- Application deadline: June
- Interviews with finalists: July
- The first winner announced: July
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. 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.
Application Deadline: April
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.
Please apply online at https://app.smarterselect.c
Application Deadline is January
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 the University of North Carolina at Greensboro or North Carolina State University. Scholarship appl
The application deadline is March. Scholarship awards will be in the amount of $1,000 and the scholarship is renewable for a maximum of 4 academic years. Please see your counselor 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:
Applicants must submit the following:
Application details and other information will be available through your counselor at your school in January.
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 several 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. The deadline to apply is January.
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:
*Middle Grades Education
*Dual (Elementary and Special) Education
*One of the following majors in the College of Arts and Sciences with Secondary Education concentrations:
- Integrated Science
- Political Science
To apply, please visit the website below.
Priority will be given to those applications (to both the University and the Program) received by January.
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. The application deadline is November. 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.
The link to the application will be available in October.
Applications can be found at www.act.org/
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, the strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society. Students must exhibit a strong commitment to complete a bachelor’s degree at a 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. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board, and two special study stipends of $3,000 each. Interested students must see their counselor to be nominated. The nomination deadline is November and the application deadline is December.
Morehead Cain Scholarship
Three students may be nominated by their high school guidance counselor for this prestigious scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill. Criteria include leadership, scholarship, the 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 October. The deadline to apply for the Morehead Cain Scholarship is October.
Two students may be nominated for this prestigious scholarship to NC State University. Criteria include 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 October. The deadline to apply for the Park Scholarship is October.
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 information on the Shelton Leadership website. The deadline to apply is October.
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:
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.
The early application deadline is November. 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. The final deadline is January, 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. The deadline to apply is October. Visit https://https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application//application/ for more information.
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college, or vocational/technical school. 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. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the entry form before you submit your entry at your local VFW Post.
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. With the 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application is open! Students who will be graduating in the 2020-2021 academic school year may apply here through Wednesday, October. Please click the box below for our eligibility requirements. 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 based on 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, or self-nominated by December.
NCTF Distinguished 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. 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. The deadline is December.
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, 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. The scholarship may be used at a four-year college/university, community college, or vocational school. The application deadline is January. http://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 end 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 in January. 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 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-
Erline Mayberry Scholarship
The Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary Department of North Carolina is offering four (4) one year scholarships 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. The deadline to return the application to the scholarship chairman in February. 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. The deadline to apply is February. 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 any qualified high school seniors. Rules for eligibility and application can be found on our website at https://esaweb.org/programs/youth-scholarship/ysapplyhome/. 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 advanced education for deserving students. The application deadline is March.
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. 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. The deadline to apply is April. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.ncbar.org/members/
Diabetes Scholars Foundation
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 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. The deadline to apply is midnight April. Visit the 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, until May. For complete details and to enter, visit http://suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes.
Redfin is very passionate about helping students achieve higher education. The $2,500 bi-annual scholarship is open to too 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 the 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 in June. 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 school year. To download a newsletter in a PDF about 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 a community college or technical school. Thirty scholarships are available with 15 being merit-based and 15 being need-based. Scholarship applications are available online at http://www.seanc.org/
Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students
The Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships to offer financial assistance 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 Program
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 the website for more information: Green Home Improvement Scholarship.
VFW Auxiliary's Young American Patriotic 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 are full-tuition scholarships offered to high achieving low-income students wanting to attend a renowned college/university. 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, Maths, 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. 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 can 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 research topics of your interest -- while enjoying the company of like-minded peers. Apply online for this opportunity. http://www.ncssm.edu/summerventures.
Tuck Sleep Scholarship
Many scholarships and grants are geared toward specific candidates, including people who struggle with sleep disorders or issues. This guide to scholarships and grants features funding options for undergraduate and graduate students. Some awards target sleep-disordered students, while others are available to students pursuing degrees in sleep science or other related psychology and mental health fields. The following link has scholarships who have either been diagnosed with a sleep disorder or who must submit an essay related to sleep science as part of the application package.
ZipRecruiter Recurring Scholarship
Scholarship Award: $3,000
Deadlines: June & December every year
Eligibility Requirements: Student must be 18+ years old and enrolled in classes by the deadline date
You can visit our ZipRecruiter Scholarship Page for more information.
