Students planning to enter the university in Fall, 2015 will be considered for merit awards on an ongoing basis between February 15-April 1, 2015. See website for specific details.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Applicants must be in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in public, private, parochial, or home schools (and students under age 20 enrolled in GED /high school correspondence programs). Applicants must write an essay about an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services (and their family members) are not eligible to participate. See website for full requirements and details.
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.
The Levine Scholars Program offers a full-ride scholarship to approximately 15 students each Candidates must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in a baccalaureate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents and should present an excellent academic record, demonstrate a commitment to community service, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership.
Candidates must be nominated by their school counselor. If you would like to be nominated, please inform your school counselor!
The Levine Scholarship offers four years of full tuition, room and board, service grant to implement a service project of the scholar’s own design, and four summers of experiences. The total value of this four-year scholarship is estimated at $105,000 for in-state students and $155,000 for out-of-state students. Approximately 15 Levine Scholarships will be awarded each year.
For additional information about this scholarship, visit
Counselor nomination deadline:
October 15, 2014 Nominated seniors must submit a completed application for admissions to UNCC by November 1, 2014. Nominated seniors must complete and submit all supplemental Levine Scholarship application materials online byNovember 8, 2014.
Megan Meier Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship seeks applicants who have made a proactive difference in reducing bullying in their communities. Applicants must be full-time, enrolled high school seniors with a minimum 2.50 GPA on most recent report card. Letter of recommendation required. See website for details.
All materials must be received no later than 11/7/2014.
The Phillip O. Berry Academy Scholarship Committee will select two seniors to be nominated for this award. Students who are not nominated by the scholarship committee have the option of self-nomination. Eligibility requirements:
scholarship, character, and leadership, physical
vigor. Applicants should be competitive applicants to the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, on track to graduate
in June 2015, unmarried, and without children.
Full scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill; tuition, fees, room, board, books, laptop, supplies, miscellaneous, plus Discovery Funds to be used for education opportunities
Seniors who met the
eligibility criteria and would
like to be considered for
nomination must complete a Nomination Packet and submit it with all required documents to Ms. Lori Martinez in Room 214 by 2:30pm on Friday, 9/12/2014. See Ms. Martinez for a Nomination Packet. You must also sign up on the Interview Sign-Up Sheet on the bulletin board outside Ms. Martinez’s office by 2:30pm on Friday, 9/12/2014.
For additional information
about The Morehead-Cain
POB Nomination Application deadline: 2:30pm, Friday, 9/12/2014 (complete nomination packet and materials must be submitted to Ms. Martinez, Room 214. Late packets cannot be accepted.)
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.
Check website on November 1, 2014 to apply for 2015-2016 academic year scholarships.
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards
Any graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business may apply. Applicants must be planning to begin studies at an accredited, not-for-profit two or four-year university, college, or vocational/technical institute.
See website for full details and criteria. Scholarships can be applied towards tuition and fees.
Application materials will be posted on website beginning October 1, 2014. Students are encouraged to apply for our awards beginning October 1, 2014, and may apply until December 18, 2014.
North Carolina A&T State University Departmental Scholarships
Each of NC A&T State University’s seven colleges and schools awards scholarships to students within various majors. Students should contact the department in which they plan to major for Departmental Scholarship opportunities. To receive maximum consideration for need-based Departmental Scholarships, students should complete the FAFSA, available online from January 1st. The FAFSA must be received by the Office of Student Financial Aid priority deadline of March 1st.
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.
Application must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2015.
North Carolina Central University: BRITE Scholarships (Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise)
High school seniors planning to attend North Carolina Central University who are interested in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biomanufacturing, Biotechnology, and Medicinal Science should apply. Full and partial BRITE scholarships are available; they are competitive and renewed on an annual basis. Scholarships are available to first-time freshmen, community college transfers with AS degrees or rising juniors.
Full or partial scholarship to North Carolina Central University
For details, contact Ms. Tori Darby, POB College Coordinator. You may also contact Mr. Anthony Ervin of the NCCU BRITE Program at 919-530-5573 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 University Centennial Scholarship Competition (NCSU College of Textiles)
Two high school seniors may be nominated as candidates from Phillip O. Berry to compete for the NCSU Centennial Scholarship. This scholarship is offered through the NCSU College of Textiles and is designed to help promote the textile industr(ies).
Depending on category, from full tuition to approximately 55% of the basic in-state costs per year of attending NCSU, including a $7500 enrichment fund.
Seniors who meet the entrance criteria for NCSU, who are interested in pursuing studies in the NCSU College of Textiles, and who would like to be nominated for this scholarship must inform Ms. Lori Martinez, POB Scholarship Coordinator, in Room 214 by 2:30pm on Friday, September 26, 2014.
For details about the program’s extraordinary opportunities, please visit
Seniors who meet the entrance criteria for NCSU, who are interested in pursuing studies in the NCSU College of Textiles, and who would like to be nominated for this scholarship must inform Ms. Lori Martinez in Room 214 by 2:30pm on Friday, 9/26/2014. Nominees must submit completed applications for the Centennial Scholarship to the NCSU College of Textiles by 5pm on 12/1/2014.
North Carolina State University Undergraduate Scholarships
POB school officials to compete for this award. If you are not selected as one of POB’s endorsed nominees, you may still endorse yourself and apply for the scholarship via the NCSU website.
The Park Scholarship
program brings exceptional students to
NC State, based on
outstanding accomplishments and
potential in scholarship,
leadership, service, and
award valued at
and fees, room and board,
books, supplies, travel, and personal expenses; computer stipend, grants to fund professional and personal enrichment experiences, plus additional benefits. Approximately 40 scholarships will be awarded during this cycle.
Seniors who would like to be considered for nomination must complete a Nomination Packet and submit it with all required documents to Ms. Lori Martinez, POB Scholarship Coordinator, by 2:30pm on Friday, 9/12/2014 in Room 214. Students must also sign up to be interviewed (sign-up sheet is located on bulletin board in hallway outside Ms. Martinez’s office.)
For details about the
opportunities, please visit
Seniors who would like to be considered for nomination must complete a Nomination Packet and submit it with all required documents to Ms. Lori Martinez, POB Scholarship Coordinator, by 2:30pm on Friday, 9/12/2014 in Room 214. Students must also sign up to be interviewed (sign-up sheet is located on bulletin board in hallway outside Ms. Martinez’s office.) No late nomination packets can be accepted.
PRIDE Awards 2015
The 2015 PRIDE Awards will spotlight the impact of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) in our community. The STEAM Youth Achievement Award will honor an outstanding African-American high school senior in Mecklenburg County planning a career in one of the STEAM areas.
Winners will be honored at a black-tie gala at the Westin Hotel in January, 2015. One nonprofit organization will receive a monetary donation.
2015 Nomination Form, details, and instructions can be accessed on the Phillip O. Berry Student Services webpage:
312 West Trade Street, Suite 600, Charlotte, NC 28202
The deadline for submitting nomination forms and all required materials is Friday, October 24, 2014.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Applicants must be in grades 5-12 and have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Applicants must be legal residents of one of the 50 U.S. states or District of Columbia. Volunteer activity must have occurred at least in part after 9/1/2013.
State-level honorees attend national recognition events in Washington, D.C., where America’s top 10 youth volunteers of the year are announced.
Applicants must apply online by 11/4/2014, then submit application to their school principal or to the head of one of these officially designated local organizations: a Girl Scout council, county 4-H organization, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA, or affiliate of HandsOn Network. Each participating school or organization reviews the applications of its students and selects one Local Honoree for every 1000 students. Local Honorees have the chance to complete at higher levels of competition; up to national level.
QuestBridge National College
The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges. Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence in the face of economic obstacles.
Students of all races and
ethnicities are encouraged
to apply. Applicants can apply for up to 8 participating colleges with just one application.
Full four-year scholarship(s) to some of the nation’s most selective colleges
To access details and free online application, go to: