(updated 5/08/2018)
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Continental Societies Scholarship

  • Local scholarship sponsored by the Goldsboro Chapter of the Continental Societies, Inc.
  • Continental Societies, Inc. is an organization whose purpose is to promote the economic, educational and social welfare of underserved and disadvantaged children/youth.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:May 14th.


ZipRecruiter Scholarship

  • $3,000 promotional scholarship for high school students in any grade level.
  • Applicants must write an essay about a job he or she has previously held or hold currently.They must also describe their ideal post-graduate job.
  • Apply online at; deadline:June 30.


US Naval Academy Scholarship

  • Current juniors who are interested in being commissioned as an officer in the US Navy should consider applying to the US Naval Academy.This is a 4-year college that is paid for by the US government.
  • It’s not too early to begin working on your application which involves securing a congressional nomination.
  • Visit for more information, including summer opportunities to visit the US Naval Academy and participate in some of their training activities.
  • Let Mrs. Coates know if you are interested!


Money Talk Assembly & Scholarship Opportunity

  • The NC Community Federal Credit Union (NCCFCU) is sponsoring a $750 scholarship for one senior at Eastern Wayne High School.
  • NCCFCU delivered a senior assembly about basic budgeting, maintaining/balancing a checking account, saving goals, smart borrowing, and building a credit score.
  • Seniors who attended the assembly (9:30 – 10:30) have the opportunity to apply for the scholarship.
  • See Mrs. Coates for the application; deadline:May 18


Hero911 Scholarships

  • $500 scholarship for seniors who have a relative who is a Hero911 member and who maintains the Hero911 app.
  • Applicants must submit a 500 word essay on school safety and proactive safeguards to help protect communities.
  • Applicants must send their essay to no later than June 22.


Accuplan Scholarship

  • $2,000 scholarship sponsored by Accuplan Benefits Services who wants to raise awareness to the rising generation the importance of planning for retirement.
  • Applicants must make a 30-second video explaining what they would like to do in the future once they have retired and what some things are they can be doing now and in the future to be ready for retirement.
  • For more information, visit; deadline:May 31st.


Walker Morgan Scholarship

  • $2,500 scholarship for high school seniors sponsored by Walker Morgan LLC, a personal injury law firm located in Lexington, SC.
  • Applicants or direct family members must have been personally affected by an injury of some type.
  • For more information, visit; deadline:May 31st.


Distinguished Young Woman of Wayne County

  • This is a scholarship program for rising seniors in the graduating class of 2019 (current juniors).Last year, they awarded 10,000 to the various participants.
  • This year’s program will be held on August 25th; participants will be evaluated in the areas of talent, scholastics, fitness, self-expression, and interview (sort of like a pageant, but they don’t call it a pageant).
  • There will be a no-obligation interest meeting on May 19th at 3:00 pm in the conference room upstairs in Belk Home & Children’s Department Store.
  • See Mrs. Coates for more information, or go online to


Zeta Chi Zeta Educational Scholarshp

  • The local chapter of Zeta Chi Zeta is sponsoring several $500 scholarships for Wayne County female seniors who have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:May 11th.


10th Masonic District Scholarship

  • Local scholarship for one Wayne County senior and one Lenoir County senior; sponsored by the 10th Masonic District
  • Preference is given to seniors with Masonic affiliation (family in Masonry or former MHCO resident).
  • See Mrs. Coates for the application; deadline:May 11th.


Balanced Man Scholarship at NCSU

  • Four one-time scholarships in the amounts of $1,000, $500, $150, and $100 will be awarded to incoming freshmen men at NC State University.
  • This scholarship is sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon, a leadership organization/fraternity that wishes to reward males who exemplify the qualities of a sound mind and a sound body – two ideals essential to leading a balanced life.
  • Apply online at; deadline:June 29.


