Scholarships
  • WITH THE CURRENT SCHOOL CLOSURE, PLEASE SEND SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION or ANY QUESTIONS to MS THORNHILL's email.  

     

    Scholarship updates will be sent through this website as well as the REMIND application.  If you would like to be added to the Senior Remind updates, text @nlhssenior to 81010.

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship: $1000 The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Email an essay on the following topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. Essay should be emaled to scholarships at abbottandfenner.com Due: June 12, 2020

    ACS Scholars Program The program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students from the high school seniors to undergraduate students majoring in chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year.  To date, over 3,000 students have received funding from the ACS Scholars Program.  For more information, please visit the websiteDue: Feb 1 Deadline Passed

    Adamson & Cleveland LLC Scholarship Essay/Video Competition: This scholarship is sponsored by the Law Offices of Adamson & Cleveland, LLC. Click here for more information and to complete application.  Due: June 5

    AIPA Scholarship:  Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. Asian Pacific Islander Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

    • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
    • Are the first in their families to attend college;
    • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
    • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement

    More information is available on the AIPA website Due: January 22, 2020 Deadline Passed

    Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship: The Amazon Future Engineer  scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed an Advanced Placement Computer Science course, or who have taken an Advanced Placement Computer Science test and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.  Winners of the award receive $10,000 per year at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.  Click here for more information and to apply.  Deadline: January 17 Deadline Passed

    Balanced Man Scholarship to NC State Unviersity: Scholarships for males planning to attend NC State University.  Click here for more information and to complete the applcation.  Deadline July 5

    Blumenthal Performing Arts Scholarships: The Education Department of Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to share an amazing scholarship opportunity for high school students! Two scholarships are available on their website for students to download and complete.

    Available are the Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Fund (MDPAS) and Gordon Hay Scholarship.

    The Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Fund 

    •  Benefits up to two graduating high school seniors within the Charlotte Region
    • Demonstrates great interest in one or more areas of the performing arts
    • Awards up to $10,000 annually to be used for tuition
    • Application and forms due Friday, March 6, 2020 Deadline passed

    The Gordon Hay Scholarship

    • Benefits a graduating high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore within the Charlotte Region
    • Student must demonstrate great interest in areas outside of performing in the performing arts
    • Awards up to $5,000 to be used for special learning opportunities
    • Application and forms due Friday, April 3, 2020 Deadline passed

    Brady Cobin Law Group Scholarship/Essay Contest: Apply online at: https://ncestateplanning.com/scholarship/ Due May 1st 

    Burger King Scholars:  The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. Check out the website for more information to apply online.  Deadline: Dec 15th Deadline Passed

    Bulow Bowman Scholarship:  The Bulow Bowman Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to outstanding women graduating from Lincoln County high schools to attend UNC Greensboro or NC State University.  You may apply online at the Foundation For the Carolinas website or download the applicationDue: March 6th Deadline passed

    Charlotte Knights Scholarships:  The Charlotte Knights sponsor two scholarships for local seniors. Apply online on the Charlotte Knights website.  Information below regarding both scholarships.  Deadline Extended to June 1

    Charlotte Knights Healthcare Scholarship presented by Atrium Health

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    •     High school senior enrolled in one of the following North or South Carolina counties: Cabarrus,
          Catawba, Chester, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union, or York County
    •     Must be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the fall of 2019
    •     Cumulative un-weighted grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
    •     Minimum of a 1800 SAT score (based on 2400 scale) or 1200 SAT score (based on 1600 scale) or    
          26 ACT score
    •     Member of at least one (1) sports team at your high school or related extracurricular activity
    •     Heavy involvement in the community or multiple hours of volunteer experience
    •     Must declare a major within the healthcare field or have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in
          the healthcare field

