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Freddie R. Carroll Scholarship
    $500 scholarship for a graduating senior at EWHS
    sponsored by the Sunrise Kiwanis and the family of former EWHS principal, Freddie R. Carroll,
    Applicants should be student athletes with a strong academic record and financial need.
    See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: March 31st.

Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)
    This program provides financial assistance to qualified students who are committed to working in NC in fields
      designated as critical employment shortage areas (i.e., health field, dental field, education).
    Recipients will sign a promissory note that allows them to seek loan forgiveness through employment in an
      approved position.
    The annual value of the financial assistance is $3,000 for associate degree programs, $3,000 for freshmen &
      sophomores in a bachelor degree program, and $7,000 for juniors and seniors in a bachelor degree program
    High school seniors must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply.
    Apply online at; deadline: April 1st.
    See Mrs. Coates for assistance.

WCPS Retired School Personnel Scholarship
   Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to two graduating seniors in Wayne County who plan to pusue a
    degree in teaching.
   Financial need is considered.
   See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: March 30.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship
   $1,500 scholarship (paid at the rate of $500 per year) for top male students.
   Financial need is considered.
   See Mrs. Coates for an application deadline: March 15.

Top Ten Scholarship @ Wayne Community College
    Covers full or part-time tuition and required fees
    Applicants must be interested in one of the following ten programs: Automotive Systems Technology,
      Criminal Justice Technology/Latent Evidence, Emergency Preparedness Technology, Mechanical Engineering
      Technology, Networking Technology, Office Administration, Pharmacy Technology, Sustainable Agriculture,
      Turfgrass Management Technology, or Welding Technology
    See Mrs. Coates for an application!

ECU/Walter & Marie Williams Leadership Awards Program
   One year program for incoming freshmen from eastern NC to participate in a year-long leadership training
     program and complete a community service project.
   Recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship
   Applicants must have an unweighted 3.0 GPA, score at least a 1000 on the math and critical reading sections
     of the SAT (or 21 on the ACT), and be involved in leadership, service, or student organizations in school or
     the community.
   Interested students can access the application online at

Gerald Whitley/PAPA Teacher Scholarship Application
    Local scholarship for graduating seniors who plan to pursue a degree in education.
    See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: March 16.
Kathy S. Fields Memorial Scholarship
    $500 scholarship sponsored by the Wayne County Association of Educational Office Professionals.
    Recipient’s application will be forwarded to the district and state level for additional scholarship opportunities.
    See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: March 16.

NC Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation
   $500 scholarships for students planning to enter the profession of accounting.
   Financial need will be considered.
   See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: April 15.

SAMMY Awards Program
   Provides $7500 scholarships, an awards weekend at Walt Disney World, and the opportunity to star in a
    special “Got milk?” ad.
   Sponsored by America’s Milk Processors and USA TODAY.
   Applicants should be high school seniors who excel in academics, athletics, and community service.
   Applicants will be asked to write a short essay on “how you make milk a part of your breakfast routine to fuel
    daily achievement in the classroom and on the sports field?”
   Learn more at; deadline: March 19.

VISINE Students With Vision Scholarship Program
    $5,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated a clear vision or goal for their future.
    Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial
     need, and demonstrated vision or goal.
    To apply, visit; deadline: April 16.

Wayne Community College Foundation Scholarships
   Excellent scholarship for seniors planning to attend Wayne Community College after they graduate.
   Scholarships vary in value from $500 to $750 per semester; students can reapply for them each semester they
     are enrolled at WCC.
   Applicants are advised to apply for financial aid/submit the FAFSA prior to applying for this scholarship.
   See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: March 31st.

SJAFB Spouses’ Club Scholarships
    Joint effort by the Enlisted Spouses’ Club (ESC) and the Officer & Civilian Spouses’ Club (OCS) of SJAFB
     to award scholarships to graduating seniors in Wayne County who are military dependents of active duty,
     retired, deceased, MIA or Reserve members of the Air Force.
    Applicants must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.1 or higher and possess a valid dependent
     identification card.
    See Mrs. Coates for an application or download one at or; deadline:
     March 16.

Jonah J. Best Memorial Scholarship
    $200 scholarship sponsored by the descendents of Jonah J. Best, a long-time supporter of EWHS athletics.
    Financial need is considered.
    Applicants must be a basketball or football player (this year) at EWHS with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
    See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: March 31st.

C. W. Twiford Rotary Scholarship
    Local $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Rotary Club of Goldsboro for a graduating Wayne County senior
      planning to attend a 4-year college or university.
    See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: April 1st.
Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program
   Honors young volunteers (ages 6 – 18) who have made a positive impact on their communities.
   This year, they will award more than 2,200 kids with over $440,000 in scholarships & prizes; top winners will
       receive $10,000 for postsecondary education.
   An adult (21 years or older) who has supervised your volunteer work may nominate you by visiting; nomination period is Feb. 1 – March 15.

Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award
   $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding NC high school senior with a disability.
   Applicants should demonstrate determination, perseverance, persistence, dedication, confidence, motivation,
      fortitude, accomplishment, excellence, and quality.
   See Mrs. Coates for an application or visit in the News & Events section to
      download an application packet; deadline: March 21.

180 Medical Scholarships
    $1,000 scholarships sponsored by 180 Medical to help students with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and
      transverse myelitis attend college. (2-year or 4-year institutions).
    See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: June 1st.

Hap Arnold Grant
   Need-based $2,000 grants for selected sons and daughters of active duty, reserve, retired or deceased Air
     Force members
   Go to to complete the online application; supplemental
     forms (family financial data form & GPA verification form) and proof of military dependence must also be
   Online application deadline: March 9; supplemental forms deadline: April 15.

AES Engineering Scholarship
   $500 scholarship
   Applicants are not required to be majoring in engineering in order to apply for this scholarship.
   There is no application packet; students must write an essay of no more than 1000 words in response to the
     following prompt: What are your dreams for your future? When you look back on your life in 30 years, what
     would it take for you to consider your life successful?
   Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of your high school and your plans for next year. Submit
     your essay to:; deadline: October 5, 2012

SEANC Scholarship Foundation
   Scholarship program established by the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) for active
    members, their spouses, and their dependent children.
   There are 14 need-based and 14 merit-based scholarships available; students must indicate the category under
    which they want to be considered.
   This is NOT the credit union scholarship!
   Applications may be downloaded from the SEANC web site,; postmark deadline: April 15.
   If you have questions, ask Mrs. Coates. She has one paper application in her office.

Woodrow & Eunice Colclough Scholarship
   Provides financial assistance to a Wayne County student who is majoring in one of the agricultural sciences or
     who has an interest in pre-veterinary medicine at NC State University.
   Although preference is given to students at Rosewood High School, the competition is open to all seniors in
     Wayne County, in the event no student at RWH fits the college major/career interest criterion.
   The application is available online at; deadline: May 1st.
Walmart Dependent Scholarship
   $13,000 scholarship payable over 4 years at $1,625 per semester
   Applicants must be the dependent of a Walmart employee who has been actively employed with any division
     of Walmart for at least 6 consecutive months (as of March 15, 2012).
   Applicant must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.0 and planning to enroll as a full time freshman at a 2-
     year or 4-year college or university in the fall of 2012.
   Selection is based on academics and financial need; winner notifications will be emailed in early May 2012.
   To apply, go to and follow the onscreen instructions to register and create
     an account; supporting documents (i.e., transcript, tax returns, FAFSA Student Air Report) must be mailed
     separately from the online application process.
   See Mrs. Coates if you have questions.

SECU/People Helping People Scholarship
   $10,000 scholarship from the State Employees’ Credit Union ($2500 per year for 4 years)
   There is not a formal application for this scholarship. Each high school in NC can select its recipient. The
     EWHS Scholarship Committee will select this year’s recipient.
   If you would like to be considered, please submit to Mrs. Coates an updated resume which provides evidence
     of your extracurricular involvement (clubs, sports, community service, employment) and leadership (offices,
     committees, honors/awards). A transcript will be added to your resume and reviewed by the EWHS
     scholarship committee.
   Deadline to submit resume to Mrs. Coates is Monday, April 2nd.

Tri-County EMC Scholarships
    Eight or more $500 scholarships will be awarded to students planning to attend a four-year college next year.
    Four or more $250 scholarships will be awarded to students planning to attend a two-year college next year.
    See Mrs. Coates for a paper application; receipt deadline: March 30.

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship
   $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants.
   Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in college.
   To apply, students must write an essay (between 500-1000 words) on the following topic: What was the most
      difficult time in your life, and why? How did your perspective on life change as a result of this difficulty?
   Essays should be sent by email to; deadline: June 15.

   The Honors College at UNC-W also provides scholarships; students need to submit an application to the
     Honors College to be considered for these.
   The Alumni Association also sponsors scholarships. Online applications are available.
   There are also need-based scholarship programs which require students to submit the FAFSA (financial aid
     application). Students do not have to apply by November 1st in order to be considered for these.
   See Mrs. Coates for more information or visit

Big Sun Scholarship
    $500 scholarship for a student athlete
    Applicants must write a short essay in response to the questions: How has your education contributed to who
      you are today? Why do you want to earn a college education?
    Responses should be submitted to

Charlie Adams Endowed Schoalrship
   $1,500 scholarship for one female in NC who participates on a varsity cross country team and one male in NC
      who participates on the varsity wrestling team.
      Sponsored by the NC High School Athletic Association.
      See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: March 12.

