• Class of 2022!!!


    Welcome to our scholarship page!!!

    Any scholarships that we are notified about will be posted here. 

    Please don't hesitate to contact your counselor if you need help or have any questions.

    Please be sure to check back frequently! 

    Class of 2022 Senior Booklet

    Your guide to graduation and beyond!  Helpful info on how to complete college applications, residency verification, financial aid, registration for the SAT/ACT, college admissions stats, and much more!!


    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




    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 


    UNCF - National and Regional Scholarships 

    Criteria: HS student minority based on merit, major/career interest, financial need, etc. 

    Award Amount: Various depends on the scholarships Information

    Additional Info: UNCF offers several scholarships that close and update monthly. Check website often.

    Check website for additional info Scholarships at UNCF 

    Deadline: Varies from November 4 through December 29, 2021



    James W. McLamore Burger King Scholarship is open to high school students who will be graduating and entering college as freshmen. It is also open to students who have graduated within the last 3 years. The scholarship is for U.S. and Canadian students. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 or above, and a minimum ACT/SAT score of 25/1700. Ideal candidates must have demonstrated work experience as well as substantial experience taking an active leadership role in their community, athletics, or other extra-curricular activities. Three scholarships are awarded each year. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

    This award is $50,000 and there are several other awards listed on the website.

    For more details, visit www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/ 

    Deadline: December 15, 2021 or when 50,000 applications are received.


    Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. To recognize the important role their dedicated educators play in guiding these students along their path to success, we also award a $1,000 grant to every Equitable Excellence winner’s high school.

    Equitable Excellence award winners come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, but are united by their drive, determination, and strong character.

    Applicants to the Equitable Excellence Scholarship must:

    • Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service
    • Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
    • Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.

    Application can be found here after October 1, 2021.

    Deadline: December 15, 2020 or when 10,000 applications are received.


    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, 2021

    Thurgood Marshall College Fund - Sallie Fund Bridging the Dream Scholarship Fund

    Criteria: The Bridging the Dream Scholarships are available to minority students and those from marginalized or underserved communities, including Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, low-income, first generation, and students from rural communities, among others.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and Pell Grant-eligible. 

    Award: Up to $2500 

    Additional Info and application for TMCF go to https://www.tmcf.org/.

    Also search https://ww2.salliemae.com/about/scholarship-opportunities/ for other scholarship info

    Deadline: December 31, 2021


    Several $10,000 per year scholarships (for a total of $40,000) 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 this site

    Deadline: January 3, 2021


    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.

    Deadline: January 9, 2022


    Lenoir-Rhyne is pleased to announce the fourth year of the LR Teaching Scholars Scholarship program.  We are currently recruiting exemplary high school seniors to receive this prestigious scholarship and develop the skills to become effective teacher leaders for our public schools. We encourage students to apply immediately as spaces for this scholarship program are limited.

    Amount: $5,500 per year

    Go to https://www.lr.edu/academics/opportunities-for-enhanced-learning/teaching-scholars .

    Deadline: January 10, 2022


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


    • A North Carolina high school senior
    • Be accepted to enroll in an approved educator preparation program leading to initial licensure in an eligible area at one of the five Teaching Fellows partner institutions.
    • High school applicants or applicants with fewer than 24 hours of college credit must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and must submit an SAT and/or ACT score.
    • Be willing to teach in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) or special education licensure area in a North Carolina public school, traditional or charter.

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Frequently Asked Questions page prior to submitting an application.

    Deadline: January 10,2022


    This scholarship for NC State University applicants covers tuition and fees, housing, and meals, up to $20,000 per year. Applicants must be invited to apply.

    To receive an automatic invitation to apply, a student must:

    Students interested in self-nominating for this scholarship can complete the self-nomination application from November 1, 2021 to December 1, 2021

     For more information, visit this site.           

    Interested students can also e-mail questions to: goodnightscholarship@ncsu.edu or contact 919-515-7485.