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    •     Guidance Counselor Report - Downloadable version can be found below and must be completed and signed
          by a guidance counselor, then mailed to the Knights along with the requested supporting materials
    •     Online Application - All required fields must be complete in order to submit (you will receive a confirmation
          email when done correctly)
    •     Official Transcript - To be mailed directly to the Charlotte Knights by your current academic institution, or if
          sent by the student, must be in a sealed envelope and signed by the preparer across the seal
    •     Letter of Recommendation - At least one (1) letter of recommendation should be mailed directly to the
          Charlotte Knights by a faculty member of your academic institution, or if sent by the student, must be in
          a sealed envelope and signed by the preparer across the seal

    Charlotte Knights STEM Scholarship presented by Piedmont Natural Gas

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    •     High school senior enrolled in one of the following North or South Carolina counties: Cabarrus,
          Catawba, Chester, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union or York County
    •     Must be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the fall of 2019
    •     Cumulative un-weighted grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
    •     Minimum SAT score of 1800 (based on a 2400 scale), a 1200 SAT score (based on a 1600 scale) or
          26 ACT score
    •     Member of at least one (1) sports team at your high school or other extracurricular activity
    •     Heavy involvement in the community or multiple hours of volunteer experience
    •     Must declare a major within the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), or have demonstrated
          an interest in pursuing a career in these areas

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    •     Guidance Counselor Report - Downloadable version can be found below and must be completed and signed
          by a guidance counselor, then mailed to the Knights along with the requested supporting materials
    •     Online Application - All required fields must be complete in order to submit (you will receive a confirmation
          email when done correctly) 
    •     Official Transcript - To be mailed directly to the Charlotte Knights by your current academic institution, or if
          sent by the student, must be in a sealed envelope and signed by the preparer across the seal
    •     Letter of Recommendation - At least one (1) letter of recommendation should be mailed directly to the
          Charlotte Knights by a faculty member of your academic institution, or if sent by the student, must be in a
          sealed envelope and signed by the preparer across the seal

    The Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship is open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall, and who is declaring as his/her major an area of the fine arts. This is a one-year (non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $2000.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    a. Academic rank in top 20% of class

    b. Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25

    c. Good character

    d. Participation in extra-curricular activities (school & community)

    e. Financial need--not the primary consideration

    **Applicant must include a flash drive, CD or DVD of yourself demonstrating proof of talent or ability in the fine arts (performance or portfolio) with your application materials. We would like to see you actually performing or explaining your work. Some suggestions: Music: Four to ten minutes of recording (flash drive, CD or DVD); compositions to be chosen from Baroque, Classical Romantic, Impressionistic or Contemporary repertoire. Be sure to include, in written form, the titles and composers of the selections recorded. Dance: Four to ten minutes on flash drive or DVD. Be sure to include, in written form, descriptive information about choreography, presentation and technique. Visual Arts: Four to ten examples (on flash drive or CD), in more than one medium. Be sure to include, in written form for each example: medium used, age at the time of completion, and any other information that may assist the committee. Please do not send original copies of artwork. Drama: Four to ten minutes on flash drive or DVD, featuring monologue or another dramatic scene. Other actors may be in the scene, but the applicant’s part should be primary. Be sure to include, in written form, an explanation of the set-up and any other information that may assist the committee. A script or written excerpt should be included.  Click here for more information and to download the application.  Deadline: Must be received by the chairperson by March 1st Deadline Passed

    Coca Cola Scholars: 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.  Click here for more information and to apply online.  Deadline: October 31 Deadline Passed

    College Board Opportunity ScholarshipsThe Scholarship Program was created to celebrate and reward the effort students put into getting ready for college. The Scholarship Program seeks to clarify the complex college planning process and motivate and reward students to prepare for college with scholarships based on their efforts and action.  Visit the College Board website to learn more about this opportunity to earn scholarship money while preparing for college and the SAT.  Follow the six steps and be eligible for up to $40,000 in scholarship money. Deadlines are ongoing per College Board.

