• 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



    Class of 2019 Senior Booklet

    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.

    Deadlines vary  


    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 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


    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 


    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


    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)


    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


    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 karen@karenbyrdcpa.com


    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.

    Deadline: Mid-January


    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 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


    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


    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. 


    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 sfromme@raleigh.bbb.org

    Deadline: January 31, 2019 


    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


    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


    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


    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 


    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:

     Marley-Berger Fine Arts Scholarship

    2 in 1 App: Riggins and Mills/Rankin Memorial Scholarship

    Student Achievement Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2019 (MUST BE RECEIVED BY 2/1, NOT POSTMARKED BY 2/1)


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    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

    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


    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/ . 


    Deadline: May 31, 2019

     Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources

    General Information:

    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
    • Pell-eligible
    • 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 .


    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 (mlynch3@wcpss.net) 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

    LendEDU Scholarship

    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

    Information/Application: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

    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

    Coca-Cola Scholars


    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



    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


    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


    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. 


    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 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


    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: goodnightscholarship@ncsu.edu or contact 919-515-7485.

    Deadline: December 1, 2018


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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' 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


    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