Scholarships and Announcements
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Wake County Online Scholarship Guide
Your guide to graduation and beyond!
This booklet will be given to all seniors during their senior conference with their counselor.
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.
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Students will be entered into drawing for a $500 scholarship by completing the short Financial Literacy 101 course on CFNC.org website. In addition, students learn about managing money and making wise financial choices. Go to the “Pay for College” tab at CFNC and choose “Financial Basics”.
DoSomething.org gives students the opportunity to earn scholarship money through community service or writing short essays. These scholarship is open to students in high school, college, and graduate school who are below the age of 25. You can find more information in these scholarships on the DoSomething.org website. Follow the scholarship link at the bottom on the page.
NICHE $2,000 “NO ESSAY” SCHOLARSHIP
This monthly scholarship is sponsored by ?Niche.com, an awesome site for checking out different schools and getting the inside scoop. An important part of the college admissions process is the idea of “fit” and Niche is a great way to see if a school is right for you. This is a super easy scholarship to apply to–it literally should take less than one minute (60 seconds). If you are a student or will be a student within the next 12 months then you are eligible to apply. The application simply consists of creating a Niche account. To apply, go online here. . The deadline for this scholarship is the last day of each month?. Only one entry allowed per person per month. A new winner will be chosen every month.
Deadline: The last day of each month
CAPPEX EASY MONEY SCHOLARSHIP
?Cappex is a very generous provider of college scholarships for students–they offer up to $50,000 in awards per year! One of their signature scholarships is the “GPA Isn’t Everything” Scholarships which is offered each month? to high school and college students. This Cappex scholarship is typically worth $1,000. ?In addition to offering awesome scholarships, Cappex also has some really useful tools for navigating the college admissions process. After all, their slogan is the “college search made simple” which they certainly do. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in school in the next calendar year. This includes college/university students, community college students, and those pursuing online degrees. As the name of this scholarship suggests, transcripts and GPAs are not considered (nor are recommendations or essays for that matter). The deadline for this Cappex Scholarship is on the last day of the month.? The best thing about this program is that it is offered on a monthly basis. If you don’t win, try, try again! The application ?can be found online here.
Deadline: The last day of each month
BEAUTY AND WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN
Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you! Find out more here.
Deadline: QUARTERLY DEADLINES: September 30 --January 1st — March 31 — June 30
HOMETHEORYS.COM - Scholarship Program
Our scholarship fund aims to help students get the education and profession of their dreams, so we are offering $2000 scholarship to any college students who are interested in interior design, and who have the enthusiasm and specific ideas in the areas:
1) Interior Decorating
3) Home design
4) Interior Design
Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year).
We offer three terms of submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one of the submission dates.
To apply, visit, https://hometheorys.com/scholarship/ for more information.
1. Term – 1: 25 August – 30 October
2. Term – 2: 25 November- December 29
3. Term- 3: 25 March 2020- 30 June 2020
Winners announced 7/17/2020
MAID SAILORS BIG DREAMS SCHOLARSHIP
Maid Sailors, a leading maid service and office cleaning company, is reaching out to this generation of dreamers and we would like to give them the privilege to nourish their dreams to the fullest. If you are a dynamic, passionate, hard-working student in high school, college, university, or trade school, create a 2-4 minute video explaining why you think education is the key to a brighter future, and how you can shape society.
We want to hear what motivates you. What are you passionate about? What have you already done to help uplift society? Show us your vision and you might just be the lucky winner to receive a $1,500 scholarship grant from Maid Sailors.
Upload your video on YouTube with the title “Maid Sailors Scholarship”. Include a link to https://maidsailors.com/scholarship/ in the description of your video and email your active YouTube link to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- Name of your current school (or name of the school you’ll be attending)
- Your area of study
Deadline: November 30, 2019 or March 31,2020
JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM?
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 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.
Visit www.jkcf.org/scholarships for details and to apply.