    The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) Scholarships: Multiple scholarships available for seniors graduating from one of the 29 counties of Western NC.  Check out specifically the Harry W Clarke Memorial Scholarships for both four year and two year colleges.  Click here for more information and to apply online.  Deadlines Vary  

    Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship: $1000-Senior girl who plans to pursue a career in education.  NLHS may nominate one student.  Click here to download and complete application.  Application is due to Ms Thornhill by March 6th Deadline passed

    Democratic Women of Lincoln County Scholarship: The Democratic Women of Lincoln County is offering a scholarship to one deserving Lincoln County Schools' senior who will enroll in an accredited institution of higher learning.  The scholarship is in the amount of $500.  The DWLC Scholarship Committee is looking for students who excel academically, possess and employ leadership skills at school and the community, demonstrate active involvement in school and community activities and/or be employed on a part-time basis, express an interest in political issues and show an enthusiasm for addressing those issues, have financial need, and be of good moral character.  The applicant must be available for an interview if one is necessary to make the selection.  In addition to the application, students will submit two letters of recommendation, a current transcript, and a 1 to 2 page essay.  Click here for more information and essay topic.  Click here to download the application.  Completed applications may be emailed to Mrs Jill Eaddy at: eaddy01@gmail.com or mailed to the address listed on the application.  Due: May 8, 2020 to Ms Eaddy 

    Distracted Driving Family Plan Scholarship: There will be three scholarships awarded: $2,500 for 1st place, $1,500 for 2nd place, and $1,00 for 3rd place.  The Parnall Law Office is proud to offer the 2020 Scholarship Program that is designed to help interested high school (upon graduation from high school) or college students in the United States to attend an institution of higher education, while also bringing to attention to the dangers of distracted driving. $5000 in prizes will be awarded to the top 3 applicants.  Students will write an essay on the topic of solutions for distracted driving.  The essay prompt is:"Create a “Distracted Driving Family Plan” within which you address the safety of your family by proactively committing to a plan that avoids the occurrence(s) of distracted driving by you and the members of your family."  For more information and to apply for the scholarship vist the website.  Submissions begin on January 1st, and the deadline to apply is March 17, 2020. Deadline passed

    East Lincoln Optimist Scholarship: $500 to a North Lincoln student who has played at least one season on EL Optimist team. Click here to download the applcation.  Compelted applications and essays should be emaile to daniel.schmitz@lincolncharter.orgDeadline:  May 5th

    Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship: $750-Seniors who have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges may apply for this scholarship.  All GPA's will be considered.  Click here for more information and to apply online.  Due: April 1 Deadline passed

    Elon University Teaching Fellows Program: $5500 per year Seniors planning to major in STEM or Special Education who apply and accepted to Elon Univeristy may apply for this presitigous scholarship.  See the Elon Scholarship website gor more information and to apply.

    Ethan Dellinger Memorial Scholarship:$2000-The Family of Ethan Dellinger, a former North Lincoln student, who died tragically in 2019, established this scholarship in memory of their son for one senior at North Lincoln High School and one senior at Maiden High School. Criteria include: 1. Community Involvement/Citizenship 2. Financial Need 3. Character and Achievement 4. The desire to succeed in school and further your education in college The final decision will be left to the Ethan Dellinger Memorial Scholarship CommitteeApplicants have 2 options for submission: - submit the non-fillable application and mail to the address provided. - submit the fillable application form and the essay electronically to the email provided.  Click here to download and complete the application. *APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 1st-Deadline extended

    Engineering Pathway Scholarship: UNC Charlotte: The William States Lee College of Engineering at UNC Charlotte is committed to the advancement and success of all students.  The College of Engineering is proud to announce the Engineering Pathways Scholarship, which provides a grant of up to $10,000 annually towards the cost of attendance, and is renewable for up to four years of support.  The award is available to incoming, first year students in any of our engineering majors- mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, systems engineering, and engineering technology.  This scholarship, which is specifically designated for meritorious students from low income backgrounds, also entitles recipients to enhanced advising, mentoring and supplementary funds for travel during college.  Interested students should email the College’s Director of Recruiting, Gina Robinson, at GRobinson@uncc.edu for more information.   Additional information about scholarships at UNC Charlotte is available at https://ninerscholars.uncc.edu/, and about the college is available at https://engr.uncc.edu/.

    Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship: The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Alpha Delta Kappa is open to any young woman who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university in North Carolina next fall, and who meets eligibility requirements. This is a one-year (non-renewable) scholarship in the amount of $2,000.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    a. Academic rank in top 10% of class

    b. Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25

    c. Good character

    d. Participation in extra-curricular activities (school & community)

    e. Financial need--not the primary consideration

    Click here to download and complete the application.  Deadline: Must be received by the chairperson by March 1st Deadline passed

    Female Entrepreneur Scholarship:  For a chance to receive the $1,000 scholarship, you will need to submit a 250-500 word essay on female entrepreneurship. Choose a female entrepreneur that inspires you. What about that entrepreneur made you choose her and what has she done to create an impact in your life and those around you? Deadline: April 2, 2020 Deadline passed

    Email us at scholarships@thehairbowcompany.com with your:

    • Full Name

    • Phone Number

    • Home Address

    • Attached Essay file 

    Future of School Scholarship: Future of School has established a scholarship program to assist current high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Click here for more information and to apply online on the Scholarship America website.  Deadline: March 16 Deadline passed

    Gaston College Foundation Scholarships: Gaston offers many scholraships for upcoming students.  Apply online: Gaston College Scholarship application.  Application opened March 1st and priority deadline is April 30th.  Applications received after that date will be considered as funds are available.

    Gaston College Promise Program: Scholarship available to any Gaston or Lincoln County high school graduate from public, private, and home schools who meet the following criteria:

    • Recent high school graduate
    • Earned at least a 3.25 unweighted GPA in high school
    • Have completed at least 15 credit hours in Career and College Promise program at Gaston College with a C or better in all classes
    • Completed the FAFSA (Federal Financial Aid Application)and the Gaston College Scholarship application
    • Complete all general admissions requirements of the College
    • Enroll in at least 15 credit hours in a degree-seeking program at GC the semester immediately following high-school graduation
    • The scholarship will cover up to $1,250 per term.
    • The two years of eligibility begins in the fall semester after high school graduation and ends following the spring semester of the second year.
    • Funding from federal and state grants, scholarships, and outside funding must be exhausted before GC begins paying.
    • Scholarship is non-transferable to other institution or other person(s)

    Application opened March 1st and priority deadline is April 30th.  Applications received after that date will be considered as funds are available.

    Gaston College SPARC ScholarshipIf you’ve enjoyed math and science in high school and are considering a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) major, the SPARC program at Gaston College can help put you on the path to success. SPARC students graduate from Gaston College with an Associate of Science degree and are prepared to successfully pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year university. Students are part of a learning community with special scholarship opportunities and are able to work closely with faculty members and other SPARC participants.  Scholarships are awarded up to $6,000 per year that are based on financial need and academic merit. (Students who do not qualify for a scholarship are still able to participate in SPARC.) Click here for more information and to apply online through the Gaston College Scholarship page.

    GE Massey Scholarship: The Newbold Alumni Association awards a $500 scholarship to one senoir at each high school in Lincoln County.  Criteria include GPA, extracurricular activities, and an essay entitled ,"Why I feel I am the best candidate for this scholarship."  Click here for more information and to download the application. Application should be mailed to the scholarship committee on the address listed on application.  Due: April 15 Deadline passed

    George Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship. $2500 - Stoudemire applicants may be a Lincoln County high school senior or college student. The Stoudemire Scholarship gives preference to students majoring in agriculture, natural resources, forestry, family and consumer sciences, or other fields closely related to the work of Cooperative Extension. Sample careers are environmentalist, dietician, early childhood, forester, water resources, mental health counselor, clergy, social worker, public health educator, etc. Click here for application.  Due: January 31st Deadline Passed

