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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  • FAFSA Day - 10/26/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/23/2019

    Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Assistance

    Want help completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)? We'll make it easy. CFNC, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and SECU are offering free programs to help you complete and submit this important form. 


    FAFSA Day
    Financial aid administrators will be available on FAFSA Day, October 26, from 9-12 to walk you through the FAFSA process. This event will occur at a variety of campuses throughout the state. 

     

    To register, visit: https://www.cfnc.org/fafsaday

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    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 6/14/2019
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  • NCHSAA Endowed Fund (Athletic) Scholarships: Deadline- Varies

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 10/7/2019

    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Endowed Fund offers scholarships to eligible student-athletes. 

     

    To apply, visit the NCHSAA Endowed Fund by the deadlines listed below.

     

    Cheerleading Scholarship

    Applicant must be a member of a cheerleading squad registered for and participating in the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational event that year.  

    To recognize and reward outstanding cheerleaders exemplifying sound character and academic standing, good sportsmanship, and school spirit by providing financial assistance in furthering his or her college/university education. Four (4) $500 scholarships will be awarded during the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational with one given to a cheerleader per NCHSAA classification (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A).

    Deadline: Nov 15, 2019

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    Charlie Adams Endowed Scholarship

    Awarded to one senior male high school athlete participating on the varsity wrestling team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school and one senior female high school athlete participating on the varsity cross-country team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school. 

    Deadline:  Feb 7, 2020

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    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 because 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). 

    Deadline:  March 13, 2020

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    NCHSAA Lacrosse Scholarship

    Scholarship support for one male and one female senior from NCHSAA member high schools, planning to attend a college or university.

    College/university may be located in any of the 50 United States. One male and one female recipient will receive a $500.00 scholarship.

    Deadline: March 6, 2020

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    Pat Gainey Student Award

    To provide scholarship support for two 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 at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school within a county of limited financial resources 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. 

    Deadline:  Feb 7, 2020

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    Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship

    To provide scholarship support for one senior male high school student athlete participating on the varsity level lacrosse team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school, planning to attend a college or university in pursuit of higher education.

    Deadline: March 6, 2020

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    Wilburn Clary Medal Award

    Awarded to one male and one female graduating senior student-athlete participating on a sanctioned varsity sport team during his/her senior year at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member school.  Athlete must have participated on at least two sanctioned varsity sports during his/her high school career.

    Deadline:  Feb 7, 2020

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    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. 

    Deadline:  Feb 7, 2020

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  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Annual International High School Essay Contest : Deadline 10/18/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 10/1/2019

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Annual International High School Essay Contest


    Awards: Four College Scholarships 1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,000


    Eligibility: The Contest is open to all college­ bound, high school seniors


    Students should mail hard copies of essay to:


    Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

    Attn: Mr. Erick Clark

    PO Box 27353

    Raleigh NC 27611


    Must be postmarked by Midnight on October 18, 2019


    All other directions, application, and essay here.

     

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  • Davidson College Belk Scholarship: Deadline- 10/18/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 10/1/2019

     The John M. Belk Scholarship is Davidson’s most prestigious merit program. Covering the comprehensive costs of attending Davidson (room, board, tuition and fees). Scholars also receive two special-study stipends of $3,000 each.


    Belk Scholars are those students whose outstanding intellectual ability and success, leadership experience, commitment to service and overall personal vigor mark them as those who will accomplish much and contribute most to the Davidson community and in their lives beyond their college years.


    Each school may nominate one or two Belk Scholarship candidates. To be considered for a GMHS nominee, please provide Counselor Davidson the following materials in a typed document by October 18, 2019.  Please send the information from your student email to sdavidson2@wcpss.net.

    • First and last name
    • Date of birth
    • Address, include city and zip code
    • Primary email address
    • Primary phone number
    • Letter of recommendation


    Nominees’ admission applications to Davidson College must be completed and received by 11/22/19.


    Selected semi-finalists will be interviewed by telephone in February. Finalists will participate in Belk Scholars Selection Weekend on campus in March.  Details may be found at www.davidson.edu/Belk.

     

     

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  • Cheatham-White Scholarship (NC A&T & NCCU): Deadline- 11/01/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 10/1/2019

    GMHS is proud to announce that last year we had Cheatham-White Scholars for both NCA&T and NCCU!!

     

    The Cheatham-White Scholarship will be established as a merit scholarship program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and North Carolina Central University to provide an outstanding educational experience for students who are exceptional scholars, versatile and well-rounded individuals. Cheatham-White Scholars will represent students with a broad range of interests, proficient in areas of both the arts and sciences, demonstrate leadership potential and a strong commitment to service.

     

    Each recipient is a awarded a fully funded four-year scholarship that covers the cost of all of the following: full tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, a laptop, supplies, travel, and personal expenses. Each scholarship also provides four summers of fully funded enrichment and networking opportunities that may include international travel and study.

     

    To be eligible for nomination as a potential Cheatham-White Scholarship candidate, a person must satisfy all of the following criteria:

    • Be a competitive applicant for admission as a freshman in the fall semester into a baccalaureate program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
    • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
    • Be on course to graduate from high school in the spring semester prior to college admission.
    • Minimum 4.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale cumulative GPA
    • Minimum 1280 (new)/ 1200 (old) SAT or 28 ACT
    • Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership
    • Be significantly involved in extracurricular activities
    • Demonstrate a strong commitment to service

     

    Students should note the general admission application deadlines for both schools.


