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 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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  • Golden Door Scholars: Deadline- 10/25/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 10/16/2018

    **Please note the approaching deadline!  Information received by GMHS on 10/15, apply ASAP!**

     

    Golden Door is a nonprofit scholarship organization which provides large college scholarships to high performi

    ng students with DACA. This year we are excited to announce that we will award the scholarship to up to 50 students across the country attending college in Fall.  In addition to funding, Golden Door provides 1:1 mentorship and summer internships.

     

    The due date for applications is October 25th.   

     

    Link to application: https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/app/open

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  • ACT Student Champion Award: Deadline- 10/31/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 10/16/2018

    Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

    ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition.

    Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:

    • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions
    • At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® 

    Applications can be found www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will benotified on or before January 31, 2019. 

    All questions may be directed to ccrc@act.org.

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  • Cheatham-White Scholarship (NC A&T & NCCU): Deadline- 10/26/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 10/8/2018

    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 (new)/ 1200 (old) SAT or 28 ACT
    • Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership
    • Be significantly involved in extracurricular activities
    • Demonstrate a strong commitment to service

     


    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 (sdavidson2@wcpss.net) the following information by Friday, October 26, 2018.  

    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.  

     

     

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  • Self-Nomination NCSU Park Scholarship - Deadline 11/01/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/26/2018

    Students who missed the school nomination deadline or who did not receive the school nomination may self-nominate for the Park Scholarship.  The four-year award is valued at over $100,000 for North Carolina residents.

     

    Park Scholars are selected based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service and character. More details can be found on the Park Scholarships Web site, park.ncsu.edu.

     

    If you would like to self-nominate for the Park Scholarship, you may do so by going to: http://park.ncsu.edu/apply/, scroll to the bottom and click “Park Scholarships Self-Endorsement.”  Part of the process includes completing the NC State admissions application. Deadline: November 01, 2018.

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  • Self-Nomination UNC - Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholarship - Deadline 10/15/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/26/2018

    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: https://apply.moreheadcain.org/apply/. Deadline: October 15, 2018.

     

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  • Horatio Alger Scholarship: Deadline- 10/25/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/18/2018

    As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

     

    The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

     

    To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    • Be a United States citizen

     

    Deadline: October 25, 2018

     

    Horatio Alger National Scholarship

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  • Levine Scholars Program at UNC Charlotte: Deadline - 10/18/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/18/2018

    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.

     

    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 Tuesday, October 18, 2018.

    • First and last name
    • Date of birth
    • Address, including city and zip code
    • Primary email address
    • Primary phone number
    • Copy of all SAT / ACT scores
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  • UNC-Chapel Hill - Thomas Wolfe Scholarship: Deadline- 10/15/18 & 11/15/18

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 9/18/2018

    The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship at UNC - Chapel Hill provides full undergraduate support for student writers and involves two (2) steps: 

     

    1)  an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2018.

     

    2)  an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2018.  

     

    Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered.  Preliminary screening will be completed in February, 2019, with final screening concluding in March, 2019.  A minimum of three outstanding candidates will be brought to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for interviews, and a final decision will be made in April, 2019.  If you have any questions, please email TWS@unc.edu. 

     

    The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship Information and Application  

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