    Goodnight Scholars at NC State:  The Goodnight Scholars program is a scholarship for students interested in a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, and math) at NC State University.  Family income must be below $110,000 and be a North Carolina resident.  To have a chance to receive an automatic invitation to apply for the scholarship, students must submit their college application to NC State by November 1st.  To self-nominate for the scholarship, students must nominate themselves starting November 1st.  More details about the program and selection process can be found on the Goodnight Scholars website. Deadline passed 

    Heartbeats Scholarship: Student must be Lincoln or Catawba County resident and volunteered 12+ hours at Heartbeats Women's Center in Denver.  Click here to download and complete application.  Due: April 15 Deadline passed

    Heisman High School Scholars: Senior athletes with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Must have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 48 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school. The full list of qualified athletic events in alphabetical order includes: Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bobsleigh, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing/Rowing, Cross Country, Curling, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian (Dressage/Eventing/Jumping), Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating (Figure or Speed), Judo, Karate, Lacrosse, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Skiing (Alpine, Biathlon, Cross Country, Free-Style, Jumping), Snowboard, Soccer, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Sports Climbing, Surfing, Swimming (or Synchronized), Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball (or Beach), Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.  Apply online: https://heismanscholarship.com/ Due: October 29 Deadline Passed

    Herter O'Neal Scholarship:$750 for senior planning to major in business at 2 year or 4 year college sponsored by the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension.  Click here to download the application.  Due to the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension by Mar 16th Deadline passed

    Horatio Alger Scholarship program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in value from $10,000-$25,000.  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

    Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. More information is available on the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation websiteApply through the Common App by November 13 Deadline Passed

    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: Applicants must be a graduating minority student who plans to attend a 4 year university. Must show financial need, leadership potential, and dedication to community service.  Must also have minimum of 1000 SAT or 21 ACT to apply.  Click here for more information and to apply online.  Due: Feb 1, 2020  Deadline Passed

    Kandace Helms Memorial Scholarship:  $2000 This scholarship is in memory of Kandace Helms, a ELHS graduate.  This scholarship will go to one senior at LHS, WLHS or NLHS.  There is no formal application to completed.  Required items are listed on the information sheetPlease return all required items by April 30th. (Students may scan or mail completed applications to Ms Thornhill or directly to the scholarship committee at Kandacehelmsfoundation@gmail.com)

    Ken Stewart Future World Language Educator Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship is intended for a high school senior who plans on a career as a world language educator.  Click here for more information and to apply.  Due: Jan 31 Deadline Passed

    Knights Empowered Scholarships:  One of our student leadership organizations has established three scholarships for students pursuing post-secondary training in nursing (one scholarship for $1,000), the military (two scholarships for $100 for personal supplies for basic training), or technical school (one scholarship for $200 and another scholarship for $100). Click here to download the nursing application.  Click here to download the technical school application.  Click here to download the military application.  Two teacher recommmendations are also required.  Completed applications should be emailed to: KnightsEmpowered@gmail.com Deadline: May 8

    Lake Norman Tennis Association Scholarship: $1000-Senior who has played tennis competitively and has a 3.0 GPA or higher.  Click here to download and complete application.  Deadline Extended to May 15th

    Lenoir-Rhyne Promise: The Lenoir-Rhyne Promise (LR Promise) is a new Lenoir-Rhyne University program focused on making a college degree more affordable, while recognizing the hard work of high-performing students. The LR Promise rewards any North Carolina resident who is a first-year undergraduate student with a 3.5 or higher high school GPA with a financial aid package worth at least 50 percent of the cost of tuition. No student or parent loans are packaged as part of the LR Promise.  The LR Promise will be awarded for students enrolling in fall 2020 and does not apply to currently enrolled students. However, financial aid staff are always happy to meet with students to review their financial aid package and make adjustments as appropriate.You can also find more information about the promise on the Lenoir Rhyne website.

    Lenoir Rhyne University Teaching Fellows Program: The LRU Teaching Scholars Program awards scholarships to the best and brightest students who seek to become a future educator. Recipients of the scholarship award receive approx. $5,500 each year for their educational expenses. In addition, students may apply for financial aid, and if eligible, receive funds to further assist with educational expenses.  Apply online on the Lenoir Rhyne website.  Applications must be received by January 10th. Deadline passed

    Levine Scholarship at UNC CharlotteFull scholarship to UNC Charlotte valued at $105,000.  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.  More information is available on the Levine's website https://levinescholars.uncc.edu/.  See your counselor if you would like to be nominated. Deadline passed

    Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant: The 2020 Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for August 8, 2020.  The Pageant Committee is currently recruiting interested young ladies and would like to share detailed information with you.  This is a scholarship pageant open to all current high school juniors and seniors in Lincoln County.  No pageant experience is required or needed.You will compete for over $8000 in scholarships and prizes.  For more information, please email lincolncoapplequeen@gmail.com or text 704-736-5786 and info will be sent to you.  Deadline to submit entry forms is June 1st

    Lincoln County Board of Realtors Scholarship The Lincoln County Board of Realtors is offering two scholarships to any senior who is currently graduating from a public school in Lincoln County, who expects to enroll in a four year college/university or a two year college, and who meets the eligibility requirements. The 4 year scholarship is for $2,500 and will be awarded to one Lincoln County student.  An additional $1,000 scholarship has been added this year and will be awarded to a county senior who plans to attend a two year institution. Eligibility requirements are as follows: Application must have been submitted to the college of choice, must have an acceptable academic record, good character, and participation in extracurricular activities (school, community, etc.). Students must submit a scholarship application, transcript, SAT/ACT scores, two letters of recommendation, a recent photo, and a minimum 500 word essay. Download the Application for 4 year scholarship and Application for 2 year.  Must be received by the Board of Realtors by April 30.

    Lincoln County Extension & Community Association Scholarship: Lincoln County resident who plans to attend college.  Extracurricular, financial need and recommendation letters required.  Click here  to download and complete application.  May be mailed or emailed to the Extension Office.  Due: May 1st

    Lincoln County Retired School Personnel Scholarship: A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one Lincoln County graduate who is planning to pursue a career in education.  Student must be in the Top 25% of the senior class and demonstrate leadership in school and the community.  Click here for more information and to download the application.  Applications are due to Ms Thornhill by February 28th. Deadline passed

    Lincoln County Rotary Loan: The Lincoln County Rotary Student Loan Fund is dedicated to the education of youth in Lincoln County. Educational loans made by the Rotary Student Loan Fund are made possible by the Annual Rotary Auction. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA and be a Lincoln County resident.  Click here to download the application and other requirements.  You may also visit the Lincoln Rotary website for more information. Due May 1

    Lincolnton Lions Club. $500 to one NLHS student. Requirements include: scholarship, financial need, achievement, volunteerism, academic goals and involvement. Click here to download the application.  Mail application to:  

    Charles Stevens

    1200 River Hill Tr.

    Lincolnton, NC 28092

    Due: May 8th

    Lineberger Family Art Scholarship: In memory of Lincoln County community supporters Walter and Sissy Lineberger, this scholarship is for a Lincoln County graduate who has taken high school classes in the fine arts or has taken private art lessons, demonstrates artistic talent, and is planning to pursue a degree in the visual arts, visual art education or visual art history.  Must have a 2.75 GPA or higher.  Click here to download the application and other requirements.  You may also visit the Lincoln Rotary website for more information.  Deadline April 20 Deadline passed

    The Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship: is open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall and who meets eligibility requirements. This is a one-year (non-renewable) scholarship in the amount of $2,000.  Eligibility Requirements: a. Academic rank in top 10% of class b. Minimum SAT score of 1290 or ACT composite score of 27 c. Good character d. Participation in extra-curricular activities (school & community) e. Financial need--not the primary consideration Click here to download and complete the application.  Due: March 1st Deadline Passed

    Michael A DeMayo Law Firm Scholarship: The Michael A DeMayo Law Frima sponsors scholarships for local seniors.  Application requires essay/presentation on underage drinking. Apply online on DeMayo website: https://www.demayolaw.com/scholarship-program/ or pick up a copy of application in guidance.  Due: March 16th Deadline passed

