• SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES 

     
    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. 
     
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      Meyerhoff Scholars Program
     
    This scholarship offers money to minority students that want to get a degree in a STEM related field. Go to the link below for for more informaiton and application.

    https://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/how-to-apply/benefits-and-eligibility/

     Note: Students must be nominated in order to be considered.

      

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    The Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship - Due April 24, 2019

     

    The Fort Bragg Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) again has college scholarships it will award. The total scholarship fund for 2019 is estimated at $12,000. 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. There will be one award given to an applicant, selected by the committee, which has the potential to be a perpetual award for the duration of their undergraduate efforts, for a maximum of four years. All other awards are one-time awards. Past winners, and past applicants that met the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply again for the scholarship. The applicant must submit a completed application by April 24, 2019 as a pdf file. 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, OR

    Be a current undergraduate student at an accredited college or university in North Carolina with a baccalaureate degree program, OR

    Be a current undergraduate student at a North Carolina technical community college with an associate degree program, after which the student plans to transfer to a four-year school with an engineering, architectural, or construction management curriculum.

    (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.

    The application can be downloaded here.

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    TOMMY LEE WILLIAMS SR. MEMORIAL $500 SCHOLARSHIP

    Deadline: April 24, 2019 by 2:30 pm

     CRITERIA

    1. Must be a resident of North Carolina and a current senior at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School.

    2. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.25

    3. Provide two letters of recommendations from teachers

    4. Must have been accepted into a university, community or junior college or technical school.        Applicant must attach a copy of acceptance letter.

    5. Applications are due by April 24, 2019 no later than 2:30 pm

        Return applications to: Ms. Poole in Student Services.

    6. The recipients will be recognized at the Southeast Raleigh Senior Awards Day.

    7. Only the scholarship recipients selected will be notified.

    8. This scholarship is for the first semester of the student's freshman year only and will be paid to the school once proof of enrollment has been verified.

    NOTE:  Applications can be picked up in Student Services.

     

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    Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarships - April 30, 2019 

    The Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter has awarded over $10,000 in scholarships to students in need in Wake County. If you are or know an outstanding student meeting the criteria for one of these scholarships, please click the name of the scholarship to apply.

    President's Scholarship 

    $1,913 awarded to a current, African-American, female high school senior, entering college/university with at least a 3.5 or equivalent unweighted  GPA. Must attend high school in KWF service area.

    May Week Scholarship 

    Three $1,000 scholarships awarded to an African-American Wake County high school senior, entering college/university with at least a 3.0 or equivalent unweighted GPA.

    JazzMatazz

     Three $1,000 scholarships awarded to an African-American Wake County high school senior, entering college/university with at least a 3.0 or equivalent unweighted GPA.

    Crowns at High Noon Scholarships 

    Two $1,000 scholarships awarded to an African-American Wake County high school senior, entering college/university with at least a 3.0 or equivalent unweighted GPA.

     


     

    VIP Voice Scholarship - $5,000 - 1 Award

    Deadline: April 30, 2019


    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
    A) Be at least 13 years of age or older.
    B) Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline.


    Applications can be found by going to:
    https://scholarshipbuddynorthcarolina.com/scholarships/64277/vip-voice-5000-scholarship


    Wake Tech Foundation Scholarships - Due April 30, 2019

    The Wake Tech Foundation Scholarships application is now open online.

    Students are typically notified via email by the end of June, once recipients have been selected.

    Applications are evaluated by a committee of Wake Tech faculty and staff. Only applicants who have received an acceptance letter from Wake Tech Admissions by the scholarship application deadline will be considered.

    To be considered for a scholarship on the basis of financial need, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and supply all necessary documentation to the Financial Aid office prior to the April 30th scholarship deadline. Learn more about Financial AidAll students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA to make sure they are considered for all eligible scholarships and available public aid. 

