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General Scholarships


Assistance League of the Triangle Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors
  • Live in the Research Triangle area
  • Plan to enroll as freshmen at any of North Carolina's post-secondary educational or technical institutions
  • Have grade point averages of 2.5 or higher
  • Have received a high school diploma by June 2016
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores
  • $1,000 to $10,000
  • Scholarship renewal available to students with a college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and higher
March 1
Assistance League of the Triangle Scholarship for Students Pursuing Post-Secondary Education
  • Reside in the Research Triangle area
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Currently attend or plan to enroll at any post-secondary educational or technical institution in North Carolina to pursue a certificate, diploma, associate's degree or bachelor's degree.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • $1,000 to $10,000
  • Scholarship renewal available to students with a college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and higher
March 1
Assistance League of the Triangle Scholarship for Working Single Parents
  • Be actively working single mothers residing in the Research Triangle area
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Currently attend or plan to enroll at any of North Carolina's post-secondary educational or technical institutions
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status
The scholarships are valued at $1,000 to $10,000 per academic year. March 1
Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Plan to enroll as full-time students in a degree-granting program at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro
  • Permanently reside and attend high school in one of the following counties: Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain, or Warren

Of the 17 scholarships, one is awarded to a student from the areas of Greensboro and High Point and to a senior at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics who is from an eligible county.
The scholarship provides for an award of about one-half the cost of an undergraduate education for seventeen (17) graduating seniors. The maximum award for the prior academic year was $12,000 January 31
Better Business Bureau in Greensboro, NC
  • Be graduating from a high school in Alamance, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, or Caswell Counties or in the City of Thomasville
  • Be attending any two or four-year college, technical college, or university
  • Be in good academic standing and show proof of community service and leadership while in high school
  • Submit a 500-word essay describing a personal situation where ethical judgment and practice was used
Two (2) $5,000 one-time scholarships March
Business and Professional Women of Raleigh
  • Be currently enrolled full or part-time at an accredited college or university as of the fall semester; or
  • Be attending an accredited community college, trade, or technical school as of the fall semester
  • Reside within the North Carolina counties of Wake, Durham, Orange, or Johnston (but can attend school outside the area)
  • Be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or higher)
Two (2) $2,000 educational scholarships April 22
Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship
  • Qualify for in-state tuition.
  • Be a resident of Chatham, Durham, Orange, Wake or Person County, North Carolina for at least 12 months (consecutively) prior to application.
  • Be a current nursing student or have been admitted to a nursing program at an accredited program in North Carolina offering a diploma, associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing.
  • Financial need.
  • Must maintain 2.0 grade point average to continue to receive funding.
$5,000 per year for two years May 31
Carol Bond Fund Scholarship for Middle and High School Environmental Educators Scholarship to be awarded to North Carolina educators/ schools that support a variety of diverse clean water and environmental preservation educational initiatives. For examples of projects funded, visit the website.
  • Development of environmental educational kits designed to support clean water education
  • Financial assistance that supports development and implementation of clean water workshops to middle and high schools
  • Field trips by middle and high school students to water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Production and/ or purchase of videos focused on the clean water environment and the value of clean water
  • Prizes to middle and high school students competing on clean water related environmental projects
  • Training middle and high school teachers about issues related to clean water which in turn will be used in middle and high school classrooms
  • $1,000.00 scholarship
  • Renewable but must reapply each year
March 24
Carolinas Food Industry Council Scholarship (CFIC)
  • High school seniors, college sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolling for the 2018 fall semester
  • Must be a spouse or dependent of a permanent, full-time employee or a part-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier member company in North or South Carolina.
  • Extra consideration given to students employed in the grocery industry and/or enrolled in an accredited food industry undergraduate curriculum
  • Written essay required
  • Thirty (30) $2,500 scholarships
  • Renewable but must reapply each year
March
Cheatham-White Scholarship (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)
  • Be a competitive applicant for admission as a freshman in the fall semester into a baccalaureate program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University or North Carolina Central University (in-state and out of state students are both eligible)
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be on course to graduate from high school in the spring semester prior to college admission
  • Minimum 4.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale cumulative GPA
  • Minimum 1280 (new)/1200 (old) SAT or 28 ACT
  • Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership
  • Be significantly involved in extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to service
20 Fully funded four-year scholarships (covering cost of full tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, laptop, supplies, travel, and personal expenses November 1
Cheatham-White Scholarship (North Carolina Central University)
  • Be a competitive applicant for admission as a freshman in the fall semester into a baccalaureate program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University or North Carolina Central University (in-state and out of state students are both eligible)
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be on course to graduate from high school in the spring semester prior to college admission
  • Minimum 4.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale cumulative GPA
  • Minimum 1280 (new)/1200 (old) SAT or 28 ACT
  • Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership
  • Be significantly involved in extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to service
20 Fully funded four-year scholarships (covering cost of full tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, laptop, supplies, travel, and personal expenses November 1
Crumley Roberts Founder's Scholarship Foundation
  • Have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Be a graduating North Carolina high school senior who will be attending a four-year accredited college or university
  • Written essay required
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation
Three (3) $2,500 scholarships January 19
Crumley Roberts Next Step Scholarship
  • Must be a community college student who will be transferring to an accredited 4-year college or university in fall 2018.
  • Have at least a 3.2 GPA
Three (3) $2,500 scholarships January 19
Diamante Education Scholarship
  • Must be Hispanic and/or Latino origins (at least one parent)
  • Be a high school senior or freshman in college during the current academic year
  • High school transcript with a minimum C+ or 2.5 GPA
  • Essay required
Determined based on eligibility of funds September 1
Dottie Martin Teachers Scholarship
  • Plan to teach in North Carolina once education is completed
  • Presently be in a teacher education program (High school seniors not eligible)
  • Fully complete a series of background history forms present in the application
  • Essay required
$500 June 1
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship
  • Must be a student enrolled in an accredited college or university either as an undergraduate students or as a current North Carolina teacher seeking additional training
  • Must be training to work specifically with people with special needs up to age 21, excluding the academically gifted, in any educational setting
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5
$500-$2,500 April 1
Eunice M. Smith Scholarship
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina for at least 12 months prior to application.
  • Must be admitted to a program in North Carolina offering a baccalaureate degree in nursing, a master's degree in nursing or doctoral degree in nursing or related field. Online programs are also acceptable.
  • Must be enrolled part-time, but at least 6 hours per semester.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in work already completed in the program
  • $1,000 per year (undergraduate students)
  • $2,000 per year (graduate students)
May 31
Fallen Linemen Foundation Scholarship Program
  • Be a child of a lineman
  • Be a permanent resident of North Carolina
  • Be a high school senior or have a high school diploma from an accredited school or GED equivalent
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate academic performance
  • Demonstrate community or school related activities
  • Three (3) $1,000 scholarships
  • Renewable but must reapply each year
May 31
Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship
  • Be a high school senior planning to enroll in a postsecondary program in North Carolina
  • Essay required
  • Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit of the individual essay (75%), scholarship and character (20%), and need (5%).
  • One (1) $3,000
  • One (1) 1,000
February 5
Golden LEAF Scholarship Program for Four Year Degree
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
  • Be a high school senior enrolling full-time as a first-year student or a community college transfer student enrolling for the first time at any participating North Carolina college or university.
  • Be a resident of a rural county that is economically distressed and/or tobacco dependent. Click here to view the eligible counties.
  • Have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Essay Required
Two hundred and fifteen (215) $3000 scholarships per year for up to four years March 1
Golden LEAF Scholarship Program for North Carolina Community Colleges
  • Be enrolled in a North Carolina community college during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Be a permanent resident of a qualifying rural county that is economically distressed and/or tobacco dependent. Click here to view the eligible counties.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
$750 each semester Deadline determined by community college financial aid office
GSK Opportunity Scholarships
  • Reside in Durham, Orange or Wake County for a minimum of one year
  • Be eligible to receive North Carolina resident tuition costs
  • Be a US citizen for a minimum of one year
  • Demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity
  • Have an exceptional desire to improve himself/herself through further education or training
  • There are no limitations on age, income level, previous education, course of study or training program
4-6 awards valued at $5,000 per year for a maximum of four years March 15
Inspire Our Future Scholarship
  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate program of study as a sophomore, junior, or senior or a graduate student at a post-secondary institution
  • Must be good academic standing with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be majoring in one of the following degree programs:
    • Child Development
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Education
    • Educational Administration
    • Secondary Education
    • Special Education
$2,500 April 1
Jagannathan Scholarships
  • Be a graduating senior planning to enroll as college freshmen in a full-time degree program at one of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina
  • Be a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes
  • Have demonstrated academic achievement (as indicated by class rank, cumulative GPA, and SAT scores), leadership, and financial need
Amount varies February 1
Judy Knox Scholarship
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina for at least 12 months prior to application.
  • Must be admitted to a program in North Carolina offering a baccalaureate degree in nursing or a master's degree in nursing. Online programs are also acceptable.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in work already completed in the program in which currently enrolled or in previous nursing program if no course work has been taken in the current program.
$1,000 per year May 31
Local Government Federal Credit Union Scholarship
  • Member of LGFCU in good standing*
  • Have an individual Share Account or hold a joint Share Account with a parent or guardian
  • Plan on attending an accredited college, university or community college
  • Be a full time student (undergraduate 12 hours or graduate 6 hours)
  • Have achieved a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0
  • Submit official school transcripts

