• Scholarship Opportunities 
    This site provides numerous scholarship opportunities for the 2017-18 school year.  In addition to the opportunities listed below, many colleges and universities post their own scholarships and grants. Need and merit based scholarships are typically, as well as departmental/college scholarships and endowments, can be  found on the admissions or financial aid pages of the college or university in which you are interested.  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.    

    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 Ms. Johnson in Student Services.  

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

    Please check back frequently for new postings. 

    Added 10/16/17
    Wake Forest Women's Club Continuing Education Scholarship
    -Must be a senior in the top 15% of their graduating class
    -Must agree to attend a 4year college or university in North Carolina
    Application includes:
    - application form
    - photograph
    -personal letter
    -high school transcript
    -letter of recommendation (from school)
    -letter of recommendation (from business or professional person)
    -copt of parents Federal Income Tax Returns from the former year
    Application is due to student services by noon on 12/1/17
    Click HERE for the application!

    Added 10/10/17
    DAR Good Citizen Essay Contest Scholarship
    Avaiable for all WFHS seniors in good stading with education. US citizenship is not required. Must have qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. 
    There are two parts to this scholarship. Part 1 consits of the student describing how he/she has tried to manifest the qualities of a good citizen. This may be completed at home and is to be submitted together with a grade transcript and two letters of recommendation. Part 2 is a timed essay to be administered uder the supervision of a faculty or DAR member. It must be completed at one sitting, within a two-hour time limit, and without assistance or reference materials. Each contest entry is evaluated by independent, non-DAR judges. The winning entry is advanced through state and national levels of judging. 
    State winners receive an award in the amount of at least $250. 
    Each of the 8 national winners will receive a cash award of $500.
    2 national winners will be invited to Washington DC to attend Continental Congress and will be awarded $5,000 scholarship.
    Part 1 is due to student servics by 10/25. Part 2 will take place during the school day on 10/27.
    Click here to see more information and how to apply.

    Added 10/4/17
    The Shelton National Leadership Scholarship
    The General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center would like to share with students about a four-year leadership scholarship/stipend total package in the amount of $40,000 tuition plus $6,000 leadership enrichment stipend to support their college experience, if they choose to attend NC State University. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman, valued at $10,000 per year, renewable upon satisfactory academic progress and leadership involvement at NC State.
    The Shelton National Leadership Scholarship process is open to rising/current seniors who are in the process of applying for college the fall semester of their senior year in high school. The application process is currently open and available for students to submit their application through October 15, 2017.
    Please see details concerning the criteria and scholarship, as well as the link to the application on our website or contact Dr. Debbie Acker, Associate Director of Operations and Academic Programs at dlreno@ncsu.edu or 919-513-0150.

    Air Force ROTC offers an excellent scholarship program for highly qualified and motivated high school seniors.  Many of these pay full tuition and all scholarships include a book and tax-free monthly stipend during the academic year.  The scholarship application period runs from approximately June of their junior year to December 1st of their senior year.  Competition is highly competitive and based on the whole-person concept (i.e., GPA, SAT/ACT scores, demonstrated leadership, athletics & volunteer/community service work).  Engineering scholarships are awarded in the aeronautical, aerospace, architectural, astronautically, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, and nuclear engineering fields.  Other science majors can receive scholarships in fields such as chemistry, computer science, mathematics, meteorology, nuclear physics, or physics are available.  Approximately 80% of scholarships are awarded to technical degrees.  Students can also compete for scholarships in any of the following languages: Arabic, Baluchi, Chinese/Amoy, Chinese/Cantonese, Chinese/Mandarin, Chinese/Wu, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Javanese, Korean, Pashto-Afghan, Persian-Afghan, Persian-Iranian, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Turkish, Turkmen, or Urdu.  If these majors aren’t a right fit for you, there are also a small number of scholarships reserved for non-technical/non-foreign language majors. 

    To find out more information on the High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) please visit: www.afrotc.com.

    Golden Door Scholarship
    This is for Seniors that have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status).

    Scholarship recipients will receive funding to cover up to full tuition, room and board for a four-year degree at Golden Door partner schools, beginning Fall semester, 2018.  Students who have applied to or are interested in other colleges should also apply.  We will support students at other schools on a case-by-case basis.  Please review the important information below prior to submitting your Golden Door Scholars application.

    • Application deadline:
      • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis
      • Application deadline is 10/25/17 at 11:59pm EST
    Nuestra Juventud

    Univision 40 North Carolina will accept applications for our reward program. The program recognizes Hispanic high school seniors who excel in academic success, athletic achievement or community involvement.  A set of “Rules and Regulations” are enclosed. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    Univision 40 North Carolina realizes the needs and challenges that Hispanic youth faces are substantial.  The extraordinary 12th graders selected and honored will receive:

    • A personal profile on Univision 40 North Carolina,
    • $1,000 academic reward,
    • Featured interview in “Conexión North Carolina-,” community affairs program,
    • Recognition at an end-of-the-year banquet in their honor.

    If you have any questions regarding our community efforts or the “Nuestra Juventud” program, please contact Victor Ubaldo at 919-790-6127 or via e-mail at vubaldo@univision.net

    Nuestra Juventud Application


    The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship is beginning its seventeenth year at Carolina.  Our scholarship for full undergraduate support for student writers will open its fifteenth submission period as follows:  The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship will receive applications beginning September 1st, 2017.  Our Thomas Wolfe Scholarship application process involves two (2) steps

    Step 1)  an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2017; and,

    Step 2)  an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2017. 

    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 outstanding 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.  Thank you for passing along word of this unique scholarship to your best writers, our potential applicants.



    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Announcement of our Annual International High School Essay Contest

    As a mandated element of the Annual International Achievement Week Observance
    November 15 - 21, 2017

    Awards: Four College Scholarships

    1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,000

    Eligibility: The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity
    Contest Closes: October 20, 2017

    The Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State University is looking for your school's high-achieving, forward-thinking students from low- and middle-income families who will grow up to be the future of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education in our great state of North Carolina.

    Each year, the Goodnight Scholars Program selects 50 low- and middle-income high school students from throughout North Carolina who intend to major in a STEM or STEM Education discipline at NC State University to join our community. Students selected for the program receive a $19,500 per year ($78,000 for four years) scholarship along with access to comprehensive developmental programming and a cohort of talented and like-minded scholars.

    To be considered for the Goodnight Scholars Program, your students must submit their general NC State application by the early action October 15, 2017 deadline. More details about the Goodnight Scholars Program's eligibility criteria and selection process can be found at goodnight.ncsu.edu/apply; through our brochure and the social media links listed at the bottom of the page. Specific questions can be directed to goodnightscholarship@ncsu.edu.


    University of Dayton Merit Scholarship
    Your counselor can nominate a graduating senior with a passion for personal development and a commitment to service to be a Leadership in Service Scholarship recipient. This scholarship, for students admitted to UD, is worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years). The students selected will also be eligible to receive a University of Dayton merit scholarship, which can be worth up to $88,000 over four years.
    Submit the application to your counselor by 10/27 


    Centennial Scholarship Nomination

    Greetings from the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University! 

    The Centennial Scholarship program is designed for students who are interested in career fields such as engineering, business management, design, chemistry, polymers, forensics, medical fields, fashion merchandising and retail management.
    • Centennial Scholarship
      • $15,000/year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds
      • Up to 8 awarded per year
    • ITT Centennial Scholarship
      • Awarded to the top Cetennial
      • $22,000/year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds
    • Kimbrell Centennial Scholarship
      • Awarded to the 2nd top Centennial
      • $20,000/year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds
    • North Carolina Textile Foundation Scholarship
      • $5,000/year for 4 years
    • Prestige Scholarship
      • $1,000 - $2,500/year for 4 years

    Competitive applicants demonstrate high academic achievement, strong leadership qualities, involvement in extracurricular activities and civic engagement, and an interest in textile-related careers. For scholarship consideration, students must submit a NC State admissions application by the October 15 deadline. 


    Click here for more information!

    Application due to student services by 11/3


    Here are some helpful links and information about academic scholarship opportunities at Georgia SouthernThe priority deadline to apply for scholarships for the Georgia Southern Statesboro campus is November 1, 2017, and the final deadline is February 1, 2018.

    In addition to applying for Financial Aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Georgia Southern offers many academic scholarships to help high-achieving students cover their expenses. We offer three different tiers of scholarships, each with their own interview event. To be competitive, students should have the following test scores and a strong GPA.
    • Southern Scholars Showcase: 1360+ SAT or a 29+ composite ACT
    • Scholars' Day: 1270+ SAT or 27+ composite ACT
    • Southern Leaders Conference & Interview Day: 1170+ SAT or a 24+ composite ACT
    One specific scholarship we offer is the Out-of-State Fee Waiver Scholarship. Your seniors can be competitive for this particular scholarship by having at least a 1270 SAT or 27 composite ACT and a 3.5+ GPA. This is a four-year renewable scholarship that allows selected out-of-state students to pay in-state tuition.

    All scholarship events are by invitation only, so please encourage qualified students to complete the MyScholarships application. Please note, students must apply for admission to submit the application and they must be accepted to Georgia Southern’s Statesboro campus for scholarship consideration.

    Added 10/3/17
    Trentini Scholarship
    1. The Directors shall award a scholarship to be known as the “Trentini Scholarship” each year in the amount established by the Board on an annual basis to a graduate of Wake Forest Senior High School and Heritage Senior High School, or the successors of said public secondary school serving the Wake Forest  area. The scholarship shall be awarded to a recipient selected by a SCHOLARSHIP AWARD COMMITTEE to be named by the President from a group of nominees presented to the committee by the faculty and administration of WAKE FOREST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and HERITAGE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, or its successor. The nominees and scholarship winner shall be selected on a basis of the following criteria:
      • Overall achievement, including scholarship, athletics, leadership, and participation in all school activities.
      •  The extent to which the student has fulfilled his or her potential in self-development.
      • Overall character including the development of a set of personal ethics and values, citizenship, and appreciation of family and community.
      • Social development and maturity including the ability of the student to relate to his peers, his family, the school, and other social entities.
    2. Scholarship Committee. The president shall appoint a Scholarship Award Committee each year to select the scholarship recipient. This committee shall include 2 Directors of the corporation and one of these Directors shall be the Head of the Scholarship committee.


    • $30,000 awarded to the Wake Forest High School winner, with each of the 5 remaining nominees receiving $1,000 each

    Application are Due to Student Services 12/1. 

    Click here for the trentini website for criteria and questions about the scholarship. 

    Application- Trentini scholarship

    Trentini Community College Scholarship

    The Trentini Community College Award was established to help graduates from Wake Forest High School continue their education.  Student applications are reviewed based

    on the following criteria:

    • Evidence of positive character traits
    • Cumulative un-weighted 2.5 GPA
    • Participation in athletics is recommended. (Cheerleading, dance, and sports teams in school and/or community programs are acceptable).
    • Participation in school and/or community activities
    • Full-time attendance at a NC community college, junior college or trade school.
    • $30,000 awarded to the Wake Forest High School winner, with each of the 5 remaining nominees receiving $1,000 each
     DUE to student services by 12/1.

    Added  9/11/17
    Moorehead Cain Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements

    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
    • Must see yourself as a leader, scholar, have physical rigor and high character.

    Please note: While candidates for the scholarship are more than welcome to apply to other colleges and universities under Early Action or Regular Decision application plans, candidates are not permitted to apply binding Early Decision to other colleges or universities while under consideration for the Morehead-Cain.

    North Carolina

    • Be nominated by your high school (All N.C. high schools are eligible)
    • Apply directly for the scholarship

    Website- http://www.moreheadcain.org/take-morehead-cain-scholar/

    Wake Forest High School nomination application Click here due to student services by 9/25/17

    Parks Scholarship

    Selection Criteria

    Park Scholars are selected on the basis of academic merit, exemplary character, exceptional potential for leadership, and the sense of promise that they may one day make contributions of enduring importance to the betterment of the human condition. The goal of the selection process is to identify young people who demonstrate high academic achievement and leadership, as well as those with unusual aptitudes, uncommon talents and special gifts of creativity or entrepreneurial acumen. Financial need is not a consideration.

    To be eligible for a Park Scholarship, candidates must:

    • be United States citizens or permanent residents, and
    • apply for fall, first-year admission into a baccalaureate program at NC State.

    At every stage of the selection process, the Park Scholarships selection committees evaluate candidates on four criteria: scholarshipleadershipservice, and character. The Selection Committee considers demonstrated achievement as well as evidence of future potential. 

    Website- https://park.ncsu.edu/about/

    Wake Forest High School nomination application Click Here due to student services by 9/25/17

    John M Belk Scholarship


    Guidance counselors, heads of school, or principals may nominate one or two candidates from each school. Our admission staff may also nominate students based on the strength of their application for admission.


    Belk Scholars are energetic, adventurous, studious, artistic, athletic, creative, collaborative, engaged, and compassionate. 

    Must be applying to Davidson College.

    Website- http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/john-belk-scholarship

    Wake Forest High School nomination application Click Here due to student services by 10/30/17

    Levine Scholarship

    The Levine Scholars Program seeks exceptional high school seniors who 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. The program takes the brightest, most capable students and provides them with the tools, resources and environment they need to explore the world around them, engage deeply in their communities and excel across discipline.

    Candidates for the Levine Scholars Program must be admitted to UNC Charlotte in a baccalaureate degree program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. While there are no minimum academic requirements to apply for the Levine Scholarship, students must excel in their intellectual pursuits and show evidence of experience, motivation and commitment toward the ideals of the program. 

    The average and middle-50 percent ranges for our 2017 finalists are below.


    Mid-50 (two-part): 1350-1400

    Average (two-part): 1397


    Mid-50: 29-33

    Average: 31


    Average (weighted): 4.74

    Average (unweighted): 3.9

    Website- http://levinescholars.uncc.edu/

    Wake Forest High School nomination application Click Here due to student services by 10/5/17

     Wendy's Heisman Scholarships

    Are you eligible?

    • LEARN- have a sumulative high school GPA of a B (3.0) or better
    • PERFORM- participate in at least one of the 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee. 
    • LEAD- be a leader in school and in the community andn serve as a rold model for underclassman.

    Website- https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com