Scholarships
  • 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.

    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

    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

    College 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

    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

    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.   

    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

    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

    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.  

    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

    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.

    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

    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. 

    Levine Scholarship at UNC Charlotte:  Full 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.

    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

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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 website.