United States citizen·  

The scholarship applications for National, State, Targeted, and Vocational are now open and the deadline is October 25, 2016. Please follow this link to the scholarship website and to review all the application requirements. http://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/  There are several application requirements - please read them closely.  If you are applying, please notify your counselor so that he/she knows to expect and can complete the Certifications Form online.


Jackie Robinson Foundation
 
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.  The application opens November 1.  The deadline to apply is February 15.  Click on the link to review the application requirements and access the application http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/ 
 

 "Nuestra Juventud," Univision 40'S Scholarship 
 

 “Nuestra Juventud,” Univision 40’s Scholarship Program recognizes the academic achievements and leadership qualities among Hispanic High School Seniors (12th grade) in the WUVC-Univision 40 viewing area.  Eligibility:  Candidates must be entering the 12th grade, must be applying to a college/university in the fall of 2017 and must be of Hispanic descent.  Criteria:  The winners will be chosen based on Leadership, Academic Achievement, Hardship and Character.   Application process: Candidates must submit a copy of the school transcripts; a completed application; answers to the questions below (max. three pages may be used to answer the questions) and a clear picture, all in one packet.  Scholarship Award:  All scholarship awards will be sent directly to the college/university.  Failure to enroll in the Fall 2017 will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. Note: Faxed applications and transcripts will NOT be considered. The deadline for applying is October 14.  Click the following link to download the application Application


Ronald McDonald Scholarship Programs
 

Students across the country work hard to earn top marks, dreaming of the college they'll attend and the education they'll receive. Unfortunately, many of these students won’t be able to afford it.

 

We want these students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with the global office of RMHC, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $56 million in scholarships have been awarded.  The RMHC Scholarship Program application period for the 2015-2016 program will open in the Fall.  Use this link for application requirements and to access the application during the submission period  http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships 


Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship - Junior Women's Club of Raleigh
 
Each year the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh awards a $1,500-$3,000 one-time scholarship in honor of Sallie Southall Cotten, a founder of the North Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors from any Wake County high school. Applicants must attend a college or university in North Carolina in order to receive the scholarship.  The deadline for consideration for this scholarship is December 15th.

Members of our Club’s Education Community Service Program will review all applications received and select a group of finalists to interview. One winner will be awarded the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh’s Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship. Our Club’s scholarship recipient will compete at the District VI scholarship competition. The recipient is expected to attend the GFWC-NC District VI Arts Festival to be interviewed by a panel of judges and possibly win additional scholarship monies. The winner from each District in North Carolina goes on to compete for the State Scholarship of $24,000 — $6,000 per year for four years!

Click this link to review the application requirements and access the application http://jwcraleigh.org/our-community/scholarships/sallie-southall-cotten-scholarship/ 


SunTrust
 
You could win a $500 scholarship! Enter the SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes. See the following link for sweepstakes details and entry information. http://suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes/index.html 

The Center for Scholarship Administration 
 
The Center for Scholarship Administration is proud to serve as the administrator for numerous scholarships. The funds are provided through the generosity of corporations, foundations, individuals and trust funds. All of these programs require that you submit information from other sources.

It is imperative that you read the Guidelines and Instructions prior to starting your on-line application process so that you will have the information readily available. After you read the Guidelines and Instructions you will be able to apply online for the scholarship of your choice.

To review the guidelines and scholarship availability dates (pay particular attention to dates the various scholarships open and their respective deadlines) please click here http://www.csascholars.org/  Please click on "Scholarships" on toolbar menu for the listing of opportunities.


Posted September 13, 2016

 
Charleston Southern University  
 
CSU is offering full tuition, room and board to a limited number of Palmetto Fellows recipients for fall 2016.  In addition, CSU will be offering academic scholarships up to $14,000 per year for four years to qualified students.   Please see the following http://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/admissions/scholarships/index.html for information on the following scholarship opportunities.    
 
The South Carolina Tuition Grant, SC Hope Scholarship, SC Life Scholarship, and SC Life Enhancement scholarships are among the list of state scholarship opportunities available to college students. Check the complete list of opportunities here.  
 
The Pell Grant (a federal grant based on financial need as determined by completing the FAFSA), Federal College Work-Study and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant  are all available to qualified Charleston Southern University students.  
 
A variety of outside scholarships are given to students by organizations not necessarily affiliated with Charleston Southern University. 
 

