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.
College JumpStart Scholarship
Applicants must be high school 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students, college students, or non-traditional students; U.S. citizens or legal residents, attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or vocational/trade school in the US; and committed to using education to better your own life and that of your family and/or community.
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: 9/30/2014; 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 (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.
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.)
Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science 2014 ISEC Competition
This is an international science essay competition for high school students. Applicants submit an essay about the recent effects and future promises of science in our society. Essays must be accompanied by a statement of acknowledged validity by a teacher in the field of the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
$500 monetary award, plus essay will be published in the Fall, 2014 print issue of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science.
To access details, go to:
Submissions must be sent in electronically on or before Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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.
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 http://www.dellscholars.org
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.
For more information about the Discus Award College Scholarships, the award amounts and individual deadlines and to nominate yourself for a Discus award visit http://www.discusawards.com/list-of-scholarships 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 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.
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:
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.
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.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Student Scholarship
Applicants must be 9th-12th grade high school students, legal residents of the U.S. who are in school or plan to start school within next 12 months.
For details, go to:
December 31, 2014
Golden Door Scholars
Undocumented high school seniors and graduates who have not completed their four-year degree are eligible to apply. Applicants should already have received or be eligible for DACA status. Strong preference will be given to candidates with strong academic records who are high school seniors or graduates in NC, SC, TN, and GA.
Golden Door Scholarship recipients receive funding to cover tuition, room, and board for a four-year degree. Access is also provided to mentors, internships, and other career-building opportunities.
For more information and to access the application, go to:
All applications are due by midnight on 10/2/2014, EST.
Must be a U.S. citizen, high school senior in the U.S. with plans to enter college in fall of 2015, planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited, non-profit public or private institution in the U.S. Student must demonstrate critical economic need, be involved in co-curricular and community activities, have demonstrated ability to overcome adversity with integrity, and a minimum 2.0 GPA.