Scholarships Sorted By Deadline
Sorted by school year (August - July). Scholarships without specific deadlines are at the end of the list.
Scholarship Sources in red are scholarships local to CMS students.
     
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National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)- LeTendre Education Fund for Homeless Children General $1,500; at least two available Open to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness during their academic attendance, and who have demonstrated average or above average achievement. September  The LeTendre Education Fund, c/o the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 9176 Harvey Hollow Drive, Mechanicsville VA 23116. Website http://www.naehcy.org/letendre_app.html .
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Outstanding Students of America Scholarship General $1,000 Open to high school seniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must demonstrate outstanding commitment to community and school activities. Submit 250-word essay highlighting your accomplishments and why you deserve or need this scholarship. October 10  www.outstandingstudentsofamerica.com
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Ryan White Memorial Scholarship Fund General First place scholarship of $1500 and two runner up scholarships for $250. NC resident accepted & enrolled in a college or continuing education program October 23, 2014  Cheryl Roberge Director of Operations 15905 Brookway Dr. Suite 4203 Huntersville, NC 28078 (704) 237-8793 (P) (704) 237-8797 (F) http://differentroadshome.org/
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Golden Door Scholars General Unspecified High performing undocumented high school seniors October 25, 2017 
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Walmart Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation - various scholarships available General $1,000 - $10,000 Varies; Must be a graduating high school senior, US citizen, accepted at an accredited two or four year college/university. October 31  Visit http://www.walmartfoundation.org to apply online
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Prudential Spirit of Community Award Community Service $1,000 - $5,000 and/or an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC Be a student in grades 5-12, who has engaged in a volunteer or self-initiated community service activity performed at least partly during the last 12 months; complete application online and submit to your school principal. November 03, 2015  http://www.spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit
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Megan Meier Memorial Scholarship General Unspecified high school senior, 2.5 GPA, written recommendation of the faculty or staff, essay November 7, 2014  http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/megan-meier-memorial-scholarship.html
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WTS Transportation YOU Scholarship Transportation field $1000 high school seniors/females encouraged GPA 3.0 or higher Currently studying science, technology and math Considering a career in a transportation related field November 13, 2015  Sierra Haynes WTS Charlotte Metro Chapter Scholarship Chair Parsons Brinckerhoff 121 W. Trade St Suite 1950 Charlotte, NC 28202 (704)342-8467 haynessi@pbworld.com  
UNC-Asheville - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Varies; selections are based on class rank, GPA, and SAT/ACT scores. November 15  www.unca.edu/financialaid/scholarships
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University of South Carolina (USC) - various scholarships available General Varies; Up to $15,000 Varies; selections are based on academic merit November 15  www.sc.edu/financialaid/academic.html
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Nestle Very Best in Youth Program General $1,000 donation to the charity of your choice and and an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, CA. Open to youth ages 13-18 with a strong academic record and good citizenship who are doing things to make their community better. November 20  Nestle Very Best In Youth, PO Box 29059, Glendale, CA 91209, telephone (818) 549-6677 www.nestle-verybestinyouth.com
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Johnston Ziegler Scholarship This award is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes a local teen who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, advocacy, or service to adolescents. $1,000 Unspecified December 1, 2015 by 4 p.m.  3541 Randolph Road, Suite 206 Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 Phone: 704.381.TEEN (8336) Fax: 704.381.8832 www.teenhealthconnection.org
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Middle School Enrichment Scholarship This scholarship is designed to encourage disadvantaged middle school students to begin considering college after graduating from high school by providing tuition to a summer enrichment program Up to $1000 each summer At least 13 years of age at the time of application Attending middle school in North Carolina Qualify for free or reduced lunch December 1st of each year.  252-402-6157 919-835-2286
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North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) - Middle School Enrichment Scholarship General $1,000 for summer enrichment program; 6 available Open to middle school students who are at least 13 years old and are currently receiving free or reduced lunches. This is a program to encourage these students to begin considering a college education after high school by attending a summer enrichment program at a North Carolina college or university. Examples are Duke Youth's Writers Camp, UNC-Charlotte General Hugh Shelton Leadership Camp, UNC-Greensboro Arts & Science Camp, etc. December 1  April Morey, Committee Chair, College Foundation, Inc., telephone (919) 935-2397 or email amorey@cfi.org
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Summer Enrichment Scholarship General Up to $1,000 Must be at least 13 years of age at the time of application, attending middle school in North Carolina & qualify for free or reduced lunch. December 1  Robbie Schultz, Outreach Manager, NC State Education Assistance Authority 919.248.4686 Robbie@ncseaa.edu
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Foot Locker Scholar Athlete General Unspecified Unspecified 5 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2017. 
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Sallie Mae Fund - "Make College Happen Challenge" General 1st place-$10,000, 2nd place-$5,000, 3rd place-$2,500,$1,000 to seven semifinalists Reward 10 high school students who creatively communicate their plan to pay for college in videos, essays, songs or poems December 15, 2015  www.makecollegehappen.com/rules
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Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - Engineering Scholarship Program Engineering or related Science $1,000-$10,000 for undesignated scholarships, $400 to full tuition for university sponsored scholarships Intention to earn degree in engineering - 3.5 GPA. SAT or ACT in 90th percentile. Must be a US citizen. December 15  Engineering Scholarships at telephone (724) 776-4970 or email scholarships@sae.org
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National Society of Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) - George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest General $500 to $2,500 Must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior who is a US citizen or legal alien. Must enter contest through a local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). Must submit an essay dealing with an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the US consitution. Essay will be judged for historical accuracy, clarity of thought, organization and proven topic, grammar and spelling, and documentation. December 31  Local contact is John J. Sullivan, Jr., 3805 Meredith Dr., Greensboro NC 27408, telephone (336) 282-4082 or email jon554sull@aol.com. National contact is Rev. Christos Christou, Jr., 303 Nicholson Road, Essex, MD 21221-6609 telephone (410) 574-5467. Or email wisesage2005@comcast.net
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The National Center for Learning Disabilities - Anne Ford Scholarship General $10,000 Open to high school seniors who have an identified learning disability (candidates with ADD/ADHD also must provide documentation of a specific learning disability). Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated financial need and the intention of pursuing an undergraduate degree. December 31  Anne Ford Scholarship, National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc., 381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10016-8806 or email AFScholarship@ncld.org
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UNC-Greensboro Teacher Education Fellows General $20,000 distributed incrementally over four years of study NC resident with a weighted 3.8 GPA and a minimum SAT 1100 (verbal and math) or ACT composite score of 24. Majoring in elementary, middle grade, special, dual eduacation January 1, 2016  The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 125 McIver Bldg P O Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 27412 teacher.fellows@uncg.edu
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Davidson College - various scholarships available Varies Varies; up to full tuition High academics and above average test scores, exceptional promise in academics, character, leadership, athletics, and community service January 2  Davidson College Office of Financial Aid, Box 7156, Davidson, NC 28035, telephone (800)768-0380 or visit website www.davidson.edu
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GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship General $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 per student High school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace and at home. Students with leadership, integrity, drive and citizenship January 7, 2016 
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Ron Brown Scholar Program General $10,000 Open to African Americans high school seniors. Applicants must have excelled academically, exemplified exceptional leadership potential, made an impact on their communities through service to others, and demonstrated financial need. January 9  Ron Brown Scholar Program, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206, Charlottesville, VA 22901, telephone (434) 964-1588. Or email info@ronbrown.org.
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The Junior League of Charlotte Scholarship Award Service to others $1,000 scholarship and $500 grant toward the community issue/project of the winner's choice Open to high school senior females who want to prepare for a career involving service to others. Must have been volunteering for at least one year. Must be nominated by a teacher or administrator of a school within Mecklenburg County, or by the Executive Director of a Mecklenburg County nonprofit entity. Schools/organizations may nominate more than one individual. Nominations may honor a specific action, achievement or overall commitment to a cause. Must demonstrate excellence in and commitment to volunteerism and improving the community. January 9  Kathi Knier at kathi.knier@jlcharlotte.org or telephone (704) 375-5993.
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The Gates Millennium Scholars Program General Unspecified •Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American; be citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States;Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or GED January 13, 2016  Debora Williams NC Department of Public Instruction 6368 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-6368 (919) 807-3912
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Washington Crossing Foundation Government Service $1,500 - $10,000 Open to US citizens who are planning careers in government service. Applicants must write a one-page essay stating why they are planning a career in government service. Selection is also based on recommendations, transcript, and SAT/ACT scores January 15  Washington Crossing Foundation, PO Box 503, Levittown, PA 19058, telephone (215) 949-8841 or email info@gwcf.org
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North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management or Tourism $750 - $1,500; renewable Open to graduating seniors who will enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school in North Carolina. Must be a North Carolina resident. January 16  Alyssa Barkley, telephone (800)582-8750.
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General Foundation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC) Junior Woman's Club of Charlotte - Sallie Southall Cotton Scholarship General $750 - $1,500; one time (state level winner will receive an additional $24,000) Open to students who are qualified US citizens in the top 25% of their class. Must plan to attend one of our state-supported universities. Judging is based on character, scholastic record, leadership, potential, and financial need. Submit typed application, transcript, recent photograph, completed FAFSA form, 2 typed letters of recommendation, personal letter, and SAT scores. January 20, 2015  First contact your school scholarship coordinator for information and application materials. Christi Gray 4707 Valley Stream Road Charlotte, NC 28209  
British American Business Council Essay Contest General Two-week study/travel program to Great Britain during the summer, for British studies. Must be a current CMS high school junior-year student (rising senior), between the ages of 15-18; submit a 1000-word essay answering one of the two questions given: 1) Which aspect of Britain or British culture interests you most? 2) Which British person (either past or present) you would most like to meet? Explain why. January 26, 2015  Partnership Coordinator Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools 1600 Tyvola Rd Suite D3 Charlotte, NC 28210
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Discover Scholarship Program General $30,000; 10 scholarships available Open to current high school juniors. Must have at least 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale for 9th and 10th grades; with demonstrated accomplishments in leadership and community service. Must have faced a significant road block or challenge. Submit application, transcripts, recommendations. January 31  Discover Scholarship Program, telephone (866)756-7932
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Yellow Tea Rose Foundation of North Carolina - Hopie Perry and Lavenia Young Scholarship General $500 - $1,000 Open to female high school seniors planning to pursue post-secondary education at a 4-year college/university. Submit completed application form, list of community service activities, official transcript, and 500-word essay on "What Does My Heritage Mean to Me?". January 31  Yellow Tea Rose Foundation of NC, Hopie Perry and Lavenia Young Scholarship, PO Box 33421, Charlotte, NC 28204 or email ytrnc@charlottesgrho.org
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Elks National Foundation - "Most Valuable Student" Award, Legacy Awards, Emergency Educational Fund Grant General $1,000 - $15,000; renewable Varies depending on award; may or may not need to be children or grandchildren of Elks. Open to high school seniors who are US citizens. Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, financial need. Applications must be endorsed by the local lodge. Applications are available online at www.elks.org/enf. January  ENF Scholarship Office, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago IL 60614-2256, telephone (773) 755-4732 or email scholarship@elks.org. Local contact is Elks USA Lodge #392, PO Box 19384, Charlotte, NC 28219, telephone (704) 509-4137 or email scholarship@elks.org
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Global Lifetime Experience: deNoyelles-Orr Scholarship General Full scholarship to include AFS tuition, travel and stipend; Award amounts will vary depending on the cost of the program and the length Current CMS high school student; must be 15-18 yo at the time of the program; eligible for free & reduced lunch; completed one year of language coursework; guardian signed application in support; must apply for AFS Intercultural Program Study Abroad; scholarship contingent upon being accepted by AFS-USA; must provide Excursion Report upon returning from study; applicants encouraged to attend the CMS Study Abroad Fair; financial form February 1, 2016 by 5 p.m.  Global Lifetime Experience: deNoyelles-Orr Scholarship 220 N. Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202 (704)973-4534 email: lclarke@fftc.org
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Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International Prospective Educator Scholarships Education $500 - $1,750; several scholarships available Open to graduating high school seniors who plan to major in education. Must be a member of a PDK sponsored FEA club at their high school or are the child or grandchild or a Kappan in good standing or have one of their reference letters written by a Kappan in good standing or have their application selected to represent the PDK chapter in their area. February 1  Email scholarships@pdkintl.org or write Scholarship Programs, Phi Delta Kappa International, PO Box 789, Bloomington IN 47402-0789
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Wake Forest University - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Varies; selections are based on GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scores February 1  Office of Financial Aid, Box 7305, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, telephone (336) 758-4209 or email scholarships@wfu.edu
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College Board - Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition Epidemiology research $1,000 - $50,000 Open to high school juniors and seniors. Students enter competition online, and upload a written report of their research project for judges' consideration. Research projects must apply epidemiological methods of analysis to a health-related issue. February 2  Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Program, The College Board, 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 300, Reston VA 20190, telephone (800) 626-9795, ext. 5849 or email yes@collegeboard.org
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Colonial Dames of America - Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship General $1,000 to $3,000 Submit an application form, photograph, transcript, two letters of recommendation, three copies of an original 500-700 word essay. Selection is based on character, grades, financial need, and essay. Essay topic is as follows: At its inception our Founding Fathers did not intend for the Electoral College to be a democratic process. Over the last 200 years, our nation has become increasingly deocratic. Do you believe this process is still a viable mechanism today? Cite at least three outside sources to support your view. February 2  Ms. Marie Porter, 1309 Candle Court, Charlotte NC 28211 telephone (704) 364-0496  
Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship General The Mecklenburg Colonial Dames Committee will award a scholarship of $1,000 to our local County winner. The local winner will be entered in the State competition for an additional scholarship of $3000 ($1,000 to the State runner-up). Scholarship money is paid to the North Carolina college or university of the winners’ enrollment, to be administered by that institution in the name of the student. Details are in the attached documents. 1. Three (3) copies of your essay on the topic for the year.* (*Essay topic on separate attachment. Please staple each essay together with your name on the first page.) 2. An official transcript of grades, including first semester senior grades and current GPA* (*Your school counselor can provide this after January 28th). 3. A letter of recommendation from your minister, your employer, or an adult friend. 4. A letter of recommendation from your High School Guidance Counselor or one of your teachers. 5. The answer to question #10 on this application form on separate sheets of paper. 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2018  Susan zumBrunnen 338 S. Sharon Amity Rd #3 Charlotte NC 28211 susan@zumbrunnen.com
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CapTech Consulting General $2500 2014-15 CMS graduating senior; 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; resume, transcript, proof of college acceptance, application, essay and two letters of recommendation February 6, 2015  Kay Read kay.read@it-ology.org (704)516-3633
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E.R & Lillian B. Dimmette Scholarship Fund Purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan & Wilkes counties. Range from $1000-$4000 at the discretion of the scholarship committee Be nominated by the superintendent of Schools in their county. Minimum of 2.5 GPA. Resident of counties listed above. Demonstrate need for Financial Assistance. February 9, 2018  220 North Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202 704-973-4500
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KFC Colonel's Scholars Program Scholarships General Up to $5,000; renewable Open to graduating high school seniors who have an entrepreneurial spirit and a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Must plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a public college or university within your state of residence. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident and demonstrate financial need. Complete the online application. February 10  Visit website http://www.kfcscholars.org or email kfcscholars@act.org or telephone (866) KFC-7240
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Assosication of Educational Office Professionals (CMAEOP) *Vickie McKinney Memorial Scholarship & Janet McGrant Special Needs Scholarship General Vickie McKinney Memorial Scholarship - $1000 Janet McGrant Special needs Scholarship - $200 Vickie McKinney Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding CMS senior. Must be a US citizen Janet McGrant Special Needs Student Scholarship is awarded to an EC special needs senior in CMS with an identified disability. February 12  Janet McGrant, CMAEOP Scholarship, 428 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28266  
NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs State Scholarship Program General Up to full tuition, certain fees and a reasonable room and board allowance in NC-owned institutions, or $1,500 to $4,500 per academic year in private institutions. Open to children of disabled, deceased, combat, or POW/MIA war veterans. Veteran parent must have been a resident of NC when he/she entered military service or child must be a lifelong resident of NC. Class II & III deadline is February 14, 2018  Division Director Mecklenburg County CSS Veterans Services 700 N. Tryon St Charlotte NC 28202
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Burger King Scholars Program General $1,000 Students do not have to be employed by Burger King to be eligible. Must be a deserving student needing funds for college expenses with at least 2.5 GPA; work part-time at least 15 hours per week for 40 weeks per year, provide recommendations from school and employer, demonstrate community service or extracurricular activities. February 15  Burger King Scholars Program, c/o Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc., PO Box 23737, Nashville TN 37202-3737 or email jrsimon@scholarshipadministrators.com
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Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships History, Law,Political Science, Economics, Government, Education or Nursing $1,000 - $2,000; renewable Open to graduating seniors. All applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR chapter. (The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship.) Your state scholarship chairman will assist in locating the chapter nearest you. Please send a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to obtain the name and address of your state scholarship chairman and an application for any of the scholarships. February 15  Committee Services Office, Attn: DAR Scholarships, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303 or visit website www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educational Office Professionals (CMAEOP)- Vickie McKinney Memorial Scholarship Business or Business Education (preferably) Up to $1,000 Open to graduating high school seniors. Business majors or Business Education majors preferred. February 16  Janet McGrant at (980) 343-3128, email j.mcgrant@cms.k12.nc.us  
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program - various scholarships available; Asian, African American, Hispanic, or Scholars General $1,000 Open to graduating high school seniors who reside in a participating area. Selections are based on academic performance, financial need, and community involvement. February 16  RMHC US Scholarship Program, Scholarship Program Administrators, PO Box 22376, Nashville TN 37202. To apply online, go to www.applyists.net and use "RMHC" as the access code.
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Logical Advantage: The Future Path Technology Scholarship General $3000 Mecklenburg County senior who has been accepted to a NC college or University to study computer science or a related technology degree February 18, 2015  Eligibility and application details: http://goo.gl/nOnTvl Official realease: http://goo.gl/x13T2V Contact: StephanieAuville Account Services stephanie@cgrcreative.com 704.926.9944 Agency 540.250.7073 Mobile 1930 Abbott Street | Charlotte, NC 28203 | Suite #304
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Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. General Not less than $1,000 Open to graduating African-American female seniors scheduled to graduate in the spring of the current school year, enrolled in a Mecklenburg County school and other varying requirements February 19, 2016  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Charlotte Alumnae Chapter, Scholarship Committee, P. O. Box 32231 Charlotte, NC 28232 scholarship@charlottedst.org (980)522-8535
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Princeton University Summer Journalism Program Journalism All expense paid 10-day seminar on journalism Must currently be a junior in high school and live in the U.S. At least unweighted 3.5 GPA Must have an interest in journalism February 20, 2015 
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National Assocation of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc - The Charlotte Club General (1) Scholarship = $1,500 (3) Scholarships = $1,000 African-American students. In addition to the scholarship application, applicant MUST submit a 150 word essay (double-spaced), based on the theme, "Using my degree to benefit my community and society ". February 25, 2016  NANBPWC, Inc. - The Charlotte Club, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 481587, Charlotte, NC 28269 or Scholarship Committee, Vannie Gregory, 5023 Grafton Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 704.568.6382  
CEM Corporation - The Stacey Palasek Memorial Scholarship Geoscience, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering $5,000 Open to female high school seniors planning to major in science who display a "can-do" attitude and determination to excel in the field of science (Geoscience, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering). Selection is based on prior academic performance, character, leadership and extra-curricular activities, recommendation letters, and an essay. February 27  CEM Corporation, PO Box 200, 3100 Smith Farm Rd., Matthews NC 28106. Telephone Dr. Grace Vanier or Michelle Horn at (704) 821-7015. Email grace.vanier@cem.com or michelle.horn@cem.com. Applications will be available for download at http://www.cem.com/support/palasek.asp.
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Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council(CMARC) Scholarship General $1000 Current senior in good standing in Charlotte area HS, relocated more than 50 miles between grades 9 & 12, GPA of 3.0 February 28, 2015  Trish MacDonald, GPHR®, GMS-T Director, Talent Acquisition & Mobility AREVA Inc. 7207 IBM Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 Mail code: CLT 2E Phone: +1-704-805-2116 trish.macdonald@areva.com  
The Pearl Scholarship-Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Psi Mu Zeta Graduate Chapter General $500 African-American female/male; Mecklenburg County resident;3.2 GPA (weighted); Accepted to a 4-year college or university undergraduate program or 2-year community college February 28, 2016  Sisters of the Dove Charity Fund of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Psi Mu Zeta Graduate Chapter P. O. Box 42827 Charlotte, NC 28215  
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program Entrepreneurship, Business, Finance $1,000 - $10,000 Open to enterprising and community-minded girls aged 12-18 who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship and/or have taken steps towards financial independence; have made a difference in their school or community. Submit application, personal statement, a letter of recommendation by an adult, supporting documents. February 29  The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Attn: Girls Going Places, 7 Hanover Square, 26-J, New York NY 10004 or email Also check out www.girlsgoingplaces.com. Or email guardianwomenschannel@glic.com. Applications are available online.
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Intertribal Timber Council - Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program Forestry, Natural Resources, Fisheries, etc. $1,500 - $2000 Open to Native American/Alaskan students pursuing higher education in Natural Resources. Must submit letter of application demonstrating interest in Natural Resources, commitment to education and community/culture, and financial need. Also submit resume, 3 letters of reference, evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native corporation, and transcript. February  Intertribal Timber Council, ATTN: Education Committee, 1112 NE 21st Avenue, Suite 4, Portland, OR 97232-2114, telephone (503) 282-4296 or email itc1@teleport.com
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Black Men with a Purpose Scholarship Genera; $1000.00 non-renewable scholarship awarded to three (3) recipients Mecklenburg County HS senior accepted to an accredited two or four year college or university during their HS graduation year; must pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree; must demonstrate need March 1, 2018  Black Men with a Purpose, Inc. P O Box 19713 Charlotte NC 28219  
Do Something BRICK Award General $5,000 scholarship and $5,000 grant for the community Open to US citizens and permanent residents under 25 years old who seek to effect change to better their communities. Must demonstrate the identification of a problem or need within their community. Must be passionately dedicated to generating change and must show effective communication of their vision of the change. March 1  Jordyn Wells, telephone (212) 254-2390 ext. 238 or email jwells@dosomething.org
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Ellen Masin Persina National Press Club Scholarship Journalism $5,000; renewable Open to graduating minority high school seniors planning to pursue a career in journalism. Must have GPA at least 3.0. Submit (in triplicate) application form, work samples, essay, letters of recommendation, transcript, copy of FAFSA, documentation of acceptance letter from the college or university you will attend. March 1  National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045, telephone (202) 662-7599. Application is available online.
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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) General $500 to $10,000 Must be a son or daughter of a Marine on active duty or in the Reserve, a former Marine or Marine Reservist who has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, or who was killed while in the service of our country or an active duty, reserve, or former US Navy corpsman who is serving or has served with the US Marine Corps. Must be a graduating high school senior planning to enroll in an accredited college/university or vocational/technical school. March 1  Telephone June Hering (800) 292-7777 or email mcsfnj@mcsf.org
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National Art Materials Trade Association (NAMTA) Visual Arts Major Scholarship Visual Arts or Arts Education Up to $1,000 Open to graduating high school students planning to attend an accredited university, college, or technical school. Submit application and 2-3 examples of your work electronically. Applicants are judged primarily on artistic talent and potential. GPA, financial need, extracurricular activities and special interests may also be considered. March 1  National Art Materials Trade Association, 15806 Brookway Dr., Suite 300, Huntersville NC 28078, telephone (704) 892-6244.
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National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Educational Foundation - Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, PE, Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering Engineering $5,000 for freshman year Open to graduating high school seniors from an ethnic minority. Must be accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a 4-year college/university. Must be a US citizen. Selection will based on GPA, internship or co-op experience and community involvement, recommendations, honors and awards, answers on the application. March 1  NSPE Educational Foundation, Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, PE, Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering, 1420 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2794.
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Pack Promise Completed FAFSA Form Unavailable  North Carolina State University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid 2016 Harris Hall Box 7302 Raleigh, NC 27695-7302  
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) Graphic communications, printing technology, printing management or publishing Varies; renewable annually Open to graduating high school seniors or high school graduates who plan to enroll for full time study in a two or four-year accredited graphic or printing program at a technical school or college within the US. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. March 1  Call PGSF at (412) 259-1740 or email pgsf@piagatf.org
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Ruckus House Education Scholarship Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education Up to $5,000; renewable Open to high school seniors who have been accepted into a NC college or university. Also open to community college and public university students. Must be planning to pursue careers in Education (Early Childhood, Elementary, or Special Education). Must have GPA of at least 3.0. Submit application, transcript, two letters of recommendation and an 800-word essay explaining the reasons you want to teach. Scholarship recipients must sign an agreement to work in the field of Education for 5 years upon graduation from college. March 1  Mark Tracy, Executive Director, Ruckus House Learning Center Scholarship Foundation, 9450 Moss Plantation Drive NW, Suite 101, Concord NC 28027, telephone (704) 786-3030 ext. 4011 or email mtracy@ruckushouse.com
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The Charlotte Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NANBPWC), Inc. Scholarships General Unspecified amount-4 scholarships Open to graduating African-American high school seniors. Selection based on GPA, goals, and extracurricular activities. Submit application and transcript. March 1  Ms. Vannie Gregory, Scholarship Committee, PO Box 481587, Charlotte NC 28269, telephone (704) 568-6382. See your high school scholarship coordinator for an application or contact Ms. Gregory.
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Virginia Military Institute (VMI) - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Varies; selections are based on SAT or ACT scores, GPA, class rank, leadership, and personal achievement March 1  Virginia Military Institute, 306 Carroll Hall, Lexington, VA 24450, telephone (540) 464-7208 or fax (540) 464-7629 or email financialaid@vmi.edu
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USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Agriculture, Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Econdomics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Production and Technology, Agronomy or Crop Science, Botany, Farm and Range Management, Forestry, Natural Resources Managment, etc. Full tuition, fees, books, room and board, employment, employee benefits, use of a laptop and printer; 36 or more scholarships are available Open to students planning to attend one of 18 historically black land-grant universities (HBUs). Selections are based on GPA, SAT or ACT scores. There is an obligation of 1 year of service to the US Department of Agriculture for each year of financial support. March  USDA/1890 Programs, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250, Mail Stop 9478, telephone number (202) 205-5692 or email 1890init@usda.gov
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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Tau Theta Zeta Chapter-Pineville-Matthews General $250.00-$1000.00 HS senior graduating June 2018 and attend College/University Fall 2018;intentions of attending a 4-year college/university; U.S citizen and Mecklenburg County resident; cumulative GPA 3.0; demonstrate community involvement/volunteerism March 2, 2018  Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority Inc. Tau Theta Zeta Chapter P O Box 373 Matthews, NC 28105  
Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund General $500-$3400 at the discretion of CHASF Must be a resident of public housing owned or managed by the Charlotte Housing Authority. Age restrictions apply March 4, 2016  CHASF Attn: Millard McCluney 400 East Blvd Charlotte, NC 28203 (704)336-5782 mmcclune@cha-nc.org
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Davidson Institute for Talent Development - Davidson Fellows Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and "Outside the Box" $10,000 - $50,000 Open to young people under age 18 with outstanding achievement(s) who can demonstrate the development of their talents in science, technology, mathematics, music, literature, philosophy, or "outside the box" with a significant piece of work. Such work may be: an exceptionally creative application of existing knowledge, a new idea with high impact, an innovative solution with broad-range implications, an important advancement that can be replicated and built upon, an interdisciplinary discovery, a prodigious performance, another demonstration of extraordinary accomplishment. March 4  Email davidsonfellows@davidsongifted.org
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Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA) Scholarship Fund General Up to $2,000 Varies; Open to high school seniors who have Spinal Bifida and are accepted to a 4-year university, junior college, or trade, vocational school or business school. March 4  Adriane Griffen, 4590 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20007, telephone (800) 621-3141 ext. 13 or email 2009sbascholarship@sbaa.org
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The North Carolina Chapter of American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) General $1000 Un-weighted GPA 3.0 or higher; graduating senior who has applied accredited school; major in business, physical science, technology, engineering or mathematics preparing for career in energy sector; member of class/group historically underrepresented March 4, 2016  American Association of Blacks in Energy Attn: Scholarship Committee P.O Box 207 Raleigh NC 27601-0207 northcarolina@aabe.org  
Charlotte Post Foundation (CPF)Top Senior program General $2500 recognizes African-American seniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.25 or higher and awards scholarships to the top two seniors. Please share this recognition and scholarship opportunity with your seniors and school community. March 7, 2014  Robert.johnson@thecharlottepost.com or by phone at 704 376-0496, ext. 103.
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State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) Foundation - "People Helping People" Scholarships General One scholarship valued at $10,000($1,250.00 per semester for 8 consecutive semesters) to each LEA. An SECU member or eligible for membership through a parent/guardian; NC high school senior accepted to one of the 16 constituent campuses of the Univ. of North Carolina System; U.S. citizen and NC resident; financial need; 2.5 un-weighted or higher GPA on 4.0 scale May 1, 2015   
The Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund (CHASF) General $500 - $3,400 Open to residents of Charlotte Public Housing Communities, and be named as an occupant in the current lease for at least one year prior to the scholarship application deadline. Must not be over 21 years of age, with financial need. Must submit transcript, 2 letters of recommendations, FAFSA copy, Student Air Report (SAR), SAT/ACT scores, One to two page typed statement expressing why the applicant is applying for the scholarship, and a personal interview. March 9, 2010  The Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund, Southside Aurora Center, 306 Benjamin St, Charlotte NC 28203, 704.336.5782
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Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina - Charles Edward Cathey Masonic Scholarship General $1,000 Open to graduating NC high school seniors with at least 3.0 GPA. Submit application, SAT/ACT scores, extracurricular/civic activities, and two recommendations. Personal interview may also be required. March 13  Mr. Walter Clapp, telephone (888) 276-7251 or write Grand Lodge Scholarship Committee, PO Box 6506, 2921 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh NC 27628.
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Charlotte Business and Professional Women's Scholarship General $500 Open to graduating senior female students. Selection based on financial need, GPA, academic performance, extracurricular activities and community involvement. Must submit transcript. March 15  Ms. Katherine Mullis, telephone (704) 552-0311 or Ms. Sandy Falls, telephone (704) 537-5972. Completed applications should be sent to Mrs. Catherine Mullis, 4057 Rutherford Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210.  
Jiffy Lube Road Trip Scholarship General $1,000; Up to 4 scholarships available Open to current Charlotte area high school seniors who plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university, technical school, or other qualified technical or professional program. Submit essay describing in 600 words or less your goals, including what course you have plotted to reach them, any roadblocks you may encounter and how you will overcome them. Also submit application. March 15  Jiffy Lube c/o Road Trip Scholarship, 5569-5 Bowden Rd, Jacksonville FL 32216. Applications can be downloaded from the website. Or contact Lindsey Carpenter at telephone (904) 636-5131 ext. 208 or email lindsay@mediadesignjax.com
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NC A&T State University - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Varies; Selections are based on academic merit and financial need. Must have GPA of at least 3.0 and SAT at least 1000. March 15  NC A&T, 1601 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411, telephone (336) 334-7973 or email scholars@ncat.edu or visit online http://www.ncat.edu/finaid.
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NC Central University - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Varies; Selection is based on academic achievement, GPA, SAT scores March 15  NC Central University, Scholarships and Student Aid Office, PO Box 19496, Shepard Station, Durham, NC 27707, telephone (919) 530-6180 or email ssa@nccu.edu
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North Carolina Blueberry Festival Association Essay Scholarship General; Agricultural field of study is NOT required $1,000 to $4,000; several scholarships available Open to graduating high school seniors in NC who have been accepted into an accredited two- or four-year college/university. Submit several copies of a cover document and an essay (specific information is required on the cover document). Essay topic is either "Why Blueberries Are the Perfect Food" or "Why Blueberries Are the Perfect Plant". March 15  NC Blueberry Festival Association, Attn: Melissa Hendrickson, PO Box 1554, Burgaw NC 28425, telephone (910) 259-1235 or email melissa_hendrickson@ncsu.edu
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Rotary Club of South Charlotte General Up to $5000 for up to 4 years Student must have attended the Rotary Club of Charlotte Beach Blast while in middle school; short essay; graduating senior to attend a higher learning institution; enrolled in an accredited institution March 15, 2016  Rotary Club of Charlotte South Scholarship Application 7804 Fairview Rd PMB# 188 Charlotte NC 28226 scholarship@csrcf.org  
WISE Girl STEM Scholarship General $2500 for(1)one female senior Female senior from Mecklenburg County who excels in Science, Information, Technology, Engineering and Math March 15, 2015  http://www.it-ology.org/CharlotteNC/Scholarships/WISE Scholarship.aspx Kay Read (704)516-3633
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Psi Omega Chapter General Unspecified Open to African-American male and female high school graduating seniors currently enrolled in the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). Eligible students must attend, beginning Fall 2020, an accredited four-year college or university. With completed application form, submit an official CMS high school transcript, typed essay, official proof of SAT score of at least 950 OR an ACT score of 18 or higher, proof of cumulative un-weighted GPA of 2.5 or higher, completion of required activities/leadership form and awards & honors form. March 16, 2020  Leandra Murray E-mail address: scholarship@rhopsiomega.org Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Psi Omega Chapter
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Lowe's Scholarships General $2,500; 140 scholarships are available Oepn to graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year university in the US. Winners are selected based on leadership qualities, community involvement and academic performance. Must have a GPA of at least 3.25. Apply online using Access Key: LOWES March 16  Contact ISTS at: https://www.applyists.net/EmailRequestForm.asp Access Key: LOWES
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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. General 3 scholarships with minimum award of $1000.00 Dorothy Counts Scoggins/E. Virginia Shadd “Breaking Barriers Scholarship” (non-renewable) o Graduating female senior o Unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher o Must demonstrate financial need o Plan to attend a four year institution 􀁸 Frances Selena Johnson “Making Strides Scholarship” (non-renewable) o Graduating female or male senior o Unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher with significant improvement in his/her academics over a two year period o Plan to attend a two (2) or four (4) year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year 􀁸 Daisy Spears Stroud “Academic Achievement Scholarship” (non-renewable) o Graduating female senior o Must have a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher o Plan to attend a four (4) year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year (Award disbursement based on confirmed enrollment March 18, 2018  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Charlotte Alumnae Chapter P.O. Box 32231 Charlotte, NC 28232
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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation College Scholarship Program General Up to $10,000; renewable Open to graduating high school seniors who have lost a parent to breast cancer. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Determination will be based on academic achievement, community service, demonstrated leadership ability, financial need. Must attend an accredited state-supported college/university located in recipient's state of residence. March 20  Call International Scholarship Tuition Services at (615) 320-3149 and refer directly to the Susan G. Komen scholarship program when speaking with a representative.
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"Jerrie Albert Educational Scholarship"-Delta Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Epsilon Fraternity Education $500 2.5 GPA or higher; write two-page essay; intend to matriculate in a four-year college program preparing to become a teacher/educator; official transcript; submit a list of school extracurricular activities and community activities during high school March 23, 2016  Betty Wilkins 937 Log Cabin Rd. Charlotte, NC 28213 (704)619-2119  
The Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, Incorporated Must be an African American Student with a significant financial need. Links Scholar-one-time award of $2500 Crown Jewel Scholar-recurring scholarship totaling $20,000 JCSU Scholar-one-time award of $7500 to a student enrolled at Johnson C Smith University GPA of at least 2.75-3.0, be accepted and enroll as a full time student @ a 4-year college/university, demonstrate a verifiable significant financial need, strong leadership potiential, 2 letters of recommendations,official high school transcript, 2014 W2 March 25, 2016  Crown Jewels(NC) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated c/o Scholarship Committee P. O. Box 37027 Charlotte, NC 28237 Karen Eady-Williams (704)312-0022
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Debbie Antshel Memorial CPCC Scholarship Graduating Senior who will attend CPCC Full Tuition and fees for freshman year at CPCC Commitment to community service, as demonstrated through volunteer experience and career objectives Application submission March 26, 2018  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools Foundation Attn: Debbie Antshel Memorial CPCC Scholarship 4421 Stuart Andrew Blvd, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28217  
Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship General $2500 Must be a current high school (or home-schooled) senior who attends school and lives in the following counties: North Carolina: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Catawba, Union, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rowan, Caldwell, Stanly, Iredell, Alexander, Burke, Robeson, Scotland, Richmond, Anson and Cumberland South Carolina: York, Lancaster, Chesterfield, Marlboro and Dillon • Must be accepted for full-time enrollment or planning to pursue a degree at an accredited four-year college or university • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher March 26, 2018  Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program Attn: John Madsen PO Box 34426 Charlotte, NC 28234
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North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) Charlotte WISE Kasie Capling Memorial Scholarship Information Technology or Engineering $2,000 Open to graduating high school females who have been accepted into an Engineering or Computer Science program at an accredited college or university for the Fall semester. March 28  Angela Hodges, Program Manager, NCTA Charlotte WISE, telephone (919) 856-0393 or email ahodges@nctechnology.org
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Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship Awarded to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school graduate who exhibits outstanding community service The scholarship, not to exceed $10,000, will provide funding toward tuition, room and board, required fees and books for the freshman year at one of the 16 campuses of The University of North Carolina. At the discretion of the organization, additional scholarships are awarded to students with financial need who have exhibited a commitment to community service. Be a graduating senior from a high school in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and a U.S. citizen  Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 weighted  Score a minimum combined total of 1500 on SAT math, critical reading and writing sections OR minimum 21 on ACT  Demonstrate community involvement, including leadership roles  Enroll as a full-time student for the fall and following spring semesters at one of the 16 campuses of The University of North Carolina (See attached list)  Disclose all financial sources for your college education; this scholarship is based, in part, on financial need  Write a ONE PAGE double-spaced essay beginning with “I am the best candidate for this scholarship because…”  Complete an interview with the Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship Committee All application paperwork (hard copy) should be returned to you, the counselor, by: Thursday, March 29, 2018.  CPCC Foundation P. O Box 35009 Charlotte NC 28235 Debbie Tankle tankle1014@gmail.com
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N.C Farm Bureau/Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau General Varies HS student from a Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau member family; must have maintained a cumulative "B" average during their high school career; recommended by principal, counselor or teacher; SAT scores, transcript and photo, available for interview March 31, 2018  Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau Attn: Joy Joyner 301 McCullough Dr., Ste. 110 Charlotte NC 28262  
Teen Achievement Scholarship General $500; two awards available Open to graduating CMS seniors, actively involved in community service and school activities. GPA of 3.25 or higher. Must submit a faculty or staff recommendation letter. Essay entitled, "My Plans for the Future". March 30  Teen Achievement Foundation Jacqueline B. Skeen PO Box 3438 Huntersville, NC 28070 ph: (704) 441-2618
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The Greater Charlotte Alliance of Black School Educators (GCABSE) General Unspecified Based on demonstrated academic performance, community service and extra-curricular activities; students planning to major in the field of education and students of African descent are also strongly encouraged to apply March 30, 2018  gcabseinfo@gmail.com  
Charlotte Metro Credit Union - Herman Hoose Scholarship General $1,000 Open to graduating high school seniors who are current Charlotte Metro Credit Union members (member application is available on the website). Must plan to enroll in an institution of higher learning following graduation. Applications will be judged based on academic achievement, financial need, career goals, extracurricular activities, letters of reference. March 31  Charlotte Metro Credit Union, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 718 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204, telephone (704)375-0183 and ask for Marketing.
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Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund General $2500 a. US Citizen or permanent resident of US b. GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale) c. High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia. d. Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities. e. Combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $60,000. II. Required Documentation a. Application b. Official Transcript c. Letters of Recommendation d. Financial Document e. High School Senior Picture f. Essay March 31, 2015  Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund ATTN: Abraham Scott Post Office Box 1023 Springfield, Virginia 22151 Email: geraldine@starpower.net  
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Queen City Chapter (QCMC) General 2-scholarships for $1000 payable in two installments of $500 Completed application; official transcript; 2.75GPA two sealed letters of recommendation; typed 250-word statement; copy of FAFSA; senior in the counties of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Iredell, Lincoln, Gaston and Union. Lancaster and York Counties in SC March 31, 2016  Scholarship Committee National Coalition of 100 Black Women-QCMC P.O. Box 32364 Charlotte NC 28232 Arlenia Hawthorne arlena_h@hotmail.com (704)607-7990
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National Federation of the Blind (NFB) - National Scholarship Program General $3,000 - $12,000; may reapply to win a second scholarship Open to high school seniors who are legally blind. Must plan to pursue a postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a US institution. Must participate in the NFB national convention. March 31  Mr. Anil Lewis, Chairman, 1800 Johnson St., Baltimore MD 21230 telephone (410) 659-9314 or email scholarships@nfb.org
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R. Flake Shaw Scholarship General Two scholarships up to $1500 High school senior from a Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau family member; maintained a cumulative "B"; recommendation from HS principal, counselor or teacher; current SAT scores; high school transcript and current photograph; interview by committee March 31, 2016 
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The Jerrie Albert Educational Scholarship General $500 High school senior, 2.5 GPA or higher, two-page essay, intentions of becoming a teacher/educator, official transcript, list of extracurricular activities and community services March 31, 2015  Betty Wilkins 937 Log Cabin Rd Charlotte NC 28213 (704)619-2119 or (704)596-6960  
Carolina Cooperative Credit Union - K.C. Sinclair Scholarship General $1,000; 2 scholarships available Open to graduating high school seniors. Parent, stepparent, or grandparent must be a member of the Carolina Cooperative Credit Union; must plan to enroll in an accredited college, university, or community college. Selection is based on academics, leadership, and interest in further education. April 1  Email general@carolinacoopu.org or contact Scholarship Committee, Carolina Cooperative Credit Union, 6502 McMahon Drive, Charlotte NC 28226 or telephone (704) 543-8901.
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Dean Barber Memorial Scholarship Visual Arts $1,000 Open to graduating seniors at Myers Park High School who plan on a career in the visual arts and are admitted to a college, university or post-secondary school. Submit application, resume, transcript, list of community service projects, copy of college acceptance letter, portfolio of 10-12 original visual art works presented in CD, DVD or slide format, and an essay. April 1  Dean Barber Scholarship, 5009 Bradmead Court, Marietta GA 30066 or email deanbarberfundraiser@yahoo.com  
UNC-Wilmington - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Varies; selections are based on GPA, SAT or ACT, academic promise, financial need, participation in community service. April 1  UNCW, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5904, telephone (910) 962-3177 or email finaid@uncw.edu
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West Meck Booster Club Student Athletes $500 3.0 minimum gpa enrollment in a four year university or community college April 1  Guidance Office West Meck HS  
Dora R. Mason Scholarship Charlotte Mecklenburg Chptr of Las Amigas Inc. General $500 for books in freshman year GPA 2.0 or above; must attend a college/university, community college, voctional/technical school or specialty school; must live in Mecklenburg County and/or surrounding Metro Area; Must be African-American; official transcript and copy of SAT/ACT scores(sealed); two letters of recommendation; application completed in black ink or typed; scholarship statement; copy of acceptance letter from college/university, community college, vocational/technicla school or specialty school April 2, 2016  LAS Amigas Incorporated Attn: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 16166 Charlotte, NC 28297  
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Scholarships; various scholarships available Journalism $1,000 - $5,000 Open to Hispanic students who wish to pursue a career in journalism. Must plan to attend a community college or university within the US or Puerto Rico. Additional qualifications vary according to scholarship. April 3  National Association of Hispanic Journalists, 1000 National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045-2001, telephone (202) 662-7145 or email nahj@nahj.org.
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World Studio AIGA Foundation Scholarships Advertising, Architecture, Environmental Graphics, Fashion Design, Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, or Landscape Architecture $2,000 - $5,000 Open to minority and economically disadvantaged students who show exceptional promise in their chosen field, have an interest in using their profession to give back to society, and are prepared to examine issues of cultural identity in submitted work. Must be US citizens or be in possession of a Green Card. Selections are based on academic achievement, recommendations, references and financial need. April 3  WorldStudio AGIA Scholarships, 164 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010, telephone (212) 807-1990.
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Project Overcome General $500 Open to ALL high school students who live in or attend school in Mecklenburg County. Must write a 500 word essay about the importance of recycling and competing in a 5 week challenge to see which student can collect the most recyclable items. April 5, 2010  Jahlisa Hyman, Project Coordinator, 2202 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216, 704.777.3459
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Alpha Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. General Ten local high school students will be awarded up to $1000.00 for college expenses Members of ethnic minority group; 2.5 GPA or higher; SAT score of 750 or higher (combined math & critical reading);demonstrated leadership capabilities and evidence of financial need April 8, 2018  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Lambda Omega Chapter P. O. Box 31624 Charlotte, NC 28231 scholarship@alphalambdaomega.org
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Winston Salem State University (WSSU) Charlotte - Queen City Rams Alumni Chapter Scholarship General Three (3) incoming freshmen at $1,000 each. The scholarship is limited to deserving students of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and Gaston County. The student's application will not be considered if he/she has received scholarship that covers the full amount of tuition, books, fees and room and board at the University. Graduation from an accredited high school or will have graduated from such school prior to the enrollment date of the fall semester of the eligible academic year, pending the recipients enrollment at Winston-Salem State University. The recipient must have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or better. The scholarship award shall be made April 8, 2016  WSSU Charlotte/QC Rams Alumni Chapter, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 560305, Charlotte, NC 28256-0305 Contact: Courtney Tate, Schloarship Committe Chair, wssuqcramsalumni@yahoo.com  
Latin American Women's Association (LAWA) - Youth Scholarships General $1,000 and above; renewable Open to any first or second generation Latino student (male or female) who has been accepted into an institution of higher education and will attend full time. Must have unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, financial need, demonstrated academic achievement and community involvement. Submit application, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, personal letter explaining your career goals, and copy of college acceptance letter. Must be available for a personal interview. April 11  LAWA Hispanic Scholarship, Latin American Women's Association, PO Box 471854, Charlotte, NC 28247, telephone (704) 552-1003 or email youthscholarship@lawanc.org
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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Pi Phi Chapter General Unspecified; renewable but each for one academic year Submit an application; 3.0 GPA or above; proof of acceptance from an accredited post-secondary institution; plan to enroll full-time with 12 semester hours or nine quarter hours April 12, 2018  Mr. Dammeon L. Chisholm, Sr. Education and Scholarship Committee Chair Pi Phi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 330 Statesville Ave Charlotte NC 28208 (704)890-5902 coachchis@gmail.com  
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated Philo Affiliate General $500 GPA of 3.0 or better, official transcript of work completed in HS, Scholastic Aptitude Score (SAT), Letter of acceptance from an accredited institution, A 250 word typed essay. April 13, 2018  Philo Scholarship Chairperson P.O Box 31372 Charlotte, NC 28231-1372  
Charlotte Mecklenburg Association of Educators (CMAE) Education Two $500 scholarships Pursuing a career in education April 15, 2018  cmae.ira@bellsouth.net
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Retired School Personnel Scholarship Teacher Education $1000.00 Preference given to students whose parents/guardians are employed by Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and who have greatest need April 15, 2018  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Retired School Personnel Attn: Carolyn Nichols, Scholarship Chair P O Box 34401 Charlotte NC 28234 704-392-6520 Dee Williams,President  
Excel Village HBCU STEM-FAB Scholarship General $1000-$5000 African-American Female pursuing degree in STEM FAB(finance, arts & business), resident of Mecklenburg Co. and attend a CMS High School, be accepted and enroll in an HBCU, 3.0 GPA, demonstrate significant financial need, 2 letters of recommendation, April 15, 2020  crownjewelslinksscholarship@gmail.com
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ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships Named for the first African American to walk in space. Four scholarships for 2 males and 2 females $5000 each Must be African American or Hispanic for 2015 graduating HS seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools. April 15, 2016  www.cgcs.org
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Myers Park High School PTSA Scholarship General $1,000.00 Need based and leadership requirement April 15  Vicki Brunnick Myers Park PTSA 2400 Colony Road Charlotte, NC 28209
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North Carolina Child Support Council - Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship General $1,000 Open to graduating high school students with at least one parent who is a member of the North Carolina Child Support Council or a client of the Child Support Program. Applicants must have at least a C average in high school and an acceptance letter into a North Carolina college/university or technical institute. Must also provide a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation. April 15  Angela Bellamy, Supervisor, Durham County CSE, PO Box 810, Durham, NC 27702, telephone (919) 560-8910.
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Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) Fred Staffileno Lodge #2790 Scholarship General $300 Open to graduating male and female high school seniors in Mecklenburg County who are US citizens of Italian descent. Must have at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent. Must be planning to enroll in an undergraduate program at an accredited two or four-year academic institution for Fall 2009 term. Submit cover sheet, transcripts, test scores, resume, two letters of recommendation, and an essay about a personal experience which demonstrated or generated pride in your Italian heritage. April 15  OSIA, c/o Michael Civiletto, 9202 Rotherham Lane, Charlotte NC 28216 or email civilettom@fort-mill.k12.nc.us  
Road to Hire General $1000.00 Preference will be given to applicants whose application answers help us further our mission of helping Charlotte-area young adults get into great middle-class jobs. There is no minimum GPA requirement, but in good academic standing April 15, 2018  info@roadtohire.org
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The Links Scholar General $3,000 Be African-American, Mecklenburg Co. Resident and attend a CMS school, 2.75 GPA, demonstrate significant financial need, 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members April 15, 2020  crownjewelslinksscholarship@gmail.com
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The Mardi Gras "Royalty" Scholar General $3,000 Be African-American, 3.0 GPA, demonstrate significant financial need, 2 letters of recommendation, essay requirement, resident of Mecklenburg Co. and attend a CMS school April 15, 2020  crownjewelslinksscholarship@gmail.com
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) scholarships Varies $1,000 - $5,000 Open to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. April 16  CHCI Scholarship Awards, 911 2nd Street NE, Washington DC 20002, telephone (202) 543-1771 or email chci@chci.org
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Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) - Elizabeth S. Randolph Scholarship Education, Library Science, English or Journalism $2,500 Open to African American graduating high school seniors who are residents of Mecklenburg County and have been accepted to an accredited college or university in NC. Submit completed application and references. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit, commitment to education, potential for leadership in the community, financial need. The award recipient will be a student whose accomplishments, purposefulness, service, and maturity distinguish them as worthy of the honor of the scholarship award. April  See your high school scholarship coordinator or contact Rick Ricker, PLCMC, 310 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202-2139, telephone (704) 416-0603  
Emma H. Dunlapp Scholarship General Unspecified GPA of 2.5 and above, must show proof of acceptance at an academic, vocational or technical school for post-secondary studies, must demonstrate financial need, provide evidence of volunteer activities he/she has performed, leadership potential as evidenced by school and/or community activities, 300 word essay describing yourself, career goals and need for scholarship; official high school transcript; three recommendation forms, 3x5 wallet size photograph April 22, 2016  Dt. Dannetta Caldwell Dunn 2307 Abelwood Road Charlotte, NC 28216  
Child Support Council - Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship and North Carolina Child Support Council Scholarship General $1,000 Open to NC residents. At least 1 parent must be a member of the NC Child Support Council or client of the program. Must attend 2-year or 4-year college in NC, submit copy of acceptance letter; have at least 2.0 GPA, extracurricular activities, financial need April 24, 2015  Lewis Jackson; Wake Co Child Support Enforcement; P. O. Box 550 Ste 800; Raleigh, NC 27062 or Veronica Pinion; 201 Parkwood Dr; Jacksonville, NC 28546 Questions: Renee Davis-Jones (252)902-1317 or Linda Flick (336)641-4350
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Asai Miller Scholarship General $1,000 Eligible high school students: Must be a high school senior, with a GPA of 2.75 or higher & have a letter of acceptance from at least one college and/or university. Eligible College Students: Must be an actively enrolled student age 21 and under, with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. All eligilbe students must complete the scholarship application and submit a 500-word essay answering the question: "Why are you the best candidate for this scholarship and how will receiving this award assist you in completing your area of study?" April 30  The Asai Miller Scholarship Committee Attention: Kim Reddig 4820 Beechknoll Court Charlotte, NC 28212 Kim Reddig - 704.777.4158 or Cynthia McClure - 704.649.6563  
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes General; service work $2,500 Open to young people 8 to 18 years old who have shown leadership and courage in public service. Must be someone who helps people, protects the environment, works to halt violence, or leads other important service work. Must be nominated by an adult who is familiar with the young person's service activity. April 30  The Barron Prize, 545 Pearl Street, Boulder CO 80302 or visit website http://www.barronprize.org or email Barbara Ann Richman at ba_richman@barronprize.org
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The Holocaust Remembrance Project General $2,500 - $10,000, and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, and a gold medal This contest is open to all students age 19 and under who meet the following criteria: (1) are currently enrolled as a high school student (grades 9-12) or who are high school seniors who will graduate high school at any time this year, or are students who are enrolled in a high school equivalency program; and (2) are residents of either the United States or Mexico or U.S. Citizens living abroad. Must write a 1,200-word (or less) essay analyzing why it is vital that the remembrance, history, and lessons of the Holocaust be passed to a new generation, and what can be done to combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination and violence in our world today. April 30  Holocaust Remembrance Project, Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, Inc., PO Box 2877, Tampa, FL 33601, telephone (866) 866-452-2737. Also visit website http://www.holocaust.hklaw.com or www.foundation.hklaw.com or e-mail holocaust@hklaw.com
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The Kennedy Scholarship General $1000.00 A student that received child support from the state of North Carolina during their senior year of high school and who are looking to attend an in-state college/university; 3.0 cumulative GPA April 30, 2018  Sparkle Agnew Child Support Case Worker/Performance & Quality Review 5800 Executive Center Dr Ste 200 Charlotte NC 28212 980-314-8789 sparkle.agnew@mecklenburgcountync.gov  
Whitten Crawford Tadlock Memorial Scholarship General; Tennis $1,000 Open to graduating CMS seniors in good academic standing and planning to attend an accredited college or university. Must be a competitive tennis player and a member of his/her high school tennis team for at least two years. April 30  Ms. Qiana White, Foundation for the Carolinas, telephone (704) 973-4535 or email qwhite@fftc.org
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Dean's Scolarship Must attend Gardner-Webb University $9,000 renewable 2.8 GPA May 1  Annie K. Freeman, Admissions Office, Gardner-Webb University, P.O. Box 817, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (800) 253-6472
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Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship Award General $3,000 Open to high school seniors who have applied to college and are under a doctor's care for epilepsy. Also open to college students. May 1  Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship Award Center, c/o The Eden Communications Group, 515 Valley Street, Suite 200 Maplewood, NJ 07040, telephone (800) 292-7373. Or vist website to download the application.
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FRESH START FOR MEN, Inc. General Unspecified Cumulative GPA 2.5; Acceptance letter for post-secondary studies; financial need; proof of volunteer activities; leadership potential as evident from school and/or community activities May 6, 2016  Maudestine Tidwell 5452 Rupert Lane Charlotte, NC 28215 (704)536-6221
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Tonda Taylor Scholarship Fund of Time Out Youth Center General (2) $1500.00 scholarships Applicant must identify as LGBTQ; high school senior or high school graduate under the age of 21 as of May 8 of the year of application; resident of Union, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg NC or York SC; planning to enroll full time; degree seeking student at an accredited non-profit acadmeic or vocational institution in the fall of the year of application May 8, 2015  oatkinson@timeoutyouth.org (704) 344-8335
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Dr. Mary Harper Scholarship Charlotte Chapter of the Links, Inc. General $5000 3.0 GPA; African-American,accepted/enrolled in accredited college or university degree program, SAT/ACT scores; (2)letters of recommendations; photo; official transcript May 9, 2016  Charlotte Chapter of The Links, Inc. Scholarship Committee c/o Lydia Johnikin 9213 Thorpe Court Charlotte NC 28270  
Red Ventures-Code2hire program General Unspecified-Train & hire as many as 12 top high school graduates as junior web developers The Code2hire program provides talented, low-income high school graduates with an interest in technology an alternastive to a college degree, which may be out of reach financially. Red Ventures' developers volunteer to train promising students over a 12-week period through a combination of online courses, in-person training and knowledge assessments. Top students are then offered full-time jobs as web developers at Red Ventures. May 11, 2015  Katie Zack, Director of Public Relations 1101 Red Ventures Dr Ft. Mill, SC 29707 (980)318-5549
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James Beard Foundation Scholarship Culinary Arts $500 - $5,000 Must have strong aptitude, financial need, acceptance to culinary school. Submit 2 references, tax return. Specific criteria varies for different scholarships. Applications will be available online after April 1, 2009. May  Diane Harris Brown, Educational and Community Programming, The James Beard Foundation, 6 W. 18th St., 10th Floor, New York NY 10011, telephone (212) 627-1128 or email dhbrown@jamesbeard.org. Or visit website http://www.jamesbeard.org, click on "Education".
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Two Men And A Truck of Charlotte, NC - Moving Up With Education Scholarship Teaching or General $1,000 for 4-year college to major in Teaching or $500 for technical school; renewable for up to 3 more school years Open to graduating high school seniors with GPA at least 3.0. Must be actively involved in their local communities, schools and/or churches. Must exemplify the following core values of Two Men And A Truck: Integrity, Inclusion, Care, Be your best and have fun, The grandma rule (treat everyone the way you would want your grandma treated), Give back to the community. Submit application, transcript, letter of recommendation from school counselor, 2 letters of reference, essay addressing the question "Describe three of your core values. How have you implemented these core values in your education, community and/or church involvement?" May 15  Mr. William "Tripp" Moore, telephone (704) 525-0555  
Tylenol Scholarship Healthcare $5,000 - $10,000 Open to students intending to major in a healthcare related field. May 15  Visit online http://www.tylenol.com/scholarship and use the access code TYLN.
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The Mecklenburg County Pearls of Excellence General Unspecified 2016 CMS graduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA May 27. 2016  Mecklenburg County Pearls of Excellence Scholarship Committee P O Box 16054 Charlotte, NC 28297 Betty Payne 704-510-1694  
National Society of Black Engineers Scholarship-Charlotte Chapter (NSBECP) General $500.00 for two (2)Mecklenburg County district high school senior interested in or intending to pursue post-high school course of Engineering study at either college/university or other post-secondary educational institution two (2)Mecklenburg County district high school senior interested in or intending to pursue post-high school course of Engineering study at either college/university or other post-secondary educational institutionMecklenburg County district resident; graduating senior in the year of the award; must demonstrate positive-impact involvement-consistent with significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement, determined through letters of recommendation; official and recent high school transcript with cumulative GPA and a class standing/rank; May 29, 2015 5 p.m.  "Making a Difference" Scholarship Program Science, Technology, Engineeering and Math (S.T.E.M) ATTN: Scholarship Committee NSBE-CP P.O. Box 33491 Charlotte, NC 28233  
The Jordan Brigman Memorial Scholarship General Scholarships will start at $2,500/year per recipient and be paid directly to the school they are attending. Candidates eligible for this scholarship will be kids with life altering medical conditions or special medical needs. May 29, 2020  Mike Dascal: mike@cltfoundation.org, 704-620-9203
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Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program General $1,000 Open to US citizens or permanent residents with at least a 2.5 GPA. Must be actively engaged in volunteer service or working at least part-time. May 31  Coca-Cola Two-year Colleges Scholarship Program, PO Box 1615, Atlanta, GA 30301-1615, telephone (601) 948-3539
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The Marcella Welch Memorial Art Foundation Scholarship Visual or Performance Art Programs $500 High school senior; transcript; declared major in visual or performing arts; GPA 2.5 or higher; letter of acceptance from at least one college and/or university; completed application and submitted essay May 31, 2015  The Marcella Welch Memorial Arat Foundation P O Box 44442 Charlotte NC 28215 marcellawelcharts@gmail.com  
Gordon Hay Scholarship (Blumenthal Performing Arts) Performing Arts/Visual Arts/Music $5000.00 Merit based for an extraordinary graduating high school senior who is planning to pursue a non-performing career within the performing arts field and demonstrate a personal drive for excellence, scholarly accomplishment, and community engagement. June 10, 2016  Kacy Southerland; ksoutherland@ncbpac.org
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The Pride Entrepreneur Education Program (PEEP) General or Entrepreneurship $4,000 - full scholarships; renewable Open to African Americans up to 25 years old who wish to pursue education and training that will allow them to improve their lives by mastering skills, launching careers or entrepreneurial endeavors. June 30  Pauline H. Feimster, PEEP Executive Director, telephone (704) 375-9553. Mailing address is PEEP, PO Box 30113, Charlotte NC 28230. Or email peep@pridecommunications.net
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Athletic League (PAL) - Glen Mowrey Scholarship Award General $1,000 Open to students who are between the ages of 15 - 20 years old and have participated in PAL program for at least 3 years. Must be a graduating high school senior who will receive a diploma from an accredited high school, or a GED from an accredited institution, within the state of NC. Must be accepted for admission to an accredited college/university or technical school. Submit an application, official transcript, and copy of acceptance letter. July 30  Jeff Hood, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Athletic League, 812 Oaklawn Avenue, Charlotte NC 28206, telephone (704) 336-2105 or email jhood@palcharlotte.org
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American Military Retirees Foundation Scholarships for children and grandchildren of military retirees, among others. These scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $2,500 for one academic year (i.e., two semesters or four quarters). Criteria for evaluation and award of a scholarship are the student’s educational achievements, leadership abilities, character, citizenship, and community service. Unspecified  Tim Riggins Member Board of Directors American Military Retirees Foundation triggins06@flash.net 980-236-8964
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Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award General $1,000/twice a year Accepted to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited school within the U.S., 2.8 GPA, official high school transcript Fall semester-July 31st, Spring semester-November 30th  http://www.augerlaw.com/disabled-scholar-award/
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Burger King Awards Scholarship High School graduates in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Increments of $1000 and $5000 Based on grade-point average, extracurricular activities, community servie, and/or work experience. Unavailable  www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/Home
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Campbell University - various scholarships available General Varies; Up to $14,000 per year Intellectual ability, strong character, commitment to service, excellent leadership potential, B+ average, top 10% of class. Varies  Campbell University, PO Box 546, Buies Creek, NC 27506, telephone (800) 334-4111 extension 1311. www.campbell.edu/admissions/finaid/search/index.html
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Cargill Community Scholarships - various scholarships available General $1,000 - $5,000 Requirements vary according to scholarship. Open to graduating high school seniors planning to attend 2-year or 4-year college or vocational technical school; must be a US citizen. Selection based on academic achievement and extracurricular activities. At time of application, must live within 50 miles of a Cargill facility. Varies  Visit online www.cargill.com, then click on "About Us", then click "Citizenship", then click "Community Involvement", then click "Education Programs", then click "Scholarships". www.cargill.com/about/citizenship/scholarships/htm#TopOfPage
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Catawba College-Academy for Teaching Teaching $2500.00 Teaching Profession Unavailable  Catawba College 2300 W. Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-637-4468
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Catawba Valley Community College Varies Varies; $100 to full tuition, books, fees, supplies, and part-time job Good scholastic record, demonstrated financial need Unavailable  www.cvcc.edu/About_Us/CVCC_Foundation/
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Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) - Various scholarships available General Varies; $500 to full tuition Open to graduating high school seniors. Selections are based on GPA, demonstrated college potential and good citizenship, and financial need. Varies  High school scholarship coordinator or CPCC Financial Aid office, PO Box 35009, Charlotte NC 28235-5009. Telephone (704) 330-6942. Visit online www.cpcc.edu/financial_aid
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Charlotte Chapter of The Links, Inc. Central Piedmont Community College Scholarship General Unspecified 2.5 GPA; for a high school African American senior graduating from CMS that will attend Central Piedmont Community College as a full time student. Proof of welcome letter and course of study at CPCC; scholarship is for two years if meet criteria Unavailable  P. O Box 36958 Charlotte NC 28236  
Chowan University Scholarship Chowan University $4,200 renewable Unavailable  Rev. Craig A. Janey Dean of Admissions jannec@chowan.edu (252) 398-1236
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Circle K Scholarship General $1,000 (nonrenewable) Principal's discretion May 2018  Circle K  
Circle K Scholarship General $1,000 Principal's discretion Unavailable  Circle K Corporation  
Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship General $5,000 Must make a positive impact Unavailable  Karen Kane Director, Scholarships & Communications scholarships@nshss.org
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Clemson University - various scholarships available General Varies; up to full tuition Varies Varies  Clemson University Financial Aid Office, G01 Sikes Hall, Box 345123, Clemson, SC 29634-5123, telephone (864)656-2280 or email finaid@clemson.edu or visit online www.clemson.edu
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College of Charleston - various scholarships available Varies Varies; up to full tuition Varies Varies  Office of Admissions, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424, telephone (843) 953-5540 or email financialaid@cofc.edu
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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. General Varies Offered to students through the various congressional district offices. High school seniors or full-time undergraduate, graduate or professional school students with a minimum 2.5 GPA can apply. Varies  Beverly Stennett Darby, Program Director The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., 230 Peachtree Street ~ Suite 530, Atlanta, GA 30303 404.524.1106 www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships
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Duke Energy Scholars General $1,000 - $5,000; renewable Open to the children of Duke Energy employees and retirees planning to attend technical school, community college, or a college/university program. Scholarships are merit-based with consideration given to academics, personal references, community service, and demonstrated financial need. Fall  Duke Energy headquarters, telephone (704) 594-6200 or email contactus@duke-energy.com. www.duke-energy.com/community/education/duke-energy-scholars.asp
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Duke University - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition All applicants for admission are considered for available merit scholarships. Specific applications are not available or required. Most merit scholarship programs do not require that the winner demonstrate need; all merit scholarships are based on the student's academic and personal profile. Additional grant assistance will be provided to those students whose need exceeds the value of their merit scholarship. Varies  http://duke-financial-aid.duke.edu/merit_main.html
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East Carolina - various scholarships available General $250 to full tuition Varies Varies  Office of Financial Aid, East Carolina University, telephone (252) 328-6640
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Elon University - various scholarships available Varies $500 - $8,000 Varies Varies  Elon Financial Aid Office, Campus Box 2700, Elon, NC 27244, telephone (336) 278-7640 or email finaid@elon.edu
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Fayetteville State University - various scholarships available General Varies Varies Varies  Office of Financial Aid, Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298, telephone (800) 368-4210.
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Florida A&M University (FAMU) Computer Information Sciences Program Computer Science and Information Technology $3,000 - $5,000 per semester Open to minority female high school seniors who express financial need and an interest in computer science or information technology. Unavailable  Email jblack@cis.famu.edu or telephone (850) 412-7354
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Gardner-Webb University - various scholarships available General $4,000 - $6,750 Varies Varies  Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017, telephone (704) 406-4000.
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Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) - various scholarships available Varies Up to full tuition Varies; Typically must have GPA of at least 3.0. Varies  Georgia Institute of Technology, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, 225 North Avenue, Atlanta GA 30332-0460, telephone (404) 894-4160 or email finaid@gatech.edu
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Greensboro College - various scholarships available Varies Varies Varies Varies  Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27401, telephone (800) 346-8226. Visit online http://www.gborocollege.edu
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Harvard University's Low Income Initiatives Must attend Harvard University Free....No tuition and no student loans! Family earnings must be less that $60,000 a year with a honor student graduating from high school soon. Unavailable  Financial aid offce - (617).495.1581 www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/
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High Point University - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Open to graduating high school seniors who demonstrated outstanding achievement, good citizenship, strong leadership and exceptional scholarship during their high school careers. Varies  High Point University, 833 Montlieu Avenue, High Point, NC 27262-3598, telephone (800)345-6993.
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) - various scholarships available General Varies; $500 to $5,000 Must be of Hispanic heritage; including persons descended from Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American (excluding Belize), South American (excluding Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana), or other Spanish cultures. Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551. Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). Must be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate degree. Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Varies  Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 55 Second Street, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94105, telephone (877) HSF-INFO or email scholar1@hsf.net www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=426
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Horace Mann Employee Scholarship Program Varies $10,000 over 4 years Students must be college-bound high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is a Horace Mann employee. Submit written essay, school and community activities, high school transcript, and letters of recommendation. Unavailable  Horace Mann Employee Scholarship Program, 1 Horace Mann Plaza, Mail #M069, Springfield, IL 62715, telephone (217) 788-5373. www.horacemann.com
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Imagine America Scholarship Program General $1,000 Open to graduating high school students who are likely to sucessfully complete postsecondary education. Must have GPA of at least 2.5, financial need, voluntary community service. Must choose from a list of career colleges and programs of study in order to apply. High schools must be enrolled in Imagine America; school counselors can enroll their high schools by calling (202) 336-6724 or email scholarships@imagine-america.org Unspecified  Imagine America Foundation, 10 G Street NE, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20002, telephone (202) 336-6724 or email scholarships@imagine-america.org. www.imagine-america.org/scholarship/01-student-qualifications.asp
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James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship Awards Awards to high school graduates in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. $1000 and $5000 Scholarship recipients were selected based on their grade-point average, extracurricular activities, community service, and/or work experience. Unavailable 
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John Gatling Grant Program Must attend NC State University up to $10,000 per year for NC residents and $15,000 per year for non-residents; renewable for a total of four years Notice of interest, admission by January 15, completed FAFSA by March 1, copy of birth certificate confirming the name or Gatlin or Gatling Unavailable  NC State University Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid 2016 Harris Hall P O Box 7302 Raleigh, NC 27695
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Johnson & Wales University (JWU) - Charlotte Campus Culinary Arts Varies Open to students who demonstrate financial need, superior academic achievement or various other life circumstances. Varies  Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Campus, Sudent Academic and Financial Services, Gateway Village, 800 W Trade St, Suite 160, Charlotte NC 28202, telephone (866) 598-2427 or (980) 598-1300.
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Johnson C. Smith - various scholarships available General Varies Open to minority students; awarded based on academic achievement. Varies  Johnson C. Smith University, Office of Student Financial Aid, 100 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216, telephone (704) 378-1035. Or email financialaid@jcsu.edu
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Junior Achievement (JA) Scholarships Business, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, or Technology $500 to full tuition Open to JA members with strong academics. Must have recommendation from JA Programs consultant. Varies  Visit website www.ja.org or email scholarships@ja.org or telephone (888) 452-2586.
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Lenoir Rhyne College - various scholarships available Varies Up to full tuition Selection is based on academic achievement during the high school career and on GPA and SAT or ACT scores at the time of admission into Lenoir Rhyne. Unavailable  Lenoir Rhyne College, PO Box 7227, Hickory, NC 28603, telephone (828) 328-7300 or (800) 277-5721. Visit http://www.lrc.edu or email finaid@lrc.edu
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Livingstone College - various scholarships available General $1,000 - $10,000; renewable Varies; selection may be based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores Unavailable  Livingstone College, 701 W. Monroe St., Salisbury, NC 28144, telephone (704) 216-6069. Also visit online http://www.livingstone.edu
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Liz Murray Scholarship Fund - Hood Hargett Breakfast Club (HHBC) General $1,000 - $5,000 Open to area high school seniors. Criteria for the award are based on athletics, academics, community involvement and school activities. Each month from September through May, HHBC awards a $1,000 scholarship at its monthly breakfast meeting held at Carmel Country Club. One of these nine winners will be chosen to receive an additional $5,000 scholarship. March  Hood Harget Breakfast Club - Student Athlete Awards - PO Box 30127, Charlotte NC 28230 or telephone Kathy Hixon 704-602-9509 or email kathy@hoodhargett.com www.charlottebca.com/saapp.html
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Malcolm Robinson Memorial Community Service Scholarship - 100 Black Men of Charlotte General $500 - $10,000 Open to graduating African-American high school seniors who show dedication to community service and have good cititzenship and high moral principles. Must have GPA of at least 2.0 and plans to attend a 2-year or 4-year university. Unavailable  Visit online http://www.100blackmenofcharlotte.org and click on the link "Contact Us".
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Mars Hill College - various scholarships available General Varies Varies; selection may be based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores Unavailable  Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC, telephone (866) 642-4968 or (828) 689-1123. Visit online http://www.mhc.edu or email admissions@mhc.edu
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NanoSURE at UNC Charlotte Ten-week summer research experience $4000 stipend College-bound HS seniors to rising college seniors w/ gpa of 3.0 or higher, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, strong interest in nanoscale science research, academic interests in science or engineering. Unavailable  tschmeda@uncc.edu
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National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) - National Achievement Scholarship Program General $2,500 Open to African American high school students who are US citizens and plan to enroll full time in college following graduation. Must take the PSAT no later than your junior year and request that you be considered in this competition by marking Section 14 on the PSAT answer sheet. Same as PSAT registration deadline.  See your school counselor or contact National Achievement Scholarship Program, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200, Evanston, IL 60201, telephone (847) 866-5100.
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National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) - National Merit Scholarship Program General $2,500 Open to high school students who are US citizens and plan to enroll full time in college following graduation. Must take the PSAT no later than your junior year. Same as PSAT registration deadline  See your school counselor or contact National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 150 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200, Evanston, Illinois 60201, telephone (847) 866-5100 or visit online http://www.nationalmerit.org
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Navy Scholarships General; military obligation follows graduation Varies; Navy scholarships cover tuition, academic fees and most books. Selections are based on SAT or ACT scores, recommendations, extracurricular activities, leadership, interview, physical condition. Take SAT or ACT no later than October of senior year, preferably in June of junior year. Varies  Visit online http://www.navy.com
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NC REACH Scholarship General Unpecified; includes significant financial assistance, virtual mentoring, care packages, and internships Open to graduating students who were in NC DSS foster care on their 18th birthday, or were adopted from NC public foster care on or after their 12th birthday. Students may qualify for the scholarship through age 25. Unspecified  NCReach team, telephone (800) 585-6112 or email ncreach@orphan.org www.ncreach.org
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NC State University - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Varies; selection is based on academic achievement, GPA, SAT scores Varies  NC State University, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, PO Box 7302, Raleigh, NC 27695-7302, telephone (919) 515-2421.
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New England College Opportunity Scholarship General $15,000 per year renewal for four years Academic Achievement Unavailable  Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH 03242 (603) 428-2223
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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Scholarships Education Varies Varies Varies  NC Department of Instruction, telephone (919) 807-3300 www.ncpublicschools.org/recruitment/scholarships/
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Presidential Scholarship General 13,000.00 Students interested in pursuing Pharmacy program at Wingate University Unavailable  Eric Osterhus Admission Counselor www.wingate.edu
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Queens University of Charlotte - various scholarships available Varies Up to full tuition Open to US citizens; selection is based on GPA, leadership, citizenship, and scholarship. Varies  Queens University of Charlotte, Office of Admissions, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274 (704) 337-2212. Also email finaid@queens.edu
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ROTC Scholarship General Full Scholarship Students seem to be more competitive if they have a 3.4 GPA or higher, 1150 SAT or higher, have AP honors courses, Varsity Sports Letters, and are involved in many activities holding leadership positions. However, they should not be discouraged if they simply meet the minimum requirements! The application window is February 1st of the student's junior year in high school through January 10th of the student's senior year in high school. Deadlines: October 18th, December 27th, & February 28th.  Sean Stewart, COMTek Contractor, MAJ, SC, USAT, UNC Charlotte Army ROTC, Memorial hall, Rm 137 (704) 687.8633 email: sstewa52&uncc.edu www.goarmy.com/content/goarmy/rotc/high-school-students/four-year
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State Employees Credit Union General $10,000 GPA, SECU member, nomination May 2018  NC State Employees Credit Union  
State Employees Credit Union General 10,000 GPA, SECU account May 2018  SECU
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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Associate Degree (AAS) Scholars Progarm Early Childhood Education $1,000 stipend per semester, for up to five (5) semesters The scholarship may be awarded to individuals who are eligible for enrollment or currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Associate Degree progarm at any North Carolina community college as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours per semester). The recipient must adhere to the following participation requirements: 1.) Complete courework to earn an Associated Degree in Early Childhood; 2.) Maintain good academic standing with overall GPA of 2.5; and 3.) Not work more than 20 hours a week, if employed in a licensed child care setting. The scholar MUST work six (6) months in a licensed child care setting serving children (ages 0-5) receiving child care subsidies or NCPK funds for each stipend award. Scholars receiving the award for one year will have up to two years to complete the one year employment commitment. Those Scholars who receive the award for two years will have up to four years to complete the required two years of employment. **If the scholar cannot complete the service commitment, then he/she is expected to repay the full amount of the award with interest. No deadline  T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project, P.O. Box 231, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or fax 919.967.7040 Questions, please call: 919.967.3272 www.childcareservices.org
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The LAWA Youth Scholarship Awarded to eligible Latino students. $1500-$3000 Immigrant, first or second generation Latino student • Be a male or female high school senior whose home address is located in the state of North Carolina within the following counties: Mecklenburg, Concord/Cabarrus, Gaston, South Iredell/Mooresville and Union. • Have an un-weighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher* • Send official (sealed envelope) high school transcript • Send two (2) letters of recommendation from either two academic teachers, or one teacher and a counselor. • Send one (1) additional letter of recommendation describing extracurricular or community-related activities that support the application. • Send a personal letter • Send a copy of the college acceptance letter**. • Be available for a personal interview if requested Unspecified  scholarships@lawanc.org
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Trustee Scholarship General 13500.00 Top 10% of graduating class; must attend Wingate University Unavailable  Eric Osterhus Admission Counselor www.wingate.edu
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UNC-Chapel Hill - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Varies; selectios are based on class rank, GPA, SAT/ACT scores Varies  Office of Scholarships and Student Aid, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 111 Pettigrew Hall, CB #2300, PO Box 1080, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1080, telephone (919) 962-8396 or email aidinfo@unc.edu studentaid.unc.edu
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UNC-Charlotte - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Varies; selections are based on GPA, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores Varies  Office of Student Financial Aid, UNCC, 9201 University City Blvd., 122 Reese Building, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001, telephone (704) 687-2461 finaid.uncc.edu www.admissions.uncc.edu/admissions/financials/scholarships
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United Negro College Fund (UNCF) - various scholarships available General Varies Open to African-American students with unmet financial need. Varies  Visit online http://www.uncf.org
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University Scholarship Chowan University $4,200 renewable Unavailable  Rev. Craig A. Janney Dean of Admissions jannec@chowan.edu (252) 398-1236
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University Tutor General $1000.00 University Tutor holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest; students write a short essay in response to a monthly prompt; essays are reviewed at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship Unavailable  Natalie Phillips University Tutor Phone: 702-608-4135 Email: natalie@universitytutor.com
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Wesleyan Global Scholars General up to $3500.00 Must be a first year student and a U.S. citizen, have a minimum of 1150 on the SAT or composite score greater than 25 on the ACT, cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 Unavailable  Danielle Lodge 478-757-5161  
Western Carolina University - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Varies; selections are based on GPA, class rank, and SAT scores. Varies  Western Carolina University, 218 Killian Annex, Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723, telephone (828) 227-7290 or email finaid@wcu.edu www/wcu/edu/275.asp
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Wingate University - various scholarships available General Up to full tuition Varies; must demonstrate academic achievement Varies  Wingate University, Campus Box 3001, Wingate, NC 28174, telephone (800) 755-5550 or email finaid@wingate.edu
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Wingate University Belk Scholarship General $26,000 renewable Academic achievement Unavailable  Liz Biggerstaff Wingate University P. O. Box 159 Wingate, NC 28174-0159
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Wingate University Grant General $1,000 renewable Academic achievement Unavailable  Liz Biggerstaff Wingate University P. O. Box 159 Wingate, NC 28174-0159
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Wingate University Wingate University Academic Scholarship Academic $21,000 renewable for 4 years Academics Unavailable  Wingate University 315 E. Wilson Street Wingate, NC 28174
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Zinch Prep Free college counseling tools for high school seniors Unspecified Have to be a HS senior. Unavailable 
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