Scholarships
  • Scholarship updates will be sent through this website as well as the REMIND application.  If you would like to be added to the Senior Remind updates, text @nlhssenior to 81010.

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program $1,000

    Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm  Scholarship Deadline: June 14    

    Gaston College Promise Scholarship

    The GC Promise program will cover all in-state tuition and fees not covered by financial aid or other scholarships for two years for ALL eligible Gaston or Lincoln County high school graduates.  Applicants must have:

    • Earned at least a 3.25 unweighted GPA in high school
    • Have completed at least 15 credit hours in Career and College Promise program at Gaston College with a C or better in all classes
    • Completed the Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) and GC Scholarship Application
    • Complete all general admissions requirements of the College
    • Enroll in at least 15 credit hours in a degree-seeking program at GC the semester immediately following high-school graduation
    • Click here for more information on the program and how to apply

    Gaston College SPARC Scholars Program-Up to $6000 per year

    If you’ve enjoyed math and science in high school and are considering a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) major, the SPARC program at Gaston College can help put you on the path to success. SPARC students graduate from Gaston College with an Associate of Science degree and are prepared to successfully pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year university. Click here for more information on the program and how to apply.

    NC Child Support Council Scholarship

    Eligibility:

    • At least one parent must be a member of the NC Child Support Council or a client of the Child Support Program
    • Resident of NC and a graduating senior
    • Accepted by a NC college, university, or technical school
    • Overall C average or above

    Applications may be downloaded by https://nccscouncil.org/scholarship/.  

    NC State Balanced Man Scholarship Multiple Scholarships Varied Amounts

    This scholarship is sponsored by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at NC State University.  Applicants must be males planning to attend NC State in the Fall of 2019.  Click here to complete the online application.  Deadline: July 5 

    Rosen & Ohr Law Scholarship
    This scholarship offers a $1,000 cash award to the student who writes the best response to the following prompt: "Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident."  You can view the link to the scholarship details and application here: www.rosenohrlaw.com/scholarship  Deadline is July 20th, 2019.  
     
    StudentScholarships.org

    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 2018-2019 school year.  To download a newsletter in a PDF pertaining to scholarship information, please go to the website https://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php

    SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes 

    Thirty $500 scholarships are awarded nationwide.  High School seniors can enter for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.  Two winners will be chosen every two weeks from October 29, 2018- May 13, 2019.  For complete details and to enter, visit this website:  www.suntrust.com/offtocollege

     

     

    Tailor Made Lawn Scholarship $1000

    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student based on merit and passion for the enhancement of their local and global environment. Candidates will be evaluated according to letters of recommendation, academic records, and their passion for the environment. These qualifications will be demonstrated through faculty references, academic transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and most importantly, a letter of intent written by the student.  Click here for more information to apply online.  Due: June 30

    DEADLINE PASSED:

    AXA Achievement Scholarship - $2500-$25.000 Scholarships awarded for students who exhibit the qualities of ambition, drive, determination and respect. Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline: Dec 14  

    Blumenthal Performing Arts Scholarships:

    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.  

    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. 

    Click here for more information and to apply.  Deadline: March 1, 2019

    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.
    To apply for The Bulow Bowman Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a graduating female student from a Lincoln County high school.
    • Be admitted into University of North Carolina at Greensboro or North Carolina State University.
    • Participate in service learning or other community service projects.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Be a United States citizen.

    Click here for more information or to apply online.  Applications may also be downloaded and mailed to:

    Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund

    Foundation For The Carolinas

    220 North Tryon Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202

    The 2019 application deadline is March 1, 2019completed application packets must be in office by 5 p.m. THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DATE. 

    Burger King Scholarship - $1,000 to $50,000 2.5 unweighted GPA. Scholarships available for Burger King employees as well as non-employees.  Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline: Dec 15

    Bryan Scholars: Davidson College: Davidson College offers scholarships to top scholar athletes, who are interested in attending Davidson College and competing athletically at the college level. Click here for more information.  See Ms Thornhill by Sept 20th to be nominated.

    Charlotte Knights Healthcare Scholarship $1000

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    •     High school senior enrolled in one of the following North or South Carolina counties: Cabarrus,
          Catawba, Chester, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union, or York County
    •     Must be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the fall of 2019
    •     Cumulative un-weighted grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
    •     Minimum 1200 SAT score (based on 1600 scale) or 26 ACT score    
    •     Member of at least one (1) sports team at your high school or related extracurricular activity
    •     Heavy involvement in the community or multiple hours of volunteer experience
    •     Must declare a major within the healthcare field or have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in
          the healthcare field

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    •     Guidance Counselor Report - Click here
    •     Online Application - All required fields must be complete in order to submit (you will receive a confirmation
          email when done correctly) Click here to complete the online application
    •     Official Transcript - To be mailed directly to the Charlotte Knights 
    •     Letter of Recommendation - At least one (1) letter of recommendation should be mailed directly to the
          Charlotte Knights by a faculty member of your academic institution,


    *The deadline to submit your online application and have supporting materials postmarked is Friday, May 3, 2019.

    Charlotte Knights STEM Scholarship $1000

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    •     High school senior enrolled in one of the following North or South Carolina counties: Cabarrus,
          Catawba, Chester, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union or York County
    •     Must be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the fall of 2019
    •     Cumulative un-weighted grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
    •     Minimum 1200 SAT score (based on a 1600 scale) or 26 ACT score
    •     Member of at least one (1) sports team at your high school or other extracurricular activity
    •     Heavy involvement in the community or multiple hours of volunteer experience
    •     Must declare a major within the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), or have demonstrated
          an interest in pursuing a career in these areas

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    •     Guidance Counselor Report - Click here
    •     Online Application - All required fields must be complete in order to submit (you will receive a confirmation
          email when done correctly) Click here to complete the online application
    •     Official Transcript - To be mailed directly to the Charlotte Knights 
    •     Letter of Recommendation - At least one (1) letter of recommendation should be mailed directly to the
          Charlotte Knights by a faculty member of your academic institution,

    *The deadline to submit your online application and have supporting materials postmarked is Friday, May 3, 2019. 

    C-SPAN Student Cam: Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-6 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the new 2019 competition 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." Click here for more information and to apply.  Deadline: Jan 20, 2019

    Coca Cola Scholarship: 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.  Click here for more information and to apply.  Due: Oct 31

    Delta Kappa Gamma: $1000-One Lincoln County female  Applicants must be a female member of the senior class with a genuine desire to enter a NC college with the distinct purpose of becoming a teacher.  Must demonstrate outstanding qualities of positive leadership in the community and school, and have attained an exemplary academic record.  Applicants must possess the personality, ability and traits which would contribute to ther success as a teacher.  Click here for the application or pick up a copy in Guidance.  Applicants must return the completed application, a picture, short essay, two letters of recommendation, and transcript to Ms Thornhill by March 18th.

    Democratic Women of Lincoln County Scholarship

    The Democratic Women of Lincoln County is offering a scholarship to one deserving Lincoln County Schools' senior who will enroll in an accredited institution of higher learning.  The scholarship is in the amount of $500.  The DWLC Scholarship Committee is looking for students who excel academically, possess and employ leadership skills at school and the community, demonstrate active involvement in school and community activities and/or be employed on a part-time basis, express an interest in political issues and show an enthusiasm for addressing those issues, have financial need, and be of good moral character.  The applicant must be available for an interview if one is necessary to make the selection.  In addition to the application, students will submit two letters of recommendation, a current transcript, and a 1 to 2 page essay.  Click here to download the application or pick a copy up in guidance.  Due to Ms Thornhill by May 1st

    Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship - Amounts Vary  Scholarship is available to seniors who have played at least one year with Dixie Youth Baseball.  This includes Boger City Optimist Club.  Click here to access the online application and for more information. 