Institutional Scholarships  http://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/admissions/scholarships/institutional.html   

Merit-based scholarships are awarded by Charleston Southern University to degree-seeking students who are enrolled full-time. The scholarship amount is determined by the student’s GPA and SAT/ACT score at the time of high school graduation. The scholarship amount may change based on financial need and residency status. This award can be renewed each year by maintaining satisfactory academic progress.  
 
 

Federal Grants http://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/admissions/scholarships/federal.html  


Elks Club Scholarship
 

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.   Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.  Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.  Male and female students compete separately.

The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2017 contest are available to download after September 1. To learn more about this scholarship and to download the application, please visit http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm The deadline to apply is November 30. 


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Students of the Year  

Students of the Year is a 7-week fundraising competition for high school students to win scholarships to the school of their choice.  Students gain leadership skills and community service hours while networking with Triangle business and community leaders and building their resumes for college.  To read more about the program and to fill out an application, please visit http://www.studentseries.org/high-schools/students-of-the-year.  The deadline to apply is October 28.  

 ROTC Scholarships 
 
With respect to ROTC applications, please note that along with academic standards, the applicant must also meet the requirements of a physical assessment.
 
Naval ROTC Scholarship  - Please review the detailed and rigorous requirements  at http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html
Army ROTC Scholarship -  Please review the detailed and rigorous requirements  at http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html
Air Force ROTC Scholarship -  Please review the detailed and rigorous requirements  at http://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/
Marine/Branch NROTC Scholarship - Please review the detailed and rigorous requirements at http://www.marines.com/officer

University of Georgia  
 
Last year, UGA awarded more than $7 million in scholarships and awards from University Foundation funds to undergraduate students. Most academic (merit-based) scholarships for first-year students are awarded during the Admissions process.
 
Approximately 14% of enrolled first-year students received an academic scholarship from UGA. Additionally, scholarships available through individual academic departments are typically awarded to upperclassmen, but prospective students should consult the websites of their intended department for more information. Some scholarships for first-year students require an additional application. Please consult the following list for more information as well as this supplemental list of scholarships. International and F-1 visa applicants can qualify for many of these merit-based scholarships.
 
All scholarships awarded by the Undergraduate Admissions office are renewable for eight semesters of full-time enrollment, or the completion of a Bachelor’s degree. To renew the scholarship each year, students must maintain specific academic requirements which are detailed in the award letter.
 
Please pay particular attention to the prestigious Foundation Fellowship and Ramsey  Honors Scholarships.  Their deadline are November 1.
 
Please visit http://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/tuition-fees/scholarships for a comprehensive listing of scholarships. 

Winston-Salem State University, Raleigh-Wake Alumni Chapter, Luther Johnson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Candidate must be an entering freshman at Winston-Salem State University with at least a 2.7 or equivalent grade point average (GPA) and at least 850 composite score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or 18 on the American College Test (ACT) to qualify for the Alumni Scholarship.  Awards are made on a competitive basis.  Students must maintain at least a 2.7 GPA throughout the freshman year and must attend a high school in Wake County.  The student must reside on campus during the freshman year.  To learn more about this scholarship, please visit http://raleighwakewssu.org/.  The application can be accessed on the left toolbar by clicking on Raleigh-Wake Alumni Chapter Scholarship Information. The deadline to apply is April 1. 


Posted September 12, 2016 
 
East Carolina University 
 
The goal of the Office of University Scholarships is to provide students and their families with information on both internal and external scholarship opportunities. Scholarships are gifts of money that do not require repayment.  Scholarships usually recognize special achievements in academics, talent, and leadership. Some scholarships may also require that students demonstrate financial need. Financial need will be determined by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships can come from a variety of sources. Scholarships may be awarded by the Office of University Scholarships and by each of the colleges on our campus. There are scholarships for incoming freshmen, transfer students as well as students currently enrolled at the University.  
 
East Carolina University has many scholarships that have been made available through the generous donations of alumni and friends of the University. Scholarship eligibility, criteria, and amounts may change at any time without prior notice.  
 
Please explore the numerous opportunities found via the scholarship link http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/universityscholarships/  The left tool bar at this site will direct you to the opportunities as well as requirements and deadlines.

