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    Information is updated regularly, please review the scholarships listed below and speak with your counselor or the organization offering the scholarship for additional information. Please pay attention to the application DEADLINE, scholarships are time sensitive. You may also look through the scholarship book located in Student Services or with the Receptionist, for more information. SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES WEEKLY!!!
     
     

     

    A+ Construction & Remodeling is very excited to tell you that our company is offering a $1,000 scholarship to your students.

    You can see more information about the scholarship here:

    https://kitchensacramento.com/scholarship/

     

    PHI LAMBDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC. 

    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

    Eligibility:       African-American male high school seniors residing and attending school in Wake or Johnston Counties with good scholastic and leadership records are eligible for the scholarships. Students selected to receive the $1,000.00 scholarships must be accepted to a four-year college or university before the scholarship is awarded.

     

    Procedure:     A student must submit a formal application to be considered for this scholarship.

    1. The application must be endorsed by his principal or high school guidance counselor.
    2. The application must include a reference form that has been completed by one of the applicant’s teachers.
    3. The application must include a second reference form that has been completed by a community leader.

     

     

    Finalists will be contacted for interview dates.

     

    Questions regarding the application may be directed to Charles Dunn (919) 621-2669 or by email at cpdunn24@yahoo.com

     

     

    All applications must be received and or postmarked by May 15, 2020.

                                                                                                                       

    Mail completed applications and letters of recommendations to: Phi Lambda Educational Foundation, Inc., PO Box 27641, Raleigh, NC 27611.

     

    Phi Lambda Educational Foundation, Inc.,

    PO Box 27641, Raleigh, NC 27611.

     

     

    Scholarship Application

     

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS May 15, 2020

     

     

     

    Name _________________________________________________________________________

    Last                                                                         First                                                         M. I.

     

    Address                                                                                                                                              

     

    Date of Birth:                                                                                                                                     

     

    Student Email Address ___________________________________________________________

     

    Student Phone Number __________________________________________________________

     

    Parent(s)/Guardian Information:

     

    Father                                                                                                                                     

    Name                                                                                       Occupation

    Address                                                                                                                                  

    Home/Mobile Phone                                                    Work Phone                                      

    Employer                                                                                                                               

    Employer’s Address                                                                                                              

    Mother                                                                                                                                   

    Name                                                                                       Occupation

    Address                                                                                                                                  

    Home/Mobile Phone                                                    Work Phone                                      

    Employer                                                                                                                               

    Employer’s Address                                                                                                              

    Guardian                                                                                                                                

    Name                                                                                       Occupation

     

    Home/Mobile Phone                                                    Work Phone                                      

    Employer                                                                                                                               

    Employer’s Address                                                                                                              

    Guardian’s relationship to applicant                                                                                      

    Final EFC # (Household contribution to education) ______________________________

    Number of siblings and their ages                                                                                                     

    Number of siblings in college  _____________________________________________________

    Expected date of graduation                                                                                                              

    College(s) to which you have applied                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                               

    Have you been accepted?                                            Intended Major                                             

    Extracurricular Activities in which you participated in the past two school years:

    1. School Activities:                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ­­­                                               

    1. Community Activities in the past two years:                                    

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                               

    1. Offices Held and Honors/Awards Received                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    ______________________________________________________________________________

     

    On a separate sheet, please write a concise essay (350 words or less) addressing:

    1. Who is your role model or mentor and why?
    2. What are your career and personal ambitions, including your reasons for pursuing academic goals and what contributions do you hope to make to society?
    3. How would receiving the Phi Lambda scholarship help you reach your academic goals?

    I hereby state that the information contained in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

                                                                                             Date                                                           

      Applicant’s Signature

     

                                                                                             Date                                                           

      Parent’s or Guardian’s Signature


    ENDORSEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP CANDIDATE

    (To be completed by Principal or Counselor.  Please mail to Phi Lambda Educational Foundation, Inc., PO Box 27641, Raleigh, NC 27611.)

     

    We hereby endorse the application of                                                                                               

    as a candidate for the Phi Lambda Educational Foundation Scholarship.  The applicant is expected to graduate this spring and plans to continue his education in college.