NC Society of Hispanic Professionals
September 2018 - Cary, NC. The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund (NCHCF) is announcing an open call to all Hispanic students to apply the 2019-2020 School Year scholarship awards cycle. The NCHCF, established by the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCHSP) at Triangle Community Foundation, will be accepting applications now through January. Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted. The application can be found on the NCSHP website at https://www.thencshp.org/.
The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $2,500. Scholarship recipients are seniors and recent graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background. Recipients of an NCHCF scholarship must enroll in a degree program at a community college or a 2 or 4-year college/university and demonstrate a commitment to public service and community development.
The NC Hispanic College Fund was established in 2004 at Triangle Community Foundation. Since its creation, NCSHP has awarded nearly $425,000 to 325 Hispanic students in North Carolina. The number one barrier all students face when seeking higher education is financed, and NCSHP is happy to help the Hispanic students of NC overcome this barrier and realize their dreams of higher education. NCSHP thanks the 2018-2019 Scholarship fund donors; Duke Energy Foundation, Goodnight Educational Foundation, SAS Institute, Brasfield & Gorrie, Jóvenes para Ayudar, La Oficina, students and participants of the 2017 Hispanic Educational Summit, contributors to NC State University's Juntos Program, and NCSHP individual donors that support our Latino students through their generous contributions to the fund. As of today, we are delighted to announce that the 2019-2020 Scholarship fund donors are: Duke Energy Foundation, and Red Global MX – Raleigh Chapter, contributors to NC State University’s Juntos Program, students and participants of the 2018 Educational Summit, and NCSHP individual donors.
Hispanic students that plan to enroll at a North Carolina community college or a university to pursue the fields of electrical, mechanical, nuclear, chemical, or civil engineering are encouraged to apply to the Duke Energy engineering scholarship available within the fund. To apply, submit an official NC Hispanic College Fund application and be sure to mark the "Duke Energy Scholarship" box.
Applications must be received by January. For more information or to download an application form for the North Carolina Hispanic College Fund, please visit our website at http://thencshp.org/programs/nc-hispanic-college-fund/. We encourage all eligible Hispanic students to apply!
The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote education among Hispanic youth. Acknowledging the under-representation of Hispanic youth in higher education, and seeing the need for role models, the NCSHP intends to develop and secure educational opportunities and financial support to improve Hispanic youth's success and school performance. Our Society is committed to doing the best it can to nurture our youth and provide resources to Hispanic students and their families so that they can succeed in education.
For information about how to sponsor or establish a scholarship within the NC Hispanic College Fund, please contact us at (919) 467-8424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
The Recovery Village is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study.
To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience.
Do you have a compelling recovery story? Have you witnessed the challenges that addiction can present, or helped someone overcome substance use disorder? Share your experience and describe why you are eager to enter the health care field for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Opportunities
Please see your guidance counselor for more information.
Morris King and Hodge Driver Safety Scholarship Fund
Texting and driving pose a serious safety hazard for young drivers across the United States. To spread the message about the dangers of texting and driving, Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Driver Safety Scholarship program. Our law firm will award three scholarships to 2020 graduating seniors and/or rising freshmen in Alabama colleges and universities who create an original essay explaining the dangers of texting and driving and practical steps to ending this momentous problem.
Sending text messages takes drivers’ eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel and their mind off the task of driving and remaining alert for oncoming traffic. What can we do as a community to convey to young drivers that texting and driving lead to serious and avoidable accidents? We’re confident our young people have some good ideas.
To enter the program, you’ll need to submit an essay with at least 1000 words. We’re seeking clever, well-researched ideas that offer a fresh take on the dangers of texting and driving. The tone can be light-hearted or serious, as long as it’s informative, helpful, and original.
The deadline for submitting entries is April.
As a law firm active in Huntsville, Alabama, Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. is dedicated to making our state a safer place to live and raise families. We recognize our young people are our communities’ most precious resource. We are committed to helping students across the country receive a college education to pursue their career goals.
We wish you the best of luck and look forward to receiving your scholarship program entries.
Are you and your students participating in the 2019 StudentCam competition? If so, we've now added a link to the Entry Form on our StudentCam website home page. You DO NOT need to provide prior notice of your intention to enter but when your students are ready to submit their finished documentaries, they should upload their documentary and complete the Entry Form for themselves and any teammates.