ECU Honors College Update

  • Current juniors who are interested in applying to the ECU Honors College (and being considered for any scholarship opportunities that go with acceptance into the Honors College) should complete the SAT and ACT tests so that all scores are available by November 1st.
  • Minimum scores for acceptance into the ECU Honors College are:
    • SAT:1270 – combined math and reading or ACT:27 composite score
    • GPA:3.5 unweighted or 4.0 weighted
  • Students must apply for undergraduate admission to ECU and have transcripts/test scores submitted no later than November 1st.Those who meet the minimum score requirements will be invited to apply for the Honors College and its scholarship opportunities; the Honors College application deadline will be November 18th.


NC BAR Foundation Schp for Children of Permanently Disabled or Slain NC Law Enforcement Officers

  • If your parent is/was a law enforcement office in NC who was permanently disabled or slain due to his/her job, you should apply for this scholarship.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: June 1st.


United States Naval Academy

  • The US Naval Academy is a four year college that offers a top quality education, comparable to some of the finest colleges in the country.
  • The cost of attending the US Naval Academy is paid for by the US government and is equivalent to a $400,000 scholarship.
  • They are looking for students who are not only strong in the classroom, but also on the athletic fields and in the community.
  • Upon graduation from college, Naval Academy graduates will be commissioned as an officer in the US Navy or the US Marine Corps.
  • For more information, visit or contact the local representative:Rafael Coll ( or 815-603-9757).


CFNC List of Scholarships

  • There is a plethora of scholarship information available at can look under General Scholarships, Scholarships for Military Dependents, Scholarships for Students with Disabilities, and Forgivable Loans for Service programs.
  • The following general scholarships are ones for which some of our students might qualify:
    • Eunice M. Smith Scholarship (nursing; deadlineMay 31)
    • Fallen Linemen Foundation Scholarship (for children of lineman with a utility company or for students planning to major in the field of electrical work; deadline:May 31)
    • Judy Knox Scholarship (nursing; deadline:May 31)
    • NC Reach (for students who were adopted or in foster care after the age of 12)
    • NC Law Enforcement Officers Association Scholarship (planning to major in criminal justice or related field; deadline:June 1)


NC Division of Veterans Affairs

  • Scholarship opportunity for children of veterans who plan to attend college somewhere in NC.
  • The applicant must meet one of the following residency criteria: 1. Applicant’s veteran parent was a legal resident of NC at the time of said veteran’s entrance into the armed forces or 2. Applicant was born in NC and has been a resident of NC continuously since birth. (exception: child’s mother was a native born resident of NC and was such resident at the time of her marriage to the veteran, but was outside of the state temporarily at the time of the child’s birth).
  • Applicants must create an account through the following portal:
  • See Mrs. Coates for more information; deadline for Class 2 and Class 3 scholarships is February 14th; deadline for Class 1 scholarships is June 1st.


ECU Scholarships

  • If you have been admitted to ECU, check out their scholarship portal for both merit-based and need-based scholarship opportunities:


Kids’ Chance of North Carolina

  • Provides educational scholarships to the children of NC workers who have been catastrophically or fatally injured in work-related accidents
  • Students between the ages of 16 and 25 whose parent’s on-the-job death or injury resulted in a substantial decline in family income are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in annual scholarship support.
  • Access the application online at
  • For more information, call 336.404.5069 or email:


Imagine America Foundation

  • $1,000 scholarships available to students in NC who are planning to learn a trade or skill at a career college.
  • Students should create a profile on the portal page,
  • See Mrs. Coates for more detailed information about campuses that offer this scholarship.


Army ROTC Scholarship at the University of North Georgia

  • Tuition and fees – or – Room and Board scholarship at attend the University of North Georgia – the military college of Georgia.
  • Recipients become Army Lieutenants upon graduation; preferred majors:Arabic Language, Chinese Language, or any STEM field
  • Recipients also receive a monthly stipend ($300/month for freshmen; $350/month for sophomores; $450/month for juniors; $500/month for seniors)
  • Recipients also receive a $1,200 book allowance each year
  • Total value of this scholarship is $59,000!
  • For more information, contact or call 706-867-2918


Work Ethic Scholarship


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