• Scholarships & Other Opportunities

    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.


    FAFSA and Financial Aid Resources 

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA®, is a form you submit to the office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education. It collects information about student and family finances, which the FSA uses to determine your eligibility for any of nine federal financial aid programs, such as grants, work-study, and federal student loans, as well as more than 600 state aid programs. For many, it’s the first step toward an affordable education.

    The FSA sends your FAFSA® information to the colleges and universities you select. These institutions often require students to complete another college-specific financial aid form and use the combined information to award scholarships and other monies. Together, your federal and institutional aid make up your financial aid package. Each school will award you a different package, or none, depending on your eligibility.

    Visit https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/ for more information.


    Financial Aid and Scholarships for Students

    This invaluable online guide outlines the various forms of student financial aid available to online learners. It includes a comprehensive overview of the application process, organizations offering financial assistance, and insightful interviews with financial aid experts. From loans to scholarships to veterans’ education programs, first-time and continuing online students will gain a deeper understanding of how they can cover the cost of a college education.

    Visit https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/financial-aid/ for more information.


    Financial Assistance for Low-Income Students

    Low income students face unique financial challenges in college which can make higher education seem out of reach. However, many programs exist to help these students succeed and budget for their education. Learn how universities are supporting low income students and find out more about the opportunities available on- and off-campus.

    Visit https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/low-income-students/ for more information.


    Scholarships for Minorities

    Students of color and other minority groups have long been underrepresented in higher education. In an effort to change that and to increase overall access to postsecondary education, numerous organizations, associations, and companies are dedicated to supporting the academic endeavors of all minority students. Navigating this financial aid landscape, however, can sometimes be overwhelming, particularly for those who may be the first in their family to attend college. To help minority students achieve their goals, AC Online created the following guide on financial aid. Students and their families can explore the different types of financial assistance available; learn where to find and access scholarship money; get tips and recommendations from a financial aid expert; and find a list of various resources for support and additional information on paying for higher education.

    Visit https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid-for-minorities/ for more information.


    Finding Prestige Scholarships

    An estimated $46 billion in college grants and scholarships are awarded by the U.S. Department of Education and different academic institutions every year. But there are a handful of top-tier awards for high-performing, standout students known as Prestige Scholarships. Qualification standards are much higher than typical financial aid options, and finalists must be both outstanding academically and highly involved as community advocates or leaders. So, what exactly do these highly-touted awards get you? Take a closer look at some of the country’s most coveted Prestige Scholarship programs and learn how to earn them here.

    Visit https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/prestige-scholarships/ for more information.


     Financial Aid for Women

    Prospective and current women students wanting to understand their options when it comes to scholarships, grants, fellowships and loans will find much to assist them in this guide, while our expert interview with a financial aid professional provides insight into funding sources designed specifically for women.

    Visit https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/scholarships-financial-aid-for-women/ for more information.


    Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship Programs – William A. Hart Award

    One $1,000 scholarship, renewable for one additional year, may be awarded to graduating seniors from any public high school in the 29-county Western North Carolina region to attend a North Carolina two-year community college. The Community Foundation scholarships will be awarded without regard to age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious belief, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Selection Criteria

    • Financial need
    • Academic ability/achievement
    • Good moral character
    • Community service (at school and in the larger community); extracurricular activities; work experience

     Please apply online at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/42668-The-Community-Foundation-Of-Western-North-Carolina.

     Application Deadline is January 26, 2018.


     The Bulow Bowman Scholarship

    The Bulow Bowman Scholarship was established to provide undergraduate scholarships to outstanding women graduating from Lincoln County high Schools to attend University of North Carolina at Greensboro or North Carolina State University.   Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

    • Be a graduating senior from a Lincoln County high school
    • Be admitted into University of North Carolina at Greensboro or North Carolina State University
    • Participation in service learning or other community service projects
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Be a naturalized United State citizen

    The application deadline is March 3. Scholarship awards will be in the amount of $1,000 and the scholarship is renewable for a maximum of 4 academic years.  Please see Mrs. Cable in the Counseling Office for an application.


    SECU "People Helping People" Scholarship

    $10,000 Scholarship.  Please note the criteria and process has changed this year.  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 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. The scholarship application states that you must have identified a financial need as determined by submission of FAFSA, but the FAFSA will not specifically state you are in need of financial need.

     Applicants must submit the following:


    • Resume  (Brief Bio with accomplishments and Awards)
    • Copy of Acceptance Letter from one of the UNC system campuses
    • Completed application using Microsoft Word. Please email application and bring a paper application to Mrs. Cable.
    • Consent Form
    • Photo (Headshot)


    The deadline to apply and have all completed materials to Mrs. Cable in the Counseling Office is March 1, 2018.