    Morehead-Cain Scholarship: The Morehead-Cain Scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill is a four year scholarship awarded to seniors who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, scholarship, character, and physical vigor.  NLHS may nominate three students as school nominees. Applicants who would like to be nominated by the school must complete a nomination form and return to Ms Thornhill by 3:00 on Sept 17th.  Students may also self-nominate for this scholarship. Click here for more information and to access the online application.  Due: October 15th to the Morehead-Cain Foundation Deadline passed

    NCHSAA Scholarships for Senior Athletes:  If you are a senior student athlete, check out the website for many scholarship opportunities.  https://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships 

    NC Society of Accountants Scholarship: Applicants must be a NC resident and enrolled in an accounting degree program at a 2 or 4 year degree program.  Click here for more information and to download the application.  Deadline: April 15 Deadline passed

    NC State Centennial Scholarships:  The Centennial Scholarship program is sponsored through the College of Textiles at NC State, and 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.  More information can be found on the NC State Centennial Scholar website.  See your counselor to be nominated. Deadline passed

    NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship: Students interested in teaching in a STEM or Special Education licensure area may receive a scholarship up to $4,125 per semester.  For eligibility and academic requirements and to apply, visit the Teaching Fellows website.  The application deadline is January 13, 2020, at midnight. Deadline passed

    North Lincoln High Sports Boosters Competitive Scholarship: $500-Senior must have played a sport during their senior year and parent must be a member of the Sports Boosters to apply. Must have a 2.5 or higher GPA.  Complete application online on the Sports Boosters websiteDue: March 28th Deadline passed

    One Move Ahead Chess Scholarship: $1000 For students who play chess at any level.  Click here for more information and to apply. Due: March 23 Deadline passed

    Park Scholarship: The Park Scholarship is a four-year scholarship awarded to seniors applying to NC State University on the basis of outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character.  North Lincoln may nominate two seniors as our school nominees. Applicants must complete a nomination form and return to Ms Thornhill by 3:00 on Sept 16th. Students may also self-nominate. The Park Scholarship application and information may be found on the NC State Park website. Click here for more information and to complete the online application.  Application is due to NC State by November 1st. Deadline passed

    Paul Herringshaw Memorial Student Loan: The Lincoln County Rotary Student Loan Fund is dedicated to the education of students in Lincoln County. With the generosity of the Centralina Development Corporation and the establishment of the Paul Herringshaw Memorial Student Loan Fund, we will be managing one loan per year to 6 additional counties: Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Stanly and Union, to be funded with the funds donated by the Centralina Development Corporation in memory of their founder, Mr. Paul Herringshaw. These loans are separate and apart from the loans funded by the efforts of the Lincoln County Rotarians through the Rotary Auction for Education. Applicants must be Lincoln County residents with a 2.5 or higher GPA.  Click here to download the application.  More information can be found on the Lincoln Rotary website. Due: May 1st

    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: This award recognizes middle and high students who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  Local honorees receive a certificate of achievement.  State honorees receive a $1,000 scholarship, medallion, and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.  National honorees receive an additional $5,000 scholarship.  Eligibility: Student in grades 5-12 and a legal resident of the US, who has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2018, and completes an online application and submits it to a school principal, counselor, or designated local organization by November 5, 2019. Complete an online application at https://spirit.prudential.com to be considered for this award. Deadline passed

    Ron Brown Scholarship: African American high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholarship by either the early deadline of November 1, 2019, or the regular deadline of January 9, 2020. Named for the late secretary of commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, the Ron Brown Scholar Program offers a $40,000 scholarship to up to 30 African American high school seniors each year based on academic excellence and commitment to public service. Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered intensive mentorship, service opportunities, leadership experiences, and extensive professional development throughout all stages of their careers. Applications must be mailed to the Ron Brown Scholar Program office with a postmark dated no later than January 9, 2020. To download the Ron Brown Scholarship, please visit their websiteDeadline passed

