Scholarships and Grants

Scholarship opportunities will be updated as we receive new information in Student Services.

  • Please note that this list is in no way exhaustive.

  • There are many scholarship opportunities that do not come through Student Services. We want you to take an active role in your future and research other scholarship opportunities online.

Some online resources may include but are not limited to:


Scholarship Listings have been updated as of 11/16/2021

NC Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

Due Date 12/3/21

NCSDAR Cordon Street Endowment Gift Scholarship

Award: $2,000- 2 students


Deadline: postmarked by December 3, 2021

Documents Needed:

  • Complete application form

  • Letter of reference or introduction from the sponsoring NCSDAR Chapter (this will be included after you turn in your completed application to Mrs. Gay)

  • Letter of reference from a community leader or teacher

  • Letter or statement written by the applicant expressing academic and career goals

  • List of extra-curricular activities, school and community

  • List of academic achievements and awards

All completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Gay in Student Services by the deadline listed above. Paper copies of the application are available from Mrs. Gay.

Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship

Due Date 2/6/22

Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 11:59 pm February 6, 2022

Required Documents that must be uploaded online:

  • A completed application, answering all questions.

  • A separate listing of extracurricular activities, honors, community work and work experience.

  • A current photograph

  • An unofficial transcript of grades, including first semester senior courses if possible and current GPA.

  • A letter of recommendation from one of the student's teachers (scanned and in pdf format)

  • Original essay of 500 to 700 words on this year's topic.


2022 Essay Topic Historic Preservation in North Carolina

Ordinary Folk: How They Shaped Their Communities in North Carolina

Our North Carolina counties had many pioneers and natives who were stalwarts in their communities and helped shape them. They were not famous and not often found in history books. They were just common settlers of our state who fought for our country, lived as good citizens in their communities, farmed the land, made beautiful quilts and furniture, led local militias, founded local churches, were teachers, etc. The essay should address a particular family, person, or community of early North Carolinians who shaped your local or a surrounding county. What were their habits, traditions, educational opportunities, jobs, entertainment, skills, etc.? What evidence do you see today that was left by these early citizens? Local museums and historical societies would be a good place to begin your research. The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and NCPedia are two other good sources for beginning your research.

Remember you must document from where you obtained a particular piece of information, including citations within the body of your paper and a list of works consulted at the end.

The scholarship link can be found at https://www.ncdames.org/florence-kidder-memorial-scholarship and by clicking on "Proceed to Online Application."


We've had quite a few students from SWE receive the local FKM scholarship. They give state scholarships and then local committee's award smaller scholarships.


National FFA Scholarship Program


Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals support scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Whether you are planning on attending a specialized training program or seeking a four-year degree, the National FFA Scholarship Program has opportunities for all.

Scholarships support FFA high school seniors and collegiate members as well as non-FFA members. Just one application is required for multiple scholarship opportunities totaling close to $2 million.


Link to scholarship page: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/


Catalog - https://ffa.app.box.com/s/cf5bsl5dl9jowjr73ytljiidly9wvwke


State Employees' Credit Union Scholarship

Due to Mrs. Gay on 2/18/22

Please note that the application must be completed in a word document. Please check your school email and you will find the attachments.

Please be aware that if you are chosen as one of the school nominations that you will be competing against all the other students nominated from THS, NEHS, and Early College at the district level. When completing the essay portion I highly encourage you to have an English teacher proofread your essay and remember to make what you write meaningful to the reader. This is a way to set yourself apart from other applicants and show why you should be chosen to represent SWE and ECPS. All completed applications must be turned in to me by the due date below. Two SWE students will be chosen to move to the district level. Once at the district level, a scholarship committee will choose two winners to represent ECPS.


This is a huge scholarship so please take the time and submit! Thank you!



SECU Foundation- People Helping People

Deadline: February 18, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. to Mrs. Gay

Award: $1,250 a semester for 8 semesters ($10,000)

Please review the SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship criteria below:

The committee will use the following criteria to award to scholarship recipients:

  • Is either an SECU member or is eligible for membership through a parent/guardian. Student or their parent/guardian must be a member at the time of application.

  • Is a senior at a North Carolina public high school who has been accepted to one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina System, copy of acceptance letter must be provided.

  • Is a US citizen and a resident of North Carolina under NCGS 116-143.1 and is eligible for in-state tuition.

  • Best exemplifies the “People Helping People” philosophy of SECU, and has demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.

  • Demonstrates scholastic achievement with a maintained 2.5 or higher unweighted 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 and fees.

  • Agrees to continue as a full-time student in good standing (maintained 2.5 or higher GPA) with the same university for up to eight (8) consecutive fall/spring semesters payable at $1,250 per semester. Scholarships are not transferable without prior approval of SECU Foundation. a. A written appeal for transfer must be made to the SECU Foundation prior to transfer. b. No transfers will be allowed to a university outside of the UNC System. c. Any gap in active enrollment will result in non-eligibility for funding for each semester missed.

  • Is not a director, employee, or family member of a director or employee of SECU or the SECU Foundation, or a family member of a member of the scholarship selection committee. For the purpose of this scholarship program and a student’s relation to a director, employee, or selection committee member, family member includes spouse, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, of a selection committee member, employee or director of SECU, or employee or director of SECU Foundation. Also, for the purpose of this scholarship program and a student’s relation to a director, employee, or selection committee member, family member also includes persons living in the same residence and maintaining a single economic unit as a selection committee member, employee or director of SECU, or employee or director of SECU Foundation. However, please note that the student must be a member of SECU or be eligible for membership through a parent or guardian at the time of application to be eligible for the scholarship.