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

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

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

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

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

    Lastly, scholarships requiring school nominations or are school-designated scholarships will be listed first and marked as such.  After these, scholarships are listed alphabetically by date posted.

    Please check back frequently for new postings.  Thank you. 


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    School Scholarship

    MCHS Stampede Club

    The Stampede Club scholarship is now available.  Please review the detailed criteria and follow all the instructions. Completed applications are due to Student Services by April 24, 2:18 PM.  Late applications will not be accepted.

    Stampede Club Instructions and Application


    MCHS Choral Music

    This scholarship is for graduating seniors.  Please downlaod the application and follow the instructions.  Completed applications are due to Student Services no later than 2:18 PM, April 19. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Choral Instructions and Application

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    Posted March 25, 2019

    The Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship

    At Heer Law, we know students have great entrepreneurial ideas. We also know that many startup businesses start by bootstrapping whereby the initial funding comes from the founder's personal funds. For young entrepreneurs, a lack of personal funds combined with educational costs can seriously stall the progress they make in moving their business ideas forward.  So, we've set up a scholarship to help. To apply for the scholarship please send us, in confidence, a copy of the business plan for your current or prospective business, together with the details outlined in the scholarship criteria below. Since we are an intellectual property law firm, your business plan must include a section outlining your business's intellectual property strategy for our consideration. For more information and to apply please visit www.heerlaw.com/scholarship. The deadline to apply is December 31.


    Western Wake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the African American community. The Western Wake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members have worked diligently to serve the community with innovative programs and projects to support our organization’s Five Point Thrust. The chapter has awarded over $30,000 in scholarships since 2013. We are currently accepting the 2019 application to award scholarships to high school graduating seniors traditionally underrepresented in higher education and who embody the values of our sorority. The scholarship applicants must live in the following Western Wake Alumnae Chapter service areas: Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs and Morrisville in Wake County. To be eligible to receive an award, recipients must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, university, or community college during the 2019-2020 academic year. Verification of enrollment must be provided to receive scholarship in the fall. The application must be postmarked no later than April 15th.

    Information     Application 


    Posted March 20, 2019

    Friends of Page-Walker Scholarship

    The Friends’ Scholarship was established in 2012 to advance our mission of enriching the community by serving as guardians for the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, by advocating preservation of Cary historic sites, by archiving history and facilitating history education, and by promoting the cultural arts.  The $1000 award is given to a high school senior who is a Cary resident, and may be used for any educational-related expenses. For more information and to apply please visit  friendsofpagewalker.wildapricot.org/scholarship/ The deadline to apply is May 7.


    Posted March 19, 2019

    Alpha Delta Kappa, Alpha Theta Chapter

    Alpha Delta Kappa is an International Sorority for  women educators. In order to encourage Wake County students to pursue higher educational opportunities, our local chapter, Alpha Theta, is offering two scholarships for high school seniors this spring. 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 deadlines to apply to these scholarships is April 17.

    Future Educator  Miss Margaret


    Posted March 18, 2019

    Society of American Military Engineers

    The Fort Bragg Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) again has college scholarships it will award.  These scholarships totaled $12,000 last year and the Post anticipates the same, or close to the same amount for 2019.  Scholarships will be awarded to the most deserving applicants based on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, and their desire to pursue an engineering-based degree in college.  Interested applicants must submit a completed application by April 24.

    Informational Letter   Application


    Williamson Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.

    A single-semester $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a Wake, Johnston, or Harnett County 2019 high school graduate.  The individual needs to intend to major in business, risk management/insurance, accounting, marketing or other business-related field during his/her college experience.  For more information and to apply please download the attached.  The deadline to apply is April 15.  Information and Application


    Posted March 14, 2019

    Horst Scholarship - Aveda Institute

    Our cosmetology program allows students to become stylists in less than 13 months with a three days-a-week schedule. We offer an extensive hands-on learning experience in the salon setting and upon completion, students are prepared for a career as licensed cosmetologists.  To be considered for acceptance into our programs – a student must have a meeting with an admissions team member, as well a tour of our campus. During that time, they will have the opportunity to meet with financial aid, who can assist in filling out the FAFSA and talk about other payment options. This scholarship is $10,000 and is to be applied towards your cosmetology education.  For more information please download the information.  The deadline to apply is April 28. Information


    Posted March 12, 2019

    NC Society of Accountants

    The Foundation was established to provide scholarships for deserving students who indicate a desire to enter the profession of accounting. For more information and to apply please download the application.  The deadline to apply is April 15.

    Information and Application


    Posted March 11, 2018

    Wake Tech Foundation

    Scholarships are available for students with financial need and/or exceptional academic performance.  Students only need to submit one application to be considered for all eligible scholarships.  Questions? Please contact Maya Rosman at mfrosman@waketech.edu or 919.866.5918. For more information and to apply please visit www.waketech.edu/wake-tech-foundation/what/scholarships/scholarship-guidelines  The deadline to apply is April 30.


    Posted March 8, 2019

    Soaring for Success Scholarship

    The soaring for success scholarship seeks blind and/or visually impaired persons who have high achievement qualities and display leadership abilities.  It is in honor of Elexis Gillette, an extraordinary blind para Olympian and motivational speaker. More information can be found in the Informational Letter and  Application.  The deadline to apply is May 10.


    Posted March 6, 2019

    Collegepeas Scholarship

    College Peas Student Standout College Scholarship is for the student who has something special that makes them different from their peers. We recommend engaging in a special kind of activity – a Non-Teenager Activity or NTA. An NTA is, quite simply, any activity that other teenagers don’t typically do. By choosing an NTA you will differentiate yourself in a way that will have a very positive impact on your chances of getting into college. We are always looking for good examples of NTA’s and if you have one, you have a shot at this scholarship. For more information and to apply please visit collegepeas.com/scholarshipgreen/


    Posted March 4, 2019

    Imagine America High School Scholarships for Trade Schools in NC

    Imagine America offers scholarships for trade schools in North Carolina. The schools listed on the website participate in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program. Take a look at the schools to see if any might be a good fit for you. To date, over 2,000 high school students have been awarded Imagine America high school scholarships for trade schools in North Carolina.  If any of the schools listed interest you, make sure to request information from them. Remember to ask them about our scholarship program as well. For more information please visit www.imagine-america.org/high-school-scholarships-trade-schools-north-carolina/  You can also apply for scholarships at this site by clicking on Apply for Scholarships on the tool bar at the very top of the page.


    Project Yellow Light

    Create a video ad, a radio spot, or a design for a billboard ad to encourage safe driving.  Your Audience: Young drivers who are new to the road.  Your Topic/Brief: Stop distracted driving, specifically texting while driving. Young drivers are often overly confident in their own abilities to text and drive, but think it's dangerous when others engage in this behavior. People think they are the exception, but no one is special enough to text and drive. A lot of texting and driving prevention creative uses scare tactics or preachy messaging that addresses the consequences of texting and driving (crashes or death), but we want you to address what motivates people to think they can safely text and drive.  Please note that you should not include logos or branding – or mention logos or branding – in your video, design, or radio spot.  Why: To prevent serious car crashes and deaths. For more information and to apply please visit www.projectyellowlight.com/instructions The deadline to apply is April 1. 


    Posted February 27, 2019

    Christ Saves Hearts Scholarship

    Christ Saves Hearts Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce our 3rd CSH Annual Scholarship Program for High School Seniors and College Freshman in the Triangle area of the following counties - Durham, Chatham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake.  We are looking for minority high school seniors and college freshman who have been impacted with heart/cardiovascular disease rather directly or indirectly with an immediate family member.  For more information and to apply please visit www.christsaveshearts.org/  The deadline to apply is April 1.


    Couch Oil Cares Scholarship

    The Couch Oil Cares Scholarship Program is an effort to help local students with the costs of higher education. Again this year, Couch Oil is teaming up with the Durham Bulls to award scholarships to six deserving individuals. The $1,000 scholarship is available to students who have been accepted into either a four-year or community college and reside in a 16-county area surrounding the Triangle. For more information and to apply please visit www.couchoilcompany.com/about/couch-oil-cares/ The deadline to apply is June 21. 


    Posted February 22, 2019

    Fuquay Consolidated Alumni Association (FCAA)

    The FCAA's scholarship is for students who are planning to attend college, universities, community colleges, and trade or vocational schools. Please review the application and needed information.  The application is due to FCAA by April 15.