    Candidates for Cheatham-White Scholarships shall be selected on the basis of academic merit, honorable character, outstanding leadership potential, and a demonstrable commitment to service. Financial need shall not be a consideration.

     

    Students who wish to receive a school nomination, please provide Counselor Stacy Davidson (sdavidson2@wcpss.net) the following information by Friday, November 1, 2019.  

    1. Student name
    2. Indicate if you are applying to NC A&T or NCCU (or both)
    3. Resume
    4. Copy of SAT scores
    5. Letter of recommendation from a teacher or advisor that addresses the following: character, initiative, and what qualities distinguish you from other students.  

     

    Students may also self-nominate by clicking the school(s) above to locate the self-nominatation form.  Self-nominations are due by November 15, 2019.

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  • North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) Scholarships: Deadline- Various

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/30/2019

    The NCCF offers about 150 scholarships every year.  Many are available to students throughout the entire state, and some may be available specifically for students in your home county!

     

    For more information and the list of scholarships, visit: http://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships

     

    Deadlines vary - Check often!

     

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  • Student Financial Aid for North Carolinians: Multiple Deadlines

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/30/2019

    Student Financial Aid for North Carolinians is a booklet that contains  information about a wide range of financial aid opportunities available to residents of North Carolina.  The booklet provides a comprehensive overview of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work study.

     

    Scholarship list includes:

    • Government based and privately funded scholarships
    • Specific undergraduate majors/careers
    • Programs for military and their dependents
    • Resources for students with special needs
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  • Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students - Deadline: Multiple / Ongoing

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/30/2019

    My (Un)Documented Life provides up-to-date scholarship information for undocumented immigrants.  We are continually expanding this list and featuring scholarships with approaching deadlines so be sure to return to this page periodically.

     

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  • NC State - Centennial Scholars - College of Textiles Deadline: 10/18/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/30/2019

    The College of Textiles at North Carolina State University is now accepting nominations for our Centennial Scholarship program, one of the largest college-based scholarship programs at NC State. 



    The Centennial Scholarship program is designed for students who are interested in career fields such as engineering, business management, design, chemistry, polymers, forensics, medical fields, fashion merchandising and retail management.

    • Centennial Scholarship
      • $15,000/year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds
      • Up to 8 awarded per year
    • ITT Centennial Scholarship
      • Awarded to the top Cetennial
      • $22,000/year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds
    • Kimbrell Centennial Scholarship
      • Awarded to the 2nd top Centennial
      • $20,000/year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds
    • North Carolina Textile Foundation Scholarship
      • $5,000/year for 4 years
    • Prestige Scholarship
      • $1,000 - $2,500/year for 4 years

     

    Competitive applicants demonstrate high academic achievement, strong leadership qualities, involvement in extracurricular activities and civic engagement, and an interest in textile-related careers. For scholarship consideration, students must submit a NC State admissions application by the November 1 deadline and must also receive a school nomination.


    Any student interested in the College of Textiles at NC State who would like to be nominated should email counselor Stacy Davidson (sdavidson2@wcpss.net) using your WCPSS student email account by Friday, October 18, 2019.  Include the following information in your email:  Full name, mailing address, phone number, and personal email address.

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  • Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State: Deadline- 11/01/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/23/2019

    The Goodnight Scholars Program, NC State University's premier scholarship for low- and middle-income North Carolina high school STEM students, is recruiting!

    Do you fit this criteria?

    • Exceptional academic performance, particularly in advanced math and science coursework.
    • Affinity for STEM demonstrated through extracurricular involvement or research.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to community service and civic engagement.
    • Serves as a role model and leader in the community.

     

    In mid-December, the Goodnight Scholars Program will issue approximately 800 invitations to apply to prospective first-year NC State students who have applied for fall 2020 admission. This invitation gives each student access to the Goodnight Scholars Program online application. The invitation is sent to the email address listed on the student’s general NC State application. The application is accessible via Pack ASSIST.

     

    To receive an automatic invitation to apply, a student must:

     

    Self-Nomination

    Prospective NC State students who wish to be considered for an invitation to apply may nominate themselves for consideration. This form also allows students to share unique academic and/or financial circumstances that they feel may cause them to be overlooked for an invitation to apply to our Program. The self-nomination form for the Class of 2024 will open on November 1, 2019.

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  • Self-Nomination NCSU Park Scholarship - Deadline 11/01/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/18/2019

    Students who missed the school nomination deadline or who did not receive the school nomination may self-nominate for the Park Scholarship.  The four-year award is valued at over $100,000 for North Carolina residents.

     

    Park Scholars are selected based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service and character. More details can be found on the Park Scholarships Web site, park.ncsu.edu.

     

    If you would like to self-nominate for the Park Scholarship, you may do so by going to: http://park.ncsu.edu/apply/, scroll to the bottom and click “Park Scholarships Self-Endorsement.”  Part of the process includes completing the NC State admissions application. Deadline: November 01, 2019.

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