Deadline: November 13, 2019
UNC-CHAPEL HILL THOMAS WOLF SCHOLARSHIP
This award is for seniors who have a strong interest in attending UNC-Chapel Hill and pursuing a major in English/Creative Writing. Information on how to apply for this award is available by visiting here.
Interested seniors must apply to UNC for admission by October 15 and complete the scholarship application by November 15.
Deadline: November 15, 2019
ROBERTSON SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This scholarship is collaboration between UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University. Criteria include high academic standards, leadership potential, public service and interest in diversity of people and cultures in and outside USA. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials online at www.robertsonscholars.org.
Deadline: November 15,2019.
Youth Forward – Scholarship Opportunity
National Driving and Traffic School are proud to announce their 2019 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 (2019-2020 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, 2019
PLANET MAIDS SCHOLARSHIP
Many young entrepreneurs dream of owning a business, running a website or starting a cleaning company (us!) but have limited funds to start. With the hurdle of student fees and homework, many student entrepreneurs have no choice but to forestall their dreams.
The Planet Maids Entrepreneur Scholarship was created to help students jumpstart their businesses while in school. Planet Maids, a leading on-demand cleaning company believes in helping passionate, hardworking, and talented students achieve their dream of starting their own business.
Planet Maids will award one (1) $2,500 scholarship to each winner determined by our judges. A total of four (4) scholarships will be awarded for each calendar year. This scholarship is designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education and help them along the road to entrepreneurship.
The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the winners. Please note that you will be contacted directly from our scholarship administrator email: email@example.com.
Get more information and apply at: https://planetmaids.com/scholarship/
Deadline: November 30,2019
UNC PEMBROKE CHANCELLOR'S SCHOLARSHIP
Award: $4,000 annually and renewable
Requirements: Academic success, SAT scores, leadership potential, school and community involvement.
Contact: UNC Pembroke (800) 949-UNCP or https://www.uncp.edu/admissions/costs-and-financial-aid/scholarships.
Deadline: December 1 is priority and March 1 final
DELL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
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. Home schooled students are not eligible to apply. 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
Deadline: December 1, 2019
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
East Carolina University has a variety of scholarships available to incoming freshmen, transfer students,
and existing students. The university now utilizes an on-line application portal for most of the scholarships offered to both incoming and existing students. Incoming students have to have been admitted for attendance in order to have access to the portal. Scholarship opportunities can be located by visiting the ECU On-line Scholarship Management System - ECUAward - at https://ecu.academicworks.com.
Applicants use their ECU credentials (Pirate ID and password) to gain access to the general scholarship application and a variety of conditional applications and "apply to" opportunities that may display on your student scholarship dashboard should you be eligible for those programs.
ECU SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The East Carolina University’s EC 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.
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 (ECU) by the priority deadline(December 1, 2018); Meet the following minimum criteria within both the standardized test and GPA categories: Minimum math/verbal combined SAT score of 1200 or Minimum ACT score of 27; Minimum un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or minimum weighted GPA of 4.0. Students who meet the above criteria will receive an invitation by mail to complete the Honors College application. The EC Scholars Award application is located within the Honors College application. For additional information, go online at www.ecu.edu/honors.
Deadline: December 1, 2019
NC STATE COLLEGE OF TEXTILES 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.
These awards are based on the merit qualifications of the scholar who demonstrate high academic achievement throughout high school, proven and potential leadership qualities, active participation in extracurricular activities, unique experiences and a passion for the textile industry.
To be eligible for any incoming freshmen scholarships (Centennial, NCTF or Prestige), candidate must:
- Apply for fall, first-year admission into a baccalaureate program at NC State by the Early Action deadline, October 15.
At every stage of the selection process, the Centennial Scholarship selection committees evaluate candidates on the following criterialisted above.
For more information go to: https://textiles.ncsu.edu/future-students/future-undergraduate/scholarships/
Interested students should email a resume to Ms.Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 1.