*A member in good standing is defined as a member who is not overdrawn on Checking or Share Accounts and does not have delinquent loans.
One hundred twenty (120) $1,000 scholarships awarded February 1
Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina for at least 12 months prior to application.
  • Must be admitted to a program in North Carolina offering a master's degree or doctoral degree (PhD, DNP) in nursing practice or administration. Online programs are also acceptable.
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in work already completed in the program in which currently enrolled or in master's program if no course work has been taken in the current program.
$5,000 annually May 31
Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship
  • Open to high school seniors who have applied for full-time enrollment at a four-year University or College.
  • Reside and attend high school in the counties served by the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo LLP including: Alexander, Anson, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Cumberland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly and Union.
  • Video PSA presentation and application required.
Fifteen (15) $2,500 scholarships March 26
NC Reach
  • Have either been adopted from NC Division of Social Services (DSS) foster care after the age of 12, or aged out of NC DSS foster care at age 18 (must have been in care on their 18th birthday)
  • Be a resident of North Carolina, eligible for in-state tuition rates
  • Be under the age of 26 (participants remain eligible until their 26th birthday)
  • Enroll at either a state community college or one of the 16 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina system, at least half time, pursuing an undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate
Varies Varies
NC Retail Merchants Scholarship
  • NC residents who are high school seniors entering college in the fall, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are affiliated with NCRMA- member firms
  • Students who work or have parents who work in the retail or grocery industry
  • Average to above-average academic range
Fifty (50) $2,500 March 20
NC Safewater Endowment Fund Scholarships
  • Scholarship to be awarded a student pursuing a degree in a curriculum that emphasizes the protection of public health by providing drinking water and/or protectin the quality and integrity of the water environment at an institution of higher education located in North Carolina
  • Maintain a GPA greater than 3.0
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must not be related to scholarship sponsors nor employed by such sponsors and not an employee of nor related to officer or director of NAWWA-WEA, nor to any member of the Endowment Committee
  • Preference will be given to students who are members of a student chapter of NC AWWA-WEA
One (1) $2,000 (renewable annually for up to 4 years) July 1
NC Sheriffs Association Undergraduate Criminal Justice Scholarships
  • Be an undergraduate majoring in criminal justice at a UNC constituent institution that has a criminal justice degree program
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Establish financial need
  • Be enrolled full-time
Twelve (12) $2,000 Deadline determined by FA Office
NCNA Southwest Region Scholarship
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina for at least 12 months prior to application/
  • Must be a member of NCNA who lives or works in the NCNA Southwest Region/
  • Must be a current student or have been admitted to a program at an accredited program in North Carolina offering a post-licensure baccalaureate degree in nursing (RN to BSN). Online programs are also acceptable.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in work already completed in the program in which currently enrolled or in previous nursing program, if no course work has been taken in the current program.
$1,000 per year May 31
North Carolina 4-H Development Fund Scholarships
  • Recipient must be a resident of North Carolina, enrolling in an accredited North Carolina college or university
  • Have an outstanding record of 4-H Club participation and achievement
  • Possess an excellent high school academic record and demonstrate an aptitude for college work through SAT scores
$500-$2,000 February 1
North Carolina AmeriCorps
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or lawful permanent resident aliens of the United States.
  • Be 17 or older
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED, or obtain one while serving
  • People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Scholarship for Service
$1,230-$5,815 per year
Rolling
North Carolina Association of Health Care Recruiters Accepted for admission to an accredited nursing or allied health program. $1,000 October 9
North Carolina Bar Association Foundation Scholarship (NCBA)
  • Be the child of a North Carolina law enforcement officer who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
  • Apply prior to reaching his or her 27th birthday.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for admission in a college, vocational training school or other educational institution approved by the scholarship committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the NC Bar Association.
  • Demonstrate financial need and merit.
Amount varies April 1
North Carolina Education and Training Voucher Program
  • Must be a current or former foster student who was: in U.S. foster care on or after 17th birthday OR adopted from U.S. foster care with the adoption finalized AFTER 16th birthday OR entered into a kinship guardianship placement from foster care on or after 16th birthday.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen.
  • Personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) worth less than $10,000.
  • Must be at least 18 but younger than 21 to apply for the first time.
  • Must have been accepted into or be enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, vocational school.
  • Up to $5,000 per year
  • May reapply for ETV funds up to the age of 23.
First come, First serve
North Carolina Hispanic College Fund Scholarship
  • Graduate of a NC high school within the past 2 years
  • A four-year cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • 2 letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, principal, pastor, employer, or other community leader
  • An official high school transcript
  • Personal statement (500 words)
Between $500 and $2,500 January 15
North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Scholarship for Students in Colleges or Universities or Culinary Students in Four-Year Programs
  • Pursuing a course of study in culinary arts, hospitality management or tourism
  • North Carolina resident
$750-$1,500 March 15
North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Scholarship for Students in Colleges or Universities or Culinary Students in Two-Year Programs
  • Pursuing a course of study in culinary arts, hospitality management or tourism
  • North Carolina resident
$750-$1,500 March 15
North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation High School Students' Scholarship
  • Pursuing a course of study in culinary arts, hospitality management or tourism
  • North Carolina resident
$750-$1,500 March 15
North State Law Enforcement Officers Association Scholarship
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Must major in some area of Criminal Justice or related field.
  • Must supply copy of the Federal Student Aid Report. The student need criteria number will be considered.
  • Must be active in the community, church and/or school activities.
  • Must have no felony convictions or convictions of serious misdemeanors. Must also have no pending criminal matters.
  • Must not be older than 24 years of age by the application deadline.
  • The most recent official high school and or college transcripts must accompany each application, complete with 4 references and SAT scores.
One (1) $1,000 and Two (2) $500 awards June 1
North State Law Enforcement Officers Association Gate City Chapter Scholarship
  • Must be a permanent resident of Guilford County for a minimum of one year.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must major in some area of Criminal Justice or related field.
  • Essay required.
  • Must be active in the community, church and/or school activities.
$500 May 15
Penn Family Scholarship
  • Be a resident of Rockingham County
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time as an undergraduate student in one of the 16 UNC campuses in a degree-granting program
$1,000-$3,000 (can reapply each year) Determined by Campus Financial Aid Office
Programa de Becas Por Una Vida Mejor (Scholarship Program for Better Living)
  • Be Hispanic
  • Be under 22 years of age
  • Be bilingual
  • Have completed high school in North Carolina or have a diploma high school equivalent (HSE)
  • Be required to pay non-resident tuition at community colleges or University of North Carolina institutions as a result of immigrant status
  • Be a resident of one of the following counties:
    • Alamance
    • Caswell
    • Davidson
    • Forsyth
    • Guilford
    • Montgomery
    • Randolph
    • Rockingham
    • Stokes
    • Surry
    • Yadkin
Three (3) $1,000 December
Raftelis Financial Consultants Environmental Finance and Management Fund Scholarship
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with a concentration in environmental finance, environmental management, or related disciplines, in an accredited institution of higher education
  • GPA greater than 3.0
  • Must be a US citizen
$1,000 renewable March
Raftelis Foundation Elementary Education Scholarship Scholarship to be awarded to North Carolina educators/schools that support a variety of diverse clean water and environmental preservation educational initiatives. For examples of projects funded, visit the website. $1,000 renewable June
St. Andrew's Society of North Carolina Scholarship
  • Must claim Scottish descent
  • Must be a North Carolina resident
  • Must have participated in high school, college and community activities
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must provide academic transcripts and a current copy of FAFSA
Award based upon length of study in Scotland and the financial need of the student/family November 15
State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Merit-Based Scholarship SEANC members, their spouses and dependents and based on academic performance, excludes financial need $500-$1,000 (previous recipients can reapply) April
State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Need and Merit-Based Scholarship Must be a SEANC member, a spouse of a SEANC member, or a child of a SEANC member Demonstrate both academic merit and the financial need $500-$1,000 (previous recipients can reapply) April
State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Active and Associate Member Scholarship SEANC members ONLY (not spouses or dependents), who are full-time state employees enrolled in at least six semester hours of undergraduate work or three semester hours of graduate work at an accredited post-secondary institution (includes college, trade, technical, community college or graduate school) $500-$1,000 (previous recipients can reapply) April
State Employees' Credit Union Foundation "People Helping People" Scholarship - Community College Program
  • Be an applicant or full-time student who is a high school graduate or has completed the General Education Development (GED) program, enrolled in an associate degree, diploma or certificate program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of North Carolina eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Exemplify the membership philosophy of credit unions, "People Helping People," and demonstrate leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement.
  • Demonstrate scholastic achievement and maintain a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale or attain a score of 3,000 on the GED test.
$5,000 July
State Employees' Credit Union Foundation "People Helping People" Scholarship - Public University Program
  • Be a senior at a North Carolina public high school accepted into one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina.
  • Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of North Carolina and be eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Exemplify the membership philosophy of credit unions, "People Helping People," and demonstrate leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement.
  • Demonstrate scholastic achievement with a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and be deserving of financial aid.
$10,000 June
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a postsecondary educational institution that has chosen to participate in the TEACH Grant Program.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and Promise to Pay:
    • Serve as a full-time teacher for at least four years within eight years of completing the course of study
    • Teach math, science, a foreign language, bilingual education, special education, or a subject designated as "high need" by the federal or state government, or local education agency and approved by the Department, or serve as a reading specialist.
Up to $4,000 per year Varies by institution
The Triangle Pest Control Scholarship Fund Student must be currently enrolled in an accredited business or business-related program at a college or university in North Carolina or South Carolina $500 June
Winston-Salem Foundation The Foundation offers many scholarships utilizing a one-stop application process. Filling out one application will check your eligibility for multiple scholarships including both need and merit based awards. Varies April 1
For more scholarships for Latino students, visit http://thencshp.org/resources/for-students/scholarships/
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Scholarships for Students with Special Needs


Name of Scholarship Eligibility Amount Deadline
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf Check website for eligibility criteria, submission requirements and deadlines. Check Website Check Website
Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship
  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor degree program in the fall
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Documented learning disability and/or ADHD
  • Demonstrate financial need
$2,500 November 6
American Council of the Blind
  • Proof of legal blindness
  • 3.3 GPA
  • Involved in school/local community
Around 20 scholarships from $1,500 to $3,500 March 1
American Foundation for the Blind
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of legal blindness
$1,500 - $2,500 April 1
Anne Ford Scholarship
  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.
  • Documented learning disability and/or ADHD
  • Demonstrate financial need
$10,000 November 6
Caremark Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship For students diagnosed with hemophilia or another bleeding disorder Three (3) renewable $2,500 awards July 1
Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc. Grant
  • Graduate Student
  • US citizen
  • Some physical or sensory disability
  • Studying science, mathematics, medicine, computer science or engineering
$1,000 (reapply each year) December 1
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Scholarship
  • Must be legally blind
  • Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program
  • One scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time.
$3,000-$12,000 March 31
National Hemophilia Foundation - Kevin Child Scholarship
  • Must be an individual diagnosed with hemophilia A or B
  • Must be a high school senior, with aspirations of attending an institute of higher education (college, university or vocational-technical school) or a college student already pursuing a post-secondary education.
$1,000 June
Neyhart Scholarship
  • Students with kidney disease, kidney transplant or children of parents with kidney disease or transplant
  • Essay required
$1,200-$1,500 May 1
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Programs for Military and Their Dependents


