(as of 04/19/21)
Kamala L. Uzzell Emerging Leaders Scholarship
- $1,000 local scholarship for an EWHS senior who has been accepted and plans to attend one of the following colleges: UNC-Chapel Hill, Fayetteville State University, or Shaw University.
- Click here to download the application: Emerging Leaders Application; deadline: April 20.
Zeta Chi Zeta Educational Scholarship
- Female seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5 are encouraged to apply for this local $500 scholarship.
- Mrs. Coates forwarded the link to apply on March 29 to all seniors; here is the link again:
- Each application must include 3 recommendations which must also be completed through a google form; applicants should forward this link to each of their recommenders:
- There are no paper applications; all materials must be submitted electronically through the above links! Application deadline: April 23.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc Scholarship
- Local scholarship for students who exemplify the aims of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity which are “manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind.”
- The preliminary application was forwarded to all seniors on April 14 for you to print; or, you can see Mrs. Coates for a paper application.
- The initial group of applications will be narrowed to a select group who will be invited to participate in an interview process; the interview process will include the writing of an essay.
- Application deadline: Friday, April 23.
Wayne Community College Foundation Scholarships
- If you are considering attending Wayne Community College after graduation, the Foundation Scholarships are EXCELLENT sources of funding to help you meet college expenses. In the past, students who had at least a 3.0 gpa were awarded a scholarship!
- First things first...
- You MUST apply to WCC online, if you have not already done so.
- You must submit the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov). The Foundation Office wants their merit-based scholarships to go to students who do not otherwise qualify for federal or state aid programs. Capturing your FAFSA results is the only way to ensure that they are giving their money to students who do not qualify for the Pell grant or state lottery scholarships.
- Once you have been admitted to WCC, you will be issued a WCC email and student ID number that you will need to submit your scholarship application.
- Apply online at www.waynecc.edu/foundation/scholarships; Create an account (Sign Up) on this site using your WCC student email address and password. You will then have the opportunity to complete a general application and, if applicable, apply for specific scholarships.
- Priority deadline: April 30.
General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program
- The Hap Arnold Grant is competitive in its need-based selection criteria and is uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education costs.
- Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to eligible Air Force dependents each year. The specific amount awarded correlates to a student’s particular level of financial need.
- Eligible applicants include dependent children of active duty, title 10 reserve, title 32 AGR, retired, retired reserve, and deceased Air Force members.
- Grant applicants also receive access to two more financial opportunities: merit-based scholarships of $5,000 and interest free loans up to $1,000.
- Apply online at Air Force Aid Society’s website at https://www.afas.org/haparnoldgrant/; deadline: April 30.
Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship
- Twelve $1,500 scholarships available to high school seniors who will attend an accredited two or four-year college or university this fall.
- Applicants must write a detailed marketing plan for a new blood drive promotion; students do not need to be blood donors, but donors will be given special consideration.
- To qualify, seniors must have a minimum of 20 (composite) on the ACT of 950 (combined) on the SAT; have a minimum of 3.0 gpa, and have done community service.
- For more information, visit https://www.bloodassurance.org/crystal-green; deadline: April 30.
HAI Group’s Resident Scholarship Program
- Twenty $6,000 scholarships will be awarded to public housing and housing choice voucher residents who will be enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college or university this fall.
- Entries must be submitted online at www.housingcenter.com/scholarships by 5 pm on Friday, April 30.
- Scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $1,500 will be awarded to immediate members of a family who has resided in publicly assisted housing for a minimum of one uninterrupted year; the recipient must have occupied the home during this period.
- This scholarship application was forwarded to seniors on March 4, but you can also request a hard copy from Mrs. Coates.
- Applications must be submitted to Dr. Lashaundon Perkins with the Goldsboro Housing Authority no later than April 30 so that she can certify applicants before forwarding their materials to the district office.
Faith Hope and Love Jesus, Inc. Scholarship
RushOrderTees Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship
- $5,000 award for an undergraduate student or high school senior planning to attend college this fall and who has a passion for entrepreneurship.
- Applicants will be asked to submit a short essay o why they are interested in entrepreneurship and how they believe they can contribute to our society through their entrepreneurial vision.
- For more information, visit https://www.rushordertees.com/scholarship/; deadline: May 1st.
STOP THE BLEED Front Line Families Scholarship
- The COVID-19 pandemic has given us all better appreciation of the important role that so many play in making our country work – all of those who perform their work on the Front Line – making sure we have food, teaching our children, taking care of us in hospitals and caring for the elderly. These Front Line workers join the people we usually think about – our police, our firefighters, EMTs and those serving in the military.
- The $1,000 Front Line Families Scholarships are being offered to high school students who have a parent or guardian who has been on the Front Line this past year.
- To apply, write an essay or make a short video telling your family’s story – what your parent(s) or guardian(s) have been doing on the frontline and what you learned from that experience.
- Apply online at https://nationalstopthebleedday.org/scholarship-program/; deadline: May 8.
WCAE Future Educator Scholarship
- $500 scholarship open to any senior in Wayne County who plans to major in education.
- Applicant must be ranked in the top 20% of their senior class and have an ACT composite score in the range of 21-25 OR an SAT score in the range of 1090-1220.
- The application was forwarded to all seniors on April 14 for you to print; or, you can see Mrs. Coates for a paper copy of the application.
- Application deadline: May 14.
North Carolina Air Force Family Scholarship Program
- Sponsored by the Goldsboro Elks Lodge and the Patriot Foundation of NC, awards between $1,000 and $5,000 per student per semester will be distributed to support families of fallen or disabled Air Force members.
- Eligibility: dependent family members (spouse or children) of active duty, veteran or civilians who were killed or died of service-connected wounds, injuries, or illness as a member of the United States Air Force or were deemed at least 50% disabled and separated from the Air Force under honorable conditions.
- This program is for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program; due to COVID19, SAT/ACT scores will not be required.
- See Mrs. Coates for an application or download the application online at www.affsp.org; deadline has been extended to May 15.
Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund/American Business Women’s Association Scholarships
- Two separate scholarship competitions are funded:
- $10,000 scholarship in honor of the 2019-2021 National President of the American Business Women’s Association, Sharon Godbee.
- This year’s recipient must be a female student who has a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 and plans to study education or nursing at UNC-Greensboro.
- Applications must be completed online at www.sbmef.org; deadline: May 15th.
- $1,000 scholarship in memory of Gwen Taylor/Heart of Piedmont Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association
- This year’s recipient must be a female student from Wayne, Davidson, Forsyth, Guildford, Randolph, or Rockingham counties with a minimum 3.0 GPA and who will be attending a community college, technical or vocational school in NC
- Applications must be completed online at www.sbmef.org; deadline: May 15th.
Omega Psi Phi Scholarship
- $2,000 scholarship sponsored by the local chapter of Omega Psi Phi (Phi Alpha Alpha).
- Applicants must be male seniors of African-American heritage who have demonstrated high academic performance, participated in extracurricular activities, and demonstrated leadership qualities.
- See Mrs. Coates for the paper application; applications are due no later than Wednesday, May 19, by noon to Mrs. Coates’ office.
Fourth Circuit Essay Contest
- 1st place: $2,000; 2nd place: $1,500; 3rd place: $1,000
- Open to all students in grades 9 – 12
- Essay prompt: What are the responsibilities of citizenship, and how do those responsibilities support and reinforce the rule of law?
- Essays must be limited to 1,000 words; citations should be placed in footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographies and excluded from the word count.
- Judging is based on understanding of constitutional principles, clarity/effectiveness in expressing the theme, and grammar/spelling.
- Essays must be submitted electronically. For more information, visit https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/essay-contest; deadline: May 28
Nelrod Education Fund (NEF) Scholarship for Underserved Youth
- $1,000 scholarship for seniors residing in public/assisted housing who demonstrate a mature worth ethic and an extraordinary will to succeed despite a lack of traditional resources.
- Applicants must be a “C” or “near C” student with a cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 3.5 on the unweighted grading scale.
- See Mrs. Coates for the application; deadline: May 31st.
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program
- $1,000 scholarship contest for high school juniors and seniors.
- Students will submit an essay on the following topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
- The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent by email to: [email protected]
- For more information, vist http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm; deadline: June 12.
