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Art and Talent Scholarships



Gordon Hay Scholarship (Blumenthal Performing Arts)

Deadline: June 10
Discipline: Performing Arts/ Visual Arts/ Music
Award: $5,000
Requirements: The Gordon Hay Scholarship is a merit based award for an extraordinary graduating high school senior who is planning to pursue a non-performing career* within the performing arts field and demonstrates a personal drive for excellence, scholarly accomplishment, and community engagement.
Students in the following counties are eligible: Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Chester (SC), Chesterfield (SC), Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster (SC), Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanley, Union, and York (SC).
Contact: Kacy Southerland; ksoutherland@ncbpac.org
More information and application: http://www.blumenthalarts.org/blumenthal-enrichment/community-outreach/scholarships/gordon-hay-scholarship

The Art Institutes offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities and guides students through various options – scholarships offered vary between merit, competition as well as need-based. The Art Institutes are offering over $56 million in full and partial scholarships this year. Visit the following website for more information: http://visit.artinstitutes.edu/serch/dynamic/Focus.aspx?account=national&CID=GOOGS_AIWA_0911_SRCH_001&keyword=the%20art%20institutes&net=search&pcrid=25376505380&rank=1t1$$&RIFID=7182&SOURCE=PSGSR

Norfolk State University - Marching Band Scholarships
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Scholarships by Due Date


September


Morehead-Cain Scholarship - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Deadline for Nomination: September 18, 2016
The Morehead-Cain scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill is the oldest, most prestigious merit scholarship program in the United States. The Morehead-Cain selects scholars based on four criteria: moral force of character, scholarship, physical vigor, and leadership. Annually, Providence High School is given the opportunity to endorse four worthy students that best embody the four criteria Morehead-Cain is searching for. The application deadline for the Morehead-Cain is October 15th so PHS must make our endorsements earlier. To help the PHS scholarship committee pick our endorsed students, you must submit the following document no later than September 18th, 2015 to Mrs. O'Boyle or your counselor. Also, if you are serious about the Morehead-Cain, you must also complete your undergraduate application to UNC Chapel Hill by the October 15th deadline and you may not apply under a binding Early Decision plan to another university.
http://www.moreheadcain.org/take-morehead-cain-scholar/

The Park Scholarship - North Carolina State University

Deadline for Nomination: September 18th, 2015.

The Park Scholarship is one of the most prestigious undergraduate merit scholarships in the nation. The Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to NC State based on their accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. This year, NC State will award 40 Park Scholarships with two-thirds designated for NC residents. This four year award is valued at about $98,000 for North Carolina residents and included tuition; books, fees; personal expenses, a personal computer; educational trips; retreats; seminars; and enrichment grants for research, service, and international projects. For details about the programs extraordinary opportunities, visit their website at www.park.ncsu.edu. In order to help the PHS scholarship committee pick our two endorsed students, you must submit the following application to Mrs. O'Boyle or your counselor no later than September 18th, 2015. You also must apply to NC State no later than November 1st.

QuestBridge 2015 National College Match Program
Deadline: September 28th, 2015
Offers full four-year college match scholarships covering the full cost of tuition, room, and board, often worth more than $200,000. High school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and who come from households earning less than $60,000 annually for a typical family of four are invited to apply. To learn more about the selection criteria, visit the “Who We’re Looking For” page on the website at www.questbridge.org. It is free to apply online and the deadline for application is September 28th, 2015.

Bryan Scholars - Davidson College

Deadline: September 14, 2015.
As a scholar athlete, you know the meaning of hard work and setting goals, and the importance of discipline and focus. You are as comfortable discussing literature, science, and art as you are in the pool, or on the court, the track or the field. That training has paid off. You could be nominated to receive a Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship-an award for top athletes and scholars valued at $30,000 annually. The scholarship is renewable, totaling up to $120,000 during the recipient's Davidson career, provided you continue to play your eligible sport, maintain a specified grade point average and meet requirements toward earning a degree. See brochure below for more information. If you would like to be nominated please see Mrs. O'Boyle or your counselor by September 14, 2015.

October
Levine Scholarship - UNCC
Deadline for Nomination: October 10, 2015
The Levine Scholars Program is UNC Charlotte’s most prestigious merit scholarship program that was established in 2009 by benefactors Sandra and Leon Levine. Fifteen Levine Scholarships are awarded each year to extraordinary high school seniors based on scholarship, ethical leadership and civic engagement. Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNCC for the fall term immediately after graduation. They anticipate that successful candidates will have a GPA of 3.8-4.0 (unweighted) and a score 1900-2400 on the three combined sections of the SAT or 29-36 on the ACT composite. Students should demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained intellectual curiosity, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that will carry students through college and beyond. If you would like to be nominated, please provide the following document to Mrs. O'Boyle or your counselor by October 10, 2015. Please visit levinescholars.uncc.edu for more information.

Youth Empowerment Achievement Award
Deadline for Nomination:
This prestigious award will be presented to an outstanding African-American or African Mecklenburg high school Senior who has overcome many obstacles during his or her school tenure. This person is set on a path towards mobility with plans to attend college, but needs financial assistance. He or she has excelled academically and has demonstrated a spirit of helping others. Please see application for additional requirements and let Mrs. O'Boyle or your counselor by October 23rd, 2015.
http://prideawards.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2015-Lowes-Pride-Awards-Nomination-Forms.pdf

AES Engineer Consultants Scholarship
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 7th, 2015
Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com
There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year. See website for more details: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

LendEDU Scholarships
Deadline: October 31, 2015
We are offering 2, $2,500 LendEDU scholarships this fall. In short, students need to answer this short question in 750 words or less:
How do you plan to avoid excess student loan debt?
Our scholarship deadline is not until October 31, 2015, so it is not too late to include our award on your webpage for your students.
Who can apply: High school seniors and college students
Amount of the award: $2,500
Information/Application: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship Program
The Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of North Carolina who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. Thirteen $5,000 scholarships are awarded. Applications are due on October 25, 2015.
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in North Carolina; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2016 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a resident of the State of North Carolina; and
  • Be a United States citizen
https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_northcarolina.cfm


Wendy’s
Wendy's wants applications from both male and female student athletes who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and within their communities. Eligibility for application is limited exclusively to men and women whose senior year of high school is the 2014–2015 academic year, who have at least a “B” grade average, and participate in at least one of 27 sports. We want to hear from all student athletes who work hard, are dedicated, and have become role models for underclassmen.
Deadline: October 2nd, 2015
Award: Winners receive $10,000 for their high school and a $500 Wendy’s gift card. Twelve national finalists receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman Awards Ceremony and college Heisman Memorial Trophy Award weekend festivities in December. www.wendysheisman.com

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2016
50 students are National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000; 200 students are Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000. Requirements: Demonstrated leadership, commitment to community, academic achievement, activities, service. Apply: www.coca-colascholars.org

Belk Scholarship - Davidson College
Deadline for Nomination:
October 30th, 2016
The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship is one of our nation's most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarships. The program is built around our belief that, as a Belk Scholar, you possess unique talents that should be recognized and nurtured. This award is your comprehensive cost (tuition, fees, room and board) and two $3000 summer stipends. Up to six scholarships are awarded per year. Please see Mrs. Lindsay Walker or Mrs. Obringer in the Counseling Office by October 30th, 2015 if you are interested in being nominated for this scholarship. For additional Davidson scholarships visit: http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/financial-aid/scholarships/nomination-scholarships

U. S. Senate Youth Scholarship
North Carolina’s United States Senators, Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, have announced that the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has begun its statewide selection process. Information may be found at http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/. The United States Senate Youth Program is a scholarship program that provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in history, political science or public service. Two students will be selected as winning delegates for North Carolina and will spend a week in Washington, D.C., March 7-14, 2015, experiencing our national government in action. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. North Carolina applications are available and the application period will be open until October 4th, 2015. Eligibility requirements and application information can be found at http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/ . For additional information, please visit the website provided or contact Michelle McLaughlin at michelle.mclaughlin@dpi.nc.gov .

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Annual International High School Essay Contest
Awards: Four College Scholarships
1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,000
Eligibility: The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors
Contest Closes October 23rd, 2015
See application below and website for additional details: http://www.oppf.org/essay-contest.asp

Golden Door Scholarship
Golden Door scholarship recipients will receive funding to cover tuition (less other scholarships), room, and board for a four-year degree. Golden Door scholars will also have access to mentors, internships and other career-building opportunities. Please review the important information below prior to submitting your GDS application.
  • Applicants must be eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
  • Applications received after midnight EST on 10/27/15 will not be considered.
  • Applicants are encouraged to explore and apply for other scholarships in addition to the Golden Door scholarship.
  • Click here for the answers to other important FAQs.
Please visit the following website for additional details: http://www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now.html

Univision 40' Nuestra Juventud
"Nuestra Juventud," Univision 40's Scholarship Program recognizes the academic achievements and leadership qualities among Hispanic High School Seniors (12th grade) in the WUVC-Univision 40 viewing area. Eligiblity: Candidates must be entering the 12th grade, must be applying to a college/university in the fall of 2015 and must be of Hispanic descent. Criteria: The winners will be chosen based on Leadership, Academic Achievement, Hardship and Character. Application process: Candidates must submit a copy of the school transcripts; a completed application; answers to the questions below (max. three pages may be used to answer the questions) and a clear picture, all in one packet. Scholarship Award: All scholarship awards will be sent directly to the college/university. Failure to enroll in the Fall 2015 will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.Note: Faxed applications and transcripts will NOT be considered.
Application Deadline - October 30, 2015
Click here to download the application - http://thencshp.org/programs/nc-hispanic-college-fund/univision-40-nuestra-juventud-scholarship/


Centennial Scholarship - North Carolina State University
The Centennial Scholarship is for top graduating Seniors who are interested in attending NCSU and more specifically the College of Textile to study in a career field such as engineering, business management, chemistry, polymer chemistry, forensics, medical fields, internal students, design, apparel, fashion, merchandising, or retail management. Due in large part to the North Carolina Textile Foundation, a private foundation originally comprised of textile companies based in NC, approximately thrity scholarships will be awarded to freshmen entering the College of Textiles each year. Providence may nominate two students for this scholarship. To help the PHS scholarship committee pick our two endorsed students, you must submit the following document no later than October 22nd, 2015 to Mrs. Walker or Mrs. Obringer in the Counseling Office.

Centennial Application

November
Danforth Scholars - Washington University in St. Louis
Danforth Scholars may receive full- or partial-tuition scholarships. The scholarship is renewed each year for the duration of the degree program, provided the scholar progresses academically and upholds the high standards of character required of scholars. The Program is open to prospective graduate or undergraduate students applying to Washington University. Undergraduates must be nominated to receive consideration. All students admitted to graduate study at Washington University will be automatically considered for a graduate Danforth Scholarship. This is a merit-based program, but need will be considered as part of the award process. The Danforth Scholars Selection Committee, composed of university faculty and friends, will consider all nominations individually and in detail. To be considered for this prestigious award, a student must be nominated by an individual who has substantive knowledge of the student's accomplishments and goals. In addition to outstanding academic performance, the committee in interested in activities that illustrate the candidate's exceptional commitment to community service, high moral character, and similar qualities that exemplify the Danforths' legacy at Washington University. The selection committee finds it helpful to learn of specific examples of leadership, academic, and personal achievements that set this student apart from his or her peers. Each summer a call for nominations goes out to high school guidance counselors. Nominations are due by November 15th, 2015. Please see Mrs. Obringer if you are interested in being nominated.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program
At a minimum, applicants must:
  • Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2016
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2016
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant
The College Scholarship Program application is available to students only during their senior year. The application opens in September and closes in November. The applications are reviewed December through February, and final notifications are made in mid-March.
http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/

The Megan Meier Foundation Scholarship - Due Nov. 6th, 2015
The Megan Meier Foundation is seeking high school seniors that have made a positive impact in regards to issues of bullying and cyberbullying in their own school environment and community. Our hope is to honor students that, like our Foundation, aim to bring awareness, education and promote positive change to children, parents, and educators in response to the ongoing bullying and cyberbullying in our children's daily environment. Visit website for more details: http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/megan-meier-memorial-scholarship.html

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
To be eligible for the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award a student must:
1) Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work
2) Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater
3) A student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline.
4) A student must submit an essay on the topic prior to the deadline - Nov. 29th, 2015

http://www.bbgcommunications.info/communications/article/32.ph

Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program - University of Notre Dame
The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, a merit-based scholarship and leadership development program at the University of Notre Dame for students who are passionate about making a difference in the world.

Benefits of the Program include:
  • A four-year merit scholarship award of $25,000 per year toward the cost of attendance at Notre Dame
  • Four funded Summer Enrichment experiences: Wilderness Leadership, Social Justice, Global Inquiry, and Professional Venture
  • A community of scholars, with special events and activities throughout the academic year
  • Guidance and support from dedicated Program staff and faculty mentors
We are looking for current high school seniors who meet our selection criteria and encourage you and your student to read the scholar bios on our website to learn more about the students who have been selected for our Program.

If you have a student you would like to nominate, please consider encouraging him or her to apply for our Program even if the University of Notre Dame is not currently his or her top college choice. For complete information on the Notre Dame admissions process, please visit Notre Dame Admissions.

The application deadline for our Program is November 15, 2015. Please direct your nominee to our website to begin the application process.

Nominees for The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program may apply to the University in either Early Action or Regular Decision.

Note: New this year, a student applying Early Action to Notre Dame may not apply to any other college or university in their binding Early Decision process.

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship - UNC
The Creative Writing Program and the Department of English of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are pleased to announce the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, which offers full four-year financial support to one incoming freshman per year.Thomas Wolfe Scholarship applicants must apply simultaneously to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the October 15, 2015 EARLY admission deadline and must meet all academic requirements for EARLY admission. Scholarship applications are due by November 15th, 2015. These are two distinct application processes and require different forms and separate mailings.See website for application and additional information:
http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/tws

Robertson/Duke Scholars Program - UNC/Duke University
This year’s Robertson Scholars Leadership Program application for high school students will be available online beginning Sept. 1st, 2015 to complete and submit by November 13th, 2015. The Robertson Scholars online application supplements the student’s admissions application(s) to Duke and/or UNC-Chapel Hill. All students who wish to be considered for the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program are strongly encouraged to complete our online application. While all students who apply to Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill are automatically considered for merit scholarships, completing the Robertson Scholars online application is the only way to ensure that the student’s materials will be reviewed by our selection committee. The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program seeks students who have demonstrated the passion and potential to become great leaders in college and beyond. Our hope is that all Robertson Scholars will play significant and impactful roles in their communities and society, today and in the future. For more information visit: http://robertsonscholars.org/

Jefferson Scholars Program - University of Virginia
The program currently supports 117 Jefferson Scholars in residence at the University of Virginia. Intended to cover the entire cost of attendance for four years at the University of Virginia, the Jefferson Scholars’ stipend includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses. Awarded solely on the basis of merit, Jefferson Scholarships are granted to candidates who have undergone a rigorous selection process. No one may apply for a Jefferson Scholarship directly. For the regional competitions, a prospective Jefferson Scholar must be nominated by his/her school. Please see Mrs. Lindsay Walker or Mrs. Obringer in the Counseling Office by Nov. 24th, 2015 if you are interested in being nominated for this scholarship. For more information visit:
http://www.jeffersonscholars.org/undergraduate_program/the-jefferson-scholarship/

EC Scholars - East Carolina University
The EC Scholars Award is the most prestigious scholarship offered at East Carolina University. Students wishing to be considered for the EC Scholars Award will first need to be accepted into the Honors College. Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation only. Students wishing to be considered for admission into the Honors College or any of its programs first need to meet minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:
  • Submit a completed application for undergraduate admission to East Carolina University by the priority deadline of November 15, 2015.
  • Meet the following minimum criteria within both the standardized test and high school achievement categories:
    • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 and/or minimum weighted GPA of 4.0
    • Minimum mathematics/critical reading combined SAT score of 1200 and/or minimum ACT composite score of 27 (super scoring is permitted for both tests)
Students who meet the above criteria will receive an invitation by mail within the ECU acceptance packet to complete the Honors College application online through Pirate Port. The postmarked deadline for submitting the completed Honors College application and all associated materials is December 15, 2015. The Honors College acknowledges receipt of completed Honors College applications online through Pirate Port. See website for more details:
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/ecscholars/prospective_application-process.cfm

