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    Information is updated regularly, please review the scholarships listed below and speak with your counselor or the organization offering the scholarship for additional information. Please pay attention to the application DEADLINE, scholarships are time sensitive. You may also look through the scholarship book located in Student Services or with the Receptionist, for more information. SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES WEEKLY!!!
     

     

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    Wake Electric scholarships available for 2019

     

    The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to the top candidate selected by an independent judging panel. Requirements for this scholarship include the following criteria:

    • 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 regular full-time four-year undergraduate course leading to a baccalaureate degree
    • Must pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina.

    Sixteen Touchstone Energy Scholarships for $1,250 will also be awarded. These scholarships are not limited to recent high school graduates, and may be used at one of the state's community colleges, vocational or technical schools, as well as at a four-year college. The requirements for these scholarships are:

    • 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 for full-time enrollment
    • Applicants can be a high school graduating senior or already enrolled full-time in a university, community college, vocational, or technical school

    To find out more on the requirements for both scholarships and to download an application, please visit wemc.com/scholarships. The deadline to submit applications to the Wake Electric Scholarship Program is Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Any applications received AFTER March 18 (even if they are postmarked March 18) will be disqualified.

    All scholarships are made possible by Wake Electric members and employees through voluntary contributions to Operation RoundUp.


     
    National Student Leadership Foundation (NSLF) $20,000 tuition scholarship. Merit based scholarship, www.nslcleaders.org
     

     
    Underwood Teaching Scholars: $40,000 Scholarship to teach in West Virginia. For more information visit: www.TeachUnWV.com
     

     
    Scholarship to Study Abroad in Germany! www. USAGermanyScholarship.org (See eligibility criteria)

     

    The Coolidge: A Scholarship for America (Full Ride Presidential Scholarship) for any junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident, to apply visit coolidgescholarship.org. Deadline is Thursday, January 16, 2020 by 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time. 

     


    NC Teaching Fellows

    Forgivable loans may be awarded for use at one of the five partner institutions (Elon, Meredith, NC State, UND-CH, UNCC) for:

    • North Carolina high school seniors: up to 4 years

     Award amounts:  up to $4,125 a semester ($8,250 a year).  Loan funds may be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books.

    ELIGIBILITY

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

    • Be accepted to enroll in an approved educator preparation program leading to initial licensure in an eligible area at one of the five Teaching Fellows partner institutions.
    • Be one of the following:
      • A North Carolina high school senior

    MINIMUM ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

    • High school applicants must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and have scored at least a 24 on the ACT or a 1170 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.

     Fellows will be required to sign a promissory note agreeing to the terms of their forgivable loans. Awards are renewable annually for Fellows who continue to meet eligibility requirements.

    Application:  DEADLINE 01/13/2020

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    DAR Scholarship Rand's Mill Chapter 

    Deadline:  Jan 31, 2020

    Criteria: 

    1. Senior in Wake County
    2. Plan to attend an accredited school in NC
    3. Documented descendant of a Revolutionary soldier, sailor, or patriot 

    Application:  Paper, available in Student Services

    Complete Application Packet includes:

    • application
    • official transcript
    • letter of recommendation from teacher
    • brief bographical sketch (1-3 paragraphs)
    • Proof of descendant lineage (pedigree chart, proof of membership in CAR, proof of blood relative's membership in NSDAR, SAR or SR) 
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    Big Sun Scholarship

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
     
    Deadline - June 19, 2020    
    Amount of Award  - $500.00
     
    The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.
     
    Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
     
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    College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    LAST CALL! The Practice for the SAT® and Strengthen Your College List Scholarships close at the end of October.

    Complete the FAFSA: $1,000
    Now Open for Seniors
    Urge students to complete the FAFSA® form to apply for financial aid. Students must provide a screenshot of their FAFSA confirmation email if selected for the scholarship (undocumented and international students are exempt).