If they are under the age of 18, they will also receive an online Release Form for their parent/guardian to review and provide their consent.
If your students haven't yet started work on their documentaries, not a problem! Our submission deadline is Sunday, January, so there is still plenty of time left for them to begin researching, shooting, and editing their videos.
About the Competition:
This national contest invites all middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) to create a 5-6-minute documentary, based on the theme:
"WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AMERICAN?"
Choose a constitutional right, national characteristic, or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience.
Student videos should evaluate how this right, characteristic or event is upheld in our society, or challenged by current events. Rights or characteristics may include aspects of democracy, opportunity, liberty, justice, equality, diversity, unity, individualism, other rights, guiding principles, or shared values.
C-SPAN awards a total of $100,000 in cash prizes! Students compete for a chance to win one of 150 prizes. Teachers also have the opportunity to win one of 53 Faculty Advisor prizes.
Never participated before, or concerned with how to introduce the project to your students? Check out our updated Teacher Tips page for ideas like our introductory research guide that will help your students through the process of planning and creating their video.
You will find a complete list of competition rules and documentary requirements, along with links to view past winning videos at studentcam.org.
Student Scholar Award
This scholarship will award one outstanding student with $1,000 to be used towards educational expenses.
To apply, students must submit a 600-word essay describing the college major they are interested in and why. This essay should talk about how they plan to work in their chosen field to help their community.
You can view the link to the scholarship details and application here: wilshirelawfirm.com/
The Rev. Michael H. Vanderburg Scholarship Fund
Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship
We are pleased to announce the 2020 Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program. Since 2003, our law firm has awarded college scholarships to high school seniors to continue their secondary education. This year we plan to award fifteen, $2,5000.00 (Twenty Five Hundred Dollars) Scholarships to students from the communities that our offices serve.
This year our firm's scholarship committee will select students based on their grades, school and community involvement, SAT scores, an essay, Powerpoint presentation, or brochure that encourages fellow teens to abstain from underage drinking and driving and highlight the dangers of consequences of drinking and driving.
The application is available for download at https://www.demayolaw.com/
Sonn Law Group Community Leader Scholarship
Sonn Law Group is offering a scholarship to a student who leads by example and makes a positive impact on his or her community.
· $1,500 scholarship awarded to 1st place winner
· $250 Amazon gift card awarded to 2nd place winner for books and supplies
· Deadline: December
· More info + Apply: https://www.sonnlaw.com/our-
It’s simple- choose a cause, a charitable organization, or other group and dedicate your time and other available resources. This contest is NOT about donating money. Instead, you should give back to the community in a meaningful way.
Huggable Supermom Scholarship: Cash & Baby Formula Award
At Huggable, we know that being a new mother isn’t a walk in the park. With a million things on your to-do list, it’s hard to find time for yourself. For the single mothers amongst us, it’s that much harder to make everything work as you get your little one off to the best start possible. For the Huggable Supermom Scholarship, we focus on supporting single moms, children of single moms, or people whose lives have been impacted in positive ways by single moms. Put simply, the Huggable Supermom Scholarship is a student scholarship designed to support single mothers and those who support them and benefit from their love.
Why is this our focus?
According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, more than 11% of undergraduate students in the US are single mothers—that’s more than 2.1 million students. Of those single mothers in university, only 8% will complete their degrees—making them 6 times less likely to graduate than their peers. They will also graduate with an average of nearly $30,000 in student debt, almost $5,000 more debt, on average, than their peers. However, single mothers who attain their Bachelor’s degrees are 3 times more likely to live above the poverty level. They earn 62% more, translating to nearly $300k in additional income throughout their career, on average.
Getting a degree is incredibly high-leverage for single mothers—and or those around them. The potential for long-term improvement in the quality of life is enormous. At Huggable, we believe that’s a cause—and opportunity—worth focusing on.
That’s why we’ve created The Huggable Supermom Scholarship. With this program, our mission is to make things a little easier for single mothers and their loved ones. We’re giving scholarship winners $2,000 (for college winners) or $1,000 (for high school winner) to cover their costs as they pursue their degrees, as well as a year of free high-quality, organic baby formula from Huggable. Not a mother right now? No problem—we make it easy for you to defer your year of free formula until you're ready, or to donate it to a friend or loved one who is ready now.
