January/ February Scholarship Information 2012 In compliance with Federal Law, Cleveland County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion or disability. Si necesita ayuda en espanol, por favor llame por telefono a la consejera Sra. Heffelfinger. (704)487-2858 Ella puede ayudarle a Ud. en espanol. Parent Financial Aid meeting is Thursday, Jan 26th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium! All senior parents are encouraged to be there! The pace of scholarships will pick up this spring. Be sure your student is following through with applications and deadlines. After the sign up date has passed, usually in the next 2 to 3 days, the students sign for copies of the applications with explicit instructions about what they should do and when it is due. Remember scholarships are for scholars! Students must be willing to write essays, and do the necessary preparation to complete applications. IMPORTANT GENERAL INFORMATION: Students and parents should read the list carefully. Students can sign up for scholarships in which they are interested in the black notebook next to Mrs. Murray’s desk. (Please only sign up for scholarships for which you meet the stated criteria) Once the sign up deadline has passed, we will pass out applications and information about what is needed to apply to all students who have signed up and who meet the eligibility criteria. Included in the information will be the deadline to submit the information. Follow deadlines and directions carefully in order to be given full consideration for scholarships. Some scholarships require that nominees be chosen by the high school. In those cases, students will sign up to be considered. This will be mentioned in the description of the scholarship as it is announced. The scholarship committee of SHS will select nominees for scholarships. We will consider transcript information and activity sheets (yellow) as well as interviews when necessary. Please be sure every student has a yellow activity sheet on file in guidance! Some scholarship applications are available online. The @ symbol indicates which ones may be downloaded or applied for online. Computers are available in the guidance office for students who need to use them to download information. Finally, please remember that all applications must be in the guidance office at least 5 school days prior to the needed deadline. We have a number of Local Scholarships that are sponsored by families and organizations in our community. Nominees are selected from the students who complete and turn in the Local Scholarship Application. The LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION is due FRIDAY, 2/18! It is on the computer in the media center. Students must complete this on the computer, print it out and turn it in. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS! Interviews for local scholarships will begin in March. Students who are selected to interview (based on the requirements established by the donors!) will need to request two letters of recommendations from teachers. Teachers are limited to writing two recommendations for each scholarship. Students must get permission from a teacher to use their letter of recommendation. I will notify students who are nominated. As we begin preparation for our scholarship ceremony in June, please let me know of any and all scholarships your student may have accepted. I need to know the name of the scholarship, the donor or university, and the amount. A list of the end of the year dates will be sent out soon. A letter explaining the Senior Make Up days was sent with the financial aid letter. We will be ordering diplomas soon. A yellow diploma card will be given to each student. You need to sign the card and they should return it to the guidance office NO LATER THAN 2/17/12 in order to assure that their diploma is here in time for graduation Please be sure you have taken care of ordering your cap and gown package. Josten’s may be reached at 828-681-1712. Graduation – will be at Gardner-Webb University on June 6 at 7:00 pm. Attendance at graduation is by ticket only. Students will receive further information about tickets in the weeks ahead. Financial Aid Assistance: FAFSA DAY 2/18/11 – CCC and local credit unions 9 – 12 (take completed tax returns with you) Register for this event at www.cfnc.org/fafsaday This is one event which counts for the senior Make-up Day! General Scholarships ** Information about scholarships with double asterisks has not yet been received. However I anticipate their applications in the near future. The Local Scholarship Application is due in the guidance office no later than February 17th. This is a generic scholarship application which we use for all local scholarships. There are local scholarships for the community college as well as 4 year institutions. Only students who have completed this scholarship application will be considered by the scholarship committee as possible nominees for these scholarships. The application is available on the computers in the library. You should take with you an activity sheet to use as a reference in filling out the form. Only copies printed from the computer will be accepted. Turn your application in to Mrs. Murray on or before February 17th. The State Employees Credit Union offers a $10,000 scholarship to students in each high school in Cleveland County. Eligible students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be planning to attend one of