Scholarships and Announcements
Scholarships with varying/undefined deadlines will be listed first, followed by scholarships listed in order by application due date. All scholarships with deadlines that have passed will be moved to the bottom of the page.
Wake County Online Scholarship Guide
Your guide to graduation and beyond!
This booklet will be given to all seniors during their senior conference with their counselor.
Students will be entered into drawing for a $500 scholarship by completing the short Financial Literacy 101 course on CFNC.org website. In addition, students learn about managing money and making wise financial choices. Go to the “Pay for College” tab at CFNC and choose “Financial Basics”.
DoSomething.org gives students the opportunity to earn scholarship money through community service or writing short essays. These scholarship is open to students in high school, college, and graduate school who are below the age of 25. You can find more information in these scholarships on the DoSomething.org website. Follow the scholarship link at the bottom on the page.
NICHE $2,000 “NO ESSAY” SCHOLARSHIP
This monthly scholarship is sponsored by Niche.com, an awesome site for checking out different schools and getting the inside scoop. An important part of the college admissions process is the idea of “fit” and Niche is a great way to see if a school is right for you. This is a super easy scholarship to apply to–it literally should take less than one minute (60 seconds). If you are a student or will be a student within the next 12 months then you are eligible to apply. The application simply consists of creating a Niche account. To apply, go online here. . The deadline for this scholarship is the last day of each month. Only one entry allowed per person per month. A new winner will be chosen every month.
Deadline: The last day of each month
CAPPEX EASY MONEY SCHOLARSHIP
Cappex is a very generous provider of college scholarships for students–they offer up to $50,000 in awards per year! One of their signature scholarships is the “GPA Isn’t Everything” Scholarships which is offered each month to high school and college students. This Cappex scholarship is typically worth $1,000. In addition to offering awesome scholarships, Cappex also has some really useful tools for navigating the college admissions process. After all, their slogan is the “college search made simple” which they certainly do. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in school in the next calendar year. This includes college/university students, community college students, and those pursuing online degrees. As the name of this scholarship suggests, transcripts and GPAs are not considered (nor are recommendations or essays for that matter). The deadline for this Cappex Scholarship is on the last day of the month. The best thing about this program is that it is offered on a monthly basis. If you don’t win, try, try again! The application can be found online here.
Deadline: The last day of each month
BEAUTY AND WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN
Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you! Find out more here.
Deadline: QUARTERLY DEADLINES: September 30 --January 1st — March 31 — June 30
Scholarships for Children of NC Veterans
If a child's veteran parent was a resident of North Carolina when they entered military service, or the child is a life-long resident of North Carolina, they may be eligible for a scholarship from the State of North Carolina. The NC Division of Veterans Affairs scholarship program is limited to the children of disabled, deceased, combat, or POW/MIA war veterans. Scholarship may pay for tuition, room and board, and fees, for up to 4 years.
For more information visit this site.
Deadlines: February 14 or June 1 depending on scholarship
WAKE ELECTRIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Wake Electric Scholarship Program started December 1, 2018. Wake Electric is offering two scholarships for college students: the coveted Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship for $2,000 and sixteen Touchstone Energy Scholarships for $1,250.
All applications will be under consideration for one of the two scholarship categories. Students only need to submit one application to be considered for both scholarship programs.
To find out more on the requirements for both scholarships and to download an application, please visit wemc.com/scholarships.
Deadline: March 13 at 5 PM
GSK Opportunity Scholarship
In 1988 GSK, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, made a significant gift to its home community by creating the GSK Opportunity Scholarship Fund. Administered by Triangle Community Foundation, this Fund offers residents of Durham, Orange, or Wake County, who have overcome significant adversity, the opportunity to pursue their dreams and improve their lives through education or training. More information and application can be found at this site.
Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Stanley Dentistry Scholarship
Stanley Dentistry, located in Cary, North Carolina, provides a full suite of dental services to their patients. They are committed to improving the oral and systemic health within their community, and are continually furthering their education to stay current on the latest dental practices. As graduates of two universities located in the heart of North Carolina and the parents of four children, Drs. Robert and Bobbi Stanley know that advancements in health and wellness start with a focus on education. This is why they are dedicated to continuing education through the Stanley Institute for Comprehensive 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.
Society Of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Scholarships
SAE sponsors a number of scholarships to qualified students who are interested in the study of engineering and other sciences. Both undesignated scholarships and university sponsored scholarships are available. All applicants must intend to earn a degree in engineering or a related science.
Applications should be submitted online at: students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman/.
Deadline: March 15, 2019
East Wake High School Alumni Association Scholarship
The East Wake High School Alumni Association is made up of graduates of East Wake High School and, its predecessor, Vaiden Whitley High School. Membership is open to anyone who graduated from either school as well as active and former teachers.
