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Important Reminders and Disclaimer:

When applying for scholarships, remember:

Read and follow all instructions given, your failure to do so could disqualify you from being considered for the scholarship;

Use a blue or black ink pen when completing a hard copy application, unless you are instructed to type your responses or to do otherwise;

Allow yourself plenty of time to complete and gather all applications materials and submit all applications by the application deadline.

Do not wait until the last minute to ask others to provide information or complete forms that you need to meet your deadline.

(You should allow the person that you ask for a recommendation, etc., at least fifteen school days (three school weeks) to complete the task; plan accordingly.)

All information is provided in good faith but bulletin cannot guarantee accuracy or reliability of information or sources of scholarship information. Parents/guardians and students are solely responsible for independent verification of all information provided and legitimacy of sources listed.

Scholarship/ Opportunity

Eligibility Requirements


Contact/To Apply


AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts)Scholarship

Students planning to pursue careers in acting are invited to apply. Students may be nominated for a scholarship by a school faculty member.

May vary

For more information on admissions and scholarship, contact the AADA Admissions Office at 800-463-8990. Additional contact information:

New York Campus: 120 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016; Los Angeles Campus: 1336 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, C 90028.

Contact AADA for details.

Air Force Sergeants Association

The Air Force Sergeants Association and the Airmen Memorial Foundation joined together to form a scholarship program for eligible dependent children of Air Force members (see website for specific requirements). Scholarships are awarded based on academic record, character, leadership skills, writing ability, versatility and potential for success. Financial need is not a consideration.


For more details, see:

To access application, go to:

Application and supporting documents must be mailed after January 1, 2015 but must be received by AFSA headquarters no later than March 31, 2015.

Alamance County Chamber of Commerce- Women’s Division

Any high school senior with financial need.


Please pick up an application in Guidance.

April 15, 2015

Alamance County Farm Bureau Scholarship

High school senior enrolled in a four year or two year college/university pursuing a agriculture related curriculum


($1,000 per academic year)

Please pick up an application in Guidance

April 15, 2015

Alamance Scholarship to Lenoir-Rhyne University

Any high school senior who has applied to Lenoir-Rhyne University.

$3,000 per year (total- $12,000)

Please pick up an application in Guidance.

February 25, 2015

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts National and International Audition Tour for Admission and Scholarships

Students interested in pursuing full-time studies in Acting, Music Theatre, Dance Theatre, or Performing Arts may wish to apply and audition.

Financial aid and scholarships are available to students who qualify.

Interested students should call the AMDA Admissions Office at 800-367-7908 or visit to learn more about programs and audition opportunities

Contact AMDA for details.

American Legion Baseball Scholarship

Each American Legion Department Baseball Committee may select a player from their Department to receive this scholarship. The American Legion will award scholarships depending on the number of applicants and funds available.


For details, please contact:

Contact organization for 2015 scholarship application deadline.

American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program: “A Constitutional Speech Contest”

High school students in grades 9-12 below age 20 who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the U.S. can participate. Local winners are selected to compete at district and national levels.


For further information, please see:
Or contact:
The American Legion Department of North Carolina
4 North Blount Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611

Inquire with your local American Legion post or with the N.C. Headquarters of the American Legion.

American Legion Legacy Scholarships

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who are the children or adopted children of a parent who was in the U.S. military and died in active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Students must be pursuing or planning to pursue undergraduate study at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. See website for full requirements and details.


For details, go to:

Application must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2015.

American Legion Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Scholarships are restricted to high school juniors who complete either a Boys State or Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership. Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive special consideration. Scholarship funds may be applied towards tuition, books, fees, room, and board. Winners are selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service, and financial need.

$20,000- $1100 (amounts awarded in 2013)

To access application, go to:

Applications are submitted to program staff upon your arrival at either the Boys State or Girls State program. See website for full details.

American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens Scholarships

Applicants must be sons

or daughters of law

enforcement officers who

were killed in the line of

duty. They may attend a

public, private or

vocational school. A

current transcript, letter

of acceptance to an

institution of higher

learning or a student ID

is required.

$1,500 renewable (total of $6000 over 4 years)

For details, see:
Or contact:

American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens

6350 Horizon Dr.
Titusville, FL 32780



Contact organization for details.

American Youth Leadership Program

This program offers various opportunities for American high school students aged 15-17 and educators to travel abroad on a 3 to 4-week long exchange to specific countries to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Several different organizations implement this program, and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service. Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary. Please check the website for more details.

Travel abroad in exchange program

Go to website for details of this and other study abroad programs:

Varies; see specific programs for details

Americorps (National and Community Service Programs)

Provides opportunities for community service. If participants complete designated community service successfully, they may be eligible for awards to help pay for college expenses. Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents. Age restrictions apply. See website for details and requirements.

May vary

For details, go to:


Anchor Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

The Anchor Scholarship is available to dependents of service members who have served a minimum of six years in a unit under the administrative control of Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet or U.S. Pacific Fleet. You must attend, or plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States and intend to work toward a BS or BA degree to be eligible for this award. Applicants are selected on the basis of academic proficiency, extracurricular activities, character, and financial need. See website for details.


For details, go to:

New deadline not yet announced. Check website and contact organization for details and updates.

Armed Services

YMCA Annual Art and Essay


The annual Armed Services YMCA Art and Essay Contest is officially launched every November and is open to all eligible children of U.S. active duty or retired service members. See website for full details.

See website/contact organization for details.

Go to:

Contact organization for 2015 deadline.

Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship Program

Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 17-26 with a high school GPA of at least 2.50, a high school diploma or equivalent, a minimum score of 920 on the SAT (math and verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding Writing test scores), meet required physical standards (see website for details), and commit to an 8-year service commitment to the Army (including active duty and reserve components). See website for full details.

Up to full tuition and fees, with allowance included for books and a monthly stipend of up to $5000/year. Two, three, and four-year scholarships are offered. Eight year service commitment to US Army is required for scholarship recipients (four years full-time with Army and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve)

Application deadline for Class of 2015 graduates not yet announced. Check website and contact organization for details and updates.

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship

A high school senior who has applied to either NCSU, UNC Chapel Hill, or UNCG. Successful applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, community service, and leadership.

$11,000 annually

Application must be filled out online at

January 31, 2015

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Program

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents and be high school seniors in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. They must be planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year postsecondary institution no later than the fall following high school graduation. They must be ambitious, goal-oriented, respectful of others and able to succeed in college.


For details and updates, go to:

The 2013 program begins on October 15, 2012; check back then for more details.Applications for 2015 program will be available in October, 2014. Check website frequently for details.

AXA Achievement Scholarships

Scholarship winners demonstrate the following qualities: ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family, and community, and ability to succeed in college.


For updates and details, go to:

2015 scholarship program cycle will kick off in September, 2014. Check website frequently for updates.

Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contests

Three different essay contests are offered; each one focused on a different literary work by Ayn Rand. Students in grades 8-12 are eligible to participate in specific contests (see website for details).

Varies; up to $10,000 depending on specific essay contest and level of winning entry.

For full details, go to:

Deadline varies depending on specific essay contest:

  1. Atlas Shrugged: 10/24/2014

  2. Anthem: 3/20/2015

  3. The Fountainhead: 4/26/2015

Burger King

Scholars Program (Honoring Jim McLamore)

Based on 2013 guidelines, applicants had to-

-Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico

Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada

  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent (2.0 or above required for Burger King employees, children/dependents of employees, or spouses/domestic partners of employees

  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico (check website for any updated details and requirements for 2014).

NOTE: There are two ways to pursue a Burger King Scholarship; one is open to all high school seniors who meet the criteria above; the other is to be a Burger King employee (or designated family member) of an employee. See website for full details and criteria.

$1,000-$50,000 (amount for 2013. Amount for 2015 not yet confirmed).

Students must apply online. To access information and the application, go to:

In 2013, the application period was from 11/15/2013 to 1/10/2014. Deadline for 2015 not yet announced. Check website frequently for updates and/or contact organization.

CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship

Scholarship is open to all high school student-athletes (grades 9-12; plus junior college students) who plan to attend a 4-year college. Applicants must create a profile on the CaptainU website and should participate in the website’s activities (i.e., Facebook page, etc.) Minimum age is 13; applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


For details, go to:

Contact organization for details.

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are high school seniors or college freshmen/sophomores. Seniors must be age 18 by April 1st of senior year. Seniors must have an SAT score of 1500 or higher (1000 math and critical reading; 500 writing) or an ACT score of 21 or higher. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, defined as a household income of less than $70,000 for a family of four or $80,000 for a family of five or more. They must meet all criteria for regular CIA employees, including security checks and medical examinations. Applicants must commit to a work experience each summer during college and agree to CIA employment for 1.5 times the length of their CIA-sponsored scholarship. Recipients must be available to work in the Washington, DC area during periods of employment. Agency will cover cost of transportation between school and Washington, DC during summer work experiences and will provide a housing allowance.

