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					                                         Scholarships
Online Searches/Scholarship Opportunities:

   •   CFNC.org has a great list of scholarship opportunities.
   •   Go to www.christianconnector.com to enter a $2500 drawing. This is also a free web resource to
       search for scholarships.
   •   Free scholarship search: www.SchoolSoup.com
   •   AverMedia $
   •   5000 to someone with leadership, academics, and extracurricular activities. Apply to
       www.avermediausa.com by November.
   •   Offtocollege.info $1000 scholarship chosen every 2 weeks through suntrusteducation.com
   •   Hispanic College Fund – http://hispanicfund.org/scholarships
   •   Fast Web Scholarship Search – www.fastweb.com
   •   Intel Science Talent Search – www.sciserv.org/ssts
   •   FinAid – The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid (scholarships) – www.finaid.org/scholarships
   •   United Negro College Fund – www.uncf.org
   •   Gates Millennium Scholarships – www.gmsp.org
   •   McDonald’s Scholarships – www.mcdonaldsnymetro.com
   •   Scholarships by Category – www.financialaidfinder.com/studentscholarshipsearch/
   •   College Board Scholarship Search – www.appscollegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
   •   First Generation Student Scholarships –
       http://telacu.com/site/en/home/education/applications.html
   •   Minorities and Disabilities Scholarships
       www.proyectovision.net/english/opportunities/scholarships.html
   •   African American Scholarships – http;//oedb.org/scholarship/Africanamerican
   •   Private Scholarships for Seniors http://www.phs.d211.org/stsvc/college/scholarships.asp
   •   Alphabetical List of Scholarship by Field of Study
       http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/subjectospecific.htm
   •   Nursing Scholarships – http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/financialaid.htm
   •   Gateway to 10 Free Scholarship Searches – http://www.collegescholarships.
   •   com/free_scholarship_searcher.htm
   •   Best Buy Scholarships: http://www.bestbuyinc.com/community_relations/scholarship.htm
   •   Scholarship search: www.freecollegescholarships.net
   •   Free eBook titled Financial Aid in a Nutshell
       www.scholarshipworkbook.com/Financial_Aid?Nutshell.html
   •   Master List of Scholarships: www.consumerfraudreporting.org/ScholarshipGrantList.php


            Scholarships for October, November and December

October Deadlines
DALE E. FRIDELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Selection Criteria: This scholarship was funded in honor of Dale Fridell, who was the
grandfather of StraightForward Media CEO, Josh Barsch. This award is for international and US
students. They must be a graduating high school senior or a current undergraduate student at a
two or four year college, trade school, technical institute, or other postsecondary education
program. Applicants are required to submit two essays. Please visit their website at
www.straightforwardmedia.com for essay topics and for application information.
Amount: $1,000 annually, nonrenewable
Deadline: October 14, 2010, January 14, 2011, May 1, 2011, and July 14, 2011
Contact: www.straightforwardmedia.com

EMORY UNIVERSITY, GA EMORY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Selection Criteria: Students must have outstanding records of academic achievement,
possess extraordinary personal qualities, and have made significant contributions to their class,
their school, and their community. While at Emory, scholars may participate in an extensive
program of educational enrichment including independent research; they may receive stipends
to enjoy cultural and social events; they may use awards to study abroad during the school
year; and in their summers, they may participate in diverse service learning opportunities. The
scholarship committee must select candidates; if you are interested in a school nomination
complete nomination form (found in guidance) by Friday, October 15, 2010.
Nominated students must apply for admissions online at www.emory.edu/ADMISSIONS prior to
November 15, 2010.
Amount: Covers four years of undergraduate study and ranges from two-thirds tuition to full
tuition, room, board, and fees.
*Deadline: October 15, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs.Long

