Scholarships and Announcements
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Wake County Online Scholarship Guide
WAKE COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR
Sunday, September 15, 2019
2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
NC State University-McKimmon Center
Over 100 major in-state and out-of-state universities/colleges from both the public and private sector will attend to discuss college admissions with local high school juniors and seniors
“Information Sessions” are also included:
Financial Aid Sessions
Times: 2:45 and 3:45
Preparing for College Sessions
Times: 2:30 and 3:30
(All sessions are approximately 25 minutes each)
Admission and Parking are Free
College Bags are not provided this year. Students should bring their own bag to carry their acquired college brochures and material in.
Jointly Sponsored by:The Carolinas Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRAO.org) and The Wake County Public School System
HBCU COLLEGE FAIR
Saturday, September 21 from 10 am to 1 pm at Broughton High School
Free to attend!
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.
PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY!
Students will be entered into drawing for a $500 scholarship by completing the short Financial Literacy 101 course on CFNC.org website. In addition, students learn about managing money and making wise financial choices. Go to the “Pay for College” tab at CFNC and choose “Financial Basics”.
DoSomething.org gives students the opportunity to earn scholarship money through community service or writing short essays. These scholarship is open to students in high school, college, and graduate school who are below the age of 25. You can find more information in these scholarships on the DoSomething.org website. Follow the scholarship link at the bottom on the page.
NICHE $2,000 “NO ESSAY” SCHOLARSHIP
This monthly scholarship is sponsored by Niche.com, an awesome site for checking out different schools and getting the inside scoop. An important part of the college admissions process is the idea of “fit” and Niche is a great way to see if a school is right for you. This is a super easy scholarship to apply to–it literally should take less than one minute (60 seconds). If you are a student or will be a student within the next 12 months then you are eligible to apply. The application simply consists of creating a Niche account. To apply, go online here. . The deadline for this scholarship is the last day of each month. Only one entry allowed per person per month. A new winner will be chosen every month.
Deadline: The last day of each month
CAPPEX EASY MONEY SCHOLARSHIP
Cappex is a very generous provider of college scholarships for students–they offer up to $50,000 in awards per year! One of their signature scholarships is the “GPA Isn’t Everything” Scholarships which is offered each month to high school and college students. This Cappex scholarship is typically worth $1,000. In addition to offering awesome scholarships, Cappex also has some really useful tools for navigating the college admissions process. After all, their slogan is the “college search made simple” which they certainly do. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in school in the next calendar year. This includes college/university students, community college students, and those pursuing online degrees. As the name of this scholarship suggests, transcripts and GPAs are not considered (nor are recommendations or essays for that matter). The deadline for this Cappex Scholarship is on the last day of the month. The best thing about this program is that it is offered on a monthly basis. If you don’t win, try, try again! The application can be found online here.
Deadline: The last day of each month
BEAUTY AND WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN
Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you! Find out more here.
Deadline: QUARTERLY DEADLINES: September 30 --January 1st — March 31 — June 30
CAMERON IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP
The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually, in December, to approximately 10-15 high-school seniors (applications are due in May and September preceding the awards). This four-year, merit-based scholarship (“Scholarship”) is intended to cover the full tuition and ‘qualified educational expenses’ (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). ‘Educational expenses’ vary amongst higher institutions, but the Scholarship is intended to cover tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment.
The award is open to high school seniors who are planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university. Applicant must maintain a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 GPA. For full details adn eligibility criteria, go to this site.
Deadline: September 13, 2019
THE GATES SCHOLARSHIP
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
To apply, students must be:
- A high school senior
- From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
- A US citizen, national or permanent resident
- A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.
The link to the application can be found here.
Deadline: Phase I of the application is due Sunday, September 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM PT. Phase I is a short questionnaire that takes 30-45 minutes to complete and does not require essays or recommendations.
Morehead-Cain Scholarship (UNC Chapel Hill)
Park Scholarship (North Carolina State University)
Levine Scholarship (UNC Charlotte)
Cheatham-White Scholarship (NC A&T)
The Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Park Scholarship at NC State, the Levine Scholarship at UNC-Charlotte, and the Cheatham-White Scholarship at NC A&T are all scholarships of the highest esteem.
All 4 scholarships provide full tuition, and interested students should have an outstanding academic record and excellent character.
To be nominated, students must submit an initial application to their counselor by September 23, 2019. Links to the applications and a description of each award can be found at the following: Application and Scholarship Descriptions .