    Lincoln County Retired School Personnel Scholarship 
    The Lincoln County Retired School Personnel Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Lincoln County graduating senior.  Applicants must have grades in the upper 25% of their class and plan to enroll in an education-related program at an accredited college.  Other criteria include outstanding qualities of positive leadership, involvement in extracurricular activities, and traits of personality and character which would contribute to success in their chosen field.  Information and applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Please see Mrs. Cable.
    Application materials to be submitted include:
    1.  Completed application   
    2.  Essay of 300 words or less (Why you have chosen to go into the field of education.)   
    3.  A wallet size school photo         
    4.  A transcript 
    Deadline to submit the application to the WLHS Counseling Office is Friday, February 23, 2018.

    National Beta Club Scholarship

     This year, National Beta will award over 250 scholarships are awarded each year, ranging in value from $1,000 to $15,000.  Selection of National Beta Club Scholarship winners is based on a number of factors with special emphasis on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, and National Beta Involvement.  To apply for the scholarship, please visit the website below.  Deadline to apply is January 25, 2018



     UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Scholarship and Enrichment Program

    The UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program awards a $20,000.00 scholarship distributed incrementally over four years of study at UNCG. To be eligible for participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program, a student must be a North Carolina resident and have a recommended minimum 3.80 weighted cumulative high school GPA and a minimum SAT verbal and math score of 1170 or ACT composite score of 24. Students must also select one of the following UNCG majors that lead to N.C. teaching licensure:

     *Elementary Education

    *Middle Grades Education

    *Special Education

    *Dual (Elementary and Special) Education

    *One of the following majors in the College of Arts and Sciences with Secondary Education concentrations:

         - Anthropology

         - Biology

         - Chemistry

         - Economics

         - English

         - Geography

         - History

         - Integrated Science

         - Mathematics

         - Physics

         - Political Science

         - Psychology

         - Sociology

     To apply, please visit the website below.


    Priority will be given to those applications (to both the University and the Program) received by January 1, 2018.


    Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

    The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest.  Application deadline is November 27, 2017.  For details, please visit the website below.



    ACT Student Champion Award

    The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

    ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.  Students who meet the criteria below are eligible to apply.

    • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
    • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 GPA or greater on a 4.0 scale.
    • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

     Applications are due December 31, 2017, and recipients will be notified by April 2, 2018.

     Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions

    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. Applications will be available August 1-October 25. To apply please visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/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.


    Morehead Cain Scholarship

    Three students may be nominated by their high school guidance counselor for this prestigious scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill.  Criteria includes leadership, scholarship, moral force of character, and physical vigor.  Students who are not nominated by the school may self-nominate.  Click here to access the website for the application and more information.  If you would like to be nominated by the school, complete this nomination form and return to your guidance counselor by September 22, 2017.  Deadline to apply for the Morehead Cain Scholarship is October 15, 2017.


    Park Scholarship

    Two students may be nominated for this prestigious scholarship to NC State University.  Criteria includes scholarship, leadership, service and character.  Students who are not nominated by the school may self-nominate.  Click here to access the scholarship website for the application and more information.  If you would like to be nominated by the school, complete this nomination form and return to your guidance counselor by Sept 22, 2017.  Deadline to apply for the Park Scholarship is October 15, 2017.


    Shelton Leadership Scholarship

    The Shelton Leadership Center awards deserving students, applying to NC State University, who are committed to personal integrity, professional ethics, and selfless service.  Apply online and find out more infomation at the Shelton Leadership website. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2017.


    Levine Scholarship

    The Levine Scholarship at UNC Charlotte is their most prestigious scholarship. Applicants 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.  Successful candidates typically have the following criteria:

    Mid-50 (two-part): 1350-1400
    Average (two-part): 1397
    Mid-50: 29-33
    Average: 31
    Average (weighted): 4.74
    Average (unweighted): 3.9

    See your guidance counselor if you would like to be recommended for this scholarship.  Deadline to apply is October 15, 2017.

    Ron Brown Scholars

    The 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, 2017.  Applicants applying by November 1 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, 2018 to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholars Program only.  Apply at the website: https://www.ronbrown.org.


    Wendy's High School Heisman

    The Wendy's High School Heisman award is for seniors who have at least a "B" average and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport.  National winners will receive a weekend in New York City, participate in a broadcast on ESPN, receive Wendy's gift cards, and up to a $10,000 scholarship. Please contact your high school guidance counselor if you are interested in applying for this scholarship.  Dealine to apply is October 2, 2017.  Visit Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship Application for more information.


    Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars are offering a $30,000 scholarship to the winner of the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

    The 2017-2018 theme is: American History: Our Hope for the Future.  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 October 31, 2017. There is a website for applications and additional information: https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships.


    Coca-Cola Scholars

    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, 2017.  http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org.