Name of Scholarship Eligibility Amount Deadline
Coast Guard College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative Program (CSPI)
  • Score 1100 combined Critical Reading and Mathematics on the SAT, 23 on the ACT, or ASVAB GT of 109 or higher or ASTB: 4 AQR/ 4 PFAR
  • Be between 21 and 27 at the time of your college graduation
  • Be a sophomore or junior (with at least 60 college credits completed toward your degree)
  • Enrolled in a four-year degree program at an approved institution
  • Meet all physical requirements for a Coast Guard Commission
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen
Two academic years of college tuition, required textbook costs, required fees, monthly salary of approximately $2,200, medical and life insurance, 30 days paid vacation per year and leadership training. See Website
Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program
  • Be a member in good standing of the regular Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard or the Selected Reserve Component of any one of these services
  • Have the signed permission of the base Education Services Officer or Reserve Training Officer
  • Have served an established number of continuous days of active duty
  • Meet other criteria that the individual service may have established
100% of tuition See Website
Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents See Website for all opportunities Varies Varies
North Carolina National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (NCTAP)
  • Must be in good standing with your unit. CANNOT be flagged for any reason
  • Be attending an approved school. The list of approved schools can be found at: http://www.northcarolina.edu/sites/default/files/nc_saa_approved_programs_list.pdf
  • Be meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements for the approved institution of higher education
  • Be an active drilling member of the North Carolina Army or Air National Guard PRIOR to the start date of the term/course(s)
  • Be an active drilling member of the Army or Air National Guard and meeting the 2-year service obligation. MUST have 2 years remaining on your contract with the North Carolina Army or Air National Guard at the END of the academic period for which the award will be applied
  • Be attending an approved certificate or degree program at an approved institution of higher education approved by SEAA
Varies Varies
North Carolina Veterans' Scholarships
  • Must be children (under age 25 at time of application) of certain deceased or disabled veterans or of veterans who were listed as POW/MIA
  • Veteran's disabilities must have occurred during a period of war
  • Veteran must have been a legal resident of North Carolina at time of entry into service, or child must have been born in North Carolina and resided there continuously
Full scholarships including tuition, room and board and fees March 1
North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Inc. Scholarship Program (NCVVI)
  • Be a current resident of Wake, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Franklin, Nash, Chatham, or Granville counties in North Carolina
  • Have been awarded the Vietnam Service Medal (VSM) for service in the Vietnam War, or be a spouse, child, foster child, adopted child, grandchild, etc. of a Vietnam veteran (a recipient of the VSM)
$500-$1,500 February
Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scholarships (ROTC)
  • Must be at least 17 years of age (and no older than 21) for Navy ROTC scholarships.
  • Must be U.S. citizens.
  • Must be at least 17 and under 27 years of age on June 30 of the calendar year in which eligible for commissioning for Army scholarships.
  • The age for individuals with prior active duty service may be increased by one month for each month of active duty up to a maximum of three years (Title 10 USC 2107) for Army scholarships.
Up to $70,000 annually January 10
Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scholarships (ROTC) - Includes Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Repetitive
  • Be at least 17 (and no older than 23) for Naval ROTC scholarships
  • Be at least 17 within the first semester of freshman year and under 27 years old on June 30 of the calendar year in which student will graduate from college and receive Army commission
  • Be able to pass a commissioning physical
  • Be a United States citizen
Up to $180,000 annually January 10
For more military assistance and scholarship opportunities, visit our Military Section
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Programs for Graduates and Professional Students


Name of Scholarship Eligibility Amount Deadline
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
  • Be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in doctoral programs at graduate schools in the United States
  • Be able to fulfill all pre-dissertation requirements by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal
  • Be in the writing stage of the dissertation.
  • Plan to write on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern
  • Have never applied for the Newcombe Fellowship before
Twenty (20) $25,000 November 15
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
Sixty (60) fellowships at $24,000 per year December
NC Safewater Fund/GHD Clean Water Scholarship Applicant must be a first year graduate student who is studying engineering with a concentration in the water environment in an ABET accredited engineering curriculum at a North Carolina University. One (1) $2,000 (renewable annually for up to 4 years) March 23
North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship
  • Pursuing a course of study in culinary arts, hospitality management or tourism
  • North Carolina resident
$750-$1,500 March 15
Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship
  • Reside in Durham, Orange, Wake or Chatham County
  • Be enrolled, or must be planning to enroll, in graduate school, a physician assistant program or medical school
$1,500 March 15
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Forgivable Loans for Service


Name of Scholarship Eligibility Amount Deadline
Forgivable Education Loans for Service
  • Be a legal North Carolina resident and NC resident for tuition purposes
  • At the time of application, present a cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of:
    • 3.00 for graduating high school students (weighted GPA)
    • 2.80 for undergraduate students pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree
    • 3.20 for students pursuing a graduate or professional degree
  • Be willing to work in NC in a designated critical employment shortage profession (careers corresponding with a FELS Approved Program)
  • Must plan to enroll in at least six credit hours in an Approved Program at an Eligible Institution
Maximum Aggregate Loan Limits:
  • Certificate and/or associate degree programs: $6,000
  • Bachelor's degree programs: $20,000
  • Master's degree programs: $20,000
  • Doctoral degree programs: $56,000
March 1
North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program
  • New program established by the North Carolina General Assembly in July 2017
  • Forgivable loan to be used for tuition fees and the cost of books leading to teacher licensure
  • Must be committed to teaching special education or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field in a NC public school
Up to $8,250 per year January 16
North Carolina Principal Fellows Program (PFP)
  • Have at least a 3.2 GPA in the most recent 60 semester hours of college study
  • Be admitted to a master's program in school administration at a participating UNC institution
  • Have completed no more than two courses (6 hours) that apply toward the master's in school administration
  • Have at least four years of teaching experience
  • Sign a promissory note and scholarship agreement with the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, promising to seek and obtain employment as an assistant principal or principal in a public school or a U.S. government school in North Carolina for four years
Up to 180 awards at a value of $30,000 for first year of the program and 60% of an assistant principal's salary and an internship stipend determined by the General Assembly the second year. February 2
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Up-To-Date Scholarship Information
The A.C. Flora Counseling Office will continue to update this page as information becomes available.  
Please be sure to check back frequently.
Unless provided with the website, students should see Mrs. Easley in the Counseling Office for a scholarship application.
Due in October 2017

October 2nd: Applying for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship is your chance to be rewarded and gain local, state, and even national recognition for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman. For more information, visit: www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/

October 31st: Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW's) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year's theme is American History: Our Hope for the Future. Please see the following attachment for more information and an application form.
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Due in November 2017

November 11th: The Mercer University School of Engineering is pleased to invite seniors from our school to apply for their annual Scholarship Challenge at their Macon, Georgia campus on Saturday, November 11th, 2017.  They plan to award valuable scholarships this fall to high school seniors who are interested in Mercer’s engineering, industrial management and technical communications program.  More information about Mercer Engineering is available at engineering.mercer.edu. The Scholarship Challenge is a day where Mercer meets with these students to show them the campus, labs and technology, and give them an opportunity to meet with the faculty and students. Mercer will use a design problem or a test of math skills to help them make scholarship recommendations.  You do not need to have applied to Mercer – this event is open to any high school senior.The address to the student application is http://engineering.mercer.edu/scholarship.

