(updated 12/06/2017)

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NC Teaching Fellows…it’s back!!!

  • Competitive, merit-based forgivable loans-for-service program that provides up to $8,250 per year for up to 4 years to students committed to teaching special education or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field in a NC public school.
  • Participating colleges in NC include: UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State University, UNC-Charlotte, Meredith College, and Elon University.
  • High school senior applicants must have a minimum, unweighted GPA of 3.0 and at least a 24 on the ACT Composite or a 1,100 on the SAT.
  • See Mrs. Coates if you are interested!Applications are available online at; deadline:January 16th.


Wayne County Livestock Development Association, Inc. Scholarship Program

  • Are you planning to major in agriculture or a related field?
  • OR, have you been an active participant in the WCLDA Junior Livestock Show and Sale and/or the Wayne Regional Agriculture Fair?
  • If you can answer YES to either of these questions, please see Mrs. Coates for a scholarship application!
  • The WCLDA will award $2,400 scholarships to seniors planning to enroll at a 4-year college and $1,200 scholarships to students enrolling at Wayne Community College or the NCSU Agricultural Institute.
  • Deadline:January 29th!


Ron Brown Scholars Program

  • Scholarship for African American seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need to help pay for college.
  • Twenty scholars will be awarded $40,000 ($10,000 per year for 4 years toward educational expenses), that may be used at the college or university of their choice. Acceptance into the program means scholars are also provided with the nurturing and mentorship to succeed and flourish in college and beyond.
  • See Mrs. Coates for the application; deadline:January 9th.


UNC-G Guarantee

  • Scholarship program for students admitted to UNC-Greensboro who have significant financial need and demonstrate academic promise.
  • It covers the cost of attendance, along with experiential learning for each of their 4 years of study and mentorship from the UNCG community.
  • Applicants must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 23 or a combined SAT score of 1100 in order to qualify.
  • See Mrs. Coates for more information or visit; deadline:February 1st.


Presidential Leadership Fellows @ Barton College

  • Twenty-five incoming freshmen at Barton College will be selected to participate in this new program that comes with a $16,000 scholarship ($4,000 each year) and the opportunity to live together in community on campus.
  • This program will put this group of high-achieving students on the fast track to leadership positions in their future careers.
  • More information can be found online at
  • See Mrs. Coates BEFORE Christmas break begins, if you would like to be nominated for this scholarship/leadership program; deadline for nominations:December 29th.


2018 BBB Torch Scholarships

  • Sponsored by the Better Business Bureau serving eastern NC
  • Recognizes students who personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership community service, overall personal integrity, and academic success.
  • High school juniors and seniors can apply!
  • Scholarships prizes will total $20,000:(1) $5,000, (2) $3,000, (3) $2,000, and (3) $1,0000 will be awarded.
  • Students must submit an essay of 500 – 1,000 words, along with an application, transcript, and a letter of recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business; you can find a list of accredited businesses at you have a part-time job, check to see if your employer/business is a member of BBB; if so, you can ask your boss to write a recommendation letter!
  • For more information or to apply online, visit; deadline:January 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 ?)
    • Crumley Roberts Founder’s Scholarship (deadline:February 1)
    • 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)
    • Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship (essay based; deadline:February 5)
    • Jagannathan Scholarships (deadline:February 1)
    • 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 4-H Development Fund Scholarships (have an outstanding record of 4-H participation; deadline: February 1)
    • NC Hispanic College Fund (deadline: January 15)
    • 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.


Golden LEAF Scholars Program

  • Approximately 215 scholarships are awarded each year to seniors who qualify as NC residents and who plan to attend college in NC after graduating from high school.
  • The scholarship is valued at $3,000 per year for up to 4 years; it is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation and managed by the NC State Education Assistance Authority.
  • Applicants are required to submit the FAFSA before they apply for this scholarship to assess financial need.See Mrs. Coates if you need help with this application process!
  • Apply online through your CFNC account at; application deadline:March 1st.


ACT Student Champion Award

  • $500 scholarship for 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
  • They are looking for a senior who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career goals/actions
  • Applicant must have a composite ACT score of 22 and/or a 3.0 unweighted GPA.
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
  • Applications can be found at; deadline:December 31st.


Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award

  • $1,500 scholarship for a high school senior with a disability (IEP); the scholarship can be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment
  • See Mrs. Coates for more information; deadline:February 14th.


2017 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

  • $2,000 scholarship awarded to students who can respond to the following essay:How can your major of study improve the lives of senior citizens in assisted living facilities in your town?
  • See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline:December 31st

ECU Honors College Scholarships

  • Each student who is admitted to the Honors College at East Carolina University is offered one of 3 scholarships:
    • EC Scholars Award - $62,000 scholarship over 4 years plus a $5,000 stipend to pursue a study abroad journey
    • Chancellor’s Fellows Award – scholarship valued at the amount of in-state tuition for up to 8 semesters
    • Centennial Fellows Award - $2,500 scholarship per year for 4 years (total of $10,000 over 4 years)
  • In addition, a select few students will receive additional scholarship support ($12,000 over 4 years) if they are pursuing a degree in business, humanities, music, or social science.
  • Some Honors College students may be offered Early Assurance into various health sciences graduate programs such as medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and audiology.Early Assurance program recipients are guaranteed admission into their chosen health sciences program upon completion of an undergraduate degree.


  • Interested seniors must submit a completed application for undergraduate admission to East Carolina University by the deadline of November 15. A completed application includes high school transcripts and test scores; they must also meet the following minimum criteria within both the standardized test and high school achievement categories:
    • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 and/or minimum weighted GPA of 4.0
    • Minimum mathematics/critical reading combined score of 1270 on the new SAT (or 1200 on the old SAT) or minimum ACT composite score of 27

  • Students who meet the above criteria will receive an invitation by mail with the ECU acceptance packet to complete the Honors College application online through ECUAWard. The postmarked deadline for submitting the completed Honors College application and all associated materials is December 8. The Honors College acknowledges receipt of completed Honors College applications online through ECUAWard.


ECU Scholarships

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


ECU College of Education Scholarships

  • Are you interested in teaching?If so, the College of Education at East Carolina University awards nearly $500,000 in scholarships each year.Here are a few
    • Maynard Scholarship - $20,000 over 4 years will be awarded to 10 outstanding high school seniors each year; recipients are expected to teach in a public, charter, or gov’t school for 4 years after they graduate from college
    • Abernathy Scholarship - $20,000 for one student interested in science education
    • Burke Scholarship - $20,000 for 2 students interested in Physical Education/Coaching
    • Lane/Lathan/Hall of Fame Scholarships – other $20,000 scholarships for students interested in teaching
  • Minimum math/ERW combined score of 1080 on new SAT or composite score of 21 on ACT
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (or 3.5 for Hall of Fame applicants)
  • Look for the online applications at the ECU scholarship portal:
  • Application window is from November 1 – January 15; applicants must be admitted to ECU to apply for any scholarships!


NC High School Athletic Association Scholarships

To apply for any of these scholarships, applicants and their parent/legal guardian will need to download and complete the FERPA form and submit it to Mrs. Coates in Student Services:

  1. Charlie Adams Endowed Scholarship – $1,500 awarded to one male athlete on the varsity wrestling team at a NC high school and $1,500 for one senior female high school athlete participating on the varsity cross country team at a NC high school; deadline:February 16;
  2. Jerry McGee Endowed Student Scholarship – $1,000 award that honors both male and female student athletes who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity and returned to excel beyond expectations in their scholastic athletic sports; deadline:February 16;
  3. Pat Gainey Student Award – $2,000 need based scholarships for a male senior who plays varsity baseball or a female senior athlete participating on any varsity sports team; deadline:February 16th;
  4. Wilburn Clary Medal Award – $2,000 awarded to one male and one female graduating senior athlete who has participated in at least two varsity sports during high school; deadline:February 16th;
  5. Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship – one male and one female athlete from each of the 8 regions of NCHSAA will receive a $750 scholarship and the opportunity to compete for an additional $1,000 state level scholarship; applicants must be African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; deadline:February 16th;


AXA Achievement Scholarship

  • AXA sponsors over 350 scholarships each year, ranging in value from $2,500 to $25,000
  • Applicants should demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.
  • Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and /or action in the areas of financial, environmental, health, safety, and/or emergency preparedness.
  • Apply online at; deadline: December 15th. If 10,000 applications are submitted before December 15th, the application window will close; so, don’t wait until the last minute!


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Scholarship program created in the memory of former President Ronald Reagan
  • 20 college-bound seniors who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship will be selected to receive $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 total per recipient)
  • Apply online at; deadline:Jan. 4th


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.


Free Speech Essay Contest

  • One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays.Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.
  • To enter, high school juniors and seniors must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on freedom of speech and how censorship undermines it.
  • For more information, visit; deadline:December 31st.



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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