 Howard University

Grants, scholarships, and fellowship funds come from various programs both inside and outside of the University. They may have a variety of requirements not related to financial need. Foundations, alumni and many University scholarship and fellowship funds are awarded by committees of the University’s schools and colleges in cooperation with Financial Aid. If interested, you should contact your school, college or The Office of Financial Aid. Full-time enrollment is usually required by agencies that award private scholarships. If you are awarded for less than full-time enrollment, the donor must inform the Office of Financial Aid in writing.

The Howard University Freshman Scholarship (HUFS) Program is designed to assist accepted First-Time-in-College students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement throughout their secondary school career and have chosen to attend Howard University. Scholarships are automatically awarded on a first-come, first-served, basis to eligible candidates. A separate application is not required. Scholarships are awarded until all funds have been exhausted and not all eligible applications will receive an award.

Please see this link for comprehensive application and scholarship requirements http://www.howard.edu/financialaid/grants_scholarships.htm  


North Carolina State University
 
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers a limited number of competitive scholarships for entering freshmen in an effort to recognize and encourage exceptional academic ability and talent. To be considered, students must apply for admission by October 15.  Some academic scholarships also require that students demonstrate financial need. All students who apply for admission by October 15 and apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  http://fafsa.ed.gov/ by March 1 will automatically be considered for need-based academic scholarships.  The main scholarship site for high school applicants can be viewed at http://financialaid.ncsu.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/high-school-students/
 
To learn about specific scholarship programs, please review the following: 
 
Distinctive Scholarships
 
Park Scholarship Program http://park.ncsu.edu/ – Prestigious, competitive academic scholarship program for students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability, exemplary character, and exceptional potential in leadership and service. (See information provided under the August 25 scholarship listings.) 
 
General Hugh Shelton Leadership Initiative Scholarship http://sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/leadership-scholarships/about-shelton-national-leadership-scholarship/ – Competitive academic scholarship program to promote the mission of the Shelton initiative, “to inspire, educate and develop value-based leaders committed to personal integrity, professional ethics, and selfless service.” 
 
Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship  -  Program for students with demonstrated leadership potential, academic achievement, personal talents, unique work or service experience, financial need, and a demonstration for overcoming personal adversity. A preference will be given to those individuals who will enhance and contribute to NC State's diversity.  Students who apply for admission by October 15 and submit a FAFSA by March 1 are automatically considered.  No separate application is required.
 
Goodnight Scholars Program http://emas.ncsu.edu/goodnight/ – The Goodnight Scholars Program is a unique scholarship for outstanding students in the STEM and education disciplines.  It is available to middle income families from North Carolina and is valued at $17,500 per year.  A comprehensive professional development program allows students to grow into tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.  
 
College Based Scholarships  
 
Each of the Colleges at NC State offers scholarship opportunities to students enrolled in their academic programs. Consult the college website for specific criteria, application materials, and important deadlines. 

Shaw University

The financial aid application process typically runs from August 15 - September 15. Decisions regarding scholarships begin approximately two weeks after all financial aid is completed.  Disclaimer: Scholarship types and award amounts are subject to change based on funding availability. The available funding amount for an individual scholarship award can be divided among multiple students.  

Basic Requirements 
  • Must be registered full-time, taking 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours or more for graduate students
  • Must be a currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 (based on a 4.0 scale) NOTE: GPA requirements may vary based on donor’s criteria. Some scholarships may require students to be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non- citizen.
  • Must complete a short essay

For more detailed scholarship information as well as opportunities, please see http://www.shawu.edu/Admissions/Financial_Aid.aspx?id=1212  


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
The UNC Scholars Program delivers the best of both worlds — the access and attention of an elite scholarship, coupled with the resources and reach of a global research university.  With a cohort of talented classmates, exclusive events, and faculty and staff mentors, scholars enjoy the very best of the Carolina experience. From path breaking research to worldwide study abroad programs, UNC opens up opportunities only available at a renowned public university.  What we ask in return is simple:  Lead. Invent. Debate. Teach.   

Scholars make Carolina an even richer, more interesting place. Your invitation to the UNC Scholars Program isn’t a reward for what you’ve already done — it’s an investment in the creativity and energy we expect in the years ahead.  UNC Scholars are part of the intellectual and cultural life of Carolina, helping to write the next chapter in the history of this country’s first and finest public university. Be ready.

Please visit http://scholarsprogram.unc.edu/about to learn more about the Carolina Scholars, Colonel Robinson Scholars, Johnston Scholars, and Pogue Scholars. 