ONLY ONE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS, BUT STUDENTS SHOULD INDICATE WHICH SCHOLARSHIPS THEY ARE INTERESTED IN ON THE APPLICATION.
East Wake can nominate 3 students for the Morehead/Cheatham-White, 2 for the Park, and unlimited for the Levine. Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee, and students will be notified if they are nominated.
Any student not nominated by the school can self-nominate.
Further instructions will be given to nominees once selected.
PLEASE EMAIL THE COMPLETED PRELIMINARY APPLICATION TO MLYNCH3@WCPSS.NET. The scholarship committee will select and notify nominess no later than September 28th.
Deadline: September 22, 2019
THE QUESTBRIDGE NATIONAL COLLEGE MATCH
The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.
If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.
For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit https://www.questbridge.org
Deadline: September 26, 2019
DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Applicants must complete the application form and write a 140-character message about texting while driving. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship! The due date for The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is September 30, 2019, which coincides with September’s No Texting while Driving Day. To apply, go here.
Deadline: September 30, 2019
CREATE REAL IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP
Win award up to $1500. Applicants must create an original work showcasing your idea for a SOLUTION or STRATEGY to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving. For application instructions, go to this site.
Deadline: October 5, 2019
AES ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship is available to current high school seniors attending a post-secondary school. They are looking for future leaders across a wide array of fields of study but are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Visit this website for more information about eligibility and applying. Amount: $500
Deadline: October 6, 2019
COLLEGE JUMPSTART SCHOLARSHIP
To be eligible for the College JumpStart Scholarship:
A) You are a high school 10th, 11th or 12th grader -OR- you are an undergraduate college student or non-traditional student. There are no age limits.
B) You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
C) You are currently attending or you are planning to attend an accredited two-year, four-year, community, vocational or trade school in the U.S. Online programs also qualify.
E) You must be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.
Scholarship Value: $1,000
Number of Scholarships - 2
More information and the application can be found here.
Deadline: October 17, 2019
DAVIDSON COLLEGE JOHN M. BELK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarships is for students who demonstrate superior intellectual and personal achievements and significant leadership abilities. Up to eight (total) Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board), plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each. For more information visit this site
Students who are interested in being nominated need to turn in a student resume which includes a brief paragraph detailing the student’s future goals and plans to Ms. Lynch by October 18, 2019. Official nominations must be submitted by 11/1. EWHS can nominate up to 2 students applying to Davidson College.
Deadline: October 18, 2019
Lend EDU SCHOLARSHIP
Amount of the award: $1,000
Who can apply: High school seniors and college students who are US Citizens with a minimum 2.5 GPA
Deadline: October 19, 2019
HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.
The Horatio Alger Scholarship Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. offers a number of state, national, and Career and Technical scholarships for students. To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.0 and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. To learn more and apply, visit scholars.horatioalger.org.
Amounts Vary from $2500 to $25000 depending on the award.
Deadline: October 25, 2019 for STATE and NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Rolling deadline until all scholarships are awarded for CTE Scholarships
COCA COLA SCHOLARS
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 29th class in 2017, the Foundation has provided over 5,850 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $63 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply now!
Deadline: October 31, 2019
RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This national program recognizes and awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African American high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year university. Applicants must exhibit excellence, leadership, commitment to public and a desire to make a difference. Financial need must exist as well. Go to www.ronbrown.org for more details.
Early deadline November 1, 2019
Final deadline: January 9, 2020
ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT PROGRAM
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants. Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply. Go to www.elks.org/enf/scholars for more information and to apply online.
Deadline: November 5, 2019
JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Jack Kent Cooke Scholars will receive up to $40,000 a year for four years to attend an undergraduate institution, as well as college planning support and advice and networking opportunities from the foundation's larger scholar community. Scholarships will be awarded to high-performing seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or above and an SAT score of 1200 or above or an ACT composite score of at least 26; and can demonstrate financial need. Applicants should also be outstanding students who stand out in their communities for their academic abilities and achievements, persistence, leadership, and demonstrated desire to help others.
Visit www.jkcf.org/scholarships for details and to apply.
Deadline: November 13, 2019
UNC-CHAPEL HILL THOMAS WOLF SCHOLARSHIP
This award is for seniors who have a strong interest in attending UNC-Chapel Hill and pursuing a major in English/Creative Writing. Information on how to apply for this award is available by visiting here.
Interested seniors must apply to UNC for admission by October 15 and complete the scholarship application by November 15.
