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 Guidance Announcements

Week of March 05, 2018


Guidance Remind Code



CLUBS MEETING THIS FRIDAY, March 9th:  4th period Acceleration - NTHS, Student Council


UPCOMING DEADLINES & EVENTS THIS WEEK: No deadlines this week! :)



Congratulations to Samantha Walker, our March Rotary-Exchange Club Student of the Month! 


Congratulations to Kendy Rangel, an eleventh grader, who is our March Board of Education Student of the Month! 


Congratulations to Justin Swinson, who has been invited to play on the East-West All-Star Football Team this summer! We are proud of you! 


Congratulations to Anna Thornton, who has been selested to be the WITN Class of 2018 Student from North Duplin Jr/Sr!  We are proud of you! 



 Daily Announcements:


--We have a volunteer opportunity coming up:  Ms. Sandra Sullivan is asking for volunteers to help with the John Roland Sullivan Scholarship fundraiser, which will be held at Oak Ridge Community Building on Saturday, March 31st. Volunteers will need to be available from 9:00 until after lunch. If you can help out, please sign up on the sign-up sheet outside of Mrs. Lynne's office. Remember - if you sign up, show up! 


The Broyhill Leadership Conference is for rising sophomores through 2018 graduates. There will be two dates this summer for students who are interested; June 24-28 and July 8-12. The conference will be at Wingate University in Wingate, NC. There are flyers in the guidance office for students who are interested. 


--Students who have signed up to volunteer for the Special Olympics need to go to Ms. Matthews' room, Room 301 by March 9th to pick up a permission form and give your t-shirt size. 


--Are you 18 or older and interested in getting your CNA and working at a health care facility this summer? The Gardens of Rose Hill will be hosting a job fair this Thursday, March 8th from 10am-4pm. You can apply ahead of time online for available positions at You can also come to the Guidance Office for a flyer if you are interested. 


--NCSU will be hosting an Environmental Career Day on Saturday, March 24th from 10:00am-1:00pm. Students can engage in hands-on activities related to their majors, interact w/ current stduents, hear from alumni in a variety of environmental professions, and learn about hte NCSU admissions process and requirements. Students can see Mrs. Ivey for more information.


--Are you an honors student and you are interested in taking a NCSSM course through ITV? The following courses will be offered to students. Please let Mrs. Lynne know ASAP if you are interested in signing up. Spaces fill up quickly, and we need to submit our registation informaion very soon! 

     ~Honors Aerospace Engineering

     ~Honors Forensic Science

     ~Honors Genetics & Biotechnology

     ~Honors Computational Thinking & Coding

     ~Honors Computer Science

     ~Honors African American Studies

     ~Honors Physics

     ~Honors Applications in Mathematics

     ~Honors Public Health Topics

     ~Honors Genetics & Biotechnology

     ~AP Statistics

     ~AP Computer Science Principles


--James Sprunt on-line progress reports have gone home. . Ms. Anglia Taylor has the progress reports. Students should check in with her to get their progress report if they have not already. Students whose grades have dropped below an 80 will have to stay on campus with Ms. Taylor and will be counted absent if they do not report to her daily. Please see Mrs. Lynne if you have any questions. 


--Do we have any students who take James Sprunt courses who would be interested in taking Animal Science (ANS) 110 or ANS 180 this summer? Please see Mrs. Lynne if you are interested! 


--NCSU is hosting The Emerging Scholars AcademyJune 24-30 on their campus. The NCSU Emerging Scholars Academy is for rising juniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, are interested in African American topics, are are a leader in their school, family, or community activities. Deadline to apply is April 15. Students can apply at Emerging Scholars Academy See Mrs. Lynne for more information. 


--There will be an upcoming Pack Preview event for students who are interested in NCSU on Sunday, March 11 in Faytteville and on Sunday, March 18 at NCSU. Students can register at See Mrs. Lynne if you have questions. 


--Splash UNC is an educational enrichment program that allows over one thousand high school students to take classes on the UNC-CH campus, created and taught by UNC-CH students. UNC is hosting its bi-annual program for students in grades 9-12 on Saturday, April 14th. Registration opens on February 25th and closes on April 6th at 11:59pm. To register, students should visit the website at


--8th grade students who filled out an application for Duplin Early College High School have interviews on Tuesday, March 13th. Let Mrs. Lynne know if you have any questions. 


--There will be a Co-Op Leadership Camp at the NC FFA Camp at White Lake from Monday, June 18-Friday, June 22. If you are interested in learning about cooperatives, leadership, team building, and want to connect with other student leaders across the state, this would be a good camp to apply for. Applications are available through  Deadline to apply is April 15. 


 --If you come in late or leave early on a daily basis, it is your responsibility to sign out in Ms. Loretta Edwards' office dailiy. Also, please make sure your orange pass is visible on your bookbag. If you need a plastic protector for your pass, please let Ms. Lynne know. 


--There is a free after school tutoring program called "Tutor to the Top" located at Rones Chapel Area Community Center. This is a free service for our students. Mrs. Lynne has more information in her office for students who are interested. 


--JSCC students:  Please remember to check your JS email daily and to stay in contact with your professor. Please remember that if a professor drops you from a class b/c of inactivity, that results in a 0 on your transcript. 


--Peer Tutors:  Please remember to turn in your teacher/student agreements in to Mrs. Lynne. Also, do not forget to turn in your journals weekly to Mrs. Lynne. You can get new journals from Mrs. Loretta Edwards' door. 


 --Juniors:  We have received the 2018/19 Common Application Essay Prompts. The CommonApp is used by a lot of our universities in NC. It would be good to go ahead and look over the prompts and be thinking about what you want to write about. Applications usually open up during the summer. 


--Juniors:  The Institute for Fugure Agriculatural Leaders (IFAL) is a week-long program for rising high school seniors interested in the industry of agriculture. Emphasis is placed on career opportunities, emerging technology, and citizenship/leadership development. IFAL Applications are available in the Guidance Office or online at IFAL  Deadline to apply is April 15. 


--8th graders:  There will be a free one-week summer residential program called Step Up to STEM at NCSSM for African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students on July 15-20. For more information and to apply on-line, students should visit  Deadline to apply is March 5. 