    Application


    Posted February 21, 2019

    Alpha Delta Kappa - Gamma Lambda Chapter 

    The Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international fraternal organization for teachers, is sponsoring a scholarship for seniors in the Wake County Public School system. The Jane Smith/Brenda Marbell Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000.00.  The deadline to apply is April 15.

    Instructions and Application


    Posted February 20, 2019

    John Wright Memorial Scholarship

    The John Wright Memorial Scholarship Program funds one student scholarship per year. This scholarship was established at TREE Fund by Wright Tree Service in honor and memory of its founder, John L. Wright, and his son, John R. Wright. The purpose of this one-year scholarship is to support the arboriculture industry by helping college students interested in commercial arboriculture achieve high academic goals without accumulating burdensome debt. Applicants must be high school seniors entering college or community college, or returning college students seeking a first bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree while attending an accredited US college or university. All applicants must plan to enter the commercial arboriculture industry. Special consideration will be given for honorably discharged veterans and present members of the United States Armed Forces, Reserves and National Guard. For more information please visit treefund.org/scholarships/wright  The deadline to apply is March 15.


    Posted February 19, 2019

    Helpjuice Scholarship  

    This scholarship is worth $1400 per student, for two students/freshmen. We established the Helpjuice Scholarship to help propel the next generation of young technology entrepreneurs, developers, and marketers. Whether you are studying to be a software developer, designer, marketer, or entrepreneur, we want to help you achieve your goals. For more information and to apply please visit helpjuice.com/scholarship The deadline to apply is August 20.


    Projectorlamps.com Entreprenuerial Scholarship

    Thanks to the vision of an entrepreneur, ProjectorLamps.com was created. Business people across the globe see a need for a product or service and take the steps to fulfill it. As a result, a new small business is born, consumers can purchase the products they need, and people are employed to manufacture and supply those products. The ProjectorLamps.com $1,000.00 Scholarship is available to a student enrolled as a Business major who may one day be an entrepreneur and start their own business. This is an annual scholarship that will be offered every year. For more information and to apply please visit www.projectorlamps.com/t-scholarship.aspx The deadline to apply is June 1. 


    Pureland Supply Company 

    We are Pureland Supply located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and we are offering an annual $1,000.00 scholarship to High School students interested in attending a Vocational School or Community College. The $1,000.00 Pureland Supply Scholarship is open for students who have been accepted to an accredited community college, vocational college, technical school, or trade School. Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today’s world and how the student expects to play a part in the future of their trade or field.  For more information and to apply please visit www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspx The deadline to apply is June 1. 


    Raleigh Engineers Club

    The Raleigh Engineers Club is now accepting applications for the 2019 Raleigh Engineers Club Scholarship. The Raleigh Engineers Club (REC) has been in existence since 1926.  The Club seeks to promote the Engineering field through monthly technical meetings and support of those pursuing a future in an engineering discipline.  Our members have a diverse background in engineering and represent many organizations located in the greater Raleigh area. One of the most rewarding civic responsibilities of REC is to provide a scholarship to a current Wake County Public School System HS Senior who has been accepted into the College of Engineering at NC State University.  The scholarship is valued at one semester of tuition at the in-state tuition rate. The deadline to apply is April 19.

    Letter and Instructions   Application Questionnaire


    Raleigh-Wake Chapter of Winston Salem State University National Alumni Chapter 

    The Chapter awards two (2) $1,000 scholarships annually to honor and continue the legacy of former chapter members. Each recipient will receive a one-time award for the academic year ($500.00 per semester) for undergraduate study. Scholarship recipients must achieve a minimum 2.7 grade point average (GPA) the first semester to be awarded the second installment for the second semester. Additionally, the recipient must reside on campus the entire freshman year. Funds are sent to the university and credited to the recipient’s account each semester. Funds must be applied toward tuition and fees. For more information and to apply please visit www.raleighwakewssunaa.org/scholarships/ The deadline to apply is April 1. 


    Posted February 13, 2019

    Because College Is Expensive Scholarship

    Super easy, fast and anyone can win! Simply register on the form to the right and you could be the next winner of our Easy Scholarship! We are giving out four $500 awards, ending quarterly (March 31, June 30, September 30 & December 31).  How it works - The $500 “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 24 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on this Scholarship page. One entry per person is all that is necessary. Make sure you read the rujles.  For more information please visit  cedaredlending.com/scholarship/


    Posted February 12, 2019

    Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship

    Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation. Fifty-eight college scholarships are awarded each year. For eligibility requirements and to apply please visit www.thenccs.org/scholarship The deadline to apply is March 30.


    Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship 

    America is facing a problem that could make that kind of situation a reality: High school and college students have stopped pursuing careers in important skilled labor trades like plumbing, carpentry, and heating and cooling. As a result, there is a shortage of younger workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to take the place of older, retiring workers. This means that there may soon be few people who know how to perform the work that keeps our homes and businesses in good working order. Eligible students are planning to attend a community college, technical institute, or university during the 2019-2020 academic year to study anything from construction management, plumbing or carpentry to landscape architecture or interior design. There is no minimum SAT, ACT or GPA. For more information and to apply please visit www.homeadvisor.com/r/scholarships/ The deadline to apply is March 15.


    Posted February 11, 2019

    CouponoBox Smart Student Scholarship

    Couponobox has a mission to bring change to the society by contributing in the education of aspiring students who lack financial resources to pursue their studies. Investing in education is the best investment and hence, we come up with a Couponobox Student Scholarship program for students. For more information and to apply please visit www.couponobox.com/scholarship The deadline to apply is December 5.


    Posted February 7, 2019 

    Carolinas Food Industry Council

    The Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC) is proud to offer employees of its member companies the opportunity to apply to win a $2,500 Everett & Trudy Suddreth Scholarship of Excellence Award. Funded by the Council’s charitable foundation, the Retail Consumer Alliance (RCA), this scholarship is awarded annually to a total of 40 deserving students. For more information please visit cficweb.org/education/scholarship/#1542659914699-86da6810-5fad The deadline to apply is March 25.


    Foundation for the Carolinas Scholarship Fund 

    The Foundation manages nearly 150 scholarship funds.  To search their scholarships please visit www.fftc.org/scholarships The deadline to apply is March 1.


    Lift Parts Express North Carolina

    Going to school is a big financial commitment. If you are planning on attending college in the fall, please visit forkliftpartsnorthcarolina.com/forkliftparts.php to apply. The application button is directly under the toolbar. The deadline to apply is June 30.


    North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation

    The North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation (NC HEF), awards a wide variety of scholarships to students, as well as vital grant funding to educators, across the state of North Carolina. These funds support the pursuit of higher education for future hospitality leaders, as well as instructors who want to continue their education. There are a wide variety of scholarships available at www.ncrla.org/foundation/grants-scholarships/ The deadline to apply is March 20. 


    Tailor Made Lawns Scholarship

    As a locally owned company here in North Carolina, Tailor Made has always been passionate about being involved in our local community. This year, we’re excited to announce the Tailor Made Lawns Scholarship Fund for graduating high school students studying environmental sciences and closely related fields. This scholarship will be for the 2019 fall semester and will be paid directly to the winning candidate for tuition and board.  For more information and to apply please visit www.tailormadelawns.com/culture/2019-scholarship-fund The deadline to apply is June 30.


    Triangle Community Foundation

    TCF offers a variety of college scholarships to students in our community.  For a complete listing and applications, please visit trianglecf.org/scholarships-awards-parent/scholarships-awards/


    Posted January 31, 2019

    Wake County Public School System Future Teachers Program

    Applications for Cohort 5 of the district’s Future Teachers Program will be accepted February 11th – April 5th. More information can be found HERE.

    Future Teachers Eligibility Requirements

    • Must be a graduating WCPSS high school senior
    • Gain admittance to a college or university for the Fall 2019 semester
    • Intend to pursue a K-12 teaching career with WCPSS in one of the following licensure areas:

    °          Birth to Kindergarten

    °          Career and Technical Education

    °          Elementary Education

    °          English/Language Arts

    °          English Second Language

    °          Math

    °          Science

    °          Social Studies

    °          Special Education

    °          World Languages

    Application Instructions  Resume Template


    Posted January 29, 2019

    Alpha Delta Kappa, Beta Omicron Chapter - Hammond Hill Scholarship for Future Educators

    Our organization offers a scholarship to WCPSS student/s who plan to enter the field of education. The deadline to apply is April 1.

    Instructions  Application 


    Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club - James Atkins Memorial

    This scholarship will be awarded to a 2019 high school graduate.  The completed application must reach the committee by March 18.

    Information and Application  


    Posted January 24, 2019

    Holly Springs Newcomers and Friends Scholarship

    Holly Springs is once again offering a scholarship but this year we have raised the amount to $1,000.00! We are offering the applications to seniors who plan to pursue a service or technical career path at a NC Community College or a technical school. The deadline to turn the application and required documents into Mrs. Woynicz is Student Services is March 22.

    Requirements

    Application

    Counselor or Teacher Recommendation


    NC Division of Veterans Affairs Scholarship

    In appreciation for the Service and Sacrifices of North Carolina’s war veterans, a four year scholarship program at North Carolina approved schools has been established for the qualifying children of certain class or category of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA Veterans. The deadline to apply is February 14.

    Requirements and Application

    Participating Colleges and Universities


    Posted January 22, 2019

    Cary Women's Club

    The Cary Woman's Club is a chapter of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GWFC). Each year the club awards a graduating high school senior(s) with a scholarship towards further education. For 2019 one $2,500.00 scholarship shall be given. The deadline to apply is March 1.

    Application Requirements

    Application


    Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817

    We are reserving one scholarship to a direct descendant of a Lodge member and one to a student in a school in the Triangle.  This year we are hoping to get more applicants and would like to include some of your students. Our Lodge will provide a $750 scholarship to a student who satisfies the following criteria: 

    • An Italian-American student (at least 1/8 Italian) residing in the immediate Triangle area.
    • Student must enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall.

    For more information please visit www.trianglesonsofitaly.org/scholarships/ The deadline to apply is April 20.


    Posted January 15, 2019

    Achievement Scholarship for Refuges and Immigrants of Wake County

    The Achievement Scholarship Fund for Refugees and Immigrants in Wake County will provide financial awards for refugee and immigrant high school graduates who reside in Wake County to continue their education in a post-secondary setting.  The goal is to support these students on a pathway to finding meaningful employment and becoming contributory members of their communities and adopted country. For more information please visit trianglecf.org/award/achievement-scholarship-for-refugees-and-immigrants-of-wake-county/ The deadline to apply is March 31.


    Ann and Girard Tillery and Benjamin F. Ward Scholarships

    When Ann and Girard Tillery revised their wills, they discussed how to give back to the communit. Both of their mothers were educators, Ann’s a kindergarten and first grade teacher and Girard’s an extension agent for Auburn University. Understanding the profound impact of a good education on one’s success in life, the Tillerys agreed that providing educational assistance would be their goal. This scholarship, created after Girard’s untimely death in 2010, will focus on providing opportunities for individuals with financial need to empower themselves through higher education.

    Benjamin F. Ward was a beloved resident advisor and professor of Philosophy, Arabic, Comparative Literature, and German Studies at Duke University for thirty-four years, as well as the long-time leader of the Pitchforks, Duke’s popular men’s a capella group.  Ward also served as a weekly volunteer at Urban Ministries of Durham for more than twenty years and earned both Duke’s Humanitarian Service Award and its Employee Community Service Award.

    This scholarship, as a gift from Mr. Ward’s estate, is intended to honor his life and commitment to education and community service. It will provide financial assistance to individuals seeking to improve themselves by furthering their education at a public or private college or university in North Carolina.

    Tillery Application Information

    Ward Application Information

    The deadline for both applications is February 28.


    Citrix  

    Citrix is renewing its commitment to diversity and partnering with Triangle Community Foundation to support students at historically black colleges and universities in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area who are interested in pursuing STEM careers. Citrix sees a great need for diverse candidates in computer and information science and hopes to foster future talent through scholarship support and connection with mentors at Citrix currently doing work in the field. For more information please visit trianglecf.org/award/citrix-scholarship/  The deadline to apply is June 1.


    North Carolina American Indian Fund Scholarship

    Established in December of 2001, the North Carolina American Indian Fund is a collaborative effort of North Carolina American Indian tribes and organizations.  It was established in response to an understanding that resources for meeting the human and economic needs are limited, including scholarship assistance, funding for community based health, human services, education programs, and tribal organization infrastructure.

    Recognizing that gaps in funding for education needs put Indian communities at risk in many areas, education was selected as the first priority to address these critical gaps.  The North Carolina American Indian Scholarship Fund will assist American Indian students in obtaining higher education by providing scholarships to selected applicants each year.  The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the funds available for distribution each year.  For more information please visit trianglecf.org/award/north-carolina-american-indian-fund-scholarship/ The deadline to apply is May 9. 


    Posted January 14, 2019

    Abbott and Fenner

    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. 

    Topic: Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you acheive your life goals. For more information and application process please visit www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php The deadline to apply is June 14.


    Hugh Morson Memorial Scholarship

    Do you need money for college?  This scholarship may be just what you are looking for.  The deadline to apply is March 29.

    Scholarship Information Application Website 


    Posted January 9, 2019

    SEANC Scholarship Foundation

    Each year the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship Foundation, Inc. offers academic scholarships to the dependents of SEANC members. The Scholarship Foundation will award 49 annual scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.  Only SEANC members in good standing, their spouses and/or dependent child(ren) are eligible to receive scholarships. Membership in teachers’ organizations or the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) does not constitute eligibility for a SEANC Foundation Scholarship. For more information and to apply please visit www.seanc.org/scholarship The deadline to apply is April 15.


    Posted January 2, 2019

    Kyle Byrd Memorial Scholarship

    Each year, the NC JCI Senate Kyle Byrd Memorial Scholarship program selects two applicants and awards them a $500 scholarship each.  In addition, the NC JCI Senate Scholarship program will also select two applicants to submit for the US JCI Senate Scholarship program which awards several $1000 scholarships. For more information and to apply please visit www.ncjcisenate.org/KyleByrdMemorialScholarship.aspx.  The deadline to apply is Janaury 11.


    Posted December 18, 2018

    2019 Africian American Network - Carolinas Scholarship Fund 

    The African American Network is a Duke Energy employee resource group of African American employees. The Network identifies developmental growth opportunities for African American employees at Duke Energy and creates value for Duke Energy as a business resource and an organization with solid brand reputation. As part of its mission, the African American Network – Carolinas chapter provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance or business administration. For more information and to apply please visit fftcscholarships.communityforce.com/ and click on View All Scholarship Funds after the opening paragraph.  The deadline to apply is March 1.


    Light on the Hill Society - UNC General Alumni Association 

    The Light on the Hill Society Scholarship effort began during the 2005 Black Alumni Reunion. Organizers challenged alumni to initially contribute $1,952 each – representing the 1952 class year of Harvey Beech, Carolina’s first African-American graduate – to become founding members of the scholarship fund.  Since 2005, Carolina alumni and friends have annually made tax-deductible gifts to the fund, ranging from a few dollars to several thousand, the largest being a $350,000 gift from NFL star Julius Peppers ’02.

    This initiative serves as a tribute to Carolina’s early African-American graduates of the 1950s and 1960s who integrated the University by providing scholarships to current first-year African-American students. These talented scholars demonstrate academic excellence, outstanding leadership abilities, community service dedication and have great potential to become involved and informed alumni. The scholarship is administered by the Light on the Hill Society Board of Directors and supported by the UNC General Alumni Association. For more information please visit alumni.unc.edu/light-on-the-hill-society-scholarship/ The deadline to apply is March 3. 


    Posted December 4, 2018

    BBB Torch

    BBB Torch Scholarships recognize students who personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity, and academic history.  Torch Scholarships are given to college-bound high school juniors, seniors, and college undergraduates who reside or attend school within BBB of Eastern North Carolina's 33-county service area. Scholarship prizes totaling $20,000 will be awarded in the Spring. For eligibility requirements and to access the application please visit www.bbb.org/raleigh-durham/educational-foundation/torch-scholarships/The deadline to apply is January 31.


    Wake Electric

    Wake Electric is offering two scholarships for college students: the coveted Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship for $2,000 and sixteen Touchstone Energy Scholarships for $1,250.  All applications will be under consideration for one of the two scholarship categories. Students only need to submit one application to be considered for both scholarship programs. Please review all submission eligibility requirements closely.  For more information and to download the application please visit wemc.com/scholarships/.  The deadline for applications to be received is March 13.


    Posted December 3, 2018

    The Coolidge  - Juniors Only May Apply

    This is a full-ride scholarship that can be used at any accredited US college or university.  Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply. All applications must be competed online and submitted by 5 PM EST, Wednesday, January 23. The application can be found at Coolidgescholars.org.


    Posted November 26, 2018 

    Delta Kappa Gamma

    The local Gamma Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an International Society of Key Women Educators, is seeking candidates for for its annual $1,000 Phebe Emmons Scholarship. Any senior at your school who is planning to pursue a degree in education is eligible to apply. We are seeking students who are passionate about becoming teachers! For more information please click HERE. The deadline to apply is January 15.


    Posted November 19, 2018
     
    Discover 
     
    You could win $10,000 to pay for college.  Easy to enter.  No purchase necessary. To enter, please visit https://scholarship.collegecovered.com.  Entry deadline is January 31.  
    NSDAR Rand's Mill Chapter
     
    This scholarship is for fall semester 2019 and is a one-time award of $400. More information and the application can be found HERE. The deadline to apply is  January 31.
    Posted November 14, 2018
     
    Bachus & Schanker LLC
     
    Understanding the importance of a quality education, Bachus & Schanker, LLC created a scholarship meant to enable students to better focus on their intellectual development and career goals. Students have the opportunity to apply for one of the $2000 semiannual scholarships to be paid toward tuition for the upcoming semester. Each student must write an essay about his or her opinion(s) on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment. Students are encouraged to think critically about the right to trial by a jury, and other elements of the Amendment, and it how affects their lives. For more information and to apply please visit www.coloradolaw.net/scholarship/ The application deadline for the Fall 2019 award is July 30.
    Posted November 13, 2018
     
    Alpha Delta Kappa
      
    Applications are being received for the following scholarships.  One candidate for each scholarship will be selected to move on to the district level review committee.  From here one candidate will be selected for final review at the state level.  The deadline to apply for both scholarships is February 1. Deadline extended to March 1.
     

    The North Carolina Community Foundation is honored to partner with fundholders to administer hundreds of scholarship opportunities across North Carolina. We currently manage nearly 150 scholarship funds for individuals, families, school systems and organizations in the counties we serve throughout North Carolina. All our scholarship opportunities are made from specific funds with criteria established by the original donor.

    The NCCF scholarship application cycle begins each year in February. Deadlines vary from mid-February to early June.  For more information please visit www.nccommunityfoundation.org/apply/scholarships


    Posted November 6, 2018

    Cary Rotary Club
     
    The Cary Rotary Club is committed to improving literacy and leadership among young people in the greater Cary community.  The Cary Rotary College Scholarship Award recognizes one local high school senior with $1,000 per year for a full-time student that is renewable for a maximum of three additional years, depending upon satisfactory progress, for a total scholarship award of $4,000. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of service in the community, leadership, and financial need. Please click HERE for more information and to access teh application.  The deadline to apply is February 8.

    Posted October 31, 2018

    Diller Teen Tikkum Olam 
     
    The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize 15 Jewish teens in the United States who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and initiative in projects that embody the values of tikkun olam, “repairing the world with a $36,000 scholarship. A complete application packet for the 2019 Awards requires an application form submitted by the teen, and two recommendations submitted on the teen's behalf (or if already nominated, one additional recommendation). For more information and to apply please visit www.dillerteenawards.org/apply/  The deadline to apply is January 8. 
    Posted October 25, 2018
     
    Herman & Herman Innovation Scholarship

    To raise awareness of technology’s impact on driving, our lawyers are sponsoring our 4th annual essay contest with $5,000 in prizes to help young people further their educations.  To enter, students should write a 600+ word essay on the following topic:  Technology advancements in motor vehicles serve the overall purpose of decreasing distractions on the road, but they often increase distractions and cause more accidents for drivers. What changes can be made to decrease distractions with technology in motor vehicles? For more inforamtion and to apply, please visit www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/ The deadline to apply is December 1.


    Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship

    Medical Scrubs Collection is dedicated to recognizing the individuals who go above and beyond to help others every day. To show our appreciation for these hard working individuals, MSC has decided to Pay it Forward by creating an annual scholarship opportunity for students studying in any health or medical-related field. MSC’s scholarship will provide each applicant with a chance to win $1000 towards their college tuition by answering one question: What Inspired You to Pursue a Career in Helping Others?

    Eligibility:

      • Citizen of the United States or in possession of an Alien Registration Card
      • High school senior or enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university
      • Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc.

    Although all students with the above criteria are welcome to apply for this scholarship, preference will be given to students with a physical disability. For more information and to apply please visit medicalscrubscollection.com/scholarship-program The deadline to apply is December 15.


    Posted October 24, 2018

    Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships
     
    The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education. 
     
    The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.
     
    The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.
     
    For more information and to apply please visit www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards/  The deadline for both aplications is November 12.
    Meridian
     
    Meridian's annual merit-based scholarship, which is available to graduating seniors planning to attend a North Carolina in-state college or university during the 2019–2020 school year, is now accepting applications. Eligibility requirements are:
    • Applicants must be a graduating senior at any North Carolina high school
    • Applicants must currently hold a 3.0 unweighted GPA
    • Applicants must be admitted to and planning to attend a North Carolina in-state college or university for the 2019–2020 school year
    • To apply, applicants should submit an essay
    • One student will be selected to receive $1,000 in scholarship funds
    • Scholarship funds must be used to pay for qualified expenses, including tuition, books, and/or room and board for the 2019–2020 school year
    For more information and to apply please visit www.meridiankiosks.com/meridian-high-school-merit-scholarship/  The deadline to apply is April 19.
    Robertson Scholars Leadership Program
     
    The High School selection process is for current high school students applying to enter Duke/UNC in the fall of 2019.  The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program provides eight semesters of full tuition, room and board, and most mandatory fees for Scholars at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. Scholars also have access to generous funding for up to three summer experiences.

    All students who wish to be considered for the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program are strongly encouraged to complete our online application. While all students who apply to Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill are automatically considered for merit scholarships, completing the Robertson online application is the only way to ensure that the student’s materials will be reviewed by our selection committee.

    For more information and to apply please visit robertsonscholars.org/apply/high-school/ The deadline to apply is November 15. 


    Posted October 18, 2018
     
    Golden Door
     
    Golden Door is a nonprofit scholarship organization which provides large college scholarships to high performing students with DACA. This year we are excited to announce that we will award the scholarship to up to 50 students across the country attending college in Fall 2019. In addition to funding, Golden Door provides 1:1 mentorship and summer internships. For more information please visit www.goldendoorscholars.org/app/open The deadline to apply is October 25.  
    Stetson University - J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholarship
     
    The J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholarship Program is a nationally competitive merit-based college scholarship program that attracts top student scholars with leadership potential to Stetson University's campus. The scholarship pays expenses for four years at Stetson for students who exhibit exemplary academic and personal leadership. Edmunds Scholars, in addition to their academic abilities and intelligence, must have strong character and integrity along with the potential to be outstanding leaders. Intellectual distinction alone is insufficient for selection as an Edmunds Scholar. Edmunds Scholars, like Rhodes Scholars, are chosen based on a combination of their intellectual excellence, personality, and leadership. Candidates should have active co-curricular involvement, participation in athletics or physical fitness activities, discipline, integrity, character, strong written and verbal communication skills, creativity and the potential to be well-rounded leaders and contributors in the Stetson University community. For more information please visit stetson.edu/edmunds. The daedline to apply is January 15.
    Posted October 15, 2018
     
    B. Davis Scholarship
     
    This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
    • There is no age restriction
    • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
    • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

    For essay details and to apply please visit studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm The deadline to apply is May 24.


    The Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship

    The Recovery Village is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study.  To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience. For more information please visit www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/ The deadline to apply is June 30. 


    Posted October 11, 2018
     
    ACT Student Champion Award 

    Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. 

    ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition. Students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:

    • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions
    • At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® 
    To apply please visit www.act.org/readinesschampions  The deadline to apply is October 31.  
    Greenhouse Scholars
     
    Our vision is to create a community of leaders who will evolve the communities of the world. We work with the next generation of leaders and change agents, and together change the trajectory of their families, their communities, and broader global communities. We are not a typical scholarship. Our unique, Whole Person approach provides personal and professional support, in addition to financial subsidies, during all 4 years of college. Scholars may apply for two forms of financial support each year; a four-year, renewable scholarship award of up to $5,000 per year and ‘flex funding’ grants of up to $2,000 per award. Flex Funding grants support a wide range of projects and experiences related to the vision and values of Greenhouse Scholars.  

     To be eligible, applicants must:

    • Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a legal resident of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina.
    • Have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
    • Demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000)
    • Possess excellent leadership skills, an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, and a strong interest in and commitment to their community
    For more infoirmation and to apply please visit greenhousescholars.org/our-scholars/become-a-scholar/ The deadline to apply is December 17. 

    Posted October 10, 2018
     
    Military Child of the Year
     
    Military Child of the Year® Award recipients are the young heroes of their grade, school, town, or city. This award recognizes military children who have demonstrated themselves as exceptional citizens while facing the challenges of military family life. Recipients (along with an adult guardian) must be available to travel to the Washington, D.C. area on April 6, 2017, for the Gala award presentation. If selected as a semi-finalist, the student will be required to provide proof of his/her military dependent status via a copy of his/her military ID or Form 1172 DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) application. The student will also be required to provide references and a high-resolution photograph.

    Nominations may be made by parents, other family members, teachers, counselors, coaches, community officials, church leaders, neighbors and others.  Anyone may nominate a child for this award, so long as the child meets the following eligibility requirements:

    • Child must be a legal military dependent.  Status confirmed by Military ID or DEERS enrollment form.
    • Child must be between the ages of 13 and 18, at the time of nomination.
    • Child and one adult guardian must be available to travel to the Washington, DC area for the April 16-April 19, 2019 Gala award presentation.

    In addition to the above eligibility requirements, nominees must:

    • Provide letters of recommendation if selected as a finalist.
    • Must consent to a background check if selected as a recipient.
    For more information and to nominate a child, please visit www.militarychildoftheyear.org/Nominee/Nomination Nominations will be accepted through December 05, 2018, 11:59pm Eastern. 
    National Space Club Keynote Scholar
     
    Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking.  In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields.

    Eligibility: 

    • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
    • The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students.
    • The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.
    • The applicant can only use the $10,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner.
    • The applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club and Foundation (Olin E Teague Scholarship and/or Keynote Scholarship) in the same year, but may only win one in the same year.
    For more information and to apply please visit www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html The deadline to apply is November 30.
     
    Posted October 9, 2018 
     
    American College Foundation
     
    The Visionary Scholarship Program offers multiople awards ranging in value. Financial need is not considered and all income levels are encouraged to apply. The Invitation Code is M12983.  For more information and to apply please visit americancollegefoundation.org/  The deadline to apply is May 1.

    Elon Teaching Fellows Program

    Our Elon Teaching Fellows Program is a four-year sequenced, developmental and transformational $29,500 scholarship opportunity for the preparation of teachers who will become leaders in the field.  After applying to Elon, students may apply to the Fellows Programs until the deadline of January 10, 2019.  High school senior applicants can potentially be selected for both the Elon Teaching Fellows and North Carolina Teaching Fellows programs.

    Elon Teaching Fellows participate in purposely designed enrichment experiences such as two winter term travel courses, a faculty mentored inquiry project, and a full semester abroad of study in New Zealand which includes a five-week internship in a local school.


    North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program

    The North Carolina Teaching Fellows program provides merit-based forgivable loans of $8,250 a year for up to four years to highly-qualified students committed to teaching special education or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field in a North Carolina public school. The application is now available online at ncteachingfellows.com and is due January 7, 2019.


    Posted October 2, 2018

    CARiD

    CARiD is giving away $1,000 to offset your educational expenses for college! Just getting the essentials can add up quickly and CARiD wants to help - books, food, backpacks, some sweet spinners for your commuter vehicle, or whatever else you need to get ready for school! Most importantly - CARiD believes in higher education and wants to help you achieve your goals! For more information and to view photos of past recipient submissions please visit www.carid.com/scholarships.html The fall deadline is October 31 and Spring is April 30.


    MyProjectorLamps.com 

    MyProjectorLamps.com has a biannual scholarship and will award $500 to two (2) students who best explore a topic we select.  MyProjectorLamps.com is the leading online retailer of projector lamps, bulbs, and TV projection lamps in the United States. We are proud to offer high-quality projector lighting products to a diverse client base including educators, military personnel, religious organizations, and more. Our scholarship contest challenges entrants to create a one page essay detailing your ideas about the use of multimedia and data visualization in K-12 classrooms. Explore modern teaching methods and propose specific ideas for visual and interactive presentation in K-12 classrooms for improved knowledge retention.  For more information please visit www.myprojectorlamps.com/scholarships.html The deadline to apply is October 31.


    Posted September 25, 2018
     
    Louis Stokes Educational Scholarship Program - Defense Intelligence Agency
     

    This highly competitive program is targeted at a select number of high-achieving and committed secondary school seniors and/or college freshman and sophomores interested in a career in public service. They will be offered tuition assistance to accredited colleges or universities, provided challenging summer work, and guaranteed a position in their field of study upon graduation. Minorities, women, and the disabled needing financial assistance to complete their undergraduate education are strongly encouraged to apply. Students will attend classes full-time during the academic year and work at DIA during the summer in positions related to their course of study. While in school, students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) for each semester/quarter.

    High school application information immediately follows the college application process. For more information please visit www.dia.mil/Careers/Students/Louis-Stokes-Educational-Scholarship-Program/ The deadline to apply is October 31.


    Posted September 20, 2018
     
    Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship
     

    A Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 and a runner-up scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to two High School seniors who plan to attend a college or university in North Carolina. These scholarships are given by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina in memory of their first president.   

    In the past only 1-2 applications have been received.  These funds are unrestricted for college use, so please consider applying.  The deadline to apply is February 3.

    Application  Requirements


     Posted September 18, 2018
     
    NCWIT Aspirations in Computing
     
    The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education. For more information please visit www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school The deadline to apply is November 5.
    School Band and Orchestra Essay Contest
     
    Win your share of $20,000 by answering a short essay in 250 words or less regarding music in your life.  For more information please visit sbomagazine.com/essay-contest.html  The deadline to apply is December 31. 

    Posted September 4, 2018
     
    Scholarships for Asian-Pacific Islander Students

    Scholarships can be difficult to find, particularly for Asian Pacific Islander students that don’t know where to start looking. Asian Pacific Islander students come from wide-ranging backgrounds and have varying interests, all of which can play a role in determining which scholarships they’re eligible for. Interestingly, many API students are concentrated in a small percentage of schools. For more information please visit www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/asian-pacific-islander-college-scholarships/


    Posted August 21, 2018
     
    All About Education
    It's often been said that "education is the key to success." What doors could your educational "key" open? It's not cheap to get a college degree, and many college-bound students see a shut door for education. We're here to help open it again.  School can get expensive, so we want to know how winning a $3,000 All About Education Scholarship could help make a difference in your life. Will it ease the burden of student loans? Will it offer you the opportunity to pursue a dream? Will it help you inspire others to work towards their own goals?
     
    Education can truly change a person's life - and this scholarship just might be that first step. Let us know why winning a scholarship for education matters to you. 

    Applicants must:  

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

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

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


    Appalachian State University
     
    Appalachian awards merit-based and need-based -- partial and full scholarships are available. Our most recent class of scholarship recipients had an average SAT of 1311, an average ACT of 29 and an average weighted high school GPA of 4.51.  There are numerous scholarship opportunities available at the university.  Please click on this link http://scholarships.appstate.edu/ .  For scholarships listed below, please visit http://scholarships.appstate.edu/scholarships/freshmen 
     
    The Wilson’s Scholar Program is Appalachian's premier scholarship, earned by students with excellent academic records, a demonstrated history of service and leadership, and a desire to make significant impacts in their communities. This prestigious program provides full institutional costs (tuition, fees, room and board, book rental), including out-of-state fees, as well as an annual $2,500 Experiential scholarship for investment in learning activities such as study abroad, undergraduate research, service-learning trips or internships. Wilson Scholars spend four life-changing years at Appalachian and graduate having been transformed by exceptional academic mentors and classroom learning with real-world experiences.