The Alumni Association’s purpose is to give back to the school and community that nurtured its members. We do that in a number of ways, such as awarding an annual scholarship to a graduating senior and by hosting events throughout the year to give members an opportunity to reconnect and network.
The application can be found here. All responses should be typed directly on to the form! Printed applications and all accompanying documentation must be sumbitted by the deadline in order to be considered for this award. PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AS INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 will be given. $3,000 will be given the first academic year, and $2,000 the next academic year as long as the recipients maintain the specified GPA.
One scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be given to a student attending a community college payable in one installment during the first year.
Deadline: March 22, 2019
HUGH MORSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Hugh Morson Memorial Scholarship is providing scholarships for deserving students. Applicants must attend an accredited, public or private, four-year college or university.
- High school seniors with minimum GPA of 2.5
- Residents of City of Raleigh, NC
- Demonstrate academic achievement and financial need
- Demonstrate traits of high personal character and leadership
Information can be found here.
Deadline: March 29, 2019
WCPSS FUTURE TEACHERS PROGRAM
The Future Teachers Program is a recruitment initiative aimed at developing the district’s internal student talent. Future Teachers participants are WCPSS high school graduates who intend to pursue careers in education and who commit to teaching with us upon completion of their teacher preparation programs. Future Teachers is not a scholarship.
Who is eligible to apply:
WCPSS graduating high school seniors who have (or will) gain admittance to a college or university for the fall semester, and who intend to pursue K-12 teaching careers with WCPSS.
What do program participants receive?
- Annual summer professional development stipends, beginning the summer following the freshman year of college
- A WCPSS job offer for a teaching position for which they are licensed and highly qualified
- The opportunity to develop a professional network with WCPSS staff and peers
Fore more information and application materials, visit this site.
Deadline: March 29, 2019
TJ DUNAWAY SCHOLARSHIP
The T.J. Dunaway Scholarship is in honor of Timothy Dunaway Jr. who passed due to a hard battle with leukemia in 2010. He was full of life, scholarship, and courage. The objective of the TJ Dunaway Scholarship is to assist individuals who desire to further his/her education after high school. Each scholarship will be valued between $250 - $1000 each and will be awarded in total to each final student graduating from various competing high schools. Winners will also receive gifts from our partners at Humility Clothing Co. More information is available here.
- Minimum 2.5 grade point average
- Graduating Senior
- Attending a two or four year college or university in the following fall semester
- Household income less than $50,000
Procedure for Applying for Scholarship
- Applicants must complete and sign the application form available here.
- Applicants must complete all sections of the application.
- Applicants must provide a copy of current transcript with cumulative grade point average.
- Applicants must provide a 500-word essay.
- Applicants must submit all application information via firstname.lastname@example.org@humbledinitiative.com
Deadline: April 1, 2019
RALEIGH-WAKE CHAPTER OF THE WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
The Chapter awards two (2) $1,000 scholarships annually to honor and continue the legacy of former chapter members. Each recipient will receive a one-time award for the academic year ($500.00 per semester) for undergraduate study. Scholarship recipients must achieve a minimum 2.7 grade point average (GPA) the first semester to be awarded the second installment for the second semester. Additionally, the recipient must reside on campus the entire freshman year. Funds are sent to the university and credited to the recipient’s account each semester. Funds must be applied toward tuition and fees.
Graduating senior from a Wake County High School who meets/provides the following:
Minimum 2.7 grade point average (GPA)
Official high school transcript (sealed)
Score of at least 850 (composite) on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or 18 on the American College Test (ACT), submit a copy of the score with the application
Two (2) sealed letters of recommendation: One from a school official (principal/teacher/counselor, etc.); one from an adult who is not a relative (pastor/other church official, employer, etc.)
Personal Statement: On a single separate page, briefly state what influenced your decision to choose WSSU as your institution of higher education, and how you will contribute to the university as a student. If typed, please double space in font size no smaller than 10.
Application can be found here.
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Sigma Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
The Sigma Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is committed to the development of America's youth. In addition to engaging in mentoring, education, health and wellness, and economic development programs, we feel it is important to aid in developing talented young Americans in pursuit of higher education.
- Shirley Franklin Tyree Memorial Scholarship We are also pleased to announce the Shirley Franklin Tyree Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. This scholarship is available to a student who meets the following criteria:
- High School seniors who are African-American or of African-American decent.
- Will graduate with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in 2019
- Resides in the greater Triangle area
- Will attend Central State University OR Wilburforce University OR will major in education
For more information, visit this site.
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Alpha Delta Kappa-Hammond Hill Scholarship
The local Beta Omicron Chapter of ADK is offering one or more scholarships of at least $2,000 to a Wake County Public School System senior who plans to enter the field of education. More information is available here and applications are available here.