--Students are intited to the National College Fair coming to our area! It is free and open to the public and offers a variety of opportunities to help students simplify the college search and admission process. For a list of participating colleges and locations, students can go to  Flyers are also available in the Guidance Office. 


--There wil be an Academy Day on Saturday, March 24 at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. This event will be an opportunity for students, parents, educators, and interested individuals to meet representatives from the five military service academies. Students must REVP if they will be attending. Mrs. Lynne has more information in her office for students who are interested. 


--ECU has sent information regarding dates for admitted students:  Students can attend Admitted Student Fridays and learn more about academic programs at their school. To register, students can go to  To attend an Admitted Student Information  Session, students can go to  Lastly, Admitted Student Day will be on Saturday, March 24 from 8:00am-3:00pm on ECU's main campus. Students can register at  Flyers are in Mrs. Lynne's office with the dates and more info. 


--We have received information regarding the First Year Shelton Challenge and the Take II Shelton Challenge. More information with all the dates to choose from can bey found on a flyer in Mrs. Lynne's office or by visiting the online application: 


 --UNCG Chance is a unique experience that provides area Latino/Hispanic high school students with the opportunity to engage in an intensive, five-day college readiness and test prep experience. The dates are July 16-21 at UNC Greensboro. Applications will be accepted through April 1 and are available online at


--Are you interested in studying abroad? We have received information about free study abroad programs for high school students. Information and flyers are in the the Scholarships/Programs Box in the Guidance Office. 


 --AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts has announced their 2018 Audition dates. If you are interested in their programs, you can find out more information by looking in the Scholarships/Programs Box in the Guidance Office. 


--We have received information describing the NCSU  Engineering 2+2 Transfer Program at UNCW, a unique partnership program between the NCSU College of Engineering and UNCW. Brochures are in the Scholarships/Programs Box in the Guidance Office. 




(Scholarships are kept in the SCHOLARSHIP/AWARDS BOX in the Guidance Office and are updated each Monday. Students are welcome to look through the box as long as there is an adult in the office.)


--Alpha Kappa  Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chi Iota Omega Chapter Scholarship- To be eligible, applicants should meet the following criteria:  High school senior planning to attend an institution of higher learning for the 18-19 school year on a full time basis, complete and return the application, attach a typed letter of interest or essay describing biographical information, community service, etc., submit a letter of recommendation, include transcript, and have all application information postmarked byApril 5, 2018.  Scholarship can be downloaded: Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship


--NC Poultry Jubilee Scholarship- Students must be a senior, reside in Duplin, Pender, Sampson, Wayne, Lenoir, Jones, Or Onslow County, must write and submit an essay, provide two references, perform an interview w/ a poultry farmer, and be of good character. The complete application package must arrive at the NC Poultry Jubilee mail box by April 15, 2018. Download available: NC Poultry Jubilee Scholarship


--National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Scholarship- Students should be current members of NAACP and a current senior in a Duplin County HIgh School.  The students should plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year or 2-year college/university working toward a Bachelor or Associate Degree. For more information on criteria and how to apply, students should download the application: NAACP 2018 Scholarship  Deadline to apply is Monday, April 23, 2018 by 5:00pm to a NAACP scholarship committee member. 


--NC FFA Assn. G&R Farms Scholarship Application - The G&R Farms Scholarship is for an FFA member pursuing a degree in the field of production agriculture at NCSU, NC A&T, Brevard College, or University of Mount Olive. All scholarship applications are due to the State FFA Office by 5:00pm on March 30, 2018. Application can be downloaded: G&R Farms FFA Scholarship


--Patsy Howard Memorial Scholarship - Sponsored by Duplin-Pender Alpha Delta Kappa-Beta Eta Chapter. Scholarship is for worthy female students who man to major in Education. Application should be completed in student's own handwriting. Letters of recommendation are to be typed on letterhead stationary in a sealed envelope with an indentifying mark by the writer. Application deadline is April 12, 2018. Scholarship can be downloaded: Patsy Howard Memorial Scholarship


--Douglass High School Alumni Assn. Scholarship- Sponsored by the Douglass High School Alumni Assn. Eligible students must come fromNorth Duplin, James Kenan, or Duplin Early College High School.  Students must meet a GPA requirement, submit reference letters, and have involvement in community activities. Deadline to apply is April 16, 2018. Application can be downloaded: Douglass HS Alumni Scholarship


--Walker Morgan Scholarship - Applicants must currently be enrolled in high school and plan to graduate before July 1 and enroll in college. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA, and their direct family must have been personally affected by an injury of some type. The scholarship is worth $2,500. Only online applications will be accepted. Applications can be found at  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018. 


--UMO Herring Scholarship - To be eligible, applicants must reside within the city limits of Mount Olive or Duplin County and be accepted for admission to UMO. Students must also complete their FAFSA. Scholarships are in the Guidance Office or can be downloaded: UMO Herring 2018  Deadline to apply is April 3, 2018. 


--Duplin Co. Cattlemen's Assn. Agriculture Related Scholarship Program - The Duplin Co. Cattlemen's Assn. is accepting scholarship applications who plan to attend either a two year or four year institution in an agriculture related field of study. The application is due no later than Friday, April 20, 2018. Applications are hard copy only and can be found in the Scholarship/Programs box in the Guidance Office. 


--Smithfield Hog Production Division Agricultural Scholarship - The scholarship is valued at $500 per year for four year university or two year community college provided the student continues to meet eligibility requirements. Applications are due to Smithfield Hog Production on or before April 1, 2018. Preference is given to students of Smithfield Hog Production Employees & Growers or students who have participated in the intern program. Students must also have an understanding of the agricultural and/or agribusiness community shown through agricultural pathway in school and/or work experience. Applications are hard copy only and can be found in the Scholarships/Awards box in the Guidance Office. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.


--JSCC Academic Scholarships- The application deadline for awards is March 15. Awards are for scholarships, which will begin fall semester 2018. There is a GPA requirement of 3.0 to apply. Applications are available in hard copy only and can be found in the Scholarships/Applications box in Mrs. Lynne's office. 


