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    Wake County Online Scholarship Guide


     Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Chi Rho Omega Chapter

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Chi Rho Omega Chapter, annually awards the Crystal Creech Shepherd Memorial Scholarship to African American high-school seniors who plan to matriculate to a four-year college or university. Preference is given to applicants who live in or attend high school in Knightdale, Wendell, Wake Forest, Rolesville or Zebulon.

    All applicants must meet and/or submit the following supporting materials:

    • Demonstrated academic achievement with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • Participation in school and community activities
    • Standardized test score results (ACT or SAT)
    • Two recommendation letters
    • Official current high school transcript
    • Senior photo
    • Completed essay and leadership question

    The application along with supporting materials must be postmarked by May 3, 2017.  The application can be downloaded here.

    Genworth Financial-Young Black Leaders Scholarship

    The Genworth Young Black Leaders Scholarship provides a $500.00 award to 3 high school seniors with an exemplary academic track record and a desire to pursue higher education. The scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence through their school work and community service.

    The Young Black Leaders scholarship was designed to support students who demonstrate leadership qualities in both the classroom and in their communities. Our goal is to diversify the talent pipeline for colleges and universities so that employers like Genworth have a more well-rounded pool of candidates to consider for future employment. Genworth’s African American Forum supports this initiative.

    Scholarship Eligibility: To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:

    1. Be a full-time, high school senior;

    2. Attend an accredited four year college or university, junior college or trade school in the upcoming academic year;

    3. Have a minimum of 3.0 (“B” average);

    4. Demonstrate community service and involvement.

    Scholarship applications and supporting documents are due by May 1, 2017.

    Scholarship recipients will be announced in June, and winners and their parents will be invited to an awards luncheon hosted by Genworth.

    Please see Ms. Lynch in Student Services for an application.

    NC State University- Sigma Phi Epsilon

    The NC State chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is offering 4 one-time scholarships in the amounts of $1,000$500$150 and $100 to incoming freshmen men for the 2017 academic year!

    SigEp is a leadership organization that will award over $225,000 at 180 campuses across the country through the Balanced Man Scholarship this year. Our mission is to Build Balanced Men and our goal is to reward men who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body, as we believe these are two ideals essential to leading a balanced life.

    To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students must submit an application by July 1st, 2017 and enroll, full-time, at NC State for the 2017 term. Applicants can apply online at:

     Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship.

    Should you or your students have any questions concerning the Balanced Man Scholarship or the transition to NC State, please contact me at

    Couch Oil Company

    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.

    Applications may be downloaded here or picked up from Ms. Lynch in Student Services.

    Deadline: July 17, 2017 

    Perennial Garden Club of Wendell

    The Perennial Garden Club of Wendell would like to offer the Annie Mae Horton Horticulture Scholarship to an East Wake senior graduating in 2017 interested in pursuing higher education in a field related to one of the following:  Horticulture, Landscape Design, Botany/Plant Pathology, Environmental Fields, Forestry/Naturalist.

    The award is in the amount of $1000 and applicants must submit a completed application, a college acceptance letter, and 2 letters of reference.

    Applications may be picked up from Ms. Harris or Ms. Lynch in Student Services.

    Deadline: May 3, 2017  

    Rotary Club of the Capital City-Robert N. Styres Scholarship

    East Wake can nominate one student for this $4000 per year renewable scholarship.  It is given to a Wake County graduate attending a 2 or 4 year college.  For more information visit 


    The Zebulon Lions Club and Zebulon Lions Auxiliary jointly provide scholarships for college-bound students who exhibit outstanding leadership in service to their school and/or community.  Scholarship recipients are selected by the Zebulon Lions Club Scholarship Committee.  An applicant’s record of service to his or her school and community is the major criterion for selection.  The Selection Committee will also consider an applicant’s academic performance, personal references and the applicant’s personal statement.  The applicant must be a member of the 2017 high school graduating class. Multiple scholarship awards, each for at least $1000.00, are presented annually by the Zebulon Lions.      

    The Zebulon Lions are interested in rewarding area students who have demonstrated personal integrity and a commitment to the concept of service to others.  The financial status of the applicant, and/or his or her family, is not considered.

    Applications are available from Ms. Lynch in Student Services.

    Deadline: May1, 2017 

     Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

    Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) of this year's scholarship.

    Application Process:  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page:  Additional details may also be found on this page.

    Scholarship Deadline:  June 12, 2017. 

    Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity--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. 


    Applicants must be the son/daughter of a US Marine or US Navy Corpsman who is serving or has served with the Marine Corp and your family income is $91,000 or less. You must be a graduating high school senior or attending college or a vocational/technical institution for the first time as an incoming freshman. Go to for more information. 


    Sign up to receive college planning and money management information from Wells Fargo’s CollegeSTEPS program, and be entered automatically for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship. A total of 6 $5,000 prizes will be awarded to high school students through two drawings over the sweepstakes period. Sign up at

    Deadline is June 30, 2017 asks students to submit a story about “the craziest thing you did to save money.” The winning student will receive a $4,000 scholarship for college. This scholarship is open to students in high school, college, and graduate school who are below the age of 25. You can apply for this scholarship on the website.

    Deadlines vary 

    Scholarships for Children of NC Veterans

    If a child's veteran parent was a resident of North Carolina when they entered military service, or the child is a life-long resident of North Carolina, they may be eligible for a scholarship from the State of North Carolina. The NC Division of Veterans Affairs scholarship program is limited to the children of disabled, deceased, combat, or POW/MIA war veterans. Scholarship may pay for tuition, room and board, and fees, for up to 4 years. 

    Application online at

    Deadline: February 14/June 1 (depends on scholarship)

     Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    The FAFSA for the 2017-2018 school year will become available on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  Students should visit for more information.  

    All seniors interested in attending college should plan on completing this form.You may be eligible for loans, grants, or other forms of financial assistance in the 2017-2018 school year - but you must complete the FAFSA to qualify!

    If you have any questions, please see Ms. Winters in Student Services.  She is available every Thursday from 8:30 to 1:30   

    Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship Program

    Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship Program, administered by the NAACP, awards renewable $1,500 scholarships to seniors who are current members of the NAACP, U.S. citizens, possess a GPA of 2.5+, and demonstrate financial need.

    For more information visit

    To apply, go online at

     SunTrust Off To College Sweepstakes

    Thirty (30) $500 scholarships will be awarded to students between October 28, 2016 and May 12, 2017. Students may enter at once during each drawing period. There is no GPA or financial need requirement.   

     Riddle & Brantley LLP's Scholarship Essay Contest

    The Riddle & Brantley, LLP, Scholarship Program seeks to nurture the academic learning of outstanding students and propel the fulfillment of advantageous careers. Five scholarship grants worth $1,000 each will be given to deserving students who write winning essays. Participants should write a persuasive essay no less than 500 words about how to prevent teenagers from drinking and driving. More information about this contest can be found here

    Deadline: May 20,2017

    Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship

     This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located on the right side of the page.

    Deadline: June 1, 2017. 

     Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources

    General Information: – links to: scholarships, grants, loans, graduate aid – information from the U.S. Dept. of Ed. on preparing for and funding education beyond high school


    Search Engines & Scholarship Programs: – create a profile and let fastweb do the research for you – mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college – information for college students to stay financially informed – educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels – free website where you learn which colleges want you, before you apply – free college scholarship search and financial aid information – provides information and resources for your scholarship search – free source for $11 billion in merit aid scholarships from 1,000s of colleges – find scholarships and use tools to stay organized and make the process easier – complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors – largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students – scholarship information for Latino students – provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) – The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) – provides Native students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities – Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance – awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board – connect with scholarships and learn about colleges – A great resource for underrepresented students [students of color, women, first generation college students] and a list of over 200 scholarships with a variety of opportunities. - Free scholarship search where students can quickly and easily browse through scholarships by a variety of categories (Major, Athletics, Religion, Disability, State, College, etc). - Scholarships for youth philanthropy & community service


     How-to Programs and Books: – offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options & build solid scholarship profile


    Other resources:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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    State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC)

    Each year the SEANC offers academic scholarships to the dependents of SEANC members. Thirty annual awards (15 merit-based, 15 financial need-based) for four year college or university students and eight award (4 merit-based, 4 financial need-based) for those enrolled in a junior college community college, or technical school. This scholarship application can be found at and must be sent to your district scholarship chairperson.


    Deadline:  Usually Mid-April. Application not yet available. Monitor site for details 

    Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship

    The Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship, administered by the Triangle Community Foundation, provides financial assistance to individuals seeking to further their education at a public or private college or university in North Carolina. Applicants must reside in Wake County, demonstrate a commitment to community service and involvement, demonstrate a 2.5+GPA and family financial need. Awards will be valued at $2,500 per academic year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $10,000 per student. Scholarships can be used for tuition, required fees, textbooks, and room and board. Applications are available online at

    Deadline: March 15.  

    Alpha Delta Kappa 

    Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. This year four scholarships are offered for high school seniors: The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship, the Marley-Berger Fine Arts Scholarship, the Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship, and the NC Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship (submitted throught the NC Commmunity Foundation Wesbite).

    Wake County Students will compete with students across the state. Local sorority chapters will select one candidate for each schoalrship to send to a district scholarship committee.  The district scholarship committee selects one candidate per scholarship to advance to the state level of competition.  

    Please see Ms. Lynch in Student Services for the Riggins, Mills-Rankin, and Marley-Berger application packets.  

    Visit for the Student Acheivement Scholarship

    Deadline March 15.

    Bridgewater College Open House

    Bridgewater College (VA) invites interested students to their campus on February 11, 2017 and March 18, 2017. Students can register online at

    Muriel S. Brown Memorial Scholarship-North Carolina Central University

    If you are a graduating senior with at least a 2.5 grade point average planning to attend NCCU as an Education major, please click HERE  for additional information regarding this scholarship opportunity or see Ms. Lynch in Student Services.

    Deadline: April 16, 2017

    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. The application can be accessed here: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  Please this SITE for more information.

    Deadline:  Sunday, April 16th, 2017, at 9pm.

    McInnes Scholarship

    The Wake County Cooperative Extension - Extension & Community Association
    (ECA) is offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving youth. Basic criteriato be met are:

    The applicant must be a resident of Wake County, minimum 2.5 GPA, and attending a 2 or 4 year college/university.Special  consideration will be given to applicants seeking careers in family consumer science or related fields. Special  consideration will be given to an applicant who is currently enrolled  or has been enrolled in a Family Consumer Science program, Future   Homemakers   of  America,  Family Consumer  Science  Related Occupation  Association,  4­H member, or a relative of an Extension and     Community Association member.  

    Scholarship applications are available from Ms. Lynch in Student Services.

    Deadline: April 7

    KidGuard for Education Scholarship Essay

    At KidGuard, we are passionate about online safety. The ‘KidGuard for Education’ Essay Scholarship is part of KidGuard’s effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues on cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology. Please join us in this conversation and in our movement.   Please visit this site for more information.

    ELIGIBILITY: All 11th and 12th Grade High School Students in the United States

    AWARD AMOUNT: Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000

    DEADLINE: 31 March 2017, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time)

    GSK Opportunity Scholarship

    In 1988 GSK, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, made a significant gift to its home community by creating the GSK Opportunity Scholarship Fund. Administered by Triangle Community Foundation, this Fund offers residents of Durham, Orange, or Wake County, who have overcome significant adversity, the opportunity to pursue their dreams and improve their lives through education or training.  More information and application can be found at this site.

    Amount: Up to $20,000

    Deadline: March 15th

    SECU "People Helping People" Scholarship

     Students are eligible for this $10,000 scholarship if they meet the following requirements

    • Must be attending a NC regular public High School
    • Must be a US Citizen and resident of NC
    • Must be attending one of the 17 UNC system universities
    • Must have a 2.5 GPA
    • Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement

    **Preference is given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees who live and work in NC**

    Scholarship packets are available at the front desk in Student Services.

    Deadline: March 24th. 


    Applicants must be a Wake County resident, be accepted by NCCU, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and SAT score of 900. Applications are available in Student Services, or at

    Application deadline: April 16th  

    Benedict College Spring Open House

    Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9 am to 12:00 pm.  Students will be provided with information on Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Academic Programs.  A free lunch and admission to the football game at 2 pm are also included.

    Check the flyer on the Student Services bulleting board for information on how to register. 

    North Carolina A&T Spring Open House

    Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10 am to 3:30 pm.  Check the flyer on the Student Services bulleting board for information on how to register. 


    Scholarship for Children of NC Law Enforcement Officers

    The Young Lawyers Division of the NC Bar Association has established a scholarship for the children of N.C. law enforcement officers who have been killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.  Last year, scholarships ranged from $1,500 to $4,500 for the 8 recipients.  The application for the scholarship can be found here.  The North Carolina Bar Association is grateful to the men and women who risk their lives daily in law enforcement and is honored to assist them by providing this scholarship program

    Deadline: April 3

    North Carolina Society of Accountants

    The North Carolina Society Of Accountants Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organizatio established in 1970 to provide scholarships for deserving students who indicate a desire to enter the profression of accounting.  The awards for the 2017-2018 school year will be $750 each.

    Applications are available from Ms. Lynch in the Student Services office.

    Deadline: April 15, 2017


    A $750 scholarship awarded to an Italian American senior who plans to enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall. Applications are available online at

    Deadline: April 20th.



    The local Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is offering one or more scholarships of at least $2,000 awarded to a WCPSS senior who plans to enter the field of education. Applications are available from Ms. Lynch in Student Services.

    Deadline: April 10th.


    Available to students whose parent/guardian is a member of SEANC. A total of 30 scholarships will be awarded: 15 are merit based, 15 are need based. Funds are available for use at a 4-year college/university or community college/technical school. Applications are available online at

    Deadline: April 15th.

    East Wake High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship

    The East Wake High School Alumni Association is made up of graduates of East Wake High School and, its predecessor, Vaiden Whitley High School. Membership is open to anyone who graduated from either school as well as active and former teachers.

    The Alumni Association’s purpose is to give back to the school and community that nurtured its members. We do that in a number of ways, such as awarding an annual scholarship to a graduating senior and by hosting events throughout the year to give members an opportunity to reconnect and network.

    The application can be found and printed Here.  Students may write legibly on the first page, but all other responses should be typed in word document.

    Two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 will be given.  $3,000 will be given the first academic year, and $2,000 the next academic year as long as the recipients maintain the specified GPA. 

    Deadline: Extended to March 30


    Scholarships available for the son, daughter, or grandchild of an active duty, former, or retired, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard roatary-wing aviator, air crewman or maintenance/support personnel. Applications are available at:

    Deadline: January 31, 2017 


    JRF awards several scholarships of up to $7,500/year to minority students who aspire to attend a 4-year college or university. Applicants must show leadership potential, demonstrate dedication to community service, have financial need, and have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math), or ACT composite score of 21. Applications are submitted online at

    Deadline: February 15, 2017.


     Students interested in a career in agriculture can apply for a variety of scholarships through a single application. Not all scholarships require FFA membership. For more information, and to submit the online application, visit

    Deadline: February 1, 2017.


    $5,000 scholarship. Open to high school seniors of African descent who plan to enroll at a 4-year college or university next fall and pursue study in engineering, computer science or computer information systems. Applicants should have a minimum 3.3 GPA, demonstrate leadership at school or in the community, and have a passion for technology. Applications are available the website at:  

    Deadline: March 1, 2017 

    Assistance League of the Triangle 

    The program by the Assistance League of the Triangle provides scholarships, on a need basis, to deserving students throughout the Triangle area. Scholarships can be used toward a certificate program, associates degree, or an initial bachelors degree. Applicants should be a resident or Wake, Orange or Durham counties, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and have financial need. Applications are available at