    For the highest-achieving students who have earned entry into The Honors College, the Chancellor’s Scholarship is a four-year program of rigorous study with full institutional costs (tuition, fees, room and board, book rental) paid. Chancellor’s Scholars are provided with study-abroad opportunities beginning in their freshman year, numerous classroom and experiential research opportunities and personalized academic mentoring in a unique, living-learning community.

    The Plemmons Leader Fellows Scholarship is a four-year leadership development program offered to 10 scholars each year that combines a $2,000 award with participation in specially designed leadership development courses, workshops, seminars, retreats, outdoor leadership experiences, conferences, experiential opportunities and individual needs assessment.   
     
    The Diversity Scholars Program is a four-year development program that combines funding at the amount of full in-state tuition and fees (tuition, fees, book rental), with participation in specially designed leadership development workshops, service-learning, international experiences and mentorship opportunities.
     
    The Academic Excellence Scholarship recognizes the top students in the freshman class. Academic Excellence Scholarships amount up to $10,000 over four years. Students selected for the Academic Excellence Scholarship demonstrate a strong academic record, leadership experience, community service, and the desire to be an engaged member of the Appalachian Family. 
     
    College and Departmental  Scholarships are merit-based and are offered by the colleges to students who intend to major in their college.  
     
    Please pay close attention to scholarship requirements and deadlines.  
    AXA Achievement Scholarship   

    The AXA Achievement Scholarship is awarded to 52 students nationwide – one selected from each state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. 

     What does it take to become an AXA Achiever? Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:

    • Ambition and drive 
    • Determination to set and reach goals 
    • Respect for self, family and community 
    • Ability to succeed in college  

    When to apply?


    Ayn Rand Institute

    Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes.  ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for over years. Under Contest Details, please select The Fountainhead for 11th/12th grade competition or Atlas Shrugged for 12th grade and up. For details, please visit www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-1  The submission deadline is January 15th.  


    Boston University - Trustee Scholarship

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

    While the competition is especially rigorous, the benefits are considerable. A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus the University orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.  To learn more about the application process, please visit www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/tuition-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee/  The deadline to apply is December 1. 


    Burger King Scholars 

    Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $32 million in scholarships to more than 30,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2017 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.5 million to more than 3,200 students in North America.

    Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. For more information and to apply, please visit bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/  The application opens October 15 and closes December 15. 


    Catawba College - West Teaching Scholarship 
     
    The Shirley Peeler Ritchie Academy for Teaching is an entity that enriches the Teacher Education program for all students who choose Catawba College for their teacher preparation. It was established in 2007 to answer the ongoing need for excellent teachers and to further enhance the outstanding Teacher Education Department at Catawba. The Academy's focus is on equipping its participants with 21st century teaching skills and offering extensive field experiences through regional and east coast travel, community leadership development, and service learning. It is the home of our outstanding scholarship program for students committed to pursuing careers in teaching, Catawba's Martha Kirkland West Scholars. For more information and to apply, please visit catawba.edu/academics/schools/education/teacher-education/student-resources/academy-teachi/ Click on Academy for Teaching and then in the introductory paragraph, click on Applicants for a West Scholarship link. The deadline to apply is December 1.  

    Clemson University - Lyceum Scholars
     
    Open to incoming freshmen, the Lyceum curriculum develops students' faculties of inquiry and ignites their passion for knowledge. It presents students with ideas that are fundamental, timeless, and life-changing.  The Program uses a Great Books approach to studying liberty, free markets, the American Founding and moral character. All Lyceum Scholars are given a "Socratic tutor" who will closely monitor and guide their intellectual development for their entire four-year education. 

    Those interested in becoming Lyceum Scholars should apply in their senior year of high school to Clemson University and to the Lyceum Scholars Program.  For more information and to apply, please visit capitalism.sites.clemson.edu/lyceum.html  The application opens mid-August. 


    Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
     
    The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.55 million, through three nationally recognized programs. This scholars program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Current high school seniors may apply now through October 31.   Please see the scholarship website for more information and to apply.  http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/    

    Courage to Grow

    The "Courage to Grow Scholarship" was created to help students realize their college dreams.  We don't want the college dreams and plans of so many young men and women to get lost in the financial shuffle. It takes a lot of determination and courage to forge ahead when sometimes it would be easier to give up. With the "Courage to Grow Scholarship" we strive to help students achieve their higher education goals. By taking away some of the concerns such as "how will I pay for college", students can concentrate on their education and focus on the task at hand. Today's economy is hard enough on a family, it is our desire to ease some of the financial burden that a college education can put on individuals and their families. For more information and to apply, please visit couragetogrowscholarship.com/ The deadline to apply is October 31.


    Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

    The Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders was established by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institite (USHLI) Board of Directors in 1994. This award seeks to recognize & assist young Hispanic students with potential to become leaders in society and business. Recipients are expected to attend the National USHLI conference at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago, IL. Expenses for lodging and meals will be covered by USHLI. Recipients will be responsible for their own travel/transportation expenses. $1,000 annually for students attending a four-year college, $500 for students attending two-year schools. All awards are provided only once, and are not renewable. For more information, please visit www.unigo.com/scholarships/all/dr-juan-andrade-scholarship-for-young-hispanic-leaders/1004012 The deadline to apply is December 29.


    Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway 

    If you’re a student between 18-24, you can submit your Biggest Goal for the chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition.  Ask you friends and family to vote.  For more information, please visit www.drpeppertuition.com/home#goals 


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

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

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

    Applicants must:  

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

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

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


    Elks Club Scholarship
     
    The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2019 competition.   Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.  Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.  Male and female students compete separately.

    The 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Please visit http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm Deadlines vary based on scholarship application selected.


    Horatio Alger Association
     
    As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.  Please review the different scholarships available as well as their deadlines.  Take note that National and State scholarships are open until October 25.  For more information, please visit scholars.horatioalger.org/ 

    Howard University

    Grants, scholarships, and fellowship funds come from various programs both inside and outside of the University. They may have a variety of requirements not related to financial need. Foundations, alumni and many University scholarship and fellowship funds are awarded by committees of the University’s schools and colleges in cooperation with Financial Aid. If interested, you should contact your school, college or The Office of Financial Aid. Full-time enrollment is usually required by agencies that award private scholarships. If you are awarded for less than full-time enrollment, the donor must inform the Office of Financial Aid in writing. For more information please visit www2.howard.edu/student-financial-services/funding-opportunities


    I Have A Dream Scholarship

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

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

    Applicants must: 

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

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

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


    Indiana University 

    The financial perks of being an IU scholar are just the beginning. Overseas study, research opportunities, living-learning centers—this is a place where your talents will be nurtured and your possibilities are vast. See what it’s like to be an IU scholar.

    Exploring your funding options for college is an exciting and challenging time. We provide this site as a resource for your search for scholarship opportunities. That’s one of the ways we roll out the red carpet (here, we call that crimson) to all future IU Hoosiers. To learn more about IU Academic Scholars (Provost and Dean) and Selective Scholars, please visit scholarships.indiana.edu/about/index.html  In order to be considered for these scholarships, you must apply by November 1.    


    Inheritance of Hope Legacy

    These scholarships are designated for students who have lost a parent to some form of cancer or have cancer themselves.  Please review and select the one that is appropriate for you.  inheritanceofhope.org/scholarships-2.html  Deadlines vary.


    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.

    Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

    This highly competitive scholarship includes:

    • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
    • Ability to pursue any area of study
    • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
    • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience

    To learn more about this scholarship and to apply, please visit www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/  The application will open September 6th. The deadline is typically mid-November. 


    Jackie Robinson Foundation

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


    KidGuard for Education

    At KidGuard, we are passionate about the healthy development of children and families. The KidGuard for Education Scholarship is part of our effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology. For more information and to access the online application link, please visit www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/  The deadline to apply is October 31st. 


    Lenoir-Rhyne Teaching Scholars   

    Lenoir-Rhyne University is proud to serve aspiring teachers through the Lenoir-Rhyne Teaching Scholars program. Prospective students are encouraged to apply immediately as space is limited. This is a highly competitive program and applicants should have a record of academic excellence and portray a deep desire to serve students through a career in teaching. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 10th, and spaces for this scholarship are limited.  To learn more about the requirement and benefits of this program and to apply, please visit www.lr.edu/academics/opportunities-for-exceptional-students/teaching-scholars


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

    Make Me Laugh

    Scholarships can be fun! Take a break from the boring application routine and make us laugh. That's right; we want a real LOL moment. Make Me Laugh is a fun scholarship that lets you cut loose and lighten things up. Looking for a scholarship for comedians? Now is your chance to show us your funny bone. Perhaps you always have an embarrassing - but funny - story to share. Great! We'll promise to laugh with you, not at you. For the short essay prompt and to apply, please visit www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship The deadline to apply is August 31. 


