(updated 3/13/2018)

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Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship

  • A minimum of $500 will be awarded to a male chosen by this First African-American Greek Letter Organization.
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and at least a 1000 total score on the math and verbal sections of their SAT or the equivalent on the ACT.
  • See Mrs. Coates for the application; deadline:March 23rd.


Alton Bridgers Memorial Scholarship

  • Renewable $1,000 scholarship for a student from Wayne, Johnston, or Wilson counties.
  • The scholarship is sponsored by Hewett Law Group in Selma, NC and is based on academic excellence, character and financial need.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:April 7th.


Patrice Barnes Worrells Scholarship

  • Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 - $1,000 as determined by the PBW scholarship committee.
  • This scholarship was established in the memory of Patrice Barnes Worrells to honor her legacy as an educator, daughter, sister, wife, and friend.
  • Applicants must demonstrate characteristics of a leader in their school or community.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:April 15th.


WCC Foundation Scholarship

  • Each year, Wayne Community College offers generous scholarships to high school seniors who have at least a 3.0 GPA.EWHS has a history of 10-12 students receiving these scholarships each year.
  • The value ranges from $500 - $1,000 per semester, and students can re-apply for them each semester they are enrolled at WCC.
  • This is a WONDERFUL, local scholarship opportunity for our students!Please see Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:March 31st.


NC Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships

  • This educational sorority offers three $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors each year:
    • Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship – female applicants only; must be ranked in the top 10% of senior class; must have a minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25; must participate in extracurricular activities and have good character.
    • Mary Rose Mills – Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship – male or female applicants; must be ranked in top 10% of senior class; must have a minimum SAT score of 1290 or ACT composite score of 27; must participate in extracurricular activities and have good character.
    • Clare Johnson Marley – Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship – male or female applicant; must be declaring a major in the area of fine arts; must be ranked in the top 20% of senior class; must have a minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25; must participate in extracurricular activities and have good character.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:March 16th.


A’Tiya Maddox Scholarship Foundation

  • $1,000 scholarship in memory of A’Tiya Maddox, 2014 graduate of EWHS.
  • Applicants must plan to pursue full time attendance in a college, trade school, or vocational program in one of the following areas:Early Childhood Development, any medical field, health/human services, or business and marketing.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:March 29th.


Housing Authority of Goldsboro Scholarships

  • Scholarships will be granted to public housing residents of the Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro who apply and meet the criteria:minimum 2.5 GPA, evidence of extracurricular involvement/community service, essay about career goals, and letter of recommendation.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: March 15.


Charles T. Gibson Teen Public Health Leadership Essay Contest

  • Three scholarships sponsored by the Wayne County Health Education Department:First place = $1,000 scholarship+ $75 gift certificate; 2nd place = $500 scholarship + $50 gift certificate; 3rd place = $300 + $50 gift certificate.
  • Open to ALL grade levels!
  • Applicants must submit an essay in their own words about a public health issue in our county and provide a possible solution.The essay must be centered on one of the following public health areas:access to care, adolescent health, disease prevention, effective sex education, healthcare cost, mental health, substance abuse, or environmental health.
  • The essay must be no more than 1500 words, typed and double-spaced.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an entry form; deadline:March 15th.


Rotary Club of Goldsboro

  • $1,000 scholarship open to local seniors planning to attend a 4-year college/university
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:April 15th.


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).


SJAFB Spouses’ Club Scholarships

  • Multiple scholarships ranging in value from $300 - $5,000 are being funded by the Officer & Civilian Spouses’ Club as well as the Enlisted Spouses’ Club.
  • Scholarships are open to dependent children (and spouses) of SJAFB affiliated military personnel.This includes USAF active duty, reserve, guard, retired or MIA/POW.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application, or download one from the Scholarships Page at; deadline:March 15th.


Tri-County EMC Scholarships

  • Great, local scholarship for students in Wayne, Duplin, and Lenoir counties.
  • Multiple $500 scholarships will be awarded to students planning to attend a four-year college or university; multiple $250 scholarships will be awarded to those planning to attend a two year college.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:March 30.


Jack & Jill of America (Eastern NC Chapter) Scholarship

  • $500 scholarship for an African-American senior in Wayne or Pitt County
  • Applicants must be accepted to a four-year university and have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:April 13th.


Charles Edward Cathey Masonic Scholarship

  • Funded by the Freemasons of NC through the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons
  • Eight scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to seniors this year.
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; postmark deadline:March 15th.


Brenda Harrelson Memorial Impact Scholarship

  • $2,000 scholarship for female seniors planning to enroll in a 4-year university next year who also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Sponsored by the American Business Women’s Association – Heart of the Piedmont Chapter and funded by the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund, a 501(c) 3 charitable trust and public foundation. Wayne County female seniors are eligible to apply!
  • Interested students should email to receive login instructions for applying online at for the scholarship; deadline:March 31st.


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:
    • Carolinas Food Industry Council Scholarship (if your parent works in the retail, wholesale, or supplier industry; deadline:March ?)
    • 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 Retail Merchants Scholarship (parents work in retail or grocery industry; deadline March 20)
    • 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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