--Wayne Community College Academic Scholarships - All application forms with supporting documentation must be popstmarked by March 31, 2018. Students should read guidelines carefully before submitting their application forms. Students can find hard copies of applications in the Scholarships/Awards Box in the Guidance Office, or students may go on-line and download a form


--Grow Your Own Scholarship - Are you a minority student, and you are interested in coming back to Duplin County Schools to teach after you graduate from college? You may qualify for the Grow Your Own Teaching Scholarship. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to apply. Applications can be found on-line at, or you may get a hard copy from the Guidance Office. Deadline to apply is March 30, 2018. 


--Jagannathan Scholarship- Students must be a graduating senior and planning to attend one of the 16 UNC campuses, be a resident of NC, and have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. Applicants must complete an application through by February 1st.Applicants must have taken hte College Board SAT and have filed their FAFSA. Application link:  Jagannathan Scholarship


--Tri-County Electric Membership Corp. Scholarship- Scholarships are available for four year AND community college. Applications are in the Guidance Office or can be found on-line at  Deadline to apply is March 30, 2018. 



--Duplin Co Education Foundation Scholarships- DCEF Scholarships are awarded at the DCEF Academic Banquet and are available at the following website:  Due to Guidance Office by Friday, February 23rd. Applications must by typed! Please look at GPA criteria closely for each scholarship before applying. See Mrs. Lynne if you have any questions. 


--SECU People Helping People Scholarship- This scholarship has changed for the 2017-18 school year. It is now a district scholarship. There will be three district winners. Students who apply must be SECU members, or their parents must be members. Students must be a senior, have completed their FAFSA, be a US Citizen, have a 2.5 unweighted GPA, and be accepted and attend one of the 16 UNC campuses. Also, the student must exemplify the "People Helping People" philosophy. Deadline to apply is Feb. 23, 2017. Scholarships must be submitted to Mrs. Lynne through Microsoft Word and are avaialble at the following link: SECU SCHOLARSHIP


--NC Blueberry Festival Scholarship- Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $4,000 each. The purpose of the NC Blueberry Festival Assn. Scholarship is to provide post high school academic scholarships to NC students. Deadline to apply is April 6, 2018. 


--Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women- Application is availabe at  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. 


--Marine Core Scholarship Foundation - Scholarships are for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school. Applications close on March 1, 2018 and can be accessed at


--JSCC Presidential Scholarship - Students must have applied to JSCC, completed their FAFSA, have a minumum of a 3.0 unweighted GPA, complete three or more JSCC CCP classes with a C or higher, and be a US Citizen. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018. Applications are in the Guidance Office. 


--America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to students in rural communities who are looking to continue their education in an ag-related field of study and become the next generation of ag leaders. To apply, go to for more information and official rules. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018. 


--Flake Shaw Farm Bureau Scholarship Applications- Scholarshi eligibility requirements, application and financial form deadlines are clearly outlined in the scholarship applications available in the Guidance Office and online at  Completed applications are due on or before March 5, 2018 and must be emailed to 


--Better Business Bureau Torch Scholarship- Recognizes student who personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity, and academic success. BBB Torch Scholarships are awarded to college-bound high school juniors and seniors, and college undergraduates. To be eligible students must submit an essay of 500-1000 words, along w/ an application, transcript, and a letter of recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business. Completed application packets are due by 4:30pm, Wednesday, January 31st.Students can apply online at  


--2018 African American Network-Carolinas Scholarship - Applications are available at AAN-C Scholarship Deadline to apply is March 2, 2018. The AANC-C will consider academics and financial need of each applicant. Eligibility requirements include being a graduating senior at a NC high school, must attend a four year college or university located in North or South Carolina, and must plan to major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration. 


--Golden Leaf Scholarship- The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program will award 215 grants, each valued at $12,000 for the 2018-19 academic year. To be eligible, students must a senior, be a NC resident and complete the RDS, reside in one of the qualifying counties, enroll at a qualifying UNC institution, demonstrate financial need, submit the FAFSA, and present a satisfactory record of academic achievement and community service. The application is available at  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018. 


--Woodmen Life - To be eligible, student must be a 2017 or 2018 graduate who is attending a two-year or four-year college, university, or technical school; WoodmenLife members in good standing w/ at least three years of membership, and all family members in the household have to be Woodmen Life members. Scholarship recipients will complete an online application at Deadline to apply is Feb 28, 2018. 


--North Carolina Teaching Fellows- Are you interested in becoming a teacher after you graduate? The NC Teaching Fellows Program is back with an updated format! To find out more information, go to for more information. Deadline to apply is January 16, 2018. 


--The Hispanic Scholarship Fund - As the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded more than $550 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF scholars, alumni, and parents, The application opens January 1 and closes March 31.For more information, students can visit


--NC Extension & Community Assn. Scholarship - The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students in obtaining a degree at any NC college, in any field of study, with priority given to Family and Consumer Sciences. Applications must be completed and returned by February 1st. Applications are in the Scholarships/Programs box in the Guidance Office. 


--Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship - Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students annually who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry with hopes that they may emerge as pork industry leaders themselves someday. All entries must be postmarked by January 5, 2018 to be accepted. Applications are in the Scholarships/Programs box in the Guidance Office. 


--Quit Smoking Scholarship - Sharpen up your pencils and let us know why you should be the one to win ECR’s $5,000 scholarship! We at ECR are passionate about smoking cessation and feel that it’s our duty to help prevent suffering and death caused by it around the globe. Show us that you share our vision and our sense of commitment toward this particular issue by writing a cessation-oriented essay and submitting it for consideration. We want to support your education so you could, in turn, help us fight the good fight and bring about a smoke-free world! Application deadline:  May 31, 2018.  Link:


--UNC Greensboro Guarantee Scholarship - UNCG Guarantee is a remarkable scholarship program that not only offers an outstanding financial aid package that covers the standard cost of attendance but is also a support and development program that provides a variety of opportunities and services to enhance the academic experience. The scholarship is meant for students who come from low income families and are exceptionally bright students. Students must have completed their FAFSA and have an SAT Score of 1100 or ACT score of 23 to apply. Students can go to UNCGguarantee to apply.  Priority deadline to apply is December 1st.


--AXA Achievement Scholarship - The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school. Student can get the application from the following link:  AXA Scholarship Deadline to apply is December 15, 2017. Flyers are in the Scholarships/Awards Box in the Guidance Office. 


--HonorsGradU Design A Better Future $10,000 Scholarship - Whether through essays or multimedia, students have used their voices to share visions for a better world. High School Seniors can submit a proposal for how they will better their communities. The process is in three rounds, and five winners will be selected. The link to the website is HonorsGraduation. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2018. 


--GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - Scholarship program for high school seniors who demonstrate: Leadership, Drive, Integrity, Citizenship. Up to $40,000 per Scholar. Information can be found at GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION. Deadline to apply is January 4, 2018. 


--ACT Student Champion Scholarship - Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT STudent Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place. ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. If you are a student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions, have a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT, have a 3.0 or greater GPA and are a first-generation or underrepresented student, you should apply!  Deadline to apply is December 31. Applications can be found at ACT Student Champion Scholars


--NCHSAA ENDOWED FUND SCHOLARSHIPS- The NCHSAA Endowed Fund offers several scholarships to eligible student athletes.  Seniors who are student athletes should check out these scholarships! Most scholarships are due in February or April of 2018.To find out more information, students should google "NCHSAA Endowed Fund Scholarships" or pick up a hard copy of the websites from the Scholarships/Programs Box in the Guidance Office. 


--VICTOR E BELL, JR SCHOLARSHIP - Are you a 7th grade student who would like the chance of earning a major scholarship to help you with college? The College Foundation has established the Victor E Bell, Jr Scholarship Program to encourage high potential students with limited financial resources to aspire to a college education. One 7th grade student from our school can be nominated. For more information, see your teacher or Mrs. Lynne. 


--GOODNIGHT SCHOLARS PROGRAM - The GN Scholars Program at NCSU is looking for high-achieving, forward-thinking students from low and middle-income families who will grow up to be the future of science, technology, engineering, and math and STEM education teachers in our great state of NC. Each year the GN Scholars Program selects 50 students throughout NC who intend to major in a STEM or STEM Education discipline at NCSU to receive $19,500 per year for four years. To be considered for the GN Scholars Program, students must submit their general NCSU app by the early action deadline of October 15th. More details about the GN Scholars Program can be found at goodnightscholars 


--LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY TEACHING SCHOLARS PROGRAM - Lenoir-Ryne University is pleased to announce the fourth year of the LR Teaching Scholars Scholarship Program. They are currently recruiting exemplary high school seniors to receive this prestigious scholarship and develop the skills to become effective teacher leaders for our public schools. Fall 2018 applications to LR are being accepted now. Priority consideration will be given to students applying by January 31. High School Seniors should apply at 


--CATAWBA COLLEGE WEST TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP - If you are interested in majoring in education, the West Teaching Scholarshi at the Catawba College Academy for Teaching is available. The scholarship is a yearly award of $2500 in addition to any other academic scholarships for whith the student is eligible. The scholarship is available at  Deadline to apply is December 1, 2017. 


 --THOMAS WOLFE SCHOLARSHIP at UNC-CH - This is a scholarship for full undergraduate support for student writers. More complete information on the scholarship, including the application form, can be found at THE THOMAS WOLFE SCHOLARSHIP


--VFW ESSAY CONTEST - For middle school and high school students. This is a great opportunity to win scholarship money through writing an essay. This is a local contest through the VFW of Warsaw, NC.  Information can be found in the Scholarships/Programs Box in the Guidance Office. Deadline to apply is October 27, 2017. 


--GATES SCHOLARSHIP - The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors with a 3.3 or higher GPA. For more information, visit THE GATES SCHOLARSHIP  Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 15th. 


--WENDY'S HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP - To be elilgible, students must have a 3.0 GPA or better, participated in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community.  For more information, students can visit WENDY'S HEISMAN to apply. Deadline to apply is October 2, 2017. 


--SHELTON NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP - The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman of NCSU, valued at $10,000 per year, renewable upon satisfactory academic progress and leadership involvement at NCSU. For more information, visit SHELTON LEADERSHIP . Deadline to apply is October 15, 2017. 


--COCA COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2017 - The 2017 Coca Cola Scholars Program is available for U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitan Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees who are enrolled as high school senior students. 150 Coca Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 achievement-based scholarship. The application deadline is October 31, 2017. You can get more information through this link: COCA COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM



Scholarships available that you must be nominated for:


 --CHEATHAM-WHITE SCHOLARSHIP - Merit Scholarship based through North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Information can be found at CHEATHAM-WHITE SCHOLARSHIP  Deadline to apply is November 1, 2017. (Please see Mrs. Lynne if you would like to go through the process to be a potential nominee.)


--LEVINE SCHOLARSHIP - Merit Scholarship based through UNC Charlotte. Information can be found at LEVINE SCHOLARSHIP  Nomination must be submitted by October 8th. Deadline to apply is November 8th. 


--PARK SCHOLARSHIP - Merit Scholarship based through North Carolina State University. Information can be found at PARK SCHOLARSHIP  Nomination must be submitted by October 1st. Deadline to apply is October 15th. 


--MOREHEAD-CAIN SCHOLARSHIP - Merit Scholarship based through UNC Chapel-Hill. Information can be found at MOREHEAD CAIN  Nominees must be selected by September 29th. Deadline to apply is October 15th. 




