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. For Senior announcements and scholarship info, join the Remind 101 GMHS Senior Announcements 2017-2018 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, 2018. Scholarships are announced at the May Awards Ceremony. In addition, the total scholarship dollars offered the Class of 2018 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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  • Scholarship Award Letters Due - May 1, 2018

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/21/2018

    Have you received an academic or athletic scholarship?  GMHS wants to recognize YOU!!  


    Bring a copy of the notification letter to Mrs. Davidson in Student Services by May 1, 2018.  You may also email the notification to Scholarships are announced at the Senior Awards Ceremony and are included in the total dollars offered to the Class of 2018. The Senior Awards Ceremony is May 14 at 7pm.  Reception begins at 6pm.  


    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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  • Garner Educational Foundation Scholarships: Deadline - 04/10/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/13/2018

    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.”


    GEF Scholarship Descriptions:

    R. W. MOORE - Funded in the amount of $1000.00 by Garner Educational Foundation in recognition of the vision and service of Mr. R.W. Moore for education of Garner students.


    NATIONAL PAWN SCHOLARSHIP(S) - Funded in the amount of $1000.00 each by Mr. Bob Moulton, CEO of National Pawn. His goal is to recognize and support Garner students. The candidate would evidence leadership, citizenship, and commitment as exemplified by the late Faye Gardner.

    MAYOR OF GARNER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP - Funded in the amount of $1000.00 by the Garner Educational Foundation to candidates enrolling a program that leads to a career in education.

    GARNER TOWN COUNCIL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP - Funded in the amount of $1000.00 by the Garner Educational Foundation to candidates enrolling in a program that leads to a career in education.

    CAROLINE BALL FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - Funded in the amount of $1000.00 to a student enrolling in a program that leads to a career in teaching special education.


    DON AND BETTY ROHRBAUGH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - The Don and Betty Rohrbaugh Family Scholarship will be awarded for students entering a four-year college or university, obtaining an Engineering or Science and Technology degree directly related to Engineering.


    MARJORIE B BAREFOOT OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP - Funded by the Barefoot family in the amount of $1000.00 for a student who has overcome significant adversity to excel in the classroom and who has demonstrated exceptional desire to improve himself or herself through further education. 


    RED STAR OIL COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP - Funded in the amount of 1000.00 by Lynn Ball in recognition of a deserving Garner High School student who has shown involvement in school and community activities and exemplifies good citizens.


    THE HAMLIN COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000 Scholarship is awarded in honor and support of Garner students in their educational journey.


    JANE AND CHARLES KILLIAN - Jane and Charles Killian Scholarship funded in the amount of $1000.00, will be awarded to a student with an interest in or plan to study the arts, music, or theater.


    MONES SAAD SCHOLARSHIP - The Mones Saad Scholarship, funded in the amount of $1000.00 to honor his dedication and enduring support to help others succeed through higher education.


    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


    GEF Scholarship Application


    For more information, visit: 




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  • Mi Familia Scholarship: Deadline- 04/01/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/11/2018

    The Mi Familia Scholarship was created by the Mi Familia executive board to benefit a high school student in the community to help mitigate the cost of attending a higher institution. The ultimate goal of this scholarship is to inspire the younger generation of students who are pursuing a higher education to become leaders and give to back to the Latinx community by promoting the richness of our culture and advocating for Latinx rights and advancement.

     - must be a high school senior 
     - has been accepted and plan on enrolling in NC State (deposit required at later date/ not needed for scholarship application)
     - 1 letter of recommendation (e-mail to
    ​ - official transcript (mailed)

    The scholarship has a deadline of April 1st.


    Mi Familia Scholarship Information and Application

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  • Achievement Scholarship for Refugees & Immigrants: Deadline- 03/31/17

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/11/2018

    Triangle Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County for the 2018-2019 academic year. These applications must be submitted on or before March 31st, 2018, in order to be considered.


    The Achievement Scholarship will provide financial awards for refugee and immigrant high school seniors who reside in Wake County to continue their education in a post-secondary setting.  The goal is to support these students on a pathway to finding meaningful employment and becoming contributory members of their communities and adopted country.


