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 Guidance Receptionist, Mrs. Orr for more information. SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES WEEKLY!!!

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      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. 

    The Cheatham-White Scholarship

    Each recipient is 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. 
    Please click the link below to apply.  
    The University of Dayton - Leadership in Service Scholarship (Award $10,000)
    The recipients of this scholarship will also be considered for a merit scholarship. While the chosen students need to meet admission standards for the University of Dayton, students with an innate desire to learn and grow in service to others, are considered.
    The Leadership in Service Scholarship will be included on the recipients' financial aid award letter, which will be available in January.   

    YDI Scholarship - November 29, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)



    Bachus and Schanker LLC Scholarship - November 30, 2018 (2 Awards - $2,000)


    Flourish Scholarship - November 30, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)



    Genius Loci Scholarship - November 30, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)



    Harris Poll Scholarship - November 30, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)



    SP Scholarship - November 30, 2018 (10 Awards - $10,000)



    VIP Scholarship - November 30, 2018 (1 Award - $5,000)



    Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - December 5, 2018 (5 Awards - $5,000)



    Burger King Scholars Program - December 15, 2018 (10 Awards - $50,000)



    North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship - Dec. 15, 2018 (5 Awards - $1,000)


    Greenhouse Scholars - December 17, 2018

    Greenhouse Scholars' vision is to create a community of leaders who will evolve the communities of the world. We are not a typical scholarship: our unique, Whole Person approach provides personal and professional support, in addition to financial subsidies, during all 4 years of college. 


    We are excited to announce our application is open, and eligible high school seniors may go to our application site to apply. The deadline to be considered December 17, 2018. I am attaching a flyer, which may be shared with students and parents - we are also mailing materials to your school in the next week.

    • Who should apply: We are looking for high-performing seniors who come from low-income communities and have demonstrated true leadership and positive community contributions. To be eligible, applicants must:
      • Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution
      • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a legal resident of Colorado, Georgia Illinois, or North Carolina
      • Have a cumulative, un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or above
      • Demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000)
      • Possess excellent leadership skills, an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, and a strong interest and commitment to their community
    • Application process: Additional information can be found here.
    • Our program: Our program supports selected Scholars for their 4 years in college and beyond, surrounding each Scholar with a special community and unique program to provide critical personal and professional support, plus financial subsidies. Our Whole Person approach, consisting of 8 program components, is designed to connect our Scholars to opportunities and experiences, while also cultivating skill sets and meaningful relationships.
    • Visiting your school and students: We will be reaching out shortly to see about scheduling time to meet with you and your student leaders. We find this is the best way to connect, provide an overview of our unique program, and answer any and all questions. Please feel free to respond to this email if you'd like to begin scheduling now. 


    Apprentice Ecologist Youth Scholarship Program - December 31, 2018 (3 Awards - $850)




    Thiel Fellowship - December 31, 2018 (30 Awards - $100,000)

    North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program - January 7, 2019

     Five partner institutions provide the offering of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program.  This competitive program provides merit-based forgivable loans of $8,250 a year for up to four years to highly-qualified students committed to teaching special education or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field in a North Carolina public school. The application is now available online at ncteachingfellows.com and is due January 7, 2019.


    At Elon, in addition to our math with teacher licensure and science with teacher licensure majors, we have multiple special education majors that are eligible for this program.  These include our Early Childhood Education major, our dual licensure Special Education & Elementary Education major, and dual licensure Special Education & Middle Grades Education and Special Education & Secondary Education majors with specializations in English, History, Mathematics, and Science.

    Elon University Odyssey Program - January 10, 2019
    The Odyssey Program consists of need-based scholarships awarded to prospective members of the first-year student class. Students who submit the Odyssey Program application will be considered for each of the following applicable opportunities: The Leon and Lorraine Watson North Carolina Scholarshiop, The Honorable Thad Eure NC Achievement Scholarship, The John L. Georgeo Scholarship, The MacMahon Family Scholarship, The Susan Scholarship, The Lorraine Fogleman Grant and Muir William Grant Music Scholarshiop, The Gail H. LaRose Scholarship, The Margaret Ann Hall Scholarship and The Elon Commitment Scholarship. These scholarships range in value from $30,000 to full tuition over four years and include grants up to $4,000 for global study, internships, service, research, or leadership. A link to the application is available to students who have submitted an application at


    . The Odyssey Program application deadline is January 10, 2019. 

     Elon University Teaching Fellows Program - January 10, 2019

    The Elon Teaching Fellows Program is a four-year sequenced, developmental and transformational $29,500 scholarship opportunity for the preparation of teachers who will become leaders in the field.  After applying to Elon, students may apply to the Fellows Programs until the deadline of January 10, 2019.  

    Elon Teaching Fellows participate in purposely designed enrichment experiences such as two winter term travel courses, a faculty mentored inquiry project, and a full semester abroad of study in New Zealand which includes a five-week internship in a local school.


    The Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship

    The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of Wake County in the State of North Carolina will award a scholarship of $2,000.00 to a Wake County high school senior, to be used at any North Carolina college or university. In addition, the winner from Wake County will then compete for an additional $3,000.00 at the state level. The recipients will be selected on the basis of character, need, scholastic record and an essay on the attached topic.

    Students desiring to be considered for a Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship must have the following material completed and postmarked or uploaded online by 11:59pm February 3, 2019.

    A completed application, answering all questions.

    A separate listing of extracurricular activities, honors, community work and work experience.

    A current photograph.

    An unofficial transcript of grades, including first semester senior courses if possible and current GPA.

    A letter of recommendation from one of the student’s teachers (scanned and in pdf format if done online).

    Original essay of 500 to 700 words on this year’s topic.

    Information for about applying for the scholarship is available at: www.ncdames.org/florence-kidder-memorial-scholarship


    Graduating seniors of a North Carolina high school pursuing a degree at a school of higher learning. Applicants must have an unweighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.5 an...

    North Carolina Central University Chancellor Scholars - April 1, 2019





    Suntrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes (Award - $500)  - May 13, 2019

    Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 29, 2018, until May 13, 2019. 30 total winners will be chosen at random during this time period.



    College Board Opportunity Scholarships 
    Beginning with the class of 2020, we'll be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000.

    This isn’t your typical scholarship program. It doesn’t require an essay or an application, and it doesn’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different. The program is open to all students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories. Students can begin today by signing up on our site. The first step is to make a starter list of six colleges they want to attend. Just by making that list, they earn a chance for a $500 scholarship.



    BigSun 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, 2019    
    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


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           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.