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Air Force ROTCEngineering, Architecture, Computers, Math, Meteorology, Physics, Nursing, Foreign Language (Central Europe, Russian, Middle Eastern, and Asian); various scholarships available with military obligationUp to full scholarshipsVaries by scholarship; must be in top 30% of the class, SAT 1100 or ACT 24, GPA 3.0. Must complete a physical fitness assessment and an interview.November Air Force ROTC representative or apply online at www.afrotc.com/scholarships
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Psi Omega ChapterGeneralUnspecifiedOpen to African-American male and female high school seniors currently enrolled in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). Eligible students must attend, beginning Fall 2015, an accredited four-year college or university. Completed application form, official CMS high school transcript, essay, official proof of SAT score of 1,300 or higher OR ACT score of 18 or higher, proof of cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (un-weighted), completion of enclosed activities and leadership form, and completion of enclosed awards & honors form.March 16, 2015 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Psi Omega Chapter c/o Scholarship Committee P. O. Box 30833 Charlotte, NC 28230 Cynthia Murray
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American Architectural Foundation - Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship ProgramArchitecture$500 - $2,500; renewableOpen to minority and/or financially disadvantaged students who are graduating high school seniors and intend to pursue a professional degree in architecture. Must be US residents and nominated by someone who can confirm applicant's interest and aptitude in Architecture. Must submit nomination form and letter of recommendation by Dec. 8. Eligible candidates will be sent an application form. Selections will be based on financial need, academic achievement, essay, recommendations, transcript, statement of disadvantaged circumstances.December 8 Mary Felber, Director of Scholarship Programs, telephone (202) 626-7511 or email mfelber@aia.org
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American Cancer Society College ScholarshipsGeneral$1,000; $500 renewableMust have had a diagnosis of cancer before age 19 and be currently under age 25. Must be a legal resident of GA, NC, or SC; accepted to an accredited 2-year or 4-year university or community college or vocational technical school.April 15 Mr. Henry Well at the American Cancer Society, telephone (800) 227-2345 or (803) 798-5427 or email henry.well@cancer.org
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American Chemical Society Scholars ProgramChemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical EngineeringUp to $5,000; renewableOpen to minority students. Must be US citizens or permanent residents, high achievers in chemistry or science and planning to pursue a career in a chemically related science, with demonstrated financial need. Submit application and FAFSA.March 31 American Chemical Society Scholars Program, Department of Diversity Programs, 1155 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036, or visit website http://www.chemistry.org/scholars or telephone (800) 227-5558, ext. 6250 or email scholars@acs.org.
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American Fire Sprinkler Association ScholarshipGeneral$2,000; 10 scholarships availableOpen to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a college/university or trade school in the US. Read "Fire Sprinkler Essay" (available through the website) and take a 10-question multiple choice, "open book" test. For each correct answer, students will receive 1 entry into a drawing for a $2,000 scholarship. A total of 10 entries into the drawing is possible.April 1 Visit American Fire Sprinkler Association website at www.afsascholarship.org. Essay and test are available through the site.
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American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation ScholarshipsHospitality, Hospitality Management, Hotel ManagementUp to $2,000Open to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a career in hospitality. Various scholarships are available and requirements vary. Applications will be available after January 1, 2008May 1 American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation, 1201 New York Ave., NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20005-3931, telephone (202) 289-3188. Visit online http://www.ahlef.org or email chammond@ahlef.org
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American Indian Education Foundation (AIEF)GeneralUp to $2,000; renewableOpen to graduating high school seniors who are of Native American or Alaska Native descent and plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college/university or technical/vocational school full time. Must have and maintain a GPA between 2.0 and 3.4.April 4 Telephone (866) 866-8642 or email scholarships@nrc1.org
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American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) - various scholarships availableChemical Engineering$1,000Must be a high school senior or college freshman intending to major in Chemical Engineering, GPA greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, be a well rounded individual with significant extracurricular activities.May AIChE Awards Administrator, 3 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016-5901; telephone (646)495-1333 or email awards@aiche.org.
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American Legion Legacy ScholarshipGeneralVaries; renewableOpen to children of active duty US military, Guard, and Reserve personnel who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Must be a high school senior or high school graduate. Scholarship is for undergraduate study at a US school of higher education.April 15 The American Legion, Attn: American Legion Legacy Scholarship, PO Box 1055, Indianapolis IN 46206. Also telephone Bob Caudell at (317) 630-1212 or Bill Sloan at (317) 630-1265.
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American Meteorological Society - various scholarships availableAtmospheric, Oceanic, or Hydologic Science$2,500 - $3,000 per year for two yearsRequirements vary depending on scholarship; some of the scholarships specifically target minority students. All scholarships target students planning to study atmospheric science or related oceanic and hydrologic science. Transcripts, test scores, letter of recommendation required.February 6 American Meteorological Society, Attn: Scholarship Program, 45 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108-3693, telephone Donna Sampson at (617) 227-2426 ext. 246.
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American Military Retirees FoundationScholarships 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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Appointment to a Military AcademyGeneral; military obligation follows college graduationFull tuition and most expensesMust be a US citizen, not married, between 17 and 22 years of age with academic excellence, physical aptitude and medical fitness, extracurricular involvement, excellent SAT/ACT scores and recommendationsOctober See your school scholarship coordinator, Congressional Representative, or ROTC personnel 
Army ROTCGeneral; with military obligation80% of tuition, books and expensesFor 4-year scholarships, applicants must have GPA at least 2.5, SAT score at least 920, and meet physical conditions. 2-year and 3-year scholarships are also available.Varies www.goarmy.com/rotc/high_school_students.jsp
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Art Institute of Charlotte Scholarships - various scholarships availableMedia Arts and Animation, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Multimedia, Photographic Imaging, Video ProductionVaries; $500 to full tuitionSelections are based on recommendations and/or portfolioVaries The Art Institute of Charlotte, Three LakePointe Plaza, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte NC 28217-4536, telephone (704) 357-8020. www.artinstitutes.edu/charlotte/FinancialAid/Scholarships.aspx
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Asai Miller ScholarshipGeneral$1,000Eligible 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  
Asian American Journalists Association - National AAJA General ScholarshipsPrint, Broadcast, or Photo Journalism$1,000 - $5,000Must be a high school senior, committed to the field of journalism, sensitive to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement; have scholastic and journalistic ability and financial need. Applications will be available by the end of January.Varies AAJA, 1182 Market Street, Suite 320, San Francisco CA 94102, telephone (415) 346-2051 www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/
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Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship in Memory of Tere BeriganAwarded to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school graduate who exhibits outstanding community serviceThe 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 CommitteeAll application paperwork (hard copy) should be returned to you, the counselor, by: Wednesday, February 27, 2015. Assistance League of Charlotte Attn: Scholarship Committee PO Box 471112 Charlotte, NC 28247-1112
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Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar AwardGeneral$1,000/twice a yearAccepted to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited school within the U.S., 2.8 GPA, official high school transcriptFall semester-July 31st, Spring semester-November 30th http://www.augerlaw.com/disabled-scholar-award/
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AXA Achievement ScholarshipsGeneral$2,000 - $25,000Open to graduating high school seniors who are US citizens. Must show ambition and drive; determination to set and achieve goals. Must demonstrate respect for self, family and community and have the ability to succeed in collegeVaries Peter Senick, VP AXA Advisors, LLC. Retirement Benefits Group 10840 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28277 axacommunity@scholarshipamerica.org 1.800.537.4180
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Ayn Rand Essay ContestsGeneral$50 to $10,000 for 11th and 12th graders; $30 to $2,000 for 8th, 9th, and 10th gradersHigh school juniors and seniors must complete an essay on the Ayn Rand novel "The Fountainhead". 8th graders through high school sophomores must complete an essay on the Ayn Rand novel "Anthem". Demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of the novel.April 25 for juniors/seniors; March 20 for 8th graders/freshmen/sophomores Visit online www.aynrand.org/contests
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BECA, Inc. - Edna R. Anthony Memorial ScholarshipCriminal Justice, Journalism or Nursing$500Open to CMS seniors planning to attend an historically black college/university; with GPA at least 2.5, declared major in Criminal Justice, Journalism, Communication or Nursing. Must complete a 1,000 word essay on why you are pursuing a career in that area.May 31 BECA, Inc., PO Box 42039, Charlotte NC 28215, or email info@womenofbeca.com or telephone (704) 236-6067
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Benjamin N. Duke Merit ScholarshipMust attend Duke University10-15 - Merit Scholarships - $250,000 over eight (8) semesters.Given to outstanding students who live in North Carolina or South Carolina that have shown an affinity for civic engagement and demonstarted leadership potential. MUST apply to Duke University first, then your name goes into the pool.Unavailable B.N. Duke Scholarship Program, Smith Warehouse 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Bay 8, 2nd Floor Box 97056 www.bnduke.org Durham, NC 27708 919.660.2429
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Best BuyAcademic1,000.00Academic Achievement and Community Service
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Best Buy Children's Foundation ScholarshipsGeneral$1,500Open to graduating high school seniors. Must enter accredited US college/university or technical school in fall immediately after graduation. Selection is based on community service, essay, grades, extracurricular activities and volunteer work. Applications are available online starting January 1, 2008February 15 Visit website and apply online.
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Beta Omicron Sigma Philo ScholarshipGeneral$400Current official transcript;SAT or ACT score;Letter of acceptance from an accredited institution of higher learning;250-300 word typed essayJanuary 31, 2015 Philo Scholarship Chairperson, PO Box 31372, Charlotte NC 28231-1372.
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Big Brother Big Sisters Arby's/Bosse Family Scholarship FundGeneralUp to $1,500 per year with an additional $600 for booksMust have been a Little Brother or Little Sister for 1 year, accepted into a 2-year or 4-year college or post secondary education program; maintain a 2.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, submit application.June Charlotte Chapter Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 110, Charlotte, NC 28205, telephone (704) 377-3963 or email gmoore@bbbscharlotte.org
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Bobby Phills Scholarship FundGeneral$1,000; renewableMust be a graduating high school senior from a school in the Mecklenburg county area with a SAT of 1150 or higher. Submit entry form, 400-word essay, current copy of high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, two letters of reference, explanantion of financial need. Must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning.january 12 Bobby Phills Educational Awareness Foundation, 6053 Willow Glen Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809. Or call (225) 293-4733 or email info@bobbyphillsfoundation.org. Or visit website http://www.bobbyphillsfoundation.org and click on "Community Events".
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Bollinger FoundationGeneralUnspecifiedAvailable to children whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have died. The foundation is interested in helping families in which either the mother, father, or guardian works or worked in the field of public or affordable housing, or economic or community development. Awards are based on family need.May 15 Corie Ziegler, Bollinger Foundation, c/o IEDC, 734 15th St, NW, Suite 900, Washington DC 20005. Also visit www.bollingerfoundation.org/grants or telelphone Corie Ziegler at (202)942-9476 or email cziegler@iedconline.org
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Bridge Foundation ScholarshipGeneralUnspecified; 4-year financial aid packageOpen to high school seniors from any public or private high school in Mecklenburg County. The award will be presented to the individual who can best present his or her need for financial aid in order to achieve a specific goal or participate in a particular program at any accredited college/university in the USA. There are no minumum academic, athletic, or extracurricular requirements. However, each applicant must be accepted into their chosen institution prior to the award of any part of this scholarship.April 15 Martin Godwin, The Bridge Foundation c/o The McAulay Firm, Bank of America Corporate Center, 100 North Tryon St., Suite 5220, Charlotte NC 28202 or email info@thebridgefoundation.net
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British American Business Council Essay ContestGeneralTwo-week study/travel program to England, 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 CMS Community Partnerships & Family Engagement, Government Center, 5th Floor, 600 E. 4th Street Charlotte, NC 28202 - Courier #835.
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Burger King Awards ScholarshipHigh School graduates in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.Increments of $1000 and $5000Based on grade-point average, extracurricular activities, community servie, and/or work experience.Unavailable www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/Home
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Burger King Scholars ProgramGeneral$1,000Students 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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Campbell University - various scholarships availableGeneralVaries; Up to $14,000 per yearIntellectual 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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CapTech ConsultingGeneral$25002014-15 CMS graduating senior; 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; resume, transcript, proof of college acceptance, application, essay and two letters of recommendationFebruary 6, 2015 Kay Read kay.read@it-ology.org (704)516-3633
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Cargill Community Scholarships - various scholarships availableGeneral$1,000 - $5,000Requirements 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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Carolina Cooperative Credit Union - K.C. Sinclair ScholarshipGeneral$1,000; 2 scholarships availableOpen 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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Catawba Valley Community CollegeVariesVaries; $100 to full tuition, books, fees, supplies, and part-time jobGood scholastic record, demonstrated financial needUnavailable www.cvcc.edu/About_Us/CVCC_Foundation/
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CEM Corporation - The Stacey Palasek Memorial ScholarshipGeoscience, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering$5,000Open 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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Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) - Various scholarships availableGeneralVaries; $500 to full tuitionOpen 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 Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - The Dororthy Counts Scoggins/E. Virginia Shadd "Breaking Barriers" ScholarshipGeneralNot less than $1,000Open to graduating African-American female seniors scheduled to graduate in the spring of the current school year, enrolled in a Mecklenburg County school, with GPA of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale. Must enroll as a full time student at a 4-year college or university immediately after graduation from high school. Must demonstrate leadership potential as evidenced by her school activities and community involvement.February 27, 2015 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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Charlotte Business and Professional Women's ScholarshipGeneral$500Open 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. 
Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship FundGeneral$500-$3400 at the discretion of CHASFMust be a resident of public housing owned or managed by the Charlotte Housing Authority. Age restrictions applyMarch 16, 2015 CHASF Attn: Millard McCluney 400 East Blvd Charlotte, NC 28203 (704)336-5782 mmcclune@cha-nc.org
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Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council(CMARC) ScholarshipGeneral$1000Current senior in good standing in Charlotte area HS, relocated more than 50 miles between grades 9 & 12, GPA of 3.0February 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  
Charlotte Metro Credit Union - Herman Hoose ScholarshipGeneral$1,000Open 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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Charlotte Post Foundation (CPF)Top Senior programGeneral$2500recognizes 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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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educational Office Professionals (CMAEOP)- Vickie McKinney Memorial ScholarshipBusiness or Business Education (preferably)Up to $1,000Open 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 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Assosication of Educational Office Professionals (CMAEOP) *Vickie McKinney Memorial Scholarship & Janet McGrant Special Needs ScholarshipGeneralVickie McKinney Memorial Scholarship - $1000 Janet McGrant Special needs Scholarship - $200Vickie 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 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Athletic League (PAL) - Glen Mowrey Scholarship AwardGeneral$1,000Open 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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Child Support Council - Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship and North Carolina Child Support Council ScholarshipGeneral$1,000Open 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 needApril 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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Chowan University ScholarshipChowan University$4,200 renewableUnavailable Rev. Craig A. Janey Dean of Admissions jannec@chowan.edu (252) 398-1236
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Clemson University - various scholarships availableGeneralVaries; up to full tuitionVariesVaries 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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Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship ProgramGeneral$1,000Open 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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College Board - Young Epidemiology Scholars CompetitionEpidemiology research$1,000 - $50,000Open 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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College of Charleston - various scholarships availableVariesVaries; up to full tuitionVariesVaries Office of Admissions, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424, telephone (843) 953-5540 or email financialaid@cofc.edu
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Colonial Dames of America - Florence Kidder Memorial ScholarshipGeneral$1,000 to $3,000Submit 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 
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.GeneralVariesOffered 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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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) scholarshipsVaries$1,000 - $5,000Open 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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Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) ScholarshipsHistory, Law,Political Science, Economics, Government, Education or Nursing$1,000 - $2,000; renewableOpen 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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Davidson College - various scholarships availableVariesVaries; up to full tuitionHigh academics and above average test scores, exceptional promise in academics, character, leadership, athletics, and community serviceJanuary 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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Davidson Institute for Talent Development - Davidson FellowsMathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and "Outside the Box"$10,000 - $50,000Open 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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Dean Barber Memorial ScholarshipVisual Arts$1,000Open 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 
Debbie Antshel Memorial CPCC ScholarshipGraduating Senior who will attend CPCCFull Tuition and fees for freshman year at CPCCCommitment to community service, as demonstrated through volunteer experience and career objectives Application submissionMarch 27, 2015 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools Foundation Attn: Debbie Antshel Memorial CPCC Scholarship 600 E. Fourth Street, Fifth Floor Charlotte, NC 28202 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.GeneralUnspecifiedDorothy 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 February 20, 2015 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Charlotte Alumnae Chapter P.O. Box 32231 Charlotte, NC 28232
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Discover Scholarship ProgramGeneral$30,000; 10 scholarships availableOpen 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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Do Something BRICK AwardGeneral$5,000 scholarship and $5,000 grant for the communityOpen 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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Dora R. Mason Scholarship Charlotte Mecklenburg Chptr of Las Amigas Inc.General$500 for books in freshman yearGPA 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 schoolApril 4, 2015 LAS Amigas Incorporated Attn: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 16166 Charlotte, NC 28297 
Duke Energy ScholarsGeneral$1,000 - $5,000; renewableOpen 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 availableGeneralUp to full tuitionAll 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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E.R & Lillian B. Dimmette Scholarship FundPurpose 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 committeeBe 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 11, 2015 220 North Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202
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East Carolina - various scholarships availableGeneral$250 to full tuitionVariesVaries Office of Financial Aid, East Carolina University, telephone (252) 328-6640
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Elks National Foundation - "Most Valuable Student" Award, Legacy Awards, Emergency Educational Fund GrantGeneral$1,000 - $15,000; renewableVaries 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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Ellen Masin Persina National Press Club ScholarshipJournalism$5,000; renewableOpen 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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Elon University - various scholarships availableVaries$500 - $8,000VariesVaries Elon Financial Aid Office, Campus Box 2700, Elon, NC 27244, telephone (336) 278-7640 or email finaid@elon.edu
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Emma H. Dunlapp ScholarshipGeneralUnspecifiedGPA 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 photographApril 24, 2015 Dt. Dannetta Caldwell 2307 Abelwood Road Charlotte, NC 28216 
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science ScholarshipsNamed for the first African American to walk in space.Four scholarships for 2 males and 2 females $5000 eachMust be African American or Hispanic for 2015 graduating HS seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools.April 8, 2015 www.cgcs.org
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Fayetteville State University - various scholarships availableGeneralVariesVariesVaries Office of Financial Aid, Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298, telephone (800) 368-4210.
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Florence Kidder Memorial ScholarshipGeneralThe 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.February 5, 2015 Susan zumBrunnen 119 Wingrave Drive Charlotte, NC 28270 
Florida A&M University (FAMU) Computer Information Sciences ProgramComputer Science and Information Technology$3,000 - $5,000 per semesterOpen 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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FRESH START FOR MEN, Inc.GeneralUnspecifiedCumulative GPA 2.5; Acceptance letter for post-secondary studies; financial need; proof of volunteer activities; leadership potential as evident from school and/or community activitiesMay 27, 2015 Maudestine Tidwell 5452 Rupert Lane Charlotte, NC 28215 (704)526-6221
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Gardner-Webb University - various scholarships availableGeneral$4,000 - $6,750VariesVaries Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017, telephone (704) 406-4000.
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General Foundation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC) Junior Woman's Club of Charlotte - Sallie Southall Cotton ScholarshipGeneral$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  
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) - various scholarships availableVariesUp to full tuitionVaries; 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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Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award ProgramEntrepreneurship, Business, Finance$1,000 - $10,000Open 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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Global Lifetime Experience: deNoyelles-Orr ScholarshipGeneralFull scholarship to include AFS tuition, travel and stipend; Award a mounts will vary depending on the cost of the program and the lengthCurrent 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 formApril 2, 2015 Global Lifetime Experience: deNoyelles-Orr Scholarship 220 N. Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202 (704)9734535 email: scholars@fftc.org or qaustin@fftc.org 
Gloria Barron Prize for Young HeroesGeneral; service work$2,500Open 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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Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina - Charles Edward Cathey Masonic ScholarshipGeneral$1,000Open 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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Greensboro College - various scholarships availableVariesVariesVariesVaries 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 InitiativesMust attend Harvard UniversityFree....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 availableGeneralUp to full tuitionOpen 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 availableGeneralVaries; $500 to $5,000Must 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 ProgramVaries$10,000 over 4 yearsStudents 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 ProgramGeneral$1,000Open 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.orgUnspecified 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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Intertribal Timber Council - Truman D. Picard Scholarship ProgramForestry, Natural Resources, Fisheries, etc.$1,500 - $2000Open 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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James Beard Foundation ScholarshipCulinary Arts$500 - $5,000Must 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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James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship AwardsAwards to high school graduates in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.$1000 and $5000Scholarship recipients were selected based on their grade-point average, extracurricular activities, community service, and/or work experience.Unavailable 
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Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship FundGeneral$2500a. 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. EssayMarch 31, 2015 Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund ATTN: Abraham Scott Post Office Box 1023 Springfield, Virginia 22151 Email: geraldine@starpower.net 
Jiffy Lube Road Trip ScholarshipGeneral$1,000; Up to 4 scholarships availableOpen 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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Johnson & Wales University (JWU) - Charlotte CampusCulinary ArtsVariesOpen 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 availableGeneralVariesOpen 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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Johnston Ziegler ScholarshipThis award is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes a local teen who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, advocacy, or service to adolescents.$1,000UnspecifiedDecember 1, 2014 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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Junior Achievement (JA) ScholarshipsBusiness, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, or Technology$500 to full tuitionOpen 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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KFC Colonel's Scholars Program ScholarshipsGeneralUp to $5,000; renewableOpen 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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Latin American Women's Association (LAWA) - Youth ScholarshipsGeneral$1,000 and above; renewableOpen 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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Lenoir Rhyne College - various scholarships availableVariesUp to full tuitionSelection 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 availableGeneral$1,000 - $10,000; renewableVaries; selection may be based on GPA and SAT or ACT scoresUnavailable 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 - $5,000Open 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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Logical Advantage: The Future Path Technology ScholarshipGeneral$3000Mecklenburg County senior who has been accepted to a NC college or University to study computer science or a related technology degreeFebruary 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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Lowe's ScholarshipsGeneral$2,500; 140 scholarships are availableOepn 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: LOWESMarch 16 Contact ISTS at: https://www.applyists.net/EmailRequestForm.asp Access Key: LOWES
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Malcolm Robinson Memorial Community Service Scholarship - 100 Black Men of CharlotteGeneral$500 - $10,000Open 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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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF)General$500 to $10,000Must 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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Mars Hill College - various scholarships availableGeneralVariesVaries; selection may be based on GPA and SAT/ACT scoresUnavailable 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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Megan Meier Memorial ScholarshipGeneralUnspecifiedhigh school senior, 2.5 GPA, written recommendation of the faculty or staff, essayNovember 7, 2014 http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/megan-meier-memorial-scholarship.html
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Michael A. DeMayo ScholarshipGeneral$2500Must 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 higherMarch 23, 2015 Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program Attn: Josh Madsen PO Box 34426 Charlotte, NC 28234
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Middle School Enrichment ScholarshipThis 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 programUp to $1000 each summerAt least 13 years of age at the time of application Attending middle school in North Carolina Qualify for free or reduced lunchDecember 1st of each year. 252-402-6157 919-835-2286
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Myers Park High School PTSA ScholarshipGeneral$1,000.00Need based and leadership requirementApril 15 Vicki Brunnick Myers Park PTSA 2400 Colony Road Charlotte, NC 28209
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NanoSURE at UNC CharlotteTen-week summer research experience$4000 stipendCollege-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 Art Materials Trade Association (NAMTA) Visual Arts Major ScholarshipVisual Arts or Arts EducationUp to $1,000Open 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 Assocation of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc - The Charlotte ClubGeneral(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 18, 2015 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 
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)- LeTendre Education Fund for Homeless ChildrenGeneral$1,500; at least two availableOpen 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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National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Scholarships; various scholarships availableJournalism$1,000 - $5,000Open 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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National Federation of the Blind (NFB) - National Scholarship ProgramGeneral$3,000 - $12,000; may reapply to win a second scholarshipOpen 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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National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) - National Achievement Scholarship ProgramGeneral$2,500Open 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 ProgramGeneral$2,500Open 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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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 institutiontwo (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 
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Educational Foundation - Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, PE, Scholarship to Promote Diversity in EngineeringEngineering$5,000 for freshman yearOpen 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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National Society of Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) - George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay ContestGeneral$500 to $2,500Must 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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Navy ScholarshipsGeneral; military obligation follows graduationVaries; 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 A&T State University - various scholarships availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; 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 availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; Selection is based on academic achievement, GPA, SAT scoresMarch 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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NC Division of Veterans Affairs - Scholarships for Children of disabled, deceased, combat or POW/MIA war veteransGeneralUp 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.Varies; earliest is March 1 The Mecklenburg County Veterans Service Office, 700 North Tryon St., Charlotte NC 28202, telephone (704) 336-2102.
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NC REACH ScholarshipGeneralUnpecified; includes significant financial assistance, virtual mentoring, care packages, and internshipsOpen 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 availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; selection is based on academic achievement, GPA, SAT scoresVaries NC State University, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, PO Box 7302, Raleigh, NC 27695-7302, telephone (919) 515-2421.
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Nestle Very Best in Youth ProgramGeneral$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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New England College Opportunity ScholarshipGeneral$15,000 per year renewal for four yearsAcademic AchievementUnavailable Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH 03242 (603) 428-2223
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North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) - Middle School Enrichment ScholarshipGeneral$1,000 for summer enrichment program; 6 availableOpen 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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North Carolina Blueberry Festival Association Essay ScholarshipGeneral; Agricultural field of study is NOT required$1,000 to $4,000; several scholarships availableOpen 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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North Carolina Child Support Council - Bob R. McGuire Memorial ScholarshipGeneral$1,000Open 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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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) ScholarshipsEducationVariesVariesVaries NC Department of Instruction, telephone (919) 807-3300 www.ncpublicschools.org/recruitment/scholarships/
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North Carolina Hospitality Education FoundationCulinary Arts, Hospitality Management or Tourism$750 - $1,500; renewableOpen 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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North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) Charlotte WISE Kasie Capling Memorial ScholarshipInformation Technology or Engineering$2,000Open 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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Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) Fred Staffileno Lodge #2790 ScholarshipGeneral$300Open 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 
Outstanding Students of America ScholarshipGeneral$1,000Open 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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Pack PromiseCompleted FAFSA FormUnavailable North Carolina State University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid 2016 Harris Hall Box 7302 Raleigh, NC 27695-7302 
Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship AwardGeneral$3,000Open 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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Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International Prospective Educator ScholarshipsEducation$500 - $1,750; several scholarships availableOpen 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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Presidential ScholarshipGeneral13,000.00Students interested in pursuing Pharmacy program at Wingate UniversityUnavailable Eric Osterhus Admission Counselor www.wingate.edu
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Princeton University Summer Journalism ProgramJournalismAll expense paid 10-day seminar on journalismMust currently be a junior in high school and live in the U.S. At least unweighted 3.5 GPA Must have an interest in journalismFebruary 20, 2015 
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Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)Graphic communications, printing technology, printing management or publishingVaries; renewable annuallyOpen 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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Project OvercomeGeneral$500Open 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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Prudential Spirit of Community AwardCommunity Service$1,000 - $5,000 and/or an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DCBe 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 11, 2014 www.prudential.com/spirit
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Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) - Elizabeth S. Randolph ScholarshipEducation, Library Science, English or Journalism$2,500Open 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 
Queens University of Charlotte - various scholarships availableVariesUp to full tuitionOpen 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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Red Ventures-Code2hire programGeneralUnspecified-Train & hire as many as 12 top high school graduates as junior web developersThe 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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Ron Brown Scholar ProgramGeneral$10,000Open 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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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program - various scholarships available; Asian, African American, Hispanic, or ScholarsGeneral$1,000Open 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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ROTC ScholarshipGeneralFull ScholarshipStudents 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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Ruckus House Education ScholarshipEarly Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Special EducationUp to $5,000; renewableOpen 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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Ryan White Memorial Scholarship FundGeneralFirst place scholarship of $1500 and two runner up scholarships for $250.NC resident accepted & enrolled in a college or continuing education programOctober 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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Sallie Mae Fund - various scholarships availableGeneral$1,000 to $5,000Varies; Open to US citizens able to demonstrate unmet financial need of more than $1,000 after financial aid award package has been determined; have adjusted gross income of $30,000 or less; have a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalentVaries Visit website http://www.thesalliemaefund.org
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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, IncorporatedGeneral$400GPA of 3.0 or better, official transcript of work completed in HS, Scholastic Aptitude Score (SAT), Letter of Acceptance form an accredited institution, A 250-300 word typed essay.January 31,2014 Philo Scholarship Chairperson P.O Box 31372 Charlotte, NC 28231-1372 
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - Engineering Scholarship ProgramEngineering or related Science$1,000-$10,000 for undesignated scholarships, $400 to full tuition for university sponsored scholarshipsIntention 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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Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA) Scholarship FundGeneralUp to $2,000Varies; 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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State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) Foundation - "People Helping People" ScholarshipsGeneral$10,000; 1 award per each traditional public high school in NCIs a senior at a North Carolina traditional public high school who has been accepted to one of the 17 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina. A US citizen and a resident of North Carolina under NCGS 116-143.1, and is eligible for in-state tuition. Best exemplifies the membership philosophy of credit unions, "People Helping People" and has demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement. Demonstrates scholastic achievement with a maintained 2.5 or higher grade point average, on a 4.0 scale, and may be deserving of financial aid. Will use the scholarship to pay for full-time undergraduate student tuition. Agress to continue as a full-time student in good standing with the same univeristy for up to eight (8) consecutive fall/spring semester payable at $1,250. Scholarships are not transferable without prior approval of SECU Foundation. Is not a Director, employee, or family member of an employee of the State Employees' Credit Union or the SECU Foundation.May 1, 2015 SECU Foundation, Post Office Box 25966, Raleigh, NC 27611-5966 (800)438-1104 or (919)839-5000
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Summer Enrichment ScholarshipGeneralUp to $1,000Must 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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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation College Scholarship ProgramGeneralUp to $10,000; renewableOpen 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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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Associate Degree (AAS) Scholars ProgarmEarly Childhood Education$1,000 stipend per semester, for up to five (5) semestersThe 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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Teen Achievement ScholarshipGeneral$500; two awards availableOpen 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 Charlotte Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NANBPWC), Inc. ScholarshipsGeneral$700 - $1,500; 4 Scholarships availableOpen to graduating African-American high school seniors. Selection based on GPA, goals, and extracurricular activities. Submit application and transcript.February 21 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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The Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund (CHASF)General$500 - $3,400Open 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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The Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, IncorporatedMust be an African American Student with a significant financial need.5-Scholarships in amounts of at least $1000 each.GPA of at least 2.75, 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 W2March 13, 2015 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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The Holocaust Remembrance ProjectGeneral$2,500 - $10,000, and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, and a gold medalThis 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 Jerrie Albert Educational ScholarshipGeneral$500High school senior, 2.5 GPA or higher, two-page essay, intentions of becoming a teacher/educator, official transcript, list of extracurricular activities and community servicesMarch 31, 2015 Betty Wilkins 937 Log Cabin Rd Charlotte NC 28213 (704)619-2119 or (704)596-6960 
The Junior League of Charlotte Scholarship AwardService to others$1,000 scholarship and $500 grant toward the community issue/project of the winner's choiceOpen 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 LAWA Youth ScholarshipAwarded to eligible Latino students.$1500-$3000Immigrant, 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 requestedUnspecified scholarships@lawanc.org
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The Marcella Welch Memorial Art Foundation ScholarshipVisual or Performance Art Programs$500High 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 essayMay 31, 2015 The Marcella Welch Memorial Arat Foundation P O Box 44442 Charlotte NC 28215 marcellawelcharts@gmail.com 
The National Center for Learning Disabilities - Anne Ford ScholarshipGeneral$10,000Open 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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The Pride Entrepreneur Education Program (PEEP)General or Entrepreneurship$4,000 - full scholarships; renewableOpen 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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Tonda Taylor Scholarship Fund of Time Out Youth CenterGeneral(2) $1500.00 scholarshipsApplicant 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 applicationMay 8, 2015 oatkinson@timeoutyouth.org (704) 344-8335
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Trustee ScholarshipGeneral13500.00Top 10% of graduating class; must attend Wingate UniversityUnavailable Eric Osterhus Admission Counselor www.wingate.edu
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Two Men And A Truck of Charlotte, NC - Moving Up With Education ScholarshipTeaching or General$1,000 for 4-year college to major in Teaching or $500 for technical school; renewable for up to 3 more school yearsOpen 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 ScholarshipHealthcare$5,000 - $10,000Open 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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UNC-Asheville - various scholarships availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; selections are based on class rank, GPA, and SAT/ACT scores.November 15 www.unca.edu/financialaid/scholarships
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UNC-Chapel Hill - various scholarships availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; selectios are based on class rank, GPA, SAT/ACT scoresVaries 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 availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; selections are based on GPA, class rank, and SAT or ACT scoresVaries 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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UNC-Greensboro - various scholarships availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; selectionas are based on GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scoresMarch 1 Financial Aid Office, 723 Kenilworth Street, Greensboro, NC, 27402, telephone (336) 334-5702 or email finaid@uncg.edu
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UNC-Wilmington - various scholarships availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; 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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United Negro College Fund (UNCF) - various scholarships availableGeneralVariesOpen to African-American students with unmet financial need.Varies Visit online http://www.uncf.org
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University of South Carolina (USC) - various scholarships availableGeneralVaries; Up to $15,000Varies; selections are based on academic meritNovember 15 www.sc.edu/financialaid/academic.html
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University ScholarshipChowan University$4,200 renewableUnavailable Rev. Craig A. Janney Dean of Admissions jannec@chowan.edu (252) 398-1236
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USDA/1890 National Scholars ProgramAgriculture, 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 availableOpen 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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Virginia Military Institute (VMI) - various scholarships availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; selections are based on SAT or ACT scores, GPA, class rank, leadership, and personal achievementMarch 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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Wake Forest University - various scholarships availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; selections are based on GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scoresFebruary 1 Office of Financial Aid, Box 7305, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, telephone (336) 758-4209 or email scholarships@wfu.edu
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Walmart Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation - various scholarships availableGeneral$1,000 - $10,000Varies; 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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Washington Crossing FoundationGovernment Service$1,500 - $10,000Open 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 scoresJanuary 15 Washington Crossing Foundation, PO Box 503, Levittown, PA 19058, telephone (215) 949-8841 or email info@gwcf.org
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West Meck Booster ClubStudent Athletes$5003.0 minimum gpa enrollment in a four year university or community collegeApril 1 Guidance Office West Meck HS 
Western Carolina University - various scholarships availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; 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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Whitten Crawford Tadlock Memorial ScholarshipGeneral; Tennis$1,000Open 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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Wingate University - various scholarships availableGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries; must demonstrate academic achievementVaries Wingate University, Campus Box 3001, Wingate, NC 28174, telephone (800) 755-5550 or email finaid@wingate.edu
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Winston Salem State University (WSSU) Charlotte - Queen City Rams Alumni Chapter ScholarshipGeneralThree (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 madeApril 3, 2015 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 
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