Goldston Scholarship Essays

 

General Scholarship & Financial Aid Information

One of the best sources of scholarship and financial aid information is the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at the college to which you are applying.  Be sure to visit each college’s website and follow that individual school’s instructions regarding any required forms and/or deadlines.

Other helpful information on scholarships and financial aid can be found at ….

http://www.finaid.org  - excellent site answering questions about financial aid

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov - FAFSA online, basis for all federal financial aid

http://www.fsaid.ed.gov- get your FSA ID (student and parent) to fill out the FAFSA online

www.studentaid.ed.gov - information about US Government funds for college

http://www.tn.gov/collegepays - TN Lottery Scholarship Programs, TN Promise, and TN Student Assistance Corporation

http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholasrships/finding-scholasrhips search engine from the Federal Government.

http://www.fastweb.com scholarship search engine

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org  must register

https://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/ scholarship search engine

 

While searching for scholarships, be mindful of scholarship scams. These companies are sometimes difficult to spot and charge fees for their services!

State Monies

The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program

These scholarships require the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be filed as soon as possible after October 1 of a student’s senior year. Students will need their social security number, driver’s license, income tax return, bank statements and investment records before filling out the form. To file please go to https://fafsa.gov

 

HOPE Scholarship Award - amount up to $1,750 per semester freshman and sophomore year, then @ $2,250 per semester for junior and senior year at a 4 year institutions.  Up to $1,500 per semester for 2 – year institutions.

General Assembly Merit Scholarship – $500 per semester supplement to the HOPE scholarship. Students must have a 3.75 AND 29 ACT to be eligible.

Ned McWherter Scholars Program-  is intended to encourage academically superior Tennessee High school graduates to attend college in Tennessee. Tennessee high school seniors starting their last semester in high school may apply. To be eligible, the applicant must:  

  • Be a resident of Tennessee, a US citizen or permanent resident, and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time, and have at least a 3.5 unweighted cumulative grade point average, and ; have a minimum composite score of 29 on the ACT.
  • The award is $6,000 per academic year
  • Deadline is February 15, 2018

Dependent Children Scholarship Program

  • Residents who are dependent children of a Tennessee Law enforcement officer, fireman, or an emergency medical service technician who has been killed or totally and permanently disabled whole performing duties within the scope of such employment. The parent must be a Tennessee resident and have been on duty when the incident occurred.
  • Deadline: July 15, 2018

 

Additional Scholarships:

 

Rotary Club of Knoxville Scholarship:

The Rotary Club of Knoxville will award a scholarship to a graduating Knox Co. student, to assist in the payment of college tuition and fees. The potential total of the scholarship award is $20,000, paid in equal installments each consecutive semester, for up to four years.  The student’s eligibility to continue to receive the scholarship payments is reviewed each semester, based upon the recipient’s satisfactory progress towards a college degree and standing in the community.  The scholarship is funded by the Rotary Foundation of Knoxville, through donations of the members of The Rotary Club of Knoxville, which is the oldest service organization of its kind in Knoxville.

The required application is available in the counseling office and online at their website http://www.knoxvillerotary.org

The deadline for the completed application packet to be received by the Rotary Club of Knoxville’s executive office is Friday, March 23, 2018.

 To be considered, each student must include each of the following items in their application packet:

  1. The completed scholarship application.
  2. A copy of the applicant’s high school transcript.
  3. Two letters of recommendation, and
  4. The student’s FAFSA.

 

Barney Thompson Scholarship:

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from all Knox County public high schools.  There will be one scholarship awarded at each of the 16 high schools.

Application is to be completed and mailed to Knox County Schools Partners in Education by March 7, 2018. All portions of the application MUST be completed in order to be considered.

Applications are available in the counseling office.

 

Andy Wilson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Carter High School who participate in athletics and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. There will be one scholarship awarded to a male and one to a female student/athlete. Applications must be completed and turned into Mrs. Clift in the Counseling Office by April 11, 2018

The Advance Financial Foundation offers educational scholarships to high school seniors. Apply online at af247.com/advancingeducation or ask for an application at any retail location. Applications will be accepted through March 30.

 

Y-12 Federal Credit Union Bill T. Hicks Scholarship:

Eligibility:

  • Be a member of Y-12 Federal Credit Union
  • Graduate from high school in 2018
  • Be excepted into an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university for summer or fall semester, 2018
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Scholarship:

  • One time award of $1000.00, to be used for education-related expenses. Up to eight (8) scholarships will be awarded.

Application Requirements:

  • Must be submitted on Y-12 FCU application form
  • Must include either an essay (maximum 250 words) or a video (maximum 2 mins) on the topic “Describe how your credit union gives you a WOW experience.”
  • Must be submitted (delivered or postmarked) no later than midnight, March 1, 2018
  • Must include a certified transcript from current high school, including GPA
  • May include up to three (3) letters of reference

Scholarship applications are available in the counseling office.

 

Federally Employed Women Jeanette S. Miller Scholarship

Mission:

The purpose of the $500 scholarship is to promote and encourage local high school seniors to pursue higher education.

All applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for financial assistance:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be registered with the Selective Service (if applicable)
  • Must be a resident of East Tennessee

Factors that determine the award are:

  1. Completion of the basic information on the application form.
  2. Essay (500-1000 words in accordance with the theme)
  3. Honors, Awards, and Leadership Positions (attach to application)
  4. Transcript (attach to application)

All entries must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 25, 2018

 

Federally Employed Women Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Scholarship Opportunity

The purpose of this scholarship is to promote and encourage local high school seniors to pursue higher education in the STEM fields.

All applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for financial assistance:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be registered with the Selective Service (if applicable)
  • Must be a resident of East Tennessee

Factors that determine the award are:

  1. Completion of the basic information on the application form.
  2. Essay (500-1000 words in accordance with the theme)
  3. Extracurricular/Community Awards in the STEM field (attach to application)
  4. Transcript (attach to application)
  5. Two letters of Recommendation (attached to application)

All entries must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 25, 2018.

 

Arconic Foundation Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program:

Applications will be accepted from student in their final year of high school or secondary school who expect to graduate in the Class of 2018.

Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship award?

The applicant must be a dependent child or grandchild of an active permanent full-time or permanent part-time employee of Arconic Inc. and/or certain subsidiaries in Arconic’s controlled group of corporations as defined in IRC Section 414(b) worldwide.

The on-line application available January 1, 2018 to February 22, 2018.  To apply, students must go to www.aim.applyists.net/arconic

Knox County Council PTA Scholarship:

The Knox Co Council PTA offers several scholarships to deserving Knox County High School Seniors seeking to further their education through College/University or additional post-graduate training other than College/University.

The number of scholarship awarded will be determined by available funds. The recipients will be contacted by February 5, 2018.

General guidelines:

  1. Applications are only accepted from students of Knox County High Schools.
  2. All qualified applicants will be judged based upon the following criteria:
    1. Student should need financial aid.
    2. Student should be academically qualified for college admission
    3. Student should express a desire for the scholarship.
  3. Scholarships will be given to students attending an accredited school or college of their choice. The Knox County Council PTA Treasurer will forward the recipients’ checks to the schools or colleges in time for registration. Money will not be given directly to students.
  4. Recipients must enroll by the first semester (or quarter) of the school year. Recipients failing to meet enrollment will forfeit their scholarship. The scholarship will then be awarded to an alternate.
  5. Two alternates will be selected; however, the names will not be released unless a chosen recipient cannot fulfill his/her duties.
  6. Applicants may receive other scholarships in addition to the Knox County Council PTA scholarship.
  7. Applications must be returned to the Scholarship Chairman no later than January 18, 2018.(Please allow at least 5 business days for mail delivery). Applications received after the due date will not be considered, if an application is received after January 18 and is postmarked later than January 13, 2018 it will not be considered. Mail to:

Barry A. Myers

9704 Tallahassee DR.

Knoxville, TN 37923

Questions: barryamyers@comcast.net or 865-414-3485

 

  1. Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 5, 2018, and will be presented at the Student Award Banquet on February `15, 2018. Scholarship recipients and members of their families are invited to attend the Knox County Council PTA Student Awards Ceremony.

 

Jablonski Family Memorial Scholarship “Educational Needs”

The Jablonski Family Memorial Scholarship “Educational Needs” is a Knox County Council PTA Scholarship for students with disabilities who are entering post-secondary opportunities. This Scholarship is given in recognition of the Jablonski Family’s efforts and advocacy for individuals coping with the challenges of disabilities. The scholarships function is to help reduce the barriers of education advancement and completion by providing the necessary skills for youth with disabilities. The goal of the scholarship is to help enable young people the opportunity to become active participants in their communities.

This one-time scholarship will range in value from $500 to $750 and will be awarded to Knox County graduating high school seniors with a documented disability who will be enrolled in a university, two year community college, vocational/technical training program, or a specialized program for students with disabilities in the fall. These students may obtain assistance in submitting application and writing their personal essay.

The application must be complete and submitted by January 18, 2018. Please allow 5 business days for submission through US Mail. Any application received after January 18, 2018, or not post marked by January 13, 2018, will not be considered. Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 5, 2018. Applications should be mailed to :

Barry A. Myers

9704 Tallahassee DR.

Knoxville, TN 37923

Questions: barryamyers@comcast.net or 865-414-3485

 

 

University of Tennessee- Chattanooga: Grote Chemistry Endowment

  • The Grote Chemistry Endowment supports chemistry students and their educational activities, providing for scholarships, research instrumentation, and research. The Chemistry Program awards Grote Scholarships to incoming freshman chemistry majors (including pre-medical, pre-dental, and STEM education) that are renewable for up to 4 years. To be eligible for this year’s awards, students must have been accepted for freshman admission for Fall 2018 with a high school GPA of 3.5 or better and at least 26 ACT or 1170 SAT composite scores.
  • The Grote Scholarship is for $12,000 ($3,000/year, renewable for 4 years)
  • The Grote Scholarship may be added to the Brock, Provost’s, Chancellor’s, and/or the Hope Lottery Scholarships.
  • Interested students can visit their website at http://www.utc.edu/chemistry and follow the scholarship link there (or direct link at http://www.utc.edu/chemistry/student-info/scholsrhips-grote.php) for an online application letters of recommendation must be emailed by February 15, 2018.

 

Tusculum College: Trustee Honors Scholarship

This highly competitive scholarship is awarded annually. To be considered for this prestigious scholarship, students will need to complete the following steps:

  • Maintain a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Attain a composite score of at least 25 on the ACT or 1150 on the SAT
  • Rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating g class
  • Complete the general Tusculum application for admission and submit supporting documentation for that application.
  • Complete the Trustee Honor Scholar application found at tusculum.edu/trusteescholars/, including submission of a resume that reflects their achievements, activities and civic involvement
  • Submit an essay responding to the following topic: What does Civic Arts mean to you and how do you plan to exemplify Civic Arts in your daily life?
  • Provide two letters of recommendation- one each from a teacher and a community leader
  • Submit all of the above by the Trustee Honor Scholarship submission deadline: March 1st
  • If chosen as a finalist, students will visit the campus to participate in a personal interview

 

University of Tennessee- Chattanooga: ASPIRE Scholarship

The ASPIRE scholarship is tailored to the unique needs of students with financial need who are interested in majoring in STEM fields. ASPIRE offers a generous 4 year scholarship of up to $9,375 per year, along with advising and mentorship, to students from Appalachian counties who pursue degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics. Special consideration is given to applicants from counties classified by the Appalachian Regional Commission as economically distressed or at risk, as well as to student who would be the first in their families to attend college, and those scoring 25 or higher on the math subsection of the ACT.

  • Deadline to apply is December 1.

 

KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY INCORPORATED Knoxville Alumni Chapter

  • Must be a male who is graduating from the Knoxville Area
  • Must have a 3.25 GPA on a 4.00 scale (No rounding up of GPA)
  • Must attach an official copy of high school transcript
  • Must be willing to interview with Members of the Scholarship Committee with Parental permission
  • The winner may have the option to compete in the Student of the Year Regional Talent Competition which the winner may be awarded additional scholarship money and finally if the winner wins on a regional level may be asked to participate in a national talent competition with more scholarship monies being awarded.
  • Must answer the attached essay question
  • The scholarship check will be rewarded after recipient has provided proff of registration at the designated College or University

PLEASE TYPE THE APPLICATION. IT CAN BE TYPED USING MICROSOFT WORD 2003 AND UP. WARNING: FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COMPLETELY TYPED APPLICATION WILL RESUTLT IN APPLICATION NOT BE CONSIDERED

Applications must be received in at above address by Febrary 25, 2018. Any questions about scholarship please email Eric Lattimore at eric.lattimore@yahoo.com or 865.247.6766.  A Microsoft work electronic copy of application can be found at the following website http://www.knoxvillekappas.com/link3.html

 

2017 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholars

 

  • Purpose and History:  A program that recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models that provide solutions to eliminate hunger in America.
  • Award Amount:
  • Scholarship winners receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant for their hunger-related charity. The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship is named for the Foundation's founder and former president, Steve Brady, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger..

 

  • Deadline:  The annual application period is October 5-December 5

 

 

Burger King Scholarship

 

  • Purpose and History: Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.
  • Requirements:
    • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico) or have attained a GED, graduating from grade 12 (Canada), graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada or current college undergraduates or graduate level students in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
    • Plan to enroll**** for the 2018-19 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.

Deadline:  Entries due by December 15, 2017.

TN Connect Credit Union Scholarship

 

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • The applicant must have a savings account, checking account, and a devit card with his/her name as the Primary Member at TN Connect by December 29, 2017.
  • Selection criteria may include, but are not limited to: GPA, extra-curricular and/or community involvement, career goals and written skills.
  • Completed applications must be received at a TN Connect office by the close of business on February 2, 2018.
  • Please neatly print or type application. All other attachments must be typed.
  • All information given on the application must be true.
  • Winners of the scholarship will be notified at the TN Connect Annual Meeting. If the students are not present, the student will then be notified by mail.
  • In order to receive the proceeds, the applicant must be a full-time student and submit Class Schedule for 1st semester in school
  • Decisions of the TN Connect Scholarship committee are final.

 

Deadline:  The first deadline is December 29, 2017.

  

Tennessee Concrete Association Essay Contest

 

  • Purpose and History: The Tennessee Concrete Association (TCA) is once again sponsoring the annual High School Essay Contest for Tennessee and Carter HS students are invited to participate.  Cash prizes will be awarded to first ($250), second ($100), and third ($50) place essays.   
  • Rules:
  • Open to all high school students ages 16-18 at the beginning of the school term.
  • Essay must be typed, double-spaced and not exceed 600 words.
  • Submit essay and entry form at: tnconcrete.org
  • Essays will be judged on content and writing ability (grammar, style, clarity, etc..)
  • Winning essay authors will be asked to submit a head shot photo to go along with their essay in the Tennessee Concrete magazine.

 

Deadline:  Please submit entries by Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at www.tnconcrete.org

 

Free Speech Essay Contest

 

  • Purpose and History: High school juniors and seniors for the 2017-18 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE’s essay contest.  To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic at www.thefire.org/contest
  • Award Amount:
  • One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.

 

Deadline:  Entries due by December 31, 2017.Winners will be notified by January 31, 2018.