School Nomination Deadline: November 15
Self nomination Deadline: December 1
Application Deadline: December 1
GOOGLE LIME SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Google Lime Scholarship Program helps students with disabilities pursue their goal of higher education.
Eligible students must have a disability and plan to pursue a degree in the field of computer science and
technology. A student is eligible to apply if they have a long-term disability that impacts one or more daily
activities. The disability can be outwardly visible or not visible, such as ADD, Dyslexia, and other medical
conditions. Students must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada.
To apply, students must submit a completed application, transcripts, two letters of recommendation and also answer three essay questions. In addition to the scholarship, students will be able to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer. The deadline for this scholarship is
The award amount is $10,000. For more details, visit this site.
Deadline: December 5, 2019
AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Award is given to seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in school, community or workplace. Applicants must be US Citizens or legal residents and plan on attending a two or four year college/university. Application can be found here.
Deadline: December 15, 2019
JAMES W. MCLAMORE BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP
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.
The award amount is usually $50,000.
For more details, visit www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/
Deadline: December 15, 2019
NAVY/MARINES ROTC SCHOLARSHIP
The Navy Reserve Officers Training Program (Navy ROTC) is a multi-year program that runs concurrently with a student’s normal college or university educational course of study. In addition to a normal academic workload leading to a Baccalaureate degree, Navy ROTC students attend classes in Naval Science, participate in the Navy ROTC unit for drill, physical training, and other activities, and are generally taught the leadership principles and high ideals of a military officer.
During the summer break between school years, Navy ROTC students participate in a variety of training activities. These sessions help students understand various career options as well as familiarize them with a military life.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
UNC GREENSBORO SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Award: $2,500.00 to full tuition (renewable). A single application provides consideration for more than 30 academic scholarships. You must have a complete UNCG admissions file by December 1, 2019 in order to apply. Merit Scholars are chosen primarily on the basis of superior scholastic and personal achievement and potential. Successful candidates generally present a minimum SAT score of 1200 or an ACT score of 27, and a minimum high school GPA of 3.5. and must be admitted to UNCG by January 2, 2019. Awards require an on campus interview.
For more information visit https://admissions.uncg.edu/cost-and-aid-scholarships.php.
Deadline: December 1, 2019 (to apply for admission)
GE REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awards more than $1 million in college scholarships to exceptional student leaders each year. High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2020 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.
For more information visit this SITE.
Deadline: January 3, 2020
NC TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM
WE INVEST IN YOU. YOU INVEST IN THE FUTURE.
Receive up to $4,125 per semester for up to eight semesters.
Study at a premier educator preparation program in North Carolina.
Benefit from meaningful program activities to enrich your studies.
Teach in a Special Education or STEM field in a North Carolina public school.
BE A TEACHING FELLOW.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for a Teaching Fellows award:
- 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.
- Be one of the following:
- A North Carolina high school senior
- A student applying to transfer to an educator preparation program at one of the five Teaching Fellows partner institutions
- A student already enrolled at one of the five Teaching Fellows partner institutions who transitions into an educator preparation program
- An individual with a bachelor’s degree pursuing preparation for teacher licensure at one of the five Teaching Fellows partner institutions
MINIMUM ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
- 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 have scored at least a 24 on the ACT or a 1,170 on the SAT.
- Applicants with more than 24 hours of college credit must have a minimum of a 2.7 cumulative GPA.
- 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.
Visit https://myapps.northcarolina.edu/ncteachingfellows/ for more information.
Deadline: January 13, 2020NC STATE GOODNIGHT SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This scholarship for NC State University applicants covers tuition and fees, housing, and meals, up to $20,000 per year. Applicants must be invited to apply.
To receive an automatic invitation to apply, a student must:
- Submit the general NC State application by November 1, 2019.
- Indicate a family income of less than $110,000 on the NC State application (confirmed via the FAFSA. See the ‘Free Application for Federal Student Aid Submission’ below.)
- Be a North Carolina resident.
- Select a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) major or STEM education major.
- Demonstrate a history of exceptional academic performance.
Students interested in self-nominating for this scholarship can complete the self-nomination application from November 1, 2019 to January 15, 2020.. For more information, visit this site. Interested students can also e-mail questions to: email@example.com or contact 919-515-7485.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
The Elon University Watson and Odyssey Scholarships are need-based scholarships awarded to prospective member of the Freshman Class. Students who complete the Watson and Odyssey Scholarship application will be considered for each of the following applicable scholarship opportunities: the Watson, Eure, Georgeo, MacMahon and Susan Scholarships. These scholarships range in value from $30,000 to $48,000 over four years and include grants up to $4,000 for global study, internships, service, research, or leadership. Applications are available onine at this site.
Deadline: January 15, 2020.
GETTYSBURG COLLEGE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Starting with next year's incoming class, students will be able to apply for the Eisenhower Scholarship–designed to recognize outstanding applicants who are positively transforming their communities. The College has a long history of civic engagement with students and alumni making a difference in their communities and around the world.
The Eisenhower Scholarship is Gettysburg College's most selective scholarship–$160,000 for four years of full-time study ($40,000 per year). It is awarded to top-performing applicants within a most challenging curriculum who have demonstrated a high level of civic engagement locally, nationally, and/or internationally. More information about the Eisenhower Scholarship including application requirements and process is on our website.
Additionally, Gettysburg College recognizes students' academic achievement in high school by awarding four categories of academic merit scholarships under Early Decision and Regular Decision.
- Abraham Lincoln Scholarship–$32,000 per year
- Presidential Scholarship–$27,000 per year
- David Wills Scholarship –$24,000 per year
- 1832 Founders Scholarship–$15,000 per year
Decisions on merit scholarship recipients are made as part of the admissions process. A separate application is not required. All students, including those who apply test optional, are considered.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund
The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $2,500. Scholarship recipients are seniors and recent graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background. Recipients of a NCHCF scholarship must enroll in a degree program at a community college or a 2 or 4 year college/university and demonstrate commitment to public service and community development.
The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund (NCHCF) is announcing an open call to all Hispanic students to submit an application for the 2020-2021 School Year scholarship awards cycle. The NCHCF, established by the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCSHP) at Triangle Community Foundation, will be accepting applications now through January 15, 2020. Applications post marked after the deadline will not be accepted. The application can be found on the NCSHP website at www.thencshp.org.
- Graduate of a NC high school within the past 2 years
- A four-year cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
- 2 letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, principal, pastor, employer, or other community leader
- An official high school transcript
- Personal statement (500 words)
Hispanic students that plan to enroll at a North Carolina community college or a university to pursue an education in any field of engineering are encouraged to apply to the Duke Energy engineering scholarship available within the fund. To apply, submit an official NC Hispanic College Fund application and be sure to mark the "Duke Energy Scholarship" box.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offers the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship -- an
annual $5,000 scholarship awarded to one deserving college-bound student, and $500 and $250 scholarships awarded to the first and second runner-up, respectively. Applicants are required to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200-1,500 word essay that answers the following questions: How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life? and What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?
Applications are available online at https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/afa-teens/ .
Deadline: January 17, 2020
TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP
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 20, 2020
POINT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Point Foundation Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors as well as college undergraduate and
graduate students. Students who qualify must be academic high performers and active in the LGBTQ community. Up to 34 scholarships are awarded each year, and the scholarship is renewable. To qualify, students must have excellent grades, demonstrated leadership skills and a passion for improving the world.
Each applicant must complete an essay. From all applications, semi-finalists are selected, and finalists are chosen to receive scholarships. Eligible students must show financial need and a strong desire to make a difference in their communities and their professional lives. They must demonstrate their active role in the LGBTQ community (students do not need to self-identify with the LGBTQ community to qualify).
All students attending U.S. schools may apply regardless of their citizenship. The organization is dedicated to helping LGBTQ students become successful leaders despite the obstacles they have overcome. The award amount is usually $10,000. For more details, visit www.pointfoundation.org/OnlineApplicationInfo
Deadline: January 28, 2020 (part I), February 2020 (part II)
NORTH CAROLINA SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
The NCSDAR Cordon Street Endowment Gift Scholarship is granted to worthy students entering or enrolled in academically accredited technical schools, community colleges, or universities. The 2020 awards shall be $2,000 each to 2 (two) students, for a total of $4,000.
See Ms. Lynch in Student Services for application materials.
Deadline: January 31, 2020.
Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina will award a scholarship of $3,000 and a runner-up scholarship of $1,000 to two North Carolina high school seniors, to be used at any North Carolina college or university. The recipients will be selected on the basis of the merit of an essay on the assigned topic, plus character and scholastic record and need.
All information for the application can be found online at www.ncdames.org/florence-kidder-memorial-scholarship.
Deadline: February 2,2020
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCHSAA)
NCHSAA Clary Medal
The Clary Medal is an award based on the individual’s excellence in athletic participation, extra-curricular activities, and community service. One male student athlete and one female student athlete will be selected to receive the medal and a $2,000 scholarship each to be awarded at the NCHSAA Annual Meeting in May. Nominees must have participated on two or more varsity school-sponsored NCHSAA sanctioned athletic teams during his/her high school career, have a 3.2+ GPA, and have demonstrated athletic excellence through awards, honors, and special recognitions. To review and apply for all NCHSAA Student Athlete Scholarship Awards, visit https://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships
Deadline: February 7, 2020
NCHSAA Pat Gainey Student Award
To provide scholarship support fortwo student-athletes with a focus on need-based applicants. Applicants must be either a senior, male high school athlete participating on a varsity baseball team or a senior, female student high school athlete participating on a varsity sports team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school within a county of limited financial resources. Each recipient receives a $5,000.00 scholarship award. To review and apply for all NCHSAA Student Athlete Scholarship Awards, visit
Deadline: February 7, 2020.
NCHSAA Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship
To provide scholarship support to an outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native* and/or
Asian Pacific Islander American**, or Hispanic American student-athlete participating on a sanctioned varsity team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member school.
Award Process: One male and one female from each of the eight regions will be selected to receive a $750 scholarship each to further their education. From the pool of sixteen (16) regional winners, one male and female will be selected as overall state winners and receive an additional $1,000 each.
To review and apply for all NCHSAA Student Athlete Scholarship Awards, visit https://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships.
Deadline: February 7, 2020
NCHSAA Charlie Adams Endowed Student Scholarship
This is a $1,500 scholarship awarded to further the student-athlete’s education of one female cross-country runner and one male wrestler. Nominees must submit an essay addressing how athletic participation has influenced his/her decision-making, especially pertaining to remaining drug-and alcohol-free, and the importance of athletics in teaching independence, unselfishness, and honesty and the importance of maintaining good sportsmanship and integrity in the playing arena as well as in life.
To review this and apply for all OTHER NCHSAA Student Athlete Scholarship Awards, visit https://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships.
Deadline: February 8, 2020.
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, $1,000.00 award. To review and apply for all NCHSAA Student Athlete Scholarship Awards, visit https://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships
Deadline: March 13, 2020
The Foundation awards ten $50,000 4-year scholarships to high school seniors who have a parent who is an active-duty Service Member stationed at Fort Meade, MD; Fort Bragg, NC; Fort Polk, LA; Fort Rucker, AL; Fort Riley, KS; Fort Sill, OK; or Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Applicants do not have to live in a Picerne Housing Home to be eligible. Application are available online at https://www.corvias.com/giving-back/foundation/education/apply. in November and must be submitted by February.
Deadline: February 14, 2020.
NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION SCHOLARSHIPS
The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together.
Applications are available online at http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm.
