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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.

    Seniors, as you receive academic and athletic scholarships, please bring a copy of the notification letter to Mrs. Davidson in Student Services by May 4, 2020. 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 - 01/28/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 12/20/2019

    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  
    • Cannot be an employee or family member of a director or employee of SECU or the SECU Foundation 


    Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Davidson by January 28, 2020, 2:30pm.  


    Students are highly encouraged to turn in applications well ahead of the deadline as there are several components to the application.  There will be no extension for incomplete applications or applications that are not in the correct format.    


    The Garner Magnet High School Scholarship Committee will review the applications, conduct interviews, and select the GMHS scholarship recipient.


    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 and emailed

    Guidelines for Writing People Helping People Scholarship Bio




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  • Garner Educational Foundation Scholarships: Deadline - 04/01/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/17/2020

    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


    -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


    Deadline for all scholarships April 1, 2020, by 2pm.  



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  • Trojan Club Athletic Scholarship: Due date - 03/18/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/13/2020

    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 18, 2020, at 2:30pm.


    Trojan Club Athletic Scholarship Application

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  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Deadline- 02/15/2020

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/10/2020

    HSF is the nation’s leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Founded in 1975, we have awarded over $619 million in scholarships. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, and Finalists who do not receive financial awards nevertheless qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to our full range of Scholar Support Services, such as  career coaching, internship and full-time employment opportunities, mentoring, leadership development, and wellness resources, including tools for self-advocacy, well-being, and knowledge building.

    HSF Scholarship Application Deadline for Phase I: February 15, 2020, 5:00 PM PT

    This could be the opportunity of a lifetime! To get started, students should visit  and create a MyHSF profile. Doing so will enable them to fill out a scholarship application and learn more about what we have to offer.



    • Must be of Hispanic heritage

    • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students

    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., during the fall of a scholarship cycle (academic year)

    • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

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  • NCCU Raleigh-Wake Scholarship: Deadline- 03/27/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/8/2020

    North Carolina Central University Alumni Association offers a scholarship to graduating seniors who are residents of Wake County.


    1. Applicants for the Alumni Scholarship must be accepted to North Carolina Central University (NCCU).

    2. Applicants must be a Wake County resident.

    3. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior.

    4. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (unweighted) and an SAT/ACT score of 900/17 or higher.

    5. All applications for the Alumni Scholarship must be submitted to the scholarship committee by March 27, 2020.


    Scholarship application packets must include:

    a. A typed, completed, and signed Raleigh-Wake Alumni Scholarship Application form

    b. An official copy of high school transcript

    c. A copy of SAT or ACT test score

    d. Two letters of recommendation - One letter of recommendation from school (faculty or administrator) and One letter from a non-relative who can attest to your community involvement, character, and abilities (i.e., NCCU alumnus, community leader, employer)


    Applicant finalists will be interviewed by the scholarship committee—three alumni members and the president of the Raleigh-Wake chapter.


    NCCU Scholarship Information and Application

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  • Emma L. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship Fund: Deadline - 03/27/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/8/2020


    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 (


    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


    Deadline: March 27, 2020.  Turn in completed applications to Counselor Davidson in Student Services.  


    Emma L. Cunningham Scholarship Application


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  • BBB Torch Scholarships - Deadline: 02/14/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/8/2020

    BBB Torch Scholarships recognize students who personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity, and academic history.


    Torch Scholarships are given to college-bound high school juniors, seniors, and college undergraduates who reside or attend school within BBB of Eastern North Carolina's 33-county service area. Scholarship prizes totaling $13,000 will be awarded.


    To be eligible, students must submit a short video, along with an application and transcript. Completed application packets are due by 4:30 p.m., February 14, 2020.