    Deadline: APPLY to NCSU by November 1, 2021.  Submit scholarship materials by January 10, 2022


    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 13, 2022

    Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship-Zebulon Women's Club

    The Zebulon Women's Club is sponsoring the Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship.  The winner of the Zebulon Chapter's Scholarship will win a $1000 award.  That winner will then go on to compete in the District VI competition with seven other students from other chapters for another $1000 award. The District VI winner will then go on to compete for the State Scholarship of $24,000 (payable in $3000 increments for four years).  In total, if a student is selected as a winner at all three levels, it is a total award of $26,000!!!

    This scholarship is open to ALL students who meet the following criteria:

    1. Must be a senior in a NC high school
    2. Must be in the top 25% of their class
    3. The student must be planning to attend a four year college/university
    4. Applicants must be citizens/permanent legal residents of the United States. 

    The application form can be picked up IN STUDENT SERVICES at the FRONT DESK, and must be returned to MS. LYNCH by the deadline below.

    The following must be submitted for your application to be COMPLETE:

    1) Completed application form

    2) Recent photograph

    3) A personal letter as to why student desires to continue their education, student's future plans, and why financial aid is necessary

    4) a)A letter of recommendation from a principal, counselor or teacher;

        b)A letter of recommendation from a business or professional person OTHER THAN SCHOOL PERSONNEL

        c)A letter of recommendation from the President of the Sponsoring Club (for District VI and state competition)

    5) Official High School Transcript and copies of SAT or ACT scores

    6) A copy of most recent Federal Tax Return OR  FAFSA summary for applicant and parents.  Document any significant changes in family income if necessary.  Student should mark out SSNs before submission.

    Scholarship will give equal consideration to the following criteria:

    Character, Scholastic Record, Demonstration of ambition and LEADERSHIP, Potential to Succeed and Financial Need. 

    Deadline: January 14, 2022- must be turned in to MS. LYNCH in STUDENT SERVICES

    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 a college education. The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund (NCHCF) 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 the 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.

    Students of Hispanic/Latino background with at least a 2.5 gpa are encouraged to apply after November 15, 2021.

    For more details and application, go to: https://www.thencshp.org/nc-hispanic-college-fund

    Deadline: January 15, 2022 


    Who is eligible: Academically talented incoming freshmen.

    Scholarships: These merit-based scholarships range in value and duration. Many are one-year scholarships while others are renewable based on academic achievement and other criteria.

    You must have a complete UNCG admissions file by January 15, 2022. No additional application is necessary for consideration

    For more information visit https://admissions.uncg.edu/cost-and-aid-scholarships.php.

    Deadline: January 15, 2022 (to apply for admission)


    According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media–and this doesn’t include computer use for schoolwork. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body.

    The Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship is offered to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. You 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. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. 

    To apply, visit https://scholarships360.org/technology-addiction-awareness/.

    Deadline: January 30, 2022


    BBB Torch Scholarships recognize students who personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity, and academic history.


    Deadline: January 31, 2022

    The Dream.US 

    Criteria: The Dream.US offers two scholarships. The National Scholarship is for high school or community college graduates. The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Eligibility for both is based on state of residence (NC). Also offer an online college option. The applications are open to all undocumented students with DACA, TPS, OR who came to the U.S. before November 1, 2015 and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria. 

    Award: The National Scholarship is for up to $16,500 for an associate’s degree and $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree.The Opportunity Scholarship is for up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree at one of their partnered colleges. 

    Additional Info on eligibility, criteria, and application go to https://thedream.us/scholarships/

    Deadline: January 31, 2022


    Students must complete an application to be considered for scholarships offered by the university. Students need to receive acceptance from WCU by Feb. 1, 2021 in order to to be considered. Information is available at www.wcu.edu/apply/scholarships/index.aspx.

    Deadline: February 1, 2022


    This scholarship is for anyone who has had one moment in their life shift their perspective and perception on what it means to live.

