College Central



Toni Blount   
Coordinator of College Advising and Scholarships
910-592-2067 ext 1819
fax: 910-299-5164

Important College Planning Dates:

SAT and ACT Fee waivers are available with Mrs. Blount. Juniors who are planning to apply to a 4 year college 

July 14 ACT is offered at Cape Fear High School

2018-19 SAT and ACT dates coming soon!


Check-out Scholar Snap: a tool to consolidate scholarship applications: Tip: Seniors complete this profile and it loads to the Common App!  

College Covered: click here for $10,000 Scholarship

The following scholarships are listed in chronological order by earliest deadline:  2018-19 dates coming soon

Simple Gifts Fund Scholarship - apply by December 2
Foundation for Rural Service: apply by  February 19: Return the application to Star Communication
NC Alpha Delta Kappa: apply by March 9  See Mrs. Blount for an application
Dance Shoppe Scholarship of the Arts: Application online Deadline is March 1 to Wanda Coleman
Star Communication Scholarship: Apply by  March 5, 2018: Return the application to Mrs. Blount by March 1 (NEW DEADLINE)
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority: apply by March 3  Return to Mrs. Blount by February 28
State Employees Credit Union Scholarship: Application and Consent Form due to Mrs. Blount by March 7, 2018
      Consent Form- print and complete
      Application: must be typed and printed
CHS PTSO Scholarship: Submit to Mrs. Blount by March 28
NC Blueberry Festival Scholarship Apply by April 6 (Return to Mrs. Blount by March 26 for review and mailing)
NC A & T Alumni Scholarship: apply by April 14 (Return to Mrs. Blount by April 11) Click for Criteria   
Clinton Garden Club Horticulture Scholarship apply by April 15 (Return to Mrs. Blount by April 9) General Information here
John Robert Rosario Memorial Scholarship: apply by  April 10 (Return by April 9 to Mrs. Blount) 
Louis and Katie Raynor Scholarship: apply by April 15 (return to Mrs. Blount by April 12)
Lois Weaver Arts Scholarship: mailed by April 13 (Return to Mrs. Blount by April 9)   
Sampson Clinton Retired School Personnel Scholarship: apply by April 13 (return to Mrs. Blount by April 10) 
Sampson County NAACP Scholarship: apply by April 13 (Return to Mrs. Blount by April 10, 2018) TWO FORMS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS REQUIRED
Sampson County Association of Educators Scholarship: apply by April 13 (Return to Mrs. Blount by April 11) Criteria  
Sampson Community College Foundation Scholarships: Apply by April 15  (Return letter of recommendation and resume' to Mrs. Blount by April 11)
CHS Beta Club: return to Mrs. Blount by April 13
Clinton Lions Club Scholarship: Submit to Mrs. Blount by April 13 
Kiwanis Club Jesse Mercer Scholarship: Submit to Mrs. Blount by April 13
James L. McGuirt Endowment Scholarship: Submit to Mrs. Blount by April 13
Athletic Boosters Scholarship Application-submit to Mrs. Blount by April 13 (copies available with Mrs. Blount)
Edward Taylor Band Booster Scholarship for CHS Band students: submit to Mrs. Blount by April 13 (copies available with Mrs. Blount)   
Mattie Peterson Memorial Scholarship: return to Mrs. Blount by April 13 for mailing  
Clinton High School Scholarship: Apply by April 13: Bring downloaded SAT or ACT report to Mrs. Blount 
      Description document for each of the following, click here
      Frank and Kate Turlington Scholarship
      Gray Felton Butler Scholarship 
      W. Arthur Chestnutt Scholarship 
      E. Martin Leder Scholarship 