Deadline: November 15, 2019
ROBERTSON SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This scholarship is collaboration between UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University. Criteria include high academic standards, leadership potential, public service and interest in diversity of people and cultures in and outside USA. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials online at www.robertsonscholars.org.
Deadline: November 15,2019.
NC STATE COLLEGE OF TEXTILES SCHOLARSHIPS
The Centennial Scholarship is directed towards students interested in the areas of engineering, business management, chemistry, polymer chemistry, international studies, design, apparel sourcing, fashion merchandising or retail management. Applicants should have an interest and willingness to enter the Textile degree program.
These awards are based on the merit qualifications of the scholar who demonstrate high academic achievement throughout high school, proven and potential leadership qualities, active participation in extracurricular activities, unique experiences and a passion for the textile industry.
To be eligible for any incoming freshmen scholarships (Centennial, NCTF or Prestige), candidate must:
- Apply for fall, first-year admission into a baccalaureate program at NC State by the Early Action deadline, October 15.
At every stage of the selection process, the Centennial Scholarship selection committees evaluate candidates on the following criterialisted above.
For more information go to: https://textiles.ncsu.edu/future-students/future-undergraduate/scholarships/
Interested students should email a resume to Ms.Lynch (email@example.com) by November 1.
School Nomination Deadline: November 15
Self nomination Deadline: December 1
Application Deadline: December 1
AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Award is given to seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in school, community or workplace. Applicants must be US Citizens or legal residents and plan on attending a two or four year college/university. Application can be found here.
Deadline: December 15, 2019
NAVY/MARINES ROTC SCHOLARSHIP
The Navy Reserve Officers Training Program (Navy ROTC) is a multi-year program that runs concurrently with a student’s normal college or university educational course of study. In addition to a normal academic workload leading to a Baccalaureate degree, Navy ROTC students attend classes in Naval Science, participate in the Navy ROTC unit for drill, physical training, and other activities, and are generally taught the leadership principles and high ideals of a military officer.
During the summer break between school years, Navy ROTC students participate in a variety of training activities. These sessions help students understand various career options as well as familiarize them with a military life.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
NC STATE GOODNIGHT SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This scholarship for NC State University applicants covers tuition and fees, housing, and meals, up to $20,000 per year. Applicants must be invited to apply.
To receive an automatic invitation to apply, a student must:
- Submit the general NC State application by November 1, 2019.
- Indicate a family income of less than $110,000 on the NC State application (confirmed via the FAFSA. See the ‘Free Application for Federal Student Aid Submission’ below.)
- Be a North Carolina resident.
- Select a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) major or STEM education major.
- Demonstrate a history of exceptional academic performance.
Students interested in self-nominating for this scholarship can complete the self-nomination application from November 1, 2019 to January 15, 2020.. For more information, visit this site. Interested students can also e-mail questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 919-515-7485.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources
www.finaid.org – links to: scholarships, grants, loans, graduate aid
www.studentaid.ed.gov – information from the U.S. Dept. of Ed. on preparing for and funding education beyond high school
Search Engines & Scholarship Programs:
www.fastweb.com – create a profile and let fastweb do the research for you
www.myscholly.com – mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college
www.cashcourse.org – information for college students to stay financially informed
www.cksf.org – educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels
www.cappex.com – free website where you learn which colleges want you, before you apply
www.scholarships.com – free college scholarship search and financial aid information
www.scholarshipamerica.org – provides information and resources for your scholarship search
www.meritaid.com – free source for $11 billion in merit aid scholarships from 1,000s of colleges
www.brokescholar.com – find scholarships and use tools to stay organized and make the process easier
www.knowhow2go.org – complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors
www.hsf.net – largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students
www.latinocollegedollars.org – scholarship information for Latino students
www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net – provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)
www.collegefund.org – provides Native students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities
http://www.thencshp.org- The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals promotes the education of Hispanic students at all levels.
www.dellscholars.org – Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance
www.uncf.org – awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board
www.zinch.com – connect with scholarships and learn about colleges
www.BlackExcel.org – A great resource for underrepresented students [students of color, women, first generation college students] and a list of over 200 scholarships with a variety of opportunities.
http://schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory - Free scholarship search where students can quickly and easily browse through scholarships by a variety of categories (Major, Athletics, Religion, Disability, State, College, etc).
http://youth.foundationcenter.org/youth_scholarships.html - Scholarships for youth philanthropy & community service
How-to Programs and Books:
www.scholarshipacademy.org – offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options & build solid scholarship profile