    Application Guidelines

    • The scholarship application consists of a small number of general information questions and one essay question. (Essay prompt: How will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your educational and career goals and give back to the college or community?)
    • Applicants submit ONE application per cycle
    • All scholarships require GPA of at least 2.0 and a minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours during the semester(s) in which the scholarship is awarded. If awarded a scholarship, the student must meet GPA and enrollment criteria for each award semester.
    • Scholarships awarded through the Foundation are only for use at Wake Tech Community College.
    • Scholarships do not require repayment unless the terms of the scholarship are violated.
    • All scholarships are competitive and are based on criteria established by donors.

    Selection Process

    • The selection committee assigns numerical scores to each essay question based on content, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essays are scored by three reviewers and scores are averaged.
    • Scholarship application evaluations are anonymous Applicant names, ID #s, and demographic information is omitted during the review.
    • Foundation scholarships are awarded based on the essay score and the scholarship criteria as set forth by the donor, including but not limited to: demonstrated financial need academic information (primary major, credits completed, etc.), and academic performance (GPA).

     Interested students may apply here.  For best results in completing the application at scholarships.waketech.edu, use Chrome or Firefox as your browser.

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    NC American Indian Fund ScholarshipDue May 1, 2019
    Be enrolled in a state- or federally-recognized tribe (with documentation), demonstrate sustained involvement in the American Indian Community and commitment to American Indian concerns and initiatives, have family residency in the state. Be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution in NC, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and plan to pursue a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate degree as a full-time student at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university. $1,000 award.

     

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    The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship - May 8, 2019 

    The Society of Women Engineers Scholarships. You’ll find a variety of one-time and renewable scholarships offered to incoming freshman women pursuing a degree in engineering.

    Eligible students must:

    • Be women.
    • Be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
    • Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5.
    • Apply for federal student aid.
    • Be full-time students, except for reentry and nontraditional applicants.

    Application deadline: May 8, 2019

    What to expect when applying: Students will need to provide transcripts; an acceptance letter from a college or university indicating acceptance into an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)–accredited engineering or computer science program for the upcoming academic year; a résumé; one letter of recommendation from a STEM teacher; and one letter of recommendation from an individual who knows the student well but is not a relative.

     Interested students may apply here

     


     Phi Lambda Educational Foundation Inc. Scholarship - May 10, 2019

     

    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.

    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.
    4. All applicants should visit Nationalblackscholars.com and sign up for the National Black Scholars Signing Day Program where the 2019 scholarships will be awarded.

     

    Application can be downloaded here


     

    Soaring for Success Scholarship - May 10, 2019

     

    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
    • 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 two letters of recommendations

     

    Applications must be received no later than May 10, 2019. Applications can be downloaded here.

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    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.

    https://offtocollegesweepstakes.suntrust.com/?cid=va-offtocollege

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    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.
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    North State Scholarship - $1,000 - 3 Awards
    Deadline: May 15, 2019
    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
    A) Must be a resident of North Carolina.
    B) Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (Unweighted).
    C) Must major in some area of Criminal Justice or related field.
    Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipbuddynorthcarolina.com/scholarships/63991/north-state-scholarship
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    Varee Slade Foundation Scholarship - May 15, 2019
     
    The Varee Slade Foundation is offering $500 scholarships to help with application fees, books & tuition, or any other expenses. Download and fill out the application by the required deadline and mail to the Varee Slade Foundation. 
     
    APPLICANT must be a United States Citizen. APPLICANT must be a high school senior at the time the application is submitted. Applicants that qualify for free or reduced lunch are eligible to apply. APPLICANT must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better based on a 4.0 and a 4.0 on a 5.0 maximum scale at the time of the application. APPLICANT must be accepted by accredited college/university or vocational school as a Full-time student. 6. APPLICATION is open to all majors. APPLICANT must provide proof of enrollment before actual allocation of the awarded funds. APPLICATION must be postmarked by May 15, 2019. 
     
    Application may be accessed here. Application materials can be downloaded here
     
     

     
    B.Davis Scholarship -  deadline is May 24
     
     
    The deadline is approaching for the 2019 B.Davis Scholarship.
     
    Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
     

     to read about us and to provide your students with an opportunity to apply for our scholarship.
     