William Peace University
 
Qualified students are awarded renewable Merit Scholarships of up to $15,000 every year. Scholarships are awarded based on weighted cumulative grade point average and the highest combined critical reading and math SAT/ACT scores.  Additionally, William Peace University offers annual scholarships in the performing arts, student service, leadership and more. If you are interested in applying for one of the WPU scholarships listed below, please contact the Office of Admissions to receive an application. All applications must be submitted within two weeks of your acceptance.  Please refer to http://www.peace.edu/admissions/office-of-financial-aid/wpu-scholarships-and-awards for additional financial aid information.
 

William Peace University Presidential Scholarship
William Peace University Presidential Scholarships are awarded to qualified students who have earned exceptional academic records. These students should also possess exemplary characteristics of leadership ability and/or special talents that would enable them to make significant contributions to campus life. These merit-based scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University provided recipients maintain a "B" average (3.00).

 
William Peace University Academic Achievement Scholarship

William Peace University Academic Achievement Scholarships are awarded to qualified students who have earned outstanding academic records and who, in the judgment of university representatives,display potential for making significant contributions to the William Peace University community. These merit-based scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University provided recipients maintain a "C+" average (2.50). 

 
William Peace University Challenge Grants

William Peace University Challenge Grants are awarded annually on the basis of academics. These merit based grants are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University, provided recipients maintain a "C" average (2.00).  

 
William Peace University Transfer Merits

Students who transfer to William Peace University may be eligible for merit-based grants. These grants are awarded on the basis of the number of transferable credits earned at an accredited college or university and on the cumulative grade point average earned at each institution attended. The Transfer Merit Grants are renewable for up to two additional years, provided recipients maintain a "C" average (2.00). 

 
Honors Scholarship

Students accepted into this program can be awarded up to an additional $5,000 in scholarships. Students must submit a scholarship application and have an interview. Current students may petition to join the Honors Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher after 15 credit hours. These scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University provided recipients remain in the Honors Program and maintain a "B" average (3.00).  

 
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Scholarship

WPU offers up to $2,000 in scholarship funds to members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Members are eligible to apply for these funds and scholarships must be applied toward tuition. Members of Phi Theta Kappa should apply for scholarships directly through William Peace University. Several factors are considered in the allotment of awards, including financial need, academic merit and student involvement in extracurricular and volunteer activities.  

 
There are limited funds for the above listed scholarships. All awards cannot exceed tuition and are determined by the appointed committee. The Board of Trustees can change these limitations at anytime. Students must maintain certain standards for renewability. It's the student's responsibility to know what those standards are and to maintain them at all times during the awarded time of the scholarship and/or grants.  

Posted September 9, 2016 

 
Appalachian State University
 
Appalachian awards merit-based and need-based -- partial and full scholarships are available. Our most recent class of scholarship recipients had an average SAT of 1311, an average ACT of 29 and an average weighted high school GPA of 4.51.  There are numerous scholarship opportunities available at the university.  Please click on this link http://scholarships.appstate.edu/ .  For scholarships listed below, please visit http://scholarships.appstate.edu/scholarships/freshmen 
 
The Wilson Scholars Program is Appalachian's premier scholarship, earned by students with excellent academic records, a demonstrated history of service and leadership, and a desire to make significant impacts in their communities. This prestigious program provides full institutional costs (tuition, fees, room and board, book rental), including out-of-state fees, as well as an annual $2,500 Experiential scholarship for investment in learning activities such as study abroad, undergraduate research, service-learning trips or internships. Wilson Scholars spend four life-changing years at Appalachian and graduate having been transformed by exceptional academic mentors and classroom learning with real-world experiences. 
 
For the seven highest-achieving students who have earned entry into The Honors College, the Chancellor's Scholarship is a four-year program of rigorous study with full institutional costs (tuition, fees, room and board, book rental) paid. Chancellor’s Scholars are provided with study-abroad opportunities beginning in their freshman year, numerous classroom and experiential research opportunities and personalized academic mentoring in a unique, living-learning community. 
 
The Plemmons Leader Fellows Scholarship is a four-year leadership development program offered to 10 scholars each year that combines a $1,500 award with participation in specially designed leadership development courses, workshops, seminars, retreats, outdoor leadership experiences, conferences, experiential opportunities and individual needs assessment.   
 
The Diversity Scholarship is a four-year leadership development program that combines a $1,000 award (increases in value each year provided students meet program requirements) with participation in specially designed leadership development workshops, service-learning, international experiences and mentorship opportunities.  
 
