Please note that this list is not comprehensive and is updated to reflect scholarship opportunities as they become available. Please see your school Guidance Counselor for more information on scholarships.
Davidson College John Montgomery Belk Scholarship
The Belk Scholarship is for Davidson College. West Lincoln High School will nominate two students. Students must be interested in attending Davidson, demonstrate superior intellectual and personal achievement, and show significant leadership ability. Scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board, and two special study stipends of $3,000 each. Interested students must see Mrs. Cable in the Counseling Office to be nominated. Deadline to apply is October 14th.
QuestBridge scholarships are full tuition scholarships offered to high achieving low income students wanting to attend a renowned college/universitie. Please visit the link for more information and to apply. http://www.questbridge.org
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
The Veterans of Foreign War are offering a $30,000 scholarship to the winner of the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition. The theme is My Responsibility to America. Students should record their reading of the draft to an audio or flash drive. The recording can be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016. There is a website for applications and additional information: https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships
Erline Mayberry Scholarship
The Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary Department of North Carolina is offering four (4) one year scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00. Scholarships are selected based on academic record, financial need, character, and school and community activities. To be eligible, a student must plan to attend a two or four year college in North Carolina, be the son, daughter, grandchild, or stepchild of a current member of the VFW Auxiliary or the VFW. The student must be recommended by the principal, a teacher, or counselor as scholastically and morally worthy to be considered for a scholarship. Deadline to return application to the scholarship chairman is February 15, 2017. For more information and an application, please see Mrs. Cable in the Counseling Office.
West Teaching Scholarship at Catawba College Academy of Teaching
The Catawba College Teacher Education Department and The Ritchie Academy for Teaching are looking for students who have an interest in the teaching profession. The West Teaching Scholarship at the Catawba College Academy for Teaching is available. The scholarship is a yearly award of $2,500 in addition to any other academic scholarships for which the student is eligible. The Academy provides a wealth of experiences including early field experiences, excursions and professional networking. We currently have 20 West Teaching Scholars across four cohorts! Interested students may apply online or contact us to discuss this scholarship.
The West Teaching Scholars application is located at the following link: http://catawba.edu/academyforteaching
The deadline for submitting applications is May 5, 2017. In order to be eligible for the West Scholarship, students must have applied to and have been accepted to Catawba College.
SunTrust off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Thirty $500 scholarships nationwide. High School seniors can enter for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Two winners will be chosen every two weeks from September 12, 2016- May 12, 2017. For complete details and to enter, visit the website http://suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes
North Carolina Governor's School
A six week summer program focusing on English, Math, Science, World Language, and Performing Arts (you apply for the area you want to study). Applications are online and in guidance and additional information is available on the Lincoln County School's High School Education website. This opportunity is available for current juniors. An information session will be taking place in Charlotte on September 8. For more information and the nomination packet, visit http://www.ncgovschool.org/
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership
Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. This is a summer leadership opportunity available to current 10th graders. Nomination packets will be available in guidance for interested students. ELHS is able to nominate and send 1 student. For more information, visit http://www.hoby.org/about/what-is-hoby
A five week summer program for rising juniors and seniors located on various UNC system campuses. This program focuses on specific areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Apply online for this opportunity. http://www.ncssm.edu/summerventures
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship
The Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models and leaders in their community, demonstrate academic achievement, and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Priority is given to students with financial need. Since 1985, more than $52 million in scholarships have been awarded. Scholarship may be used at a four year college/university, community college, or vocational school. Application deadline is January 18, 2017. http://www.rmhc.org
Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholarship
Lenoir-Rhyne is offering a scholarship valued up to $5,500 a year for students who are interested in a career in teaching. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 10th, but it is strongly encouraged to apply immediately as spaces for this scholarship program are limited. Prospective Scholars are encourage to attend the Discover LR enrollment management event on Saturday, November 12th. Please go to the website below to apply. https://www.lr.edu/academics/opportunities-for-exceptional-students/teaching-scholars
NC State Centennial Scholarship
North Carolina State University is announcing their Centennial Scholarship Competition to top seniors interested in a career in engineering, business management, chemistry, polymer chemistry, forensics, medical fields, international studies, design, apparel, sourcing, fashion, merchandising, or retail management. The scholarships are valued at $60,000 over four years. NC State will also award two Distinguished Centennial Scholarships: The ITT /Roger Milliken Centennial Scholarship which is valued $22,000 per year and the W. Duke Kimbrell Centennial Scholarship valued at $20,000 per year. Lincolnton High School will nominate two students, but students can also self-nominate. Students are encouraged to apply for admissions to NC State by October 15th. For more information, please see Mrs. Ashe in the counseling office by October 24, 2016.
