17-18 Scholarships
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September 15, 2017Belk Scholarship
Davidson College
South Rowan High School can nominate 2 students for the Belk Scholarship at Davidson College. Please see the link below for more information about the scholarship and eligibility.
September 15, 2017Levine Scholars
South Rowan High School can nominate students for the Levine Scholarship at UNC Charlotte. Please see the link below for more information about the scholarship and eligibility.
September 15, 2017Morehead-Cain
Chapel Hill
South Rowan High School can nominate up to 3 students for the Morehead Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill. Please see the link below for more information about the scholarship and eligibility.
September 15, 2017NC State Parks Scholarship
NC State
South Rowan High School can nominate 2 students for the Park Scholarship at NC State. Please see the link below for more information about the scholarship and eligibility.
October 2, 2017Wendy's High School Heisman•Cumulative GPA of 3.0
•Actively participate in a High School Athletic
•Demonstrate leadership Skills
October 3, 2017US Presidential Scholar•Involvement and Service (in school and community)
•Leadership & Character
•Academic Achievement
•Discretionary points for extraordinary achievement, heavy workload, family responsibilities, or obstacles overcome
Please see Mrs. Neff if you are interested in being nominated.
RollingNROTC•Be a US citizen
•Be 17 by September 1, 2018
•Be a high school graduate by fall of 2018
•Be physically qualified by Marine Corp.
•Have no moral or personal convictions that will prevent conscientious bearing of arms
•have no criminal record
•Achieve qualifying scores on the SAT or ACT
•Apply for and gain admission to an approved NROTC college or university
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
October 6, 2017Miss Holiday Caravan Pageant•Resident of Rowan County
•Age 17-22
•Other criteria specifications per application
See Mrs. Neff in Guidance for Application
October 8, 2017US Senate Youth Candidate•A junior or senior in high school
•Currently be enrolled in a public, private, or charter school in North Carolina
•A permanent resident of the United States
•Have at least one parent or guardian who is a legal resident of North Carolina
•Serving in an elected or appointed capacity
October 15, 2017: Apply to UNC Chapel Hill
November 11, 2017: Apply to Scholarship
The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship•Apply to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2017
•Apply to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2017.
•Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered.
October 15, 2017The General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center•Apply for fall, first-year admission into a baccalaureate program at NC State
•Leadership Experience and Potential
•Evidence of Personal Character and Integrity
•Orientation toward Community and Service
•Commitment to Personal Growth
•Commitment to Physical Fitness and Wellness
October 25, 2017: 4-year undergraduate applicationHoratio Alger Association Scholarship•Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residentshttps://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
November 1, 2017DAR:Daughter of thr American Revolution•High School Senior enrolled in public or private school
•Student should exhibit: dependability, service, leardership, & patriotism
•A written essay
See Mrs. Neff in Guidance for Application
November 1, 2017Cheatham-White Scholarship
•Be a competitive applicant for admission as a freshman in the fall semester into a baccalaureate program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
•Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
•Be on course to graduate from high school in the spring semester prior to college admission.
•Minimum 4.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale cumulative GPA
•Minimum 1280 (new)/ 1200 (old) SAT or 28 ACT
•Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership
•Be significantly involved in extracurricular activities
•Demonstrate a strong commitment to service
November 17, 2017-April 20, 2017NCHSAA Endowed Fund Scholarships•Varying scholarships based on student-athlete criteria.http://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships
November 27, 2017Elks National Foundation Scholarship•Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to applyhttp://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
December 1, 2017West Scholars •Apply to Catawba with intentions of entering the teacher education program.