 

The Belk Scholarship at Davidson College

 

  • Purpose and History: The Belk Scholarship recognizes and rewards studetns of demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability. Belk Scholars represent the finest attributes of the Davidson student body: intellectual excellence and curiosity, integrity, global awareness, and leadership ability and potential.   
  • Award Amounts:
  • Up to eight Belk Scholars will be chosen for Davidson’s Class of 2022.
  • Each will receive an annually renewable scholarship equivalent to the college’s comprehensive fees – valued at $63,903 for 2017-2018.
  • They will also receive two special study stipends (up to $3000 per stipend) to pursue international study and other enrichment opportunities.

 

Deadline:  If you are interested in attending Davidson College and would like to be nominated for this scholarship, please see Mrs. Brown in the counseling office before November 1, 2017.

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship

 

  • Purpose and History: The scholarship program provides financial assistance to student throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $6,000 to $25,000. 
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • high school graduation in spring/summer
    • demonstrated critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
    • United States citizenship.
  • Deadline:  Students can apply online August 1 - October 25 at horatioalger.org

 

 ***Applications for the following scholarships are found at www.easttennesseefoundation.org or http://www.etf.org/scholarships . The scholarshp window opens November 1, 2017 with a deadline of February 15, 2018****

 

B&W Y-12 Scholarship 

  • Purpose and History: Established in 2004 for the benefit of graduating high school seniors wishing to pursue careers in science or pre-engineering fields. 
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,400 one-time award for 1 year
  • Eligibility Requirements: 
    • U.S. Citizenship 
    • ACT minimum: 19 composite
    • Residency Requirement: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Knox (TN), Loudon, Morgan, Roane, or Sevier County 
    • Education requirement: Graduating high school seniors
    • Field of Study: Science, for example, bio-medical engineering, environmental science, physics, chemistry, or pre-engineering. Please note: this scholarship is not intended for those seeking to be health care professionals
    • GPA minimum: 3.0 
    • *College/ Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at Roane State Community College, Pellissippi State Community College, Walters State Community College, Tennessee Technological University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or Maryville College
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Additional Requirements: 

 

Howard H. Baker Medical Scholarship 

    • Purpose and History: The Howard H. Baker Medical Scholarship Fund, established by Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker, Darek Baker and Cissy Baker in memory of Senator Howard H. Baker, provides scholarship assistance to Tennessee residents attending medical school in Tennessee.
    • Scholarship Amount: $5,000 per year for one year; may reapply for subsequent years
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Residency Requirement: Graduate of Tennessee high school or Tennessee resident for a minimum of five years
      • Education Requirement: Current enrollment in a Tennessee medical school entering second, third, or fourth years
      • Field of Study: Medical Degree (MD) with a specialty in either Internal Medicine or Family Practice.  Preference will be given to students planning to practice medicine in Tennessee and special preference will be given to students intending to serve a rural population of Tennessee.
      • GPA Minimum: 3.0 from medical schools using letter grades; “Pass” from Vanderbilt University for first year medical students; “High Pass” or “Honors Pass” from second and third year Vanderbilt University applicants
      • College/ Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment in any medical doctor program in the state of Tennessee (Osteopathic medical programs are not eligible)
      • Financial Need: Not applicable
      • Additional Requirements: U.S. Citizenship

 

 

Butterfly Fund Memorial Scholarship            

  • Purpose and History: Established in 2016 to assist students pursuing a career in any of a broad variety of fields within pediatric oncology.
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 one-time award for one year
  • Eligibility Requirements: 
    • Residency Requirement: East Tennessee Foundation 25-county service area
    • Education requirement: Graduating high school seniors OR current college students OR returning adult students
    • Field of Study: Pediatric oncology, including, but not limited to: medical treatment, research, nursing of all levels, social work, basically any area serving pediatric oncology patients and their families.
    • GPA minimum: 3.0 
    • College/ Enrollment Requirement: Full-time OR part-time enrollment
    • Financial Need: Not required

 

 

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Jeff Byrd Memorial Scholarship  

  • Purpose and History: Established to provide scholarship assistance to rising undergraduate junior and seniors pursuing a sports related field of study.
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000 one-time award for one year.  *NOTE: INCREASED AWARD AMOUNT!
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Residency Requirement: Tennessee resident preferred
    • Education Requirement: Rising undergraduate juniors or seniors
    • Field of Study: Sports related field, including, but not limited to: athletic training, sports management, sports information, coaching, sports journalism, physical therapy IF intending to work with athletes.
    • GPA Mimimum: Not Applicable
    • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at an accredited not-for-profit public or private college or university in Tennessee
    • Financial Need: Some financial need preferred
    • Additional Requirement: Participation in athletic activity and community service experience preferred
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Harold W. Canfield Memorial Scholarship

  • Purpose and History: Established in 2009 to memorialize the life of Hal Canfield, the founding member of the Knoxville Track Club (KTC). 
  • Scholarship Amount: $950 one-time award for 1 year
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Participation in Knoxville Track Club with preference given to applicants who display passion for KTC and running, and who have given back to the KTC
    • U.S. Citizen
    • ship
    • Residency Requirement: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox (TN), Loudon, Roane, Sevier, or Union County 
    • Education Requirement: Graduating high school seniors 
    • Field of Study: Not Applicable
    • GPA Minimum: 3.0
    • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at an accredited not-for-profit college or university
    • Financial Need: Not Applicable
    • Additional Requirements: 

 

Cherish the Child Scholarship 

  • Purpose and History: Cherish the Child Scholarship Fund was established by Cherish the Child, Inc. to provide scholarship assistance to eligible students, age 25 or younger, who were served by the Smoky Mountain Children's Home as residents or as foster care participants. 
  • Scholarship Amount: $3,600 one time award for one year
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Residency Requirement: Not Applicable
    • Education Requirement: High school graduate or GED recipient
    • Field of Study: Not Applicable
    • GPA Minimum: Not Applicable
    • College/Enrollment Requirement: Not Applicable
    • Financial Need: Not Applicable

 

Gordon W. and Agnes P. Cobb Scholarship

Cobb Scholars Making a Difference

  • Purpose and History: Established in 1996, through a bequest left by Agnes P. Cobb Yoakum, the Cobb Scholarship supports students pursuing a medical-related degree. 
  • Scholarship Amount: $10,000 per year award for 4 years
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants from single parent families given special consideration. 
    • Strong work or volunteer history considered. 
    • High school must submit statement of number of absences over high school career. 
    • Residency Requirement: Blount, Loudon, or Knox County
    • Education Requirement: Graduating senior of high school located in Blount, Loudon, or Knox (TN) County, or current college/university student who graduated from a high school located in Blount, Loudon, or Knox (TN) County 
    • Field of Study: medical or health care related 
    • GPA Minimum: 3.0
    • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment in an accredited public or private, not-for-profit college or university in the state of Tennessee
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Additional Requirements: 

 

James K. Goldston INFOSEC Scholarship   

  • Purpose and History:  Established in 2006 by the family of James K. Goldston to provide assistance to students from Tennessee to pursue undergraduate programs of study in computer engineering, computer science, cyber science, information security.
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,200 one-time award for 1 year
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • U.S. Citizenship  
    • Special consideration given to non-traditional students and applicants planning to attend or currently attending Tennessee schools
    • Preference given to applicants who are the first in their family to attend college.
    • Residency Requirement: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox (TN), Loudon, McMinn, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, or Washington County
    • Education Requirement: Graduating high school seniors, currently enrolled college/university students, and non-traditional aged students
    • Field of Study: computer engineering, computer science, cyber science, information security OR an NSA-approved INFOSEC curriculum.  Interest in cyber security and information security preferred.
    • GPA Minimum: 2.5
    • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time undergraduate 
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Additional Requirements: 

