Scholarships

  • Google Form for Scholarships

    Fill out this google form if you would like to have any scholarship applications emailed to you.  Applications will be emailed within 2 school days.  

    *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

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    Herter-O'Neal Scholarship

    This $750 scholarship is awarded each year to honor the work and dedication of Edith Herter and Frances O'Neal, founding members of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association.  Eligibility requirements are as follows:  students must be planning to pursue an Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Business or a business related field,  and be a legal resident of North Carolina.  Students must complete the application, write a brief (50 words or less) summary on why you want the scholarship, and provide two letters of recommendation.  Please see Mrs. Ashe for an application or request application through the Google Form on the LHS Scholarship website.  Deadline to return the application and materials to the NC Cooperative Extension Office is March 16, 2020.

     

    Lincolnton Lions Club Scholarship

    The Lincolnton Lions Club is now accepting applications for their scholarship in the amount of $500. One student from each of the four Lincoln County High Schools will be awarded the scholarship. The priorities for choosing a recipient are financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, academic goals, and volunteerism. The scholarship will be awarded at our school's Awards Day Ceremony.  Please visit the scholarship website and fill out the Google form to have an application emailed to you, or see Mrs. Ashe for an application.  Completed application and picture should be returned to Mrs. Ashe by May 8, 2020.   

     

    Carolina Federal Credit Union Jack Jenkins, Joel Wallace and Don Starling Scholarship

    Carolina Federal Credit Union will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who will attend a four-year university or technical/community college. Selection criteria may include but are not limited to GPA, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, career goals, writing skills, and financial aid.  Two teacher evaluations are required, a transcript, and a list of school activities and community involvement.  Completed application and attachments must be received at the Carolina Federal Credit Union, 1200 E. Church Street, Cherryville, NC  28021, by the close of business, Friday, March 27, 2020.  For an application, please see Mrs. Ashe or fill out the Google form on the LHS Scholarship webpage to have an application emailed to you.

     

    The Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship - $2,000

    The North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Committee is offering this scholarship to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina, expects to enroll in a four year college or university in North Carolina in the fall, and who is declaring a major in an area of the fine arts.  

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Academic rank in top 10% of class
    • Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25
    • Good Character
    • Participation in extracurricular activities (school & community)
    • Financial Need - not the primary consideration

    Additional Requirements 

    • Official Transcript
    • Copy of SAT or ACT Score Report
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • A personal statement from the applicant detailing your plans, career goals, and reasons for wanting this scholarship.

    *Applicants must include a flash drive, CD, or DVD of yourself demonstrating proof of talent or ability in the fine arts (performance or portfolio) with your application materials.  An actual performance or explanation of your work is expected (See application for more details).

    Your application must be received by the Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Chairman by March 1, 2020.  

     

    The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship - $2,000

    This scholarship is open to any young woman who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four year college or university in North Carolina in the fall.  

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Academic rank in top 10% of class
    • Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25
    • Good Character
    • Participation in extracurricular activities (school & community)
    • Financial Need - not the primary consideration 

    Additional Requirements 

    • Official Transcript
    • Copy of SAT or ACT Score Report
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • A personal statement from the applicant detailing your plans, career goals, and reason for wanting this scholarship.

    Your application must be received by the Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Chairman by March 1, 2020.

     

    The Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship - $2,000

    This scholarship is open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four year college or university in North Carolina in the fall.  

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Academic rank in top 10% of class
    • Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25
    • Good Character
    • Participation in extracurricular activities (school & community)
    • Financial Need - not the primary consideration

    Additional Requirements 

    • Official Transcript
    • Copy of SAT or ACT Score Report
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • A personal statement from the applicant detailing your plans, career goals, and reason for wanting this scholarship.

    Your application must be received by the Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Chairman by March 1, 2020.

     

    Lincoln County Extension and Community Association Scholarship

    $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from each of the four Lincoln County High Schools.  All students are eligible to apply; however, priority will be given to applicants who are pursuing a career in Family and Consumer Sciences (health, food and nutrition, child or early childhood development), agriculture, natural resources, forestry, 4-H, community and resource development, or other fields closely identified with the program areas of the NC Cooperative Extension Service.  Other criteria include academic achievement, activities and honors, and financial need.  Applicants must be a NC resident and plan to attend a NC college/university or community college.  For an application, please see Mrs. Ashe or fill out the Google form on the LHS Scholarship webpage to have an application emailed to you.  The application must be mailed, emailed, or delivered to the NC Extension Office in the Citizen Center. The deadline to turn in applications is April 17, 2020.    

     

    Recent Immigrant Scholarship

    $1,000 Scholarship

    The Recent Immigrant Scholarship supports high school students who immigrated to the US within the last decade and who plan to live & work here. High school students at any grade level are eligible, and all GPAs will be considered.  Please go to the website below to apply online.

    https://bold.org/scholarships/recent-immigrant-scholarship/

     

    The Tammy Wilkinson Scholarship Fund - $500

    This scholarship was created in memory of Tammy Wilkinson by the Women About Missions at Center View Baptist Church.  Tammy was not only a beloved member at CVBC, she was a member of the Lincoln/Catawba County communities and was loved by all who knew her.  Tammy had a love for children that couldn't be disguised.  To honor her legacy, a scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a student who is serious about pursuing a field of study that will revolve around children and making their lives brighter and better (teaching, nursing, pediatrics, child psychology, etc).  Interested students must complete an application, attach a high school transcript, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, and a letter of recommendation from a second source (excluding family).  Also required is a 1 page essay providing a personal statement about yourself expressing your hopes, ambitions, and educational and career goals.  The deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.  For an application, please see Mrs. Ashe or fill out the Google form on the LHS Scholarship webpage to have an application emailed to you.

     

    Adamson and Cleveland, LLC. 2020 Scholarship

    Three scholarships available ranging from $250- $1,000.  Students must submit an essay or video.  Essay or video must address this topic: What is your school and/or community currently doing to promote safer driving?  In your opinion, what could they be doing? You must submit your entry to ereiss@conslutwebs-email.com  Please visit the website https://adamsoncleveland.com/scholarship/ for more information.  Open to juniors and seniors.  You must submit your entry by June 5, 2020.

     

    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 6.  This deadline is not a postmark date.  The application must be in the scholarship committee’s office by the deadline. Please see Mrs. Ashe for an application or request application through the Google Form on the LHS Scholarship website.

    Please mail applications to the address below

    Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund

    Foundation for the Carolinas

    220 North Tryon Street

    Charlotte, NC 28202

     

    Student View Scholarship

    Student Insights is offering scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school.  There will be one $5,000, two $1,000, and ten $500 scholarships awarded.  There are no minimum requirements for this scholarship.  Anyone is welcome to apply.  The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.  The scholarship winners will be announced in May.  For more information and to apply go to www.student-view.com.  The deadline to apply is April 22, 2020.

     

    Gaston College SPARC Scholarship

    The Gaston College SPARC Scholars program is a scholarship initiative funded by the National Science Foundation and a private donor to help offset the unmet need of Gaston College students.  Scholarships up to $6,000 per student, per year, are offered to select full-time Associate of Science students, who plan to transfer to a four-year university after graduating from Gaston College, major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM), and who show academic merit.  The amount awarded is determined based upon federal financial need. 

    To apply please visit the website below.

    https://www.gaston.edu/arts-and-sciences/testing-sparc-3/

     

    Lincoln County Retired School Personnel Scholarship

    The Lincoln County Retired School Personnel Scholarship Committee 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 includes outstanding qualities of positive leadership, involvement in extracurricular activities, and traits of personality and character which would contribute to success in their chosen field.  For an application, please fill out the Google Form on the LHS Scholarsship website, and Mrs. Ashe will email you an application. 

    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

    Application and other required materials must be returned to Mrs. Ashe in the Counseling Office no later than Friday, February 28, 2020.

     

    Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

    The Delta Kappa Gamma Society is providing a scholarship in the amount of $1000 to a senior female who plans to enter the field of education.  Additional criteria includes academic achievement, positive leadership in school and community life, and traits of personality/ability which would contribute to success as a teacher.  Our school may nominate one candidate.  Students will need to submit an application, photo, 200 word or less essay about what has influenced your decision to become an educator, two letters of recommendation, and a transcript.  For more information and an application please see Mrs. Ashe or go to the LHS Scholarship website and fill out the Google form to have an application emailed to you.  Applications are due to Mrs. Ashe in the Counseling Office by March 6, 2020.   

     

    Trey Whiteside Memorial Scholarship

    $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior at each of the four Lincoln County High Schools.  The applicant must be a resident of Lincoln County and have attended the Lincoln County School System for four years immediately prior to graduation.  The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need, character and achievement, community involvement, and the desire to succeed in school and further your education in college.  The recipient may attend any accredited university, college, business, nursing or trade school.  For an application, please see Mrs. Ashe or fill out the Google form on the LHS Scholarship webpage to have an application emailed to you.  The application is due to Mrs. Ashe by April 1, 2020.

     

    2020 African American Network-Carolinas Scholarship

    The scholarship ranging from up to $2,000 is for graduating seniors in North and South Carolina.  The AAN-C Scholarship fund stems from the African American Network, which is a resource group of African Americans employees at Duke Energy.  As part of its mission, they provide scholarships to students pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration.  

    Applications are available at https://fftcscholarships.communityforce.com.  Applications must be submitted online by March 6, 2020.  The committee will consider academics and financial need of each applicant after ensuring they meet the minimum eligibility. 

    1. Graduating Senior at a North or South Carolina High School.
    2. Must attend a four-year college or university located in North or South Carolina.
    3. Must plan to major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration.

     

    National Beta Club Scholarship

    This year, National Beta will award over 250 scholarships are awarded each year, ranging in value from $1,000 to $20,000.  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 22, 2020

    http://www.betaclub.org/scholarship/scholarship-info

     

    The Bonner Scholars Program

    The Bonner Scholars Program provides students who are interested in community service with the financial support needed to attend college and continue to be involved in the community.  The Bonner Scholarship is available to students who have a passion for community work and social justice.  In addition to service experience, most students must demonstrate financial need as evidenced by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be selected for the program.  Bonner Scholars participate in service, leadership, development and meetings/trainings for approximately 10 hours a week.  Applications are being accepted for Fall 2020.  A rolling selection process is used until available scholarships are awarded.  For more information, please visit the website below.

    https://www.mhu.edu/academics/engagement/bonner-scholars-program/

     

    State Employees Credit Union Scholarship - $10,000

    The SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship is only available to graduating public high school seniors who are either current members of State Employees’ Credit Union (“SECU”) or the child of a parent/guardian who is a member of SECU at the time of application. Membership eligibility does not include Local Government Federal Credit Union or NC Press Association Credit Union members. Preference will be given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees (state, local or federal government; public health; public education) who live and work in North Carolina. Additionally, preference will be given to those majoring in public service degree programs (such as Public Health, Education, Public Administration, and Public Policy). While not a requirement, identification of a financial need, as determined by submission of a Free Application for Federal student Aid (FAFSA), will be taken into consideration by the selection committee.

    Lincolnton High School’s Scholarship Committee will narrow our school's applicants to 3 students.  Then a Lincoln County Schools Committee will make the final selection for the scholarship.  Please see the criteria below, and see Mrs. Ashe for the materials or fill out the Google form on the LHS Scholarship webpage to have an application emailed to you. The attachments which include the application, bio guidelines, and other information.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to see me.  

    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 2.5or higher unweighted GPA
    • Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement
    • Must file FAFSAas part of the application.

     Applicants must submit the following:

    1. Resume  (Brief Bio with accomplishments and Awards)
    2. Copy of Acceptance Letter from one of the UNC system campuses
    3. Completed application using Microsoft Word. Please email application and bring a paper application to Mrs. Ashe.
    4. Consent Form
    5. Photo (Head shot)

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

    The deadline to apply and have all completed materials to Mrs. Ashe in the Counseling Office is March 4, 2020.  Please fill out the Google form to have an application emailed to you, or see Mrs. Ashe for an application.

     

    The Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship:

    The Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship fund benefits graduating high school seniors within the Charlotte Region who demonstrate above-average ability and great interest in one or more areas of the performing arts. Two annually renewable scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded each year.  Deadline to apply is March 6, 2020.

    https://www.blumenthalarts.org/scholarships

     

    The Gordon Hay Scholarship:

    The Gordon Hay Scholarship is a merit based award for an extraordinary student who is planning a career in the performing arts and demonstrates a personal drive for excellence, scholarly accomplishment, and community engagement. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for non-tuition expenses that will deepen the student’s experience in their field. 

    The award is designed for special learning opportunities related to the recipient’s career interest in a non-performing area within the performing arts. Examples include but are not limited to professional conferences, seminars, workshops, participation in an unpaid internship program, professional performances, or technology needs.  Please go to the website below for more information.  Deadline: April 3, 2020.

    https://www.blumenthalarts.org/scholarships

     

    Elon Teaching Fellows Program

    Elon Teaching Fellows Program is a four-year sequenced, developmental and transformational $29,500 scholarship opportunity for the preparation of teachers who will become leaders in the field.  After applying to Elon, students may apply to the Fellows Programs until the deadline of January 15, 2020.  

    Elon Teaching Fellows participate in purposely designed enrichment experiences such as two winter term travel courses, a faculty mentored inquiry project, and a full semester abroad of study in New Zealand which includes a five-week internship in a local school. 