    Scholarships will range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year, for up to four years, and can be used at any accredited public, private, or technical college or university in the state of North Carolina.  A minimum of four awards will be made each year.


    The Achievement Scholarship is available for first-generation U.S. citizens, refugees, or immigrants (legal documentation not required) who are graduating seniors at a high school in Wake County.  To access the eligibility criteria and application instructions, please visit Triangle Community Foundation's website:

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  • Jane Smith & Brenda Marbell Scholarship: Deadline- 04/15/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/11/2018
    The Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international fraternal organization for teachers, is sponsoring a scholarship for seniors in the Wake County Public School system. The Jane Smith/Brenda Marbell Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000.00.
    Requirements are:
    • Completion of application form
    • Applicant must be in the top 25% of the senior class
    • Complete, official transcript with first semester grades, test scores, and class rank
    • Essay must be written without assistance, accompanied by verification that the essay was begun and completed in the presence of the teacher/counselor of choice
    • Letter to Gamma Lambda indicating goals, career plans, and reasons for applying
    • Information on school and community activities
    • Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a teacher who has taught the applicant
    The application deadline is April 15, 2018The application must be postmarked by April 13, 2018 to be eligible if sending by mail
    Interviews with the finalists may be scheduled if needed.
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  • Raleigh Engineer's Club Scholarship: Deadline- 04/20/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/11/2018

    The Raleigh Engineer’s Club is now accepting applications for the 2018 Raleigh Engineer’s Club scholarship.  One of the most rewarding civic responsibilities of the Club is to provide a scholarship to a current Wake County Public High School Senior who has been accepted into the College of Engineering at NC State University.  The scholarship is valued at one semester of tuition at the in-state tuition rate.  Money to fund the scholarship is provided by Member donations, Member employer matching grants and a $500 grant from the North Carolina Society of Engineers.


    A completed application consisting of the Scholarship Questionnaire, NC State College of Engineering acceptance letter, official grade transcript (sealed by the school), one letter of recommendation from a faculty member and the Financial Aid Release Form should be post marked by April 20, 2018.


    Letter of Information


    Raleigh Engineer's Club Application Questionnaire


    Financial Aid Release Form




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  • McInnes Scholarship: Deadline- 04/10/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/11/2018

    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: 04/10/18


    McInnes Scholarship Application

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  • Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship: Deadline- 04/24/17

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 3/11/2018

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the African American community.  The Western Wake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has awarded over $25,000 in scholarships since 2013. We are currently accepting the 2017 application to award scholarships to high school graduating seniors traditionally underrepresented in higher education and who embody the values of our sorority.  The scholarship applicants must live in the following Western Wake Alumnae Chapter service areas: Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs and Morrisville in Wake County. To be eligible to receive an award, recipients must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, university, or community college during the 2018-2019 academic year Verification of enrollment must be provided to receive scholarship in the fall.


    Delta Sigma Theta WWAC Scholarship Flyer


    Delta Sigma Theta WWAC Scholarship Application


    Deadline: April 6, 2018

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  • WCPSS Future Teachers Program: Deadline 03/30/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 2/21/2018

    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.


    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 30, 2018

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  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program: Deadline - 06/14/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/29/2018

    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 11th year.


    We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.


    Scholarship Deadline   -  June 14, 2018.


    Application Process

    Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:

    Full details are available on our site.


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  • Garner Optimist Club: Deadline - 04/15/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/29/2018

    The members of the Garner Optimist Club are please to bestow $9,000 in academic scholarships to worthy candidates who have accomplished the necessary life and scholastic skills to further pursure their undergraduate studies.  


    Scholarships are presented in honor of Abe Wade, a 1996 Charter member, whose dedication and committment to the Garner community provided the framework by which this honor is granted.


    Eligibility and requirements

    Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA, SAT score report, acceptance letter to 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning, and completed application.


    Deadline: 04/15/18


    The Garner Optimist Club Scholarship Application


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