    Deadline: March 1, 2017 

    Engebretson Scholarship Foundation

    The Engebretson Scholarship Foundation Scholarships are for high school students with excellent academic and leadership accomplishments. The scholarship is renewable annually up to four years. Students who meet all criteria for a Engebretson Scholarship may continue to receive the award until they have earned a baccalaureate degree, or four (4) years. The scholarship may be used at any accredited four-year college or university approved by the Engebretson Foundation. Eligibility requirements include a ACT or SAT score of 28/1240, a GPA of 3.75, and be in the top 5 percent of their graduating class. Students must be recommended by a teacher.  The award amount is usually $5,000. For more details, visit

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    Teaching Scholarships/Loans

      • Millennium Teacher Scholarship-Loan Program-Must enroll at Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, or Winston-Salem State University. Applicants must have a minimum SAT score of 900 and at least a 2.5 weighted GPA. Students selected will receive $6,500 per year for four years. Candidates must have at least $3,000 worth of financial aid need as determined by the campus financial aid office. Recipients must teach in NC one year for every year of funding or repay the debt in cash at a rate of 10% interest within 10 years of graduation. For more information, visit  
      • N.C. State Ed. Assistance Authority Forgivable Education Loans for Service [FELS] Program. Qualified students committed to working in North Carolina in fields that have a critical need for more employees, such as nursing, teaching, allied health fields, or medicine, may apply for a FELS loan. The loan program provides financial assistance to help students with their higher education expenses. Prior to receiving funding, recipients must sign a promissory note agreeing to pay back the loan after graduation either by working a year in an approved position in North Carolina for each academic year of funding received or by repaying the loan in cash. Full details of the FELS program, the application, eligibility requirements, award amounts, loan repayment details and listing of qualifying academic programs and institutions can be found at

                       Deadline: March 1, 2017.  

    Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award

    Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center’s Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award. The $1,000 award is given annually to a senior with a disability. All students, including students enrolled in the Occupation Course of Study, students who will be receiving a Graduate Certificate and students enrolled in the Future Ready Course of Study, are eligible for nomination. Nominations can be made by either high school personnel or a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and should be based on achievement, not on financial need. Three additional finalists will receive a check for $100.00.

    Application packets are available from Ms. Lynch in Student Services or online at in the News and Events section on the home page.

    Deadline for nomination is February 15, 2017.   

    Tall Clubs International Scholarship

    Tall Clubs International Scholarship is offered to students under 21 who are planning to attend college for the first time. It is specifically for tall students who are 5’10″ for women and 6’2″ for men.

    TCI recognizes that tall people, especially youth, may have diminished feelings about their height. The scholarship encourages students to look at themselves as vertically gifted, not just tall. The scholarship also rewards students for pursuing their postsecondary education. The scholarship is offered by Tall Clubs International, a non-profit organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada, that creates awareness that tall people have problems, too. It is a social organization for tall people. Through local clubs across the country, the organization unites tall people in social events, travel, and conventions where they can foster mutual respect and admiration for tall people. Eligible students may request an application online, or they may search for a club nearest to them and apply. Clubs are available in 26 U.S. states as well as Canada. The award amount is usually $1,000. For more details, visit 

    Deadline for this scholarship is March 1, 2017


    The American Legion Auxiliary’s Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship

    The American Legion Auxiliary's Children of Warriors National Presidents' Schoalrship is awarded every year to high school students who have high academics and are leaders in their communities. It is open to students who plan to attend a four-year U.S. college or university. The scholarship may be used for college tuition, room and board, books, fees and other college expenses. Applicants must be descendants of Veterans who served in the Armed Forces. This can include WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon and Grenada, Panama, and Desert Storm, Gulf War or the War on Terrorism. The scholarship is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary to support the children of Veterans and to honor the sacrifices of warriors who fought for our freedom. Each year, 15 students are awarded with scholarships to help them pursue higher education. In addition to academics, qualifying students must demonstrate that they committed 50 hours of community service during their high school years. Students applying for the scholarship must be in their senior year of high school. The award amount is $2,500 - $3,500.

