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    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 will be listed first.  After these, scholarships are listed alphabetically by date posted.

    Please check back frequently for new postings.  Thank you.

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    Requires School Nomination or Endorsement

    John Belk Scholarship  

     
    As this scholarship requires a nomination, please see Student Services by September 28 if you are interested.  
     
    The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship is one of our nation's most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarships. The program is built around our belief that, as a Belk Scholar, you possess unique talents that should be recognized and nurtured.  John Belk amassed a record of leadership and accomplishment at Davidson. Thanks to the generosity of the John M. Belk Educational Foundation, up to eight Belk Scholars are named in each entering class.  The Belk Scholarship can provide you comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board) plus study stipends that allow you great flexibility in the on- and off-campus opportunities you choose to explore. Those experiences, paired with our academic programs, deepen your intellect, maturity, and global understanding.  
     
    To learn more about this scholarship, please visit http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/john-belk-scholarship  Nomination forms due by November 9.  Application due by December 3.
    NC A&T University - Cheatham-White Scholarship
     
    As this scholarship requires a nomination, please see Student Services by October 19 if you are interested.  
     
    The Cheatham-White Scholarship will provide an outstanding educational experience for students who are exceptional scholars, versatile and well-rounded individuals. Cheatham-White Scholarships will be awarded to students with a broad range of interests, proficient in areas of both the arts and sciences, who demonstrate leadership potential and a strong commitment to service.

    Each recipient will be awarded a fully funded four-year scholarship that covers the costs of all of the following: tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, a laptop computer, supplies, travel and personal expenses. Each scholarship also provides four summers of fully funded enrichment and networking opportunities that may include international travel and study. It is truly a complete award, meant to recognize academic achievement and potential at the highest levels. 

    In order to be considered, you must first be nominated by a high school official (for NC residents) or by completing a self-nomination form. Deadline for school endorsers and self-nominees is November 15. For information, please visit www.ncat.edu/academics/honors/cheatham-white/  


    NC State University - College of Textiles 

    As this scholarship requires a nomination, please see Student Services by September 1 if you are interested.  

    The College of Textiles has one of the largest college-based scholarship programs at NC State University. The majority of scholarship support comes from the North Carolina Textile Foundation. The North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF) was established in December 1942 to aid and promote all types of textile education and research at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

    One of the most important forms of support provided for the College of Textiles by the Foundation is the Scholarship Program. Established by the board of directors in 1980, the program has four components: the NCTF Centennial Scholars Program (created in 1999), NCTF Scholarships, NCTF Prestige Scholarships, and the NCTF Merit Graduate Fellowship Program.
     
    Additionally, the Centennial Scholarship, awards $67,500 over four years to up to 10 students.  Students interested in this scholarship can self-nominate or be nominated by MCHS.  
     
    For more information, please visit textiles.ncsu.edu/future-students/future-undergraduate/scholarships/ The deadline to apply is December 1.  

    North Carolina State University - Park Scholarship

    MCHS will also select two students as our school-nominees prior to September 18.  Students not selected by MCHS are encouraged to self-nominate. 

    Please complete the attached MCHS application if you'd like to be a potential school nominee. School-nominee Application

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

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

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

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

    The Park Scholarships application asks that you provide:

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

    The Park Scholarships Selection Committee will also review your:   

    • High school transcript, submitted by your counselor through the Common Application    
    • SAT and/or ACT scores, submitted to NC State directly from the testing agency   
    • Personal essay from the Common Application (you will not have the option to edit this after submission)
    Scholarship and application process can be found at  http://www.park.ncsu.edu.  All materials must be received by October 15. 
    Prudential Spirit of Community Award
     
    Completed applications must be turned in to Student Services for review and potential selection and signature by November 6.
     
    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.  The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Over the past 21 years, more than 115,000 young people have been officially recognized for their volunteer efforts.  We promote great deeds for youngsters across the United States of America, and welcome entrants also from across the world.
     
    Please click the following link to view the site and application http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc.  
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Morehead-Cain Scholarship 
     
    MCHS will also select up to four students as our school-nominees prior to September 18.  Students not selected by MCHS are encouraged to self-nominate.   
     
    Please complete the attached MCHS application if you'd like to be a potential school nominee. School-nominee Application

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

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

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

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

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

    North Carolina

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

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Levine Scholarship

    Interested students must receive a nomination from their high school counselor before they can access the application for the Levine Scholars Program.  If you are interested, please see your counselor before September 19.
     
    The Levine Scholarship seeks outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate evidence of experience, motivation, and commitment toward the ideals of the Levine Scholars Program.
     
    Requirements include:  
    • Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in a baccalaureate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. Students must be admitted to UNC Charlotte to receive a Levine Scholarship. 
    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 
    • Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that elevates fellow students to a higher standard.

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

    Scholarship information and the application can be found at http://levinescholars.uncc.edu/  Nominations will be accepted through October 8th.  Scholarship applications due by November 8th.  For scholarship consideration, admissions application due November 1.

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    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.


    Discover 

    You could win $2500 to pay for college.  Easy to enter.  No purchase necessary. To enter, please visit www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html Entry deadline is January 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.