•Combined SAT score of 1100 or a 3.4 GPA
December 1, 2017NSCDA•Open to all 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students
•Must submit an essay
December 15, 2017AXA Achievement Scholarship•Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
•Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
•Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
December 15, 2017Burger King McLamore Foundation•Be living in the United States
•Be graduating high school senior
•GPA average of 2.5 or higher
•Plan to enroll full-time2017-18 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S
December 31, 2017ACT Student Champion Award•A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
•Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
•Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
January 1, 2018UNCG Teacher Education Fellows•A North Carolina resident
•Have a recommended minimum 3.80 GPA
•A minimum SAT verbal and math score of 1170 or ACT composite score of 24
January 10, 2018Lenoir-Rhyne Teaching Scholars•Academic excellence and portray a deep desire to serve students through a career in teaching
•Apply ASAP, as space is limited
January 15, 2018AWE-STEM Scholarship•Major in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, or mathematics
•An unweighted minimum high school GPA of 3.0
•A combined minimum SAT score (EBRW + M) of 1130 with 570 math score OR 23 ACT, including a minimum math score of 24.
January 16, 2018NC Teaching Fellows•Be enrolled or accepted to an approved educator preparation program leading to teaching licensure at one of 5 Teaching Fellows partner institutions of higher education.
•A North Carolina high school senior
•High school applicants or applicants with fewer than 24 hours of college credit must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and have scored at least a 24 on the ACT or a 1,100 on the SAT.
•Be willing to teach in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) or special education licensure area in a North Carolina public school, traditional or charter.
January 31, 2018The E.R. & Lillian B. Dimmette Scholarship•Minimum GPA of 2.5
•Reside in Rowan County
•Demonstrate Financial Need
See Mrs. Neff in Guidance for Application
February 1, 2018Jackie Robinson Foundation•Be a graduating, minority high school senior
•Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
•Show leadership potential
•Demonstrate a dedication to community service
•Present evidence of financial need
•Be a United States citizen
•Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
•Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship
Februry 1, 2018UNCG Guarantee•Admitted to UNCG for Fall Enrollment
•North Carolina resident
•Received a combined SAT score of 1100 or above on the Critical Reading and Mathematics sections OR an ACT composite score of 23 or above
•Graduated from high school within the past eight months of your first enrollment at UNCG
•Enroll full-time during the regular academic year
•Financial Need
•Complete the FASFA
February 2, 2018Elks Legacy Scholarship•Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a dues-paying living Elk
•The applicant must be a high school senior and college bound
February 4, 2018The Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship•A high school senior who plans to attend a college or university in North Carolinahttp://www.ncdames.org/florence-kidder-memorial-scholarship
February 14, 2018NC Division of Veteran Affairs•under 25 years
•A parent who was a resident of NC at time of veteran entrance
•A veteran child who has lived in NC since birth
February 14, 2018SECU People Helping People•Must be a graduating Senior
•Must be a member or a parent/guardian is a member of SECU
February 14, 2018Munoz Scholarship•Speak Spanish
•Be a Crosby Scholar
•Have a parent of Hispanic Decent
Februay 15, 2018 (For Juniors Only)DAR•Must be citizens of the United States
•Must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States
February 18, 2018BEC Community Impact Scholarship•Be a Graduating Senior from South Rowan High School
•Have one parent of African American descent or Black Caribbean heritage
•Have a minimum weight GPA of 3.0
•Exhibit leadership, scholarship, character, and service in the community
•Plan to enroll at an accredited insittution
See Mrs. Neff in Guidance for Application
February 28, 2018Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship•Be honorably-discharged (no longer drilling) veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
•Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate (first Bachelor's) or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school* for the entire upcoming academic year
•Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
•Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible in the upcoming academic year.
•Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
March 1, 2018Golden Leaf•Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
•Be a high school senior enrolling full-time as a first-year student or a community college transfer student enrolling for the first time at any participating North Carolina college or university.
•Be a resident of a rural county that is economically distressed and/or tobacco dependent
•Have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
March 8, 2018The Brad Patrick Memorial Scholarship•RSS Senior
•Demonstrates financial need
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 9, 2018SAC Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship•Be a graduating Senior in RSS DistrictEmail sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 15, 2018CATO Scholarship for Education•Accepted into UNCC
•Interested in the field of education
March 15, 2018: Career & Technical applicationHoratio Alger Association Scholarship•Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residentshttps://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
March 18, 2018Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship•Be a graduating Seniorhttps://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/
March 19, 2018Goldman Scholarship•Be a Female graduating Senior of South Rowan High School
•Plan to attend a school of higher education
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 20, 2018 (For Juniors ONLY)Erskine Fellows•Talented juniors with demonstrated qualities of leadership as indicated by their participation in extracurricular and community activities
•Minimum of 1100, on the SAT, 24 (composite) on the ACT, or 110 (critical reading and math) on the PSAT and maintain a 3.5 weighted GPA.
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 22, 2018NC District Pilot International•Be an NC Resident
•Accepted at a NC College or University
•Planning to attend college courses within 6 months of awarded scholarship
•Preference given to those interested in careers that will positively impact brain illness or disease awareness
•Preference given to those who have volunteered in ways that positively impact brain illness
•Information regarding financial need is required
•Information regarding GPA is required
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 20, 2018Union Power Cooperative Scholarship•Scholarships are awarded for North Carolina accredited colleges and/or universities.
•Students will be chosen from our five-county service area, which is made up of Union, Stanly, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, and Rowan Counties
•All applicants must be a child of a Union Power Cooperative member or live in a home served by Union Power Cooperative and must be a high school senior in the current graduating class.
•Criteria for awarding the scholarship to an individual is based on 40% need; 30% scholastic achievement; and 30% extracurricular activities in school, civic, and community functions.
March 23, 2018SRHS PTA Scholarship•Be a graduating Senior from South Rowan High School
•Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 25, 2018Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship•Must be graduating Senior who resides in Rowan County
•Accepted for full-time enrollment to pursue a degree at an accredited 4 year university or college
•Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
March 28, 2018FMM Spirit to Learn Scholarship•High School Senior in Rowan County
•Faced exceptionally difficult personal and/or family circumstance
•Been accepted to an accredited higher education institution
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 28, 2018Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship of Rowan County•Be a current member of a IMF affiliated church
•Be a graduating senior
•Planning to attend an accredited college or university
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 28, 2018Ruritan •Graduating Senior from South Rowan High SchoolEmail sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 28, 2018Salisbury-Rowan PFLAG Scholarship •Graduating Seniors who plan to continue their education
•Minimum GPA of 3.0
•Identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender student or ally
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 28, 2018Rowan County Masonic Scholarship•Any Rowan County resident pursuing education beyond High SchoolEmail sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 28, 2018Cleveland Elam Memorial Scholarship•Minority Male
•Minimum GPA 2.5
•Plan to attend school for entire academic year beginning in fall
•Be a US citizen
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 29, 2018RCCC Scholarships•Numerous scholarships are available for students who have been accepted to Rowan Cabarrus Community Collegewww.rccc.edu/scholarships
March 31, 2018Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund•US Citizen or permanent resident of US
•GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)
•High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia.
•Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities.
•Combined adjusted income of the parent(s) cannot exceed $50,000.
April 3, 3018Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Fund (MDPAS)•Graduating Senior within the Charlotte Region
•Demonstrates great interest in one or more areas of the performing arts
April 10, 2018Salisbury Rotary Club Scholarship•Be a graduating Senior who plans to attend RCCCEmail sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 10, 2018Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Delta XI Omega Chapter•Be a graduating SeniorEmail sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 10, 2018Outstanding Career and Technical Education Student Scholarship Application• Be a senior eligible for graduation
• Possess a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
•Have completed a 4 course concentration in a career cluster
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 10, 2018NC Society of Accountants•Resident of NC
•Enrolled in an accredited school of higher education
•Enroll in an accounting degree program
•Show firm intention of continuing in the field of accounting
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 13, 2018Vicky Slusser Scholarship•Be a graduating Senior of South Rowan High School
•Plan to attend a school of higher education and major in education
April 15, 2018NCACTE Guidance and Career Development Division Scholarship•Applicant must be a high school senior with a CTE concentration.
•Applicant must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited four-year college/university, community college, or technical school for Fall 2018 with a CTE related major.
•Applicant must have a minimum high school weighted grade point average of 3.0.