     

    High School                                                                                                                                       

    Address                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Student Information:

    1. S. A. T. Score                       Or      A. C. T. Composite                      

                                    

    1. Students cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) using a 4.0 base:

                GPA Weighted_________________ GPA Unweighted                              

    1. Rank the following attributes for the applicant on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest rating:
    • Influence and Leadership Initiative _______
    • Integrity _______
    • Social Maturity _______
    • Emotional Stability _______
    1. Class Rank _______

     

     

     

    Signature of Principal or Counselor                                                             Date                              

    Type or print name                                                                                        Phone                          

    Use the reverse side of this page or an additional sheet for comments that may be relevant to the selection of the recipient for this scholarship.

    Please return the completed form to the above address or to the applicant in a sealed envelope prior to May 15, 2020.


    ENDORSEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP CANDIDATE

    Confidential Reference Form

    (To be completed by one of the applicant’s teachers. You may write or type a letter of recommendation instead of completing this form. Please return to applicant in a sealed envelope with your signature across the seal or email to cpdunn24@yahoo.com).

     

    Applicant’s Last Name                                                  First                                                          Middle

    How long and in what association have you known the applicant?

     

     

     

    In a group of other high school seniors, how would you rate the applicant with respect to personal characteristics (motivation, ability to work with others, leadership potential, written and oral communication skills and academic ability)?  Please provide any comments that may provide a complete picture of the applicant’s character, attitude, abilities and potential to be successful at the college level.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    RECOMMENDER INFORMATION

     

    Name                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Date

     

     

    Institution                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Title

    Please return completed form to applicant in a sealed envelope with your signature across the seal or email to cpdunn24@yahoo.com prior to May 15, 2020.


    ENDORSEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP CANDIDATE

    Confidential Reference Form

    To be filled out by a community leader.  You may write or type a letter of recommendation instead of completing this form. Please return to applicant in a sealed envelope with your signature across the seal or email to cpdunn24@yahoo.com)

     

     

    Applicant’s Last Name                                                  First                                                          Middle

    How long and in what association have you known the applicant?

     

     

     

    In a group of other high school seniors, how would you rate the applicant with respect to personal characteristics (motivation, ability to work with others, leadership potential, written and oral communication skills and academic ability)?  Please provide any comments that may provide a complete picture of the applicant’s character, attitude, abilities and potential to be successful at the college level.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    RECOMMENDER INFORMATION

     

    Name                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Date

     

     

    Institution                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Title

    Please return completed form to applicant in a sealed envelope with your signature across the seal or email to cpdunn24@yahoo.com prior to May 15, 2020.

     

     

    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION CHECKLIST

     

    (Please use the checklist to ensure all sections are completed and returned)

     

    APPLICANT’S NAME:  ___________________________________________

     

     

       Date Completed

                                     Notes

    Parent/Guardian Information

     

     

    Household Education Contribution

     

     

    Extracurricular Activities

     

     

    Essay

     

     

    School Endorsement

     

     

    Teacher Endorsement

     

     

    Community Leader Endorsement

     

     

    EFC # if Known

     

     

     
     
     
     

    SOARING FOR SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIP

    The Wake Federation of the Blind (WFB), a part of the National

    Federation of the Blind, strives to help blind and visually impaired

    persons live the life they desire. This includes helping blind and

    visually impaired persons reach their academic and career goals.

     

    The WFB is proud to present the 2020 soaring for Success

    Scholarship. Elexis ‘Lex’ Gillette is a globally recognized

    Paralympic (track and field) athlete, who is blind. Competing

    primarily in the long jump, Lex has achieved four Silver Medals,

    three World Championships and 18 National Championships.

    Gillette broke his own world record in the long jump with a

    leap of 6.45m at the 2020 Para World Games.

     

    Gellette holds a BS degree in Recreational Management of Facilities and

    Services and a masters degree in business administration. In addition, Lex is a motivational speaker who travels nationally. He has presented to Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, professional sports teams, colleges and nonprofit organizations. Gillette also finds the time to mentor bright minds of the future through organizations such as Classroom Champions. It is a year-long program where Olympians, Paralympians and professional athletes educate students in underserved areas. Skills shared include goal setting, perseverance, teamwork and healthy living.