November 15th: The Creative Writing Program and the Department of English of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are pleased to announce the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, which offers full four-year financial support to one incoming freshman per year. In order to apply for this scholarship, students must: 1.) Submit an application to UNC Chapel Hill by October 15, 2017 and 2.) Submit an application for the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2017. Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered. Preliminary screening will be completed in January 2018, with final screening concluding in March 2018. A final decision will be made in early April 2018. For more information and the applications, please visit: http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/tws

November 15th: The mission of the 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for citizens within our communities, with a special emphasis on our youth, particularly in the areas of mentoring, education, economics and financial literacy, and health and wellness. The 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia, Inc.’s Scholarship application is available to students who maintain full-time status at an accredited, post-secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year. Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. For an application, see the following attachment.
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Due in December 2017

December 9th: The Silver Pen is sponsoring a writing competition for high school seniors. Four scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors. Seniors must compose an essay about the following topic: "As a senior in high school, access to the internet, cellphones, and social media has always been available to you. Imagine yourself in your grandparent’s and great grandparent’s shoes. What did they use before these modern day advances?" All items needed to complete this application must be submitted online at: http://silverpen-slc.com/

December 20th: Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is offering a four-year scholarship ($2,000/year) open to any high school senior in South Carolina with a "B" (3.0) average, renewable if the student maintains a 2.5 GPA during the period of 4 years in college. Please review the criteria and application packet below.
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Due in January 2018

January 1st: Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you!  This scholarship has multiple quarterly deadlines: January 1st, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th, 2018. For an application, visit www.skincareox.com/scholarship/#scholarship-application

January 4th: 
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is sponsoring a Profile in Courage Essay Contest. Students will write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles of Courage. The first place winner will be awarded $10,000. Visit the following website for complete guidelines: www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

January 12th: The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Columbia South Carolina Chapter, is in search of 2017 scholarship candidates. The awarding of the scholarships actuates one of our goals; the encouragement of African-American females to continue their education beyond high school. The applicant must be a May 2018 graduating senior, be a student in a Richland One or Richland Two high school, and have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4 point scale.  Finalists must participate in an interview with the NCBW-SC scholarship selection committee. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  Scholarship winners must attend the NCBW-SC My Sister’s Keeper Awards LuncheonFor more information and an application, see the below attachments.
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January 15th: The Kittie Moss Fairey Scholarship Educational Fund is awarding scholarships to students that meet the following eligibility requirements: 1.) Must be a high school senior, 2.) Must be a South Carolina resident, 3.) Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale through the Spring of 2017, 4.) Applicants must have a combined SAT score of 1100 or a composite ACT score of 26, 5.) Applicants parents must have a household adjusted gross income not exceeding $40,000, and 5.) Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited, four-year college or university located in South Carolina. To complete an application, please visit www.csascholars.org/kmfr/

January 15th: The South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation is offering scholarship aid to deserving students who meet certain academic criteria. The following guidelines have been established for eligibility: 1.) Students must be seniors in a South Carolina high school, 2.) Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale through the Spring of 2017, 3.) Be residents of South Carolina, 4.) Have a competitive or recreational interest in golf, 5.) Recipients must attend an accredited public or private, 4-year college or university located in South Carolina in the fall of 2018. For a scholarship application, visit www.scholarshipprograms.org/golf/index.php?&testing=N

January 18th: The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is awarding scholarships that range from a one-time $2,500 award to multi-year $20,000 award. APIASF provides scholarships to under-served AAPI students with a special focus on those who are the first in their families to attend college, live below the poverty level, are representatives of the AAPI community's diversity, and have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement. You can access this scholarship application online at: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

January 26th: Each year the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) grants scholarship awards to deserving young men and women. The number of scholarship awarded is directly related to income received from Foundation investments. Forty (40) or more awards of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) are typically available each year. These $1,500 awards are provided on a one-time, first year basis only. For the application procedure and criteria, see the following attachment.
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January 30th: SAFE Federal Credit Union will award a needs-based scholarship of $1,000 to a graduating student in Richland One. In order to qualify, candidates must further their education in SC (college, university or technical school), must be or must become a member of SAFE Federal Credit Union, and have a financial need. Fill out the below form and submit it by January 30th.
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Due in February 2018

February 1st: The S.C. Governor's Committee on employment of people with disabilities is sponsoring the 2018 Journalism Contest. Students must write a three-page article on the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. The contest winner received a four-year scholarship to the South Carolina state-supported institution of his/her choice. The scholarship pays for undergraduate tuition and fees. To enter, you must be a SC resident aged 16-19 years old and a senior in high school. You do not have to have a disability. For more information please visit: journalismcontest.net/journalism/

February 1st: The SCAD Distinguished Scholars Award is for $20,000 per year and is applied to tuition at any SCAD location, including online via SCAD eLearning. To be considered, students must be recommended by a teacher, professor or counselor. The SCAD Distinguished Scholars Award is renewable annually for students who maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0. Students must meet the following requirements: 1.) Minimum 1410 SAT combined math and critical reading score, or ACT composite score of at least 30, 2.)GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale, 3.) Outstanding visual arts, performing arts, writing or riding capabilities, 4.) Honors and awards from competitions, or other recognitions, and 5.) Leadership skills demonstrated through co-curricular or extracurricular involvement. To be considered, your nominee must complete all SCAD admission requirements, including transcript and portfolio submissions. To apply, visit: www.scad.edu/admission/apply

