• Seniors:  If you receive ANY scholarship, even if you are not going to attend the school, please report it to the counseling department so that we can celebrate your accomplishment by adding it to our LHS Scholarship Total!  We're so proud of all of your hard work and want to give you credit for all scholarship offers!




    Scholarship Advice

    1. Spend time on the scholarship essay if one is required! The essay is usually the item that makes students receive a scholarship. Have the readers get to know you, what makes you tick, what your ambitions are, what your fears are, how you have overcome something (shyness, confidence, personal/academic obstacle, etc.)

    2. Save your essays because you may be able to use them for another scholarship

    3. Try to place all scholarships in a large envelope rather than folding it. That way it looks presentable.

    4. Apply for as many as possible! You would be surprised at how few students apply. Even when there is one LHS winner, we may only receive a handful of applications.

    5. Every college gives away their own scholarships too, and those deadlines are usually in Oct/Nov. Check their website out!

    6. If you are a first generation college student (neither parent has a college degree) or if you qualify for free/reduced lunch, mention this on your applications! If you do not have significant financial need, clearly articulate how you are still in need of scholarships(parents aren't helping with tuition, mulitple children in the family, etc.)




    UNC Chapel Hill- Morehead Cain Scholarship

    Full Tuition Scholarship.  Must demonstrate leadership, scholarship, moral force of character, scholarship, and physical vigor.  Lincolnton High School will select two students to be our school nominees from students who sign-up.  Deadline to sign-up with Mrs. Pyrtle in the Counseling Office is Tuesday, August 29, 2023.

    UNC Charlotte Levine Scholarship

    Full scholarship to UNC Charlotte.  Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that elevates fellow students to a higher standard.  While there are no minimum SAT, ACT or grade point averages to apply for the Levine Scholarship, students must excel academically in their intellectual pursuits and show evidence of experience, motivation and commitment toward the ideals of the program. There is no minimum number of students that can be nominated.  Deadline to sign up with Mrs. Pyrtle in the Counseling Office is October 6, 2023.

    Davidson College John Montgomery Belk Scholarship

    Scholarship to Davidson College.  Lincolnton High School will endorse one or two students to be considered for this scholarship.  Students must be interested in attending Davidson, demonstrate academic excellence and enthusiasm, integrity, and leadership ability and potential.  Full tuition plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each will also be available for students to pursue international study and other enrichment opportunities.  Deadline to sign-up with Mrs. Pyrtle in the Counseling Office is October 20, 2023.

    NC State University Park Scholarship

    Full tuition scholarship to NC State University.  The Park Scholarship's selection committee evaluates applications on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  You must complete a NC State application as well as the scholarship application.  Please click here to apply: .  Deadline to complete the applications is November 1, 2023.

    Questbridge Scholarships

    Questbridge scholarships are full tuition scholarships offered to high-achieving, low income students wanting to attend a renowned college/university.  Please visit the link below for more information and to apply.  Deadline to submit an application is September 26, 2023.


    Heisman High School Scholarship

    The Heisman High School Scholarship has leveraged the reputation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a symbol of great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. This year, the Heisman High School Scholarship is awarding $128,000 in scholarships.  Students will compete for 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.  Eligibility begins with maintaining a weighted GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community.  Applicants must participate in at least one school sponsored sport in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.  The deadline to apply is October 17, 2023, at 3:00 pm in order to be considered. For more information and to apply visit,  heismanscholarship.comPlease use my email ( when you apply so that I can verify your information.

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive a $20,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a US Citizen and have plans to pursue a degree at an accredited US institution. Deadline to apply is October 2, 2023.  Apply online at


    Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship -   High achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best undergraduate universities may be eligible. Cooke College Scholars receive up to $55,000 per year. college planning support, and ongoing advising.  For more information, Click here.  Scholarship application deadline is November 16, 2023.   

    Gaston College Scholarships. Deadlines vary. Click here.

    CPCC Scholarships. Deadlines vary. Click here.

    GoingMerry. Deadlines vary. Click here.