Scholarships

  • Google Form for Scholarships

    Fill out this google form if you would like to be considered as a school based nominee for UNC Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain, NC State Park, Davidson Belk, Davidson Bryan, UNC Charlotte Levine, or the NC State Centennial Scholarships.

    *If you are experiencing problems accessing the Google Form, please send Mrs. Ashe an email with your name and information about which scholarships you want to be considered for.  sashe@lincoln.k12.nc.us

     

    Current Scholarship Descriptions

    UNC Charlotte Levine Scholarship

    Full scholarship to UNC Charlotte valued at $105,000.  Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that elevates fellow students to a higher standard.  While there are no minimum SAT, ACT or grade point averages to apply for the Levine Scholarship, students must excel academically in their intellectual pursuits and show evidence of experience, motivation and commitment toward the ideals of the program. The average and middle-50 percent ranges for their 2019 finalists are below:

    SAT

    Mid-50 (two-part): 1350-1500

    Average (two-part): 1432

    ACT

    Mid-50: 29-33

    Average: 31.5

    GPA

    Average (weighted): 4.83

    Average (unweighted): 3.94

    There is no minimum number of students that can be nominated.  Please sign-up on the Google form on the LHS Scholarship website to be nominated.  Deadline to sign-up is September 27, 2019.

     

     

    NC State Centennial Scholarships

    The Centennial Scholarship program is designed for students who are interested in career fields such as engineering, business management, design, chemistry, polymers, forensics, medical fields, fashion merchandising and retail management.

    • ITT Centennial Scholarship

    o    Awarded to the top Centennial

    o    $22,000 / year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds

    • Kimbrell Centennial Scholarship

    o    Awarded to the 2nd top Centennial

    o    $20,000 / year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds

    • Centennial Scholarship

    o    $15,000 / year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds

    o    Up to 8 awarded per year

    • Pioneer Scholarship

    o    $14,000 / year for four years and $4,000 in enrichment funds

    o    Up to 4 awarded per year

    • North Carolina Textile Foundation Scholarship

    o    $5,000 / year for 4 years

    • Prestige Scholarship

    o    minimum award is $2,500 / year for 4 years

    Competitive applicants demonstrate high academic achievement, strong leadership qualities, involvement in extracurricular activities and civic engagement and an interest in textile-related careers. For scholarship consideration, students must submit a NC State admissions application by the November 1 deadline and students need to fill out the Google form on the LHS Scholarship website to be considered for nomination.

     

     

    CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarships

    Check out the new CollegeBoard Opportunity for Scholarships for juniors and seniors.  Complete steps to be entered into a drawing for scholarships.  If you have any questions, please see your counselor.

    https://opportunity.collegeboard.org

     

    Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars Program

    The Teaching Scholars Program at LRU was born 6 years ago when the state ended the Teaching Fellows Program. The LRU Teaching Scholars Program awards scholarships to the best and brightest students who seek to become a future educator. Recipients of the scholarship award receive approx. $5,500 each year for their educational expenses. In addition, students may apply for financial aid, and if eligible, receive funds to further assist with educational expenses. This year, we have 21 Freshman in our Teaching Scholars Program. Collectively, we have 75 students in our Teaching Scholars Program. It’s exciting that the university has this wonderful scholarship award to support individuals who aspire to become educators!

    Interested Seniors must submit an application for admission to Lenoir-Rhyne University and its Teaching Scholars Program as soon as possible.

    Lenoir-Rhyne University is hosting a Choose LR event on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. This event is for prospective students and their families so they can tour the campus, gather information about financial aid, student services, and programs offered. A registration link is included in the attached letter.

    In order for a student to be considered for the LRU Teaching Scholars Program scholarship award, he / she must have:

    1)            A minimum score of 1000 on the SAT, and

    2)            An ACT score of 20 or higher, and

    3)            A minimum 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission to LRU;  however, its Teaching Scholars Program scholarship seeks a 3.5 GPA or higher.

        

    The Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

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

    Criteria for Scholarships

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior with plans to enter college no later than Fall 2020.
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the US (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
    • Be a US citizen.