Women in Transportation
The WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship is $1,000. The minimum criteria for selection are:
a. Applicant must be a high school senior.
b. GPA of 3.0 or higher.
c. Currently studying math, science, and technology.
d. Considering a college degree in a transportation-related field
Applications must be submitted through local WTS chapters as typed Word documents. Scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record, and transportation-related activities or job skills. National awards will be presented on May 19, 2016, and attendance at the awards dinner is strongly recommended. Local chapters may have additional requirements, such as personal interviews or higher GPA. Please contact your local WTS chapter at the address listed on the application for specifics.
Please return the completed application to:
Sierra Haynes
WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter Scholarship Chair
Parsons Brinckerhoff
121 W Trade St. Suite 1950
Charlotte, NC 28202
haynessi@pbworld.com
704-342-8467
Applications must be received by Sierra Haynes no later than November 13, 2015. See application below.
WTS YOU Scholarship

December
Lyceum Scholars - Clemson University
All Lyceum Scholars receive a $10,000 scholarship, which is disbursed over their four years at Clemson University. In exchange for this scholarship, students in the program take a sequence of eight courses with the other Lyceum Scholars in their graduating class. In these classes, Lyceum Scholars study the moral principles of a free society, the political ideals of the American Founding and the economic foundations of capitalism. Successful candidates will be of a high intellectual caliber as demonstrated through academic achievement and test scores. Candidates must be passionate about ideas, intellectually engaged and interested in the subject matter of the Lyceum Program. Scholarship awards are contingent upon being accepted at Clemson University.
We strongly encourage you to apply by the priority deadline: December 8, 2015

ALICOM Technical Scholarship
The ALICOM Technical Scholarship is open to students attending a public or private University in the United States pursuing degrees in Information Technology or a related technology/security field. Applicants must meet following criteria: U.S. citizen‚ student attending community college or business school in the above-mentioned fields. Must submit proof of enrollment or plans to enroll in said program.
  • Proof of University enrollment.
  • Most recent transcripts.
  • The ALICOM Technical Scholarships is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses.
  • A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s university to cover these expenses.
  • All applicants must complete the downloadable application from this page and submit a 1000 word essay on one of the following subjects; Cyber Warfare, Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Security, Future of Information Technology, or Information Technology Research & Development.
  • Failure to include all required materials will result in immediate rejection of the application.

Go to website for application: http://alicominc.com/scholarships
Please email your completed application and essay by December 1st, 2015 to: scholarships@alicominc.com

National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Award
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2014. Students are encouraged to apply online at www.NFIB.com/YEA beginning October 1, 2015, and may apply until December 18, 2015.

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2014 competition
  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The Most Valuable Student scholarship deadline is December 4th, 2015. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. address. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. Additional information and scholarships for Elk members dependents: http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfmhttp://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm

Teen Health Connection - Johnston Ziegler Scholarship
The Johnston Ziegler Youth Leadership Award is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes a local high-school senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, advocacy or service for adolescents. The selected youth will receive a $1,000 educational scholarship to the college or university of his or her choice. Application is due December 1st, 2015. Visit their website for the application: http://www.teenhealthconnection.org/index.php/resources/adolescent/johnston-ziegler-yla

Inspiring the Next Civic Generation: $36,000 Award for Jewish Teen Leaders

— Nominate by December 13, 2015 --

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards celebrate Jewish teens across the United States who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects that "repair the world." From fundraising to poverty relief, community building to environmental protection, teen projects can focus on any volunteer service cause meaningful to them, in either the Jewish or general community. The Helen Diller Family Foundation will recognize up to 15 recipients for its 2015 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards with $36,000 each.

Community members can nominate young leaders now through December 13, 2015 using a simple online form on www.DillerTeenAwards.org. All Jewish teen volunteers who are 13 to 19 years old at the time of nomination are eligible.

GoCosmo Scholarship - Regency Beauty Institute
#GoCosmo at Regency Beauty Institute! We offer the GoCosmo Scholarship to high school seniors. Do a themed makeover for a chance to win. This fall, FOUR WINNERS! Five thousand dollars each. The GoCosmo Scholarship is exclusively available at Regency Beauty Institute!
The scholarship contest is available to high school seniors and runs from September 21, 2015 and is due by December 2, 2015. Winners will be announced mid-December. See website for more details: http://www.regency.edu/gocosmo/scholarship/

SCAD Challenge - Savannah College of Art and Design
The SCAD Challenge competition series gives you the opportunity to showcase your talents. Entries must demonstrate creativity, innovation and a strong understanding of aesthetics. Let your design speak to your skill level and ability to handle university-level design assignments.Challenges are open to current juniors and seniors in high school as of the 2015-16 academic year. A panel of SCAD faculty will review and evaluate your submitted entry, and three winners will be selected from each category. Complete an application. Online applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST, Dec. 15, 2015. See website for more details: http://www.scad.edu/admission/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships/scad-challenge

Burger King Scholars
This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are residents of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a cumulative high school 2.5 GPA and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2014-2015 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic record and participation in school and community activities. Due December 15th, 2015. Only the first 50,000 submitted applications will be processed. See website for more details: http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

Sallie Mae’s “Make College Happen Challenge”
How do your students plan to pay for college? That is the question students ages 14-18 will answer as a part of Sallie Mae’s “Make College Happen Challenge.” The contest will reward 10 high school students who creatively communicate their plan to pay for college in videos, photos, essays, songs or poems.

The challenge will award a first place prize of $10,000; second place $5,000; third place $2,500; and $1,000 to seven semifinalists. Students may submit their entries October 15 through December 15.

The 10 finalists will be announced in January based on creativity of entry, effective communication of the message and potential of their plan. The public will then have the opportunity to choose their favorite entry from the 10 finalists by voting online for a week in February. Top online voting entries, combined with the judges’ scores will determine the contest winners who will be announced in March.

For more information, visit www.makecollegehappenchallenge.com. For contest rules, visit www.makecollegehappen.com/rules.

January
Grissom Scholars Program - Centre College - KY
Grissom Scholars receive full tuition scholarships, renewable for four years. (For 2014-2015, tuition amounts to $37,100 of Centre’s comprehensive fee.) If needed, additional aid will cover the cost of room and board, books, and transportation. In the summer before their first year at Centre, Grissom Scholars will participate in a unique orientation focused on personal growth and team-building. Each Grissom Scholar will receive personal guidance from the program director to develop a four-year plan for college. $5,000 in enrichment funds will enable each Grissom Scholar to pursue special opportunities such as study abroad, independent research, and academic internships. The College anticipates that competition for the Grissom Scholars Program will be substantial in its inaugural year. Competitive applicants should demonstrate:
• Proven academic success
• High moral character
• Exceptional potential for leadership
• Significant past involvement in extracurricular activities, such as the arts, community life, service, or work
Applicants are required to represent the first generation in their family or household to attend a four-year college and complete a degree. Strong preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate substantial financial need and who reside in the United States.
To be nominated please see Mrs. Obringer by January 1st.
Apply for admission to Centre College by January 15.
Students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Centre Aid Form by January 31.
Competitive candidates will be invited by the College to submit a separate Grissom Scholars essay in mid-February. Finalists will interview in March, with awards announced in early April. See website for more details: http://www.centre.edu/admission-aid/cost-aid/scholarships/grissom-scholars-program/

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS)
Amount: Full Ride
Deadline: 1/13/2016
Description: Scholarship award provides financial support for the cost of an undergraduate education in any academic discipline. These awards are renewable for Gates scholars who maintain a satisfactory academic progress. Students are eligible for consideration if they are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED; enrolling for the first time as a freshman in fall 2015; have demonstrated leadership abilities; meet the federal Pell Grant criteria. A complete application packet includes all three required forms – Nominee Personal Information Form, Nominator Form, and Recommender Form, and postmark by January 13, 2016. Interested students are strongly advised to have all parts completed online at https://scholarships.gmsp.org/Program/Details/7123dfc6-da55-44b7-a900-0c08ba1ac35c

OCA Scholarship
Click here to apply for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) Scholarship. The deadline to apply is January 8th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. When completing the APIASF application, check the box on tab 10 (certification) that says: "I grant permission to APIASF to share my contact information with other non-profit organizations for consideration regarding other scholarship opportunities.” OCA will notify applicants if they’ve been selected for an OCA scholarship, APIASF will notify applicants if they’ve been selected for the APIASF scholarship.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria
  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
  • Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2014.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted).
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15.
Depending on applicants’ qualifications for any of the OCA Scholarships, scholarship winners may be announced between May and June. OCA will only notify recipients chosen for the scholarship through e-mail or phone, please make sure that you include a valid e-mail address or working phone number. See website for more details: http://www.ocanational.org/?page=Programs_ScholarApp

Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Students are asked to write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Students should use at least five varied sources such as newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews, including one non-internet source, to address the following topic:
Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a United States elected official that took place during or after 1956. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level. Essays are due January 6th, 2016. Enter online at:
http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Contest-Information-and-Topic-Guidelines.aspx

National MS Society Scholarship Program
The National MS Society, Scholarship Program will begin accepting applications on October 1, 2014 - January 15, 2016. MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. The National MS to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. The National MS Society raises funds to support scholarships, establishes award criteria and directs the evaluation of all applications. See website and brochure below for more details. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support/Insurance-and-Financial-Information/Financial-Resources/Scholarship-Program/Scholarship-Program-Information

NCSHP's 2015-2016 NC Hispanic College Fund
The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals established this charitable fund at Triangle Community Foundation to benefit Hispanic students in North Carolina. The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $2,500. Scholarships recipients are recent graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background. Recipients of a NC Hispanic College Fund scholarship must enroll in a degree program at a community college or a 2 or 4 year college/university and be committed to public service and community development.
Selection Criteria
· Graduate of a NC high school within the past 2 years
· A four-year cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
· 2 letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, principal, pastor, employer, or other community leader
· An official high school transcript
· Personal statement (500 words)
Application deadline - January 15, 2016
Click here to download the application - http://thencshp.org/programs/nc-hispanic-college-fund/

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
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 and graduate 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.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
    • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
    • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
    • demonstrate financial need;
    • be citizens of the United States of America;
    • be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015 are also eligible.
    • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2015-2016 academic year.
In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar or download a GE-Reagan Foundation Program flyer here
Qualified candidates may apply online starting October 13, 2014 through January 7, 2016 or until 25,000 applications are submitted, whichever comes first. To be considered for this award, candidates must complete the secure online application and all of its components prior to the deadline. Deadline extensions will not be granted, and incomplete applications will be disqualified. Materials submitted in hard copy prior to the semifinalist stage will not be considered and will be discarded. Only the first 25,000 completed applications will be considered.

Beta Omicron Sigma Philo Scholarship
The Philo Affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter, established this fund to provide aid to high school students, both male and female of all races, in their pursuit of higher education. The recipient will be an individual with a scholastic GPA of 3.0 or better. To qualify for this scholarship ($400), please submit the attached application, completed and accompanied by the following items:

1. Current official transcript of work completed in high school.
2. Scholastic Aptitude Score (SAT) or ACT Score
3. Letter of Acceptance from an accredited institution of higher learning
4. A 250 – 300 word typed essay on one of the following topics:
Sexism in the media – With reality shows, most music videos, television advertisements, late night television shows, etc., do you believe sexism in the media has a negative effect on the self-esteem of your peers? Why or Why not?
Education – Is the school system responsible for a student’s failing or dropping out? Why or why not?
Deadline: January 31, 2015
See application and letter for more details:
Scholarship_Cover_Letter_2015.doc
Scholarship_Application_2015.doc


GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Charlotte Scholarship
The GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Charlotte is proud to award a one-time $1,500 scholarship to an outstanding graduate to be used at any of our state-supported universities. The second place or alternate winner will be awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $750 to be used at any of our state-supported universities. The winner selected by our club will then compete at the district level for the opportunity to win an additional $750. If selected at the district level, the winner will move on to compete at the state level for an additional financial assistance of $6,000 per year for four years totaling $24,000.
The attached application is to be typed by any candidate along with:
1. A transcript (Student must be in the top 25% in class rank)
2. A recent photograph
3. Applicant must be a qualified U.S. Citizen
4. Two (2) typed letters of recommendation
a. One (1) from the principal or guidance counselor
b. One (1) from a business or professional person
5. A personal letter as to why the student desires to continue their education, the student’s future plans and why financial aid is necessary.
6. SAT Scores
The candidate is judged on several qualifications that include scholastic record, intellectual promise, and demonstration of ambition, leadership ability and the need for financial assistance. Should the recipient win at the state level ($6,000 per year for four years), the recipient agrees not to accept any other scholarships of greater value or other grants through his or her high school, while holding a GFWC-NC scholarship.

THE COMPLETED APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ARE DUE TO ME AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS NO LATER THAN January 20, 2015
Christi Gray
4707 Valley Stream Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

Applicants will be interviewed on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Location will be determined and confirmed with the applications prior. After all information has been received, applicants will be contacted regarding interview times.
GFWC-NC Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship Application 14-15.docx



Emma Bowen Foundation - Internship/Scholarship Opportunity
The Emma Bowen Foundation is recruiting minority students to work in multi-summer internships at Media Companies throughout the United States.
We are accepting applications from high school seniors and incoming college freshmen. Our internships are PAID and also provides a matching funds scholarship each summer the student works. If you have students that are interested and meet the requirements, please log on to our website for more information and the application: www.emmabowenfoundation.com

<http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com> .
Our deadline is January 31, 2015.
EBF Poster 2015.pdf

KYLE BYRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Once again, the North Carolina JCI Senate, in conjunction with the United States JCI Senate Foundation, will be awarding scholarships to deserving High School Seniors. The North Carolina JCI Senate scholarships are given in memory of Kyle Byrd whose parents are North Carolina JCI Senators from Apex. Kyle was tragically killed while still enjoying high school. The North Carolina JCI Senate will award two $500.00 scholarships in 2015, and submit two scholarship applications to the United States JCI Senate Foundation to be evaluated for $1,000.00 scholarships. The two scholarship applications submitted for national competition may or may not be the same applicants receiving North Carolina JCI Scholarships.
The application can be found at http://www.ncjcisenate.org/scholarship.htm . The deadline for submitting applications for both the North Carolina and United States JCI Senate Scholarships is January 9, 2015 (postmarked) and should be mailed to:
Linda Reid Oldham
Kyle Byrd Memorial Scholarship Chairman
Post Office Box 147
Lakeview, NC 28350
Questions can be directed to Linda Reid Oldham at linda@moorecountylawyers.com

February 2015
Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest
The Gallery Collection's 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest, now is the time. Once again, we are offering students a chance to win $10,000 towards their education plus a $1,000 award for their school! Entering the contest is easy! Entrants must submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The entrant with the best design will win a $10,000 scholarship and have his/her design made into an actual card to be sold in our line. Submissions accepted April 14th, 2014-Feburary 18th, 2015. Click the link above to get more information.

WACE 12th Annual National Co-Op Scholarship

WACE will award 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total of $4 million to high school Seniors who plan to participate in a college cooperative educations at one of their nine Partner Institutions. Those schools are: Clarkson University, State University of New York Oswego, Drexel University, University of Cincinnati, Johnson & Wales University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Rochester Institute of Technology, The University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. To apply you must apply and be accepted to one of those University and have a weighted 3.5. Deadline Feb. 15th, 2015. Please visithttp://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html for more information and the application.


