Current Scholarships

  • Please note that our College Scholarship list is updated as scholarships come in, usually a weekly basis.  Please scroll through the entire list to check for new updates.

    Seniors, as you receive academic and athletic scholarships, please bring a copy of the notification letter to Mrs. Davidson in Student Services by May 4, 2020. Scholarships are announced at the May Awards Ceremony. In addition, the total scholarship dollars offered the Class of 2019 will be announced at graduation in June. You do not have to attend the college that offers you the scholarship in order for your scholarship to be included in the class total.

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  • Ken Stewart Future Language Educator Scholarship- Deadline: 01/31/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 12/9/2019

    This $1,000 scholarship is intended for a high school senior who plans on a career as a world language educator. The scholarship is sponsored by Ken Stewart, Spanish teacher, former SCOLT Board member and 2006 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year.


    What are the requirements?

    1. Current high school transcript
    2. List of school and community activities
    3. Three letters of recommendation, each not to exceed one page (1 from a language teacher, 1 from a peer, and 1 from a teacher or administrator at your high school)
    4. One page statement of your future plans to become a language teacher (750 words maximum)
    5. College or university you plan to attend (copy of acceptance, if available). State briefly how your plans fit within the offerings, programs and opportunities of this college or university.
    6. Hyperlink to video (maximum 3 minutes) of the candidate’s response in their language of study/L2 to this question: What makes an A+ teacher? The video should focus entirely on the candidate while speaking.


    Applications are due January 31, 2020.


    Information and application

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  • Triangle Community Foundation Scholarships - Deadline: 03/01/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 11/25/2019
    Triangle Community Foundation Scholarships - Deadline for all applications is March 1, 2020.

    Achievement Scholarship for Refugees & Immigrants of Wake CountyUp to $16,000 

    First-generation U.S. citizens, refugees, or immigrants, residents of Wake County, North Carolina who have completed at least one academic year at a high school in Wake County. High school seniors at the time of the application with a GPA of 2.5 or greater, planning to pursue a degree as a full-time student at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university in NC, and able to demonstrate family financial need. 

    Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship$10,000 

    Graduating high school seniors in Wake, Durham, Orange, or Chatham counties planning to attend a 4-year public or private college or university in North Carolina. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with demonstrated commitment to community service and family financial need.

    Citrix ScholarshipUp to $20,000

    Students planning to attend or currently attending NC Central University, Shaw University, or St. Augustine's University and pursuing a major in computer and/or information science. 

    GSK Opportunity ScholarshipUp to $20,000

    Be a U.S. Citizen for a minimum of one year; reside in Chatham, Durham, Orange, or Wake counties for a minimum of one year; be eligible to receive NC resident tuition costs; attend a public state university or community college in NC and demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity as well as an exceptional desire to improve himself or herself through further education or training.

    Joseph Nystrom Working Student ScholarshipUp to $16,000

    Students in Orange, Wake, Durham, Chatham or Alamance counties who are working at least part-time while in school and have demonstrated financial need.

    NC American Indian Fund Scholarship$1,000

    Be enrolled in a state- or federally-recognized tribe (with documentation), demonstrate sustained involvement in the American Indian Community and commitment to American Indian concerns and initiatives, have family residency in the state. Be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution in NC, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and plan to pursue a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate degree as a full-time student at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university.
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  • The National Scholarship for DREAMers - Deadline: 02/27/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 11/25/2019

    We think of our National Scholarship as the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. While we consider your GPA and test scores, we place great emphasis on your demonstrated commitment to community service and your ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that DREAMers face each and every day.


    The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of our Partner Colleges. Please note, some Scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 (or $1,000 per year) for books, supplies, and transportation.  The award is renewable each year – you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria.


    Application and information


    Deadline: February 27, 2020

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  • McDonald's HACER National Scholarship - Deadline: 02/05/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 11/25/2019

    We’re giving away scholarships worth up to $100,000 to help you #HACERproud those that have supported you along the way.  Your generation is making the world a better place, and McDonald’s® wants Hispanic students to be front and center in that transformation. That’s why we’re giving you and your community more opportunities to make a difference.


    Check out the requirements below to see if the HACER® National Scholarship is right for you:

    • You’re a high school senior
    • You’re a legal U.S. resident
    • You’re younger than 21 years old
    • You carry a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • You’re eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
    • You’ll disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for
    • You’ll enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)
    • You have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
    Deadline: February 5, 2020
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  • The Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship - Deadline: 01/27/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 11/25/2019

    The Point Foundation Scholarship is open to LGBTQ undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled or intending to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2020.


    Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:
    • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
    • Strong academic achievement
    • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
    • Financial need


    Additional eligibility requirements and application


    Deadline:  January 27, 2020

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  • NC Teaching Fellows: Deadline- 01/13/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 11/21/2019

    Join the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program and receive up to $8,250 per year in forgivable loans to teach science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or special education.


    Who is eligible to apply?

    New applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for a Teaching Fellows award:


    • Be enrolled or accepted to an approved educator preparation program leading to teaching licensure at one of 5 Teaching Fellows partner institutions of higher education: Meredith College, UNC-Charlotte, Elon University, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State University.
    • 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 5 Teaching Fellows partner institutions
      • A student already enrolled at one of the 5 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 5 Teaching Fellows partner institutions
    • Minimum Academic Requirements:
      • High school applicants or applicants with fewer than 24 hours of college credit must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and have scored at least a 24 on the ACT or a 1,170 on the SAT.
    • 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.


    For more information and application, visit:


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  • Howard University Bison STEM Scholars Program: Deadline- 01/15/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 11/12/2019

    The Bison STEM Scholars Program (BSSP) is designed to attract and prepare high-achieving high school students.  Students who are selected for the program are required to ultimately pursue, a PhD, or a combined MD/PhD.  Students are required to major in a STEM-related discipline.  The purpose of the Bison STEM Scholars Program is to challenge students through rigorous preparation and to create an environment/community of interdependence which should lead to successful outcomes.  The program, focuses on encouraging participants to build personal responsibility, personal accountability, and make wise choices regarding their education.  The program will also focus on building a global perspective to prepare its students to live, prosper and contribute to a world that is increasingly diverse and global in nature.


    Program Benefits and Eligibility

    The Bison STEM Scholars Program’s mission is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who earn a PhD or combined MD/PhD in a STEM discipline.  Participants must be interested in pursuing a career in research and/or teaching, policy development or a leadership role in government or the corporate world.  


    Eligibility Criteria

    • minimum math SAT score of 600 and a minimum SAT composite score of at least 1250, or
    • ACT Math score of at least 26
    • An overall high school GPA of 3.0 or higher (unweighted), at least “B” grades in high school math and science, engineering and computer science courses
    • Committed to pursuing a PhD or combined MD/PhD in math, science, computer science or engineering
    • Documented previous community service experience
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
    • Additional consideration given to applicants with documented leadership experience


    Bison STEM Scholars Program Information and Application


    Deadline: January 15, 2020



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  • Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship: Deadline: 02/02/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 11/12/2019

    The Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship (FKMS) honors the memory of the first president of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina, Florence Hill Kidder. $3,000 is awarded annually to a high school senior who plans to attend ANY college or university in North Carolina. The runner-up receives $1,000. The scholarship is not renewable and is awarded every year to a different applicant.


    Requirements for Scholarship Application
    Students desiring to be considered for a Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship must have the following materials completed and submitted by 11:59pm February 2, 2020.

    • A completed application form answering all questions. 
    • A separate listing of extracurricular activities, honors, community work and work experience.
    • A current photograph.
    • An unofficial transcript of grades, including first semester senior courses if possible and current GPA.
    • A letter of recommendation from one of the student’s teachers in pdf format.
    • Original essay of 500 to 700 words on a specific topic


    Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship Information



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  • GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program- Deadline: 01/03/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 11/12/2019

    Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.  Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.


    To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

    • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
    • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
    • be citizens of the United States of America;
    • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
    • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.


    Deadline: January 3, 2020


    GE-Reagan Information and Application

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  • Garner Woman's Club Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship: Deadline - 12/20/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 10/24/2019

    NOTE: This scholarship is available to males and females.  


    The Sallie Southall Cotton Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding senior.  The scholarship will be awarded based on the candidate's character, scholastic records, evidence of intellectual promise, demonstration of ambition, leadership ability, and the need for financial assistance.  Click the application link below for eligibility and required components.



    1. Applicant must be a resident of Garner, North Carolina and must be a member of a senior class in an accredited North Carolina high school.

    2. Applicant must be in the upper fourth of the class.

    3. Applicant must use the official application form.

    4. The scholarship is to be used at a four-year college or university in the state of North Carolina.




    Sallie Southall Cotton Scholarship Application

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