Scholarship Deadlines

**Heisman Scholarship- - apply online - Deadline - Ocotober 3, 2016. This scholarship seeks and celebrates the top performing high school scholar-athletes.

**The Univestiy of Georgia - Foundation Fellowship and Ramsey Honors Scholarships. Please direct any questions about this application to Deadline: November 1, 2016.

**Gardner-Webb University - Ignite Excellence Scholarship Competition - Requirements: GPA 3.70 Weighted, ACT 25 or SAT 1200 (New SAT) or 
                                               1100 (Old SAT)   Apply for GWU Admissions - once accepted - you will receive a separate application for Ignite - 
                                                Essays, application and letter of recommendation are due December 15, 2016.

**North Carolina Hispanic College Fund - Applications posted on - Deadline: January 15th - Eligibility Criteria: Hispanic background (one                                                                     parent must be fully Hispanic or both parents must be half Hispanic) GPA 2.5 or higher.

• NCHSAA Endowed Fund Scholarship applications are available on-line at the following link


• NEW FOR 2016 - NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational Scholarship - Scholarship deadline is Nov. 7, 2016.

• NCHSAA Commissioner's Cup, Powered by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel -

Two teams or schools from each classification (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A) will be awarded the 2016-2017 NCHSAA Commissioner’s Cup at the NCHSAA Annual Meeting on May 4, 2017! Each will receive a $1,000 stipend for their respective team or school’s athletic program, earmarked for use by that sports team.  The on-line registration form is now available at the following link

• Toby Webb Coach of the Year Award

Established in 2005/06 through the NCHSAA Endowment Fund and generous donations from Toby Webb supporters, the Toby Webb 'Coach of the Year' Award recognizes two outstanding coaches annually, one male and one female. Each 'Coach of the Year' recipient receives a $2,000 cash award and commemorative plaque and will be recognized at the NCHSAA Annual Meeting. The on-line nomination criteria and forms are available at the following link

Asheville Wilbert Vault Service Scholarship - $2,000 (one time) for those pursuing funeral services as a career path.

Nathaniel Ellis Cannady, Jr. Scholarship - $5,000 (for 4 years) for those intending to study engineering, information technology, construction, or project management.

William A. Hart Award - $1,000 (2 years) Graduating seniors planning to attend a NC two year school.

Harry W. Clarke Award - $2,000 (4 years) Graduating seniors planning to attend a NC four year school.

Captain John G. Gardner, USMC, Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 (one time) for students who are relatives of active duty, decorated Vietnam veterans.

Yates L. and Louise D. Holland Scholarship - $2,000 (one time) for seniors graduating in odd-number years from ERHS, with a preference for those going to UNC Chapel Hill.

WNC Regional Scholarships - $1,000+ (varies) seniors graduating from a high school in the westernmost counties of NC  For women with a talent in STEM.

North Carolina Extension & Community Associantion, Inc. Scholarships: $800.00 Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be residents of NC and planning to attend at NC accredited college,, community college or technical institute in the Fall 2017. All majors are eligible to apply, however priority will be placed on majors in family and consumer sciences and related areas of study. Special consideration will be given to those people directly involved with the Extension & Community Association, 4-H or other NC Cooperative Extension program. Application deadline: February 1st. Please see Mrs. Humphries in guidance for an application.

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare 

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017

Interested students may visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form. 

We welcome you to include information about our scholarship competition on your school's website. Please feel free to spread the word via social media as well. 

Your students may also find our website a helpful starting point for their college search. We provide the Web's most comprehensive and analytical resource for selecting a nursing school. I've included below a link to our research on your state. Feel free to post this among your online college counseling resources if it's helpful: 

2017 African American Network-Carolinas Scholarship Fund. Applications available at - Applications should be submitted online by March 3, 2017. The AANC-C Scholarship Committee will consider academics and financial need of each applicant after assuring they meet the minimum eligibility: Graduating Senior at a North or South Carolina High School, Must attend a four-year college or university located in North or South Carolina and Must plan to major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration.