    In honor of Lex Gillette, two $250 scholarships are being awarded to worthy students who are entering college or technical schools. This scholarship is to be used for the purchase of equipment, books and

    other educational needs. Students who apply must meet the following requirements:

    · Be legally blind or visually impaired

    · Have at least a 3.0 GPA

    · Participate in extracurricular activities in his/her school

    · Show community involvement beyond school

    · Demonstrate leadership skills, character, respect and Dignity

    · Include one letters of recommendations

    Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, May 25, 2020. Please

    mail the application to the address below:

    Mr. Robert Parrish, President

    Wake Federation of the Blind

    443 N. Pearson St., Apt. 5

    Raleigh, NC 27601/Ph: 919-616-1606

    Application Questions: 

    APPLICATION FOR ELEXIS GILLETTE SCHOLARSHIP(2020)

    First Name:

    Middle initial:

    Last Name:

    Name of School:

    School Address:

    School(s) applying to:

    GPA:

    1. What is your philosophy about blindness?

    2. What extracurricular activities are you involved? How are you involved in community activities?

    3. Describe how you respect and treat others.

    4. Write examples of leadership you have shown in your school and in your community.

    5. How would you make use of the scholarship?

    Essay:

    Please write a 300-400 word essay on what receiving the Alexis Gellette scholarship would mean to you.

      

     

     

    The NC State chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is offering 4 one-time scholarships in the amounts of $1,000$500$150 and $100 to incoming freshmen men for the 2020 academic year!

    SigEp is a leadership organization that will award over $225,000 at 180 campuses across the country through the Balanced Man Scholarship this year. Our mission is to Build Balanced Men and our goal is to reward men who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body, as we believe these are two ideals essential to leading a balanced life.

    To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming male students must submit an application by July 5th, 2020 and enroll full-time at NC State for the Fall 2020 term.

    Applicants can apply online at https://forms.gle/tHzeLcn9i4N3cdvr5.

    Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship.

     Should your students have any questions concerning the Balanced Man Scholarship or the transition to NC State, please contact me at tabenne7@ncsu.edu.

     

     
     
    The College Peas Standout Student Scholarship

      


    2020 Couch Oil Cares Scholarship

    Couch Oil Cares Scholarship ProgramThe Couch Oil Cares Scholarship Program is an effort to help local students with the costs of higher education. Again this year, Couch Oil is teaming up with the Durham Bulls to award scholarships to 6 deserving individuals. The $1000 scholarship is available to students who have been accepted to either a four-year college or community college and reside in the 16-county area surrounding the Triangle. Scholarships will be paid directly to the school in one installment after proof of acceptance and registration is received.

    How to Apply for the Scholarship

    To apply for the scholarship, please  download the 2020 application here.   All applications must be submitted by June 5, 2020.  Between July 10-17, 2020, winners will receive a phone call and applicants who are not selected will be notified by email. Recipients will be recognized at the July 24, 2020 Durham Bulls game where they and three guests will receive ballpark tickets and dinner.

    Deadline:  June 5, 2020

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must be a resident of Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, or Wilson County.
    • Must have been accepted to and registered as a 1st-year college student for the 2020-2021 school year (four year or community college). 
    • Must be no more than 25 years old at the time of the scholarship presentation.

     


     

     

    William Gaston Allen Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements Applicants must:

    • Applicants must be high student seniors.
    • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA 2.0.
    • Applicants must be from Wake, Wayne or Brunswick County.
    • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
    • Applicants must have been enrolled in the local high school full time during his or her junior and senior year.
    • Applicant must have demonstrated sincere interest in, and commitment to, pursue higher education.
    • Applicants must have demonstrated interest in enhancing personal potential.
    • Applicants must demonstrate traits of high personal character and leadership.
    • Applicants may attend any accredited two-year or four-year college or university.

    Scholarship specifics:  may be renewed on an annual basis for up to three additional years (or until the bachelor’s degree is obtained, whichever is earlier) provided they maintain their undergraduate status and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0. 

    Please contact Mrs. Samek (asamek@wcpss.net) by 3/23/2020 if you want to be considered SRMHS nominee for the William Gaston Allen Scholarship.


    RALEIGH-WAKE CHAPTER OF THE WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, INC. $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS In Memory of Luther Johnson, Jr. & Lorenzo Jackson

     

    The scholarship: The Chapter awards two (2) $1,000 scholarships annually to honor and continue the legacy of former chapter members. Each recipient will receive a one-time award for the academic year ($500.00 per semester) for undergraduate study.