National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)- LeTendre Education Fund for Homeless ChildrenGeneral$1,500; at least two availableOpen to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness during their academic attendance, and who have demonstrated average or above average achievement.September The LeTendre Education Fund, c/o the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 9176 Harvey Hollow Drive, Mechanicsville VA 23116. Website .
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Outstanding Students of America ScholarshipGeneral$1,000Open to high school seniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must demonstrate outstanding commitment to community and school activities. Submit 250-word essay highlighting your accomplishments and why you deserve or need this scholarship.October 10
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Ryan White Memorial Scholarship FundGeneralFirst place scholarship of $1500 and two runner up scholarships for $250.NC resident accepted & enrolled in a college or continuing education programOctober 23, 2014 Cheryl Roberge Director of Operations 15905 Brookway Dr. Suite 4203 Huntersville, NC 28078 (704) 237-8793 (P) (704) 237-8797 (F)
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Golden Door ScholarsGeneralUnspecifiedHigh performing undocumented high school seniorsOctober 25, 2017 
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Walmart Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation - various scholarships availableGeneral$1,000 - $10,000Varies; Must be a graduating high school senior, US citizen, accepted at an accredited two or four year college/university.October 31 Visit to apply online
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Prudential Spirit of Community AwardCommunity Service$1,000 - $5,000 and/or an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DCBe a student in grades 5-12, who has engaged in a volunteer or self-initiated community service activity performed at least partly during the last 12 months; complete application online and submit to your school principal.November 03, 2015 or
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Megan Meier Memorial ScholarshipGeneralUnspecifiedhigh school senior, 2.5 GPA, written recommendation of the faculty or staff, essayNovember 7, 2014
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WTS Transportation YOU ScholarshipTransportation field$1000high school seniors/females encouraged GPA 3.0 or higher Currently studying science, technology and math Considering a career in a transportation related fieldNovember 13, 2015 Sierra Haynes WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter Scholarship Chair Parsons Brinckerhoff 121 W. Trade St Suite 1950 Charlotte, NC 28202 (704)342-8467  
UNC-Asheville - various scholarships availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; selections are based on class rank, GPA, and SAT/ACT scores.November 15
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University of South Carolina (USC) - various scholarships availableGeneralVaries; Up to $15,000Varies; selections are based on academic meritNovember 15
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Nestle Very Best in Youth ProgramGeneral$1,000 donation to the charity of your choice and and an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, CA.Open to youth ages 13-18 with a strong academic record and good citizenship who are doing things to make their community better.November 20 Nestle Very Best In Youth, PO Box 29059, Glendale, CA 91209, telephone (818) 549-6677
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Johnston Ziegler ScholarshipThis award is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes a local teen who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, advocacy, or service to adolescents.$1,000UnspecifiedDecember 1, 2015 by 4 p.m. 3541 Randolph Road, Suite 206 Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 Phone: 704.381.TEEN (8336) Fax: 704.381.8832
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Middle School Enrichment ScholarshipThis scholarship is designed to encourage disadvantaged middle school students to begin considering college after graduating from high school by providing tuition to a summer enrichment programUp to $1000 each summerAt least 13 years of age at the time of application Attending middle school in North Carolina Qualify for free or reduced lunchDecember 1st of each year. 252-402-6157 919-835-2286
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North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) - Middle School Enrichment ScholarshipGeneral$1,000 for summer enrichment program; 6 availableOpen to middle school students who are at least 13 years old and are currently receiving free or reduced lunches. This is a program to encourage these students to begin considering a college education after high school by attending a summer enrichment program at a North Carolina college or university. Examples are Duke Youth's Writers Camp, UNC-Charlotte General Hugh Shelton Leadership Camp, UNC-Greensboro Arts & Science Camp, etc.December 1 April Morey, Committee Chair, College Foundation, Inc., telephone (919) 935-2397 or email
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Summer Enrichment ScholarshipGeneralUp to $1,000Must be at least 13 years of age at the time of application, attending middle school in North Carolina & qualify for free or reduced lunch.December 1 Robbie Schultz, Outreach Manager, NC State Education Assistance Authority 919.248.4686
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Foot Locker Scholar AthleteGeneralUnspecifiedUnspecified5 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2017. 
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Sallie Mae Fund - "Make College Happen Challenge"General1st place-$10,000, 2nd place-$5,000, 3rd place-$2,500,$1,000 to seven semifinalistsReward 10 high school students who creatively communicate their plan to pay for college in videos, essays, songs or poemsDecember 15, 2015
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Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - Engineering Scholarship ProgramEngineering or related Science$1,000-$10,000 for undesignated scholarships, $400 to full tuition for university sponsored scholarshipsIntention to earn degree in engineering - 3.5 GPA. SAT or ACT in 90th percentile. Must be a US citizen.December 15 Engineering Scholarships at telephone (724) 776-4970 or email
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National Society of Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) - George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay ContestGeneral$500 to $2,500Must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior who is a US citizen or legal alien. Must enter contest through a local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). Must submit an essay dealing with an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the US consitution. Essay will be judged for historical accuracy, clarity of thought, organization and proven topic, grammar and spelling, and documentation.December 31 Local contact is John J. Sullivan, Jr., 3805 Meredith Dr., Greensboro NC 27408, telephone (336) 282-4082 or email National contact is Rev. Christos Christou, Jr., 303 Nicholson Road, Essex, MD 21221-6609 telephone (410) 574-5467. Or email
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The National Center for Learning Disabilities - Anne Ford ScholarshipGeneral$10,000Open to high school seniors who have an identified learning disability (candidates with ADD/ADHD also must provide documentation of a specific learning disability). Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated financial need and the intention of pursuing an undergraduate degree.December 31 Anne Ford Scholarship, National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc., 381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10016-8806 or email
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UNC-Greensboro Teacher Education FellowsGeneral$20,000 distributed incrementally over four years of studyNC resident with a weighted 3.8 GPA and a minimum SAT 1100 (verbal and math) or ACT composite score of 24. Majoring in elementary, middle grade, special, dual eduacationJanuary 1, 2016 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 125 McIver Bldg P O Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 27412