 

Knoxville Business Association Scholarship

  • Purpose and History: Established in 1997 by the Knoxville Business Association to benefit students pursuing a business-related degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. 
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 first year; $1,500 second year; $2,000 third year; $2,500 fourth year
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Residency Requirement: Knox County, TN
    • Education Requirement: Graduating senior from public or private high school located in Knox County 
    • Field of Study: Business-related degree.  Major does NOT have to be within the school of business 
    • GPA: 3.0
    • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Additional Requirement: Preference given to students who intend to work in Knoxville

Brandy Maples Memorial Scholarship 

  • Purpose and History: Established in 1999 by Danny Maples and Laura Boring in memory of their daughter, a Carter High School student leader and athlete from 1992-1995.
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 per year award for 2 years
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Residency Requirement: Not Applicable
    • Education Requirement: Graduating senior from Carter High School
    • Field of Study: Not Applicable
    • GPA Minimum: 3.0 
    • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at accredited not-for-profit college or university 
    • Must demonstrate some financial need
    • Additional Requirement: Special consideration given to spirited female athlete

Lawrence Strader Boy Scouts of America Scholarship

  • Purpose and History: Established in 2010 to provide scholarship assistance to low-income members of Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council. 
  • Scholarship Amount: $3,000 per year for 4 years
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Residency Requirement: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Fentress, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox (TN), Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Pickett, Roane, Scott, Sevier, or Union County
    • Education Requirement: Graduating senior
    • Field of Study: Not Applicable
    • GPA Requirement: 2.5
    • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at an accredited, public or private, not-for-profit college or university
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Additional Requirement: Currently registered member of Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council, with a minimum of three years participation as a Boy Scout or an Eagle Scout who was a registered member of Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council for at least three years.

Valkyrie-Thor Theatre Arts Scholarship 

  • Purpose and History: Established in 2016 to recognize and assist students studying acting, costume design, lighting design, scenic design, directing, stage craft, theatre history, dramatic literature, or theatre studies for teacher licensure
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 one-time award for one year
  • Eligibility Requirements: 
    • Residency Requirement: East Tennessee Foundation 25 County Region
    • Education requirement: Graduating high school seniors or current students at Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or Maryville College
    • Field of Study: acting, costume design, lighting design, scenic design, directing, stage craft, theatre history, dramatic literature, or theatre studies for teacher licensure
    • GPA minimum: 3.0 
    • College/ Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or Maryville College
    • Must demonstrate financial need

NOTE: Recipients and former applicants may reapply for this scholarship.

Gregory Weber Computer Science Scholarship

  • Purpose and History: Established in 2015 for the benefit of Knox County, TN graduating high school seniors wishing to pursue a bachelor's degree in computer science.
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000 one-time award for 1 year
  • Eligibility Requirements: 
    • ACT MATH minimum score: 26  (or SAT Minimum Math Score of 650)
    • Residency Requirement: Knox County
    • Education requirement: Graduating high school seniors from a Knox County, TN public high school
    • Field of Study: Computer Science
    • GPA minimum: 3.5
    • College/ Enrollment Requirement: Accredited PUBLIC four-year college or university in any state in the U.S.
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Additional Requirements:  

Vanessa Williams Memorial Scholarship                 

  • Purpose and History: Established in 2016 to benefit students from Blount, Knox, and Loudon Counties to pursue higher education
  • Scholarship Amount: One $4,000 one-time award for one year OR two $2,000 one-time awards for one year : applicants & recipients may reapply each year
  • Eligibility Requirements: 
    • Residency Requirement: Blount, Knox, or Loudon Counties
    • Education requirement: Graduating high school seniors  or current college students
    • Field of Study: Not Applicable
    • GPA minimum: 3.0
    • College/ Enrollment Requirement: Full- time enrollement at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in Tennessee or a non-traditional higher education program or trade school accredited by the appropriate body for the particular course of study in Tennessee
    • Financial Need: Preferred, but not required
    • Additional Requirements:  U.S. Citizenship

Logan Chittum Heck Scholarship

  • For students from the East Tennessee Foundation 25- county service area, with preference given to female residents of Claiborne County. Graduating high school seniors, GED recipients, current college students, or returning adult students may apply. NOTE: Part-time or full-time enrollment permitted.
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 per year for one year

Barbara G. Kirkpatrick Scholarship

  • To assist single parent students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree at East Tennessee State University. Graduating high school seniors, current college students, GED recipients, or returning adult students may apply.
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Second Presbyterian Church, Knoxville 200th Anniversary Scholarship

  • To assist students attending Maryville College or the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Rising college juniors or seniors preferred; graduating high school seniors and rising college sophomores may also apply.
  • Scholarship Amount: $3,000 per year for one year; may reapply for subsequent years.

Scholarships

Please highlight or circle the scholarship listed below if it says see Mrs. Kivett for the application.  Then write your name on the top of this bulletin & give this bulletin to Mrs. Kivett.  She will pull what you need & then you can pick it up at the end of the day.  Pay attention to the due dates I list on this bulletin & the directions for turning in the scholarships.  What I print in the bulletin is what you need to go by.  Do not necessarily go by due dates on the applications.  If you have questions, please ask Mrs. Kivett.  For those of you who have not started on this, stop PROCRASTINATING, get yourself organized, & don’t give up.

 

4th Annual Create a Greeting Card Contest offers a $10,000 scholarship. Students must submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The student with the best design will win the scholarship and have his/her design made into an actual card to be sold. Go to gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm. Deadline is Mar. 1st.

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultant offers a $1000 scholarship.  Applicants must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the website at abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.  The deadline for the application is 6/18.

2018 African American Network-Carolinas Scholarship Fund – $2000 – For students pursuing a major at a 4 yr. college in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration.  Go to fftcscholarships.communityforce.com to apply.  Deadline is 3/2.

All-Ink.com is offering up to $5000 to qualified students who are planning to attend a 4-year college or university.  Minimum GPA 2.5 and require a 50 to 200-word essay. For more info, see all-ink.com/scholarship.aspx

Alpha Pi Prospective Teacher Scholarship for $500 is for any student pursuing a career in education.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  You will NOT mail this application to the address listed on the form. You will return it to Mrs. Kivett by 4/15.

“All About Education” Scholarship is worth $3,000. Submit an online response of 250 words or less to the following prompt: “How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?” Go to scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/all-about-education-scholarship. Deadline is April 30th.

The American Cancer Society has a scholarship program available to students who have survived childhood cancer.  Interested students should call 1-800-ACS-2345 for more information.  Deadline to apply:  4/15.

American Nuclear Society - $1000 scholarship to high school seniors who have enrolled, fulltime, and are pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering or have an intent to pursue a degree in this field.  Applicants are judged on academic achievement, quality/content of 500-word essay, letters of recommendation by counselors and/or teachers and other information. Go to ans.org/honors/scholarships/.  Deadline is 4/1.  Others are listed with 2/1 deadlines.

AnyCollege.com scholarship is for any student going to any college.  Scholarships are randomly drawn.  Go to anycollege.com/scholarship.cfm for more info.

Apartment List Scholarship - $500 – Must be planning to attend an accredited college & plan to live in an apartment.  Deadline is 3/1. Apply at https://www.apartmentlist.com/scholarship.

"Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship is for seniors interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Go to http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. Deadline is 6/1.

"Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship is for students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it. Deadline is 6/1.

"Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.  Deadline is 6/1.

“Aspiring Nurse Scholarship” for $1000 from NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com is available for seniors pursuing a 1, 2, or 4-yr. degree in nursing.  Go to their website for more info.  Deadline is 8/31.

