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    Wake County Online Scholarship Guide


    Class of 2020 Senior Booklet

    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. 



    Students will be entered into drawing for a $500 scholarship by completing the short Financial Literacy 101 course on CFNC.org website.  In addition, students learn about managing money and making wise financial choices.  Go to the “Pay for College” tab at CFNC and choose “Financial Basics”.


    DoSomething.org gives students the opportunity to earn scholarship money through community service or writing short essays. These scholarship is open to students in high school, college, and graduate school who are below the age of 25. You can find more information in these scholarships on the DoSomething.org website.  Follow the scholarship link at the bottom on the page.

    Deadlines vary  


    This monthly scholarship is sponsored by ​Niche.com, an awesome site for checking out different schools and getting the inside scoop. An important part of the college admissions process is the idea of “fit” and Niche is a great way to see if a school is right for you. This is a super easy scholarship to apply to–it literally should take less than one minute (60 seconds). If you are a student or will be a student within the next 12 months then you are eligible to apply. The application simply consists of creating a Niche account. To apply, go online here. . The deadline for this scholarship is the last day of each month​. Only one entry allowed per person per month. A new winner will be chosen every month.

    Deadline: The last day of each month


    ​Cappex is a very generous provider of college scholarships for students–they offer up to $50,000 in awards per year! One of their signature scholarships is the “GPA Isn’t Everything” Scholarships which is offered each month​ to high school and college students. This Cappex scholarship is typically worth $1,000. ​In addition to offering awesome scholarships, Cappex also has some really useful tools for navigating the college admissions process. After all, their slogan is the “college search made simple” which they certainly do. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in school in the next calendar year. This includes college/university students, community college students, and those pursuing online degrees. As the name of this scholarship suggests, transcripts and GPAs are not considered (nor are recommendations or essays for that matter). The deadline for this Cappex Scholarship is on the last day of the month.​ The best thing about this program is that it is offered on a monthly basis. If you don’t win, try, try again! The application ​can be found online here.

    Deadline:  The last day of each month


    Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you!  Find out more here.

    Deadline:  QUARTERLY DEADLINES: September 30 --January 1st — March 31 — June 30 

    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
    2) DIYs
    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, 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.

    Application Process

    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 scholarship@maidsailors.com 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 



    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 

    African-American Network-Carolinas Scholarship

    Purpose:  The African American Network is Duke Energy employee resource group of African American employees. As part of it's mission, the African-American Network- Carolinas Chapter provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance or business administration.

    Scholarships will range up to $2,000 at the discretion of the AAN-C scholarship committee. Scholarships are renewable.


    • Graduating senior at a North or South Carolina high school
    • Must attend a 4 year college/univeristy located in NC or SC
    • Must plan to major in one of the above areas

    For more information visit https://www.fftc.org/scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2020 for most awards, but check individual scholarships on page


    The Triangle Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (“TEAF”), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote high school athletics, academic performance and student character. TEAF raises funds through donations, sponsorships and the staging of a national high school basketball tournament in December of each year (www.holidayinvitational.com).

     This year TEAF will award up to ten (10) non-renewable scholarships of Five Thousand dollars ($5,000) each. The scholarships will be given in two parts, Two Thousand Five Hundred dollars ($2,500) upon enrollment in an accredited two or four year college or university, and Two Thousand Five Hundred dollars ($2,500) upon full-time enrollment in a second consecutive semester at the same school, having passed a minimum of twelve (12) hours while maintaining an overall GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 scale.

     Fourty-Three (43) public high schools in Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Orange and Wake Counties will each nominate two (2) students to be considered for the TEAF scholarships.


    Deadline: March 18, 2020 (for interest form to Ms. Lynch)


    The Woman’s Club of Raleigh offers the Ann Collins Scholarship, the Helen Graham Scholarship, and the Lois Fisher Scholarship valued at $1,000 each to public school high school seniors who will be attending a North Carolina college or university.  For a complete list of criteria, please visit this site or download the application for scholarships for high school seniors here.

    Deadline: March 20, 2020


    The Raleigh-Wake Chapter of the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association will award scholarships (a minimum of $1000) to seniors graduating from Wake County High Schools that plan to attend NCCU based on the following criteria: 

    • Wake County, NC resident
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted) and SAT/ACT score of 900+ (ACT equivalent)
    • Admitted to NCCU
    • TO APPLY Visit www.nccuraleighwake.org to download the scholarship application

    Deadline: March 27, 2020


    The following guidelines have been established for eligibility for William Gaston Allen Scholarship 2020-2021. 

    •  Applicants must be high school seniors.
    • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA 2.0.
    • Applicants must be from Wake, Wayne or Brunswick County.
    • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
    • Applicants must have been enrolled in the local high school full time during his or her junior and senior year.
    • Applicant must have demonstrated sincere interest in, and commitment to, pursue higher education.
    • Applicants must have demonstrated interest in enhancing personal potential.
    • Applicants must demonstrate traits of high personal character and leadership.
    • Applicants may attend any accredited two-year or four-year college or university

    Interested students should visit this site and click the "Scholarships" button at the top of the page. 

    Deadline: March 30,2020


    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
    this site..

    Deadline: March 31,2020

    Wake County ECA (Extension & Community Association) Maude McInnes Scholarship

    The Wake County Extension and Community Association will present the Maude P. McInnes Extension and Community Educational Fund $500.00 Scholarship to a graduating high school senior.

    The following criteria will be used to select the award winner.
    1. The applicant must be a resident of Wake County.
    2. The applicant must be continuing his or her education at a North Carolina college, university, community or technical school. The recipient must be a fulltime student with a minimum of 12 units per semester. The applicant is required to provide the Wake County Extension and Community Association with a letter of acceptance from the school.
    3. The applicant should have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
    4. Special consideration will be given to applicants seeking careers in family consumer science or related fields.
    5. Special consideration will be given to an applicant who is currently enrolled or has been enrolled in a Family Consumer Science program, Future Homemakers of America, Family Consumer Science Related Occupation Association, 4H member, or a relative of an Extension and Community Association member.

    The application is available here.

    Deadline: March 31, 2020


    The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Wake Chapter has established a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a Wake County Public School System senior with a hearing loss who is pursuing a degree at an accredited university, college or community college. Applicants must have a moderate hearing loss or more and wear a hearing aid(s) and/or cochlear implant(s). Financial need is not a consideration. The scholarship is a one-time award.


    Application can be found here.

    Refernce form can be found here.

    Deadline: April 1, 2020


    Alpha Delta Kappa is an International Sorority for women educators. In order to encourage Wake County students to pursue higher educational opportunities, our local chapter, Alpha Theta, is offering two scholarships for Wake County high school seniors.


    Below you will find the links to the Google Forms for the Future Educator and Miss Margaret Scholarship. The scholarship requirements are listed on these forms. The Future Educator Scholarship is open to any student who will graduate from an accredited high school in Wake County, who expects to enroll in an institution of higher education next fall seeking a degree in education, and who meets the eligibility requirements. The Miss Margaret Scholarship is open to any girl who will graduate from an accredited high school in Wake County, who expects to enroll in an institution of higher education this fall, and who meets the eligibility requirements.

    The Future Educator Scholarship link:



     The Miss Margaret Scholarship link:



    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    Alpha Delta Kappa-Hammond Hill Scholarship

    The local Beta Omicron Chapter of ADK is offering one or more scholarships of at least $2,000 to a Wake County Public School System senior who plans to enter the field of education.  More information is available here and applications are available here

    Deadline: April 1, 2019

    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.


    $500 Cash Award
    High School & College Students

    Eligibility Requirements

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the requirements below. Please read the requirements carefully to ensure you meet eligibility before applying.

    • Must be a current high school or college student.
    • Must be a woman.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
    • All GPAs will be considered.
    • All majors are encouraged to apply.
     Apply here.
    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    Rotary Club of the Capital City-Robert N. Styres Scholarship

    The Robert N. Styres Scholarship is awarded annually to a Wake County Public High School graduate to attend a college, university or community college of the student's choice, and is renewable for 4 years.