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Davidson College - various scholarships availableVariesVaries; up to full tuitionHigh academics and above average test scores, exceptional promise in academics, character, leadership, athletics, and community serviceJanuary 2 Davidson College Office of Financial Aid, Box 7156, Davidson, NC 28035, telephone (800)768-0380 or visit website
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GE-Reagan Foundation ScholarshipGeneral$10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 per studentHigh school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace and at home. Students with leadership, integrity, drive and citizenshipJanuary 7, 2016 
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Ron Brown Scholar ProgramGeneral$10,000Open to African Americans high school seniors. Applicants must have excelled academically, exemplified exceptional leadership potential, made an impact on their communities through service to others, and demonstrated financial need.January 9 Ron Brown Scholar Program, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206, Charlottesville, VA 22901, telephone (434) 964-1588. Or email
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The Junior League of Charlotte Scholarship AwardService to others$1,000 scholarship and $500 grant toward the community issue/project of the winner's choiceOpen to high school senior females who want to prepare for a career involving service to others. Must have been volunteering for at least one year. Must be nominated by a teacher or administrator of a school within Mecklenburg County, or by the Executive Director of a Mecklenburg County nonprofit entity. Schools/organizations may nominate more than one individual. Nominations may honor a specific action, achievement or overall commitment to a cause. Must demonstrate excellence in and commitment to volunteerism and improving the community.January 9 Kathi Knier at or telephone (704) 375-5993.
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The Gates Millennium Scholars ProgramGeneralUnspecified•Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American; be citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States;Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or GEDJanuary 13, 2016 Debora Williams NC Department of Public Instruction 6368 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-6368 (919) 807-3912
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Washington Crossing FoundationGovernment Service$1,500 - $10,000Open to US citizens who are planning careers in government service. Applicants must write a one-page essay stating why they are planning a career in government service. Selection is also based on recommendations, transcript, and SAT/ACT scoresJanuary 15 Washington Crossing Foundation, PO Box 503, Levittown, PA 19058, telephone (215) 949-8841 or email
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North Carolina Hospitality Education FoundationCulinary Arts, Hospitality Management or Tourism$750 - $1,500; renewableOpen to graduating seniors who will enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school in North Carolina. Must be a North Carolina resident.January 16 Alyssa Barkley, telephone (800)582-8750.
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General Foundation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC) Junior Woman's Club of Charlotte - Sallie Southall Cotton ScholarshipGeneral$750 - $1,500; one time (state level winner will receive an additional $24,000)Open to students who are qualified US citizens in the top 25% of their class. Must plan to attend one of our state-supported universities. Judging is based on character, scholastic record, leadership, potential, and financial need. Submit typed application, transcript, recent photograph, completed FAFSA form, 2 typed letters of recommendation, personal letter, and SAT scores.January 20, 2015 First contact your school scholarship coordinator for information and application materials. Christi Gray 4707 Valley Stream Road Charlotte, NC 28209  
British American Business Council Essay ContestGeneralTwo-week study/travel program to Great Britain during the summer, for British studies.Must be a current CMS high school junior-year student (rising senior), between the ages of 15-18; submit a 1000-word essay answering one of the two questions given: 1) Which aspect of Britain or British culture interests you most? 2) Which British person (either past or present) you would most like to meet? Explain why.January 26, 2015 Partnership Coordinator Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools 1600 Tyvola Rd Suite D3 Charlotte, NC 28210
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Discover Scholarship ProgramGeneral$30,000; 10 scholarships availableOpen to current high school juniors. Must have at least 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale for 9th and 10th grades; with demonstrated accomplishments in leadership and community service. Must have faced a significant road block or challenge. Submit application, transcripts, recommendations.January 31 Discover Scholarship Program, telephone (866)756-7932
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Yellow Tea Rose Foundation of North Carolina - Hopie Perry and Lavenia Young ScholarshipGeneral$500 - $1,000Open to female high school seniors planning to pursue post-secondary education at a 4-year college/university. Submit completed application form, list of community service activities, official transcript, and 500-word essay on "What Does My Heritage Mean to Me?".January 31 Yellow Tea Rose Foundation of NC, Hopie Perry and Lavenia Young Scholarship, PO Box 33421, Charlotte, NC 28204 or email
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Elks National Foundation - "Most Valuable Student" Award, Legacy Awards, Emergency Educational Fund GrantGeneral$1,000 - $15,000; renewableVaries depending on award; may or may not need to be children or grandchildren of Elks. Open to high school seniors who are US citizens. Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, financial need. Applications must be endorsed by the local lodge. Applications are available online at ENF Scholarship Office, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago IL 60614-2256, telephone (773) 755-4732 or email Local contact is Elks USA Lodge #392, PO Box 19384, Charlotte, NC 28219, telephone (704) 509-4137 or email
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Global Lifetime Experience: deNoyelles-Orr ScholarshipGeneralFull scholarship to include AFS tuition, travel and stipend; Award amounts will vary depending on the cost of the program and the lengthCurrent CMS high school student; must be 15-18 yo at the time of the program; eligible for free & reduced lunch; completed one year of language coursework; guardian signed application in support; must apply for AFS Intercultural Program Study Abroad; scholarship contingent upon being accepted by AFS-USA; must provide Excursion Report upon returning from study; applicants encouraged to attend the CMS Study Abroad Fair; financial formFebruary 1, 2016 by 5 p.m. Global Lifetime Experience: deNoyelles-Orr Scholarship 220 N. Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202 (704)973-4534 email:
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Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International Prospective Educator ScholarshipsEducation$500 - $1,750; several scholarships availableOpen to graduating high school seniors who plan to major in education. Must be a member of a PDK sponsored FEA club at their high school or are the child or grandchild or a Kappan in good standing or have one of their reference letters written by a Kappan in good standing or have their application selected to represent the PDK chapter in their area.February 1 Email or write Scholarship Programs, Phi Delta Kappa International, PO Box 789, Bloomington IN 47402-0789
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Wake Forest University - various scholarships availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; selections are based on GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scoresFebruary 1 Office of Financial Aid, Box 7305, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, telephone (336) 758-4209 or email
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College Board - Young Epidemiology Scholars CompetitionEpidemiology research$1,000 - $50,000Open to high school juniors and seniors. Students enter competition online, and upload a written report of their research project for judges' consideration. Research projects must apply epidemiological methods of analysis to a health-related issue.February 2 Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Program, The College Board, 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 300, Reston VA 20190, telephone (800) 626-9795, ext. 5849 or email
