• 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.


    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.  

    AIPA Scholarship:  Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. Asian Pacific Islander Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

    • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
    • Are the first in their families to attend college;
    • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
    • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement

    More information is available on the AIPA website.  Due: January 22, 2020

    Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship: 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.  Click here for more information and to apply.  Deadline: January 17

    Blumenthal Performing Arts Scholarships: The Education Department of Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to share an amazing scholarship opportunity for high school students! Two scholarships are available on their website for students to download and complete.

    Available are the Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Fund (MDPAS) and Gordon Hay Scholarship.

    The Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Fund 

    •  Benefits up to two graduating high school seniors within the Charlotte Region
    • Demonstrates great interest in one or more areas of the performing arts
    • Awards up to $10,000 annually to be used for tuition
    • Application and forms due Friday, March 6, 2020

     The Gordon Hay Scholarship

    • Benefits a graduating high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore within the Charlotte Region
    • Student must demonstrate great interest in areas outside of performing in the performing arts
    • Awards up to $5,000 to be used for special learning opportunities
    • Application and forms due Friday, April 3, 2020

    Burger King Scholars:  The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. Check out the website for more information to apply online.  Deadline: Dec 15th

    Coca Cola Scholars: 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 online.  Deadline: October 31

    College Board Opportunity ScholarshipsThe Scholarship Program was created to celebrate and reward the effort students put into getting ready for college. The Scholarship Program seeks to clarify the complex college planning process and motivate and reward students to prepare for college with scholarships based on their efforts and action.  Visit the College Board website to learn more about this opportunity to earn scholarship money while preparing for college and the SAT.  Follow the six steps and be eligible for up to $40,000 in scholarship money. 

    The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) Scholarships: Multiple scholarships available for seniors graduating from one of the 29 counties of Western NC.  Check out specifically the Harry W Clarke Memorial Scholarships for both four year and two year colleges.  Click here for more information and to apply online.  Deadlines Vary  

    Distracted Driving Family Plan Scholarship: There will be three scholarships awarded: $2,500 for 1st place, $1,500 for 2nd place, and $1,00 for 3rd place.  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 vist the website.  Submissions begin on January 1st, and the deadline to apply is March 17, 2020.

    Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship: $750-Seniors who have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges may apply for this scholarship.  All GPA's will be considered.  Click here for more information and to apply online.  Due: April 1

    Elon University Teaching Fellows Program: $5500 per yearSeniors planning to major in STEM or Special Education who apply and accepted to Elon Univeristy may apply for this presitigous scholarship.  See the Elon Scholarship website gor more information and to apply.

    Engineering Pathway Scholarship: UNC Charlotte: The William States Lee College of Engineering at UNC Charlotte is committed to the advancement and success of all students.  The College of Engineering is proud to announce the Engineering Pathways Scholarship, which provides a grant of up to $10,000 annually towards the cost of attendance, and is renewable for up to four years of support.  The award is available to incoming, first year students in any of our engineering majors- mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, systems engineering, and engineering technology.  This scholarship, which is specifically designated for meritorious students from low income backgrounds, also entitles recipients to enhanced advising, mentoring and supplementary funds for travel during college.  Interested students should email the College’s Director of Recruiting, Gina Robinson, at for more information.   Additional information about scholarships at UNC Charlotte is available at, and about the college is available at

    Female Entrepreneur Scholarship:  For a chance to receive the $1,000 scholarship, you will need to submit a 250-500 word essay on female entrepreneurship. Choose a female entrepreneur that inspires you. What about that entrepreneur made you choose her and what has she done to create an impact in your life and those around you? Deadline: April 2, 2020

    Email us at with your:

    • Full Name

    • Phone Number

    • Home Address

    • Attached Essay file


    George Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship. $2500 - Stoudemire applicants may be a Lincoln County high school senior or college student. 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. Sample careers are environmentalist, dietician, early childhood, forester, water resources, mental health counselor, clergy, social worker, public health educator, etc. Click here for application.  Due: January 31st

    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 on the Goodnight Scholars website.  

    Heisman High School Scholars: Senior athletes with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Must have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 48 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school. The full list of qualified athletic events in alphabetical order includes: Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bobsleigh, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing/Rowing, Cross Country, Curling, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian (Dressage/Eventing/Jumping), Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating (Figure or Speed), Judo, Karate, Lacrosse, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Skiing (Alpine, Biathlon, Cross Country, Free-Style, Jumping), Snowboard, Soccer, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Sports Climbing, Surfing, Swimming (or Synchronized), Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball (or Beach), Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.  Apply online: Due: October 29

    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.

    Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. More information is available on the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation websiteApply through the Common App by November 13.

    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: Applicants must be a graduating minority student who plans to attend a 4 year university. Must show financial need, leadership potential, and dedication to community service.  Must also have minimum of 1000 SAT or 21 ACT to apply.  Click here for more information and to apply online.  Due: Feb 1, 2020

    Lenoir-Rhyne Promise: The Lenoir-Rhyne Promise (LR Promise) is a new Lenoir-Rhyne University program focused on making a college degree more affordable, while recognizing the hard work of high-performing students. The LR Promise rewards any North Carolina resident who is a first-year undergraduate student with a 3.5 or higher high school GPA with a financial aid package worth at least 50 percent of the cost of tuition. No student or parent loans are packaged as part of the LR Promise.  The LR Promise will be awarded for students enrolling in fall 2020 and does not apply to currently enrolled students. However, financial aid staff are always happy to meet with students to review their financial aid package and make adjustments as appropriate.You can also find more information about the promise on the Lenoir Rhyne website.

    Lenoir Rhyne University 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.  Apply online on the Lenoir Rhyne website.  Applications must be received by January 10th. 

    Levine Scholarship at UNC Charlotte:  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.  More information is available on the Levine's website  See your counselor if you would like to be nominated.

    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

    NCHSAA Scholarships for Senior Athletes:  If you are a senior student athlete, check out the website for many scholarship opportunities. 

    NC State Centennial Scholarships:  The Centennial Scholarship program is sponsored through the College of Textiles at NC State, and 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.  More information can be found on the NC State Centennial Scholar website.  See your counselor to be nominated.

    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.  For eligibility and academic requirements and to apply, visit the Teaching Fellows website.  The application deadline is January 13, 2020, at midnight. 

    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 16th. 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 November 1st.

    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, who has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2018, and completes an online application and submits it to a school principal, counselor, or designated local organization by November 5, 2019. Complete an online application at to be considered for this award.

    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. To download the Ron Brown Scholarship, please visit their website.  

    Women's Transportation Seminar Scholarship:This scholarship opportunity is sponsored by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS).  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 visit the WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter website.  Deadline: Dec 4th