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Wake County ECA (Extension & Community Association) Maude McInnes Scholarship
The Wake County Extension and Community Association will present the Maude P. McInnes Extension and Community Educational Fund $500.00 Scholarship to a graduating high school senior.
The following criteria will be used to select the award winner.
1. The applicant must be a resident of Wake County.
2. The applicant must be continuing his or her education at a North Carolina college, university, community or technical school. The recipient must be a fulltime student with a minimum of 12 units per semester. The applicant is required to provide the Wake County Extension and Community Association with a letter of acceptance from the school.
3. The applicant should have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
4. Special consideration will be given to applicants seeking careers in family consumer science or related fields.
5. Special consideration will be given to an applicant who is currently enrolled or has been enrolled in a Family Consumer Science program, Future Homemakers of America, Family Consumer Science Related Occupation Association, 4H member, or a relative of an Extension and Community Association member.
The application is available here.
Deadline: April 8
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC.- Chi Rho Omega
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Chi Rho Omega Chapter, annually awards the Crystal Creech Shepherd Memorial Scholarship to African American high-school seniors who plan to matriculate to a four-year college or university. Preference is given to applicants who live in or attend high school in Knightdale, Wendell, Wake Forest, Rolesville or Zebulon.
All applicants must meet and/or submit the following supporting materials:
- Demonstrated academic achievement with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Participation in school and community activities
- Standardized test score results (ACT or SAT)
- Two recommendation letters
- Official current high school transcript
- Senior photo
- Completed essay and leadership question
The completed application along with supporting materials must be postmarked by April 10, 2019. Download the CRO 2019 Scholarship Application. All information should be sent to:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Chi Rho Omega Chapter
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 434
Knightdale, NC 27545
All scholarships are one year and non-renewable and will be awarded to the recipient upon verification of college enrollment.
For more information, please email email@example.com.
Deadline: April 10, 2019
State Employees Association of North Carolina Scholarships
One of the many benefits of membership in the State Employees Association of North Carolina is the association's scholarship program. Active and associate members, their spouses and their dependent children are eligible to apply for scholarships to attend technical schools, community colleges, trade schools, junior colleges and four-year universities or colleges.
Category I scholarships are awarded to successful candidates based on criteria that include financial need, school and community activities, character and motivation. Category II merit scholarships are awarded without consideration of financial need.
There are 50 $1,000 awards available. Visit this site for more information and application.
Deadline: April 15, 2019
ALPHA DELTA KAPPA- GAMMA LAMBDA CHAPTER
The Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international fraternal organization for teachers, is sponsoring a scholarship competition for seniors in the Wake County Public School system. The Jane Smith/Brenda Marbell Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000.00
* Completion of application form
* Applicant must be in the top 25 % of the senior class
* Complete, official transcript with first semester grades, test scores, and class rank
* Essay must be written without assistance, accompanied by verification that the essay was begun and completed in the presence of the teacher/counselor of choice
* Letter to Gamma Lambda indicating goals, career plans, and reasons for applying
* Information on school and community activities
* Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a teacher who has taught the applicant
Application can be found HERE.
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Raleigh Engineers Club Scholarship (NC STATE)
The Raleigh Engineers Club is now accepting applications for the 2018 Raleigh Engineers Club Scholarship.
The Raleigh Engineers Club (REC) has been in existence since 1926. The Club seeks to promote the Engineering field through monthly technical meetings and support of those pursuing a future in the engineering discipline. Our members have a diverse background of engineering disciplines and represent several companies located in the Raleigh area.
One of the most rewarding civic responsibilities of the Club is to provide a scholarship to a current Wake County Public High School Senior who has been accepted into the College of Engineering at NC State University. The scholarship is valued at one semester of tuition at the in-state tuition rate. Money to fund the scholarship is provided by member donations, member employer matching grants and a $500 grant from the North Carolina Society of Engineers.
The winner will be selected from a pool of candidates consisting of students from all of the Wake County Public High Schools who meet the scholarship criteria and submit a completed application.
A completed application consisting of the Scholarship Questionnaire, NC State College of Engineering acceptance letter, official grade transcript (sealed by the school), one letter of recommendation from a faculty member and the Financial Aid Release Form should be post marked by Friday, April 19, 2019.
All forms should be scanned and sent to the following email address:
The scholarship questionnaire can be found HERE
Deadline: April 19, 2019
2019 Student-View Scholarship Program
The Student-View Scholarship is a unique opportunity for high school seniors. It is open to all students regardless of academic achievement or financial need.
Student Insights will award the following prizes: (Select your state below to apply)
It is exceptionally easy to apply:
- One (1) individual prize of a $4,000 scholarship.
- Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship.
- Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each
* NO minimum SAT or ACT score
* NO minimum grade point average
* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork
* NO essays
* NO application fees
Simply complete a 15-20 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award. Find more information here.
Deadline: April 22, 2019
NORTH STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The members of the North State Law Enforcement Officers Association are committed to maintain law enforcement professionalism through education, training, and the lawful removal of unwanted circumstances from the communities that they serve. They are sponsoring 3 $1000 scholarships for students that are planning on majoring in Criminal Justice or a related field.
1. Must be a resident of North Carolina.
2. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (Unweighted).
3. Must major in some area of Criminal Justice or related field.
The application can be found at this site.
Deadline: May15, 2019
AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND
Full Circle Scholarships are awarded to student attending non-tribal mainstream universities. Applicants must have a 2.0+ GPA, be registered as a member of a tribe or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member, and be a U.S. Citizen. For more information and to apply, go online at http://collegefund.org/student-resources/scholarships/scholarship-programs/ .
APPLICATION OPENS JANUARY 1, 2019.
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources
www.finaid.org – links to: scholarships, grants, loans, graduate aid
www.studentaid.ed.gov – information from the U.S. Dept. of Ed. on preparing for and funding education beyond high school
Search Engines & Scholarship Programs:
www.fastweb.com – create a profile and let fastweb do the research for you
www.myscholly.com – mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college
www.cashcourse.org – information for college students to stay financially informed
www.cksf.org – educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels
www.cappex.com – free website where you learn which colleges want you, before you apply
www.scholarships.com – free college scholarship search and financial aid information
www.scholarshipamerica.org – provides information and resources for your scholarship search
www.meritaid.com – free source for $11 billion in merit aid scholarships from 1,000s of colleges
www.brokescholar.com – find scholarships and use tools to stay organized and make the process easier
www.knowhow2go.org – complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors
www.hsf.net – largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students
www.latinocollegedollars.org – scholarship information for Latino students
www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net – provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)
www.collegefund.org – provides Native students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities
http://www.thencshp.org- The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals promotes the education of Hispanic students at all levels.
www.dellscholars.org – Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance
www.uncf.org – awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board
www.zinch.com – connect with scholarships and learn about colleges
www.BlackExcel.org – A great resource for underrepresented students [students of color, women, first generation college students] and a list of over 200 scholarships with a variety of opportunities.
http://schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory - Free scholarship search where students can quickly and easily browse through scholarships by a variety of categories (Major, Athletics, Religion, Disability, State, College, etc).
http://youth.foundationcenter.org/youth_scholarships.html - Scholarships for youth philanthropy & community service
How-to Programs and Books:
www.scholarshipacademy.org – offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options & build solid scholarship profile
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Cameron Impact Scholarship Scholarship
(of up to $50,000) is open to high school seniors who are planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university. Applicant must maintain a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 GPA. For full details, go to this site.
Deadline: September 12, 2018
The Gates Scholarship
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
To apply, students must be:
- A high school senior
- From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
- A US citizen, national or permanent resident
- A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.
The link to the application can be found here.
Deadline: September 18, 2018
Morehead-Cain Scholarship (UNC Chapel Hill)
Park Scholarship (North Carolina State University)
Levine Scholarship (UNC Charlotte)
Cheatham-White Scholarship (NC A&T)
The Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Park Scholarship at NC State, the Levine Scholarship at UNC-Charlotte, and the Cheatham-White Scholarship at NC A&T are all scholarships of the highest esteem.
All 4 scholarships provide full tuition, and interested students should have an outstanding academic record and excellent character.
To be nominated, students must submit an initial application to their counselor by September 21, 2018. Links to the applications and a description of each award can be found at the following: Application and Scholarship Descriptions .
ONLY ONE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS, BUT STUDENTS SHOULD INDICATE WHICH SCHOLARSHIPS THEY ARE INTERESTED IN ON THE APPLICATION.
East Wake can nominate 3 students for the Morehead/Cheatham-White, 2 for the Park, and unlimited for the Levine. Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee, and students will be notified if they are nominated. Any student not nominated by the school can self-nominate.
Further instructions will be given to nominees once selected.
PLEASE EMAIL THE COMPLETED PRELIMINARY APPLICATION TO MLYNCH3@WCPSS.NET. The scholarship committee will select and notify nominess no later than September 28th.
Deadline: September 21, 2018
NC State College of Textiles Centennial Scholarships
The Centennial Scholarship is directed towards students interested in the areas of engineering, business management, chemistry, polymer chemistry, international studies, design, apparel sourcing, fashion merchandising or retail management. Applicants should have an interest and willingness to enter the Textile degree program. Selection is based upon high academic achievement throughout high school, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences.
For more information go to: https://textiles.ncsu.edu/future-students/future-undergraduate/scholarships/
Interested students should email a resume to Ms.Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 21.