    Applications must be received by May 24, 2019
     
    Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000
     
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com
     
    www.studentawardsearch.com
    General Information The generosity of our site sponsors have allowed us to offer a scholarship to help the students who visit our site. The winner(s) of this scholarship will be notified by email and their name(s) will be shown on this site.
     
     
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    Citrix Scholarship, Due June 1, 2019
    Students planning to attend or currently attending NC Central University, Shaw University, or St. Augustine's University and pursuing a major in computer and/or information science. Up to $20,000 award.

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    North Carolina People Helping People Scholarship

    $10,000 - 115 Awards

    Deadline: June 1, 2019

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be a senior at a North Carolina public high school who has been accepted to one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina System.

    B) Be a US citizen and a resident of North Carolina under NCGS 116-143.1, and is eligible for in-state tuition.

    Applications can be found by going to:

    https://scholarshipbuddynorthcarolina.com/scholarships/63995/nc-people-helping-people-scholarship

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    Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award - A.C.E.
    (By Nomination Only)
    The District and National A.C.E. Award 
     
    PURPOSE - The A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award recognizes high school students who have had to overcome great physical, emotional, or social obstacles and are now eligible for high school graduation.
    This is a positive program with two key objectives: it helps encourage students to overcome their hardships and get back on track toward a high school diploma; and it recognizes those students who are often overlooked for their accomplishments. This special recognition serves as a powerful example to all students that hard work and perseverance are rewarded. The submission deadline for the National A.C.E. Award is June 1.
     
    The winner will be presented the A.C.E. Award and a $15,000 scholarship at Exchange’s National Convention.
     
    Travel accommodations will be provided to the winner and his/her parents/guardians.
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    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants 
    are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year.
     
    We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
     
    Scholarship Deadline   -  June 14, 2019
     
    Application Process
    Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
    Full details are available on our site.
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    71ST ANNUAL WOFFORD SCHOLARS PROGRAM
    (by nomination only)
     
    Qualified candidates are eligible to compete for scholarships rangng from $10,000 per year up to full scholarship. 
    Nominees must be current juniors.
    The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2019.  Nominations submitted after that will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Please consider qualified minority students when making nominations.  
    The criteria for nomination are as follows:
    * Students must rank in the top 10% of the class.  (Transcripts must be submitted by request only.)
    *They must have achieved a minimum score of 1300 (critical reading and math combined/reading and writing and math score) on the SAT, or 28 cpmposite on the ACT.
    * Students must demonstrate qualities of scholarship, leadership, and potential for success.
    *All students who are nominated for this program must apply by either the Early Decision or Early Action deadline.
     
    Nominations must be submitted at http://www.wofford.edu/scholars/
     
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    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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    COUCH OIL CARES SCHOLARSHIP
    (in partnership with the Durham Bulls)
     
    Six (6) $1000 scholarships are available and will be awarded to individuals who plan to attend a four-year or community college (first-year students only).  Applications are available online at www.couchoilcompany.com, the Couch Oil Company Facebook page or www.durhambulls.com (Community section).  Recipients will be recognized at a Durham Bulls game on Thursday, August 2019.
    POSTMARK DEADLINE: JUNE 21, 2019
     
    NOTE: PAPER APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN STUDENT SERVICES
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    Lift Parts Express North Carolina Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award
    Deadline: June 30, 2019
    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
    A) Be between the ages of 16-21 and plan on attending school in the fall of 2019.
    B) Have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
    Applications can be found by going to:
    https://forkliftpartsnorthcarolina.com/forkliftparts.php 
     
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    North Carolina Tailor Made Lawns Scholarship Fund
    1,000 - 1 Award
    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be a current North Carolina resident.
    B) Be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university in the 2019 fall semester.
    C) Pursuing studies in environmental engineering, plant or environmental sciences, or green technology.

    Applications can be found by going to:
    https://scholarshipbuddynorthcarolina.com/scholarships/62965/north-carolina-tailor-made-lawns-scholarship-fund
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    * Get matched to scholarships that are just right for you
    * Get detailed information on each matched scholarship: deadlines, requirements, award amounts
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    Learn more at SallieMae.com/ScholarshipSearch 
     
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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.