    Scholarship recipients must achieve a minimum 2.7 grade point average (GPA) the first semester to be awarded the second installment for the second semester. Additionally, the recipient must reside on campus the entire freshman year.

    Funds are sent to the university and credited to the recipient’s account each semester. Funds must be applied toward tuition and fees. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Graduating senior from a Wake County High School who meets/provides the following:  Minimum 2.7 grade point average (GPA)  Official high school transcript (sealed)  Score of at least 850 (composite) on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or 18 on the American College Test (ACT), submit a copy of the score with the application  Two (2) sealed letters of recommendation: One from a school official (principal/teacher/counselor, etc.); one from an adult who is not a relative (pastor/other church official, employer, etc.)  Personal Statement: On a single separate page, briefly state what influenced your decision to choose WSSU as your institution of higher education, and how you will contribute to the university as a student. If typed, please double space in font size no smaller than

    10. HOW TO APPLY Applications are available in Wake County high schools’ Student Services Department, or on the web at www.raleighwakewssunaa.org DEADLINE: April 1st each year - The award will be announced by April 30th . Applications postmarked after the April 1st deadline will not be considered

     

    The Woman's Club of Raleigh has several $1000 scholarships to award to a Wake County Senior. The student must be attending a college or university in North Carolina. The deadline to apply is March 20th. 

     

    The link with the information to apply can be found here: https://womansclubofraleigh.org/community-service/scholarships/

    WCR Scholarships for High School Seniors. The Woman’s Club of Raleigh offers the Ann Collins Scholarship, the Helen Graham Scholarship, and the Lois Fisher Scholarship valued at $1,000 each to public school high school seniors who will be attending a North Carolina college or university.
    womansclubofraleigh.org

      

    The Raleigh Engineers Club 

    The Raleigh Engineers Club is now accepting applications for the 2020 Raleigh Engineers Club Scholarship. The Raleigh Engineers Club (REC) has been in existence since 1926. The Club promotes engineering as a profession through monthly technical meetings and support of those pursuing a future in an engineering discipline. Our members have diverse backgrounds in engineering and represent many organizations located in the greater Raleigh area.

    The greatest outreach of REC is to annually provide one scholarship during the spring of each year to a Wake County HS Senior who has been accepted into the College of Engineering at NC State University and planning to attend the fall semester of 2020. The scholarship is valued at one semester of tuition at the in-state rate. Money to fund the scholarship is provided by member donations, member employer matching grants and a $500 grant from the NC Society of Engineers.

    The winner will be selected from a pool of candidates consisting of students, from any Wake County high school, who meet the scholarship criteria and submit a complete application.

    A complete application consists of:

    - The REC Scholarship Questionnaire

    - A copy of your NCSU - College of Engineering Acceptance Letter

    - A copy of your most current high school transcript

    - A Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member familiar with you*

    Send the Questionnaire, and one scan (PDF) of the Acceptance Letter and Transcript together, in ONE EMAIL, to the following address: GeorgeSharpeJr@gmail.com

    *The Letter of Recommendation should be emailed separately by the faculty member to the same email address used for the application.

    Both emails must be sent and a complete application must arrive no later than 5:00 pm EST on Friday, April 17, 2020 -- NO EXCEPTIONS! No confirmation of delivery will be sent; however, you are welcome to follow up to ensure all information arrived and your application is complete, before the deadline.


    Sigma Scholars Inc.

    The newly established Sigma Scholars Inc. 501 (c) 3 foundation was established to provide scholarships to deserving Wake County Schools Seniors who have been accepted and who have committed to attending a Two-Year College (Associates Program) or Four-Year College (Bachelors Program) after graduation from High School.  These scholarships are designed to provide some funding for educational expenses.

    The Board of Directors is seeking a student from your High School that meets or exceeds the following criteria:

    To be eligible for the Scholarship, the student must:

    • Be a student in good standing with the high school
    • Be a United States citizen (subject to verification)
    • Parent/Legal Guardian and/or Student must be a resident in Wake County and be enrolled in a Wake County Public High School
    • Be a high school senior enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited postsecondary institution*

    Application

    Please email official transcript along with application and digital photo submission to RaleighSigmaScholars@gmail.com No later than March 1, 2020.  You will be notified by phone and email if you are selected for the Sigma Scholars Inc scholarship 


     Raleigh-Wake Chapter NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    • Wake County, NC resident
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted) and SAT/ACT score of 900+ (ACT equivalent)
    • Admitted to NCCU TO APPLY Visit www.nccuraleighwake.org to download the scholarship application.

    DEADLINE March 27, 2020 Scholarships awarded at a minimum of $1000!

    For additional information contact: NCCU Raleigh-Wake Chapter Scholarship Committee Ms. Brenda Lewis, Scholarship Chairperson NCCURal.WakeScholarship@gmail.com 


    The Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship ($2,500)

    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students of any major
    • Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay designing their ideal future and their plans to achieve that dream
    • Minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA required
    • Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or vocational/technical college or university in the U.S.

    You can review full details on our site.


    Alpha Delta Kappa

    An International Honorary Organization for Women Educators

    Beta Omicron Chapter

    HAMMOND-HILL  TEACHER  SCHOLARSHIP 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:  April 1, 2020

    Directions for completing Application Packet

    Application Packet 


    The North Carolina Community Foundation Scholarships

    Of particular interest to students in your area is the Robert Franklin Black Scholarship. Eligible students are between the ages of 16 -30 and have received or are expecting to receive a high school degree or its equivalent and whose parent or legal guardian is a resident of Durham, Orange, or Wake County. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and overcoming adversity encountered by the applicant. The individual must have applied to and be planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning within one year of the application deadline.

    Applications are due April 17    

    Application


    JAMES BENTON ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

    The Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities will award two $1000 scholarships to students with a disability recognized by the ADA. Applicants must be residents of the City of Raleigh and must be enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited undergraduate post secondary school, college, trade school or other institution of higher learning. The selection of scholarship recipients shall be based upon academic performance, financial need, character, school and community activities, honors or awards, and ability to express him/herself in written form, personal motivation and/or leadership potential.

    Application                        Deadline:  May 29, 2020


    Scholarship Application for High School Senior with Hearing Loss

    The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Wake Chapter has established a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a Wake County Public School System senior with a hearing loss who is pursuing a degree at an accredited university, college or community college. Applicants must have a moderate hearing loss or more and wear a hearing aid(s) and/or cochlear implant(s). Financial need is not a consideration. The scholarship is a one-time award.

    Deadline:  April 1, 2020

    Application

    Reference Letter 


    The Society of American Military Engineers

     The Fort Bragg Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). 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. 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, 

    (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. After selections have been made, winning individuals will be contacted by the Scholarship Committee. The winners will be presented their scholarship checks at the June 23, 2020 membership luncheon meeting of the Fort Bragg SAME Post. 

    Application

    https://www.same.org/Get-Connected/Find-a-Post/Rock-Island/Scholarships

     


    Learning Illumiination Center Mitchell Appleman Memorial Scholarship

    Details:  $500 one time scholarship

    Eligibility:

    • Seniors who have played 2 entire seasons of the same sport during high school on a high school team, travel team, or formal club sports league
    • Minimum unweighted 2.5 GPA
    • No attendance, trdy, or behaviour issues per school policey
    • Participated in at least 1 extracurricular activity during hs that is NOT related to sports
    • Is academically eligible to participate in college sports, but NOT required to play on a college team

    Applications: online

    Complete applicaiton,essay, and all other documents, scan and return to Nicholas Vassil at nicholas@illuminationcenter.org

    DEADLINE:  April 5, 2020


    BBB Torch Scholarships

    Eligibility:  College bound seniors who reside or attend school within BBB 33 county service area. 

    Process:

    1. Complete short answer ? in 50 words or less: 

    If all other things were equal, what social impact by a business might sway you to become a customer? Why?

    2.  Submit a short video (30-45 seconds) giving insight into who you are. 

    Deadline:  4:30 pm, Feb 14, 2020

     


    SECU Foundation "People Helping People" $10,000 Scholarship, (Is now available)! For more information, scholarship criteria and direction for completing the process, please click on the link below. 

    SECU Application

     

     

    Scholarship must be submitted electronically online by April 3, 2020. 

     

    Triangle Community Foundation manages 41 scholarship funds for degree seeking students. Each scholarship and award has a unique set of eligibility criteria, application processes, and deadlines. For more information on the available scholarships visit: 

    https://trianglecf.org/


     

     

    WCPSS Online Scholarship Guide

     


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    Wake Electric scholarships available for 2019

     

    The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to the top candidate selected by an independent judging panel. Requirements for this scholarship include the following criteria:

    • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of an active Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
    • Must be a high school graduating senior (cannot already be attending college)
    • Must pursue a regular full-time four-year undergraduate course leading to a baccalaureate degree
    • Must pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina.