February 1st: Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. To be eligible, students must have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21. For more eligibility requirements and an application, please visit: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/

February 1st: To be eligible for the James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarship, a student must meet the following qualifications: have one or both parents deceased, be a United States citizen and a South Carolina resident, have need of financial assistance to attend college, be a current senior in high school, have a satisfactory academic record, and plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university. For an application, visit www.byrnesscholars.org/

February 1st: The James (Coach) Day Scholarship is available to any high school senior track and field active team member of a school participating in the current Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet. The applicant must participate in a scheduled event at the Bob Hayes Track Meet. Download the guidelines and scholarship packet below.
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February 5th: Each year, We the Students gives 8-12th grade students from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspective on a trending topic. This year’s prompt is: To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content? We the Students is awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes. For more details, and to enter, visit: www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/
February 16th: The Omicron Phi Chapter is awarding nine $1,000 scholarships to male college-bound high school graduates. Applicants will need to compose a 700-750 word essay on "What Actions Can You Take to Promote Social Justice and Embrace Diversity of All People.” For more information, see the attachment below.
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February 21st: The South Carolina Federal Credit Union is awarding numerous scholarships to eligible students. Applicants will need to write an essay (500 words or less) on "Through your course of study, what skills do you plan to learn to better our state and enrich the lives of South Carolinians?"  For other eligibility requirements, please see the following attachment.
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Due in March 2018

March 1st: Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative will award seven $3,000.00 scholarships to students in local school districts. The scholarships are given to students who display a commitment to community service and the spirit of cooperation, two core values for the Touchstone Energy brand. For more information and an application packet, see the attachment below.
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March 2nd: The South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals (SCAEAP) offers a $1,000.00 scholarship to students pursuing a career in the secretarial science, computer science, or business management field. For scholarship guidelines and an application, see below.
March 2nd: The African American Network - Carolinas Scholarship Fund is providing scholarships ranging up to $2,000 for graduating seniors in North and South Carolina. The African American Network provides scholarships to college=bound students interested in pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration. Applications are available at: fftcscholarships.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx
March 5th: Central Carolina Community Foundation has one general scholarship application. This allows students the opportunity to apply to multiple scholarships with one application.  Once students complete the eligibility section of the application, the application will automatically filter which scholarships the student is eligible. Students must then select which of those scholarships they want to apply. For more information, visit www.yourfoundation.org/students/scholarship-application-information
March 9th: The Richland County Education Association is open to all seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA and enrolled in Richland School District One and Two public school systems. Students whose parents/guardians serve on the RCEA Board of Directors are ineligible to apply. For more information, see the attachment below.
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March 15th: The Richland County Association of Educational Office Professionals (RCAEOP) Student Scholarships were established to assist students who wish to pursue higher education. All 2018 scholarships are valued at $500. For more information and an application, download the attached Scholarship packet.
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March 15th: The South Carolina Education Association-Retired is seeking applicants from the 2017-18 class. The scholarship is awarded annually and is designed to help enable promising young people to pursue a four-year degree in education at a SACS accredited college, university, technical school, or community college in South Carolina. The annual amount of the scholarship is $1,000. $500 per semester will be paid to the South Carolina school in the name of the recipient. It will be awarded for four consecutive years. Please see the attachment below for more information and a scholarship application form.
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March 15th: The 2018 South Carolina State Fair Scholarship Program is awarding fifty $6,000 scholarships to students across the state to be paid at the rate of $1,500 per year over a four-year period. Students pursuing two-year degrees will receive $1,500 per year over the two-year period. For more information, visit www.scstatefair.org/scholarship-requirements
March 16th: The George Rogers Foundation was founded in an effort to provide scholarships for first in family students in need of financial assistance to pursue a college education. George Rogers developed the foundation as a means of giving back to both a school and a community that provided for him during his years at the University of South Carolina. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievements and honors, extracurricular and volunteer participation, work experience and short answer responses. For more information, see the attachment below.
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March 26th: The Lucretia M. Cayruth Scholarship of The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Midlands Chapter was established to help individuals achieve their business or professional goals through education. For eligibility requirements and guidelines, see the attachment below.
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March 27th: The Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is awarding 11 scholarships in the amount of $1,250 each to graduating seniors in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Fairfield school districts. All applications will be screened based on evidence of financial need, GPA, SAT/ACT scores, essay, letters of recommendation, and extra curricular activities. Please see the attachment below for the application and instructions.
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March 30th: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (Gamma Nu Omega Chapter) is awarding a scholarship to a high school senior planning to attend a four-year college/university in the Fall of 2018. The applicant must submit a completed application form with a photograph and an official (sealed) transcript with SAT or ACT results, For more information and an application packet, see the attachment below.
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March 31st: The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund (JMSMSF) was established in honor of Janice Marie Scott to recognize her involvement with various youth programs and community service activities within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. In order to be eligible for the scholarship. students must meet the following requirements:: 1.) US Citizen or permanent resident of US, 2.) GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale), 3.) High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia, 4.) Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities. 5.) Combined adjusted income of the parent(s) cannot exceed $50,000. For more information, visit: jmscottmemorialfund.org/apply/

March 31st: Doran L. Jones Scholarship is being offered to a high school or home-schooled student with a minimum GPA or 2.5 (on the UGP scale) who plans to attend college in the academic year of 2018-2019. This scholarship application form must be submitted to the scholarship provider or to your school’s Counseling Office. See General Instructions below for additional information about completing this application.
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Due in April 2018