    NC State University College of Textiles Scholarships

    ITT Centennial Scholarship: $97,500 over four years: The Institute of Textile Technology continues to provide its “tradition of excellence” to the textiles industry through its alliance with the College of Textiles and the NC Textile Foundation by funding the ITT Centennial Scholarship. The Institute’s Mission is to provide leaders for the textile industry through education; therefore helping the textile industry meed today’s challenges and to remain competitive. The Institute continues to serve the role originally assigned by its founding members by offering the ITT Centennial Scholarship to students majoring in Textiles at NC State.

    Following the interview process for the normal Centennial Scholarship program, one candidate out of the top ten highest ranked applicants will be chosen to receive the ITT Centennial Scholarship for up to $97,500 over four years. To be considered, students need only apply for the Centennial Scholarship through the normal process.

    Centennial Scholarships: $67,500 over four years: Introduced by the North Carolina Textile Foundation in 1999 as a part of the College of Textiles’ Centennial Celebration.  Centennial scholarships provide a minimum of $15,000 per year for four years. Centennials are awarded to incoming freshmen one the basis of academic achievement in high school, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences. The scholarship also provides $7,500 as a special enrichment fund that may be used for study abroad, leadership programs, career explorations or other approved enrichment activities. All Centennial Scholars take part in a unique honor class offered during the first year.

    Students must be nominated by their high school by November 15, 2017 or self-nominated by December 1, 2017.

    NCTF Distinguised Merit Scholarships: $20,000 over four years: A four-year scholarship with a $5,000 annual award. This scholarship is given to those students who are finalists and the next highest ranked candidates for the Centennial Scholarship.

    Prestige Scholarships: $4,000 - $10,000 over four years: Offered to the next highest-ranking candidates who were not awarded Centennial or NCTF scholarships. Prestige scholarships are $1,000 – $2,500 per year for four years.

    Please visit https://textiles.ncsu.edu/future-students/future-undergraduate/scholarships/ for eligibility requirements and information on the nomination process.


    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 December 1, 2017.  In order to be eligible for the West Scholarship, students must have applied to and have been accepted to Catawba College.


    Jefferson Scholars-University of Virginia

    The goal of nurturing future leaders is at the heart of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s mission: to attract to the University the most promising leaders, scholars, and citizens in the world.  Check out the Jefferson Scholars website for more information.  See your high school guidance counselor if you would like to be nominated.  Deadline is December 1, 2017.


    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 10, 2018, but it is strongly encouraged to apply immediately as spaces for this scholarship program are limited.  Please go to the website to apply.  https://www.lr.edu/academics/opportunities-for-exceptional-students/teaching-scholars.


    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 2017http://www.rmhc.org.


    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.

    Eligible students may obtain an application form from the Lincoln County Extension Office or at a Lincoln County high school.  This application must be returned to the Extension Office by the close of business on January 31, 2018.  For more information, contact the Cooperative Extension Service at 704-736-8452.  Please visit http://lincoln.ces.ncsu.edu/stoudemire/ for eligibility requirements and further information.


    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 2018.


    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 your guidance counselor.


    Household Quotes Scholarship

    This $1250 scholarship aims to encourage students to come up with some creative ideas and opinions about the future of eco-friendly housing. The purpose of the scholarship is to attempt to help students of the future make positive changes to the eco-friendly home improvement industry. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2018.  http://householdquotes.co.uk/scholarship/


    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 $1,000, is available to qualified high school seniors.  Rules for eligibility and application can be found on our website at http://esaweb.org/Programs/Youth-Scholarship.  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 2018.


    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.” Apply for a PGSF Scholarship by March 1, 2018.  Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships


    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 4, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.ncbar.org/members/divisions/young-lawyers/.


    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.  Deadline to apply is midnight April 15, 2018.  Visit Diabetes Scholars Foundation for more information.


    SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes 

    Thirty $500 scholarships are offered nationwide.  High School seniors can enter for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.  Two winners will be chosen every two weeks from October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.  For complete details and to enter, visit  http://suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes.


    Redfin Scholarship

    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.  Visit Redfin Scholarship for more information.


    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, 2018. Please visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com to apply.



    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 2017-2018 school year.  To download a newsletter in a PDF pertaining to scholarship information, please go to the website https://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php


    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.  


    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. Deadline dates vary per scholarship.  Please visit Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students for more information.


    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. 

    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.  See website for more information:  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. Visit VFW Auxiliary's Young American Patriot Art Contest for more information.


    QuestBridge Scholarships

    QuestBridge scholarships are full tuition scholarships offered to high achieving low income students wanting to attend a renowned college/universities.  Please visit the link for more information and to apply. http://www.questbridge.org


    North Carolina Governor's School for Juniors

    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 7, 2017. For more information and the nomination packet, visit http://www.ncgovschool.org/.


    Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Opportunities for Sophomores

    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.


     Summer Ventures for Juniors and Seniors

    Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    As a rising high school junior or senior, you live on a college campus for four weeks in the summer and conduct research around topics of your interest -- while enjoying the company of like-minded peers.  Apply online for this opportunity.  http://www.ncssm.edu/summerventures.