    Please refer to the following link to receive additional information regarding the Robert N. Styres Scholarship: www.rotaryclubcapitalcity.org. The value of the scholarship is a $4,000.00 award per year, granted $2,000.00 per semester. The Scholarship is renewable, as long as the student is enrolled full-time and is making satisfactory academic progress, not to exceed eight (8) consecutive semesters for a total award of $16,000.00. We are seeking one nominated student from each public high school in Wake County and would appreciate a nomination from you and your school. 

    While academic achievement is important, the scholarship is not necessarily intended for the young man or woman with the highest grade point average, rather, for a student with good to average grades who is a hard worker and who may have overcome some adversity along the way

    For more information please see Ms. Lynch in Student Services and be prepared to submit a resume of activities by 3/27 and a short essay about adversity you have overcome). 


    Deadline: March 27, 2020 (for interest form to Ms. Lynch).

    The 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.

     East Wake High School Alumni Association Scholarship

    The East Wake High School Alumni Association is made up of graduates of East Wake High School and, its predecessor, Vaiden Whitley High School. Membership is open to anyone who graduated from either school as well as active and former teachers.

    The Alumni Association’s purpose is to give back to the school and community that nurtured its members. We do that in a number of ways, such as awarding an annual scholarship to a graduating senior and by hosting events throughout the year to give members an opportunity to reconnect and network.

    The application can be found here.  All responses should be typed directly on to the form!  Printed applications and all accompanying documentation must be sumbitted by the deadline in order to be considered for this award.  PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AS INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    Two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 will be given.  $3,000 will be given the first academic year, and $2,000 the next academic year as long as the recipients maintain the specified GPA. 

    One scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be given to a student attending a community college payable in one installment during the first year. 

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    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, 2020
    Individuals between the ages of 16 and 30 who have received or are expecting to receive a high school degree or its equivalent and whose parent or legal guardian is a resident of Durham, Orange, or Wake County, NC. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and adversity the applicant has encountered. The individual must have applied to and be planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning within one year of the application deadline. The scholarship may not be used for graduate education. **PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must show evidence of having overcome adversity and should be certain to address this in their application essay.**
    Application materials and more information can be found here.
    Deadline: April 17, 2020

    Raleigh Engineers Club Scholarship (NC STATE)


    The Raleigh Engineers Club is now accepting applications for the 2020 Raleigh Engineers Club Scholarship. The Raleigh Engineers Club (REC) has been in existence since 1926. The Club promotes engineering as a profession through monthly technical meetings and support of those pursuing a future in an engineering discipline. Our members have diverse backgrounds in engineering and represent many organizations located in the greater Raleigh area.

     The greatest outreach of REC is to annually provide one scholarship during the spring of each year to a Wake County HS Senior who has been accepted into the College of Engineering at NC State University and planning to attend the fall semester of 2020. The scholarship is valued at one semester of tuition at the in-state rate. Money to fund the scholarship is provided by member donations, member employer matching grants and a $500 grant from the NC Society of Engineers.

     The winner will be selected from a pool of candidates consisting of students, from any Wake County high school, who meet the scholarship criteria and submit a complete application.

     A complete application consists of:

     - The REC Scholarship Questionnaire

    - A copy of your NCSU - College of Engineering Acceptance Letter

    - A copy of your most current high school transcript

    - A Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member familiar with you*

     Send the Questionnaire, and one scan (PDF) of the Acceptance Letter and Transcript together, in ONE EMAIL, to the following address: GeorgeSharpeJr@gmail.com

     *The Letter of Recommendation should be emailed separately by the faculty member to the same email address used for the application.

    REC Scholarship Questionnaire can be found here.

    Deadline: April 17, 2020

    Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship

    The Fort Bragg Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has an estimateD $7,500 in college scholarships it will award.   Scholarships will be awarded to the most deserving applicants based on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, and their desire to pursue an engineering based degree in college.  

