Scholarships

Scholarships

(as of 05/01/2017)

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Please be mindful of deadlines; most deadlines are deadlines for the scholarship organization to receive your application – not the deadline for you to give it to your counselor.  If you bring your application to Mrs. Coates on the day it is due to the organization, it is unlikely that the organization will receive it the same day.

 

Zeta Chi Zeta Educational Scholarship

·         $500 scholarship for a local high school senior female with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

·         Three letters of recommendation are required.

·         See Mrs. Coates for an application; postmark deadline:  May 15.

 

Balanced Man Scholarship @ NCSU

·         The NC State Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is offering four one-time scholarships in the amounts of $1,000, $500, $150, and $100 to incoming freshmen males who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body.

·         If you are a senior male who has been accepted to NC State University, please apply online at https://goo.gl/forms/QdBJ2M6ejQhy5rng1; deadline:  July 1st.

·         Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship

·         Contact mecuttin@ncsu.edu if you have questions.

 

Do MORE Scholarship for EWHS

·         $750 scholarship for an EWHS senior sponsored by the NC Community Credit Union on Ash Street in Goldsboro.

·         A representative from the NC Community Credit Union conducted an assembly for seniors entitled Finances for the Real World; topics included:  budgeting, borrowing, credit scores, auto buying, taxes, and pay checks.

·         Seniors who attended the assembly can apply for the scholarship; see Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:  May 15th.

 

NC A&T State University Gold-Wayne Alumni Chapter

·         Seniors who are planning to attend NC A & T State University in the fall should see Mrs. Coates immediately for this scholarship application.

·         They have extended the deadline to May 12th.

 

NC Community Foundation

·         This is a website for scholarships sponsored by various NC foundations for NC residents:  http://nccommunityfoundation.org/Scholarships

·         The list of available scholarships changes throughout the year, so the website should be checked once a month.

 

Alton A. Smith Community Service Scholarship Award

·         $500 scholarship for a deserving senior who upholds high scholastic standards, is a vigorous participant in the community, and is actively involved in the youth ministry of a church/religious organization of his/her choosing.

·         Applicant must provide documented proof of community service, along with two letters of reference from the church/religious organization.

·         See Mrs. Coates for an application; postmark deadline:  Friday, May 19th.

 

Charles T. Gibson Teen Public Health Leadership Scholarship

·         This is a scholarship essay contest for Wayne County students in grades 9 – 12.

·         Applicants must submit an essay on a public health issue that is both important to them and an issue within Wayne County; topic should be centered around one of the following public health areas:  access to healthcare, adolescent health, disease prevention, effective sex education, healthcare cost, mental health, substance abuse, or environmental health.

·         1st place = $1,000 scholarship plus a $75 gift certificate; 2nd place = $500 scholarship plus a $50 gift certificate; 3rd place = $300 scholarship plus a $50 gift certificate.

·         Applicants can see Mrs. Coates for an entry form or visit www.wayneteens.com for complete rules, guidelines, and entry form; deadline:  May 12th.

 

Patrice Barnes Worrells Scholarship

·         This scholarship was established in memory of Patrice Barnes Worrells to honor her legacy as an educator, daughter, sister, wife, and friend.

·         Applicants must be graduating seniors (class of 2017) who demonstrate the characteristics of a leader in their school and community.

·         Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 - $1,000 as determined by the PBW Scholarship Committee.

·         See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:  May 12th.

 

North State Law Enforcement Officers Association Scholarship

·         One scholarship of $1,000 and two scholarships of $500 will be awarded to NC residents who plan to major in criminal justice or a related field.

·         Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA Student Aid Report.

·         See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:  June 1st

 

NC Central University Alumni Association

·         The Gold-Wayne Chapter of the NCCU Alumni Association is sponsoring a $500 scholarship.

·         See Mrs. Coates for an application, if you plan to attend NCCU in the fall; deadline:  May 15th.

 

Service Academy Nominations

·         Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Representative for the First Congressional District of NC has the distinct privilege of nominating students to the military service academies including:  the US Air Force Academy, US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, and the US Merchant Marine Academy. (the US Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional Nomination.)

·         Each service academy provides a bachelor’s degree and graduates automatically enter their chosen branch of the military as an officer.  In exchange for signing up for 5 years of active duty, students receive:  free tuition, free room and board, free books, and free medical/dental insurance; these benefits represent nearly $400,000 in value.

