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  • 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. For Senior announcements and scholarship info, join the Remind 101 GMHS Student Services group.

    Seniors, as you receive academic and athletic scholarships, please bring a copy of the notification letter to Mrs. Davidson in Student Services by May 1, 2019. 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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  • SECU People Helping People Scholarship: Deadline - 02/18/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/30/2019

    Each North Carolina public high school will receive one scholarship valued at $10,000 ($1,250 per semester) for a student to attend one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina. Although the SECU Scholarship Program wishes to recognize academic achievement, the People Helping People scholarship has a much broader purpose: recognizing leadership and community involvement.


    The SECU People Helping People Scholarship will only be available to graduating public high school seniors who are either members of SECU or eligible for membership through a parent/guardian.


    Interested seniors should download the application materials and read the directions sheet first


    Additional criteria for awarding this scholarship are:

    • best exemplifies the membership philosophy of credit unions “People Helping People”
    • demonstrated leadership
    • excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
    • demonstrates scholastic achievement with a maintained 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale
    • may be deserving of financial aid
    • has been accepted to one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina
    • will use the scholarship to pay for undergraduate in school tuition  


    Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Davidson by February 18.  Note: at the time of this posting, Feb. 18 is a teacher workday and students are not scheduled to be in school.  Applicants should plan accordingly.  Students are highly encouraged to turn in applications well ahead of the deadline.  There will be no extension for incomplete applications.    


    The Garner Magnet High School Scholarship Committee will review the applications and select the GMHS scholarship winner.


    SECU People Helping People Scholarship Directions

    Eligibility Criteria

    Consent Form

    SECU People Helping People Scholarship Application - MUST be typed and submitted as a Word Doc

    Guidelines for Writing People Helping People Scholarship Bio




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  • Emma L. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship Fund: Deadline - 03/01/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/15/2019

    Repost from January 9, 2019.


    Emma L. Cunningham made an ever-lasting impact on thousands of students while she taught at Garner Magnet High School in Garner, NC & Canarsie High School in Brooklyn, NY. Today, her spirit lives on through a public charity scholarship fund created in her memory. 


    Continued education was extremely important to Mrs. Emma Cunningham. She consistently encouraged her senior students to attend college. Therefore, at the end of each school year, one senior student from Garner Magnet High School will receive the Emma L. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00 to support their decision to continue education through college.  The scholarship will be presented at the end of year Awards Ceremony.


    All senior students planning to attend college and meet the criteria requirements should consider applying for the Emma L. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship must be utilized for tuition only and will be paid directly to the recipient’s college of choice.  The recipient’s name, photo and brief excerpt of their essay will be posted on the scholarship’s website (


    Criteria for candidates:

    ● Graduating senior student from GMHS

    ● Average GPA 2.5 or higher

    ● Acceptance to higher learning institution or vocational school

    ● Extracurricular achievements & participates in community service


    Deadline: March 1, 2019.  Turn in completed applications to Counselor Davidson in Student Services.  


    Emma L. Cunningham Scholarship Application


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  • Robert N. Styres Scholarship: Deadline- 03/05/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/4/2019

    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 5, 2019Applicants 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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  • WCPSS Future Teachers Program: Deadline 03/29/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/4/2019

    The Future Teachers Program is a recruitment initiative aimed at developing WCPSS’ internal student talent. Future Teachers participants are WCPSS high school graduates who intend to pursue careers in education and who plan to commit to teaching with WCPSS upon completion of their teacher preparation programs.  The Future Teachers Program is NOT a scholarship.


    Who is eligible to apply?

    WCPSS graduating high school seniors who have (or will) gain admittance to a college or university for the fall semester, and who intend to pursue K-12 teaching careers with WCPSS in one of the following licensure areas:

    • Birth-Kindergarten
    • Career and Technical Education
    • Elementary Education 
    • English/Language Arts 
    • English Second Language 
    • Math 
    • Science
    • Social Studies 
    • Special Education 
    • World Languages


    Future Teacher Application Materials


    What do Future Teacher participants receive?

    • Annual summer professional development stipends, beginning the summer following the freshman year of college
    • A WCPSS job offer for a teaching position for which they are licensed and highly qualified
    • The opportunity to develop a professional network with WCPSS staff and peers


    What is expected of Future Teachers participants?

