The FAFSA is now open: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
It is a great idea to fill out the FAFSA and the RDS at the same time since they require some of the same information.
New this year: All students who plan to attend a community college or a 4 year public college/university in North Carolina will be required to complete the Residency Determination Service forms. These are required forms to determine your residency for in-state tuition. This form can ONLY be filled out through the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) website. For that reason, you must create a CFNC account if you do not have one already. Additionally, all official transcripts must be sent to in-state schools (both 2 year and 4 year) through CFNC's Transcript Manager function.
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General Scholarship Information
The best source for scholarship information is always the financial aid office of the college/university you wish to attend. 4 great, free sites we recommend for scholarship searches are:
For more WCPSS Scholarships, visit http://www.scholarshipplus.com/wake/
Financial Aid Information
We have a financial aid advisor at Sanderson who is available to meet with students. To make an appointment, students need to come to Student Services. Susan Waldrum, our financial aid advisor, is at Sanderson on Thursdays from 8:30-1pm. Mrs. Waldrum will also be visiting each Senior English class each semester to talk about financial aid.
Please view Ms. Waldrum's PowerPoint:
Interested in being an Educator? Check out these opportunities just for students who wish to enter the field of education: Teaching Scholarships and Programs
WCPSS Future Teachers Program
Applications for Cohort 4 of the district’s Future Teachers Program will be accepted February 16th - March 30th, 2018 and we need your help to ensure that students are aware of this exciting opportunity. Need more information about Future Teachers? Find it here:
Future Teachers Eligibility Requirements
- Must be a graduating WCPSS high school senior
- Gain admittance to a college or university for the Fall 2018 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
English Second Language
Future Teachers Application Process (with reference link to share with references)
Newly Announced Scholarships
Triangle Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County for the 2018-2019 academic year. These applications must be submitted on or before March 31st, 2018, in order to be considered.
The Achievement Scholarship will provide financial awards for refugee and immigrant high school seniors 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, or technical college or university in the state of North Carolina. A minimum of four awards will be made each year.
The Achievement Scholarship is available for first-generation U.S. citizens, refugees, or immigrants (legal documentation not required) who are graduating seniors at a high school in Wake County. To access the eligibility criteria and application instructions, please visit Triangle Community Foundation's website: http://trianglecf.org/scholarships-awards/
All applications must be submitted by March 31st using the Foundation's online system. Applicants will create a profile, upload a completed application form and attachments, and provide the names and email addresses of two recommenders. Recommenders will be notified by email through the portal and will be asked to submit their recommendations online by March 31, 2018.
Official transcripts should be postmarked by the application deadline and mailed directly to:
Triangle Community Foundation
Attn: Achievement Scholarship
PO Box 12729
Durham, NC 27709
Sanderson High PTO Scholarships
In keeping with our mission of "Recognizing the potential for excellence in every student" as well as improving academic opportunities for students of ALL academic levels, the Sanderson PTO is proud to announce that it will award four $1,000 scholarships this year.
The scholarships are as follows:
· Excellence- for seniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.2 and above
· Achievement- for seniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.4 to 4.199
· Success- for seniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.399
· Perseverance- for seniors who have overcome a hardship; no GPA requirement
For each category, the applicant's extracurricular activities, community service, academic honors and work experience will be taken into account. In addition, each applicant is required to write an essay and finalists will be interviewed.
Applications are available in the Career Center as well as the PTO website under the Programs tab. Applications are due in the Career Center by 2:30 p.m. on Friday March 23, 2018.
Triangle Community Foundation
TCF is now accepting scholarship applications for funding for the 2018-2019 academic year. Information and applications for the following scholarships are all available on our website, www.trianglecf.org. Click on individual scholarship names to access more info.
The Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship was created to provide a life-transforming opportunity for immigrant or first generation students who have overcome significant adversity. The scholarship, valued at up to $20,000 per year for up to four years for a total award up to $80,000, will be awarded to students who have attended a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district high school. Applications due February 28, 2018.
The Jay Spence Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of James "Jay" Edmund Spence, IV who lived from January 21, 1968 until August 13, 1985. The Scholarship provides financial awards for graduating seniors and alumni from Jordan-Matthews High School and Chatham Charter High School in Siler City. Scholarships are valued at $2,000 per year for up to four years, for a total award of $8,000. Applications due February 28, 2018.
The William L. Wall Family Scholarship is meant to provide an educational opportunity to a student from Siler City, NC who attended Jordan-Matthews High School. One award will be made annually and will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of up to $4,000 per student and can be used at any accredited public college or university in North Carolina. Applications due February 28, 2018.
The Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship honors Mr. Ward’s extraordinary commitment to teaching and community service by providing financial assistance to graduating high school seniors in Durham, Orange, Wake, or Chatham counties intending to attend a North Carolina college or university full-time. Recipients will be selected based on financial need and commitment to community service and involvement. Scholarships are valued at $2,500 per academic year for up to four years for a total award of $10,000. Applications due February 28, 2018.
The George and Mary Newton Scholarship is for young persons who have received or are expecting to receive a high school degree or equivalent and whose parent or legal guardian is an employee of Newton Instrument Company in Butner, NC. Individual awards will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $4,000 and can be used at any accredited educational institution. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award in Health Research will support pre-doctoral research in the health sciences with awards of $5,000 made to students working toward the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. The award will provide flexible support for research by students who have begun to consider a research career, as well as for research by students who are working toward a DVM/PhD. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The Gertrude B. Elion Mentored Medical Student Research Awards support female medical students enrolled at Duke University Medical Center or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine who are interested in pursuing health-related research projects. Students must have an interest in health research, and must have the support of a faculty mentor. Selected students will receive an award in the amount of $10,000. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The GSK Opportunity Scholarship is available to US citizens who are residents of Durham, Orange, or Wake County and have overcome significant adversity. Scholarships are valued at $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award up to $20,000. Recipients must attend a public state university or community college in North Carolina. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The Kathryn H. Wallace Award for Artists in Community Service recognizes an individual practicing artist residing in Wake, Durham, Orange, or Chatham County who has made a significant contribution to the Triangle Community. Nominations are welcomed from local artists or from individuals in the community on behalf of a practicing artist. One $800 award will be distributed annually. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship is provided for graduate students with a demonstrated commitment to working with alcoholism, drug abuse, and addictive disorder treatment, or with preventive education on the subject of addiction. One $1,500 award will be distributed annually. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The Richard E. Whitted Scholarship honors Mr. Whitted's memory and commitment to public and community service by providing financial assistance to graduating high school seniors attending an Orange County or Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System high school intending to attend a 4-year college or university full-time. Recipients will be selected based on commitment to community service and involvement and academic achievement. One $1,000 award will be distributed annually. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County provides financial awards for refugee and immigrant high school seniors who reside in Wake County to continue their education in a post-secondary setting. The amount awarded per recipient can vary between $1,000 and $4,000 per academic year, and is renewable for up to 4 years. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Edgar C. Garrabrant II & John R. Garrabrant Memorial Scholarship was created to honor Dr. Garrabrant, and his father, John Garrabrant. Dr. Garrabrant envisioned this scholarship as a means of assistance in furthering the education of students at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, North Carolina who demonstrate scientific aptitude and moral character. Preference will be given to students interested in pursuing health-related careers. Awards will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $4,000. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship honors Dr. Roberts' tradition of service by providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, and Durham School of the Arts. Recipients will be selected based on their character, academic record, service to the community, and financial need. Scholarships are valued at a minimum of $2,000 per year for up to four years and can be used at any public state university or college in North Carolina, Watts School of Nursing, or Durham Technical Community College. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The iContact Foundation Scholarship program promotes educational advancement by offering competitive scholarship opportunities for persons employed by iContact at any time from its creation in 2003 through February 2012 and their children (biological, adopted, step, or foster). Scholarships are valued at up to $5,000 per year for up to four years, (total award of $20,000) for full-time students pursuing a post-secondary undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree at any accredited college, university, community college, or trade school. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Jason and Jessica Evans Memorial Scholarship honors the lives of Jason Evans and Jessica Evans by inspiring and supporting graduating seniors of Orange High School who exemplify the academic and personal excellence that Jason and Jessica demonstrated during their young lives. Individual awards will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $4,000 per student and can be used at any accredited public or private 4-year college or university. One scholarship will be distributed annually. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Umesh and Usha Gulati Scholarship will provide $1,000 scholarships to one graduating senior from each of the following high schools in Durham: Durham School of the Arts, Hillside High School, Jordan High School, Northern High School, Riverside High School, Southern High School, and the City of Medicine Academy. Recipients will be selected based on academic merit, financial need, and an outstanding motivation for higher education success. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Van and Luella Thomas Family Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to a graduating senior at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City. The ideal candidate is a deserving student who has strong motivation for educational success, but is not receiving other financial aid for college. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Carolyn Lemmond Winchester Scholarship honors Ms. Winchester’s commitment to excellence in education by providing scholarship opportunities to students with financial need. The Scholarship provides financial awards for graduating seniors from Brevard or Rosman High School in Transylvania County, North Carolina. Recipients will be selected based on their financial need, academic merit, and potential for success. Scholarships will be valued at $2,000 per year for up to four years, for a total award of $8,000. Applications due April 15, 2018.
