Cleveland HS 2016-2017 Scholarship Bulletin
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SENIORS: Scroll down to see all scholarships on the bulletin. Please be sure you are aware of deadlines. TBA = To be announced. Check back regularly for updates. See your counselor if you have questions.
$2,000 “No Essay”
College Scholarship
General$2,000The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing. One entry per person, but you can try each month.Monthly
Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest General$1,000 Scholarship is a short essay contest that is offered monthly for students ages 16+. The entry period is the 1st-15th of each month, with the next months prompt being displayed a month in advance. The period from the 16-30th is the judgement period. Students may continue to enter monthly until they win, at which point they are no longer eligibleMonthly
Golden Leaf Scholars ProgramGeneralvaries. up to $3000 yearly for 4 yearsThe 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. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. The number of years of scholarship support depends on the degree sought and the number of credits transferred.3/1/2017
NC Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement ScholarshipGeneral Graduating seniors of a North Carolina high school pursuing a degree at a school of higher learning. Applicants must have a weighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.5 and an SAT score (including Math, Verbal, and Writing) in the range of 900 to 1050 OR an ACT composite score between 20 and 24. THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WITH GRADES AND SCORES FALLING WITHIN THESE RANGES ONLY. STUDENTS WITH LOWER OR HIGHER SCORES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants are also judged based on their service to school, community, and church, as well as their integrity and leadership potential.3/1/2017
NC Farm Bureau R Flake Shaw ScholarshipStudents majoring or pursing a career in agriculture3/3/2017
State Farm Good Neighbor ScholarshipGeneral$5,000Student with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 to 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
Student with a demonstrated financial need
Johnston County NAACP ScholarshipAfrican American students$500To be eligible to receive the scholarship, the applicant must: a) be pursuing an undergraduate degree

from an accredited college, university, technical school or community college; (b) must have a 2.5 GPA;

(c) Submit a copy of your SAT score or ACT score; (d) documentation of extracurricular activities in

school, community involvement and /or continuous work experience.
3/18/2017Pick up an application in student services or click:
Smithfield Branch of the National Association for University Women ScholarshipGeneral$500This organization provides financial assistance to help graduating seniors in the pursuit of their future educational aspiration. NAUW will award 3 one time non-renewable $500 scholarships. To be eligible, the applicant must: have at least a 2.5 GPA, 1000 or better SAT score or ACT equivalent, documentation of extracurricular activities in school, community involvement and/or work experience, be pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university or community college, and present evidence of matriculation to the institution in order to validate official enrollment. 3/18/2017Pick up an application in student services
NCHSSA/ NC Chapter of USA Lacrosse ScholarshipLacrosse players $500Scholarship support for one male and one female senior from NCHSAA member high schools, planning to attend a college or university in pursuit of higher education while also playing varsity lacrosse. College/university may be located in any of the 50 US states. One male and one female recipient will receive a $500.00 scholarship.4/8/2017
NCHSSA Tony Cullen Memorial ScholarshipMale Varsity lacrosse players$1,000To provide scholarship support for one senior Male high school student athlete participating on the varsity level lacrosse team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school4/8/2017
Ernestein J. Williams Scholarship Endowment FundGeneral$3,000Students graduating from public high schools in Johnston County, continuing their studies at an accredited college, university, community college, or technical school. Award decisions are based on academic performance and potential and on financial need. (Recipients will receive $1,500.00 per year of study if attending a two-year institution and $3,000.00 per year if attending a four-year institution; this award is renewable for a maximum of four years. Recipients must submit a current transcript annually to renew; to be eligible for renewal, recipients must maintain a full course load and remain in good standing as defined by their school. Recipients who transfer to a four-year institution after study at a two-year institution will remain eligible for funding after transfer.)4/14/2017
Fred M. Parrish, Jr. Scholarship Endowment FundGeneral This fund provides scholarships for graduating seniors of public high schools in Johnston County who are continuing studies at an accredited university, college, community college, or technical school.4/14/2017
Sharma Family Scholarship FundGeneral Eligible students must be graduating from high school in North Carolina to attend a college or university in the state of North Carolina. Preference is given to those attending North Carolina State University. Applicants must have a high regard for obtaining an education and the courage to pursue it in spite of limited financial resources; demonstrate leadership, involvement in extra curricular activities, friendship to others, solid work ethics and a commitment to academics; have a purpose and a plan for being a productive citizen; and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, recognizing the value of all people regardless of religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or ability.4/14/2017
SEANC Scholarship PorgramDependents of State Employee Association of North Carolina members 4/15/2017
NC Society of Accountants Scholarship FoundationStudents who indicate a desire to enter the profession of accounting$750The NC Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1970 to provide scholarships for deserving students who indicate a desire to entre the profession of accounting. 4/15/2017Pick up an application in Student Services
Beverly Lake Scholarship North Carolina high school graduates who are eligible for membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans or the United Daughters of the Confederacy and pursuing a degree at an institution of higher learning.North Carolina high school graduates who are eligible for membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans or the United Daughters of the Confederacy and pursuing a degree at an institution of higher learning.4/20/2017
Buster Bynum SESPTC ScholarshipGeneral$2,500High school seniors that are children of active public school transportation employees.April 28th, 2017
The Herbert Lehman Education FundGeneral$2,000 yearlyThe mission of the Herbert Lehman Fund is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality for all people by supporting talented undergraduate students who need financial help to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree.May 1
West Teaching Scholarship at the Catawba College Academy for TeachingTeaching $2500 yearly 5/5/2017
Southland Car Club ScholarshipGeneral$1,0005/15/2016TBA
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants General$1,000To apply for this scholarship you will need to write a 500-1000 word essay on the topic:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
Clayton Women In Networking (WIN) ScholarshipFemale students$500Must be a female student, at least 18 years old, demonstrated financial need, seeking to enhance business skills or aspiring to own a business, and live/work in Clayton or the surrounding areaSee your counselor for an application or visit Questions? Contact Martha Stovall (919) 585-5044 or Lucy Bianchi (919) 550-3331
Couch Oil Cares Scholarship ProgramGeneral$1,000The Couch Oil Cares Scholarship Program is an effort to help local students with the costs of higher education. Again this year, Couch Oil is teaming up with the Durham Bulls to award scholarships to four deserving high school seniors. This $1,000 scholarship is available to students who have been accepted into either a four-year or community college and reside in a 12-county area surrounding the Triangle.7/15/2017
Cascade Health Solutions Nurses Make a Difference ScholarshipStudents planning to major in Nursing$1,000Must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 and write a 200-300 word essay on this year's essay topic which is: "What are some of the challenges nurses face today and how do you/will you take on those challenges"8/1/2017
NC Community College GrantNeed-basedvaries, max award is $950-NC resident
-making satisfactory
academic progress
-meet Pell Grant eligibility
-complete the FAFSA
and list a NC community
NC Education Lottery ScholarshipNeed-basedVaries; can be up to $3,400-NC resident
-applying to college
-meet Pell Grant eligibility
-making satisfactory
academic progress
-complete FAFSA and list
eligible campus
UNCG-Guarantee ScholarshipLow-income SeniorsFull ride + academic support, leadership training, tutoring, study abroad*Must have been accepted to UNC-G. SAT score of a 1000 or above or an ACT composite score of 21 of above
Pursue a first undergraduate degree
Enroll full-time during the regular academic year
Have a family income that does not exceed 100% of poverty
Qualify for federal student financial aid
Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA
Wade H. Atkinson ScholarshipJoCo residents for the past 2 years who will be attending NCSU, UNC-CH, or UNCGvariesApply for financial aid at NCSU, UNC-CH, or UNCG, and express an interest in the Atkinson Scholarship. Selection is made on the basis of scholarship, character, and financial need.ongoingThere is no special application form required. Interested residents of Johnston County who plan to enroll at one of the participating institutions should apply for financial aid at the institution when applying for admission.
Betsy Y. Justus ScholarshipFemales pursuing STEM careers$4000 + personal computerRising female college freshman, re-entry or transfer student, enrolling for undergraduate course work at an accredited institution of higher learning located in North Carolina. Must qualify for North Carolina resident status for tuition purposes. Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Must declare a STEM major or demonstrated interest in pursuing STEM with a particular focus on technology and engineeringSpring 2017
SECU People Helping People Scholarship for Johnston Community College$5,000Preference given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees who live and work in NC. Eligibility: US citizen and resident of NC, exemplifies leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement, demonstrated scholastic achievement with a 2.5+ GPA, must agree to continue at community college for the duration of the scholarship, and is not a director, employee, or family member of an employee of SECU or the SECU FoundationApplications available in Student Services
NAEHCY LeTendre Education Fund scholarship The scholarship funds are available to students who are homeless or who have been homeless during their school attendance, and who have demonstrated average or higher than average achievement.$1,500Applicants must submit:

1) A completed application form;

2) An essay about the impact of homelessness on the their lives and their desire to attend college (500-1,000 words;

3) An official or unofficial school transcript, include class ranking if available; and

4) A minimum of one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or other adult who can speak to the applicant’s qualifications and experiences.
North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs ScholarshipGeneralVariesStudent must be a child of a US Military deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans.
"From Failure to Promise" Essay ContestGeneral$1,500*Submit a 1000 - word essay that addresses the following questions: "How has the book, From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate positively impacted your pursuit of success and promise? What is your commitment to improving the lives of global citizens once you’ve reached your destined promise?" *Selection will be based on originality, quality of research, effectiveness of presentation.
The Elks ScholarshipGeneral$1,000-$15,000 depending on the scholarshpVaries by scholarshipVaries by scholarship
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (list of scholarships)For students of Hispanic heritage$1,000-$20,000* GPA 3.0 or higher
* Be a graduating high school senior
* Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or an eligible non-citizen
* Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a two or four year U.S. accredited
institution in the U.S.,Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam in the upcoming academic year.
varies by scholarship
National Eagle Scout AssociationGeneralVaries by scholarshipMust be an Eagle ScoutVaries by scholarship
The Honorable Robert L. Anderson Memorial ScholarshipGeneral$500Application, Essay, competitive GPA and community service TBATBA
Oliver Joel and Ellen Pell Denny Healthcare Scholarship FundNC allied health studentsup to $3,000-NC residents studying a subject in allied health at an accredited postsecondary institution
-GPA of 2.5 or higher
-Financial need
NC Reach- Child Welfare Postsecondary Support ProgramFunds for students who have aged out of NC public foster care OR were adopted from foster care after age 12Max: Cost of attendance minus other aid-age 18-25
-enrolled at least half-time at comm college or UNC campus seeking undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate
-Compliant w/ Selective Service
-not in default w/ any loan or grant programs
Carolyn Grantham Ennis Scholarship EndowmentStudent attending Shaw Universityvaries*Resident of Johnston County (preferred, but not required)
*High regard for obtaining an education
*Demonstrates leadership ability, enhances the image of African Americans, and embraces students of differing backgrounds.
*Preference is given to a student with a B average or above.
MALDEF ScholarshipsScholarships for all students regardless of residency statusvariesvaries by scholarshipvaries by scholarship
North Carolina Need-Based ScholarshipStudents who wish to attend:
-eligible NC private colleges
Varies-NC resident
-Making satisfactory academic progress
-Meets all requirements for federal Pell Grant except EFC
No deadline, but applications received sooner will have greater access to funds
Kids’ Chance of NC ScholarshipsNC students whose parents were seriously injured or died on the jobup to $5,000-Students ages 16-25 whose parents were killed or injured as a result of a compensable work-related injury or illness
-Parent’s injury or death must have resulted in a major decrease in family income
No deadline
Common Knowledge Scholarship FoundationGeneral$250-$2500*Register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies.
*You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy.
*Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.
varies by scholarship
TEACH GrantTeachingup to $4,000/year-Fill out FAFSA and Must agree to teach in a high-need area (ESL, EC, math, science, foreign lang, reading specialist) at a school serving low income population; must enroll at a participating collegevaries by scholarship
*contact financial aid office of college to which you will apply
*directory of low-income schools:
LawnStarter Lawntrepreneur ScholarshipLandscaping Entrepreneur $1,000Maybe you sowed the seeds of your entrepreneurial spirit by starting a lawn care company in high school. Maybe you’re planning on building the next big landscaping company. Either way, if you've got the entrepreneurial bug in you, then we want to help fund your dream
MASNA (Marine Aquarium Socieities of North America) ScholarshipMarine Science $4,000Student must have an intent to declare a major in one of the marine sciences
51 enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that is getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.varies