the 16 UNC institutions. The theme of the scholarship is “People Helping People” and the main criteria is community service. Deadline to sign up is Feb 17. **The Foundation of the Carolinas offers a scholarship for students who are interested in teaching as a career. A local scholarship application is required. Deadline to sign up is February 28. The William Campbell family offers a scholarship to students who are active in Young Life and/or FCA. Students must exhibit strong Christian character and potential to succeed in college. Deadline to sign up is February 21. @USA Today and Body by Milk offers the SAMMY scholarship competition. Students may nominate themselves for participation in this program. Students must have a min GPA of 3.2 and participate in a high school sport during the current year. The criteria for the awards are academic performance (35%) athletic excellence (35%) leadership (15%) community service (10%) and milk experience (5%). Students may apply at www.bodybymilk.com. Deadline to apply is March 9. **Students interested in Accounting as a career should apply for the NC Society of Accountants scholarship for $500.00. Sign up by March 1. **The Wayne Caudill family offers a generous scholarship to a SHS student who plans to attend a 2 year community college after high school. You must have a local scholarship application on file and be on the top half of the class. Interested students should sign up by February 21. (A SHS local scholarship application will be required.) SHS may nominate one student for the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award and Scholarship for $1000. The student must be a senior who has a documented disability and has exhibited strong character, a superior work ethic, persistence, fortitude, perseverance and determination. The scholarship can be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment. Suggestions for nominations/ sign up must be in guidance by February 10. @The Golden Leaf Foundation offers 215 scholarships for $12,000 to students who will attend a four-year NC institution. (See list on the website) Students must also complete the FAFSA. Selection is based on academic record, community service and extracurricular activities. Additional information and the application are available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf. The deadline to apply is March 2. Students must submit their FAFSA on or before March 2 to qualify. The NC Bar Assoc offers scholarships to seniors who are children of law enforcement officers killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Any eligible student should sign up by February 26. The Cleveland County Farm Bureau offers the NC Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw scholarship for $3500 per year for four years to students who will enroll in college in agriculture or home economics or an agriculturally related field. This must be a 4 year program or the 2 year institute at NC State. Deadline to sign up is February 14. The Farm Bureau also offers $1000 scholarships to students entering the community college who plan to study an agriculturally-related field or who plan to transfer to a four-year college in a related field. Deadline to sign up is February 14. @KFC offers the KFC Scholars program online. Application and information may be found at www.kfcscholars.org. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Deadline to apply is Feb 8. The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program offers 20 scholarships to students nationwide who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 in renewable scholarships, up to $40,000 total per recipient. Eligibility requirements and online applications are available at www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is February 17th. The Cecilia Music Club offers a $500 scholarship to be used for music lessons at the college level. Applicants do not have to major in music must use the scholarship for lessons at the college level. Auditions are in March. Deadline to sign up is February 8. SEANC (State Employees Association of North Carolina) offers 4 kinds of scholarships to NC students. 4 Scholarships for 2 year colleges- 2 based on merit, 2 based on need; 10 scholarships for 4 year colleges based on merit; 10 scholarships for 4 year colleges based on need. A PARENT MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE SEANC to apply for this scholarship. Applications for membership are available by calling 919-833-6436 if your parent is a state employee and would like to join. Applications are available online at www.seanc.org. DEADLINE to apply is April 15. **NC State US Bowling Congress Assoc. offers scholarships for $1500 to current members of the NCS USBCA who bowl in a certified USNC North Carolina youth league. Eligible students should sign up by FEB 28th. @Kohls’s Cares is a scholarship program for students who made an impact on the community. Information and applications can be found at www.kohlskidswhocare.com . Deadline is March 15. **The NC US Bowling Assoc offers scholarships for $1000. Student or parent must be a member of the USBC league or youth Bowling league. Deadline to sign up is February 28. The Pilot Club of Cleveland County offers the NC District Pilot International Scholarships. Two scholarships will be awarded each year to a senior planning to attend a North Carolina four-year college. Scholarships will be awarded to students who excel in ability as well as in character and commitment. The application must include a student data sheet, a description of community service and employment record if any, applicant letter stating why a scholarship is needed, a HS transcript, and three letters of recommendation one of which must be from a high school official. Interested students should sign up no later than February 8. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering technology, design or business. Application information can be found at www.buickachievers.com. Deadline to apply is February 29, 2012. **The Candy Arey Scholarship has been established to assist females who plan to attend college. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 and demonstrate financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who are employees for the YMCA, members of the YMCA and participants of YMCA programs. Sign up by February 18 if interested. The NC Child Support Council offers a scholarship to any student whose parent is a member of the council or who is a client of the child support program. The student must be accepted into a 2 or 4 year college and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Deadline to sign up is Feb 25. **The Settle Community Scholarship offers a scholarship to Shelby High School students. Students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and plan to attend a 2 year or 4 year college after high school. SHS may nominate 3 students to compete for this scholarship. Students must sign up in guidance by March 1st to be considered. SENIOR STUDENT ATHLETES: The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) offers student athletes two scholarship opportunities. Senior student athletes can apply for more than one scholarship if they meet the criteria. Clary Student Medal Award: A $2,000 cash award to further the student athlete's endeavors will be presented to ONE male and ONE female student athlete from a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school at the NCHSAA Annual Meeting in May. These are the criteria for application by a senior student athlete: 1. Participation on two (2) or more varsity school-sponsored, NCHSAA sanctioned athletic teams during his/her high school career. Applicant must have participated in two (2) different sports and must be on an athletic team during the senior year. 2. Student must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher during his/her high school academic career (freshman year through Fall 2011 semester of senior year for the purposes of the nomination timeline - average of the 7 semesters must be 3.2 or higher). 3. Student must demonstrate athletic excellence through awards, honors, and special recognitions. 4. Student must demonstrate success in other, non-sport, extra-curricular activities. 5. Student must demonstrate active involvement within his/her community through volunteer service programs, scouts, or other similar activities. 6. Student must be a senior who will successfully complete graduation requirements in the spring of the current school year (2012 spring graduation). 7. Student must be planning to enroll, or already be enrolled, for the fall 2012 semester (following spring graduation) in an accredited, recognized university, college, or community college anywhere in the United States. This one time award amount is $2000.00 and is non-renewable. Seniors who wish to be considered should sign up by February 15. The Charlie Adams Endowed Scholarship: a $1,500 award to further a student athlete's education will be presented to ONE female participating in a varsity cross country team and ONE male wrestler participating on a varsity wrestling team. These are the criteria for application by a senior student athlete: 1. Female senior year student athlete participating on a varsity cross-country team 2. Male senior year student athlete participating on the varsity wrestling team 3. Student must meet NCHSAA academic eligibility requirements. 4. Clean disciplinary records, both school and athletic related. 5. Applicant must be a high school senior student athlete who will successfully complete graduation requirements in the spring of the current school year (2012 spring graduation) and must be planning to enroll, or already be enrolled, for the fall 2012 semester (following spring graduation) in an accredited, recognized university, college, or community college anywhere in the United States. This one time award amount is $1500.00 and is non-renewable. P Seniors who wish to be considered should sign up by February 15. The National Assoc to Stop Nursing Home Abuse is offering a new $5,000 scholarship to US students pursuing a degree that will help combat nursing home abuse (full scholarship details at: http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/). The scholarship will cover non-tuition related expenses such as rent, childcare, textbooks, utilities and groceries for the 2012-2013 academic year. The application window is January 15th through February 15th. Students interested in social work, psychology, nursing or related fields are encouraged to apply. The Frank and Elizabeth Spencer Scholarship is open to any Cleveland County High School student who will enroll in a college program leading to a degree in home economics, agriculture, pre vet or a related field. Deadline to sign up is March 1 Cleveland County Cattlemen’s Association – Dallas Ward Memorial Scholarship is offered to Clev Co high school seniors who pursue a degree in