Golden LEAF Scholarship Program - Eligibility Requirements: Be a NC resident, Enroll in a qualifying UNC institution, or a NC private non-profit college or university in Fall 2017, Demonstrate Financial Need, Apply for FAFSA by March 1, 2017, and present satisfactory record of academic achievement and community service. The Golden LEAF Scholarship application is available at The application deadline is March 1, 2017

NC District Pilot Scholarship International Scholarship Application

Requirements/Eligibility: Be a NC Resident, Acceptance to a NC College or University, Preferences given to students who are interested in careers what will positively impact brain illness or brain disease awareness, Information regarding financial need is required, Information regarding GPA is required. Please see Mrs. Humphries in guidance for an application. DEADLINE: March 6, 2017

State Employee's Credit Union Scholarship  --Eligibility requirements: Acceptance letter to one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina, 2.5 GPA, demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement. Please see Mrs. Humphries for an electronic application. All completed applications are due to Mrs. Humphries in guidance by March 6, 2017.

CTE Scholarship: Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen:

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s scholarships are for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university. They are a financial need scholarship and award scholarships to every eligible applicant. Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 37,000 need-based scholarships, valued at nearly $100,000,000.

The scholarship application is open year-round for students pursuing career and technical education programs less than 12 months in length. Students can apply at  For programs longer than 12 months, our application is open from January 1 to March 1 each year.

This hyperlink has materials to help promote the scholarship that can be distributed electronically. Click here for a digital brochure. If you would like print materials or more information about the program, please visit or e-mail or call 703-549-0060

The North Carolina Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation

Eligibility requirements: Must enroll in an accounting degree program with six or more credit hours per semester, must show firm intention to continue into the field of Accounting, must enroll in an accredited school of higher education in NC, must be a resident of NC. Please see Mrs. Humphries in guidance for an application. Applications are due by April 10, 2017.

NCACTE Guidance and Career Development Division Scholarship

The purpose of the NCACTE Guidance and Career Development Division Scholarship is to assist the recipient during his/her higher education by subsidizing the cost of attending a community college or university. The scholarship is available on a competitive basis to graduating high school students who have taken Career and Technical Education courses and achieved the status of a CTE completer. Award amount: $1,000 nonrenewable Six (6) scholarships to be awarded (one per region in North Carolina)

Application Link:
Scholarship Application Deadline: April 15, 201711:59 p.m.

- Applicant must be a high school senior with a CTE concentration (completer status).
- Applicant must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited four-year college/university, community college, or technical school for Fall 2017 with a CTE related major.
- Applicant must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Selection Criteria:
A review committee will select the scholarship recipient using the following criteria.
- Academic achievement in both core academic and CTE courses
- Demonstrated desire to pursue a career in one of the 16 Career Clusters acknowledged in NC (visit for more information about Career Clusters)
- Letters of recommendation that demonstrate the student's character
- Personal statement that communicates the student's academic, career, and personal goals
- Statement of how scholarship will benefit student
To see a regional map (required field within application), visit Scholarship winners will be notified by May 1, 2017

Questions regarding this scholarship application should be directed to: Misty Wolfe (

Ellenboro Woman's Club Scholarship

Applicants may be male or female - but must live in the Colfax Township.  Students may determine if they are in the Colfax Township by asking parents where they vote - as most will vote at the Ellenboro Fire Dept.  The Colfax boundaries may also be determined by typing Colfax District boundaries, Rutherford County, NC into a search engine.  Applicants must also be conscientious and goal-oriented have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA. Please see Mrs. Humphries in guidance for an application. All applications are due to Mrs. Humphries by April 11th.

McDonald's Future History Makers Scholarship - ($5000)
This scholarship is being awarded to students who are making an impact through their academic achievements and community involvement. Students must meet the following criteria:
* Must be attending an accredited two or four-year institution of higher education full-time in the Fall of 2017
* Must be a legal U.S. resident less than 21 years of age
* Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
* Must be available to attend the awards luncheon the first week of May, 2017 in Greenville, SC
Please visit to apply - Applications must be completed between March 1 - 26, 2017

The Wanda Berry Memorial Scholarship will honor one student athlete or athletic team manager who demonstrates the qualities that Mrs. Berry embodied. The recipient of the scholarship will receive $1,000.00. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

*Minimum of 25 hours of community service (cannot include time spent as team          manager)
*3 letters of recommendation from the following: a coach, a faculty member and a    community member)
*Maintain a 2.5 GPA
*Complete a scholarship application by April 12, 2017.
 Eligible seniors may pick up an application from Mrs. Humphries in the guidance office. All completed applications are due to Mrs. Humphries by April 12, 2017.