                   GOIZUETA SCHOLARS PROGRAM
EMORY UNIVERSITY, GA
Selection Criteria: Small and highly selective program seeking one top senior interested in
business. Students must have a demonstrated interest in business, as evidenced by
engagement in entrepreneurial activities, participation in internships, membership in business
clubs, and/or involvement in business related conferences, competitions, and similar offerings.
Leadership and community service are also important components in the selection process, and
candidates who bring diverse perspectives and background are of special interest. Please
complete nomination form in guidance if you are interested in a school nomination by
Friday, October 15, 2010.
Nominated students must apply for admissions online at www.emory.edu/ADMISSIONS prior to
November 15, 2010.
Amount: Covers four years of undergraduate study, including study abroad options, and will
range from two-thirds of tuition to full tuition and fees.
*Deadline: October 15, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

                   JERB MILLER SCHOLARSHIP
WESTMINISTER COLLEGE
Selection Criteria: High School senior with a 3.5 or higher GPA and must possess the
following qualities: friendship, kindness, brilliance, love, wisdom, goodness, joy, passion,
patience, resolve, and conviction. Please complete nomination form in guidance if you are
interested in a school nomination by Friday, October 15, 2010. Nominated student must
apply by November 15,2010.
Amount: $17,000.00 for one year/$68,000.00 for four year total
Deadline: October 15, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

                           NC TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM
Selection Criteria: Aims to recruit top students into the field of education. High class rank, test
scores plus involvement in school activities are very important. You may go to the following
website for additional information, www.teachingfellows.org. or see Mrs. Long in guidance.
Students must take the October and/or November SAT if they have not taken the SAT
previously.
The deadline for New SAT and ACT scores to be received in the Teaching Fellows office
is November 22, 2010 by 5:00 P.M.
Amount: $24,000.00 over 4 years and many perks
*Deadline: Application, three reference forms, and composite form are due to Mrs. Long by
October 15, 2010.
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

                  NCWIT AWARD FOR ASPIRATIONS IN COMPUTING
Selection Criteria: This award honors young women at the high school level for their
Computingrelated achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and
IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for postsecondary
education. Please visit their website to apply, http://www.ncwit.org .
Amount: $500 cash, laptop computer, trip to Charlotte, NC, and an engraved award for both the
student and the student’s school.
Deadline: October 15, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long or http://www.ncwit.org

                              NFAA’S youngARTS PROGRAM
Selection Criteria: Artistic excellence in all art forms: cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music,
photography, theater, voice, visual arts, and writing. For more information and to register, visit
their website at www.nfaaartsawards.org .
Amount: $100 to $10,000
Deadline: October 15, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

                                    NUESTRA JUVENTUD
Selection Criteria: Must be a Hispanic student in your senior year of high school with qualities
and achievements such as academic excellence, perseverance, community service, hardship,
and other similar factors. Seven students will be recognized from November through May.
Sponsored by WUVC Univision 40. Please see Mrs. Long for an application.
Amount: $500 scholarship for the college/university of their choice
Deadline: October 15, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

                              HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION
Selection Criteria: Enrolled full time as a high school senior and planning to enter a college in
the U.S. Critical financial need, involvement in extra curricular and community activities,
demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming diversity, a minimum GPA of 2.0, and
U.S. citizenship. If interested, please go to www.horatioalger.org/scholarships to complete an
application.
Amount: Awards range from $2,500 to $20,000
*Deadline: Application must be submitted online, students must mail one letter of support, must
submit an official transcript, students must download the certifications page and obtain the
proper signatures prior to mailing, and submit a photo copy of the front page of their
parent/guardian’s federal tax form for 2009. All materials must be submitted prior to October 30,
2010.
                             BEREA COLLEGE (KENTUCKY)
Selection Criteria: Berea College (a nondenominational
Christian School) provides a 4year full tuition scholarship for every accepted student. Family
income is a factor, there is a minimum income allowed for admission. Most accepted students
have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a SAT between 930 & 1350 with community service and
leadership qualities.
Amount: Full tuition
Deadline: Nonbinding,
early review deadline is the last business day of each month October
2010 – May 2011
Contact Person: www.berea.edu