    Apply to Colleges: $1,000
    Now Open for Seniors
    Students should apply to at least two colleges they want to attend. For students who applied for rolling or early admissions, ensure they submit the names of colleges they applied to so they’re eligible for this scholarship.

    Improve Your Score: $2,000
    Ensure Seniors Have Taken the SAT
    To qualify, students must improve their SAT score by 100-plus points—either from their PSAT/NMSQT® to SAT or from a previous SAT—and practice on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® for 12 hours or more. 

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    Good Night Scholarship of NC State 
    NC State's primier scholarship for low & middle income students majoring in STEM education disciplines. For more information contact 919-515-7485 or visit goodnightscholarship@ncsu.edu
     
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    Clemson Youth Learning Institute C-CATS
    Clemson's Challenge for Academically Talented Students of the 9th & 10th grade
    For more information contact: www.clemson.edu/yli/ccats/nominations
    Deadline for nominations is December 11, 2019.
     
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    The Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University is now accepting endorsements for our Centennial Scholarship program, one of the largest college-based scholarship programs at NC State. Please endorse your best and brightest students for this dynamic scholarship opportunity by November 1.

    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.
    • ITT Centennial Scholarship
      • Awarded to the top Centennial
      • $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
    • Centennial Scholarship
      • $15,000 / year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds
      • Up to 8 awarded per year
    • Pioneer Scholarship
      • $14,000 / year for four years and $4,000 in enrichment funds
      • Up to 4 awarded per year
    • North Carolina Textile Foundation Scholarship
      • $5,000 / year for 4 years
    • Prestige Scholarship
      • minimum award is $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. 

    The Golden Door scholarship has been expanded to include undocumented students without DACAScholarship recipients will be awarded large college scholarships to help cover tuition, room, and board for up to 4 years for a bachelor’s degree. To ensure enough time for your students to apply, the new application deadline will be Monday, September 30th at 11:59 pm EST.  Eligibility requirements can be found HERE on our website and are also listed below my signature. Please, share the Flyer and the GDS Program Overview. 

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    Grants and Scholarships - CFNC - Paying For College
     
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    Elon University String Music Majors Scholarship
    (Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass)
     
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    Virginia Military Institute Scholarship VMI Scholarships
     
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    WACE National Co-op Scholarships Program 2019 - 2020
     

    WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its 18th Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program.

    As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarship  for a total value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in
    college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions listed on the Scholarship Partners tab.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2020 

    To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

    • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
    • Apply for admission for the 2020-2021 academic year at institution(s) you select on the scholarship application
    • Meet other merit scholarship criteria as established by the institution(s) selected on the application
     
     
     
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    FAFSA

    Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is necessary to determine eligibility for state and federal aid to cover college expenses.

    Coming Soon!!! Free Financial Aid Assistance

    When: November 5, 2019 

    Where: SE Raleigh HS-CDC

    Time: 11 am to to 6:30 pm

    Financial Aid Representatives from CFNC, Wake Tech and SE Student Services Staff 

    When searching and applying for scholarships, please pay close attention to deadlines and application requirements.  In most cases, applications will not be considered if late, incomplete or incorrect. 

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    Useful Websites

    FAFSA

    WCPSS Scholarship Directory

    CFNC Scholarship Search

    FASTWEB Scholarship Search Engine

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    Cappex Scholarship Search Engine

    College-Scholarships.com

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Scholarships and Grants)

    Zinch

    School Soup (Search guide sortable by major, athletics, religion, etc.)
                                    

           Avoid Scholarship Scams!

    While navigating the scholarship process you may come across organizations that promise scholarships in exchange for a fee.  The goal of scholarship scams is to deceive like asking for money in advance or promising a scholarship with a "money back guarantee." Information that these companies provide to you is available free of charge through contacting school counselors, colleges, and many legitimate websites such as CFNC.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides information to the public about ways to avoid scholarships scams. To learn more about scholarships scams, visit FTC's Website to learn more.
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