April 2nd: The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years as long as they meet the eligibility criteria explained in the document below. For more information, see the attachment below.
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April 2nd: Club 24 is a social-civic organization in Columbia, SC whose primary goal is to encourage the community's youth. The Club 24 scholarship is awarded annually to one deserving high school senior in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship will be given to someone who is accepted by and enrolled in a historically black college or university. Please see the attachment below for application requirements.
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April 2nd: The Redefining Ready! National Scholarship lets America's graduation high school seniors tell the world how they are college, career, and life ready beyond a single test score. For more information, see the below flyer.
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April 6th: The Columbia Urban League WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship Program awards a $5,000 scholarship each year to a graduating African-American high school senior who resides in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield or Sumter counties. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 to be eligible and be accepted by an accredited college or university at the time of the scholarship award. For more information, see below.
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April 6th: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Columbia Urban League awards a $5,000 scholarship each year to a graduating African-American high school senior who resides in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield or Sumter counties. Applicants must: have been a participant in a Columbia Urban League program, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 to be eligible, be accepted by an accredited college or university at the time of the scholarship award, and meet the financial need requirement. For an application, see the document below.
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April 6th: The South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division is sponsoring an Instagram Scholarship competition to encourage you to actively consider your constitutional rights. The winning participant will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Student must be a South Carolina resident and a junior or senior attending a South Carolina high school. They must also be enrolled/plan to be enrolled in a post-secondary institution for the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 school year. For more information, visit http://discussions.scbar.org/public/yourbigidea/index.html
April 13th: The Columbia Alumni Chapter (Beta Chi Sigma) of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to offer two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who will be entering college in the fall of 2018. This scholarship will be offered to an African-American or Latino male, high school senior who plans to attend an accredited two or four-year college or university in the fall semester of 2018, who has a record of scholarly achievement, and who demonstrates financial need. For an application packet, see below.
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April 13th: The Beth Bernstein Women's Leadership Scholarship is a $1,000 one-time scholarship available to a female residing in House District 78, who will be attending a South Carolina University, college, or technical college in Fall 2018. The scholarship is an endowed scholarship established by the South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus. For more information and an application, see the attachment below. 
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April 15th: The Tywanza Sanders Legacy Scholarship was established in 2017 to honor the legacy and commitment to education of Tywanza Sanders. Tywanza was a victim of the Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, SC. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolling in undergraduate study at a four-year college or university in the Fall of 2018. The applicant will receive a one-time scholarship of $5,000 and another applicant will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,000. For more information, see the following website: www.tywanzasanderslegacyfoundation.com/scholarships
April 22nd: The 2018 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. The program includes one $4,000, two $1,000, and ten $500 scholarships. Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications and will be announced in May 2018.
April 29th: The Hopkins High School Alumni Foundation is proud to announce they will award scholarships in the fall of 2018 to outstanding students who are descendants of graduates from Hopkins High School. Students selected for the various scholarships will be notified by mail and through each high school counseling department. For more information and an application, see the below attachment.
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April 30th: The Richland County Education Association-Retired Scholarship is being offered to a Richland County high school graduate with a major in education. This is a one-time scholarship award of $1,000 to help defray the costs of matriculation in a college or university. For more information, see the attachment below.
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Due in May 2018

May 31st: Duck Brand Duct Tape is giving away $50,000 in cash scholarships to those who make the best prom-wear out of Duck®  brand duct tape! So unroll your imagination with your favorite colors and prints. For more information, visit: stuckatprom.com/

Due in June 2018

June 8th: The Rudolph Canzater Scholarship is now available online. The applicant must be a resident of the Sixth Congressional District of South Carolina, and/or plan to attend a college, university, or technical school in the academic year of 2018. Additionally, applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate a financial need, and be classified as an entering freshman at an institution of higher learning in the fall of 2018. 
South Carolina Scholarships and Grants
Students who choose to attend an in-state college or university may be eligible for South Carolina Scholarships and/or Grants.  Read the below document for eligibility requirements,
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A full list of scholarships, awards, and grants will give you fun, unusual, academic, need-based, student-specific, career, and even more types of scholarships. Browse through the full list and find new scholarships to add to your college fund. Or use the Scholarship Match to instantly find ones that are perfect for you. Start exploring their scholarships here.

College Board
Part of their site has a focus on, "Paying for College."  This feature includes a financial aid estimator and scholarship search. Their scholarship database contains more than 2,300 scholarship opportunities, totaling nearly $3 billion.  Visit the site by clicking here.

Fastweb
Fastweb, which has helped 50 million students find money since the site was founded 15 years ago, was the first online scholarship matching service and the first free national scholarship matching service. Fastweb's site indicates they currently have roughly 1.5 million scholarships worth $3.4 billion in their database.  Visit the site by clicking here.

Scholarships.com
Founded in 1998, Scholarships.com now claims to be the largest free and independent scholarship search and financial aid information resource on the Internet, with more than 2.7 million scholarships worth a total of $19 billion in their database. They have been recognized as a top scholarship search site by CNN Money, Forbes, ABC News, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.  Start your free college scholarship search by clicking here.

StudentScholarships.org
This website contains the largest collection of scholarships on the web. Registered users will be matched with scholarships, bursaries, and grants that fit their profile. Visit the site at: www.studentscholarships.org/

US News
The Scholarship portion of this site provides students with tips on finding money for college, virtual scholarship coaching, advice on writing scholarship essays, and more.  Visit the site by clicking here.

College Mouse
Search our database to find the right scholarship opportunity for you. Choose from hundreds of scholarship opportunities featured and filter results by major, deadline and amount. Whatever your situation, you will most likely find a scholarship to help make your college dreams more affordable. Visit the site at: www.collegemouse.com/scholarship-opportunities/

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