                         COCACOLA-SCHOLARS FOUNDATION
Selection Criteria: For students who demonstrate, through academic excellence and
leadership in their communities, their capacity for and commitment to making a difference in
the world. Seniors must have a GPA of 3.0 by the end of their junior year. Please visit their
website at www.cocacolascholars.org for application and more information.
Amount: 50 fouryear
$20,000 and 200 fouryear
$10,000 scholarships
*Deadline: October 31, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

          FOREST ROBERTS THEATRE PLAYWRIGHT AWARD
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Selection Criteria: The award is designed to encourage and stimulate artistic growth among
educational and professional playwrights. It provides students and faculty the unique opportunity
to mount and produce an original work on the university stage. Please see Mrs. Long in
guidance for more information and rules.
Amount: $2,000. Cash award to winning playwright
Deadline: October 31, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

November Deadline
               CONGRESSIONAL SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINATIONS
Selection Criteria: Young men and women interested in attending the United States Service
Academies are required to seek out a nomination from their United States Congressional
representative. Students are able to contact Congressman Kissell’s office directly
mallory.morris@mail.house.gov or may see Mrs. Long in Guidance, if interested in seeking a
nomination. A nomination is based on a “wholeperson” evaluation. This evaluation includes:
moral character; scholarship (high school record, class rank, SAT and/or ACT scores);
leadership (organized activities, student body & class government, extracurricular activities,
scouting, church, community involvement, work); physical aptitude; medical fitness; and overall
personal goals and motivation. Each applicant seeking nomination must meet the following
academy eligibility requirements by July 1 of the year you seek admission: must be a US citizen;
must be at least 17 (each academy has a minimum age requirement); must be unmarried; and
must have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
Amount: all educational expenses are paid
Deadline: November 1, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

            NC STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM
Selection Criteria: The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers a limited number of
competitive scholarships for entering freshmen in an effort to recognize and encourage
exceptional academic ability and talent. To be considered, students must apply for admission
by November 1, 2010. Please visit their website at www.ncsu.edu. Click on “Future Students”,
“Can I Afford It?”, “Scholarship Resources” on left, under “Scholarships” click on “High School
Students” for a list of scholarships.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: November 1, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

                    PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS
Selection Criteria: For outstanding community service, particularly a self initiated
project or endeavor. Students are eligible for state and national awards. Interested students can
apply online at www.prudential.com/spirit or www.principals.org.prudential.
You may also call 8775258491, if you need a paper application. Interested students can see
Mrs. Long in guidance for an application instruction sheet.
Amount: $1000 or more, a beautifully engraved medallion, and a trip with a parent or guardian
to Washington, DC, next spring.
Deadline: Students will need to complete application, print it out, student and parent will need to
sign, and submit to Mrs. Long by November 1, 2010.
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

                           RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM
Selection Criteria: Academically talented, highly motivated African American
students for use at any 4year college. Most recipients are among top 10% of their class and
involved in volunteer efforts within their communities. Financially needy students receive
preference.
Amount: $10,000., renewable for four years
Deadline: Must be postmarked by November 1, 2010
Contact Person: www.ronbrown.org

                          THE THOMAS WOLFE SCHOLARSHIP
UNC
Selection Criteria: Unique scholarship opportunity for our best writers. Students can begin
submitting applications on September 1, 2010, with the deadline for submissions being
November 1, 2010. For more information and an application, please visit the University’s
website at http://english.unc.edu/creative/tws. If you have questions, you can email
TWS@unc.edu.
Amount: Full tuition
*Deadline: November 1, 2010
Contact Person: http://english.unc.edu/creative/tws or Mrs. Long

                                JOHN MONTGOMERY BELK
DAVIDSON COLLEGE
Selection Criteria: Recognizes students of demonstrated intellectual and personal
achievement and significant leadership ability. CATA may nominate one student.
Please complete a nomination for in guidance by Friday, November 5, 2010. Nominated
student must submit completed application information no later than December 1, 2010.
Amount: $45,000 annually renewable scholarship. In addition, scholars receive two summer
stipends (up to $3,000 per stipend) to pursue international study and other enrichment
opportunities.
*Deadline: November 5, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

                                LEVINE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
UNC CHARLOTTE
Selection Criteria: The program seeks outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate
evidence of experience, motivation, and commitment toward the ideals of the Levine Scholars
Program. Requirements include: Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC
Charlotte in a baccalaureate program for the fall term immediately following their high school
graduation. Students must be admitted to UNC Charlotte to receive a Levine Scholarship. They
anticipate that successful candidates will have a grade point average of 3.8 4.0
(unweighted) and score 1800 – 2400 on the three combined sections of the SAT or 29 – 36 on
the ACT composite. Students should demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an
academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge and possess a capacity for
ethical leadership that beckons fellow students toward a higher standard. Please see
Mrs.Davison in guidance if you are interested in a school nomination by Friday, October
8, 2010. The entire application packet must be submitted by nominated students by
Monday, November 8, 2010
Amount: $90,000. over four years
Deadline: November 8, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Davison

                       MESOTHELIOMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Selection Criteria: Established in 2003, this $500 scholarship is offered four times per year to
honor the thousands of people who have died from mesothelioma, as well as the thousands of
patients who are newly diagnosed with the disease every year. Open to all students who are
currently attending or planning to attend a post high school educational program. Please visit
their website to apply, www.straightforwardmedia.com/meso/mesotheliomamemorial.php .
Amount: $500.
Deadline: November 15, February 15, May 31, and August 15
Contact Person: www.straightforwardmedia.com/meso/mesotheliomamemorial.php

                                Saving Local Lives Scholarship
For students who coordinate a blood drive:
Students will compete to receive either a $1000 or $500 award.
Contact Person: Mel Verburg at 7049724716 for more info.

                                   John f. Kennedy Essay Contest

Awards up to $10,000.00. Guidelines found at www.jfklibrary.org
December Deadline


              AIR FORCE RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (ROTC)
Selection Criteria: Students must be US Citizens, graduate from high school, be 17 years of
age before scholarship activation, meet appropriate physical fitness standards, must not be a
single parent; SAT scores 1100+ (Critical Writing & Math) OR ACT score of 24+, must have an
unweighted GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), and be ranked in the top 40% of your class. NO high
school JROTC experience is required. Please visit www.AFROTC.com . Current high school
juniors can begin applying May 1, 2011.
Amount: covers full tuition, fees, and books
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Contact Person: www.AFROTC.com or Mrs. Long



       EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Selection Criteria: To apply for an academic merit scholarship, please complete an application
for admission to East Carolina University along with the Scholarship Application form. This
scholarship is only available for Freshman starting in the Fall semester and students must have
a minimum of a 3.5 unweighted GPA and a minimum of an 1800 on the SAT to apply. Freshman
must return the application on or before December 1. If you have any questions, contact the
Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 2523286640.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Selection Criteria: The Elk National Foundation will award 500 four year scholarships to the
Highest rated applicants in the 2011 competition. Students must be high school seniors and
citizens of the United States. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial
need. Applications for the Elks National Foundation’s 2011 Most Valuable Student contest will
be available on September 1, 2010, online, at your local Elks Lodge, or by sending a self-
addressed envelope to the Foundation. For more information and to apply, please visit their
website at www.elks.org .
Amount: $1,000. $
15,000. annually
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Contact Person: www.elks.org

        Gardner Web UNIVERSITY FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

GARDNER WEBB UNIVERSITY
Selection Criteria: Students must have a weighted GPA of 3.6 or higher and at least an 1130
(Critical Reading and Math) on the SAT or a 24 composite score on the ACT.
Amount: The scholarship program will allow students to compete for five full tuition, room, and
board Presidential Fellows Scholarships, five full tuition Academic Fellows Scholarships, and
two 80% of tuition University Fellows Scholarships. To be considered, students must apply to
Gardner Webb University before December 1, 2010 .
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

