Scholarship List
(as of 01/20/2022)
Army ROTC Scholarships
  • The Army offers generous merit-based scholarships to qualified students to defray the cost of tuition and provide additional tax-free allowances for books, supplies, equipment, and necessary fees.
  • After graduation from college, Army Officers can choose to pursue full-time careers on Active Duty or part-time service in the Army Reserve Component.
  • 274 college campuses host Army ROTC programs in the USA; these are the ones in NC:   Appalachian State, Campbell, Duke, ECU, Elizabeth City State, NC A&T, NC State, St. Augustine’s, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, and Wake Forest.
  • High school applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (excluding the writing test) or 19 on the ACT Composite.
  • Army ROTC is a college elective that develops decision-making, management, and leadership skills that enhance a cadet’s future success in the military or civilian sector.
  • Army ROTC commissions more than 70% of the Army’s lieutenants each year!
  • For more information, visit; application windows for consideration are as follows:
    1. 24-28 January 2022 
    2. 14-18 March 2022 
Wayne County Livestock Development Association (WCLDA) Scholarships
  • This local organization sponsors the Wayne Regional Fair and the Youth Livestock Show & Sale each year.
  • $3,000 scholarships for seniors planning to enroll at a 4-year college/university; $1,500 scholarships for seniors planning to enroll in a community college or the NCSU Ag Institute.
  • High school seniors who have participated in these WCLDA events and/or Wayne County FFA or 4H programs may apply for these scholarships.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:  January 28.
PHADA Scholarship Program
  • Scholarships ranging in value from $5,000 - $7,000 for high school seniors living in public housing or assisted housing (Examples include Elmwood Terrace, Fairview Apartments, Lincoln Apartments, Little Washington, Oleander Avenue Duplex, Trinity Court, Walnut Street School Apartments, West Haven Apartments, or Woodcrest Terrace.) 
  • Apply online at; deadline:  January 28.
Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends, Inc. Scholarship
  • Local scholarships for high school seniors whose parent(s), grandparent(s), aunts, uncles or siblings graduated from either Dillard High School or Goldsboro High School.
  • They award multiple scholarships each year!
  • The application is online this year and can be accessed at; deadline:  January 31.
TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship
  • Scholarships for undocumented students who are DACA or TPS eligible or came to the USA before November 1, 2016 and otherwise meet DACA criteria.
  • The scholarship will cover tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and meals at one of the partner colleges:  Delaware State University, Dominican University (Illinois), Eastern Connecticut State University, Christian Brothers University (Tennessee), or Trinity Washington University (women’s college in Washington, DC).
  • Good news – your application for TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship will also serve as your application to these partner colleges; you do not need to complete a separate application for admission.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8 is required.
  • Apply online at; deadline:  January 31.
UNC-Asheville University Scholars 
  • $10,000 per year with additional funding to support high-impact learning opportunities such as study abroad, undergraduate research, and internships.
  • The main criteria for selection are academic accomplishment in your current high school setting; demonstrated leadership interest/capability in your high school, community, or during a summer activity; willingness to build bridges among students with different life experiences, talents, and interests; and a strong work ethic.
  • If you are a senior interested in attending UNC-Asheville and would like to be nominated for this program, you must apply to the university by February 1st and provide your resume to Mrs. Coates by January 31st.
Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award
  • $1,500 scholarship for a NC high school senior with a disability; scholarship can be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment.
  • Sponsored by the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) in memory of Matthew Graziadei who died at the age of 26 from Muscular Dystrophy in 1998. 
  • Scholarship award recipients will be selected based on these attributes that Matthew Graziadei embodied:  determination, perseverance, persistence, dedication, confidence, motivation, fortitude, and accomplishment.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; application deadline:  Wednesday, February 2nd
NC Department of Military & Veterans Affairs Scholarship
  • In appreciation of the service and sacrifices of NC’s war veterans, a 4-year scholarship program has been established for qualifying children of certain class or category of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans at approved colleges/universities in NC.
  • Applicant must be under age 25 and a resident of NC.  In addition, the veteran parent must have been a legal resident of NC at the time of said veteran’s entrance into that period of service in the armed forces during which eligibility is established OR the veteran’s child must have been born in NC and have been a resident of NC continuously since birth.
  • For more information, visit or call 844-624-8387, option 2.
  • Class 2 & 3 scholarship applications must be submitted no later than February 14.   
  • Class IA, IB, IV scholarship applications must be submitted no later than June 1 for a July award.
SJAFB Commissary Scholarship
  • This scholarship is sponsored by Fisher House who manages commissaries on military bases.
  • A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded this year. 
  • There will be at least one recipient selected at every commissary location where qualified applications are received, and additional recipients will be selected based on a prorated basis.
  • Only students who possess a valid (not expired) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (DD Form 1173) and whose parent(s) are serving in or retired from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard may apply for a scholarship.
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program leading to a bachelor’s degree or a community/junior college designed to allow for a direct transfer into a four-year program.
  • High school applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis). 
  • Applicants or sponsors do not need to live at an installation with a commissary – simply select the commissary where you shop or the one nearest to you. 
  • apply at SFMC.MILITARYSCHOLAR.ORG; deadline:  Feb 17
New Hope Ruritan Scholarship
  • $500 scholarship sponsored by the New Hope Ruritans
  • See Mrs. Coates for the paper application; deadline: Feb 24
D. W. Kneeshaw Scholarship
  • Local scholarship for students demonstrating a desire to seek a degree in some form of agricultural science; student must submit a letter of recommendation from Mr. Edmundson
  • See Mrs. Coates for the paper application; deadline:  February 24.