    Sixteen Touchstone Energy Scholarships for $1,250 will also be awarded. These scholarships are not limited to recent high school graduates, and may be used at one of the state's community colleges, vocational or technical schools, as well as at a four-year college. The requirements for these scholarships are:

    • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of an active Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
    • Must use these funds at a North Carolina college or university, community college, vocational or technical school for full-time enrollment
    • Applicants can be a high school graduating senior or already enrolled full-time in a university, community college, vocational, or technical school

    To find out more on the requirements for both scholarships and to download an application, please visit wemc.com/scholarships. The deadline to submit applications to the Wake Electric Scholarship Program is Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Any applications received AFTER March 18 (even if they are postmarked March 18) will be disqualified.

    All scholarships are made possible by Wake Electric members and employees through voluntary contributions to Operation RoundUp.


     
    National Student Leadership Foundation (NSLF) $20,000 tuition scholarship. Merit based scholarship, www.nslcleaders.org
     

     
    Underwood Teaching Scholars: $40,000 Scholarship to teach in West Virginia. For more information visit: www.TeachUnWV.com
     

     
    Scholarship to Study Abroad in Germany! www. USAGermanyScholarship.org (See eligibility criteria)

     

    The Coolidge: A Scholarship for America (Full Ride Presidential Scholarship) for any junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident, to apply visit coolidgescholarship.org. Deadline is Thursday, January 16, 2020 by 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time. 

     


    NC Teaching Fellows

    Forgivable loans may be awarded for use at one of the five partner institutions (Elon, Meredith, NC State, UND-CH, UNCC) for:

    • North Carolina high school seniors: up to 4 years

     Award amounts:  up to $4,125 a semester ($8,250 a year).  Loan funds may be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books.

    ELIGIBILITY

    Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for a Teaching Fellows award:

    • Be accepted to enroll in an approved educator preparation program leading to initial licensure in an eligible area at one of the five Teaching Fellows partner institutions.
    • Be one of the following:
      • A North Carolina high school senior

    MINIMUM ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

    • High school applicants must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and have scored at least a 24 on the ACT or a 1170 on the SAT.
    • Be willing to teach in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) or special education licensure area in a North Carolina public school, traditional or charter.

     Fellows will be required to sign a promissory note agreeing to the terms of their forgivable loans. Awards are renewable annually for Fellows who continue to meet eligibility requirements.

    Application:  DEADLINE 01/13/2020

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    DAR Scholarship Rand's Mill Chapter 

    Deadline:  Jan 31, 2020

    Criteria: 

    1. Senior in Wake County
    2. Plan to attend an accredited school in NC
    3. Documented descendant of a Revolutionary soldier, sailor, or patriot 

    Application:  Paper, available in Student Services

    Complete Application Packet includes:

    • application
    • official transcript
    • letter of recommendation from teacher
    • brief bographical sketch (1-3 paragraphs)
    • Proof of descendant lineage (pedigree chart, proof of membership in CAR, proof of blood relative's membership in NSDAR, SAR or SR) 
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    Big Sun Scholarship

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
     
    Deadline - June 19, 2020    
    Amount of Award  - $500.00
     
    The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.
     
    Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
     
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    College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    LAST CALL! The Practice for the SAT® and Strengthen Your College List Scholarships close at the end of October.

    Complete the FAFSA: $1,000
    Now Open for Seniors
    Urge students to complete the FAFSA® form to apply for financial aid. Students must provide a screenshot of their FAFSA confirmation email if selected for the scholarship (undocumented and international students are exempt).

    Apply to Colleges: $1,000
    Now Open for Seniors
    Students should apply to at least two colleges they want to attend. For students who applied for rolling or early admissions, ensure they submit the names of colleges they applied to so they’re eligible for this scholarship.

    Improve Your Score: $2,000
    Ensure Seniors Have Taken the SAT
    To qualify, students must improve their SAT score by 100-plus points—either from their PSAT/NMSQT® to SAT or from a previous SAT—and practice on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® for 12 hours or more. 