                The amount of the scholarship award will be based on the merits of the applicant.  There will be one award given to an applicant, selected by the committee, which has the potential to be a perpetual award for the duration of their undergraduate efforts, for a maximum of four years.  All other awards are one time awards.  Past winners, and past applicants that met the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply again for the scholarship. 

          The applicant must submit a completed application by April 18,2020.  To be eligible for a scholarship the applicant must meet the following requirements within an engineering, architectural, or construction management curriculum:

    • Be a high school senior residing in North Carolina or having graduated from a high school in North Carolina who has been accepted, or is planning to enroll, at an accredited college or university,
    • Have a minimum of a B average (3.0 on 4.0 scale), whether high school or college.
    • Provide a completed application form with all required supporting information.


    After selections have been made, winning individuals will be contacted by the Scholarship Committee.  The winners will be presented their scholarship checks at the June 23,2020 membership luncheon meeting of the Fort Bragg SAME Post.

    The application can be found HERE. Instructions on how to submit the application are specific, and are in the actual applciation.

    Deadline: April 18,2020

    Ayn 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, 2020


    The Wake Tech Foundation is currently accepting applications for 2020-21 student scholarships!

    Go to https://www.waketech.edu/wake-tech-foundation/what/scholarships to access the online application.The scholarship application window is from March 1, 2020 to  April 30, 2020.

    Scholarships are available for students with financial need and/or exceptional academic performance.

    Students only need to submit one application to be considered for all eligible scholarships.

    Questions? Please contact Maya Rosman at mfrosman@waketech.edu or 919.866.5918.

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    AUTOACCIDENT.COM Scholarship
    The AutoAccident.com Scholarship is available to high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall semester of 2020.
    • Be a high school senior
    • Currently have a 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Submit a short essay (details below)
    Please make your essay approximately 500 words in length. In your own words, please tell us how you'd make the streets a safer place for everyone and reduce auto accidents. Your answer could apply to pedestrians, cyclists and/or automobiles; it's up to you! 
    For more information, visit autoaccident.com/scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2020 


    The members of the North State Law Enforcement Officers Association are committed to maintain law enforcement professionalism through education, training, and the lawful removal of unwanted circumstances from the communities that they serve.  They are sponsoring 3  $1000 scholarships for students that are planning on majoring in Criminal Justice or a related field. 

    1. Must be a resident of North Carolina.

    2. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (Unweighted).

    3. Must major in some area of Criminal Justice or related field.

    The application can be found at this site. 

    Deadline: May15, 2020


    Full Circle Scholarships are awarded to student attending non-tribal mainstream universities. Applicants must have a 2.0+ GPA, be registered as a member of a tribe or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member, and be a U.S. Citizen. For more information and to apply, go online at http://collegefund.org/student-resources/scholarships/scholarship-programs/ . 


    Deadline: May 31, 2020


    The PB&J Scholarship is focused on helping students whose test scores or GPAs might not be the best, but have the drive to succeed.

    We are looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Traven Watase, Director of the fund, at (808) 450-9988 or travwatase@gmail.com.


    • Open to all college-bound seniors at CHS
    • Attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the fall 2020

    Application can be found here.

    Deadline: May 31, 2020


    The Couch Oil Cares Scholarship Program is an effort to help local students with the costs of higher education. Again this year, Couch Oil is teaming up with the Durham Bulls to award scholarships to six deserving individuals. The $1,000 scholarship is available to students who have been accepted into either a four-year or community college and reside in a 16-county area surrounding the Triangle.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Must be a resident of Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake or Wilson county.

    Must have been accepted to and registered as a 1st-year college student for the 2019-20 school year (four-year or community college)

    Must be no more than 25 years old at the time of the scholarship presentation.

    Application can be found here.

    Deadline: June 5, 2020


    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 (sue@thedrivingspirit.org).

    Deadline: Applications will be accepted from February 1 until June 30, 2020

     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


    Other resources: 


















    Deadlines have passed


    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


    Saturday, September 21 from 10 am to 1 pm at Broughton High School

    Free to attend!



    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 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 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 .