    Application deadline is October 25th.  Please apply online at the website below.

    https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

     

    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

    This award recognizes middle and high students who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  Local honorees receive a certificate of achievement.  State honorees receive a $1,000 scholarship, medallion, and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.   National honorees receive an  additional $5,000 scholarship.

    Eligibility

    • Student in grades 5-12 and a legal resident of the US.
    • Has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2018.
    • Completes an online application and submits it to a school principal, counselor, or designated local organization by November 5, 2019.

     The deadline to apply is November 5th.

     Complete an online application at

    https://spirit.prudential.com to be considered for this award.

     

    Gardner Webb University Tucker Scholarship

    The annual Tucker Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength Scholarship will reward an incoming first-year student, who exemplifies living by the compassionate principles and Christian values highlighted in Mark 12:30.  Over four years, the scholarship will provide full tuition, room, board, and required fees to the recipient.  If you are interested in this scholarship, please see your counselor.  Your counselor must nominate you for this scholarship. 

     

    Ron Brown Scholarship

    African American high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholarship by either the early deadline of November 1, 2019, or the regular deadline of January 9, 2020. Named for the late secretary of commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, the Ron Brown Scholar Program offers a $40,000 scholarship to up to 30 African American high school seniors each year based on academic excellence and commitment to public service. Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered intensive mentorship, service opportunities, leadership experiences, and extensive professional development throughout all stages of their careers.

    Applications must be mailed to the Ron Brown Scholar Program office with a postmark dated no later than January 9, 2020. For more information about the Ron Brown Scholarship and to apply, please visit https://www.ronbrown.org   

     

    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 be a U.S. citizen and have plans to pursue a degree at an accredited US institution.  Apply online at

    https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org

    Deadline to apply is October 31, 2019.

     

    NCHSAA Scholarships for Senior Athletes

    If you are a senior student athlete, check out the website below for many scholarship opportunities.

    https://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships    

     

     

    The Gates Scholarship

    The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

    Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    *Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.

    Eligibility requirements:

    • A high school senior
    • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
    • Pell-eligible
    • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
    • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

    Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US, accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

     An ideal candidate will also have:

    • An outstanding high school academic record (e.g., be in the top 10 percent of his/her graduating class)
    • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, and extracurricular, or other activities)
    • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

    Deadline to apply is September 15th.  Please apply online at https://www.thegatesscholarship.org or see your school counselor.

     

    Questbridge Scholarships

    Questbridge scholarships are full tuition scholarships offered to high achieving low income students wanting to attend a renowned college/university.  Lincolnton High School had a QuestBridge Scholarship recipient in 2018.  Please visit the link below for more information and to apply.  Deadline to submit application is September 26th.

    http://www.questbridge.org

     

    UNC Chapel Hill Morehead Cain Scholarship

    Full Tuition Scholarship

    Must demonstrate leadership, scholarship, moral force of character, scholarship, and physical vigor.  Lincolnton High School will select three students to be nominated from students who sign-up.  Deadline to sign-up using the Google Form is September 19th

     

    NC State University Park Scholarship

    Full tuition scholarship to NC State University.  The four year value of the scholarship is $111,000 for North Carolina residents.  The Park Scholarships selection committee evaluates applications on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  Lincolnton High School will select two students to be nominated from students who sign-up.  Deadline to sign-up using the Google Form is September 19th.

     

    Davidson College Bryan Scholarship

    The Bryan Scholarship is a scholarship for a senior athlete who is interested in attending Davidson College.  Students must present an outstanding academic record, show leadership in both the classroom and in their sport, and are impact players at the NCAA Division I Level.  Eligible sports are as follows: Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Swimming, Diving, Tennis, Wrestling, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, and Volleyball.  Deadline to sign-up using the Google Form on the LHS Scholarship website is September 16th

     

    Davidson College John Montgomery Belk Scholarship

    Scholarship to Davidson College.  Lincolnton High School will nominate one or two students to be considered for this scholarship.  Students must be interested in attending Davidson, demonstrate academic excellence and enthusiasm, integrity, and leadership ability and potential.  Scholarship is valued at $67,794 for 2019-2020 school year.  Two special study stipends of $3,000 each will also be available for students to pursue international study and other enrichment opportunities.  Deadline to sign-up using the Google Form on the LHS Scholarship website is October 4th.