(as of 04/11/2017)

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Wayne County Principals and Assistant Principals Association (PAPA)

  • $500 scholarship for a senior attending a WCPS high school who plans to enter the teaching profession
  • Applicant must enroll in a two or four year accredited college.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:THIS FRIDAY, April 14th!


Do MORE Scholarship for EWHS

  • $750 scholarship for an EWHS senior sponsored by the NC Community Credit Union on Ash Street in Goldsboro.
  • There will be an assembly for seniors on Thursday, April 27th from 9:30 – 10:30.At the assembly, a representative from the NC Community Credit Union will conduct a presentation entitled Finances for the Real World.Topics include:budgeting, borrowing, credit scores, auto buying, taxes, and pay checks.
  • Seniors who attend the assembly will have an opportunity to apply for the scholarship; see Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:May 15th.


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

  • The local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be presenting three $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school male seniors this year.
  • See Mrs. Coates for the pre-screen application; deadline:April 28th.


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.
  • It requires two letters of recommendation and is due the Monday we return from spring break (Apr. 24th)


NC Poultry Jubilee Scholarship

  • $2500 scholarship for a high school senior residing in one of the following counties:Duplin, Pender, Sampson, Wayne, Lenoir, Jones, or Onslow
  • Applicants must interview a poultry farmer as part of the application.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application or visit for rules, regulations, and forms; receipt (not postmarked) deadline:April 28th.


NC Community Foundation

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


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

  • The Goldsboro Alumnae Chapter sponsors this $500 scholarship.
  • The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, community service activities, extracurricular activities, and financial need.
  • Applicants must be African-American females who currently attend a public high school in Wayne County.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; postmark deadline:April 18th.


Wayne County Public Schools Retired School Personnel Association Scholarship

  • This local organization of retired school personnel is sponsoring two $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who have been accepted into a 4-year college/university with teacher education as an intended major.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; postmark deadline:April 18th.


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 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.


Freddie R. Carroll Scholarship

  • The family of Freddie R. Carroll, former principal of EWHS, sponsors this $500 scholarship for an EWHS senior with a strong academic record who participates in sports.
  • Financial need is considered.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:April 24th.


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.


Winston-Salem State University Alumni Association

  • The Gold/Wayne Chapter of the WSSU Alumni Association is sponsoring a scholarship for Wayne County students who are planning to attend WSSU in the fall.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:April 15th.


NC Society of Accountants

  • $750 scholarships sponsored by the NC Society of Accountants
  • Applicants must show a firm intention to work in the field of accounting and plan to enroll in an accounting degree program at a 2- or 4-year institution.
  • A copy of your parents’ income tax returns will be required to be considered.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:April 15th.


SEANC Scholarship

  • This is NOT the credit union scholarship!
  • Is your parent an employee of the state of NC and a member of its advocacy group, SEANC (State Employees Association of North Carolina)?If so, you should apply for this scholarship!
  • SEANC will award 15 merit-based scholarships and 15 financial need scholarships for students planning to attend a four-year college.They will award 4 merit-based and 4 financial need scholarships for students planning to attend a 2-year junior college, community college, or technical school.
  • The scholarship application is available online at; it must be printed and returned to the scholarship chairperson of the SEANC district in which the parent is a member; deadline:April 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


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


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


**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

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