April 15, 2018J. Howard Coble Scholarship•Reside in Rowan County
•Plans to attend a NC college or university
April 16, 2018Jean Jordan Scholarship•Graduating Senior of South Rowan High School
•Be accepted to an accredited institution
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 16, 2018Essie K. Foxx Memorial Scholarship•Graduating Senior
•Minimum GPA of 2.5
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 17, 2018The Gordon Hay Scholarship•Benefits a graduating high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore within the Charlotte Region
•Student must demonstrate great interest in areas outside of performing in the performing arts
April 20, 2018The Kayla Berquist Memorial Scholarship•Graduating Senior of South Rowan
•Attending a two or four year college or university following graduation
•Plan to enter a helping or service profession
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 22, 2018Student-View Scholarship•High School Seniorwww.student-view.com
April 23, 2018Mount Zion UCC Scholarship•Graduating Senior of South Rowan High School and/or a member and/or a child of a member of Mount Zion United Church of Christ
•Be of good moral character
•Be a member of a Christian Church
•Have a good academic record
•Show financial need
•Be entering an institution of higher learning
•Be interviewed by a scholarship committee
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 27, 2018Edwin Gray Martin Memorial Scholarship•Graduating Senior
•GPA of 3.0 or higher
•Plan to enroll in a 4 year accredited school
•Be a present member of a Rowan County YMCA
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 27, 2018Rowan Salisbury Educators Scholarship•Be a graduating Senior of South Rowan High School
•Plan to attend a school of higher education and major in education
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 27, 2018South Rowan Alumni Scholarship•Graduating Senior of South Rowan High School
•Be of good moral character
•Good academic record
•Show financial need
•Be accepted to an accredited institution
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
March 1, 2018http://ncnga.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/2018-2019-Scholarship-Application.pdf
April 30, 2018Bradshaw Financial Planning Inc. Scholarship•Must be a graduating Senior of South Rowan High School
•Accepted into a school of higher education for fall 2018
•A GPA of at least 3.0
•Involved in an after school activity
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 30, 2018Wild Bill Corriher Scholarship•SRHS JROTC graduating Senior
•Be entering an institution of higher learning
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
April 30, 2018Larry Deal #83 Memorial Scholarship•The scholarship is open to graduating South Rowan High School student-athletes, who plan to attend a college or university on a full time basis.
•Maintains a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
•Demonstrates academic excellence, leadership, and teamwork as a multi-sport student-athlete at South Rowan High School.
•Demonstrates service to their community.
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
May 1, 2018John A. Campbell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship•High school senior who is currently enrolled in or has completed Health Sciences I and Health Sciences II.
•Applicants must plan to pursue a career in the medical field and be accepted into either a 2-year or 4-year program at any post-secondary institution.
•Students must demonstrate a financial need in order to be considered.
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
May 1, 2018Ola Mae Horton Memorial Scholarship•A graduating senior who plans to pursue a career in education at a 4 year accredited college or universityEmail sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
May 3, 2018China Grove Rotary Club Scholarship•Be a graduating Senior
•Plan to attend an institution of higher learning
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
May 5, 2018Charlotte Knights STEM Scholarship•High school senior enrolled in one of the following North or South Carolina counties: Cabarrus, Catawba, Chester, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union or York County
•Must be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the fall of 2017
•Cumulative unweighted grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
•Minimum SAT score of 1800 (based on a 2400 scale), a 1200 SAT score (based on a 1600 scale) or 26 ACT score
•Member of at least one sports team at your high school or other extracurricular activity
•Heavy involvement in the community or multiple hours of volunteer experience
•Must declare a major within the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), or have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in these areas.
May 21, 2018The Zach Thompson Memorial Scholarship•South Rowan High School Senior
•Completed two CTE Communication Academy Courses
Email sarah.neff@rss.k12.nc.us
May 31, 2018Benenati Law Firm Future Leaders Scholarship•You must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States.
•You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
•You or someone in your immediate family was involved in a personal injury accident.
•Scholarship is available for high school seniors and current college students nationwide.
•Must be attending an accredited 4-year college/university or a 2-year community college for Fall 2018.
•A current transcript MUST be submitted for consideration.
•A 500-word minimum essay explaining your future study and career plans and how your life experiences have influenced your goals. Special consideration will be given to members of a family that have recently been injured in a car accident.
•Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application for consideration.
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