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    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  

    OppU Achievers Scholarship

    Award Amount: $2,500

    Eligibility: High school seniors, college students, graduate students; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; U.S. citizen or resident

    To Apply: Students submit a short response to the question "What makes you an achiever?"

    For more information, please visit http://www.achieveoppu.com/login.aspx

    Deadline: QUARTERLY DEADLINES: December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30


    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.


    Deadline: Varies between October 15 or January 15


    Youth Forward – Scholarship Opportunity

    National Driving and Traffic School are proud to announce their 2020 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 (2020-2021 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, 2020


    Award: $2,500.00 to full tuition (renewable).   You must have a complete UNCG admissions file by December 1, 2019 and submit a 250 to 500 word essay with your admissions application in order to apply. Essay can be chosen from the following topics:

    Essay topics (choose one)

    • Describe a meaningful event, experience, or accomplishment in your life and how it will impact your college experience and your contribution to the UNCG community. Consider reflecting on your ideas about student responsibility, academic integrity, campus citizenship, or a call to service.
    • Explain your choice of academic major and how you plan to use your degree to meet your career goals.
    • What does “global citizenship” mean to you? How do you envision becoming a global citizen through your studies in your future career?

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

    Deadline: December 1, 2019 (to apply for admission and submit essay)


    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


    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 award amount is $10,000. For more details, visit this site.

    Deadline: December 4, 2019


    Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

    The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 22nd year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Finances, Entrepreneurship, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Sports and Technology.


    • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021
    • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
    • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2021-2022
    • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
    • If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory
    • Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA

    For more details and instructions, go to https://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2019/forms/welcome.php

     December 6, 2020

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

    Deadline: December 15, 2020


    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.

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


    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, 2020 or when 50,000 applications are received.


    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 NOVEMBER 25, 2020; Meet the following minimum criteria: Minimum un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or minimum weighted GPA of 4.0. SUBMISSION OF ACT/SAT SCORES WILL BE OPTIONAL THIS YEAR.

    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: The deadline for submitting the completed Honors College application and all associated materials is December 16, 2020.

    AceableAgent Higher Education Scholarship

    AceableAgent aims to help students achieve goals and set their lives on a positive trajectory with accessible education. We aim to help people #pursuegrowth so they can improve their lives, achieve goals, and #helpothers do the same. Through education, students can find a renewed purpose, passion, and excitement in their lives and careers. That’s why we’re holding our “Home is” scholarship to help one individual pursue their own growth.

    As a leading real estate school, we understand that the idea of “home” can mean a lot of different things and hold a lot of importance in a person’s life. That’s why we want to hear what home is to YOU! Home can be a city, a house, an idea, a person- whatever holds a place in your heart and has helped you become the person you are today. Tell us your story and you might just win a $500 scholarship to go towards your higher education.

    Winter 2020 Prompt

    Send us a video (2 min max length) -OR- a 500 word writing prompt with a photo telling us what home is to you. It could be a city, a house, a person, whatever speaks to you!


    Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a 2-4 year university or community college, graduate school program, or trade school located in the continental US. Upon notice of winning the scholarship, the winner will need to supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance to receive their scholarship check.*

    How to apply

    • Applicants have the choice to either create a 2 min or less video -OR- submit a 500-word writing prompt with a photograph attached.
    • Please include full name, address, phone number the name of your school and your home town along with the entry.
    • Entries should be submitted to scholarships@aceableagent.com by December 20, 2020.
    • Winner(s) will be selected by January 15, 2021.
    • Any and all questions must be directed to scholarships@aceableagent.com. Please do NOT use the Aceable general contact info for questions regarding scholarships.

    For more information, visit https://www.aceableagent.com/scholarships/

    Deadline: December 20, 2020


    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, 2020


    Several $10,000 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors based on strong academics, leadership, integrity, and citizenship. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and plan to attend a 4- year college or university next fall.

    Applications must be submitted online at 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, 2021


    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 11, 2021


    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, 2020 to December 1, 2020.. For more information, visit this site.           Interested students can also e-mail questions to: goodnightscholarship@ncsu.edu or contact         919-515-7485.

    Deadline: January 11, 2021


    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 14, 2021


    The Elon University Odyssey Scholarships are highly selective merit based scholarships awarded to prospective members of the Freshman Class who demonstrate financial need. Students who complete the Odyssey Scholarship application will be considered for a variety of scholarships. These scholarships range in value from $7,500 to $37,000 per year 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, 2021.


    Elon Teaching Fellows Program is a four-year sequenced, developmental and transformational $29,500 scholarship opportunity for the preparation of teachers who will become leaders in the field.

    The Elon Teaching Fellows Program is a model for the preparation of teaching leaders and scholars who contribute significantly to the quality of birth-12 education and who are influential in decision-making on the local, state, national and international levels. Through an increasingly complex four-year experience, this program prepares future teachers to think critically and embrace diversity, lead within and beyond the classroom, and participate meaningfully in a global society.  

    After applying to Elon, students may apply to the Fellows Programs.

    Deadline: January 15, 2021


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


    Deadline: January 29, 2021


    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, 2021



    The Careers in Conservation Scholarship Program's goal is to increase the number of qualified people committed to working in the field of natural resource management thereby supporting the mission of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Scholarship recipients will be students who are currently pursuing or have firm plans to pursue a college degree in natural resource management or other closely related fields. 

    Application Information and Eligibility Criteria can be found at:


    Application Form can be found out:


    Deadline: February 7, 2021


    The Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship (FKMS) honors the memory of the first president of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina, Florence Hill Kidder.

    • Six scholarships will be awarded in one year: First place - $3,000, second place - $1,000, third place - $800 and three fourth places - $400.
    • Scholarships are not renewable.
    • Awarded to a high school senior who plans to attend a post-secondary institution in North Carolina.

    For more information and the application, please visit: https://www.ncdames.org/florence-kidder-memorial-scholarship

    Awards range from $400 to $3000

    Deadline: February 7, 2021


    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: February 15,2021

    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, 2021
    Upsolve is a national legal services nonprofit funded by the federal government and Harvard University. As a nonprofit that uses tech to help Americans access their civil rights, they are passionate about social innovation. To empower the next generation of change-makers, they are encouraging students to submit short essays (500-1000 words) on how society can improve access to justice. The winning essay will receive $2,500.
    These are the eligibility requirements:
    - Must be currently attending university or college or set to attend during 2021-2022 academic year;
    - Must apply via email and provide their name, university or college, major, and expected graduation month and year;
    - Must be in good standing with their current or prospective institution;
    - Provide their application (a two-page essay on your ideas for a more equitable legal system) by March 31, 2021
    For more information about our scholarship program at https://upsolve.org/scholarship/
    Deadline: March 31,2021

    The O’Berry Center Foundation offers up to a $1,000 academic scholarship with the possibility of being renewed up to four years to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in one of the following fields:
    Four Year Degree or Graduate Degree (Examples of Degree Fields Honored):
    Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreational Therapy, Psychology, Special Education, Nursing,
    Speech/Language Pathology, or Public Health Administration who has an interest in and the intent of serving
    persons with developmental disabilities.
    Two Year Degree (Examples of Degree Fields Honored):
    Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, LPN, Recreational Therapist
    Assistant, who has the interest in and the intent of serving persons with developmental disabilities.
    Applicant must have already been accepted into the degree program in order to be accepted. Applications will
    not be accepted for prerequisite work for a degree program. You may be called for an interview.
    An undergraduate or graduate student must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the
     Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
     Have a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.8; Have an undergraduate cumulative grade point
    average of 2.5 or higher; Have a graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
     Continue to major in one of the degree programs cited above with the intent to work with persons with
    developmental disabilities.
     Demonstrate evidence of volunteer (or paid) experience working with persons with developmental
    disabilities or evidence of involvement in research related to persons with developmental disabilities.
     Have a financial hardship
    For additional information and application, please visit   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rYmQ4OY0ASJ8IuultsJoNYGD8N5NUGZh/view
    Deadline: March 31, 2021
    B.Davis Scholarship
    This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
    • There is no age restriction
    • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
    • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

    Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com 

    Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.
    Award Amount: $1000
    Deadline: May 22, 2021
    The BigSun Scholarship
    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligiblefor this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.   Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. 
    Award amount:$500
    For more information and application, click HERE.
    Deadline: June 19, 2021

    Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources

    General Information:

    www.finaid.org – links to: scholarships, grants, loans, graduate aid

    www.studentaid.ed.gov – information from the U.S. Dept. of Ed. on preparing for and funding education beyond high school


    Search Engines & Scholarship Programs: 

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

    www.myscholly.com – mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college

    www.cashcourse.org – information for college students to stay financially informed

    www.cksf.org – educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels

    www.cappex.com – free website where you learn which colleges want you, before you apply

    www.scholarships.com – free college scholarship search and financial aid information

    www.scholarshipamerica.org – provides information and resources for your scholarship search

    www.meritaid.com – free source for $11 billion in merit aid scholarships from 1,000s of colleges

    www.brokescholar.com – find scholarships and use tools to stay organized and make the process easier

    www.knowhow2go.org – complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors

    www.hsf.net – largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students

    www.latinocollegedollars.org – scholarship information for Latino students

    www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net – provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

    www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)

    www.collegefund.org – provides Native students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities

    http://www.thencshp.org- The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals promotes the education of Hispanic students at all levels.

    www.dellscholars.org – Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance

    www.uncf.org – awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board

    www.zinch.com – connect with scholarships and learn about colleges

    www.BlackExcel.org – A great resource for underrepresented students [students of color, women, first generation college students] and a list of over 200 scholarships with a variety of opportunities.

    http://schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory - Free scholarship search where students can quickly and easily browse through scholarships by a variety of categories (Major, Athletics, Religion, Disability, State, College, etc).

    http://youth.foundationcenter.org/youth_scholarships.html - Scholarships for youth philanthropy & community service


     How-to Programs and Books:


    www.scholarshipacademy.org – offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options & build solid scholarship profile


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    The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

    To apply, students must be:

    • A high school senior
    • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
    • Pell-eligible
    • A US citizen, national or permanent resident
    • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

     Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

    The link to the application can be found here.

    Deadline: Phase I of the application is due Tuesday, September 15, 2020 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.


    PARK SCHOLARSHIP (North Carolina State University)



    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 Ms. Lynch by September 26, 2020. Links to the applications and a description of each award can be found at the following: Application and Scholarship Descriptions .


    East Wake can nominate 3 students for the Morehead & Cheatham-White, 2 for the Park, and unlimited for the Levine.  Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee, and students will be notified if they are nominated.

    Any student not nominated by the school can self-nominate. 

    Further instructions will be given to nominees once selected. 

    PLEASE EMAIL THE COMPLETED PRELIMINARY APPLICATION TO MLYNCH3@WCPSS.NET.  The scholarship committee will select and notify nominess no later than September 30th. 

    Deadline: September 26, 2020


    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 29, 2020


    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, 2020


    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 5, 2020


     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, 2020


    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, 2020. Official nominations must be submitted by 11/1.  EWHS can nominate up to 2 students applying to Davidson College.

    Deadline: October 18, 2020


    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, 2020 for STATE and NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

                     Rolling deadline until all scholarships are awarded for CTE Scholarships


    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: October 30, 2020



    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, 2020


    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 1

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2020


    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 12, 2020


    The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants. Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply. Go to www.elks.org/enf/scholars for more information and to apply online.

    Deadline: November 15, 2020


    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 15,2020.


    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, 2020