Deadline: February 15
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY'S CHILDREN OF WARRIORS NATIONAL PRESIDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP
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.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
MATTHEW GRAZIADEI SCHOLARSHIP
All students with a disability, including students enrolled in the Occupational Course of Study, students who will be receiving a Graduation Certificate and students enrolled in the Future Ready Course of Study, are eligible for nomination.
The first place award is $1500 for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment or technology needed for employment. The check is made out directly to the student.
Applications are available here are to be submitted in one scanned document via email or mailed to:
ECAC, Graziadei Scholarship
907 Barra Row Suite 102/103
Davidson, NC 28036
Deadline: February 12, 2020.
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
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, 2020.
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF THE TRIANGLE
Assistance League of the Triangle Area Scholarships for Health Care Profession Students. The Assistance League of the Triangle, a nonprofit volunteer organization, assists individuals in the Research Triangle area of NC through service, resources and financial support.
Applicants must currently attend or plan to enroll at any North Carolina community college to pursue a certificate, diploma or associate’s degree in the health care profession. For more information visit this site..
Deadline: March 1, 2020
NATIONAL PRESS CLUB RICHARD G. ZIMMERMAN JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP
National Press Club Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship. This $5,000 non-renewable scholarship is open to all high school seniors, regardless of gender or race, who have a 3.0 GPA and wish to pursue a career in journalism. For more information, visit http://press.org/about/scholarships/zimmerman.
Deadline: March 1,2020
LIFE LESSONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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: Students can apply between February 1 and March 2, 2020.
VFW SCOUT OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP
Annually, the VFW recognizes four individuals: Eagle Scouts/Girl Scout Gold Awards recipients, Venture Silver Award recipients and Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the exceptional qualities of that rank with the following: $5,000 1st place scholarship; $3,000 2nd place scholarship; and $1,000 3rd place scholarship.
A Scout may enter through only one VFW Post. A local Post can be identified by zip code at www.vfw.org.
Applications must be turned in to the Post.. Forms available online at http://www.vfw.org/Scout/.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
GLAXO SMITHKLINE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarships. These scholarships, administered by the Triangle Community
Foundation, offer 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. Applicants must be eligible to receive North Carolina resident tuition costs and must demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity as well as an exceptional desire to improve himself or herself through further education or training. Due to the nature of the scholarship, high school students seeking general scholarship assistance are discouraged from applying unless they have faced significant adversity. There are no limitations on age, income level or previous education. Similarly, there are no limitations on the course of study or type of education or training program the applicant is planning to pursue.
Awards may be up to $20,000 and application can be downloaded online at this site. The application is an Adobe Acrobat Form. Once the application is downloaded it must be completed in Acrobat Reader by filling in the appropriate blanks. All applications must be typed. Please read all directions on the application form before submitting an application. March 1, 2020 deadline.
Deadline: March 1,2020
MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Awards scholarships to the sons or daughters [limited grandchildren eligibility] of Active Duty or Reserve U.S. Marines who have served at least 90 days, Veteran U.S. Marines whohave received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, were wounded, or were killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Active Duty or Reserve U.S. Navy Corpsmen who are serving, or have served with a U.S. Marine unit.
Applicants must have a 2.0+ GPA and the maximum family adjusted gross income does not exceed $90,000. Applications available online a https://www.mcsf.org/scholarship/.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2020
HUBERT W.V.WELLEMS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Hubertus W.V. Wellems Scholarship Program, administered by the NAACP, awards $2,000 scholarships to male seniors who are U.S. citizens planning to major in engineering, chemistry, physics or mathematical sciences. Applicants must possess a GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need. NAACP membership and participation is highly desirable. For more information and to apply online, visit
Deadline: March 31,2020
Elevate Women In Technology Scholarship
It’s critical that women be at the forefront of our tech-driven world. This scholarship exists to move the tech industry in the right direction by empowering the next generation of extraordinary women leaders.