    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 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    Amount of the award: $1,000 

    Who can apply: High school seniors and college students who are US Citizens with a minimum 2.5 GPA

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

    Deadline: October 19, 2019


    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



    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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: scholarship@planetmaids.com.

    Get more information and apply at: https://planetmaids.com/scholarship/

    Deadline: November 30,2019


    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


    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 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.


    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


    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 (mlynch3@wcpss.net) by November 1.  

    School Nomination Deadline: November 15

    Self nomination Deadline: December 1

    Application Deadline: December 1


    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


    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 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


    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


    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)


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

    Deadline: January 3, 2020 


    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, 2019 to January 15, 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 15, 2020

    Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship – Zebulon Women’s Club

    Award amount: $1,000. Applicants must be a senior (male or female) in the top 25% of the class with plans to attend a four-year college or university. Applications are available in Student Services. 

    Application packets must be returned to Ms. Lynch in Student Services.

    Deadline:  January 13, 2020.



    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


    • 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, 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.


    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


    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 17,2020


    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


    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 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)


    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.


    The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students attending one of the 18 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, pursuing a bachelor's degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academic disciplines, and willing to work full-time with the USDA upon graduation. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have acceptance to one of the following 1890 Land Grant Universities: Alabama A&M, Alcorn State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M, Fort Valley State, Kentucky State, Langston University, Lincoln University, North​ ​Carolina​ ​A&T University,​ ​Prairie View A&M, South Carolina State, Tennessee State, Tuskegee University, University of Arkansas, University of Maryland/Eastern Shore, Virginia State University and West Virginia State University. For applications, go online at www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/.

    Application deadline: January 31, 2020


    Students must complete an application to be considered for scholarships offered by the university. Students need to receive acceptance from WCU by Feb. 1, 2019 in order to to be considered. Information is available at www.wcu.edu/apply/scholarships/index.aspx.

    Deadline: February 1, 2020


    JRF awards several scholarships of up to $7,500/year to minority students who aspire to attend a 4-year college or university. Applicants must show leadership potential, demonstrate dedication to community service, have financial need, and have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math), or ACT composite score of 21. Applications are submitted online at www.jackierobinson.org/apply/.

    Deadline: February 1,2020

    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



    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. 

    Award Amount:

    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.


    The Better Business Bureau Torch Scholarship program recognizes students who personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic success. Scholarships are available to college-bound juniors and seniors, as well as college undergraduates. Prizes are  $5,000 (1), $3,000(2), $2000 (3) $1,000(3).

    To be eligible, students must submit an essay of 500-1000 words, along with an application, transcript, and a letter of recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business. (Find a list of Acrredited Businesses here)

    For more information or to download an application packet, please visit bbbscholarship.org. For assistance, please contact Steve Fromme at 919.277.42207or sfromme@raleigh.bbb.org

    Deadline: February 14, 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.

    SECU "People Helping People" Scholarship

     Students are eligible for this $10,000 scholarship if they meet the following requirements

    • Must be attending a NC regular public High School
    • Are members of NC SECU or are eligible for membership through parents that are members
    • Must be a US Citizen and resident of NC
    • Must be attending one of the 17 UNC system universities
    • Must have a 2.5 GPA
    • Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement

    **Preference is given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees who live and work in NC, and also to students who will major in an area related to public service**  

    A nominee and an alternate will be selected by the EWHS scholarship committee and forwarded to WCPSS for further consideration.  Students MUST apply through their high school to be considered for this award. 

    Scholarship applications are available here and must be returned to Ms. Lynch in Student Services.

    Deadline: February 14th, 2020. 


    HSF is the nation’s leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Founded in 1975, we have awarded over $619 million in scholarships. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, and Finalists who do not receive financial awards nevertheless qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to our full range of Scholar Support Services, such as  career coaching, internship and full-time employment opportunities, mentoring, leadership development, and wellness resources, including tools for self-advocacy, well-being, and knowledge building.

    Phase I of the HSF Scholarship Application is now open!

    The application only takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete, as no essays or recommendations are required for Phase I.