    This moment can be joyous, sorrowful, or comedic; everyone's experience is unique and equally pertinent!

    While not required, applicants who are first-generation Americans or first-generation college students will be preferred, but ultimately the winner will be chosen based on the quality of their essay.

     Essay Topic

    Describe a moment that changed your perspective on life. What did you learn and how will your newfound perception benefit you in the future?

    AWARD AMOUNT: $1000
    500–1000 words
    For more information and to apply, click HERE.

    Deadline: February 1, 2021


    The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or visit https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/find-your-path/army-officers/rotc/scholarships.html for more information.


    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
    • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
    • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
    • Meet physical standards
    • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)


    • An eight-year service commitment with the Army.
    • Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
    • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career

    Deadline: February 4th, 2022

    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
    • MUST be 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
    • Eligible students may NOT be a direct family member of a SECUemployee (includes siblings, parents, grandparents, or anyone living with the student).

    **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. 

    Students cannot apply directly to SECU for this scholasrhip and must submit the preliminary application to the school for consideration.


    Scholarship applications are available here and must be returned to Ms. Lynch in Student Services via email (mlynch3@wcpss.net) by 3 pm on Friday February 19, 2021.

    Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

    The application is a FILLABLE FORM and should be saved and submitted as a word document.

    Deadline: February 16, 2022 


    Visit https://nccu.academicworks.com/ for a listing of endowed scholarships at NC Central University.  To apply to scholarships which require an application, you must first sign in with the same user name and password you use to access the campus login portal. You will then have the opportunity to complete a general application and, if applicable, apply for specific scholarships.

    Deadline:  February 28, 2022


    The American Legion Auxiliary’s Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship is awarded every year to high school students who have high academics and are leaders in their communities. It is open to students who plan to attend a four-year U.S. college or university. The scholarship may be used for college tuition, room and board, books, fees and other college expenses. Applicants must be descendants of Veterans who served in the Armed Forces. This can include WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon and Grenada, Panama, and Desert Storm, Gulf War or the War on Terrorism. The scholarship is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary to support the children of Veterans and to honor the sacrifices of warriors who fought for our freedom.

    Each year, 15 students are awarded with scholarships to help them pursue higher education. In addition to academics, qualifying students must demonstrate that they committed 50 hours of community service during their high school years. Students applying for the scholarship must be in their senior year of high school.

    The award amount is $2,500 - $3,500.

    For more details, visit https://www.alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Children-of-Warriors-National-Presidents--Scholarship/ 

    Deadline: March 1, 2022


    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: March 1, 2022


    American Chemical Society awards renewable scholarships to African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified applicants based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service.

    Apply online at this site.

    Deadline: March 1, 2022


    This aim of this scholarship is to support students who have lost a parent or guardian. The loss of a parent or guardian is one of life’s most difficult ordeals. Recognizing the character and perseverance that so many young people show in the face of such adversity, the LIFE Foundation sponsors the LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program for college-bound high school seniors. Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent or guardian impacted their lives are eligible for a Grand Prize of $15,000 in scholarship money.

    The entire application for this program can be found online at http://www.lifehappens.org/life-lessons/.

    Deadline: March 1, 2022  (application opens February 1, 2022)

    NC Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships

    Alpha Delta Kappa is an organization for women educators.  Every year, the state organization awards three scholarships of $2000 each to qualifying seniors on track to graduate and planning to attend a 4-year college or university.  The local Alpha Theta Chapter has shared the following $2000 scholarships with us:

    The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship is open to any young woman who is currently graduating from an accredited public high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university in North Carolina next fall. Specific eligibility requirements are: Academic rank in top 10% of class, good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community). Financial need is not the primary consideration. Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25 has been waived this year due to pandemic.

     The Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship is open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited public high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall. Specific eligibility requirements are: Academic rank in top 10% of class, good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community). Financial need is not the primary consideration. Minimum SAT score of 1290 or ACT composite score of 27 has been waived this year due to pandemic.

     The Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship is open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited public high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall, and who is declaring as his/her major in an area of the fine arts. Specific eligibility requirements are: Academic rank in top 20% of class, good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community). Financial need is not the primary consideration. (Samples of talent are required to be submitted with the application).  Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25 have been waived this year due to pandemic.

    Applications for these three scholarships can be found on Kaleidoscope at:




     Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship

    This $2000 scholarship is available for application to students who meet the following criteria:

    *Graduating senior of an accredited North Carolina high school pursuing a degree at a school of higher learning, either a 2-year or 4-year college or university

    *An unweighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.5

    *An SAT score of 990 to 1130 or an ACT composite score of 20 to 24

    * Applicants are also judged based on their service to school, community and church, as well as their good character, integrity and leadership potential.

    This scholarship is designed for students with grades and scores falling within these ranges only. Students with lower or higher scores will not be considered.

    For more information and access to the application for the Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship, please visit http://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/.

    Deadline: March 2, 2022 (for all ADK Scholarships)

    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. Scholarships are renewable.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Graduating senior at a North or South Carolina high school.
    • Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum GPA.
    • Must attend full-time at a four-year college or university located in North or South Carolina.
    • Must enroll in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance or business administration.
    • Must be an American citizen and a member of a race/ethnic category typically considered "people of color."

    For more information, please visit https://fftcscholarships.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx and search for "Duke Energy."

    Deadline: March 4,2022

    NCHSAA Jerry McGee Endowed Student Scholarship

    Awarded to two senior year high school student-athletes from North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools each year. This award is unique in that it honors both male and female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity and returned to excel beyond expectations in their scholastic athletic sport(s). Each recipient receives a one-time, $1,500.00 award. To review and apply, visit https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/51668-North-Carolina-High-School-Athletic-Association-Inc

    Deadline: March 15, 2022 


    As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

    The Horatio Alger Scholarship Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. offers a number of state, national, targeted 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.  

    Amounts Vary from $2500 to $25000 depending on the award.

    Deadline: March 15, 2022 (Application opens in December) for STATE and NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

                     Rolling deadline until all scholarships are awarded for CTE Scholarships


     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.

    To be eligible for these scholarships, the student must live in a home serviced by Wake Electric.

    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.

    The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to the top candidate selected by an independent judging panel. Requirements for this scholarship include the following criteria:

    • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of an active Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
    • Must be a high school graduating senior (cannot already be attending college)
    • Must pursue a regular full-time four-year undergraduate course leading to a baccalaureate degree
    • Must pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina.

    Sixteen Touchstone Energy Scholarships for $1,250 will also be awarded. These scholarships are not limited to recent high school graduates, and may be used at one of the state's community colleges, vocational or technical schools, as well as at a four-year college. The requirements for these scholarships are:

    • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of an active Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
    • Must use these funds at a North Carolina college or university, community college, vocational or technical school for full-time enrollment
    • Applicants can be a high school graduating senior or already enrolled full-time in a university, community college, vocational, or technical school

    To find out more on the requirements for both scholarships and to download an application, please visit wemc.com/.

    The deadline to submit applications to the Wake Electric Scholarship Program is Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. Any applications received AFTER March 17 (even if they are postmarked March 17) will be disqualified.

    Deadline: March 15, 2022 at 5 PM

    FACTS for Youth

    FACTS for Youth is proud to announce its first FACTS Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Preference will be given to applicants who have shown involvement in high school, college and community activities. Applicants must show leadership qualities within and beyond their peer group and must have taken initiatives in school and/or the broader civic life of the community. Three lucky students will receive scholarships in the amount of $500-1000 towards their college funds.

    To apply students must meet the following criteria:

    Have residence status in Wake or Durham County
    Be a graduating high school senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 Scale
    Provide proof of completed community service, minimum of 20 hours
    Must plan to attend a college , university, or trade school program for the upcoming
    school year as a full-time student.
    Submit their transcript, academic resume, a recommendation letter and an essay

    For more information and essay prompts, view the following page: https://www.factsforyouth.com/scholarship.

    Deadline: March 18, 2022

     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.cfnc.org - College Foundation of North Carolina- Plan, apply, and pay for college

    www.fastweb.com – create a profile and let fastweb do the research for you 

    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

    https://www.tmcf.org/ – Thurgood Marhsall College Fund 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 American 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.chegg.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.













     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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    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.

    For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit https://www.questbridge.org

    Deadline: September 28, 2021


    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, 2019, which coincides with September’s No Texting while Driving Day.

    To apply, go here.

    Deadline: September 30, 2021


    Golden Door Scholars was founded in 2013 with the goal of promoting economic mobility for undocumented students. In our first year, we awarded 13 scholarships. Since then, we have impacted 473 undocumented students by partnering with schools to cover tuition, room, and board for a four-year degree. Our scholars also have access to mentors, internship, and job search support, along with other professional growth opportunities.

    Golden Door scholarship recipients will receive funding to cover tuition (less other scholarships), room, and board for a four-year degree. Golden Door scholars will also have access to mentors, internships and other career-building opportunities. Go to https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/ for more information.

    Deadline: October 4, 2021


    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 8, 2021


    Awards scholarships to ten youth who have experienced homelessness. The application is for high school seniors; for those who are in GED programs; or for those who have taken a gap year.  Applicants who have experienced homelessness within the last six years are eligible to apply.

    Amount: $2,000

    Go to: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/youth-leadership/scholarship-program/ to apply.

    Deadline: October 15, 2021


     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, 2021


    The Heisman Scholarship is proud to continue its 27-year tradition of honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs across the country.  The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. An applicant must have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community.


    Go to www.heismanscholarship.com to apply.

    Deadline: October 19, 2021


    The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  The program is open to all senior class students. US citizenship is not required. For more information and how to apply see Ms. Lynch/Student Services.

    $250 - State Winner

    $500 - National Division

    $5,000 - Two National Winners

    Deadline: October 19, 2021


    Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, more than 51,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

    Go to :  https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/vfw---voice-of-democracy-national-audio-essay/7708 to apply. 

    Amount: $30,000


    Deadline: October 31, 2021


    The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program) was proposed and introduced into legislation in 1986. Its purpose is to facilitate the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to National Security Agency. 

    Amount: Full Tuition

    Go to https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html  for more information.

    Deadline: October 31, 2021


     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. 


    Deadline: October 31, 2021


    The Hugh Shelton Leadership Initiative is offering a major four-year college scholarship to students who plan to attend NC State University.  

    Amount: $5,000 per year (renewable) plus an annual $2,000 stipend for external leadership experience.

    Go to https://sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/college-pr.ncsu.edu/leadership-scholarships/about-shelton-national-leadership-scholarship/ for more information.

    Deadline: November 1, 2021


    This scholarship has been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines: Visual, Performing, Media, Literary or Crafts. 

    Amount: $2,500

    Go to : https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-major/fashion-scholarships/berrien-fragos-thorn-arts-scholarship-for-migrant-farmworkers/3637 for more information.

    Deadline: November 1, 2021


    The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a highly competitive one-time $2,500 scholarship recognizing graduating high school senior women who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service and who plan to pursue full or part-time post-secondary education in the US or Canada beginning in the Fall following their high school graduation.

    Amount: $2,500

    Go to https://www.peointernational.org/about-star to request more information.

    Deadline: November 1, 2021


    This scholarship 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 November 1, 2021. Official nominations must be submitted by 12/1.  EWHS can nominate up to 2 students applying to Davidson College.

    Deadline: November 1, 2021


    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: November 3, 2021


    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 15,2021.