agriculture with an emphasis in beef production. Criteria include leadership, extracurricular activities, academics and need. Deadline to sign up is March 1. The North Carolina Cooperative Extenwion Secretaries Assoc. offer the Herter-O’Neal Scholarship to any student pursuing a 2 year or 4 year degree in a business-related field of study. All applicants are considered. Deadline to sign up is February 15. The NC Strawberry Assoc offers a scholarship to a senior who will attend a land grant university (NC State or NC A&T) who will major in a program of study directly related to the strawberry industry – (fruit production, marketing, food science, nutrition, entomology, agronomy etc) Deadline to sign up is March 1. The AES Engineers offers a scholarship to students – character is major point of the criteria. Applications are available at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm Deadline to apply is Oct 5, 2012 Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship – Essay on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. ($5000) http://www.fitnessexercises.tv/scholarships.php Deadline is May 30, 2012 The Big Dig Scholarship – Essay based ($3000) http://www.rcc.edu/services/studentFinancialServices/files/TheBigDig.pdf Odenza Marketing Scholarship – essay based. Go to http://www.odenzascholarships.com/ Deadline March 30, 2012 Alpha Delta Kappa has 4 scholarship available to Cleveland Co high school seniors. DEADLINE to sign up for all of these scholarships is Feb 8. ADK Eunice Riggins Memorial – open to any girl who will enter a 4 year college in NC ($2000). Rank top 10%, SAT 1650 + or ACT 20 +, Good character, participation in extra-curricular activities. ADK Mary Rose Mills – Linda Rankin Memorial – open to any senior who will enroll in a 4 year college ($2000). Rank top 10%, SAT 1700+, ACT 22+, Good character, participation in extra-curricular activities. ADK Student Achievement – open to any senior who will enroll in a 2 year or 4 year college. GPA 2.5 – 3.5, SAT 1650-1750 or ACT 20-24, Good character and unquestionable integrity, participation in extra-curricular activities. (Applications for this scholarship are found at www.nccommunityfoundation.org) ADK Clare Johnson Marley – Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts – open to any student who will enroll in a 4 year college and who will major in an area of the fine arts. ($2000) Rank top 20%, SAT 1650 + or ACT 20 +, Good character, participation in extra-curricular activities, proof of ability/talent through submission of a CD/DVD or portfolio is required. 180 Medical Scholarship – open to applicants who plan to attend college. Applicants must be under a doctor’s care for spina bifida, a spinal cord injury or transverse myelitis. For applications go to www.180medical.com Deadline to apply is June 1, 2012. Institutional Scholarships Cleveland Community College offers a number of scholarships to local high school students to students entering any program at CCC. Deadline to sign up is February 19. Gardner-Webb University offers the Belk-Ellis and Le-Grand Ware Scholarships to students who will study business or a related field at Gardner-Webb. Amounts of the scholarships vary. Interested students should sign up by February 8. Gardner-Webb also offers the Joseph B. Freeman Scholarship to students who demonstrate extreme financial need. Copies of the FAFSA are required with the application. Deadline to sign up is Feb 8. The Dover Foundation offers scholarships to students who will attend Gardner- Webb University. Each school in Cleveland County will receive one scholarship and there will be one overall winner. Students should have an excellent academic record, be involved in extra-curricular and leadership activities and have strong character. Sign up by February 7th if interested. East Tennessee State University offers several scholarship opportunities to out- of-state students – reducing the out-of-state fees by 60%. Deadline to apply is March 1. Information and applications are available at www.etsu.edu/scholarships Upcoming Scholarships **Information on these scholarships has not come in to the guidance office yet. However based on past years this information will come in the next few weeks. Announcing it now will enable students to sign up and allow more time to complete applications. If students do not receive information, it will mean that the donor is not doing the scholarship this year. **Cleveland County School Food Service Association offers 2 scholarships for $500 each. Preference is given to students who are pursuing a degree in institutional food service and children of food service employees, but applicants are not limited to these areas. Eligible students should sign up by March 15. **The Fraternal Order of Police offers a $1000 scholarship to any senior planning a career in any aspect of law enforcement. Interested students should sign up by March 15. **The Jonathan Peeler Scholarship is offered to a student who plans to enter a four year or two year college in any degree program. (Preference is given to students studying drafting or a related field, but the scholarship is not limited to this.) Interested students should sign up by March 15. **The Civitan Club of Shelby offers a $400 scholarship to a SHS senior who has been involved in community service and is seen as a leader in the community. Interested students should sign up by March 15.
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