    This could be the opportunity of a lifetime! To get started, students should visit HSF.net  and create a MyHSF profile. Doing so will enable them to fill out a scholarship application and learn more about what we have to offer.


    • Must be of Hispanic heritage

    • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students

    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., during the fall of a scholarship cycle (academic year)

    • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

    HSF Scholarship Application Deadline for Phase I: February 15, 2020, 5:00 PM PT


    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


    The College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is pleased to announce the Engineering Academic Pathways Scholarship for outstanding students with demonstrated financial need (based on FAFSA). Scholarship recipients will be awarded $10,000 (per academic year for  total of $40,0000) and academic support services to facilitate their academic success. 

    Apply to UNC Charlotte by January 31st and apply for the Engineering Scholarship at engr.uncc.edu/scholarships 

    Deadline: February 15, 2020 

    Zebulon and Wendell Rotary Clubs

    The Zebulon and Wendell Rotary Clubs, through the East Wake Education Foundation, offer both $500 and $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors.    Applications are due back to the Guidance Office no later than Tuesday, February 19th. 

    These scholarships are intended to award students for academic standing, leadership in community and school participation. 

     The selection criteria are:

          Academics- Overall academic standing determined by grade point average, class rank and SAT score.

          Community Service- Participation in community service activities.

          School Leadership- Service in leadership positions in school related activities.

          School Activities- Participation in school sports, cheerleading, band, drama, chorus, newspaper,              yearbook, etc.

    Equal weight will be given to each of the four categories. 

    The students selected for these scholarships will be introduced at the East Wake Education Foundation’s “Stars In The East” banquet on Thursday February 27th.

    Applications are available here.

    Deadline: February 19th, 2020


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

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

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

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

    Deadline: March 1, 2020


    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


    The newly established Sigma Scholars Inc. was established to provide scholarships to deserving Wake County Schools Seniors who have been accepted and who have committed to attending a Two-Year College (Associates Program) or Four-Year College (Bachelors Program) after graduation from High School.  These scholarships are designed to provide some funding for educational expenses.

    The Board of Directors is seeking a student from your High School that meets or exceeds the following criteria:

    To be eligible for the Scholarship, the student must:

    • Be a student in good standing with the high school
    • Be a United States citizen (subject to verification)
    • Parent/Legal Guardian and/or Student must be a resident in Wake County and be enrolled in a Wake County Public High School
    • Be a high school senior enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited postsecondary institution*
    • (*Approved accredited institutions are defined as accredited, postsecondary two or four-year colleges or universities in the United States. Proof of enrollment is a condition of eligibility for a scholarship award and will be required before funds will be disbursed.)


    Interested students must complete the scholarship application along with the following:

    • A 400-word maximum typed essay (see essay topic on application).
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation (one must be from a teacher, counselor, or school official).
    •  Official transcript of grades (3.0 GPA or higher required).
    •  Community Service (minimum of 30 hours) -Must produce signed letter from an organization or church affiliation on official letterhead.
    •  Current photo of applicant

    Applications are available here

    Deadline: March 1, 2020


    The Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship, administered by the Triangle Community Foundation, provides financial assistance to individuals seeking to further their education at a public or private college or university in North Carolina. Applicants must reside in Wake County, demonstrate a commitment to community service and involvement, demonstrate a 2.5+GPA and family financial need. Awards will be valued at $2,500 per academic year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $10,000 per student. Scholarships can be used for tuition, required fees, textbooks, and room and board. Applications are available online at 


    Deadline: March 1, 2020


    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 Area Scholarships for STUDENTS ON WAKE, ORANGE AND DURHAM COUNTIES. 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 post secondary institution, have a 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. For more information visit this site..

    Deadline: March 1, 2020


    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


    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.


    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


    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


    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 


    If you're interested in attending college while learning what it takes to become an Army officer, ROTC may be right for you. In addition to teaching you valuable leadership skills, military training, and discipline, ROTC can also provide you with money for tuition and other expenses through scholarships.


    Deadline to Start Application: February 4, 2020

    Deadline to submit application: March 4, 2020