Emmet & Mary Robinson Scholarship
  • Local scholarship for high school seniors in Wayne County who plan to pursue a degree in one of the following fields:  medicine, nursing, agriculture, or in the ministry of the Presbyterian and/or Episcopal churches.
  • This is a renewable scholarship for up to 2 years for recipients who attend a community college and up to 4 years for recipients who attend a university.
  • EWHS has a GREAT history with this scholarship.  We have had many students to earn renewable scholarships ranging from $2,500 to up to $4,000.
  • Financial need is considered.
  • Start the application today at; deadline:  March 1.
Golden LEAF Scholarships
  • This scholarship program offers a $14,000 financial scholarship, along with leadership development opportunities to help its recipients gain key work force skills through internship experience.
  • This scholarship program is intended for students who are committed to bringing their talent, knowledge, and skills back to a rural NC community after they graduate from college.
  • Apply online at; deadline:  March 1st.
Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships
  • Alpha Delta Kappa is an organization of women educators.  Every year, they award several $2,000 scholarships to qualifying seniors who plan to attend a 4-year college/university.
  • Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship – open to any female student ranked in the 10% of their senior class, has a minimum SAT score of 1220or ACT composite score of 25, possesses good character, and participates in extracurricular activities; the application is online at; deadline:  March 1.
  • Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship – open to any male or female student who is ranked in the top 10% of their senior class, have a minimum SAT score of 1290 or ACT composite score of 27, possesses good character, and participates in extracurricular activities; the application is online at; deadline:  March 1.
  • Clare Johnson Marly-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship – open to any male or female student who is declaring his or her major in an area of the fine arts, ranks in the top 20% of their senior class, has a minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25, possesses good character, and participates in extracurricular activities.; the application is online at; deadline:  March 1.
  • NC ADK Student Achievement Scholarship – open to any male or female who is planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college, has an SAT score in the range of 990-1130 or an ACT composite score in the range of 20-24, an unweighted GPA in the range of 2.5-3.5, good character, integrity, leadership potential, and service to school/community/church; The application is found online at; deadline: March 1.
Delores Simmons Johnson Scholarship
  • Sponsored by the Central High School Class of 1963
  • See Mrs. Coates for the paper application; deadline:  April 1st.
Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro (HACG) Scholarships
  • Up to $4,000 in scholarship money for high school seniors who are residents of the Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, including Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) household residents.
  • Examples of public housing in Goldsboro include Elmwood Terrace, Fairview Apartments, Lincoln Apartments, Little Washington, Oleander Avenue Duplex, Trinity Court, Walnut Street School Apartments, West Haven Apartments, or Woodcrest Terrace.
  • Click here for the application:  HACG Schp App; deadline:  April 7.
Central/EW Alumni & Friends Scholarship
  • Local scholarship for EWHS seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and express an interest in pursuing higher education.
  • See Mrs. Coates for the application or click here to print from home:  Central/EW Alumni Schp App  
  • Deadline:   April 15.
SAME Scholarship
  • The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) will award 2 four-year college scholarships valued at $2,000 each.
  • This scholarship is open to any high school senior planning to enroll in an engineering, architectural, or similar technical field at an accredited college or university.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; completed applications must be mailed prior to the receipt deadline of April 15.
Visionary Scholarship Program
  • Scholarship program for high school students in grade 9-12 sponsored by the American College Foundation
  • Applicants must write an essay entitled “Why College Is Important to Me” (500 words, typed, doubled-spaced) and submit a completed application, along with the student’s high school transcript.
  • Awards range from $1,000 and $5,000
  • Apply online at, using the invitation code M17349 on your application; deadline:  May 1st.
Community Mobility Scholarships at Barton College
  • Available to qualified high school students residing in Johnson, Greene, and Wayne counties
  • To be eligible, students must first complete the FAFSA and plan to enroll as a full-time, traditional undergraduate student at Barton College next fall.
  • The scholarship is renewable and can be added to a comprehensive financial aid package, based on eligibility requirements.
  • For more information, call the Office of Financial Aid at 252-399-6323 or visit the website at
GI Bill Benefits for Military Dependents
  • Eligible service members may be able to transfer their GI Bill benefits to qualified dependents if all of the following are true
    1. Service member has completed at least 6 years of service on the date request is approved
    2. Service member agrees to add 4 more years of service
    3. The person getting benefits has enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
  • Service members can only transfer benefits while on active duty.
  • For more details, visit: 
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
Navy ROTC Scholarships
  • Opportunity for young men and women to commission as an officer in the Marine Corps or Navy while receiving four years’ worth of tuition for a bachelor’s degree in college
  • In exchange for the 4 years of college tuition, the student incurs a four-year service obligation in the Marine Corps or Navy.
  • There are hundreds of colleges in the USA with an NROTC program; the ones in NC are NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke.
  • The most important requirements are minimum test scores (1000 on the SAT or 22 on the ACT Composite or 74 on the ASVAB) and the physical fitness test (have to score at least a 200 out of 300).
  • The application consists of 4 parts:  an online portion, an interview, the physical fitness, and some basic paperwork with signatures.
  • For more information, visit; the online application window closes on December 31.  If you need help over the holidays, reach out to Capt Tom Brown at [email protected] 
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™ ( 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® ( 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 ( for at least six (6) hours. 
    • #4 - Strengthen Your College List $500 scholarship per winner: Create or edit a college list on BigFuture ( 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, to apply for financial aid.
  1. #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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