                  PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS RANDOLPH COLLEGE

Selection Criteria: Applicants must be high school seniors; 3.5 GPA or higher; strong college
prep curriculum with advanced coursework undertaken (AP or IB); top 20% of class; 1300+ SAT
scores (Critical Reading and Math) or 29+ ACT scores; demonstrated leadership in school and
community. Please visit their website for more information and to apply, go to
http://web.randolphcollege.edu/presidential_scholars/. Students must submit a completed
Randolph College application by the Early Action I deadline of December 1, 2010.
Amount: varies
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Contact Person: http://web.randolphcollege.edu/presidential_scholars/

                 W.H. PLEMMONS LEADER FELLOWS
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Selection Criteria: Four year in depth experience aimed at creating successful leaders. The
program attempts to identify entering freshmen who have demonstrated leadership and
successful involvement in their high school or community. Students should have a 3.0 high
school GPA or 1000+ (Critical Reading & Math) on their SAT along with school or community
involvement. An interview would be required. Please visit their website at
www.firstconnections.appstate.edu to complete the scholarship application.
Amount: $1,500.
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Contact Person: www.firstconnections.appstate.edu or Mrs. Long

                    NC DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (NCDVA)
Selection Criteria: Must have/had a veteran parent who was killed or died in wartime service of
the result of wartime injuries; rated 20 to 100 percent disabled by the Department of Veterans
Affairs from wartime service or awarded the Purple Heart; Is or was at time of death drawing
pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs; Served in a combat zone or adjacent waters
and received a campaign badge or medal; Was a prisoner of War of Missing in Action
(POW/MIA); or Honorably discharged deceased war veteran who does not meet any criteria
listed.
Amount: $1,500 $
4,500
Deadline: December 31, 2010
Contact: Call (704) 283-3711or 3744 or 3807 M-F 8:00-5:00

                         OFFICERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Selection Criteria: Seniors must be the child of any honorably discharged veteran in the state
of NC. Qualifying seniors must submit an application, financial information to demonstrate family
income, letters of recommendation from teachers, community, and current high school, and the
applicant must submit a one page essay on “What a Veteran Means to Me”. Please see Mrs.
Long for an application.
Amount: $500.00
Deadline: December 31, 2010
Contact Person: Mrs. Long

                                  Michael DeMayo Scholarship

Selection Criteria: A presentation that encourages fellow teens to abstain from drinking or highlights the
dangers of drinking and driving. Two letters of recommendation. See Mrs. Long for Application.

Contact Person: Mrs. Long
Deadline: March 7



Don’t forget to go to the college web site for more scholarships.

ASU-www.scholarships.appstate.edu

UNC-Greensboro-http://fia.uncgiedu.

UNC-Wilmington www.uncw.edu/finaid

Western- www.wcu.edu




January Deadline


             NATIONAL HELICOPTER ASSOCIATIONSCHOLARSHIP FUND
Selection Criteria: Established to assist persons who desire to pursue their educational goals.
This scholarship is open to prospective or current high school graduates and the natural, step,
or adopted son, daughter, or grandchild of a current or former Navy, USMC, or Coast Guard
rotary wing aviator or air crewman. For more information and an application, please visit their
website at http://ismene.lunarmania.com/~nhasc0/nhascholarshipfund/ .
Amount: scholarships ranging from 2,000.00 – 3,000.00
Deadline: January, 31, 2011
Contact Person: http://ismene.lunarmania.com/~nhasc0/nhascholarshipfund

UNCGREENSBORO
MERIT AWARDS
Selection Criteria: Successful candidates generally present a minimum SAT score of 1200
(combined math and critical reading) or an ACT score of 27, and a minimum high school GPA of
3.5. The application is available in midSeptember
on the Financial Aid Web site (fia.uncg.edu),
and all application materials may be submitted online. Students must have a complete UNCG
admissions file and a Merit Awards application submitted by January 3, 2011 to be
considered for these scholarships.
Amount: ranges from $2,500. To full tuition, fees, room, and board
Deadline: January, 3, 2011

				
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