Davis Scholarship - The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website is offering a scholarship valued at $1000. There are no specific criteria to apply – just submit a 1000-word essay. More information available at the website www. studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm.  Deadline:  5/21.

BBB Spring 2018 Torch Scholarship - $5000 is now accepting applications at www.bbb.org/raleigh-durham/educational-foundation/torch-scholarships/.  Deadline is 5/10.

BBG Communications Scholarship offers a $1000 scholarship opportunity to applicants between the ages of 16 and 21 who will be attending a higher education institution in the Fall of 2018.  Each applicant must complete the required essays, must be a US citizen, 2.5 GPA or higher. Go to breylancommunications.com for more info. Deadline is 6/30.

Belmont Abbey College – Go to bac.edu for a free application.  If you have an unweighted 3.0 GPA, you do not have to submit an ACT/SAT test score.  Their scholarships are:  Honors Institute, Hintemeyer Catholic Leadership, St. Thomas More Scholars.  All require an additional application.

*Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship - $10,000 – Must be planning to attend a 4-yr. college in NC, have a 2.5 GPA, demonstrat commitment to community, & be financially needy.  Go to http://trianglecf.org/award/benjamin-f-ward-scholarship/. Deadline is 2/28.

Bigsunathletics.com – Offers a scholarship for student athletes.  You must answer the essay question - What has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others?  Include the effects on personal relations with peers and others.  Deadline is 6/19.  Apply online.

Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship/NC Child Support Council Scholarship for $1000. At least one Parent must be a member of the North Carolina Child Support Council or a Client of the Child Support Program (either through Child Support Services or Clerk of Court services).  Must have a C average.  Deadline is 4/15.

*Bynum Front Porch Arts Grant – (2) $1000. One is for seniors who plan to seek an undergraduate degree in one of the following areas: visual art, art education, music, dance, theater, storytelling, performance art, graphic design, or any other field of art and/or design. The other will go to an AVID student.  Go to bynumfrontporch.mwserver.net/index.php?page=bynum-scholarships for the application. 2.0 GPA or higher required.  (Students have won the non-AVID grant & did not major in the above majors.)  Deadline is 3/6. Application is not up yet.

Cappex.com offers a number of scholarships. Go to cappex.com/scholarships/for more info. Deadlines vary.

Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship - $10,000.  Must be admitted into a 2 or 4-yr. nursing program in NC.  Must have a financial need.  Go to trianglecf.org/award/carol-ann-beerstecher-nursing-scholarship/ to apply.  Deadline is 6/1.

Carolinas Food Industry Council Scholarship - $2500.  Must be a part-time employee or dependent of a full-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale, or Supplier Member Co. (A lot of grocery stores belong to this.)  Go to http://www.cficweb.org/awards/scholarship to apply.  Deadline is 4/1.

Central Carolina Antique Tractor & Machinery Assoc. - $250.  Seniors continuing their education in any field related to machinery or agriculture.  Please see Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline to apply is 4/2.

Central Carolina CC has a separate scholarship application online or in the counseling office for all scholarships.  Deadline is 5/1.  We also have a paper application.

CCHS Allan Cockman Athletic Boosters Scholarship - $250.  1 female & 1 male scholarship will be given.  Must have participated in a varsity sport & have a 2.0 gpa or higher.  Financial need is considered.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/30.

CCHS Bears I Dare You Scholarship - $300.  You must apply to 3 scholarships beginning in Jan. & bring proof that you applied to Mrs. Kivett or Ms. Archambault in the Counseling Office.  Once you’ve applied for 3 scholarships, your name will be put in a drawing to be randomly drawn on graduation.  All seniors are eligible.  No application to complete.

CCHS Beta Club Scholarship - You must be a member of the Beta Club continuing your education.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/30.

Chatham Co. Assoc. of Educators – Amount Varies.  Student’s parent must be a member of the CCAE & planning to attend a 2 or 4 yr. college.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 5/11.

Chatham Co. Retired School PersonnelScholarship -$500.  Student should be interested in a teaching career.  If no one interested in teaching applies, they will consider other majors in the health industry, science, or business.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application. Deadline is 4/30.

Chatham County Training School Alumni Assoc., Inc. Scholarship - $500.  Any senior can apply continuing their education.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/1.

Couch Oil Company Cares Scholarship - $1000 Must be attending a 2 or 4-yr. college.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 7/15.

Council for Effective Actions & Decisions Scholarship - $500.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/19.

The Crystal Lynne Phillips Memorial Scholarship is for any senior continuing their education.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/30.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student -- a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. To apply, complete the online application form. Deadline: 6/30. http://www.deletecyberbullying.org/scholarship.

Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes & who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four-year university, college, technical or trade school. Go to diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship.  Deadline is 4/14.

DNA Day Essay Contest - $100-1000. Applicant must be a high school student. Essay about the following is required: Do you think medical professionals should be required for all genetic testing, or should consumers have direct access to predictive genetic testing? In defending your answer, use at least one disorder to explore the implications of involving, and not involving, a medical professional such as a genetic counselor. Apply at http://www.ashg.org/education/dnaday.shtml#.UwlTQXkqjwI by 4/25.

“Do-Over” Scholarship is worth $1,500. Submit an online response of 250 words or less to the following prompt: “If you get one do-over in life, what would it be and why?” Go to scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/ourscholarships/do-over-

scholarship. Deadline is 6/30.

Doris & Lafayette Wrenn Scholarship - $2000.  Must be attending a 4-yr. university, be of good academic standing, excellent character, leadership, & financial need.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/14.

Elizabeth Dixon Memorial Art Scholarship ($250) Is given by the Friends of Mount Vernon Springs.  It is for any CCHS senior going to a 2 or 4-yr. college preferably majoring in interior design or any type of art.  All majors can also apply.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/30.

The Emma Bowen Internship/Scholarship Opportunity for Minority High School Seniors - Minority high school seniors who plan to attend a 4-yr college, have at least a 3.0 GPA and an interest in media, business, computer science, engineering or technology can apply for an internship that will last throughout college years and receive matching funds scholarships.  For more information and to apply, please visit:  http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com and click on “Application”.

“Fifth Month” Scholarship - $1,500. Submit an online response of 250 words or less to the following prompt: “May is the 5thmonth of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here’s a high five to you for being original.” Go to scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/fifth-month-scholarship. Deadline is May 31st.

“Flavor of the Month” Scholarship - $1,500. Submit an online response of 250 words or less to the following prompt: “Summer and ice cream go hand in hand. In fact, July is National Ice Cream Month, and that’s the inspiration behind this award. We think people are very similar to ice cream; some are nutty, others a little exotic, while some are very comforting. If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?” Go to scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/flavor-of-the-month-scholarship. Deadline is July 31st.

Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship is for seniors going to a 2 or 4-yr. college.  You must have a 2.0 GPA.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 2/18.

Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) $3000-14,000.  These are forgivable student loans you will not have to repay if you agree to work in NC in identified critical employment shortage professions.  List of qualifying campuses, programs, loan limits, & other details can be found at CFNC.org/FELS.  Deadline is 4/1.  (Great program that students have received $ from.)

*Frame My Future is a creative scholarship contest in photography, poetry, painting, drawing, design scrapbooking, or storytelling.  Go to framemyfuture.com by 3/1.

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship is worth $500 and is awarded to a student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who completes a short story. Info is at www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_global_lift_equipment_scholarship_8934.php. Deadline is 6/15.

Goldston Church United Methodist Men’s Scholarship - $500.  All students may apply.  Selection is based on community involvement, student activities & academic achievement, & financial need.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/30.

Goldston Lions Club is offering a $500 scholarship to a CCHS senior continuing their education.  Selection is based on community service & student activities.  See Mrs. Kivett if interested in an application.  Deadline is 4/30.