Alzheimer's Foundation of America

AFA is pleased to offer the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship. Beginning in 2014, scholarship awards to deserving college-bound students will be a $5,000 scholarship to the winner; and $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships to the first and second runners-up, respectively. Additionally, seven $500 scholarships will be awarded for Honorable Mention. The deadline for applications is February 15 of each year. This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on their own lives and others in their family and community. Students are required to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the following questions.

  • How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?
  • What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?
http://www.afateens.org/about_new.html


Honors Graduation presents the Multi-media Scholarship - Writing, Music, Photo, Video, Art
When grading past scholarships, one of the biggest problems we faced with the essays is the lack of creativity as a whole. That was hard, because we just know there are some creative brains out there that might not respond well to essay prompts. We asked ourselves the best way to give all students a fair chance at $1,000, and thus was born the 2015 multi-media scholarship.
To Get Started:
  1. Pick a medium
  2. Create your project with the guidelines listed for each
  3. Upload (or mail) to us by February 15th, 2015!
The RULES:
  • You must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a college or university to continue your education -OR- a currently enrolled college student with a year or more remaining in your education.
  • All United States students are eligible.
  • You can apply to any or all of the five scholarships available, but there will only be one scholarship awarded per person.
  • Your project must be original & creative! No plagiarism will be tolerated!
See website for additional details: http://www.honorsgradu.com/scholarship/

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship was established in 1992 by the North Carolina Association of Educators Minority Affairs Commission under the auspices of the Human and Civil Rights Commission. It continues in partnership with the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children. Scholarship awards are based on the amount of money received annually through donations and the Martin Luther King, Jr event.
Guidelines:
Applicants must be NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS enrolled in a public high school in their senior year.
Criteria for selection include character, community involvement and scholastic achievement.
1) The applicant must send a completed application package that consists of:
a) A completed application form; see below
b) Resume of accomplishments, extra-curricular activities, scholarships, affiliations, organizations
c) Philosophies of Dr. King
d) A one-page essay “Why do you think you deserve this scholarship?”
e) An official transcript must be embossed, signed and sealed with a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.5
f) Two letters of recommendation: (Signed letters of recommendation must be given to the applicant in a sealed envelope )
one (1) letter must be from applicant’s school personnel (recommendation must be on school letterhead)
one (1) letter must be from applicant’s community
2) Deadline for all required materials must be postmarked no later than the first Monday in February.
Scholarship Application 2014-2015.pdf


Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee.
To apply, click below to download the necessary application forms:
Mail completed DAR Scholarship Committee application forms to the address listed under each scholarship.
Important:
  • All applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2015.
  • This address is only correct during the 2013-2016 DAR Administration.
  • This application form is not to be used for the American Indian Scholarships and DAR Good Citizen Scholarships - those applications are sent to different addresses for processing.
See website for more information: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info

N.C. Society Daughters of the American Revolution Endowment Fund Gift Scholarships
Deadline: February 15, 2014
NCSDAR has three funds: Margaret Berry Street Fund, The Dean Van Landingham Cordon Fund and the NCSDAR Student Scholarship Gift Fund.
Scholarships will be granted to worthy students entering or enrolled in academically accredited technical schools, community colleges, colleges, or universities in North Carolina. One ap plication only is needed for all three funds. The NCSDAR Scholarship selection committee makes the monetary awards with four criteria in mind: Character, Need, Scholarship and potential for becoming a good patriotic citizen of our state and nation. See below for application.
dar.pdf
dar2.pdf


Assistance League® of Charlotte Scholarship
Assistance League® of Charlotte is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families through community-based philanthropic programs. Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship Fund, one of five programs serving area children, has awarded over $310,000 in college scholarships since the program‘s inception in 2002.

The Assistance League® of Charlotte Scholarship will be awarded to a 2016 Mecklenburg County high school graduate who exhibits outstanding community service. The scholarship, not to exceed $10,000, will provide funding toward tuition, room and board, required fees and books for the freshman year at one of the 16 campuses of The University of North Carolina. At the discretion of the organization, additional scholarships are awarded to students with financial need who have exhibited a commitment to community service.

The 2016 application is available online at www.charlotte.assistanceleague.org

ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. Each year we receive applications that must be eliminated because they are incomplete in some way. Please use the checklist on the application form to confirm with students that the application packet is complete.

All application paperwork (hard copy) should be returned to you, the counselor, by:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

All paperwork must be postmarked by and mailed by school counselor by:

Friday, February 26, 2016
Please mail all completed applications to:

Assistance League of Charlotte
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 471112
Charlotte, NC 28247-1112

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship
The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. annually grants scholarships to African-American high school seniors who will enroll in an institution of higher education. All students must be in a Mecklenburg County public or private high school.
Students may also obtain an electronic application below, by visiting our website at www.charlottedst.org and clicking on the link that reads “2015 Scholarship Application” or by emailing scholarship@charlottedst.org. Please include “Scholarship Application” in the subject line when requesting an electronic application. The scholarship application due date is February 27, 2015.
Scholarships will be awarded to the finalists during the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter’s May Week program which will be held on May 3, 2015.
2015 CAC Scholarship ApplicationFINAL.docx



Marist College is offering 5 full tuition, room and board scholarships to study Computer Science and Technology Scholarship
Marist College is a long-time higher education leader in preparing students to live and work within a technologically driven, rapidly changing world. Through its partnerships with IBM, Cisco, and other technology leaders, the College’s sophisticated technology infrastructure is at the level typically found only at advanced research institutions. Home of the New York State Cloud Computing and Analytics Center, Marist is offering a special scholarship opportunity for interested and qualified undergraduate applicants interested in pursuing computer science and information technology and systems degrees. These 5 scholarships provide an unmatched opportunity for students to gain academic and professional preparation to succeed in a variety of exciting and high-demand technology fields.
All Scholarship Students Will Receive:
  • Full 4-year tuition, room and board scholarship.
  • Special advising from the dean and key faculty in the School of Computer Science and Mathematics.
  • Leaders from IBM,Cisco,Goldman Sachs,Morgan Stanley,EMC,and other companies will mentor the scholarship students.
  • Opportunity to participate in high-level internships and applied research with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Goldman Sachs, Cisco, Morgan Stanley and EMC
Admission applicants should apply as early as possible, but no later than Feb. 1st, 2015. See website for more details: http://www.marist.edu/admission/technologyscholarships/?

The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship
The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship is open to any young woman who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university in North Carolinanext fall, and who meets eligibility requirements. This is a one-­year (non-­renewable) scholarship in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2000). Eligibility Requirements: A) Application submitted to college of choice; B) Academic rank in top 10% of class; C) Minimum SAT score of 1740 or ACT composite score of 25\; D) Good character; E) Participation in extra-­‐curricular activities (school and community); F) Financial need not the primary consideration. See application below. Due February 1st, 2015.
ncadk_3-in-1_scholarship_applic_2013.pdf



The Mary Rose Mills – Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship
The Mary Rose Mills – Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship is open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-­year college or university next fall, and who meets eligibility requirements. This is a one-­year (non-­renewable) scholarship in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2000). Eligibility Requirements: A) Application submitted to college of choice; B) Academic rank in top 10% of class; C) Minimum SAT score of 1860 or ACT composite score of 27; D) Good character; E) Participation in extra-­‐curricular activities (school and community); F) Financial need not the primary consideration. See application below. Due by February 1st, 2015.
ncadk_3-in-1_scholarship_applic_2013.pdf


Clare Johnson Marley –Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship
The Clare Johnson Marley –Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship is open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-­year college or university next fall, and who is declaring as his/her major an area of the fine arts. This is a one-­year (non-­renewable) scholarship in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2000). Eligibility Requirements: A)Application submitted to college of choice; B) Academic rank in top 20% of class; C) Minimum SAT score of 1740or ACT composite score of 25; D) Good character; E) Participation in extra-­‐curricular activities (school and community); F) Financial need not the primary consideration. See application below. Due February 1st, 2015.
ncadk_3-in-1_scholarship_applic_2013.pdf


Crumley Roberts Founder's Scholarship

Each year Crumley Roberts awards three $2,500 scholarships to high school students who attend a North Carolina high school and who will attend an accredited four-year college or university. 2015 scholarship applications will be open from November 1, 2014 through February 1, 2015
Essay
"Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes." (distraction.gov)
Write an essay persuading American drivers to put the phone down to save a life. Expound on ways to change people's behavior while driving to stem this epidemic. You are encouraged to use personal experiences and/or statistics to support your position. See website for more details.

http://www.crumleyroberts.com/community/founders-scholarship-form.php

Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship
The Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship (FKMS) honors the memory of the first president of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina, Florence Hill Kidder. $3,000, is awarded annually to a high school senior who plans to attend a college or university in North Carolina. The runner-up receives $1,000. The scholarship is not renewable and is awarded every year to a different applicant.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Students desiring to be considered for a Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship must have the following material completed and postmarked by midnight February 5, 2015.
  1. A completed application form answering all questions. Click here to download. A separate listing of extracurricular activities, honors, community or church work, and work experience.
  2. A current photograph.
  3. An official transcript of grades, including first semester senior courses and current GPA.
  4. A letter of recommendation from the student’s minister, employer or an adult friend.
  5. A letter of recommendation from the student’s high school guidance counselor or one of his/her teachers.
  6. Original essay of 500 to 700 words on the following subject:
Our country's founders created three separate branches of government and constitutional checks and balances in order to distribute power and prevent its accumulation.
Are these separations of power within the federal government more difficult to maintain today than in the past? Please cite three outside sources to support your view. (Suggested sources might include the Internet, historic documents, personal interviews as well as traditional research materials.) See website for more details. http://www.ncdames.org/refresh/templates/scholarships.php?id=49

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs - The Charlotte Club Scholarship
Due Feb. 18th, 2015
Complete application and essay (150 words) below.
CharlotteClub.pdf



Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship
The Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award is presented annually by ECAC, The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center, to a North Carolina high school senior with a disability who best exemplifies the characteristics of Matthew Graziadei. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship to be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment. Applications are due by February 18th, 2015. See application below.
MatthewGraziadei.pdf


NCHSAA Endowed Fund Scholarships 2014-2015 NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION MINORITY STUDENT-ATHLETE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: To provide scholarship support to an outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native* and/or Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American student-athlete participating on a sanctioned varsity team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member school. Award Process: One male and one female from each of the eight regions will be selected to receive a $750 scholarship each to further their education. From the pool of sixteen (16) regional winners, one male and female will be selected as overall state winners and receive an additional $1,000 each. Due February 13th, 2015. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

CLARY MEDAL AWARD: Awarded to one male and one female graduating senior student-athlete participating on a sanctioned varsity sport team during his/her senior year at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member school. Athlete must have participated on at least two sanctioned varsity sports during his/her high school career. Due February 12th, 2015. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

JERRY MCGEE ENDOWED STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to two senior year high school student-athletes from North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools each year. This award is unique because it honors both male and female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity and returned to excel beyond expectations in their scholastic athletic sport(s). Due February 13th, 2015 CLICK HERE TO APPLY

PAT GAINEY STUDENT AWARD: To provide scholarship support for two student-athletes with a focus on need-based applicants. Applicants must be either a Senior, Male high school athlete participating on a varsity baseball team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school within a county of limited financial resources or a Senior, Female student high school athlete participating on a varsity sports team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school within a county of limited financial resources. Due February 13th, 2015. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to one senior male high school athlete participating on the varsity wrestling team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school and one senior female high school athlete participating on the varsity cross-country team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school. Due February 13th, 2015. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

For any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Vrnak, Assistant Director Grants and Fundraising, NCHSAA at phone (919) 240-7371 or via email at mary@nchsaa.org.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It’s a reward for what you’ve made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering:
• Up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshmen or existing college students, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program
Applicant Qualifications
Applicants must:
• Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.
• Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2015–16 academic year. Proprietary and online schools are not eligible.
• Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology, or select Design and Business related programs of study. See the list of .
• Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study.
• Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico.
Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America and their affiliates and subcontractors, and GM Foundation directors, officers and staff and their relatives. Although GM employees are not eligible, relatives of General Motors employees are eligible.
Award Criteria
Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:
• Academic achievement and financial need
• Participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience and interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries
• Please note, special consideration will be given to the following applicants: first-generation college attendees, females, minorities, military veterans and dependents of military personnel
The majority of the scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in STEM disciplines. Due February 27th, 2015. See website for more details: http://www.buickachievers.com/

Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship
The scholarship program is for legal residents of the United States who:
  • have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • are accepted to or will be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year undergraduate program* at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school located in the US
  • are under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD
  • Due by February 18th, 2015
Apply online at http://www.shireadhdscholarship.com/US/default.aspx

CapTech Consulting Scholarship
For the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year, applicants will be considered for the CapTech Consulting scholarship for which they are qualified. Candidates must be a Charlotte Mecklenburg School 2014-2015 graduating senior planning to pursue studies in a STEM discipline.
*Scholarship awards will be mailed to the college or university where the applicant was accepted. Scholarship awards are restricted to tuition fees.
VALUE: $2,500
ELIGIBILITY
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools 2014 – 2015 Graduating Senior
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
APPLICATION PROCESS
A complete application includes six items:
1. your résumé,
2. transcript,
3. proof of college acceptance, if available
4. application form,
5. essay and
6. Two letters of recommendation.
SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS
Your name should be included on each page of your application packet.
  • Nominees should submit the completed application with accompanying documents by email to: captechscholarship@it-ology.org
  • Deadline: Midnight, February 6, 2015.
See files for more details:
CapTech Scholarship Information.pdf
2015 CapTech Consulting - IT-oLogy Scholarship Application.pdf


Logical Advantage, The Future Path Technology Scholarship
This scholarship wishes to recognize the student that has demonstrated a desire to learn and use technology beyond of the classroom. The student is one that will spend time outside of school researching technology, finding ways to learn on their own, and has utilized technology in a practical way. The scholarship is worth $3,000. Application is due February 18th, 2015. See below for application and more details.
Logical Advantage Scholarship 2015 Information.pdf
Logical Advantage Scholarship 2015 Application.pdf


Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Scholarship
The Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council is a non-profit organization that brings together corporations and relocation service providers in and around Charlotte for the primary purpose of providing educational information and current industry updates to its members. As part of our commitment to Relocation, CMARC has developed a scholarship program for current high school seniors who have relocated into the Charlotte area sometime between grades 9 (after 8th grade graduation) and 12. The one-time award of $1,000 will be presented to one Charlotte area high school senior this year. The award will be sent to the college that the student will be attending to assist with tuition, etc.

CMARC will select scholarship winners based on the strength of their total package. The student will be evaluated on academic performance, extra-curricular activities and on their response to an essay addressing the challenges associated with relocating to a new area and a new high school.

Applicants must meet these requirements:
  • Currently a senior in good standing in a Charlotte area high school
  • Relocated between grades 9 and 12
  • Relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools due to their family’s relocation
  • Currently have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent achievement on a different scale)
All applications must be postmarked by February 28th to have time to evaluate them and make a selection. The scholarship will be awarded at our summer meeting in June. You will be invited to the meeting to read your essay to our membership. See application below.
2015 School Scholarship Application.doc

March 2015
Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® has established the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship to be awarded to five outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts in a BSA program and continuing their education in college. The requirements are listed in the Eligibility Requirements section on this page. Applications are due to the NCCS office by March 1 of each year. See link for more details: http://www.nccs-bsa.org/national/EJDoerrScholarship.php

North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) Scholarship
Retail is more than providing consumers with great products. The Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation (RCA) is in partnership with NCRMA to award 6 scholarships of $2,500 each for the 2015 school year!
To verify NC Retail Merchants Association member status, please call NCRMA at (919) 832-0811. All applicants or parents of applicants must still be employed by a NCRMA member company at the time winners are selected in May.
The 2015 Scholarship deadline is March 2, 2015. For full details on eligibility and winner selection process Click Here.

Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC) Scholarship
Now in its 10th year, CFIC will award 40 scholarships at $2,500 each as part of the Everett and Trudy Suddreth Scholarship of Excellence.
To verify Carolinas Food Industry Council member status, please call CFIC at (919) 832-0811. All applicants or parents of applicants must still be employed by a CFIC member company at the time winners are selected in May.
The 2015 Scholarship deadline is March 2, 2015. For full details on eligibility and winner selection Click Here.

Debbie Antshel Memorial - CPCC Scholarship
Full tuition and fees for freshman year at CPCC
All scholarships will be paid directly to CPCC and will be designated for tuition and fees.
Debbie Antshel Memorial CPCC Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. CMS graduating senior who will attend CPCC in the fall, majoring in Human Services or a related field.
2. Commitment to community service, as demonstrated through volunteer experience and career objectives.
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit the following by March 27, 2015:
A completed application.
An official copy of the applicant’s high school transcript
SAT/ACT scores—if available.
Two recommendation forms: one from a teacher, counselor, or other school administrator and one from an employer, community leader, or other non-related adult.
A personal statement (see topics on page 4 of application).
2014 Debbie Antshel Memorial CPCC Scholarship Application.docx


TONY CULLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: To 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 school. Friday, MARCH 20, 2015.
Information and Application

The Jane Osborne Memorial Scholarship Program
Scholarship program for a current high school senior who has relocated into the Charlotte area sometime between grades 9 (after 8th grade graduation) and 12th. The one-time award of $1,000 will be presented to one Charlotte area high school senior this year . The award will be sent to the college that the student will be attending to assist with tuition, etc. In addition to the $1,000 paid by CMARC, CMARC on behalf of the winning student, will submit for matching funds from Worldwide ERC.
Click here for the 2015 Scholarship Application for detailed information and to submit your application. Due March 20th, 2015.

David W. Butler Scholarship
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators are pleased to invited graduating seniors to apply for the 2015 David W Butler Scholarship. This year, CMAE will award one $750 scholarship. Application and more information below. Due March, 16th, 2015.
DavidWScholarship.pdf


2015 PHS PTSO Scholarship Application Forms Available
Every year the PHS PTSO awards five $1,000 scholarships to PHS Seniors who exemplify excellence in academics, character, leadership and community service. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. Applicants MUST be a member of the PTSO and must submit the completed application form, an essay, a resume and a recommendation form by March 6, 2015. Please pick up an application packet for complete instructions. For more information on how to become a member of the PTSO and apply for the scholarship, please contact Mitzi Lynch at mclynch@bellsouth.net or Wendy Williams at wendynw@carolina.rr.com.

The WISE Girl Scholarship
The WISE Girl Scholarship will recognize one female senior from Mecklenburg County who excels in Science, Information Technology, Engineering or Math.
ELIGIBILITY
  • The applicant must be a Mecklenburg County female high school senior
  • The applicant must be a rising college freshman accepted into an Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) degree program at an accredited college or university for the Fall 2015 semester
  • The applicant's grade point average must be a minimum of 3.0/4.0
THE AWARD
$2,500 Scholarship
APPLICATION PROCESS
A complete application includes six items:
1. your résumé,
2. transcript,
3. proof of college acceptance,
4. application form,
5. essay and
6. a letter of recommendation.
Your name should be included on each page of your application packet.
Nominees should submit the completed application by email to:
WISEGirlScholarship@gmail.com
Deadline: Midnight March 15, 2015
WISE Girl Scholarship 2015 Information.pdf
WISE Girl Scholarship 2015 Application.pdf


The Jerrie Albert Educational Scholarship
The $500 scholarship is for a student who has been accepted into a four-year college program in education. The student should:
1. Be a high school senior.
2. Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
3. Write a two-page essay that is double spaced using 12 or 14 font size type.
4. Submit the winning essay and have an interview with members of the Delta Gamma, Charlotte Alumni Chapter, Kappa Delta Epsilon Fraternity.
The interview will be conducted at the applicant’s school.
5. Intend to matriculate in a four-year college program preparing to become a teacher/educator.
6. Submit an official transcript of grades.
7. Submit a list of school extracurricular activities and community activities during high school years.
    • The essay topic is: “What I Expect To Accomplish by Becoming an Educator”
This is a one-time scholarship. You may not reapply for it next year.
The money for the scholarship will be mailed directly to the college where the student intends to matriculate upon notification of enrollment.
Please attach this application with your typed essay and transcript and turn in to your guidance counselor by March 31, 2015.
JERRIE_ALBERT_EDUCATIONAL_SCHOLARSHIP_2014-2015--Application.doc
JERRIE_ALBERT_EDUCATIONAL_SCHOLARSHIP_2014-2015--Application.doc


The Crown Jewels (NC) Chapter of The Links
The Crown Jewels (NC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated announces its annual scholarship program. Several one-time scholarships will be awarded to African-American high school seniors currently enrolled in Mecklenburg County schools. The awards will be in a minimum amount of $1,000 each. To be eligible to receive a scholarship award, the applicant must enroll in a four-year college or university upon graduation from high school and must demonstrate a significant financial need. Further details of our scholarship criteria/guidelines are listed on the first two pages of the enclosed scholarship application packet. The completed application packets must be returned to the Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, Incorporated by U.S. Mail and postmarked on or before March 13, 2015. All scholarships winners will be announced in April 2015.
PDF Crown Jewels Links Scholarship Application 2015 (2).pdf
The Links Incorporated Cover Letter 2015 2.docx


Omega Psi Phi Scholarship
Each year the local chapter of our fraternity awards scholarships to deserving students who need financial support to pursue higher education. Our fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, which was founded in 1911 and has now grown to 550 chapters in forty-four states, the District of Columbia, Europe, Asia, African, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands and Panama. Our membership is primarily, though not exclusively, African-American men. Since scholarship is one of our cardinal principles, we seek to advance education by assisting needy students to pursue education beyond high school. Although any student who needs financial assistance is eligible for consideration, we are particularly interested in assisting students who are underrepresented in college attendance rates. The basic scholarship eligibility requirements are as follows:
1. To be eligible for financial assistance, an applicant must fully complete and submit a Pi Phi Chapter Scholarship Application, providing all required information.
2. High school graduates who are applying for the first time should show proof of acceptance from an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. This includes community colleges, technical institutions, trade/vocational schools, and four-year degree granting institutions.
3. A recipient must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a fulltime student as defined as a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours.
4. Although a student may apply for a renewal scholarship, scholarships are awarded for one academic year. Priority will be given to first time applicants.
5. Students awarded scholarships are eligible to reapply in subsequent years for continued financial assistance. To be awarded additional aid, a student must have a 3.0 average or above on a 4.0 grading system.
Application is due March 31st, 2015. See application below.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Updated.docx


Gossett Jewish Leadership Scholarship - Queens University
The Gossett Jewish Leadership Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for emerging leaders to actively support the growth of a vibrant, dynamic and pluralistic Jewish community at Queens. Awarded to one student per academic year in the amount of $5,000, the scholarship may be renewed on an annual basis. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to Judaism and successful leadership experience in their Jewish and/or secular communities. Recipients are expected to be actively involved in Queens' Jewish community. This could mean holding a leadership position in Hillel, supporting the admissions team in recruiting Jewish students, advancing Tikkun Olam with social justice programs or actively participating in inter-faith and multi-cultural dialog. Application is due March 1st, 2015. See website for application: http://www.queens.edu/Life-on-Campus/Spiritual-Life/Jewish-Life.html

The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program
The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program will award up to 215 grants, each valued at of $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for the 2015-16 academic year. These scholarships are made possible through a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must:
  • Be enrolled during the 2014-15 academic year at a North Carolina public or private high school or a North Carolina community college.
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
  • Reside in one of 79 qualifying counties (see county list on the accompanying sheet, or at CFNC.org/goldenleaf).
  • Enroll at a qualifying UNC institution, or a North Carolina private non-profit college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student in the fall of 2015 (see listing of qualifying campuses on the accompanying sheet, or at CFNC.org/goldenleaf).
  • Demonstrate financial need. Students MUST submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for this scholarship.
  • Present a satisfactory record of academic achievement and community service. Extracurricular activities and information provided in a brief essay submitted by the applicant may be considered in determining recipients.
  • Submit an application.
For the purposes of this scholarship the value of real property owned by farm families will not be considered when determining financial need. Students in default on student loans and students who have already been awarded bachelor degrees at four-year colleges and universities are not eligible for this scholarship.
The Golden LEAF Scholarship application is available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf. The application deadline is March 1, 2015.
#04 - 2015 GL announcement - updated 010514.pdf


Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship
For the 13th consecutive year, the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo is awarding scholarships to local high school seniors through a scholarship program that focuses on teaching students about the dangers of underage drinking. Fifteen graduating seniors will be awarded $2,500.00 toward their college education through the 13th annual Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program. To qualify, students must have applied for full-time enrollment at a four-year university or college and return the 2015 application packet to the DeMayo Law Offices by March 23, 2015. Scholarships will be awarded based on the student’s submission, SAT scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, community service initiatives and extracurricular activities. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2015. See website for application: http://www.demayolaw.com/2015-demayo-scholarship-announcement/

Sergeant Major Douglas R. Drum (SGM) Memorial Scholarship Fund/The Bernard E. Dillon Vocational Skills Scholarship
The Sergeant Major Douglas R. Drum (SGM) Memorial Scholarship Fund was developed to honor the Founder and first National President of The American Military Retirees Association (AMRA). Scholarships are funded by donations to the American Military Retirees Foundation from AMRA members in honor of SGM Douglas R.Drum whose interest in and passion for education are honored by scholarships awarded in his name. SGM Drum had a sincere appreciation of education; and its use as a tool of transition for our youth and retirees. For more information on the Foundation use the 2014 Scholarship Fund link above.
Twenty-four scholarships are awarded annually, totaling $35,000. Applicants are divided into two categories - High School Seniors (Incoming College Freshmen) and Returning College Students (Sophomores to Seniors). Adult applicants (military retirees/spouses) may apply in the Returning College Student category. Identical scholarships are awarded for each category - one $5,000, one $2,500 and ten $1,000 scholarships. These scholarships are for students attending two or four year accredited, degree-granting colleges or universities.
In 2015 AMRA will award five $1,000 scholarships for vocational/technical training. Rules for these new scholarships will be basically the same as for collegiate scholarships. The new scholarships bring the total scholarships to be awarded in 2014 to $40,000 - all possible through the generosity of AMRA members. These new scholarships are named for AMRA Past National President Bernard E. Dillon who conceived the notion of growing the amount of scholarships AMRA could award by having the Association donate $1.00 of each member's dues to the scholarship fund. Subsequently, he encouraged the Association to create a Foundation that would raise funds to continually increase the number of scholarships that could be provided to military families, and later became the first President of the Foundation Board. Applications are due March 2nd, 2015.
See website for more details: http://amra1973.org/Scholarship/

Union Power Cooperative Scholarship Program
Union Power Cooperative sponsors a College Scholarship Program for local high school seniors. We award six $1,000 college scholarships: three for a 4-year accredited North Carolina university and three for a North Carolina community college. Students will be chosen from our five-county service area, which is made up of Union, Stanly, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, and Rowan Counties. Applications will be accepted through March 20, 2015, and winners will be notified in late May. All applicants for Union Power cooperative's scholarships must meet the following criteria:
You 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. See website for application: http://www.union-power.com/mainNav/myCommunity/collegeScholarships.aspx

CHARLOTTE HOUSING AUTHORITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The purpose of the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund (CHASF) is to provide scholarships for college, technical or vocation school to residents of housing owned or managed by the Charlotte Housing Authority (including the Housing Choice Voucher program).
LEON LEVINE SCHOLARSHIP
Provides scholarships to recipients of the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund (CHASF) who have demonstrated outstanding community service.MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY
To apply for the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship (CHASF), applicants must meet the following criteria

Be a resident of public housing owned or managed by the Charlotte Housing Authority (including the Housing Choice Voucher program) and be named as an occupant in the current lease for at least one year prior to the scholarship application deadline.
Applicants attending college, vocation or technical school for the first time must not be over 21 years of age as of September 1 of the school year for which the scholarship award is to be made.

Applicants already attending or who have previously attended a college, vocational or technical school must not be over 24 years of age as of September 1 of the school year for which the scholarship award is to be made.The 2015 application deadline is March 16, 2015. Once applications are received, a scholarship committee, appointed by The Foundation, will review the applications, conduct personal interviews, and select the recipients. See website for additional details: http://www.cha-scholarshipfund.org/scholarships/application-guidelines

Ellen Simmons Howes Prospective Educator Scholarship
The NC Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa is pleased to announce the Ellen Simmons Howes Prospective Educator Scholarship. This scholarship honors Ellen and her more than 20 years of service to Phi Delta Kappa. The Ellen Simmons Howes Prospective Educator Scholarship will be used to aid college students with financial needs as they pursue a degree in the field of education. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to four students, one from each of the four geographic areas [north, south, east and west] in North Carolina.
Applicants can complete their application at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T5UCS5ZRpoP2UtVLFAM8L4ehQnm225C0vkVwB5A-r9A/viewform​. The counselor for each applicant should complete the reference form found online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hIhEUi64clAytHg-EzZ5wArdKkTuJ5Rk0s8Vf18MOCc/viewform.
If you have questions about the Ellen Simmons Howes Prospective Educator Scholarship, please contact Cel St.Pierre, Foundation Committee Chair, at c.stpierre@cms.k12.nc.us<mailto:c.stpierre@cms.k12.nc.us>. The application deadline is midnight March 20th, 2015.

Students also are encouraged to visit the PDK International website to explore other scholarship opportunities for which they may qualify. Visit http://pdkintl.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards/prospective-educator-scholarships/ for Prospective Educator Scholarships sponsored by PDK Educational Foundation.

UNIDOS Scholarship
High school seniors with Hispanic heritage will want to consider applying for the UNIDOS Scholarship. The application is due midnight March 21, 2015. Scholarship winners would receive monetary funds towards their college education. Attached is the application to apply for this scholarship.
UNIDOS Application.doc


BiLo/Urban League Scholarship
Selections of the BI-LO scholarship winners are based on a number of factors. Recipients must excel academically, be involved in extracurricular activities, be accepted at an accredited college or university and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Unfortunately due to volume of applications only the scholarship award recipients will be notified in April. Recipients will be invited to an awards celebration by their local Urban League chapter. Scholarship checks will be mailed to the college or university chosen by the recipient in August. Applications are due March 21st, 2015.
2015_urban_league_scholarship_application_bilo.pdf



2015 Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship
Deadline:
March 31, 2015**
Maximum Award:
$2,500
Eligibility:
High school seniors
The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to honor Mrs. Scott who was among the 125 individuals who perished in Pentagon during the attacks by terrorists on the morning of September 11, 2001.
There will be three to five $2,500 scholarships awarded. These awards are one time awards.
There are three documents you need for the Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarship:
The Application, the Criteria Sheet and the Check List. They are all word documents.
Eligibility:
  • 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 starting at the beginning of the fall semester or quarter of 2015.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities
  • Combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $60,000
Judging:
The evaluation process of the applications involves four categories.
  • Need - 40%
  • Academics - 25%
  • Community services - 25%
  • Writing skill - 10%
Janice M Scott Checklist.doc
Janice M Scott Criteria Sheet.doc
JMSMSF_APPLICATION_FORM-1.doc


Rock Hound Scholarship
Moriarty's Gem Art is offering one student a $500 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2016 school year. If any alumni wins this scholarship, $500 will be given to the school the alumni graduated from.
Application Process
We love rocks! Everyone in our family studied geology, biology and other sciences in college.
Would you like to take part in the 2015 Rock Hound Scholarship? Just complete the following step:
Fill out this survey which has questions related to Science in School. Also answer the last essay question in the survey with 500 words or less.
Punctuation, grammar, clarity and organization will be considered during the evaluation process, as well as content.
To enter, fill out the survey and submit by 11:59pm on March 31st, 2016. Carefully review your application before you submit it. We recommend that you print a hard copy of your application to retain for your records. See website for additional details: http://www.tanzanitejewelrydesigns.com/scholarship/

April 2015
North Carolina Retail Merchants Association Scholarship
North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) is now calling for students working in retail, or with parents working in retail, to apply for scholarship money towards next year’s tuition. Altogether, $120,000 will be awarded to North Carolina students. Forty-eight awards valued at $2,500 each are available through NCRMA and its grocery division, the Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC). The awards are offered to high school and college students to support the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications and official transcripts must be received or postmarked by Monday, April 4, 2016. For more information or to apply for a scholarship, go to http://www.retailpaysforcollege.org.