    Mattress Help Scholarship

    MattressHelp.org is pleased to announce our annual Sleep Health Scholarship. We created this scholarship to spread awareness about sleep as a public health issue and help students cut down the rising costs of higher education.

    Each student who is awarded our scholarship will be given $1,000 towards their university or college fees. The scholarship is awarded once every academic year and is open to all students in the United States who meet the eligibility criteria.

    • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States or Canada OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
    • You must be a U.S. citizen
    • Anticipating completion of high-school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high-school diploma/GED
    • Planning to or currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
    • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA

    For more information and to apply, please visit mattresshelp.org/scholarship/ The deadline to apply is September 25th.


    Meredith College

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

    Please note application requirements and deadline dates. 


    National Center for Learning Disabilities - Allegra Ford Thomas and Anne Ford Scholarships

    The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education. The Anne Ford Scholarship was first awarded in 2002. In 2009, with a generous donation from Anne’s daughter, Allegra, a second scholarship was created and named the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship.  

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

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

    For more information, please visit apply.ncld.org/ The deadline to apply is November 12.


    National D-Day Museum Essay Contest

    In celebration of the opening of its newest permanent exhibit, The Arsenal of Democracy:  The Herman and George Brown Salute to the Home Front, The National WWII Museum is asking middle and high school students for its 2017 student essay contest to submit your thoughts on what the United States’ role as the ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ should be today. For more information, as well as the essay prompt, please visit www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/school-programs/essay-contest The deadline for submission is December 29.


    National Eagle Scout Association

    NESA offers two basic types of scholarships: academic scholarships and merit scholarships.

    NESA academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need.

    NESA Merit Scholarship Requirements

    Eagle Scouts may apply for the NESA merit scholarships beginning in their senior year of high school and may continue applying every year up till the junior year in college. Applicants may win a NESA scholarship one time only. Previous NESA scholarship winners are not eligible to apply again. Merit scholarships are awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.

    For more information, please visit www.nesa.org/ Please review the deadline after setting up your account. 


    National Society of Black Engineers

    Please visit the following website for numerous scholarship opportunities available to students planning on studying engineering in college. The Fall Scholarship Cycle opens September 1.  connect.nsbe.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipList.aspx 


    NCHSAA Endowed Fund Scholarships
     
    The Endowed Fund offers scholarships to student-athletes of NCHSAA member schools. Please apply, please visit www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships.  Online scholarships open August 27th. Deadlines vary based on the targeted application. 

    NextStepU

    A STEM Scholarship could be yours. For scholarship details, please visit www.nextstepu.com/nextstepu-scholarships/ The STEM scholarship deadline is September 30.  


    North Carolina Central University 
     
    Merit-based Scholarships - NCCU offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to students. For more information please visit http://www.nccu.edu/scholarships/ 
     
    National Alumni Scholarships - The scholarships vary in amount and may be renewable for up to four years. Recipients of these awards are designated "National Alumni Scholars." Though the majority of the National Alumni Scholarship awards made annually will be to incoming freshman students, applications are acceptable from any student regardless of classification or academic interest. All alumni scholars are required to carry a full class load.  The deadline for receiving all application materials is March 15th of each year. Notices of initial awards will be made by May 15th of each year.  Scholarship application can be found at http://www.nccualumni.org/pdf/NORTH_CAROLINA_CENTRAL_UNIVERSITY_ALUMNI_ASSOCIATION_SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION.pdf 

    North Carolina State University
     
    The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers a limited number of competitive scholarships for entering freshmen in an effort to recognize and encourage exceptional academic ability and talent. To be considered, students must apply for admission by October 15.  Some academic scholarships also require that students demonstrate financial need. All students who apply for admission by October 15 and apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  http://fafsa.ed.gov/ by March 1 will automatically be considered for need-based academic scholarships.  The main scholarship site for high school applicants can be viewed at studentservices.ncsu.edu/your-money/financial-aid/types/scholarships/
     
    To learn about specific scholarship programs, please review the following: 
     
    Distinctive Scholarships
     
    General Hugh Shelton Leadership Initiative Scholarship http://sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/leadership-scholarships/about-shelton-national-leadership-scholarship/ – Competitive academic scholarship program to promote the mission of the Shelton initiative, “to inspire, educate and develop value-based leaders committed to personal integrity, professional ethics, and selfless service.” 
     
    Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship  -  Program for students with demonstrated leadership potential, academic achievement, personal talents, unique work or service experience, financial need, and a demonstration for overcoming personal adversity. A preference will be given to those individuals who will enhance and contribute to NC State's diversity.  Students who apply for admission by October 15 and submit a FAFSA by March 1 are automatically considered.  No separate application is required.
     
    Goodnight Scholars Program http://emas.ncsu.edu/goodnight/ – The Goodnight Scholars Program is a unique scholarship for outstanding students in the STEM and education disciplines.  It is available to middle income families from North Carolina and is valued at $17,500 per year.  A comprehensive professional development program allows students to grow into tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.  
     
    College Based Scholarships  
     
    Each of the Colleges at NC State offers scholarship opportunities to students enrolled in their academic programs. Consult the college website for specific criteria, application materials, and important deadlines. 
    OpenWater
     
    Stemming from our roots of being a bootstrapped company OpenWater values the essential skills that are needed to run a successful software company. In order to help foster the next generation of great tech companies we've set up the OpenWater scholarship, which aims to help one student advance their studies every year with a $1,500 grant. Whether you want to be a great entrepreneur, marketer, software developer, sales professional designer or anything else in between, we want to help make your dream a reality. For more information please visit www.getopenwater.com/scholarship/  The deadline to apply is December 31. 

    OppU Achievers Scholarship

    The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others. Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. To apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant's essay response.

    For more information please visit www.opploans.com/scholarship/ Submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.


    Optimist Club International

    Optimist International sponsors three scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: the Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH), the Essay Contest and the Oratorical Contest. The contests are conducted at the Club level, then Zone and Regional (if necessary) and at the District level. District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations and awarded by Optimist International. For more information, please visit www.optimist.org/member/scholarships1.cfm Deadlines vary by Club.


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

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

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

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

    Rubincam Youth Award

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

    For submission details, please visit www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/rubincam_youth_award/nomination_form The submission deadline is December 15.  


    Scholarship Points

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


    School House Connection - Youth Leadership and Scholarship Programs 

    We have witnessed how the lives of youth experiencing homelessness can be changed – and the cycle of poverty broken – through post-secondary education scholarship assistance, peer support, stable and caring adult mentorship, comprehensive responses to needs as they arise, and youth leadership and advocacy.  SHC is therefore extremely proud of our new Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program.

    The SHC Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program:

    • Provides scholarships and support to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program;  
    • Builds a stable peer and adult support network for recipients, before, during, and after their college careers, and into their transition into the workforce; 
    •  Offers young people meaningful opportunities to engage in advocacy, while providing sustained support services to help ensure graduation and success in life. 

    For more information, please visit www.schoolhouseconnection.org/scholarship-program/  The deadline to apply is November 9.  


    Shaw University

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

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

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


    Shout It Out Scholarship  

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

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

    Applicants must:  

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

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

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


    Sixt Scholars

    Sixt rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors graduating in 2018 the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a Sixt scholar. The program is designed to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

    The Sixt Scholar Program was founded in 2014 to aid high school students planning to continue their education in college. With a successful first year receiving over 1,000 applications, we are very excited to be continuing the program. Sixt rent a car is thrilled to contribute to higher education and support the development of exceptional students. We look forward to awarding these prizes and continuing the Sixt scholars tradition for years to come.  For more information, please visit https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/  The deadline to apply is November 30.  


