Current Scholarships

  • Golden Door Scholars- Undocumented Students: Deadline- 10/25/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/24/2020

    Golden Door Scholars - provide college scholarships to undocumented students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree. 


    Eligibility criteria:

    • Applicants must have DACA, TPS or be undocumented, meaning currently not have lawful status in the US
    • Applicants must not be eligible for in-state tuition or federal funding. You can find more details by state here
    • Applicants must be pursuing a 4 year bachelor’s degree


    Scholarship Benefits:

    • Tuition up to 4 years at our partner colleges
    • Room/board up to 4 years at our partner colleges
    • Internship and job search support
    • Annual career readiness summit 


    Link to application:


    Deadline- October 25, 2020

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  • Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars Program: Deadline- 11/01/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/21/2020

    Lenoir-Rhyne University, located in Hickory, NC, is pleased to announce the 7th year of its Teaching Scholars Program and its scholarship awards. We are recruiting high school Seniors who are interested in a career in teaching, and we encourage individuals to apply for this academic scholarship. Fall 2021 applications are being accepted now. Priority consideration will be given to students applying by Nov. 1, 2020. We strongly encourage students to apply immediately as spaces for this scholarship award are limited. The first step is for the interested student to apply for admission to Lenoir-Rhyne University at:


    Once the Senior applies for admission to the university, he or she must complete a brief application to the Teaching Scholars Program at:


    The ideal candidate is an exemplary student with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher and is a leader among his or her peers. SAT / ACT score are optional due to the pandemic; however, the student may submit his or her scores if available, per the LRU Admissions Office. 

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  • Robertson Scholars - UNC-Chapel Hill and/or Duke University: Deadline- 11/15/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/21/2020

    The Robertson is among the most highly sought-after merit scholarships in the country. Our comprehensive program provides 4-years of tuition, room and board and mandatory fees, 3 fully-funded summer experiences, funding for conferences and seminars and unique access to the academic and extracurricular offerings on both campuses as well as four years of dedicated leadership development programming.


    Our website and program information can be found at:


    Our application deadline is November 15, 2020 for all materials and is independent of the admissions deadlines for UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. Students may apply for the Robertson regardless of whether they apply Early Action or Regular Decision at UNC-Chapel Hill and Early Decision or Regular Decision at Duke University.


    It is worth noting that ideal Robertson candidates are students who appear destined to become leaders, not simply students with the best GPA or highest test scores. Traditionally the students who succeed in our selection process and in our program hold a passionate interest in something and show strong evidence of that passion in the activities they pursue.


    The 2020-21 Application can be accessed at:  


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  • Self-Nomination UNC - Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholarship - Deadline 10/15/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/21/2020

    Students who missed the school nomination deadline or who did not receive the school nomination my self-nominate for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship.


    To be eligible you must be:


    • A competitive applicant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • In 12th grade and on track to graduate in the Spring


    To be selected you must demonstrate: Moral Force of Character, Scholarship, Physical Vigor, and Leadership.


    If you would like to apply directly for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, you may still do so by going to: Deadline: October 15, 2020.


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  • NCSU Park Scholarship - Deadline: 10/06/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/21/2020

    The GMHS Scholarship committee will select two candidates to endorse for this scholarship.  Highly competitve students who are interested in NC State University are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must be able to demonstrate scholarship, leadership, service, and character.


    The mission of the Park Scholarships program is to bring exceptional students to NC State, based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  NCSU plans to award approximately 40 Park Scholarships.  The four-year award is valued over $112,000 for North Carolina residents. 


    Park Scholarship experience-

    • Mentoring: Park Faculty Mentors work individually with Park Scholars on preparation for undergraduate research, internships, graduate/professional schools, and national scholarships
    • Freshman Seminar: Weekly seminar during the first year featuring distinguished guests, including former North Carolina Governor James Hunt and outstanding NC State faculty
    • Retreats: Team-building retreats at the start of the freshman and senior years
    • Learning Labs: Experiential learning opportunities to study leadership in the context of state and national issues
    • Leadership Academy: A comprehensive, four-year program designed to develop Park Scholars’ leadership potential
    • Civic Engagement Initiatives: Year-long projects with community agencies to develop strategies and implement solutions for issues facing the populations they serve


    Application materials must be submitted on Google Classroom, do not email applications.  Deadline- 10/06/20 by 2:30pm.


    Google Classroom- NC State Park Scholarship School Endorsement -Class Code: vkbexxk



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  • Cheatham-White Scholarship (NC A&T & NCCU): Deadline- 10/30/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/21/2020


    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 SAT or 28 ACT (Optional to report)
    • 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 ( the following information by Friday, October 30, 2020.  

    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, 2020.

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  • Levine Scholars Program at UNC Charlotte: Deadline - 10/02/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/15/2020

    The Levine Scholars Program at UNC-Charlotte takes the brightest, most capable students and gives them the tools, resources and environment they need to explore the world around them, engage deeply in their communities and excel across discipline.  While there are no minimum academic requirements to apply for the Levine Scholarship, students must excel in their intellectual pursuits and show evidence of experience, motivation and commitment toward the ideals of the program. 


    The four-year scholarship includes:

    • full tuition, room, & board
    • a grant to implement a service project of the Scholar’s own design,
    • four summers of experiences that will develop leadership skills, social awareness and an international perspective.
    • The total value of this four-year package is estimated at $105,000 for in-state students. 


    If you would like to be nominated for this scholarship, please provide the following in a typed document to Counselor Davidson ( by Friday, October 2, 2020.

    • First and last name
    • Date of birth
    • Address, including city and zip code
    • Primary email address
    • Primary phone number
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  • Davidson College Belk Scholarship: Deadline- 11/02/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/9/2020

    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 two Belk Scholarship candidates. To be considered for a GMHS nominee, please provide Counselor Davidson the following materials in a typed document by November 2, 2020.  Please send the information from your student email to


    • 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 12/15/20.

    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



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  • QuestBridge National College Match: Deadline- 09/29/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 8/27/2020

    The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.  College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.  


    If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge's college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.


    Who should apply?  We are looking for outstanding high school seniors who:

    Academic Achievement:

    • In the top 5% or 10% of their class.
    • Have received mostly A’s in the most rigorous classes available.
    • Strong standardized test scores (if taken).

    Financial Qualification:

    • Household income is less than $65,000 a year, and often less for a typical family of four, with minimal assets.
    • Often eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

    Personal Circumstances:

    • Often in the first generation in their family to attend a four-year U.S. college.
    • Strong personal character and unusually high level of family responsibility (caring for siblings, part-time work to support family financially, etc.)
    • Extracurricular achievements, such as leadership or community activities.


    The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all:

    • U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents or
    • Students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States.
    • Important considerations for students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, but are attending high school in the United States: Only some of our colleges will consider non-U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents for admission and full scholarships through the College Match. 


    Deadline to apply: September 29, 2020


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