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    Good Night Scholarship of NC State 
    NC State's primier scholarship for low & middle income students majoring in STEM education disciplines. For more information contact 919-515-7485 or visit goodnightscholarship@ncsu.edu
     
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    Clemson Youth Learning Institute C-CATS
    Clemson's Challenge for Academically Talented Students of the 9th & 10th grade
    For more information contact: www.clemson.edu/yli/ccats/nominations
    Deadline for nominations is December 11, 2019.
     
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    The Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University is now accepting endorsements for our Centennial Scholarship program, one of the largest college-based scholarship programs at NC State. Please endorse your best and brightest students for this dynamic scholarship opportunity by November 1.

    The Centennial Scholarship program is designed for students who are interested in career fields such as engineering, business management, design, chemistry, polymers, forensics, medical fields, fashion merchandising and retail management.
    • ITT Centennial Scholarship
      • Awarded to the top Centennial
      • $22,000 / year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds
    • Kimbrell Centennial Scholarship
      • Awarded to the 2nd top Centennial
      • $20,000 / year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds
    • Centennial Scholarship
      • $15,000 / year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds
      • Up to 8 awarded per year
    • Pioneer Scholarship
      • $14,000 / year for four years and $4,000 in enrichment funds
      • Up to 4 awarded per year
    • North Carolina Textile Foundation Scholarship
      • $5,000 / year for 4 years
    • Prestige Scholarship
      • minimum award is $2,500 / year for 4 years
    Competitive applicants demonstrate high academic achievement, strong leadership qualities, involvement in extracurricular activities and civic engagement and an interest in textile-related careers. For scholarship consideration, students must submit a NC State admissions application by the November 1 deadline. 

    The Golden Door scholarship has been expanded to include undocumented students without DACAScholarship recipients will be awarded large college scholarships to help cover tuition, room, and board for up to 4 years for a bachelor’s degree. To ensure enough time for your students to apply, the new application deadline will be Monday, September 30th at 11:59 pm EST.  Eligibility requirements can be found HERE on our website and are also listed below my signature. Please, share the Flyer and the GDS Program Overview. 

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    Grants and Scholarships - CFNC - Paying For College
     
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    Elon University String Music Majors Scholarship
    (Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass)
     
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    Virginia Military Institute Scholarship VMI Scholarships
     
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    WACE National Co-op Scholarships Program 2019 - 2020
     

    WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its 18th Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program.

    As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarship  for a total value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in
    college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions listed on the Scholarship Partners tab.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2020 

    To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

    • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
    • Apply for admission for the 2020-2021 academic year at institution(s) you select on the scholarship application
    • Meet other merit scholarship criteria as established by the institution(s) selected on the application
     
     
     
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    FAFSA

    Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is necessary to determine eligibility for state and federal aid to cover college expenses.

    Coming Soon!!! Free Financial Aid Assistance

    When: November 5, 2019 

    Where: SE Raleigh HS-CDC

    Time: 11 am to to 6:30 pm

    Financial Aid Representatives from CFNC, Wake Tech and SE Student Services Staff 

    When searching and applying for scholarships, please pay close attention to deadlines and application requirements.  In most cases, applications will not be considered if late, incomplete or incorrect. 

    Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae

     How it works:

    * Register for free and create your profile
    * Get matched to scholarships that are just right for you
    * Get detailed information on each matched scholarship: deadlines, requirements, award amounts
    * Receive email account alerts when new matches are posted
    * Share scholarships with friends over social media
     

    Useful Websites

    FAFSA

    WCPSS Scholarship Directory

    CFNC Scholarship Search

    FASTWEB Scholarship Search Engine

    Scholarships.com

    Cappex Scholarship Search Engine

    College-Scholarships.com

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Scholarships and Grants)

    Zinch

    School Soup (Search guide sortable by major, athletics, religion, etc.)
                                    

           Avoid Scholarship Scams!

    While navigating the scholarship process you may come across organizations that promise scholarships in exchange for a fee.  The goal of scholarship scams is to deceive like asking for money in advance or promising a scholarship with a "money back guarantee." Information that these companies provide to you is available free of charge through contacting school counselors, colleges, and many legitimate websites such as CFNC.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides information to the public about ways to avoid scholarships scams. To learn more about scholarships scams, visit FTC's Website to learn more.
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