Scholarships

NC Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships - This scholarship opportunity encompasses three different scholarships.  The award amount is $2,000.  The eligibility requirements are below:
Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship -  student must be a graduating female who ranks in the top 10% of their graduating class with a minimum SAT of 1220 or an ACT of 25 and must have excellent character and participation in extra-curricular activities.
Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship - student must be a graduating male or female who ranks in the top 10% of their graduating class with a minimum SAT of 1290 or an ACT of 27 and must have excellent character and participation in extra-curricular activities.
Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarshipstudent must be a graduating male or female declaring a major in the fine arts who ranks in the top 20% of their graduating class with a minimum SAT of 1220 or an ACT of 25 and must have excellent character and participation in extra-curricular activities.

Deadline is March 16th.  See Ms. Loury for an application.

Tim Finan Rotary Scholarship
- This $1,000 scholarship is for a deserving senior planning to attend a 4-year university.  Interested students should see Ms. Loury for an application.  Deadline is April 15th

Forgiveable Education Loan for Service (FELS)
Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011, the Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides administration for the program.  Some of the programs include many allied health programs (dental hygiene, radiology, social work) nursing and education (subjects and grade level specific).

FELS loan recipients must sign a promissory note that will require them to seek loan forgiveness through employment in an approved position or repay the loan in cash. Generally, a loan for one academic year will be forgiven for one year of full-time employment.  

Eligibility

  • Be a legal North Carolina resident and NC resident for tuition purposes
  • At the time of application, present a cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of:
  • 3.00 for graduating high school students (weighted GPA)
  • Register with the Selective Service System, if required;
  • Recipients must not be in default, or does not owe a refund, under any federal or State loan or grant program
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress according to the enrolling policy of the institution.
  • Be willing to work in NC in a designated critical employment shortage profession (careers corresponding with a FELS Approved Program)
  • Must plan to enroll in at least six credit hours in an Approved Program at an Eligible Institution

Note: You do not have to be admitted to the program when you apply, but you must be admitted prior to receiving funding, if selected.

Apply and read more at:  https://www.cfnc.org/fels
Deadline:  March 1st.
See Ms. Loury if you have questions about this program.

Jack and Jill of America, Eastern NC Chapter Scholarship – this is a $500 scholarship for an African American senior, planning to attend an accredited 4 year university in the fall of 2018.  Scholarship funds are to be used towards tuition or room/board.  The applicant must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  See Ms. Loury for an application.  Deadline is April 13th.   

Air Force Aid Society’s Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant The Arnold Grant offers awards in the amount of $500-$4,000 based on a student’s need.  Eligible applicants include dependent children of Active Duty, Title 10 Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, Retired Air Force members, Retired Reservists with 20+ years of qualifying service, and deceased Air Force members.  Applicants must plan to attend a 4-year accredited university and must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. The application can be found at: 
https://www.afas.org/general-henry-h-arnold-education-grant/

Deadline is April 30th.

Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship opportunity is presented through the NC Child Support Council. The amount of the award is $1,000. Interested applicants must:

  • be a graduating senior
  • be a resident of NC
  • have at least one parent who is a member of the NC Child Support Council or a client of the Child Support Program (either through Child Support services or Clerk of Court services)
  • have an acceptance by a NC school of higher learning (college, technical college, community college).
  • have maintained a C average during high school

See Ms. Loury for an application.  Deadline in April 20th.

Brenda Harrelson Memorial Impact Scholarship – this scholarship, sponsored by the Heart of the Piedmont Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is for female seniors graduating and heading to a 4-year university in the fall of 2018. They must be US citizens, residents of Wayne County and students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Interested applicants should email: 

Toby L. Page at:  tobypage@twc.com

Deadline is March 31st

State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) "People Helping People" Scholarship - Wayne County will award five $10,000 scholarships for seniors graduating and accepted to one of the 16 UNC constituent schools. In addition, students must meet the following criteria:  be a US citizen and a resident of NC eligible for in-state tuition; have financial need as determined by submission of the FAFSA; have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement; GPA minimum of 2.5; will use the scholarship for full-time undergraduate study; agrees to stay at the same university in good standing for up to 8 semesters. In addition, the student or the students' parents must be current members of SECU.  Students whose parents also work in a public sector job will be given preference and those students planning to major in a public service degree program (such as Public Health, Education, Public Administration and Public Policy) will be given preference in this opportunity.

WEMCHS will select 2 students to advance to the interview stage.  Students should see Ms. Loury for an application and details.  Deadline to submit application to Ms. Loury is March 2nd.  

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship
The Jimmy Rane Foundation was established with the purpose of sending deserving students to college.

Eligibility:

  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for graduating high school seniors;
  • Students must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer 2018, with plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident
  • Jimmy Rane Foundation scholars are students who exhibit academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement as well as activities, awards and honors, and who have a demonstrated financial need in order to attend college. They must demonstrate their desire and ability to overcome barriers and to achieve their goals. Your application will be evaluated on your:
  •  Future goals and plans to achieve them
  •  Successful preparation as a high school student to prepare and pursue a college education
  •  Self motivation in completing challenging coursework
  •  Demonstration of financial need.

Deadline is Feb. 8th.  Interested students should visit:  http://www.jimmyranefoundation.org/scholarship

Charles Cathey Scholarship - Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled in an accredited NC high school. Scholarship committee will take the following into consideration:  scholastic record, participation in extracurricular or civic activities, involvement in the community and recommendations.  Interested students should see Ms. Loury for an application.  Deadline is March 15th.

American Chemical Society ScholarshipThe ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Awards range from $1000 to $5000 per year. Number of awards and award amounts are determined by school year, demonstrated financial need, and available funding.

To be considered for a scholarship through the ACS Scholars Program, candidates must:

  • Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 “B” or better)
  • Demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to, or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemically-related science
  • Be planning a career in the chemical sciences

*Please note that students intending to enter Pre-Med programs or pursuing a degree in Pharmacy or Nursing are not eligible for this scholarship.

 Visit www.acs.org/scholars to see eligible career fields, to see more information and to apply. Deadline is March 1st.

Golden LEAF Scholarship
Golden LEAF Scholarship Program seeks to provide scholarships to help NC students attend participating UNC System universities and private colleges and universities in N.C.  High school seniors or community college transfer students planning to attend any of the participating colleges or universities who reside in a qualifying county (Wayne is such a county) and demonstrate financial need. Recipients are selected based upon multiple factors including the ability to communicate a commitment to returning to a rural county that is economically distressed, length of residence in the county, financial need, and grade point average.


Award Amount
  • High school seniors are eligible for a four-year scholarship totaling $12,000 ($3,000 a year over four years).
  • Community college transfer students are eligible for $3,000 a year for up to 3 years.

Years of scholarship support are subject to the number of credits transferred and the degree sought, among other eligibility factors.  Approximately 215 scholarships will be awarded each year.

How to apply:  visit CFNC.org/goldenleaf 
Deadline is March 1st, 2018.

Hispanic Students:  Check out these scholarship resources:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- https://www.hsf.net/

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
http://www.maldef.org/assets/pdf/1415_MALDEF_Scholarship.pdf

College Greenlight -
http://blog.collegegreenlight.com/blog/scholarships-for-undocumented-students/

Congressional Hispanic Congress Institute - CHCI NextOpp--
a powerful, easy-to-use online database for students, parents, counselors, and education providers. This powerful online tool allows users to search for opportunities based on their unique profile, location, and interests. The site also provides helpful reading materials to further educate users about the college-going process.

Fayetteville State University Early College Scholarship
If 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.


Check out UNIGO for these scholarships
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https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships

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/

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

 

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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