    This scholarship was established to support academically motivated students. Students being considered for this scholarship should complete the application for admission and scholarship application by November 15 and submit the scholarship application online.

    Students eligible for this scholarship must be entering college for the first time and enroll as a full-time student. This scholarship is not renewable. 

    Amount: Varies

    Go to https://scholarships.appstate.edu/apply/freshmen  to apply.

    Deadline: Apply for admission by November 1, 2021.  Submit Required materials by November 15, 2021.



    The scholarship renders $500 scholarships to African-American students who are academically successful high school seniors, aspiring to major or minor in the arts (Theater, Film, TV, Dance, Music, etc.).  The graduating senior must attend a Historically Black College or University.  The student must have an overal unweighted GPA of 2.8 or above.  You must provide a copy of your high school transcript, and an official acceptance letter from the HBCU indicating admittance and major or minor.  


    You can submit an essay and application at  https://www.goingmerry.com/scholarships/your-path-scholarship-2020/7646 

    Deadline: November 15, 2021


    The Lewis and Elizabeth Dowdy Scholars Enrichment Program is the premier undergraduate merit scholarship at North Carolina A&T State University created in honor of the university first Chancellor, Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy and his wife Elizabeth. The program provides a four (4)-year renewable scholarship that includes tuition, related fees, and room and board, books and travel (fall and spring only) to incoming freshmen who plan to enroll in the upcoming Fall semester. This enrichment program invests in students with extraordinary potential to help them become the transformational leaders of their generation. The program is highly competitive, open to all disciplines, and provides access to the best North Carolina A&T has to offer our students.

    To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

    Minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA (weighted)

    Minimum 1270 SAT or 27 ACT (test optional)

    U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen

    Completed admissions application to NC A&T SU

    Completed University Honors Program Nomination Form by November 15

    Any interested students should contact Ms. Lynch (mlynch3@wcpss.net) about nomination as soon as possible.

    Deadline: November 15, 2021


    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  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm for more information and to apply online.

    Deadline: November 15, 2021


    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, 2021


    The East Carolina University’s  Scholars Program is the most prestigious scholarship offered at ECU. It is worth up to $10,000 per year for four years. Students wishing to be considered for the EC Scholars Award will first need to be accepted into the Honors College. Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation only.

    Students wishing to be considered for an EC Scholars Award will first need to meet minimum eligibility criteria to receive the invitation to apply:

    • Apply to East Carolina University by OCTOBER 18, 2021;
    • Meet the following minimum criteria: Minimum un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or minimum weighted GPA of 4.0. SAT & ACT scores will not be considered in our admissions process. Students who do not submit test scores will not be at a disadvantage in our admission process.

    If you meet the above criteria, you will receive an invitation by mail within the ECU acceptance packet to complete the Honors College application online through ECUAWard. In addition, you will also receive a follow-up mailer with more detailed information about the Honors College a few days after receiving the ECU acceptance packet.

    For additional information, go online at wwwhttps://honors.ecu.edu/admissions/application-process/.ecu.edu/honors.

    Deadline: The deadline for submitting the completed Honors College application and all associated materials is November 15, 2021.


    The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. 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 have a GPA of 3.5 and can demonstrate financial need. There is NO TEST SCORE REQUIREMENT THIS YEAR. 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. 

    Visit https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/ for details and to apply.

    Deadline: November 18, 2021

    Youth Forward – Scholarship Opportunity

    National Driving and Traffic School are proud to announce their 2021 scholarship opportunity, entitled “In the Driver’s Seat.” The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students enrolled as a High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman – on the topic of being a safer driver.


    • Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school, university or college as a full-time student (2021-2022 school year).

     How to Apply:

    Questions to be answered in your essay/application, to be applying for the scholarship:

    • What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number of deaths as a result of driving?
    • What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving?
    • Have you ever had an experience of being in a car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?
    • What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver?

    For more information, visit this site.

    Deadline:  November 30, 2021


    Students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment full-time in a 2-or 4-year college/university in the US or US Territories.