Gainey Student Award
    $2,000 award to further a high school student athlete’s college endeavors
    Sponsored by the NC High School Athletic Association.
    Applicant must be a senior male student participating on a varsity baseball team.
    See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: March 14.

Clary Student Medal
    $2,000 scholarship for one male and one female student athlete.
    Applicants should be able to show commitment & success to one or more school-sponsored sports throughout
       high school.
    Sponsored by the NC High School Athletic Association.
    See Mrs. Coates for an application; deadline: March 30.

Mount Olive College
   Merit-based scholarships ranging from $3,000 per year to $6,000 per year are available for students who have
     a minimum GPA of 2.8 and a minimum SAT score of 920 or min. ACT score of 19.
   Departmental Scholarships are also available in areas such as art, agribusiness, music, education, and
   Students who are members of an Original Free Will Baptist Church are also eligible to receive a scholarship.
   For more information, see Mrs. Coates.

Barton College Scholarships
    Barton College in Wilson, NC has numerous scholarships ranging from $3,000 per year to $10,000 per year.
    Students are considered for these scholarships when they submit their applications to Barton; GPA, class rank,
      and SAT/ACT scores determine the value of each scholarship.
    See Mrs. Coates for a full description of each scholarship, its value, and its requirements.

Pfeiffer University
    Pfieffer University offers a variety of academic, athletic, program-specific (teaching, communications,
        science), service, and church-related (United Methodist) scholarships.
    In order to be considered, students should submit a completed application including high school transcript and
        SAT and/or ACT scores.
    Accepted students are invited to campus to compete for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to full tuition.
    See Mrs. Coates if you would like more information.

   UNCG Scholars Program
          UNC-Greensboro offers scholarships ranging from $2500 to full tuition, fees, room, and board.
          Successful candidates generally present a minimum SAT score of 1200 (CR + M) or an ACT
              composite score of 27, and a minimum GPA of 3.5.
          Students who meet the minimum criteria based on their admissions application will be invited to apply
              for the scholarship after they have been admitted to UNC-G.
          Visit for more information.
   UNCG Guarantee is a need-based financial aid package and support program. Its goal is to help qualified in-
     state students graduate in four years with little or no debt. For more information, visit

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstates
    Free to enter; eligibility not based on GPA or financial need
       Fifteen chances to win a $1,000 scholarship with one winner chosen every two weeks from October to May.
        Students can re-register after each drawing for the next scheduled drawing.
       To enter, visit

Air Force ROTC Scholarship
    The Air Force ROTC Scholarship Program provides 3-and 4-year scholarships in three different types to high
      school seniors who are interested in joining the military after graduating from college.
    The scholarship covers college tuition, books, most fees, and a nontaxable monthly stipend ranging from $300
      to $500 per month.
    For more information, visit

Naval ROTC Scholarship
    Covers full tuition, books, and fees worth up to $180,000
    Applicants should be in the top 10% of their class OR have qualifying SAT scores of 520 (Math) and 530
    Scholarship applicants are NOT required to participate in any JROTC program in high school to apply for or
      earn the scholarship.
    For more information, visit
   is a comprehensive web site dedicated to helping students with the college search by matching
      them to merit-based scholarships that reflect their accomplishments and interests.

Army ROTC Scholarships
   Full-tuition, merit-based scholarship for students interested in joining the army as a second lieutenant officer
     upon graduating from college
   Provides hands-on leadership development in addition to regular college coursework
   Over 1100 colleges and universities in the USA have Army ROTC programs.
   To apply, go line to or call 1-877-936-7724.

Education Training Vouchers
   Available to youth who were adopted after the age of 16 or who were in foster care after their 17th birthday
   Valued up to $5,000 per year toward the cost of attendance at most colleges, community colleges, or
      vocational schools
   Students apply directly online at

NC Child Welfare Postsecondary Education Support Scholarships
   Scholarships for young adults ages 18 through 25 who either aged out of NC foster care or were adopted from
     NC foster care on or after their 12th birthday
   Students apply online at

NC Veterans Affairs Scholarship
   Four-year scholarship program for students of disabled, deceased, combat or POW/MIA war veterans.
   Requirements: veteran parent was a legal resident of NC at the time of said veteran’s entrance into that period
     of service in the military OR be born and raised in NC their entire lives and have a veteran parent
   For a list of qualifying criteria and scholarship descriptions, contact Shaunne Moore at Wayne County
     Veterans Service Office (731-1490).
**The scholarship list will be updated as new scholarship applications become available. You may join Mrs. Coates email group to
receive scholarship updates by sending a request to, or you may check the school’s website
( on a regular basis to see if the list has been updated.

**Mrs. Coates will be happy to review/proofread any scholarship application before you submit it, as long as it is received by her in a
timely manner!!!

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