    Please visit the website below for more information.

    https://www.elon.edu/u/academics/education/teaching-fellows/program-highlights/

     

     

    NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship

    Students interested in teaching in a STEM or Special Education licensure area may receive a scholarship up to $4,125 per semester.  Students must attend either Elon, NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, or Meredith to receive the scholarship.  The application deadline is January 13, 2020, at midnight.  For more information and to apply, visit https://myapps.northcarolina.edu/ncteachingfellows/

    Minimum Academic Requirements

    • High School applicants or applicants with fewer than 24 hours of college credit must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and have scored at least a 24 on the ACT or a 1,170 on the SAT.
    • Be willing to teach in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) or special education licensure area in a North Carolina public school, traditional or charter school.

     

    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive up to $30,000 in grants over four years to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”.

    To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

    • Be a graduating, minority high school senior.
    • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States.
    • Show leadership potential
    • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
    • Present evidence of financial need
    • Be a United States Citizen
    • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21.
    • Not Possess a degree from a 2 or 4 year college when applying for the scholarship.

    Application deadline is February 1, 2020.  Please visit the website below for more information and to apply.

    https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

     

    Distracted Driving Family Plan Scholarship

    The Parnall Law Office is proud to offer the 2020 Scholarship Program that is designed to help interested high school (upon graduation from high school) or college students in the United States to attend an institution of higher education, while also bringing to attention to the dangers of distracted driving. $5000 in prizes will be awarded to the top 3 applicants. 

    Students will write an essay 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."

    For more information and to apply for the scholarship click here: https://www.hurtcallbert.com/scholarships/   Submissions begin on January 1st.

    There will be three scholarships awarded: $2,500 for 1st place, $1,500 for 2nd place, and $1,00 for 3rd place. The deadline to apply is March 17, 2020.

     

    Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program

    The Amazon Future Engineer  scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course, or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.  Winners of the award receive $10,000 per year at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.

    Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must be:

    • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    • Be high school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed an advanced placement computer science course or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test.
    • Be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

    Please visit the website below to apply

    https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/amazonfutureengineer/

     

    ACS Scholars Program

    The program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students from the high school seniors to undergraduate students majoring in chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year.
    To date, over 3,000 students have received funding from the ACS Scholars Program.  For more information, please visit the website below.

    https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html?sc=191002_educ_em_msg1_ACSScholars

     

    Women's Transportation Seminar Scholarship

    WTS is an international professional organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women.

    Each year the Charlotte Metro Chapter of WTS solicits applications for local and national scholarships.  All scholarship applications, national or local, must go through a local chapter in order to be considered.  The WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter is currently seeking applications for the 2019 WTS scholarships.  For more information, please review the attached letter or visit the WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter website:  http://www.wtsinternational.org/charlottemetro/scholarships/

    Female students with an interest in the field of transportation are encouraged to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications by our local chapter is Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Submission of applications via email is encouraged.

    For an application, please see Mrs. Ashe and submit completed application to the WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter Scholarship Chair:

    Michelle Nance

    WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter Scholarship Chair

    Centralina Council of Governments, Suite 100

    Charlotte, NC 28262

    mnance@centralina.org

    704-348-2709

     

    Heisman High School Scholarship

    The Heisman High School Scholarship continues the legacy of the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship, a program created in 1994 by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in partnership with The Heisman Trophy Trust. From its inception, the program has leveraged the reputation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a symbol of great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. This year, the Heisman High School Scholarship is awarding $64,000 in scholarships.  Students will compete for 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.  Eligibility begins with maintaining a weighted GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community.  Applicants must participate in at least one school sponsored sport.  The deadline to apply is October 29, 2019, at 3:00 pm in order to be considered. For more information and to apply visit,  heismanscholarship.com.

     

    Goodnight Scholars at NC State

    The Goodnight Scholars program is a scholarship for students interested in a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, and math) at NC State University.  Family income must be below $110,000 and be a North Carolina resident.  To have a chance to receive an automatic invitation to apply for the scholarship, students must submit their college application to NC State by November 1st.  To self-nominate for the scholarship, students must nominate themselves starting November 1st.  More details about the program and selection process can be found at the website below.

    https://goodnight.ncsu.edu

     

    George A Stoudemire Scholarship

    The Lincoln County office of NC Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for the George A. Stoudemire scholarship.  The Stoudemire scholarship gives preference to students majoring in agriculture, natural resources, forestry, family and consumer sciences, or other fields closely related to the work of Cooperative Extension.  This scholarship is only available to students studying at a North Carolina college or university.  Amount of the scholarship is $2,500.  Please see Mrs. Ashe for an application, or fill out the Google form online to have the application emailed to you.  You may also access the application at https://lincoln.ces.ncsu.edu.  The completed application must be received in the Extension Office by close of business on January 31, 2020.  

     

    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.