The Academic Excellence Scholarship recognizes the top students in the freshman class. Academic Excellence Scholarships amount up to $10,000 over four years. Students selected for the Academic Excellence Scholarship demonstrate a strong academic record, leadership experience, community service, and the desire to be an engaged member of the Appalachian Family. 
 
College and Departmental  Scholarships are merit-based and are offered by the colleges to students who intend to major in their college.  
 
Please pay close attention to scholarship requirements and deadlines.  

Meredith College

At Meredith College, outstanding ability and talent is recognized by sponsoring competitive scholarship programs. Once you are admitted to Meredith, you’re automatically considered Academic Merit Scholarships.   For more information, please read the information provided here http://www.meredith.edu/financial-assistance/scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships

Separate applications (follow the link for each one) are required to be considered for additional first-year scholarships, which include:  

Applications may also be submitted for Meredith's Scholars Programs (follow the link for each one), which include: 

Please note application requirements and deadline dates. 


Western Carolina University 

WCU offers numerous Merit-Based and Need-Based Foundation Scholarships that have been established by alumni and other friends of the university. Some of these scholarships are based on financial need and others are based on merit.  Many of these scholarships also have criteria related to academic program of study, county of residence, or leadership and involvement in activities. The general scholarship application is required for consideration for these scholarships. Students also must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 each year in order to be considered for need-based scholarships. 

Academic Scholarships - Scholarships are available to new freshmen and transfer students based on academic achievement.  Consideration is based on academic records submitted during the admission process. For detailed information about these opportunities, new freshmen should contact the Honors College http://www.wcu.edu/learn/academic-enrichment/the-honors-college/scholarships-for-honors-students/

For a complete listing please go to http://scholarcat.wcu.edu/scholarships.asp  Please pay particular attention to each scholarship's requirements and deadline.   

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
 

The UNCW scholarship process includes a number of awarding entities throughout the university, to include the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, Academic Departments, the Alumni Association and others.  To select scholarship recipients, awarding entities use the scholarship application available to newly admitted and returning students.   Available scholarships include both merit-and need based awards.  The number of available awards varies vary from year to year and students will be considered for all scholarships for which they meet the specific criteria.  These scholarships are competitive and a number of applicants will be considered for each available scholarship. 

 
The assessment of candidates for these scholarships, both merit and need-based, may include a review of the most recent grade point averages and scores on standardized tests.  For consideration of need-based scholarships, students must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st
 

UNCW also offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to entering freshmen, independent of the scholarship application, with demonstrated exceptional accomplishments, intellectual promise and contributions outside the classroom. Scholarship recipients will be notified via their UNCW email addresses between May and July. 

 
Meeting the minimum scholarship requirements does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship award.  Information regarding additional scholarship opportunities is listed below.  


Posted September 8, 2016 

 
BBB Torch Scholarship  
 
BBB Torch Scholarships recognize students who personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.  Entries due November 30.  
 
FALL 2016 TORCH SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
  • $1,000 Confero, Inc. BBB Torch Scholarship 
  • $1,000 National Pawn BBB Torch Scholarship 
  • $1,000 Air Works BBB Torch Scholarship  
  • $1,000 The Vericom Group BBB Torch Scholarship 
  • $3,000 Student of Character BBB Torch Scholarship 
  • $5,000 Student of Ethics BBB Torch Scholarship
*Your application qualifies you for each of the above scholarships.  Click on the following link to review eligibility and application requirements. 

Wendy's High School Heisman
 

The Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994. Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college. 

 
Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and received his General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Inspired by this moment and with a desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy’s High School Heisman in partnership with the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy®.
 
Twenty-two years later, Wendy’s has awarded nearly $2 Million to support education while honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school scholar-athletes who share Wendy’s values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field. To learn more about this scholarship and to apply, please visit http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/    The deadline to apply is October 3.