1. Must be a resident of North Carolina. 
2. Grade point average must be 3.0 or better. 
3. Must major in some area of Criminal Justice or related field. 
4. Must supply copy of the Federal Student Aid Report. The student need criteria number will be considered. 
5. Scholarship check will be made payable to the institution in which the recipient will be attending.
 6. The number of siblings in the family will be considered and if any are currently attending college. 
7. Student must be active in the community, church and/or school activities. 
8. The student must have no felony convictions or convictions of serious misdemeanors. The student must also have no pending criminal matters. 
9. The student must not have exceeded 24 years of age by the application deadline. 
10. The most recent official high school and or college transcripts must accompany each application, complete with 4 references and SAT scores. 
11. One scholarship of $1000 dollars will be awarded to the top applicant and two (2) scholarships of $500 dollars each will be awarded to the top two additional applicants.
**Please see Mrs. Humphries for an application. Application Deadline: May 20, 2017.

Rutherford County Cattlemen's Association Scholarship
Applicants must be Rutherford County residents.
Graduating seniors from any of the high schools in Rutherford County pursuing a B.S. or Associate degree in the field of Agriculture.
Priority will be given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in animal science with an emphasis in beef production.
Interested students may pick up an application from Mrs. Humphries in guidance office. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Humphries by April 12, 2017.

Lutz Foundation Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements: Students express concern for others and has a sincere desire to help his or her fellow man. Students must have demonstrated a potential to succeed in a four year college. Participation in extra-curricular activities will be considered as much as academic achievement. The student should demonstrate to the committee a clear understanding of the free enterprise system. Eligible students can pick up an application from Mrs. Humphries in Guidance. All completed applications are due to Mrs. Humphries by April 5th.

Matthew Lail Memorial Scholarship

The Matthew Lail Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one senior athlete this year for $1000. Seniors interested in applying for this scholarship need to meet the following requirements: 

 Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
 Have taken AP/Honors classes
 Have been involved in sports
 Have at least 25 community service hours and three recommendations from teachers 
 Have shown good character.
Interested seniors can see Mrs. Humphries for an electronic application. Completed application and recommendations are due to Mrs. Humphries by May 4, 2017.

Pilot Club - McKinney Jobe Award

A $500 Award has been established by the Pilot Club of Rutherford County to be presented to a graduating senior from Chase, East Rutherford or R-S Central High Schools, preparing for a career working with people affected by Brain Related Disorders or Disabilities.  

Applicants must have demonstrated good character, good citizenship, scholarship and an active interest in school and community activities.  Students can access the scholarship application at

Applicants must include one (1) letter of recommendation from a faculty member.  Faculty members will submit their application at  

All application must be completed by May 4, 2017.

The recipient will be announced at the respective high school on Awards Day.  Upon proper notification to the Pilot Club of Rutherford County, payment of this award will be made directly to the college where the recipient is enrolled.  

The Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild - Scholarship

The Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild will again offer a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating H.S. senior

who plans to major in art or art education at the college level. 

Note that applicants must live in Rutherford County and that the application deadline is April 28th. We look forward to seeing what your students are doing! 

Please see Mrs. Humphries in guidance for an application. :)

Khan Law Firm Scholarship

Khalil Khan and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship to a student of their choosing. To qualify for this scholarship:
  1. You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States.
  2. You must be able to provide proof of current enrollment. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released. (ex. screenshot of grades, picture of acceptance letter, etc.)
  3. You must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  4. Write an essay explaining your plans for your education. 
The deadline for application submissions is August 1st, 2017. Qualifying students can apply here:

Charles Toms Scholarship

$500 Scholarship awarded to a Senior at ERHS who attended Sunshine Elementary School. Please see Mr. Phillip Murray in the main office for an application.

Deadline: All completed applications are due to Mr. Murray before 3:00 pm on May 12, 2017.

Max Hampton Scholarship

The Webb First Baptist Church Max Hampton Scholarship Fund will honor one student who demonstrates the qualities of working hard and striving for success. The recipient of the scholarship will receive $250.00. Applicants must  meet the following requirements:

Minimum 25 hours of community service
3 Letters of recommendation from the following:  a faculty member, their mentor, and       a community member
Maintain a 2.5 GPA
Proof of acceptance to college: state, private or community

Please see Mrs. Humphries in guidance for an application. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Humphries by Thursday, May 18 at 3:00pm.

Denise Humphries