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Class of 2020

Upcoming scholarship deadlines

Here are some scholarships with broad eligibility and upcoming deadlines. We’ve also found that scholarships earlier in the year tend to be less competitive. 

Name Website General Information Amount Merit Based Need Based Deadline                                        
College Foundation Of NC CFNC is the best source of information for state scholarships. Varies Varies Varies                                          
Crumley Roberts Chairmans Scholarship Scholarship for seniors attending college in NC who have impacted their community in positive ways. $2,500     Application info coming in December                                        
Diamante Scholarships for Hispanic Students Scholarships for Hispanic students Varies                                              
Fallen Linemen Foundation Be a child of a lineman, with a demonstrated need for college, who have demonstrated academic success. $1,000   Yes May 31, 2020                                        
Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship Essay based scholarship for NC students - $3,000.00     February 2, 2020                                        
Forgivable Education Loans for Service - FELS Forgivable loans for certain areas of study - you must commit years of service to NC for the loans to be forgiven. $3,000-$7,000 year     March 1st,                                        
Golden Leaf Scholarship Program Must be attending a participating four-year NC college , 3.0 or above GPA, and must be Pell Grant Eligible $3,000 3.0 GPA Yes Application available first Monday in December                                        
Golden Leaf Community College Program Must be attending a participating NC Community College $1,500   Yes Deadline determined by Community College                                        
Jagannathan Scholarship Given by the NCSEA - and rotates among the 16 pubic universities Varies Yes   University will award the scholarship if applicable                                        
Michael A DeMayo Scholarship Essay or powerpoint on the dangers of drinking and driving $2,500     March 2020                                        
NC Reach Must have been adopted after the age of 12 or aged out of foster care at age 18, NC state resident, enroll at public university or community college Varies     Varies                                        
NC Retail Merchants Scholarship Students or parents of students who work for NCRMA affiliated retail or grocery stores $2,500 2.5 or above   March 2020                                        
NC 4-H Developmental Fund Based on outstanding 4-H participation and achievement, GPA and college test scores $500-$2,000     February 1, 2020                                        
NC Americorps Scholarships in return for Service to country or state, must be resident of US and at least 17 years old, with a high school diploma $1230-$5815                                              
NC Association of Health Care Recruiters Scholarships available for those who are entering the nursing profession or any allied healthcare field $1,500     October 2020 - they have not updated the page as of yet.                                        
NC Criminal Justice Fellows For students who wish to earn a degree and work in the criminal justice field $3152 for 2 years Yes   April 2020                                        
NC Education & Training Voucher Program For a student in foster care on or after your 17th birthday or adoption finalized from foster care after 16th birthday, US citizen Up to $5,000 a year   Yes First come, first served                                        
NC Restaurant and Lodging Association For students attending colleges and community colleges for culinary and hospitality degrees, as well as tourism $750-$1,500     March 2020                                        
NC State Law Enforcement Scholarship For students who wish to major in Criminal Justice - community service is important $500   Yes June 2020                                        
NC Society of Hispanic Professionals Many scholarship opportunities for Hispanic students - documented or undocumented! Varies     Varies                                        
NC Teaching Fellows For students who wish to earn a teaching degree in STEM areas and Special Education - available at Elon, NC State, UNCC, Meredith and Chapel Hill. 3.0 Unweighted GPA, 24 ACT, 1100 SAT $8,250 a year Yes   January 2020                                        
SEANC Merit Based Scholarship For SEANC members, spouses, and their children - merit based scholarship $500-$1,000 Yes No April 2020                                        
SEANC Merit & Need Based Scholarship For SEANC members, spouses, and their children - merit and need based scholarships $500-$1,000 Yes Yes                                          
SECU People Helping People Scholarship Parent or student must be SECU member, must attend a public university in NC, show financial need, at least a 2.5 unweighted GPA, service to community $2,500 for 4 years Yes Yes Will be announced                                        
Winston-Salem Foundation One stop scholarship application with 125 different scholarships available Varies     Portal will open December 15, 2019 Deadlines in April 2020                                      
Zip Recruiter Scholarship Creative essay about a current job you hold and your ideal post-graduate job - must be 18 already - you may need to do it next year if you are not 18 $3,000     October 31, 2019                                        
NC Scholarship for Children of Wartime Veterans - VA scholarships Login and information page for VA Benefits for children of veterans in NC                                                
Stanly Community College General Scholarships                                                  
Stanly Community College Presidential Scholarship   Information comes out in the spring to school counselors                                                
Appalachian State University Scholarship Page                                                  
East Carolina University Scholarship Page                                                  
Elizabeth City State University Scholarship Page                                                  
Fayetteville State University Scholarship Page                                                  
NC A&T Scholarship Page                                                  
NC Central University Scholarship Page                                                  
NC State University Scholarship Page                                                  
UNC Asheville Scholarship Page                                                  
UNC Chapel Hill Scholarship Page                                                  
UNC Charlotte Scholarship Page                                                  
UNC Greensboro Scholarship Page                                                  
UNC Pembroke Scholarship Page                                                  
UNC Wilmington Scholarship Page                                                  
UNC School of the Arts Scholarship Page                                                  
Western Carolina University Scholarship Page                                                  
Winston-Salem State University Scholarship Page                                                  
Levine Scholarship at UNCC Based upon academic excellence and a commitment to community service - the premiere scholarship at UNCC - extremely competitive - Full Ride Yes   See your counselor before the end of September for nomination information                                        
Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State Based upon academic excellence and a major in a STEM related area Full Tuition Yes                                            
Wingate University Scholarship Page                                                  
Pfeiffer University Scholarship Page                                                  
Gardner- Webb Scholarship Page                                                  
Lenoir Rhyne Scholarship Page                                                  
Mars HIll Scholarship Page                                                  
Davidson Scholarship Page                                                  
Name Website General Information Amount Merit Based Need Based Deadline                                        
Fin Aid.Org A Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid with tips and information                                                
Fast Web Fastweb is your connection for scholarships, college searches, financial aid, and more!                                                
Scholarships 19 Billion in Financial Aid to help you pay for college!                                                
Collegeboard Scholarship opportunities from the College Board                                                
Scholarship Monkey Personalized searches for scholarships                                                
Chegg Personalized searches for scholarships                                                
Cappex Scholarships, admission tools, and much more!                                                
Niche Scholarships of all types!                                                
Good Call Scholarship search engine                                                
College Express Scholarship search engine                                                
Sallie Mae Sallie Mae offers scholarships as well as student loan information                                                
Petersens Scholarship search engine                                                
Going Merry Get matched and applyl for dozens of scholarships                                                
Coca Cola Scholars Foundation Coca Cola sponsors a merit and service based scholarship program $20,000 Yes   October 31                                        
Horatio Alger Horatio Alger Scholarships are aimed at students who have overcome obstacles in their lives.     Yes October 25                                        
JFK Profile in Courage National essay contest for scholarship money       January 17, 2020                                        
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship opportunities for students for students with sight impairments   Yes   Will open Nov 1st                                        
American Council of the Blind Scholarship opportunities for students who are legally blind       Will open Nov 1st                                        
National Center for Learning Disabilities Scholarship opportunities for students with learning and attention issues - ADD, ADHD   Yes Yes                                          
Imagine America College Scholarships Scholarships for those students who wish to enter a trade or a vocational program                                                
US Air Force ROTC Scholarships Scholarships range from complete full rides to partial - military service required upon graduation $1,000     Varies                                                                                   
ROTC Scholarships - All Military Branches Read about all the military can offer while paying for your college education!