Posted September 7, 2016
 
Clemson University - Institute for the Study of Capitalism 
 
The Lyceum Scholars Program is now accepting applications for fall of 2016.  All Lyceum Scholars receive a $10,000 scholarship, which is disbursed over their four years at Clemson University. In exchange for this scholarship, students in the program take a sequence of eight courses with the other Lyceum Scholars in their graduating class. In these classes, Lyceum Scholars study the moral principles of a free society, the political ideals of the American Founding and the economic foundations of capitalism. We strongly encourage you to apply by the priority deadline. For more information, please see  http://www.clemson.edu/capitalism/lyceum.html 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
 
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.45 million, through two nationally recognized programs. This scholars program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 27th class in 2015, the Foundation has provided over 5,550 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $56 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Current high school seniors may apply now through October 31.   Please see the scholarship website for more information and to apply.  http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/    

North Carolina Central University 
 
Merit-based Scholarships - NCCU offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to incoming first-year and transfer students. If you would like to speak with an admissions counselor regarding merit-based scholarship opportunities, call Anthony Ervin, 919-530-6095. Additional financing options can be found at http://www.nccu.edu/scholarships/ 
 
National Alumni Scholarships - The scholarships vary in amount and may be renewable for up to four years. Recipients of these awards are designated "National Alumni Scholars." Though the majority of the National Alumni Scholarship awards made annually will be to incoming freshman students, applications are acceptable from any student regardless of classification or academic interest. All alumni scholars are required to carry a full class load.  The deadline for receiving all application materials is March 15th of each year. Notices of initial awards will be made by May 15th of each year.  Scholarship application can be found at http://www.nccualumni.org/pdf/NORTH_CAROLINA_CENTRAL_UNIVERSITY_ALUMNI_ASSOCIATION_SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION.pdf 

North Carolina High School Athletic Association Endowed Fund Scholarships
 
The NCHSSA Endowed Fund offers several scholarships to eligible student-athletes of member schools. Scholarship information and applications can be found at http://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/student-athlete-scholarships Please note that each scholarship has its own application that is potentially sport-specific as well as its own deadline. Please read each opportunity closely.

Stamps Foundation - Scholars

 
The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation partners with visionary colleges and universities to award multi-year scholarships that enable extraordinary educational experiences. The homepage for the Foundation can be reached at the following http://www.stampsfoundation.org/index.php.  The application can also be found at the link.

The Stamps Foundation partners with 41 universities and colleges in the United States to provide merit scholarships to exceptional young people.   Our objective is to help the young leaders of today and tomorrow make meaningful advances towards their lifetime goals during their college years. The Stamps Foundation welcomes and supports students from all backgrounds and areas of study.  Financial need is not a consideration.

Criteria - The Stamps Foundation, together with its partner schools, is seeking candidates who demonstrate academic merit, strong leadership potential and exceptional character.  Additionally, we are supporting exceptional young achievers with promise and vision, who are eager to make their contribution to the world and who have the work ethic to bring their dreams to fruition.  

 
Prospective Scholars - If you are interested in being considered for a Stamps Scholarship, please contact one (or more) of our partner schools directly. Scholarships are awarded by the partner schools, not by the Foundation.  Scholarship terms vary, so please check with the schools in which you are interested for more details on how to apply and what the benefits of the award are at that college or university.  Students are not able to apply directly to the Stamps Foundation for a scholarship. 

Posted September 6, 2016   
 
John Belk Scholarship  
 
As this scholarship requires a nomination, please see your guidance counselor by September 30 if you are interested.  
 
The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship is one of our nation's most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarships. The program is built around our belief that, as a Belk Scholar, you possess unique talents that should be recognized and nurtured.  John Belk amassed a record of leadership and accomplishment at Davidson. Thanks to the generosity of the John M. Belk Educational Foundation, up to eight Belk Scholars are named in each entering class.  The Belk Scholarship can provide you comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board) plus study stipends that allow you great flexibility in the on- and off-campus opportunities you choose to explore. Those experiences, paired with our academic programs, deepen your intellect, maturity, and global understanding.  
 
To learn more about this scholarship, please visit http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/john-belk-scholarship  

Posted September 2, 2016
 
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.  The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Over the past 21 years, more than 115,000 young people have been officially recognized for their volunteer efforts.  We promote great deeds for youngsters across the United States of America, and welcome entrants also from across the world.
 
Please click the following link to view the site and application http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc.  Completed applications must be turned in to Student Services for review/signature by November 8, 2016.

Posted August 31, 2016
 
PEO Star Scholarship    
 
The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a highly competitive onetime $2,500 scholarship recognizing graduating high school senior women who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service and who plan to pursue full or part-time post-secondary education in the United States or Canada beginning in the fall following their high school graduation.

Eligibility

A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

a. Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and potential for future success.
b. Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education and is 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year.
c. Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
d. Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
e. Plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the United States or of the applicant and be satisfied that she meets the criteria for eligibility.

