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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  • Western Wake Alumnae Chapter Scholarship: Deadline- 03/30/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/25/2020

    The Western Wake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is committed to helping young men and women succeed academically. This includes ensuring that students have access to the financial resources they need to obtain a college education.


    Scholarships are available to high school seniors who live in the following Western Wake Alumnae Chapter service areas: Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs and Morrisville in Wake County, North Carolina. To be eligible to receive an award, recipients must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, university, or community college during the 2020-2021 academic year.  Verification of enrollment must be provided.  Recipients of the Western Wake Alumnae Chapter Scholarship has until June 1st of the following year to claim the awarded scholarship.


    Applications must include the following items:


    • Completed Application Form
    • Transcripts (must include your name, classes, and date)
    • Copy of letter of acceptance from college, university or vocational institution that  applicant will attend, or statement explaining acceptance.
    • Verification of at least 50 community service hours within the last academic year & at least 100 community service hours within your high school career.
    • 500-600 word essay
    • Two letters of recommendation (reference form required).


    Due March 30, 2020


    Western Wake Alumnae Scholarship application and information

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  • State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship: Deadline- 04/15/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/25/2020

    Each year the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship Foundation, Inc. offers academic scholarships to the dependents of SEANC members.  The Scholarship Foundation will award 60 annual scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.


    Only SEANC members, in good standing, their spouses and/or dependent child(ren) and SEANC retired member’s, in good standing, grandchild(ren) are eligible to receive scholarships. Membership in teachers’ organizations or the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) does not constitute eligibility for a SEANC Foundation Scholarship. There are several categories for appliaction:


    • Category I Scholarship application (Financial Need)
    • Category II Scholarship application (Merit)
    • Category III Scholarship application (Member only)
    • Retiree Grandchild - Category I Scholarship Application (Financial Need)
    • Retiree Grandchild - Category II Scholarship Application (Merit)


    Applications due: April 15, 2020


    SEANC application and information

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  • Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship: Deadline- 04/18/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/25/2020

    The Fort Bragg Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) again has college scholarships it will award. The total scholarship fund for 2020 is estimated at $7,500.00. 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. All 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 (via email) 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:


    (1) 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, OR Be a current undergraduate student at an accredited college or university in North Carolina with a baccalaureate degree program, OR Be a current undergraduate student at a North Carolina technical community college with an associate degree program, after which the student plans to transfer to a four-year school with an engineering, architectural, or construction management curriculum.

    (2) Have a minimum of a B average (3.0 on 4.0 scale), whether high school or college.

    (3) Provide a completed application form with all required supporting information.


    SAME Scholarship information

    SAME Scholarship application

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  • Robert N. Styres Scholarship: Deadline- 03/24/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/25/2020

    The Rotary Club of the Capital City is pleased to announce that it will again be awarding the Robert N Styres Scholarship this year. It is awarded to a Wake County public high school graduate who has been accepted at a four-year college/university or a two-year community college.


    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.


    While academic achievement is important, the Scholarship is not necessarily intended for the young man or woman with the highest grade point average. Rather, we try to select a person with good to average grades who is a hard worker and who may have overcome some adversity along the way.


    GMHS may nominate one student who will then be forwarded to the Rotary Club for consideration.  All application materials due to Counselor Mrs. Davidson in Student Services by 2:30pm, Tuesday, March 24, 2020Applicants will be notified via WCPSS Student Email if they have been selected as the GMHS nominee.


    Robert N. Styres Scholarship Application

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  • McInnes Scholarship: Deadline- 03/31/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/25/2020

    The Wake County Cooperative Extension - Extension & Community Association (ECA) is offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving youth. Basic criteria
    to be met are:

    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.