Details$500 Cash AwardHigh School & College Students
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the requirements below. Please read the requirements carefully to ensure you meet eligibility before applying.Apply here.Deadline: April 1, 2020THE WALMART DEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIPThe Walmart Dependent Scholarship is a $13,000 scholarship paid out over four years. Applicants must be
dependents of Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, have at least a 2.0 GPA and proven financial need.The application period, beginning January 5, 2020 and ends April 1, 2020. For more information and an application, go online at https://programs.applyists.com/walmartdependent/.Deadline: Application opens January 5, 2020 and closes April 1, 2020.OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. (IOTA IOTA CHAPTER)The Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has several scholarships available to students entering college in Fall of 2020.The Leonard Medical Science Scholarship is available to graduating High School Seniors who plan to pursue a medical or dental degree. High Schopol seniors are eligible for the Desginated Level.Designated Level ($1,000):The applicant must have a competitive grade point average in both science and non-science courses and show evidence of extra curricular achievement. He/she must have been admitted to an accredited four year college or university.The Technology Scholarship is available to high school seniors who will maintain full time status at a nationally accredited post-secondary four- year institution with a major in an area of technology including computers, IT, engineering, and other related areas. The scholarship minimum is $500.00. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify.The Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc Scholarship Program is available to high school students who will maintain full time status at a nationally accredited, post-secondary four-year institution beginning in the fall of the year. Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards should be applied toward tuition, room, board and books and range from $1,000 to $4,000. Checks will be mailed from Iota Iota Chapter Office and made payable to the individual student.For detailed eligibility criteria and application for each award click the following links:Deadline for all: April 15, 2020AYN RAND SCHOLARSHIP CONTESTAyn Rand Institute Essay Contest. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer 680 prizes and over $99,000 in prize money every year. The Anthem Essay Contest [First Prize is $2,000] is open to 9th and 10th graders and has an April 25, 2020 deadline. The Fountainhead Essay Contest [First Prize is $10,000] is open to 11th and 12th graders and has an April 25, 2020 deadline. To apply, go online to https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests.
Deadline: April 25, 2020AUTOACCIDENT.COM ScholarshipThe AutoAccident.com Scholarship is available to high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall semester of 2020.
For more information, visit autoaccident.com/scholarship
- Be a high school senior
- Currently have a 3.0 GPA or higher
- Submit a short essay (details below)
Deadline: May 1, 2020
AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship Program. To be eligible for this scholarship, students should be interested in the automotive field and demonstrate financial need. Both high school seniors and college students who have at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible for the award. The eligibility for this scholarship ranges from trade schools and technical schools to bachelors and masters programs.
The application for this scholarship can be found online at this site. In addition to a completed application, students must submit two letters of recommendation, a copy of their college acceptance, and an official transcript. Applications will be accepted February 1 – June 30. If you have any further questions, you can reach out to the scholarship committee via phone (313-240-4000) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline: Applications will be accepted from February 1 until June 30, 2020Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources
www.finaid.org – links to: scholarships, grants, loans, graduate aid
www.studentaid.ed.gov – information from the U.S. Dept. of Ed. on preparing for and funding education beyond high school
Search Engines & Scholarship Programs:
www.fastweb.com – create a profile and let fastweb do the research for you
www.myscholly.com – mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college
www.cashcourse.org – information for college students to stay financially informed
www.cksf.org – educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels
www.cappex.com – free website where you learn which colleges want you, before you apply
www.scholarships.com – free college scholarship search and financial aid information
www.scholarshipamerica.org – provides information and resources for your scholarship search
www.meritaid.com – free source for $11 billion in merit aid scholarships from 1,000s of colleges
www.brokescholar.com – find scholarships and use tools to stay organized and make the process easier
www.knowhow2go.org – complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors
www.hsf.net – largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students
www.latinocollegedollars.org – scholarship information for Latino students
www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net – provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)
www.collegefund.org – provides Native students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities
http://www.thencshp.org- The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals promotes the education of Hispanic students at all levels.
