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.
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. See Ms. Martinez, POB Scholarship Coordinator, if you are interested in being nominated for a scholarship to AADA.
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.
Application and supporting documents must be mailed after January 1, 2015 but must be received by AFSA headquarters no later than March 31, 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. Interested students may be nominated for scholarship consideration by a school faculty member. See Ms. Martinez, POB Scholarship Coordinator, if interested.
Financial aid and scholarships are available to students who qualify.
Interested students should call the AMDA Admissions Office at 800-367-7908 or visit amda.edu to learn more about programs and audition opportunities. If you are interested in being nominated for a scholarship to AMDA, see Ms. Martinez, POB Scholarship Coordinator.
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.
http://www.legion.org/oratorical/about http://www.legion.org/oratorical/rules http://www.legion.org/oratorical/contests http://nclegion.org/orate.htm Or contact: email@example.com 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
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$1,500 renewable (total of $6000 over 4 years)
For details, see:
http://www.aphf.org/scholarships.html Or contact:
American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens
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:
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.
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:
Eligibility application must be postmarked by March 1, 2015.
YMCA Annual Essay
The annual Armed Services YMCA Essay Contest is officially launched every November and is open to all eligible children of U.S. active duty or retired service members (with 20+ years of service). See website for full details. [Note: Art contest is also being held, but only children in grades K-6 who meet the above criteria can participate.]
Winners from grades 9-12 will receive an iPad. Winners in grades 1-8 will receive an iPod Touch.
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)
Contact organization for details and updates, and check with ROTC instructors at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology regarding deadlines.
Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship
Seniors planning to attend one of the UNC-system universities who meet the following criteria may apply: minimum weighted GPA of 3.0, minimum combined total of 1500 on the SAT (math, critical reading, and writing sections) or a minimum of 21 on the ACT, with outstanding community involvement, including leadership roles
All application paperwork must be submitted to Mrs. Martinez (Room 214) by Wednesday, 2/18/2015 at 2:30 PM.
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.
The 2013 program begins on October 15, 2012; check back then for more details.ApplicAppApplication deadline is 2/1/2015, but only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted, so apply early!
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:
The Fountainhead: 4/26/2015
Berea College Tuition Promise Scholarship
Every student who attends Berea College in Kentucky is awarded a four-year, full tuition scholarship to attend the college. Berea students contribute to their education by working on campus, paying what they can afford towards housing/food, and studying hard. Berea College offers 30 different majors. Interested high school juniors and seniors should contact their high school counselor immediately in order to be considered for a nomination. Juniors and seniors who rank in the top 20% of their class, have an ACT composite of 20-30 and/or SAT of 1410-1980 plus family financial need should contact their school counselor to be nominated.
Full tuition to Berea College
High school juniors and seniors, contact your high school counselor immediately if you are interested in being nominated. To learn more about Berea College, go to:
High school juniors and seniors, contact your high school counselor for assistance.
Beta Omicron Sigma Philo Scholarship
The Philo Affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter, established this fund to provide aid to high school students, both male and female of all races, in their pursuit of higher education. The recipient will be an individual with a scholastic GPA of 3.0 or better. Essay is required. Applicant must be a high school senior residing in Mecklenburg or a surrounding county. Must plan to be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited institution of higher learning and must enroll in the college of their choice no later than the fall of the year in which the award is given.
Application and instructions may be accessed on the Phillip O. Berry Student Services webpage:
Blumenthal Performing Arts is offering graduating seniors the opportunity to apply for two performing arts scholarships: 1) The Mary Doctor Scholarship ($10,000 annually renewable) and 2) The Gordon Hay Scholarship (one-time $5000 scholarship to be used for non-tuition expenses that will deepen the student’s experience in their performing-arts related field of study.) Applicants should demonstrate financial need. For Mary Doctor Scholarship, minimum weighted GPA of 2.5 or above is required. For Gordon Hay Scholarship, exemplary academic performance is a criteria.
Deadline for Gordon Hay Scholarship application: 2/28/2015 Deadline for Mary Doctor Scholarship application: March 27, 2015
British American Business Council of NC British Studies 2015 Summer Program
High school juniors who will be seniors next year may apply. The British American Business Council of North Carolina sponsors the ACS British Studies program, which is a twelve day study/travel event in England that strives to bring British history to life by enabling students to explore and connect with 400 years of British history. Two students will be chosen from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District via an essay contest.
Enter the contest to win a two-week trip to England! Round trip airfare from Charlotte to London will be provided by the British American Business Council of North Carolina (BABCNC). All accommodations and meals will be provided by the ACS. The two-week trip will take place from June 22-July 4, 2015.
For additional information, visit the ACS website at www.acs-england.co.uk/britishstudies
Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 26, 2015. No late entries will be accepted.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
The following students are encouraged to apply: High school seniors and current undergraduates, U.S. military veterans and their dependents, those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2015-2016, those who plan to major in a field focused on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.
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.
Chun University, located in Charlotte, NC, is scheduled to open in September, 2015 and will offer the following programs: Bachelor in Biblical Studies, Bachelor in Christian Music, Certificate in Teacher Church Education, Certificate in Christian Counseling, Diploma in Vocal Performance, and Diploma in Music Performance. Scholarship programs will be offered: Honor Scholarships, Presidential and University Scholarships, Performance Winner Scholarships, Chun Group Scholarships, and Hymn Society of Korea Scholarships. Contact Chun University for specific details.
Up to 100% of tuition, depending on scholarship and program
For further information, go to:
Application process opened on December 1, 2014. Applications are now being accepted.
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: http://www.latinamericancoalition.org/What-We-Do/Advocate/college
Contact: Megan Walsh for more information or to set up an appointment for a one-on-one free consultation: 704-531-3848 or mwalsh@LatinAmericanCoalition.org.
Services available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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:
College Prowler Scholarships
College Prowler gives out more than $50,000 in scholarships each year to current and prospective students. Check website regularly for new contests and updates.
Current contests offer $2000 and $1000 scholarships
To access details, go to:
Deadline for current contests: January 31,2015, 11pm EST
CollegeWeekLive is an online college fair. Students login to the website and visit colleges of interest on the website. A $1000 scholarship winner is chosen from participating students each month. There are also additional scholarship competitions offered for specific online college fair events via the website, with awards ranging from $5000-$1000.
Monthly for monthly award. Specific deadlines also provided for additional online college fair events. See website for additional details.
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.
Congress of Future Medical Leaders (Scholarship)
The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists will be hosting its Congress of Future Medical Leaders on June 24, 25, and 16, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Phillip O. Berry Scholarship Committee can award one $985 scholarship to a POB student planning to attend the Congress. This award will cover the cost of tuition for the Congress.
$985 scholarship to cover cost of tuition for summer Congress of Future Medical Leaders
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.
Contact Davidson College Office of Admission and Financial Aid for details.
Debbie Antshel Memorial CPCC Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools who plan to attend CPCC and to major in a human services-related field may apply. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to community service.
Application and all supporting materials must be submitted by March 27, 2015.
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 http://www.dellscholars.org
Application will open on November 1, 2014. The deadline for all applications is January 15, 2015.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Charlotte Alumni Chapter Scholarships
The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. annually grants scholarships to African-American high school seniors who will enroll in an institution of higher education. All students must be in a Mecklenburg County public or private high school. There are three scholarship categories this year, and students may apply for as many of the categories as they qualify for:
1) Dorothy Counts Scoggins/E. Virginia Shadd “Breaking Barriers” Scholarship (non-renewable)
Must be a graduating African-American female senior in a Mecklenburg County public or private high school. Must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and plan to attend a four (4) year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year.
2) Frances Selena Johnson “Making Strides” Scholarship (non-renewable)
Must be a graduating African-American male or female senior in a Mecklenburg County public or private high school. Must have unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and have shown significant improvement in his/her academics over a two year period. Must plan to attend a two or four year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year.
Must be a graduating African-American female senior in a Mecklenburg County public or private high school. Must have a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and plan to attend a four year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year.
Scholarship amounts may vary.
Scholarship application can be accessed via the Phillip O. Berry Student Services webpage:
http://pobstudentservices.weebly.com/college--scholarships.html Students may also obtain an electronic application by visiting www.charlottedst.org and clicking on the link that reads “2015 Scholarship Application” or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Scholarship Application” in the subject line when requesting an electronic application.
The scholarship application due date is February 20, 2015.
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.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship:
North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE)
High school seniors enrolled in a public high school who are NC residents may apply. Criteria include: character, community involvement, and scholastic achievement
All application materials must be postmarked by the first Monday in February.
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:
http://www.elon.edu/e-web/admissions/apply.xhtml For more information on these scholarships, go to:
See website or contact Elon University Office of Admissions for details.
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:
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:
High school seniors may apply. The Mecklenburg Colonial Dames Committee will award a $1000 scholarship to a local winner. The local winner will be entered into the statewide competition. The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina will award the state winner a $3000 scholarship and two runner-up scholarships of $1000 each, to be used at any North Carolina college or university.
Completed applications and essays are due by February 5, 2015.
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:
http://www.fftc.org/page.aspx?pid=958 General information about FFTC can be found at:
See contacts for each specific scholarship listed on FFTC website for details of each program.
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.
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.
Goizueta Scholarship (Georgia State University)
High school seniors of Latino heritage who have been accepted into Georgia State University are invited to apply.
$10,000/per year per student for four years, applied to student account; eligibility to apply for leadership development stipends; eligibility to become a paid Supplemental Instruction leader (assisting college students in their classes); eligibility to apply for internship opportunities during senior year
To access details and instructions, go to:
Application deadline: March 6, 2015
Herbert Lehman Educational Fund
African American high school seniors may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate financial need, high academic achievement, depth of character, leadership, seriousness of purpose and service orientation. Application must be typed (no handwritten applications will be accepted). See website for full instructions and requirements.
Usually $2000 per year, renewable if applicants continues to meet program requirements
Students may be eligible to win a scholarship based on successful participation in the H&R Block Budget Challenge simulation game. Teachers must register their class in order for students to be able to participate. Students in grades 9-12 are eligible.
Up to $100,000
Teachers must seek approval from POB administrators to participate. Once approved, teachers must register students in their classes so that students can participate and compete to win. Teachers may be eligible to win a classroom grant, also. For more information, go to:
Classes may register to compete until February 6, 2015.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
High school seniors graduating in June, 2015 who meet the following criteria may apply: minority heritage, planning to attend an accredited, approved 4-year institution in the U.S., leadership potential, dedication to community service, evidence of financial need, U.S. citizen, minimum combined reading/math SAT of 1000 or ACT composite of 21. See webpage for additional criteria.
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.
Malcolm Robinson Memorial Community Service (presented by 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte)
High school seniors in the greater Charlotte area who show dedication to community service, good citizenship, and high moral and ethical principles may apply. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and proof that applicant will enter a 2-year or 4-year program next fall are required.
To access application, go to:
For more information, call 704-375-7300, or email email@example.com.
Application must be submitted or postmarked by February 16, 2015.
Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award
The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center is pleased to present the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award to an NC high school senior with a disability. ALL students (including students enrolled in OCS, students who will be receiving a Graduate Certificate, and students enrolled in the Future Ready Course of Study, are eligible for nomination.)
$1000 to be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment
To access the application online, go to:
http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org in the News and Events section on the homepage. If you have questions, you may contact Ms. Cheryl Strupe at 800-962-6817 or MCGaward@ecacmail.org
Application deadline: February 18, 2015
Moody’s Mega Math “M3” Challenge
High school juniors and seniors may apply. Selection is based on competition/talent/interest in academics, based on responses to an assigned modeling problem. Applicants must produce a viable solution paper by the deadline. Each school may enter up to two teams of three to five students. Team prizes are awarded.
Team prizes range from $20,000-$1000.
Visit website for details and to register:
Contact the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 267-350-6388.
Application deadline is 2/27/2015, but only 6,500 applicants will be permitted.
The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club – Charlotte Scholarship Program
High school seniors are invited to apply. Applicants must complete application and essay. See application form for additional details.
Four scholarships will be awarded: one for $1500 and three for $1000
To access application, go to:
All applications and materials must be returned to organization by 2/18/2015.
National MS Society Scholarship Program
Students who have MS (multiple sclerosis) or who have a parent with MS are eligible to apply. Applicants must also: 1) be enrolling in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2 or 4-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in the U.S. or a U.S. territory for the 2015-2016 academic year, 2) U.S. citizens or legal residents living in the U.S. or in a U.S. territory, and 3) will be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a degree, license, or certificate.
Your application must be submitted online by January 15, 2015. Supporting documents must be postmarked and mailed to the address listed on the application instructions.no later than January 15, 2015.
National Presbyterian College Scholarship
Applicants must be high school seniors and Presbyterian. Award may be used for study at Presbyterian-affiliated colleges. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and high academic achievement.
Up to $1500; must re-apply annually
www.pcusa.org/financialaid 800-728-7228, ext. 5224
Application deadline: March 1, 2015
Native American Leadership in Education Scholarship
Applicants must be American Indian, at least one quarter Native American and enrolled member of federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated tribe. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicants should have a major/career interest in education, counseling, or school administration. Applicants should demonstrate high academic achievement, depth of character, leadership, seriousness of purpose and service orientation.
For more information, go to:
www.catchingthedream.org Or call: 505-262-2351
Application deadline for Fall, 2015 study is April 15, 2015.
Navy College Fund
The Navy College Fund may be available to selected recruits. See website for full details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
firstname.lastname@example.org callTiffany Kennedy at 336-419-8432.
Application must be received by organization no later than 3/31/2015.
NC Sheriff’s Association Criminal Justice Scholarship
High school seniors residing in NC who are interested in pursuing a major/career in criminal justice or law enforcement may apply. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Application is available at financial aid offices of eligible institutions. This scholarship is only available for use at specific NC institutions; mostly UNC-system institutions (contact organization for details.) Application and supplemental material should be submitted to sheriff of county where applicant resides. First priority will be given to child of sheriff/law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty; second priority given to child of retired or deceased sheriff/law enforcement officer; third priority, to criminal justice students.
For more information, contact:
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, 919-549-8614; www.cfnc.org
Contact organization for deadline(s).
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.
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: http://www.ncat.edu/academics/schools-colleges1/sot/current-students/cspages/scholarships.html
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.
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 Ms. Tori Darby, POB College Coordinator. You may also contact Mr. Anthony Ervin of the NCCU BRITE Program at 919-530-5573 or at email@example.com
Mr. Ervin will be visiting POB on particular dates and times to speak with interested POB seniors. See Ms. Tori Darby, POB College Coordinator, for details.
See Ms. Tori Darby, POB College Coordinator, for assistance regarding deadlines, or contact Mr. Anthony Ervin of NCCU BRITE Program at 919-530-5573 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
North Carolina State Board of Refrigeration Examiners Scholarship
Applicants must be residing in North Carolina and must enroll in Associate of Applied Science degree of study in commercial refrigeration or HVAC/R technology. Other program expectations apply; contact organization for details.
www.refrigerationboard.org/wp Call: 919-779-4711
Application deadline is 4/15/2015.
The Outdoor Hams Scholarship
Applicants must reside in NC. Selection is based on competition/talent/interest in amateur radio. Must be in a technical field of study; amateur radio operator with any class of active Amateur Radio license. Preference given to amateur radio operators who incorporate amateur radio into outdoor activities.
For information, go to:
www.arrlf.org Or call: American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation, Inc., 860-594-0397.
Application deadline is 1/31/2015.
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.
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.
Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship
The GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Charlotte is offering a one-time scholarship to an outstanding senior. Scholarship must be used at a state-supported university. Applicants must be in top 25% of class rank and U.S. citizen. Applicants are judged on: scholastic record, intellectual promise, demonstration of ambition, leadership ability, and need for financial assistance. If recipient wins at the state level ($6000/year for four years), recipient agrees not to accept any other scholarships of greater value or other grants through his/her high school while holding a GFWC-NC scholarship.
$1500 for one-time scholarship. $750 for runner-up. District-level winners will go on to compete at state level for additional financial assistance of $6000/year (totaling $24,000).
To access application, go to Phillip O. Berry Student Services webpage:
Complete applications with all required materials must be received by January 20, 2015 at the following address:
Christi Gray, 4707 Valley Stream Road, Charlotte, NC 28209.
Applicants will be interviewed in person on January 31, 2015.
Sarah Scott-Schofield Scholarship (Zetas of Charlotte Benevolent Foundation)
The Zetas of Charlotte Benevolent Foundation is an affiliate of Zeta Phil Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a “Community-Conscious, Action-Oriented” organization which was founded in January, 1920. Sarah Scott Schofield was one of the founding members of the Delta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. During her entire professional career as an educator, Mrs. Schofield worked faithfully and tirelessly to help young people succeed in school. This scholarship is offered in loving memory of her and her efforts. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA, and attend a school in Mecklenburg County.
Amount may vary.
To access copy of application, go to Phillip O. Berry Student Services webpage:
SEANC (State Employees Association of North Carolina) Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
Each year, the SEANC Scholarship Foundation offers academic scholarships to the dependents of SEANC members. Thirty awards are annual scholarships (15 merit based, 15 financial need) for four-year college or university students. Eight awards are annual scholarships (four merit based, four financial need) for those students enrolled in a junior college, community college or technical school. Only SEANC members or their dependents are eligible to receive scholarships. Applicants must apply through a local SEANC district. The District Scholarship Chairperson’s contact information can be found at http://www.seanc.org/membership/scholarship
Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student for the 2015-2016 school year.
Amount may vary. Contact SEANC for details.
The scholarship application is available online at http://www.seanc.org/membership/scholarship and must be returned to the Scholarship Chairperson of the SEANC district of which the parent is a member.
If you have questions, please contact Beth Dew at 919-833-6436 or 800-222-2758.
All applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2015.
Southern Illinois University:
Out Of State Scholar
Students recognized as an Out of State Scholar receive a High Achiever Alternate Tuition Rate equivalent to that of standard in-state tuition rate. This amounts to a savings of more than $50,000 for Freshmen over four years and $25,000 for Transfer Students over two years.
Criteria: Apply to SIU and be admitted as a first time freshman at SIU, plus one of the following: A) Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher B) Earn a SAT Critical Reading and Mathematics score of 1170 or higher C) Be offered the Dean's Academic Scholarship for Freshmen
Students recognized as an Out of State Scholar receive a High Achiever Alternate Tuition Rate equivalent to that of standard in-state tuition rate at Southern Illinois University.
For details, go to:
Apply to SIU by May 1, 2015 to enroll in Summer 2015 or Fall 2015. See website for any additional deadlines and details.
SportQuest 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 for winners, plus additional opportunities for applicants and finalists (i.e., summer sport ministries, introduction to other potential scholarship opportunities, award certificate, press release)
To access online application, go to:
February 1, 2015
St. Bonaventure University Discovery Within Community Scholarship Program
Seniors planning to apply to St. Bonaventure University who are planning to major in one of the following STEM-related disciplines may apply: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, or Physics. Scholarship criteria are based on both merit and need.
Twenty-five students will be selected to receive scholarships of $3500-$6500 annually for study at St. Bonaventure University in one of the following STEM majors: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, or Physics.
Students seeking admission into this scholarship program must be admitted to St. Bonaventure University by February 1, 2015. Applicants must also file the completed FAFSA by 2/15/2015.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.Please 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.
For more information on T.E.A.C.H. programs, go to:
Contact organization for details and/or see website.
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.
Application with all required documents must be received by the Triangle Pest Control by March 2, 2015.
Tuition Funding Sources (Scholarship of the Day)
On the website www.tuitionfundingsources.com, students can view daily scholarship information, including the “Scholarship of the Day” each day.
For details, go to:
See website for details.
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:
To access application, go to:
Students must apply to UNCG and be admitted, then must also apply for the UNCG Guarantee Scholarship.
Priority consideration will be given to students who apply for the UNCG Guarantee Scholarship before March 1, 2015.
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.
The application is a multi-step process and begins during junior year of high school. 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 and begins during junior year of high school. Early planning and organization is essential. Except in very unusual circumstances, candidate files not completed by January 31, 2015 will not receive further consideration.
University of Dayton, Ohio Leadership in Service Scholarship
One senior from Phillip O. Berry can be named as recipient of this scholarship. It is for use at the University of Dayton only. Criteria: an innate desire for personal development and committed to service within POB, church, or community
$10,000 ($2500/year for 4 years). Students who visit campus and file the FAFSA prior to 3/1/2015 may receive up to $4000 additional funds for textbooks (over 4 years).
Interested seniors must inform Mrs. Lori Martinez, POB Scholarship Coordinator, by 2:30 PM on 1/15/2015.
For more information about the University of Dayton, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-837-7433.
Interested seniors must inform Mrs. Lori Martinez, POB Scholarship Coordinator, by 2:30 PM on 1/15/2015.
Upakar Indian American Scholarship
High school seniors who were either born in India or who have at least one parent who was born in India may apply. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and high academic achievement; cumulative unadjusted GPA of over 3.6. Family income limits apply. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or green card holder.
For details, go to:
Application deadline is April 30, 2015.
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.
Pre-Candidate Questionnaire must be submitted between March 1 of junior year of high school and December 31 of senior year of high school. Nominations must also be sought and obtained during this time period. See website for further explanation of process.
USDA/1890 National Scholars Program in the Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resource Sciences
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, use of a laptop, printer, and software while on scholarship and room and board each year for 4 years to students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at specific Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions (see brochure for list and details). High school seniors who meet the following criteria may apply: U.S. citizen, minimum high school GPA of 3.0, minimum verbal/math/written SAT of 1500 (or 1000 minimum on verbal/math SAT for institutions which accept only verbal/math SAT) or ACT composite of 21, planning to attend one of 18 specific 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions, planning to study Agriculture, Food, Natural Resource Sciences, or other related disciplines, and demonstrate leadership and community service. See brochure for full requirements and details.
Full tuition to one of 18 specific Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions, plus additional benefits (see description on left)
Application deadline: February 1, 2015. Application must be postmarked by this date and sent to the university (or universities) selected by the applicant to attend.
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:
Applications must be postmarked by 2/15/2015, but early applications are strongly encouraged. NOTE: APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR WACE SCHOLARSHIP MAY BE DIFFERENT OR EARLIER FOR CLARKSON UNIVERSITY, DREXEL UNIVERSITY, JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY, MERRIMACK COLLEGE, SUNY OSWEGO, AND UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL APPLICANTS. CHECK WACE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
To receive additional information or a Wingate admissions application call 1-800-755-5550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Wingate University Office of Admissions for college application deadlines.
YFU (Youth For Understanding) Study Abroad Scholarships
YFU is a non-profit, international educational organization with partners in over 60 countries. YFU offers students the opportunity to study abroad and live with a host family, both in summer and school-year programs. Scholarships are available for these programs, with different deadlines, criteria, and for different countries. See website for full details.
See YFU website for deadlines for specific scholarships.
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 http://www.zinch.com/scholarships/weekly?utm_source=gt-weekly&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=scr&utm_content=wkly&utm_campaign=gt
For information on more scholarship opportunities, go to: