*Students & Families: Our scholarship database is updated weekly and ordered by deadline. To sign-up for scholarship alerts, please join THS Remind Groups for your Class!
*Please remember that this is not an all-inclusive list of available scholarships. The scholarship information here is reflective ONLY of those advertised to our office.
*Always check your prospective colleges/universities for their scholarship process, as well as your place of employment, your parents'/guardians' workplace and community.
*For a comprehensive list of GRANTS FOR NORTH CAROLINA students, please look at https://www.cfnc.org/paying/schol/all_schols.jsp
|SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND LOCATION||SCHOLARSHIP NAME: If it is underlined it is hyperlinked directly to their website.||ELIGIBLE GRADE LEVELS||2-YEAR OR 4-YEAR SCHOOL||MAJOR OF STUDY||AMOUNT||DESCRIPTION|
|Varies||ROTC Scholarships||12||4 year||varies||varies||The US Army, US Navy, and US Air Force all offer scholarships for students interested in serving in a college level ROTC and committing to a set number of years in a career in that branch of service. Deadlines are coming SOON! Please see your counselor about talking with a military recruiter if you are interested in learning more about gaining valuable work experience as well as money for college. https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships www.nationalguard.com/tools/guard-scholarships|
|DUE||no later than December 17||American Legion Oratorical Contest||grades 9-12||varies||varies||Scholarship monies can range from $1,500 to $18,000!||The "prepared speech" must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, should include the duties and obligations of citizens to our government, and should be eight to 10 minutes long. In addition, three- to five-minute speeches on an "assigned topic" also are part of the contest: This year's assigned topics are Constitutional Amendments 1, 4, 13, and 21. |
SEE SMSGT ROBERTSON (ROTC) in Room E4 as soon as possible if you are interested in participating! THS can send no more than one student to the next level of competition, and s/he must be identified NO LATER than December 17.!
|NEW||Priority deadline January 1||UNC Greensboro Teacher Education Fellows Scholarship and Enrichment Program||12||4 year degree at UNC Greensboro||Elemtary Education, Middle Grades Education, Special Education, or one of the specific majors within secondary (high school) education (including English, History, Science, Math).||$20,000 over 4 years AND integrated seminars, networking events, community engagement opportunites, and leaedership development. Fellows study abroad their sophomore year.||To be eligible, applicant must be an NC resident and have a recommended minimum GPA of 3.80 and recommended minimum SAT (verbal and math) of 1170 OR ACT of 24.|
|NEW||January 4||GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship||12||4 year degree||varies||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.||To be eligible for this award, applicants mustdemonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship AND demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent).|
|NEW||January 9||Ron Brown Scholarship Program||12||4 year degree||varies||Scholars are each awarded $40,000 ($10,000 per year for 4 years toward educational expenses), that may be used at the college or university of their choice.||The Program which was named for the late Secretary of Commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, focuses on encouraging civic engagement among Scholars while promoting academic excellence, community and lifelong interactions. Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered academic scholarships, service opportunities and leadership experiences.|
|January 7||North Carolina Teaching Fellows||12||Elon, Meredith, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, and NC State are participating institutions.||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.||Award amounts: up to $4,125 a semester ($8,250 a year). Students repay the "loan" by working in an NC school in a STEM or EC classroom one year for each year you received the scholarship. In addition, students participating in the program enjoy numerous enrichment opportunities (such as service learning, working with other Teaching Fellows across the state, community outreach, and special seminars.)||Minimum 3.0 GPA and 24 or higher on the ACT / 1100 on the SAT.|
|January 10||Lenoir Rhyne Teaching Scholars||12||4 year degree at Lenoir-Rhyne University||Education||Up to $5500/year for 4 years in addition to numerous enrichment, travel, and service learning opportunities. (The average LR student eligible for this program receives approximately $16,000 per year in scholarships and grants from the institution. )||Students who receive these scholarships will be required to participate in ongoing professional development activities in addition to standard university academic requirements. Exceptional academic, professional and service-related performance will be required in order to remain in the program. All Scholars will maintain residency on campus throughout their programs of study.|
|January 10||Elon Teaching Fellows Program||12||4 year degree at Elon||Education||Elon Teaching Fellows receive $5500/ year, in addition to any Presidential or Elon Engagement Scholarship received. Also included in the award is airfare during the semester abroad and program-funded enrichment experiences such as the two Winter Term courses, seminars and speakers valued around $6500 per Fellow.||The Elon Teaching Fellows Program is a model for the preparation of teaching leaders and scholars who contribute significantly to the quality of birth-12 education and who are influential in decision-making on the local, state, national and international levels. Through an increasingly complex four-year experience, this program prepares future teachers to think critically and embrace diversity, lead within and beyond the classroom, and participate meaningfully in a global society.|
Elon Teaching Fellows have the option to obtain North Carolina teacher licensure in at least one of the following programs offered through the Teacher Education Program in the School of Education: early childhood education, elementary education, middle grades education and special education, in special subject areas for grades K-12 (physical and health education, music and Spanish), and in high school subject areas of English, history, mathematics and science.
|January 10||Odyssey Program||12||4 year degree at Elon||varies||Several scholarships range from $30,000 to full tuition over 4 years and include grants up to $4000 for global study, internships, service, reserach or leadership.||An Elon education emphasizes engaged experiences that transform the way students see the world. The Odyssey Program, which is part of the Center for Access and Success, is a highly selective merit-based program consisting of talented individuals who are academically strong, civically engaged, action-oriented leaders in their communities, who will benefit from an Elon education and demonstrate financial need. The ideal scholar is ready to make a difference, not only within the Elon community, but also in the broader community as a student and after you graduate. Previous students in the Odyssey Program have included students who are the first members of their family to attend college (neither parent/legal guardian has completed a four-year college degree), have not had the opportunity for enriching educational experiences due to personal circumstances or the socioeconomic climate of their community, have achieved success despite hardship or challenge, will bring cultural or socioeconomic diversity to Elon, are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant|
|NEW||January 11||United States JCI Foundation Scholarships||12||2 year or 4 year||varies||Two $500 scholarships and two applicants will be forwarded to the national level for competition for a $1000 scholarship (renewable for an additional year)||Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. NORTH CAROLINA applicants must complete the application (located online) and submit to NC Chairman Karen Byrd, 101 Salem Towne Court, Apex, NC 27502|
|January 15||Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship||12||2 year or 4 year||varies||Entries will be judged and awarded at three levels: local, regional and national. Awards are made in amounts ranging from $600 to $1000.||Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of fewer than 550 words, which describes the applicant's career, vocational, or academic goal toward which the scholarship is to provide aid.|
|January 15||Ione M. Allen Music Scholarship||12||4 year school||music||varies|
• Be residents of one of the following counties in Western North Carolina: Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Swain or Transylvania.
• Demonstrate financial need.
• Demonstrate a musical aptitude.
• Be planning to attend a musical conservatory or other educational institution, wherever situated, which shall have a music department of recognized standing.
|Submit ALL materials online no later than January 25||CFWNC: Nathaniel Ellis Cannady Scholarship||12||2 year or 4 year||engineering, construction, project management, or information technology||$7500 renewable||Students will need to create an account on the CFWNC Scholarship website. Each scholarship program has a unique link to its application. Applicants must meet criteria for specific scholarship AND demonstrate financial need (unless otherwise noted), academic achievement or potential (based on class rank, GPA and SAT scores), history of active participation in school activities /community service /extracurricular involvement /work experience, and srong moral character. If you have any questions, please see your counselor.|
|Submit ALL materials online no later than January 25||CFWNC: William A Hart Award||12||2 year school||varies||$1000 renewable for an additional year||Students will need to create an account on the CFWNC Scholarship website. Each scholarship program has a unique link to its application. Applicants must meet criteria for specific scholarship AND demonstrate financial need (unless otherwise noted), academic achievement or potential (based on class rank, GPA and SAT scores), history of active participation in school activities /community service /extracurricular involvement /work experience, and srong moral character. If you have any questions, please see your counselor.|
|Submit ALL materials online no later than January 25||CFWNC: Harry W Clarke Award||12||4 year school in NC||varies||$2000 renewable||Students will need to create an account on the CFWNC Scholarship website. Each scholarship program has a unique link to its application. If you have any questions, please see your counselor.|
|Submit ALL materials online no later than January 25||CFWNC: WNC Regional Scholarships||12||2 year or 4 year||varies||Ranges from one-time $1000 to $5000 renewable||Students will need to create an account on the CFWNC Scholarship website. Each scholarship program has a unique link to its application. If you have any questions, please see your counselor.|
|Submit ALL materials online no later than January 25||CFWNC: Captain John Gardner Vietnam Memorial Scholarship||12||2 year or 4 year||varies||$1,000||Applicants must be relatives of active duty, decorated Viet Nam veterans. Students will need to create an account on the CFWNC Scholarship website. Each scholarship program has a unique link to its application. Applicants must meet criteria for specific scholarship AND demonstrate financial need (unless otherwise noted), academic achievement or potential (based on class rank, GPA and SAT scores), history of active participation in school activities /community service /extracurricular involvement /work experience, and srong moral character. If you have any questions, please see your counselor.|
|Submit ALL materials online no later than January 25||CFWNC: Chuck D. Hargrove||12||2 year or 4 year||varies||$500||Students will need to create an account on the CFWNC Scholarship website. Each scholarship program has a unique link to its application. Applicants must meet criteria for specific scholarship AND demonstrate financial need (unless otherwise noted), academic achievement or potential (based on class rank, GPA and SAT scores), history of active participation in school activities /community service /extracurricular involvement /work experience, and srong moral character. If you have any questions, please see your counselor.|
|February 1||Milepost One||12||4 year degree at Warren Wilson College||varies||Warren Wilson will award up to 25 full-tuition Milepost One scholarships to students with total family income levels equal to or below $125,000 per year. This means that even families who may not be eligible for federal or state need-based grants still have an opportunity to earn a full tuition scholarship – this includes eligibility for international and DACA students. (Student is still responsible for room & board.)||To be eligible, students must:|
Be admitted to Warren Wilson College for the first-time, as a full-time undergraduate;
Have a minimum 3.0 weighted high school GPA;
Complete the application requirements by the deadline;
Have a Total Family Income* equal to or less than $125,000;
Live on campus and participate in the Warren Wilson Work Program. Students will apply by submitting a 2-minute (or less) video on the following topic:
We know that there are people whose hard work and commitment have made it possible for you to be at the point in your life where you’re going to college. Share with us how these people (maybe your mom, dad, coach, grandparent, teacher, pastor, sibling, or friend) impacted you, and what it would mean to you and to them if you receive a full tuition scholarship to Warren Wilson College.
|February 1||Elks Legacy Scholarship||12||4 year degree||varies||$4,000||College bound seniors WHO ARE THE CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN OF DUES-PAYING ELKS [CLUB MEMBERS] are welcome to apply. They are judged on the core values of the Elk Natioinal Foundation: Knowledge, Charity, Community Service, Integrity. Apply online.|
|NEW||February 4||McDonalds HACER Scholarship||12||2 year or 4 year degree||varies||up to $25,0000/year||Students who have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage are encouraged to apply one. Applicants should be able to demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement.|
|Deadlines vary with first deadline being February 8||North Carolina High School Athletic Association Scholarships||12||varies||varies||varies||SEVEN different scholarships for male and females atheletes. Apply online.|
|Apply to NCSU by Oct 15 early application deadline! Then applicants must complete an online application through Pack Assist NO LATER than Feb. 22.||Pulp and Paper Foundation Scholarships||12||4 year degree at NCSU||Pulp Science & Engineering (PSE)||varies||Through the Pulp & Paper Foundation, the paper industry provides significant funding for undergraduate scholarships and general program enhancement. Currently there are over 130 individual endowed scholarships available to PSE students. Our incoming freshman application can be found through the University’s Pack Assist Scholarship Application. The University wide priority deadline is February 15, however, the pulp and paper foundation will also consider applications submitted by February 22.|
|Priority deadline October 31. (Final deadline March 31.)||Berea College||12||4 year degree at Berea||varies||Berea is the only one of America’s top colleges that makes a no-tuition promise to every enrolled student.|
No student pays for tuition.
For most Berea students, the Tuition Promise Scholarship amounts to over $155,000 across four years.
|The application for admission also serves as your application for the Tuition Promise Scholarship.|
|Early Decision November 15 (but WWC will continue to take qualifying applicaitons until all seats are filled)||North Carolina Free Tuition Plan at Warren Wilson College||12||4 year degree at Warren Wilson College||varies||All North Carolina residents who qualify for a federal or state need-based grant will receive the remainder of their tuition free through Warren Wilson College scholarships (merit or athletic as applicable), Warren Wilson College need-based grants and our unique work-grant. Student loans will be not be applied towards the cost of tuition but may be applied towards room and board.||To be eligible, students must:|
Be admitted to Warren Wilson College for the first-time, as a full-time undergraduate;
File a 2019-2020 FAFSA using their 2017 taxes and send to Warren Wilson College (school code: 002979);
Confirm North Carolina residency through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service;
Be awarded federal Pell Grant and/or NC Need Based Scholarship. The NC Tuition Free Plan covers the cost of your tuition after federal and/or state aid is applied;
Live on campus and participate fully in the WWC work program;
Be enrolled full time;
Maintain consecutive enrollment.
The NC Free Tuition Plan is guaranteed for 4 years. If you do not complete your degree in four years, you may appeal to extend your NC Free Tuition eligibility.
|February 15||Daughters of the American Revolution||12||2 year and 4 year||varies||varies (some are one-time gifts and some are renewable for 4 years)||MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES including a general application as well as applications for students planning to study nursing, occupational / physical therapy, history, English, science, math, or music. There are also applications for students whose parents are members of DAR and for students who are American Indian. Learn more at the DAR website, or pick up information in the Counseling Center.|
|NEW||March 1||African American Network--Carolinas Scholarship||12||4 year school in NC or SC||engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance, or business administration||Range up to $2000 at the discretion of the committee (renewable)||The African American Network is a Duke Energy employee resource group of African American employees. As part of its mission, the African American Network – Carolinas chapter provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance or business administration. Applicants must be a graduating senior at a North or South Caroling high school,;must attend a 4-year college or university in North or South Carolina,;and must plan to major in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance or business administration. Apply online through the Foundation for the Carolinas.|
|NEW||March 3||Light on the Hill Society Scholarship||12||4 year degree at UNC Chapel Hill||varies||10 scholarships ranging from $2000 (renewable) to $2500 (one time)||By providing scholarships to first-year African-American students, this award serves as a tribute to African-American alumni of the 1950s and 1960s who were instrumental in the desegregation of UNC CH. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, evidence of community service, leadership qualities, and strength of essays.|
|April 15||Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest||11 and 12th graders||2 year or 4 year||varies||$1,000||Essays must be submitted by a high school English teacher on behalf of students who write an essay on one of five topics for this year’s competition book, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Essays must be at least two and no more than three double-spaced pages, computer or typewritten (please do not staple submissions). Please include four (4) copies (including four (4) cover letters) of each essay submitted.|
|April 26||Penguin Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest||9th and 10th graders||2 year or 4 year||varies||$1,000||Essays must be submitted by a high school English teacher (or a parent/legal guardian for home-schooled students) on behalf of students who write an essay on one of five topics for this year’s competition book, The Crucible. Four (4) copies of the essay should be mailed by an English teacher on behalf of the student (each English teacher may submit only one freshman and one sophomore essay). Each of the four (4) copies of the essay should include a cover letter on school letterhead.|
|Brevard College Half Tuition Scholarships||12||4 year degree at Brevard College||varies||Brevard College offers Half Tuition Scholarships to high school and community college graduates from the select counties INCLUDING Haywood.||Your application for admission serves as your application for the scholarship.|
|Imagine American Scholarships for Trade Schools||12||Participating 2 year school or trade school||varies||up to $1000||To qualify, applicants must graduate in calendar year 2019 with a GPA of 2.5 or above|
and enroll in a participating career college. Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate
commitment to community service and/or financial need.
|You must consult the Veterans Service Office.||North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Scholarship||12||either||varies||varies||Veteran parent was NC resident at time of service and served in period of war. (Eligibility may also exist for peace-time veterans if disability or death occurred as result of service.) Interested students should contact local Veterans Service Office (452-6634 or 646-6937) or Call 844-NC4VETS.|
|Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 29, 2018, until May 13, 2019. 30 total winners will be chosen at random during this time period.||SunTrust Off to College Sweepstakes||12||2 year or 4 year||varies||$500||SunTrust is on a mission to help reduce financial stress. Enter the 14th |
annual SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes for a chance
to help cover your education expenses with a $500 scholarship.
|You must be an enrolled member of EBCI.||Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians support for Higher Education and Training||12||varies||varies||varies||There is a complete checklist available to qualifiying students. Consult the website at www.tsalagied.com or contact Tasheena Parker at 828.359.6650.|