WPCC Career & College Promise Classes (Fall & Spring) FREE TuitionHappening NOWPlease contact your school counselor or Josh Berry for more information.
List of WPCC Scholarships through the Foundation (Local)VaryOngoingPlease click on link to view available scholarships and criteria.
WPCC Scholarships Page (Local)VaryJune 1, 2022Please visit link for individual scholarship criteria and information.
ARMY Scholarships VariesMarch 2nd, 2022Please click on link to view details and deadlines
Military Education Tuition Assistance VariesOngoingPlease click on link to view details and deadlines
Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship$2,500Deadline March 27th, 202315 scholarships will be awarded to current high school seniors in 26 counties in North Carolina. Eligible students must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, be accepted for full time enrollment at an accredited 4 year university. An Essay, billboard, TikTok that discourage underage drinking and driving, distracted driving and highlights the dangers of each of these MUST be accompanied along with the scholarship application and official transcript. Please see your school Counselor for an application.
Omega PSI PHI Fraternity Scholarship VariesDeadline: Postmarked by March 18th, 2023Eligilbe students will be current high school seniors planning to enroll fulltime at an accredited college or univeristy in the Fall of 2023. Students must provide an official transcript with the application along with a cover letter of 200-250 words expressing "The Significance of Winning this Scholarship." Applications are now available from your school counselor.
AES Engineering Scholarship$2,000Deadline has passedScholarship open to current high school seniors who plan to major in the field of engineering. Please visit link for full details and application.
Lovelady Lodge Masonic Scholarship $1,000Available in the Spring Please pick up an application from your school counselor. All applications and materials are due to your school counselor no later than 3pm on April 29th, 2022.
Steve Rostan Memorial Scholarship $4,000Available in the Spring Scholarship sponsored by the American Legion Post 234. Open to seniors at EBHS and Draughn High School. Eligible students must plan to pursue a degree or certification at the community college, trade school or university. Scholarship selection will be based on Academic Ability, Leadership, participation in community activities, and Financial Need. Applications can be picked up in the EBHS Counseling office.
Tim Weaver Memorial Scholarship VariesAvailable in the Spring Open to a graduating senior of East Burke High School who plans to attend community college, trade school or university after graduation. Applications can be picked up from your school counselor.
David Day ScholarshipVariesAvailable in the Spring Scholarship sponsored by North Morganton United Methodist Church. Open to current high school seniors. Students will be selected based on Academic Achievement, Financial Need, Student's Character and Committment to Service. Applications can be picked up for your school counselor
Burke County Cattlemen's Association ScholarshipVariesAvailable in the Spring Scholarship open to current high school seniors. Seniors planning to major in the field of agriculture or an agriculturally related field will be weighted higher. Please see your school counselor for an application.
East Burke High School Athletic Booster Schoalrship $500Available in the Spring EBHS senior athletes are encouraged to apply. Scholarship will be awarded to 1 Senior Male Athlete and 1 Senior Female Athlete from the class of 2022. Please see or email your counselor for an application.
New Covenant Church of God Scholarship$500Deadline to apply is February 28th, 2023Open to high seniors who attend East Burke High School or Fred T. Foard High School. 1 scholarship will be awarded. Seniors must plan to attend an accredited 4 year college/university or community college after high school graduation. Please see or email your counselor for an updated application.
NC Community Foundation Scholarships (local & statewide)VariesVariesVarious scholarships available with varying deadlines. Please visit website for specific information and details.
Hmong Student Association of Carolina $500Available in the WinterOpen to Hmong High School Seniors who are residents of NC, be a first time college student in Fall 2022 and plan to enroll at a 2 or 4 year college after graduation. Please click on the link for the application.
Patrick Beaver Memorial Scholarship$5,000Application opens Feb 1,2023. Deadline to apply February 28th, 2023.The Patrick Beaver Memorial Scholarship is open to high school seniors who demonstrate extraordinary character, has an A/B average, essay, Achievement is Extracurricular activities both at and outside of the school. Extra consideration will be given to students diagnosed with learing disabilities, living in a disadvantaged home environment or experiencing Finacial Hardship. See or email Ms. Peck or Mr. Wall on how to access an application for this scholarship.
Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR) ScholarshipsVariesApplications Opened November 1st and the deadline is January 31st. Various Scholarship opportunites open to high school seniors by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Application cycle opens November 1st, 2022. Applications are in the counseling office. Intersted students need to see or email, Mr. Sam Wall-
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest (national)$10,000January 13th, 2023This scholarship will require students to write a 700-1000 word original and creative essay that demonstrates the understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles of Courage. Please click on link to visit site for Essay topics and online application. Application opens September 1st.
UNC Chapel Hill’s Morehead-Cain Scholarship* Full TuitionStudents wishing to be considered as a EBHS school nominee must email Ms. Peck by Sept 15th, 2022.(Provides a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, books, room and board, a laptop computer, and four summer experiences known as the Morehead-Cain's Summer Enrichment Program). Please email Ms. Peck in the counseling office for more information or to be considered as a school nominee MUST plan on applying and attending UNC-Chapel Hill. EBHS may submit 2 names for consideration from the Class of 2023.
Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation (national)VariesOctober 15th,2022The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for high-achieving caddies with limited financial means. To qualify, caddies must meet the requirements of having a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.
Heisman High School Scholarship (national)October 18th, 2022Honors the Nations most accomplished, community minded high school senior athletes. Scholar Athletes must have and maintain a 3.0 or better weighted cumulative GPA. Amounts can be from $1,000 up to $10,000 depending upon levels. Application Opens August 15ht, 2022.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program (national)$20,000October 31, 2022 5:00 pmThe Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 exceptional college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.55 million awarded through 3 nationally recognized programs.
UNCC’s Levine Scholars Program* September 30th, 2022Full tuition Scholarship to UNC-Charlotte. Please see or email Mr. Wall to be nominated. Application Opens August 15th.
Appalachian State University Scholarships*VaryNovember 1, 2022(AppState has a variety of scholarships available to graduating high school seniors. The initial deadline for some of their main scholarship applications is Nov. 1 with some of the scholarships having a later deadline of Nov. 15th. Please click on the link above to explore individual scholarships that AppState has to offer.)
NC State’s Park Scholarship* Full TuitionMust see or email Ms. Peck by October 5th, 2022to be considered as a school nominee. (4-year award covers tuition and fees, room & board, books & supplies, travel, & personal expenses). Please see or email Ms. Peck in the Counseling office by October 5th, 2022. if you wish to be considered as a school nominee. Must plan to apply and attend NC State if accepted.
NC State Goodnight Scholarship $22,00/yearDeadline has passedBe a resident of NC, Family adjusted gross income of less than $120,000 and plan to major in a STEM field or STEM Education at NC State. Students may Self Nominate for this scholarship starting November 1st.
ECU’s Scholars Program*November 15, 2022(Includes in-state tuition plus $5,000 per semester for 8 semesters and a one-time $5,000 stipend to study abroad.)
Elks Most Valuable Student ScholarshipVariesNovember 14th, 2022Applications opened August 1st. Applicants will be considered based on scholarship, leadership and financial Need
Duke/UNC - The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program*November 15, 2022Scholarship Open to current High school seniors who plan to attend either Duke University or UNC-Chapel Hill. Seniors with a strong academic record, leadership, intellect and curious spirit are encouraged to apply.
Coca-Cola 2 Year Degree Scholarships through PTK (national)VariesDecember 1, 2022 by 5pmScholarships open to students entereing the workforce, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa.
The National Honor Society Scholarship (national) Up to $25,000Applications Open in October NHS student members who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the NHS Scholarship this year. Applicant must be: • A high school senior • An active NHS member in good standing • Currently enrolled at a school with an affiliated NHS chapter • A member of the graduating class of 2022 • Planning to enroll at a postsecondary college or university in fall 2022
NC Teaching Fellows (statewide)
Up to $8,250/yr
Applications will be available in the fallOpen to high school seniors planning to pursue a career in the field of education. Must be admitted to one of the 5 Teaching fellows partner institutions. Must have an unweighted gpa of 3.0 or higher and be willing to teach in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or Special Education.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program (national)$10,000+ yr.
Application Opens in Fall 2022
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
APIA Scholarship Program (national) $2,500+Application Opens in Fall 2022Various scholarships available. See website for list of eligibility requirements
Community Foundati of Burke County VariesApplications are now open. Deadline to submit is March 1st, 2023Various Scholarships available with varying deadlines. Please visit website for specific information and details.
The Community Foundation of Western NC (local)VaryApplications will open in October please check with your counselorStudents must be a current high school student, meet financial need, outstanding academic achievement, active participation in school and extracurricular activities and community service and demonstrate strong moral character
Huffman-Cornwell Foundation ScholarshipVaryFebruary 15, 2022, applications open Sept. 1stScholarship open to high school seniors who demonstrate financial need. Applications MUST be submitted online in order to be considered.
Burke County Cattlemen's Association$1,000May 2023See your counselor for eligibility requirements and an application
Golden LEAF Scholarship$3,500Scholarship application is now open. Dealine to submit application is March 1st, 2023.The Golden LEAF Scholarship 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 number of years of scholarship support depends on the degree sought and the number of credits transferred. Applications open January 1st, 2022.
NC Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship (local - 2 Yr & 4 Yr)VaryMarch 6, 2023Be a current high school senior who plans to enroll in the field of agriculture or an agricultural related field. Demonstrate Financial Need, Leadership skills, strong academics and an understanding of agriculture or agribusiness.
Pilot Club Scholarship (local) $2,000February 28th, 2023Local scholarships open to current high school seniors. Must demonstrate outstanding academics and leadership skills. Please see or email your school counselor for an updated application. All applications are due to Ms. Peck in the counseling office by February 28th, 2022 at 2pm.
NCSECU People Helping People Scholarship$10,000March 2023Open to current high school seniors whose parents are members of State Employees Credit Union. Each high school will nominate 1 student and 1 alternate from the senior class for this scholarship. This scholarship can only be used at Public 4 year universities within the state of North Carolina. For more information or to be considered as a potential school nominee, please contact or email Mr. Sam Wall, in the EBHS counseling department.
Marine Corps League Table Rock Detachment 1197 Scholarship - Info TBA April 4th, 2023Scholarship open to high school seniors who have a family member who is a current or retired US Marine. Applications are now available and can be picked up from your school counselor.
Kenneth N. Houston Memorial Scholarship (Construction Careers)$1,000+April 2022Open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in the field of construction of general contracting. Applications can be downloaded on the website or you may see your counselor to pick one up.
UNC Health Blueridge Volunteers Scholarship -10 available$1,000March 31st, 2023Open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in the medical field or nursing. Applications can be accessed online or from your school counselor
Diabetes Scholars - Scholarships for Seniors with Type 1 Multiple various amountsApril 2023Various scholarships open to current high school seniors who have been diagnosed and living with Type 1 diabetes
Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship (national)$2,500April 2023National scholarship open to high school seniors. Must be a US Citizen, be involved in extracurricular activities,display perserverance and integrity in overcoming adversity.
NCAMC Scholarship (statewide)$1,500April 15, 2023Scholarship Sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Munincipal Clerks. Must participate extracurricular activities (school, community, church), demonstrate outstanding character and have a strong academic record.
Judy Braswell Memorial Scholarship (local - education majors)$500April 19th 2023High school senior who plans to major in the field of education. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or higher. An essay is required along with a completed application. Please see or contact your counselor for an uupdated application.
Eula “Trudy” Thompson Scholarship (local) $1,000April 2023Scholarship sponsored through North Morganton United Methodist church and open to any current high school senior in Burke County who is seeking higher education. Please see or email Mrs. Smart in the counseling department for more information and an application.
Shawn Carter Foundation (national)VariesApril 30th, 2023 at 5pmOpen to current high school seniors who have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher, planning to obtain their first undergraduate degree,and a household income not exceeding $75,000. Applications open April 1st, 2022
B. Davis Scholarship (national) $1,000May 21, 2023Applicants must apply online
Self-Help Credit Union$1,000April 15th, 2023Eligible applicants must be attending, or accepted to attend, a post-secondary educational institution. Eligible institutions include universities, colleges, technical schools, trade and vocational institutions. Self-Help employees, board and committee members and their immediate families are not eligible. Applications must be submitted online.
GySgt Christopher Eckard Scholarship (local) $1,000May 2023Local scholarship in honor of Chris Eckard. You do not have to be planning to enter the military to apply for this scholarship.Any high school senior or current college student who is a direct descendant, i.e. child,
grandchild or a legally adopted child, of a veteran. The parent or grandparent must have served at
least one day of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States.
Morganton Woman’s Club (local - for male & female students)$2,000April 2023Open to current high school seniors (Male and Female) who demonstrate strong academics, leadership, community involvment, extracurricular activities and Financial need. Please see your school counselor to pick up an application.
PB & J Scholarship (national)$500-$1,000May 31, 2023High School Senior who plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college next school year. This annual scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, who still have the drive to succeed. There is NO GPA requirement. Students are encouraged to apply as this scholarship is meant to be inclusive.
WPCC Foundation Scholarships (local, numerous, & ongoing) VaryOngoing
WPCC Merit Scholarship (local)VariesJune 1, 2021
WPCC General Scholarship (local)VariesJune 1, 2021
Ronno Cooke Memorial Scholarship (local WPCC)$500June 15, 2021
AGC Craft & Technical School Scholarship (national)$1,000June 2021
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship (national)$1,000June 12, 2021
Ladies In Action Scholarship (local - minority students)Up to $1,000June 16, 2021
High School Super Senior Scholarship (national) $5,000July 2021
69 (national) VariesOngoing
70 (national)VariesOngoing
NC Reach (in NC foster care system as a teenager) FULL tuitionApply July 1--after grad.
Bob R. McGuire Scholarship$500May 6th, 2022Open to high school seniors who have been accepted to a NC school of higher learning. Student and or parent must be a client of the child support system or at least one parent MUST be a member of NC Child Support Council Committee. Please see your school counselor of an applciation
Epilepsy Reach Education Scholarship Program (NC)$1,000June 30, 2021
The “No Sweat” Scholarship$2,500December 31st,2021Open to all current high school seniors., planning to enroll in post-secondary enrollment after graduation.
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Creative-Biolabs Scholarship (national)$1,000September 30
Travis W. Watkins Tax Attorney Scholarship (national)$1,000Dec. 31 & April 30
Automotive Scholarships (national) Up to $10,000March 31, 2021
Scholarships with highlighted green information are local or scholarships offered in NC or from NC schools which means students have a higher chance of receiving these scholarships than scholarships at the national level. All seniors should apply to as many scholarships highlighted in green that they are eligible to apply for. Click on links above for eligibility requirements and scholarship details.
In addition to clicking on links above, please check your BCPS student email and EBHS social media account (Facebook) for updates.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list. There are many more scholarships & opportunities available for students. Please communicate with your counselor if you have any questions about a scholarship listed or not listed above.