    • Maintain status as a student in good standing with their selected universities 
    • Participate in annual required summer professional development, beginning the summer following the freshman year of college
    • Participate in networking with members of their FT cohort and WCPSS staff 
    • Teach with WCPSS for at least three years following the completion of their teacher preparation programs
    • Meet all WCPSS licensure and application requirements


    Deadline: 5:00pm, Friday, March 29, 2019

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  • Garner Educational Foundation Scholarships: Deadline - 04/11/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/29/2019

    The Garner Educational Foundation (GEF) offers scholarships that are funded as a result of partnerships between GEF with individuals, businesses, and community-based organizations and administered by the Garner Educational Foundation.  GEF Board Chair, Chuck Killian, says “recognizing these seniors is one our principled endeavors. It is the Foundation’s goal to walk alongside our students by giving financial support for their education, but also to affirm them in their character devotion and perseverance for causes that are noteworthy and life-changing.”


    Weighted factors for all applications include, not limited to:

    -Academic record as presented by a required official transcript or grade report from Power School

    -Review of extracurricular activities

    -Personal statement


    -Select scholarships may be needs-based and/or career intention specific


    Please review the link below for a complete list of scholarships, descriptions, application, and instructions.


    GEF Scholarships Information and Application


    For more information, visit: 


    Deadline for all scholarships: April 11, 2019



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  • Triangle Sons of Italy Scholarship: Deadline- 04/20/2019

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/28/2019

    Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge #2817 is again including the high schools in the Triangle area in our annual scholarship program.  We are reserving one scholarship to a direct descendant of a Lodge member and one to a student in a school in the Triangle.  This year we are hoping to get more applicants and would like to include some of your students.


    Our Lodge will provide a $750 scholarship to a student who satisfies the following criteria

    • An Italian-American student (at least 1/8 Italian) residing in the immediate Triangle area.
    • Student must enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall.
    • Student must submit a completed application by April 20, 2019.  The application form can be found at


    The Lodge scholarship committee will review all complete applications and make the selection.  The student who is chosen along with his/her family will be invited to the Lodge Family Picnic on June 2 to receive the award presented by the Lodge President.


    For questions, direct them to our scholarship committee chair, Jan DiSantostefano, at

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  • Alpha Delta Kappa Hammond-Hill Scholarship: Deadline- 04/01/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/28/2019

    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 6th.  The presentation of the scholarship award will be held on the evening of May 21st.  The recipient and/or a family member will need to be present to accept the award.


    Deadline: April 1, 2019


    Hammond-Hill Scholarship Information and Application.

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  • McInnes Scholarship: Deadline- 04/08/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/28/2019

    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: 04/08/19


    McInnes Scholarship Application

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  • Trojan Club Athletic Scholarship: Due date - 03/28/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/24/2019

    Application Requirements

    1.  All applicants will receive the same considerations. An interview with the Scholarship Selection Committee may be requested.


    2.  Have a minimum weighted grade point average of 3.0.


    3.  Have participated in sports for 3 years (including senior year).


    4.  All athletes, cheerleaders, managers and trainers are eligible to apply.


    5.  Have been accepted at an institution of higher education.


    6.  Submit a transcript of grades with application.


    7.  Submit one letter of recommendation from someone other than a coach.


    8.  List all other scholarships for which you have applied and/or received.


    9. Detach the coach’s evaluation and give to your coach to complete & return to you in a sealed envelope with his/her signature across the back sealed flap (must be on GMHS coaching staff).  Please remind your coach the evaluation must be returned to you.  All materials due by the deadline.


    Completed application and all materials are due to Counsleor Mrs. Davidson by March 28, 2019, at 2:30pm.


    Trojan Club Athletic Scholarship Application

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  • Criminal Justice Fellows Program: Deadline- 04/15/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/15/2019

    The Criminal Justice Fellows Program was passed by the NC Legislature this past summer.  N.C. Criminal Justice Fellows Program will provide forgivable educational loans for high school seniors who agree to enter a criminal justice profession in North Carolina. This fellowship will fund an Applied Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or Committee approved related field of study, from any North Carolina Community College System school in an eligible county.  Please see handout for eligible counties.  Wake is not one of the eligible counties, however, there are some surrounding counties that are.  Students who receive the educational loan would have 5 years to repay, though it would be forgiven if they enter and remain in a criminal justice profession with North Carolina for four years in an eligible county.


    One hundred fellowships will be awarded each year and the first class will begin in the fall of 2019.  The application deadline is: April 15, 2019.


    Criminal Justice Fellows Information, Eligible Counties, and Application

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  • NC Child Support Council Bob McGuire Scholarship: Deadline- 04/19/19

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/15/2019

    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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