    Information and the scholarship application


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  • KPMG Future Leaders Program: Deadline- 01/31/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/8/2020


    The KPMG Future Leaders Program is a charitable initiative focused on developing future generations of women leaders. Funded by proceeds from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, the KPMG Future Leaders Program annually awards twenty-two top female high school seniors the opportunity to enhance their personal growth through college scholarships, a leadership development retreat, mentorship, and an introduction to golf. The program’s main purpose is to help these young women continue to build a strong foundation and instill the confidence and leadership ability they need to succeed in college and ultimately in their long-term careers.


    Selected KPMG Future Leader Recipients receive:

    • An annual scholarship of $10,000 per year for 4 years of college
    • A three-day leadership retreat the summer before their freshman year of college at KPMG’s new state-of-the-art KPMG Lakehouse Learning and Innovation Center in Orlando, FL. The retreat focuses on leadership training, career development, college transition and golf instruction.
    • A pairing with a mentor for one year; the mentor being a female executive that attended the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit.  


    Applicant criteria includes:

    • High school female senior planning to enroll in a 4-year undergraduate program for the upcoming fall semester
    • Proven track record of academic excellence and leadership potential
    • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • Interest in a business or STEM academic track
    • Demonstrates a significant financial need


    Click here to apply for the 2020 KPMG Future Leaders Program. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2020.


    If you have any questions, please contact:


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  • Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships: Deadline - 03/01/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/8/2020

    NC Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships - $2000 each for graduating senior who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university in NC next fall.  Specific scholarship requirements listed below. 


    Deadline for all scholarships- March 1, 2020.


    Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship

    1. Open to females
    2. Rank in top 10% of class
    3. Minimum SAT score 1220 or ACT composite score of 25
    4. Good Character
    5. Participation in extra-curricular activites (school & community)
    6. Financial need - not the primary consideration


    Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship 

    1. Open to any student
    2. Rank in top 10% of class
    3. Minimum SAT score 1290 or ACT composite score of 27
    4. Good Character
    5. Participation in extra-curricular activites (school & community)
    6. Financial need - not the primary consideration


    Eunice Riggins and Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarships - shared application and information


    Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship 

    1. Open to any student who is declaring his/her major in the area of fine arts 
    2. Rank in top 20% of class
    3. Minimum SAT score 1220 or ACT composite score of 25
    4. Good Character
    5. Participation in extra-curricular activites (school & community)
    6. Financial need - not the primary consideration


    Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship - application and information



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  • National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship: Deadline 01/31/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 1/8/2020

    The Rand's Mill Chapter of the NSDAR, located in Garner, NC, is pleased to announce that our 2019 college scholarship for eligible Wake County students is open for applications.  The amount of the scholarship is a one-time award of $400, payable to the school of applicant's choice upon proof of enrollment and available up to one calendar year.  Applicant must be a documented descendent of a Revolutionary soldier, sailor, or patriot as defined by the National Society (see link below).  


    Application deadline: 01/31/20


    NSDAR Rand's Mill Chapter Scholarship Criteria and Application

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  • Ken Stewart Future Language Educator Scholarship- Deadline: 01/31/20

    Posted by Stacy Davidson on 12/9/2019

    This $1,000 scholarship is intended for a high school senior who plans on a career as a world language educator. The scholarship is sponsored by Ken Stewart, Spanish teacher, former SCOLT Board member and 2006 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year.


    What are the requirements?

    1. Current high school transcript
    2. List of school and community activities
    3. Three letters of recommendation, each not to exceed one page (1 from a language teacher, 1 from a peer, and 1 from a teacher or administrator at your high school)
    4. One page statement of your future plans to become a language teacher (750 words maximum)
    5. College or university you plan to attend (copy of acceptance, if available). State briefly how your plans fit within the offerings, programs and opportunities of this college or university.
    6. Hyperlink to video (maximum 3 minutes) of the candidate’s response in their language of study/L2 to this question: What makes an A+ teacher? The video should focus entirely on the candidate while speaking.


    Applications are due January 31, 2020.


    Information and application

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