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Scholarships

The Student Services Department works hard to disseminate information about scholarships.  Please see the list below to ensure that you are not missing out on any opportunities.  Also, listen to the daily announcements and check the "Scholarship Application Files" in the file cabinet located in the Student Services Lobby.
 
 
Cabarrus County Schools Online Scholarship Guide:  www.scholarshipplus.com/cabarrus
This website enables Cabarrus County School System students and parents to access information about 639 scholarships that cover a wide range of academic disciplines and eligibility requirements as well as tips to help you get scholarships and links to other resources about scholarships and financial aid.


 Special Awards/Opportunities for 9th-11th

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 2013 Aggie Impact Scholars Program (AISP) provides a summer bridge program designed to prepare entering freshmen for success at NC A&T.  It allows participants to earn up to 6 hours of college credit.  Students who apply and meet the criteria of a 2.5 minimum GPA, SAT from 800-850 or ACT of 17 or 18 will automatically receive an invitation to participate. 

49th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest
for high school sophomores and juniors.  Students must electronically submit no more than two poems in Microsoft word via the Hollins website by November 15th, 2012.  Application instructions are available online at www.hollins.edu/poetrycontest.  
 
Military Service Academy Day 2012 sponsored by US Senator Kay R. Hagan invites all 7th - 12th grade students to attend an informational session on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 8:30am - 1:00pm.  It is being held at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC.  For more info, contact Chris Sgro or Jennifer Johnson at (336) 333-5311 or Chris_sgro@hagan.senate.gov or Jennifer_johnson@hagan.senate.gov.  No RSVP is required.

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is open to young women in grades 9th-12th who are interested in computing and technology.  Award winners receive cash, cool prizes, gadgets, and scholarships.  To apply, go to www.aspirationsaward.org.  Applications are accepted September 15th - October 31st.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American:  Students in 8th-11th grades who have an early interest in the program and want to learn what it takes to be competetive for many scholarship programs and college admissions, can register by clicking on the "Online Communities" tab on the GMS Website at www.gmsp.org.

The North Carolina Women in Technology would like to invite any high school level girl to apply for the Award for Aspirations in Computing.  Applications are currently open and close on October 31st.  Winners receive $500 in cash, a laptop computer provided by Bank of America, a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase Ceremony in Charlotte, NC.To apply go to www.ncwit.org/award. The website and information will also be posted in the guidance lobby so you can get the information there, as well.

H.O.B.Y (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) Any sophomore interested in attending the H.O.B.Y (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) seminar this coming spring, contact Mrs. McDaniels in the guidance office.  A representative will be selected from interested students.  To find more information about the seminar, visit www.hoby.org.

 GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Elon University offers various need-based and academically based scholarships.  For online applications and information, visit www.elon.edu/apply .

2012 Impact Aggie Scholars Program at NC A&T University:  Applications and other information are available through the temporary website, www.sites.google.com/site/aispncatedu

The College of Education at NC State offers a limited number of scholarships to incoming students based on merit and/or need.  Available scholarships can be viewed at http://ced.ncsu.edu/student_services/scholarship_info.php.

Duke University offers various scholarships.  For information, contact by telephone (919) 660-3070 or (919) 684-6225 or visit the website, www.admissions.duke.edu.

UNC-Chapel Hill has various scholarships available.  For info., email aidinfo@unc.edu or visit http://studentaid.unc.edu/studentaid/.

The University of South Carolina
offers many scholarships to graduating seniors.  For information, visit
www.sc.edu/financialaid/academic.

The Art Institutes
school of Charlotte has many scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors.  For information,visit
www.artinstitutes.edu  or contact the area representative.

High School Innovator of the Year $5,000 Scholarship
looks for outstanding innovations and the students responsible for them.  Please visit www.cappex.com to apply.

"Lead With Your Heart" $5,000 Scholarship looks for students who have dedicated their high school careers for the greater good.  Please visit www.cappex.com to apply.

The ScholarshipExperts website, www.scholarshipexperts.com, is a free scholarship resource that offers a college matching service with a database of over 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.   

 

Washington Workshops Congressional Seminar, High school students grades 10-12 interested in American history & government have the opportunity to win a week in Washington D.C. June 22-28, 2013.  Please refer to www.nscda.org for further information about the contest.  Applicants must write a 750 word essay on the relevance today of Abraham Lincoln's statement " A house divided against itself cannot stand".  Essay's will be judged locally, regionally and nationally.

Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC has various scholarships available ranging from $1,000 - $18,000. Selection may be based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores. For information, call (800) 835-3435 or visit online at www.livingstone.edu .

College of William and Mary has several scholarships available. See website for criteria and deadlines. Phone: (757) 221-4223, Fax: (757) 221-1242, Email: admission@wm.edu or visit online at www.wm.edu/admission/financialaid/typesofaid/scholarships/.

Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has various scholarships available. For info, contact the Office of Admission at 404.727.6036 or email admiss@emory.edu or visit online at www.emory.edu/admission/financial_aid/merit_scholarships .

Kansas State University
has several scholarships available.  For info, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance Kansas State University, 104 Fairchild Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-1104 or visit online at
www.consider.k-state.edu/premierscholarships .

University of Maryland
has several scholarships available.  For info, call 1.800.422.5867, email um-admit@umd.edu, or visit online at
www.admissions.umd.edu/admissions/finaid/scholarships.asp.

University of Tennessee in Knoxville has several scholarships available from $5,000 and up.  Scholarships based on excellent academics, test scores, and leadership. For info, email finaid@utk.edu or visit online at www.web.utk.edu/~finaid/newpage/schol-info.html

Winston-Salem State University has various scholarships available.  Submitting the application qualifies applicants for consideration, but priority on merit scholarships is given to those applying before November 16th  For info, call (336) 750-2000 or (800) 257-4052 or visit online atwww.wssu.edu/WSSU/About/Administration/Division+of+Student+Affairs/Financial+Ai/Scholarships+Information.

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Sweepstakes run on wellsfargo.com/collegesteps and there are four drawing periods. Each drawing period all students who have enrolled in Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS have a chance of winning $1000.  Each drawing period 25 students who are entered will win $1000.The four drawing periods and the drawing dates are on the scholarship board in guidance along with additional information regarding the Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPs opportunities.


 SCHOLARSHIPS by MONTH   

SEPTEMBER 2013

The Morehead-Cain Scholarship provides a fully-funded educational opportunity to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  It was established in 1945 after the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University and is the oldest, most prestigious merit scholarship program in the United States. Morehead-Cain Scholars have access to support and advice from a Morehead-Cain advisor throughout their collegiate experience, and have the opportunity to interact with nearly 3,000 Morehead-Cain Alumni who live and work around the globe.  The 2013-14 selection process is now underway.  Students are school endorsed by a faculty team but also have the option to self endorse.  Please visit the website, www.moreheadcain.org, for more detailed information and the school supplemental application, please see Mrs. Mitchell-Chaney in the Student Services office before September 13th.

NC State PARK SCHOLARSHIP is worth $86,000 over 4 years.  Criteria:  United States Citizen; Top 5-10% of the senior class rankings (4.36+); Have taken the most challenging courses at Robinson; Very strong SAT/ACT test score; Deep desire and curiosity to learn; Have assumed some formal leadership roles; Listens well, influences and supports others; Identifies others needs and works to meet them; Finds a way to improve life for those around them; Sets positive examples for others; Demonstrates the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and conscientiousness.  If you qualify and are interested, please contact Mrs. Mitchell-Chaney, tiffany.chaney@cabarrus.k12.nc.us, in the Student Services Office by September 13th.

Davidson College - Bryan Scholars Program - Athletics, Up to comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board-)($30,000/yr) plus two summer stipends. The Bryan Scholars Program offers two scholarships, one each to a female and male scholar athlete in each entering class. Have you: Earned an exceptional academic record? Exhibited outstanding leadership abilities? Been recognized as capable of playing at the Division I level in a sport at Davidson? If so, talk with your counselor or coach about the nomination process for the Bryan Scholars Program. If you meet the qualifications and want to be considered for as a school nominee, please notify your school counselor by Friday, September 13th.  Robinson can nominate up to three students.  School nominations due to Davidson by September 20th and completed Davidson student applications due October 15th.  Info Contact: Davidson College Office of Admission, Attention: Ms. Gardner Roller Ligo, Box 7156, 405 North Main Street, Davidson, N.C. 28035-7156, 704-894-2970, galigo@davidson.edu or visit website (click on more information). 

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Ayn Rand Essay Contest - Atlas Shrugged General $50 to $10,000.  Several essay contests: High school seniors, college and graduate students: complete an essay on "Atlas Shrugged". Demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of the novel, answering one of several specific questions. See website for specific questions, rules and other contests available. Deadline is September 17th.  Info Contact:  Atlas Shrugged Essay Contests, Dept. W, The Ann Rand Institute, PO Box 57044, Irvine, CA 92619-7044, 949-222-6550 ext. 247, essays@aynrand.org visit online (click on more information). 

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Livingstone College - various scholarships available General $1,000 - $18,000; renewable Varies; selection may be based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores. UNCF scholarships available also. Scholarship options available on the website in October. varies Info Contact: Livingstone College, 701 W. Monroe St., Salisbury, NC 28144-5213, telephone (800) 835-3435 or Financial Aid Office (704) 216-6069. Also visit online (click on more information). 

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Quest Bridge National College Match Program - Low-income students, merit-based, first generation, various competitive colleges, $55,000 per year, Top 5% or 10% of their class, strong grades in challenging classes and high standardized test scores, household income is less than $60,000 a year, and often less than $50,000 a year, often the first generation in their family to go to college may have experienced long-term economic hardship. Deadline: September 30th.  Info Contact:  QuestBridge, 115 Everett Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, 888.275.2054 or www.questbridge.org
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Levine Scholarship (Levine Scholars Program) UNC Charlotte, merit-based Full-ride Service, based on academic excellence, leadership.  Students must be nominated by their schools. See your school counselor to be nominated. Deadline: October 15.   Contact Info: School Counselor or www.levinescholars.uncc.edu  

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is a merit based, fully funded scholarship to the University of Virginia based on leadership, scholarship and citizenship.  Contact: Mrs. McDaniels by October 4th if interested.

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OCTOBER 2013

The Horatio Alger Association in offering college scholarships to homeless, formerly homeless, and at-risk students. The Horatio Alger Association provides approximately 1,000 scholarships each year to eligible students who have overcome adversity in their lives.  Scholarships range from $2,500 to $20,000.  For more information on this scholarship or to apply, please visit https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm. For frequently asked questions, visit https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/faqs.cfm. If you still have questions about the scholarship application process after reviewing the information on this webpage, please call (866) 763-9228 or email john.mcgah@familyhomelessness.org. The deadline for applications is midnight on October 25, 2013.
UNC-Chapel Hill has various scholarships available.  There is no separate application for most merit scholarships. If you can demonstrate need and submit your FAFSA and CSS\PROFILE on time, there are scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans available. The deadlines vary, beginning Oct 1st for Morehead.  For more information, contact the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 300 Pettigrew Hall, CB #2300, PO Box 1080, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1080 (919-962-8396) or email aidinfo@unc.edu or visit http://studentaid.unc.edu/studentaid/.

NC State  University- various scholarships available General; agriculture, life sciences, design, education, engineering, humanities, social science, management, natural resources, physical science, mathematics, textiles Up to full tuition Varies; Selection is based on academic achievement, GPA, SAT scores. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers a limited number of competitive scholarships for entering freshmen in an effort to recognize and encourage exceptional academic ability and talent. To be considered, students must apply for admission by November 1. For top scholarships, students must be endorsed by counselor by OCTOBER 1. Some for admission by November 1. For top scholarships, students must be endorsed by counselor by OCTOBER 1. Some academic scholarships also require that students demonstrate financial need. All students who apply for admission by November 1 and apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 will automatically be considered for need-based academic scholarships. In addition college/departmental, employer-sponsored, endowed and minority scholarships available. See website for details and deadlines for these awards. Deadline: Oct 1 or later.  Contact Info:  NC State University, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, PO Box 7302, Raleigh, NC 27695-7302, telephone (919) 515-2421 or visit online (click on more information). 

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Appointment to a Military Academy General; military obligation follows college graduation Full tuition and most expenses Must 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 recommendations October   See your school ROTC personnel   Wendy's High School Heisman Athletics National recognition, up to $500 for student; up to $10,000 for the high school The application is open to any high school senior who meets the following eligibility criteria. A high school senior for the current academic year, graduating with your class, who maintains at least a B (3.0) G.P.A. during your three years in high school, and participates in at least one of the 27 school-sponsored sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High Schools. We want to hear from all student-athletes who work hard, are dedicated, and have become role models for your school's underclassmen. Students are judged based on their academic achievements, community service involvement, and athletic accomplishments. Deadline: October 3  Contact Info: 1-800-205-6367, wendys@act.org or visit online (click on more information).
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AES Engineers Scholarship General, Character $500 Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are NOT required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to the question indicated on the website (changes each year). Submit essay by email to: scholarships@aesengineers.com There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending currently and your plans for next year. Deadline: October 5  Contact Info: AES Engineering scholarships@aesengineers.com, visit online at www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
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National Foundation for Advancements of Arts Young Arts Scholarship Cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, writing $10,000 Gold Awards, $5,000 Silver awards, plus expenses for Arts Week in January, $100 to $3,000 without Arts Week You must be a high school senior in the current school year. (High school juniors of any age are NOT eligible, but may apply in the spring of junior year for the next year OR If you are NOT enrolled in high school, you must be 17 or 18 years old on December 1 of the current year. Proof of age will be required. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US. A copy of your permanent resident card is required. The cost for registering to the YoungArts program is $35 per category. There is a $10 discount for registering early. Requirements vary for each category; review the specific requirements carefully. Each year, 20 of the YoungArts Finalists are named U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. At the request of The Commission on Presidential Scholars, which is appointed by the President of the United States, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, through its YoungArts program serves as the exclusive nominating agency for U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Scholarships can be used at any college or university. Registration open from March to October each year. Deadline: October 14  Contact Info: YoungArts, 777 Brickell Avenue, Suite 370, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: (305) 377-1140, Fax: (305) 377-1149 1(800) 970-ARTS (2787), info@YoungArts.org or visit online (click on more information)
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Levine Scholarship (Levine Scholars Program) UNC Charlotte, merit-based Full-ride Service, based on academic excellence, leadership.  Students must be nominated by their schools. See your school counselor to be nominated. Deadline: October 15.   Contact Info: School Counselor or www.levinescholars.uncc.edu  
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UNC-Charlotte has various scholarships available.  Selections are based on GPA, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores.  Merit-based, merit and need-based and departmental awards are available. Merit-based deadline is November 15th, and they are administered by the Admissions Office. All students who apply and meet the criteria will be evaluated for merit-based awards.  Other scholarships require additional application.  All students who complete the financial aid application process by April 1st are considered for merit and need based awards.  The deadlines vary and begin as early as October for some items. For information, contact http://finaid.uncc.edu/Scholarship-Index.html.

Wendy's High School Heisman for Athletics awards up to $500 for student winners and up to $10,000 for the high school.   The application is open to any high school senior who has earned a B (3.0) G.P.A. or better at end of junior year and participates in at least one of the 27 school-sponsored sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High Schools. Students are judged based on their academic achievements, community service involvement, and athletic accomplishments.  The deadline is October 2nd.   To apply, go to http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/applicants/.

NC State Centennial Scholarship competition is open to top high school students who are planning to apply to NC State and interested in fields such as engineering, business management, chemistry, polymer chemistry, forensics, medical fields, international studies, design, apparel, sourcing, fashion, merchandising, or retail management.  This scholarship will cover approximately 55% of basic in-state costsplus a $7,500 enrichment fund.  Robinson can nominate ONE student, but students can self-nominate.  Deadline is October 22nd.  Please notify your counselor if you wish to be considered as Robinson's school nominee.  Online information is available at www.tx.ncsu.edu/student_services/centennial_scholars/nominee .

Navy offers various scholarships.  Apply before October 31st.  For info, visit http://www.navy.com/joining/education-opportunities.html .

Elon University Scholarship applications are available online in mid-October at www.elon.edu/apply .

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship offers full undergraduate support for student writers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Applications are accepted September 1st through November 1st.  To apply, please visit http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarships/tw

The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship to Davidson College is an annually renewable scholarship valued at approximately $49,723.  Belk scholars represent the finest attributes of the Davidson student body:  integrity, intellectual enthusiasm and excellence, global awareness, and leadership ability and potential.  Robinson can nominate ONE student. If you are applying to Davidson and want to be considered as a possible school nominee, please let your counselor know by Friday, October 25th

 NOVEMBER 2013 

Prudential Spirit of Community Award is based on community service and is in the amount of $1,000 - $5,000 and/or an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC.  Applicants must be a student in grades 5-12, who has engaged in a volunteer or self-initiated community service activity performed at least partly during the last 12 months.  Deadline for students to apply is November 6th.  Completed applications must be certified by applicant's school counselor by November 13th. For information and application, visit http://spirit.prudential.com

Universal Technical Institute(UTI) Scholarship Testing Competition for 2013 High School Graduates offers scholarship money up to $2,500.  Testing is Saturday, November 3rd at 9AM and 11:30AM at NASCAR Tech in Mooresville.  For info, contact John Boon at 704-238-7494 or jboon@uti.edu.  UTI's website is www.uti.edu .

John Montgomery Belk Scholarship at Davidson College awards one scholarship for comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board -$52,155 in 2012-13) plus two special study stipends of $3000 apiece.  Robinson can nominate ONE outstanding student with extraordinary potential to compete for the John Montgomery Belk Scholarship. A candidate's record and recommendations must demonstrate purposeful engagement in the classroom, with student and civic organizations, on the athletic field or in the arts. While academic achievement is paramount, Belk Scholars also exhibit intellectual curiosity and a commitment to both their local and global communities. Nomination and application forms available on website.  Please see your counselor by Nov. 1st if you wish to be considered as Robinson's school nominee.  Contact Info:  Davidson College Office of Admission, Attention: Ms. Gardner Roller Ligo, Box 7156, 405 North Main Street, Davidson, N.C. 28035-7156, 704-894-2970, galigo@davidson.edu or visit website (click more information).
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AnimationCareerReview.com 2nd annual "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program is a $1,000 scholarship open to high school seniors. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Please visit  http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application link/form that is found on the right side of the page.  .

Elon University has various scholarships available.  Deadlines vary, but some require the completion of an admissions application by November.  For info, visit http://www.elon.edu/e-web/admissions/financialaid/grants.xhtml .

Gardner-Webb University Fellows Scholarship, Presidential Fellows Scholarship & Academic Fellows Scholarship has awards of 80% of tuition up to full tuition (twelve scholarships). The requirements are a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher, minimum of 1130 SAT (critical reading and math) or minimum of 24 composite score ACT.  The deadline is November 5th.  High school nomination is required, so please see your counselor by October 20th if you are interested in being nominated or visit http://gardner-webb.edu/admissions/undergrad-admissions/financial-planning/scholarships/index.html.

Marine Corps Scholarships offers various scholarships.  Military obligation follows college graduation.  Must apply before November of senior year.  The deadline is November. For info, visit http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/marines.htm .

Mars Hill College has various scholarships available.  The deadline is November.   For info, visit http://www.mhc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants.

Ron Brown Scholar Program awards $10,000, annually for 4 years.  It is open to African American high school seniors, who are US Citizens or Permanent residents and have excelled academically, exemplified exceptional leadership potential, made an impact on their communities through service to others, and demonstrated financial need.   It must be used for an accredited 4-year college or university in US.  The deadline is November 1st to be eligible for additional scholarship programs or January 9th  for consideration for this program only. For more info and the application, visit http://www.ronbrown.org/apply.aspx .

UNC-Asheville has various scholarships available with awards up to full tuition.  Selections are based on class rank, GPA, and SAT/ACT scores.   Must apply for admission by November 15th to be to be considered.  For info and application, visit http://www.unca.edu/financialaid/scholarships.

University of South Carolina (USC) has various scholarships available with awards up to full tuition. Students should apply for admissions early and follow the application instructions provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Criteria and application requirements vary, but most selections are based on academic merit with separate scholarship applications required for some.   For more information, visit the website,   http://www.sc.edu/financialaid/academic.html .  Earliest deadline is November 15th and other deadlines vary by scholarship or award.

College of Charleston has various scholarships available.  For information, contact the Office of Admissions at (843) 953-5540 or visit online at www.cofc.edu.  Deadline varies.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) announces its fourth annual “Freedom in Academia” high school essay contest.  FIRE will award $12,500 in college scholarships including a $5,000 scholarship to the student with the best essay.  The competition is open to all college-bound seniors enrolled in an American high school, and the essay must be 800-1,000 words.  The deadline to enter is November 5th, 2011 with all winners announced by December 16th Students may enter online at www.thefire.org/contests . Duke University has various scholarships available.  All applicants for admission are considered for available merit scholarships. Specific applications are not available or required. For more info, visithttp://www.finaid.duke.edu/undergraduate/prospectives/aidtypes/grants.html  The deadline is November 1st.

DECEMBER 2013

The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program has awarded more than $19 million in scholarships to support students who are the first in their immediate families to go to college. The program has reached more than 1,000 students at approximately 400 U.S. campuses. Interested students should contact the school they are planning to attend to ask whether a Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship is in place, and if so, how to apply.

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill awards approximately 36 FULL scholarships a year - 18 at Duke and 18 at Carolina.  If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship, please visit
http://tinyurl.com/rslpmailinglist to receive materials.  The deadline is December 1st.  The online application can be accessed at https://my.robertsonscholars.org/admissions .

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund "GOT MILK? Scholarship awards ten $4,000 scholarships for college.  To apply, go to www.hsf.net/FuturoConLeche.  Deadline to apply is December 15th.

Distinguished Young Women of Rowan-Cabarrus is looking for scholarship nominees for the Class of 2014. For program information visit http://www.distinguishedyw.org/. Interested students need to see Mrs. Mitchell-Chaney in the Student Services Office to be nominated.

East Carolina offers various scholarships from $250 to full tuition. To apply for an academic merit scholarship, please complete an application for admission to East Carolina University along with the Scholarship Application form available online. This scholarship is only available for Freshman starting in the Fall semester and students must have a minimum of a 3.5 unweighted GPA and a minimum of an 1800 on the SAT to apply. Additional scholarships also available from specific colleges/departments. Deadline is December 1st For info, contact the Office of Financial Aid, East Carolina University. Telephone: (252) 328-9379 Email: faques@mail.ecu.edu  Online: www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/financial/fascholarships.cfm . 

East Carolina has various scholarships available.  The academic merit scholarship requires a completed application for admission to East Carolina University along with the Scholarship Application form available online. This scholarship is only available for Freshman starting in the Fall semester who have a minimum of a 3.5 un weighted GPA and a minimum of an 1800 on the SAT.  Additional scholarships are available from specific colleges/departments.  For info, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/financial/scholarbycollege.cfm .  The deadline is December 1st.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships are available for varying amounts up to full tuition.  Requirements are as follows:  ~US citizen prior to scholarship application; ~Graduate from HS or have an equivalent certification; ~Be 17 years of age before scholarship activation;
~Meet appropriate physical fitness standards; ~SAT 1100 (Verbal/Math)or ACT Composite 24; ~Minimum 3.0 Un Weighted GPA; ~Class Rank = Top 40%  Deadline is December 1st .  Contact Info:  Jazmyn Hyman, 2LT, USAF; Phone: 336.334.7707; Fax: 336.256.1288;
jlhyman@ncat.edu; www.afrotc.com .

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest offers awards of $100 to $18,000.  It is open to US citizens or lawful residents under 20 years old and enrolled in high school. Applicants must prepare an oration about some aspect of the Constitution of the United States with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government. In addition an extemporaneous speech on topic provided.  For more info, check state websites and national website, www.legion.org/programs/youthprograms/oratorical . Deadline is in December for NC.  Contact info: American Legion Post State of NC Headquarters, PO Box 26657 Raleigh, NC 27611-6657, telephone (919) 832-7506.

Appalachian State University has various scholarships available from $1,000 to full tuition.  Some are based on merit, or financial need, must have at least 3.0 GPA, SAT 1000, leadership experience, active involvement in school/community activities, and references. Also specialty and departmental scholarships with varying requirements and deadlines are available. See website, www.scholarships.appstate.edu, and search scholarships. Deadline is December 1st.  Contact info:  ASU Admissions Office, telephone (828) 262-2120 or email admissions@appstate.edu .  

Auburn University has several scholarships available up to full tuition and costs. Merit scholarships based on GPA, test scores. For some, incoming freshmen who meet the December 1st Freshman Scholarship priority deadline receive automatic consideration. Scholarships specifically for non-residents are available. Contact departments for Departmental Scholarship opportunities. Students should complete the FAFSA by March 1st  to receive maximum consideration.  Deadline for most scholarships is December 1st. Contact Info: Office of University Scholarships, 115 Quad Center, Auburn, Alabama 36849, (334) 844-7570 | E-mail: scholar@auburn.edu or visit online, www.auburn.edu/scholarship 

Clemson University has various scholarships available up to full tuition. Applicants must apply for admission by December 1st, and Admissions process completed by December 31st for academic recruiting and diversity awards. (Need-Based scholarships require the FAFSA submitted by February 15th.) Students may check with their departments and colleges about the availability of scholarships not directly administered by the University. December 1st is the deadline.  Contact info:  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/finaid .

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship awardsl $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year. The Elks National Foundation will award up to 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants each year. Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; resident alien status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the Elks National Foundation's 2011 Most Valuable Student contest are available online, www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm or at your local Elks Lodge. Other scholarships for relatives of Elks members are also available. December 1st is the deadline. National headquarters: 2750 N. Lakeview Ave. Chicago, IL 60614-2256/ Phone 773/755.4728/ Fax 773/755.4729/ Email enf@elks.org

UNC-Greensboro has various scholarships available up to full tuition. Selections are based on GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scores and other factors.  Merit-based awards, need-based grants and scholarships (many specialized), departmental and athletic scholarships available. Candidates for merit scholarships must have a complete UNCG admissions file by January 3rd in order to apply. See website for various application requirements and deadlines which start in December.  Contact info:  Financial Aid Office, 723 Kenilworth Street, Greensboro, NC, 27402, telephone (336) 334-5702 or email finaid@uncg.edu or visit online, www.fia.uncg.edu/meritawards/scholarships.