For application submission requirements, please click on the following link PEO Star Information.  Applications must be submitted online from September 1-November 1


Veterans of Foreign Wars

Voice of Democracy - The VFW Voice of Democracy contest provides students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore democratic ideals and principles through audio essays. The first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C.

For more information, please visit http://www.vfw.org/VOD/  To review the application and brochure, please click the following link Application and Brochure

The deadline to apply is November 1.  


Posted August 25, 2016

 North Carolina State University - Park Scholarship
 
The Park Scholarship is a four-year scholarship awarded on the selection criteria of outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character.

The application processes for Park Scholarships and NC State undergraduate admissions are separate, so be sure to follow the required steps.

Step 1: Apply for undergraduate admission to NC State by the October 15 deadline using the Common Application http://www.commonapp.org

Step 2: Complete the Park Scholarships application, which is housed in NC State’s wolfPAW system, by October 15. To access this, you must either be endorsed by your high school ( http://park.ncsu.edu/apply/#schoolend) (by October 1) or you must self-endorse (http://park.ncsu.edu/apply/#selfend).

The Park Scholarships application asks that you provide:

Additionally, the Park Scholarships application will import Honors and Activities information from your Common Application. You will have the option to edit these details if you’d like.

The Park Scholarships Selection Committee will also review your:   

  • High school transcript, submitted by your counselor through the Common Application    
  • SAT and/or ACT scores, submitted to NC State directly from the testing agency   
  • Personal essay from the Common Application (you will not have the option to edit this after submission)
 Scholarship and application process can be found at  http://www.park.ncsu.edu.  All materials must be received by October 15

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Morehead-Cain Scholarship 

“It isn’t the high-achieving student we seek so much as the scholar—the one for whom knowledge is about more than grades and test scores, and for whom learning is an appetite rather than a means to an end.” 

To be eligible for the Morehead-Cain, you must be:

  • a competitive applicant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • on track to graduate in the spring
  • unmarried and without children

Please note that Morehead-Cain candidates are not permitted to apply to other colleges or universities under a binding Early Decision application plan.

These eligibility requirements are the same for all students applying for the Morehead-Cain, but there are five different ways to enter the selection process:

North Carolina

  • Be nominated by your high school (All N.C. high schools are eligible)
  • Apply directly for the scholarship
Scholarship information and application process can be found at http://www.moreheadcain.org  The deadline to apply is October 15.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Thomas Wolfe Scholarship 

The University of North Carolina is accepting applications for  The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship. The scholarship provides full undergraduate support for student writers.   Applications will be received beginning September 1st, 2016.  The application process involves two (2) steps:

 1)  an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2016; and, 2)  an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2016.  Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered.  Preliminary screening will be completed in January, 2017, with final screening concluding in early March, 2017.  Three  candidates will be brought to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for interviews, and a final decision will be made in early April, 2017.

More complete information on The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, including the application form, is available on the University's website at http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/tws outlining the features, procedures, documents, and specific requirements for application.  If you have any questions, please email TWS@unc.edu.   

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Levine Scholarship
 
The Levine Scholarship seeks outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate evidence of experience, motivation, and commitment toward the ideals of the Levine Scholars Program.
 
Interested students must receive a nomination from their high school counselor before they can access the application for the Levine Scholars Program.  If you are interested, please see your counselor as soon as possible.

Requirements include:  

  • Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in a baccalaureate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. Students must be admitted to UNC Charlotte to receive a Levine Scholarship. 
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 
  • Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that elevates fellow students to a higher standard.

While there are no minimum SAT, ACT or grade point averages to apply for the Levine Scholarship, students must excel academically. Successful candidates will likely have a grade point average of 3.8 – 4.0 (unweighted) and score 1900 – 2400 on the three combined sections of the SAT or 29 – 36 on the ACT composite. 

Scholarship information and the application can be found at http://levinescholars.uncc.edu/  

  • August 25, 2016-October 15, 2016 - High school counselors can submit nominations online.
  • November 1, 2016 - The application deadline for nominees to submit a complete freshman admissions application to http://admissions.uncc.edu/. The application, application fee, official high school transcript, and official SAT and/or ACT scores must be received by this date.
  • November 8, 2016 - Deadline for nominees to complete the Levine Scholars supplemental application through the online portal. All recommendations must also be submitted online by this date.
 
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