School Nomination Deadline: October 1st
Self nomination Deadline: October 15th
Application Deadline: November 1st
The QuestBridge National College Match
The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.
If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.
Deadline:September 27, 2018
Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Applicants must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Applicants must complete the application form and write a 140-character message about texting while driving. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship! The due date for The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is September 30, 2018, which coincides with September’s No Texting while Driving Day. To apply, go here.
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Create Real Impact Scholarship
Win award up to $1500. Applicants must create an original work showcasing your idea for a SOLUTION or STRATEGY to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving. For application instructions, go to this site.
Deadline: October 1, 2019
AES Engineers Scholarships
Scholarship is available to current high school seniors attending a post-secondary school. They are looking for future leaders across a wide array of fields of study but are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Visit this website for more information about eligibility and applying. Amount: $500
Deadline: October 6
General Hugh Shelton Leadership Scholarship (NC State University)
This is one of the USA's most prestigious scholarships for student leaders! This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman at NCSU, valued at $5,000 in tution per year with $2000 per year for enrichment opportunities, renewable upon satisfactory academic progress and leadership involvement. For more information and the application, visit this page.
Deadline: 5pm, October 15, 2018
College JumpStart Scholarship
To be eligible for the College JumpStart Scholarship:
A) You are a high school 10th, 11th or 12th grader -OR- you are an undergraduate college student or non-traditional student. There are no age limits.
B) You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
C) You are currently attending or you are planning to attend an accredited two-year, four-year, community, vocational or trade school in the U.S. Online programs also qualify.
E) You must be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.
Scholarship Value: $1,000
Number of Scholarships - 2
More information and the application can be found here.
Deadline: October 17, 2018
Amount of the award: $1,000
Who can apply: High school seniors and college students who are US Citizens with a minimum 2.5 GPA
Deadline: October 19, 2018
Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Scholarship Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. offers a number of state, national, and Career and Technical scholarships for students. To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.0 and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. To learn more and apply, visit scholars.horatioalger.org.
Deadline: October 25, 2018
Davidson College John M. Belk Scholarship
This scholarships is for students who demonstrate superior intellectual and personal achievements and significant leadership abilities. Up to eight (total) Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board), plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each. For more information visit this site
Students who are interested in being nominated need to turn in a student resume which includes a brief paragraph detailing the student’s future goals and plans to Ms. Lynch by October 26, 2018. Official nominations must be submitted by 11/9.
Deadline: October 26, 2018
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 29th class in 2017, the Foundation has provided over 5,850 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $63 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply now!
Deadline: October 31, 2018
ACT STUDENT CHAMPIONS SCHOLARSHIP
This $500 scholarship is awarded to one student per state, who has overcome a challenge, and is tenacious and persistent. Applicants must have a minimum ACT composite score of 22. For more information and to apply, visit this site.
Deadline: October 31, 2018
UNC-CHAPEL HILL THOMAS WOLF SCHOLARSHIP
This award is for seniors who have a strong interest in attending UNC-Chapel Hill and pursuing a major in English/Creative Writing. Information on how to apply for this award is available by visiting here.
Interested seniors must apply to UNC for admission by October 15 and complete the scholarship application by November 15.
Deadline: November 15, 2018
ROBERTSON SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This scholarship is collaboration between UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University. Criteria include high academic standards, leadership potential, public service and interest in diversity of people and cultures in and outside USA. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials online at www.robertsonscholars.org.
Deadline: November 15.
RALEIGH ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT PROGRAM
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants. Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply. Go to www.elks.org/enf/scholars for more information and to apply online.
Deadline: November 15, 2018.
JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Jack Kent Cooke Scholars will receive up to $40,000 a year for four years to attend an undergraduate institution, as well as college planning support and advice and networking opportunities from the foundation's larger scholar community. Scholarships will be awarded to high-performing seniors who matriculate in the fall of 2016; have a GPA of 3.5 or above and an SAT score of 1200 or above or an ACT composite score of at least 26; and can demonstrate financial need. Applicants should also be outstanding students who stand out in their communities for their academic abilities and achievements, persistence, leadership, and demonstrated desire to help others. Applications will be available September 6, 2018. Visit www.jkcf.org/scholarships for details and to apply.
Deadline: November 20, 2019
NC STATE GOODNIGHT SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This scholarship for NC State University applicants covers tuition and fees, housing, and meals, up to $20,000 per year. Applicants must be NC residents planning to study in STEM or STEM education disciplines, demonstrate high exceptional academic performance, and must meet family income requirements. To be considered to receive an invite from NC State University to apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit their NC State University Undergraduate application by Oct. 15th, 2018. Students interested in self-nominating for this scholarship can complete the self-nomination application from Oct. 15-Dec. 1st, 2018. For more information, visit this site. Interested students can also e-mail questions to: email@example.com or contact 919-515-7485.
Deadline: December 1, 2018
EMMA BOWEN FOUNDATION WORK/STUDY PROGRAM
This is a paidinternship/mentoring program for minority students planning to pursue a career in media (business, creative, journalism, technology or sales). High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. Applications are available at:
Priority deadline: December 1, 2018
NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY LEWIS AND ELIZABETH DOWDY SCHOLARSHIP
This four year renewal scholarship is awarded to entering NC A&T State University freshmen, and covers tuition, required fees, and room and board. Applicants must have a minimum 3.75 weighted GPA, minimum 1270 SAT, or ACT score of 26, and must complete both the University application and the Honors College Application. Priority deadline for this scholarship is Dec. 10, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit here.
Deadline: December 10 2018
UNC PEMBROKE CHANCELLOR'S SCHOLARSHIP
Award: $4,000 annually and renewable
Requirements: Academic success, SAT scores, leadership potential, school and community involvement.
Contact: UNC Pembroke (800) 949-UNCP or visit
Deadline: December 1 is priority and March 1 final
AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Award is given to seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in school, community or workplace. Applicants must be US Citizens or legal residents and plan on attending a two or four year college/university. Application can be found here.
Deadline: December 14, 2018
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
These merit based scholarships offer awards up to full tuition. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have qualifying SAT or ACT score. Scholarship deadlines are Dec. 15, 2018. For more information on the various merit based scholarships and to apply, visit this site.
Deadline: December 15, 2018
GREENHOUSE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Greenhouse Scholars' 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.
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.
Who should apply: We are looking for high-performing seniors who come from low-income communities and have demonstrated true leadership and positive community contributions. 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, un-weighted 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 and commitment to their communityMore information and application can be found here.
Deadline: December 18, 2018
NAVY/MARINES ROTC SCHOLARSHIP
The Navy Reserve Officers Training Program (Navy ROTC) is a multi-year program that runs concurrently with a student’s normal college or university educational course of study. In addition to a normal academic workload leading to a Baccalaureate degree, Navy ROTC students attend classes in Naval Science, participate in the Navy ROTC unit for drill, physical training, and other activities, and are generally taught the leadership principles and high ideals of a military officer.
During the summer break between school years, Navy ROTC students participate in a variety of training activities. These sessions help students understand various career options as well as familiarize them with a military life.
Deadline: December 31, 2018
RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This national program recognizes and awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African American high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year university. Applicants must exhibit excellence, leadership, commitment to public and a desire to make a difference. Financial need must exist as well. Go to www.ronbrown.org for more details.
Early deadline November 1, 2018
Final deadline: January 9, 2019
UNCG TEACHER EDUCATION FELLOWS
This scholarship is for students interested in the teaching profession. Scholarship value up to $20K over 4 years. Preference will be given to students who have a minimum 3.80 GPA, and minimum 1170 SAT (verbal and math) or 24 ACT. Priority will be given to students who applied to UNCG by January 1, 2019. Applications are online here.
Deadline: January 1, 2019 (priority deadline)
GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Several $10,000 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors based on strong academics, leadership, integrity, and citizenship. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and plan to attend a 4- year college or university next fall. Applications must be submitted online at www.reaganfoundation.org.
Deadline: January 4, 2019
Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship – Zebulon Women’s Club
Award amount: $1,000. Applicants must be a senior (male or female) in the top 25% of the class with plans to attend a four-year college or university. Applications are available in Student Services or at http://www.gfwcnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SSC_Scholarship.pdf . Application packets must be returned to Ms. Lynch before January 8, 2019.
Deadline: January 8, 2019
KYLE BYRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Each year, the NC JCI Senate Kyle Byrd Memorial Scholarship program selects two applicants and awards them a $500 scholarship each.
In addition, the NC JCI Senate Scholarship program will also select two applicants to submit for the US JCI Senate Scholarship program which awards several $1000 scholarships.
Scholarship form can be found at: Foundation Scholarship Application
The application must be postmarked no later than January 11, 2019 to the State Scholarship Chairman listed under your state.
For your convenience, the chairman for NC this year and mailing information is:
NC JCI Senate Scholarship Program
c/o Karen Byrd
101 Salem Towne Court
Apex, NC 27502
For questions or additional information, please contact Karen Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org
NC STATE UNVERSITY TEACHING FELLOWS
Join the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program at the NC State College of Education and receive at least $8,250 per year in forgivable loans to teach science, technology, engineering, mathematics or special education. Through us, you will leverage NC State’s standing as a STEM powerhouse to deepen your content knowledge, qualify for more leadership opportunities, and enhance your effectiveness and impact as a teacher. For more information visit this website. Application opens in December and closes in mid-January.
WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The Foundation offers awards ranging from$500-$5,000 to seniors planning careers in government service. Applicants must write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. For information about how
to apply, go online at www.gwcf.org.
Deadline: January 15, 2019.
THE NORTH CAROLINA HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND
The NCSHP established this charitable fund at Triangle Community Foundation to benefit Hispanic students in North Carolina. We realize that the high cost of college tuition is often a major factor that students evaluate when considering college education. The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $2,500 to help students who desire to attend college pay for their education. Scholarships recipients are recent graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background. Recipients of a NC Hispanic College Fund scholarship must enroll in a degree program at a community college or a 2 or 4 year college/university and be committed to public service and community development. Visit this site for more information.
Deadline: January 15, 2019
JOHN F. KENNEDY PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST
The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.
Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level.
For more information visit this site.
Deadline: January 18, 2019
TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2016. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, have a minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum 1,400 SAT or 30 ACT. Apply online at: tomjoynerfoundation.org.
Deadline: January 19, 2019
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution- Gen. James Moore Chapter
The Gen. James Moore Chapter of the NSDAR is pleased to annouce their 2019 scholarship for eligible Wake County students. Applications are available from Ms. Lynch in Student Services.
BBB TORCH SCHOLARSHIPS
The Better Business Bureau Torch Scholarship program recognizes students who personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic success. Scholarships are available to college-bound juniors and seniors, as well as college undergraduates. Prizes are $5,000 (1), $3,000(2), $2000 (3) $1,000(3).
To be eligible, students must submit an essay of 500-1000 words, along with an application, transcript, and a letter of recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business. (Find a list of Acrredited Businesses here)
For more information or to download an application packet, please visit bbbscholarship.org. For assistance, please contact Steve Fromme at 919.277.42207or email@example.com
Deadline: January 31, 2019
USDA 1890 NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students attending one of the 18 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, pursuing a bachelor's degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academic disciplines, and willing to work full-time with the USDA upon graduation. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have acceptance to one of the following 1890 Land Grant Universities: Alabama A&M, Alcorn State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M, Fort Valley State, Kentucky State, Langston University, Lincoln University, North Carolina A&T University, Prairie View A&M, South Carolina State, Tennessee State, Tuskegee University, University of Arkansas, University of Maryland/Eastern Shore, Virginia State University and West Virginia State University. For applications, go online at www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/.
Application deadline: January 31, 2019
AIR FORCE ROTC SCHOLARSHIP
What if you didn’t have to worry about how to pay for college? Air Force ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden of your college education. That way, you can focus on preparing for your future.
Air Force ROTC scholarships cover your tuition and most lab fees. Also, you’ll receive an annual textbook allowance and up to a $500 spending cash monthly stipend. A variety of full and partial scholarships are available, and certain scholarships have specific requirements. You can learn more about that here.
Deadline: January 31, 2019
BUENAS OPINIONES SCHOLARSHIP FOR LATINO STUDENTS
This award is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are of Hispanic heritage. It is open to all majors and graduate fields. The scholarship is merit-based; students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above in order to apply. Applicants may attend either a technical, undergraduate or graduate school during SPRING or FALL of each scholarship year. Both high school students as well as currently enrolled college students may apply. Eligible students may apply by completing an online application. They must also submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay that describes their challenges as a Latino student. Buenas Opiniones is an online resource that reviews the latest gadgets and products across various categories to help Latino consumers find the best products for all their requirements.The deadline for this scholarship is January 31 of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,500 to $10,000. For more details, visit this site.
Deadline: January 31, 2019
UNC CHARLOTTE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
The College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is pleased to announce the Engineering Academic Pathways Scholarship for outstanding students with demonstrated financial need (based on FAFSA). Scholarship recipients will be awarded $10,000 (per academic year for total of $40,0000) and academic support services to facilitate their academic success.
Apply to UNC Charlotte by January 31st and apply for the Engineering Scholarship at engr.uncc.edu/scholarships
Deadline: January 31, 2019
WESTERN CAROLINA ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS
Students must complete an application to be considered for scholarships offered by the university. Students need to receive acceptance from WCU by Feb. 1, 2019 in order to to be considered. Information is available at www.wcu.edu/apply/scholarships/index.aspx.
Deadline: Accepted at WCU by February 1, 2019
DAR [Daughters of the American Revolution] NATIONAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS
The DAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in nursing. All applicants must be citizens of the US and must attend an accredited college in the US. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee. For more information, visit https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships.
Deadline: February 15, 2019
JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
JRF awards several scholarships of up to $7,500/year to minority students who aspire to attend a 4-year college or university. Applicants must show leadership potential, demonstrate dedication to community service, have financial need, and have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math), or ACT composite score of 21. Applications are submitted online at www.jackierobinson.org/apply/.
Deadline: February 15, 2019
NC SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Daughters of the American Revolution has a variety of scholarships available up to $5,000. Please see Ms. Lynch in Student Services for more information
Deadline: February 15, 2019
SECU "People Helping People" Scholarship
Students are eligible for this $10,000 scholarship if they meet the following requirements
- Must be attending a NC regular public High School
- Are members of NC SECU or are eligible for membership through parents that are members
- Must be a US Citizen and resident of NC
- Must be attending one of the 17 UNC system universities
- Must have a 2.5 GPA
- Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement
**Preference is given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees who live and work in NC, and also to students who will major in an area related to public service**
A nominee and an alternate will be selected by the EWHS scholarship committee and forwarded to WCPSS for further consideration.
Scholarship applications are available here and must be returned to Ms. Lynch in Student Services.
Deadline: February 15th.
Zebulon and Wendell Rotary Clubs
The Zebulon and Wendell Rotary Clubs, through the East Wake Education Foundation, offer both $500 and $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Applications are due back to the Guidance Office no later than Tuesday, February 19th.
These scholarships are intended to award students for academic standing, leadership in community and school participation.
The selection criteria are:
Academics- Overall academic standing determined by grade point average, class rank and SAT score.
Community Service- Participation in community service activities.
School Leadership- Service in leadership positions in school related activities.
School Activities- Participation in school sports, cheerleading, band, drama, chorus, newspaper, yearbook, etc.
Equal weight will be given to each of the four categories. The students selected for these scholarships will be introduced at the East Wake Education Foundation’s “Stars In The East” banquet on Thursday February 28th.
Applications are available here.
Deadline: February 19th, 2019
BENJAMIN F. WARD SCHOLARSHIP
The Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship, administered by the Triangle Community Foundation, provides financial assistance to individuals seeking to further their education at a public or private college or university in North Carolina. Applicants must reside in Wake County, demonstrate a commitment to community service and involvement, demonstrate a 2.5+GPA and family financial need. Awards will be valued at $2,500 per academic year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $10,000 per student. Scholarships can be used for tuition, required fees, textbooks, and room and board. Applications are available online at
Deadline: February 28, 2019
ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP
If you're interested in attending college while learning what it takes to become an Army officer, ROTC may be right for you. In addition to teaching you valuable leadership skills, military training, and discipline, ROTC can also provide you with money for tuition and other expenses through scholarships.
Deadline to Start Application: February 4th, 2019
Deadline to submit application: March 1, 2019
ALPHA DELTA KAPPA
Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. This year four scholarships are offered for high school seniors: The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship, the Marley-Berger Fine Arts Scholarship, the Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship, and the NC Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship.
Wake County Students will compete with students across the state. Local sorority chapters will select one candidate for each schoalrship to send to a district scholarship committee. The district scholarship committee selects one candidate per scholarship to advance to the state level of competition.
Please see Ms. Lynch in Student Services for the application packets or use the following links:
Deadline: Extended to March 1, 2019
Assistance League ScholarshipsIn 2017 Assistance League of the Triangle Area gave out $144,000 in scholarships. We are a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to meeting the needs of our community through service, resources, and financial support. Please help us serve your students. We are looking for high school seniors who:
• can demonstrate financial need;• have a GPA of 2.5 or greater;• are residents of Wake, Durham or Orange county;• will be attending a post secondary school in North Carolina and• can meet a March 1, 2019 application deadline.Go to this site for our scholarship applications and guidelines.Deadline: March 1, 2019
African-American Network-Carolinas Scholarship
Purpose: The African American Network is Duke Energy employee resource group of African American employees. As part of it's mission, the African-American Network- Carolinas Chapter provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance or business administration.
Scholarships will range up to $2,000 at the discretion of the AAN-C scholarship committee. SChoalrships are renewable.
- Graduating senior at a North or South Carolina high school
- Must attend a 4 year college/univeristy located in NC or SC
- Must plan to major in one of the above areas
For more information visit https://www.fftc.org/scholarships
Deadline: March 1, 2019 for most awards, but check individual scholarships on page
Rotary Club of the Capital City-Robert N. Styres Scholarship
The Robert N. Styres Scholarship is awarded annually to a Wake County Public High School graduate to attend a college, university or community college of the student's choice, and is renewable for 4 years.
Since 2000 the Scholarship has awarded over $116,000 to 17 students. Sixteen recipients have or are on track to complete 4 years of college.
While academic achievement is important, the Scholarship is not necessarily intended for the young man or woman with the highest grade point average, rather, for a student with good to average grades who is a hard worker and who may have overcome some adversity along the way
For more information please see Ms. Lynch in Student Services.
Deadline: March 22, 2019