    For more details, visit 

    Deadline: MARCH 1, 2017,

    Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

    Alzheimer's Foundation of America offers the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship -- an annual $5,000 scholarship awarded to one deserving college-bound student, and $500 and $250 scholarships awarded to the first and second runner-up, respectively. Applicants are required to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200-1,500 word essay that answers the following questions: How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life? and What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease? X Applications are available online at .  

    Deadline: MARCH 1, 2017 

    2017 Junior Leadership Conference at Meredith College

    The Meredith College Office of Student Leadership and Service, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, cordially invites female, high school juniors to participate in a free conference to develop and sharpen leadership skills. Please be mindful that this event is limited to only 250 participants, so registration is required for this event. 

    Register for the leadership conference by visiting

    Please contact the Office of Admissions by email at or by phone at (919) 760-8581 or 1-800-MEREDITH if you have any questions.

    Deadline to register: January 27, 2017


     The Betty S. Abernathy Scholarship-East Carolina University- offers a four year $20,000 scholarship to an entering freshmen, intended science education major. This scholarship offers students the chance to be involved in a structured learning community, with other education majors and built in faculty and staff support systems.  Abernathy Scholars participate in community service and professional development and take in-state and out-ofstate trips together to learn about the education systems and history of various cities and       states. The Abernathy Scholarship application is available online at

                Deadline: January 15, 2017.  

    Maynard Scholarship-East Carolina University- modeled after the NC Teaching Fellows Program. This four year $20,000 scholarship is awarded to 10 outstanding high school seniors each year. Recipients will be expected to teach in a public, charter or government school for four years in one of the stated counties following graduation. Individuals have up to seven years to complete this requirement.  Maynard Scholars participate in community service and professional development and take in-state and   out-of-state trips together to learn about the education systems and history of various cities and states. Applications are available online at

                Deadline: January 15, 2017. 

    Washington Crossing Foundation National Scholarships

     $1000- $5000

    Go to for more details 

    Deadline: January 15, 2017


    The Violet Richardson Award/Scholarship

    Soroptimist was founded in 1921 and is an international volunteer organization for women.  The word means 'best for women' and their 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 Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women between the ages of 14-17 who volunteer to make the community and the world a better place.  The scholarship committe seeks young woman who demonstrate strong volunteerism and leadership.  The winner receives $750 and her organization receives $250. The winner advances to the Regional level with the possibility of winning another $500 along with her organization.

    Deadline: January 15


    Meredith College

    Meredith College offers a number of scholarship opportunities designed to reward the achievements of young women. The Meredith Legacy Scholarship is a full, four-year, merit-based scholarship, and the Meredith Presidential Scholarship, a renewable full tuition scholarship, are selected from the Honors Program application pool [application deadline is January 15]. In addition, Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded to entering first year students based on academic achievement and are renewable for up to four years. Awards range from $13,000 to $18.000 annually. All students admitted to Meredith are automatically considered for Academic Merit Scholarships. The Paschal Scholarships are available to incoming first-year students who intend to major in computer science, math, biology, chemistry or engineering. Also, Art Scholarship, Interior Design Scholarships and Music Scholarship are awarded to incoming first-year students as well And finally, the Meredith Teaching Fellows program offers a dynamic educational experience enriched with opportunities to receive classroom experience, learn from professional teachers, participate in study abroad, and enroll in Honors courses. 


    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.  See Ms. Lynch in Student Services for applications and information or visit


    The NFIB Young Entrepreneur

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Graduating high school senior
    • Who owns or operates his/her own small business
    • Must enter their freshman year at an accredited two-or four-year university, college or vocational/ technical institute during the Fall 2017

    Applications can be found by going to:

    Deadline: December 18

    AXA Achievement Scholarship

    Award is given to seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in school, community or workplace. Applicants must be US Citizens or legal residents and plan on attending a two or four year college/university.  Application can be found at

    Deadline: December 15

    Burger King Scholars

     This scholarship is open to high school seniors and employees of Burger King who plan to further their education. Information can be found at: 

    Deadline:  December 15

    Bachus and Schanker Scholarship -  (1 Award - $2,000)


    Eligible Students Will:

    • 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 to


    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.

    Deadline: November 30, 2016 

    BBB Torch Scholarships

     The Better Business Bureau Torch Scholarship program recognizes students who personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic success. Scholarships are available to college-bound juniors and seniors, as well as college undergraduates. Prizes are $5,000 (1), $3,000(1), $1,000(4)

    To download an application packet, please visit For assistance, please contact Alyssa Gutierrez at 919.277.4220 or

    Deadline: November 30, 2016 

    UNC Asheville Pisgah Scholarship Program

    The Pisgah Scholars program is a comprehensive scholarship program offered exclusively to first-time freshmen applicants who have applied to UNC Asheville by the early action Admissions deadline. Students may be considered for admission into the Pisgah Scholars program if they meet some or all of the following criteria necessary for demonstrating excellence as members of the UNC Asheville community:
    Academic excellence, as demonstrated by a high grade point average during high school or above average scores on the SAT or ACT Interest in or passion for an academic program offered by UNC Asheville Extracurricular engagement Exemplary community service or community leadership Award amount varies. Go to for more details.

    Deadline to apply is 11/15 

    The University of South Carolina 

    The University of South Carolina has a number of awards for non-residents, which include: McNair Scholars ($15,000 per year + tuition reduction), Lieber Scholars (for National Merit/Achievement finalists, up to $6,000 per year + tuition reduction), Cooper Scholars($4,000 per year + tuition reduction), McKissick Scholars ($2,000 per year + tuition reduction), Woodrow Scholars ($500 + tuition reduction), and Sims Scholars ($500 + tuition reduction). Applications for the McNair & Alumni Scholars Awards must be postmarked by November 15. No scholarship application if required for the Lieber, Cooper, McKissick, Woodrow or Sims Awards.

    For more information, go online at  

    Deadline: November 15

    General Hugh Shelton Leadership Scholarship (NC State University)

    This is one of the USA's most prestigious scholarships for student leaders! This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman at NCSU, valued at $10,000 per year, renewable upon satisfactory academic progress and leadership involvement.
    For more information, visit
    Application available at: 

    Deadline: Not later than 5pm, October 15, 2016 

    Ron Brown Scholarship Program

    This national program recognizes and awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African American high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year university. Applicants must exhibit excellence, leadership, commitment to public and a desire to make a difference. Financial need must exist as well. Go to for more details.

    Deadline: November 1. 

    Robertson Scholars Program

    This scholarship is collaboration between UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University. Criteria include high academic standards, leadership potential, public service and interest in diversity of people and cultures in and outside USA. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials online at

    Deadline: November 13. 

    UNC-Chapel Hill Thomas Wolfe Scholarship

    This award is for seniors who have a strong interest in attending UNC-Chapel Hill and pursuing a major in English/Creative Writing. Information on how to apply for this award is available by visiting:

    Interested seniors must apply to UNC for admission by October 15.

    Deadline: November 15 . 

    Nuestra Juventud Scholarships

    This scholarship is for Hispanic students that are planning to attend a four or two year program. The scholarship takes in to consideration not only academic success, but involvement in the community and hardship the student may be facing to attend school Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 towards tuition at the school they choose to attend. Applications and instructions are in the Student Services Office.

    Deadline: October 14.   

    Raleigh Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

    The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants. Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply. Go to for more information and to apply online.

    Deadline: November 30. 

    NC State Centennial Scholarship

     The Centennial Scholarship is directed towards students interested in the areas of engineering, business management, chemistry, polymer chemistry, international studies, design, apparel sourcing, fashion merchandising or retail management. Applicants should have an interest and willingness to enter the Textile degree program. Selection is based upon high academic achievement throughout high school, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences. 

    For more information go to: 

    Interested students should email a resume to Ms.Lynch ( by October 21.  

    Senior Night 

    On Thursday, October 6th, EWHS will host several representatives from local colleges and universities who will be available to answer questions about the college admissions process.  Seniors, don't miss this opportunity to come ask questions with your parents! 

    ECU and Duke University at EWHS!

    Representatives from East Carolina University and Duke University will be on campus next week.

    ECU:  October 11 at 7:30 am 

    Duke: October 12 at 9:00 am

    Please sign up in Student Services if you are interested in meeting with either representative.  Space is limited to 30 participants.  Priority will go to seniors, and if any space is left over, juniors will be permitted to attend.   

    FAFSA Day 2016 

     FAFSA Day will be held on Saturday, October 29th 2016 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Wake Tech Community College.  High school seniors, prospective college students, and parents can attend to get help completing the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. You may be eligible for loans, grants, or other forms of financial assistance in the 2017-2018 school year - but you must complete the FAFSA to qualify! You must register to attend


    Wake Tech Community College 

    Student Services Building Lobby  

    9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh 

    Bring these items: 

     2015 federal tax returns (for student & parent/guardian)

    FSA ID for student and one parent/guardian (create an FSA ID

    Financial Aid Workshop

     Please join us on Thursday, November 3rd at 6:30pm for a Financial Aid Information Session.  Ms.Winters, our Financial Aid Counselor, and other representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the FAFSA and applying for Financial Aid. 

    Danforth Scholars Program

    Danforth Scholars may receive full or partial tuition to Washington University in St. Louis. The scholarship is based on merit, but need is considered in the award process. Students must be nominated for this scholarship.

    To apply for a nomination, please bring a resume and essay outlining your future goals and post-college plans to Ms. Lynch in Student Services by November 1, 2016. 

    UNC-Greensboro Spartan Showcase

    UNC-G will have their open house for juniors and seniors on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Students can sign up at or 336-334-5243.  

    Duke University Pratt School of Engineering Open House

    The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University is hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Students interested in attending Duke University and studying Engineering are encouraged to attend. There will also be a campus tour and information session. 

    More information can be found at

     Experience Penn

    The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Admissions Office and the Penn Alumni Interview Program will be hosting an interactive discussion about the opportunities offered at UPenn and beyond.

    This session will be held at the North Carolina School of Science and Math on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:00pm.

     1219 Broad Street 

    Durham, NC 27705 


     Prudential Spirit of Community Award

     Are you a middle level or high school student who's making a difference through volunteering?

    Visit to apply for a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, DC.

    The deadline to apply is November 8, 2016. 

    LendEDU Scholarship

     Amount of the award: $1,000 

    Who can apply: High school seniors and college students


    Deadline: October 18, 2016 

     Horatio Alger Scholarship

     The Horatio Alger Scholarship Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. offers a number of state, national, and Career and Technical scholarships for students. To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.0 and demonstrate a need for financial assistance.  To learn more and apply, visit  

     You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000

    To be eligible a student must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories & be 16 years of age or older.

    Applications can be found at:

    Deadline: September 29, 2016 

     Coca-Cola Scholars

    The Coca Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca−Cola System. 

     The QuestBridge National College Match

     The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application   process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges. 

    If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students. 

    Deadline:September 27, 2016

     Davidson College John M. Belk Scholarship

    This scholarships is for students who demonstrate superior intellectual and personal achievements and significant leadership abilities. Up to eight (total) Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board), plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each.  For more information visit

    Students who are interested in being nominated need to turn in a student resume which includes a brief paragraph detailing the student’s future goals and plans to Ms. Lynch by October 24, 2016. 

    Morehead-Cain Scholarship (UNC Chapel Hill)
    Park Scholarship (North Carolina State University)
    Levine Scholarship (UNC Charlotte)

    The Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Park Scholarship at NC State, and the Levine Scholarship at UNC-Charlotte are all scholarships of highest esteem.

    All 3 scholarships provide full tuition, and interested students should have an outstanding academic record and excellent character.

    To be nominated, students must submit an initial application to their counselor by September 23, 2016. Applications have been emailed with instructions to all seniors. Further instructions will be given to nominees once selected.