The AIS Technology Scholarship
$500 Technology Scholarship
Eligibility:
- High School Senior graduating in 2015
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Acceptance to a technical school, community college, college or university
- Field of study must include one of the following: computer programming, web design, computer engineering, information systems, and networking
Application Requirements:
- Deadline April 4, 2014
- Email the following information to matts@aisimc.com
· Name
· School District
· High School
· Address
· Email Address
· Field of Study
· Briefly describe of your desire to enter the technology industry
- All applicants that meet the criteria will be placed in lottery with a drawing to be held on April 6th.
AIS Technology Scholarship.pdf


Asai Miller Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 30th​ of each year.
Notification Letters: Sent the third week in June of each year.
​Requirements: Eligible High School Students:
Must be a High School Senior
Must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
Must have a letter of acceptance from at least one college and/or university.
All eligible students must complete the scholarship application and submit an essay answering the question listed below:
1. “Why are you the best candidate for this scholarship and how will receiving this award assist you in completing your area of study?”​
The essay should include any pertinent information summarizing why you should be chosen to receive this award. Please provide detailed examples and address any areas of financial need.
*The essay must be at least 500 words in length, typed, Times New Roman 12 pt. font, 1 inch margins, and double spacedNotification: Winners are selected on the basis of criteria outlined above and will be notified by the committee. For more details, see website: http://www.theasaimillerscholarship.org/#!projects/c21kz

Sarah Scott Schofield Scholarship - Zetas of Charlotte
The Sarah Scott Schofield scholarship to help students achieve their academic dreams at colleges and universities, primarily in the Carolinas. Established in 2003, the scholarship program recognizes the achievements and potential of high school seniors in Mecklenburg County. The scholarship has been named to commemorate Soror Sarah Scott Schofield, a charter member of the Delta Zeta Chapter. See application below. Due April, 1st, 2015.
zetas.pdf


Student-View ScholarshipThe Student-View Scholarship is a unique opportunity for high school seniors. It is open to all students regardless of academic achievement or financial need.

  • Student Insights will award the following prizes: (Select your state below to apply)
    • One (1) individual prize of a $4,000 scholarship.
    • Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship.
    • Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each

DEADLINE: April 22, 2015
See website for more details: http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html

AFSA $20,000 High School Scholarship Contest
See website for details: http://www.afsascholarship.org/hsinformation.html
Due April 1st, 2015

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships
Named for the first African American to walk in space, ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships are available to 2015 graduating high school seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools. Four scholarships for two males and two females --- $5,000 each --- will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris, and ExxonMobil. Deadline for submissions is April 8, 2015. See application at: http://www.cgcs.org/domain/19

The State Employee's Credit Union - "People Helping People" Scholarship
The "People Helping People" high school scholarship program will provide a four-year college scholarship to a graduating senior from each of the 370+ traditional public and 3 charter high schools in North Carolina. Each will receive a $10,000 scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior attending one of the UNC System Universities. Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by the scholarship selection committee at each school. No individual "applications" are reviewed by the Foundation. Please see the Providence High School application below. It is due to Mrs. Obringer or Mrs. Walker by 2:15pm on April 1st, 2015.
SECU Foundation Providence Application.doc


FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest
Either Write a One-Page Business Plan, Make a Brief PowerPoint, or Make a Two-Minute Video about one of the following topics for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship:
  • How Student Organizations Could Use FormSwift
  • The Benefit of FormSwift to Schools & Colleges
  • Registration Documents That Should Be Online
  • How Volunteer Groups Could Use FormSwift
  • The Environmental Benefits of E-Signature/Paperless Documents

To be eligible:
1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or either a freshmen, sophomore or junior in college.
2. You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family.
3. You must be graduating high school or in college between the ages of 16 and 25.
4. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

Here is how you enter:
1. As mentioned above, either write a one-page business plan, make a brief PowerPoint, or make a two-minute video about one of the suggested topics.
2. Send your entry to jamie[at]formswift.com by April 30th, 2015 with the email subject line "FormSwift Scholarship Entry"
3. Make sure to include your full name, state, and date of birth within your submission.
We will notify and announce the winner on March 30, 2015. See website for more details: http://formswift.com/startup-scholarship

State Employees Association of North Carolina Scholarship Program
One of the outstanding benefits of SEANC membership is its scholarship program for active and associate members, their spouses and dependent children.
Membership in teachers' organizations or the State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) does not constitute eligibility for a SEANC Foundation scholarship. However, state and local government employees and retirees and state university system scholarship athletes are eligible to join SEANC if they so desire.
Find out more about the criteria from the SEANC scholarship brochure.
DEADLINE
Completed applications must be sent to your district scholarship chairperson postmarked no later than April 15.
APPLICATIONS
Click on the links below to access applications for the 2015-2016 school year:
See website for more details: http://www.seanc.org/membership/scholarship
SEANC.pdf

North Carolina Child Support Council Scholarship
1. At least one parent must be a member of the North Carolina Child Support Council or a client of the Child Support Program (through either Child Support services or Clerk of Court services).
2. Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and a graduating high school senior.
3. Applicant must have been accepted by a North Carolina school of higher learning: a College, University, Community College or Technical School. Applicant needs to attach a copy of the acceptance letter.
4. Applicant must have maintained an overall C average or above during his/her high school career.
5. Application must be postmarked no later than April 24, 2015. Final decisions will be made no later than May 1, 2015. The recipients will be recognized at the NC Child Support Conference in August 2015.
See website and application for more details:
2015 School Scholarship Application.doc

The Bridge Scholarship
The Bridge Scholarship is a four year financial aid package awarded annually to a high school senior, male or female, from any one of the high schools, public or private, located in Mecklenburg County. The Bridge Scholarship will be presented annually to the individual who can best present his or her need for financial aid in order to achieve a specific goal or participate in a particular program at any accredited college or university in the United States of America. There are no minimal requirements, academic, athletic or extracurricular; however, each applicant must be accepted to their chosen institution prior to the award of any financial aid. Applicants must present their intentions in a clear, concise and cogent manner that emphasizes the following attributes:
  • Balance
  • Character
  • Community
  • Creativity
  • Desire
  • Determination
  • Ethics
  • Goal-orientation
  • Hard Work
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Purpose
  • Resourcefulness
Application Process/Selection of Finalists Applicants will complete an official Bridge Scholarship application that can be downloaded and printed from this website. The application requires each applicant to submit standard personal information as well as a compelling justification for financial aid, utilizing whatever form, or combination of forms, they wish to present their plan and themselves to the Selection Committee. Applicants must prepare this portion of the application so that the Committee can clearly read, see or hear the intent, purpose and need of the applicant as long as they meet the following guidelines:
Written submissions must be typed, single spaced and cannot exceed five printed pages – including graphics, attachments, etc.
Audio/Video submissions can be no longer than three minutes and must be presented in a standard format (i.e. – VHS, DVD, Cassette, CD)
A combination of written submissions and alternative media will be accepted, using the same parameters described above.
Note that no audience will be given to applicants by the Committee at this stage.
All applications must be submitted by the designated annual deadline of April 15th, 2015. See website for application and more details: http://thebridgefoundation.net/scholarship/

2015 Good Neighbor Pharmacy Scholarship
AmerisourceBergen and select Good Neighbor Pharmacy locations have partnered to provide scholarships in a number of denominations to high school seniors looking to enter the healthcare industry. Please review the eligibility and application process below. Winners will be announced by June 15th, 2015.
Scholarship Awards
Seven different scholarships will be awarded in Virginia and North Carolina, in the following denominations:

Scholarship Amount
Qualifying State
Scholarships Available
$2,500
North Carolina
One Winner
$1,000
North Carolina
One Winner
Eligibility
Virginia and North Carolina high school seniors are eligible to apply for a scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year at participating Good Neighbor Pharmacy locations
To qualify, students must be attending their senior year of high school at the time of application submission. Senior students must graduate in the spring of 2015 and be enrolled in an accredited United States college on a full-time basis during the fall 2015 and spring 2016 terms. Scholarships will be applied to college tuition in the year that it was awarded.
Application Period: February 1, 2015 - April 11, 2015. All application forms and supporting documents must be received by your participating local Good Neighbor Pharmacy store.
The Application Process
Each applicant must complete a Student Application Form (Virginia Application / North Carolina Application). In addition, the student must provide the following materials with the completed application:
For any general questions regarding required documentation or participating stores, please contact us. See website for more details: http://www.mygnp.com/scholarship

Light on the Hill Society Scholarship - UNC only
Eligible applicants will be a first-year undergraduate African-American male or female, who has been admitted and plans to attend Carolina beginning fall 2015.
Applicants will be evaluated and selected by the LOTH scholarship committee. The committee will award:
  • Four (4) one-time $2,500 LOTH scholarships
  • Two (2) $2,000 LOTH Julius Peppers scholarships (renewable up to three years)
Scholars will be required to attend the LOTH Scholarship Awards Gala during the Black Alumni Reunion which is held during Homecoming each fall.
Recipients will be selected based upon the following criteria:
  • Excellent academic achievement
  • Strong community service involvement
  • Outstanding leadership qualities
  • Essay answers
Points to Remember

American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Program
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2018, 2017, 2016, or 2015); and, must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply. Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels may apply. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each; with multiple winners to be selected. Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student's first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student's choosing within the United States. In the event an underclassman is an award recipient, the monies will be held by the American College Foundation until the student completes high school and begins their higher education; at which time the awarded amount will be distributed.




Deadline, Selection, and Distribution

Application Deadline 2015 - 2016 (must be received by): April 1, 2015


Winners chosen May 15, 2015; and awards distributed: July 17, 2015.


Only one application per student, per award year will be accepted.


Only non-winners may reapply each subsequent year.


How to Apply

Visit our Registration Page to begin the application process.

The North Carolina Society of Accountants Scholarship
The NCSA established a tax exempt Scholarship Foundation as a vehicle to provide scholarships for deserving students who have indicated a desire to enter the profession of Accounting. Generally, a scholarship applicant is a High School senior, but he or she could be presently enrolled in the study of accounting at a College or University.
To be eligible, the applicant must
1. Be a resident of North Carolina
2. Enroll in an accredited school of higher education in North Carolina
3. Enroll with six (6) or more credits (per semester) in an accounting degree program
4. Show a firm intention to continue in the field of accounting
The selection criteria are weighted in two major areas. One is academic achievement and the second is financial need. Application is due April 15th, 2015. See application below.
NCAccountatns.pdf


The Harold McKnight Memorial Scholarship
The Harold McKnight Memorial Scholarship will recognize one senior from Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Lincoln, Stanly, Anson, or Montgomery County who plans to major in Engineering at an accredited engineering university in the state of North Carolina. The Harold McKnight Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Harold McKnight, PE. Born and raised in China Grove, NC, Harold graduated from NC State upon return from serving in WWII. Harold held a deep passion for his profession that led to the founding of McKnight & Smith, a mechanical engineering consulting practice in the Carolinas. Harold served his profession at all leadership levels of the NSPE – at the national, state, and local levels. He actively supported the engineering schools in our region and hired and mentored many graduates. This scholarship has been established to continue Harold’s legacy by fostering the education of and providing assistance to local students who share his passion for engineering.
ELIGIBILITY
  • The applicant must be a high school senior from Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Lincoln, Stanly, Anson or Montgomery County.
  • The applicant must be a rising college freshman accepted into an Engineering degree program at an accredited North Carolina college or university for the Fall 2015 semester
  • The applicant’s grade point average must be a minimum of 3.0 out of 4.0 on an unweighted scale.
THE AWARD
A $1000 one-time scholarship
THE DEADLINE
Applications must be postmarked by April 10, 2015
Harold McKnight Scholarship 2015.pdf

The Rameses Court Scholarship
PURPOSE: The Rameses Court #78 DOI of Charlotte was established to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolled in an institution of higher learning. Financial assistance is based on need, academic performance, and leadership potential ELIGIBILITY:1. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and above.2. Applicant must show proof of acceptance at an academic, vocational or technical school for post-secondary studies.3. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.4. Applicant must provide evidence of volunteer activities he/she has performed5. Applicant must have leadership potential as evidenced by school and/or community activities APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered for the Emma H. Dunlapp Scholarship given by Rameses Court #78, DOI, Charlotte, NC. Applicants must 1. Complete an application packet. The application packet includes a. A completed application form. b. An official high school transcript c. Three recommendation forms: from a teacher or other school official and from an employer, minister or other adult familiar with applicant's potential.d. Attach photograph to application. Photograph should be 3X5 wallet size. The photograph will not be returned 2. Use 300 words or more describing yourself, career goals and need for scholarship. See application below. Due April 24, 2015.


2015 ramese court scholarship application.docx


Dora R. Mason Scholarship
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Chapter of Las Amigas Incorporated is a service organization of Afro-American women who strive to provide community service throughout the city of Charlotte and the surrounding areas. This year we are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring a $500.00 scholarship in the name of our late co-founder Dora R. Mason. This scholarship will be used to help pay for your books during your freshmen year. Application below and due April 5th, 2015.
Dora_R_Mason_Scholarship_Packet2015.doc

When you fill out the application please make sure you have the following criteria and include the following information listed below:

CRITERIA & INFORMATION

Student must have an overall “C” (GPA 2.0) average or above

Student must attend a college/university, community college,
vocational/technical school or specialty school

Student must live in Mecklenburg County and/or surrounding Metro Area

Student must be African American

Attach a copy of your official transcript and a copy of your SAT/ACT scores
in a sealed envelope

Two letters of recommendation (Counselor/Teacher and a Community
Representative-such as an employer, pastor, community leader, etc.)

Complete the application in black ink or typed (which includes your
signature on the first page of the application packet)

Scholarship Statement

Copy of the acceptance letter from college/university, community college, vocational/technical school or specialty school

CCS Entrepreneur Scholarship
Deadline:
CCS, a Charlotte, NC based staffing agency awards (1) $1,000.00 scholarship to an Providence High School senior that will be pursuing higher education after graduation via 4 year, 2 year, or technical/trade school.
Eligibility Requirements:
· High School Senior
· Be accepted by a 4 year, 2 year or technical/trade school for 2015-2016.
· Transcript
· Essay
Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business or other organization. The entrepreneur develops a business model, acquires the human and other required resources, and is fully responsible for its success or failure.
Use this essay to describe any past/current personal entrepreneur experiences or future entrepreneur aspirations that you may have.
Due to Mrs. Obringer by April 24th, 2016.

Athletic Booster Club Scholarships
Attention Panther athletes! The PHS Athletic Booster Club is accepting applications for its five scholarships, each with a male and female beneficiary, for a total of ten scholarship winners. The application information is available on the PHS Athletic Booster Club’s website at www.cmsathleticzone.com/providence?id=853905-providence-booster-club.
NEW: you don’t have to be nominated by your coach – you can nominate yourself. Completed applications are due to the PHS Athletic Booster Club mailbox (located in the front office) by the end of school on Friday, April 17. Contact Margot Strickler at MargotVOS1@gmail.com if you have any questions.