    Due: Feb 1, 2019

    East Lincoln Optimst Scholarship-$500

    Senior must have played at least one season on an East Lincoln Optimist team.  Click here for the application.  Essay required.  Due to Ms Thornhill by April 30th

    Ethan A Dellinger Memorial Scholarship $1000

    Ethan Dellinger was a service-minded young man who was tragically killed in an industrial accident, January 24, 2019 at the young age of 22. Throughout his young life, he modeled what it meant to serve his family, his community and his country through his service as a volunteer firefighter and a soldier in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Ethan wasa leader among his peers and lived each day with intentionality. He loved BIG and it showed in all that he did for friends& family, as well as total strangers. His family desires to honor a student that believes that “acts of service” do make a differencein the world in which we live. Click here for more information and to download an application.  You may also pick a copy up in guidance.  Due: May 10

    Extension and Community Association Scholarship $1000 one per high school

    Applications including information on extracurricular activities, financial need, letters of recommendation, essay and recommendations required.  Click here to download the application.  Application is due to Extension Office April 19th.

    GE Massey Scholarship - $1000 one per Lincoln County high school

    The scholarship amount of $1000, ($500.00 for fall and $500.00 for spring) will be available to graduating seniors who reside in Lincoln County and will graduate from one of the Lincoln County public schools.  Scholarship recipients must be admitted to any four year College/University.  Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria: 1) financial need; 2) scholastic record; 3) community service; and 4) an essay that should address: "Why I feel I am the best candidate for this scholarship."  Click here to download the application.  Click here for more information regarding the scholarship.  Due: April 15 

    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program$10,000

    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awards more than $1 million in college scholarships to exceptional student leaders each year.  High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. 
    Apply at the website: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/ Due: Jan. 4, 2019.

    George A Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship - $2,500 

    The Lincoln County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for the George A. Stoudemire Scholarship. The Stoudemire gives preference to students planning to study areas directly related to the work of Cooperative Extension: agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, forestry, etc. This scholarship is only available to students studying at a North Carolina college or university. Amount of the scholarship is $2,500. You may access the application at https://lincoln.ces.ncsu.edu or Click here to upload an applicaiton.  The completed application must be received in the Extension Office by close of business on January 31, 2019.

    Green Room Theater Scholarships

    The applicant must have demonstrated leadership, community service and volunteerism through various school/church/theatre/clubs or other community organizations. The applicant must have been active in drama and/or community theatre (acting, backstage, volunteering, etc.). Added consideration will be given to applicants who have been involved with The Green Room.  Click here for more information and to apply online.  Due: April 24

    Greenhouse Scholars: The Greenhouse Scholars program awards scholarships to students coming from low income families.  Scholarship amounts vary.

    Criteria include:

    • Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a legal resident of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina.
    • Have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
    • Demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000)
    • Possess excellent leadership skills, an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, and a strong interest in and commitment to their community
    • Click here for more information and to apply.  Due: Dec 17

    Harry W Clarke Memorial Scholarships: 

    • William A Hart Award: $1,000 Scholarship 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.
    • Harry W Clarke Memorial: $3,000 Scholarship, renewable for three more years awarded to graduating seniors from any public high school in the 29-county Western North Carolina region to attend a North Carolina 4-year college or university.

         Selection Criteria:

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

    Applications may be accessed on the Community Foundation of North Carolina website.  Click here to for more information and to apply.  Deadline: January 25, 2019

    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. Click here to download and complete the application.  Deadline to return the application and materials to the NC Cooperative Extension Office is March 13, 2019.

    Jefferson Scholarship:University of Virginia NLHS may nominate two students for this prestigious scholarship.  Criteria include leadership, citizenship, and scholarship.  Click here for more information.  See Ms Black if you are interested in being nominated by Dec 1st.

    Jerry PLackey Memorial, Inc. Scholarship-$1000-2 per Lincoln County

    Eligibility Requirements for Applicants: Must be a resident of Lincoln County and have attended the Lincoln County School system for (at least) the entirety of the senior year; must have an acceptable academic record (transcript attached); and participation in extracurricular activities (school community, etc).  Data to be Submitted: Completed application, Transcript (including first semester senior grades, SAT scores, cumulative numerical academic average, class rank), one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor, and a recent picture (may be a scanned photo).  Procedures for Applying: Meet eligibility requirements and applicant endorsement (Parent/Guardian endorsement if applicable).   THE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED ON THE BASIS of Character and Achievement,  Community Involvement, Financial Need, and the desire to succeed in school and further your education in college.   The final decision will be left to the Board of Jerry PLackey Memorial, Inc.  Click here to download the scholarship information and application or you can pick up a copy in guidance.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 3, 2019
     
    Mail or email all applications to: 
    Jerry PLackey Memorial, Inc.
     PO Box 117
     Crouse, NC 28033
     
    Kerri S Ward Memorial Scholarship-$2500 (one male and one female)
     
    Eligibility Criteria

    ∙ Student must be a U.S. citizen.

