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!!!
2020 Couch Oil Cares Scholarship
The 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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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 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*
Please email official transcript along with application and digital photo submission to RaleighSigmaScholars@gmail.comNo 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
$15,000 / year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds
Up to 8 awarded per year
$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
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 DACA! Scholarship 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 theGDS Program Overview.
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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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.