The Huggable Supermom Scholarship will be awarded to one college winner and one high school winner every 6 months. The application and selection timeline is as follows: First Application Cycle Timeline
- Application deadline: June
- Interviews with finalists: July
- The first winner announced: July
Second Application Cycle Timeline
- Application deadline: December
- Interviews with finalists: January
- The first winner announced: January
The Trading Financial Credit Scholarship – $1,000 Award
Link to Apply: https://www.
How To Apply: You will be submitting 900-minimum- word essay about “My New Business Endeavor” 2019 Scholarship Topic: Pitch us a business plan for a sensational new business endeavor that you consider would be profitable.
Eligibility: To qualify for TFC Scholarship you must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate creditable university/college.
Along with your essay we also ask that you include:
1.Your university name
5.A copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial).
Send all materials to
The winner will receive 1000 USD
The deadline for submissions is June.
We appreciate you sharing this scholarship opportunity with your students and look forward to receiving their entries. We believe that if every organization did their part to help students, we could help relieve the student debt issue in our country.
Please feel free to get back in touch should you have any questions or visit the official scholarship page at https://www.tfctitleloans.
RevPart’s 2020 Spring STEM Scholarship
Deadline date: December
RevPart is proud to support the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students by providing a scholarship of $1,000 to a student demonstrating excellent promise in their area of study. As an innovator in the tech industry, we understand the importance of the STEM fields and wish to advocate for the industry's future leaders by assisting their efforts towards a degree. Any student majoring in a STEM field that is attending an accredited college may apply. The 2020 scholarship winner will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to be used towards their degree. RevPart will also be offering a book scholarship for the first and second runner-up.
$1,000 (winner), $250 (2 runner ups)
3 Scholarships Available
Contact Person: Name: Tandi Holifield
Address: 129 Bethea Rd, Suite 402, Fayetteville GA, 30214
PhentermineClinics Health Scholarship
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: You are currently enrolled in a college, university, high school, or trade school. The content you submit in your application must be unique and must offer value to the reader. Creative, high-quality submissions have a higher chance of winning.
Application Deadline: December
Award Details: One winner will be selected by January and will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.
We created this scholarship intending to help young entrepreneurs & leaders to learn how to protect their business.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
For more information about our scholarship, you may visit this page.
WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter
The WTS (Women's Transportation Seminar) Charlotte Metro Chapter is currently seeking applications for the WTS scholarships. For more information, please review the attached letter or visit the WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter website: http://www.wtsinternational.
Applications for all WTS scholarships (national or local) can be downloaded here and must be submitted to the WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter Scholarship Chair:
WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter Scholarship Chair
Centralina Council of Governments, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28262
Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship
Each year, we award $500 in scholarships to high-achieving, high school women who aspire to use a career in technology to change the world.
We created the Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship because we believe that women must be at the forefront of our tech-driven world. The scholarship is designed to empower and inspire the next generation of extraordinary women leaders.
You can find more information about our scholarship award here: https://calvinrosser.com/
Parnall Law Firm Scholarship Opportunity
It is an essay scholarship 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."
You can view the scholarship here: https://www.hurtcallbert.com/
There will be three scholarships awarded, ranging from $2,500 to $1,000. The deadline to apply is March.
The Dream is Inclusive Scholarship
You can also find more information about the promise on our website: https://www.lr.edu/admission/
Here is the official video with the announcement of the LR Promise: https://youtu.be/ZejaKBOX3nM.
Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship
Despite living in the most prosperous and interconnected time in history, rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide are on the rise. In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death. It kills someone every 12 minutes.
What’s our solution to the vast and growing mental health problem? A society that tunes out those who struggle and a broken system that offers addictive pharmaceutical drugs, outdated and inconsistent therapy practices, and understaffed hospitals with mediocre care.
My mom, Sheri Rosser, was a victim of this broken approach.
After struggling with depression for decades, going in and out of hospitals, and taking dozens of medications, she lost all hope and took her own life in 2017. It was the most painful and devastating experience of my life.
The Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship is dedicated to my mom Sherise Rosser, a wonderful woman who taught me the power of authenticity, belief, and compassion.
I hope that the scholarship inspires greater awareness about mental health and fuels innovative solutions that help the millions of people who are suffering.
When we bring the darkness to light, it will slowly fade.