Woodman of the World: apply by April 13
KTM STEM Scholarship: apply by April 15 (Return to Mrs. Blount by April 10)
KL Wall Scholarship: apply by April 15 (Return to Mrs. Blount by April 10)
Wall Stinson Scholarship: apply by April 15 (Return to Mrs. Blount by April 10)
Liberty Bank Engineering or Technology Scholarship: apply by April 27 (return to Mrs. Blount by 23)
Delta Kappa Gamma Grant-In-Aid for female students majoring in education: apply by April 26 (Return to Mrs. Blount by April 23)
SHSAA (Sampson High School Alumni Association): use this application only (must be typed)- apply by April 25 (Return to Mrs. Blount by April 20) 
Lillie Peele James Scholarship (When Mom is Gone): apply by April 30 (return to Mrs. Blount by April 27)
Brothers 4 Christ Scholarship apply by May 1 (Return by April 24 to Mrs. Blount)
Beaver Dam Missionary Baptist Church Bertha and Samuel Butler Scholarship: apply by April 30 (Return to Mrs. Blount April 25)
2018 Commit, Don't Quit Scholarship: due to Mrs. Blount by May 4
Clear Run High School Alumni Association Scholarship: due after final transcripts are complete (June 20)

NC Specific Scholarships:
NC High School Athletic Association:   deadlines vary from Feb. 9- April 2018
North Carolina Community Foundation Scholarships: deadlines vary from February-June, 2018
NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship: 5 participating colleges and specific teaching areas my apply: Deadline is January 16, 2018
Golden Leaf Scholarship: apply by March 1
NC Retail Merchants Association Scholarship: apply by March 26
Carolina Foods Industry Council Scholarship: apply by March 26 (Return to Mrs. Blount by March 20)
NC Bar Association Scholarship: apply by  April 1
SEANC Scholarship Program: apply by April 15 (submit to Mrs. Blount for mailing by April 10)
NC Society of Accountants Scholarship: apply by April 15 (submit to Mrs. Blount by April 10)
NCSU Balanced Men Scholarship for rising first year students: apply by July 1
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship: apply by August 31

College Specific Scholarships: 

Agnes Scott Trailblazer Scholarship- apply by January 15
UNC Charlotte Levine Scholars- apply by November 8
Elon University Teaching Fellows apply by January 10
East Carolina University: one application for all scholarships
Meredith STEM Scholarships:  apply by January 15 (apply to admissions early)
Thomas Wolfe Writing Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill- apply by Nov. 15 for scholarship and admissions by Oct. 15
UNC Greensboro Teaching Fellows- apply by January 1
Centre College Scholars Program: apply by January 20

National Scholarships:   

Questbridge College Match and Scholarship:  
AmazeLaw Scholarship: apply by September 30
GearupZ Scholarship: apply by Oct. 15
Coca Cola Scholarship- apply by Oct. 31
Horatia Alger Scholarship - apply by Sept. 25 and Oct. 25 for two separate scholarships
VFW Voice of America Scholarship (Grades 9-12) - apply by October 31
Univision 40 Nuestra Juventud Scholarship- apply by October 15
Luxury Home Scholarship: apply by Nov. 30
American Legion and Eagle Scout Scholarship- various application deadlines
National FFA Scholarships:  apply by November 15, 
National Space Club Scholarship- apply by Dec. 15, 2017
Form Swift Scholarship: Apply by December 15
Foot Locker Scholarship: apply by Dec. 15
Ronald McDonald House Scholarship- apply by January 18
Gaming/Marketing Scholarship: apply by January 21
National Beta Scholarship: apply by January 25
Cyber bullying Scholarship: apply by February 28
Life Lessons Scholarship Program: application open from February 1-March 1
Hospitality Scholarship: apply by March 1
Janice M. Scott Memorial: apply by March 31
Catching the Dream for Native American Students- applications vary
Runabees Scholarship: apply by April 15
Horatio Alger CTE 2 year community college scholarships: application opens   , students must create an account to apply
Khan Law Firm Scholarship: apply by August 1
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship: apply by August 31
KidGuard Scholarship: On-going deadlines
United Negro College Fund: scholarships and deadlines vary
Scholarship Search Sites

Scholarship Applications and Instructions

College Links and Facts

College Scorecard:  Click here to find the college that's the best fit for you!

Parent Support Guide for the college process
March to Success: Provides materials to help prepare students for college and a series of videos to simplify processes.