    ∙ Student must be a resident of Lincoln County

    ∙ Student must have applied to an accredited U.S. college or university as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours per term) and must be accepted at the accredited college or university before the scholarship will be awarded.

    ∙ The scholarship award is based on the following criteria:

    o Strength of Character—as evidenced by: service to school and community; letters of recommendation; personal essay; and interview.

    • Must have earned either the Boy Scouts Of America Eagle award, or the Girl Scouts of America Gold award (please attach a copy of your certificate of achievement) along with a write-up of your project

    o Superior Scholastic Ability—based on minimum(unweighted) GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and minimum ACT score of 23 and/or minimum SAT score of 1200.

    Click here for more information and to download the application or pick up a copy in gudiance.  Due: May 3 to Ms Thornhill 
     
    King Law Gives Back Scholarship-Two $1000 scholarships
     
    Click here for more information and to apply online.  Must write essay on topic, "Small towns, Big Relationships."  
    Application Deadline: April 19, 2019

    Kings for a Kause Scholarship - $1,000 one Lincoln County Senior

    The Kings for a Kause Club of Lincoln County is seeking graduating seniors with a record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular activities.  Applicants must plan to attend a 2 year or 4 year college.  Click here to access the application and apply.  Deadline: April 1, 2019

    Kyle Byrd Memorial Scholarship

    The North Carolina JCI Senate offers a scholarship to graduating North Carolina seniors. The application and information are available at: http://www.ncjcisenate.org/KyleByrdMemorialScholarship.aspx.  North Carolina awards at least (2) $500 scholarships. Additionally, North Carolina submits (2) applications to the United States JCI Senate to participate in the national scholarship program. The US JCI Senate awards various $1,000 scholarships.  The application must be postmarked no later than January 11, 2019, to the State Scholarship Chairman listed under your state.  For your convenience, the chairman for NC this year and mailing information is:  

    NC JCI Senate Scholarship Program

    c/o Karen Byrd

    101 Salem Towne Court

    Apex, NC  27502

    Levine Scholars: UNC Charlotte Students must be nominated by a counselor by October 8th.  Four-year scholarship to UNCC

    The Levine Scholars Program seeks outstanding high school seniors who are eager to embark on a transformative college experience. Requirements include:

    • Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in an undergraduate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. 
    • Note: Students must be admitted to UNC Charlotte to receive a Levine Scholarship. 
    • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 
    • 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 and show evidence of experience, motivation and commitment toward the ideals of the program. 
    • Click here for more information regarding this scholarship

    Light on the Hill Society Scholarship

    The Light on the Hill Society Scholarship will award ten scholarships to African-American students who will enroll at UNC Chapel Hill for fall of 2019.  Two (2) $2,000 Julius Peppers scholarships, renewable up to three years and Eight (8) $2,500 LOTH scholarships, one time awards.  A selection committee will evaluate applicants based on the following:

    • Academic achievement
    • Evidence of community service
    • Leadership qualities
    • Strength of essays
    • Click here for more information and to apply  Due: Mar 3, 2019

    Lincoln County Association Educational Office Professionals Student Scholarship

    scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to an outstanding Lincoln County high school student. The link to the scholarship application is http://www.ncaeop.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/NCAEOP-Student-Scholarship-Application-2019.pdf
     
    To qualify, the scholarship applicant must:
     A. Be a citizen of the United States and attending or graduated from a high school in North Carolina. 
    B. Be a graduating high school senior who has applied for admission in a post-high school program or a freshman in a post-high school program.
    C. Submit a completed application with the following attachments: 
    1. Photograph
    2. One-page biographical sketch on “Why I Am Choosing to Further My Education.” 
    3. Most current official high school transcript which he/she is currently enrolled, to include grade point average, standing in class, scholastic aptitude test scores and other pertinent information as required by the application for the educational institution. 
    4. Graduating senior in high school, in addition to the high school transcript, must attach a letter or email from post high school stating application for admission has been received and course of study student is pursuing; or if freshman in post-high school program, in addition to the high school transcript, must attach a letter or statement from the school which states that the applicant is currently enrolled as a full-time student and the course of study the applicant is pursuing. 
    5. Three (3) letters of recommendation as outlined below: 
    a) One (1) from a principal, counselor or other school administrator which should describe that student’s activities and leadership record in school, personal traits, character, initiative, home background and student’s financial need. 
    b) One (1) from a teacher. 
    c) One (1) from someone other than a member of the sponsoring association or the applicant’s family. 
    6. NO other information on the nominee will be accepted.
    7. Acceptance letter from post-high school must be submitted prior to payment of scholarship awards. 
     
    The local scholarship award winner's application will be forwarded for consideration on the state level for one of the following North Carolina Association Educational Office Professionals (NCAEOP) Scholarships
     
    Name of state scholarships & amounts: Judges will select student winners and award scholarships as follows: 1. Barbara A. Peeler Scholarship - $1,000.00 5. Lula M. Burrell Scholarship - $500.00 2. Pauline T. Helms Scholarship - $800.00 6. Lena Belle Parsons (Retirees’ Club) - $500.00 3. Wanza Y. Davis Scholarship - $600.00 7. Guy B. Teachey Scholarship (alternate) - $300.00 4. Charlie Mae Holland Scholarship - $600.00 
     
    Deadline for the applications to be turned in to the LCAEOP is Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  Applications may be dropped off at the office of S. Ray Lowder Elementary School or sent to the following address:
     
    Attention: Machelle Thomas
    S. Ray Lowder Elementary School
    350 Kennedy Drive
    Lincolnton, NC 28092  
     
    Lincoln County Board of Realtors $2500 to one Lincoln County student

    Applicant must have an acceptable academic record, good character, and participation in extracurricular activities.  Students must submit the application, transcript, SAT/ACT scores, two letters of recommendation, a recent picture, and a 500-1000 word essay.  Essay topic is: "Do you think home ownership will increase or decrease in the next decade?"  Click here to download and application or pick up one in guidance.  Application is also available on the Board of Realtors website.  Due: April 30 

    Lincoln County Retired School Personnel Teacher Scholarship  $1000 to one Lincoln County student

    Senior must be in Top 25% of class and plan to pursue a career in education.  Click here to download and an applications or pick one up in the Guidance Office.  Deadline Feb 28 to Ms Thornhill

    Lincoln County Rotary Loan-Loan for up to $3000 per year

    The Lincoln County Rotary Club sponsors low interest loans for graduates of Lincoln County Schools with at least a 2.0 GPA.  Click here for more information on the loan process and to download an application.  Due: May 1

    Lincolnton Lions Club Scholarship $500

    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.  Click here to download the application or pick one up in Guidance.  Completed application and picture should be returned to Mrs. Thornhill by May 13, 2019  

    Lineberger Family Art Scholarship

    The Lincoln County Rotary Student loan fund is dedicated to the education of our citizens in Lincoln County.  With the generosity of the Walter & Sissy Lineberger family and the establishment of the Lineberger Family Art Scholarship Fund, in memory of Mr. Walter Lineberger, and his wife Mrs. Sissy Lineberger, the Lincoln County Rotary Student Loan fund will be awarding two but not to exceed four scholarships per year to Lincoln County Students.  The maximum total funds to be distributed among all recipients in a particular year will be $5,000.  Criteria is listed below.

    • Must be a Lincoln County High School Senior who has taken at least one class on campus in the area of fine arts, or has taken private art classes. 
    • Must have demonstrated abilities in the visual arts.
    • Must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA when you graduate from high school.
    • Must provide proof of admission and intent to enroll as full-time student (12 semester hours) in the academic year following high school graduation pursuing a degree in visual arts, visual art education, or visual art history and must have cumulative GPA of 2.75 your 1st semester in college.
    • Must submit a portfolio of three finished original art products by the application.
    • Must submit two letters of recommendation from current teachers.
    • If under 18, you must have a parent/guardian to sign the application with you.
    • If chosen, student must be willing to attend a Rotary Club of Lincolnton meeting where they and their submitted pieces will be acknowledged.
    • Submit a 100 word essay telling why you should receive the scholarship.
    • Download the Application or pick up one in guidance.
    • Include a current transcript and proof of acceptance to the college you are attending.
    • Application must be postmarked or received on or before April 20th

    Michael A DeMayo Scholarship-$2500 (15 winners in the Charlotte metro area)

     The Michael A Demayo Law Firm sponsors scholarships each year to help prevent underage drinking and driving.  Applicants must write an essay, make a powerpoint, or brochure/booklet that encourages fellow teens to abstain from underage drinking and driving, as well as completing the application.  Two letters of recommendation, SAT or ACT scores, and high school transcript must also be provided.  Application and information may be found on their website or you may pick up one in guidance.  Due: Postmark on April 1, 2019

    Morehead-Cain Scholarship: The Morehead-Cain Scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill is a four year scholarship awarded to seniors who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, scholarship, character, and physical vigor.  NLHS may nominate three students as school nominees.  Applicants who would like to be nominated by the school must complete a nomination form and return to Ms Thornhill by 3:00 on Sept 17th.  Students may also self-nominate for this scholarship. Click here for more information and to access the online application.  Due: October 15th to the Morehead-Cain Foundation 

    Morris, King & Hope Driver Safety Scholarship

    Texting and driving poses 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. The law firm will award three scholarships to 2019 graduating seniors who create an original essay explaining the dangers of texting and driving and practical steps to ending this momentous problem. To enter the program, you will need to submit an essay with at least 1000 words. They are 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.   Click here to access the application and apply.  The deadline for submitting entries is April 12, 2019

    National Beta Club Scholarship

    This year, National Beta will award over 250 scholarships are awarded each year, ranging in value from $1,000 to $15,000.  Selection of National Beta Club Scholarship winners is based on a number of factors with special emphasis on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, and National Beta Involvement.  Click here to apply online.  You must have your Beta Club memeber ID number to apply.  Deadline: January 24, 2019

    NC Farm Bureau RFlake Shaw Scholarship Program

    University/College -       $4,000 per year for 4 years    Community College -     $1,000 per year for 2 years  
    Students who intend to pursue a career in agriculture or in an agriculturally-related field are invited to apply.  Additional criteria include financial need, satisfactory grades, leadership potential, and an evident understanding of the agricultural and/or agribusiness community. For complete information and applications, please visit  http://www.ncfb.org/Programs/R-Flake-Shaw-Scholarship/ and click under Scholarship Types. Completed applications must be emailed or mailed and received by March 4, 2019.    

    NC Governor's Safety Program Click it or Ticket Scholar Essay Contest: Applicants must write as essay to receive this scholarship.  Information can be found on the NCHSSA website.  Click here for more information and to apply.  Due: Sept 30th.

    The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $2,500 to help students who desire to attend college pay for their education.  Scholarships recipients are recent graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background.  Recipients of a NC Hispanic College Fund scholarship must enroll in a degree program at a community college or a 2 or 4 year college/university and be committed to public service and community development.Preference will be given to foreign-born applicants or the native born children of foreign-born parents.  Recipients will be chosen based on: family economic need, community involvement, academic achievement, volunteerism and leadership. Click here for more information and to apply.  Deadline: January 15, 2019

    NC Society of Accountants Scholarship

    The NC Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation has established scholarships for deserving students who indicate a desire to enter the profession of Accounting.  Click here to download the application or pick up copy in guidance.  Due: April 15

    NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship $4.125 per semester for 4 years

    Students applying to NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, Elon, UNC Charlotte, and Meredith who plan to pursue a career in education may be eligible for this scholarship.  Click here for more information and to apply online.  Due: Jan 7

     North Carolina Scholarship for Children of Wartime Veterans

    Over 20,000 scholarships have been awarded to children of North Carolina veterans. North Carolina’s Scholarship Program was created to show its appreciation for the services and sacrifices of its war veterans. The scholarship program applies to North Carolina schools. The scholarship is for eight academic semesters and the recipient has eight years to utilize the eight academic semesters. The Scholarship program has been established for the qualifying natural or an adopted child (if adopted before the age of 15) children of certain class categories of deceased, disabled, combat, or POW/MIA veterans. Applicant must be under the age of 25 at the time of application. The veteran’s qualifying criteria must have occurred during a period of war. At time of application, applicant must be domiciled and a resident of North Carolina.  Click here for more information and to apply online.   The deadline to apply is February 14.

    North Lincoln High School Sports Boosters Competitive Scholarship
    All applicants must have a parent or guardian who is a NLHS Sports Booster or is sponsored by a member. Senior students are eligible only if they currently participate in athletics. Students must use the money to further education and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Up to ten finalist will interview for the $500 scholarship. Click here to complete the application online.  Applications are due no later than March 28th 

    Park Scholarship: The Park Scholarship is a four-year scholarship awarded to seniors applying to NC State University on the basis of outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character.  North Lincoln may nominate two seniors as our school nominees.  Applicants must complete a nomination form and return to Ms Thornhill by 3:00 on Sept 17th.  Students may also self-nominate.  The Park Scholarship application and information may be found on the NC State Park website. Click here for more information and to complete the online application.  Application is due to NC State by Oct 15th.

    Rev Michael H Vanderburg Scholarship $500 and $1000

    The family of Reverend Vanderburg established this scholarship in his memory.  Volunteerism along with a minimum of 2.5 or 3.0 higher GPA is required. An essay is required with the application.  Click here to download and complete the application.  Completed applications are due to Ms Thornhll on April 15th.

    Ron Brown Scholarship

    The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. Click here for more information and to apply online.  Due: Jan 9

    SEANC Scholarship

    The State Employees Association of NC (SEANC) sponsors scholarships each year for seniors with parents who are state employees and are current member of SEANC.  Click here for more information and to apply online.  Deadline: April 15 

    SECU (State Employees Credit Union) Scholarship: $10,000  ($1,250 per semester for four years)-Must be used at a UNC public university

    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.or higher unweighted GPA
    • Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement
    • Must file FAFSA as part of the application. The scholarship application states that you must have identified a financial need as determined by submission of FAFSA, but the FAFSA will not specifically state you are in need of financial aid.

     Applicants must submit the following:

    1. Resume  (Brief Bio with accomplishments and Awards) Click here for more information on how to complete your bio.
    2. Copy of Acceptance Letter from one of the UNC system campuses
    3. Completed application using Microsoft Word.  Click here to complete the application.
    4. Compled Consent Form
    5. Photo (Head shot)

    Due: March 15th to Ms Thornhill

    SRay Lowder Scholarship
    The SRay Lowder Scholarship is offered to college-bound high school seniors.  Criteria includes academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and financial need.  The application includes a handwritten expression on why you wish to continue your education and your career plans.  Click here to download an application or pick up a copy in guidance. Due: May 2nd to Ms Thornhill

    Tabitha Roberts Memorial Scholarship

    Seniors who have participated in Band, Choir, Theatre, or Art may apply for Tabitha J. Roberts Memorial Scholarship. See Mr Welch for application. Due: May 28

    Tammy Wilkinson Scholarship $500

    This scholarship was established by the women's group at Center View Baptist Church in memory of Tammy Wilkinson, a beloved member of their church.  Applicants mut be pursuing a career working with children (ex. teacher, nurse, child psychology, etc..).  Click here to download the application.  Due: April 19 to Ms Thornhill

    Teri Fridley Young Artist Annual Scholarship $3000 per year for 2 years at Gaston College ($6000 total)

    The purpose of the Teri Fridley Young Artist Annual Scholarship is to provide significant financial assistance to young, accomplished artists residing in Gaston and Lincoln counties of North Carolina who wish to pursue their passion by earning an Associate of Fine Art and Visual Art from Gaston College.  Financial need is considered but not required to be eligible for an award.

    SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS & SELECTION: Scholarships distributed from this Fund may only be awarded to high school graduates from Gaston or Lincoln counties who have earned their high school diplomas within two years of the beginning of the next Gaston College academic year. 

    1. Recipients must have achieved a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and must maintain a 3.0 college GPA to remain eligible for continued funding. 
    2. Recipients must be pursuing an Associate degree in Fine arts and Visual Arts (AFAVA).
    3. Financial need is not a requirement to receive this scholarship but is considered when applications are reviewed.
    4. Applicants must satisfy all Gaston College admissions requirements including any required placement tests for their program of study.
    5. In consultation with the Office of the Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management, a committee of full-time faculty within the Art Department is charged with vetting scholarship applicants and making recipient selections.
    6. While the general timeframe and process for applications is ultimately determined by Gaston College’s Office of the Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management, the Donor requests that scholarship selections be made no later than May 1 of each year for awards that are to be distributed the following Fall semester.  The Donor also requests that applicants submit a portfolio of their work, the specifics of which are attached to this agreement (Addendum 1) and that may be changed by the selection committee as deemed necessary in the future.

     FUNDING & DISTRIBUTION: 

    1. This scholarship is a first-dollar award.
    2. One new $3,000 scholarship is to be awarded each academic year, payable in $1,500 increments to the recipient’s account after registration each semester.
    3. In order to receive the full funding amount, recipients must be enrolled in no less than 15 credit hours each Fall and Spring semester.  If a recipient enrolls in fewer than 15 credit hours, the awarded amount is to be prorated accordingly.
    4. In addition to one new award each year, existing scholarship awards may be renewed provided that the recipients maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, their program of study remains the AFAVA, and they remain on track to complete their degree within no more than eight semesters (Year One-Fall/Spring/Summer, Year Two-Fall/Spring/Summer, Year Three-Fall/Spring) from start to finish.
    5. If a student does not exhaust available full-time funding during the Fall or Spring semesters, the balance available may be applied toward Summer classes, again prorated based upon the number of hours taken. Each recipient may not receive more than a total of $6,000 to complete their degree, distributed over no more than eight consecutive semesters. 
    6. Scholarships awarded from the Fund may not be paid directly to recipients but may be credited to a student’s account to be used to reimburse Gaston College for educational expenses including, but not limited to, tuition, fees or books. 

    In addition the College/Foundation’s general scholarship application which can be found at https://www.gastoncollegefoundation.org/apply/, the information below must also be provided in order to complete an application for the Teri Fridley Young Artist Scholarship.  Information about how and when this information must be submitted will be included in general scholarship application information on an annual basis.  

     ESSAY

    Please submit a well-organized and carefully written 500-800 word essay, addressing the following:

    • How you became interested in art?
    • Why you want to pursue a degree in the arts?
    • What would this scholarship mean to you?

    PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

    All scholarship candidates must submit a Portfolio of 10 artworks representative of their art, in PDF format. 

    Portfolio should be of the visual arts and may include drawing, painting, photography, 3-dimensional sculpture, ceramics, digital media, mixed media, and/or printmaking. 

    The portfolio should exhibit the student’s artistic potential, creativity and talent. Each image should be high quality (min. 1500 pixels long edge) and accurately represent the original artwork. 

    Each image must be labeled with artist’s name, title of the piece, media, dimensions, and year completed. A description of the concept behind the piece and any other relevant context for each item may be included. 

    Work will be judged based on the following:

    • Range of skills and/or art making processes
    • Understanding and application of design elements and principles
    • Creative problem solving and conceptual ability
    • Ability to articulate your ideas in writing

    Application Due: April 30th to Gaston College

    Thomas E. Potts and Betty H. Potts Scholarship Fund-$10,000

    The Potts family provides annual scholarships to individuals from Lincoln County who are genuinely seeking a higher education, have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and demonstrate a significant financial need.  More information is included in this flyer.  Click here to apply.  Deadline: Noon on March 1, 2019

    Trey Whiteside Memorial Scholarhip: $1,500 one per Lincoln County high school

    The Whiteside family established this scholarship in memory of their son, Trey Whiteside, a former North Lincoln High School student, who passed away prior to his senior year.  A $1500 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 achievement, community involvement, and the desire to succeed in school and further your education in college. Click here to download the application or pick up a copy in guidance.  Due to Ms Thornhill April 1

    Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship: Student athletes with at least a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to apply for this scholarship sponsored by the Wendy's corporation.  Click here for more information and to apply.  Due: Oct 17