Annual salary; a benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, and retirement; and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies. Recipients will be required to work at an Agency facility during summer breaks, to maintain full-time college status during the school year, and a minimum cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA. Recipients will also be employed with the Agency for a period equal to 1.5 times the length of their college scholarship after graduation.

To access full details, go to:

Applications for Summer 2015 employment will be accepted until 15 October 2014. Applications for winter, spring, and fall employment should be sent nine to twelve months before the desired start date. Additionally, high school applicants must be age 18 by April 1st of their senior year to be eligible for employment.

College Access Para Todos Initiative (Latin American Coalition, Charlotte, NC)

College Access Para Todos assists immigrant youth and families in obtaining access to college opportunities. Workshops, consultation, outreach, trainings, and assistance are offered.


To access information, go to:

Contact: Megan Walsh for more information or to set up an appointment for a one-on-one free consultation: 704-531-3848 or
Services available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CollegeNET Scholarship

Applicants must sign up at the website and visit and participate in forums. Recipients are determined by votes on the website. See website for full details.


To access website and details, go to:

Weekly; varies

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF Scholarships)

Participants register and participate in quizzes on the website. Participants must be at least 14 years of age; younger participants must be registered by parent/guardian.

Up to $5000

Details for each CKSF scholarship can be viewed after registering on the website.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)

This is a scholarship/exchange program which allows high school students to study abroad for a school year in Germany. Students must be current high school students, U.S. citizens , nationals, or permanent residents between the ages of 15-18 years and six months at start of program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale. Previous study of German is not required.

Covers most costs of a year abroad in Germany

To request more information and to apply, go to:

You must request information from the website to be informed of the deadline for North Carolina.

CPCC Levine Scholarship Program

Students enrolling at CPCC on at least a half-time basis who meet criteria for financial need as determined by CPCC are eligible to apply.

Up to $3000 per academic year for full-time CPCC students; up to $2250-$1500 per academic year for part-time students (depending on number of credit hours being taken; see website for details.)

For details, instructions, and to apply, go to:

Contact CPCC for details.

CPCC Scholarships

Applicants must submit FAFSA before applying. See individual scholarship listings for further details.


For more information, visit:

Contact CPCC for details.

Davidson College: Davidson Trust

Students who meet admission criteria for Davidson College and who are hoping to attend Davidson may be eligible. Deadline is unknown at this time; must contact Davidson College Office of Admission and Financial Aid for specific details.

May vary; contact Davidson College for details. Through the Davidson Trust, 100% of an admitted student’s calculated financial need is met entirely through grants and student employment.

To access contact information, go to:

Contact Davidson College Office of Admission and Financial Aid for details.

Dell Scholars Program

Students must be eligible to receive federal student aid and must be participating in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12. Applicants must have at least a 2.4 GPA, financial need, eligible to receive federal financial aid, and be planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution in the fall directly after graduation from high school. Selection is based on "individual determination to succeed," future goals, hardships that have been overcome, self motivation and financial need.

$20,000, plus technology, a private scholar networking community, resources, and mentoring

Access online application on or after 11/01/2014 at

Application will open on November 1, 2014. The deadline for all applications is January 15, 2015.

Discus Awards: Available College Scholarships

High school senior, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen may be eligible to apply for these scholarships; eligibility depends on specific scholarship listed.

The scholarship amounts, deadlines, and requirements vary. See website for details.

Various amounts; currently $30,000-$500

For more information about the Discus Award College Scholarships, the award amounts and individual deadlines and to nominate yourself for a Discus award visit The next deadline for the 2014-2015 scholarships listed on the Discus Awards website is 9/30/2014; however, there are later deadlines imposed for the various scholarships offered.

Next upcoming deadline is 9/30/2014; however, there are various later deadlines for specific scholarships advertised via this website. See website for details.

DoSomething.Org: Scholarship Contests and Campaigns

DoSomething.Org offers youth the opportunity to participate in community activism and service as well as compete for scholarships several times a year. Many ideas for service projects are offered, and several scholarship competitions are available via the website.

Up to $10,000, four times a year

To access details of current scholarship contests as well as community service initiatives, go to:

See website for details.

Elon University Engineering Scholarships

The dual-degree engineering program at Elon allows students to earn two bachelor’s degrees: one from Elon and one from an affiliated engineering school. Students spend the first 3 years at Elon and the last 2 at an engineering school. Elon has affiliations with North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T University, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Penn State, Washington University (St. Louis) and Columbia University. Elon students, however, may apply to any engineering school they choose. Scholarships are available to outstanding students. Students must first apply to Elon University before applying for the scholarship. A special Engineering scholarship application must also be submitted with two letters of recommendation, no later than January 10, 2015.

Two scholarships valued at $7000 annually will be awarded. The engineering scholarship is in addition to other merit-based monies the student has received.

Apply to Elon University at:

Go to this link for information and scholarship application:

January 10, 2015 (In addition, student must apply for admission to Elon University prior to this deadline in order to apply for this scholarship.)

Elon University Fellows Academic and Scholarship Programs

Elon University offers six Fellows programs for students planning to attend Elon: Honors Fellows (for any major), Elon College Fellows (majors in arts, humanities, social sciences, natural and mathematical sciences), Business Fellows, Communications Fellows, Teaching Fellows, and Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows (for students in any major who want to maximize leadership potential). In each Fellows program, students receive special courses, faculty mentoring, special housing options for Fellows, paid research assistantships or internships, and scholarships from $13,500-$5000 per year. Students must first apply to Elon University before applying for the scholarship.

$13,500-$5000 per year plus additional program perks (see website for details)

Apply to Elon University at:

To access the Fellows applications, go to:

Apply for scholarship prior to January 10, 2015. (Additionally, student must submit complete application for admission to Elon University prior to this deadline in order to be considered for one of these scholarships.)

Elon University North Carolina Junior Elon Scholars Program

For academically talented High School Juniors. Benefits include early notification of acceptance to Elon, Presidential Scholarship valued at $18,000 over 4 years, and invitation to apply for Elon’s Fellows Academic and Scholarship programs. Candidates should have an “A” average and combined SAT of 1900 or above, or ACT of 29 and above. Candidates should demonstrate leadership and sustained commitment in co-curricular activities.

Early notification of acceptance into Elon, Presidential Scholarship of $18,000 over 4 years, and invitation to apply for Elon Fellows Academic and Scholarship program during senior year of high school

Contact Elon University Office of Undergraduate Admissions for details and updates.

February 10, 2015

Elon University Watson and Odyssey Scholarships

Need-based scholarships awarded to prospective members of the upcoming Elon University freshman class. Descriptions and selection criteria for each is listed on the information website and application(s). Applicants must apply to Elon University, submit all financial aid applications, and financial aid forms (FAFSA and CSS profile) as part of the application process. Applicants must be North Carolina residents who will graduate from a North Carolina high school, but both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens may apply. Applicants should have a solid record of academic achievement.

For eligible students in Mecklenburg County, $21,000 to $7500 depending on specific program; many programs also include financial grant for university-approved study abroad experience

To apply to Elon University, go to:

For more information on these scholarships, go to:

See website or contact Elon University Office of Admissions for details.

(NC) Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship

University/College: High school senior enrolled in a college/university to pursue a career in an agricultural related field.
Community College: High school senior enrolled at a community college to pursue a career in an agricultural related field.

$3,750 per year for four years

$1,000 per year for two years

Please pick up an application in Guidance

March 1, 2015

Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund, Inc. Scholarship: Fire/Burn Recovery Assistance Scholarship

The Charlotte chapter of the FFBCF will award 1 scholarship fund up to $1000 per school year for undergraduate education related to the study of fire/burn recovery from an accredited college or university. See application and contact organization for additional details.

Up to $1000 per school year

For application, see link on Phillip O. Berry Student Services webpage:

Contact organization for details.

Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund, Inc. Scholarship: Burn Survivors Education Scholarship

The Charlotte chapter of the FFBCF will award up to 3 scholarship funds up to $3000 per year for undergraduate education, continuing education, or personal educational enrichment . Applicants must be burn survivors age 25 and under and must be currently accepted in a college, university, or trade school. Applicants must be current or former North Carolina residents. The Charlotte chapter will give preference to Mecklenburg residents and/or those who attend NC schools, but all burn survivors are encouraged to apply.

Up to $3000 per school year

For application, see link on Phillip O. Berry Student Services webpage:

Contact organization for details.

Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC)

FFTC is a nonprofit corporation which administers over 100 scholarship programs. High school students should visit their website to view specific scholarships and contact information for each program. Eligibility varies according to specific scholarship program.


For listings of each scholarship, go to:

General information about FFTC can be found at:

See contacts for each specific scholarship listed on FFTC website for details of each program.

Gallery Collection’s 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

Entrants must submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The entrant with the best design will win a $10,000 scholarship and have his/her design made into an actual card to be sold in the company’s line. Only one entry per applicant is allowed.

$10,000 (plus $1000 for your school)

For full details and to enter, go to:

Deadline for submissions is February 18, 2015.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program selects 1000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. High school senior, GED, or high school graduate with minimum GPA 3.3. Must be of African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander, or Hispanic descent and be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the U.S. Must demonstrate financial need and be enrolling in an accredited college/university in fall, 2015 as a full-time, degree-seeking student. Must have demonstrated leadership abilities/community involvement. See website for full criteria and eligibility and application package requirements.

Cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses

Must register on website and apply online at

For details, visit:

Deadline is January 14, 2015, 11:59 EST.

Jack O’ Kelley Sertoma Club National Heritage Essay Contest

Any high school student

$750 for 1st place

$500 for 2nd place

$250 for 3rd place

Please pick up essay topic and contest rules in Guidance

March 23, 2015

John Cabot University (an American liberal arts university located in Rome, Italy)

Applicants to John Cabot University have the opportunity to apply for various merit-based scholarships. See university website for specific details.


For information, go to:

Students planning to enter the university in Fall, 2015 will be considered for merit awards on an ongoing basis between February 15-April 1, 2015. See website for specific details.

Johnson C. Smith University Financial Aid Options

Johnson C. Smith University offers scholarships to prospective students.

May vary

Information available via website:

Contact JCSU Office of Admissions for deadlines.

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

Students must be between ages 6-18, legal residents of the U.S. except Hawaii, and not yet a high school graduate. Students are nominated on the website for their volunteer and community service by an adult. Parents may nominate their own children. See full rules on website for details.

Up to $10,000

To access information, go to:

Contact organization for 2015 deadlines.

LCPL. Alan D. Lam Scholarship

High school senior with a 3.0 GPA, enrolled in a two or four year college/university or trade school within NC


Please pick up an application in Guidance

April 15, 2015

Navy College Fund

The Navy College Fund may be available to selected recruits. See website for full details.

May vary

For more information, visit:


Navy League Foundation Scholarship Program

The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall.  Navy League Foundation Scholarships are available only to children and grandchildren of former members of the Sea Services and those currently serving. 

$10,000 ($2500 each year for four years). The organization presently offers 25 scholarships.

To access information, visit:

For more information, please contact Stacy McFarland, Staff Vice President, Development and Programs, at 800-356-5760 or 703-528-1775, or via email at

If you have questions, please email

Check website on November 1, 2014 to apply for 2015-2016 academic year scholarships.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards

Any graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business may apply. Applicants must be planning to begin studies at an accredited, not-for-profit two or four-year university, college, or vocational/technical institute.

See website for full details and criteria. Scholarships can be applied towards tuition and fees.

From $15,000 to $1000 non-renewable

For full details, go to:

Application materials will be posted on website beginning October 1, 2014. Students are encouraged to apply for our awards beginning October 1, 2014, and may apply until December 18, 2014.

North Carolina A&T State University Departmental Scholarships

Each of NC A&T State University’s seven colleges and schools awards scholarships to students within various majors. Students should contact the department in which they plan to major for Departmental Scholarship opportunities. To receive maximum consideration for need-based Departmental Scholarships, students should complete the FAFSA, available online from January 1st. The FAFSA must be received by the Office of Student Financial Aid priority deadline of March 1st.


For individual department information, go to:

Contact individual departments at NC A&T State University for specific deadline information regarding individual departmental scholarships.

North Carolina A&T University Scholarship Listings Page

Requirements vary depending on scholarship. See webpage and specific scholarship listings for details.


To access information, go to:

Varies; see listings for details.

North Carolina A&T State University Lewis and Elizabeth Dowdy Scholarship

This scholarship is for incoming freshmen students at NC A&T. Applicants must complete the FAFSA. Requirements include: minimum GPA of 3.75 or above, 1200 SAT (math and verbal only), or ACT score of 26.

Covers full tuition, fees, room, and board.

For details, go to:

Application deadline is January 15, 2015.

North Carolina A&T State University National Alumni Association Scholarship

Applicants must have a 3.0 high school GPA or above, 1000 or above on SAT (math and verbal only), or 22 ACT score.

Covers full tuition, fees, room, board, and books for 4 years as long as recipient meets the yearly requirements.

For details, go to:

Application must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2015.

North Carolina Central University: BRITE Scholarships (Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise)

High school seniors planning to attend North Carolina Central University who are interested in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biomanufacturing, Biotechnology, and Medicinal Science should apply. Full and partial BRITE scholarships are available; they are competitive and renewed on an annual basis. Scholarships are available to first-time freshmen, community college transfers with AS degrees or rising juniors.

Full or partial scholarship to North Carolina Central University

For details, contact Mr. Anthony Ervin of the NCCU BRITE Program at 919-530-5573 or at

Mr. Anthony Ervin of NCCU BRITE Program at 919-530-5573 or

North Carolina Central University Chancellor’s Cycle of Success Scholarships

All students who are incoming into NCCU are considered for these scholarships when they apply. The earlier that students apply for admission to NCCU, the better the chances are to receive one of these scholarships. Scholarships are awarded until the funds are depleted.

Programs for graduating high school seniors include: 1) Soaring Eagle Scholarship, 2) Rising Eagle Scholarship, 3) Eagle in Flight Scholarship, 4) Eagle In Flight Scholarship 2. See website for specific eligibility criteria.

Up to full tuition depending on scholarship

For details, visit:

The earlier that students apply for admission to NCCU, the better chances are to receive one of these scholarships. Scholarships are awarded until funds are depleted.

North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Scholarships

Four-year scholarship program at North Carolina approved schools for qualifying children of certain class or category of deceased, disabled, combat, or POW/MIA veterans. At time of application, applicant must be under age 25; a resident and domiciled in North Carolina. Veteran parent must have been a legal resident of NC at the time of said veteran’s entrance into that period of service in the armed forces during which eligibility is established (OR the applicant is the biological child or adopted child prior to age 15, who was born in North Carolina and has been a resident of North Carolina continuously since birth). See online information for full criteria and details.

Scholarship funds are available for approved schools. See website for details.

For details, go to:

Contact North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs for details.

North Carolina Hispanic College Fund

Recipients will be students of Hispanic/Latino background with cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 who are recent graduates of North Carolina high schools. Preference will be given to foreign-born applicants or applicants who are the children of foreign-born parents. Recipients must enroll in a degree program at a 2-year or 4-year college or community college. Recipients will be chosen based on family economic need, community involvement, academic achievement, volunteerism and leadership.


For details and to access application, go to:

All application materials must be received by January 15, 2015.

Roanoke College

Scholars Program

To be considered, high school seniors must complete the Scholarship Competition application. Candidates must also be accepted to Roanoke College prior to the scholarship competition. Students with at least a 3.0 GPA in rigorous courses should consider applying.


For more information or to apply visit

Competition dates are listed on the website.

Deadline: October 13, 2014 for the November competitions; January 5, 2015 for the February competitions.

Ronald McDonald

House Charities



Graduating high school seniors may apply for only one of four scholarships being offered. Must be high school senior, younger than age 21, eligible to attend a 2-year or 4-year college, university, or technical school with full course of study, legal U.S. resident, and live in participating RMHC Chapter’s geographic area. See website for full criteria and details.

Contact organization for details.

For information and application process, visit:

Applicants may apply online beginning 10/1/2014. Deadline for application and for postmark of all supporting documents is 1/20/2015.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.

$40,000 ($10,000 per year for 4 years)

To access application and details, visit:

November 1st - application will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program AND forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers.

January 9th - final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.

Sallie Mae College Answer $1,000 Scholarship

Register on the Sallie Mae website to use its free scholarship search database and enter a monthly drawing for a $1000 scholarship.


Enter the scholarship by registering on the website.


SportsQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship

High school 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade student athletes who meet the following criteria may wish to apply:

-C average or above,

-varsity-level athlete in one or more sports (see website for approved list)

-a “committed follower of Christ who embodies the Playing With Purpose message” (see website for details).

$2000-$75; plus possible summer sports ministries and additional benefits (see website for details)

To access online application, go to:

February 1, 2015

Student Contests (Videos and/or Essays)

High school students can participate in several different contests (videos and/or essays) about school topics listed on website. See website and details of specific contests for eligibility requirements.

May vary

To access details, go to:

Deadlines depend on specific contest; see website for details.

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

High school seniors who will enter college in Fall, 2015 (2 or 4 year college/university located in the US) and current undergraduate college students continuing their studies in Fall, 2015 can enter. Participants must reside within specific states of the U.S. (North Carolina is included.) Eligibility is NOT based on GPA or financial need. See website for details.


Go to:

Registration begins on 9/15/2014 and first drawing will be held on 10/31/2014. Two winners will be chosen every two weeks until 5/15/2015.

TCI (Tall Clubs International) Scholarships

Students entering college in the upcoming fall who are under age 21 and meet Tall Clubs International height requirement minimum (5’10 for women; 6’2 for men) may be eligible. Interested applicants may request an application directly from include your name, email, city, and state in your message. Applicants may also contact a local Tall Club to enquire about sponsorship (see website).

Up to $1000

Visit this site for link to more information:

Applications open on July 15 and close on February 15, 2015.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project Scholarships

Some scholarships are available to graduates interested in pursuing careers in Early Childhood Education or Child Care Center services.

See website

For more information on T.E.A.C.H. programs, go to:

Contact organization for details and/or see website.

Ted G. Wilson Memorial Scholarship Foundation

High school senior enrolled in a college or university pursuing construction or engineering degree


Please pick up an application in Guidance

March 15, 2015

The Triangle Pest Control Scholarship Fund

This is a merit-based scholarship fund for individuals seeking education in environmental studies. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited environmental technology or environmental engineering program at a college or university.


To access details and application, go to:

For questions, contact:

Application with all required documents must be received by the Triangle Pest Control by March 2, 2015.

UNCG Guarantee Scholarships

The UNCG Guarantee Scholarship helps in-state students graduate from UNCG in four years with little to no debt. Awarded to graduating high school seniors who apply to and are admitted to UNCG for fall enrollment and who meet the following criteria:

-North Carolina resident for tuition purposes

-SAT of 1000 or above on verbal and math or ACT Composite of 21 or above

-pursuing first undergraduate degree

-graduated from high school within past 8 months of first enrollment at UNCG

-will be enrolled full-time at UNCG

-Family income does not exceed 100% of poverty level

-qualify for federal student financial aid

-must complete the FAFSA

Helps meet all expenses for in-state students so they can graduate from UNCG in 4 years with little to no debt. Also provides a support program to encourage academic and personal success.

For full details, go to:

Students must apply to UNCG and be admitted, then must also apply for the UNCG Guarantee Scholarship.

Applications for students beginning at UNCG in Fall, 2015 will be available during Fall, 2014 on the UNCG Guarantee webpage. Check webpage frequently for updates.

UNCG Scholars Program and Dean’s Scholars Program

Students who apply and are admitted to UNCG may be invited by UNCG Undergraduate Admissions to apply to the UNCG Scholars Program. Awards range from $2500 up to full tuition, fees, room, and board. UNCG Scholars are chosen on the basis of superior scholastic and personal achievement and potential. Successful candidates generally have a minimum SAT of 1200 (critical reading and math) or an ACT of 27 and minimum high school GPA of 3.5.

Range from full tuition, fees, room, and board to $2500. Awards are offered to approximately 30 entering freshmen.

For details, go to:

Students must apply and be admitted to UNCG by 12/1/2014. To be considered for a merit award, students must also submit the application essay. Students who meet these two criteria will automatically be considered for UNCG’s merit scholarships.

United States Coast Guard Academy Scholarships

Three hundred candidates are admitted annually to the United States Coast Guard Academy. Criteria are: proven academic accomplishment (especially in math and the sciences, skill as an athlete, community service, motivation to embrace leadership development, and an unwavering desire to serve their country and humanity.

Full-ride scholarship to US Coast Guard Academy: tuition, room, and board are all included. Cadets also receive pay totaling approximately $12,000 per year to cover required expenses and supplies. Upon graduation, graduates serve at least five years as commissioned officers with the US Coast Guard.

To access information, go to:

To qualify for the Early Action program, all forms must arrive at the Admissions Office by 10/15/2014. Otherwise, all forms must be received at the Admissions Office by 1/15/2015.

United States Military Academy West Point

The application process to the United States Military Academy West Point begins during the junior year of high school. Candidates must be at least age 17 but no older than age 22 on July 1st of the year that they enter West Point. Candidates must be unmarried, not pregnant, and not legally responsible for the support of any children. Good physical and mental health is required, along with above-average strength, agility, and endurance. You must complete a Candidate Questionnaire on the website. Candidates must obtain a nomination to be eligible to compete for a spot at West Point. See the website for details on this process. You should apply for all nominations for which you are eligible during the spring of your junior year. It is important to pursue every nomination available to you. See website for explanation of additional steps in the admissions process.

Full-ride scholarship: tuition, room, board, and expenses all paid. Five years of active-duty service required upon graduation, plus three years service in Inactive Ready Reserve.

For details on admissions to West Point, go to:

The application is a multi-step process. Early planning and organization is essential. See website and contact United States Military Academy West Point for deadlines.

United States Naval Academy (Annapolis)

You should apply for admission between April of your junior year of high school and January of your senior year. The earlier you apply, the better. Candidates must be U.S. citizens of good moral character, at least 17 years old and not past age 23 on July 1st of the year they would enter the academy. Candidates must be unmarried, not pregnant, and with no dependents.

Full-ride scholarship is included with admission to the academy (tuition, room, board, medical, and dental expenses). Five years of active-duty service is required upon graduation.

For information on admissions, go to:

The application is a multi-step process. Early planning and organization is essential. Except in very unusual circumstances, candidate files not completed by January 31, 2015 will not receive further consideration.

U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

To apply to the Academy, you must be at least age 17 but not past age 23 on July 1st of the year you enter the Academy. Applicants should be of good moral character, U.S. citizens, unmarried, and with no dependents. Official nominations are a required part of the entry process to the Academy. See website for details and instructions.

Full-ride scholarship is included with admission (tuition, room, board, medical care, monthly stipend, interest-free loans to cover emergency situations if necessary, and access to a low-cost government-sponsored life insurance program. Minimum of eight years service in U.S. Air Force is required after graduation, (the last three of which can be in inactive reserves.)

For information and details, go to:

The application is a multi-step process. Early planning and organization is essential. Complete file and materials must be received by January 31, 2015.

WACE Twelfth Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Program

To qualify, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale and must apply and be accepted for 2015-2016 at one of the colleges/universities that are WACE partner institutions. Johnson & Wales University is one of these; see website for list of partnering colleges/universities. Students must complete the application (available on WACE website) including a typed one-page essay (see website for instructions). WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology to apply.

See WACE website (or contact organization) for details.

To access full information and the scholarship application, go to:


West Teaching Scholarship at Catawba College

High school seniors who have been admitted into Catawba College who are planning to pursue teaching careers may apply. Minimum SAT of 1100 (or equivalent) on quantitative and verbal sections and GPA of 3.4 required. Contact Catawba College for additional criteria and requirements.

Contact program director at Catawba College for details.

To access more information, go to:

To request details, go to:

Contact Catawba College for details.

Whitlow-Osborne Scholarship (NC Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc.)

High school seniors pursuing an Emergency Services curriculum.


($500 per semester for 2 years)

Please pick up an application in Guidance.

March 30, 2015

William Peace University Scholarships and Awards

Students applying to William Peace University are potentially eligible. Merit scholarships are awarded based on weighted cumulative GPA and the highest combined SAT/ACT critical reading and math scores. Scholarships are also offered in the areas of performing arts, leadership, and more.

Merit scholarships range up to $15,000/year and are renewable.

Interested students should contact the WPU Office of Admissions to request scholarship applications:

919.508.2214 or 800.732.2347 or

See the following webpage for details:

All applications must be submitted by March 15, 2015.

Wingate University Academic and Merit Scholarships

Students who apply and are admitted to Wingate University are automatically considered for university merit scholarships based on GPA, academic rank, SAT/ACT scores, leadership achievement and involvement. A separate scholarship application is not required.

$20,000-$10,000 annually

Visit the following link for details:

To receive additional information or a Wingate admissions application call 1-800-755-5550 or email

Contact Wingate University Office of Admissions for college application deadlines.

Zinch $1,000 Scholarship

All U.S. high school and college students are eligible. Students answer a short essay question online and submit the online application. See website for full requirements and details.

Zinch website also offers information about various scholarships available from other organizations. See website for details.


For more information about this and other Zinch scholarship opportunities visit

For information on more scholarship opportunities, go to:

See website for details.

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