www.dellscholars.org – Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance
www.uncf.org – awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board
www.zinch.com – connect with scholarships and learn about colleges
www.BlackExcel.org – A great resource for underrepresented students [students of color, women, first generation college students] and a list of over 200 scholarships with a variety of opportunities.
http://schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory - Free scholarship search where students can quickly and easily browse through scholarships by a variety of categories (Major, Athletics, Religion, Disability, State, College, etc).
http://youth.foundationcenter.org/youth_scholarships.html - Scholarships for youth philanthropy & community service
How-to Programs and Books:
www.scholarshipacademy.org – offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options & build solid scholarship profile
Deadlines have passed
WAKE COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR
Sunday, September 15, 2019
2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
NC State University-McKimmon Center
Over 100 major in-state and out-of-state universities/colleges from both the public and private sector will attend to discuss college admissions with local high school juniors and seniors
“Information Sessions” are also included:
Financial Aid Sessions
Times: 2:45 and 3:45
Preparing for College Sessions
Times: 2:30 and 3:30
(All sessions are approximately 25 minutes each)
Admission and Parking are Free
College Bags are not provided this year. Students should bring their own bag to carry their acquired college brochures and material in.
Jointly Sponsored by:The Carolinas Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRAO.org) and The Wake County Public School System
HBCU COLLEGE FAIR
Saturday, September 21 from 10 am to 1 pm at Broughton High School
Free to attend!
CAMERON IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP
The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually, in December, to approximately 10-15 high-school seniors (applications are due in May and September preceding the awards). This four-year, merit-based scholarship (“Scholarship”) is intended to cover the full tuition and ‘qualified educational expenses’ (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). ‘Educational expenses’ vary amongst higher institutions, but the Scholarship is intended to cover tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment.
The award 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 adn eligibility criteria, go to this site.
Deadline: September 13, 2019
THE GATES SCHOLARSHIP
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
To apply, students must be:
- A high school senior
- From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
- A US citizen, national or permanent resident
- A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.
The link to the application can be found here.
Deadline: Phase I of the application is due Sunday, September 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM PT. Phase I is a short questionnaire that takes 30-45 minutes to complete and does not require essays or recommendations.
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 23, 2019. Links to the applications and a description of each award can be found at the following: Application and Scholarship Descriptions .
ONLY ONE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS, BUT STUDENTS SHOULD INDICATE WHICH SCHOLARSHIPS THEY ARE INTERESTED IN ON THE APPLICATION.
East Wake can nominate 3 students for the Morehead/Cheatham-White, 2 for the Park, and unlimited for the Levine. Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee, and students will be notified if they are nominated.
Any student not nominated by the school can self-nominate.
Further instructions will be given to nominees once selected.
PLEASE EMAIL THE COMPLETED PRELIMINARY APPLICATION TO MLYNCH3@WCPSS.NET. The scholarship committee will select and notify nominess no later than September 28th.
Deadline: September 22, 2019
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.
For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit https://www.questbridge.org
Deadline: September 26, 2019
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, 2019, which coincides with September’s No Texting while Driving Day. To apply, go here.
Deadline: September 30, 2019
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 5, 2019
AES ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP
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, 2019
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, 2019
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 18, 2019. Official nominations must be submitted by 11/1. EWHS can nominate up to 2 students applying to Davidson College.
Deadline: October 18, 2019
Lend EDU 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
Deadline: October 19, 2019
HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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, 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: October 25, 2019 for STATE and NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Rolling deadline until all scholarships are awarded for CTE Scholarships
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, 2019
RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This national program recognizes and awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African American high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year university. Applicants must exhibit excellence, leadership, commitment to public and a desire to make a difference. Financial need must exist as well. Go to www.ronbrown.org for more details.
Early deadline November 1, 2019
Final deadline: January 9, 2020
ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT PROGRAM
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants. Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply. Go to www.elks.org/enf/scholars for more information and to apply online.
Deadline: November 5, 2019