Men of Color Organization at UNC Chapel Hill

Business Degree Guide with scholarship links

The Best Colleges- online resources for college expenses and college rankings

Affordable Collegesa guide for students that won’t be receiving any help from their parents:

The Simple Dollar Resource page for funding a college education

Military Links:


Prudential Spirit of Community- students in grades 9th-12th can apply if they have made a significant contribution in community service
Emperor Science Award for research-Apply by March 17
Young Entrepreneur Award: Apply by  Dec. 18                   

Test Prep

ACT Prep on Study Island:

SAT testing strategies on College Board

SAT Prep on College Board

CFNC test prep for ACT and SAT

Khan Academy test prep

March to Success US Army test prep

SAT/ACT/Compass Dates and Fees

Click here to read about the new SAT

The Junior Section

Martha Guy Summer Institute at Appalachian State University

Religious Liberty Scholarship Essay Contest: apply by March 8

UNC School of Social Work SWING program:

The Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL):   Application attached Due by March 30, 2018 

West Point Admissions is now taking applications from high school juniors. Click here for the application page.

Summer Ventures for Science and Math click here

Shelton Challenge at Shelton Leadership Center: for rising 9th-12th with a 3.0 GPA
fliers available in Mrs.Blount's office

The Clinton/Sampson Junior Leadership- Applications are in Mrs. Blount's office Due on Oct. 11 to Mrs. Blount

NC Governor's School : Applications are due Nov. 1 to Mrs. Blount Explore the Governor's School website. See above under News for more information.

Rotary Youth Leadership Conference. See the full application below:

Rural Electric Youth Tour by South River EMC

Questbridge Scholars College Prep Program: see Mrs. Blount for a nomination if you have a 3.5 GPA or higher taking the honors, AP, and/or CCP courses and your family income is less than $65,000/year.

Tarheels Girls State: apply by April 1, email or see Mrs. Blount for an application

Scholars/Enrichment/Summer Programs for 9-12th Grade Students

ASCEND mentoring youth program offered through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Omega Omega Chapter Apply Now and see your guidance counselor or college advisor for your transcript.

The White House Film Festival Student Film Contest, click here to learn more

Appalachian State University Forensic Anthropology Camp
Forensic Anthropology 1 Registration Link:
Forensic Anthropology 2 Registration Link:

Camp Invention Application: Clinton City School Summer Camp needs high school leaders!

Clemson Summer Studies:

Clemson Life Science Camp for 5th-12th graders click here

GALS:  Girls on outdoor Adventure for Leadership and Science

Gettysburg Summer Camps for Enrichment: Civil War, Psychology, Writing Camp, 3D Printing camp

Grammy Camp: Go to Summer Camp with the Grammy pros!

Martha Guy Summer Institute at Appalachian State University: More Information here

NC Governor's School Information is available in Mrs. Blount's office.  Visit to explore the Governor's School websit. 

NCSU Engineering Summer Programs for elementary, middle and high school:

Rotary Youth Leadership Speech Contest: see Mrs. Blount or theater teacher

Summer Fab for architecture and design in Boston at Wentworth Institute of Technology
Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, DC by South River EMC (application is above in the Junior Section). Sophomores and Juniors can apply.

UNCW Summer camps:  Engineering and MarineQuest

Middle School Opportunities for Enrichment

The White House Student Film Contest, click here to find out more!

Clemson University summer science camps, click here for the website

College Foundation of NC

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs: offered through NCSU click here for more information or 800-964-9974

NEWS and Fun Facts

What DACA students need to know about college and financial aid

Presentations and Power Points
       College Gear Up- 8/24/2017, click here

       Matchmaker: Best Match College by Toni Blount, click here

        Sampson Community College Gateway by Susan Baxter, click here

        ACT Study Island Presentation 9/15/17 -HERE

        Senior Parent Night Presentation

       Curriculum Presentation  3/12/18

       College Planning  Presentation 3/12/18

       Sampson Community College Presentation 3/12/18