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  • Scholarship Deadlines / Extensions

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/18/2020

    As information is received about changes in scholarship deadlines and submission protocols, it will be updated in each scholarship section with a note.  

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  • QuestBridge College Prep Scholars for JUNIORS: Deadline- 04/21/2021

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/18/2020

    Please note the deadline has been extended to 04/21/2020!

     

    We are looking for high school juniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges. We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications, and we do not have absolute criteria or cut-offs for GPA, standardized test scores, income, or other factors.

     

    Applying to college can seem daunting, and the prospect of paying for it can seem even more overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges.

     

    Why apply as a junior? Being a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that shows our 42 college partners that you are a competitive candidate for admission. As a College Prep Scholar, you will receive exclusive awards and opportunities to develop a strong college application that shares your unique story.

     

    Eligibility

    • Any high school junior, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the U.S. is eligible for the College Prep Scholars Program. Additionally, U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents living abroad are eligible for the program. International students living outside the U.S. are not eligible. 
    • Applicants must be high school juniors who are planning to apply to college during the fall of their senior year.
    • We seek students who have demonstrated high academic achievement.  We also review a number of personal characteristics, including, but not limited to, parents' level of education, extenuating circumstances, extra-curricular activities, and personal traits.
    • College Prep Scholars typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a typical family of four and have minimal assets. This is not a strict cut-off and we encourage students who feel they have faced significant financial hardship to review these financial criteria carefully to see if they may qualify.

     

    Information and application

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  • Garner Mid-Day Rotary Carol Sims Scholarship: Deadline EXTENDED- 04/25/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 4/1/2020

    The Garner Mid-Day Rotary will be offering the Carol Sims $1000 Scholarship to the Garner Area High School's graduating seniors who plan to attend a four-year or two-year college. The Scholarship Committees at Garner Magnet and Wake Christian High Schools will submit the applications for scholarship candidates to the Garner Mid-Day Rotary.

     

    The Scholarships will be awarded to students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a commitment to community service. 

     

    Deadline EXTENDED: April 25, 2020.

     

    SUBMISSION UPDATE: Mail completed applications to the address below.  Transcript will not be required.   

     

    Jean Stevens
    6528 Mal Weathers Rd
    Raleigh, NC. 27603
     

    Garner Mid-Day Rotary Carol Sims Scholarship Application

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  • Garner Mid-Day Rotary Scholarship: Deadline EXTENDED- 04/25/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 4/1/2020

    The Garner Mid-Day Rotary will be offering a $1000 scholarship to the Garner Area High School's graduating seniors who plan to attend a four-year or two-year college. The Scholarship Committees at Garner Magnet and Wake Christian High Schools will submit the applications for scholarship candidates to the Garner Mid-Day Rotary.

     

    The Scholarships will be awarded to students whose total family income is less than $75,000 and whose weighted GPA is a minimum of 2.8.  The Scholarships will be based on financial need and academic record, weighted towards need.

     

    Deadline EXTENDED: April 25, 2020.

     

    SUBMISSION UPDATE: Mail completed applications to the address below.  Transcript will not be required.   

     

    Jean Stevens
    6528 Mal Weathers Rd
    Raleigh, NC. 27603

     

    Garner Mid-Day Rotary Scholarship Application

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  • Emma L. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship Fund: Deadline - Extended TBD

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 4/1/2020

    Please note the deadline has been extended to a later date in TBD.   Hold off on submitting to Counselor Mrs. Davidson until further instructions are provided on how to submit.  It may be beneficial for students to go ahead and complete the application and save it.  This way students will be ready to submit when more details are provided.

     

    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 $500.00 to support their decision to continue education through college.  

     

    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 (www.elcmsf.org).

     

    Criteria for candidates:

    1. Graduating senior student from GMHS
    2. Average GPA 2.5 or higherAcceptance to higher learning institution or vocational school
    3. Extracurricular achievements & participates in community service

      

    Emma L. Cunningham Scholarship Application

     

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  • Garner Educational Foundation Scholarships: Deadline - Extended TBD

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/31/2020

    Deadline and new submission process TBD.  

     

    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.  It is the Foundation’s goal to walk alongside 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

    -References

    -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 - Word Doc

    GEF Scholarships Information and Application - PDF

     

     

     

     

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  • Alpha Delta Kappa Hammond-Hill Scholarship: Deadline- 05/01/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/26/2020

    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 EXTENDED: May 1, 2020

     

    Hammond-Hill Scholarship cover letter

    Hammond-Hill Scholarship application

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  • Robert N. Styres Scholarship: Deadline- Extended TBD

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/18/2020

    Deadline extended TBD.

     

    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 deadline extended TBDApplicants 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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  • Garner Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest: Deadline- 04/16/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/11/2020

    Rotary Four Way Speech Contest

     

    Requirements:  College-bound Seniors Only

     

    First place will get $1500.00; 2nd place will get $1000.00; 3rd place will get $500.00

     

    Students will write and present a 6 to 7 minute speech on a specific topic.  Students will be judged on content as well as presentation.  There will be a rubric that a panel of teachers will use for the initial evaluation.  

     

    Deadline:  Students will sign up with Mrs. Cottengim in room 4118 by Thursday, April 16.

     

    Garner Rotary Speech Contest Topic, Timeline, and Additional Information

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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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