·         Eligibility criteria, instructions, and the Service Academy Nomination Application are available at www.Butterfield.house.gov.

 

Partnership East @ WCC

·         This is a transfer program offered at Wayne Community College for students who plan to major in elementary education, special education, and/or middle grades education.  They attend WCC for the first two years after high school and then join a cohort of students to complete their bachelor’s degree through East Carolina University.  The ECU classes are taught on the campus of WCC for ease and convenience.  Students can save lot of money earning their 4-year degree through this program!

·         Students who participate may be eligible to receive up to $3,800 of financial support during their senior year internship semesters.

·         See Mrs. Coates for a brochure or contact Lynn Mooring at Wayne Community College (919.739.7012).

 

West Teaching Scholarship at Catawba College

·         Annual $2,500 scholarship for students who plan to major in education at Catawba College.

·         Applications are available at http://Catawba.edu.academyforteaching; deadline:  May 5.

 

NC Reach Program

  • State-funded scholarship offered to qualified applicants for up to 4 years of undergraduate study at NC public colleges and universities
  • Applicants must be young adults (up to age 25) who either aged out of NC foster care or were adopted from NC foster care on or after their 12th birthday
  • NC Reach students receive the following benefits:
    • Funding to cover tuition and fees at their school without having to take out student loans
    • Many students also receive a refund which may be used for school-related living expenses
    • Students are matched with a NC Reach coordinator who helps them academically, personally and in designing a career path
    • They are eligible to request a personal coach to assist and encourage their progress in school through telephone calls, email and social media
    • They receive three care packages during each school year
    • They are eligible to participate in the Foster Care to Success InternAmerica Program
  • Students apply online at www.NCReach.org.

 

NC Veterans Affairs Scholarship

  • Four-year scholarship program for students of disabled, deceased, combat or POW/MIA war veterans.
  • Requirements:  veteran parent was a legal resident of NC at the time of said veteran’s entrance into that period of service in the military OR be born and raised in NC their entire lives and have a veteran parent
  • For a list of qualifying criteria and scholarship descriptions, contact the Wayne County Veterans Service Office (731-1490) or email sandra.lugo@waynegov.com.

 

**The scholarship list will be updated as new scholarship applications become available.  You may join Mrs. Coates email group to receive scholarship updates by sending a request to ChristaCoates@wcps.org.

 If you bring an application to Mrs. Coates on the day it is due, there is no guarantee that she can get it to the organization the same day!

 

Zeta Chi Zeta Educational Scholarship

  • $500 scholarship for a local high school senior female with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation are required.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; postmark deadline:  May 15.

 

Balanced Man Scholarship @ NCSU

  • The NC State Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is offering four one-time scholarships in the amounts of $1,000, $500, $150, and $100 to incoming freshmen males who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body.
  • If you are a senior male who has been accepted to NC State University, please apply online at https://goo.gl/forms/QdBJ2M6ejQhy5rng1; deadline:  July 1st.
  • Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship
  • Contact mecuttin@ncsu.edu if you have questions.

 

Do MORE Scholarship for EWHS

  • $750 scholarship for an EWHS senior sponsored by the NC Community Credit Union on Ash Street in Goldsboro.
  • A representative from the NC Community Credit Union conducted an assembly for seniors entitled Finances for the Real World; topics included:  budgeting, borrowing, credit scores, auto buying, taxes, and pay checks.
  • Seniors who attended the assembly can apply for the scholarship; see Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:  May 15th.

 

NC A&T State University Gold-Wayne Alumni Chapter

  • Seniors who are planning to attend NC A & T State University in the fall should see Mrs. Coates immediately for this scholarship application.
  • They have extended the deadline to May 12th.

 

NC Community Foundation

  • This is a website for scholarships sponsored by various NC foundations for NC residents:  http://nccommunityfoundation.org/Scholarships
  • The list of available scholarships changes throughout the year, so the website should be checked once a month.

 

Alton A. Smith Community Service Scholarship Award

  • $500 scholarship for a deserving senior who upholds high scholastic standards, is a vigorous participant in the community, and is actively involved in the youth ministry of a church/religious organization of his/her choosing.
  • Applicant must provide documented proof of community service, along with two letters of reference from the church/religious organization.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; postmark deadline:  Friday, May 19th.