May 2015
Fresh Start for Men Inc Scholarship
Due May, 27th 2015. See application below.
Fresh Start for Men Scholarship.pdf


North Carolina Chapter of Delta Upsilon Scholarship - (UNC and male only)
The North Carolina Chapter of Delta Upsilon places a great deal of importance on academic success, as we have a rich tradition of academic excellence, ranking third highest out of all IFC fraternities when it comes to GPA. With that being said, the brothers of Delta Upsilon have an understanding of not just the rigor of classes at UNC, but the financial burdens as well. For these reasons, the brothers of Delta Upsilon have made it their goal to help other great men reach their goal of attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Attached is the application for the Delta Upsilon Excellence Scholarship, a $1000 scholarship given to incoming male freshmen to UNC who demonstrate not only academic standing, but prove that they are excellent men all-around. Men who apply do NOT have to be interested in fraternity recruitment; this scholarship is available to all male students at UNC. Please complete and submit by May 1st, 2015. Send completed applications to:
Delta Upsilon Fraternity407 E. Rosemary St.Chapel Hill, NC 27514Or email to:cnr95@live.unc.edu
2015 Scholarship Application.docx



The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program
The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program, supported by a $1 million commitment from The Walt Disney Company, provides scholarships to high-achieving African American students in underserved communities across the country, and offers career readiness tools and resources necessary to help them realize their professional goals in the entertainment industry.

The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars will be selected based on a competitive application process administered by UNCF.

A detailed description of the scholarship opportunity and program are provided below.

Program Goals:

The goals of The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program are to help create a diverse pipeline of college educated professionals poised to assume fulfilling off-camera careers in entertainment, and to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities employed in the entertainment industry.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Underrepresented African American freshmen, enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university

  • Preference will be given to students attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)

  • Students must have a demonstrated financial need as verified by their college or university

  • Students must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Students must have an interest in pursuing an off-camera career in the entertainment industry (e.g. film, television, hospitality management, journalism, media production, digital media, etc.) as demonstrated by submission of an initial essay
See website for more details: https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/ec61cf31-2a85-41a7-9872-2cd05c4b0b55
Due May 5th, 2015

Charlotte Knights Healthcare Scholarship Program
The Charlotte Knights and Carolinas HealthCare System are dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the youth in our communities. In an effort to improve educational funding for high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, the Knights and Carolinas HealthCare System have committed to providing three (3) $1,000 college scholarships to local high school seniors.

ELIGIBILITY


  • 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 2015.

  • Cumulative un-weighted grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Minimum of a 1800 SAT score (based on 2400 scale) or 1200 SAT score (based on 1600 scale) or 26 ACT score.

  • Member of at least one sports team at your high school or related extracurricular activity.

  • Heavy involvement in the community or multiple hours of volunteer experience.

  • Must declare a major within the Healthcare Field or have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in a Healthcare Field.


APPLICATION PROCESS


  • Complete application includes the following items:


Application Form

(Note: Applicants must fill out all sections completely for consideration. Please submit application questions to the email or physical address below.)

Transcript

(Note: Transcripts are to be sent directly to The Charlotte Knights by your current/most recent academic institution, or if sent by the applicant, must be sent in a sealed envelope and stamped or signed by school official across the seal.)


Proof of Acceptance

(Note: Applicants must provide acceptance to an accredited institution of higher education.)


One Letter of Recommendation

(Note: Applicants must have faculty member, academic advisor, or a community leader who can attest to the applicant's capabilities. Recommendation letter may be submitted directly to The Charlotte Knights or, if submitted by the applicant, may be in a sealed envelope and signed by the writer's signature across the seal.)
Application is due May 1st, 2015. See website for more details: http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?ymd=20140113&content_id=66596346&sid=t494&vkey=team3
KnightsHealthcare.pdf



Charlotte Knights STEM Scholarship Program

The Charlotte Knights and Piedmont Natural Gas are committed to supporting education in our communities. To improve educational funding for high school students interested in pursuing a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), the Knights and Piedmont Natural Gas have committed to providing three (3) $1,000 college scholarships to local high school students.
ELIGIBILITY


  • 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 2015.

  • Cumulative un-weighted grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Minimum of a 1800 SAT score (based on 2400 scale) or 1200 SAT score (based on 1600 scale) or 26 ACT score.

  • Member of at least one sports team at your high school or related extracurricular activity.

  • Heavy involvement in the community or multiple hours of volunteer experience.
  • Must declare a major within the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or have demonstrated interest in pursing a career in these areas

APPLICATION PROCESS


  • Complete application includes the following items:


Application Form

(Note: Applicants must fill out all sections completely for consideration. Please submit application questions to the email or physical address below.)

Transcript

(Note: Transcripts are to be sent directly to The Charlotte Knights by your current/most recent academic institution, or if sent by the applicant, must be sent in a sealed envelope and stamped or signed by school official across the seal.)


Proof of Acceptance

(Note: Applicants must provide acceptance to an accredited institution of higher education.)


One Letter of Recommendation

(Note: Applicants must have faculty member, academic advisor, or a community leader who can attest to the applicant's capabilities. Recommendation letter may be submitted directly to The Charlotte Knights or, if submitted by the applicant, may be in a sealed envelope and signed by the writer's signature across the seal.)
Application is due May 1st, 2015. See website for more details: http://www.milb.com/documents/9/8/6/110919986/2015_The_Charlotte_Knights_STEM_Scholarship_Program_8lm1y3m9.pdf
KnightsSTEM.pdf


Marcella Welch Memorial Art Foundation
The Marcella Welch Memorial Art Foundation offers scholarships to young people enrolling in visual or performance art programs at an accredited four-year university or college. Marcella Welch was a world renowned mixed-media artist who freely shared her creative abilities with others. Her world was full of creating her next greatest creation, traveling the world to exhibit her artwork and teaching art workshops. In 2006 Marcella was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme grade IV. Marcella fought with so much courage and her indomitable sense of humor for 6 years; which was 5 1/2 years longer than the prognosis. She was a true fighter; nevertheless she passed away on September 15, 2012. It is our wish to continue Marcella’s legacy by offering scholarship money to deserving students. Application Deadline: May 31st, 2015
Requirements: Must be a High School Senior
Must have a declared Major in visual or performing arts.
Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Must have a letter of acceptance from at least one college and/or university
MWMAF Scholarship Application.pdf


Tonda Taylor Scholarship Fund

The annual Tonda Taylor Scholarship Fund of Time Out Youth Center. The Center will award two $1,500 scholarships. The Tonda Taylor Scholarship Fund of Time Out Youth was established in 2007 to provide financial support and encouragement to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) identified youth who are seeking to earn a two-year or a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of their choice. To download this year’s application, please visit this link. Applicants must identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer; high school senior or high school graduate; under the age of 21 as of May 8 of the year of application; and resident of Union, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, or York, SC. Applicants must be planning to enroll as a full-time, degree-seeking student at an accredited non-profit academic or vocational institution in the fall of the year of application.
Deadline for scholarship applications is May 8, 2015. Awards will be announced in June. To download the application, please visit this link. Please send completed applications and questions to O’Neale Atkinson, Director of Youth Programs, at oatkinson@timeoutyouth.org or call 704-344-8335.

Matthew Tennyson Wanke Scholarship - Two $2500 scholarships
Application requirements:
1. Recipient must be a graduating Senior at Providence High School and must have been a student at Providence for a minimum of two years.
2. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative weighted grade point average of a 3.0 or higher at the end of the first semester of their Senior year.
3. Recipient must attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school.
4. Recipient must have participated in extracurricular activities and been involved in community service.
5. Financial need may be considered in the selection of the scholarship recipient.
6. Scholarship will be awarded without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, or national origin.
Please complete the below application. All materials for this scholarship are due to Mrs. Obringer or Mrs. Walker in School Counseling Services by May 14st, 2015.
Matthew Tennyson Wanke Scholarship.doc


Elizabeth Anne Reid Memorial Scholarship - One $500 scholarship
Application requirements:
1. Recipient must be a graduating Senior at Providence High School and must have been a student at Providence for a minimum of two years.
2. Recipient must have a minimum unweighted cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 at the end of the first semester of their Senior year.
3. Preference will be given to applicants who have been involved in community service.
4. Financial need will be considered, giving preference to students who may fail between the cracks of traditional financial aid programs.
5. Recipient must attend an accredited four-year college or university located in North Carolina.
Please complete the below application. All materials for this scholarship are due to Mrs. Obringer or Mrs. Walker in School Counseling Services by May 14th, 2015.
Elizabeth Reid Memorial.doc


Tacy Anna Memorial Scholarship - One $500 scholarship
Application requirements:
1. Recipient must be a graduating Senior at Providence High School and must have been a student at Providence for a minimum of two years.
2. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 or at the end of the first semester of their Senior year.
3. Recipient must have the intention of earning at least a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Preference shall be given to students attending North Carolina State University.
4. Preference will be given to female applicants.
5. Recipient must have participated in extracurricular activities and been involved in community service.
6. Financial need may be considered in the selection of the scholarship recipient.
Please complete the below application. All materials for this scholarship are due to Mrs. Obringer or Mrs. Walker in School Counseling Services by May 14th, 2015.
Tacy Anna Memorial Scholarship.doc


Charlotte Alumni Chapter of North Carolina Central University Alumni Scholarship - NCCU Only
The Charlotte Alumni Chapter of North Carolina Central University will award a scholarship to an incoming NCCU Freshman. Go to
www.nccucharlotte.org, click the Scholarship link and print the application or see application below. The application deadline is Friday, May 15, 2015.
North Carolina Central University Charlotte Alumni Scholarship.pdf


Betsy Y. Justus Scholarship

The Betsy Y. Justus NCTA Founders Scholarship was established in memory of NCTA's founding CEO. Following her death in the summer of 2011, NCTA launched a scholarship to support young women in North Carolina who are pursuing an academic and career path in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), with an emphasis on technology and engineering. Every year, two students will be selected to receive the $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year) and a personal computer provided by Lenovo.

Eligibility:

  • Rising 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 engineering

Application Process: complete application includes the following five items.

  • Application + Essay Questions (see link to form below)
  • Transcript (Note: Transcripts to be sent directly to NCTA by your current/most recent academic institution, or if sent by the applicant, must be sent in a sealed envelope and stamped or signed by school official across the seal.)
  • Proof of Acceptance (Note: Applicants must provide acceptance as a rising freshman, re-entry or transfer student at an accredited institution of higher education in North Carolina)
  • Letter of Recommendation (Note: Applicant must have faculty member, academic advisor, or a community leader who can attest to the applicant’s capabilities submit a recommendation letter directly to NCTA, or if sent by the applicant, must be in a sealed envelope and signed by writer across the seal.
Click HERE to complete 2015 Application Form. Applications are due May 31st, 2015.

THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS - CHARLOTTE PROFESSIONALS CHAPTER (NSBE-CP)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.)
“Making A Difference” Scholarship Program 2015
Award Components: One (1) $500.00 scholarship awarded to the student selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Criteria:
1.Applicant must be a Mecklenburg County School District resident.
2.Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award.
3.Applicant must demonstrate positive-impact involvement - consistent with significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement, determined through letters of recommendation.

Application Process:
Applicant must submit the following items:
1.Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)
2.Letter of application addressed to the Scholarship Committee. The letter should contain a brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.
3.Two (2) letters of recommendations from choice of high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individual with significant knowledge of applicant’s experience and involvement.
4.One (1) letters of recommendations for Community Service volunteering.
5.An official and recent high school transcript with cumulative grade point average and a class standing/rank.
6.Personal Essay. In your essay, please answer the question on the enclosed essay form.
How have you made a positive difference?
Deadline for the application is Friday, May 29th 2015, 5:00 pm Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. See application below.

2015 NSBECP Schl Final.pdf




The Fallen Linemen Foundation Scholarships
The Fallen Linemen Foundation has established a scholarship program for children of linemen and for students entering into the Electrical Linemen Program. Scholarship funds will assist the students with tuition, fees, books and other related expenses. Three $1000 scholarships will be offered to qualifying students to pursue their education in a secondary school, and two $1000 scholarships will be offered to qualifying students enrolled in an Electrical Linemen Program. For more information, go to http://www.fallenlinemenfoundation.com/ and click on Scholarship Program. The scholarship application deadline is May 31st, 2015.

June 2015
Lift Parts Express Scholarship
Due June 30th, 2015
Must be enrolled by Fall of 2014. Must have a 3.0 or higher. Must answer essay prompt on website:
http://www.forkliftpartstexas.com/forkliftparts.php

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship - $1000
How to Enter
Write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education.
Essay due June 1, 2015
Email your essay and other required information to scholarships@athleticscholarships.net.
Who is Eligible
  • Must be a current or former athlete at the high school or college level.
  • Must be a current college student or high school senior entering college.
What to Include
  • Your Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Post Address
  • University
  • Intended Major
  • Year to Graduate College
  • Phone Number
  • Brief Personal Bio
  • Your Essay
Questions

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship
This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http://www.fashion-schools.org/ and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it. Deadline is June 1st, 2015.

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship
This is the 4th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. Deadline is June 1st, 2015.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 9th year.
We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
Scholarship Deadline - June 10, 2016
Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on our site.

BigSun Scholarship
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
How to Apply
Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:
How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
Has your participation influenced your career goals?
Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
Deadline June 19, 2015.
Who is eligible? All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.
Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.
How to submit All essay submissions should be sent to:
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July 2015
Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law are proud to support the disabled students of America with the launch of their Semi-Annual Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, awarded in both the Spring & Fall Semesters to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree.
As a personal injury law firm, our attorneys frequently represent families who are coping with the aftermath of serious injuries and disabling impairments. We observe firsthand the unique challenges that disabled men and women face and see the strength and perseverance necessary to overcome expectations.As part of our efforts to give back to the disabled community, Auger & Auger is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship, given twice a year, to assist with tuition and expenses at a qualifying undergraduate institution.
Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application and essay they provide.
Deadline for Applications: Fall Semester- July 31st Spring Semester- November 30th
Applicant Requirements
  • Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Applicants must submit an official high school transcript.
To apply for the Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, please fill out our online application at http://www.augerlaw.com/disabled-scholar-award/

Colleges Sports Recruiting Scholarship
What to Write
Write about a time you were the leader in an important moment on the field or in your community. Describe what you did and what you learned from that experience. The essay needs to be written in 1,000 words or less.
Who is Eligible
  • Any current of former student athlete. You do not need to be a college athlete to apply.
  • Current or future college students *High School seniors who will be attending college are eligible.
How to Apply
Email your essay along with your name, college or university, year of graduation and contact information (so we can notify the winner) to leadership@collegesportsscholarships.com
All entries are due by July 1st of 2015
See website for more details: http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com/scholarship.htm

Balanced Man Scholarship - North Carolina State University Only
The NC State chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is offering 3 one-time scholarships in the amounts of $1000, $500, and $250 to incoming freshmen men for the 2015 academic year. SigEp is a leadership organization that will award over $225,000 at 200 campuses across the country through the Balanced Man Scholarship. Our mission is to build Balanced Men and our goal is to reward men who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body, as we believe they are two ideals essential to leading a balanced life.
To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students must submit an application by July 1st, 2015 and enroll, full-time, at NC State for the 2015 Fall term. Applicants can apply online at: NCSUSigEp.com

September 2014

Morehead-Cain Scholarship - University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill The Morehead-Cain scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill is the oldest, most prestigious merit scholarship program in the United States. The Morehead-Cain selects scholars based on four criteria: moral force of character, scholarship, physical vigor, and leadership. Annually, Providence High School is given the opportunity to endorse two worthy students that best embody the four criteria Morehead-Cain is searching for. The application deadline for the Morehead-Cain is October 1st Please bring your resume' (including a list of your academic and extracurricular achievements, and SAT/ACT scores to Mrs. O'Boyle or Mrs. Brown in Student Services no later than September 19th, 2014. You must also complete your undergraduate application to UNC Chapel Hill by the October 15th deadline.