    Deadline: 03/31/2020


    McInnes Scholarship Application

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  • Meridian High School Scholarship: Deadline- 04/10/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/25/2020
    We are excited to announce Meridian's annual merit-based scholarship, which is available to graduating seniors planning to attend a North Carolina college or university during the 2020-2021 school year. 
    For your convenience, here is the link to the application page on our website:
    Eligibility and application details are included below: 
    • Applicants must be a graduating senior at any North Carolina high school
    • Applicants must currently hold a 3.0 unweighted GPA
    • Applicants must be admitted to and planning to attend a North Carolina college or university
    • To apply, applicants should submit an essay - see application for details
    • One student will be selected to receive $1,000 in scholarship funds
    • Scholarship funds must be used to pay for qualified expenses, including tuition, books, and/or room and board


    The deadline for submissions is April 10, 2020.

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  • Alpha Delta Kappa Hammond-Hill Scholarship: Deadline- 04/01/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/25/2020

    The local Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa 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. The applicants should return the completed application packet to the Scholarship Committee by April 1st. The recipient will be notified by May 8th.  The presentation of the scholarship award will be held on the evening of May 19th.  The recipient and/or a family member will need to be present to accept the award.


    Deadline: April 1, 2020


    Hammond-Hill Scholarship cover letter

    Hammond-Hill Scholarship application

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  • Phebe Emmons Scholarship: Deadline - 04/01/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/25/2020

    The local Gamma Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an International Society of Key Women Educators, is seeking candidates for for its annual $1,000 Phebe Emmons Scholarship.


    ANY SENIOR who is planning to pursue a degree in education is eligible to apply. We are seeking students who are passionate about becoming teachers!


    Students will submit an online application that includes a short essay about their desire to become an educator as well as one letter of recommendation from a teacher.



    • High School Senior.
    • Will pursue a degree in education.
    • Submit Application and letter of recommendation from a teacher by April 1st via
    • Attend Gamma Eta Awards Ceremony on May 26, 2020.


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  • NC Child Support Council Bob McGuire Scholarship: Deadline- 04/17/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/25/2020

    The North Carolina Board of Directors voted in 1998 to establish a scholarship fund as a yearly charity in honor Bob Rex McGuire. Mr. McGuire lived life to the fullest.  He enjoyed people and one of his greatest pleasures was helping others.  It is fitting that the North Carolina Child Support Council Educational Scholarship be established as a memorial to Bob McGuire.  As a result of the Bob McGuire Scholarships given each year by the N. C. Child Support Council, some graduating seniors will be able to have a better educational opportunity to learn and become outstanding citizens.


    Amount of the scholarship: $1,000 ($500 per semester).



    • At least one parent must be a member of the North Carolina Child Support Council or a client of the Child Support Program (through either Child Support services or Clerk of Court services).
    • Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and a graduating high school senior.
    • Applicant must have been accepted by a North Carolina school of higher learning: a College, University, Community College or Technical School.  Applicant needs to attach a copy of the acceptance letter.
    • Applicant must have maintained an overall C average or above during his/her high school career.


    NC Child Support Council Bob McGuire Scholarship Information and Application

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  • Wake Electric College Scholarships: Deadline- 03/18/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/25/2020

    Fred M. Alford Scholarship

    Every year, Wake Electric awards one Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship is in memory of former Wake Electric employee Fred M. Alford.

    Requirements for the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship include:

    • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of an active Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
    • Must be a high school graduating senior (cannot already be attending college)
    • Must pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina


    Touchstone Energy® Scholarships

    16 scholarships of approximately $1,250 will be awarded.  Requirements include:

    • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of an active Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
    • Must use these funds at a North Carolina college or university, community college, vocational or technical school
    • Applicants can be a high school graduating senior or already enrolled full-time in a university, community college, vocational or technical school


    To download an application, click on this link 2020 Scholarship Application. The deadline to submit an application to the Wake Electric Scholarship Program is March 18, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.  Any applications received after the March 13th deadline (even if postmarked March 18) will be disqualified. Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-April 2020.


    If you have any questions, please contact Wake Electric at or (919) 863.6312.

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