You can find more information about our scholarship award here: https://calvinrosser.com/
Top Jobs for Math Majors
The guide lists all different types of careers to choose from and information on each. For your consideration, you can find the guide here: https://online.maryville.edu/blog/blog-unique-jobs-for-math-majors/
FOUNDATION FOR THE CAROLINAS
The African American Network is a Duke Energy employee resource group of African American employees. As part of its mission, the African American Network - Carolinas chapter provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration.
AAN-C Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
Scholarships will range up to $2000 at the discretion of the AAN-C Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are renewable.
For more information and to apply, visit www.fftc.org/scholarships.
Application deadline: March
Ken Stewart Future Language Educator Scholarship
This scholarship is open to 12th grade students from AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN,TX, VA, WV, and the US Virgin Islands. The requirements include:
Additional details, including a link to the application form, are on the SCOLT webpage https://www.scolt.org/awards-and-scholarships/ about the Future Language Educator Scholarship under the Awards and Scholarships tab.
The Sure Oak Be Awesome Scholarship
Everyone here at Sure Oak works to our 5 core values: Be awesome, maximize your opportunities, always be the first to give, seek to improve everything and be curious, explore often!
Implementing these values every day has allowed us to build incredible relationships with each other internally, as well as with our clients, globally.
We don’t only wish to embody these values in the workplace, this is how we live our lives. We love to work with others that also express these values, and we’re proud to have been in a position to already have awarded two scholarships to promising students that share the same ethos.
Are you an awesome student? Do you relate to our 5 core values? If you can discuss how your values will help you reach your goal in a well-written and considered essay, you could be our third winner!Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Please follow the form link to apply: The Sure Oak Scholarship
All application components must be submitted by July. A winner will be selected and notified by August.Additional Scholarship Details:
By applying, we are granted permission to send applicants information regarding their application only, via their submitted email address and/or phone number.Student Protections
All submitted photos and essays must be original work of the applicant. Only one submission may be entered per student, per year. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All scholarships are non-renewable. By applying The Sure Oak Be Awesome Scholarship, you certify that all the information you have provided is original, accurate, and complete.
Scholarship sponsored by Brady/Cobin Law Group
The Scholarship Contest opens January.
The attorneys at Brady Cobin Law Group recognize the importance of sound planning at every stage of life— when planning for college, when raising a family, when caring for aging parents and when looking toward retirement. We are pleased to sponsor a scholarship essay contest to help students with college education expenses and to focus attention on issues involved in preparing for the unexpected. Everyone discovers that life is full of surprises. Anyone can be injured in an accident at any age.
If you are thinking about a college, you’re already thinking about the future. Planning is important for people of all ages to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances.
A conversation between parents and their adult children and those approaching adulthood can help clarify issues related to financial responsibility and who should make financial decisions on behalf of a family member who becomes incapacitated. Most young people have not accumulated significant financial assets. But it’s still a good idea to have a simple will and a durable health-care power of attorney. It is important to start such conversations when everyone is healthy and then revisit the issues as your circumstances change.
Our goal as wills and estate planning attorneys at Brady Cobin Law Group is to understand our clients’ needs and provide guidance to make well-informed decisions about the future. Our attorneys recognize the importance of getting a good education to pursuing a fulfilling career and achieving future goals. We’re glad to be in a position to help some deserving students pursue their dreams with our scholarship essay contest.
Students competing for the scholarships may select one of the three essay topics listed below:
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 1, 2020. The winners will be announced in June.
The application and more information can be found here: https://ncestateplanning.com/scholarship/
North Carolina Tour Guide Scholarship
At The Zebra, we know better than most just what a pain buying car insurance can be. We also know that students suffer from higher-than-average policy rates. Talk about a double-whammy. That’s why, this year, we’ve decided to continue The Zebra’s annual scholarship with the goal of helping to alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the North Carolina area, while also getting an insider view of the Tar Heel State.
Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, the winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance.
Your original video should not exceed 2 minutes
The video must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo
Email your submission to email@example.com
your name, address, and phone number when you submit
Selected winner(s) will be awarded a check for $1,000
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31st, 2020
Winner(s) will be selected and notified by email by January 31st, 2021
The winner will be selected based on creativity in the content and presentation
*Upon notification, winner(s) must also supply a current proof of enrollment at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States.
Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships
NORTH CAROLINA ALPHA DELTA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
NORTH CAROLINA ALPHA DELTA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Adamson and Cleveland Law Firm has a new scholarship. The scholarship will have three prizes, ranging from $250 to $1,000. High school seniors are eligible to apply, as long as they plan to use the money to pay for college-related expenses. This is the first year of the scholarship, so we are seeking applicants.
To apply, students must submit an essay or video essay response to the following prompt:
What is your school and/or community currently doing to promote safer driving? In your
opinion, what could they be doing?
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is June. The winners will be announced in July.
The application and more information can be found here: https://
Lake Norman Tennis Association (LNTA)
Each year, for the past 6 years, LNTA has awarded two $1000 scholarships to tennis playing seniors in the Lake Norman area.
America is a nation of immigrants, and much of our growth can be attributed to those born elsewhere. Immigrants start companies, innovate, and create jobs at significantly greater rates than the rest of the U.S. workforce, accounting for 15% of the workforce but 25% of entrepreneurs and 25% of patent-holding inventors. A different report showed that 71% of the tech workforce in Silicon Valley is foreign-born!
We certainly need to continue the national discussion around the desired nature and the proper amount of U.S. immigration. That being said, immigrants are a self-selecting group of people that are willing to jump over the hurdles associated with relocating; they are typically prepared to put in the hard work required to improve their family's prospects. Coming to America is often tremendously beneficial for the immigrants themselves, but it yields enormous benefits for our country as well.
This scholarship is open to any high school student who immigrated to the United States on or after January and plans to live & work here.
Please write an essay that addresses all of the following points:
Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the NCHSAA Endowed Fund offers several scholarships to eligible student-athletes of NCHSAA member schools.
The 20 Easiest Scholarships
We’ve gone through every scholarship platform to compile the easiest, most up-to-date scholarship resources for students in 2020.
Regardless of whether you’re in high school or a college student, easy scholarships are perfect for when you’re swamped with schoolwork and tuition payments. For students these days, that’s probably nearly all the time.
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of easy, no-essay scholarship contests.
Every single financial aid opportunity on this list has a short application process, is open to all students (high school, undergraduate, or graduate students), is no-essay, and doesn’t have a minimum GPA requirement. That’s the very definition of easy!
You could apply to all 20 easy scholarships on this list in just a few minutes. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Go for it!
Zippia's Annual $1,000 "Dream Job" Scholarship
Michael P. Fleming and Associates Scholarship
This is an essay scholarship. The prompt is:
"At what age did you receive your first smartphone? How do you think it impacts your day-to-day activities and how do you think it impacts you while you’re behind the wheel?"
You can view the scholarship here: https://flemingattorneys.com/
The deadline for applications is June.
Healthcare Administration Degree Options and Schools
As you explore the health administration field, you need to be aware of the various educational levels for this field. If you graduate with an associate degree, your health administration duties will be different from those performed by someone who has graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in health administration.
If you earn either your bachelor’s or master’s degree, your job responsibilities will be much more on the management side of the spectrum—but you’ll still obtain a sense of satisfaction, knowing you’re helping people who need assistance with health issues.
35+ initiatives to get more women into cybersecurity
With a gender imbalance in the cybersecurity field, there are lots of initiatives that aim to get women more involved. We discuss the cybersecurity gender gap and reveal more than 35 initiatives that are helping to close it.
LINCOLN COUNTY ROTARY STUDENT LOAN FUND INC.
1) Without the Rotary Auction this year there will be fewer loans available – so get your applications in as soon as possible. There is money available. We have loaned as much as $4700 in past years, I do not anticipate loaning that amount but would expect it to be in the $3000 range. Available for trade, community, or university education. Applicants must have a 2.0 or greater GPA.
2) The Lineberger Scholarship is that – a scholarship. It is not repaid. 2 available annually, $2500 per recipient. MUST BE PURSUING DEGREE IN VISUAL ARTS, VISUAL ART EDUCATION OR VISUAL ART HISTORY. Must also have a 2.75 or greater GPA.
3) The Herringshaw Loan – 1 total in Lincoln County. This $2000 Loan is available to 1 student in each of 7 counties – Lincoln, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Rowan, Stanly, and Union. Applicants must have a 2.0 or greater GPA.