Scholarship Information and Resources
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Additional Scholarship Information and Resources:
North Carolina Merit Scholarships
East Carolina University's EC Scholars
EC Scholars are among the university’s most valued investments as they embody academic excellence and leadership, a way of life that is at the heart of East Carolina. Housed in the Honors College, EC Scholars receive a scholarship valued at nearly $64,000. Students accepted into this prestigious four-year program engage in rigorous coursework, collaborate with faculty on research, receive a stipend to study abroad, and become leaders amongst their peers. Click Here for More »
UNC Charlotte's Levine Scholars
The Levine Scholars Program is UNC Charlotte's premier scholarship program. As a program grounded in civic engagement, the Levine Scholarship not only covers the full cost of attending UNC Charlotte, but also awards scholars a grant to implement a community service project and funding to support a nonprofit internship. Scholars grow into transformational leaders through an experience that includes study abroad, a pre-professional internship, individualized mentorship and a professional development fund. Click Here for More »
NC State University's Park Scholarships
The Park Scholarships is NC State University’s premier four-year merit scholarship program. Beyond covering the full cost of attending NC State, it affords Park Scholars access to a vibrant community of peers and alumni; horizon-expanding trips, retreats, service opportunities, and leadership training; individualized faculty mentoring; early course registration; and grants to fund professional and personal enrichment experiences such as study abroad and research projects. Click Here for More »
NC Central University's Cheatham-White Scholarship
The Cheatham-White Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program for students attending North Carolina Central University. This program was designed to provide an outstanding educational experience for exceptional scholars with a wide range of interests. Students chosen for the Cheatham-White Scholarship typically are proficient in both the arts and sciences, demonstrate strong leadership potential, and have a commitment to public service. Click Here for More »
UNC Chapel Hill's Morehead Cain Scholarship
Morehead-Cain is UNC-Chapel Hill's premier scholarship program and the first merit scholarship program established in the United States. The Morehead-Cain provides a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, books, room and board, and four summer experiences known as the Morehead-Cain's Summer Enrichment Program. Nominees must be a competitive applicant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Click Here for More »
Organization and University Specific Scholarships
Army ROTC Information & March 2 Success Program
Elon University Teaching Fellows Program
Horatio Alger Association Targeted Scholarships
Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars Program
Raleigh Wake Chapter of the Winston-Salem State University National Alumni Association, Inc
Remember to check individual university websites for school-specific scholarships. There are funds and scholarships available for incoming freshmen!
Scholarship Websites and Search Engines
Scholarship Websites and Search Engines
Asian and Pacific Islander American
Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship
Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship Program
Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
Discover Early Childhood.edu
Equitable Excellence Scholarship Program
Horatio Alger Association
National Center for Homeless Education
NC Hispanic Association for Hispanic Professionals
NextstepU- STEM Scholarship
North Carolina Community Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation
United Negro College Fund
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Turn your "Path to College" efforts into scholarships! Applying to college is a complicated process, so College Board created a program that guides you through it. This scholarship program is open to all students and doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships. Visit the College Board Opportunity Scholarships website for more information.
Scholarship Resource Lists (provided by Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation)
The following information was provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and provides many helpful links to a wide variety of scholarship resources:
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is committed to aiding as many students as we can. However, due to the large number of applications and our limited resources, we are able to award only a small percentage of students scholarships. To aid in the quest for financial aid, we’re happy to share the following list of scholarship resources.
Please note the deadlines and eligibility requirements found at each site. We wish all students the best as they endeavor to continue their education.
BigFuture is a free, comprehensive set of digital resources that helps all students take a productive first step after high school. Visit BigFuture today!
How-To Programs and Books
The Scholarship Workshop – Scholarship information from an award-winning author and scholarship winner.
The Scholarship Academy – Offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options and build solid scholarship profile.
- FinAid – Links to scholarships, grants, loans, and graduate aid.
- StudentAid.gov – Information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
- College Affordability Guide – This site’s mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.
Search Engines and Scholarship Programs
- American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
- American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.
- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
- Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
- CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
- Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
- The College Board Opportunity Scholarships - The program guides juniors and seniors through the college planning process and offers the chance to earn scholarships, from $500 to $40,000, for every action that students complete.
- Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
- Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
- Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
- Going Merry - A free, one-stop scholarships platform. It matches you with scholarships and then helps you apply directly. It has both local and national scholarships and you can bulk-apply for multiple scholarships, which share similar essay prompts, using one application.
- Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
- HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - A national scholarship provider dedicated to advancing the education of promising students who have financial need. Open to high-achieving high school seniors who seek to attend and graduate from some of the nation's best four-year college and universities.
- KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
- The NSHSS Foundation - The NSHSS Foundation fosters the growth of students pursuing the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability fields. The NSHSS Foundation connects young scholars with additional opportunities to advance their education, personal growth and career interests.
- Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
- Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
- Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
- Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
- Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
- Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
- UNCF – 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.
General Scholarship Opportunities & Information
Follow: College Planning, Scholarships
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC)
Follow: Pay for College tab, Grants and Scholarships
FAFSA Application Online (FREE SERVICE)
FAFSA Hotline (For general information or to check application status): 1-800-433-3243
FinAid-The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority Scholarship & Grant Programs
SallieMae - College Answer
Scholarship Resource for International Students
The International Student Guide to Studying in the USA
Lists helpful college financial aid and scholarship information
Scholarship Resources for JUNIORS
Wake Electric Scholarship for current JUNIORS:
Wake Electric seeks applicants for a one-week, all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the 2024 Youth Tour and winners also receive a $1,000 scholarship! Winners MUST go on the Washington Trip to be eligible for the $1,000 scholarship. The trip will be hosted in mid-June 2024.
Students who attend the Youth Tour will join 1,500 high school students from across the U.S. to learn about electric cooperatives, American history and the U.S. government. Students will also visit the historic sites and federal facilities of the nation’s capital, as well as spend time with their congressional delegations. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded the following year upon proof of enrollment in a North Carolina college or university.
The deadline to apply is December 15, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. Applications must be in our office by the deadline. Applicants will be notified in mid-January 2024.
Applicants must currently be high school juniors in the counties served by Wake Electric which include Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.
For exciting details on the Youth Tour and what you can expect, visit www.youthtour.coop. To download an application, visit www.wemc.com
This opportunity is an excellent way for students to boost their college applications, as well as win a $1,000 scholarship from Wake Electric towards their college education. Youth Tourist winners from across North Carolina will also be eligible to apply for and win one of three annual scholarships: The Gwyn B. Prince Youth Scholarship ($2,500); The Katie Bunch Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) and the Youth Leadership Council Scholarship ($2,000).
If you have questions, please contact Wake Electric at email@example.com.