Horatio Alger Scholarship
Scholarships are valued at $6,000-$10,500. The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to purse a college education and a desire to contribute to society. Students must exhibit a strong commitment to complete a bachelor’s degree at public or private institution. Students may start college at a two-year institution and transfer to a four year institution. Students must also demonstrate financial need, be involved in extra-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a 2.0 GPA, and be a US Citizen. To apply please visit the website below. Completed applications must be submitted by October 25, 2016. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 and plan to pursue a degree at an accredited US institution. Apply online at the website below. Deadline to apply is October 31, 2016. http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org
Ron Brown Scholars
he Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted. The scholarship is valued at $40,000 and is open to African American high school seniors. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities, demonstrate financial need, and be a U.S. Citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
Early applicant deadline is November 1, 2016. Applicants applying by November 1st, will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholars and will have their information forwarded to a select number of additional colleges and scholarships. Final deadline is January 9, 2017 to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholars Program only. Apply at the website:https://www.ronbrown.org
West Teaching Scholarship at Catawba College
The Catawba College Teacher Education Department and the Ritchie Academy for Teaching are looking for students who have an interest in the teaching profession. The West Teaching Scholarship at the Catawba College Academy for Teaching is available. The scholarship is a yearly award of $2,500 in addition to any other academic scholarships for which the student is eligible. The Academy provides a wealth of experiences including early field experiences, excursions and professional networking. Currently there are 20 West Teaching Scholars across four cohorts! Interested students may apply online or contact Catawba College to discuss this scholarship. The West Teaching Scholars application is located at the website below. The deadline for submitting applications is May 5, 2017. In order to be eligible for the West Scholarship, students must have applied to and have been accepted to Catawba College. http://www.catawba.edu/academyforteaching
SunTrust off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Thirty $500 scholarships nationwide. High School seniors can enter for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Two winners will be chosen every two weeks from September 12, 2016- May 12, 2017. For complete details and to enter, visit the website: http://suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
The Veterans of Foreign War are offering a $30,000 scholarship to the winner of the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition. The theme is My Responsibility to America. Students should record their reading of the draft to an audio or flash drive. The recording can be no shorter than three minutes and no longer than five minutes. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2016. Please visit the website for applications and additional information. http://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships
StudentScholarships.org is a website that has information about scholarships available nationwide. Scholarship programs listed will award over one Million dollars combined to students in the 2016-2017 school year. To download a newsletter in a PDF pertaining to scholarship information, please go to the website https://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php
The North Carolina Electronic Security Association Scholarship
The North Carolina Electronic Security Association, an official chartered chapter of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), is pleased to announce the availability of a college scholarship award to sons and daughters of active-duty police and fire personnel.
The scholarship award, in the amount of $1,500, is available to qualified high school seniors. Rules for eligibility and application can be found on our website at www.nc-esa.org. The ESA has more than 2,500 members and the NCESA has 100 members in our state. Our members are companies that sell, design, install, maintain and monitor electronic burglar and fire alarm systems. This scholarship award is a small way for our industry to say thanks to our very dedicated public safety community, and to help pay for an advanced education for deserving students.
Application deadline is March 24, 2017
George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship
The George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship was established by his friends and associates to express their continuing appreciation for his leadership, dedication to education, and efforts to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Lincoln County.
Mr. Stoudemire served the citizens of Lincoln County as the leader of the County Agricultural Extension Service for 25 years (1951-1976). Mr. Stoudemire was a sensitive teacher who recognized the teachable moment for those who sought his assistance, much faster than he realized the beginning or ending of a normal workday. In practicing this philosophy, he prepared himself by being an avid learner, taking advantage of the many sources available to anyone who wants to continue to learn and grow.
It is hoped that this scholarship will assist those sincerely dedicated to improving themselves and increasing their knowledge.
NORTH CAROLINA EXTENSION AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC
Lincoln County High School Seniors. A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student from each of the four high schools.
Aspiring Nurses Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence particularly in science and mathematics, and has a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.
This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing including LPN, LVN, AND, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017. Please visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com to apply.
SEANC Scholarship Foundation
The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship Foundation, Inc. offers academic scholarships to the dependents of SEANC members. SECU does not constitute eligibility for SEANC. Scholarships are offered to students who are attending four year colleges and who are attending community college or technical schools. Thirty scholarships are available with 15 being merit based and 15 being need based. Scholarship applications are available online at http://www.seanc.org/
scholarship and must be returned completed to the scholarship chairperson of the SEANC district of which the parent is a member. Applications must be completed and postmarked by April 15, 2017.
Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award
The Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement scholarship award will be awarded to an outstanding North Carolina high school senior with a disability. The award includes $1,000 to be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment.
All students including students enrolled in the occupation course of study, students who will be receiving a graduation certificate, and students enrolled in the future ready course of study are eligible for nomination. You can apply at http://www.ecac-
parentcenter.org in the News and Events section on the home page. Applications are due February 15, 2017.
North Carolina Bar Association Endowment Fund
The North Carolina Bar Association is offering a $1,500-$4,500 scholarship to high school seniors who are children of North Carolina Law Enforcement Officers who were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Deadline to apply is April 3, 2017. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.ncbar.org/members/
Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students
The Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships to offer financial assistasnce to migrant students who want to further their education. Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)
PGSF is a not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of the PGSF is “To strengthen the print and graphic communication industry by providing scholarship assistance.” Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
Society of Women Engineers
The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2016, SWE disbursed approximately 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $750,000.
Scholarships are typically awarded in May (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and July (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Recipients are announced in September. Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Progarm
Green Home Improvement Scholarship
HomeAdvisor’s green home improvement scholarship challenges students to come up with innovative ideas and thoughts towards green homes and energy-efficient improvements. Their goal is to hopefully help future students make changes and innovations in the green home improvement industry. This scholarship intends to serve as the first step towards those changes. Green Home Improvement Scholarship
VFW Auziliary's Young American Patrtiotic Art Contest
Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. VFW Auxiliary's Young American Patriot Art Contest
Diabetes Scholars Founation
The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes and who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need. Diabetes Scholars Foundation
Redfin is very passionate about helping students achieve higher education. The $2,500 bi-annual scholarship is open to to high school seniors and current college students. The scholarship application period is twice yearly from November 1 - January 31 and May 1 - July 31. Redfin Scholarship