    State Employees Association of NC Scholarship Scholarships are given for merit and financial need.  Parent must be a SEANC member. Click here for more information and to apply.  Deadline April 15 Deadline passed

    State Employees Credit Union Scholarship - $10,000

    The SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship is only available to graduating public high school seniors who are either current members of State Employees’ Credit Union (“SECU”) or the child of a parent/guardian who is a member of SECU at the time of application. Membership eligibility does not include Local Government Federal Credit Union or NC Press Association Credit Union members. Preference will be given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees (state, local or federal government; public health; public education) who live and work in North Carolina. Additionally, preference will be given to those majoring in public service degree programs (such as Public Health, Education, Public Administration, and Public Policy). While not a requirement, identification of a financial need, as determined by submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), will be taken into consideration by the selection committee.

    North Lincoln High School’s Scholarship Committee will narrow our school's applicants to 3 students.  Then a Lincoln County Schools Committee will make the final selection for the scholarship.  Please see the criteria below and the attachments for materials. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to see me.  

    Students must meet the Criteria listed below: 

    • Must be a SECU member or is eligible for membership through a parent/guardian.
    • Must be a US citizen and a resident of North Carolina
    • Must be attending one of the 16 UNC system universities
    • Must have demonstrated scholastic achievement with a 2.5 or higher unweighted GPA
    • Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement
    • Must file FAFSA as part of the application.

     Applicants must submit the following to Ms Thornhill in NLHS Student Services:

    1. Brief Bio with accomplishments and Awards: See Guidelines for writing the Bio
    2. Copy of Acceptance Letter from one of the UNC system campuses
    3. Complete application using Microsoft Word and email application to Ms Thornhill.
    4. Completed and signed Consent Form
    5. Photo (Head shot)

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

    The deadline to apply and have all completed materials to Mrs. Thornhill in the Counseling Office is March 4, 2020.  Deadline passed

    Tammy Wilkinson Scholarship: This scholarship was created in memory of Tammy Wilkinson by the WAM (Women About Missions) at Center View Baptist Church in Maiden, NC. Tammy was not only a beloved member of CVBC, she was also a member of the Lincoln/Catawba County communities and was loved by all who knew her. Tammy had a love for children that couldn’t be disguised. You could always find her helping in the nursery, children’s church, VBS, and many other ministries of the church. Our children also loved Tammy because they knew she loved them.  To honor her legacy, we wish to award a $500 scholarship to a student who is serious about pursuing a field of study revolving around children and making their lives brighter and better.  Please complete and submit this application by email to centerviewmaiden@gmail.com or mail to church address: 

    Center View Baptist Church

    Attn:  Tammy Wilkinson Scholarship

    3976 East Maiden Rd.

    Maiden, NC  28650

    Deadline: April 30, 2020- Deadline extended

    Trey Whiteside Memorial Scholarship: $1500-This scholarship is given in memory of Trey Whiteside, a student at North Lincoln High School, that was tragically killed in a car accident before his senior year.  The family gives one scholarship to a senior at each high school in Lincoln County.  The applicant must have attended Lincoln County Schools for 4 years, exhibit character and achievement, show community involvement, and have financial need.  This scholarship may be used at any accredited university, college, business, nursing or trade school.  Pick up a copy of the scholarship in Guidance or download the applicationApplication is due by May 1 to Ms Thornhill (Students may scan completed applications to Ms Thornhill)

    Women's Transportation Seminar Scholarship:This scholarship opportunity is sponsored by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS).  WTS is an international professional organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women.  Each year the Charlotte Metro Chapter of WTS solicits applications for local and national scholarships.  All scholarship applications, national or local, must go through a local chapter in order to be considered.  The WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter is currently seeking applications for the 2019 WTS scholarships.  For more information, please visit the WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter website.  Deadline: Dec 4th  Deadline passed

     

    SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES

    Bold.org

    Cappex

    College Board

    College Foundation of NC (CFNC)

    Fastweb

    Scholarships.com

    StudentScholarships.org

    Unigo