The Park Scholarship - North Carolina State University
The Park Scholarship is one of the most prestigious undergraduate merit scholarships in the nation. The Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to NC State based on their accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. This year, NC State will award 40 Park Scholarships with two-thirds designated for NC residents. This four year award is valued at about $98,000 for North Carolina residents and included tuition; books, fees; personal expenses, a personal computer; educational trips; retreats; seminars; and enrichment grants for research, service, and international projects. For details about the programs extraordinary opportunities, visit their website at www.park.ncsu.edu. Please bring your resume' (including a list of your academic and extracurricular achievements, and SAT/ACT scores) to Mrs. O'Boyle or Mrs. Brown in Student Services no later than September 19th, 2014. You also must apply to NC State no later than November 1, 2014.


QuestBridge 2014 National College Match Program
Offers full four-year college match scholarships covering the full cost of tuition, room, and board, often worth more than $200,000. High school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and who come from households earning less than $60,000 annually for a typical family of four are invited to apply. To learn more about the selection criteria, visit the “Who We’re Looking For” page on the website at www.questbridge.org. It is free to apply online and the deadline for application is September 26, 2014.


October 2014

Levine Scholarship - University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The Levine Scholars Program is UNC Charlotte’s most prestigious merit scholarship program that was established in 2009 by benefactors Sandra and Leon Levine. Fifteen Levine Scholarships are awarded each year to extraordinary high school seniors based on scholarship, ethical leadership and civic engagement. Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNCC for the fall term immediately after graduation. They anticipate that successful candidates will have a GPA of 3.8-4.0 (unweighted) and a score 1900-2400 on the three combined sections of the SAT or 29-36 on the ACT composite. Students should demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained intellectual curiosity, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that will carry students through college and beyond. Students must be nominated by their current high school by October 15th, 2014. Please visit levinescholars.uncc.edu for more information. If you would like to be nominated please bring your resume’ (including a list of your academic and extracurricular achievements, and SAT/ACT scores) to Mrs. O’Boyle or Mrs. Brown in Student Services no later than October 1, 2014.


Danforth Scholars - Washington University in St. Louis
Danforth Scholars may receive full- or partial-tuition scholarships. The scholarship is renewed each year for the duration of the degree program, provided the scholar progresses academically and upholds the high standards of character required of scholars. The Program is open to prospective graduate or undergraduate students applying to Washington University. Undergraduates must be nominated to receive consideration. All students admitted to graduate study at Washington University will be automatically considered for a graduate Danforth Scholarship. This is a merit-based program, but need will be considered as part of the award process. The Danforth Scholars Selection Committee, composed of university faculty and friends, will consider all nominations individually and in detail. To be considered for this prestigious award, a student must be nominated by an individual who has substantive knowledge of the student's accomplishments and goals. In addition to outstanding academic performance, the committee in interested in activities that illustrate the candidate's exceptional commitment to community service, high moral character, and similar qualities that exemplify the Danforths' legacy at Washington University. The selection committee finds it helpful to learn of specific examples of leadership, academic, and personal achievements that set this student apart from his or her peers. Each summer a call for nominations goes out to high school guidance counselors.Nominations are due by October 15, 2014. If you would like to be nominated please bring your resume’ (including a list of your academic and extracurricular achievements, and SAT/ACT scores) to Mrs. O’Boyle or Mrs. Brown in Student Services no later than October 1, 2014.


STEAM Youth Achievement Award
This prestigious award will be presented to an outstanding African-American or African Mecklenburg high school Senior who is planning a career in one of the STEAM areas with a passion for creativity, innovation, problem-solving, and community service . He or she must have a solid academic record and plans to attend a four-year college, with clear career goals in mind. This year's selection will include a competition. Please see the following form for additional information. If you would like to be nominated please bring your resume’ (including a list of your academic and extracurricular achievements, and SAT/ACT scores) to Mrs. O’Boyle or Mrs. Brown in Student Services no later than October 1, 2014. Nominations are due by October 24th, 2014.
http://prideawards.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2015-Lowes-Pride-Awards-Nomination-Forms.pdf


AES Engineer Consultants Scholarship
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Amount of award: $500.00 Deadline for entry: October 6, 2014 Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year. See website for more details: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Annual International High School Essay Contest
Awards: Four College Scholarships 1st Scholarship: $3,000; 2nd Scholarship: $2,000; 3rd Scholarship: $1,000; 4th Scholarship: $500
Eligibility: The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors Contest closes October 24th, 2014
For additional details visit: http://www.oppf.org/essay-contest.asp


Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship Program
The Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of North Carolina who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. Thirteen $5,000 scholarships are awarded. Applications are due on Oct. 26th, 2014.
Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in North Carolina; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a resident of the State of North Carolina; and
  • Be a United States citizen
https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_northcarolina.cfm


Wendy’s
Wendy's wants applications from both male and female student athletes who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and within their communities. Eligibility for application is limited exclusively to men and women whose senior year of high school is the 2014–2015 academic year, who have at least a “B” grade average, and participate in at least one of 27 sports. We want to hear from all student athletes who work hard, are dedicated, and have become role models for underclassmen. Deadline: October 3rd, 2014 Award: Winners receive $10,000 for their high school and a $500 Wendy’s gift card. Twelve national finalists receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman Awards Ceremony and college Heisman Memorial Trophy Award weekend festivities in December. www.wendysheisman.com


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
50 students are National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000; 200 students are Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000. Requirements: Demonstrated leadership, commitment to community, academic achievement, activities, service. Due Date: October 31, 2015 Apply: www.coca-colascholars.org


Belk Scholarship - Davidson College
The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship is one of our nation's most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarships. The program is built around our belief that, as a Belk Scholar, you possess unique talents that should be recognized and nurtured. This award is your comprehensive cost (tuition, fees, room and board) and two $3000 summer stipends. Up to six scholarships are awarded per year. If you would like to be nominated please bring your resume’ (including a list of your academic and extracurricular achievements, and SAT/ACT scores) to Mrs. O’Boyle or Mrs. Brown in Student Services by October 1, 2014 if you are interested in being nominated for this scholarship..Nominations are due by October 24th, 2014. For additional Davidson scholarships visit: http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/financial-aid/scholarships/nomination-scholarships


U. S. Senate Youth Scholarship
North Carolina’s United States Senators, Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, have announced that the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has begun its statewide selection process. Information may be found at http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/. The United States Senate Youth Program is a scholarship program that provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in history, political science or public service. Two students will be selected as winning delegates for North Carolina and will spend a week in Washington, D.C., March 7-14, 2015, experiencing our national government in action. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. North Carolina applications are available and the application period will be open until October 12, 2014. Eligibility requirements and application information can be found at http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/ . For additional information, please visit the website provided or contact Michelle McLaughlin at michelle.mclaughlin@dpi.nc.gov .


Golden Door Scholarship
Golden Door scholarship recipients will receive funding to cover tuition (less other scholarships), room, and board for a four-year degree. Golden Door scholars will also have access to mentors, internships and other career-building opportunities. Please review the important information below prior to submitting your GDS application.
  • Applicants must be eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
  • Applications received after midnight EST on 10/02/14 will not be considered.
  • Applicants are encouraged to explore and apply for other scholarships in addition to the Golden Door scholarship.
  • Click here for the answers to other important FAQs.
  • Please visit the following website for additional details: http://www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now.html


Ryan White Scholarships
In memory of Ryan White and the advocacy work he did to inspire hope, scholarships will be awarded to students who best demonstrate how they will utilize their education to make an impact on society and to inspire a sense of hope and inspiration within in their community. Three scholarships will be awarded this year at the 5th Annual Evening of Hope and Inspiration on November 15, 2014: a first place scholarship of $1,500 and two runner up scholarships for $250. Ryan's mother, Jeanne White-Ginder, will present the recipients with their scholarship award at the event. Many thanks to MedExpress for their sponsorship of this year's scholarships. Any student residing in North Carolina that is currently accepted and enrolled in a college or continuing education program is eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide unrestricted funds that may be applied toward tuition, housing, supplies, or other education-related expenses. The deadline for applications is Thursday, October 23, 2014. You may access more information about the scholarship, including the application, by clicking on the link differentroadshome.org


Univision 40' Nuestra Juventud
"Nuestra Juventud," Univision 40's Scholarship Program recognizes the academic achievements and leadership qualities among Hispanic High School Seniors (12th grade) in the WUVC-Univision 40 viewing area. Eligiblity: Candidates must be entering the 12th grade, must be applying to a college/university in the fall of 2015 and must be of Hispanic descent. Criteria: The winners will be chosen based on Leadership, Academic Achievement, Hardship and Character. Application process: Candidates must submit a copy of the school transcripts; a completed application; answers to the questions below (max. three pages may be used to answer the questions) and a clear picture, all in one packet. Scholarship Award: All scholarship awards will be sent directly to the college/university. Failure to enroll in the Fall 2015 will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.Note: Faxed applications and transcripts will NOT be considered. Application Deadline - October 30, 2014 Download the application - http://thencshp.org/programs/nc-hispanic-college-fund/univision-40-nuestra-juventud-scholarship/


November 2014

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program
At a minimum, applicants must:
  • Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2015
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2015
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant
APPLICATION TIMELINE: Phase 1 of the application opens late August 2014 and closes in early November 2014. All applicants will be notified regarding their Phase 1 application status in mid-November. Scholarship recipients will be notified in late February 2015. To learn more about the College Scholarship Program and to complete an application, visit: http://www.jkcf.org/
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The Megan Meier Foundation Scholarship

The Megan Meier Foundation is seeking high school seniors that have made a positive impact in regards to issues of bullying and cyberbullying in their own school environment and community. Our hope is to honor students that, like our Foundation, aim to bring awareness, education and promote positive change to children, parents, and educators in response to the ongoing bullying and cyberbullying in our children's daily environment.
Due Nov. 7th, 2014 Visit website for more details: http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/megan-meier-memorial-scholarship.html



Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
To be eligible for the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award a student must:
1) Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work
2) Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater
3) A student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline.
4) A student must submit an essay on the topic prior to the deadline - Nov. 29th, 2014.
http://www.bbgcommunications.info/communications/article/32.ph



Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program - University of Notre Dame

The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, a merit-based scholarship and leadership development program at the University of Notre Dame for students who are passionate about making a difference in the world.
Benefits of the Program include:
  • A four-year merit scholarship award of $25,000 per year toward the cost of attendance at Notre Dame
  • Four funded Summer Enrichment experiences: Wilderness Leadership, Social Justice, Global Inquiry, and Professional Venture
  • A community of scholars, with special events and activities throughout the academic year
  • Guidance and support from dedicated Program staff and faculty mentors
We are looking for current high school seniors who meet our selection criteria and encourage you and your student to read the scholar bios on our website to learn more about the students who have been selected for our Program. If you have a student you would like to nominate, please consider encouraging him or her to apply for our Program even if the University of Notre Dame is not currently his or her top college choice. For complete information on the Notre Dame admissions process, please visit Notre Dame Admissions. The application deadline for our Program is November 15, 2014. Please direct your nominee to our website to begin the application process. Nominees for The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program may apply to the University in either Early Action or Regular Decision. Note: New this year, a student applying Early Action to Notre Dame may not apply to any other college or university in their binding Early Decision process.

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship - UNC

The Creative Writing Program and the Department of English of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are pleased to announce the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, which offers full four-year financial support to one incoming freshman per year. Thomas Wolfe Scholarship applicants must apply simultaneously to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the October 15, 2014 EARLY admission deadline and must meet all academic requirements for EARLY admission. Scholarship applications are due by November 15th, 2014. These are two distinct application processes and require different forms and separate mailings. See website for application and additional information:http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/tws


Robertson/Duke Scholars Program - UNC/Duke University

This year’s Robertson Scholars Leadership Program application for high school students will be available online beginning October 1, 2013 to complete and submit by November 15, 2014. The Robertson Scholars online application supplements the student’s admissions application(s) to Duke and/or UNC-Chapel Hill. All students who wish to be considered for the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program are strongly encouraged to complete our online application. While all students who apply to Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill are automatically considered for merit scholarships, completing the Robertson Scholars online application is the only way to ensure that the student’s materials will be reviewed by our selection committee. The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program seeks students who have demonstrated the passion and potential to become great leaders in college and beyond. Our hope is that all Robertson Scholars will play significant and impactful roles in their communities and society, today and in the future. For more information visit: http://robertsonscholars.org/


Jefferson Scholars Program - University of Virginia

The program currently supports 117 Jefferson Scholars in residence at the University of Virginia. Intended to cover the entire cost of attendance for four years at the University of Virginia, the Jefferson Scholars’ stipend includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses. Awarded solely on the basis of merit, Jefferson Scholarships are granted to candidates who have undergone a rigorous selection process. No one may apply for a Jefferson Scholarship directly. For the regional competitions, a prospective Jefferson Scholar must be nominated by his/her school. Please see Mrs. Brown or Mrs. O'Boyle in Student Services by Nov. 21st, 2014 if you are interested in being nominated for this scholarship. For more information visit:
http://www.jeffersonscholars.org/undergraduate_program/the-jefferson-scholarship/

EC Scholars - East Carolina University

The EC Scholars Award is the most prestigious scholarship offered at East Carolina University. Students wishing to be considered for the EC Scholars Award will first need to be accepted into the Honors College.
Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation only. Students wishing to be considered for admission into the Honors College or any of its programs first need to meet minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:
  • Submit a completed application for undergraduate admission to East Carolina University by the priority deadline of November 15, 2014.
  • Meet the following minimum criteria within both the standardized test and high school achievement categories:
  • o Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 and/or minimum weighted GPA of 4.0
  • o Minimum mathematics/critical reading combined SAT score of 1200 and/or minimum ACT composite score of 27 (super scoring is permitted for both tests)
Students who meet the above criteria will receive an invitation by mail within the ECU acceptance packet to complete the Honors College application online through Pirate Port. The postmarked deadline for submitting the completed Honors College application and all associated materials is December 15, 2104. The Honors College acknowledges receipt of completed Honors College applications online through Pirate Port. See website for more details: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/ecscholars/prospective_application-process.cfm

ALICOM Technical Scholarship

The ALICOM Technical Scholarship is open to students attending a public or private University in the United States pursuing degrees in Information Technology or a related technology/security field. Applicants must meet following criteria: U.S. citizen‚ student attending community college or business school in the above-mentioned fields. Must submit proof of enrollment or plans to enroll in said program.
  • Proof of University enrollment.
  • Most recent transcripts.
  • The ALICOM Technical Scholarships is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses.
  • A check for $500 will be made payable to the award recipient’s university to cover these expenses.
  • All applicants must complete the downloadable application from this page and submit a 1000 word essay on one of the following subjects; Cyber Warfare, Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Security, Future of Information Technology, or Information Technology Research & Development.
  • Failure to include all required materials will result in immediate rejection of the application.
Go to website for application: http://alicominc.com/scholarships
Please email your completed application and essay by November 1, 2014 to: scholarships@alicominc.com
Please mail your official transcripts by December 1, 2014 to:
Alicom Technical Student Scholarship
Attention: Marie Meza
3108 State Rt 59, Suite 124-380
Naperville, IL 60564
The ALICOM Technical Student Scholarship recipient will be notified of the selection on or about December 15‚ 2014. Non-winning applicants will not receive individual notification. Scholarship recipient will also be posted on this page.


Women's Transportation Seminar Scholarship

WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. Each year the Charlotte Metro Chapter of WTS solicits applications for local and national scholarships. All scholarship applications, national or local, must go through a local chapter in order to be considered. The WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter is currently seeking applicants for the 2014 Transportation YOU scholarship and would like to provide this opportunity to CMS students. Please share this information with your students. I highly encourage female high school seniors with an interest in the field of transportation to apply to this scholarship opportunity. The scholarship is competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. For more information, please contact me, see the attached scholarship application or visit the WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter website: http://www.wtsinternational.org/charlottemetro/scholarships/
Applications must be submitted to the WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter Scholarship Chair:
Sierra Haynes
Parsons Brinckerhoff
121 W. Trade Street, Suite 1950
Charlotte, NC 28202
e-mail: haynessi@pbworld.com
Phone: 704-342-8467
The deadline for receipt of applications by our local chapter is Monday, November 10, 2014. Submission of applications via email is encouraged.



December 2014



National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Award

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2014. Students are encouraged to apply online atwww.NFIB.com/YEA beginning October 1, 2014, and may apply until December 18, 2014.


Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2014 competition
  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The Most Valuable Student scholarship deadline is December 5, 2014. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. address. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. Additional information and scholarships for Elk members dependents: http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfmhttp://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm



Teen Health Connection - Johnston Ziegler Scholarship

The Johnston Ziegler Youth Leadership Award is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes a local high-school senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, advocacy or service for adolescents. The selected youth will receive a $1,000 educational scholarship to the college or university of his or her choice. Application is due December 1st, 2014. Visit their website for the application: http://www.teenhealthconnection.org/index.php/resources/adolescent/johnston-ziegler-yla



Rock Hound Scholarship

Moriarty's Gem Art is offering one student a $500 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2015 school year. If any alumni wins this scholarship, $500 will be given to the school the alumni graduated from.
Application Process
We love rocks! Everyone in our family studied geology, biology and other sciences in college.
Would you like to take part in the 2014 Rock Hound Scholarship? Just complete the following step:
Fill out this survey which has questions related to Science in School. Also answer the last essay question in the survey with 500 words or less.
Punctuation, grammar, clarity and organization will be considered during the evaluation process, as well as content. To enter, fill out the survey and submit by 11:59pm on Dec 25th, 2014. Carefully review your application before you submit it. We recommend that you print a hard copy of your application to retain for your records. See website for additional details: http://www.tanzanitejewelrydesigns.com/scholarship/


Inspiring the Next Civic Generation: $36,000 Award for Jewish Teen Leaders

Know a socially-minded teen with a passion for repairing the world? The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is seeking nominations of Jewish teens with exceptional community service/social change projects that embody the value of tikkun olam, repairing the world. Nominations for the Awards present an opportunity for educators, civic leaders, and teen mentors to acknowledge Jewish teens whose thoughtful approach to making a difference is creating meaningful change, whether locally, nationally, or globally. The Helen Diller Family Foundation will recognize up to 15 recipients for its 2015 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards with $36,000 each. Community members can nominate young leaders now through December 14, 2014 using a simple online form on www.DillerTeenAwards.org. All Jewish teen volunteers who are 13 to 19 years old at the time of nomination are eligible. Since 2007, this annual program of the Helen Diller Family Foundation has recognized 55 Jewish teens with nearly $2 million to further their volunteer projects and education. For questions, contact dillerteenawards@sfjcf.org or (415) 512-6432. Deadline for nominations is December 14, 2014.


University of Dayton - Dayton, OH
If you are applying to the University of Dayton, please see Mrs. O'Boyle or Mrs. Brown by Dec. 1st, 2014 regarding a scholarship opportunity.

Regency Beauty Institute Scholarships

Creative? Now is the time to show off your talent. Enter our high school makeover contest for your chance to be awarded one of four $5,000 scholarships.
Enter for your chance to win. This year we have two themes to inspire your self-makeover: halloween and holiday. Design a look. Snap a picture. And submit it via our scholarship app. The scholarship contest is available to high school seniors and runs from October 1 through December 4. Winners will be announced mid-December. See website for more details: http://www.regency.edu/gocosmo/scholarship/


January



The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS)
Amount: Full Ride
Deadline: January 14, 2015
Description: Scholarship award provides financial support for the cost of an undergraduate education in any academic discipline. These awards are renewable for Gates scholars who maintain a satisfactory academic progress. Students are eligible for consideration if they are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED; enrolling for the first time as a freshman in fall 2014; have demonstrated leadership abilities; meet the federal Pell Grant criteria. A complete application packet includes all three required forms – Nominee Personal Information Form, Nominator Form, and Recommender Form, and postmark by January 14, 2015. Interested students are strongly advised to have all parts completed online at www.gmsp.org



OCA Scholarship
Click here to apply for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) Scholarship. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. When completing the APIASF application, check the box on tab 10 (certification) that says: "I grant permission to APIASF to share my contact information with other non-profit organizations for consideration regarding other scholarship opportunities.” OCA will notify applicants if they’ve been selected for an OCA scholarship, APIASF will notify applicants if they have been selected for the APIASF scholarship.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria
  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
  • Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2014.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted).
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15.
Depending on applicants’ qualifications for any of the OCA Scholarships, scholarship winners may be announced between May and June. OCA will only notify recipients chosen for the scholarship through e-mail or phone, please make sure that you include a valid e-mail address or working phone number. See website for more details:http://www.ocanational.org/?page=Programs_ScholarApp



Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Students are asked to write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Students should use at least five varied sources such as newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews, including one non-internet source, to address the following topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a United States elected official that took place during or after 1956. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level. Essays are due January 5th, 2015. Enter online at:
http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Contest-Information-and-Topic-Guidelines.aspx



National MS Society Scholarship Program
The National MS Society, Scholarship Program will begin accepting applications on October 1, 2014 - January 15, 2015. MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. The National MS to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. The National MS Society raises funds to support scholarships, establishes award criteria and directs the evaluation of all applications. See website and brochure below for more details.http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support/Insurance-and-Financial-Information/Financial-Resources/Scholarship-Program/Scholarship-Program-Information



NCSHP's 2015-2016 NC Hispanic College Fund
The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals established this charitable fund at Triangle Community Foundation to benefit Hispanic students in North Carolina. The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $2,500. Scholarships recipients are recent graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background. Recipients of a NC Hispanic College Fund scholarship must enroll in a degree program at a community college or a 2 or 4 year college/university and be committed to public service and community development.
Selection Criteria
· Graduate of a NC high school within the past 2 years
· A four-year cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
· 2 letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, principal, pastor, employer, or other community leader
· An official high school transcript
· Personal statement (500 words)
Application deadline - January 15, 2015 Click here to download the application - http://thencshp.org/programs/nc-hispanic-college-fund/



GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. 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 and graduate 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.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
  • o demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • o demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • o demonstrate financial need;
  • o be citizens of the United States of America;
  • o be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015 are also eligible.
  • o plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2015-2016 academic year.
In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar or download a GE-Reagan Foundation Program flyer here Qualified candidates may apply online starting October 13, 2014 through January 8, 2015 or until 25,000 applications are submitted, whichever comes first. To be considered for this award, candidates must complete the secure online application and all of its components prior to the deadline. Deadline extensions will not be granted, and incomplete applications will be disqualified. Materials submitted in hard copy prior to the semifinalist stage will not be considered and will be discarded. Only the first 25,000 completed applications will be considered.


Burger King Scholars

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are residents of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a cumulative high school 2.5 GPA and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2014-2015 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic record and participation in school and community activities. Due January 10th, 2015. Only the first 50,000 submitted applications will be processed. See website for more details:http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram




February 2015

Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

The Gallery Collection's 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest, now is the time. Once again, we are offering students a chance to win $10,000 towards their education plus a $1,000 award for their school! Entering the contest is easy! Entrants must submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The entrant with the best design will win a $10,000 scholarship and have his/her design made into an actual card to be sold in our line. Submissions accepted April 14th, 2014-Feburary 18th, 2015. Click the link above to get more information.


WACE 12th Annual National Co-Op Scholarship

WACE will award 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total of $4 million to high school Seniors who plan to participate in a college cooperative educations at one of their nine Partner Institutions. Those schools are: Clarkson University, State University of New York Oswego, Drexel University, University of Cincinnati, Johnson & Wales University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Rochester Institute of Technology, The University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. To apply you must apply and be accepted to one of those University and have a weighted 3.5. Deadline Feb. 15th, 2015. Please visithttp://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html for more information and the application.



Alzheimer's Foundation of America

AFA is pleased to offer the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship. Beginning in 2014, scholarship awards to deserving college-bound students will be a $5,000 scholarship to the winner; and $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships to the first and second runners-up, respectively. Additionally, seven $500 scholarships will be awarded for Honorable Mention. The deadline for applications is February 15 of each year. This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on their own lives and others in their family and community. Students are required to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the following questions.
  • How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?
  • What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?
http://www.afateens.org/about_new.html



Honors Graduation presents the Multi-media Scholarship - Writing, Music, Photo, Video, Art

When grading past scholarships, one of the biggest problems we faced with the essays is the lack of creativity as a whole. That was hard, because we just know there are some creative brains out there that might not respond well to essay prompts. We asked ourselves the best way to give all students a fair chance at $1,000, and thus was born the 2015 multi-media scholarship.

To Get Started:

  1. 1. Pick a medium
  2. 2. Create your project with the guidelines listed for each
  3. 3. Upload (or mail) to us by February 15th, 2015!
The RULES:
  • You must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a college or university to continue your education -OR- a currently enrolled college student with a year or more remaining in your education.
  • All United States students are eligible.
  • You can apply to any or all of the five scholarships available, but there will only be one scholarship awarded per person.
  • Your project must be original & creative! No plagiarism will be tolerated!
See website for additional details: http://www.honorsgradu.com/scholarship/



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship was established in 1992 by the North Carolina Association of Educators Minority Affairs Commission under the auspices of the Human and Civil Rights Commission. It continues in partnership with the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children. Scholarship awards are based on the amount of money received annually through donations and the Martin Luther King, Jr event.
Guidelines:
Applicants must be NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS enrolled in a public high school in their senior year.
Criteria for selection include character, community involvement and scholastic achievement.
1) The applicant must send a completed application package that consists of:
a) A completed application form; see below
b) Resume of accomplishments, extra-curricular activities, scholarships, affiliations, organizations
c) Philosophies of Dr. King
d) A one-page essay “Why do you think you deserve this scholarship?”
e) An official transcript must be embossed, signed and sealed with a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.5
f) Two letters of recommendation: (Signed letters of recommendation must be given to the applicant in a sealed envelope )
one (1) letter must be from applicant’s school personnel (recommendation must be on school letterhead)
one (1) letter must be from applicant’s community
2) Deadline for all required materials must be postmarked no later than the first Monday in February.


Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee. To apply, click below to download the necessary application forms:
Mail completed DAR Scholarship Committee application forms to the address listed under each scholarship.
Important:
  • All applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2015.
  • This address is only correct during the 2013-2016 DAR Administration.
  • This application form is not to be used for the American Indian Scholarships and DAR Good Citizen Scholarships - those applications are sent to different addresses for processing.
See website for more information: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info

N.C. Society Daughters of the American Revolution Endowment Fund Gift Scholarships

Deadline: February 15, 2014
NCSDAR has three funds: Margaret Berry Street Fund, The Dean Van Landingham Cordon Fund and the NCSDAR Student Scholarship Gift Fund.
Scholarships will be granted to worthy students entering or enrolled in academically accredited technical schools, community colleges, colleges, or universities in North Carolina. One ap plication only is needed for all three funds. The NCSDAR Scholarship selection committee makes the monetary awards with four criteria in mind: Character, Need, Scholarship and potential for becoming a good patriotic citizen of our state and nation. See below for application.



Assistance League® of Charlotte Scholarships
Criteria:
Planning to attend one of the 16 campuses of The University of North Carolina?
Have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0?
Scored a minimum combined total of 1500 on the SAT (math, critical reading and writing sections) or a minimum of 21 on the ACT?
Demonstrates outstanding community involvement, including leadership role. If you do, then you should know more about the Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship! Assistance League® of Charlotte awards scholarships to Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school graduates who meet the above criteria. The scholarship, not to exceed $10,000, provides funding toward tuition, room and board, required fees and books for the freshman year at one of the 16 campuses of The University of North Carolina. The 2015 application below and is also available online at: www.charlotte.assistanceleague.org
Each year we receive incomplete applications that must be eliminated. Please use the checklist on the application form to confirm with students that the application packet is complete. All paperwork must be postmarked by: Friday, February 27, 2015
Please mail all completed applications to:
Assistance League of Charlotte
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 471112
Charlotte, NC 28247-1112



Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship
The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. annually grants scholarships to African-American high school seniors who will enroll in an institution of higher education. All students must be in a Mecklenburg County public or private high school. Students may also obtain an electronic application below, by visiting our website at www.charlottedst.org and clicking on the link that reads “2015 Scholarship Application” or by emailing scholarship@charlottedst.org. Please include “Scholarship Application” in the subject line when requesting an electronic application. The scholarship application due date is February 20, 2015. Scholarships will be awarded to the finalists during the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter’s May Week program which will be held on May 3, 2015.



March 2015




Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® has established the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship to be awarded to five outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts in a BSA program and continuing their education in college. The requirements are listed in the Eligibility Requirements section on this page. Applications are due to the NCCS office by March 1 of each year. See link for more details: http://www.nccs-bsa.org/national/EJDoerrScholarship.php



April 2015


The AIS Technology Scholarship
$500 Technology Scholarship
Eligibility:
- High School Senior graduating in 2015
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Acceptance to a technical school, community college, college or university
- Field of study must include one of the following: computer programming, web design, computer engineering, information systems, and networking
Application Requirements:
- Deadline April 4, 2014
- Email the following information to matts@aisimc.com
· Name
· School District
· High School
· Address
· Email Address
· Field of Study
· Briefly describe of your desire to enter the technology industry
- All applicants that meet the criteria will be placed in lottery with a drawing to be held on April 6th.


May 2015




June 2015



Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Due June 30th, 2015
Must be enrolled by Fall of 2014. Must have a 3.0 or higher. Must answer essay prompt on website:
http://www.forkliftpartstexas.com/forkliftparts.php



Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship - $1000
How to Enter: Write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. Essay due June 1, 2015 Email your essay and other required information to scholarships@athleticscholarships.net.
Who is Eligible:
  • Must be a current or former athlete at the high school or college level.
  • Must be a current college student or high school senior entering college.
What to Include:
  • Your Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Post Address
  • University
  • Intended Major
  • Year to Graduate College
  • Phone Number
  • Brief Personal Bio
  • Your Essay
Questions

July 2015



Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law are proud to support the disabled students of America with the launch of their Semi-Annual Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, awarded in both the Spring & Fall Semesters to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree.
As a personal injury law firm, our attorneys frequently represent families who are coping with the aftermath of serious injuries and disabling impairments. We observe firsthand the unique challenges that disabled men and women face and see the strength and perseverance necessary to overcome expectations.As part of our efforts to give back to the disabled community, Auger & Auger is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship, given twice a year, to assist with tuition and expenses at a qualifying undergraduate institution.
Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application and essay they provide.
Deadline for Applications: Fall Semester- July 31st Spring Semester- November 30th
Applicant Requirements
  • Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Applicants must submit an official high school transcript.
To apply for the Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, please fill out our online application at http://www.augerlaw.com/disabled-scholar-award/


*THIS IS NOT AN ALL-INCLUSIVE LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS* To search for other scholarships, you can use the websites listed below. It is also a good idea to look at the financial aid portion of the website of the schools to which you are interested in applying – they often have specific need- and merit-based scholarships just for their applicants. Churches, community groups, your employer or family members’ employers are also great resources for potential scholarships.

HELPFUL SCHOLARSHIPWEBSITES

www.cfnc.org www.srnexpress.com www.fafsa.ed.gov
www.fastweb.com www.weeklyscholarshipalert.com www.finaid.org
www.schoolsoup.com www.scholarshipplus.com www.cappex.com
www.studentaid.ed.gov www.collegeboard.com www.actstudent.org
www.myrichuncle.com www.scholarshiphelp.com www.scholarships.com
www.wiredscholar.com www.hispanicfund.org www.salliemae.com/scholarships
www.scholarshipprovider.net www.freecollegescholarships.net
www.collegeboard.org www.studentawardsearch.com