    Stamps Foundation - Scholars

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

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

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

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

    Drs. Robert and Bobbi Stanley have created a merit-based scholarship fund for individuals seeking undergraduate or graduate-level education in dentistry or related fields. The scholarship will be in the amount of $500 for the 2019 academic year. The scholarship will be awarded based on:

    • Academic excellence
    • Pursuit of further study in dentistry at an accredited college or university in North Carolina
    • Genuine passion for further study

    The scholarship will last for the duration of one year and be paid directly to the winning candidate to use towards tuition and board. For more information and to apply please visit www.stanleysmiles.com/stanley-dentistry-scholarship-fund The deadline to apply is March 15. 


    Sweet and Simple Scholarship

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

    Applicants must:

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

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

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


    The Center for Scholarship Administration 

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

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

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


    Top 10 List Scholarship 

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

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

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

    Applicants must:  

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

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

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


    Triangle Community Foundation

    The Triangle Community Foundation administers many endowed and non-endowed scholarship and awards funds established by individual donors and organizations. Each scholarship and award has a unique set of eligibility criteria, application processes, and deadlines, which you can search on their site. Please review all eligibility requirements carefully. It is the student’s responsibility to fill out the application, include required attachments, and return it to the appropriate entity by the specified due date. To review numerous scholarships, please visit trianglecf.org/scholarships-awards-parent/scholarships-awards/  These scholarships are updated on an ongoing basis. 


    Unigo $10K Scholarship

    Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?

    Applicants must:  

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

    Submit an online written response to the question:

    "Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?" (250 words or less)

    To apply, please visit www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship The deadline to apply is December 31.  


    University of Georgia  

    Last year, UGA awarded more than $7 million in scholarships and awards from University Foundation funds to undergraduate students. Most academic (merit-based) scholarships for first-year students are awarded during the Admissions process.
     
    Approximately 14% of enrolled first-year students received an academic scholarship from UGA. Additionally, scholarships available through individual academic departments are typically awarded to upperclassmen, but prospective students should consult the websites of their intended department for more information. Some scholarships for first-year students require an additional application. Please consult the following list for more information as well as this supplemental list of scholarships. International and F-1 visa applicants can qualify for many of these merit-based scholarships.
     
    All scholarships awarded by the Undergraduate Admissions office are renewable for eight semesters of full-time enrollment, or the completion of a Bachelor’s degree. To renew the scholarship each year, students must maintain specific academic requirements which are detailed in the award letter.
     
    Please pay particular attention to the prestigious Foundation Fellowship and Ramsey  Honors Scholarships.  Their deadline are November 1.
     
    Please visit http://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/tuition-fees/scholarships for a comprehensive listing of scholarships. 
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
     
    The UNC Scholars Program delivers the best of both worlds — the access and attention of an elite scholarship, coupled with the resources and reach of a global research university.  With a cohort of talented classmates, exclusive events, and faculty and staff mentors, scholars enjoy the very best of the Carolina experience. From path breaking research to worldwide study abroad programs, UNC opens up opportunities only available at a renowned public university.  What we ask in return is simple:  Lead. Invent. Debate. Teach.   

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

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

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Thomas Wolfe Scholarship 

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

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

    More complete information on The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, including the application form, is available on the University's website at englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative-writing/scholarships-and-awards/the-thomas-wolfe-scholarship/ outlining the features, procedures, documents, and specific requirements for application.  If you have any questions, please email TWS@unc.edu.    
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Teacher Education Fellows

    The UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program emphasizes servant leadership within a diverse and global context. As participants in this community of like-minded pre-service teachers, scholarship recipients will engage in teaching-related activities designed to develop and enhance their leadership abilities, commitment to the campus and broader community, and awareness of socio-cultural considerations from the individual to the global scale.

    Due to the generosity of the Marian Franklin Scholarship, the Jacqueline W. & Jack H. Varner Scholarship, and the J. Barnwell & Mary Blair Allison Scholarship, participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program includes scholarships of up to $20,000.00. Scholarship funds for tuition are distributed incrementally, with $3,500.00 distributed in the first year, $4,500.00 distributed in the second year, and $6,000.00 distributed in each of the last two years, as long as eligibility requirements are maintained.

    For more information and to apply, please visit utlc.uncg.edu/teacher-education-fellows Priority is given to those that apply by January 1. 


    University of North Carolina at Wilmington

    The UNCW scholarship process includes a number of awarding entities throughout the university, to include the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, Academic Departments, the Alumni Association and others.  Available scholarships include both merit-and need based awards.  The number of available awards varies vary from year to year and students will be considered for all scholarships for which they meet the specific criteria.  These scholarships are competitive and a number of applicants will be considered for each available scholarship. 
     
    The assessment of candidates for these scholarships, both merit and need-based, may include a review of the most recent grade point averages and scores on standardized tests.  For consideration of need-based scholarships, students must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st. 
     
    UNCW also offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to entering freshmen, independent of the scholarship application, with demonstrated exceptional accomplishments, intellectual promise and contributions outside the classroom. Scholarship recipients will be notified via their UNCW email addresses between May and July. For more information please visit www.uncw.edu/finaid/scholarships.html 

    Veterans of Foreign Wars

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

    For more information, please visit http://www.vfw.org/VOD/  To review the application and brochure, please click the following link Application and Brochure  The deadline to apply is October 31.  


    Wendy's High School Heisman
     
    The Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994. Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college. 
     
    Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and received his General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Inspired by this moment and with a desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy’s High School Heisman in partnership with the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy®.
     
    Twenty-two years later, Wendy’s has awarded nearly $2 Million to support education while honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school scholar-athletes who share Wendy’s values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field.
     
    To learn more about this scholarship and to apply, please visit http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/ Please note that you must have a school representative review your application.  Please make sure you ask this person well in advance of application submission.   The deadline is October 16.

    Western Carolina University 

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

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


    William Peace University
     
    Qualified students are awarded renewable Merit Scholarships of up to $17,000 every year. Scholarships are awarded based on weighted cumulative grade point average and the highest combined critical reading and math SAT/ACT scores.  Additionally, William Peace University offers annual scholarships.  For more information please visit www.peace.edu/admissions-aid/costs-scholarships-financial-aid/scholarships-and-awards/

    You Deserve It 

    This is a scholarship sweepstake site.  Please review all terms and conditions before you sign up. scholarshipowl.com/awards/you-deserve-it-scholarship Sweepstake deadline is October 29.


    Zombie Apocalypse

    Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.  For more information and to apply, please visit www.unigo.com/scholarships/weird/weird-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship-2017/1003659   The deadline to apply is October 31. 


     Requires School Nomination

     State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Application Submission - Deadline to Apply has Passed

    The SECU established the People Helping People four-year scholarship to help NC public high school students attend college. This scholarship is only available to graduating public high school seniors who are either members of SECU or the child of a parent/guardian who is a member of SECU.  It is imperative that all applicants follow the procedures, so that they may be considered for this scholarship. Please read the attached files closely.  The application must be completed as a Word document ONLY, as noted on the top of the form.  All information MUST be emailed and a copy of the entire packet delivered to Mrs. Woynicz in Student Services.  Her email for electronic transmission is awoynicz@wcpss.net  The completed application (electronic and paper) MUST be received by Mrs. Woynicz no later than 2 PM on February 19th.

    Please ensure that you have include all application requirements (including biography, college acceptance letter, and photo (headshot)).  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    SECU Application  SECU Application Example  SECU Biography Guidelines  SECU Consent Form  SECU Eligibility Criteria


    Rotary Club of the Capital City - Robert Styres Scholarship  - Deadline to Apply has Passed

    The Rotary Club of the Capital City is pleased to announce that it will again be awarding the Robert N Styres Scholarship this year. It is awarded to a Wake County public high school graduate who has been accepted at a four-year college/university or a two-year community college. Please refer to the following link to receive additional information regarding the Robert N. Styres Scholarship: rotaryclubcapitalcity.org/. The value of the scholarship is a $4,000.00 award per year, granted $2,000.00 per semester. The Scholarship is renewable, as long as the student is enrolled full-time and is making satisfactory academic progress, not to exceed eight (8) consecutive semesters for a total award of $16,000.00. While academic achievement is important, the Scholarship is not necessarily intended for the young man or woman with the highest grade point average. Rather, we try to select a person with good to average grades who is a hard worker and who may have overcome some adversity along the way. Applications must be received by April 1. If you are interested in being the MCHS nominee, please complete the attached application and turn it in to Mrs. Woynicz in Student Services by March 10. Nomination Form