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Colonial Dames of America - Florence Kidder Memorial ScholarshipGeneral$1,000 to $3,000Submit an application form, photograph, transcript, two letters of recommendation, three copies of an original 500-700 word essay. Selection is based on character, grades, financial need, and essay. Essay topic is as follows: At its inception our Founding Fathers did not intend for the Electoral College to be a democratic process. Over the last 200 years, our nation has become increasingly deocratic. Do you believe this process is still a viable mechanism today? Cite at least three outside sources to support your view.February 2 Ms. Marie Porter, 1309 Candle Court, Charlotte NC 28211 telephone (704) 364-0496  
Florence Kidder Memorial ScholarshipGeneralThe Mecklenburg Colonial Dames Committee will award a scholarship of $1,000 to our local County winner. The local winner will be entered in the State competition for an additional scholarship of $3000 ($1,000 to the State runner-up). Scholarship money is paid to the North Carolina college or university of the winners’ enrollment, to be administered by that institution in the name of the student. Details are in the attached documents.1. Three (3) copies of your essay on the topic for the year.* (*Essay topic on separate attachment. Please staple each essay together with your name on the first page.) 2. An official transcript of grades, including first semester senior grades and current GPA* (*Your school counselor can provide this after January 28th). 3. A letter of recommendation from your minister, your employer, or an adult friend. 4. A letter of recommendation from your High School Guidance Counselor or one of your teachers. 5. The answer to question #10 on this application form on separate sheets of paper.11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2018 Susan zumBrunnen 338 S. Sharon Amity Rd #3 Charlotte NC 28211
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CapTech ConsultingGeneral$25002014-15 CMS graduating senior; 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; resume, transcript, proof of college acceptance, application, essay and two letters of recommendationFebruary 6, 2015 Kay Read (704)516-3633
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E.R & Lillian B. Dimmette Scholarship FundPurpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan & Wilkes counties.Range from $1000-$4000 at the discretion of the scholarship committeeBe nominated by the superintendent of Schools in their county. Minimum of 2.5 GPA. Resident of counties listed above. Demonstrate need for Financial Assistance.February 9, 2018 220 North Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202 704-973-4500
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KFC Colonel's Scholars Program ScholarshipsGeneralUp to $5,000; renewableOpen to graduating high school seniors who have an entrepreneurial spirit and a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Must plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a public college or university within your state of residence. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident and demonstrate financial need. Complete the online application.February 10 Visit website or email or telephone (866) KFC-7240
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Assosication of Educational Office Professionals (CMAEOP) *Vickie McKinney Memorial Scholarship & Janet McGrant Special Needs ScholarshipGeneralVickie McKinney Memorial Scholarship - $1000 Janet McGrant Special needs Scholarship - $200Vickie McKinney Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding CMS senior. Must be a US citizen Janet McGrant Special Needs Student Scholarship is awarded to an EC special needs senior in CMS with an identified disability.February 12 Janet McGrant, CMAEOP Scholarship, 428 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28266  
NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs State Scholarship ProgramGeneralUp to full tuition, certain fees and a reasonable room and board allowance in NC-owned institutions, or $1,500 to $4,500 per academic year in private institutions.Open to children of disabled, deceased, combat, or POW/MIA war veterans. Veteran parent must have been a resident of NC when he/she entered military service or child must be a lifelong resident of NC.Class II & III deadline is February 14, 2018 Division Director Mecklenburg County CSS Veterans Services 700 N. Tryon St Charlotte NC 28202
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Burger King Scholars ProgramGeneral$1,000Students do not have to be employed by Burger King to be eligible. Must be a deserving student needing funds for college expenses with at least 2.5 GPA; work part-time at least 15 hours per week for 40 weeks per year, provide recommendations from school and employer, demonstrate community service or extracurricular activities.February 15 Burger King Scholars Program, c/o Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc., PO Box 23737, Nashville TN 37202-3737 or email
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Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) ScholarshipsHistory, Law,Political Science, Economics, Government, Education or Nursing$1,000 - $2,000; renewableOpen to graduating seniors. All applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR chapter. (The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship.) Your state scholarship chairman will assist in locating the chapter nearest you. Please send a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to obtain the name and address of your state scholarship chairman and an application for any of the scholarships.February 15 Committee Services Office, Attn: DAR Scholarships, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303 or visit website
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educational Office Professionals (CMAEOP)- Vickie McKinney Memorial ScholarshipBusiness or Business Education (preferably)Up to $1,000Open to graduating high school seniors. Business majors or Business Education majors preferred.February 16 Janet McGrant at (980) 343-3128, email  
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program - various scholarships available; Asian, African American, Hispanic, or ScholarsGeneral$1,000Open to graduating high school seniors who reside in a participating area. Selections are based on academic performance, financial need, and community involvement.February 16 RMHC US Scholarship Program, Scholarship Program Administrators, PO Box 22376, Nashville TN 37202. To apply online, go to and use "RMHC" as the access code.
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Logical Advantage: The Future Path Technology ScholarshipGeneral$3000Mecklenburg County senior who has been accepted to a NC college or University to study computer science or a related technology degreeFebruary 18, 2015 Eligibility and application details: Official realease: Contact: StephanieAuville Account Services 704.926.9944 Agency 540.250.7073 Mobile 1930 Abbott Street | Charlotte, NC 28203 | Suite #304
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Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. GeneralNot less than $1,000Open to graduating African-American female seniors scheduled to graduate in the spring of the current school year, enrolled in a Mecklenburg County school and other varying requirementsFebruary 19, 2016 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Charlotte Alumnae Chapter, Scholarship Committee, P. O. Box 32231 Charlotte, NC 28232 (980)522-8535
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Princeton University Summer Journalism ProgramJournalismAll expense paid 10-day seminar on journalismMust currently be a junior in high school and live in the U.S. At least unweighted 3.5 GPA Must have an interest in journalismFebruary 20, 2015 
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National Assocation of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc - The Charlotte ClubGeneral(1) Scholarship = $1,500 (3) Scholarships = $1,000African-American students. In addition to the scholarship application, applicant MUST submit a 150 word essay (double-spaced), based on the theme, "Using my degree to benefit my community and society ".February 25, 2016 NANBPWC, Inc. - The Charlotte Club, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 481587, Charlotte, NC 28269 or Scholarship Committee, Vannie Gregory, 5023 Grafton Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 704.568.6382  
CEM Corporation - The Stacey Palasek Memorial ScholarshipGeoscience, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering$5,000Open to female high school seniors planning to major in science who display a "can-do" attitude and determination to excel in the field of science (Geoscience, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering). Selection is based on prior academic performance, character, leadership and extra-curricular activities, recommendation letters, and an essay.February 27 CEM Corporation, PO Box 200, 3100 Smith Farm Rd., Matthews NC 28106. Telephone Dr. Grace Vanier or Michelle Horn at (704) 821-7015. Email or Applications will be available for download at
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Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council(CMARC) ScholarshipGeneral$1000Current senior in good standing in Charlotte area HS, relocated more than 50 miles between grades 9 & 12, GPA of 3.0February 28, 2015 Trish MacDonald, GPHR®, GMS-T Director, Talent Acquisition & Mobility AREVA Inc. 7207 IBM Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 Mail code: CLT 2E Phone: +1-704-805-2116  
The Pearl Scholarship-Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Psi Mu Zeta Graduate ChapterGeneral$500African-American female/male; Mecklenburg County resident;3.2 GPA (weighted); Accepted to a 4-year college or university undergraduate program or 2-year community college February 28, 2016 Sisters of the Dove Charity Fund of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Psi Mu Zeta Graduate Chapter P. O. Box 42827 Charlotte, NC 28215  
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award ProgramEntrepreneurship, Business, Finance$1,000 - $10,000Open to enterprising and community-minded girls aged 12-18 who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship and/or have taken steps towards financial independence; have made a difference in their school or community. Submit application, personal statement, a letter of recommendation by an adult, supporting documents.February 29 The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Attn: Girls Going Places, 7 Hanover Square, 26-J, New York NY 10004 or email Also check out Or email Applications are available online.
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Intertribal Timber Council - Truman D. Picard Scholarship ProgramForestry, Natural Resources, Fisheries, etc.$1,500 - $2000Open to Native American/Alaskan students pursuing higher education in Natural Resources. Must submit letter of application demonstrating interest in Natural Resources, commitment to education and community/culture, and financial need. Also submit resume, 3 letters of reference, evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native corporation, and transcript.February Intertribal Timber Council, ATTN: Education Committee, 1112 NE 21st Avenue, Suite 4, Portland, OR 97232-2114, telephone (503) 282-4296 or email
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Black Men with a Purpose ScholarshipGenera;$1000.00 non-renewable scholarship awarded to three (3) recipientsMecklenburg County HS senior accepted to an accredited two or four year college or university during their HS graduation year; must pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree; must demonstrate needMarch 1, 2018 Black Men with a Purpose, Inc. P O Box 19713 Charlotte NC 28219  
Do Something BRICK AwardGeneral$5,000 scholarship and $5,000 grant for the communityOpen to US citizens and permanent residents under 25 years old who seek to effect change to better their communities. Must demonstrate the identification of a problem or need within their community. Must be passionately dedicated to generating change and must show effective communication of their vision of the change.March 1 Jordyn Wells, telephone (212) 254-2390 ext. 238 or email
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Ellen Masin Persina National Press Club ScholarshipJournalism$5,000; renewableOpen to graduating minority high school seniors planning to pursue a career in journalism. Must have GPA at least 3.0. Submit (in triplicate) application form, work samples, essay, letters of recommendation, transcript, copy of FAFSA, documentation of acceptance letter from the college or university you will attend.March 1 National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045, telephone (202) 662-7599. Application is available online.
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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF)General$500 to $10,000Must be a son or daughter of a Marine on active duty or in the Reserve, a former Marine or Marine Reservist who has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, or who was killed while in the service of our country or an active duty, reserve, or former US Navy corpsman who is serving or has served with the US Marine Corps. Must be a graduating high school senior planning to enroll in an accredited college/university or vocational/technical school.March 1 Telephone June Hering (800) 292-7777 or email
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National Art Materials Trade Association (NAMTA) Visual Arts Major ScholarshipVisual Arts or Arts EducationUp to $1,000Open to graduating high school students planning to attend an accredited university, college, or technical school. Submit application and 2-3 examples of your work electronically. Applicants are judged primarily on artistic talent and potential. GPA, financial need, extracurricular activities and special interests may also be considered.March 1 National Art Materials Trade Association, 15806 Brookway Dr., Suite 300, Huntersville NC 28078, telephone (704) 892-6244.
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National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Educational Foundation - Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, PE, Scholarship to Promote Diversity in EngineeringEngineering$5,000 for freshman yearOpen to graduating high school seniors from an ethnic minority. Must be accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a 4-year college/university. Must be a US citizen. Selection will based on GPA, internship or co-op experience and community involvement, recommendations, honors and awards, answers on the application.March 1 NSPE Educational Foundation, Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, PE, Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering, 1420 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2794.
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Pack PromiseCompleted FAFSA FormUnavailable North Carolina State University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid 2016 Harris Hall Box 7302 Raleigh, NC 27695-7302  
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)Graphic communications, printing technology, printing management or publishingVaries; renewable annuallyOpen to graduating high school seniors or high school graduates who plan to enroll for full time study in a two or four-year accredited graphic or printing program at a technical school or college within the US. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.March 1 Call PGSF at (412) 259-1740 or email
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Ruckus House Education ScholarshipEarly Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Special EducationUp to $5,000; renewableOpen to high school seniors who have been accepted into a NC college or university. Also open to community college and public university students. Must be planning to pursue careers in Education (Early Childhood, Elementary, or Special Education). Must have GPA of at least 3.0. Submit application, transcript, two letters of recommendation and an 800-word essay explaining the reasons you want to teach. Scholarship recipients must sign an agreement to work in the field of Education for 5 years upon graduation from college.March 1 Mark Tracy, Executive Director, Ruckus House Learning Center Scholarship Foundation, 9450 Moss Plantation Drive NW, Suite 101, Concord NC 28027, telephone (704) 786-3030 ext. 4011 or email
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The Charlotte Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NANBPWC), Inc. ScholarshipsGeneralUnspecified amount-4 scholarships

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