    Student must have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry, demonstrating a verifiable need for financial support. 

    Amount: $500 - $1,000

    Go to: https://www.ushli.org/dr-juan-andrade-scholarship-for-young-hispanic-leaders/ for more information.

    Deadline:  November 30, 2021


    The Dell Scholars Program recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their education, and are now serving as positive role models in their communities.

    Applicants must be participants in an approved college-readiness program for a minimum of two of the last three years, must be graduating from high school this academic year, and must be planning to pursue a bachelor's degree program right after high school graduation.

    In addition, all applicants must have at least a 2.4 GPA, must be able to demonstrate a need for financial assistance, and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 

    Applications will be evaluated on the student's individual determination to succeed, his/her future goals and plans to achieve them, his/her ability to communicate the hardships you have overcome or currently face, and more. 

    The award amount is usually $20,000. For more details, visit www.dellscholars.org after the applicatin becomes available on October 1.


    Deadline: December 1, 2021

    NC St Centennial Scholars Program

    This renewable scholarship has a value of $15,000-$22,000 per year, to applicants planning to pursue a program of study in the College of Textiles, at NC State University. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, and unique life experiences. Recipients also receive a $7,500 enrichment fund to be used towards study abroad, leadership programs, or other enrichment activities.

    Applicants may self-endorse for this scholarship at this site.

    Deadline: December 1, 2021

    Winston-Salem State University 

    Chancellor & Provost Scholarship & Other Scholarships


    1) Accepted to WSSU as new incoming freshman;

    2) Complete the Merit Scholarship Application including two (2) letters of recommendation (Recommendation Form) and two one-page single-spaced essays. 

    3) Additional Info: See website for details: WSSU Merit Scholarships

    Deadline: December 1, 2021


    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditions Engineers Foundation Scholarships

    ASHRAE Scholarships are awarded to students entering college pursuing a career in heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration.

    Students must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a college or university and working towards a bachelor's of science,

    bachelors of engineering or pre-engineering degree. Eligible students must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and rank in

    the top 30 percent of their class. The college they attend must be accredited by ABET.

    Students can be high school students entering college for the first time, currently enrolled in college or adult students.

    Several scholarships are available, ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 and are renewable.

    For more details, visit www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/student-zone/scholarships-and-grants/undergraduate-engineering-scholarships

    Deadline: December 1, 2021


    Colgate-Palmolive Haz La U Scholarship Program

    This program is open to Hispanic students who demonstrate academic excellence, dedication to community service, and leadership in their community.

    Applicants must be graduating from an accredited high school, have a GPA of 3.0 or above, and be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines). 

    Candidates must be planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after graduation from high school.

    Qualifying students could earn one of 31 scholarships, which include:

    - 10 Bronze Grants, each at $2,000

    - 10 Silver Grants, each at $3,000

    - 10 Gold Grants, each at $3,500

    - 1 National Grant, at $15,000

    The scholarships are offered through Colgate-Palmolive and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on assisting Latinos as "leaders in the classroom,

    community and workforce to meet America’s priorities." The organization was established by the White House in 1987 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.


    Amount is usually $2,000 - $15,000.

    For more details, visit www.colgatepalmolive.com/en/us/corp/core-values/community-responsibility/make-the-u

    Deadline: December 6, 2021

    Elks Lodge Nursing Scholarships - NC State Elks 

    Criteria: Must be in their high school senior year and participating in a school curriculum that involves health care activities.  It is not necessary that the student already be accepted for enrollment in a post high school nursing program but he/she must have applied to a nursing program.  If the student is not accepted to or pursuing a qualified post high school program in nursing, the award is forfeited.

    Award: $1000 one year scholarship award


    Must have an endorsement from a lodge!

    Additional Info and to apply see link: https://ncelks.org/programs/nursing-scholarship/ 

    Deadline: December 8, 2021