Scholarships

Fayetteville State University Early College ScholarshipIf you are a North Carolina early college student, have a high school unweighted GPA of 2.75 or higher, and have applied for federal financial aid, you're eligible to apply. You must be a North Carolina resident to qualify.
The scholarship is available for up to TWO YEARS while enrolled at FSU (excluding summer school).  This scholarship will cover the cost of attendance above any federal and state grants and scholarships you receive. You don't have to accept any loans!  The scholarship will cover the cost for tuition, fees, room and board. That means living on campus is covered! 
Visit the following website for more information: http://www.uncfsu.edu/admissions/information-and-services/early-college-scholarship
This scholarship is now open until February 2, 2018.


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Point’s Foundation Scholarship - Point Foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events. 72 Point Scholars will be selected and 25 Community College Scholars will be selected.

Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including academic performance, leadership skills, financial need, personal goals and the applicant’s involvement in the LGBTQ community. Attention is also given to students who have lost the social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation.

Point Scholars agree to maintain a high level of academic performance and give back to the LGBTQ community through the completion of an individual community service project each year. 

Deadline is January 29th, 2018.

Interested students should visit:  https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/

Crumley Roberts Scholarship Program - The Attorneys at Law at Crumley Roberts are now accepting scholarship applications from North Carolina high school and community college students.  A total of six scholarships will be awarded, three of which will go to high school graduates who have been accepted to a four year university, and three which will be awarded to community college students who plan to transfer to an accredited four year college or university.  Each scholarship is worth $2,500.  Screening of applications will conclude in February, and scholarships awarded in March.

WEMCHS students can apply for either scholarship.  Deadline is the end of January.  Interested applicants should visit:  https://www.crumleyroberts.com/culture-community/education-advancement-leadership-center/.

Dream.US Scholarship - this organization provides scholarships to highly-qualified DREAMers to help them pay for their college education. The Scholars have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status). There are two types of scholarships:  

 1.  The National Scholarship is open to current high school students who do not have the financial resources to pay for college but qualify for in-state tuition in their state.  Read about eligibility: http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/guidelines/

 2. The Opportunity Scholarship is for those states that do not allow for in-state tuition for undocumented students (like NC).  Eligibility requirements are here: http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/opportunity-scholarship/guidelines/

Elks Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarshipthis scholarship is open to seniors and is based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  500 students nationwide will be selected.  Two $50,000 two $40,000, two $30,000, fourteen $20,000 and 480 $4,000 scholarships ill be awarded.  Interested students should visit: enf.elks.org/mvs.  There is also a nursing scholarship available - interested students should see Ms. Loury for this paper application.  Deadline is Nov. 27th.  

Emmet and Mary Robinson Scholarship‚Äčthis scholarship is designed for senior students  interested in pursuing a degree in medicine, nursing, agriculture, or the ministry of the Presbyterian and Episcopal Churches.  The student must be resident of Wayne County, demonstrate financial need and possess traits of high moral standards.  The amount of his scholarship varies each year due to available funding.  This scholarship can be renewed for up to 3 additional years.  Deadline is December 1st.  Applications can be accessed at www.csascholars.org (look under "R" for Robinson).

NC State College of Textiles Centennial Scholarship
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Introduced by the North Carolina Textile Foundation in 1999 as a part of the College of Textiles’ Centennial Celebration, Centennial scholarships provide a minimum of $15,000 per year for four years. Centennials are awarded to incoming freshmen on the basis of academic achievement in high school, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences. The scholarship also provides $7,500 as a special enrichment fund that may be used for study abroad, leadership programs, career explorations or other approved enrichment activities. All Centennial Scholars take part in a unique honor class offered during the first year. Applicants must have applied by the early action admissions deadline, October 15th, and be qualified for admission to NC State University. All students awarded any form of scholarship from the College of Textile must commit to a baccalaureate program of study in the College of Textiles, but a non-textiles major is not required during the scholarship application process. College of textile students study fields of engineering, business, fashion, science and more.  Any student can self-nominate to apply for the Centennial Scholarship between October 1st and November 30th.  Visit:   https://textiles.ncsu.edu/future-students/future-undergraduate/scholarships/ for more information or to apply.

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship - This scholarship is open to high school seniors. Thirty winners total will win - two winners will be chosen at random from October 30-May 14.  Award amount is $500.  Enter  now at www.suntrust.com/offtocollege.

John M Belk Scholars Program at Davidson College
- John M. Belk '43 amassed a record of leadership and accomplishment at Davidson College. This scholarship in his honor will provide comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board – valued at $63,903) plus special study stipends that allow you great flexibility in the on- and off-campus opportunities you choose to explore. Eight Belk Scholars will be named in each entering class.
Belk Scholars are energetic, adventurous, studious, artistic, athletic, creative, collaborative, engaged, and compassionate. If you are interested in attending Davidson College and would like to apply for this scholarship opportunity, visit:

http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/john-belk-scholarship

UNC Chapel Hill Thomas Wolfe Scholarship - 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. The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship seeks to identify and reward students with exceptionally focused literary ability and promise.

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship will accept applications for its 17th national search beginning September 1st, 2017.  Please note that our application process involves two separate steps and two different dates, and all applicants must take both steps and meet both deadlines, to wit: Thomas Wolfe Scholarship applicants must apply to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the University's October 15th, 2017 EARLY admission deadline and must meet all academic requirements for EARLY admission; and 2) Scholarship applicants must also apply to The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, with the deadline for submissions to the Scholarship being November 15th, 2017 (submissions must be electronically submitted by that date).  These are two distinct application processes and require different forms and separate online submissions.

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship award, the first of its kind at UNC-Chapel Hill, will be based largely on written work submitted by candidates. Artistic merit is the chief criterion of selection. Students who write poetry, fiction, plays, literary non-fiction (personal narratives, memoir, travel and nature essays, literary journalism, belles-lettres) are eligible. Multiple genre submissions are also encouraged. Submissions are limited to one application per student.

The application process requires the submission of up to fifty (50) pages in prose, forty (40) pages in poetry, or sixty (60) in play writing, in English. Students submitting work in MULTIPLE GENRES should submit between 50-60 pages of original work. In addition to completing the application, candidates will submit a five-hundred-word personal essay entitled "Why I Write."

Interested applicants should visit: http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/tws

Levine Scholars Program at UNC Charlotte - The Levine Scholars Program takes the brightest, most capable students and gives them the tools, resources and environment they need to explore the world around them, engage deeply in their communities and excel across discipline. The four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room, board, a grant to implement a service project of the Scholar’s own design, and four summers of experiences that will develop leadership skills, social awareness and an international perspective. The total value of this four-year package is estimated at $105,000 for in-state students and $155,000 for out-of-state students. To complement classroom learning, Levine Scholars participate in rich and varied opportunities in the vibrant commercial and cultural center of Charlotte. Civic engagement is at the core of the Levine Scholars Program. Through a commitment to ongoing volunteerism, internships with local nonprofits, grant projects with community partners, and customized curricula, Levine Scholars graduate fully prepared to begin their next chapter as versatile intellects, thoughtful leaders, and compassionate humanitarians.

Scholars also benefit from:

  • Professional networking
  • Personalized mentorship
  • Professional development fund
  • Priority course registration
  • Spring Break service trip
  • Social, cultural and athletic events throughout Charlotte

Eligibility:

  • Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in a baccalaureate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. Students must be admitted to UNC Charlotte to receive a Levine Scholarship. 
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that elevates fellow students to a higher standard. 
  • While there are no minimum SAT, ACT or grade point averages to apply for the Levine Scholarship, students must excel academically and show evidence of experience, motivation and commitment toward the ideals of the program. 

The average and middle-50 percent ranges for our 2017 finalists:

SAT
Average (Math/Verbal)): 1397

ACT
Average: 31

GPA
Average (weighted): 4.74
Average (unweighted): 3.9.

Horatio Alger Scholarship - Horatio Alger, Jr., was a prolific author in the 19th and early 20th centuries whose books inspired its readers to work hard and persevere through adversity. Alger’s books – 128 in all – recount how a “can-do spirit” and individual initiative can allow anyone to achieve their dreams, regardless of circumstances. As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

Scholarships are valued at $6,000-$10,500.  Deadline is October 25th.

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 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; and
  • Be a United States citizen

Ron Brown Scholars Program - The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. 

Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application.

 Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements:

  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application. 

Timeline: 

  • August – January:  Interested applicants can begin to complete and submit the RBSP scholarship application.
  • November 1: Early Applicant Deadline: Interested applicants who complete their applications by November 1st will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program and will be eligible to have their contact information forwarded to a select number of additional colleges and scholarship providers.  Students who apply under this deadline must make the appropriate designation on their application.  Applicants are still responsible for submitting materials to any colleges, universities and scholarship programs for which they are interested.
  • January 9:  Final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.

 

Seniors:  Are you a military dependent?  Check out these scholarships for military children.  

  • Scholarships for Military Children Program 
    http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/index.html
  • NC Veterans Affairs Scholarship - This four year scholarship program is designated for students of disabled, deceased, combat or POW/MIA war veterans.In order to meet eligibility, the veteran parent must have been a legal resident of NC at the time of entrance into their service in the military OR be born and raised in NC their entire lives and have a veteran parent. For further qualifying information and scholarship details, please contact LaShaunne Moore at Wayne County Veterans Service Office (731-1490).

Other Scholarship Sources:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services.  HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.

As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic-American higher education, HSF has awarded over $400 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for candidates, scholars, and their families.

To qualify, you must:

· Be a graduating high school senior

· Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or an eligible non-citizen

· Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a two- or four-year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam, in the upcoming academic year

There are several scholarships students can apply for through this fund all with varying deadlines.  Interested students should visit: www.hsf.net.

The Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship 

This scholarship is available to high school students who are at least 15 years of age. You must be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team or Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of the American Legion squadron. Sons and grandsons of Legionnaire or Auxiliary members may also apply. You must have received the Eagle Scout Award, be an active member of your religious institution and have received the appropriate Boy Scout Religious emblem and have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting and community to qualify for this award. Interested students should visit: http://www.legion.org/scholarships/eaglescout.

NC Reach Scholarship - NC Reach provides educational assistance for NC adoptees and foster youth. It is a state funded scholarship offered for up to 4 years, including fall, spring, and summer school terms. The program funds up to the school’s full cost of attendance after other public funds and scholarships have been applied. North Carolina students are eligible for NC Reach if : 
• They are legal residents of North Carolina eligible for in-state tuition rates. 
• They were adopted from North Carolina DSS foster care after age 12 or aged out of NC foster care at age 18 (must have been in NC DSS foster care on 18th birthday.).

• They are enrolled in one of the 74 North Carolina Public colleges, universities, or community colleges. 
• They have not yet reached age 26. Student remain eligible until their 26th birthday

Any of the 74 North Carolina public colleges, universities, or community colleges is an eligible educational institution for the NC Reach program. Students should go to the NC Reach website at www.NCReach.org and click on “choose college here” to find a complete guide to North Carolina State Universities and Community Colleges. Eligible students may go online at www.NCReach.org and click on “apply here” for applications and forms. Complete directions are provided at the site.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

APIASF is based in Washington, DC, and is the country’s largest non profit organization devoted solely to providing scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. www.apiasf.org

UNCF (United Negro College Fund)
As the nation’s oldest and most successful minority higher education assistance organization, the UNCF’s mission is to provide financial support to its 39 member institutions and increase minority degree attainment by reducing financial barriers to collegewww.uncf.org

Thurgood Marshall College Fund - for students planning to attend a Historically Black College or University.  http://tmcf.org/our-scholarships

Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship Program 
http://www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships/


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 
http://www.chci.org/scholarships/ 

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