Big Sun Scholarship
- $500 scholarships for senior athletes in pursuit of academic goals to attend college after graduation
- Applicants must write an essay of between 500 – 1000 words answering the following questions
- How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you
- Has your participation in sports influenced your career goals?
- Has your participation in sports influenced how you relate to your family?
- For more information, visit https://bigsunathletics.com
- Essays must be submitted by June 19th.
PIRATES Program Scholarships at WCC
- Wayne Community College has partnered with East Carolina University to offer the PIRATES (Providing Inclusive Residential and Transfer Experience Scholarships) program for students enrolled in WCC’s Associate in Engineering degree program and who are also interested in transferring to ECU in their engineering degree program.
- The program provides a $3,000/yr scholarship during the student’s first 2 years at WCC, and upon the student’s transfer into ECU, students are able to apply for an additional $10,000/yr scholarship for their final 2 years.
- Applicants must first submit the FAFSA to determine financial need.
- Apply online at www.waynecc.link/pirates; deadline: June 29.
- All seniors are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for financial aid to help pay for college.
- The online application is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Students and parents will need access to financial records as well as IRS information from 2019 in order to submit the FAFSA.
- Do not delay! Financial aid is first come, first served to those who qualify.
Imagine America Scholarships
- WHO CAN APPLY? Anyone who has graduated or will graduate from high school between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 and plans to attend a career/technical school participating in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program.
- WHAT CAREER/TECH SCHOOLS QUALIFY? Visit www.imagine-america.org/ourschools to see a list of post-secondary schools/colleges/programs.
- HOW CAN YOU APPLY? Search the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for the Imagine America mobile app. Please enter all of your information accurately and completely to ensure timely processing of your application.
- QUESTIONS: Call 571-267-3010 or email [email protected].
NC Merit-Based Scholarships
Would you like to learn more about the fully funded, merit-based scholarships at ECU, NC Central, and UNC-Charlotte? Click on this YOUTUBE link to watch a pre-recorded video about these scholarship programs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4w4LJSRq_M
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
- The Scholarship Program is open to students in high school, beginning in their junior year, who complete six key college planning steps during their junior and senior years of high school.
- There is a total of seven scholarships to be awarded. By completing each of the six college planning steps, students become eligible for the scholarship associated with that step. Students who complete the five (5) steps required to qualify for Scholarships 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 are also eligible for the seventh Complete Your Journey scholarship.
- #1 - Build Your College List $500 scholarship: Get started by exploring colleges of interest and build and save a college list on BigFuture™ (bigfuture.collegeboard.org) with at least six (6) schools. You must be logged in to BigFuture™ using your College Board account.
- #2 - Practice for the SAT $1,000 scholarship per winner: Log in and practice for the SAT using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® (www.satpractice.org) for at least six (6) hours. Your College Board and Khan Academy® accounts must be linked.
- #3 - Improve Your Score $2,000 scholarship per winner: Improve your score on the SAT by 100 points or more and practice on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy (www.satpractice.org) for at least six (6) hours.
- #4 - Strengthen Your College List $500 scholarship per winner: Create or edit a college list on BigFuture (bigfuture.collegeboard.org) so that it has a minimum of one (1) “safety,” two (2) “match,” and three (3) “reach” colleges. You must be logged in to BigFuture using your College Board account and you must save your college list.
- #5 - Complete the FAFSA $1,000 scholarship per winner: With your parent or legal guardian, fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, available at www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa, to apply for financial aid.
- #6 - Apply to Colleges $1,000 scholarship per winner: Apply to at least two (2) colleges.
- #7 - Complete Your Journey $40,000 scholarship per winner: Complete all five (5) activities required to qualify for Scholarships 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 above.
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United States Naval Academy
- The US Naval Academy is a four year college in Annapolis, Maryland that offers technical education on par with the finest colleges in the country.
- The cost of attending the US Naval Academy is completely paid by the US government!
- The US Naval Academy is looking for students who are strong not only in the classroom but also on the athletic fields and in the community as well.
- Students can apply as early as their junior year, so that they can be eligible for summer exposure camps on the campus. However, it is not too late to apply as a senior!
- For more information, visit https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/index.php.