The North Carolina American Indian Fund Scholarship assists American Indian students across the state in obtaining higher education by providing scholarships to pursue a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree as a full-time student. Scholarships are valued at $1,000; students may reapply each year for additional funding. Applications due May 1st, 2018.
The Citrix Scholarship is intended to reflect Citrix System's commitment to increasing diversity in STEM fields by providing scholarships to students attending NC Central University, Shaw University or St. Augustine's University and majoring in STEM and/or computer science. Individual awards will be valued at $5,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 academic years, and can be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and one-time computer purchase at one of the three eligible schools. Applications due June 1st, 2018.
All applications must be submitted by using the Foundation's online system. Applicants will create a profile, upload completed application forms and required attachments, and will provide the names and email addresses of recommenders (if applicable). Recommenders will be notified by email through the portal and will be asked to submit their recommendations online by each scholarship deadline.
Official transcripts should be postmarked by the application deadline and mailed directly to:
Triangle Community Foundation
PO Box 12729
Durham, NC 27709
Big Sun Scholarship
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.
Deadline - June 19, 2018
Amount of Award - $500.00
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.
Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa ScholarshipsAlpha 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.
Below you will find the links to the Google Forms for the Future Educator and Miss Margaret Scholarships. The scholarship requirements are listed on these forms. 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.
The Miss Margaret Scholarship link:
The Future Educator Scholarship link:
All application materials must be received by April 17, 2018.
Triangle Sons of Italy ScholarshipTriangle Sonds of Italy lodge will provide a $750 scholarship to the student who satisfies the following criteria:
1. An Italian American student (at least 1/8 Italian) residing in the immediate Triangle area.
2. Student must enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall.
3. Student must complete the application and submit it by April 20, 2018.The application form can be found on the Lodge website at https://www.trianglesonsofitaly.org/scholarshipsThe scholarship selection committee will review all applications and make the selection. The student who is chosen will be invited with his or her family to attend the Lodge Family Picnic on June 3, 2018 to receive the award presented by the Lodge Council President
2018 Student View ScholarshipScholarships for high school seniors who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college. Quick and easy to apply: No minimum SAT or ACT or GPA, no essay, no long application form, no application fees.Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.Deadline is April 22, 2018.
Hugh Morson Memorial ScholarshipEligibility requirements:1. High school senior2. Resident of Raleigh, NC3. GPA 2.5 or higher4. Demonstrated acdemic achievement, high personal character, and leadership5. Plan to attend a 4 year college or university.Apply at: www.csascholars.orgDeadline is March 30, 2018
Papusas for Education Scholarship - for undocumented and DACA students
Pupusas 4 Education is a nonprofit that aims to promote cultural appreciation and education equity through pupusas and scholarships. They are offering two $1,000 renewable scholarships. Their scholarship is exclusive to graduating, undocumented and DACA-mented high school seniors from Wake, Durham, and Orange counties. Our scholarship recipients must plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college institution in the fall. In addition to receiving the scholarship, these students will also receive mentorship throughout their college career. The application is now live HERE and will be due on March 31, 2018.
Hammond Hill ScholarshipThe local Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is offering scholarships of $2,000 to a WCPSS graduating senior who plans to enter the field of education. Applications are due by April 10.Application available here: Hammond-Hill Scholarship Application
The 2018 NCACTE Guidance and Career Development Division ScholarshipThe 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 4 year 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 CTE Concentrator.· Award amount: $1,000 nonrenewable· Seven (7) scholarships to be awarded (one per current CTE region and one selected by the division president).· Scholarship Application Deadline: April 15, 2018.Eligibility Requirements:· Applicant must be a high school senior and a CTE Concentrator· Applicant must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited four-year college/university, community college, or technical school for Fall 2018 with a CTE related major.· Applicant must have a minimum high school weighted grade point average of 3.0.Questions may be directed to Misty Wolfe (firstname.lastname@example.org).Apply with this link https://ncacte.wufoo.com/forms/m14pe5zi0deyb6o/
2018 AES ScholarshipThe consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htmWe are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018Further information, including previous winners, is available on our web site at: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm