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Scholarship Bulletin

January 2016 Issue

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.

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders supports high school seniors and college students by awarding more than $500,000 in scholarships. This program is administered through the National FFA Scholarship program. Students need not be members of FFA to apply.



Farmers can endorse a student at


February 1st

American Indian Services Scholarship

This is a scholarship available for Native American students enrolled in a university, college, junior college or technical school. The application requirements also include that the student is enrolled full time or part time, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25, and one-quarter Northern Native American Indian Blood.


See guidance

May 15/ Aug 15

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:

Must be mailed in by July 15th

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 1, 2016.

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.

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:

March 1, 2015

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 2016 graduates not yet announced. Check website and contact organization for details and updates, and check with ROTC instructors.

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Academic excellence in science and math; a passion for nursing and the overall field of healthcare


June 30th

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.

Catching the Dream

Catching the Dream operates three scholarship programs: providing scholarships for high potential Native American students Students must be ¼ or more degree American Indian and be an enrolled member of a US TribeStudents applying to any of these three programs are required to apply for all other sources of funding which is a minimum of forty (40).

Scholarships range from $500-$5,000 per academic year

Applicants should contact CTD by phone  or E-Mail before they apply.

For more information, please visit:

March 15th- Summer School
 April 15
th…Fall Semester or Quarter
 September 15
th-Spring Semester or Quarter

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

CollegeWeekLive Scholarships

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.


To register and for further details, go to:

Monthly for monthly award. Specific deadlines also provided for additional online college fair events (9/18/2014; 10/23/2014; and others). See website for 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.

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 at

The deadline for all applications is January 15, 2016.

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:

Must apply by February 10th

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 9th 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 25, 2016.

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 13, 2016, 11:59 EST.

Golden LEAF Scholars

The Golden LEAF Scholars Program is designed to assist current high school seniors and North Carolina community college transfer students. Recipients must be from certain rural counties, demonstrate both financial need and merit, and plan to attend participating North Carolina colleges and universities.

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March 1st

Golden LEAF Scholars Program for North Carolina Community Colleges

Participating colleges may vary; therefore, students are encouraged to check with the financial aid office at their college to see if the college is taking part in the program.

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March 1st

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

For minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Must have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21

provides scholarships of up to $28,000

February 15th



This scholarship provides assistance to graduating high school seniors who will attend a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina. Recipients are selected on the basis of (1) academic achievement, (2) financial need, (3) extracurricular activities and (4) evidence of leadership.


To apply, students must set up an account at

February 1st

Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars Program

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars program provides scholarships of $5,500 per year for four years to incoming freshmen. Scholars will be selected on the basis of their potential for academic excellence as a university student and a sincere desire to serve others through a career in teaching. To be eligible you must also apply for admission to Lenior-Rhyne University

$5500 per year

Deadline January 10th

Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award

For Outstanding NC high school seniors with a disability


February 17th

Meredith Teaching Fellows Scholarship

The Teaching Fellows Program provides a four-year seminar series in education, cultural enrichment opportunities, a two-year mentor placement in a public school, and a scholarship. To be eligible you must also apply for admission to Meredith College.


Deadline January 15, 2016

National Technical Honor Society Scholarship

Must be a member of the National Technical Honor Society

Varies - 

April 1st

NCAE Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is given to one or more deserving North Carolina students in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. King. Applicants must be North Carolina residents enrolled as seniors in high school who are planning to continue their education beyond high school. Criteria for selection include character, community involvement, and scholastic achievement.


All required materials must be postmarked by the first Monday in February

NC Retail Merchants Association Scholarships

The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) is now calling for students working in retail, or with parents working in retail, to apply for scholarship money towards next year’s tuition.

Forty-eight awards valued at $2,500 each are available

Must be received or post-marked by Monday, April 4, 2016

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, 2016.

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, 2016.

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, also 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.

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, 2016.

The North Carolina American Water Works Association /North Carolina Water Environment Association 

Eligibility requirements vary

Varies for application and submittal details

March 24th

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:

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.


Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship

Candidates can nominate themselves. All nominations must include two letters of recommendation from any of the following individuals: a) instructors; b) SkillsUSA advisors; c) State Association Director; d) Community leader.


April 29th

SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Merit Scholarship

The $500 scholarships will recognize the unique qualities of SkillsUSA students including leadership, commitment to community service, and advocating for career and technical education.

Two $500 scholarships

May 1st

SkillsUSA STEM Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded through a competitive application process to SkillsUSA students (graduating seniors in high school as well as college/postsecondary students) whose area of study will lead them into a STEM-related field.


March 15th

South Eastern Construction Owners and Associates Roundtable (SCOAR) Scholarship

For students who wish to pursue further education or credentials in a construction-related field. 

Applicants should be seniors in high school or already in a postsecondary institution and wanting to continue their program. The applicants can be secondary students continuing their education in a postsecondary educational institution for a degree, diploma or certificate program. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and be accepted in an ongoing cycle.


April 1st

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, 2016

State Employees Credit Union People Helping People Scholarship

Must be a US citizen, and exemplify excellence of character, integrity and community involvement. Must have maintained a 2.5 or higher gpa.

$10000 paid over 8 semesters

See guidance

All materials must be turned into guidance by April 27th

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

High school seniors who will enter college in Fall, 2016 (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:

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 should be requested by February 15, 2016.

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.

Thirteenth Annual National CO-OP Scholarship Program

Since 2003, WACE’s (Advancing Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education) National Co-op Scholarship Program has awarded $39 million in merit scholarships. This year we will award 195 merit scholarships, totaling $4,700,000. To qualify for this scholarship students must have
a GPA of 3.5 or better and be accepted at one of the WACE Partner Institutions.


February 15th

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.

Deadline March 1, 2016

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Each. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor's degree. Must plan to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines

Award provides full tuition, as well as room and board, for the term of the scholarship.

April 11th

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.

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, 2016.

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.

WINS Scholarship Program

The High School Tuition Scholarship Award is presented to female students enrolled in a secondary collision repair/refinishing technology program who plan to continue their studies at a technical school or college. Each scholarship winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to continue her postsecondary education in collision repair and a one-year WIN membership


For more information about the WIN scholarship program, please contact: Bev Rook-Twibell at 816-678-4777 or email

January 15th

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

See website for details.

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