University of Alabama has several scholarships available. Scholarships are merit-based, requiring that students earn certain grade point averages and/or scores on the PSAT, SAT, or ACT to qualify. In order to be considered for any scholarships you are eligible for as an incoming freshman, a completed scholarship application must be submitted online (this includes the résumé portion of the scholarship application). Entering freshmen who apply using the scholarship application will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible (with exceptions such as ROTC). Please note that the national October ACT and national November SAT results are the last college entrance examination results accepted for students who wish to be considered for scholarships. Several scholarships for non-residents are available. See "types of scholarships' on website. Deadline is December 1st.  Contact info: The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 Local: (205) 348-8201, Toll Free: 1 (800) 933-BAMA (2262) or visit online, www.scholarships.ua.edu 

University of Richmond has several scholarships available up to full tuition. One out of every 15 incoming first-year students at the University of Richmond will receive a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship. These scholarships are based on academic achievement, high test scores, leadership, desire for learning and artistic talent (for art scholarship). Deadline is December 1st or January 15th for some.  Contact info:  Office of Admission, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173, (804) 289-8640; (800) 700-1662; Fax: (804) 287-6003, admissions@richmond.edu or scholarsoffice@richmond.edu or visit online, www.financialaid.richmond.edu/prospective/scholarships.

Vanderbilt University has several scholarships available up to full tuition plus stipend. Each year Vanderbilt awards approximately 300 merit-based scholarships to applicants who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment and intellectual promise. Separate scholarship application is required. A number of need-based awards are also available through Financial Aid office.  Deadline is December 1st or January 3rd.  Contact info:  Office of Undergraduate Honor Scholarships, Vanderbilt University, 2305 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203, Tel: (615) 936-7121, Fax: (615) 343-7765, E-mail: scholarships@vanderbilt.edu or visit online, www.vanderbilt.edu/scholarships.   

Virginia Commonwealth University has several levels of scholarship available from $500 to in-state tuition, fees, room, board, books. Deadline is December 1st.  Contact info: Virginia Commonwealth University, Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 821 W. Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2526, Phone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638, Fax: (804) 828-1899, E-mail: ugrad@vcu.edu or visit online, www.ugrad.vcu.edu/admissions101/financing/scholarships.  

Wake Forest University offers Presidential Scholarships for Distinguished Achievement up to full tuition. Twenty renewable scholarships of $12,500 each are awarded annually to students admitted to Wake Forest who possess exceptional talents in art, dance, debate, music, and theatre. Though Presidential Scholars need not plan to pursue a major in the area of their talent, they are expected to participate actively in that activity on campus. A separate Presidential Scholarship Application is due by December 1st of the senior year of high school. Contact info: The Presidential Scholarship Committee, Office of Merit-Based Scholarships, Wake Forest University P.O. Box 7305, Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7305, scholarships@wfu.edu, (336) 758-4209, Fax: (336) 758-3613 or visit online, www.wfu.edu/finaid/presidential.

AXA Achievement Scholarship (in association with US News & World Report) awards up to $15,000. It is open to graduating high school seniors who are US citizens and plan to enroll in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the US. Deadline is December 15th.  Contact info: AXA Achievement Scholarship, Scholarship America, One Scholarship Way, PO Box 297, Saint Peter MN 56082, (800) 537-4180, axaachievement@scholarshipamerica.org, www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) - Young Entrepreneur Awards offers $1,000-$10,000 scholarships.  Open to graduating high school seniors preparing to enter a 2-year or 4-year accredited (not for profit) college, university or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award. Deadline is December 17th.  Contact info: Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc. (615) 320-3149 or contact the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation at yef@nfib.org. or visit website, www.nfib.com/tabid/85/Default.aspx 

National Society of Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) - George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest offers $500 to $2,500 scholarships. Applicants must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior who is a US citizen or legal alien. Must enter contest through a local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). Must submit an essay dealing with an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the US constitution. Contests start at local or state level, and progress through national level. Deadlines vary starting in December. Check website, www.sar.org/youth/knight.html .  

The National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Inc (NCCPAP) and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Scholarship for Accounting Students offers awards of $1,000 for outstanding graduating U.S. high school seniors planning to pursue a career as a certified public accountant. Student Eligibility Requirements: Be a graduating U.S. high school senior; Have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale; Will attend a two or four year U.S. college next year; Be enrolled as a full-time student.  School counselor must verify and sign section B of the application and submit an official high school transcript. Deadline is December 15th.  Send application to:  National Conference of CPA Practitioners, 22 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 110., Mineola, NY 11501, Attention: Scholarship Committee.  Contact info for application: 888-488-5400 or email scholarships.nccpap@gmail.com or visit online at www.nccap.org .

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) - various scholarships available Surveying Technology/ Engineering, Mapping, Cartography, Geometrics $500 - $2,000 Open to students planning to study for a career in the surveying and mapping professions at 2-year, 4-year, or graduate program. Selection will be based on academic record, applicant's statement, letters of recommendation, professional activities. December 17  ACSM, 6 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 403, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, telephone (240) 632-9716 or visit online (Click for more information)
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High Point University - various scholarships available General; athletics $2,000 to $25,000; renewable Open to graduating high school seniors who demonstrated outstanding achievement, good citizenship, strong leadership and exceptional scholarship during their high school careers. Application required - available September 1. Athletic scholarships are also available; all athletic awards are made in compliance with NCAA regulations. December 20  High Point University, 833 Montlieu Avenue, High Point, NC 27262-3598, telephone (800)345-6993 or e-mail admiss@highpoint.edu or visit online (click for more information) or contact Athletic Director at 1-800-345-6993.
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The National Center for Learning Disabilities - Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship General $750 to $10,000 Open to high school seniors who have an identified learning disability (candidates with ADD/ADHD also must provide documentation of a specific learning disability). Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated financial need and the intention of pursuing an undergraduate degree. Must complete a personal statement describing the applicants frustrations and triumphs in dealing with his or her specific learning disability. Other scholarships have different criteria, so visit website for more information. December 31  Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship, National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc., 381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10016-8806 or email AFScholarship@ncld.org or visit online (click for more information)
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Best Buy Scholarship Program, Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply.  Must demonstrate good grades, commitment to community service and or work experience.  To apply visit http://pr.bby.com deadline is February 15th.

JANUARY 2014

The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship Program will issue 30 annual scholarships in 2013 for active SEANC members and their families.  Scholarship applications are available on their website,
www.seanc.org/membership/scholarship.  For questions, contact Beth Dew at SEANC 800-222-2758 ext. 3347 or bdew@seanc.org.  Enrollment period is January 1st - April 15th, 2014.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program invites exceptional student leaders to apply for the 2013 scholarship in honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan.  This program annually awards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient).  Applications will be accepted online until January 10th.  Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/ge-rfscholarships.aspx.

2013 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest awards $10,000 to the first-place winner and an all expense-paid trip to Boston.  Deadline for submission is January 5, 2013.  For complete guidelines, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contact st www.jfklibrary.org .

Logan Stroud Foundation Scholarship for Mathematics, Business, Medical or Other To Be Considered is valued at $1,000.  Eligible applicants must be high school seniors who have been accepted for enrollment at a college or university and are planning to pursue a degree in the mathematics or business field.  Applications are available in the Student Services office.  Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Teague in the Student Services office by January 25th, 2013.

FEBRUARY 2014 

2012/13 North Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs (NCDVA) Scholarships for Children of Deceased, Disabled, or POW/MIA Veterans: Two scholarships are available.  One is an automatic scholarship for students in Class I and IV, and the other is a competitive scholarship for those in Class II and III.  Information and applications are available in the Student Services File Cabinet.  The deadline for the competitive scholarships is February 18, 2013.

 

The Greater Charlotte Bowling Scholarship Fund provides scholarship grants to graduating seniors who have attended an accredited high school or recognized home school program that is located within the counties of Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus (excluding the city of Kannapolis) and Stanly south of Highway 73 and including the city of Albemarle. The grant, of at least $1500.00 is for one (1) year and may be applied to tuition and/or books. The applicant must have bowled as a youth sometime prior to submitting application and have held a certified youth membership in USBC and have a GPA of 2.6 or higher. Applications are available in the Student Services Office.  Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Mitchell-Chaney by February 20th.

 

Buick General Motors Foundation, will recognize and reward 1,100 college bound high school seniors and current undergrads nationwide who excel in both the classroom and in the community.  This is the largest scholarship program dedicated to assisting student interested in engineering technology, design and business.  100 students will be awarded $25,000 per year, renewable for four years.  1,000 students will get a one time award of $2,000.  Please visit the website for the application and to learn more about this program. www.bucikachievers.com   Application deadline is February 28th, 2013.

 

MARCH 2014

North Carolina State University Cabarrus County Alumni Association Scholarship awards approximately $500 - $1000 to a current high school senior who has applied to and been accepted by NC State University.  Additional criteria are as follows:  Must be a resident of Cabarrus County and have attended a Cabarrus County or Kannapolis City School for a minimum of 3 years and be scheduled to graduate from that school.  Selection is based on academic merit, financial need, leadership, community service, character, and special talents.  Applications available in the Scholarship File in the Student Services Office.  Deadline to return completed applications to Mrs. Teague is March 22nd by 1pm.

Union Power Cooperative will award three one time $1,000 college scholarship to outstanding graduating high school seniors who live within the cooperative's five-county service area.  The applicants must be in the current graduating senior class, be a child of Union Power Cooperatives members or live in homes served by Union Power Cooperative.  Please visit the website for the application www.union-power.com or call Carrie A Cameron at (704)220-0714 for more information.

The American Legion has scholarship opportunities available.  For more information please visit the website www.legion.org/needalift

The Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award, This award is presented to a high school senior with a disability who best exemplifies the characteristics of Matthew Graziadei.  The award is for $1,000 to be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment.  Please see your counselor for the paper application.  Deadline is March 9, 2013.  You can also contact Cheryl Strupe at (800)962-6817 X 314 for more information.

Cabarrus County Association of Teacher Assistant's Scholarship,  This award is for $600.00 to be used at a state accredited school or trade school.  Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher.  Please see your counselor for a paper copy of this application.  Deadline is March 1, 2013.

The Triangle Technology Executives Council (TTEC) is sponsoring two annual scholarships for students attending and perusing a degree at a NC non-profit based college, university or technical school in the fall of 2013.  The awards are for $6,000.  Deadline is March 1st.  For the application and more information please visit the website www.ttecscholarship.net

The Golden Leaf Scholarship application is now available for the 2013-14 academic year.

Funding is available for high school seniors and transfer students who demonstrate financial need and will enroll in fall 2013 at a participating campus. Students must live in participating counties in order to be eligible.  The program provides 215 scholarships valued at $3,000 per year for up to four years to North Carolina residents who reside in one of 78 rural NC counties!  The application deadline is March 1, 2013.  Applicants must also submit a 2013-14 FAFSA by that date.  Full program details are available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf, and students can submit applications through this site.

 

Rowan-Cabarrus’ scholarship application process has changed to an online form. Please inform your graduating students to complete the scholarship application below.  Applications are accepted from February 1 through March 31, 2013. Students should apply through the website www.rccc.edu/scholarships


Kohl's Young Volunteer Award,
Nominate a young volunteer, age 6-18, who has made a difference in your community. Top winners each receive $10,000 for higher education. Nominations are accepted February 1-March 15, 2013.  For more information please call or(319) 341-2932 or visit the website
kohls@act.org.
 
The North Carolina Society of Accountants,  This $600.00 scholarship is awarded to students who wish to enter the profession of accounting.  Please pick up the application in the guidance office or see your counselors.  Applications are due April 15th.  If you have other questions please contact Marsha Wheeleer mwheeler14@nc.rr.com or call me at (910)867-9427
 
NCFRW Caring America Scholarship, The North Carolina Federation of Republican Women will give two $1,000 awards to students who are dependents of active duty military service worker who was wounded or killed from September 2001 to current.  Please see the application in the guidance office or see your counselor.  Applications are due April 15th.

Cabarrus County Fair Scholarships (CCAFS)
,  One student from each Cabarrus county school will be chosen for the three awards of $1,000 each.  All scholarships require paper application that students can attain from the guidance office or see their alphabet counselor.   Applications are due to the guidance office on April 25th.  A) The Cabarrus County Fair Scholarship will be awarded to a senior who plans to attend a four year college or university with a 3.5 GPA or higher.  B)  CCAF Scholarship for students pursuing a degree in Family and Consumer Science, no minimum GPA required.  C)  CCAF Scholarship for students pursuing a degree in Agriculture.  For further information about any of these scholarships please contact Doris Rogers at (704)786-8869.
 
Crumbley & Roberts Scholarship, For all high school seniors who will attend a four-year college or University in the fall.  As this firm has seen the devastation of distracted driving first -hand, they are committee to educate young people on the importance of staying focused behind the wheel.  This scholarship is essay based and the firm is looking for students who have original ideas about how to promote attentive driving among our younger drivers. To learn more about this process and download the application, please visit www.CrumbleyRoberts.com for more information about the application process.
 

Pegge Haywood Scholarship, It is our hope that this $1,000 scholarship will encourage public service, charitable work and a commitment to Republican ideals among young persons pursuing advanced study, as well as encourage the kinds of selfless work to which Pegge Haywood dedicated her life.  The award will be announced during the party's Reagan Day Dinner in April and a check will be made payable to the winner's college choice.  Please find the paper application in the student services office or see your counselor.

Rowan Cabarrus Community College Scholarships:  Complete your online application today by logging onto www.rccc.edu/scholarships/apply or call (704)216-3453.

APRIL 2014
 
Cabarrus Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals: Applicants must provide the IAAP with one two page essay along with the scholarship application stating why they should receive the scholarship, what it would mean to them, and the goals of the applicant.  Financial need should also be addressed.  Please contact Sandy Mullis for more information Sandy.Mullis@allstate.com
 
SECU People Helping People Scholarships: The scholarships($10,000 & $5,000) are for any graduating senior with a 2.5 or higher GPA.  While the SECU wishes to recognize academic achievement, the scholarships have a much broader purpose; recognizing leadership, integrity and community involvement.  Preference will be given to students whose parents are public sector employees.  The recipient awarded the $10,000 scholarship must agree to attend the same UNC system college for (8) consecutive semesters in good standing.  The second $5,000 Scholarship is awarded to a student planning to attend one of the 58 NC Community Colleges.   Students interested in either one of these scholarships should type a 500 word essay detailing their impact in their school and community, and describe why the feel that they are deserving.  A resume outlining all accomplishments should also be attached.  To be considered for either scholarship, all application materials must be turned in to the student's alpha counselor by April 19th.
 
Cabarrus Family Medicine College Scholarship, $1,000 will be awarded to a graduating senior of each of the Cabarrus County High schools.  Scholarships are academically and community service based. They require a 3.5 GPA and will be renewable for one additional year in college.  Students DO NOT have to be pursuing a degree in the field of medicine. Applications are available in the guidance office and are due by April 24th.
 
Sports Medicine & Injury Care College Scholarship, Up to two $500 scholarships will be awarded to selected high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in a medically related field, with those interested in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine given priority. Requires a minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA and must be planning to attend a 4 year college or university.  Applications are available in the guidance office and are due by April 24th.