*GTCC Foundation Scholarships – One online application for all scholarships; Deadline is 3/15.  Go to apply at www.gtcc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.aspx.

Home Builders Assoc. of Durham, Orange, & Chatham Co. Scholarship  – Deadline is March 9th– To apply, go to https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/9250/File/Scholarship/Program/2018_Scholarship_Application.pdf.

Horatio Alger Assoc. Career & Tech. Scholarship $2500 – For students planning to enroll in a CTE pathway at a community college & is eligible to receive the Pell Grant.  Application will open on 3/15 at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/ for an application.  Deadline is 6/1.

Hunter Garner Scholarship - $1000-5000. Applicant must be a graduating high school or college student who submits a video that encourages their peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits.  Apply at http://www.projectyellowlight.com/ by 3/1.

Inheritance Of Hope Scholarships - Scholarships for Cancer and More has 15 scholarships available.  Visit: http://inheritanceofhope.org/scholarships-2.html to learn more.

Howard Coble Scholarship is intended to provide financial support for deserving students who demonstrate the ideals and leadership qualities of Congressman Coble and who plan to major in political science or a related field. Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA. More information is available at http://www.hpcommunityfoundation.org/programs/the-j-howard-coble-scholarship/. Deadline is 5/19.

Jon McInnis Scholarship is awarded through the First Congregational Christian Church in Sanford.  You do not have to be a member of the church to apply.  To get an application, call 919-776-2433 & leave a message.  They will return your call.  Deadline is 3/24. 

Jones-McElveen Scholastic Award – Amount $1000.  Any student continuing their education at Campbell University.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/30.

*Kathryn Wallace Award for Artists in Community Service - $800 – For a practicing artist in Durham, Wake, Orange, or Chatham County, demonstrating a significant contribution to the community.  To apply, go to

http://trianglecf.org/award/kathryn-wallace-award-for-artists-in-community-service/. Deadline is 3/14.

Kenneth Scott Memorial Scholarship –Amount Varies.  Any student continuing their education can apply.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/30. 

Lees McRae College lists their scholarships at lmc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/types-of-aid.htm#LocalScholarships.  They no longer require the SAT or ACT.  They are now offering a My Future Elevated video essay scholarship due 4/1.  Students who take a tour of their campus get a free application.  New majors:  Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Nursing, & Performing Arts.

LendEDU Scholarship -  $1000 - High school seniors must answer the following question in 750 words or less: "With college becoming more expensive, securing a good job after graduation is crucial. How will you consider your future earning potential in choosing a major, while still pursuing something that interests you?"  To apply, go to https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/.  Deadline is 4/15.

“Make Me Laugh” Scholarship -$1,500. Submit an online response of 250 words or less to the following prompt: “OMG . . . finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it is time to lighten things up a little. We don’t want to know why you deserve $1,500 or how great your grades are; we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing, (fact or fiction) and make us laugh.” Go to scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship. Deadline is August 31st.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - $6000-40000.  Must be a son/daughter of an active duty or honorably discharged Marine or Navy Corp. Must demonstrate financial need & have a 2.0 GPA.  Go to act.org/mcsf or mcsf.org for more info.  Deadline is 3/1.

Martin Allen (Marty) Loflin Memorial Scholarship – Amount Varies.  Any student planning to attend a 4-yr. college may apply.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/30.

Massmutual Scholars Program - $2000-5000. Must be US citizen or legal resident; African-American, Hispanic, or Asian/Pacific descent; pursuing a career in finance & insurance at a 2 or 4 yr. college. Go to act.org/massmutual for more info.  Deadline is 5/2.

Matthew C. Graziadei Scholarship Achievement Scholarship is for a senior with a disability.  (504 Plan, IEP, or OCS) Please see Ms. Young ASAP if interested in being nominated.  Deadline to apply is 2/14.

Mid-Atlantic Christian Univ. offers many scholarships.  Students should apply by 3/15.  All scholarship applications are due 4/1.  Scholarship range from $2000-50,000 per year.  Scholarship applications are separate from the admissions scholarship.

My Mozaic scholarship - $10,000.  To apply, go to mymozaic.com/scholarships.php.  Deadline is 5/31.

National Co-op Scholarship program offers scholarships for students participating in a CTE co-op program (CTE Internship).  You must have a 3.5 GPA. Apply at waceinc.org.  Deadline is 2/15.

National Housing Endowment Student Scholarships is offering multiple scholarships for seniors going into the construction field.  To apply, go to nationalhousingendowment.org.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides scholarships to anyone with MS, or anyone who is the child of someone with MS. Awards range from $1,000 -$3,000. Applications are available at www.nationalmssociety.org/scholarship. Deadline is Jan. 17th.

*NC Alpha Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Chapter is offering multiple scholarships for students interested in the field of education. There are state & locally funded scholarships available for students.  The deadlines are mostly 3/15.  (Especially check-out the Frances Talley Memorial Scholarship.)  Applications can be found at:  http://www.nc-alpha-zeta.net/ under the scholarship tab.  Please download the applications and see Ms. Young if you need help.

NCAE/FTA offers many scholarships to seniors wanting to pursue an education in teaching.  Scholarship applications & guidelines will be available mid-Oct. on the Teacher Cadet website:  http://www.ncteachercadet.org/opportunities/.  Scholarships range from $500-2500 per year.

NC Bar Association offers scholarships for children on NC Law Enforcement Officers that are killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.  You can get the application at www.ncbar.org/members/divisions/young-lawyers.  Deadline is 4/3.

http://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/scholarships?county=112 lists a bunch of scholarships for Chatham County students.  They have different deadlines.

Go to ncccs.cc.nc.us  - For more scholarship info. on these community college scholarships:  Golden LEAF Grant, GlaxoSmithKline Teacher Prep Scholarship, NCCC grant, loan & targeted assistance program, NC Lottery Scholarships, the Power Careers Program (Progress Energy Scholarship), State Child Care grant, State Employees Credit Union Scholarship, & Wachovia Technical Scholarship, etc. 

North Carolina Child Support Council Scholarship - $1,000 (non-renewable) For students who meet the following criteria: at least one parent must be a member of the N.C. Child Support Council or a client of the Child Support Program (through either Child Support services or Clerk of Court services), be a resident of N.C. and a graduating senior, must be accepted by a N.C. college, university, or community college, and have maintained an overall “C” average in high school.  See Ms. Young for more info.  Deadline is 4/19.

*NC Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw scholarship is for any student continuing their education in the agriculture industry.  Application opens on 1/1/17 at ncfb.org/Programs/R-Flake-Shaw-Scholarship.  Deadline is 3/3.

NC Jaycees Outstanding Teenager Scholarship – Must have a 3.0 GPA, show you’re well-rounded in leadership, scholarship, & community service.  Contact the Central Carolina Jaycees for an application at http://trianglecf.org/award/north-carolina-jaycees-outstanding-teenager-scholarship/

NC National Guard Minutemen Scholarships are available to students joining the National Guard and continuing their education at a four-year university.  Contact Maj. Chris Peterman at 984-664-6503 for more info.  Deadline is 6/1.

NC Reach & Education & Training Voucher Program helps pay for foster youth or former foster youth or kinship guardianship placement to continue their education at a 2 or 4-yr. college.  Go to CFNC.org/ncreach for more info. and www.statevoucher.org.

*NC Retail Merchants Association Scholarship - $2,500.  Deadline to apply: 3/19.  Students working in retail, or with parents working in retail may apply.  For more information and to apply, visit:  retailpaysforcollege.org.

NCS USBC Association, Inc. Youth Scholarship - $2000. You must be a current member of the NCS USBCA & bowling in a certified USBC NC youth league.  Go to http://www.ncbowls.com/forms/scholarship.html for an application.  Due 3/15.

NCSU Ag Institute – requires students to complete the same application as students applying to NCSU.  They require a letter of recommendation & a 2.25 GPA.  Programs of study are:  Agribusiness Mgt., General Ag., Field Crops Tech., Livestock & Poultry Mgt., Turfgrass Mgt., & Horticulture Science Mgt.

NC Sheriffs Association Scholarship - $2000 – For seniors majoring in criminal justice only.  The state institutions eligible to participate in the criminal justice program are: Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Western Carolina University and Winston-Salem State University.  You must get the application from these schools’ financial aid offices.  I do not know the deadline.

NC Vietnam Veterans Inc. is sponsoring a scholarship for families in which a parent served in the Vietnam War.  Info. can be found at  www.ncvvi.org.

NC War Veterans Scholarships for qualified children of NC war veterans attending a NC 2 or 4-yr. college.  Parents must be disabled, deceased, combat, or POW/MIA veterans.  Go to www.doa.nc.gov/vets/locations/ for more info.

Outsidescholarships.org is a great database to find scholarships in our area.  Check it out!

Pediatric Oncology scholarship website is http://www.ped-onc.org/scholarships/.  It is for students who have had cancer or had a parent who had cancer.

Polly O. Yow Memorial Scholarship for $1000 is for a senior who has participated in the choral program at CCHS and plans to continue their education at a two or four-year college.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/30.

*Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation gives a scholarship for seniors majoring in graphic design or printing.  Go to pgsf.org/pgsf-scholarship-application/ to apply.  Deadline is 3/1.

Randolph Community College’s Foundation Scholarships application will open up soon.  It can be found at www.randolphccfoundation.org/foundation-scholarship-application.html.

Randolph Communications General Scholarship Program is offering 7 $1000 scholarships to students planning to attend college.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/6/18.

Redfin $2,500 Biannual Scholarship is for any student continuing their education. Deadline is 1/31.

Rotary Club of Siler City is offering a scholarship for students going to a 2-yr. college.  Please see Mrs. Kivett for these applications.  Deadline is 4/1.

Rotary Club of Siler City is offering a scholarship for students going to a 4-yr. college.  Please see Mrs. Kivett for these applications.  Deadline is 4/1.

Sandhills PRIDE Scholarship ($2500) is dedicated to assisting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT allied students in furthering their educations to become successful, productive adults.  Students must have a 2.5 GPA & plan on continuing their education after high school.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 5/30.

Scholarship America lists many scholarships for students to apply to.  For more info., go to https://scholarshipamerica.org/what-we-do/students-parents/open-scholarships/.

SECU Foundation & State Employee’s Credit Union offers the “People Helping People” Scholarship. Although the SECU Scholarship program wishes to recognize academic achievement, the People Helping People Scholarship has a much broader purpose; recognizing leadership, integrity and community involvement. It is only available to seniors who are either members of SECU or the child of a parent/guardian who is a member of SECU. Preference will be given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees (state, local or federal government; public health; public education) who live and work in North Carolina. Additionally, preference will be given to those majoring in public service degree programs (such as Public Health, Education, Public Administration, and Public Policy). Application info. is loaded on the scholarship page on the counseling website.  If interested in applying, please see Ms. Young to walk you through the application process. (It’s very involved.)  Deadline is 2/23.  All materials must be sent to Ms. Young.

SESPTC Buster Bynum Education Scholarship - $1000.  Parent must be an active employee in public school transportation for the past 5 years as school bus drivers, aides, monitors, mechanics, parts clerks, foremen, managers, trainers, supervisors, directors or inspectors.  Student must have a 3.0 gpa.  See Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/14.

*Shell Oil Co. Scholarships - $2500 – 2 yr. & 4-yr. programs.  Go to http://www.shell.us/careers/students-and-graduates/scholarships.html  for an application.  Some deadlines are as early as 3/1.

Siler City Dance - One $250 college scholarship will be awarded each May to a deserving graduating senior residing in Chatham or Randolph County (public, private, and homeschool) that will be majoring in the arts (dance, music, theater, etc.). Apply at silercitydance.com/scholarships.html.  Deadline is 4/30.

Silk Hope Ruritan Club Scholarship is for any high school senior or higher education student who has lived at least one year in the Silk Hope Community, attended Silk Hope School, or whose parents/grandparents are active members of the Silk Hope Ruritan Club.  The application can be downloaded at http://www.silkhopenc.org.  Deadline is usually in 4/15.

Society of Women Engineers offers scholarships to females going into engineering, technology, or computing.  Go to societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/swe-scholarships for more info.

*South Chatham Ruritan Scholarship - Any CCHS senior may apply continuing their education.  Based on financial need, character, scholarship, academic promise, & desire for further education.  SC Ruritans have asked for students to include a written essay as to why they feel they need this scholarship in addition to the application.  Deadline is 3/2.

The St. Andrews Society of NC Scholarship - North Carolina students must be bona fide residents of this state, either a native or a resident for an appreciable number of years. They must have at least one prominent Scottish line in their ancestry. Complete the application at http://standrewssocietyofnc.org/documents/Scholarship_Application.pdf.  Deadline says Nov. 1st, but the application is still open because no one has applied.  See Ms. Young if you need assistance.

State Employees Association of NC (SEANC) offers scholarships for active members and dependent children.  Your parent must be a member of SEANC (not just a state employee).  Go to https://www.seanc.org/scholarship for an application. For those students interested in applying & your parents are not members, it will cost you $108 to apply.  Deadline is 4/15.

Student Scholarships lists 25 scholarships students can apply to w/ various due dates at studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php.

The Student View Scholarship Program is a contest for all high school seniors.  It is offering $8,000 worth of scholarships.  Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute survey about colleges in your area.  The scholarships will be awarded via a random drawing.  Deadline is 4/20.

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes offers $1,000 scholarships to HS seniors, go online to apply beginning September 15th.  One winner will be chosen every two weeks, from Sept. – May.  (This is a “luck of the draw” type of contest.)

Superpower Scholarship: One scholarship worth $2,500 will be awarded. Submit an online response of 250 words or less to the following prompt:“Which superhero or villain would you want to trade places with for a day and why?” Go to scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/superpower-scholarship. Deadline is March 31st.

Sussle.org scholarship offers a $1000 scholarship for watching a short 1- minute video & then posting what knowledge you have on the topic.

“Sweet and Simple” Scholarship: one recipient nationally will be selected to receive a $1,500 scholarship. Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the scholarship topic “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it is the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.” The deadline to apply is Feb. 28th at scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/sweet-and-simple-scholarship.

Taco Bell Foundation will be awarding 220 Live Mas scholarships to deserving recipients, ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 each.  Go to https://www.livemasscholarship.com.

Toyota Teen Driving Contest Scholarship. $1000 – 15,000. Applicant must be a high school student in the United States. An original video (60 to 90 seconds) that promotes safe driving is required. Applicant may work individually or with up to three peers.  Go to http://www.teendrive365inschool.com/teens/video-challenge to apply by 2/28.

UNC Light on the Hill Society Scholarship $1000 is available for African-American students attending UNC in the fall.  Apply at alumni.unc.edu/loth.  Deadline is 4/1.

UNCF – Provides financial support to many scholarship programs for African American students.

USA Funds scholarships through the below programs.  Check these out on how to apply & deadlines. American Indian College Fund, Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, ThanksUSA, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, & the United Negro College Fund.

*VFW Young Art Contest gives scholarship awards for art submissions based on patriotism.  Deadline is 3/31.  Go to vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/ for more info.

Wake Tech CC Foundation Scholarship application is open from March 1st – April 30th.  Go to https://waketech.academicworks.com/ to apply.

2018 Walker Morgan Scholarship - $2500 - Criteria: Applicants must currently be enrolled in high school and plan to graduate before July 1, 2018, or be enrolled in college.  Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Applicants or direct family members must have been personally affected by an injury of some type.  For more info., go to walkermorgan.com/#scholarship-application.  Deadline is 5/31.

Walmart Dependent Scholarship application for children of Walmart employees can be found at http://programs.applyists.com/walmartdependent/.  Deadline is 4/1.

Wayne E. Phillips Memorial Scholarship is for students who live in the Bennett School district and plan to continue their education after high school.  Please see Mrs. Kivett for an application.  Deadline is 4/30.

We the Students Essay Competition offers scholarships up to $5000. This year, we’re asking students to consider what role the government should play in monitoring internet content. Deadline is 2/5.  Go to webportalapp.com/sp/signup/wethestudents2017 for more info.

Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS® Sweepstakes offers scholarships for seniors at wellsfargo.com/student/sweepstakes/.  Deadline is 6/30.

You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000 Applications can be found at http://www.studentscholarships.org/available.php.
 Deadline is 2/14.

Fastweb Scholarships to Search

$5,000 Course Hero Holiday Scholarship

Deadline: 1/30/2018  Award Amount: $5,000

Course Hero will post one question online each month and allow registered, eligible entrants up to 150 words to submit a response. Each month, Course Hero will select one winner with the best response from among all Contest entrants. This month’s Contest winner will receive a $5,000 Scholarship, depending on such winner’s eligibility category.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 1/30/2018 Award Amount: $1,000

You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and submit a 140-character message about technology addiction to qualify for this award.

National Ag Day Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/31/2018 Award Amount: 2 Awards of $1,000

To be considered, you must submit an original essay of 450 words or less, or a two-minute video, on the following topic: “How Will Agriculture Feed the World?”

$3,000 Easy Scholarship: Grab the Mic, Amplify your voice by giving your friends a shout out!

Deadline: 1/31/2018  Award Amount: $3,000

You could win an easy $3,000 scholarship just by amplifying your voice and rallying your friends to Grab the Mic! Democracy only works for the people, when as many people are involved. Everyone has their part to play in this movement so help your friends find their role by shouting them out online, in your communities, and on a national stage. You’ll automatically enter to win a $3,000 scholarship.

The Fountain Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/31/2018  Award Amount: $1,000

You must submit a 1500 to 2500-word essay on the following theme: “How to face a disaster.” Submissions should be factual, but with an inspirational style that will feed both your reason and soul.

Association of Women in Mathematics Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/31/2018  Award Amount: Varies

Your essay must be primarily based on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career and be approximately 500 to 1000 words in length. The winning essays will be posted on the AWM web page and the grand prize winner will have his or her essay published in the AWM Newsletter.

$2,000 Easy Scholarship: Post a Note to Brighten Someone’s Day!

Deadline: 1/31/2018  Award Amount: $2,000

You could win an easy $2,000 scholarship by spreading positivity in your school. Post a sticky note on bathroom mirrors, lockers, and other places around your school to brighten someone’s day. That’ll improve others’ self-esteem and automatically enter you to win a $2,000 scholarship. Win-win!

Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 2/01/2018  Award Amount: $1,500

The Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest is open to U.S. citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the five topics related to immigration listed on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Deadline: 2/01/2018  Award Amount: 3 Awards from $100 – $500

The EngineerGirl Essay Contest is available to male and female students in grades three through twelve. To be considered, you must write a plea to your city or county council that makes the case for an infrastructure improvement and gives details of your suggested solution. Your essay must be between 1000 and 1500 words and must include two engineering solutions for improving one of the following infrastructure elements: transportation, water treatment, waste management, energy, communication, financial security, healthcare, public safely or recreation.

We the Students Scholarship

Deadline: 2/05/18  Award Amount: 15 Awards from $500 to $5,000

To be considered, you must submit an essay of between 500 to 800 words that focuses on the ideas of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and their relevance today

ExploraVision Science Competition

Deadline: 2/08/2018  Award Amount: 8 Awards from $5,000 – $10,000

You must work in a group of two, three or four students. Each team will select a technology that is present in the home, school and/or community and explore what the technology does, how it works and how or why it was invented. All applicants must be citizens of the United States or Canada to be eligible.

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

Deadline: 2/09/2018  Award Amount: 14 Awards from $250 – $3,000

To be considered, you must create a 30 – second television commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving.

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/2018  Award Amount: $1,000

You must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words with two to three photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed your lives or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare in order to be considered for this award.

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/2018  Award Amount: $5,000

You must be a U.S. citizen planning to attend a 4 yr. college to be eligible for this award. To apply, you must submit a short personal biography and a 1200 – to 1500 – word essay describing how Alzheimer’s disease has changed or impacted your life; and what you have learned about yourself, your family, and / or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease.

Twenty-Eight Annual Poster Contest for High School Students

Deadline: 2/19/2018  Award Amount: 3 Awards from $250 – $1,000

This contest involves students creating a poster with the theme and caption, “You can make a difference,” illustrating the idea that one person can change the world for the better. Each poster must be the work of only one student and the poster concept, design and any photos or artwork used must be the original work of the student entering the competition. Posters must be 16 × 20 inches in size, including border or mat if used. If charcoal or pastel is used, the poster must be either laminated or covered with clear plastic. On the back of the poster, the following must be included: the student’s name, street address, town, state and zip code, home phone number, school, school address, grade and e-mail address (if available). Posters will be judged on overall impact, effectiveness in conveying the theme, originality and artistic merit.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Deadline: 2/20/18  Award Amount: 3 Awards from $5,000 to $10,000

You must have been active in promoting vegetarianism in your school and / or community; and have demonstrated compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet / lifestyle to be considered for this award.

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Share a Photo of a Food or Sustainability Issue

Deadline: 2/28/2018  Award Amount: $5,000

You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by sharing a photo of a food-related issue near you. Use our helpful guide to spot a problem around food waste, hunger relief, or another issue. Take a photo of the problem and suggest a creative solution your home, school, or community could use.

$15,000 TeenDrive 365 Video Challenge

Deadline: 2/28/2018  Award Amount: 15 Awards of $15,000

Inspire other teens to drive distraction-free and keep the roads safe. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe driving and you could win $15,000, or one of 14 other prizes!

Doodle 4 Google Contest

Deadline: 3/02/18  Award Amount: 5 Awards from $5,000 to $30,000

The Doodle 4 Google Contest is open to students in grades K through 12. To enter, you must create a Google doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.”

AFSA High School Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/15/2018  Award Amount: $2,500

To be considered, in a 1,000 – to 1250 – word essay, you must identify two cases – one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful – where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict – affected country.

Live Más Scholarship

Deadline: 3/18/18  Award Amount: 100 Awards from $5,000 to $25,000

The Live Más Scholarship is available to innovators, creators, and dreamers between the ages of 16 and 24. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of up to two minutes in length that tells the story of your life’s passion.

Stop Texting and Driving Video Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/02/2018  Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,000

You must submit a 30 to 60 second video on YouTube that will convince others not to text and drive in order to be considered for this award.

Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: 5/01/2018  Award Amount: 100 Awards from $500 – $100,000

You may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and / or around the world. Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives. Additionally, you must submit a brief statement of your idea (140 characters or less) in order to qualify for this award.

$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: 5/31/2018  Award Amount: $2,500

Request Christian college information and enter our $2,500 annual Christian college scholarship drawing. The winner may use the scholarship to attend any Christian college in the U.S. or Canada.

STEM Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/2018  Award Amount: $1,000

You must demonstrate a passion for a STEM field, be planning to major in a STEM field, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and answer a short questionnaire in order to be considered for this award.

 

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