 

Charles T. Gibson Teen Public Health Leadership Scholarship

  • This is a scholarship essay contest for Wayne County students in grades 9 – 12.
  • Applicants must submit an essay on a public health issue that is both important to them and an issue within Wayne County; topic should be centered around one of the following public health areas:  access to healthcare, adolescent health, disease prevention, effective sex education, healthcare cost, mental health, substance abuse, or environmental health.
  • 1st place = $1,000 scholarship plus a $75 gift certificate; 2nd place = $500 scholarship plus a $50 gift certificate; 3rd place = $300 scholarship plus a $50 gift certificate.
  • Applicants can see Mrs. Coates for an entry form or visit www.wayneteens.com for complete rules, guidelines, and entry form; deadline:  May 12th.

 

Patrice Barnes Worrells Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in memory of Patrice Barnes Worrells to honor her legacy as an educator, daughter, sister, wife, and friend.
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors (class of 2017) who demonstrate the characteristics of a leader in their school and community.
  • Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 - $1,000 as determined by the PBW Scholarship Committee.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:  May 12th.

 

North State Law Enforcement Officers Association Scholarship

  • One scholarship of $1,000 and two scholarships of $500 will be awarded to NC residents who plan to major in criminal justice or a related field.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA Student Aid Report.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:  June 1st

 

NC Central University Alumni Association

  • The Gold-Wayne Chapter of the NCCU Alumni Association is sponsoring a $500 scholarship.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application, if you plan to attend NCCU in the fall; deadline:  May 15th.

 

Service Academy Nominations

  • Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Representative for the First Congressional District of NC has the distinct privilege of nominating students to the military service academies including:  the US Air Force Academy, US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, and the US Merchant Marine Academy. (the US Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional Nomination.)
  • Each service academy provides a bachelor’s degree and graduates automatically enter their chosen branch of the military as an officer.  In exchange for signing up for 5 years of active duty, students receive:  free tuition, free room and board, free books, and free medical/dental insurance; these benefits represent nearly $400,000 in value.
  • Eligibility criteria, instructions, and the Service Academy Nomination Application are available at www.Butterfield.house.gov.

 

Partnership East @ WCC

  • This is a transfer program offered at Wayne Community College for students who plan to major in elementary education, special education, and/or middle grades education.  They attend WCC for the first two years after high school and then join a cohort of students to complete their bachelor’s degree through East Carolina University.  The ECU classes are taught on the campus of WCC for ease and convenience.  Students can save lot of money earning their 4-year degree through this program!
  • Students who participate may be eligible to receive up to $3,800 of financial support during their senior year internship semesters.
  • See Mrs. Coates for a brochure or contact Lynn Mooring at Wayne Community College (919.739.7012).

 

West Teaching Scholarship at Catawba College

 

NC Reach Program

  • State-funded scholarship offered to qualified applicants for up to 4 years of undergraduate study at NC public colleges and universities
  • Applicants must be young adults (up to age 25) who either aged out of NC foster care or were adopted from NC foster care on or after their 12th birthday
  • NC Reach students receive the following benefits:
    • Funding to cover tuition and fees at their school without having to take out student loans
    • Many students also receive a refund which may be used for school-related living expenses
    • Students are matched with a NC Reach coordinator who helps them academically, personally and in designing a career path
    • They are eligible to request a personal coach to assist and encourage their progress in school through telephone calls, email and social media
    • They receive three care packages during each school year
    • They are eligible to participate in the Foster Care to Success InternAmerica Program
  • Students apply online at www.NCReach.org.

 

NC Veterans Affairs Scholarship

  • Four-year scholarship program for students of disabled, deceased, combat or POW/MIA war veterans.
  • Requirements:  veteran parent was a legal resident of NC at the time of said veteran’s entrance into that period of service in the military OR be born and raised in NC their entire lives and have a veteran parent
  • For a list of qualifying criteria and scholarship descriptions, contact the Wayne County Veterans Service Office (731-1490) or email sandra.lugo@waynegov.com.

 

**The scholarship list will be updated as new scholarship applications become available.  You may join Mrs. Coates email group to receive scholarship updates by sending a request to ChristaCoates@wcps.org.

 

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